Saturday, 9 January 2010
Some obvious localised cold weather displacement.
7 tufted duck and 3 gadwall in the river.
3 goldeneye on Aldcliffe rapids and 1 goosander heading upstream and a red breasted merganser downstream.
1 little egret.
Kestrel with a recently caught vole being harassed by a large female sparrowhawk.
Passerines around Stodday included a treecreeper, grey wagtail, reed bunting and meadow pipit.
Minimum of four water rail, 4 snipe and redshank in the ditch between the top and bottom paths. 1 kingfisher and 3 bullfinch in the same area. This ditch is the only open water in the area.
7 linnet in the stubble fields.
1 sparrowhawk at Freemans pool and a black tailed godwit at Marsh point.