Regular blog readers will have just recovered from the excitement of reading the March WeBS summary only to be overwhelmed with this April one. We seem to have an exotic menagerie forming with the Egyptian geese being joined by a couple of Cape shelduck...
Great crested grebe
Black headed gull
Little ringed plover
Great black backed gull
The two common shelduck... apparently the name comes from the middle English word sheld meaning pied. Photo taken by Stuart Carlton
A good selection of wading birds have been moving through the site, making the most of the muddy margins on Phase 3. All 10 of our breeding warblers have now been heard singing, cuckoos have been cuckooing, swallows have been swallowing, despite the lack of cowpats - cowslips are everywhere and there are tadpoles in one of the new amphibian ponds!!
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