Thursday, 10 June 2010

10 June 2010

Westport today from 12.00 - 13.45, strong east/northeasterly breeze, showers and heavy cloud coverage, temp 17c.

A Hobby had been recorded going through at 11.00 so thought I would go down and see if anything else was going on with the strong winds, along the 'Avenue' a Bullfinch, single Blackcap and a large Tit flock containing, young Blue Tit, Long-tailed Tit and Coal Tit, on the model boating lake the pair of Great Crested Grebe still feeding 3 young and 3 Greylag Geese were on the bank along with a single one on the main lake.
On the main lake 25+ House Martins with a few Swifts, a couple of Lesser Black-backed Gull went through heading north, the male Shoveler was still by the ramp and the Marbled Duck seems to have become a bit of a star with four photographers all around it as it sat on the beach!Most of the Mute Swans were contained in the top left side of the main lake, in total there was 27 with the single youngster, just 5 Tufted Ducks were present, in the Nature Reserve a single Whitethroat and another 4 were on the old sewage works, 3 Reed Warblers were on the top pool with another Blackcap and the male Reed Bunting, the single Willow Warbler is still on the old sewage works and a Buzzard flew over.

In total 38 species seen.

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