MONDAY 21 FEBRUARY
Another very dull and dreary day with continuing SE winds and light drizzle. Temperatures remained low too.
I spent the day locally again today, still working on increasing my Buckinghamshire Year List. It was a productive day for waders.....
WILSTONE RESERVOIR, TRING (HERTS)
Was banking with the weather as it was to be in with a chance of the Water Pipit but a work party was trimming the hedgerow on the East Bank and creating too much noise; likewise no sign of the female Goosander.
Great Crested Grebes had well increased, with 19 birds present, with two adult drake Common Goldeneyes in place, along with 3 Mute Swans, and 2 Goldcrests and 4 Long-tailed Tits in the Poplar plantation
BROUGHTON TROUT POOLS (BUCKS)
Further evidence of Great Crested Grebe movement was my first ever record on the Trout Lakes - an adult in breeding plumage gracing the smaller lake with the islands. There were also 16 Wigeon present, along with a drake Gadwall and 10 Common Teal, a pair of Canada Geese and a Grey Heron but still no Jack Snipe.