Friday, September 07, 2007

Friday 7th September

It felt warm and rather humid this morning. The sky was still cloudy however the Sun did come out for a while.

At least 3 Goldcrests were heard calling, 6 Chiff Chaffs were noted – 2 of them were singing, several parties of Long-tailed Tits were seen around the edge of the Lake, a Treecreeper called from an Oak in the large area of rough grassland, 3 Coal Tits was heard, only 2 Jays were heard and seen, 3 Nuthatches were heard, 5 Green Woodpeckers were heard and seen throughout the visit, 4 Stock Doves were seen, a Sparrowhawk hunted along the Lakes edges, and a Reed Warbler was seen in one of the reedbeds around the Lake.

On the Lake there were at least 9 Mute Swans, 3 Great Crested Grebes – with 1 bird carrying 2 newborn stripy youngsters, 3 Cormorants, 2 Canada Geese, 3 Tufted Ducks, and 3 Shoveler, along with countless Mallards, Coots and Moorhens. A Lesser Black-backed Gull stood on a buoy, at least 10 Black-headed Gulls were also on the Lake, and 3 Grey Herons were seen on the Lakes edges.

Also seen were several Rabbits, a few Common Darters, and a Speckled Wood butterfly.

Rose Hips

1 comment:

Steve said...

Just catching up with your posts Simon - interesting to hear about the probably Wood Warbler and your post about the Fox was a great read

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