Saturday, February 07, 2009

Cromwell bottom

Had to get out such a lovely day!
Walked along canal from Brookfoot; not a dicky bird to see; but soon I started to pick them out.
Eventually finished up with about 25 species
On the ski lake:-
4 little grebes
c300 gulls BH, herring, common
10 tufted ducks
3f. gooseanders+ 1 male
c20 coot
6 canada
c30 mallards
2 herons
a possible pochard? sighting difficult not ID!
On the river
1 dipper
1 grey wagtail (rest must have been at Callis mills)
The usual corvids, robins, blackbirds, blue and great tits (the latter singing )
3 bullfinches
Stopped at lay-by on main road and whilst counting 20 lapwings feeding in the fields a male stone chat flew into view and 2 mistle thrushes.

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