Saturday, 14 February 2009

All lakes across the complex almost entirely frozen today with wildfowl tightly packed in to the few small remaining pockets of unfrozen water. The fields on the eastern side of Island Pit are flooded at the moment due to the high river levels and were being used small numbers of Teal, Shoveler and Mallard.

Todays highlights:

Island Pit: 2 Smew (inc. 1 drake), Woodcock, singing Skylark, c.25 Meadow Pipits.

Diddington Pit: redhead Smew, 2 Redshanks.

Unspecified location: Little Egret, Jack Snipe, 4CY Yellow-legged Gull, 30+ Siskin.

Also today a pair of Grey Partridges were feeding in fields just north of Diddington village (just NW of the pit complex).

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