14th April 2019

A Great Egret is at the Dams today, with four Sand Martins and 392 Common Gulls past the Gap. Yesterday (13th), two Willow Warblers, five Chiffchaffs and four Blackcaps were in the Dams / East Lea area, where there were also 29 Oystercatchers, 37 Wigeon, a male Pochard, single figures of all three hirundines, two Shelduck and two Grey Wagtails. 

Great Egret, Dams (Judith Henley)

Remarkably, a Willow Warbler retrapped on 12th at the Dams had been originally ringed in August last year – in Top Scrub, just a few hundred metres away!