Friday, July 18, 2008

Friday 18th July

Back in Mote Park after being extremely busy the past 2 weeks. The sky was cloudy with no sign of the Sun breaking through, and I was surprised to only see 3 other people during the whole of my walk.

2 Blackcap, 1 Chiff Chaff, and 2 Whitethroat were heard singing, a Great Spotted Woodpecker called from an Oak overhanging the Weir, 2 Coal Tits sang from a Yew along Laurel Walk, 3 Treecreeper were calling from separate Oaks on Jenner’s Bank, roughly 14 House Martins were seen catching insects over the Limes, while a pair of Spotted Flycatcher also took advantage of the many flying insects as fed their 3 newly fledged young, and a Linnet sang from a patch of Bramble in the area of rough grassland.

71 Canada Geese were on the Lake, along with 4 Great Crested Grebes, 2 Mute Swan, and the countless Mallards, Moorhens, and Coots. There were 7 Black-headed Gulls on the Lake with 3 of them being juvenile birds, and 6 Reed Warblers were heard singing around the perimeter of the Lake.


Warren Baker said...

Welcome back Simon!
Good to here about the Spotfly's having bred.

Adam said...

Good to see your back Simon.


Steve said...

Welcome back Simon....some good sightings

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