Monday, 20 January 2014

Staines and Wraysbury areas - 16 January 2014

Going out just to bird is not something that I find I overly do locally these days, but today was one of those days, but without taking the camera, again. First port of call was Staines Reservoir, which after some searching I managed to pick up the Slavonian Grebe that was tight up against the far north bank, but three Black-necked Grebes and a single male Scaup on the south basin were more visible.

A wet and slippery trod around Wraysbury GP followed, that only produced three Goosanders and a female Smew, plus a single Chiff-chaff and a pair of Cetti's Warblers, plus good numbers of Fieldfare and Redwing. The visit also brought to mind a ringing visit for the Thrushes, plus a ringing visit to a damp wooded area for later this month.

A visit to the cafe in the Stanwell garden centre was to be followed by a return home, but I some how managed to get myself to walk around Staines Moor, which failed to produce any Jack Snipe, or many Snipe for that matter, but a Little Egret was seen, together with two Water Pipits and two Stonechat.