Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Wintersett + Gull Roosts 27.12.16

3 - 6 degrees with a light frost,  sunny with a cold, light, south westerly breeze.
Wintersett Res: A Little Egret flew over south east at 09.55hrs.  A Cetti's Warbler made its way along the west bank, showing well on two quite long flights.  A Grey Wagtail was on the spillway.  Wigeon 12.
Cold Hiendley Res: A Water Rail was calling in the corner by the ruin.
Cold Hiendley Field: A flock of 230 skylarks flew up very high as we approached CH village, but  dropped back in to the field eventually. 
Old Royston Flash: The Pink-footed Goose was still present.
Anglers CP Gull Roost:   Great Black-backed Gull 210,  Herring Gull 740 and Lesser Black-backed Gull 1.   A juvenile Peregrine flew over at 15.30hrs and a Woodcock flew over at dusk.
WRes. Gull Roost:  2 Yellow-legged Gulls were notables - an adult and a 1st W.  The Pink-footed Goose flew in to roost.

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