Sunday, August 19, 2007

Saturday 18th August

Walked around the park this morning, starting with the finger lakes. Down by the steps it was alive with finches and tits, particularly Goldfinches. Had a chat with Errol who was ringing in the rough. Had a read of his first draft Priory CP ringing report which makes very interesting reading, look forward to seeing the published version.

Round by the Sedgewick seat the Moorhen family, that I first saw last week, were still about with all 3 youngsters still alive and well.

Stopped at Kramer hide where highlights were Common Whitethroat, Green Woodpecker and a pair of Bullfinch.

The canoe slalom was in use today so no Grey Wagtails this week. Further round on the back river at the bedford boat club moorings a Kingfisher flew upstream with a fish in its beak.

Back on the south side of the main lake, at the corner to turn up to the sailing club, there were at least 2 Chiffchaffs calling and moving through the trees.

Nothing out of the ordinary on the rest of the walk.