No Spotted Flycatcher

I was again too lazy to wake up as planned so by 4 hours delay I walked to the Blue Lagoon Nature Reserve as the easiest option to do some birding. I hoped to see at least one individual from the Spotted Flycatcher flock which arrived in England yesterday.

The 3.5 km long birding route produced the very same species as the days before. I listened carefully to an unusual bunting song, I had heard a few days ago, but just the normal Common Reed Bunting songs were heard. The whole area was very noisy and full of bird song.

Regarding the butterflies, I saw only two pairs of Orange-Tip and possibly a female Large White, although I mainly looked to the sky.

To get an idea of the whole area here are some images.

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This nice footpath along the northern side of the main pool is a favourite site for European Robins, European Wrens and even Long-tailed Tits. © Gyorgy Szimuly

Scrubs are the place for Common Whitethroats and Common Chiffchaffs. © Gyorgy Szimuly

Scrubs are the place for Common Whitethroats and Common Chiffchaffs. © Gyorgy Szimuly

Blooming Hawthorn bushes edging the reedbed. © Gyorgy Szimuly

Blooming Hawthorn bushes edging the reedbed. © Gyorgy Szimuly

Beautiful Meadow Buttercup field in full bloom. © Gyorgy Szimuly

Beautiful Meadow Buttercup field in full bloom. © Gyorgy Szimuly

Garden Warbler were singing while I was photographing this Meadow Buttercup 'carpet'. © Gyorgy Szimuly

Garden Warbler were singing while I was photographing this Meadow Buttercup ‘carpet’. © Gyorgy Szimuly

Another wider image of the blooming meadow. © Gyorgy Szimuly

Another wide angle image of the blooming meadow. © Gyorgy Szimuly

Small patches of reedbeds edged by Willow and Black Alder trees preferred by Common Reed Buntings and Eurasian Reed Warblers. © Gyorgy Szimuly

Small patches of reedbeds edged by Willow and Black Alder trees preferred by Common Reed Buntings and Eurasian Reed Warblers. © Gyorgy Szimuly

Complete eBird list:

Greylag Goose 1
Canada Goose 2
Mute Swan 2
Red Kite 2
Common Moorhen 1
Herring Gull 12
Lesser Black-backed Gull 35
Stock Dove 1
Common Wood Pigeon 14
Eurasian Collared Dove 1
Common Swift 12
Great Spotted Woodpecker 1
Green Woodpecker 1
Common Magpie 6
Eurasian Jackdaw 26
Rook 18
Carrion Crow 60
Eurasian Skylark 1
Great Tit 7
European Blue Tit 8
Long-tailed Tit 15
Eurasian Wren 11
Goldcrest 1
Willow Warbler 5
Common Chiffchaff 6
Eurasian Reed Warbler 14
European Blackcap 13
Garden Warbler 2
Common Whitethroat 5
European Robin 28
Eurasian Blackbird 13
Song Thrush 3
European Starling 9
Dunnock 6
Common Reed Bunting 5
Common Chaffinch 2
Eurasian Bullfinch 4
European Greenfinch 6
European Goldfinch 17
Common Linnet 10

European Robin is one of the most abundant songbird in the reserve. © Gyorgy Szimuly

The European Robin is one of the most abundant songbird in the reserve. © Gyorgy Szimuly

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