Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Wednesday 18th July

Quiet today, but there was a fly over Raven and a single Tree Sparrow which was a first at the reservoir this year for me! This just goes to show how the status of this species has gone in the area. Living as I do on the edge of Shustoke it was not uncommon to have flocks of 50+ in the winter. Whilst I have had up to five pairs breeding in the nestboxes provided. This year the same nestboxes have had no success at all and last year a single pair were unsuccessful.
Other counts today were as follows: Common Tern 22, Lapwing 50, Great Crested Grebe 70+, Little Grebe 7 (there are a pair at the east end nesting), Linnet 2, Blackcap 3, Whitethroat 2.

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