Tuesday, 15 February 2011

In the Bleak Midwinter..........

Bitterly cold wind today, didn't hang about long! Started at Freeman's Pool and similar to last week's birds, Goldeneye, Shoveler, Gadwall, Coot, Teal, Oystercatcher, Mute Swan, Heron, Tufted Duck and 120 Lapwing on the island. Wildfowlers’ Pool high water levels and not much present, a Little Egret was near the pond. On the track were a couple of singing Chaffinch and flock of Goldfinch.

On Aldcliffe marsh were approx 850 Lapwing. The flood was void of birds. 175 BH Gulls in the fields.

and news from Sunday...

a green sandpiper was on Freemans pool during my weekly pre-sunset  dog walking visit.


Wednesday 16th Feb...
Nothing to add really, all seemed fairly quiet, a few Chaffinch and Dunnock singing. A Peregrine, possibly 2, in the pylon. Little Egret on the marsh, 2000 Lapwing and 40 Curlew.

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