I also saw (1) redhead Goldeneye on Abbey Mead,where I also saw the first of (2) Bitterns,the other was seen in the northwest corner of Brookland lake.The Gadwall flock frequenting the river was at (42) birds.
My total for Reed Buntings ringed in the garden for 2010 was (55),of which (38) were ringed in the first quarter and (17) in the last.
So far this year my total stands at just (2) birds,I don`t ring during very cold weather,so it would have been higher.I did however retrap a bird on the 10th (w.t.17.2gm) a female which I ringed in the garden on the 02 02 10 (w.t. 17gm)
My Goldfinch feeders held (19) birds on the 12th.