Tuesday, 15 May 2018

A sunny Marsh

A warm and sunny day, 21°, light NNE.

A visit to Cholsey Marsh this morning, have stopped feeding the cattle with hay now as there is plenty of grass growing. Happy Cows!

The Cuckoo was present earlier (per T&GW) but not whilst I was there.

Plenty of Sedge Warbler in song along with several Reed Warbler, Common Whitethroat, Blackcap and Chiffchaff, 1 Garden Warbler and a Cetti’s Warbler.

A Sparrowhawk and a Kestrel over the marsh and both being mobbed by Swallow and Swift and an adult Black-headed Gull up and down the river.

Great-spotted Woodpecker and Green Woodpecker seen and a Water Rail heard.

Dragonflies: Banded Demoiselle.

Butterflies: Brimstone, Large White, Small White, Green-veined White, Orange Tip, Holly Blue, Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock and Speckled Wood.

 A view from the Marsh
 There was a Whitethroat and a Sedge Warbler singing in this bush!
 Even though we have stopped feeding them they still recognise you and approach expectantly.

Yellow Iris

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