Monday, 15 April 2013
That is supposed to be the sound of a med gull, of which there were at least three on the reserve today- 2 adults (a pair??) and a second summer. Very nice of them to show well for a change at Strumpshaw.
Other than that I picked up a female Garganey(122) flying in with a female Teal, happy to have noticed the difference in a brief flight view. It certainly didn't win any prizes for attractiveness but was a good id comparison with female Teal for the volunteers.
A Ring Ouzel briefly alighted on the riverbank scrub, seen by Ian but didnt stick around unfortunately, not an easy bird in the Md-Yare but I hope to get one at some point in the year! Lots of Sedgies, Blackcaps(123) and Willow Warblers all over the place now- a great sound of spring!
This little Weasel decided to pose for a quick photo before running almost through my legs and up the path!