Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Tuesday 14th May 2013

Weather :- Started of sunny, but turned to rain.

Reservoir :- Quiet today. 11 lesser-blacked backed gulls, 4 herring gulls, house martins, swallows and 1 swift, 2 coot nests. 2 great crested grebes - one sitting on a nest and a few mallards and coots. Also 2 common terns.

Canal :- few mallards. one family group with 5 ducklings.

Cute or what?

Woods :- blackbirds, robins, blue tits and great tits all seen with insects in beaks. Male blackcap, bullfinch, chiffchaff and willow warbler heard.

Flowers :- dandelions, herb Robert, wood-forget-me knot, buttercups, lily of the valley and nettles all flowering. And lots and lots and lots of bluebells.


Laurel flowers


  1. AWWWW There's the ducklings, haven't seen them since there was 12 of them, where about's was they, the last time I saw them, they was at the steps bit of the canal

  2. Back of the reservoir. Also just added the 2 common terns to the blog, that were also on the reservoir.

  3. you did, two terns, flip, i couldn't go out today, had stuff on, awww ducklings still with us woo hooooo