Friday, 15 April 2016

Shustoke revisited

Thursday 14th April 2016

Gave the hills a rest today and started the day with a walk round Caldecote. Good numbers of Skylarks, small flock of Linnets several Swallows but not a lot else. Spent much of the rest of the day at Ladywalk N.R. A pair of Little ringed Plover and a Common Sandpiper were seen from hide B and a pair of Kestrels were at it, albeit very briefly in the dead tree in front of Bittern hide. Chiffchaffs were everywhere with one or two Willow warblers. From Riverwalk hide a single Oystercatcher and a pair of Wigeon and a few Goosander.
On the way home I popped into Shustoke. The Black necked Grebe was still there with a single Common tern but no sign of the Redstart seen earlier in the day.

Black necked Grebe, Shustoke Res.

Black necked Grebe

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