Monday, September 14, 2009

12th September 2009

Another quiet day. 8 Gadwall on west Fingers, no sign of DK's Shoveler though. Getting harder to find a Reed Warbler now but we were lucky with a couple of youngsters showing in the main lake reed bed on the north side.

A walk out along the cycle path to Castle Mill Pit proved a little more fruitful with a Stoat by the Tern Pool. Kestrel by the bridge over the bypass. At Castle Mill the water level is way higher than it was on our last visit so no waders but several Coot, 6 Little Grebe and 4 Tufted Ducks did put in an appearance.

On the way back to the park we had a couple of Swallows between the Gravel works and the Tern Pool.

Still plenty of Chiffchaffs to be had in the park with some large groups reported by DK and TP. Several still singing, probably set off due to many being in close proximity.

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