Sunday, 30 January 2011

30 January 2011

A much better day on the temp front with 3c first thing, again with the lack of wind it made it feel quite pleasant, it remained dry throughout with light cloud coverage, visit from 07.35 - 09.30.

Again the pair of Shoveler were on the boating lake along with a single Great Crested Grebe and Tufted Duck, another 63 Tufted Duck were on the main lake with a good count of 44 Pochard and another Great Crested Grebe, a group of 19 Jackdaws flew over the main lake followed by a single bird and then another group of 7, but more about that latter, just a single Pied Wagtail was along the grass verge, back too the main lake 2 Mute Swans, 2 Goldeneye, 5 Goosander and a single Teal were present, with another Teal also in the nature reserve, a couple of Siskins had turned into around 30+ by the end of the visit, the Green Woodpecker was again calling from near Price's field area, just a single Bullfinch was near the top pool with another 2 flying over the old gas works, also by the top pool singles of Willow Tit, Coal Tit and Chaffinch, another 3 Rook flew over here to go with the 4 from yesterday and a Grey Heron flew from the reed bed, on the old gas works just 2 Stock Doves and a large flock of corvids turned out to be a record count of 97 Jackdaws which probably included the Jackdaws we had seen earlier in the morning, not much on the old sewage works except for a couple of Mistle Thrushes flying over, back on the main lake and in the Black-headed Gull flock were 4 adult Lesser Black-backed Gulls and 3 Common Gulls.

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