Thursday, 25 September 2014

Wintersett 25.09.14

15°C,  with 7/8 cloud and a cool south westerly breeze.
Anglers CP Vis Mig: Slow again!  Going south - Meadow Pipit 144, Swallow 23 and alba Wagtail 43.
Grey Wagtail 1 W + 1SW.   13 Jay (2 N at 08.00, 5 E at 08.23,  4 E at 08.28 and 2 E at 09.00hrs).  A Buzzard went west at 09.12hrs. Dunlin 1 over,  Skylark 6 W and Chaffinch 1 S + 2 W. 
Anglers CP: A Water Rail was calling in the SW corner and a juvenile was seen out in the open at 07.50hrs (one bird)..  An adult male Peregrine was hunting at 08.05hrs.   Little Grebe 7+ 4 WRes.  and Green Woodpecker 1.
Wintersett Res: Goldeneye 1 female.
Diptera: One for Oxycera.   I think these are Noon Flies,  Mesembrina meridiana, which are  associated with cattle.  Coincidentally a small herd of cattle arrived in  in the adjoining  field a few weeks ago. 


oxycera said...

Yep, that's the one.

ASmith said...

Thanks John