Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Friday May 29th to Monday June 1st

Friday May 29th

Richard Horton reported 2 Ringed Plover in the Meadow in the afternoon.

Saturday May 30th

John Hunt reported an Oystercatcher and 4 Ringed Plover in the Meadow first thing, with Phil Hughes reporting an Oystercatcher and 5 Ringed Plover in the afternnoon.

Unfortunately there has been no sign of the Little Ringed Plover chicks for 3 days now.

(c) John Hunt, Little Ringed Plover
(c) John Hunt, Oystercatcher
(c) John Hunt, Roe Deer

Sunday May 31st

Kevin Duncan reported a good movement of wader species through Tice's Meadow in the morning, with 7 Oystercatchers (a new site record count), 7 Ringed Plover, 2 Sanderling and a flock of large waders that he was unable to identify.

Kevin also reported that the fourth and fifth pairs of breeding Black-headed Gulls have hatched their chicks.

Dave Baker reported 2 adult Mediterranean Gulls flying west over the site at 6pm, with 5 Ringed Plover and 2 Sanderling still present in the evening, along with a Little Egret. Dave also found a juvenile Grass Snake under one of the tin refugia on Horton's Mound.

(c) Dave Baker, Juvenile Grass Snake

Monday June 1st

Kevin Duncan reported that the 7 Ringed Plover were still present first thing, and that the second pair of breeding Black-headed Gulls had sadly lost all 3 of their chicks.

John Hunt reported that 2 Oystercatcher were present in the Works later in the morning, before flying into the Workings.

(c) John Hunt, Oystercatchers
(c) John Hunt, Reed Bunting

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