Saturday, 3 April 2010

Caldecotte Lake

A trip to Caldecotte Lake this afternoon to check out what summer migrants may have arrived. Mallard (not a summer migrant but one of the regular crew)

Most of the winter ducks seemed to have gone, as other than Mallards and a few Tufteds, just one female Goldeneye was present.

Several Chiffchaffs were singing around the lakes and probably 50 Swallows and slightly less Sand Martins fed over it.
On the dam a flock of Wagtails consisted of 13 Pieds and a very dapper male Yellow. The photo below is not the best, but as usual if you click on it, it comes up better.( and just look at all the flies that they are feeding on)

Several Great crested Grebes were around, most of which had paired up.

Mute Swans and Coots were already on nests in several spots around the lake.

This Australian Black Swan has been travelling around Milton Keynes quite a bit just recently.
I have noted it at Gayhurst Quarry and Sherington in the last month or so.


  1. I took a wander there this morning Rob. Saw a few Willow Warblers too.

  2. Very nice set of bird photos for this post. I had never seen the yellow one before today.