Thursday, 17 June 2010

17 June 2010

Another dry warm morning, very little breeze or cloud, temp 14c quickly rising to 20c. Was quite a quick visit this morning from 06.15 - 07.50.

The Canada Geese creche was against the car park this morning totalling 36 young with another small group of 3 a bit further along, a group of 6 young Mallard are on the model boating lake all with pink rings on them, on the main lake 9 Tufted Duck, 5 Gadwall which seemed to be made up of the parents with 3 young were in the centre of the main lake at one point they flew off did a quick fly round and then landed back in the middle (see Steve Seals photo of one), a Grey Heron flew across the lake and a Lesser Black-backed Gull, the family of Great Crested Grebes are still as they were with another 11 on the main lake, the Greylag Geese are still present and the Mute Swans have increased slightly to 33, a couple of Great Spotted Woodpeckers were flying all over the place this morning, poss 2 females. Just before I arrived Steve Seal had a Little Ringed Plover on the beach (See photo).
Had 3 Chiffchaffs this morning, in the usual places, 1 on the Nature Reserve, 1 on the old sewage works and 1 by the top entrance, the Shoveler was on the main lake, at least 2 Reed Warblers on the top pool, 1 Stock Dove on the old gas works and unusually 1 Reed Bunting on here. Lastly as i left a Black-headed Gull landed on the main lake.

Total species seen 38.

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