Wednesday, February 02, 2011
Due to some technical issues aboard my boat that needed immediate attention I never quite made it to Brandon on Tuesday but did manage to fit in a good tour of the marina instead.
Last year around this time we were very fortunate and incredibly amazed to have a solitary Bittern on site, a picture taken from aboard a fellow moorer's boat on their mobile phone came as a great surprise, but no reports have been forthcoming this time around! Although we've been lucky enough to have Waxwing on site in December there has been no reports thus far this year. Our local Little and Tawny Owls seem to have gone quiet more recently but I have had several sightings this year, sadly no Barn Owls have been seen!
On the water we still have our resident Tufted Duck, affectionately known as 'Tufty' who, due to a damaged wing, has now been with us for nearly a year and our Mallard population is now well over 100, the 2 Mute Swan who produced 6 cygnets last year are still with us too.