Monday, 24 November 2014

Linacre - 22nd November 2014

No ringing this weekend, so I went down to Linacre for a couple of hours in between the rain showers.

Waterbird numbers were pretty good with 67 Mandarin Ducks spread over the 3 reservoirs, although the best place to see them is the middle reservoir, 71 Mallards, 21 Tufted Ducks, 2 Cormorants, 2 Grey Wagtails, 5 Moorhens, 4 Coots and 42 Black-headed Gulls.

The surrounding woodlands were quiet, with no sight nor sound of any winter visitors, but there were 2 Common Buzzards low over the top reservoir, along with the common resident birds; Robins, Dunnocks, tits, Chaffinch and Blackbirds.

On the way in and out of the site I spotted the ringed Little Owl in the usual tree, and got another photo! Hopefully, I'll get a shot with a nice blue sky, and without a branch in front of the bird one day.

Little Owl

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