Saturday, 11 April 2009

11th April 2009

John Yardley had 1 Common Tern and 2 Common Sandpipers at Windmill Pool during the afternoon.
I too was there during the afternoon, and was fortunate enough to see the tern and sandpipers at that pool as well. The possible Garganey x Mallard hybrid was still at Windmill Pool, favouring the northwest side (alongside the causeway) like yesterday. I shall try to get her identified on BirdForum tomorrow. I also saw 2 Swallows, 2 Grey Wagtails and 2 male Blackcaps over and around the lakes. Willow Warbler and Chiffchaff were heard, but I didn't count them.
Arctic Terns have been seen elsewhere in Warwickshire today, so could well be seen at Earlswood as they seem to be an annual or almost-annual occurrence at the lakes in recent years.
M.P. Griffiths

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