Saturday, 24 December 2011

Christmas Eve

Broke up from work yesterday so today was the first time I have had time to get over – it was that or shopping! It seemed quiet, wildfowl numbers this winter have been extremely disappointing so far. There were around 150 Pochard and at least I had a couple of Goosander fly over, the first since September. There were two pairs of Raven fighting it out over the right to reside at Shustoke, I don’t know who won but they were very noisy about it. I had a Green Woodpecker and Nuthatch near the small pool.

There were a lot of winter thrushes with 400 Fieldfare/Redwing in the area. I also had two flocks of Redpoll number around 30 birds the first of the year.

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