Wednesday, 23 April 2008

23rd April 2008

Most of day (Wetland 1 5.40 - 9.30am, Pillinge - Visitors Centre -Stewartby Lake 9.30am- 2pm, Pillinge again and then gullwatch 4.10pm -6pm)

No sign of any small or dark herons around Wetland 1.. :-(
Hobby, Cuckoo, RL Partridge, House Sparrow, Grasshopper Warbler heard and Pochard (in flight) all in Wetland 1 /2 area.

3 Common Sandpipers on Pillinge and Stock Dove flew over.
1 Peregrine circling behind chimneys
Hobby over Pillinge
Stoat attacking a Rabbit (unsuccessfully) near sewage works
Sandwich Tern! - found about 4.15pm sitting on buoy in Marston corner of Stewartby Lake, fortunately it stayed around long enough for a good number of Beds Birders to catch up with it..
Sandwich Tern on Stewartby Lake..

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