Big Waters – May 2015

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On the 28th May 2015….

It was really nice to see a pair of Great Crested Grebes and eight Common Terns today which at times came fairly close to the bird hide.  I recorded  four species of Warbler which included Sedge, Reed, Willow and Chiffchaff. There were also reports of a Garden Warbler and Lesser Whitethroat. I miss the days when you could easily hear Grasshopper Warbler at Big Waters.

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The feeding station was full of life with the usual assortment of Tree Sparrow, Robin, Chaffinch, Great Tit and Blue Tit. These were joined by a single Long-tailed Tit. It was great to see the Yellowhammers were still present and I counted four on this occasion. A Great Spotted Woodpecker also put in an appearance as did a Carrion Crow and a Collared Dove.

The highlight of my visit was a Jay, which is not usually recorded much in the summer at this site.

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