Saturday, 24 September 2016

Wintersett 24.09.16

10 - 17 degrees with 8/8 cloud and a light southerly.
Anglers CP:  A GREAT  WHITE  EGRET  gave great, close views as it flew over  the lake and Vis Mig hill,  going south,  at 08.42hrs.  Only the 4th record for this site.  We shared the news immediately  so we could track its progress.   The bird must have doubled back  because by 08.50hrs it was picked up flying west at  Pugneys. (Chris Nickerson).   Around 10ish it landed on Wath Ings, then seen flying to Bolton Ings around 12 ish.  Later at Adwick,  it was seen flying towards Denaby Ings. (Ken Foundation).
Cormorant 37,  Snipe 1,   Little Grebe 6 + 5 CHRes + 2 WRes.,
Anglers CP Vis Mig: A small but steady passage for the first two hours
Going south: Swallow 146,  Meadow Pipit 51,  House Martin 41,  Sand Martin 1.  Linnet 9,  Pied Wagtail 19,  Goldfinch 11, Greenfinch 1,  and Chaffinch 1.  Lesser Black-backed Gull 7.   Siskin 10 + 6 west.
Cold Hiendley Res:   Red Crested Pochard 1 eclipse drake,   Wigeon 203 + 2 ACP + 1 WRes.  Chiffchaff  1.
Wintersett Res:  Cetti's  Warbler 2 (west bank and SW corner).  Goldeneye 1 female.

Paul Meredith filled his boots and took  these  great shots of the bird of the day!

Great White Egret     ACP  PMeredith

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