Tuesday, 21 April 2009

21st April 2009

Had a pretty good time at Earlswood again during the afternoon. At Windmill Pool, I saw 5 definite Common Terns and 1 Common Sandpiper (over water). At Terry's Pool, the 2 Mute Swans were still present; and along the northernmost side I saw what must've been a Grass Snake (didn't see its upper half though) and possibly heard a distant Cuckoo in the direction of Wood Lane. At the scrubland south of Windmill Pool, saw 1 singing Common Whitethroat. Up to 8 Swallows were counted over the lakes at a time whilst I was there. At c. 6:20 pm, 4 House Martins and 2 Sand Martins arrived, but didn't stay long. Going along Wood Lane on my way home, I saw a Muntjac Deer in a field at the edge of New Fallings Coppice at c. 7:00 pm.
M.P. Griffiths

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