Wednesday 29 January 2014

Roost boost

The Smew remained on the Willow Pool until dusk. Also roosting were 55 Goosanders and five Goldeneye. Additionally, 140 Pink-feet flew west at 09.35.

Interesting counts from Adwick today: Grey Partridge 28, Yellohammer 35, Reed Bunting 25.

A couple of great shots of the Smew below from Keith Pickering. 

Although the species is now occurring almost annually in the Old Moor area it still causes excitement, particularly a stonking drake like this. Wintersett birders (where Smews are frequent) may wonder what all the fuss is about - try to think of it as like seeing five waders (there) on one island!

1 comment:

ASmith said...

Mmmmmmmm .......Waders