Fretherne/Saul Warth/Frampton

Saturday 4th April 2009

A good morning's birding with two singing Willow Warblers at Fretherne (near the sewage works), four Whimbrels at Saul Warth between the south flash and the river (also some Curlews nearby) and three Garganeys on the south flash. The Garganeys were seen from the canal towpath south of Fretherne Bridge (keep going past the two viewing points, but just before the metal gate) and were quite near, with two drakes displaying and in pursuit of a female, and being quite vocal with their strange characteristic call. Also two Small Tortoiseshells and a Peacock butterfly seen.
Garganey photos above and below:

At Frampton, not much to report around the lakes, just one Pied Wagtail, two Green Woodpeckers, a Blackcap, several Chiffchaffs and a Goldcrest. No Hirundines seen at all.
Willow Warbler photos below:


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