Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Xmas Eve

Cold and windy, so although sunny there were just a handful of dog-walkers at Watergate this morning. 10 Bullfinch and 2 Redpoll feeding on the path and a Water Rail feeding out in the open at the north end. Still only 5 Tufted Duck, normally a flock of 30+ by now.

At Lamesley the Whooper Swan was near the hide with 2 Greylag. The 3 Wigeon also still here.

Whooper Swan with Greylag
Plenty of the usual suspects at Far Pasture car park with Willow Tit and Nuthatch showing well.

Willow Tit
The pond here continues to disappoint with just a handful of Mallard and Teal, but a Chiffchaff was feeding in the tree tops.

At Shibdon the Ruff was again present and a Sparrowhawk shot through.