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Sunday, December 15, 2013

Leeshaw, Goosy day

                                           Plenty Greylags present
                                            Geese in distant fields
                                             Plenty gulls around the shoreline

                                        Still Curlews present

                                         Greylags moving >W
                                      Distant skeins of Pinkies and Greylags >W

                                    Few Pied Wagtails present

A dull but clear morning with a cold SW>5 but never getting any decent light for photos.
The reservoir was quiet apart from the usual Cormorant, small gulls and Mallards but a search of the fields proved fruitful with 63 Greylags in a distant field along with 2 Pink Footed whilst a nearer field held 2 Curlew that seem to be wintering it out here, or at least till the weather turns.
Fieldfares were mobile from the lane side trees to the fields mixed in with Mistle Thrushes whilst a flock of around 15 Blue tits moved through.
The skies were active with several skeins of Greylags moving >W along with a smaller number of Pinkies heading in the same direction.
Large flocks of Woodpigeons were feeding in the fields near the farm  and 4 Pied Wagtails were seen.

63 Greylag...........................Blogging
c120 Greylag.......................>W
2 Pink Footed geese............Blogging
15 Pink Footed geese .........>W
2 Curlew
1 Cormorant
31 Fieldfare
4 Mistle Thrush
15 Blue Tits
+ usual small gulls, Mallards, corvids etc.
BS

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