Saturday, 22 January 2011

Lower Tamar Lake

A pleasant walk at Lower Tamar Lake today (Saturday 22nd January) with a gentle SSE wind and crisp frosty conditions underfoot. Excellent visibility and reasonably calm water.

Masses of wildfolwl on the lake, including:-

14 Goosanders (4 females)

2 female Pintail

200+Mallard

250+ Teal

124 Wigeon

36 Tufted Duck

2 Pochards

91 Canada Geese

54 Coot

6 Grey Herons

1 Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming for at least 10 minutes intermitently

Small numbers of Redwings in the surrounding fields.

(Harvey Kendall)