Highlights were a pair of Bewick's Swan at dawn, a pair of Crane early morning and a mini murmuration of Starlings at dusk which probably maxed at 1000 birds.
Very little to report with the lake almost empty until school hikes caused 800 wildfowl to land on the lake from the Fish & Duck marina and the river washes.
No sign of the Short-eared Owl today, but 3 Barn Owls hunting at dawn was a nice consolation. A female Peregrine also impressed with her acrobatics, and good to see a pair of Cranes make a couple of visits to the reedbed.
On a quiet day bird wise but with shooting in the fields the best sighting was a Barn Owl catching and eating a vole only yards from where I stood behind a hedge.
A dull and drookit day, made much brighter by a Jack Snipe on show on Winter flood, a male Merlin, and a sprinkle of winter swans at dawn.
A quiet day had most of the wildfowl on the lake hiding in the now submerged vegetation making counting difficult. Fortunately an unseen disturbance brought them out nearly doubling the count!
No special highlights today, but interesting to see duck numbers increasing, Redwing outnumbering Fieldfare, an increase in Blackbird numbers and a growing flock of Yellowhammer at Red Barn Farm. Also, Water Pipit hanging around the lake was nice, as
Pretty quiet today but of interest were 3 Common Buzzards feeding on the ground with 6 Carrion Crows in attendance and the Greylag Geese feeding on maize in the arable with some birds reaching up and pulling the cobs from the plants.
The highlight was a Slavonian Grebe on the River Cam. The 3 White-fronted Geese were on the lake again and 2 Barn Owls were hunting in daylight.
Results of our twice weekly bird census submitted by Bruce Martin and Graeme Reed