Saturday, 1 August 2009

1st August 2009

A late afternoon visit to the lakes was one of my best for a while. Although there were only 4 or 5 Common Terns present, after a while I was watching 60+ Swifts and 50+ Swallows flying over the area. Windmill Pool was rather productive, with 2 Common Sandpipers (didn't see a single one last month!) and a Kingfisher seen, plus a Green Woodpecker and a Common Pheasant heard nearby; one of the sandpipers was last seen wandering under the sailing club's gates, which I thought was a little odd. There still seemed to be just 1 Mute Swan at Engine Pool. It was starting to get dark when I finally got round to giving Terry's Pool a look, and all I noted were 14 Rabbits in two adjacent fields :-/
M.P. Griffiths

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