Sunday, May 20, 2007

Sunday 20th May 2007

Walked from the park, out along the cycle track, to Danish Camp (Willington) and back today. There was a mistle thrush singing in the Long Hedge at the sewage farm end. Other highlights were a pair of grey wagtails at the sewage farm bridge, 4 Shelduck over 100 Acre, common sandpiper at the Dragonfly lake (Meadow Lane GP), 5-6 linnets at the side of the cycle track just before it rises up and over the bypass and 8 barnacle geese over Willington GP.

Most of the residents and summer migrants were also in evidence with common whitethroat the most common song. There seem to be less blackcaps and garden warblers in song now as they settle down to the business of breeding. On the other hand long tailed tits and dunnock seem to be more in evidence now, probably having finished their first broods.

On the return leg there were 2 yellow wagtails along the cycle track by the Tern Pool and a Kingfisher fishing by the sewage farm bridge. There was a grey heron at the mouth of the Cut.

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