Friday, November 23, 2007

Friday 23rd November

It was cold and sunny during my walk this morning. The water levels have risen very high, so several changes were made to my route.

Flooded Weir

A Coal Tit was singing from a Yew along Laurel Walk, 3 Treecreepers were noted, 2 Nuthatch were seen, a party of Long-tailed Tits were seen passing through some Willows, a Mistle Thrush sang from the top of a Lime tree, 2 Pied Wagtails flew over, some Siskin could be heard from the wet woodland along the Len, 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers were seen, 1 Jay was heard, 12 Redwing and 11 Fieldfare were seen, a Green Woodpecker was heard, a Meadow Pipit called as it flew south of the fields, and 2 Goldcrest were seen.

Present on the Lake were at least 4 Mute Swans, 26 Canada Geese, 8 Shoveler, 3 Tufted Duck, 6 Pochard, 1 Little Grebe, and the countless Mallards, Coots and Moorhens. The gull flock on the Lake consisted of at least 23 Common Gulls, even more Black-headed Gulls, and 2 Herring Gulls. In addition to this, 2 Grey Herons were seen, a Grey Wagtail fed along the River Len, and a Cormorant sat on the island next to the Weir.

Black-headed Gull

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