In all 26 species recorded, with good numbers of mallard present along the river (33) whilst 9 little grebe equals my highest ever count.
|some of the mallard flock|
|duck and drake mallard|
A common buzzard circled overhead and a solitary cormorant was at their usual roost. Small flocks of redwing and fieldfare flew over, stopping in the poplars by Thorley Wash. Here, also 2 mute swans swam past.
A few shots taken along the river, looking North from the Bridge near the newly created Reserve.
as well as a photo of one of the 4 coots found near Twyford Locks. All in all, a pleasant wander down memory lane. It was interesting to note how many birds were found close to where they used to be when I carried out a detailed survey of this patch between 2004 and 2007.
|looking south east|
|Stort Navigation looking north|