This morning, about 09.15 we walked in the Blue Gate end of Leighton Moss. By the two bridges we could hear a sedge warbler singing in that end of the reed bed.
Later we walked in from the other direction and, between the North Hide turn and the two bridges, there was a Cetti’s warbler singing. Two other Cetti’s heard along the Causeway.
Bitterns booming sporadically.
Early morning tree pipit, little ringed plover and green sandpiper heading north plus a few each of Linnet and redpoll and 40+meadow pipit. Pair of garganey seen briefly in flight only. Two bittern booming and two others seen in flight.
Causeway screen 5.20 – 6.45.
5 little and 2 great white egrets out of roost at 6.05, 1 further great white at 6.30.
(13/4/19 there was 1 great white at 6.04, and 18 little egrets between 6.13 and 6.25.)
My first trip to LM since December. An excellent day with 70+ species despite no hides and not all reserve covered.
Highlights included my first Sedge & Reed Warbler of the year at Barrow Scout. Bitterns booming all day. Lots of Willow Warblers about and at least 7 Cetti’s singing. A Green Woodpecker was very vocal on the golf course mid afternoon. Few Swallows or Sand Martins about though.
Myers Allotment produced male Brimstone, 3 Peacock and Small Tort in cool but sunny conditions, 11C.