Saturday, 8 January 2011

Colne valley birding

On the 7th I gave Hugh Day a retired bank manager a quick tour of Maple Lodge and Scots bridge meadows,first stop the feeding station at Maple Lodge due to heavy rain this seemed a good idea betting than getting soaked,I showed Hugh Tufted ducks and Pochard diving in bad light,also tit flocks on the feeders at last the rain relented and we walked around the reserve visiting various hides,we walked through the Paddock disturbing a Fox,but on arrival at Lynsters hide noted 27 Wigeon on the adjacent farmland,also some Gadwall,on Lynsters lake were 3 Goosander.Lastly we noted a flock of Siskins feeding in the Alders.
The rain had relented some what so on to Rickmansworth where above Scotsbridge Mill on the river Chess a Little Egret obliged,at the cress beds we saw Water Rail,Common Snipe and Woodcock this was a bonus,as was great views of two Kingfishers to Hugh's delight.
Another satisfied customer, if you fancy a trip in the Colne Valley contact me for details.

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