Friday, 29 January 2010

Mon 29th Jan 2010 - Afternoon

13:00 > 14:30
Broken cloud, cold NE wind, odd flake of snow.

Flock of around 250 Fieldfare with smattering of Redwing on slopes of East Field.

Along Back Brook two Little Egrets while on the main body a 200 strong assortment of Gulls and a pair of Goosander.

An incoming helicopter heralded around 120 strong Pochard flock of which around 70 landed in the Manor Farm waters the rest over at Cosgrove.

Friday, 22 January 2010

22nd Jan 2010 - NBBR - Barn Owl

Via Robert Norris per NBBR

Manor Farm,
3 LITTLE EGRETS were in the field on the other side of the river from the
Haversham end before I even got out of the car.
The first pit you reach from this end held 7 Pochard and a GREEN SANDPIPER. I
also saw the same or another GS further up the river on the way back.
The main pit held nothing more exciting than a few Mallard, Wigeon and Teal.
Up towards the west end after the metal gate I followed the line of pollarded
Willows and accidently flushed a LITTLE OWL and then 50 yards further on a BARN
!, this gave excellent views as it flew right around the main lake persued
by a few Black headed Gulls.

Thursday, 7 January 2010

Thurs 7th Jan - Yellow Legged Gull - NBBR

From Chris G via NBBR

And a 'mega' for Manor Farm on its very, very small bit of ice free water. On it sat just five Herring Gulls, nothing else, one being of the Yellow Legged (Gull)
variety, a first for the Farm.