Wednesday, 7 July 2010

07 July 2010

Quite a strong southerly breeze this morning, very cloudy, dry, temp 18c, visit from 05.25 - 08.30.

Black-headed Gulls continue to rise slowly 34 this morning on both lakes with 3 immatures, still 4 Great Crested Grebes on the boating lake and 11 on the main lake with possibly 3 nesting, Tufted Ducks are remaining strong with 56 mainly males and a few females, Canada Geese counted at 268 including the hybrid CanadaxGreylag, Mute Swans remain at 34 including the single cygnet, 2 Pochard were on the main lake but tended to stay on there own rather than be with the Tufted Ducks, a couple of Lesser Black-backed Gulls went through, a single Mistle Thrush was again on the playing field and again the Nuthatch was seen firstly I heard it by the sidings early on, it was seen there a bit later and then in the trees by the car park and later I had it in the trees by the canal bridge you come over to enter the car park, a single Great Spotted Woodpecker was calling from the sidings.
A single Grey Wagtail on the old beach area was a first for a while, the Shoveler is still on the boating lake, also a Grey Heron feeding along the edge of here, 4 Blackcaps were seen this morning, 2 on the 'Avenue', 1 by the top pool and 1 on the old sewage works, 2 Chiffchaffs were seen, 1 on the 'Avenue' and 1 on the old sewage works, still 4 Greylag Geese mainly seen with the Canada Geese, at least 3 Willow Tits this morning, 2 along the 'Avenue' and 1 near the top pool, also 2 Reed Warblers at the top pool, 4 Bullfinches today, 2 at the top pool and 2 on the old sewage works, finally a couple of Whitethroats were seen on the sewage works.

Total species seen 42.

A bit later this morning, Phil Locker had a Common Tern on the main lake and a Little Ringed Plover,


  1. I have had a flick through past reports and not noticed Sedge Warbler have there not been any turn up this year

  2. Hi Paul, don't know if you got my reply via e mail, but we have had approx 5\6 records of single birds this spring, Sedge Warblers unlike Reed Warblers are non breeders at Westport and are only seen at passage times


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