Saturday, 27 January 2018
Sooner than forecast...
With a forecast showing a dry but cloudy morning I though I'd have a look at Acres Down, ostensibly for the better finches; sadly, the drizzle started on the way down.
A quick walk out to the viewpoint and beyond before heading back produced just Raven(2), Buzzard, Woodlark and Goldcrests. A walk out to the wooden bridge from the carpark produced just good numbers of tits including at least two Marsh, three flyover Crossbills and a singing Mistle Thrush but sadly nothing better by which time the rain had become harder.
At Ibsley Water no Greylags and hence no P-fG, no gulls and just a few Goosanders; a close Green Sandpiper flew over calling which was a first for year.
On the way home a Great White Egret was in flooded field opposite from Broadlands Lake from the car at 70mph!!