Monday, 27 December 2010

Ewelme and Thames

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.

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