Friday, 13 May 2011

13 May 2011

What a nightmare spent ages yesterday updating the blog for the last week and writing away about all the excitement of yesterdays Black-necked Grebes including a few photo's only for Blogger to go down for maintenance, well that's what they called it, although as it was down for nearly 24 hours I think it was a bit more than that, so sadly all yesterdays writing is lost and I certainly ain't rewiting it all again.

So on too today, weather was very mixed with a south west light breeze a bit of sunshine, quite a lot of cloud and the threat of rain, visit from 06.00 - 08.30.

No sign of the Black-necked Grebes from yesterday, although they were briefly claimed, these turned out too be Great Crested Grebes, Mute Swans were all over the place today, a adult and 1st year were displaying on the boating lake another pair on the main lake while the resident male was missing although he was probably in the back near this partner although we never saw him, Canada Goose Goslings remain at 31 with a few more due to hatch over the next few days no doubt, just 5 Blackcaps were seen around the park and 6 Chiffchaffs, 4 Great Crested Grebes were on the main lake and 7 Tufted Ducks, over 30+ Swifts were flying around the top end of the lake, just a single Pied Wagtail was along the grass verge, 2 Willow Tits were seen around the park, a Shelduck briefly arrived on the main lake but it didn't stay very long before departing off to the north, Treecreeper was seen feeding young for the second year in a row, in all 3 were seen together, 2 Reed Warblers were on the top pool and a single Bullfinch flew over, a single Stock Dove was on the gas works and 2 Willow Warblers on the sewage works with at least 4 Garden Warblers, 3 Whitethroats and a Reed Bunting, a couple of House Martins were mixed in the Swift flock.

Below some of yesterdays photo's of the Black-necked Grebes.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Your comments will be added once approved by Admin