Saturday, 21 January 2012
Brake Mill Pool....17/01/2012
A large flock of Black-headed Gulls were on the pool and I was pleased to have spotted at last a different Gull amongst them, a Lesser Black-backed Gull!! The Gulls quickly noticed that I was feeding the Mallards etc and then it was pandemonium. Tufted Duck x 9, Coot, Moorhen, Mute Swan family and Canada Geese were on and around the pool. As I walked towards the path that leads to Stakenbridge Lane a Grey Wagtail flew to the top of a tree, this is only the second time I have spotted one here. I was to see it again on the roof of the house that is alongside the path. Birds seen today were Blue & Great Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Robin, Blackbird, Dunnock, Treecreeper, Nuthatch, Wren, Chaffinch, Song Thrush, Mistlethrush x3, Fieldfare x4, Redwing 12+, Jackdaw, Carrion Crow, Sparrowhawk (m&f) and a Buzzard that was unusually heard only. A pleasant walk in the sunshine but it was mighty cold in the shade!