Tuesday, 23 September 2008

23rd September 2008

2 Little Gulls -Both young birds, one of them in pretty much full juv plumage the other one in more advanced moult into 1st winter plumage. I saw them briefly in gullroost around 6pm before they flew off between chimneys and scrapyard corner.
Grey Wagtail - Sewage works.
Green Sandpiper - in flight near Marston corner of Stewartby Lake.
Hobby - near railway line.
2 Shovelers and some Teal on Pillinge.
One of two immature Little Gulls.

Monday, 22 September 2008

22nd September 2008

A few more hours spent near the visitors centre looking for raptors..
Robin - Boardwalk
Black-headed Gull - Stewartby Lake

Sunday, 21 September 2008

21st September 2008

A few hours, mainly spent around the visitors centre looking for raptors.
A few Buzzards
Pied Wagtail - visitors centre

Saturday, 20 September 2008

20th September 2008

Stock Dove - Long Meadow - I finally managed to get a photo of one of these! They are surprisingly hard to get anywhere near.
Southern Hawker - a fairly obliging one in the Sensory Garden today.
Stock Dove - Long Meadow - my 118th bird species photographed on the country park.

Southern Hawker - Sensory Garden near Visitors Centre.
A flock of ducks avoiding the shooting in Rookery today..Black-headed Gull - Pillinge.


Friday, 19 September 2008

19th September 2008

Spent most of my visit around the Sensory Garden area photographing insects.
Small White - Sensory Garden near Visitors Centre.
Silver Y Moth - Sensory Garden near Visitors Centre.
Fungi sp. - near gullwatch.
Male Ruddy Darter - Sensory Garden near Visitors Centre.
Female Common Darter - Sensory Garden near Visitors Centre.
Kingfisher carving - Sensory Garden near Visitors Centre.
Female Common Darter - Sensory Garden near Visitors Centre.

Thursday, 18 September 2008

18 September 2008

Grey Wagtail at Sewage works
3 Buzzards
31 Darter sp. dragonflies on bridge leading to wetlands
Buzzard flying over Visitors Centre.
Emerald Damselfly - Sensory Garden near Visitors Centre.
Comma - Sensory Garden near Visitors Centre.

Wednesday, 17 September 2008

17th September 2008

Jay, Common Gull and Kingfisher - Stewartby Lake
Low flying hot-air balloon over the gull roost in the evening.

Greylag Geese - near the Pillinge Two more photos of the Grey Heron, taken near the cafe
Rose Bay Willowherb

Tuesday, 16 September 2008

16th September 2008

Kingfisher at Gullwatch (Kingfishers are being very conspicuous at present. Regularly seen from the Gullwatch, the bank of Stewartby Lake nearest to Visitors Centre and around the Pillinge)
2 Pintail - in the middle of the Pillinge.
Another OSPREY! (see around 4pm over Stewartby Lake, and seen again by others over Rookery about an hour later)
Second Osprey in 3 days! This one was over Stwatby Lake

Very dodgy photo of two distant female-type Pintail on the Pillinge.
Grey Heron - This bird is spending a lot of time feeding in the pond in front of the cafe.

Monday, 15 September 2008

15th September 2008

Jay, Hobby, Kestrel and Green Sandpiper - all near Visitors Centre
Common Sandpiper - Stewartby Lake.
Southern Hawker - Near Pillinge
Small Tortoiseshell - Sensory Garden, near Vistors Centre.

Sunday, 14 September 2008

14th September 2008

7.10am -5pm
Common Gull and Long-tailed Tits - Gullwatch
Grey Wagtail - Sewage Works
2 Stonechats and 1 Whinchat - Between Wetlands 9 and 3
OSPREY!, 4+ Buzzards and Jay -all from in front of cafe

Osprey -seen from infront of cafe at about 1pm

Osprey being mobbed by a Common Buzzard

Brimstone - near the Pillinge

Migrant Hawker - near Bramble Wood.