An excellent day today with 3 new birds for the year list (in bold text)
A group of 9 SCAUP were off the SE corner (WRes., (5 juvenile males, an adult female and 3 juvenile females. This is the largest number of Scaup seen here, beating a group of 8 in November 1975!
A ROCK PIPIT flew east at 08.10hrs.
3 singing Cetti's Warblers were heard - north bank, west bank and north west corner. Great Black-backed Gull 5.
Anglers CP: A group of 6 Goosander were on at dawn and a Woodcock flew over the Pol. Teal 22.
BIrds ringed included a MEALY REDPOLL , 18 Lesser Redpoll, 9 Goldfinch and a Chiffchaff. A 1st year male FIRECREST was trapped and ringed, on the east bank WRes., by Archie Porter.
Scaup record shots WRes. CSwaine