Sunday, April 08, 2007
River Ely Meanders
Easter Sunday was sunny, warm and still. Very unusual for a British Bank Holiday. We popped down to the twiddly bit of the River Ely between Peterstone-super-Ely and Pendoylan. A distant Green Woodpecker soon yaffled, and several Buzzards were seen. A couple of Swallows twittered past, and Linnets showed well, along with Reed Buntings. Following the river closely, we flushed 2 Green Sandpipers, one of them flew close to us, calling, and looking less like a giant House Martin than they often do. The Sand Martin colony is further west than some years, and lots of activity was apparent as we got to a discreet distance from it. On the way back, a Kingfisher called from close to us, and was soon seen, and bizarre squawking turned out to be from a group of 4 Jays.