Friday, 31 December 2010

31st December 2010

Three Scaup (with a Tufted Duck behind them)
A flock of 60 Wigeon on Stewartby Lake
A slightly closer view of the Wigeon flock.
A bank of fog across the middle of Stewartby Lake, seen from the gullwatch.

3 sightings of Bitterns today, at least two different birds present.
4 Scaup - time first time I've seen all 4 of these birds in one day.
The redhead Smew was also seen again today, but not by me. a flock of about 60 Wigeon were in the centre of Stewartby Lake around 11.30am and the male Pintail was in the stream outlet at the Marston corner again around 8.45am. Cetti's Warbler heard singing, and Water Rail also heard - both in the Marston corner of Stewartby Lake.
At least 4 Bullfinch in Bramble Meadow, Sparrowhawk seen twice from the visitors centre and a Buzzard was perched by the Pillinge around 1.20pm.

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