26.09.12. Birdlog

26.09.12. Birdlog

Rain, rain and more rain on it’s way! Image by WSM.

Evening Watch: With all this rain we have been experiencing over the last three days you can be forgiven in thinking that it’s ideal only for ducks. The counts below can testify to that fact. Raised water levels have exposed seeds from the Michaelmas Daisies and, both Wigeon and Teal are taking full advantage of this and can be seen feasting on the autumn bounty (all reports from No 6 tank).

43 Shelduck, 600 Common Teal, 2 Garganey, 25 Tufted Duck, 7 Pochard, 164 Mallard, 34 Gadwall, 26 Shoveler, 12 Wigeon and 8 Pintail.

Image by Paul Crawley.

28 Golden Plover and a single Ringed Plover. 11 Avocet, Ruff & Reeve, 12 Redshank, 3 Greenshank and 50 Curlew were staking out an over night roosting site.

A Sparrowhawk was hunting the banks of the tank.

Observer: WSM.