Monday 4th to Sunday 10th June
It's been a very quiet week with very little to report. The regular pre-moult build up of feral geese has reached it's peak with the arrival of several hundred Canada Geese but apart from the usual Greylag hybrids the only other dodgy goose amongst them was a Bar-headed and for one day only. On the subject of feral wildfowl... in case you haven't checked out my blog since my last weekly roundup, check out Thursday's post on the Black Swan fiasco. The dozen Gadwall were still in the flooded meadow but the brood were not seen again and although we have over-summering Tufted Duck and Pochard no young have yet been seen.
|Sandwich Tern from Helen Hide. |
Around twenty were still lingering this week but no Roseates or even a Black so far this year!
|Singing male Reed Bunting on the perimeter fence. Not quite a Bee-eater but nice all the same!|
Unfortunately there has been no further sign of the Spotted Flycatchers or Lesser Whitethroats that were holding terrritory last week but the Rock Pipit was still on its usual 'winter' territory on Bum Point so that speaks volumes!
|Following the female Beautiful Demoiselle from a few posts ago this is a female Banded along the meadow stream. |
I just can't seem to sneak up on the males!