TUESDAY 18 AUGUST
Another warm day, with SSW winds and predominantly clear blue skies. Passerine passage picked up a little today but most intriguing was an Aythya hybrid.
At one undisclosed locality, two adult drake RUDDY DUCKS spent the best part of half an hour displaying to a Great Crested Grebe. Weird!
Great Crested Grebes (all 5 birds still present and doing well)
Little Grebes (9)
Mute Swans (family group of 6 birds doing well)
GADWALL (pair present at west end)
Tufted Ducks (9)
LAPWING (adult present in neighbouring field)
Red Kites (moulting adult)
Common Chiffchaffs (4+)
SPOTTED FLYCATCHER (just 1 adult in the Willows)
Long-tailed Tits (8)
Greenfinch (14 together including several juveniles)