Sunday, 19 December 2010

December 19th 2010

The local weather stations at 5am were reporting an average of -6c so it was a shock to the system when Dave and I arrived at Napton Reservoir and it was -13c - still no pain no gain so off we went looking for owls managing just a Barn and frozen feet. Not a lot else about with most of the reservoir frozen over 200 Lapwing, 2 Raven, Waxwing calling but not seen and 100s of Fieldfare and Redwing.
Arrived at Draycote Water to a SITE IS CLOSED notice which put paid to that idea so trawled around the Dunchurch, Potsdam, Lawford Heath and Church Lawford areas managing 6 Buzzard, 8 Corn Bunting and 55 Mute Swan and Dave spotted 10 Waxwing in a tree in Dunchurch but they were flighty.
Brandon Marsh was looking like Siberia so after a good chat with Graham and a couple of Nuthatch we called it a day.
Pond will probably closed tomorrow due to the conditions not helped by the predicted freezing fog forecast for around here.


1 comment:

cepe said...

Waxwings at last 19/12/10
saw goup of 23 feeding on Yellow rowen in Haig close, off Bilton rd
Rugby; is not the srirring wonderful!! walked up to the tree in the sheltered housing and they
ignored me!.
Sadly only had my works camera with me but got 6 reasonable shots.
Day I will not forgetin a hurry
Dave champion.