Monday, 7 June 2010

07 June 2010

Westport this morning from Nick Smith, Shoveler, 8 Tufted Duck, 17+1 Mute Swan, 13+2 Great Crested Grebe, Coal Tit & Willow Tit parties in back, 8 Lesser Black-backed Gulls over.

Later in the morning the Marbled Duck was relocated.

Went down this afternoon from 16.45 - 19.10, weather was very humid with light showers and southerly winds, temp 20c.

The two unusual Canada Geese young are getting stranger by the day, not quite sure how there going to turn out another 4 young were close by but didn't see the creche at all, the Marbled Duck was on the boating lake asleep on the edge I was able to walk up to him and take a few photo's, nothing in Steve Seals class mind you, also on the boating lake the pair of Great Crested Grebes revealed they have 3 young when she tipped them all off, they keep feeding them fish that are way to big and the adults end up eating it themselves, a single Black-headed Gull flew across the main lake, the only Chiffchaff all visit was in the Nature Reserve it was very vocal and I could still hear it from the otherside of the lake, 4 Lesser Black-backed Gulls flew through.
Mute Swans still numbered 17 +1young all on the main lake, 4 Greylag Geese are still moving about but spent most of this visit asleep by the ramp with a Tufted Duck, another 7 Tufted Ducks were in the middle of the main lake, the Shoveler was in the Nature Reserve but later moved onto the main lake, also in the Nature Reserve a single Whitethroat and another 3 were on the old sewage works, the only Blackcap I had was by the top pool with 2 Reed Warblers and a male Reed Bunting carrying food (poss nesting), we had a female Reed Bunting here yesterday, a Buzzard was over the old gas works but distant and a Willow Warbler was part singing here, also a Kestrel was hunting over the old sewage works and while sat on the bench by the grass verge of the main lake a Peregrine was circling above the lake it went higher and higher until out of site, as I was leaving a Grey Wagtail flew from the grass verge carrying food.

Total species seen 43.

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