16/07/13 An adult Common Tern was seen in Area 4 flying E
following the Emm Brook at 21:10 by Paul Bright Thomas.
14/07/13 In Area 8, Old Forest Road during
the Balsam pulling a male Whitethroatwas
calling from the hedgerow . Singing male Chiffchaff
were also heard in the riverside bushes.
13/07/13 A really good day today with a
report of the Kingfisher seen in Area 4
downstream of Kingfisher Bridge. A solitary Grey
Wagtail was seen upstream of Kingfisher Bridge . Singing male
Blackcap & Chiffchaff were still belting
out their song and a family party of Green
Woodpecker , 2 adults and 2 juvenilles were on the grass near the
Acorn Centre. In my Area 5 garden this morning a Wood Pigeon appeared on the bird table with the
remains of an egg shell still stuck to it. I can only imagine that it was
coming to gather food for recently fledged young.
10/07/13 Over Area 4 today at 08:15 an
adult female Kestrel with some moult
circling and hovering to the SW was seen by Paul Bright Thomas. Also in
Area 4 a pair of Grey Wagtail and a
solitary Moorhen were seen on the Emm. ad
f. Large-looking female . Over Area 4 today a House
Martin flew E and a Swallow flew N
both seen by Paul Bright Thomas.
06/07/13 A very warm and sunny day produced
at total of 25 species of Birds seen. Highlights were in Area 5 a
juvenille Green Woodpecker , the Coal Tit was making its now daily visits to the
garden feeders. In Area 4 , singing male Blackcap
& Chiffchaff were heard near Ripplestream Bridge and Paul
Bright Thomas had 3 Linnet heading NW over
03/07/13 At 0530 this morning a Common
Tern was seen heading S over Area 5. A Grey
Heron was showing an unhealthy interest in rear garden ponds.
Swift numbers are still low and peaked today
at 4. House Sparrows and Starlings both
seem to have had a good breeding season so far with plenty of juvenilles
seen and heard.
01/07/13 In Area 5 to the rear of Morrisons, a family
party of Blackcap were feeding young by
the Emm. Other Wildlife
Reptiles & Amphibians
28/07/13 With the warm weather continuing
around Brookside in Area 5 Pipistrelle Bats
Pipistrellus pipistrellus can be seen most nights . .