Saturday, 27 November 2010

Cold weather movement

A record count of 25 Teal on Mayesbrook lake yesterday was unexpected, and a visit this morning found none! but a fine female Wigeon was today's consolation.

female wigeon

With most of the lake frozen bar the sheltered areas by the islands it wasn't a surprise there was a clear out, with all the Gadwall dispersed and just a handful of Shoveler left, the regular Little egret fed along the stream, and a large flock of the commoner tits held a couple of Chiffchaff.

little egret


This bird was rescued at work in the week and like the previous tawny owl was caught between windows with help from Huckleberry and Mat the Cat it was a successful catch and release.

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