Wood Warbler

Wood Warbler
Seeswood Pool 2008

Wednesday, 21 May 2008

21st May 2008

Very quiet on the pool again with 3 Common Buzzard,2 Common Tern,50 + Swift,6+ Orange-tip Butterfly,3 Green-veined White & 2 Common Carpet (Moths) also a report of a Little Tern? (which would be the 1st record since 1983) but as last year the record is dodgy to say the least! with yet another anonymous sighting! (Last year it was a Juv Common Tern) I spent all afternoon at the pool & the only birds were Common!!!!!


Tuesday, 20 May 2008

20th May 2008

Looks like i jumped the gun a little yesterday? with a 1st for the pool today!!
a suberb Red Kite circling over the backend fields & over towards Tower Farm before drifting off towards Grove Farm also seen 2 Common Buzzard,2 Common Tern,100+ Swift,House Martins & Swallow (Taking the Bird list for the pool upto 179 Species)


Monday, 19 May 2008

May 19th 2008

The last week on the pool has been very quiet,with most summer visitors & passage migrants now on their breeding grounds,so my attention will probably shift to the Butterflies & Damselflies & Dragonflies (When they emerge!!) The only bird of note today was the pools 1st Common Tern of the year (very late this year)


Friday, 9 May 2008

May 9th 2008

A quick walk with the dog tonight after work produced a long wanted bird to my Seeswood list in the form of Oystercatcher,the 1st record since 1991 although a record was claimed Autumn 2004 of a flyover

(Dave Hutton)

Thursday, 8 May 2008

8th May 2008

It's been very quiet on the pool for the past few days & it appears Seeswoods purple patch has ended with only 1 Common Sandpiper,Lesser Whitethroat,2 Blackcap,3 Reed Warbler,2 Little Owl & a pair of Gadwall (Uncommon on the pool) being the only birds of note over the last 2 days!! Butterflies inc Green-veined White,Orange Tip,Large White,Small Tortoiseshell & Speckled Wood.

It's also 20 Years today since Seeswoods finest bird was found by Mr John Liggins!!

'Caspian Tern'

Monday, 5 May 2008

5th May 2008

11 Tufted Duck, 1 Cormorant, several Reed Bunting, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Reed Warbler, 3 Swift, 10+ House Martin, 2 Swallow, male Kestrel, 3 Common Buzzard, Green Woodpecker, 1 Common Sandpiper.

Orange Tip and Peacock butterflies.

Alan Ramsell

Sunday, 4 May 2008

4th May 2008

1 Blackcap,2 Reed Warbler,3 Swallow, 2 Common Sandpiper & 1 Little owl being the only birds of note on the pool early morning also 2 Bank Voles seen


Saturday, 3 May 2008

3rd May 2008

Fairly quiet. Grey Wagtail on the dam, Kestrel and Reed Bunting. Several Swifts. Reed Warbler, Chiffchaff and Gt Spotted Woodpecker heard.

Colin Green.