Sunday, 10 December 2017

Woolley Dam, Wilthorpe, Fleets, 10/12/17.

Woolley Dam area,- No sounds from the woodland species in bitter cold. The sheltered dam was ice free and held the best ever count of 28 Teal. Winter game bird gathering held 10 RL Partridge and 8 Pheasants. 50 c. Goldfinch on mill lane. An after breakfast visit to the asda incorporated a walk round the Fleets Dam which was half frozen over. 7 Parakeets showed well on the south bank feeding on hawthorn berries and what looked like alder buds. Also 2 imm. Herring Gulls, 4 Common Gull, 6 Bullfinch. Wilthorpe Marsh this aft. very steady in constant snow. 3 Jack Snipe flushed off the marsh edge could have been new in. Thin on Pipits again with only 3 Meadow on the sewage farm. 8 Goldcrests in the area.

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