Tuesday 10th November

The gradual pick-up in birdiness on the Meadow is continuing as the flood waters increase. Yesterday there was a flock of about 250 Wigeon back on the Meadow though there was no sign of them today. The Teal at least seem more settled with about 80 of them currently on the floods. Lapwings, Mallards, Pied Wagtails, Linnets and Meadow Pipits are all still about as well.

Today I went to check out the gull roost for the first time this autumn. After a slow start by last light there were at least one hundred large gulls present along with a few hundred Black-headed Gulls and one or two Common Gulls. Sadly the light was very poor by the time they'd assembled so I wasn't really able to do them much justice.

Seven of the feral WHITE-FRONTED GEESE (presumably from the Blenheim flock) paid us a visit this evening and at least made a change from the usual Greylags and Canadas.

Rubbish record shot one some of the White-fronted Geese

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