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Monday, 13 December 2010

Foggy Monday

Late post.

I didn’t have much time today; because work beckoned later, and it was thick fog too, so not much to see.
A very quick walk of the north lake, after leaving some seed on the car park bridge, and most of the lake is still frozen. I suspect the south lake is too.
The Canada Geese were all in their take off point at the top end, along with Coot, Gadwall, Mallard, Wigeon, Pochard and a few Moorhen.

Under the road bridge it had much the same, as this area of water seldom freezes.
One notable difference there though, was a male Goldeneye, and two Goosander flew overhead, presumably from the south lake, and heading to the top end of the north lake.
A little bit of time at the car park bridge, watching the birds enjoy the seed, and then time to go.

No video today. I’ve tried uploading 2 versions, twice, to You Tube, and every time it gets to the end, and then fails, due to ‘unknown error’. So sod it. If anyone knows of an alternative  to You Stress, please let me know. Thanks

Full list of today’s sightings

Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)
Greater Canada Goose [sp] (Branta canadensis)
Eurasian Wigeon (Anas penelope)
Gadwall [sp] (Anas strepera)
Mallard [sp] (Anas platyrhynchos)
Common Pochard (Aythya ferina)
Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula)
Common Goldeneye [sp] (Bucephala clangula)
Goosander (Mergus merganser merganser)
Great Crested Grebe [sp] (Podiceps cristatus)
Great Cormorant [sp] (Phalacrocorax carbo)
Grey Heron [sp] (Ardea cinerea)
Common Moorhen [sp] (Gallinula chloropus)
Common Coot [sp] (Fulica atra)
Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus)
Common Wood Pigeon [sp] (Columba palumbus)
British Robin (Erithacus rubecula melophilus)
Common Blackbird [sp] (Turdus merula)
British Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus obscurus)
British Great Tit (Parus major newtoni)
Eurasian Magpie [sp] (Pica pica)
Carrion Crow [sp] (Corvus corone)
British Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs gengleri)
British Bullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula pileata)

Total species  24


  1. Flikr Keith but I suspect that is as bad. Awful this weather is.

  2. Cheers Adrian; I'll give them a try if the tube plays up again.

  3. Hi Keith of my favorites there heading at ya!!
    It is 50 degrees right now (2:00 pm) absolutely bizarre weather!!
    Stress...whats ; } Sorry I'm fresh out of ideas!!

  4. Foggy and bad, that is the reason for it, but, at least you got in flight bird!

  5. Thanks grammie.
    I always seem to be having trouble uploading with You boob. It's getting me mad! grrrrrr.

    Thanks Bob. Maybe tomorrow will be better.

  6. Hi Keith, great shot of the goose..Have you tried uploading it direct to blogger? There is Video Upload Icon on top of the post box.

  7. Thanks Dixxe, hadn't thought of that option. I'll give it a try.