Im a bit late putting out these posts so I will keep them to the point. It was WeBS weekend and so it was the usual lakes counting birds however with a quick big freeze there could be a slight problem. First pit was the gravel pit by the A38. Birds noted were Great Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Goldfinch, Redwing, Mute Swan, Tufted Duck, Blue Tit, Blackbird, Wigeon, Pochard, Robin, Collared Dove, Cormorant, Coot, Mallard, Dunnock, Canada Geese, Carrion Crow, Black Headed Gull, Fieldfare, Magpie, Wren, Chaffinch, Redshank, Pied Wagtail, Lapwing, Gadwall, Grey Heron, Goldeneye, Shoveler, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Grey Wagtail, Teal, Greylag Geese, Great Crested Grebe and a bonus Kingfisher.
Birds noted were Chaffinch, Redwing, Lesser Redpoll, Canada Geese, Carrion Crow, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Blackbird, Mallard, Teal, Goosander, Fieldfare, Starling, Kingfisher, Tufted Duck, Coot, Moorhen, Black Headed Gull, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Woodpigeon, Long-tailed Tit and Woodpigeon.
A very frozen pit but birds noted were Chaffinch, Great Tit, Mallard and Blue Tit.
Another 99.99% frozen pool but there was a small patch of water around the edge which held a few ducks. Birds noted were Little Egret, Shelduck, Chaffinch, Redshank, Mallard, Teal, Buzzard, Cormorant, Wren, Kingfisher, Redwing, Blackbird, Great Tit, Woodpigeon, Dunnock, Long-tailed Tit. Grey Heron, Snipe, Mute Swan, Magpie, Meadow Pipit, Canada Geese, Fieldfare, Robin, Kestrel and Starling.
Birds noted were Goosander, Wigeon, Tufted Duck, Goldeneye, Shoveler, Mallard, Teal, Coot, Canada Geese, Cormorant, Little Grebe, Chaffinch, Meadow Pipit, Smew, Skylark, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Lapwing and Mute Swan.
I will try and crearte a table to give the count numbers and paste it onto a posting if that is possible.