Monday, 7 February 2011

Gusty Gayhurst

Still very windy today, but I decided to brave Gayhurst Quarry to see if the gales had blown in anything new. Unfortunately this was not the case. There was lots of stuff around with good numbers of Wigeon, Mallard, Tufted Ducks, Gadwall and Teal. The large Greylag/Canada flock is still around, but other than a couple of hybrids, there's still no 'strangers' within the group. Only 71 Mute Swans today, but the Whooper remains.
Whooper Swan (click twice to enlarge)


 Small birds were hard to find today, but a small flock of Siskins, just coming in to summer plumage, in the hedgerow at the end of Lakes Lane seemed to be feeding on Blackberry seeds.
Siskin (click to enlarge)

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