Sunday, September 25, 2016

Guided Walk September 2016

Had a small group for the guided walk at Priory CP this morning. Sadly all but one person missed the Otter which showed up at about 08:50. The lucky individual who arrived first was treated to great views as the Otter popped up right in front of us and then swam across the main lake to the island. I saw it a few more times tight to the island but it disappeared before any of the later arrivals had a chance to see it.

The highlight of the walk was standing about 5 feet from a singing Cetti's Warbler but it still remained unseen in a bramble patch.

Good numbers of wildfowl on the Finger lakes with great views of Wigeon, Shoveler and Gadwall.

Quiet on 100 Acre but Snipe, Skylark, Meadow Pipit and Linnet were all seen which was a reasonable finale to the walk.

Other news from this week is that another illegal net was pulled from the main lake this week. Please keep your eyes peeled and report anything suspicious to the rangers.

The next guided bird walk is Sunday 30th October starting at 9am outside the cafe.