Monday, 14 February 2011

February 14th 2011

At last something different arrived at the pond this morning in the shape of 4 Shelduck (all females) otherwise it was the female Scaup off the windsurfing area before falling asleep in rainbow corner occasionally lifting its head up for a few seconds and the male Smew off farborough bank which moved to toft bay. It took 40 minutes but eventually 40 Chaffinch turned up at the set-a-side strip behind the inlet bringing 10 female and 4 male Brambling with them. Only other birds of note was a loudly calling Golden Plover which we could not locate, Green Woodpecker, 8 Buzzard, 12 female and 2 male Goosander.

Scaup by Bob Hazell


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