16 January 2016

Staines Moor: 16 January

Today is the first time this winter I've seen the pools and channels at Staines Moor frozen over. With the drop in temperature over the last few days to around freezing and snow further north, I was hoping for some cold weather movement today, but it was very much business as usual.

Best I could muster was 1+ Jack Snipe, 7 Water Pipit (inc. 6 around the frozen swamp), 8 Pied Wagtail (swamp), 2+ Little Egret, 13 Stonechat (7m, 6f), 1 Chiffchaff (old railway), 5 Goldcrest (old railway), 1m Reed Bunting, 11 Skylark (east side), 2 Mistle Thrush (SW corner), 1 Fieldfare, 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk N at dusk, 1 Common Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (old railway) and 73 Carrion Crow into roost in Bonehead woodland at dusk. 

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