Good old Kev Clements (world famous counter of Coot) paid a visit today while I was in Walsall debauching myself on real ale! (Good job that somebody takes this birdwatching seriously eh?).
I will pass on his encounters in the traditional manner as follows:
Goosander (8) - Shoveler (8) - Wigeon (10) - Gadwall (6) - Teal (2) - Pochard (28) - Tufted Duck (14) - Mallard (23) - Greylag (1) - Oystercatcher (2) - Raven and (as Kev says - "wait for it") - Coot (33).
There were also Common Snipe and Jack Snipe present today. Interesting that while I was deciding whether to get out of bed at 08.00 today, I also had a Raven calling as it apparently flew over the house. It really is lovely to have this once elusive species occurring on a more or less daily basis.
I will attempt to put some effort in tomorrow if the weather holds.
Have a good Saturday evening - Chaz