River Mole Valley

Spotted Flycatchers back in the orchard.By the river lots of activity including Goosander with 10 duckling……..a first for this site………also 5 to 7 pairs of Sand Martins nesting in the usual bank.Dippers have fledged and a Moorhen sitting on a coppiced alder stump.Mallard with 12 freshly hatched duckling and 2 pairs of Grey Wagtail..Pied Wagtail catching freshly emerged Mayfly…..competing with brown trout.Also Marsh Tit ,Blackcap and Willow Warbler.Non avian included 5 red deer hinds  and roe buck..Plenty of Orange-tips and Common Blues.

Posted May 20th at 1:51 pm by Brian Nicholas in Bird News