Saturday, 16 April 2011

Heartwood Transect

Doing my transect today quite sunny to start but clouds picking up later but still plenty to see with 15 Orange-tipped seen over the walk along with Peacoks, Brimstones, Large and Small Whites and 1 Small Tortoiseshell. But the hightlight of the today was seening a stunning Garden Warbler a first for me around Punders Wood along with the usual Blackcaps and Chiff-Chaffs.

In the Afternoon  headed for Tyttenhanger and Broads Lakes where around the edge of the pits was a few Willow Warblers, Chiff-Chaffs, Blackcaps and a Pair of Common Whitethroats my first of the year. In Garden Wood was a Nuthatch called and a pair of GS Woodpeckers briefly around a tree maybe looking for a nest site. On the main lake were quite a few Lapwings, Lesser-backed Gulls Great Crested Grebe including one of nest, a Little Ringed Plover feeding and up to 5 Common terns were flying between the main lake and Willow Farm Lake.

At Colony Broads Lakes found that the Great Crested Grebe had left there nest but were out in the middle of the lake woth the young ones on the mothers back while been feed regulary by the male so looks like there in good hands.

Young been fed

Mother with young on her back

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