Monday, 17 January 2011

Dry but Wet.........

Had a cycle through the parish in the dry after the weekend deluge. Freeman's continues to get busier with......Gadwall 6, Tufted Duck 6, Lapwing 33, Little Grebe 2, Mute Swan 2, Coot 5, Goldeneye 6, Mallard 25, Shoveler 2, BH Gull 5, Comm Gull 1 and Grey Heron 2.
Water levels on the Wildfowlers' Pool were high after all the rain, still fairly quiet on here mind, today only saw 2 Shoveler and the usual Moorhen.

On the track were Bullfinch 2, Dunnock 2 and a number of Great/Blue Tits. Woodpigeons appear to building in numbers, up to 40 today. Starlings 60, with a good number of the far side of the river which were too mobile to count.
On the mud from Gull Bank up towards Snatchems were at least 2000 Lapwing, roughly 120 Golden Plover and 75 Dunlin. Gulls present 275 BH Gulls with a handful of Common Gull. On the far marsh was 1 Little Egret, 2 Raven, 6 Curlew and a dozen Shelduck. There was a Peregrine keeping a watchful eye on everything from the excellent vantage point of a pylon.

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