Tuesday, 1 May 2012
Late afternoon cycle down the canal. Whimbrels everywhere from just south of the motorway down to Powderham. A few yellow wagtail in the flooded fields to the north of the reserve. Hobby over the the lagoon on the reserve. Wheatear in the fields to the south of the Turf. Sedge warblers singing at regular intervals, more than I'd noticed last week. Lots of hirundines, but no swifts. (Note: the road from Starcross to Powderham was flooded and quite deep ...).