Sunday, 26 March 2017

Longham Patch 25th March

Had an early morning (well not that early 8.30am) walk round the lakes today. it was a very pleasant walk with singing Song Thrush, Chiffchaff at least 4 round the site and two seen also 4 Cetti’s Warbler singing with one sighted on the west side of North lake. Dunnock busy chasing each other and singing also with 5 seen along with Wren blasting out there loud song for such little bird was a wonderful sound ringing round the lakes.
The 2 Great White Egret were on the large island in South Lake, 4 Sand Martin over North Lake, two pairs of Great Crested Grebes performing there courtship dance, with lots of head shaking with their chestnut frills held wide open but not much else going on.
A nice spring sighting of 12 Mallard ducklings by the slip way first ducklings of the year at Longham?
And the first butterfly at the patch was a Peacock 

Peacock taken in the garden on the same morning

Female Mallard (mum)

Mum and some of her brood

7 of the 12 ducklings

1 comment:

  1. good stuff. Mother's day duties, so no birding for me this weekend. Keep missing the grebes :(