Thursday, 20 April 2017

Nightingales! and Stilts..........

20 April - An early morning stop at pit 43 CWP, and amazing views of Nightingales singing and feeding, a calm and slightly drizzly morning, but very close songsters, magical to hear them again, and at least 2 males quite visible at times, sparring for territory. My first Cuckoo of the year in the background added to the symphony of nature. One of the wonders of spring, the thrill is the same every April....... A quick afternoon look in at Slimbridge secured me views of 3 of the 6 Black-winged Stilts seen yesterday, at fairly close range on the South Lake. Possibly a suitable location for breeding ? An exotic combination when seen alongside the resident Avocets.

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