Tuesday, 6 July 2010

06 July 2010

Felt a bit cool this morning, temp was 15c, again no breeze of note, cloudy with a little sun breaking through, visit from 05.45 - 08.20.

A good morning with a Westport tick for me, but more about that later, the Black-headed Gull numbers continue to increase daily with 37 seen including 3 juveniles, a couple of Mistle Thrushes were on the playing field, as usual the 4 Great Crested Grebes on the boating lake and another 12 on the main lake, Tufted Duck numbers have shot up with 51 mainly males and a few females, also 2 Pochard and 34 Mute Swans all on the main lake, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gulls and 6 Sand Martins flew through all heading south.
A Grey Heron was feeding on the boating lake and the Shoveler was also on here, a single Great Spotted Woodpecker flew across the main lake, 4 Greylag Geese with the Canada Geese flock which still includes the CanadaxGreylag hybrid, 2 Little Ringed Plovers were briefly on the grass verge before heading north, a couple of Willow Tits were in a large Tit flock by the sidings, just a single Reed Warbler heard in the top pool reed bed, a couple of Chiffchaffs heard, 1 on the top pool and 1 on the old sewage works, same with Blackcaps and just 1 Stock Dove on the old gas works, finally as I came along the back path in the nature reserve I noticed a small Tit/Warbler flock, within this flock was a Nuthatch, obviously the bird from yesterday and my first ever at Westport.

Total species seen 42.

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