Monday, April 13, 2009

Monday 13th April

It was another grey overcast morning today making conditions for photography difficult, but at least it was a little brighter and the Sun did pop its head out a couple of times.


8 Blackcap and 6 Chiff Chaff were singing, the Willow Warbler was still singing in the scrub by the Inlet, the first 2 Whitethroats of the year were seen – 1 in the grassland north of the Len and the other was in the scrub area – a Reed Warbler was singing in the marsh area – the first of the year - 3 Goldcrests were seen, 4 Jays were seen, 2 Pheasants were heard calling, 6 Nuthatch were noted with 1 pair giving brilliant views on Jenner’s Bank, 3 Green Woodpeckers were heard, 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers were drumming, 2 Treecreeper were seen, a Kestrel was seen on Jenner’s Bank, 5 Meadow Pipits flew north over the grassland north of the Len, a Grey Heron flew north, and 2 Stock Doves were noted.


Birds of particular note on the Lake were 6 Great Crested Grebes, 7 Canada Geese, 4 Tufted Duck, 3 Cormorants, and 2 Mute Swan. The gull flock on the Lake held at least 32 Black-headed Gulls and 4 Common Gulls, and 2 Herring Gulls were seen flying west.

Also noted were flowering White Dead Nettle, and an Orange Tip butterfly was spotted at the top of Jenner’s Bank.

1 comment:

Greenie said...

Simon ,
Strange how some Oaks are leafing , and others still tight budded .
Like the Nuthatch shots .

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