Tuesday, May 6, 2014


Don't worry!  For those who enjoy a walk or run in anything other than a gym, there will be fewer 'midges' then recent days as I swallowed around half of the London population during my walk round the Waterworks NR this afternoon.  God I'm stuffed.

The populations could be reduced further by the arrival of Common Swift over the last few days, with at least 80 wheeling around over the reserve.

Common Whitethroat - Waterworks NR

At least three Common Whitethroat were displaying including this showy individual.  Two Common Tern flew through, as did a lone Swallow and four House Martin.  Four Reed Warbler were audible from the reedbed, and the resident Little Grebe and Common Pochard were on the water.

Plenty of Butterflies were on the wing in the warm conditions with Holly Blue, Orange-Tip, Small White, Peacock, and Small Tortoiseshell observed today.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Jonathan. Good to see you yesterday. Here are the promised links: