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Tuesday, 11 May 2010

11/5/10: River Cray / Thames Road Wetland

Another river clean-up bash today.

4 Chiffchaffs heard along By-way 105. A male Blackcap later seen by the Willow Carr here, and a Wren on the north bank of the river.

The crucifer Barbarea sp. (above) in flower here (and another by Footpath 106)

2 Caper Spurge (Euphorbia lathyris) in flower on the river bank by Footpath 106

Thames Road Wetland (TRW) looking north

TRW site species noted today included:

A pair of Dunnock
2 Coot and 2 young
Good (and first) views of Reed (or Sedge) Warbler here, amongst the Reedmace. Have got a sound recording which I need to run past an expert for a definitive ID .....
Harlequin Ladybird
Water Figwort

Lots of Slender Thistle
Bird's-foot Trefoil in flower
The poppy Papaver rhoeas (white sap)
Buck's-horn Plantain
Geranium rotundifolium

On the Sewer Embankment:

Lilac in flower
Common Stork's-bill

and this Greater Celandine in flower .......

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