Tuesday, 14 April 2009

14th April 2009

During the morning, B90 had a Common Whitethroat just by the small pumping station(?) next to the Spring Brook to the south of Windmill Pool (SP112734), singing in one of the shrubs with white blossom, along with 5 Long-tailed Tits; also, several Nuthatches in New Fallings Coppice and the west end of Terry's Pool, and several groups of Swallows and House Martins over Engine Pool and Windmill Pool, with a Swallow perched on telegraph cables by the Wood Lane car park.
During the early afternoon, I managed to relocate the Common Whitethroat at the same area and it was still there at c. 2:35 pm when I left, but there was little of note at the lakes. I did meet a couple who said they read this blog - nice to meet you both.
M.P. Griffiths

P.S. A Red-rumped Swallow was reported at Upper Bittell Reservoir today, but there was no sign of it when I was there during the late afternoon. Still, might be worth checking Earlswood Lakes tomorrow as one was seen there for two days in 2004!

1 comment:

midlands birder said...

i know this isnt about the blog but have you checked out googe street it shows the lakes.but all i could see was a black head