Thursday, 8 September 2016

Wintersett 08.09.16

Much cooler this morning. 13 - 19 degrees with 8/8 cloud and a south westerly breeze.
Anglers CP + Vis. Mig.:  06.30 10.00.  A steady movement of birds from the start. 
Going south: Swallow 427,    House Martin 30,    Sand Martin 12,   Meadow Pipit 216.   Black-tailed Godwit 5 over at 08.28hrs.    Pintail 4 over at 08.17hrs, then returned at 08.23, left  again at 08.32hrs. + 5 at 09.45hrs.  Mistle Thrush 11, 
Going west /south west: Cormorant  2 x 7 flocks flew south west.  A Marsh Harrier went south west at 10.20hrs.    Snipe 8 west.   Hobby 4 over HP Wood.
Anglers CP:  Green Sandpiper 1,   Water Rail 1,  Little Grebe 1,  Shoveler 42,  Wigeon 14,  Pochard 30 Feral Pigeon 160 in Pol field.
Wintersett Res: A young male  Cetti's Warbler was learning to sing by the boathouse bench at midday.  Shelduck 1 adult - them moved to ACP.  Goldeneye 1 female,  Canada Goose 185.
Insects.  A Green-veined White butterfly was on the west bank WRes..  Common Blue Damselfly  1 ACP.
Mammal: A Mink was seen in the car park.
NB:  If you see a hedgehog in the area, (alive or deceased) could you please add a comment to the blog,  or tweet @Wintersett1  giving the location.  Thank you.

                           Green Sandpiper                     ACP  CSwaine

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