Friday, 25th. April, 2014. Bennerley Marsh.
Maximum Temperature: 11°C (52°F), Wind Direction: North North Easterly, Wind Speed: 10mph, Visibility: Cloud, Poor, Sunset: 20:22 BST.
Not a nice day weather-wise and not a busy day bird-wise, just a couple of Lesser Whitethroats,a single Chiffchaff and the song of two soaring Skylarks.
Bennerley. 8 Lapwing. Grey Heron, 2 Greylag Goose, Buzzard, Green Woodpecker, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, Chiffchaff, Pheasant. Chat Corner. 2 Skylark, Meadow Pipit, Song Thrush,Buzzard, Pheasant, 6 Canada Goose.
Saturday, 26th. April, 2014. Bennerley Marsh.
Maximum Temperature: 14°C (57°F), Wind Direction: South South Easterly, Wind Speed: 16mph, Visibility: Very Good, Sunset: 20:24 BST.
A much better day today a few more birds about, including the first Reed Warbler back on Tathams Pond and the first House Martins I’ve seen in the area this year, plus a nice few Sand Martin around Shipley Gate. Reed Buntings were active on the North Marsh and Bentleys Plantation held Chiffchaff, Lesser Whitethroat and Blackcap, with a pair of Lesser Black-backed Gulls over this small wood.
Tathams Pond. Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Blackcap, 2 Tufted Duck, Pheasant. Shipley Gate. 25 Sand Martin, 4 House Martin, 17 Swallow, 3 Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, Mistle Thrush, Green Woodpecker, Buzzard. North Marsh. 9 Reed Bunting, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 5 House Martin, 2 Stock Dove,Grey Heron. Bentleys Plantation. Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Lesser Whitethroat, Buzzard, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull. Chat Corner. 2 Buzzard. Bennerley. Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Whitethroat, Green Woodpecker. Butterflies. Small Whites, Green Vein White, Orange Tips, Small Tortoiseshells, Peacocks, 2 Speckled Wood.
|Greylag Goose Family|
Sunday, 27th. April, 2014. Holme Pierrepont.
Maximum Temperature: 14°C (57°F), Wind Direction: East North Easterly, Wind Speed: 16mph, Visibility: Very Good, Sunset: 20:26 BST.
An excellent day for me, lots to see and a few year ticks with a couple of Wheatear and four Artic Terns in the bag! Warblers were everywhere and in song including one of my favourites, Garden Warbler. I had to wait just about all day for Swallow but picked up a few late after noon, the same as a group of Terns made their way down along the A52 Pit, Common and Artic Terns passed the end of the ‘scope! – Nice.
52 Pit. 6 Wigeon, 4 Artic Tern, 10 Common Tern, 2 Wheatear, 6 Blackcap, 2 Garden Warbler, 5 Lesser Whitethroat, 8 Whitethroat, 2 Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Reed Warbler, 2 Reed Bunting, 7 Swallow, 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Buzzard. Blotts Pit. 1 Gadwall, 3 Common Tern, Green Woodpecker, Kestrel, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 3 Whitethroat, Sedge Warbler. Skylarks NR. 3 Reed Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 2 Song Thrush,Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, 2 Pheasant. Butterfkies. Small Whites, Orange Tips, Green-vein White, Peacocks, Brimstons.