Friday, 20 April 2012

Doe a Deer

20th April - an early morning visit and a welcome sunny morning after the wet weather of late.  The lake was clouded in mist initially, but lifted to reveal 2 Common Sandpipers on the end of the spit and 6 Common Terns.  There never seem to be large numbers of these first thing on the lake and many are fishing along the river at this time.

A walk around the pit found no new warblers in - it's getting quite late now and I've only had 1 Sedge briefly and no Reeds or Whitethroats yet!  Hopefully it won't be too long before they are all flooding in.

In the field on the northern side, 3 doe Roe Deer were feeding and seemed little concerned with me.  I have seen a few of these recently and up to 2 velvety antlered bucks.  they have even been in the reeds at the base of the spit.

A single Swallow over the lake was the only hirundine noted - what a difference the weather makes to the numbers of these birds seen.

Forgot to say that there was a fledgling Song Thrush on the path in the SE corner.

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