All rather quiet, with blue, long tailed and great tits showing in Wallbury swamp as well as a flyover male bullfinch. On the river, just a few moorhen, 4 mallards and a coot. The latter being an unusual bird for this part of the river. Also overhead, in total, 4 buzzards and numerous wood pigeons.
Over the actual reserve, a single kestrel hunted and on the deck were a few more moorhens whilst goldfinches (4) fed on teasel seeds.
Towards Pig Lane a kingfisher was heard flying up river as I was heading back down. A single chiffchaff called, as did 5 wrens in total.
A quiet walk but in the next 6 weeks this area will become home to sedge warblers, whitethroat and blackcap and, hopefully willow warbler, garden warbler, grasshopper warbler and cuckoo, so well worth keeping an eye on the whole stretch.
|1st common buzzard of the walk|
|long tailed tit|
|reluctant green woodpecker|
|goldfinch on teasel|
|teasel: food source for goldfinches|
|another goldfinch in a party of 4|
|4th buzzard of the walk|