Saturday, December 22, 2007

Still bitterly cold this afternoon.

This time we walked the north end to Longhoughton Steel.

The tide had pushed the Brent Goose onto the frozn pond to be company for two juvenile Mute Swans. A good number of Lapwings were on here too.

Along the shore at the north end were 7 Purple Sandpiper, 13 Knot, 18 Dunlin, 6 Red breasted Mergansers, 49 Wigeon, 48 Mallard, 5 Teal and 4 Goldeneye, a good count of wildfowl obviously shifted off nearby frozen waters inland. the only passerine was a female Stonechat.

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