Anglers CP: Redpoll 70. Pochard 30 + 1 WRes. Little Grebe 5.
Birds ringed today included 1Siskin , 6 Lesser Redpoll and 2 Mealy Redpoll including one Becky ringed, a 1st year male bird with a massive wingspan of 80.5mm! Usual wingspan being 73 - 78mm.
Disposal Point: A Red Kite drifted west at 09.55hrs, and then was seen blogging around Botany Hill area at 10.50hrs.
Moorhouse Lane Pond: Green Woodpecker 1, Grey Partridge 8.
Wintersett Res: 2 Shelduck were in this morning but then transferred to ACP. A female Pintail flew over. Buzzard 3.
Wintersett Village: A weasel was by the pond.
Wintersett Res Gull Roost : Notables - Yellow-legged Gull 1 adult at 14.55hrs. Mediterranean Gull 1adult at 15.55hrs. Caspian Gull 1adult at 16.15hrs. Leucistic Black-headed Gull 1 adult.
Also Herring Gull 810, Great Black-backed Gull 67, Lesser Black-backed Gull 8, Black-headed Gull 13,000. Many big gulls were coming in at dark.
1stY male Mealy Redpoll with 80.5mm wing length
ringed by Becky Bailey ACP