Wednesday, 3 December 2008

December 3rd

After last nights temperature the south east end of the main pool was still frozen over this morning. Again the cold weather had improved duck numbers, with 5 Ruddy Duck (1 drake, 4 duck) on the main pool. Wigeon had increased to 17 on the small pool along with a female Teal, however no Gadwall were present. The 3 Greylag Geese have returned to the main pool, in with the Canada Goose flock. At around 11 o'clock a sizable group of Gulls dropped on to the main pool with at least 13 Herring Gull, 22 LBB Gull and 4 Common Gull. The Siskin flock to the east of the small pool was highly mobile this morning, a minimum of 4 Lesser Redpoll were mixed in with the flock however the true number may have been much higher. A further single Redpoll flew high over the western end of the main pool. Other species noted were 1 Willow Tit, 9 Goldcrest, 2 Nuthatch and a Sparrowhawk.
L Johnson...

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