Monday, 7 November 2011

Fireworks or a damp squib

Damp squib I’m afraid. Paid two trips at the weekend and saw very little. A few Fieldfare and a couple of Siskin were the only birds of note. The Kingfisher is now more regular, especially on the river behind the small pool, but the mild weather has contributed to it being rather flat at the moment. Wildfowl numbers are still static with 12 Pochard and 100+ Tufted but little else, to be fair it is probably better during the week but I am unable to get across apart from weekends at the moment.

I visited the new RSPB reserve at Middleton late on Sunday and saw one possibly two Short-eared Owl and five Little Egret. But despite requests for birders not to walk on the bund there is always one! I don’t think it is selfishness just a complete lack of fieldcraft!

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