Monday 7 December 2020

Another stroll in the sun

There was a ground frost overnight, leaving a thin scrim of ice on open water. Variable northerly breeze. The sun shone all day.

Heysham skeer - low water 10:00
Everything pretty much the same as yesterday, including the marauding Peregrines. The only addition were 7 Bar-Tailed Godwit.

Middleton Nature Reserve - early afternoon 
Gadwall 27
Teal 2 male
Shoveller 1 male
Mallard 2
Little Grebe 3 (all amicable on the "no swimming" pond)

The Shoveller and Teal looking splendid in the sunshine.

Water Rail 3 - 1 squealing plus 2 contact calling
Common Snipe 1
Grey Wagtail 1
Meadow Pipit 1

I routinely have Goldfinch on my garden feeders, as I am sure many of you do. But it is more satisfying to see them feeding naturally on teasel seeds.