Barrie CooperParticipantJanuary 10, 2021 at 12:45 pmPost count: 129
A bit of a goosefest this morning. Highlights on Aldcliffe Saltmarsh between 10.00 and 11.30 were:
Two White-fronted Geese (consensus was probably Russian)
Two Barnacle Geese
Water Rail and Kingfisher at the Wildfowlers’ Pools
Meanwhile the male Blackcap spends much of its day occupying 8 cubic metres of my garden. Feeding on fatballs and apples with the occasional foray for pyracantha berries and search for invertebrates.Pete CrooksParticipantJanuary 10, 2021 at 1:03 pmPost count: 186
Some numbers for the Aldcliffe goosefest:
Fields between Freeman’s Pools and Wildfowlers’ Pools – c. 2500 Pink-footed Geese and c.270 Greylag Geese (including 5 with orange neck collars – PSA, PSI, PPC, SFJ and SNB).
South end of Aldcliffe Marsh – 2 Russian White-fronted Geese (much closer views than yesterday confirmed the bill colour as pink), 2 Barnacle Geese, 130 Greylag Geese (including orange neck collar PXL) and 252 Canada Geese (including 2 with red darvic rings on their left legs, but too distant to read).
Flooded Field at the end of Aldcliffe Hall Lane – 93 Teal and 10 Shoveler
Pete CDan HaywoodParticipantJanuary 10, 2021 at 2:08 pmPost count: 518
50 Linnets Aldcliffe maize stubble.
LDBWS Feeding Station
Linnet 15 on ground feed, 20 more in ash trees.
Reed Bunting 10
Lesser Redpoll 4 ground feeding
No Greenfinch on the feeding station list yet– if you see one please let me know!
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