A walk round the lakes this morning in the strong southwest wind produced little of note except perhaps for a flock of at least 35 Fieldfare that flew low across the Sunken marsh into the wind and 2 Redshank on the river.
Abbey Mead lake,November 18th 1985.
weather light overcast,moderate east.
9am-11am birds noted - Pochard 50,Tufted Duck 100,Mute Swan 15,G C Grebe 6 ,a Bewick`s Swan flew in but was pushed off by a Mute,it headed toward Leybourne.Small numbers of Fieldfare and Redwing in the Hawhorns and 4 Bearded Tit in the northeast corner of the lake.
River - Grey Wagtail 1,Green Sandpiper 2 and Greenshank 1.