Saturday, 29 January 2011

Saturday 29th January

Captain Daylate and myself took ourselves round the Reservoir starting at 9am before the sailing starts. The Smew was reported yesterday (S Cawthray). There were around 20 Goosander spread around, with 130 Porchard, 11 Shoveler, 34 Wigeon and the Smew was still present although it had gone when we checked later.

Interesting birds today were 50 Redwing/Fieldfare, 2 Nuthatch, good numbers of the commoner Tits and Finches and a bit of a rarity today in the form of 3 Yellowhammer on Bixhill Lane a species that I didn’t see on site last year. Another first for me today (for Shustoke) was a Grey Lag that flew over.

I’ve spoken to my therapist and I’ve to stop moaning about dogs!

WJE reported 68 Goosander late on per J Harris

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