Tuesday, 7 April 2009

7th April 2009

Once again, passerines were about the only notable birds present at the lakes during the afternoon. At Terry's Pool, heard 2 Willow Warblers (along the northernmost side), 2 Chiffchaffs and a Coal Tit, and saw 4 Swallows overhead. There was a third Chiffchaff singing from the southern side of Windmill Pool. Met Jim Winsper (who did an interesting talk about bird populations last month which I attended) who was with another birder and a boy, and whilst with him he pointed out a House Martin over Engine/Terry's Pools. I also saw 1 Kestrel, 8 Linnets and 15 Stock Doves away from the lakes. Visited the sewage treatment works, but there was very little there and nothing of note.
There was no sign of the Wren in-between Engine Pool and Terry's Pool - if anyone passes that spot please keep a look out (it was making sounds of distress when I found it dangling yesterday).
M.P. Griffiths


B90 said...

rude people ? what were they doing ?

Matthew Griffiths said...

Just people who don't say thanks, nod head, etc when I stand to one side to let them pass around the lakes. On one occasion I rubbed my leg against something thorny as I let 2 people pass, and they just ignored me (weren't even talking to each other).