Sunday, 20 October 2013
Very mild with a light southerly breeze and good visibility for a change. Todays highlight happened early when a GREAT WHITE EGRET flew north up the Top Res and carried on northwards over the Country Park at 07.53. Presumably this is the bird thats been around Fairburn Ings and Swillington recently. It is only the third Wintersett record. Wintersett Res the drake Common Scoter remains on here and there were 46 Shoveler feeding early morning. Anglers CP the vis mig session was slow today ;- a couple of skeins of Pink-footed Geese totalling 107 went west, a Peregrine put in a appearance, Golden Plovers totalled 105 south, Skylark 24 south, Fieldfare 151 and Redwing 106 west, and the most noticeable movers today were Starling which totalled 665 heading west.