Sunday, January 30, 2011

Sunday 30th January

Today was brighter than yesterday and ever-so-slightly warmer, and it was wonderful to see the Sun for the latter part of my visit.

5 Goldcrests were noted, 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers were heard - 1 of which was drumming in an Oak on Jenner's Bank - a Treecreeper was heard, 4 Green Woodpeckers were seen, 3 Nuthatch were heard, a few Redwing were seen, a Jay was heard, a Coal Tit was heard singing, Goldfinch were noted, and at least 14 Siskin were seen along the Len.

Of particular note on the Lake was a single male Teal, 3 Great Crested Grebes, 33 Pochard, 9 Tufted Duck, around 140 Black-headed Gulls, at least 18 Common Gulls, 5 Herring Gulls, 1 Grey Heron, and a Cormorant was perched on the island next to the Weir bridge. It is interesting to see the local Coots and Moorhens getting very territorial.

1 comment:

Warren Baker said...

Simon, I wish I had something on my patch lakes to get territorial !!

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