Friday, 29 January 2010

23rd to 29th JAN

The Ring-necked Duck was still present until atleast the 27th, numbers of thrushes are still high for the time of year with the highest counts being 116 Fieldfare on the 23rd, 25 Blackbird on the 26th and 27th and 25 Redwing on the 25th. Unusual/unseasonal sightings in this period were a Mistle Thrush on the 24th and a Black Redstart on the 29th.

Friday, 22 January 2010

22nd January 2010

After a very quiet winter a female Ring-necked Duck turned up on the18th Jan and the bird was still here today the 22nd. Numbers of Fieldfares are still present on the island with 118 counted today. Also a large but dark Canada goose has been present since the 11th Dec.