Sunday, September 09, 2007

Sunday 9th September

It felt rather cool today under a cloudy sky. As time went on, the Sun began to peep out from behind the cloud, and began to warm things up.

7 Jays were heard and seen during the visit, at least 3 Goldcrests were heard calling, 1 Coal Tit called from a Yew, 3 Nuthatches were heard, several parties of Long-tailed Tits were seen around the edge of the Lake, 2 Chiff Chaffs were heard singing, a Green Woodpecker called from the Pitch & Putt, 3 Stock Doves were seen and heard, a Bullfinch was heard calling from the Wet Woodland along the Len, 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers were heard, and a few large groups of Mistle Thrushes were noted.

On the lake there were at least 8 Mute Swans, 1 Cormorant – with another bird flying north, 2 Canada Geese, 3 Shoveler, and the small group of Tufted Ducks has increased to 5 birds, there were also the many Mallards, Coots and Moorhens. 2 Herring Gulls, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, and at least 9 Black-headed Gulls were also on the Lake, a Grey Heron was seen stalking the Marsh next to the Weir, and a Grey Wagtail fed along the stream that runs through the Wet Woodland bottom of Jenner’s Bank.

Also seen were several Rabbits, 2 Common Darters, and a Speckled Wood butterfly.

Yew berries

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