Tuesday, 14 February 2012

College RED-CRESTED POCHARDS relocate to Startop's

College Lake c 09.30 -10.15 No sign of Little Gull or the pair of RCP's and it took some time to find a single male Mandarin Duck lurking in the bushes alongside the large lake, mostly unfrozen now.A Kingfisher flew across the frozen marsh.

Marsworth & Startop's c 10.30 No sign of a Bittern on a stll frozen Marsworth but the area of open water on Startops had increased from yesterday and the redhead SMEW was still showing together with, presumably, the pair of RED-CRESTED POCHARDS from College.

Wilstone c11.00 The DARK-BELLIED BRENT still in the usual field near Cemetery Corner with the large flock of Canadian and Greylag Geese plus one white goose. Flock of around 25 linnets near jetty but no sign of Water Pipit. 1 drake Common Goldeneye on the open water but no sign of any Smew

Francis Buckle

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