Sunday, 10 May 2009

10th May 2009

Did my WeBS counts at the lakes during the morning. The Mute Swan was still present at Terry's Pool, and 2 Common Terns and 1 Common Sandpiper were seen at Windmill Pool. With the counts finished, I passed Engine Pool again and was pleased to see a Common Whitethroat singing in trees near the path to the Malthouse Lane car park (my first away from the usual site); I also heard either a Sedge Warbler or a Reed Warbler singing from one of the reed islands. After Terry's Pool, I then walked through the SSSI, and heard 4 Chiffchaffs in or near Big Clowes Wood. I noted 5 Speckled Wood butterflies in various places.
M.P. Griffiths

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