Above: Two of the four fledgling Treecreepers, seen in a pine tree along the lakeside bank.
Another hot day, with a strong NE breeze to start the month June off. A steady trickle of bird species were added throughout the day, 13 species on the way in to work, 7 added on the way back, and a further 24 this afternoon. Mostly species that I would expect to pick up, but it was good to find a HOBBY, and one of the PEREGRINES flying over migrant alley this afternoon. A walk over to the scrub around the lake produced some species that can be difficult to find when you want them, LONG TAILED TIT, COAL TIT, TREECREEPER, (of which I found 4 fledged young, see photo above) and TURTLE DOVE. I failed to hear or see a Cuckoo though, they will become more and more elusive as this month goes on.
The last of the 44 species added to the list today were two MEDITTERANEAN GULLS, they were in front of my house again this evening, nice addition to June - and I forgot to mention yesterday that this species is the 89th to be recorded from my house, I wonder if I will get to 100!!