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Monday, 18 January 2016

Saturday's Meet the Birds

Fifteen of us met at the Cabin for a really excellent morning visiting some of the Reserve. The weather was superb after the recent deluges.
We walked down past the weir and through past the old Tag Canal and the new Dipping Pond.  A large flock of Siskin were feeding in the Alder. On to the bird feeding area and then along over the Calder to inspect the Ski Lake where most of the water birds were recorded.
Back to the warm Cabin for a hot drink and lunch.

Bird list for 16/01/2016

Blackbird, Black-headed Gull, Blue Tit, Bullfinch, Canada goose, Carrion Crow, Chaffinch, Coal Tit, Collard Dove, Common Gull, Coot, Cormorant + (sinensis), Dunnock, Goldeneye, Goldfinch, Goosander, Great Tit, Grey Heron, Jay, Kestrel, Little Grebe, Long Tailed Tit, Magpie, Mallard, Mistle Thrush, Moorhen, Nuthatch, Robin, Siskin, Song Thrush, Tree Creeper, Tufted Duck, Wren. 

Thirty-three species were recorded plus one of the cormorants showed the characters of sinensis. Also a rare species for the site, Scarlet elf cup was seen on a dead trunk.




1 comment:

Steve Midgley said...

Great morning, shame David didn't get the tree creeper