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Tuesday, 22 April 2014

HEMEL MEGA: 2 SAND MARTINS, + Poss. PIED FLYCATCHER, YELLOW WAGTAIL, GARDEN WARBLER & GADWALL at Piccotts End Pools.


Of particular interest at Piccotts End Pools before work this morning...

2 SAND MARTINS (HEMEL MEGA) - plus possibly another different bird through as I arrived
11+ HOUSE MARTINS
C.30 SWALLOWS

1 of 2 SAND MARTINS (far right) with 11+ HOUSE MARTINS & C.30 SWALLOWS in drizzle at Piccotts End Pools.

1 of 2 SAND MARTINS (bottom) in flight in drizzle with HOUSE MARTINS at Piccotts End Pools.


YELLOW WAGTAIL
2 (Pair) PIED WAGTAIL

WILLOW WARBLER
GARDEN WARBLER near the stile which Sang briefly - my First of the year though found by Jim Middleton last weekend

Possible Female PIED FLYCATCHER
only seen briefly & could not re-find - saw a small bird from distance apparently fly-catch from hedge next to stile leading to green at NW edge of pools, once nearer I saw the same bird fly-catch off of leaves across from it's perch under overhanging branches, when seen still for a moment (mostly obscured) through a gap in the leaves it just appeared brown above, light below & wings patterned blackish with white wing bars. Unfortunately view not good enough to rule out... just a fly-catching Female Chaffinch!


2 (Pair) MISTLE THRUSHES 
2 (Pair) SONG THRUSHES  

COAL TIT
2 (Pair) LONG-TAILED TITS 

2 (Pair) LINNET with nesting material
Male GREENFINCH 
2 (Pair) GOLDFINCHES
Male REED BUNTING Singing 
2 (Pair) YELLOWHAMMERS 
SKYLARK

Male GADWALL flew in from N, circled a few times, then headed back N
2 (Pair) TUFTED DUCKS
CORMORANT passed a couple of times

Pair of TUFTED DUCKS in fog at Piccotts End Pools.


KINGFISHER
Singing STOCK DOVE



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