Saturday, 4 June 2016


Best was a Short-eared owl hunting across the mere viewed from car park, 2 minutes after talking to Derek. Otherwise not alot to get excited about. Appears the Swans failed in their nesting attempt. Female Gadwall. Pair Shovelers the female repeatedly diving, never seen them do that before.
Bumped into Craig Nicoll who passed on a second-hand report of a Golden oriole in the willows at western end yesterday. Hopefully the couple who saw it will be able to provide more info?

Pickleridge pools last light, a summer plumage Golden plover roosting among the Oystercatchers. 3 Dunlin and the 2 Sandwich terns. Couldn't see Dereks diver.