More news on our ringed Coots with one ringed on 28/11/10 making its way to Bottom Flash, Winsford, Cheshire 36 days later and a distance of 25km. Not quite as far as another one of Kane Brides Coots which he ringed at Southport Marine Lake on 2nd Dec 2010 and then 26 days later it was 390km away in Cornwall !! (thanks to Kane for the above info).
Managed too get down to Westport this afternoon for just over an hour, rained the whole visit although it was a rather mild 12c, still a very small amount of ice on the main lake with about 50-50 on the boating lake.
On the playing field 127 Canada Geese, on the boating lake 1 first year Mute Swan with 2 adults on the main lake, the 2 pair of Shoveler are still on the boating lake, a couple of Pied Wagtails were on the grass verge, on the main lake 37 Tufted Ducks, 19 Pochard and singles of Common Gull and the female Goosander, by the 1st gate to the nature reserve the Green Woodpecker and a Willow Tit, back on the main lake and 2 female Goldeneye and lastly by the visitor centre a singing Mistle Thrush.
A couple of photo's by Steve Seal taken at the weekend of the female Pochard and one of the female Shovelers on the boating lake.