Friday, November 16, 2007

Friday 16th November

It was a gorgeous, frosty and sunny morning today. A lovely day to be out.

3 Goldcrests called along Laurel Walk, 3 Coal Tits were heard calling, several parties of Long-tailed Tits were seen, 6 Jays were seen, 12 Redwing were seen, 6 Treecreeper were seen, a Green Woodpecker was seen clinging to and Alder, lots of Siskin could be heard in the wet woodland along the River Len, and several more birds were seen flying over, a Bullfinch called from the a Hawthorn, a few Pied Wagtails were noted, and a Stock Dove was heard calling from an Ash.

Present on the Lake were at least 7 Mute Swans, 134 Canada Geese, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Shoveler, 5 Tufted Duck, a pair of Pochard, a pair of Teal - which have remained since Wednesday - and the countless Mallards, Coots and Moorhens. The gull flock on the Lake consisted of at least 18 Common Gulls, even more Black-headed Gulls, and 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull. In addition to this, 2 Grey Herons were seen.

Alder leaf, and male fruits

Also of note were several Rabbits, a shoal of Chub in the River Len, and some parts of the River Len had iced over.

View across to Mote House from rough grassland

1 comment:

Steve said...

still no Siskin around my way..stop hogging them all Simon

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