27 Jan 2010
A rare day off from patching . . . although managed a few mini sessions between errands.
Popped in for the grebe, then a 20 min wander round old D'Park.
2GSW, 3Treecreeper, 1Goldcrest, 1Redwing, 4Goldfinch, 2Pheasant, 2Song Thrush, 2Coal Tit, 10LTTit, prBullfinch, 1Sparrowhawk, tame Grey Wagtail , 2pr Mallard, etc & fresh evidence of both Barn Owl & Tawny Owl activity.
This area coupled with Silky Lakes would make a nice little "odd hour here & there" patch.
Spoke to a guy there, asking if he knew owt about any owls . . . turns out he used to be a DBC member years ago - he gave me a load of gen, i gave him a compliment card - hopefully he'll be rejoining.
Cant remember the last time i was able to watch a GWag without it zipping away.
Called down the Freezer, Col & Jim had nowt, then a white flash . . . no not a barnie, but a fine Stoat in Ermine.
Teal up to 56, 3Gadwall, 4Goldeneye etc
Heron scores with a first Pintail (drk) at Sludgeletch