January 19 th.
Hasn't been much to report on until the past couple of weeks really, the male swan has been returned and now there side by side all the while, the five cygnets all still present but seem to always be down the other end of the pool. Common Pochard's still there although when I went the other day could only see two but the pond had frozen.
At the old mill pond there was one little egret then the next day 2 little egrets not bad for a small urban pond, people have reported seeing the one always late afternoon at Trittiford so could be going to roost there and when i walked passed the old mill pond about three clock the other afternoon the one flew off towards Trittiford.
There has been an increase in larger gulls mainly Lesser black backed but have had Herring gull over the past month.
Past couple of times I have been iv'e seen the buzzard in the sky chasing pigeons, also saw the sparrowhawk last week.
We have long tailed tits everywhere Trittiford, Dingles and the walkway at the back of Trittiford so many birds there hopefully eventually something rare will turn up.
Kingfishers spotted regular now by me and others I saw two the other day possibly three but could of been one of the two flew further down. Always a pleasure to see a kingfisher :)
This gull look's like his taken up smoking not sure if it was a cigar but look's like it wish people wouldn't dump stuff in the water :(
January the 27th
one little egret present today in the Tree at the old mill pond, all Tufted ducks back after disspearing when the lake was iced up also the Great Crested Grebes are back,
Buzzards always seen flying over but today there was one perched in the tree Slade Road by the ford past Trittiford down walkway :)