Monday, April 16, 2007

Monday 16th April

A quick hour before work today between 6.30 and 7.30.

I parked at the Water Works entrance off of the A228 and immediately had a Nightingale in full song by the entrance to the compound. A second Nightingale was singing close to the scrape. A walk through the west scrub which held 2 Willow Warbler and a Cettis and on to the path to Brook House. A Whitethroat sang from the top of the path here and at the bottom by the Brook House entrance a third Nightingale was singing.

Back up and across the open area (east scrub) a second Whitethroat was singing as well as another Willow Warbler and 2 Mistle Thrush.

I crossed the railway and immediately had a Sedge Warbler in song at the south end of Abbey Mead lake. As time was short I walked along the path next to the railway towards Brooklands Lake. I added 3 Blackcap and two Cettis along here.

As I walked through the tunnel to Brooklands car park another Whitethroat burst into song and then another in the same area of scrub. Four Whitethroat in total. A fourth Cettis also called here.

Along the Millstream back to the water works there was almost wall to wall Blackcap song.


At 6:23 pm, Blogger Ken said...

Hello Steve.I was also at the lakes today between about 11am-2.30 and I had a good day. started off with a singing Nightingale off the path before you get to the East Scrub.I don't normally count species, but among the 39 species I saw they included the folowing:
Willow Warbler,Chiffchaff,Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker,long Tailed Tit,Sparrowhawk,Cetti's Warbler,Great Crested Grebe(1 pr on Streamside,aka Sewage Works Pit, with 2 little humbugs hitching a ride on the back of one of the parents, while the other one fed them)Whitethroat,Kingfisher.
Red Admiral,Painted Lady,large White,Peacock,Speckled Wood,Orange Tip,and as I was just going through the tunnel to Brooklands car park i managed to see a male Brimstone. cant wait to go again. Glad it's my local patch. Might see yo down there one day. Ken of Halling

At 6:57 pm, Blogger Steve said...

Hope so Ken. Looks like you had a good day too! Alway interested to hear what you see. Cheers Steve


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