Today, I did my once fortnightly check around Hadham Hall and the irrigation lagoon towards Bloodhounds Wood. From a distance, I could see movement near the lagoon and a quick binocular check revealed 6 greylag geese. Only my 3rd parish record stretching back over 10 years. Good to see.
|6 greylags heading south from the lagoon|
Upon the lagoon, 2 tufted duck, which are not common in the parish whilst in a tree, a reed bunting. Again, not an everyday bird for the village.
|pair of distant tufted duck|
A red kite rose from trees next to Hadham Hall, an everyday sight these days! Upon the lawn at the Hall, a dead lapwing. This casualty of the cold weather is again, a bird I rarely see in the parish. Other species: great tits, mallards, blue tits, chaffinch, yellowhammer, corvid sp etc.
|Who remembers Hilda Ogden's decorations in her house in Coronation Street. A pair of mallards head for Hadham Hall|