Sunday, 20 December 2015

20th December

The floods have receded very quickly. This was the view on Langlands last week…..

And this is today.

The bottom fields have held on to more water but it is much shallower now and is obviously ideal for Teal with 232 counted there this morning, a new parish record.

These fields also held 35 Mallard, 11 Wigeon and 65 Curlew and around 150 Greylags flew over.

Back at home I watched Coal Tits taking sunflower seeds and ‘caching’ them in various parts of the garden. I hadn’t realised they did this but it is actually a well-known feature of the species. Apparently they don’t have fantastic memories though so I am anticipating some unexpected sproutings in the spring! 

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