Friday, February 08, 2019

Mixenden Reservoir

Mid morning visit in the rain and gale force winds. Anything can turn up in these conditions.
4 Goldeneye (pair moved off >N)
1 f Goosander
2 adult Cormorant
2 Mallard
3 Herring Gulls and plenty Black- headed and Common Gulls stopping to bathe and moving through.

Other bad news...
From yesterday from a BBC news report - thousands of Guillemots washed up dead or dying in the coast of Holland may well affect our own breeding populations. Suspected poisons and plastics in the North Sea (???) with lots of investigations going on into the cause of deaths. Not heard anything since.

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1 comment:

Steve Blacksmith said...

Tragic. I heard the poisoning could be as a result of an earlier storm in which a cargo ship lost a complete container with unknown contents, possibly chemicals.