On the 16th November:
A visit to Chew Valley Lake where we saw the Great Northern Diver again, also a female Smew, 9 Goldeneye, 20+ Wigeon, 40+ Shoveler and 4 Dunlin.
A visit to Slimbridge where we saw 233 Bewick's Swans, 2,000+ Wigeon, 226 White-fronted Geese, 2 Dark-bellied Brent Geese, 126 Curlews, a Peregrine and lots of Redwings and Fieldfares. In fields near Slimbridge Village we saw a Cattle Egret, an asian race bird which was a presumed escape.
In Madagascar on a BBC sound recording trip, 3 new birds seen today.
In New Zealand on a BBC sound recording trip, no new birds seen today.
New Zealand Pigeon.