Thursday, 16 April 2015

Stackpole this afternoon

A walk around Bosherston Lakes and Stackpole Warren this afternoon provided a reasonable variety of birds. There were plenty of house martins flying around the NT buildings and Manor House area - at least 20+ (some revisiting old nest-sites).

A whitethroat was singing in a scrub patch on Stackpole Warren, as was a sedge warbler in the scrub near Broadhaven. A flock of 15 whimbrels was feeding on Saddle Point (a regular stop-over location) and a couple more flew over heading towards the Army Range.

On the lakes (near the outlet) 5 common sandpipers were resting on the lake shore; whilst in the upper eastern arm a green sandpiper was hawking insects over the open water - a less regular spring visitor to the lakes. Five goosanders were still present - resting near the reedbed in the Upper Eastern Arm.

Good numbers of emperor moths were flying over the warren.