Friday, 1 April 2016

Linacre Sightings - 1st April 2016

It's the first day of a new month, so I decided to have a couple of hours down at Linacre to see what was about. Luke was with me again, and we spent 2 hours walking around all three reservoirs.

The highlight of the morning was the Shag, that has now made it into its 5th month. It was present on the bottom reservoir along with 4 Canada Geese (another 2 were also present on the top reservoir), the first of 41 Mallards and 33 Tufted Ducks. 8 Coots were spread out around the site, as were 4 Moorhens. There were also 5 Great-crested Grebes (3 on the top reservoir, and 2 on the middle reservoir), 1 calling Little Grebe on the middle reservoir, 3 Grey Wagtails, 4 Mandarin Ducks and a couple of Grey Herons flying over.

Chiffchaffs were present again, with a minimum of 7 heard singing around the site. A Curlew was heard calling, but not seen, by the top reservoir, and the first frogspawn of the year was seen.

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