Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Cholsey 22nd Dec

2 Little Egret still present in Brook Meadow. Also Kingfisher seen on bridge to the Jubilee field.
           4 Arches – Cholsey Marsh – Bow Bridge – Winterbrook
                                        River Thames
Cloudy, 0ยบ, c6cm snow. Ice on river bank.
34 Wigeon
2 Smew (redheads)
16 Gadwall
14 Tufted Duck
3 Teal
1 Goldeneye
1 Pochard
4 Mute Swan
40+ Mallard
3 Great Crested Grebe
4 Little Grebe
1 Water Rail
18 Cormorant

3 Grey Heron
30+ Moorhen
5 Coot
1 Common Snipe
5 Red Kite
1 Sparrowhawk
Approx 150 each of Redwing & Fieldfare
50+ Blackbird
1 Song Thrush
1 Mistle Thrush
5 Bullfinch
C10 Siskin feeding on Alder with c20 Goldfinch
2 Green Woodpecker
6 Great-spotted Woodpecker

        
                        Little Egret (taken thru living room window)
                                             Pochard
                                                 Siskin
                                               Goldeneye
                                                Teal
Most of the ducks very flighty!

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