Ferruginous Duck

Tuesday 26th May 2009

After completing my BTO Atlas survey this morning (details later) and with little around locally, I decided to travel to Chew Valley Lake to see the drake Ferruginous Duck which was showing nicely from Stratford Hide (above). Other birds here included 67 Great Crested Grebes, 120 Coot, a Cetti's Warbler (plus another at Herriot's Bridge), a Reed Warbler and 29 Cormorants.
Below: Stratford Bay, Chew Valley Lake, Somerset

BTO Atlas Survey - SO81K Huddinknoll Hill
Here are the counts for my 2-hour early breeding season survey this morning:
Red-legged Partridge 4
Pheasant 1
Buzzard 1
Wood Pigeon 15
Great Spotted Woodpecker 1
Skylark 5
Swallow 3
House Martin 3
Pied Wagtail 2 (plus two recently-fledged young)
Wren 13
Dunnock 3
Robin 20
Blackbird 17
Song Thrush 1
Blackcap 4
Chiffchaff 9
Blue Tit 5 (plus recently-fledged young)
Great Tit 8
Magpie 7
Jackdaw 18
Rook 11
Carrion Crow 18
Chaffinch 9
Greenfinch 3
Goldfinch 2
Yellowhammer 3

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