“Area 9″/WeBS today

With little water about, there were few birds that were relevant to the Wetland Bird count today.  In fact it was pretty quiet most of the way round the walk this morning.   It was fairly windy along the riverbank, and nothing on the overflow pit apart from a calling Moorhen.  The small birds seemed to be lying low, so no Reed Buntings or Stonechats in evidence.

Only managed to find 33 different species.  There were a few winter thrushes about, mainly Redwings to start with accompanied by a few Fieldfares, then as I came back through Rye Farm, the combination was reversed, and there was a nice group of about 70 Starlings there too.   Had a nice view of both male and female Bullfinch on the Downslink, and managed to find a Treecreeper without the assistance of Louise, who couldn’t make the walk today!