Saturday, 24 April 2010

The Dead Pond comes alive

Four Dunlin were feeding like crazy in the Plantlife pond this morning. Formerly known as the "Dead Pond" (see post below), it has now been renamed "I Can't Believe It's Not Walmsley!".

Nearby a pair of Reed Buntings were looking busy and a Grasshopper Warbler was reeling strongly but refused to stick his head above the brambly parapet.

Three Jays were excitedly chasing each other about, making a sort of clucking noise most unlike their normal raucous calls. They are not around during the winter but turn up every Spring to build a nest in the willow scrub.

There are now five Sedge Warblers and three Whitethroats on territory, but we have no Stonechats this year, no doubt as a result of the bad winter.

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