Thursday, 29 May 2008

29th May 2008

10 "Commic" Terns counted at the lakes during the early afternoon today.
M.P. Griffiths

Thursday, 8 May 2008

8th May 2008

No terns seen at Engine Pool or Windmill Pool during early afternoon up to c. 4:20pm, but a number of Mallard and Canada Goose broods noted.
M.P. Griffiths

Wednesday, 7 May 2008

7th May 2008

Nil of note between 4:15pm and 5:00pm approx at the lakes today.

Tuesday, 6 May 2008

6th May 2008

10 Black Terns reported at the lakes today on BirdGuides (per S. Seal, Warwickshire Birding).

Monday, 5 May 2008

5th May 2008

An hour's worth of scanning from the causeway between the Windmill Pool and Engine Pool, between 7:00am and 8:00am, produced 3 Common Terns and a Grey Wagtail. Nothing else of particular note.

No sign of any lingering Black Terns following yesterday's influx.

Sunday, 4 May 2008

4th May 2008

Black Tern reported at the lakes today on BirdGuides (per S. Seal, Warwickshire Birding).

Thursday, 1 May 2008

1st May 2008

Two Arctic/Common Terns were at Windmill Pool again today. Unfortunately, I hadn't brought my scope with me and was only able to watch them for a little over 5 minutes, so I couldn't ID them properly. They were still there at c. 4:45pm, when I left.
Besides the terns, not a great deal of waterbirds present, though a 4th Mute Swan has appeared at the lakes and there was a Mallard pair with 3 ducklings on Terry's Pool. There was no sign of the male Shoveler. I saw 3 Reed Buntings around Terry's Pool and Engine Pool, and a 4th bird was seen by the couple who regular watch the lakes. Also, saw my 1st Earlswood Green Woodpecker near Terry's Pool, and my 1st Swift of the year over Clowes Wood.
M.P. Griffiths