Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Langfield and Gaddings this morning

A good walk this morning despite the rain at Gaddings, with a few different birds seen:

Little Owl - ruined barn at Cross Lane, Mankinholes
Little Grebe - 2 at Lee Dam and 1 at Longfield Dam later in the morning
Swallow - 6 or so feeding over Lee Dam
Grasshopper Warbler - 1 reeling in the patch of juncus, bracken and rosebay willow herb at Croft Carr. None at Horse Wood which is where they were last year and a few weeks ago, but Croft Carr is only about 400 yards away so one could have moved down.
Reed Bunting - 3
Twite - 2 at Langfield (not ringed)
Raven - 2 over Langfield
usual good numbers of Skylark and Mipit around Gaddings
Swift - about 14 feeding over the water along with a few Swallows
Ringed Plover - 1 on the shore at Gaddings

The House Martins are nearly finished building their nest on the gable end of our house. This was a complete re-build as the previous nest fell down over the winter in 2009 and they didn't build here in 2010 or 2011 so it's good to have them back again. They're very late in nest building but not too late to breed I hope.

1 comment:

DJSutcliffe said...

Nice shots Jeff and good news on the House Martins - at last! These last 2 years they seem to have been very late starting to build but they seem to keep going then till the end of September at least. Think IF the weather improves then they will do ok but who knows!!!!
Well done with the Twite as well - I have managed only one at Fly Flatts in the last few weeks.