Wednesday, 31 October 2012


Some strong winds moving in from the west but remained dry throughout.


Mike Campbell, Francis Buckle and I had a good look at WILSTONE this morning, finding nothing much of note - certainly nothing new...

A total of 33 European Golden Plovers was commuting between the mud and the bund, whilst the SLAVONIAN GREBE remained along the east shore close to the jetty and the two adult WHOOPER SWANS were announcing their dominance over territory.

Did not do a full count as duck numbers were reasonably depleted on previous visits but 11 Great Crested Grebes present, 3 Little Grebes, 64 Greylag Geese, 301 Teal, just 5 PINTAILS (1 drake) and 174 Pochard; Kingfisher, 2 Grey Wagtails and 5 Pied Wagtails too.

On STARTOP'S END, Tony P and I briefly had the WATER PIPIT fly from the east to the west bank, whilst 2 Meadow Pipits were feeding in the car park bay.

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