Saturday, December 29, 2007

Brockholes Quarry - 29th Dec 2007

First attempt at video upload from my rather dated camcorder.

An enjoyable couple of hours at the local patch in rather inclement conditions produced a Green Sandpiper (above), 2 Jack Snipe, 1stw Peregrine, 1 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 160 Mallard, c80 Teal, 25 Shoveler, 30+ Gadwall, 10 Wigeon, 12 Pochard, c20 Tufted, 4 Goldeneye, 3 Little Grebe, 400+ Coot, 5 Redwing, 3 Skylark, 13 Meadow Pipit, 1 Reed Bunting and 1 Grey Wagtail. The numbers of Siskin are particularly worthy of mention, with 200+ in the area including a flock of c150 in the Alders at the bottom of Boilton Wood and at least 50 between Main pool and no1 pit.