Saturday, 7 July 2012

Lap of the Gods

5 lapwing chicks were at the flooded area next to Darter pool. In previous years, I have seen lapwing chicks form creches in suitable areas on the maize fields especially at Bank Pool. I didn't have the opportunity to check Bank Pool today but another flooded area in the centre of the fields had a few adults in the vicinity so even more chicks may be present.
5 mallard chicks were on the flood, with about 20 black headed gulls including 5 juveniles. Adult swallows were feeding some juveniles at the maize fields. 3 singing willow warblers on the top track may be an indication that some return passage is in progress in between the downpours.


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