Monday 27 December 2010
The only new birds at Ewelme were a Common Gull and the Lapwing had ben joined by another. Three Water Rails, a Green Sandpiper, male Teal and 6 - 8 Snipe were present. I saw the Scaup on the Thames at Benson though it has moved 1/4 mile upstream from the Riverside Cafe. The numbers of Tufted Duck and Pochard have increased and 45 Cormorant were counted between Benson and Shillingford. Also 3 Great Crests and a Little Grebe were seen.
Brambling in the garden briefly - first of the winter.