Temp. 6°C (43°F)-4°C (39°F), Wind Direction: North Easterly, Wind Speed: 12 mph, Visibility: Cloud, Good, Sunset: 18:09 GMT.
Took my circular walk as far as Old Moor Wood and back through Cossall.
Dougie picked up the scent of Fallow Deer near Spring Wood and we stalked them like a pair of pro’s! making our way closer to shoot them – with a camera of course! although the weather wasn’t good for photography it was still a good experience.
Six singing Wrens were all in a small area at Cossall, a Wheatear was in fields around Spring Wood and a Tree Creeper led me a merry dance at Old Moor Wood, no photos but it cleared up a stubborn tick for the year, all in all a pleasant day.
Bennerley: Drake Scaup [Still on the Erewash Canal, Between Stenson and Barkers Locks, Cotmanhay] 67 Wigeon, 14 Teal, 20 Lapwing, 90 Black-headed Gull, 3 Grey Heron, Kestrel, 1 Redwing. Cossall: 28 Long-tailed Tit, 6 Wren, 3 Pheasant, 2 Buzzard, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Snipe. Spring Wood: Buzzard, Kestrel, 2 Grey Heron, 95 Fieldfare, 36 Redwing, 2 Mistle Thrush, Wheatear, 350 Starling, Plus: c 35 Fallow Deer. Old Moor Wood: Great Spotted Woodpecker, Tree Creeper, Grey Heron.