Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Cold,snow,some of the lakes frozen over.FEBRUARY 10TH - 16TH 1991.

Brookland lake -Smew 2 drake,13 red-head,Pintail 3,Ruddy Duck 1,Pochard 250,Goldeneye 2,Gadwall 12,G C Grebe 8,Little Grebe 3,Tufted Duck 300,Coot 250.

Abbey Mead lake (Frozen over) A Lapland Bunting was seen.(unfortunately,not by me)

Small marsh by Brookland car-park Water Rail 3.

Tesco lake (Cattle feeding point) Corn Bunting 7,Yellowhammer 24,Tree Sparrow 3,Meadow Pipit 2.

Burham Marsh - Shelduck 112,Teal 1000,Wigeon 5,Lapwing 50,Redshank 20,Mallard 8.Dunlin 21,Greylag 3,Canada Goose 51,Carrion Crow 3,Snipe 70.

(FEBRUARY 17TH 2015)

Clear,cold,though warm in the sun.

Brookland lake Tufted Duck 55,Coot 30,G C Grebe 2,Little Grebe 3.

Abbey Meads  Goosander 1 drake,G C Grebe 5,Tufted Duck 34,Coot 27.Common Buzzard 2,Harris Hawk 1.

Mill Stream  Little Egret 1,Kingfisher 1,Snipe 1.

Birds that we have  now lost to the area - Corn Bunting,Yellowhammer,Ruddy Duck,Tree Sparrow and Dunlin.

Birds that now occur in smaller numbers, Redshank,Snipe,Pochard,Goldeneye,Pintail,Teal,Smew and Meadow Pipit.

Bird gains - Common Buzzard and Little Egret.

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