Friday, June 06, 2008

Friday 6th June

It was warm and overcast during this mornings walk.

5 Blackcap, 2 Chiff Chaff, and 4 Whitethroat were singing, a Goldcrest sang from a Yew, a Pheasant called from the area of rough grassland, a Spotted Flycatcher was catching insects from a Lime by the boating ramps, 2 Nuthatch were heard, 2 Pied Wagtails were seen by Mote House, and a Treecreeper could be heard singing from within the Willow Carr along the River Len.

Birds that were seen on the Lake were 32 Canada Geese and 1 pair with 5 Goslings, 2 Mute Swan,

Mute Swan
...3 Great Crested Grebes, and the countless Mallards, Moorhens, and Coots. There were 6 Black-headed Gulls, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, and a very handsome summer-plumaged adult Mediterranean Gull also on the Lake, a Grey Heron stood on the boating ramps preening,
...5 Reed Warblers were heard singing around the perimeter of the Lake, and bird of the day was a Sedge Warbler, which was singing from the edge of the marsh area by the Weir, and is the first of the year.

No Demoiselles, Damselflies, Dragonflies or Butterflies were seen.


Warren Baker said...

well done with the sedgie Simon, a scarce passage migrant on my patch!

Steve said...

Some good sightings for you today Simon. Well done with the Sedge especially

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