Wildlife Report June 2016June was an exciting month with families of Swans and Cygnets on the Lough. We’ve also seen Grebe, Nuthatch, Woodpeckers and more. Here’re some highlights from June’s wildlife report.
- Two pairs of Swans have been seen looking after the new additions to their families.
- One pair has three Cygnets and the other a much larger family of 7 Cygnets.
- We later saw that adult swans were out together without their cygnets which normally suggests that they are confident about the Cygnet independence.
- We’ve spotted 4 pairs of Grebe. That’s slightly fewer than we had this time last year. We think this may because we’ve cut back a lot of weed growth recently. So we may see more Grebe appearing as it regrows.
- We’ve had reports of Reed Bunting in the area. So far we’ve only spotted a male, but we’re hopeful of seeing a female soon.
- There are approximately 4 (possibly more) Woodpecker nests with baby Woodpeckers calling loudly for food while their busy parents fuss around them.
- We’ve seen some Nuthatch inspecting holes in the woodland area so we suspect they’re house-hunting for an imminent new brood.
- We’ve heard some Spotted Flycatchers singing around the woodland area. We’ve not seen them yet, but we know they’re out there. Hopefully, we’ll catch sight of them soon.