It has become warmer during the last few days. On the one hand it is nice, but the beautiful icy-clear sunny weather has been replaced by clouds and rain.
My oldest daughter has just had a habitat-test in school. And today there was no school, so we went out the see different habitats – wetlands, lakes, forests – of course with the aim of seeing some birds too.
Mogan Lake was frozen, so the thousands of Teal were gone. Only a few Mallards and Coots were around in an ice-free area.
But south of the lake was the place to be. A flock of 500 Ruddy Ducks were very impressive and my daughter loved them. As I gave the flock a more thorough check I found two Greater White-fronted Geese in the flock.
A Great White Egret gave really good views to my daughters delight and it managed to become her favourite bird.
Otherwise several Long-legged Buzzards, two Common Buzzards, 5 Hen Harriers, 2 Marsh Harriers and two Peregrine Falcons were also present.