Wednesday, 4 November 2009

November 4th 2009

Thanks all the e-mails, text and for logging on but unfortunately I am ill so this enforced boredom has enabled me to look at my old diaries. Here’s a taste of what I have seen at the pond on the selected dates pre 21st century going back before some of you were born. I will try and keep this theme going until I can get out again – soon I hope

November 1st
1981: m Firecrest, Shag
1985: Bewick’s Swan
1991: 2 Great-northern Diver, Peregrine, Ruff, 2 Little Stint
1995: Red-necked Grebe, Rock Pipit
1998: 7f Common Scoter, 2 Great-northern Diver, Black-necked Grebe, Raven

November 2nd
1979: Slavonian Grebe
1985: 19 White-fronted Geese
1986: Marsh Tit
1987: 3 Bewick Swan
1991: Great-northern Diver, Merlin, Peregrine, 2 Little Stint, f Long-tailed Duck, Short-eared Owl
1993: 3 Brent Geese
1995: Rock Pipit, 12 White-fronted Geese
1996: Bewick Swan, Ruff, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, Short-eared Owl
1998: Great-northern Diver, 2 Black-necked Grebe

November 3rd
1979: Common Scoter
1982: Ruff, Pintail
1984: 6a 3fw Kittiwake, 2a 1fw Little Gull
1987: 6 Brambling
1990: f Merlin, Rock Pipit
1991: Great-northern Diver, Peregrine, Long-tailed Duck, Little Stint
1993: 4f Eider, m Bearded Tit
1996: Bewick Swan, 3 Little Stint, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 137 Shoveler, 146 Gadwall
1998: Black-necked Grebe Great-northern Diver, Knot



Kevin Groocock said...

Sorry to hear you are not well, Richard. Hope you will soon be recovered.

Max Silverman said...

Get well soon Richard.Who's going to find all these good birds for me.