Friday, 1 January 2010
New year resolve
Looking down the estuary to Glasson.
One of the water rail
On call for work last night meant no alcohol and a clear head today. Eager to make the most of it, I headed down the parish fairly early. Highlights include:
2 water rail on the iced flood with a male bullfinch in the bushes and 2 meadow pipits on the ice.
7 tree sparrows, 53 linnet and a few reed buntings in the hedge between the stubble fields.
The 4 snow geese and 3 barnacles were on the marsh.
8 goldeneye, 1 red breasted merganser and alittle grebe in the river between cadaver corner and the pylons.
A rock pipit, 2-3 overhaed skylarks and reed bunting were at the Stodday picnic site and a coal tit on the lane to Stodday. Mixed flocks of redwing and fieldfares in the fields to the east of the sewerage works.