Thursday, September 06, 2007

Thursday 6th September

It felt warm this morning during my walk. The sky was overcast and there wasn’t any room for Sun to peep through.

At least 8 Chiff Chaffs were noted – 6 of them were singing, 1 Coal Tit was heard singing in the wet woodland along the Len, at least 3 Goldcrests were heard, 12 Jays were heard and seen, 5 Green Woodpeckers were heard and seen throughout the visit, 5 Stock Doves were seen, several parties of Long-tailed Tits were seen, 5 Nuthatch were heard calling, 2 Treecreepers were seen in the wet woodland along the Len, 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers were heard, and 1 Reed Warbler was seen in one of the reedbeds around the Lake.

There at least 9 Mute Swans, 2 Great Crested Grebes, 1 Cormorant, 3 Canada Geese, and 2 Tufted Ducks, along with at least 89 Mallards, and the many Coots and Moorhens. A Lesser Black-backed Gull and a Common Gull stood on a buoy each, at least 21 Black-headed Gulls were also on the Lake, and 2 Grey Herons were seen on the Lakes edges.

Also seen were several Rabbits, a large shoal of Chub in the water by the bridge nearest to the Downswood entrance, a few Common Darters, and the tailless Grey Squirrel.

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