Sunday, 9 April 2017
Ewden cabin and return. D Simmonite, S Green 9/4/17.
11am to 5pm. Steady birding but enjoyable in warm sunshine. The wrong place for the midday osprey but 3 Peregrines which had single adult and a pair showing well included an imm. fem. Buzzard 6+, Kestrels scarce, just one. Ravens 14+ which included an impressive group of 13. Golden Plover 2, heard only, 1 chipping Snipe heard only, Swallow 1 pair on territory at the lodge, singing Willow Warbler 4, Stock Dove 2+, Meadow Pipit 25+. The tarn center Pied Wagtail roost is still on Market Hill in front of the no.7 pub. Numbers have reduced, presumably from breeding movements with about 200 on Friday night and about 150 on Saturday night.