Monday, December 20, 2010

Monday 20th December

My walk this morning around a snowy Mote Park was in lovely sunshine. I love how the snow 'sticks' to the trunks and branches, however this makes life difficult for the birds and today they were very quiet.

4 Goldcrest were heard, a few Long-tailed Tits were noted, 3 Great Spotted Woodpeckers were seen, a Green Woodpecker was seen being chased by a female Sparrowhawk, a Redpoll was heard, at least 12 Siskin were noted, 2 Jay were seen, 7 Cormorant flew east, 2 female Pheasants were flushed, 3 Snipe flew over the Old Burning Yard as I passed, a Grey Wagtail was seen on the edge of the Inlet, and a few Redwing were noted.

View of Lake from the Inlet
(Mote House can be seen at the back of the photo)

The Old Pond held 1 Snipe and 3 Moorhen. Waterfowl of particular note on the Lake were 12 Tufted Duck, 7 Pochard, 2 Little Grebe, and 6 Mute Swan.


Warren Baker said...

Oh for some ducks, Oh for some unfrozen water !

Greenie said...

Simon ,
I'm amazed too how much open water at Mote Park compared to other lakes .
I shall be down for the Jack when things dry out a bit .

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