Friday, 18 December 2009

December 18th 2009

Friday again so it was out with Dave this afternoon and we had at least two Great-northern Divers together in rainbow corner Draycote Water while there may another bird present but we never saw all three on the surface at the same time. The male Smew is also present but very mobile and last seen off farborough spit. Plenty of gulls coming in to the roost early with at least 3 adult Yellow-legged Gulls present and the only other bird of note were 6 male and one female Goosander and 70 Redwing over. Because of the freezing weather and Dave dressed in his civvies we moved on to the valley for warmth but only managed a Fox and 2 Hares. Earlier in the morning while it was snowing hard I had a Heron and 200 Redwing going over the garden south.


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