At least 165- Mute Swans today,most mainly just up from the road bridge.Also 1-Common Sandpiper.
1-Juvenile Cuckoo perched,then flying at western end of lake area.9h40
1-Barn Owl flying up the reen at the eastern end of the lake.19h30
2-Chiffchaffs in trees between lake and railway line.Bittern booming from reeds at eastern end of lake.10h00-10h45
21-Little Egrets in the fields across the road from the business park.14h30
Great Grey Shrike showing well in clearance off Cwm Cadlan road.11h00-12-00
jan.23 8-Goosanders 3m,5f along this stretch of the river.11h00-12h45
A flock of 40-50 Siskins in alder trees.09h30-10h00
13-Redshanks on south side of the island.To my knowledge an unusual sighting for this location. 16h00 jan.14th.
Up to 40-Siskins,maybe more,in a mixed fragmented flock also containing Goldfinches.
18-Little Egrets in two fields alongside the business park.8h45-9h30
Snipe numbers at Hendre Lake are up to 30 today.Also 3-Water Rails and a redhead Goosander.15h00-15h30
Snipe numbers building up as winter approaches.13-Snipe on the island this morning,also a flock of 50+ Fieldfares flew over.11h00
The Black Necked Grebe showing well today at Prospect Place area.11h30-12h00
A flock of 100 or more Goldfinches,almost all were juveniles,in the fields at south side of lake.Also there were several juv. Willow Warblers and a Garden Warbler.10h30
Yesterday,july 4th. the Great Crested Grebes eggs finally hatched.At least two juvs. on parents back,could be three.
A family party of at least ten juveniles this evening in the trees alongside the railway line. Sorry,forgot to say Long Tailed Tits.
A pair of Mute Swans have eight cygnets.
1-Barn Owl hunting along the reen at eastern end of the lake.20h10
1-Swift amongst Hirundine today,also 1-(comic) Tern.Too windy for further ID.10H30-11H30