Monday, April 02, 2007

Monday 2nd April

It was lovely sunny morning today between 8.20am and 9.40am, there was no breeze and there was glistening drops of dew on the grass. 1 Chiff Chaff sang from behind the Park & Ride. 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers drummed and called to each other on nearby Larches on Jenner’s Bank. A Grey Heron flew North. A Pheasant was in the unused area along Laurel Walk. A Chiff Chaff sang from the Wet Woodland and another sang from an Ash next to the Waterfall. A Chiff Chaff also sang in the Long Hedge. 6 Cormorants took off from the Lake and 2 decided to stay. A Great Spotted Woodpecker drummed on the large Oak next to the ‘Kingfisher’ Bridge. 3 Black Headed Gulls sat on ‘Cormorant Island. A Pheasant called from Len Wood and 3 Grey Herons fished along the Len.

A pair of Great Crested Grebes displayed to each other on the southern part of the Lake. A quick scan of the Lake showed at least 5 Mute Swans, 6 Tufted Duck and 4 Great Crested Grebes, together with the Canada Geese, Mallard, Coots and Moorhens. There was a large flock of Black Headed Gulls and Common Gulls on the Lake, a first winter Herring Gull was with them. 2 Moorhen were on the Pond. A Nuthatch was tapping on a Scots Pine on Jenner’s Bank.

A total of 7 Chiff Chaffs were seen on the visit. There were lots of fry in the Len by the ‘Kingfisher’ Bridge.

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