Thursday, 29 December 2016

Wintersett + Gull Roosts 29.12.16

Hoar frost,   - 4 to 2 degrees,  calm with clear sky.
Cold Hiendley Field: 500 Skylarks, including one pale bird,  were seen today, along with 45 Yellowhammers and 30 Reed Buntings.
Wintersett Res:  12 Grey partridge were in the area.   A Cetti's Warbler was on the north west bank and a singing male Cetti's was in the west bank marsh.   2 Willow Tit were in the south east corner.   490 Pink-footed Geese flew west in three skeins - 220 at 10.35hrs,  90 at 11.15hrs and 180 at 11.18hrs.    Shoveler 8,  Teal 6.
Anglers CP: A Ring-necked Parakeet flew over south east at 09.24hrs.   Dunlin 1. A Barn Owl was seen at 15.40hrs.  A Water Rail was seen  on the shallows and another was on the east bank WRes..
Gull Roosts: The adult Caspian Gull with the black-tipped bill was on Anglers CP at 15.40hrs.
Totals:  Great Black-backed Gull        200   -   100   ACP  +   100 WRes
             Herring Gull                          1600  -    500  ACP  + 1100 WRes
             Lesser Black-backed Gull          4   -        2  ACP  +       2 WRes

Steve Denny was befriended by a ferret when watching the WRes Roost from the concrete chamber.

1 comment:

Geoff Carr said...

Didn't try the Ferret down the trousers then Steve?