Saturday, 15 January 2011

15 January 2011

Very little news from Westport today, while I was stuck at work most of the regular Westport crew were 'dipping' in London, anyway Adam from Birdforum managed to get down an had the following.

Of note, Pochard and Tufted Duck in good number (didn't bother with a count of either), 3 Shoveler, 2 female Goosander, 1 female Goldeneye and one Common Gull. Other common things on show included a singing Song Thrush and 2 Mistle Thrushes, a few Goldfinch flocks knocking about and plenty of Bullfinches.

Also going back too the Mute Swan from the other day, Nick has now confirmed that it is a different bird from last autumn, the ring number is slightly different by the last letter to be exact, making this recent one a new Mute Swan for Westport.


  1. If no count was done of Pochard of Tufted, how can the observer know they are in good numbers? Good numbers for when? This time of year? Today (16/1) there were 32 Pochard and last January 2010 the highest count was 62. Good numbers?

  2. No comment Mr Smith and stop being a trouble maker on my blog or I'll bar you lol


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