13.06.12. Birdlog

13.06.12. Birdlog.

The entire breeding colony of Black-headed Gulls on No 6 tank abandoned their nests for the whole period I was birding there (2.1/2 hrs). The cause of this is directed at a Fox  looking for food. It remains to be seen if the gulls return to their nests?

5 Avocet, 42 Mute Swan, 12 Pochard (one female), 25 Tufted Duck, 10 Teal and 9 Shoveler. Marsh Harrier (male) flew over heading west and a Cuckoo was watched from its usual hiding place.

A Lesser Whitethroat sang from a Hawthorn hedge (left hand side of the approach road, leading to the dirt track ramp to No 6 tank).

Grey Heron close to nest site on No 6 tank.

Upper: Looking south from the north side of No 6 tank.

Lower: Looking south-west from the same position.

Images by WSM