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07 Jan 2017

Saturday Sightings- Pink footed goose and ruff

A cloudy day with patches of fog made visibility difficult but the following birds were noted this morning:

Rushy Pen:

Pink footed goose- adult present with the greylags although rather mobile today.
Bewick’s swan 142
Dunlin 1
Little Stint 1
Redshank 1

Holden Tower:

Wigeon 1160
Teal 15
Tufted duck 16
Raven 2
Gadwall 2
Lapwing 14
Mistle thrush 1

Tack Piece:

Teal 60
Wigeon 40
Bewicks swan 6
Water rail in the rushes below the hide
Pintail 16
Shoveler 5

Zeiss Hide:

Bittern 1 11.00 flew toward Kingfisher hide.
Teal 540
Wigeon 660
Ruff 8
Redshank 1
Black tailed godwit 1
Snipe 15
Lapwing 340
Pintail 168

Kingfisher hide:

Bittern 1 several sightings.
Buzzard 1
Water rail 2
Gadwall 4
Little grebe 1

South Lake:

Teal 40
Cormorant 2
Lapwing 55
Pochard 20

Asian Pen:

Ruddy shelduck female with captive birds