Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Jan 8th.

At Lea Marston Balancing Lakes 3 Scaups - 2 1st w drakes and a female. The female was just about the closest bird to the bridge. The 2 males were to the left of the big island. The regular drake is now looking more or less adult. The new drake is still very much immature, with a bit of pale around the face and only a few bits of grey in the mantle. This is the third drake I've seen in the area in the last couple of weeks. I think I've also seen 4 different females.Also a Little Egret on Coton lake.(J Oates).
At Draycote the first winter drake Lesser Scaup now on its 42day still present in toft, but the drake Smew was a little more mobile today, Farnborough bank, Toft then Draycote bank.Also around 30 Siskins in toft sallows. (R Mays).
And the Firecrest still along Laundry Lane Alvecote , access north from Shuttington Road Bridge .(Birdguides).

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