Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Breeding success.

On the 11th June 2 young House martins were seen in the artificial nest. Swifts have also been inspecting the area and it has made me want to put in boxes for them. The only problem is that it does involve knocking through the gable end of the house which requires some careful consideration first! A single Green Sandpiper was found by DW on 8/7 on the mud at the top end of the reservoir. Other breeding success included a brood of Tufted ducks, an infrequent breeder on the res. Also 3 Kestrel pullus were rung on the 1st July. D.W. also found Red Eyed Damselflies at the fishing ponds in the Bagworth heath area. There were also good numbers of Ringlet and Small heath. Finally, Common Terns have been visiting the reservoir and on carnival day just as I was helping to put away tables, a Peregrine flew over.

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