Wednesday, 27 June 2012

27 June 2012

Although I haven't written anything on the blog for a while I have been going down Westport, but only around once a week as I'm currently trying to get some overtime in at work, also at this time of year it's usually rather quiet and you just end up repeating yourself day in and day out, I've also made a few trips at dusk, usually around 10pm in the hope of picking up the odd Tawny Owl but so far no joy there either.

Today was a pleasant day weather wise, temp of 18c, high cloud with sunny spells, short visit from 06.00 til 07.30.

Greylag Geese are coming and going at the moment, the highest was around 20 and today there were 14 present but no sign of the Barnacle Goose that has also been wandering around since the beginning of the month, four Mute Swans remain plus the three cygnets, a Sparrowhawk flew through briefly, Tufted Duck numbers remain low with just six present, five Great Crested Grebe included two sitting, just six Swift were flying over the lake this morning and a few Swallows around the canal and old gas works, a female Mallard was on the mainlake with a single newly hatched duckling and a Grey Heron flew over which we later flushed from the small pool on the old gas works, at least five Chiffchaff were singing around the park and two Reed Warbler on the top pool, a single Stock Dove was on the old gas works and a Treecreeper and Willow Tit were calling nearby, on the old sewage works a single Whitethroat and Blackcap were heard.

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