Once again smew (five males and 10 red heads) and goosander (one male and two females) were seen from Scott Hide. Six goldeneye and five snipe were also reported.
Archive for January 28th, 2007
At Narrow Pit two Long-eared Owl were showing well mid-morning in willows at the left hand end of the pool, while a Kingfisher was also present here. At Long Pit, a Black-necked Grebe was present at the western end of the pit (viewable from the path to the Wood) along with at least four Goldeneye (two drakes), 206 Pochard and 125 Tufted Duck, while a single Cetti’s Warbler was singing. A good range of waders on the shore included at least five Bar-tailed Godwit, Sanderling, Grey Plover, Ringed Plover and Dunlin.
The 24 White-fronted Geese are still with the Greylags, the mixed flock also has five Brent Geese. There are many waders of the fields including 3,000+ Lapwing andÂ Â 400+ Dunlin.
The sea held 150+ Common Scoter and a handful of Great Crested Grebe. The only flyby of note was a single un-oiled Guillemot heading west.
A single Marsh Harrier patrolled the back of the Levels and 195 WigeonÂ were on the most easterly lake.
(Pete Rouse also reported 600 Curlew, 10 Ruff, 32 Grey Plover, 2 Golden Plover, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Knot, 27 Wf Geese, 85 Greylags, just 10 Canadas, 1200 Common Scoter & a Red-breasted Merganser.)