Sunday, January 16, 2011

Guided Walk Sunday 16th January

Very windy but surprisingly remained dry throughout. A small group set off around the park to see what we could find. Ducks were wide spread on the main lake but easy to spot with the scope. Pochard, Tufted and Gadwall were all quickly in the bag. A mix of Black-headed and Common Gulls were also loafing on the main lake, mostly BHG. Wigeon were a bit harder to come by but still around.

On to Fingers and 3 Little Grebe gave good views, several Teal were cruising around the north end of west Fingers along with a few Shoveler.

A stop at Kramer hide didn't add much to the list although a party of Long-tailed Tits flitted about outside the hide.

Green and Great-Spotted Woodpeckers were heard calling and Blue and Great Tits were abundant as were Robins. Most of the other smaller birds must have been keeping their heads down, out of the wind, so it was fairly quiet for the rest of the walk.

There were fresh signs of Otter around Fingers so keep your eyes peeled.
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