Friday, December 18, 2009

Friday 18th December

I didn't get out into the Park until 9.30am this morning having not reached my bed till the early hours of the morning after getting caught in the blizzard-like conditions on Bluebell Hill last night.

What a wonderful winter landscape greeted me. A good 4 1/2 inches of snow covered the ground and I almost expected to bump into Rudolph and his fellow Reindeer round any corner!!

Bird-wise it was understandably quite quiet, however a few nice birds were seen. A good passage of Redwing with single numbers of Fieldfare passed through, at least 7 Skylark and 1 Meadow Pipit were noted, and a flock of 5 Teal flew down to the Lake.

Blue Tit

On the Lake itself were 16 Pochard, 15 Tufted Duck, 2 Mute Swan, and at least 76 Black-headed Gulls and 18 Common Gulls.

2 Black-headed Gulls


Warren Baker said...

Quite an event for December, Simon. Fun though!

Adam said...

Fantastic Blur Tit picture - colours so strong it almost doesn't look real!


Adam said...

Sorry Simon , that should have been Blue Tit! Adam

Greenie said...

Simon ,
Really like the 'syncronised ice standing' , put on by the BHGs .

Next Event - TBA