Sunday, 25 December 2016

Priorslee Flash, Priorslee, Telford, Shropshire.

A great Christmas Day with a pleasant walk around the flash.

Male Tufted Duck (Porrón Monudo / Aythya fuligula).
Female Tufted Duck (Porrón Monudo / Aythya fuligula).
Christmas day started with a very nice breakfast around at David and Pauline's son's (Daniel) which was superb. We went back around to David and Pauline's and then went for a walk with David around the flashto give Pauline space in the kitchen. On the flash I found several species including 20+ Goosander (Serreta Grande / Mergus merganser), 40+ Tufted Ducks (Porrón Monudo / Aythya fuligula), Mallard (Anade Azulón / Anas platyrhynchos), Eurasian Coot (Focha Común / Fulica atra), Common Moorhen (Gallineta Común / Gallinulas chloropus), Great Crested Grebe (Somormujo Lavanco / Podiceps cristatus), Black-headed (Gaviota Riedora / Larus ridibundus) and Lesser Black-backed Gulls (Gaviota Sombria / Larus fuscus), Grey Heron (Garza Real / Ardea cinerea), Pied Wagtail (Motacilla alba yarrellii), Great Tit (Carbonera Común / Parus major), Common Magpie (Urraca / Pica pica), Carrion Crow (Corneja Negra / Corvus corone) and Blackbird (Mirlo Común / Turdus merula). 
Winter plumaged Great Crested Grebe (Somormujo Lavanco / Podiceps cristatus).
After the walk we settled down to a superb Christmas lunch and a couple of drinks before a quiet afternoon and evening, Thanks David and Pauline. (and Dan).

Black-headed Gull (Gaviota Riedora / Larus ridibundus).
Goosander (Serreta Grande / Mergus merganser).
Goosander (Serreta Grande / Mergus merganser).

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