Sunday, 29 July 2018

Sunday 29th July

Well the weather has finally broken, with the first substantial rain in nearly two months. During a break in the deluge Joy and I took a walk around the reservoir, it was a little disppointing, it was just as busy as usual which was a surprise.

There were three Common Tern and four Common Sandpiper plus another brood of Tufted Duck, not quite sure how the last brood got on, hopefully well.

Thursday, 26 July 2018

What a Summer

Its been a while since my last post nearly three months, I have been so busy with one thing and another that I have found it difficult to keep the blog up-dated. I have been over the reservoir a fair few times but there has been little to report.

Last week however, I saw my first Red Kite for the reservoir and now that the water levels are dropping the post breeding Lapwing flock has arrived but not in any great numbers with @30 birds in total. There have been unto four Common Sandpiper and today there was a Common Tern. I have also seen a Little Egret in recent weeks. Amazingly breeding success among the wildfowl seems good with Mute Swan (1), Tufted Duck (1), Mallard (several), Little Grebe (2), Great Crested Grebe (3), Coot (several), Moorhen (3) raising broods. Canada Geese however, don’t appear to have been successful.