Bird Count

Starting todays walk Brian and I were walking in misty conditions and we could hear geese flying high but could not see them because of the
low cloud and mist. Towards the end the sun cleared the cloud and mist and we observed at least 500 geese flying south in several skiens, they were too high to identify.
The lakeland hills looked beautiful with the recent snowfall on them.

At the long pond the small hole has reappeared as a thaw continues, it was a refuge for 14 canada geese, 14 mallards and one heron taking flight
Two canada geese were flying around the others on the pond and calling to each other but they did not land.

At the north feeder:- 2M-1F bullfinch,1 great tit, 6 blue tits, 2 coal tits,5 robins, 6 chaffinch, 3M-2F reed buntings, 4 goldfinch,12 greenfinch,
2M-2F blackbirds, 2 dunnocks.

Returning Bri and myself saw the white mallard with two others at the south end of the long pond.

Posted by Bob Chubb