Sunday 24th April

I wasn't around over the weekend but fortunately there was still some coverage of the Meadow from other people. There were no reports on Saturday of the Grey Plover which to be honest was only to be expected as they don't generally hang around. Still the two GARGANEY were back again - they seem to have somewhere else that they go to from time to time as there aren't always about. The six OYSTERCATCHERS are still about and are as noisy as ever. On Saturday Steve Goddard recorded 2 LITTLE RINGED PLOVER and 4 RINGED PLOVER as well as the usual pair of COMMON TERNS and on Sunday Ewan Urquhart found a couple of COMMON SANDPIPERS

So there's still stuff trickling through and the recent rain will have benefited the state of the floods. Any day now we should be expecting Reed, Grasshopper and Garden Warblers and it's well worth listening out for a Cuckoo though sadly they seem to be rather scarce so far in the county this year.

The pair of Garganey courtesy of Ewan Urquhart

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