Monday, 14 June 2010

14 June 2010

Damp start to the morning, slight breeze from the northwest, cloudy with sunny intervals, temp 13c. Was at Westport from 05.45 - 07.50.

As usual over recent days the Pied Wagtail family was feeding there young along the beach area and the 2 Great Crested Grebes are feeding there young on the model boating lake, on the main lake a pair of Great Crested Grebes are still sitting eggs and another 10 are present on the main lake, a Chiffchaff was calling from the car park this morning which is unusual, another was in the Nature Reserve one on the old gas works one on the old sewage works and one by the top entrance to the park,Bold a single Little Ringed Plover was on the beach and the 4 Greylag Geese were by the ramp, a total of 32 Mute Swans were on the main lake with a few going over to the boating lake later, 5 Tufted Ducks on the main lake and 50+ Swifts were flying over.
A single Grey Heron was again on the boating lake, a single Mistle Thrush on the 'Avenue', also along the 'Avenue' a pair of Blackcaps and a single male and also had a family party of Blackcaps going along the treeline on the canal side of the main lake, a Willow Tit was heard calling by the sidings, the Shoveler was on the bottom pool of the Nature Reserve and on the top pool a male Reed Bunting was calling and at least 3 Reed Warblers, on the old gas works a Willow Warbler, Stock Dove and 2 Collared Doves, and finally 2 Whitethroats on the old sewage works.

Total species seen 40.

Mid morning a Arctic Tern was reported passing through by Jeff Jones, it came in from the northeast, flew around the main lake for a short while before departing to the south just after 10am.

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