Saturday, January 05, 2008

Saturday 5th January

The sky was almost cloudless this morning, and the temperature was quite mild for this time of year.

A Goldcrest called from a Yew, a Nuthatch was heard calling, 1 Stock Dove sat in an Oak, 4 Green Woodpecker was seen, 1 Redwing and 1 Fieldfare flew east, 3 Jay were seen, a party of Long-tailed Tits fed in he Willows along the edge of the Lake, a Bullfinch called from a patch of Brambles by the footbridge, and a flock of Siskin fed the wet woodland along the River Len.

Birds present on the Lake were at least 2 Mute Swans, 22 Canada Geese, 4 Tufties, 12 Pochard 1 Little Grebe, and the countless Mallards, Coots and Moorhens. The gull flock on the Lake consisted of at least 14 Common Gulls, and even more Black-headed Gulls. In the Black-headed Gull flock on the top playing field were 5 Common Gulls and the adult winter-plumaged Mediterranean Gull. Also, in addition to these birds, 3 Grey Heron were seen along the River Len, and a Water Rail called from the large reedbed by the Weir.

1 comment:

Steve said...

Had a really good look amongst the BHGs today for a Med Gull....not a chance!

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