Monday, 2 August 2010

02 August 2010

Felt a bit cool this morning although the temp remains steady at 16c, cloudy and dry with a few sunny intervals, I can't for the life of me remember what the wind was, but it couldn't of been up to much otherwise I would remember, visit from 05.45 - 08.20, I will soon have to start going down a bit later, it had just turned light as I left the house.

A few more Lesser Black-backed Gulls were going through this morning than have for a few weeks, although there was no pattern as to which direction they were going, the hybrid CanadaxGreylag Goose remains with the Canada Goose flock, over 40+ Swifts were flying over the visitor centre, there was just a single Mute Swan on the model boating lake with a further 34 on the main lake, as always the family of 4 Great Crested Grebes on the boating lake and 11 on the main lake, of which 3 are juveniles, also as usual the Grey Heron was fishing on the boating lake, a Great Spotted Woodpecker was heard calling from the nature reserve, on the main lake 70 Tufted Ducks, and again the eclipse male Shoveler was on the boating lake.

2 Pochard are again on the main lake, 10+ Sand Martins were going through with a few House Martins and Swallows for company, on the sewage works 2 Blackcaps and 1 by the top pool, Chiffchaffs were everywhere at the top end of the park with most on the sewage works on gas works in total 7 were seen/heard but I believe there were over double this around, 4 Mistle Thrushes flew over the sewage works, also on here a single Whitethroat and Willow Tit, the dog flushed the Green Woodpecker which flew up to the Telegraph pole, I manage a quick photo using my bins, not brilliant but it looks like a juvenile bird (see above photo), on the gas works 3 Linnets flew over, finally on the top pool 2 Reed Warblers.

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