Friday 18 October 2013

Wintersett, Friday

The day started foggy with little wind, slowly clearing to misty by mid morning and murky for the remainder of the day. Wintersett Res the drake Common Scoter is still on here, 22 Shoveler and a large flock of around 500 Fieldfares were on the east bank before moving off towards Cold Hiendley. Anglers CP Pink-footed Goose 1, Greylag Goose 112, Canada Goose 350, Shoveler 17, Goldeneye 3, Snipe 8, Jack Snipe 1 on the pol, Yellow-legged Gull 2 adults, Herring Gull 1, Rock Pipit 2, Lesser Redpoll 40 with a few Siskins mixed in (but no Mealies yet), Vis mig a flock (or flocks) of Pink-footed Geese could be heard on a few occasions around 10.00 but couldn't be seen due to the fog. Flocks that were seen;- 68 south at 10.50 and 65 south-west at 13.35, Snipe 4 west + 2 in, Golden Plover 33 south, Fieldfare 50 Redwing 120 and Song Thrush 21 (including a flock of 12 of the latter) were mostly heading westwards, Meadow Pipit 6, redpoll sp 5.

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