Its been a cold an frosty week but the weather hasn’t really pushed the birds down. Still very few Fieldfare or Redwing through a few have been spotted at Farlington. The forecasted Waxwing still haven’t turned up yet.
Lots of wader as usual especially with some quite high tides. There are still a couple of Spotted Redshank on the stream a long with a large number of Pintail and Teal. There has been a large number of Avocet in the channel west of the marsh. Largest count so far has been 53.
The Short Eared Owls are still there, three of them and a couple of overwintering Dartford Warbler can be seen in the point field. A Barn Owl has also been seen in the bushes area.
Swanwick Lakes and Hookheath
Both sites have the usual woodland mix. Lots of Goldcrests, undoubtedly with some Firecrest in there. A number of Marsh Tit have been seen on both sites.