Sunday, 19 December 2010

Sunday 19th December

I fancied a trip over to the Reservoir so Captain Daylate and I had a walk around. The lake was pretty much frozen over, with just two small areas of open water. The temperature on arrival at 2pm was -3°C and it felt like it – it was however a beautiful day.

At first glance there were a lot of big gulls on the ice with 5 Gt Black-backed and around 80 Herring, 100 LBB Gulls, 40 Common and 200+ Black-headed.

The undoubted highlight was a Woodcock (131) which was the first good bird I have had with the good Captain this year, its only taken 51 weeks!

There were around 30 Fieldfare, 20 Redwing, 40 Siskin and Kingfisher.

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