Sunday, 26 July 2015

Harold Park & Park Dam

Sunday 26th July a.m.
The morning started well when as we were setting off a screeching noise above us made me look up to see 15 Swifts high above our house, also two House Martins were flying low over the gardens. When we arrived at Harold Park there was hazy sunshine with a temperature of 10.5°C, we headed straight for the lake.There were Canadas,Mallards,Moorhen,Coot,Mute Swan & Tufted Duck here plus a pair of Great Crested Grebes with three chicks.Above were a few Swifts & a couple of House Martins, we made our way up to the small pond.Here on some Water Lily leaves were five Moorhen chicks with parents close by making for some decent snaps.
     We then headed the short distance down the road to Park Dam where there was another pair of GC Grebes this time with five chicks.Good to see the Little Grebes again with others including Tufted Duck,Coot,Canadas,Mute Swans & Swallows. Also present were a good number of Common Blue Damselflies.
Moorhen chick

Moorhen with chick

GC Grebe

GC Grebe with three chicks

GC Grebe with five chicks

Swallow Juv

Common Blue Damselfly

Harold Park

Harold Park pond 26/7/15

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