Saturday, 2 February 2008

February 2nd

Wigeon feeding along the northern bank.

With overnight temperatures down to -4 and a light dusting of snow an early start found that the Wigeon had moved of the small pool and were feeding along the northern bank. Numbers totaled 58 which was 9 down on yesterday. Other wildfowl included a male Gadwall new in from the day before, 60 Pochard, 24 Mallard, 9 Little Grebe, 9 G C Grebe, 42 Tufted Duck, 4 Moorhen, 17 Canada Geese, 1 Greylag Goose, 2 Cormorants fishing on the small pool, and a Great Spotted Woodpecker along the stream. A Kingfisher was fishing by the waterfall and around the paddock area 2 Tree Sparrows, 14 Goldfinch, and several Redwing. No sign this morning of any Siskin. (SS)

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