SUNDAY 13 FEBRUARY
The wind veered to the SE today but temperatures still held up. Although the rain held off until late morning, it then moved in and continued into darkness, somewhat hampering viewing.
The milder weather experienced over the weekend certainly spurned on some of the earlier migrants, with a marked arrival of OYSTERCATCHERS in our region, some more RINGED PLOVERS, COMMON SHELDUCKS, many FIELDFARES and numerous gulls reorienting northwards........
CHAFFINCH HOUSE, LITTLE CHALFONT (BUCKS)
Still 3 LESSER REDPOLLS on my garden Nyger seed feeders.
CHESHAM FISHING LAKES (BUCKS)
Three GREAT CRESTED GREBES now in residence, with a displaying pair on the smaller lake and the more winter plumaged bird on the larger lake; also 9 Tufted Duck and 3 Northern Pochards
LOWNDES PARK LAKE, CHESHAM (BUCKS)
All 4 Chesham adult Mute Swans now on the one small lake.