Sunday, 5 February 2017

Wintersett + Gull Roost 05.02.17

3-4 degrees with 4/8 - 8/8 cloud and a light north westerly.
Moorhouse/Back Lane: The male Firecrest was seen at 09.20hrs in the same area of the disused railway line in the thicket behind the old gate.  Mick Hemingway found it this afternoon, just beyond the cross-roads on the path to Nostell.
Moorhouse Lane Big Pond: A flock of  40 Redpoll were blogging around + 5 ACP
Anglers CP. 2 Skeins of Pink-footed Geese flew over north west  113 at 14.35hrs  + 16 at 14.40hrs per SDenny. Mick Hemingway  had 1 male + 2 female Pintail and the first Oystercatcher of the season.
ACP Field:  Grey Partridge 1  
Golf Course Field: Jack Snipe 5, Snipe 1
Stubbs Wood: 1 Nuthatch, 1 Green Woodpecker.
Haw Park Wood:  Chris Swaine found 2 Crossbills between the woodyard and the toadstools path to FiveWays.  They are the 100th species for Wintersett this year.  He's on a roll!    Siskin 10. 
Wintersett Res: Cetti's Warbler 2 males - north bank and south east corner.
WRes.Gull Roost Notables: A 3rdW  Caspian Gull  and 2 x Mediterranean Gulls - a 1stW and an adult,  were picked up this afternoon.

                1stW Mediterranean Gull                WRes   SDenny
                             Crossbill  Record Shot     HPWood          CSwaine
                Crossbill No 2  Record Shot       HP Wood      CSwaine

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