Friday 10th April 2013

An interesting first hour or so: Arrival at 0750 revealed 6 Ringed Plovers, 2 Dunlin and 2 White Wagtails on the west bank. At 0830 things began to get more interesting when 2 Arctic Terns appeared suddenly over the res. followed almost immediately by 2 Whimbrel that dropped in onto the west bank. At 0840 a Hobby zapped down the centre of the Reservoir scattering the masses of hirundines and Swifts present. The terns soon moved on but at 0855 one was calling high over the water and sure enough it was located through the bins (making three in total) accompanied by an adult Kittiwake! Bonus. Things quietened down after that with 2 Common Terns, 2 Yellow Wagtails and an estimate of c400 Swifts. Just left wondering what was missed in the first three hours of daylight…

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