Monday 12th May

Sadly the Glossy Ibis wasn't seen again after Saturday though it could still be in the area so it's worth keeping an eye out in case it returns. In fact it was seen briefly over the hill at Farmoor over the weekend so it's still kicking around. This has just left us with the two BLACK-TAILED GODWITS, a single OYSTERCATCHER and a LITTLE EGRET worthy of note on the floods over the last couple of days.

However, the beauty of patch birding is that one can rejoice in minor triumphs and today I was pleased finally to find a SEDGE WARBLER on the patch. I'd more or less given up on this common warbler which seems to be getting less common by the year on the Meadow at least but this morning I found one singing away in the hedge along the southern boundary of the Trap Ground allotments just by the footpath exit gate. It doesn't exactly look to be an ideal spot for it to linger but we shall see.

In addition, Liam Langley managed to find a CUCKOO singing away in Burgess Field for a while today before it flew across the river.

The Jericho Red Kite is still around most days

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