Tuesday, 25 February 2014

South Weald and Brentwood Tues 25-2-14

Checking the lakes at Weald CP Russ and I counted 11 Goosanders,  couldn't get any nearer than 100- 150 metres before they took off for the farthest end;  thats what they do,  always nice to see them though.    Also 40 Siskins in the Alders with a number of Redpolls joining them for the feed.  

Tuesday, 11 February 2014


What a great (job) I have taken on,  surveying 8 bird crops for the local farmer and Natural England,  ( Farm Environmental Plan).    Not just a good cause but it gives me the chance to see the places I couldn't go because they were private areas,  and a lot of these places are wonderfull habitats and makes me think what could have called in there and nobody knew.  It will be interesting in this next year to see what turns up.
Lesser Redpoll

Mealy Redpoll


Sunday, 9 February 2014


     Weald Country Park;     Sunday 9th feb;  2 pair Goosanders.