Sunday, 12 November 2017

Wintersett + VisMig. + Gull Roosts 12.11.17

A very cold 3 - 7 degrees with 0/8,  but increasing cloud,  and a north westerly breeze.
Anglers CP Vis Mig: 07.00 - 09.00hrs
Going west:  Fieldfare 85,  Redwing 20,  Starling 39 and Chaffinch 1.
Anglers CP: Pink-footed Goose  1.   Little Grebe 7 + 8 WRes..
Golf Course: .A Jack Snipe was in the field marsh.  2 Nuthatch were on the  cafe feeders
Haw Park Canal:  Siskin 1.
Cold Hiendley SF: Grey Partridge 4.
Wintersett Res: A Water Rail was calling in the boathouse reeds.  16 Whooper Swans dropped on briefly this morning and 9 more (4 adults + 5 juveniles) flew north at 15.25 hrs.   A Linnet flew over.  At dusk, a  BITTERN flew from the south east corner reeds,  following the east bank before curving over the water and dropping in the west bank marsh. A Woodcock flew over the west bank field.
Anglers CP Gull Roost:   21 Great Blackbacked Gulls,   8 Lesser Black-backed Gulls and, 200 Herring Gulls
Wintersett Res. Roost: Poor number of big gulls,  with just 17 Herring Gulls in tonight.

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