Friday, 22 January 2010

Out and About

A wet day so I took the opportunity to visit a few sites.
First of all Manor Farm, where three Little Egrets were on show before I even got out of the car. On the Quicksand Pit were 7 Pochard and a Green Sandpiper. Further on I flushed a Little Owl from one of the pollarded Willows and then just 50 yards further on a Barn Owl flew out of another tree.
The main pit held a few Mallard, Wigeon and Teal.
At Gayhurst Fishing Lakes about 8 Siskin were feeding in the Alders with a few Goldfinch.

Then on to Olney Meadows where a pair of Stonechat were feeding around the pond. These birds have been present since at least 15th November, but seemed to go missing during the cold snap.
I then went over to the Mill where amongst the Canada Geese were the regular Small Race Canada Goose and a small Goose that appears to be a Barnacle Goose/small Canada Hybrid.

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