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Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Springtime in The Cotswold Water Park

A morning tour.

A lovely spring morning, with blue skies, and the sounds of spring drifting across the Park.

More signs of spring are appearing each day, including the first sprigs of white Blackthorn flowers dotting the hedgerows,
Elsewhere around the park, new migrants are arriving daily, with Blackcaps, Willow Warblers, and Chiffchaffs all seen and heard in good number this morning.

Also out and about, Chaffinch, Bullfinch, Goldfinch, Green woodpecker, Song thrush, Cettis Warbler and Long-tailed Tits to name just a few.

Nests full of young Grey Herons on the island with a few Little Egrets now starting to move in also.

Several small groups of Swallows and Sand Martins moving overhead.

Still a few Goldeneye hanging around before they fly off to their breeding areas further north.

Buzzards riding the thermals and a lone Sparrowhawk dashed by.

Great Crested Grebes performing their courtship dance always a delight to see.

All looking good for the coming months for another fantastic year of wildlife watching. DT.

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