Monday 10 February 2014

Wintersett 10.02.14

0°c,  frosty start but calm, bright and sunny.
Anglers CP:  The day got off to a cracking start when Steve Denny had a Red-throated Diver flying over the car park at 07.45hrs.   However, it couldn't be found on any of the waters.  During a walk around the lake  430 Pink-footed Geese  in 3 skeins flew over.  140W at 09.58hrs  +  130 NW at 10.39  +  160 NW at 10.40   Looking from the hide,  there was a  tug of war  going on between 2 Cormorants  over what appeared to be a large fish, but in fact turned out to be an adult Kittiwake.  Before long 11 other cormorants had joined in the fight and pecked it to death.  Quite gruesome! 
Also seen Redpoll 15,  Oystercatcher 1,  Snipe 14 and Little Grebe 4.
Wintersett Res:  The Cetti's Warbler  and a Water Rail were heard in the west bank marsh.

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