I did see a Great Crested Grebe on the main lake, having caught a large fish, was trying unsuccessfully to swallow it, it was obviously too big for its throat and it was not going to give up, see photo’s below.
|Great Crested Grebe with large fish|
|Down the hatch|
The game crop as usual was alive with Reed Buntings and Yellowhammers and good counts were had of both.
|Long Tailed Tit|
Goldcrest – 5 good to see them after last years poor showing
Cetti’s Warbler – 7 tip of the iceberg
Lesser Redpoll – 8 in Alders
Siskin – 4 flyovers
Yellowhammer - 26 In the game crop
Reed Bunting – 40 game crop
Fieldfare – 9
Redwing – 44 over in 3 flocks
Red Legged Partridge – 1 Glades
Sparrowhawk – 2 overhead
Green Woodpecker – 3 ground feeding