Thursday, 8 July 2010

08 July 2010

Very cloudy damp start started raining quite heavy later on, breeze quite strong and southerly, felt cool temp 16c, visit from 05.35 - 07.40.

Not much happening today, very much the same as yesterday on most counts although no sign of the Nuthatch today, a Sparrowhawk flew across the playing field carrying some prey, Black-headed Gull numbers continue to increase with 44 today including 3 immatures, still 4 Great Crested Grebes on the boating lake but only 9 seen on the main lake, the early morning Grey Heron was fishing around the boating lake, the hybrid CanadaxGreylag Goose is still present in the Canada Goose flock, 3 young Moorhen chicks were along the boating lake, Tufted Duck numbers remain steady at 54 males & females along with 4 Pochard, a couple of Little Ringed Plovers were on the grass verge, still 34 Mute Swans on the main lake.
The male Shoveler is still sticking to the boating lake and again a Grey Wagtail on the old beach area, also still with the Canada Geese flock 4 Greylag Geese, a couple of Blackcaps this morning 1 in the nature reserve and 1 on the old sewage works, a single Bullfinch flew over the boating lake, a Coal Tit was heard in the nature reserve and at the top pool a couple of Reed Warblers with at least 4 young, a Kestrel flew across the old gas works and a Stock Dove was seen here, lastly 2 Willow Tits were seen 1 in the nature reserve and 1 on the sewage works.

Total species seen 40.

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