Saturday, 1 January 2011

Dave Bilcock's New Years Day

Monument Drive: Early morning a flock of ca.130 Redpolls where feeding in the tops of the trees by the clearing if you follow the path past the pond. Unfortunately the light was particularly poor this morning and the birds very flighty so unable to see well enough to confirm if any Mealies were present. Whilst watching these I heard a Lesser-spot calling from the trees near the pond.

Wilstone: 3 drake Goosanders

College Lake: Fewer gulls roosting here this afternoon but a GBB gull flew off as I arrived, which had been resting on the tern island

Marsworth: A single Bittern appeared to be roosting not in reeds but in the hedge behind the reed bed opposite the hide. When I first saw it I thought it might have been the Barn Owl.

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