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Sunday, July 30, 2006

30th July

Yellow legged Gull: 1 adult on post 8.00am.
Reed Bunting: female feeding juv in the Wetland, area 25.

Saturday, July 29, 2006

29th July

Mediterranean Gull: 1 juvenlie was present on the lake from at least 5.45am until 7.10am.
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Friday, July 28, 2006

28th July

Garden Warbler: 1 in area 29 feeding in brambles and elder berries, close to drinking hole.
Reed Warbler: 1 in same area.
Blackcap: 6 birds also in area 29. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, July 27, 2006

27th July

Blackcap: 3 feeding on blackberries in area 29.
Yellow-legged Gull: juvenile on post on the lake 1.20pm.
The lake is now being filled from our newly sunk bore hole.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

25th July

Little Grebe: A 2nd pair have hatched what appears to be only 1 youngster, on the edge of the lake by The Holme. They( the family) can be seen from Longbridge looking SW or from the bank opposite The Holme. The other 2 youngsters in area 9 appear to be doing well.
Common Tern: 1 or 2 birds are present most days.

Friday, July 21, 2006

21st July

A fairly quiet day, the weather again not good for man nor beast.
Kestrel: The young on Primrose Hill are progressing well in area 36.
Little Grebe: the young are becoming a little more adventurous, area 9 & 10.
Reed Warbler: A pair still feeding young in the long reed bed in area 26.
Common Tern: 2 present. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, July 20, 2006

20th July

Little Grebe: still 2 young by York Bridge, area 9.
Common Tern: 2 birds again on the main lake.
Reed Bunting: The adults can be seen collecting food from the wild flower patch alongside areas 24 and 26, then flying back into the wetland area 25.
Last night the moth trap was set in area 25 and was very successful. Moths of note were 72 Tree Lichen Beauties, 2 Poplar Hawkmoths and 1 Elephant Hawkmoth.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

19th July

Little Grebe: A pair with 2 young by the island, area 9.
Common Tern: 1 bird present for most of the day. Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

18th July

Common Tern: 1 again fishing over the lake.
Grey Wagtail: 1 on banks of area 6.
Tree Lichen Beauty: 31 were trapped in area 1, the previous night they were trapped in area 29.
Kestrel: The three young show very well in area 36.

Monday, July 17, 2006

17th July

Lapwing: 1 flew NE at 9.20am.
Common Tern: 1 present throughout the morning.
Reed Bunting: 2 juvenlies seen in area 25.
Kesrtel: The three young on Primrose Hill have now fledged.
Tree Lichen Beauty: 32 were caught in the moth trap overnight.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

13th July

Green Sanpiper: 1 flew east at 5.55am. At one point it looked as if it was going to come down, in the end it carried on.
Common Tern: 2 birds were present from 6.00am until early afternoon, when the lake became to busy.
Reed Bunting: still present in area 25.
Kestrel: The young are looking eager, maybe they'll fledge in the morning.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

12th July

Reed Bunting: parents still taking food to presumed young, though no sightings as yet.
Kestrel: The young on Primrose Hill should fledge any day.
Marbled White Butterfly: The second park record was seen on an orange Budliea in Queen Mary's, area 14.
Purlpe Hairstreak:1 on the canal 100 yards wesy of the Zoo, area 33 was only my 2nd sighting in 29 years.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

11th July

Kestrel: The young on Primrose Hill still haven't fledged, where as the young in area 25 are very strong on the wing.
Common Tern: 1 adult is seen almost daily over the lake.
Reed Bunting: The pair in the wetland, area 25 have possibly lost thier young as the nest has been robbed. The adults are still present in the area, it could be that the young had fledged before the nest was taken.
Sparrowhawk: 1 juvenile male was seen in Queen Mary's.

Friday, July 07, 2006

7th July

Common Sandpiper: present for its 3rd day this bird tends to favour the far beach on the island
nearest the bridge in area 26. It can also be seen from the viewing platform,
sometimes feeding under the shrubs and trees on the island.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

6th July

Crossbill: 1 female type calling from pine in cricket pen, area 24 at 1.55pm.
It then flew off NW.
Common Tern: 1 over the lake at 8.30pm.
Reed Bunting: The nest was quickly checked and had 4 young in, area 25.
Grey wagtail: 1 was by the cascade in area 1.
Mystery caterpillar around 2" long. It isn't in any of my wildlife books, does anyone recorgnise it.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

5th July

Common Sanpiper: 1 dropped down in area 5 during heavy shower.
Yellow legged Gull: 1st winter on post on the lake 8.30am.

Monday, July 03, 2006

3rd July

Reed Bunting: For the last 2 years breeding was thought to have happened. This year breeding has been confirmed at one of the sites, in area 25. The other pair were present in area 2 but breeding hasn't been confirmed yet.
Herring Gull: 1 youngster that should have been still at it's nest site was found wandering around the Inner Circle,area 13. It origin is a mystery as there are none nesting in the park. This bird was not able to fly.
Blac-headed Gull: 26 birds present on the lake, these birds are arriving at least 2 weeks earlier than they did ten years ago.