1. Mute swan
2. Greylag goose
3. Canada goose
15.Great crested grebe
31.Lesser black-backed gull
32.Great black-backed gull
40.Great spotted woodpecker
All in a respectable total though some way off the record. Noticeable was a big lack of small birds about - dissolved? Greenfinch was nowhere to be found - a sign of the times? Specialities like smew, bittern, mediterranean gull and marsh tit all failed to appear too despite recent sightings, and waders seemed to be thinly spread across the flood waters with only 2 pheasants and no partridges. Thanks again to all who helped including pink cuckoos for scribing!
So an update on flood waters too - the river is still comparable to before Christmas but the drain has and continues to rise - the view from the main gate:
Tony McLean bagged kingfisher hunting from the posts in front of the hide this afternoon:
Finally please note as we ran the year listing event today there will be no January reserve walk this Saturday.