Tuesday, 9 November 2010

November 9th 2010

The strong north east winds certainly had a cold bite to it this morning when Bob and I went to Draycote Water making walking more difficult later as it increased but at least it stayed dry.
There were signs that things are changing at long last with the arrival of 6 Goosander (3 pairs), 2 Rock Pipit (farborough and hensborough bank) and a slight increase in duck numbers with 28 Pochard, 15 Goldeneye, 30 Teal, 15 Wigeon and 2 female Pintail.
Dunlin were hard to count with at least a minimum of 10 seen (8 flew in + 2 on farborough spit but also 2 in toft later and 4 seen leaving). Also noted were 5 Siskin, Buzzard, 3 Reed Bunting, 30 Meadow Pipits and small flocks of Starling going over but no real vis mig.

The Grandborough Valley had a Short-eared Owl and 4 Tree Sparrow at a private site.

I had forgot Id taken some Whooper Swan pics at Welney on Sunday so this is the best of um - wont bore you with the rest of a poor quality bunch


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