Archive for November 29th, 2010

29th November 2010, Monday

Before the snow came

Sunday 28th November 2010, 7.15 am to 11.30 am, It was still dark when I arrived at the pools, and the Grey Phalarope was no where to be seen, I was told later in the morning that it left on Friday?. As the morning went on it produced the first red cap Smew and the first W.F.Geese, with 18 flying around the marsh, for about 10 minutes. Alot of the pools were frozen around the edges with the birds keeping the water free from ice, with Cliff counting 698 Coot and with nearly 800 ducks, made up with Mallard, Shoveler, Teal, Gadwall and Wigeon with around 500 on the marsh and pools, with a further 300 Wigoen on the sea. There was 50/60 Common Scoter which went east, also on the sea 2 R.T.Diver a few G.C.Grebe.Good bird watching Pete.