Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Birds at Winkworth, 9th December 2014

Another chilly day with a frost to start. Much of the day was spent working near Rowe's Flashe Lake with our regular Tuesday volunteer group.

On the way down to the lake I noted two Buzzards flying low through the trees between Azalea Steps and Badger's Bowl, with one continuing on into Bluebell Wood.

On the lake itself, the drake Pochard was still present along with two Little Grebes. A Chiffchaff was calling in the reeds on the eastern shore, where I heard the Water Rail on Sunday.

Whilst working in the wetland just north of the dam we flushed a Grey Wagtail. There were again typically good numbers of Siskin, Bullfinch and Redwing around the whole arboretum.

As we were packing up at the end of the day, a male Kestrel was lurking near our workyard, presumably keeping an eye on the bird feeders in the nurseries.

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