Monday, June 01, 2009

Monday 1st June

More warm and sunny weather was enjoyed this morning, with a slightly earlier start than Saturday.

At least 5 Blackcaps were heard singing, 4 Goldcrests were heard, 3 Treecreepers were noted, at least 7 Whitethroats could be heard singing, a Garden Warbler sang from a old Field Maple in the Oak wood, 4 Chiff Chaff were heard, a Willow Warbler sang from some willow by the Pitch & Putt, a Great Spotted Woodpecker called from the western edge of the Oak wood, a Stock Dove called from an Oak in the Len Valley, and a Green Woodpecker ‘yaffled’ on Jenner’s Bank.

Grey Heron

A total of 6 Reed Warblers were heard singing, and of note on the Lake were at least 6 Great Crested Grebes, 5 Mute Swans, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, and 2 Mediterranean Gulls. At least 21 Black-headed Gulls were also on the Lake, and a Grey Heron stood on the edge of the Causeway, not appearing to be spooked by the many dog-walkers going by.

Painted Lady

Butterflies recorded were 4 Speckled Woods, 3 Painted Ladies, and 1 Holly Blue - which was lapping up nutrients along the track by the Weir. A male Banded Demoiselle was seen by the old carriage bridge along the River Len, and at least 11 Common Blue, 1 Blue-tailed, and 2 Azure Blue Damselflies were seen on the Lakes eastern edge.

Holly Blue


Warren Baker said...

Hey Simon.
It would be great if you could come over and show me the bats that live on my patch one evening. Any FRI. or SAT. would be ok for me. leave me a message on my email or blog. Cheers.

Greenie said...

Simon ,
It's amazing how often Holly Blues are found on the ground 'taking salts' .
Amazing how the birds kept up their song in that heat today .

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