Monday, 29 June 2009

Monday 29th June - Evening - All change!

Sunny, hot!
4:00 to 4:30pm

First visit for a coulple of weeks due to holidays and much has changed. Water level now well down with just one sizable pool in the NE of what was the main body of water and a series of puddles. Unless there is drastic change given the current weather the hot spot might not be so warm come autumn migration.

For the record the only birds were;
38 Black Headed Gulls
39 Lapwings
2 Grey Heron
1 Little Egret
and a pair of Little Ringed Plover are hanging on in there on the baked mud.

Saturday, 13 June 2009

Friday 12th june 09 - Update - Little Owl

Via email from Rob Norris:

"A Little Owl - a bird I don't think you've reported before - down at the Haversham end where the big lorries cross the path to dump the gravel."

Friday 12th May 09 - Quietness returns.

2:00 to 2:30pm
Warming up, sunny intervals.

Two LRP, a single Lapwing and a Little Egret that walked the width of the lake showing how low the water levels are getting, were the only things of note.
A fledged family of Pied Wagtails were at the west end of lake.

Monday, 8 June 2009

Monday 8th June 09 - Evening - More of the same...

5:00 to 5:30
Cool, cloudy, breezy, spitting rain (its June!)

Highlight was Fox mother ambling along north shore being divebombed by crows. Birdwise, three LRP's, single Oystercatcher, single Common Tern and thats your lot...

Friday, 5 June 2009

Friday 5th June 09 - Afternoon - Oystercatcher

3:30 to 4:00pm
Sunny spells, cloud, cool east wind.

Brief visit, Oystercatcher, two LRP's and five Lapwing on mud, nothing much else.

Friday 5th June 09 - Early Morning - Tufted Ducks

6:30 to 7:00am
Dull, cool easterly breeze.

A newly arrived pair of Tufted Ducks the highlight.
Also Little Egret over, three Little Ringed Plovers, five Lapwing.
Mallard have bred with four chicks, their safety may well be down to the absence of the Shelduck pair (now not seen for over a week) who were driving all other wildfowl off the water.

Thursday, 4 June 2009

Thursday June 4th 2009 - Morning - BHG's

7:00 to 7:15am
Cool, sunny, still, mirror like lake.

Brief visit, quiet.
Wader wise, single Lapwing, single LRP.
Three very pristine summer plumaged Black Headed Gulls.
Fifty plus movement of Swifts over and through heading north.

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Wednesday 3rd June 09 - Evening - Fox Cubs

4:30 to 5:30
Cool breeze, cloudy, sunny spells.

Little Egret usually seen around Back Brook for the first time seen in shallows of main body of water.
Three Common Tern.
Three Little Ringed Plover
Seven Lapwing, increasing in number day on day.
Twenty Greylag Geese on water.
Further Canadian Goose goslings in evidence.
And at a well hidden part of the general area a pair of Fox Cubs playing in the evening sunshine.

Wednesday 3rd June 09 - Early Morning - Little Egrets

7:00 to 7:15am
Cloudy, sunny spells, slight breeze, less warm than of late.

Usual suspects seen in brief visit to south side.
Single Little Ringed Plover and five Lapwing on 'Wader South Central'
Pair of Common Terns flitting about.
Two Little Egrets on Back Brook.

Monday, 1 June 2009

Monday 1st June - Evening - Lapwing

5:15 to 5:30pm
Warm, sunny, breezy.

Brief visit, south side.
Highlights were:
Five Lapwing
Four Common Tern
Three Little Ringed Plover

Monday 1st June - Morning - BHG's

7:00 to 7:20am
Sunny, warm, breezy.

Three Little Ringed Plovers on mud.
Two Lapwing.
Oystercatcher pair.
Three SumPlum Black Headed Gulls
Six Mute Swan.