Monday, 12 July 2010

12 July 2010

Rained from start to finish nothing too heavy mainly light with the odd heavier patch, wind was quite light and south/southwest, temp remained quite warm at 18c, visit from 05.50 - 08.25.

With the constant rain I was expecting a much better morning much remains the same as the previous few days with nothing out of the ordinary calling in, Black-headed Gull numbers remain steady with 40+ which included about 9 immatures, a Great Spotted Woodpecker flew across the bottom entrance and 1 later at the top entrance could have been a different bird, Canada Goose numbers have dropped slightly now they can fly again to 263, a few more Lesser Black-backed Gulls were going through the main lake but a immature on the boating lake was a surprise also on here the 4 Great Crested Grebes remain and a good count of 12 on the main lake, also on the main lake 34 Mute Swans, Tufted Ducks are up slightly to 64 and Pochard 3 which included a unusual brown bird poss a 1st year bird.
A couple of Mistle Thrushes were along the canal side of the main lake, a summer plumage Herring Gull flew into the main lake briefly which like the Common Gull the other day is a bit unusual at this time of year although slightly more regular (if that makes sense), in the nature reserve a family of Reed Warblers were being fed by there parents in a small Silver Birch at the side of the reed bed on the top pool, and on the old gas works a family of 5+ Chiffchaffs where among a large Tit flock which also included a single female Blackcap and a Whitethroat, another 3 Whitethroats were also on the old sewage works and lastly 2 Stock Doves and 3 Collared Doves were on the gas works.

Total species seen 37.

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