Sunday, 21 August 2016

Wintersett 21.08.16

15 - 20 degrees with 4/8 cloud and a south westerly breeze.
Anglers CP Vis Mig:  A much better watch today.    A Greenshank and 2 Sanderling were in briefly, early doors. An adult KITTIWAKE flew in to shallows at 08.30hrs and left south at 10.15hrs.   A KNOT  came over 09.55hrs and left north.  A Little Egret went south at 10.50hrs and 2 more dropped on shallows from 13.30hrs onwards.   A juvenile, male Peregrine flew over at 14.30hrs, harassing the Black-headed Gulls and Starlings.  2 Ringed Plover went south at 15.35hrs  2 Common Tern were around for a short time.    2 Teal came in and 4 Shoveler went south.  A Yellow Wagtail flew over, so did a Swift + 1 over WRes.
Anglers CP: Common Sandpiper 1 + 2 WRes.,    A Cetti's Warbler sang briefly, but loudly, from the Pol area early morning.  3 Pochard and 4 adult Yellow-legged Gulls were also present.
Haw Park Area: Hobby 1 over and  Buzzard 5 over.
Here's a couple of flight shots of the adult Kittiwake per Paul Meredith.

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