Saturday, 14 August 2010

Willen in the Wet

A walk around Willen North Lake this afternoon, didn't show up the hoped for influx of waders that might have been brought down by the torrential rain. In fact the only wader I saw on the whole lake was a Green Sandpiper that sat on the spit.
Birds that might have come down in the deluge though were a group of 3 Spotted Flycatchers in the hedge near to the bridge between the two lakes. They were mixing with 2 young Cettis Warblers that were possibly reared on site.
On the lake itself 2 Little Egrets patrolled the edge of the island, 2 Little Grebes, a lone Teal, a pair of Gadwall and a handful of Tufties mingled amongst the vast numbers of Coots and a few Mallards. Several Common Terns were present and Black-headed Gull numbers are building up.

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