Saturday, 31 March 2018

Easter deluge

31 Mar - Very high water levels everywhere after the prolonged Good Friday rain. 2 LRPs, 2 Oystercatchers and 2 Shelduck at Eysey, also 30+ Fieldfares over. At Shorncote, the new path is flooded to a depth of 6-9"" in places - fairly quiet here, and the rarest sighting was 3 Goosander (2m,1f)on pit 87, but at least 5 singing Cetti's Warblers and a singing Chiffchaff, also a pair of displaying Green Woodpeckers (plus the usual Little Egret and calling Water Rail). Later 3 Redshank in flight from the scrape at pit 74. No hirundines - not that they would last long in these temperatures !

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