Sedge Warbler, Felbrigg Lake
An excellent late afternoon walk around the lake. Plenty of hirundine, hawking insects – at least 20 Sand Martin, eight Swallow and four House Martin. On the lake, two male Mandarin, a few Gadwall still and a Cormorant. The Mute Swan have hatched – I counted five youngsters, some of which look possibly to be ‘polish’ but it’s difficult to see them through the reeds. There were a couple of Sedge Warbler singing in the reed bed, the pair of Lapwing still on the water meadow and a solitary Snipe. The pair of Egyptian Geese have three youngsters still. Best of all, and despite the unseasonably cold weather recently, a newly emerged Common Blue Damselfly – my first of the year.
Male teneral, Common Blue Damselfly
Mute Swan, with at least five cygnets