Friday, July 04, 2008
Took a walk down to the lake on the way home from work (after nearly mowing down a Little Owl on the road near Sustead!) Being mid summer, nothing was expected but, that doesn't stop you still looking hard! The Lake was dominated by Mallard with about 40 present, and amongst them were Tufties 5 and a single duck Mandarin. Around the edges, a pair of Oystercatcher soon scooted off, but an adult Grey wagtail with a juvenile was surely proof of successful breeding not to far away. A migrant Greenshank could be heard moving west high up in the sky somewhere. Dragonflies were represented by a dozen or so Black-tailed Skimmers.