Monday, 10 May 2010

09/10 May 2010

Bit of a catch up including yesterday due to my Internet connections deciding it didn't want to work yesterday.
Still the same old north/northeasterly winds that we have has for days now, remaining dry most of the time with the odd shower and cold as you would expect with these winds, will they ever change!!
More young birds are appearing on a daily basis, with Long-tailed Tits x4 young, Mallard x6 young, Coot x21 young & Canada Geese with x31 young.
Chiffchaffs have crept back up in number to x7 singing all around the park, Little Ringed Plover x2 on the grass verge along with a few Pied Wagtails and Grey Wagtails, A Barnacle Goose turned up this afternoon, no idea were it came from but it seems happy enough following the Canada's around, a female Teal was seen briefly as it flew from the boating lake towards the main lake, I lost sight of it behind the treeline and never saw it again, also on the model boating lake the Great Crested Grebe continue to sit there new nest and just a single Mute Swan, the main lake had another 4 Mute Swans, 4x Great Crested Grebe, 16x Tufted Duck and of course the male Shoveler.
In the Nature Reserve area, 2x Blackcaps, 2x Willow Tit, 1x Willow Warbler, 1x Willow Tit (with no tail), 1x Reed Bunting, 1x Reed Warbler and 1x Whitethroat (a lot of ones), on the old gas works and sewage works (it seems most of the birds are seen on these areas) Chiffchaffs, 3x Jackdaws, 2x Blackcaps, 8x Whitethroat, 1x Cormorant flew over also over Bradwell Wood 3x Sparrowhawk and 1x Buzzard.
Later today I called down to see the Barnacle Goose, the main lake was full of Swallows, House Martins, Swifts and a few Sand Martins all at once they all went up as a Hobby flew low across the lake heading north, a few minutes later it flew back around and despite the Swallows etc going up again a few times in alarm I couldn't relocate it.

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