Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Marloes Warblers

Lots of warblers today around Marloes. Two singing Willow Warblers at Oriole hide along with a singing Chiffchaff, another of each species at the pond over the road from Murchin cottage and a singing Chiffchaff at Britton hide and more Willow Warblers and Chiffchaffs visible in the scrub on the banks within the mere. A male Pintail was still there, but no predators or Sand Martins.

It was good to see both the male and female Kestrels just along the coast at their nest site. Four Chough paid them a visit and landed next to them.

Earlier at The Gann there were two Great Northern Divers close to Musselwick and a Red-breasted Merganser was swimming in the middle of a group of four Great Crested Grebes. A single female Wheatear was on the beach, 22 Brent Geese on the grass and later on the edge of sea, but only one each of Greenshank and Black-tailed Godwit with a scattering of  Redshank.

After I got back home there was a Blackcap in the Cherry Tree on the patio - almost a KT Tunstall moment.