Saturday, 11 June 2011

Saturday 11th June

Took a walk over around 9am and did my usual circuit. It wasn’t a bad day, there were a few Whitethroats and Blackcap singing, with lots of family parties of birds in evidence.

To the seasoned birder there was little to write home about – but I did see 45 species which good for this time of year. There were a pair of Little Grebe at the east end and a pair of Gt Crested Grebe have decided to try nesting at this end now. All seven pairs that were near the car park have failed.

I saw a single Willow Tit at Warbler Corner and that area also held Whitethroat, Blackcap, Green Woodpecker, Treecreeper and Coal Tit.

The Oil Seed Rape field in the south-east corner held a mixed flock of 150 finches with lots of Linnet, Greenfinch, Goldfinch and Chaffinch.

There was also a singing Reed Bunting on the South Shore this is addition to another pair that are breeding in the wet meadows at the west end.

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