On Sunday it was a bit quieter, the variety of ducks was similar but no Little Grebes were seen.
Sunday was also volunteer day and we had a great turnout to continue the work on the plantations by the overflow car park. Judging by the size of the bonfire the day went extremely well with much of the second plantation cleared. A job well done, thanks to all who helped during the day.
Had Water Rails Sharming on both mornings, with a little provocation.
DK had the following on Monday (04/11) morning:
Two Bewick's Swans south at 0912.
1400 Woodpigeons south.
2 Siskins south
1 Redpoll south.
19 LBB Gulls south.
6000+ Starlings south from local (?Willington) roost.
Saturday provided a better display with similar numbers to Sunday but the bulk of the birds stayed out and joined up before heading into the reed bed. The star of the show was the sunset which was stunning.
|Starling murmuration at Willington GP|