Thursday, April 17, 2008

Thursday 17th April

A chilly north-east wind blew throughout my walk this morning, with brief sunny spells and lots of cloud cover.

6 Blackcaps were singing, a Coal Tit sang from the top within a Yew along Laurel Walk, 10 Chiff Chaffs were singing, Willow Warbler sang from a Willow by the large reedbed next to the Weir, several Nuthatch were, 5 Jay were seen – with 1 pair carrying nesting material, 2 Stock Dove were heard, a Pheasant was heard calling, a Linnet was singing from a Hawthorn, a pair of Green Woodpeckers were seen in the rough grassland, a Treecreeper was heard, a Whitethroat sang from the scrub by the Inlet, a Little Owl was perched inside its hole in an Oak, and a Ring-necked Parakeet was seen feeding on buds of a Horse Chestnut on the Lakes eastern edge.

Ring-necked Parakeet

Birds seen on the Lake were 2 pairs of Canada Geese, a pair of Mute Swan, a pair of Tuftie, 3 Great Crested Grebes, 2 Shoveler, and the countless Mallards, Coots and Moorhens. The gull flock on the Lake consisted of roughly 30 Black-headed Gulls, and 4 Common Gulls. Also seen was a Grey Heron along the edge of the River Len, the first Reed Warbler of the year was singing from the large reedbed by the Weir, and a Cormorant flew west.

1 comment:

Warren Baker said...

Well done with the Reed Warbler Simon. They are only scarce visitors here, as there is not any suitable habitat

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