Yellow-legged Gull adult Blackcap Singing Sand Martin 20 also; Small Red-eyed Damselfly 6 Common Blue Damselfly lots Emperor female ovipositing.
A nice surprise on a rare summer visit to the lake were three Common Sandpiper on the east side of the island. Mute Swan 82 Lesser B/B Gull 40 one ringed G+X a regular here. Also: Banded Demoiselle 2 Emperor 8 Common Blue Damselfly lots and Black-tailed Skimmer 3 and Holly Blue Butterfly.
A coot has built a nest on floating expanded-polystyrene in the bay
And a Raven has a nest in the gantry of a crane.
Small Garden Warbler 2 Blackcap 3 Willow Warbler 3 Chiffchaff 3 Tree Pipit 1 Orange T Peacock Speckled Wood Large and White.
Wheatear a male on the ramparts.
There were several Sand Martins collecting nesting material. Lesser Black-backed Gull with a deformed beak. White Wagtail 2 Blackcap 1 Willow Warbler 1 The Shelduck surprisingly remains here although it can fly.
Sand Martin 10 House Martin 2 Swallow 3 White Wagtail 2 Willow Warbler 2 Blackcap 1 Greenfinch 3
and Chiffchaff 4 Morgan Jones Park.
Nuthatch collecting mud. Mother and baby doing well.
Three Willow Warblers singing.
Brief view of a Wheatear on rocks near barrage.
Scaup 1 Tufted Duck 230+ Little Grebe 12 Lapwing 42 Goosander 2 Redwing 6 Fieldfare 40 lots of usual gull, One very strange looking bird view from across the bay, probably a lucistic Lesser B/B Gull. A lot of vegetation has recently been cut down which is a pity as it was good for migrants.
Mediterranean Gull 1 but no GND
Herring Gull The Knap Lake
Iceland Gull. I am sure all members of the GBC would join me in wishing John Wilson a very happy 70th Birthday. Sadly he missed the Iceland gull by one minute.
Comments on ID please
Mixed flock in stubble field Yellowhammer circa 30 Reed Bunting 25 Linnet 40 also Meadow Pipit 4 Chaffinch 6 at Portabello Island one adult Mediterranean Gull and a Curlew.
In a stubble field Southerndown: Yellowhammer 16 (sixteen) Reed Bunting 25 Linnet 54 Chaffinch 6. On the coastal path Chough 5. Ogmore est. Goldeneye 17 with males displaying Goosander 1 Mediterranean Gull 2 ads. Red Kite 1 Watermill: Grey Heron 6 Little Egret 1 Teal 10 Peregrine caught a pigeon.
Goosander 17 highest number we have recorded there.
Goosander 8 six females and two males the Red-breasted Goose has taken up residence along with the Shelduck
A couple of pics of the RBG amazing how breast colour changes with the light-nice bird.
Red-breasted Goose 1 Shelduck 1 Goosander 6 (3&3) Yellow-legged Gull 1 Kingfisher 2