Wednesday, 17 August 2016
Jim Rose checked the vaults when he got home and informed me that this flock of 13 was not the record flock we had assumed! The record count is actually a flock of 26 or 27 flying over Wavendon on 20th April 1989, while there was also a flock of 13 at Willen Lake on 22nd August 1987.
Tuesday, 16 August 2016
You may well ask where but Floodplain Forest Local Nature Reserve is the new name given to the site formerly known as Manor Farm Workings at Old Wolverton. Anyhow, I took a trip up there this afternoon after Ted had seen the bird early morning and there it was - showing well up the west end and feeding in tow with a Little Egret and Grey Heron. I sat down and waited quietly and over the course of an hour was treated to some remarkable views. Here are my photographic results........