Tuesday, 16 November 2010

November 16th 2010

One look at the ponds weather cam this morning made it pretty obvious what I would not be doing this morning.

Arrived with Bob as the last of the mist was burning off at 12:30 and while walking along farborough bank I located 3 male and one female Red-crested Pochard the other side of reservoir off lin croft point (another male was found later bringing a total of 5 birds present). There was certainly a lot more activity today and our final tally included the 2 female Common Scoter but distant, Rock Pipit briefly being kicked about by walkers, joggers and pram pushers, Peregrine attacking the large corvid flock behind rainbow corner and as the roost built up there were 3 adult and one juvenile Yellow-legged Gull present but we did not stay for the full roost. Other sightings included Great-spotted Woodpecker, a fly in Dunlin, Raven, Buzzard, 16 Skylark, 30 Meadow Pipit, a few Redwings, 70 Stock Dove and 125 Great-crested Grebe.


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