Thursday, 31 December 2009

December 31st (New Hythe)

Cloudy,cold northeast.My last walk around the lakes of 2009 was very quite,which just about sums up the winter period so far.The only thing of note was a flock of 40 Goldfinch in the Brookland car park at the end of my walk.
Phil was on his way around,it will be interesting to see what he finds.

Happy New Year to all readers.

December 31st 1981.not as cold as last few days,some snow about.
Abbey Mead - 550 Pochard,81 Shelduck,3 Mute Swan,1 Scaup (drake) 2 G C Grebes,180 Coot,10 Goosander,1 Wigeon, 1 male and 1 ringtail Hen Harrier in area.

Brookland lake - 1 Red-throated Diver.

Burham marsh - 300 Teal,100 Lapwing,Green Sandpiper,100 Snipe,4 Linnet,1 Lesser Redpoll.


  1. Hi Alan.
    Nice that you managed to get out today. Happy New Year

  2. Alan
    Your diary posts make fascinating but worrying will today's sightings compare to what we (hopefully) will be seeing in 30 years time?
    On a more optimistic note, a very happy new year to you and yours.