Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Winter Term - Wednesday 5 - North Cave Wetlands

Siskin (c) 2009 Tony Robinson
Siskin [female] (c) 2009 Tony Robinson
We were frozen out of today's original venue, but the substitute was almost as bad! The bird of the day was the Green Woodpecker, which showed well for both sessions. A female Goosander flew over in the morning, but most of the other wildfowl were standing on the ice, including: Shelduck, Shoveler, Teal & Gadwall. We had Snipe on both sessions, but the Redshank were easier to see in the morning. Of the passerines the Siskins showed better in the morning, but winter Thrushes were easier to see in the afternoon. The only raptor we saw was a juvenile male Kestrel.

1 comment:

Michael Flowers said...

Sorry, forgot to mention that the sight of the day was the demented Stoat running around in circles, up & down the bank & even on to the ice - between Reedbed Lake & Far Lake