Great Northern Diver - 4os
Kittiwake - 28W
auk sp - 2E
Along the footpath beside Ivy Lake were many small birds including 30 Long-tailed Tits, six Goldcrests and two Chiffchaffs. About half way along, where it is closest to an island, there were about six more Chiffchaffs and one which looked all the world like a Siberian Chiffchaff, (race tristis). It was pale, even white below, sort of pale dun above and closed wings showed a greenish panel. Also seen was a pair of bullfinches and a kingfisher. (ARK per SoS)
Friday, 8th January: A fairly bright start with some sunny breaks and cloud, but still with a fairly strong SW wind.... though things are likely to go downhill later with heavy showers forecast for the late afternoon.
Thursday, 7th January: A worse day than forecast, with strong winds and heavy showers and the odd sunny break....
Also, there was an Egyptian Goose tucked away on the smaller of the two islands halfway along Ivy Lake, four pairs of Gadwall were on the water, and a Kingfisher and a male Bullfinch were also briefly present, plus a few Long-tailed Tits and Goldcrests.
No sign of the female Scaup on New Lake, but there were 75 Shoveler and a dozen each of Pochard and Tufted Duck present. (AH)