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Thursday, May 27, 2010

27th May

A fairly quiet couple of days.

Yesterday

Peregrine Falcon: a male caught a House Martin over the lake at 7.40am.

Yellow-legged Gull: our regular adult was on a post on the lake.

Common Tern: our first bird of the year flew low through the Longbridge Sanctuary at 10.00am.

 

Today

Sparrowhawk:  a male was hunting in area 31.

Herring Gull: three pairs are nesting on Heron Island, area 8. One pair has at least one recently hatched chick.

Common Tern: one was looking for fish at 7.25am. It dived in trying to catch some fairly recently hatched fry.

Swift: 55 birds were flying low over the trees looking for insects until 10.00am.

Lesser Whitethroat: one was singing and seen briefly in area 31 until the Sparrowhawk shot through.

Reed Warbler: the seventh singing male was near the viewing platform in area 34.

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This is the new sightings guide, click on Map in the link section to view larger image.

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