Friday, 22 February 2008

February 22nd.

South west wind 4/5 , overcast but mild, 13-30 to 14-45.
The resent cold snap has braught a few more Wigeon back onto the reservoir with 82 feeding around the main pool . Other wildfowl numbers are down with just 18 Pochard, 30 Tufted Duck,
45 Coot, 33 Mallard, 5 Moorhen, 2 Greylag, 3 G C Grebe and 4 Little Grebe. A steady stroll around i saw very little, 3 Siskin and 2 Lesser Redpoll were still feeding low down along the northern bank, also 4 Coal Tits and 3 Goldcrest and 7 L T Tits. Kingfisher again by the waterfall and Green Woodpecker feeding on the short grass at the back of the small pool, 2 Gt S Woodpeckers by the fishing cottage and a Mistle Thrush on the lawn. Along Bixhill Lane 144 Lapwing , 2 R L Partridge, 2 Song Thrush and a Linnet. By the Horse Paddocks a Tree Sparrow and 12 Chaffinch but no sign of any Redwing.
(S Seal).

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