Friday, 1 November 2013

Linacre - first November visit

Had a couple of hours down at Linacre this morning (7am - 9am). The sun was out for the first hour and I managed to get a nice shot of the sunrise.

Bottom reservoir
 I also took this one of the top reservoir in the sunshine.

Top reservoir

This last photo is a panoramic shot of the top reservoir. Click on the picture to make  it bigger.

Top reservoir

Waterbirds seen today were: Mallard (107, the highest count this year), Tufted Duck (50, still a very good number following the 58 last weekend), Mandarin Duck (31), Coot (6), Moorhen (9, highest count of the year), Grey Wagtail (1), Little Grebe (1 adult), Great-crested Grebe (1 adult), Kingfisher (1 on the north side of the middle reservoir and perched on a branch by the overflow), Grey Heron 1, possibly 2 birds, both being mobbed by the gulls), and Black-headed Gull (62 - the highest count this winter).

The Crossbills were present again today, and I managed to count 16 as they flew around the south side of the top reservoir. Redwing and Fieldfare (c.6 flew over) were also flying about, and a couple of Mistle Thrushes were in trees by the bottom car park.

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