Saturday, 5 December 2015

5th December

Extensive flooding again this weekend. These were the bottom fields yesterday morning.

83 Mallard on here (a very good count for the parish) plus 12 Wigeon and a single distant ‘Scaup-faced’ Tufted Duck.

Good numbers of Curlew were also around along with 100+ Lapwing. Four swans flying over here turned out to be a family party of Mutes.

Somewhat different weather today! Most birds had cleared out in the very blustery conditions and the Langlands floods were completely empty but the bottom fields still held 20 Mallard and a handful of Wigeon but they had been joined now by half a dozen Teal and a single Gadwall. Yet another new bird for the year and only the second record for the parish.

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