Friday, 10 September 2010

10 September 2010

Very wet underfoot after overnight rain, breeze was light, poor light at first with heavy cloud coverage, temp a pleasant 15c, visit form 06.10 - 08.00.

As I walked along the back of the boating lake I noticed a large group of Black-headed Gulls on the grass bank which totalled at least 350+, 3 Tufted Ducks were on the boating lake and 101 on the main lake, a couple of Grey Herons were flying around between the two lakes, the 2 first year Great Crested Grebes were on the boating lake and on the main lake 2 juveniles and at least 6 adults, 3 Mute Swans on the boating lake and another 11 on the main lake, also on the main lake, 3 Pochards, 1 Shoveler and 1 Little Grebe.

The Green Woodpecker was calling from the nature reserve, by the top pool at least 5 Chiffchaffs with another 7 around the park, around the old sewage works, 1 Coal Tit and singles of Blackcap and Whitethroat, a small number of House Martins and Swallows went through, along the canal side of the main lake at least 30+ Goldfinches were feeding on the thistles, 4 Mistle Thrushes over the housing estate and a single Treecreeper going down the tree line.

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