Friday, 29 January 2010

29th Jan

A kingfisher was present briefly along the stream between the two pools, this represents the first record of the species on site this year. A single Linnet flew over the western end heading north. Goosander were down to just one female on the main pool.
L Johnson...

27th Jan

A single Lesser Redpoll joined the mixed finch flock at the eastern end of the site. 3 Goosander were on the main pool whilst Pochard had increased to 64 spread over both pools.
L Johnson...

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

26th Jan

A pair of Goosander were present on the main pool. The mixed flock of Siskin and Goldfinch were mobile around the streamline, numbering around 60 birds.
L Johnson...

Friday, 22 January 2010

22nd Jan

10 Goosander (including 4 drakes) were present on the main pool this morning. 3 Mistle Thrush at the eastern end of the site was notable. The Siskin/Goldfinch flock appears to have decreased in size with 15+ Siskin and 20+ Goldfinch this morning.
L Johnson...

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

19th Jan

4 Goosander were present early morning. 3 Teal flew west over the main pool with a group of 20+ Wigeon.
L Johnson...

Later in the day a Willow tit was recorded along with Treecreeper and Nuthatch.
P Forbes...

Monday, 18 January 2010

18th Jan

A single female Goosander was present on the small section of unfrozen water on the main pool. A mixed flock of 30+ Siskin and 15+ Goldfinch were along the river. 3 Skylark flew south during the morning.
L Johnson...

17th Jan

22 Goosander roosted this evening.
G Rowling...

Friday, 15 January 2010

15th Jan

A Green Sandpiper was flushed from the sewage treament works late morning. Otherwise the site was again quiet.
L Johnson...

Thursday, 14 January 2010

13th Jan

3 Goldcrest were the first recorded at the site for some time, and is a reasonable count given the length of the current cold spell. 15 Common Gull were around the only remaining ice free section of the main pool. Otherwise the site was again quiet.
L Johnson...

Monday, 11 January 2010

11th Jan

Although temperatures have increased in the last couple of days, both pools remain almost entirely frozen over. As a result the site remains very quiet. 20+ Wigeon are still on the main pool with 5 Pochard, 2 Tufted Duck, 2 Little grebe and a single GC grebe.
L Johnson...

Sunday, 10 January 2010

10th Jan

5 drake and a female Goosander were present this afternoon.
G Rowling...

Friday, 8 January 2010

8th Jan

Both pools were almost completly frozen over this afternoon, and as a result, the pools were quiet. A snipe flew south from the sewage works late afternoon. 3 Teal, including 1 drake, were along the river. Otherwise the only notable observation was the high numbers of Siskin along the river, although actual numbers were dificult to estimate.
L Johnson...

Tuesday, 5 January 2010

5th Jan

3 Snipe were present this morning, with 2 birds seen flying into the sewage treatment works and a third flushed from the river at the eastern end. The site was otherwise quiet, with only small areas of open water left unfrozen on both pools. Other species noted include Green Woodpecker, 21 RL Partridge and 10+ Lapwing.
L Johnson...

3rd Jan

2 GBB Gulls were present during the morning, with a single male Shovler and a Nuthatch also noted.
P Forbes...

Friday, 1 January 2010

1st Jan 2010

A good start to the year with 1 Goosander on the main pool. A female Goldeneye was on the small pool, along with 2 Teal. There were good numbers of larger Gulls on site with 20+ Herring and 15+ LBB gull. The Marsh tit was seen again along the stream between both pools. Other species noted included Grey Wagtail, Siskin, Common Gull. There was no sign of any Ruddy Duck today.
K Wimbush, L Johnson...