Sunday, 29 July 2012

Ingrebourne Valley - Sparrowhawk

I got over to the Valley later than normal yesterday, about 10.15 and was supprised to see that it was extremely quiet; one other car in the car park, only a couple of dog walkers around the play area.

Not only that, there was little or no sound all the way to the viewing areas where a small group of about 10 Black Headed Gulls broke the silence. Reed Warbler and Reed Bunting also to be seen along with two singing Cettis Warbler.

On to the Top paddock via the Berwick Glades; Willow Warbler, Linnet and a lot of Greenwoodpecker, it was about now when Shaun tweeted to advise on a patch MEGA at the Hacton Lane end, he had just heard a COAL TIT singing. With no.1 son in tow i decided i would make a casual walk back.

Going over the iron bridge an abliging Sparrowhawk flew over head and in the area for a good few minutes before heading off towards the viewing areas.

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I ended up though over at Tit Lake with not much else to show for it, Mixed Tits (not Coal), Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Canada & Greylag Geese, Coot, Moorhen, Blackbird, Song Thrush.

I did manage to add two to the Butterfly list; Ringlet and Gatekeeper.

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