Wednesday 29th September 2021

Another prominent Blackcap and Chiffchaff day with at least 15 Blackcaps of which six were around the sunny bramble bank near Flycatcher Tree. At least 25 Chiffchaffs were scattered around the reserve. There were also lots of Swallows moving through and pausing to feed low over the Flooded Fields and Warren Flash. Jays have becomeContinue reading “Wednesday 29th September 2021”

Saturday 18th September 2021

A very brief visit this morning as I was heading to Slimbridge later to go moth trapping with Peter. I walked to the hides first. There were at least 15 Yellow Wagtails with the cattle in the Wedge Field showing a variation of plumages across ages and sexes. Yellow Wagtails You can see the easternContinue reading “Saturday 18th September 2021”

Thursday 16th September 2021

Mist and dew made this morning feel very autumnal. I walked the fence line through the beach gorse and one of the first things I noticed was something caught on the barbed wire flapping and trying to free itself. As I got closer I could see that it was a Convolvulus Hawk-moth, a rare butContinue reading “Thursday 16th September 2021”

Sunday 12th September 2021

There was a significant Chiffchaff movement today with ‘hueeting’ and tail pumping birds all over the reserve, at least 50 in total including five in one small bush alone. Blackcaps and Meadow Pipits were also highly visible in good numbers. I reached Great Marsh as the Great White Egret lifted up from the scrape. ThereContinue reading “Sunday 12th September 2021”