Sunday, 27 November 2011

Sunday 27th November

Managed a walk around today with a brisk breeze (oops)  blowing from the south west. It was relatively quiet with not many passerines to be seen, but maybe it was the wind keeping them low. There were however a lot of winter thrushes to be seen in the hedgerows around the railway line. A party of over 20+ Rook flew over (not regular this year). Much to my surprise the Red-crested Pochard were still on the small pool sleeping amongst the raft of Tufted and Common Pochard. There large size making them instantly recognisable even when the were tucked up asleep.

I paid a trip to Coleshill Quarry in the afternoon and I’m afraid that it has past it sell by date, it is now completely overgrown and there was not one area of water, surprisingly I saw a single Snipe and a Green Sandpiper, but compared to previous years that is very poor.

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