Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Steve Wallis's commendably thorough list of birds from a morning visit (as copied & pasted from the LDBWS site):

Freeman's Pool.
LRP 2 and saw 1 chick.
Whitethroat 2, Oystercatcher 2, Lapwing 2, Canada Goose 2, Little Grebe 2, Coot numerous, Moorhen 3/4, Kestrel 1, Carrion Crow 2, Pied Wagtail 2, Pheasant 2
Good number of tits and chaffinch. House Martins and Swallows numerous

Cycle Track
Thought I heard Garden Warbler, it only sang once then disappeared into hedge.
Whitethroat 5/6, Blackcap 1, Sedge Warbler 1, Reed Bunting 1 flew over.
Chaffinch 4/6, Greenfinch 2, Bullfinch 1, Goldfinch 11, Wren 3/5, Great Tit 4+, Blue Tit 2, Blackbird numerous, Song Thrush 2, Oystercatcher and Lapwing in fields, Curlew 1. Jackdaw flew over, Carrion Crow 5 in field, Pheasant 1 in field

Wildfowlers' Pool
LRP 1, Redshank 2, Lapwing 6, Oystercatcher 2, Coot, Moorhen and Mallard numerous.
Woodpigeon 7

Kestrel 1, Skylark 2, Linnet 1m 2f, Sparrowhawk 1, Swifts plenty flying about.
Lesser Whitethroat 2, Grey Heron 2 and saw another 3/4 flying about.

My own evening visit was much the same, if briefer and with fewer birds...

An adult little ringed plover and 1 chick similarly visible at Freeman's Pools plus the other usual bits and pieces. This doesn't mean, of course, that only one chick survives as they're pretty mobile and seem keen on being independent from one another. On the other hand carrion crows and BH gulls have been pretty relentless in their searches on the island...
A further LR plover was still at the Widfowlers' Pools.
The raven party numbered 6 this evening - in the field by The Mud (formerly known as The Flood).
A ringed adult LBB gull was on the Lune (metal right leg, yellow/black darvic on left) - just had my bins so it went unread unfortunately.

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