GNS Field Meeting – Waterhay, CWP(W) (26 March 2006, contributed by Gareth Harris)

Some of the highlights of the meeting were:

Lake 68c from the new hide:
Great Crested Grebes, Shelduck, Shoveler, Wigeon, Teal, Redshank, Snipe, Cetti’s Warblers, Chiffchaffs, Long-tailed tits, Bullfinch, Reed Buntings.

Lake 68a:
Grey Herons in the heronry, Mallard, Gadwall, Wigeon, Pochard, Tufted Duck, Goldeneye.

Lake 95:
5 Little Egrets, Mute Swan, 5 or 6 Shelducks, numerous of Shoveler and Teal, Peregrine Falcon, many displaying Lapwing and Redshank, many Reed Buntings.

New frogspawn at Waterhay Car Park.

As luck would have it, there were many Sand Martins and Swallows moving through on the following day!

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