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Wednesday, May 31, 2006

30th May

Common Buzzard: 2 birds flew W at 8.20am.
Reed Warbler: 4 males still present.
Chiffchaff: 2 males still present.
Kestrel: 1 pair with young in box.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

25th May

Reed Warbler: 5 birds singing, 1 new bird in brambles in area 24.
Reed Bunting: 2 males 1 female in areas 2 & 25.
Chiffchaff: 2 birds singing in area 1 & 29.
Swift: 40 birds feeding low over the lake at 7.50am.

Saturday, May 20, 2006

20th May

RedKite: 4 birds soared above the park after a heavy shower, from 10.45am until 11.05am. They were mobbed by crows before 3 drifted off SW and the other NW. Reed Warbler: 4 birds still singing.
Chiffchaff: 2 birds csinging from areas 1 & 29. Reed Bunting: Two males present in areas 2 & 25. Grey Wagtail: one on the cascade in area 2. Mandarin: 1 duck with a brood of 11 ducklings on the lake by area 5. Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

16th May

A very quiet day.
Swallow: 3 birds flew NW.
Grey Wagtail: 1 bird collecting food.
Reed Warbler: 4 birds singing. Posted by Picasa

12th May

Honey Buzzard: 1 flew SE at 12.40pm.

Thursday, May 11, 2006

11th May

Reed Bunting: 2 pairs, these birds in areas 25 & 26. Reed Warbler: 4 birds singing from reed beds. Collared Dove: 3 Single birds through before 10.00am. Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

10th May

Whimbrel: 2 single birds flew NE at 7.40am and 8.20am. Common Buzzard: 1 flew E at 4.20pm. Reed Warbler: 5 birds singing, the bird in area 26 has been ringed(not in the park). Chichaff: 1 migrating bird on the Broadwalk. Reed Bunting: male still holding territory, area 2. Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

9th May

Osprey: 1 flew NW at 2.25pm.
Marsh Harrier: 1 flew SW at 2.35pm.
Pererine Falcon: 1 immature male and an adult female were pair bonding above the open spaces at 12.40pm before heading off high NW.
Reed Warbler: 5 males, in area 2, 26 and 33. Grey Wagtail: 1 was seen carrying food towards the canal. Posted by Picasa

Sunday, May 07, 2006

7th May

Common Sandpiper: 1 was on the tern raft before flying to the island, area 5.
Lesser Whitethroat: 1 singing in area 29 at 7.30am.
Reed Warbler: 5 singing males in areas 2 & 26.
Reed Bunting: 1m singing area 2.
Great Black-backed Gull: 1 flew E at 11.45am.
Chiffchaff: 2 new birds areas 2 & 29.
Blackcap: 1 new pair area 24.

Saturday, May 06, 2006

Reed Warbler: 3 birds still present in reed beds. Reed Bunting: 1 pair in area 26. Hobby: 1 bird over the lake 2.00pm.
Garden Warbler: 1 in area 29 singing.
Chiffchaff: 4 males singing. Swift: first sighting of birds courting and mating.
Ring-necked Parakeet: 1 bird over 11.30am. Posted by Picasa

Friday, May 05, 2006

5th May

Reed Bunting: 1 pair in area 2 & 26.
Reed Warbler: 3 birds singing in three different reed beds, areas 2 & 26. The bird in area is ringed. Sedge Warbler: 1 still in area 2. Common Sandpiper: 1 flew to island 5 at 8.30am.
Yellow Wagtail: 1 flew over. Linnet: 1 flew over. Lesser Redpoll: 2 flew over.
Swift: good numbers but very high.
House Martin: 10 birds over the park.
Chiffchaff: 1 new bird area 26. Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

2nd May

Common Shelduck: 1 very nervy drake was present on the lake opposite The Holme between 6.00am and 7.50am.
Reed Warbler: 1 bird still present.
Swift: 100+ passing over.
Swallow: 6 birds flew through.
House Martin: 10 birds hanging around mid day.
Ring-necked Parakeet: 3 birds flew NE at 7.55am.