Saturday, 5 November 2016

Wintersett + Gull Roost 05.11.16

3 - 8 degrees with cloud cover 6/8 - 8/8 and a very cold north westerly wind.
Anglers CP: The female/immature Common Scoter was still at the southern end of the lake.  A juvenile Peregrine flew over north then was seen late morning over Wintersett Res., and then back over ACP in the afternoon.    A Red Kite went over north west at 14.40hrs. Chiffchaff 1m (Pol),
Cormorant 37,  Little Grebe 12 + 3 WRes.,  Greylag Goose 174,  Shoveler 6 and Teal 33.
Wintersett Res: Water Rail 1 east bank + 1 boathouse reeds.   Cetti's Warbler 1 west bank.  Grey Wagtail 3 on the spillway.
Anglers CP Gull Roost:  A 4thW Caspian Gull was in from 15.30hrs.  The leucistic,  Black-headed Gull adult was seen.  The usual  adult Yellow-legged Gull was on the small raft from 16.30 harassing those around him.  Common Gull 453,   Herring Gull 290,  Great Black-backed Gull 55 and  Lesser Black-backed Gull 26.
               Common Scoter         ACP      CSwaine. 

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