Sunday, May 06, 2012

Messingham Sand Quarries......

A few hours out this afternoon before the deluge tomorrow,saw a fairly cold and overcast reserve.So as the weather has already suggested,pretty poor for insects and still no Odonata species.Thankfully i managed a few nice sightings which included my first 3 Garden Warbler for the year,1 Common Sandpiper feeding around the bottom islands and a lovely flash of electric blue as a Kingfisher dashed by with a fish in his or her bill and promptly perched up to devour its lunch.Other species which were in good numbers were the hirundines,with a good mixed flock feeding over the main lake,with a few Swifts mixed in with them and a distant Cuckoo occasionally called.Non bird sightings comprised of a handfull of Common Frogs and large numbers of Adela Reumurella swarming around the hawthorns on the reserve.An enjoyable few hours,but hope the weather is going to change for the better soon.

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