Monday, 30 January 2012

Knot my cup of tea...........

Brilliant cold sunny day. Freeman’s much as it was last visit, Tufted Ducks, Gadwall, Coot etc. Marsh Point was a treat with hundreds of birds, Knot 27 unusual for here,  Canada Geese 162, Greylag 110, Snow Geese 3 flew in had a quick look about then flew off down river, Lapwing 720, Golden Plover 4, Redshank 60, Oystercatcher 40, Curlew 1, Black-tailed Godwit 8,  BH Gull 60, Comm Gull 19, Herring Gull 16, LBB Gull 4.
The track was quiet with just a few Chaffinch. Wildfowlers’ Pool Coot and teal. The Flood saw Redshank 65, Shelduck 2, Mallard 8. The Marsh had 45 Curlew and 1 Little Egret. Gull Bank had Mediterranean Gull 1, BH Gull 160, Golden Plover 87, Dunlin 48, Lapwing 800 and a flock of 120 Starling flying over. Opposite bank were Little Egret 2, Pink-footed Geese 750 approx and did see 4 European White fronts possibly more. A pair of Goldeneye on the river. Found a dead bird looked like a Guillemot will have picture checked. Sewerage works Grey and Pied Wagtail.

Yesterday Little Owl Admiralty Wood and Redwing 6.

Update on dead bird, confirmed Guillemot. 

Steve

2 comments:

ray said...

Those Dunlin later finished up on the Flood. I could only find one Whitefront way out on the marsh, all the geese were hiding in the gullies. But on a less serous note, Tom ( Walkington) is having trouble latching in to a Little Owl.... does the Admiralty wood one show regularly and/or in a particular spot ? it doesn't seem to be where I have usually seen it in the past.

Jon Carter said...

Ray,
Not been visiting the wood enough recently to say, though it has always been a good spot in the past. I believe the large tree on the canal, the one in the field opposite concrete moorings, hosts a pair seen regularly. Would be interesting to establish if they are the same birds. Those geese were hard to see as they did keep vanishing! Steve