Wednesday, 23 June 2010

23 June 2010

A bit more cloud this morning with a mist over the lake, still warm 18c, no wind of note, sun breaking through slowly, visit was from 05.15 til 07.25.

The hybrid Canada Goose is still with the large Canada flock on the model boating lake, the opinion seemed to be that it is a Canada x Greylag, the Shoveler was also here it's starting to look rather tatty as he goes through his moult, a Grey Heron was fishing on the edge of the boating lake as was the Great Crested Grebe feeding his young, a Black-headed Gull flew through the main lake, 2 Little Ringed Plovers on the grass bank with young Pied Wagtails, 33 Mute Swans on the main lake including the 1 cygnet and 6 male and 1 female Tufted Duck.
The 4 Greylag Geese were on the grass verge and a single Lesser Black-backed Gull on the main lake, a group of young Robins were by the sidings with a pair of Bullfinches, also had Bullfinch at top pool and old sewage works, 2 Treecreepers on the tree line on the canal side of the main lake, a single Mistle Thrush on the playing field and they were also heard by the top entrance, Blackcap was heard by the sidings and also in the Nature Reserve, also Chiffchaff in the Nature Reserve and sewage works, Willow Tit was heard near the bottom pool and 2 Reed Warblers on the top pool, a few Coal Tits were heard today with at least 3 involved, 1 by the top pool, 1 by the top entrance and at the same time 1 opposite it, a single Stock Dove was on the old gas works, a Sparrowhawk flew across the sewage works near the canal and finally just 1 Whitethroat here as well.

Total species seen 41.

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