Arrivals

Ruddy Shelduck

Ruddy Shelduck

A few days ago I visited Mogan for a few hours. The weather was awesome and finally the temperatures have begun to rise rapidly. It has been more than 15 C on a few days. So spring is arriving, the cherry-trees are blooming and the first bees and bugs are flying.

But as mentioned I visited Mogan. My first singing Reed Warbler of the year greeted me south of the lake where a single Hen Harrier and a male Stonechat were also present.

Spanish Sparrow

Spanish Sparrow

The flock of Ruddy Shelducks now numbers about 300 birds, but many of them have started to couple up. This means that they are more approachable.

Flying Ruff

Flying Ruff

Numbers of White Wagtails had increased a lot, but the most significant arrival were hundreds and hundreds of Ruffs – even some males moulting into breeding plumage.

Several hundred Ruff were present

Several hundred Ruff were present

At the lake shore I found a flock of Spanish Sparrows – not a species that I see that often around Mogan.

Spanish Sparrows

Spanish Sparrows

Silas Olofson

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