Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Drake GOOSANDER still


Another heavy frost and again covering all of the trees, verges and landscape - incredibly wintry and seasonal. Again, attempted to locate Waxwing flocks locally but failed once more in my quest.


Both Marsworth and Tringford Reservoirs were COMPLETELY frozen over with only limited open water on both Wilstone and Startop's End. The remaining drake GOOSANDER was the highlight.....no sign of the Scaup

Little Grebe (5 still on Wilstone)
Great Crested Grebe (16 on Wilstone and just 1 on Startop's)
LITTLE EGRET (1 adult on Wilstone)
Mute Swan (36 on Wilstone and 4 on Startop's)
Gadwall (9 on Startop's and 3 on Wilstone)
NORTHERN PINTAIL (2 drakes and a female on Wilstone)
Shoveler (13 on Startop's and 25 on Wilstone)
Eurasian Wigeon (5 on Startop's and just 105 on Wilstone)
Common Teal (11 on Startop's and just 35 on Wilstone)
Northern Pochard (25 on Startop's and 32 on Wilstone)
Tufted Duck (19 on Startop's and 57 on Wilstone)
COMMON GOLDENEYE (2 females on Wilstone and 2 adult drakes on Startop's)
GOOSANDER (adult drake still present)
Coot (117 on Startop's and just 403 on Wilstone)
WATER PIPIT still present by the Wilstone jetty
Pied Wagtail (1 male on Startop's)
Song Thrush (2 at Startop's)
Redwing (16 by Tringford)
Mistle Thrush (2 over Tringford)
Fieldfare (1 over Tringford)

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