A quick visit from around 0900 to 1045 today provided a mixed bag. Two Cuckoos were very vociferous in the Willows around the scrape but didn’t show themselves long enough to photograph. There was also a family of Great Spotted Woodpeckers in the same area with an adult male a three juveniles – again very noisy. On the scrape were a number of Gadwall which appeared to be starting eclipse and at least four Teal – all males. Also the Heron and Oystercatcher that have been hanging around the scrape for three weeks now are still there and in a very relaxed mood. Loads of juvenile Whitethroats, Reed Warblers and Sedge Warblers and at least three Cetti’s calling. Some photos:

Grey Heron

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Oystercatcher

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Reed Bunting in full song

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Some wild flowers

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This one includes a Micro Moth (sp. unknown)

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A scorpion Fly

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A Bumble Bee mimic

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David