Friday, May 14, 2010

Friday 14th May

Up bright and early today. It was a beautiful morning and the temperature was very warm once the sun had risen.

Highlights were without doubt Cuckoo and Turtle Dove. Both were found on the eastern side of the park in the rough grassland north of the River Len. Other birds included 3 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Nuthatch, 4 Treecreeper, 7 Blackcap, 5 Chiff Chaff, 9 Whitethroat, 5 Reed Warbler, 4 Goldcrest, and 2 singing Reed Buntings.

Of note on the Lake were at least 6 pairs of Great Crested Grebe, 1 pair of Tufted Duck, 3 Cormorants, 4 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, and 4 Mute Swans.

It was also lovely to see goslings, ducklings, and young Long-tailed Tits and Mistle Thrush, and a Fox was glimpsed in the low light first thing.


Warren Baker said...

Its a good time of year to be out early Simon- when the weather is like it is now :-)

Well done on the Cuckoo and Turtle Dove, good to see there are some more about.

Greenie said...

Simon ,
Well done with the Cuckoo and Turtle dove , I'm still waiting .
Really like the first and last shots .

Redgannet said...

Hi Simon.
What time does the bat walk start on 22nd?

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