Thursday, January 04, 2007

4th January 2007

Stoke Newington Reservoirs 0730-0930 MJP, LP
sunny, mainly clear. mod SW.

Chiffchaff - 1
Redwing - 5
Jay - 3
Goldcrest - 3 (2 in song)

Arrived on patch before dawn, with a full moon in the west as the sun rose in the east. A quiet, but sunny, early session; Black-headed Gulls again streamed over at first light, with at least 1200 (and 70 Common Gulls). wildfowl unremarkable, with numbers slightly lower than a few days ago. The conifers on Lordship Road, a hundred metres or so south of the reservoirs, again held singing Goldcrests.