Thursday, 16 April 2009

Soar Valley sightings 16th April 2009.

Avocet at Wanlip Meadows!!

Hi all, I checked a couple of sites this morning in the Soar Valley.
At Cossington Meadows this morning sightings I saw included a Grasshopper Warbler "reeling" on the Lower marsh section, but there was no sign of the previous day's Avocets on Hobley Pool. Other spring migrants seen included Whitethroat, Sedge Warbler and good numbers of Swallows, House Martins, and Sand Martins.
At Wanlip Meadows I re found one of the Avocets feeding on the scrape and other waders seen included 2 Green Sandpipers, a couple of Dunlins, an Oystercatcher and the other usual waders.
Other spring migrants recorded on the scrape included 3 Yellow Wagtails and small numbers of Martins and Swallows.
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