Friday, 15 January 2010

Waterfowl Counts

The main task today was the monthly waterfowl count. The headlines were:
Gadwall 985
Coot 1770
Mallard 343
Goosander 93
Greylag 297
R-c Pochard 6

The Goosander were all leaving the roost on Ibsley Water early and this was not the full number present, just the best I could get. The Greylags were also leaving the roost, sadly they were all Greylags. The Gadwall count is above the threshold for international importance and the Coot count tops the national importance level. The Red-crested Pochard are still on Blashford Lake (2 drakes and 4 ducks). The Mallard count was unusually high for Blashford.

Other birds of note were a single Green Sandpiper on Ivy Lake and a Dunlin flying north over Ibsley Water.

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