Monday, 14 January 2013

Sunday 13th January

It was BTO wildfowl count day the counts were as follows:

2 Gt Northern Diver
5 Mute Swan
24 Canada Geese
21 Wigeon
128 Pochard
5 Gadwall
54 Mallard
109 Tufted Duck
10 Goosander
99 Coot
4 Moorhen
2 Grey Heron
23 Little Grebe
25 Great Crested Grebe
6 Cormorant

The Captain also heard a Chiffchaff calling but on the whole it was rather quiet.

The setaside field on Moat House Lane was good with 200 Chaffinch, 2 Brambling (at least) 40 Yellowhammer, 40 Fieldfare, 30 Redwing, 3 Mistle Thrush, 1 Song Thrush, 30 Blackbird plus Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Starling, Gt Spotted Woodpecker, Kestrel, Buzzard, Pheasant and Red-legged Partridge. The year before last there were good numbers of Tree Sparrow, Linnet and Reed Bunting in with them. There is time yet of course it is certainly cold enough today.

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