Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Tuesday 19th May

A very pleasant mid-morning walk was enjoyed today with lots of sunshine and a few scattered cloud was in the sky.

7 Blackcaps were heard singing, 5 Goldcrests were noted, 4 Chiff Chaffs were singing, 13 Whitethroat were seen around the grassland areas, a Great Spotted Woodpecker called from the Old Bothy, 2 Stock Doves were heard, a Treecreeper was seen in the Oak wood by the School Lane entrance, a Garden Warbler was singing from an Oak in the same wood, 5 Swifts were seen, 2 Linnets were spotted in the old cattle area (largest area of rough grassland), a Willow Warbler could be heard singing from an Oak by the Pitch & Putt, a family of Long-tailed Tits were seen along the Causeway, and 2 Nuthatch were noted. Bird of the day was a Lesser Whitethroat - new for the list this year - which was seen and heard singing in the hawthorn hedge north of the large Horse Chestnuts on the Lake’s eastern edge.


Great Crested Grebe

At least 7 Reed Warblers were singing from various parts around the Lake and marsh area, and of particular note on the Lake were 6 Great Crested Grebes, 4 Mute Swans, and 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull. At least 14 Black-headed Gulls were down by the feeding area on the Lake.

Butterflies recorded were 3 Small Whites, 1 Peacock, and 1 Common Blue, and a Slowworm was seen in the grassland north of the River Len between the 2 bridges.


Common Blue

2 comments:

Warren Baker said...

Nice one for the year list, the lesser Whitethroat. have you been tallying the species this year Simon?

Ken Browne. said...

Hi Simon.
Well done with getting the Lesser Whitethroat. Always nice to get a new bird.
Thank you for becoming a follower of my blog.

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