Thursday, 29 December 2016

Cold As Ice - Foreigner

In sharp contrast with Boxing Day the dawn temperature has plummeted to -6°C with the rest of the day being similar including bright sunshine, little or no wind, more or less the same selection of Birds but with one or two highlights. Slightly unusual, as to location, the first of these was a male
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TEAL
feeding veraciously on something within what little
Parrot Feather Pond Weed
remains at Parley Pond now that the diggers have left.
Normal service soon resumed up at the
Gravel Pit
with the
LITTLE GREBE
showing well
and the mixed bag of more
TEAL
MOORHEN
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a lone
GREY WAGTAIL
and c2 more
MOORHEN
and not to be outdone another 
 Male TEAL
at this end.
CORTINARIUS Sp
 
 The first for this winter
 LITTLE EGRET
 Also a first of the Winter and only the Second Record here of
BRAMBLING
 LEPIOTA Sp
 Finally, a welcome find in the shape of c2
 hibernating
COMMON (SMOOTH) NEWTs
and there should have been a
Navigation Warning
as Willie Wine (Cheers Willie) has been at it again with this short clip!
Come Fly With Me
Amazing when you consider it takes me a couple of days to get out of my hammock!
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