Local patch. Dawn start.
Not long after first light an Egyptian goose flew low, right over my head, unusual here, I’ve only recorded it once before, (Dec 2007). It looked as though it was putting down, but I didn’t see it again. By the end of the morning I’d logged 54 species, not bad eh? With a couple more seen by others, that’s about half of what we can expect for the entire year!
Mstw day list 14/01/2014
Mute swan, Little grebe, Little egret, Greylag, Pink-footed goose, Egyptian goose, Gadwall, Wigeon, Mallard, Teal, Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Curlew, Green sandpiper, Water rail, Moorhen, Pheasant, Grey partridge, Stock dove, Woodpigeon, Feral pigeon, Black-headed gull, Common gull, Robin, Wren, Carrion crow, Jackdaw, Magpie, Starling, Skylark, Meadow pipit, Grey wagtail, Pied wagtail, Redwing, Fieldfare, Blackbird, Song thrush, Mistle thrush, Dunnock, House sparrow, Tree sparrow, Long-tailed tit, Blue tit, Great tit, Goldcrest, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, Greenfinch, Lesser redpoll, Linnet, Bullfinch, Yellowhammer, Reed bunting.