Tuesday, 16 February 2010

High Tide highlights........

Changeable weather today, from sleet to rain showers and sunlight lighting up the pylons against heavy leaden skies. Not being a poet I fulfilled my creative urge by settling for a photograph, one for the album, and got on with bird watching. The Smew was present again along with ones and two of a great selection of birds on Freeman’s, list below.............
Freeman’s Pool
Smew 1
Goldeneye 2
Tufted Duck 2
Teal 1
Little Grebe 1
Shelduck 1
Gadwall 6
Shoveler 5
Little Egret 1
Redshank 1
Mute Swan 3
Coot and Moorhen, along with Grey Heron. There were about 30 Woodpigeon sitting on the fence.
Darter Pool
Mallard 55
Wildfowlers’ Pool
Teal 9
Shelduck 2
Little Egret 1
Wigeon 35
Shelduck 5
Oystercatcher 45
Curlew 16
Redshank 35
Little Egret 3
Green Sandpiper and 1 Redshank.
Also, Raven 2 and Kestrel 1.



Pete Woodruff said...

Your usual comprehensive list Steve, you and JB always manage to put birders like me to shame with such dedication to your records.

Keep up the good work Steve.

CE Webster said...

Another great list.