Monday, 28 June 2010

28 June 2010

Still very warm 18c and dry, very little cloud cover, breeze was light and from the south, visit was from 05.45 - 08.00.

Young Swallows are now out from the old buildings along the canal, a steady stream of Black-headed Gulls were flying through heading north, 13 went through while I was there, a single Great Spotted Woodpecker was moving around the park, on the model boating lake the the Great Crested Grebe family were all in the middle with the young trying a bit of diving, also a single Mute Swan on here, with another 33 on the main lake and another 8 Great Crested Grebe on the main lake, the 4 Greylag Geese were on the edge of the main lake, and 16 Tufted Duck on here, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gulls went through, the Shoveler pair seemed to be getting on together both were sat on the edge of the main lake preening, a Kingfisher was fishing from the trees overhanging the top of the main lake this is the first record since March, a single Bullfinch was calling along the edge of the nature reserve and the Chiffchaffs were in the usual places, at least 3 Reed Warblers on the top pool and a Whitethroat close by plus 1 on the old sewage works, just heard 1 Blackcap near the top entrance.

Total species seen 38.

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