Tuesday, 11 January 2011

No Joy

Sunday 9th January

Not a great deal to report. Five Redwings SW at 07.55, then 7 more at 08.00, and 3 at 08.15. Water Rail calling from the NE corner of Low Maynard and a female Goosander disturbed from LM too - flew off south. Three Fieldfares in the trees on east side of LM.
Walking round the Lockwood I heard a Skylark move SW calling, but didn't see it.  Threre was a Redshank at the High Maynard and 7 female Goldeneye on Lockwood. On the west bank of the Lockwood were two Egyptian Geese and I heard a Chiffchaff calling from the channel west but didn't see it.
Lots of Tufted Duck at the West Warwick which I checked for anything Lesser Scaup like - no joy. Four more Goldeneye here including 2 males. Redshank at No 5, as well as 6 Ring-necked Parakeets and another pair of Goldeneye. One Green Sandpiper at the east side of No 4.
Wildfowl counts: Shoveler 34, Gadwall 60, Goldeneye 13, Shelduck 1, Teal only 46 - compared to 150 last week.
Pete L

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