A good species total of 49 was recorded, just about everything showed up today, 7 of them were new for the month, NUTHATCH, TREECREEPER,REED BUNTING,BULLFINCH,KESTREL,GREY HERON,STOCK DOVE - but get this, I also had another patch tick, 2 POCHARD (101-120) were present on the lake! Yes!! The 100 barrier goes, with 2 patch ticks in a week, I only had 2 patch ticks in the whole of last year!
3 CORMORANT and the Grey Heron were also at the lake, but the mallards had gone down to just 4. A good start to November, just 4 species needed for to equal the months record, the most likely of those are Kingfisher and Grey Wagtail, but the other two will be tricky.
Above: A foggy view at Migrant Alley.
Above: Fantastic! A Pochard, I never would have believed this would get on my patch list. The lake holds no food for them, they'll rest up and be gone very soon.