Another dull morning with just a temperature of 2°C, plenty birds about this morning
with a record 10 Great Crested Grebes.One pair were showing us their courtship display
which was fascinating to watch, even passing weed as they do. The others included Mute
Swans,Cormorant,Tufted Duck and a pair of Siskin among the 22 species seen.
|Great Crested Grebe passing some weed|
A bit warmer here at 4°C and a good selection of 34 species seen.These included Little Grebe,
Gt C. Grebe,Cormorant,Chaffinch,Grey Heron,Goosander,Mute Swan,Oystercatcher,Reed
Bunting,Shoveler,Gadwall,Teal,Tufted Duck,Pochard & Wigeon.Just before leaving we decided
to check the river from the car park where we saw a Drake Goldeneye. As it moved away up the
River my eye was drawn to some birds feeding in the field in front of us. They were Fieldfare a bird
we have seen very little of, we quickly got a record shot, then some disturbance from behind us and
around 40 of them lifted and away they went.
|female Chaffinch in the feeding area|
|record shot of Fieldfare|