Sunday 17 November 2013
Bolton Ings - Sunday
A mild day, 7c at 08.30 when I started out, cloudy in fact a bit misty but with no wind didn't feel cold at all. Seemed to be more than usual Blackbirds about so decided to count them and reached 29, a few Redwings but still no Fieldfares. A skein of c70 Pink Feet flew north west at 11.45 and a couple of female Goldeneye were on the eastern pool. A Green Sandpiper had a fly round and good numbers of Gadwall and Coot were counted. More Gulls about today and included 44 Commons and a Herring Gull. Finally 3 flocks of c30 Long Tailed Tits were on Warbler Way one of which included a Willow Tit. Full list :- Grey Heron 4, Mute Swan 10, Canada Goose 46, Grey Lag Goose 3, Pink Footed Goose c70, Cormorant 5, Little Grebe 2, Mallard 32, Gadwall 221, Teal 9, Wigeon 32, Shoveler 8, Tufted Duck 10, Pochard 6, Goldeneye 2, Coot 326, Moorhen 16, Lapwing 25, Snipe 3, Green Sandpiper 1, Black headed Gull 201, Common Gull 44, Herring Gull 1, Sparrowhawk 1, Kestrel 1, Jay 4, Green Woodpecker 3, Mistle Thrush 1, Redwing 46, Blackbird 29, Long Tailed Tit c90, Willow Tit 1.