Sunday, 5 December 2010
Sun 5th December
I had a stroll around the reserve today the sun was out and the air crystal clear. The Floods in front of the hide are still frozen , but the roosting geese have thawed one small area in which a group of pintail, mallard and teal are hanging on. In the woodland I surprised a sparrowhawk having a bath in the stream. Two treecreepers and 12 long tailed tits flitted from tree to tree. As I walked up to the house I flushed 2 woodcock and counted a flock of 58 chaffinches and a grey wagtail.