Tuesday, 8 May 2018

There and back again

Sunshine………………20°, light SSE.

Down on the Marsh for 06:30 before taking the car in to Wallingford to see the “car doctor” then a walk back along the Thames to Cholsey Marsh again and back home.

The Cuckoo only heard distantly today, 2 possibly 3 Common Tern patrolling the river and 3 Kingfisher noted.

A Common Sandpiper seen and heard flying upstream and a pair of Grey Wagtail near Winterbrook.

The Cetti’s Warbler singing well this morning plus the usual Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler, Common Whitethroat, Blackcap and Chiffchaff. Also a Garden Warbler seen and a couple of Bullfinch, a Grey Heron and a Kestrel.

Sedge Warbler are well spaced all along the river and Common Whitethroat is another one regularly encountered.

A Lesser Whitethroat in a hedge near Cholsey Hill and a Corn Bunting on the Hill.

Mammals: Roe Deer.

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

Sedge Warbler (above & below)

Great Crested Grebe

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