Monday, December 29, 2014

Mixenden Res'r

Mixenden Res'r - perfect conditions this morning with an overnight frost, clear blue sky and calm conditions.
The G N Diver was showing well around 11:00 (been there for 2 weeks now) and to my amazement it called 6 times - a 5 to 6 note call which I find hard to describe other than rapidly repeated 'wow wow wow wow wow' with the sound seemingly travelling far across the res'r.
Collins Bird Guide describes the call as an anxiety/contact call "ho-yeyeyeyeya"
Also a 1st winter Moorhen there - a rarity for Mixenden !
1 Little Grebe
120+ B H Gulls
40+ Common Gulls
1 adult L B B Gull
22 Herring Gulls all >W did not drop in to the res'r to join the other gulls
1 Grey Wagtail
It was good to meet Steve B up there as well - I gather NK was on his way !
Mixenden Res'r from the embankment

1 comment:

Brian Sumner . said...

Not often the reservoirs so calm Dave.
With the way the GND was acting yesterday, very mobile, along with the calling today, my moneys on it moving before New Year.