Tuesday, 14 February 2017
Joined Ian McLean for his WeBs count Sunday morning. We caught up with the overwintering Grey Plover plus the Brent Goose which I believe Phil had first was still about. Also a drake Gadwall on the river. Otherwise normal stuff although not as many dabbling duck as I expected. Perhaps they were on the sea as is often the case here. On Saturday I finally managed to convince myself that there were 5 rather than 4 Cattle Egrets at Colcombe Farm. Around there and along the Umbrook were 100 Redwing and 30 Fieldfare plus Treecreeper. It's really been a Treecreeper winter as I keep seeing them everywhere I go. Anybody agree with that?