Monday 9th January

My usual last hour before dark visit to the Meadow today where there were still some waders around in the form of 4 DUNLIN and now 5 REDSHANK though the ruff appears to have moved on. I actually did a rough count of the PINTAIL today and there are now over 20 of them which is a great count. The shelduck have moved on though three immature mute swans flew in to roost and 4 GOOSANDER flew over the floods whilst I was there. The gull roost was mostly black-headed gulls tonight and there was nothing of interest amongst the larger gulls. A flyover linnet and a pheasant calling from near Medley Farm added a couple of year ticks to the list.

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