Friday, January 04, 2008
Tuesday, January 01, 2008
Arrived early again today and was rewarded with a singing male Tawny Owl. The call came from the wooded area behind the beach but may have been across the other side of the flood channel. There was also a Kingfisher calling from the beach corner of the main lake.
At Kramer hide there were 3 Little Egret at Roost, they left at 07:35 before the bulk of the corvid roost which left around 07:45.
The video clip above shows some of the Crow and Jacdaw roost leaving this morning along with a short clip of the Kingfisher in the tree to the left of the hide.
While in the hide had a Pied Wagtail and Sparrowhawk (f) over. A pair of Shoveller, 3 Little Grebe, c.7 Moorhen and 2 Heron also put in appearances but Otters were absent again.
Kingsmead: 5 Moorhen, 9 Crows, 3 Magpies, 22 Canada Geese and a Pheasant.
Around the back of Fingers heading to the Sedgewick seat there was a pair of Gadwall.
Dead Seat: Another pair of Shoveller, resident Mute Swans seeing off 6 Canada Geese, Kingfisher and a Great Crested Grebe with attendant Black Headed Gull trying to steal a breakfast fish. Also a Song Thrush singing in the Rough and a Great Spotted Woodpecker by the steps.
Another 3 Little Grebe on east Fingers along with another Great Crested Grebe, also with accompanying BH Gull. There were 13 Siskins in the Alders by around the crescent.
Heading around to the main lake hide had a Kingfisher in the south east corner.
Main lake hide:89 Pochard (11f), 11 Tufted Ducks (all male), 19 Cormorant, c.10 Great Crested Grebe.
By the south side fishing swims a Kingfisher flew past heading for the south west corner and the Goosander came out of the reeds by the fishing swims eating a fish. 19 Teal flew over heading towards Fingers where most looked to have dropped in. Another 2 Mute swans joined the other 2 pairs on the main lake for a short period before departing. There were 2 Kingfishers in the south west corner and another was heard in the marina.
A couple of singing Dunnock in the headge behind the sailing club and another in the north west corner.
Back at the car park 3 Mute Swans flew over south west.
Monday, December 31, 2007
Little Egrets at Roost
I surprised a Pheasant in the fenced off area when I came around the corner to the gate to the Rough.
Pair Mute Swans
7 Little Grebe
Great Spotted Woodpecker and a male Bullfinch along the spit.
Main lake hide:
95 Pochard (7f)
11 Tufted Ducks (all males)
11 Great Crested Grebe
2 pairs Mute Swan