Friday, 24 June 2016

So Soon But Patch Tick 88: Reed Warbler!

Date: 23/08/2016
Location: Patch - Boathouse Loop
Weather: Grey Cloud but Warm
Other Species: 
Yellowhammer, Whitethroat, Skylark, Buzzard, Swift, House Martin, Reed Warbler, Jay, Sedge Warbler, Green Woodpecker, Stock Dove, Blackcap, Sparrowhawk, Bullfinch. 37 Species Today
Butterflies:
Large Skipper, Small White, Small Tortoiseshell, Meadow Browns, Marbled White

Observation: 
Headed out through Bath Mill as usual and had the Grey Wagtail fly from the brook and almost hit me in the face! 
So close but he soon took up his usual branch calling his warning call! I left them to it and carried on up over on to top fields Yellowhammers, Whitethroats also Buzzard present, a few butterflies about lots of Meadow Browns along Byway. 


Thought I'd check out Sedge Warbler again after Robert (@rojobus) the other patch birder thought he had seen a Reed Warbler in the same place! I couldn't believe it another tick surely not. Carried on along in to Village today and plenty of Barn Swallows, House Martin and Swift about. Down over field towards Globe and a single Stock Dove flew from field in to trees. Not much past the Globe Pub and across Railway, a single Grey Heron sat on the riverside with House Martins diving for water. 


Soon past the Cycle Track bridge and I Saw.... Tick 88!


Amazing stuff the reeds are in two sections of around 4 meters long only so a Reed Warblers and Sedge Warblers!


Took me a while to get picture as the 3 I saw wouldn't come clear of reeds, but happy with these shots, plus on Patch!


Sedge Warblers still about but more hidden today this the best I could do.


Thought tick number 87 was gonna be tricky as 13 more to 100 but less than 24 hours!
Me thinks the next ones be harder now? 
I wonder what will be next....?  WATCH THIS SPACE.

Anyway after continuing along the path by Boathouse smiling to myself a Juvenile Blackcap popped up.


Following along River Avon over Cycle track and A4 a pause to look at at Carswood tunnel, They don't make them like that anymore !


Carrying on up to Seven Acre more Yellowhammers about including a few Juveniles down on to Dog Track and a appearance of a Marbled White, stunning Butterfly this a Male saw 1 other a female, hope for more soon.


Round on to Sunny Bank and Large Skipper loving the new wildflower meadow at least 10+  fluttering about with Meadow Browns also, cross the road and home! 
What a great walk!


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