Tuesday, 3 January 2017

AWOL - Guilty as Charged

My life has been very busy recently with my youngest son moving out of the family home three days before Xmas day. He got his own house but decided it needed a rewire, plastered top to bottom, redecorated and carpeted, new doors etc, etc., Guess who ended up doing most of the work.

I managed a couple of trips out, seeing Dusky Thrush in Derbyshire and a Blue Rock Thrush in Gloucestershire. Pre the New Year I spent two afternoons searching for Waxwings at Hams Hall without success.

Made my first visit to Shustoke Reservoir in nearly two months and it was quiet, very quiet. In fact for the first time ever I failed to see Great Crested Grebe!

Wildfowl wise c.80 Pochard, 5 Wigeon, c.60 Tufted Duck, 16 Canada Geese, 2 Mute Swan and c.12 Little Grebe.

Met a really helpful employee of Severn Trent today who was interested in what I was looking at if he gets in touch I may be able to get access to the pool on Watery Lane, which would be nice as I don’t think it gets covered at all at the moment.

Lastly, may I wish all my readers a Happy New Year that is bird filled 12 months to come.

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