Monday, 18 January 2010

January 18th 2010

record shot of 3 of yesterday flock of 4 Brent Geese at the pond by Bob hazell

A real grotty morning being damp and misty that was slow to clear so had to make do with being chuffed that I have finally caught my first moth of the year a Dark Chestnut. Bob had both Winter Moth and Mottled Umber at the pond today on the walls of the visitors centre.

Mottled Umber by Bob Hazell

In the afternoon I went over to Coombe Abbey to see the female Lesser Spotted Woodpecker near the entrance which was showing well and had drive by views of the Church Lawford Bewick’s Swan flock in there usual place. John had reported 17 earlier while Colin & Sarah had 16 with a fly over Barnacle Goose.
On the way back called in at the feeding station on the Oxford Canal at Cathiron managing 2 Willow and 3 Coal Tit, 3 Nuthatch, Great-spotted Woodpecker and a Sparrowhawk.


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