Saturday, 26 November 2016

Wintersett Flocks + Gull Roost 26.11.16

3 - 7 degrees with 8/8 cloud and a very light northerly.
Quantity was the name of the game this morning and Cold Hiendley Field was the place to be.  We watched a spectacular, flying flock of 400 Skylarks This equals the highest ever number of grounded birds, which were  recorded on 29th November 1980.   300 Feral Pigeon - the biggest flock  recorded here. (They weren't generally recorded in the past).   Also 23 Yellowhammer.  10 Meadow Pipit and 4 Grey Partridge.
Botany Bay: Kingfisher.
Anglers CP:   1 Mealy Redpoll.    120 Redpoll .   Pink-footed Goose 82 flew over west at 14.45hrs.
Anglers CP Gull Roost: The first, and quite early in the year,  2nd W Iceland Gull  was in at 15.20hrs.   At 15.25hrs the fog rolled in and put paid to any further sightings.

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