Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Tuesday 12th May

It was a grey and very blustery day today.

5 Goldcrests could be heard singing, 8 Chiff Chaffs, 6 Blackcaps and 13 Whitethroats were singing, a Coal Tit sang from a Yew along Laurel Walk, a Pheasant called from the garden of the Old Bothy, a Jay flew from the larch copse on the Parks eastern boundary, 2 Treecreeper were noted – with 1 bird giving great views in the Oak wood by the School Lane car park, 3 Great Spotted Woodpeckers were noted, a Grey Heron was spotted flying north high over the Park, 3 family parties of Long-tailed Tits were seen, 2 Willow Warblers could be heard singing, a single House Martin was braving the air hunting insects over the Oaks south of Mote House, a Cormorant was seen flying north, and a Lesser Black-backed Gull flew south.

A total of 8 Reed Warblers were singing from various parts around the Lake and marsh area, and of particular note on the Lake were 7 Great Crested Grebes, several Black-headed Gulls, 5 Mute Swans, and a pair of Coots was feeding their 3 young by the Weir.

Coot & young

Also seen was a Slowworm in the grassland north of the River Len between the 2 bridges, and as I was getting myself into position by a fallen willow branch to get some photos of the Coots, a Weasel popped its head up and slipped away through the nettles. Although I was able to get my camera on him I was too close for my lens to focus!


Warren Baker said...

You did well to see what you did in the windy conditions Simon. Pity about the Weasel!

Greenie said...

Simon ,
Unlucky with the Weasel .
Well done for what you got today .

Ken Browne. said...

Hi Simon.It might have been a blustery day, but you did exceptionally well to see what you did.

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