Thursday, 15 January 2009


Wildfowl numbers had further declined - only 4 Common Goldeneye; no Gadwall or Shoveler; Wigeon not counted but perhaps 200. Small numbers of Common Teal, though I suspect more were hiding in the reeds; no sign of RING-NECKED DUCK (although it was still present this morning); only one G C Grebe. Low number of Pochard and Tufted Duck. 29 Cormorants had gathered in the trees by the time I left.

Gull roost counted at 2,000 with about equal numbers of Common and Black-headed Gull and just 10 Lesser Black-backs.

Most interesting were 7 REED BUNTINGS, presumably going to roost, near the hide (Phil Tizzard)

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