Weather was pretty good so decided to visit the Valley, we are now getting towards migrant time, first port of call was the viewing area. With the recent heavy rain that we had, unfortunately the river has again burst its banks and flooded the whole area, a pity as it was looking good for returning birds. Hopefully with warmer weather it will dry up enough to attract migrant waders.
|Lapwing in the now flooded viewing area|
|Green Sandpiper and Lapwing|
Despite the higher water levels it still held 5 Teal, 30 odd Lapwing and a Green Sandpiper. Moving on towards Berwick Ponds and I added a possible Brown Argus, though more and likely a female Common Blue, Chiffchaffs were calling everywhere and every bush seemed to hold juvenile Common Whitethroats.
|Female Common Darter|
|Little Egrets on the Reservoir|
|Possible Brown Argus?|
|Young Common Lizard?|
|Hobby coming in at speed|