Sunday, April 15, 2007

Weekend at the park (14/15th)

Very foggy starts to both days, particularly so on Sunday. Fog was just starting to lift as I left between 09:30 and 10:00. Highlights on Saturday were:

Water Rail 1 Crescent Reedbed
Tufted Duck 3m2f
Common Tern 1
Gadwall 2m
Mistle Thrush 1 Singing in trees between Canoe Slalom and main lake.
Swallow 2 Navigation Channel

On Sunday the highlights were:

Common Tern 3
Cuckoo 1
Sparrowhawk 1 Hunting in the rough.
Red Crested Pochard 1 on the main lake near the hide.

Still no Sedge Warblers despite walking up to the Sewage Farm and back along the navigation channel. There were a lot of Willow Warblers singing around the car park and visitor centre, I counted at least 5 before I had really gotten started. Had a Swallow in the carpark on the telegraph wires. Possible Lesser Whitethroat at the end of the overflow carpark. Only had a couple of Sand Martins but the fog so thick there could have been some over the lake that I couldn't see.