Saturday, 26 March 2016

Out & About

Good Friday 25/03/2016
Went to Longham Lakes this morning (08.55 –11.00 hrs) a wonderful sunny mornings walk round the lake
the highlights were
Med Gulls 74 settled on the water and two flying about
Reed Bunting – 10
Shoveler –10
Lesser Black backed Gull –1
Black-headed Gull c130 settled on the water
Cetti’s Warbler – 2 one calling in the north west corner and one on the north east side of the lake just before east fields
Chiffchaff –2 very smart looking birds singing
Lapwing – 1 on the large island
Plus the usual fare that is on and around the lake.
Then back home for a spot of lunch then off to Lytchett Fields ( 13.30-15.25 hrs) with my son hopefully to find him Nuthatch, Treecreeper and a LRP for myself.
Well I found him the Nuthatch not just one but two both calling at times the fields were very quiet with only c30 Black-tailed Godwits, 1 Green Sandpiper,
Teal, Shelduck and Little Egrets on Frenchs Field and Sherford Pools. Two Med Gulls in the air with plenty of Black-headed Gulls hawking for insects
Plenty of corvids feeding on the ploughed field and 3 Buzzards but sadly no Little Ringed Plover for me,oh well next time maybe.
2cy Buzzard over Lytchett Fields
Phone Scoped Reed Bunting Singing
Patch List to date

Longham Lakes: 63 species seen and 66 points

Lytchett Fields: 76 species seen and 86 points

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