Thursday, October 31, 2019

Mixenden Reservoir

Right in queue for the time of year and this cold spell turned up 2 female type Goldeneye. One arrived as I was there.
1 Lapwing in the reservoir banking was unusual.
3 Tufted Duck (female with a large pure white blaze like a Scaup) but it's definitely a Tufted.
A few B H Gulls and just 4 Common Gulls and a single Cormorant.

Also checked the passerine tree belt alongside the west side but nothing doing there probably as there was no shelter from the easterly wind.


Bradshaw Rambler said...

Goldeneye - lovely bird.
nice one.

Brian Sumner . said...

Mixy never fails to attract Goldeneye before any other local waters.
The female Tufted, Scaup look alike, is probably the Cold Edge/Fly Flatts bird.