Sunday, 11 December 2016

Wintersett + Gull Roost 11.12.16

5 - 7 degrees with 8/8 cloud and a cool, moderate westerly.
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        

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