Saturday, June 02, 2018

Mixenden Reservoir

Fogged of at higher levels all morning so took the chance to check this site. A bit of a surprise to still find a female Goldeneye there this morning , but no sign of the male.

At last, a decent show of hirundines with lots of House Martins, maybe 60+ along with 50+ Swallows and 40+ Swifts. All feeding over the water and woodland edge but no sign of any Sand Martins as I guess they will all be on the nest sites by now.

Pair of Mistle Thrush with juveniles in the nest but couldn't see how many.
Pair of Linnets also at a nest site and Whitethroat, Blackcap, Chiffchaff and Willow Warblers singing nearby at Stodfold.

1 comment:

Brian Sumner . said...

Interesting with the Goldeneye Dave, got to be a record, Ive never had one past the end of April. Common Scoter next, that would make an interesting photo, Common Scoter and Goldeneye side by side.
Hope the necks stopped pumping after your nugget incident this afternoon. Sorry for the abrupt end to our phone conversation , the signal disappeared at Fly.
Perhaps if I have a word with the local keepers we can get an open season for nuggets !