Sunday 3 December 2023
Wintersett Ringing Recovery - Becky Bailey ·
Black-headed gull 5441604
was found dead at Wintersett on 2/11/23;
It was ringed as a pullus in Hallig-Norderoog,
Nordfriesische Inseln, Germany on 2/7/16;
656km West (2679 days).
Saturday 2 December 2023
A Bittern was in the boathouse reeds at 08.59hrs.
A Water Rail was in the boathouse reeds.
Cold Hiendley Res:
Cetti's Warbler 1 male on north bank + 1 male on south bank.
Shoveler 4 Cormorant 8 Great Crested Grebe 3 Siskin 1.
A Waxwing flew north at 10.20hrs.
ACP Gull Roost: (photos - Steve Denny)
There was an influx of 250 Herring Gulls in to the CP roost,
from fewer than 20 in recent weeks.
A 1st winter Caspian Gull was with them.
and an Egyptian Goose came in to roost at 16:00 hrs
Friday 1 December 2023
A Bittern was seen briefly in the boathouse reeds (SD).
2 Skylarks flew over.
Stock Dove 25. Little Grebe 3 + 1 CHRes..
Cold Hiendley Res:
Gadwall 117 + 6 ACP. Cormorant 4.
Wigeon 328 - (68 CHRes + 18 WRes. + 242 ACP)
Great Crested Grebe 2 CHRes.+ 1 WRes. + 1 ACP.
Shoveler 1 CHRes. + 2 ACP.
Thursday 30 November 2023
Wednesday 29 November 2023
c70 Pink Feet flew west at 09.30hrs (JP),
The highlight of the day was a Green Woodpecker, the first since August. Also present 2 Goldrest, Buzzard, Kestrel, Water Rail, Kingfisher, 12 Redwing, Treecreeper and a pair of Shoveler (L. & A. Corrall)..
Tuesday 28 November 2023
On the surrounding set aside fields 26 Stock Dove, 60 Linnet, 15 Skylark and the odd Reed and Yellow Bunting. On the disused railway embankment, 2 Siskin, 2 Great Spot Woodpecker, 2 Song Thrush and Treecreeper. In the marsh a Cetti's warbler and a Water Rail called (L. & A. Corrall/CG).
2 Foxes were on the prowl.
Monday 27 November 2023
Sunday 26 November 2023
81 birds were ringed this morning:
Common Redpoll 2, Lesser Redpoll 63 Coal Tit, Goldcrest 2,
Redwing, and 2 Blackbirds
(including photo below of rufous adult female, likely from NE Scandinavia)
and 1 control Lesser Redpoll - (details awaited). - Becky Bailey.
A Water Rail called from the outflow and another Water Rail was in the CP shallows.
Going west: Pink-footed Geese in 3 skeins - 55 + 170 + 220.
Haw Park Wood:
17 Pink-footed Geese flew over at 10.55hrs.