Bird Survey - 26'th Sept 2009

We surveyed the area as in quarters 1and 2. That is taking in birds seen or heard up to the top of the surrounding banks and to the stepping stones at the northern end.

Birds flying over were not included, unless clearly using the area.

Weather conditions:

Still, cloudy, temperature 15 degrees centigrade when

we started at 8am (ended 9.15am)

Birds present in alphabetical order:

Blackbird

Blackcap

Chaffinch

Crow, Carrion

Dunnock

Goldfinch

Greenfinch

Gull Black-headed

Heron, Grey

Kingfisher

Magpie

Mallard

Moorhen

Robin

Thrush, Song

Tit, Blue

Tit, Great

Tit, Long-tailed

Willowchiff (Could not be positively identified as a Chiffchaff or Willow Warbler)

Woodpecker, Green

Woodpigeon

Wren

Comments:

It was good to see a Kingfisher flying in from the river and using the channel past the stepping stones, continuing

towards the lake.

Today’s visit once again showed the value of the bushy area to the west of the lake where there were good

numbers of common species. It seems that some Willow could be invading the area which might be an issue to

consider if the habitat is to be maintained.