Monday, 9 March 2009

9th March 2009

After spending all morning at the Bittell Reservoirs (and Cofton) hoping to see the 5 Scaups that had been reported there on the 8th and finding that they'd gone, I visited Earlswood Lakes during the afternoon. The Scaups weren't there and the lakes were rather quiet, with 5 Cormorants and some Tufted Ducks being the only birds of note. At Engine Pool I saw a one-legged female Mallard on one of the fishing platforms - a bird which I think I was told has been at the lakes for a couple of years now.
I met a couple of birders who I've met on previous occasions, and they said that they saw a Gadwall and a Goldeneye at the lakes late last year. Wish I'd seen those!
M.P Griffiths

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