Monday, 20 July 2015

Stanwell GP - 18 July 2015

Another morning with a bit too much wind so we avoided the more open areas and stuck to the sheltered reedbed ride with just one net out on the lake bed that continues to expand as water is drawn from the lake. At this rate there will be virtually no freshwater mussels or fish left. Three Little Egrets and a Grey Heron have been there on the last three times we've visited, taking advantage of the shallow pools and stranded shellfish.

 Grey Wagtail juvenile

We only got 21 birds, but that said, they were of  10 species, including our first Sedge Warbler and Whitethroat of the year, and a juvenile Grey Wagtail.

Totals: 21

Great Spotted Woodpecker - 1
Grey Wagtail - 1
Wren - 1
Dunnock -  1
Sedge Warbler - 2
Reed Warbler - 5
Whitethroat - 2
Garden Warbler - 1
Chiffchaff - 4
Blue Tit - 3