Friday, January 04, 2019


A Dipper was feeding in the Calder downstream of the town centre on 2nd Jan.

No Waxwings on the Mytle Street berry-bearing trees, but around 20 Redwing there on 1st Jan.

This rather odd Mallard was on the Calder in the town centre on 2nd and 3rd. It appeared to be slightly larger than the other drakes present, and the speculum was green rather than blue. I assume it is a hybrid with some domesticated variant rather than with another wild species?

1 comment:

David Sutcliffe said...

Thanks for the update on the Dipper and Redwings Phil. I think you are on the mark with the odd 'Mallard'.