Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Breeding Birds

TUESDAY 20 JULY

Another very hot day with temperatures reaching 84 degrees F in the early afternoon. No sign of any rain but wind picked up late afternoon and thick cloud cover then moved in. I managed 67 species today, with SPOTTED FLYCATCHERS finally recorded in my immediate area for this year........

DEEP MILL POND (BUCKS) (SP 907 995)

A female Tufted Duck with 5 small young was a nice record, with an additional adult female in tow, with 5 Coots (3 young) and 8 Moorhens (4 young).

WILSTONE RESERVOIR, TRING (HERTS)
(Evening visit)

Great Crested Grebes (10 including 1 juvenile)
Continental Cormorants (15)
Grey Herons (3)
Mute Swans (57, mostly moulting birds but including an adult tending just 1 cygnet)
Greylag Geese (29)
Atlantic Canada Geese (57)
Mallard (female with 3 ducklings)
Gadwall (9)
Common Teal (3)
Tufted Duck (44)
NORTHERN POCHARD (27)
Coot (487+, the rafting now taking place)
Lapwing (16)
Common Sandpiper (1)
Common Terns (73)

Common Swifts (16)
European barn Swallow (1)
Sand Martin (2)
House Martins (2)
Grey Wagtails (2)
Common Starlings (18)

Nearby in Tring, 6 House Sparrows were present in gardens just before the roundabout in Tringford Road.

DOWN FARM AND ALDBURY VILLAGES

HOUSE MARTINS (small breeding colony in village consisting of 3 active nests)
House Sparrows (usual colony in village in hedgerow of 'Hill View' garden)
Linnets (9)
Yellowhammer (5)
CORN BUNTING (jangling male on wires)

NEW GROUND, HEMP LANE (HERTS) (SP 952 107)

Another small colony of breeding House Sparrows, in gardens just west of the A4146 in Hemp Lane

1 comment:

楊儀卉 said...

一個人的快樂,不是因為他擁有的多,而是他計較的少。..................................................