Saturday, January 06, 2007

Saturday 6th January

Arrived at 08:30 and headed down to the Finger lakes which was very quiet in terms of wildfowl, 2 Shoveller, 2 Gadwall and 4 Teal. However there were Long-tailed Tit flocks, totaling 25-30 individuals, along the spit and around the crescent. Other tits along with a couple of Treecreepers were mixed in with the LTT's. No sight nor sound of the Cettis Warbler. 5 Little Grebe were seen, 3 of which were in front of Kramer hide. 2 Fieldfare over.

The rain started at 09:30 and continued steadily for the rest of the visit.

On the main lake:
94 Pochard
25 Tufted
27 Shoveller
1 Goosander
12 Mute Swan
At least 2 Kingfisher
BH Gull
Common Gull
LBB Gull

Other birds seen were Bullfinch, Great Spotted Woodpecker and Rook (x4 on Kingsmead).

Sunday, December 31, 2006

Next Guided Walk - January 28th 2007

The next guided walk will be on Sunday 28th January, starting at 9.00 am.
This should coincide with a high number of wildfowl (although there might be an influx at the end of February when migration starts)
Errol retires later that week - so this will be his last 'official' walk.

New Year's Eve guided walk - highlights

A brief call from the Cetti's Warbler in the crescent and a Male Blackcap along the path behind the sailing club. Also a skylark over. Several kingfisher sightings around both lakes.