Saturday, 16 January 2010

Willen, late afternoon.

A trip to Willen North Lake this afternoon with Paul Moon to see if we could find any roosting Bitterns.
No luck, but we did see 4 Water Rails, 3 drake Goosander, 3 Little Grebe, 2 Great Black-backed Gulls and a Redshank that was stood on the ice, amongst the numerous Mallard, Wigeon, Shoveler, Teal, Pochard, Tufteds, Greylags and Coot.


  1. I'll have to get over there to see the Water Rail and Redshank. Is there still much frozen over?

    Caldecote has thawed a little more this afternoon, but no Smew. :(

  2. Still frozen around the edges.One of the Water Rails has cottoned on to the Duck feeding platform near to the Hospice and after the Ducks have fed it comes in to mop up the crumbs. Really close views of it feeding out in the open.