Thursday, 18 August 2011

Lower Tamar Lake

A walk at Lower Tamar Lake today revealed:-
2 Common Sandpipers.
10 Mute Swans
9+Great Crested Grebes plus 4 stripey half grown young
3 Little Grebes
34 Coot    4 Moorhen
1 female Bullfinch, 2 Blackcaps and several Willow/Chiffs calling
20+ Swallows
Of interest:  The contractors have today completed the establishment of a wetland area in front of the hide on the Lower Lake with scrapes and shallow lagoons plus areas of wet mud - hopefully more waders will be attracted this year than the past few rather poor years.
Also, the paths and access on the eastern side have just been upgraded so birders may use this side of the lake without the need to wear total mud protection!
[from Harvey Kendall]