Thursday, 5 August 2010

Better late than never........

Late evening stroll for an hour, starting from Freeman's Pool. Was speaking to a dog walker who had seen Barn Owl last Monday, so going to get down again when I have more time, no sign of the bird tonight. Plenty of Swifts throughout, probably 80+, along with Swallows and House Martins. Wildfowlers’ Pool saw Kingfisher and three Green Sandpiper. Darter Pool Moorhen with three large young.

Spent an hour or so having a wander round this evening. Freeman's Pool saw Little Grebe, Coots and four Oystercatcher. Wildfowlers’ Pool was good, with six Snipe, two Green Sandpiper, five Redshank and two Curlew, plus Grey Heron and one Little Egret. Nowhere near as many Swift about this evening only saw about 17, and a few Swallows. The Swift were quiet and flying higher. No sign of the Barn Owl, maybe a little to early.

Sunday Morning........
Wildfowlers’ Pool today, at least 9 Snipe, 4 Green Sandpiper  present. 2 Common Whitethroat, 2 Linnet on the track. Raven over marsh.Curlew and Lapwing increasing in numbers, along with Greylag and Canada's. 5 Little Egrets on the far bank, and 4 Goosander, I was thinking that these could be the family from Skerton Weir, who knows?! Peregrine near Snatchems. An Osprey reported flying south further down river earlier in the morning. Dog walker reported a Buzzard at the treatment works.

1 comment:

Guy McClelland said...

Hi Steve,

I was out Sunday morning. Sorry I missed you. The only thing to add was that the little grebes are making a belated nesting attempt and have built a little raft down onthe bottyopm of the main pool. Take care and hope to see you soon.