Tuesday, 28 June 2011

I'll take the high road

A cuckoo was flushed from the top path this morning near the flood. It is only the third time I have had this species down here in eight years so it was a bit of a welcome surprise.
The warbler population remains fairly stable with 8 common whitethroats, 4 chiffchaff and ones and twos of blackcap, lesser whitethroat, sedge warbler and willow warbler.
A lapwing chick was at darter pool and a LRP and common sandpiper on the island at Freemans pools.
A sparrowhawk was carrying prey in to Freemans Wood and was seen soon after with empty talons.
A juvenile pied wag was at Wildfowlers.


Much the same as Guy apart from Cuckoo!

Freeman’s Pool 10.30, Common Sandpiper 2, LRP 1, Pied Wagtail 2, Lapwing 25, Swan 2, Moorhen with 5 newly hatched young, Oystercatcher with young..
Freeman’s Wood, Sedge Warbler, Chiffchaff, Willow, White, Les White, Blackcaps, Greenfinch, Jay, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk 2. Wildfowlers’ Pool, Green Sandpiper 1, LRP 1, a few Lapwing, Shelduck. Track numerous Whitethroats, Linnet 2. Flood 1 LRP, Collared Dove. Plenty of Swifts, House Martins and Swallows. River Common Sandpiper 3, Lapwing 400ish, Shelduck plus 17 young. Raven 7, Kestrel 1. Cormorant with large fish, plus 6 on the bank. Goosander with 7 juv, has to be the same ones from the weir.


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