White Wagtails at Rishton

Somehow, we've missed the huge numbers of White Wagtails that passed through the coastal part of the county a few weeks ago but one or two have been dropping in this past week including two today along with the usual couple of Pied Wagtails.

Nothing else of great note - the Grebes are loafing in the middle of the water but a Little Ringed Plover was on the far bank. On the reservoir wall, this Dunnock was taking a dust bath whilst a Robin was feeding its recently fledged young.

Back in Cut Wood, there's plenty of activity with Blackbirds, Song Thrushes and Blackcap all singing. A Great Spotted Woodpecker is habituating the same area as their successful nest last year so the signs are good there. Just wish we could eliminate all the Grey Squirrels!
There are still not many House Martins around and the numbers of Swallows in the area is very poor still. Hopefully these northerlies will not last too much longer and we can finally get the rush of migrants that are waiting to come to our area.

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