Despite the weather I still managed to have an enjoyable few hours looking for new species to add to the list.
While walking down Slough Lane I was seeing all the usual suspects like blue and great tits, goldfinch and some siskins and it was not long before I added the first new bird with a Nuthatch in one of the Oak trees along the lane, at the bottom of the lane I spotted a Great Spotted Woodpeck and 3 Bullfinch.
I scanned the Pools Field for the Water Pipits and Rock Pipit that had been seen by others but at a distance and on such a gloomy afternoon, I could only make out what I thought were Meadow Pipits.
So I went and had a look out in Black Pipie Bay and here I ticked off another for the list and a first for this bay in the form of 5 Red-breasted Mergansers. Also here I watched 22 Wigeon come flying in and it was a good exerise to watch there jizz and plumage patten as they came in and land on the water.
|Walking down the lane|
|The Yellow Boat|
While watching over Sherford Pools I was treated to a large flock of Lapwing with a good group of Dunlin mixed in ,come flying in and wheel about here and there before landing, a wonderful site .
And then the rain started and so I made my way back along the lanes and back home as it was starting to get late.
|View of Frenches field from the birdge|
|The wooden bridge I was standing on taking the above picture|
The new birds for today.