Sunday, 22 August 2010

22 August 2010

A very bright sunny day with very little cloud cover, breeze was non existent, temp was 16c but felt much warmer in the sun, nice long visit from 06.15 - 09.10.

At least 30+ Swallows were over the top of the main lake with 50+ House Martins and 10+ Swifts, on the playing field most of the 150 Canada Geese were feeding with the hybrid CanadaxGreylag, 26 Mute Swans were on the main lake and just 2 on the boating lake, numbers have dropped off slowly this week, a Grey Heron was on the model boating lake along with 1 Shoveler plus another 3 Shovelers on the main lake, also on the main lake 92 Tufted Ducks which is another monthly high after yesterdays, no sign of the male Pochard or Little Grebe, a few Chiffchaffs were along the nature reserve side of the main lake with the majority of the 20 we saw on the gas works and the sewage works.

A single Coal Tit was again heard by the top pool, 6 Willow Warblers were heard singing again most were on the gas works and sewage works, the Nuthatch was heard calling for the first time since last week this time it was in the trees between the gas works and sewage works, a Grey Wagtail flew over the gas works and the Green Woodpecker was heard near the top end of the gas works, on the sewage works 2 Jays were being rather loud and 2 Spotted Flycatchers were seen together by the telegraph pole at the brook end of the sewage works to go with the one we had at the top of the gas works earlier, also 4 Blackcaps were on here, 3 Garden Warblers a single Whitethroat and a single Willow Tit.

The above photo is of a blurred Spotted Flycatcher.

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