|Great Crested Grebe|
|Mediterranean Gull above|
All though I am not a Gull lover, must admit to Med Gull being on top of the list when it comes to seeing Gulls. Caspian is the next one I would like for the Valley, Berwick Reservoir would be a possible venue, identifying it is another matter, adult I think I will be ok with, this comes from countless cock ups involving Yellow Legged Gull. Immatures, no chance, just have not got the patience to learn all the plumages and features.
Supporting cast included a singing Blackcap, suspect it was a wintering bird as it couldn’t make its mind up to sing strongly or just sub- sing.
|Nothing like a bit of sunshine to make you feel good|
|Grey Herons fishing in the viewing area|
Also seen or heard-
Yellowhammer - 4 singers
Sparrowhawks – pair displaying
Fieldfare – 80 flushed from an adjacent field by the Goodyear Blip
Siskin – 11 Berwick Glades
Small Tortoiseshell – 3 seen, have now seen more of these in the last week,than I did in all of last year. Hopefully it will be a good year for them.
The adjoining airstrip housed the Goodyear Balloon from a couple of years ago, it looked like they were testing it, for such a large Balloon it was surprising to see how well it could manoeuvre as you can see from the photo below.