Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Day 2

The last day of a nice Xmas/New Year break saw me do a bit of a round robin.

Staines Reservoir
Black-necked Grebe on South Basin behind what's left of the islands since re flooding of the basin.
Great Northern Diver North east corner of North Basin
Four Ruddy Duck North west corner of North Basin
Water Pipit seen by others but I couldn't find it in difficult conditions.

Bramfield Church
Eight Hawfinch feeding in Yew at the the back of the church
Nuthatch on dead tree in churchyard
Green Woodpecker on field behind churchyard and Red Kite over.

Lee Valley
No Bittern!
Waterail, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Ring necked Parakeets

Connaught Water
Five Goosander and several Mandarin Ducks along with Red Kite, Buzzard and Nuthatch the highlights.

Year list now 113
Water Rail at Lee Valley

Mandarin Duck

Unfortunately tomorrow thoughts turn back to forecasting, logistics, margins and p&l's again but of course I'll be looking for a tick here and there.


  1. I was introduced to your blog by a kind gentleman who tried to help me find the caspian gull on eagle pond in the pouring rain! However today I went to connaught water and saw the goodanders and I am delighted. Thank you very much.

  2. Glad to have helped and thanks for your comment.