Saturday, 28 June 2014
Wednesday, 25 June 2014
Thursday, 12 June 2014
I have noticed hundreds of fish in parts of the river Ingrebourne the last few weeks; Gudgen, Minnow, and Chub up to around 2 lb in clear water. I know the state of the river goes up and down and still really needs some management but it's nice to see the fish in good condition.
Wednesday, 11 June 2014
What a dust bowl, No Lakes No rivers not many insects, donc! not many birds. Very spectacular, had a great time but no wildlife. Had a car and drove round looking at nothing, saw most at the golf course, but apparently at it's best in the migrating season. What I did see I had to fight hard for. Other than Spanish Sparrows Berthelots Pipit was the most numerous bird I saw, with Cattle Egret and Southern Grey shrikes following. I did see a number of Barbary Partidges near and around the Golf course at Teguise, even here there were no water bunkers, only the water from spraying the plants, lovely place though, and they allowed me to go where I wanted. What a shock it was to find they have vineyards here and how hard they must work to keep them growing, nice wine as well.
List of birds seen;......Southern grey shrike, Pied Flycatcher, Whimbrel, Spanish Sparrow, Trumpeter Finch, Berthelots Pipit, Kestrel, Cattle Egret, Yellow-Legged Gull, Swift, Swallow, House Martin, Ruddy Shielduck, Barbary Partridge, Turtle dove, Collared dove, Linnet.