Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Wintersett 22.02.17

Up to 8 degrees,  sunny spells this morning but with a cool, strong south westerly.
Rough Bottom: 14 Lapwings were  mobbing a Red Kite at 08.30 per John Gardner @WildscenesUK
Anglers CP:  9 Eurasian White-fronted Geese flew north at 09.40 hrs and were reported at Swillington Ings , on the ridge & furrow,  at 10.50hrs. These are the first since 2011!  Goosander 1 male.  Pochard 15 + 1 WRes:  Great Black-backed Gull 2 x 1stW.  Cormorant 10.  Green Woodpecker 1. 
Wintersett Res: The boathouse Cetti's Warbler was singing very loudly this morning.  A Treecreeper was in the Willow Wood.
Santingley area: Redwing 17,  Fieldfare 2 and Meadow Pipit 2 per Chris Swaine

 Redwings           CSwaine

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