Saturday, 13 May 2017

Sightings at Sculthorpe Moor (13th May 2017)

It was another quiet afternoon at Sculthorpe Moor, after I began my warden duties at around 1.00pm. The weather was very changeable, but temperatures eventually reached 16°C-17°C.

There was plenty of Sand Martin activity over the scrape throughout the afternoon and there were further reports of them using the artificial sand bank by Victor's Hide.

Bullfinch x 2
Blackcap x 1 - A single male seen close to the Frank Jarvis hide.
Greenfinch x 3
Jay x 1
Reed Bunting x 2
Sedge Warbler x 1
Tufted Duck x 2 - A pair were seen opposite Whitley Hide, at the end of the channel of water.
Swallow x 1
Great Spotted Woodpecker x 1 - A single female seen on the southern edge of Oak Fen, near the feeders.
Sand Martin x 8 - As mentioned before, they were seen continually flying above the scrape.
Canada Goose x 2
Nuthatch x 1
Little Grebe x 3
Little Egret x 2 - The pair were seen together as they flew over the scrape in a westerly direction.
Marsh Tit x 1

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