Thursday, May 12, 2011

It was quite windy during my late morning walk today, but the Sun was out making the temperature very warm.

The male Willow Warbler that has been singing in the scrubby area opposite the Inlet appears to have moved to a new territory, this time by the footbridge along the River Len. 10 Blackcaps continue to sing from almost every suitable piece of cover, only the 1 Chiffchaff was heard singing by the Lake edge, 3 Goldcrests were singing, 2 Treecreeper were singing, 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers were noted, and 11 Whitethroats were singing.

Mute Swans

8 Reed Warblers were singing around the Lake, a Grey Heron was perched in a tree by the mouth of the River Len, a Cormorant was perched on the island next to the Weir, and of particular note on the Lake were 9 Mute Swans, 5 Tufted Ducks, 6 Great Crested Grebes, and 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls were with the 34 Black-headed Gulls.

Lesser Black-backed Gull

8 Speckled Woods, 4 Small Whites, 1 Holly Blue, and 2 Orange-tips were seen.

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