I moved onto Siddick ponds, Reed Warbler was my first notable bird, showing well at times, along side Sedge Warbler, Bullfinch and Common Whitethroat. Chiffchaffs and Willow warblers were singing everywhere. I covered the whole west side but nothing of any real note except a Common Sandpiper and a Wigeon hidden in the reeds.
I finished off by covering Soddy Gap, again very quiet so i went through the Dragonflies and Damselflies. Common Blue and Blue-tailed Dams, and then a 4 Spot Chaser but surprise of the day was an Imm male Black-tailed Skimmer. Then on the way out a second this time an adult male.
I took the opportunity to take a couple of shots of the single Cygnet whilst the sun was out.
|Mute Swan Cygnet|