Saturday 14 December 2013


Broomhead Reservoir - c30 Mallards, 11 Goosanders, 1 Cormorant, 2 Moorhen, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Woodcock, 1+ Tawny Owl, 1 Raven south, 8 (5 males & 3 females) Two-barred Crossbills, 50+ Common Crossbills, c5 Lesser Redpolls and a flock of 220+ birds containing 100+ Siskins and in order of abundance Coal Tit, Long-tailed Tits, Goldfinches, Blue Tits, Goldcrests, Chaffinches, Lesser Redpoll and Treecreeper.
The small flocks of Common Crossbills were very flighty and gave us little time to 'scope them and all, as far as we could ascertain, were Common Crossbills.
Interestingly Graham counted 134 Great Black-backed Gulls leaving the gull roost at first light, exactly the same numbers that I counted in the roost last night.
above also includes sightings by Graham Speight.
Bolsterstone - c100 Rooks

1 comment:

Graham Speight said...

There are still at least 100 Common Crossbills in the plantation surrounding the feeders.
The Two-barreds were showing very well today, on and off throughout the day