Sunday, 2 February 2020


Whooper swan 8 flying SE
Eider c51

Pale-bellied Brent 53 out from children's play area (PW and KW). By 15:00 the tide had pushed them close to wall. Unfortunately, they were then flushed by a dog. They flew north and returned 5 minutes later allowing this shot showing the pale wing bars on the juveniles.

They settled on water and fed in shallows, till they were flushed by another dog and flew off towards the south side.

The only ringed birds seen were the Canadian pair.

Middleton Nature Reserve 
Mute 11 adult + 5 juv
Gadwall 34
Wigeon 1
Teal 12
Mallard 4
Coot 2
Little grebe 1
Water Rail 2