Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Bury Lake

Today's sport involved going sailing at Bury Lake, obviously I had a look out for birds.  Despite the rain over 45+ Mute Swans were on Bury Lake alone (c.10 of which were on the surrounding bank), I had two sightings of 2 Ring-necked Parakeets fly over the lake (with occasional other individuals heard), in addition 1 Sparrowhawk flew over, 1 Green Woodpecker was calling on the S-E bank, a maximum count of 2 Grey Herons and several Great Crested Grebes were on the lake (although there were far fewer than I would have expected), 12s of Coot were also on the South-Eastern side of the lake.  The highlight were 4 Red-crested Pochard (3♂,1♀) the males were calling and displaying and I was able to get great views from the water in the boat.

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