Thursday, 5 January 2012

January 3rd 2012

The stormy conditions over the UK today brought in horrendous weather to the pond with gusts of up to 56mph recorded and driving rain making standing almost impossible and viewing just as difficult. A Kittiwake adult was being battered against the north shore by the valve tower and I must have almost stepped on a Snow Bunting as it called very loudly close by but I failed to see it which was bloody frustrating. Also present today were Red-breasted Merganser, 51 Goosander, female Pintail, 14 Gadwall, 2 Siskin, Raven and Great-spotted Woodpecker while the roost held first winter Glaucous Gull, adult Iceland Gull and adult Yellow-legged Gull. The garden moth trap had 3 Chestnut, Dark Chestnut and Winter Moth so a good start to the year.


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