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Sometimes the picture doesn't have to be perfect; it's the captured moment that counts. - me

Wednesday, 27 April 2011


Another day.

A quick walk round the lake this morning, and the biggest thing I noticed, was that someone has gone to the trouble of putting some of yesterdays rubbish into a few bags.

 It's good to know that some people care.

I've e-mailed the Parks Trust this morning, with some pictures, to make them aware, but heard nothing from the local press. I did get an email last night, but it was blank.
Maybe that was their statement.

I had a quick look at where the Blue Tit is nesting, but no sign, other than him calling from the tree, next to the lifebelt.
Plenty of Reed Warblers calling too.

At the north lake, I found one of the Oystercatchers, with some Canada and Greylag Geese, and the Common Gull continues to survive on the Cormorant island.

Work later


Full list of today's sightings

Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)
Greylag Goose [sp] (Anser anser)
Greater Canada Goose [sp] (Branta canadensis)
Mallard [sp] (Anas platyrhynchos)
Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula)
Great Crested Grebe [sp] (Podiceps cristatus)
Great Cormorant [sp] (Phalacrocorax carbo)
Common Moorhen [sp] (Gallinula chloropus)
Common Coot [sp] (Fulica atra)
Eurasian Oystercatcher [sp] (Haematopus ostralegus)
Common Gull (Larus canus canus)
Lesser Black-backed Gull [sp] (Larus fuscus)
Common Tern [sp] (Sterna hirundo)
Common Wood Pigeon [sp] (Columba palumbus)
Barn Swallow [sp] (Hirundo rustica)
Pied Wagtail (Motacilla alba yarrellii)
British Dunnock (Prunella modularis occidentalis)
British Robin (Erithacus rubecula melophilus)
Common Blackbird [sp] (Turdus merula)
British Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos clarkei)
Eurasian Reed Warbler [sp] (Acrocephalus scirpaceus)
British Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus obscurus)
British Great Tit (Parus major newtoni)
Eurasian Magpie [sp] (Pica pica)
Carrion Crow [sp] (Corvus corone)
Common Starling [sp] (Sturnus vulgaris)
House Sparrow [sp] (Passer domesticus)
European Greenfinch [sp] (Carduelis chloris)
European Goldfinch [sp] (Carduelis carduelis)
Reed Bunting [sp] (Emberiza schoeniclus)

Total species  30


  1. Got the video today it's good to see folk clearing up. It looks like a new bird table. What Muppets.

  2. Cheers Adrian. Restores the faith in human nature a little.

  3. HI Keith...nice that there are people who care!!
    Makes you wonder if they have any brains at all!!
    Here if it is reported to the local police vandalism in an area such as this would get patroled regularly!!
    You still sound a little out of sorts...hope everything is okay...Happy Hugs : }

  4. I missed yesterday's post Keith and just scrolled down to it without looking at this one first. My mouth literally dropped open, I was truly appalled! It makes me so sad that anyone can behave like that. How can they sit there enjoying the surroundings and then deface the place like that. I do hope your photos get into the paper although I very much doubt the culprits have enough intelligence to read!

    That sort of behaviour reinforces my belief that we humans are aliens on this beautiful planet as we are the only species here which seem hell bent on destroying it!!

  5. Your be pleased to know the bit where the feeders are is all cleaned up went round the lake this afternoon, two guy's in a van was picking all the crap up :)

  6. Thanks grammie. The police round here seldom seem bothered. I've only ever seen one copper round here in 3 years; and he was wandering around with a local councillor, on a pr exercise.

    You're right Jan. We are the only species that destroys this planet.

    That's great news Zeph. Sounds like they were from the Parks Trust. Might get litter bins next.