Ferry Pool: There were just three Black-tailed Godwits, eight Redshank and the Shelduck family on the pool this morning, with another dozen Black-tailed Godwits and Redshanks, including a juvenile, in the channel opposite.
Along the path to the hide there were plenty of juvenile Blue, Great and Long-tailed Tits, plus a few Chiffchaffs and a singing Blackcap. (AH)
Long Pool: There was still a bit of Reed and Sedge Warbler song along the pool, plus a couple of Whitethroats and Linnets, and at the far end of Ferry Channel there were at least 75 Redshank and a couple of Curlews, with c30 Lapwings overhead. (AH)
Church Norton/West side: There was just the usual Little, Common and Sandwich Tern activity this morning at Church Norton, whilst along the west side of the harbour there were a Whimbrel and 20+ Curlews, and a flock of c30 Grey Plover flew in from the west.
There were at least half a doxen Linnets and Whitethroats along the bushes, plus a couple of Skylarks on the saltmarsh and there were Gatekeeper butterflies in abundance all the way along. (AH)
Monday, 25th June: After a grey start, a fairly pleasant day, with a mix of sunshine and cloud and a moderate easterly breeze.....
Sunday, 25th June: Another grey and blustery day, though fairly mild....
Chi GP's - Drayton Pits: A short visit this morning, but I was pleased to see the first two broods of Pochard with their respective mothers; hopefully there will be one or two more such broods to follow of this nationally rare breeding bird. There were also 20 Gadwall and 30+ Tufted Duck, two pairs of Mute Swans with cygnets, two pairs of Great Crested Grebes and at least six pairs of Little Grebes with young. A few Reed Warblers, Blackcaps and Reed Buntings were still singing occasionally, the regular pair of Buzzards was very active, and 20+ Swifts were high over the lakes. Also of note were around 15 Marbled Whites and a few Pyramidal orchids. (OM)