Sunday, 17 May 2015

Linacre WeBS - May 2015

This weekend was the allocated time for May's WeBS walk, so a big thank you to Mandy and Carmella from the Chesterfield RSPB Group for carrying out the count in my absence.

As is usual, May can be quite quiet still, but there were the first records of Mandarin Duck chicks (5, with  1 female), along with 4 young Mallards (and 21 adults), 6 adult Coots (no chicks yet), 14 Tufted Ducks and just 1 Great-crested Grebe.

All the usual woodland birds were recorded, along with Chiffchaffs, Willow Warblers and Swallows. 3 Swifts (the first Linacre 2015 record), 2 Sand Martins and 3 House Martins were also reported over the top reservoir on the 17th.

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