Storm ‘Desmond’ failed to deter 12 people from setting off for the Brackenfield loop under the guidance of Paul Beard. Poor light and a strong breeze made some of the more distant identifications challenging, but at least the weather stayed dry and relatively mild. Thirty three species were recorded, the highlights being a Shelduck (regrettably seen by just one person) and a female Goldeneye (seen by everyone).
Full list: Blackbird, Black-headed Gull, Blue Tit, Bullfinch, Canada Goose, Carrion Crow, Chaffinch, Coal Tit, Coot, Cormorant, Fieldfare, Goldeneye, Goldfinch, Great Black-backed Gull, Great Crested Grebe, Great Tit, Greenfinch, Grey Heron, Greylag Goose, Lapwing, Long-tailed Tit, Mallard, Mistle Thrush, Nuthatch, Pied Wagtail, Redwing, Robin, Shelduck, Starling, Stock Dove, Teal, Tufted Duck, Woodpigeon.
- Thurs 7 January 2021
2 young Mute Swans, 39 Gadwall, 8 Wigeon, 15 Tufteds, fem Pochard, 2 Goldeneye, 29…
- Wed 6 January 2021
Pinkfoot with the Greylags, 6 Mandarins, 50 Gadwall, 7 Wigeon, 3 Goldeneye, 36 Goosanders roosted,…
- Tues 5 January 2021
3 Mandarins on Milltown Inlet with others heard behind the west bank at dusk, a…
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