Sunday, 19 April 2015

Rodley & Garden

             Took a trip over to Rodley Nature Reserve today as
             I love it there, first birds spotted were all firsts for this year,
             Swallow, Swift and Cetti's Warbler which is a lifer for me and
             what a noise it makes for such a small bird, couldn't get a pic
             though as it was very jittery and in deep bushes full of leaves,
             also Red Kite was flying overhead and 2 Shovellers that I haven't
             seen there before and plenty of Willow Warblers and Tern.
             A Grasshopper Warbler was seen there too but not by me as it was
             on other side of lake.
             Garden was busy with Goldfinch & Chaffinch with a few Dunnock
             dropping in and my regular Collared Doves a Kestrel hovering in
             back field and a Sparrowhawk flypast and a couple of Blackbirds
             and a Jay.


  1. Good early Swift. The Cettis will have been a Sedge, no Cettis round hear, South coast bird.

  2. Good stuff there Dave , including the wierd looking Swallow.
    Have a good week.

  3. Deffo a Cetti's Bri, was stood with a few experts and if you go on the Rodley NR site you'll see plenty that have seen it and heard it.

    Cheers John it was probably starving after that long flight.