Saturday, January 20, 2007

Saturday 20th January 2007

After the storms in midweek the day started in similar fashion but the rain soon pushed through and the sun eventually broke through. My walk started well with a male Blackcap in the hedge behind the sailing club. Kingfisher were few and far between today with only a single brief sighting. On the main lake:

Pochard 81
Tufted 25
Shoveller 36
Goosander 1
Coot 2

Had 25 and then 7 Lapwing over but then, on leaving the main lake hide, looked up to find the sky full of Lapwing. Unfortunately they soon disappeared behind the trees but I estimate in excess of 200 birds.

Headed round to the Finger lakes but didn't see or hear the Cettis Warbler, however am reliably informed that it was around later on. On Fingers:

Little Grebe 6
Teal 8
GC Grebe (Pair)
Coot 1

Also had Treecreeper around Fingers and Greylag on Kingsmead.

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