Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Tuesday 12 January

The Great Northern Diver was still present today, yesterdays Red-crested Pochard apparently flew off late morning, I had a good search this afternoon but to no avail.

There were still in the region on 80 Pochard with an increase of Gadwall which were into double figures – just. Interestingly there were two Wigeon on the small pool which were feeding on the grassy bank, a bit of a throwback to when we used to had a good number wintering. If nothing else it is an increase on last years high of one!

I had a search for Snipe but only turned up one Common Snipe I did however put up a flock of eleven Meadow Pipit.

When I was about as far away from the car as I could get, the sky darkened and I got absolutely drenched.

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