Tuesday, 19 January 2010

January 19th 2010

Not the best of days.
Failed to find the Great Grey Shrike with Mark down Grandborough Valley so we moved on to Napton Reservoir but the low cloud moved in spoiling visibility managing only a Great-spotted Woodpecker so ended up at the pond and struggled till we had distant views of the 2 male Red-crested Pochard and female Common Scoter. Joined up with Bob Hazell and could not make our minds up whether there were two or three Great-northern Diver present as they were very mobile.

Great-northern Divers by Max Silverman
Moths found today included Dark Chestnut and Winter Moth by the Rangers Office and Chestnut on the Gents

Chestnut by Bob Hazell
If you are in the Church Lawford area tomorrow check on the Bewick’s Swan thats hangs out with the Mutes, been reported today that it’s not looking so good. The other sixteen were still present near the River Avon bathing.



by Carl said...

Hi Richard,

Well done with the Blog it's excellent.
I have a quick question for you about your birding area..I want to know where the Owl field is is it possible you can tell me, sorry to ask in this way only I can't seem to find an e-mail for you.
Any help would be appreciated many thanks Carl

Richard Mays said...

Hi Carl
Drop us a line
e-mail is Richard.mays1@btinternet.com



Richard Mays said...

Hi Carl me again
The Richard should be in small caste