Monday, December 29, 2014

Fishers Green Lee Valley Country park

Met Sue Barry at Cheshunt station just before 11-00 today we set of towards the bittern hide on route had small selection of common birds with some good views of Long Tailed Tit, When we got to the bridge over the cannel there were some birders watching the male and female Smew which we had good views of we then continued on to the bittern hide on our way we had a Cetti’s Warbler we then spent just over an hour in the hide sadly no Bittern but we did have good views of a Water Rail, Reed Bunting, Chiffchaff, Great Crested Grebe, 

We then walked back to the bridge but the sun was in the wrong position so we walked alongside the pit where we had the Smew and met a birder coming the other way just after we passed him he called there is the Male Smew so we had better views of the Male and Female again.

We then continued on to Friday Lake here we had a few more ducks to add to our list today plus a Kingfisher flying across the lake. We then headed back to the station
Some of the birds seen today included Cormarant, Little Egret, Mallard, Gadwall, Pochard, Shovler, Teal, Wigeon, Tufted Duck, Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, Canada Geese, Grey Lay Goose, Black Headed Gull, Greater Black Backed Gull, Carrion Crow, Wood Pigeon, Chaffinch, Great Tit, Wren, Blackbird,

So ending a nice pleasant days birding