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Sunday, December 28, 2014

Mixenden Reservoir

           Great Northern Diver still hanging on in there.

                   Snorkeling.  
                                     
                           A calm Mixenden Res.
                                       Grey Wagtail

              Large female type Sparrowhawk over
                     Silhouetted at last light .

A late afternoon check of Mixenden reservoir 1500 - 1600 hrs found it pleasingly calm with a clear frosty sky.
The Gt Nth Diver took some finding tonight and I almost put the message out to say it had gone when it appeared up near the inlet staging but very mobile, possibly due to the time of day or it,s ready to move on.
A single m Goldeneye was present and 1 elusive Little Grebe.
Several Goldcrests were on the edge of the water on the west shoreline along with Long Tailed Tits whilst a Grey Wagtail landed near the staging.
Good to bump into DJS, especially when he turned up a Nuthatch in the long hedge which was soon joined by a second bird. The hedge also held several tits, Chaffinch and Blackbirds.
The local Sparrowhawk flew over disappearing over the wood after spooking all the gulls and a single Greylag went over at last light.
BS

1 comment:

Dave Sutcliffe said...

Good to see you again Bri. Nice ot of the spawk as well