A red admiral was present at Fairlight Place Farm in the field opposite the country park visitor centre.
Archive for May 5th, 2005
There are now many Lapwing and Ringed Plover chicks on view, especially from the Wader Pool hide. At the Parkes hide there are also many Black-headed Gull chicks very close.
Also on the Quarry an immature Little Gull.
The barrage of birdsong pouring from Friars Cliff is amazing.
If you walk along the RM Canal from the Bridge Inn, there is a raucous chorus from the Rooks & Jackdaws gliding down over your head from the treetops to feed on the level, while from the canalside reeds comes the buzz of Reed & Sedge Warblers and the jingle of Reed Buntings. Further along, the woodland echoes with Wrens and the pulse of Stock Doves ,while a Green Woodpecker yaffles and Great Spotted drums. Sweeter song comes from Robins & Blackcaps hidden in the ivy and, halfway along, you can hear the clattering bills of young Herons in 8 nests now half-hidden by emerging leaves.