Thursday, May 16, 2013
L. Cyd update
A large dirty flood is receding, leaving BHG eggs scattered over Oak Island - no other islands visible. Rafts are all OK. Some BHGs are back on their nests and a few pairs may have survived at the highest part of the island, but I fear many are on eggs that were wet and chilled. The Oystercatcher is still about, as are 2 pairs of GC Grebes. The Reed Warbler nest I was watching is gone - but the coots are busy building again and I guess as water levels fall the other species will try again. Anything ground-nesting close to the Severn will have failed.