Wednesday, 8 September 2010

08 September 2010

A bright sunny day once the sun came up, there was a heavy dew and mist over the lakes, it was rather cool at 12c, no real wind of note, visit from 06.20 - 08.30.

Had good news today with a job offer, the downside is less visits to Westport Lake, but fingers crossed it shouldn't affect things to much and if I can get down in the morning then a afternoon visit should be ok, depending on the new shift pattern I will be on.

Anyway on the more interesting things like the birds of today, although not as many Black-headed Gulls on the playing field as yesterday there were still 40+ on this morning, among them a adult Lesser Black-backed Gull, on the boating lake 107 Canada Geese, a single Mute Swan was again on here with the other 13 being on the main lake, as I went around the boating lake towards Price's field I heard at least 2 Tawny Owls calling from the tree line, I contacted Nick who came down too meet me and again we heard them calling, we had a good look around the trees but were unable to locate them, back on the boating lake a single 1st year Great Crested Grebe and 8 on the main lake with 2 being juveniles, Tufted Ducks are back on the up with 104 on the main lake with the pair of Ruddy Duck and 5 Pochard.

At least 3 Willow Tits were heard around the park and 10+ Chiffchaffs, 2 Blackcaps were on the old sewage works were at least 3 Meadow Pipits flew over, 2 Jays were along the trees between the gas works and sewage works, finally a Kestrel flew quite high south over the main lake.

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