Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Mild Wet Winter

The exceptional mild weather continues locally, and we are already seeing the days getting longer. So far it looks like it's going to be a mild wet winter compared to recent years. The Cygnets are still in the river and this is the longest that Popeye and Penny have kept any of their broods around. Perhaps the lack of proper winter weather has delayed their departure.

It is also noticeable that some species that normally arrive in the river at this time are not yet here, like the tufted ducks and pintail.

There is a female Goldeneye but as yet no males to be seen. 

Here are some pics of our river birds in previous winters.

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