This is an account of my birding trips in the valley plus holidays birding abroad.
Friday, 5 February 2016
Maple Lodge and Stockers before the rain
An overcast mild morning with a little sunshine greeted me at Maple Lodge. Lime green catkins fluttered in the wind as a Great spotted woodpecker came to the feeding station.From the Rotunda hide up to 17 Common Teal . I spoke to Tony Hulls briefly before notching up some more duck.
Of note Pochard and Shoveler ,on adjacent Lynsters farm 2 Egyptian geese obliged amongst Canadas and Greylags in the paddock a nice surprise was a wintering Chiffchaff