Saturday, 4 December 2010

December 4th 2010

Once the fog had lifted Dave and I went to the pond where there was plenty of activity with good numbers of wildfowl including the male Smew, 80 Goosander, 340 Wigeon, 10 Shoveler, 50 Gadwall, 40 Goldeneye, 100 Teal, 90 Pochard, 100 Cormorant, 6 Mute Swan and 6 Dunlin. Only other birds of note were the 2 Raven off draycote bank , Mealy Redpoll in the wind surfing car park with 6 Lesser Redpoll and 3 Brambling with the difficult to see finch flock behind the inlet.
After a late breakfast we did Napton on the Hill which was covered in hundreds of Redwing and Fieldfare plus 3 Raven and very brief view of a Waxwing near the windmill. Napton Reservoir had more winter thrushes and 10 Bullfinch but nothing else reportable.
John gave me the heads up of a Red Kite heading towards Rugby, Mark had a Green Sandpiper along the sow brook behind lytham rd while Pete had 2 Waxwing over Sainsbury’s this morning and my Black Redstart made a brief appearance on next doors roof late afternoon.


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