Sunday, January 10, 2010

Sunday 10th January

Out between 10am and 12 today. Seems as if the thaw has started although most of the pits were still at least 50-75% iced over.


I parked at the Water Works entrance and walked around the bottom of the Millstream Lake, through the East and West Scrub, around Abbey Mead, along the river through the sunken marsh, around Brooklands and then back along the Millstream.


Smew on Brooklands Lake



The best sighting of the visit was the Red head Smew again. This time on Brooklands. Two Redshank and six Lapwing along the river with about 20 Teal and a few parties of Redwing and a Chiffchaff near the Water Works entrance was about as good as it got. Not sure why the cold weather is not bring much in (apart from Phil Sharpes Jack Snipe and Woodcock.



5 Comments:

At 5:02 pm, Blogger Kate said...

Great to have you back. I've seen lots of redwings round here, too.

 
At 5:27 pm, Anonymous Phil Sharp said...

Steve, glad you managed to get out. Great pics, I missed the smew, checked Abbey Mead but not Brooklands. I was around between about 11am and 1pm.
All the best
Phil

 
At 6:02 pm, Blogger Greenie said...

Steve ,
You be careful , that's three times this year .
As you say , New Hythe used to be great for winter ducks in this sort of weather .
Didn't make it out today .

 
At 6:13 pm, Blogger alan woodcock said...

Hi, Steve,nice Shoveler and Smew pics.

 
At 6:01 pm, Blogger Ken Browne. said...

HiSteve.
Nice photo's of the Snew and the Sinensis Cormorant taking off, the male Shoveler is nice too.
Good to see you back out and about.

 

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