Sunday, 16 December 2012

Sunday 16th December

Haven’t had the time recently but I managed to get over today to carry out my Wildfowl count for the BTO. There was as usual a lot of activity with what looked like a full blown race taking place at the sailing club. This resulted in both the Gt Northern Divers being penned in down the east end. One of them took off flew around a little and decided to land again.

There were good numbers of wildfowl on the small pool but apart from the Gt Northern it was quite quiet although I found three ***** Duck amongst the raft of Gt Crested Grebe. There was a Nuthatch calling and a good number of mixed finches around the Paddocks but on the whole it was quiet.

Wildfowl numbers:

 2 Great Northern Diver
20 Little Grebe
42 Great Crested Grebe
 2 Great Cormorant
 1 Grey Heron
 1 Mute Swan
 3 Canada Geese
11 Wigeon
 2 Gadwall
28 Mallard
68 Pochard
140 Tufted Duck
 3 ***** Duck
 4 Moorhen
108 Coot

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