Tuesday, 12 April 2011
Desite spending most of the weekend rescuing newts and toads out of Mr Badley's pond, I did manage to see a few birds. A nice big seed feeder outside his kitchen was supplying several tree sparrow allowing cracking views and several buzzards were seen over the garden during the weekend. We did manage to have a quick boot around the reserve on Sunday afternoon and it is looking cracking. The water levels in the scrapes were good and holding plenty of birds. Lapwing and LRP's seemed to be displaying everywhere, 3 twite and a bunch of yellow wags were showing in front of the 360 hide but a black swan did lower the tone at bit! Highlight was 2 common cranes that came in off the Wash but unfortunatly they didn't hang around and carried on high inland.