28.12.16.

Wednesday…Beautiful blue skies, but a frosty -3ºC

Had an early morning walk over Highgate Common…followed by an afternoon trip to Belvide Reservoir.

A noisy Rook flew over the SWT office , while I looked for moths. Only one Winter Moth.

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This Lesser Black-backed Gull had been feeding on some discarded food thrown on the Birch Coppice car park. It flew off when I opened my car window….

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Bullfinch near the Island Pool…

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Tried the video function on my camera with this hovering Kestrel…

Belvide Reservoir

I had hoped that the Grey Phalarope would stay for another day, but I guess the freezing conditions moved it on. So it turned out to be a quiet afternoon for Belvide. Black-headed Gull…

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Water Rail was in the West Marsh…

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Good numbers of Wigeon were on the bund at the west end…

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The Red Head Smew (Distant) was still by the Dam…

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Overall not a very exciting day, but the type of conditions I love to have a walk on the wild side.

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