Sunday, January 14, 2007

Sunday 14th January 2007

Flooding had receded today and Press Mead was passable in Wellies! Seemed like the better weather had attracted all the birds out of hiding. There were many Chaffinch, Greenfinch and Dunnock in the hedge behind the sailing club. Robins seemed to be everywhere singing their hearts out. Duck numbers on the main lake were similar to Saturday:

Pochard 75
Tufted 24
Shoveller 44
Goosander 1
Cormorant 20

Again Kingfishers were all around the park with at least 4 individuals.

The water level in the fingerlakes had increased by at least six inches and the crescent was only passable in wellies, and then only just! The Cettis Warbler gave a short burst of song from the crescent reed bed.

There were 5 Teal on Fingers and 11 Little Grebe but sight of the day was the pair of Great-crested Grebe which were nest building and then proceded to mate, in January!

Also saw Bullfinch and 20+ Lapwing flew over.

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