On the pond this morning (partly frozen) were 16 Wigeon along with 2 Shoveler and 5 Gadwall. A lone Little Grebe. Goldcrest and Chiffchaff in the reserve along with a Water Rail.

Andy the Barn Owl may well be one I have ringed on the great field either this year or last year - I've ringed the brood in James Leonard's barn - I've ringed 3 each year. It's great to hear that one is still a local bird. Any chance of a picture with part of the ring number, slim chance I know.

Posted December 1st, 2012 at 5:43 pm by Jon Turner in Bird News