Saturday, 29 November 2014

Pitsford stroll

A walk south of the causeway this morning was pleasant without being terribly productive. A single redhead Goosander (my first of the season) flew past heading towards the causeway and presumably onto the reserve half. A large flock of mostly Canada Geese was feeding on a field near the gorse bushes until the crow scarer in the field went off and spooked them.  In flight the long staying Bar-headed Goose was obvious amongst the flock along with a hybrid Canada/Greylag.
Back at the causeway a scan of the reserve side revealed two Great White Egrets, one in the Walgrave Bay and the second near the Lagoon Hide. Two Ruddy Shelduck were resting near the mouth of the Holcot Bay and two drake Red-crested Pochard were sleeping in the mouth of the Walgrave Bay.

     Regards,

               Neil H.
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