Thursday, 4 June 2009

Welton Water

All pics below (c) 2009 Maurice Gordon unless stated otherwise
Sedge Warbler
Blackcap (c) 2009 Michael Flowers
Juvenile Blue Tit
Tree Sparrow Juveniles
Roe Deer (Buck)
Mute Swans
Our only visit to this location this year was a disappointment compared with other years, probably not helped by the very cold winds & overcast weather. However, we still had some quality views of certain species. We had brief views of a Kingfisher in the morning, and it was heard in the same location in the afternoon. We also saw a distant Marsh Harrier in the morning, but in the afternoon we had amazing views of a Whitethroat (unfortunately, no camera present!) feeding a recently-fledged bird, and a very confiding Blackcap. There were good views of Sedge Warblers, Reed Warblers & Reed Buntings. We had intimate encounters with a Yellowhammer and a Roe Deer, which was unaware of our presence for some time. On the foreshore were a few Lapwings, an Oystercatcher, Shelduck and Mute Swans. Whilst on the sailing pit was a Great Crested Grebe, Little Grebe, Tufted Duck and Pochard. Both sessions had a fly-past Great Crested Grebe, which is something you don't see every day.

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