Monday, 6 December 2010

Sunday 5th December

Managed to get over early (going to watch the Baggies), there was just one car on the car park but the place was packed by the time I left. The Wigeon were put up by a Ned who let his Staffordshire Bull Terrier go tearing into the flock scattering them, this was after the dog had nearly upended a couple of joggers (I will refrain from putting down what I actually think, suffice to say, he looked thick as well).

Unfortunately, this is the problem when the small pool is frozen over as the main pool is very popular no matter what the weather. The south bank is too overgrown for Wigeon to graze so they are left to dodge the human footfall, especially at weekends.

Bird wise, there were more passerines with Nuthatch, Treecreeper and Siskin seen. Wildfowl numbers have dropped again, unfortunately one of the ice free patches in right up against the bank and the birds are easily disturbed.

There was still one lingering Redshank but all the other waders appear to have moved on, but it was a good week last week, lets see what this week holds.

Oh and we won 3-1 and that is probably the biggest surprise of the week.

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