Wednesday, 7 April 2010

April 7th 2010

Out with Bob this afternoon working Napton on the Hill for migrants but the North West wind put paid to any fresh arrivals. Only birds of note were a group of 12 Fieldfare near the dip and one in the quarry, Peregrine over, also a few Chiffchaffs, 8 Buzzard, Great-spotted Woodpecker, 2 Mistle Thrush and 2 Coal Tit.
From the hill the distant views of Napton Reservoir produced 32 Mute Swans which is a very impressive number for this location and time of year.
Coming back home via the valley was fruitless and a brief look at the pond produced zilch though Bob had both divers wing stretching earlier in the day so perhaps they are finally getting ready to leave.