Old Moor: 29 Whooper Swans (mostly adults) were on the Mere at 10am although 7 soon departed (Bernard Emson). The remaining 22 left west at 11.10 (John Seeviour, Jim Thompson). Also Pintail, Goldeneye 7 (when 5 were at Broomhill), Peregrine, Buzzard 3, Brambling.
Interestingly, 29 Whooper Swans (2 juvs) were at Ingbirchworth Reservoir (still) at 17.10 (Johnny Mac') which one would assume to be the same herd, however, confusingly 28 were reported on the pager to have dropped in there at 11am (Ivan Martin). So, either well more than 29 birds involved or else one (or more) of the observers was a bit slow!
Seven Two-barred Crossbills (5 males) were still at Broomhead Reservoir this morning.