Numbers have been exceptionally high on Noah’s since New Year. I am looking forward with some trepidation to the WeBS count on Monday 22. Any photographers who would care to join us would be welcome!
I counted 320 Pintail on Noah’s today and I suspect that I overlooked a significant number, far and away the most of this species I’ve seen together on the local reserves. total numbers of duck here are probably nearer 4000 than 3000. It will be interesting to hear what the Webs counters count is, I think they will be about in a week or so.
In passing a Ring Tailed Hen Harrier was photographed at Catcott today prior to my lunchtime arrival. Duck numbers there have doubled since Monday last!