Lockdown Diary: Sunday 16.8.20

 When I arrived at Deeping Lakes LWT this morning, a juvenile Mediterranean Gull was on the central ‘rock island’, found a short while earlier by my friend Will. It didn’t stay long, though, and departed east at 7.35am.Juvenile Mediterranean Gull,...

 

When I arrived at Deeping Lakes LWT this morning, a juvenile Mediterranean Gull was on the central ‘rock island’, found a short while earlier by my friend Will. It didn’t stay long, though, and departed east at 7.35am.


Juvenile Mediterranean Gull, Deeping Lakes LWT, Lincolnshire, 15.8.20


Other highlights here included a Greenshank, Water Rail and Cetti’s Warbler singing. When I got home, a Red Kite (with a heavily moulted tail) was flying low so over the houses opposite, it was almost touching the chimneys of my neighbours!

 



Redd Kite (with chimney pots!), from our garden, Peterborough, 16.8.20 

A Grey Squirrel was helping itself to plums in our garden!

 

Grey Squirrel eating a plum, our garden, Peterborough, 16.8.20