Thursday, 2 February 2012

02 February 2012

Just a quick visit down for an hour and 20mins, felt a bit warmer at 2c but must of been a very cold night as the main lake was 90% froze over.

Most of the birds were either gathered around the edge of the patch of open water or within it, 4 Common Gulls and 3 Herring Gulls were among the Black-headed Gulls and a few Lesser Black-backed Gulls, on the water 7 Mute Swans were present with 2 of these being on the boating lake, 4 Goldeneye, 2 Teal and a single Great Crested Grebe were all crammed into the small patch of open water.
At the top of the main lake there was another patch of open water which held 25 Pochard and some of the Tufted Duck flock which numbered an impressive 94.

Around the edge of the main lake a small flock of Siskin, a single Great Spotted Woodpecker and 6 Song Thrushes were together on the old sewage works, as was a rather friendly Robin.
4 Pied Wagtails were on the playing field as I left.

Yesterday I took a rather appalling photo of a Treecreeper, so Pete Lunt has sent me this one he took the other day.

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