Thursday, 23 November 2017

Wintersett 23.11.17

6 - 9 degrees with 8/8 cloud but decreasing, with a light southerly.
Habitat management has been ongoing this week, hence the condensed blog posts. 
Anglers CP:  A Crossbill flew over at 11.40hrs was the only record of note this morning.


Carlton Marsh

The working group this morning reported 3 Willow Tits around the feeder, Cormorant, Shoveler, Tufted and 4 Green Woodpeckers (together) presumably 'Anting' in the meadow.

Monday, 20 November 2017

Wintersett Mon. 20.11.17. Tues. 21.11.17. Wed. 22.11.17

7 - 11 degrees, drizzly start with 8/8 cloud and a light westerly.
Monday 20.11.17.
Anglers CP: The juvenile Common Scoter was present.

7 - 11 degrees with 4/8 and a light southerly.
Tuesday  21.11.17
Anglers CP: 8 Snipe flew from the SW bank.

11 - 16 degrees with 8/8 and a south westerly with strengthening gusts.
Wednesday 22.11.17
Anglers CP:  150 Pink-footed Geese flew west  08.40hrs.  Golden Plover 70 west. 

The Edge 20/11/2017

Wombwell Ings - Present were 377 Canada Geese, 34 Greylag, 1 Shelduck, 148 Wigeon, 17 Teal, 16 Shoveler, 6 Mallard, 1 Gadwall, 2 Moorhen, 41 Lapwing, 25 Golden Plover, 1 Snipe, 31 BH Gull, 1 Common Gull, 5 Skylark, 2 Redwing, 1 Fieldfare, 1 Song Thrush and 2 Stonechat.
Broomhill Flash - Noted were 2+6y Mute Swan, 26 Teal, 22 Shoveler, 12 Gadwall, 12 Tufted Duck, 10 Wigeon, 5 Mallard, 2 Pochard, 6 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 9 Coot, 4 Moorhen, 75 Lapwing, 71 BH Gull, 1 LBB Gull and 18 Grey Partridge.
Bolton Ings - On the open water were 3+1y Mute Swan, 17 Mallard, 11 Shoveler, 5 Gadwall, 4 Pochard, 3+1f Goosander, 3 Tufted Duck, 1f Goldeneye, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 234 Coot, 11 Common Gull and 5 BH Gull. Also present were 5 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Jay,14 Fieldfare, 1 Redwing and 4 Bullfinch.

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Wintersett WeBS November 2017

Here are the November WeBS totals for the Wintersett Area.

Mute Swan 47,   Canada Goose 63,   Greylag Goose 92,   Pink-footed Goose 1,   Cormorant 11,   Great Crested Grebe 17,   Little Grebe 9,   Coot 580,   Moorhen 17,   Mallard 69,   Gadwall 145,   Shoveler 5,   Wigeon 276,   Tufted Duck 293,   Pochard 104,   Goldeneye 42,   Goosander 28,   Grey Heron 4,   Water Rail 3,   Lapwing 126,   Snipe 1,   Kingfisher 1, 

Wintersett + VisMig . 19.11.17

Frosty, 2 - 5 degrees with 4/8 high cloud and a light south westerly.
Anglers CP Vis Mig: 08.00 - 12.00hrs
180 Pink-footed Geese, in three skeins (80 + 40 + 60) flew west.  
Anglers CP: A Woodcock flew over.   88 Great Black-backed Gulls came in to roost.
Wintersett Res: A Cetti's Warbler was in the SW corner.
Cold Hiendley Big Field:  Golden Plover 100 and Grey Partridge 4.
21 birds were ringed today, including: 7 Lesser Redpoll,  4 Goldfinch,  1 Reed Bunting,  4 Redwing and 3 Blackbirds,

BLACK SWAN AT INBIRCHWORTH

Photo of the Black Swan at Ingbirchworth which was with c70 Grey Lags and 3 Pink feet.
Also 3 Little Grebe,2 Kestrel,and a Goldcrest



Saturday, 18 November 2017

Wintersett + Gull Roosts 18.11.17

4 - 7 degrees with 2/8 but increasing cloud, and a light north westerly.
Anglers CP:  100 Pink-footed Geese dropped in to the back fields this afternoon.  40 Goosanders were in at dusk.  
Wintersett Res: 50 Chaffinch.  4 Water Rail - 1 west bank,  1 south east corner and 2 in boathouse reeds.   A female Common Scoter was near the boathouse.
Gull Roosts:                              Area Total                  ACP                   WRES
Lesser Black-backed Gull                  6                             6
Great Black-backed Gull                  65                            60                            5
Herring Gull                                    525                          400                        125
Common Gull                                 800                          500                        300
Black-headed Gull                        7000                       4000                      3000       

Friday, 17 November 2017

Wintersett 17.11.17

Frosty start, 2 - 6 degrees with 0/8 cloud, but increasing ad a light westerly.
Anglers CP:  Several huge skeins, totalling 610 Pink-footed Geese,  over ENE at 09.30hrs + 75 west over WRes.   The lone PF goose is still present.   Canada Goose 53.    Canada X Greylag Goose hybrids 2.  Water Rail 1 west bank.
Cold Hiendley SF: Grey Wagtail 4.   Meadow Pipit 6. 
Wintersett Res: Green Woodpecker 1 west bank.  Brambling 2 over.  Grey Partridge 5 in ruin field.

The Edge 17/11/2017

Wombwell Ings - Present were 359 Canada Geese, 22 Greylag, 1 Shelduck, 146 Wigeon, 17 Teal, 14 Shoveler, 9 Mallard, 1 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Moorhen, 1 Kestrel, 1 Buzzard, 68 Lapwing, 1 Ruff, 92 BH Gull, 1 Common Gull, 20+ Skylark, 1 male Stonechat, 30+ Redwing, 4 Fieldfare and 7 Reed Bunting.
Broomhill Flash - Noted were 2+6y Mute Swan, 31 Greylag over west, 24 Teal, 23 Shoveler, 10 Tufted Duck, 9 Wigeon, 8 Gadwall, 5 Pochard, 6 Cormorant, 2 Sparrowhawk, 1 female Peregrine, 2 Kestrel, 9 Coot, 3 Moorhen, c100 Golden Plover, 26 Lapwing, 4 Snipe, 1 Ruff, 46 BH Gull, 1 Herring Gull, 1 LBB Gull, 30+ Skylark and c20 Pied Wagtail.
Bolton Ings - Highlight was a Bittern flying over the reedbeds at the eastern end at 12.05pm. On the open water were  2+2y Mute Swan, 12 Greylag, 57 Tufted Duck, 9 Mallard, 6 Gadwall, 4 Shoveler, 4 Pochard, 2m+2f Goosander, 1f Goldeneye, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 218 Coot, 7 Common Gull, 5 BH Gull and 1 Herring Gull. Also present were 8 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 calling Chiffchaff and 2 Bullfinch.

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Wintersett 16.11.17

10 degrees with 8/8 cloud and a light north westerly.
Anglers CP: Common Scoter 1 juvenile.  Siskin 8.  Teal 2.  Green Woodpecker 1.  Goosander 2.  A male Cetti's Warbler was in the boathouse reeds.    
Wintersett Res: A Brambling  flew over north east bank.  Water Rail 1 east bank.  Shoveler 6.

Low Moor/Midhope 16/11/17. D Simmonite, S Green.

Cold but bearable in the sun regards standing about. Goshawk shoed off towards ewden again this time by a Merlin. Also Kestrel 4+, C Buzzard 2, Raven 3. Highlights on the feeders were GS Pecker and Willow Tit. Goldeneye fem. on the res.

Wilthorpe Marsh 16/11/17.

Water Pipit on sewage farm filters this morning + Green Sand, 4 Grey Wags.

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Wilthorpe Marsh 15/11/17.

Highlights - male Stonechat, L Egret, Green Sandpiper, 9 RL Partridge, GS Pecker. Pipits very mobile and not many, probably due to the mild weather. River fish watching from the sewage farm footbridge revealed my first Brown Trout and a shoal of 12 Chub.

Wintersett 15.11.17

9 degrees with 6/8, but increasing cloud and a light south westerly.
Anglers CP: A male Blackcap was ringed on the Pol.  The juvenile Common Scoter still present,  Pink-footed Goose 1.  Siskin 5.
Wintersett Res: The boathouse hedges were full of birds this morning and a flock of 80 Redwings flushed off the north bank field.  An adult Yellow-legged Gull was on a buoy.  A male Cetti's Warbler sang in the boathouse reeds.   2 Water Rails were heard - north bank and west bank. 
45 birds were ringed this morning, including: 12 Redwing,  2 Blackbird,   1 Treecreeper,   1 Blackcap,  14  Lesser Redpoll  and  9 Goldfinch.

The Edge 15/11/2017

Wombwell Ings - Present were 45 Canada Geese, 1 Shelduck, 119 Wigeon, 16 Shoveler, 16 Teal, 7 Mallard, 5 Gadwall, 2 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 14 Grey Partridge,  35 Lapwing, 55 BH Gull, 2 Common Gull, 9 Skylark, 3 Redwing, 2 Mistle Thrush, 1 Song Thrush, 3 Pied Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Bullfinch, 1 Redpoll and 7 Reed Bunting.
Broomhill Flash - Noted by J. Seeviour were 2+6y Mute Swan, c340 Canada Geese, 52 Greylag, 22 Teal, 21 Shoveler, 12 Tufted Duck, 6 Mallard, 6 Pochard, 5 Wigeon, 4 Gadwall, 1 Kestrel, 1 Barn Owl, 6 Cormorant, 4 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 7 Red Legged Partridge, 3 Snipe and 10 Redwing.
Bolton Ings - On the open water were 3+4y Mute Swan, 12 Mallard, 4 Gadwall, 2 Tufted Duck, 2 Pochard, 2 Shoveler, 1 Teal, 4 Little Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 214 Coot, 1 Moorhen, 15 Common Gull and 9 BH Gull. Also present were 7 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Jay, 1 Grey Wagtail and 1 Song Thrush.

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Wilthorpe Marsh 14/11/17.

Not many Pipits away from the sewage farm so only 6 Meadows on the mud. Green Sandpiper nearby and 2 Woodcocks were flushed off the canal path. 2 Jacks and 2 C Snipe flushed off marsh edge and Linnet flock c 50. Again no sign of any Cetti's at oxbow lake and canal areas.

Wintersett 14.11.17

9 degrees with 6/8 cloud and a south westerly breeze.
Anglers CP:  The female/immature Common Scoter still present.   Teal 10.  Field Fare 80 went west.  Green Woodpecker 1.   3 Goosander dropped in, then left south. 
Cold Hiendley Big Field:  A flock of 125 Golden Plover were at the bottom of the slope.
Cold Hiendley Res: Shoveler 4 + 2 ACP.   
Wintersett Res:  A male Cetti's Warbler was in the south east corner.  A Water Rail was in the boathouse reeds.  A Siskin flew over. Grey Wagtail 1.    Pochard 6.
Lepidoptera:  Ralph Hibbert  and Les Corrall  saw 2 Red Admirals this morning - over boathouse reeds and on west bank Wintersett Res..

The Edge 14/11/2017

Wombwell Ings - Present were 161 Canada Geese, 11 Greylag, 114 Wigeon, 11 Shoveler, 10 Teal, 3 Mallard, 1 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 108 Golden Plover, 47 Lapwing, 105 BH Gull, 2 Common Gull, 9 Skylark, 1 female Stonechat, 5 Meadow Pipit, 3 Pied Wagtail, 2 Redwing and 11 Linnet.
Broomhill Flash - Noted were 2+6y Mute Swan, 43 Shoveler, 35 Teal, 11 Tufted Duck, 9 Gadwall, 6 Wigeon, 3 Mallard, 1 male Pintail, 1 female Goosander, 1 Little Grebe, 7 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 7 Coot, 5 Moorhen, 2 Sparrowhawk, 1 male Peregrine, 1 Kestrel, 1 Barn Owl, 21 Lapwing, 20+ Snipe, and 4 Fieldfare over south.
Bolton Ings - On the open water were 3+2y Mute Swan, 1 Greylag, 10 Pochard, 9 Mallard, 5 Tufted Duck, 5 Gadwall, 5 Shoveler, 1 Teal, 204 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 7 BH Gull, 4 Common Gull and 2 Herring Gull. Also present were 5 Cormorant, 35+ Lapwing over west, 1 Greater Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker and 1 Bullfinch.

Monday, 13 November 2017

Low Moor 13/11/17.

Bitterly cold but decent light given the forecast for the uplands. Main highlight accipiters with a Goshawk low over shaw clough but lost to view before again high over barnside moor and shoed over ewden height by 2 Ravens. Sparrowhawk chased a Blackbird through midhope res. conifers and it or another around the res. area later on. Not much else with 3 C Buzzards, 3 Kestrels, GS Pecker 1, Fieldfare 30, Siskin 2. Willow Tit constantly at the feeders.