Saturday, 8 October 2011

Linacre - 2nd October 2011

Birdwatching in the afternoon is never the best idea, due to birds' relative inactivity and the desire by many other human beings and their dogs to get out and about to walk off their lunch! Added to this was the fact that today's temperature topped 24 degrees which meant even more people than normal were out. Despite all the negatives however, my hour long walk did manage to include a few nice sightings and a new record for one particular species. More on that later....

The woods were, as expected, pretty quiet, with just a few of the usual suspects seen and heard, namely Great-spotted Woodpecker, Nuthatch, Blue, Great and Long-tailed Tit.

Out on the water things were more interesting with 2 Cormorants present on the lower reservoir, 67 Mallard, 14 Mandarins, 2 Pied Wagtails, 2 Grey Wagtails,15 Tufted Duck, 6 Moorhen, 1 Little Grebe, 9 Coot and an amazing 13 Canada Geese (my highest ever count!!)

13 Canada Geese on the top reservoir

The warm weather meant that there were a few insects around including a "white butterfly" and this bee, which is some kind of carder bee.

Carder Bee

No comments:

Post a Comment