SATURDAY 13 FEBRUARY
Another very cold day, with frequent snow flurries and temperatures hovering at about 3 degrees C.
CLIVEDEN PARK (BUCKS)
Spent a total of three hours searching for Firecrest in the usual areas behind the new exclusive housing estate but with no success......
The following species were noted -:
Red Kite (1 inspecting one of last summer's nests in a tall pine)
Common Buzzard (1)
Song Thrush (1)
Mistle Thrush (2)
Great Spotted Woodpecker (2)
Great Tit (6)
Coal Tit (4)
Blue Tit (10)
Long-tailed Tit (8)
GOLDCREST (1 female)
Common Treecreeper (2)
There was also a good spread of Snowdrops carpeting the woodland floor
KING GEORGE VI RESERVOIR (SURREY)
Followed up a report of a Red-necked Grebe seen by the pier but could only find 6 Great Crested Grebes, a Little Grebe and a SLAVONIAN GREBE. Four juvenile GREAT NORTHERN DIVERS were still present, and a selection of wildfowl including Teal, Wigeon, Gadwall and Shoveler.