Coombe Hill (8 November 2011, Les Brown / Mike Smart)
Scrapes still dry, but water slightly higher on Long Pool and Snipe Pool.
Flock of geese flew in and stayed to graze: 47 Greylags (including two with white patches on wingtips), 2 Canadas and six Canada x Greylag hybrid goslings (parents on guard). None of them appeared to have any darvic rings; 2 Wigeon and 68 Teal on Long Pool. 2 Snipe. 60 Fieldfares, 5 Redwings. 80 Goldfinches. Four Mute Swans on canal, three cobs fighting over a single pen, one cob distinctly the worse for wear afterwards; first swans here for ages. Otherwise, all quiet on the western front.