Thursday, 16 December 2010

December 16th 2010

There were 200 Linnets, 2 Green Woodpecker, 5 Tree Sparrow and Barn Owl near Grandborough this morning other wise the valley was quiet.
Draycote Water much the same as it has been with male Smew off farborough bank along with 36 Gadwall, 64 Goosander, 74 Pochard, 7 Shoveler, 29 Goldeneye and 214 Great-crested Grebe. At least one female Brambling behind the inlet and 8 Siskin and Little Owl in toft shallows.
The rain and sleet cleared this evening so enjoyed the clear skies watching the Geminids meteor shower with a few others at Napton. Although it peaked 3 days ago there are still a few to be seen if you have the patience and can tolerate the cold though an owl fest kept us warm.


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