I’m back from my fantastic Icelandic jaunt so here is a quick round up of recent notable sightings from Wintersett.
Thursday 13.02.14 Yellow-legged Gull - usual adult and a 1st W, ACP. 8 Crossbills HPWood.
Friday 14.02.14 The Cetti’s Warbler was singing on the west bank marsh WRes.Yellow-legged Gull - usual adult and a 1st W, ACP. Redwing 30.
Saturday 15.02.14 A male Oystercatcher came in and immediately mated with the female that has been here for a while. Yellow-legged Gull - usual adult, a 1st W and a 3rd W. A 1st W Glaucous xHerring Hybrid Gull was a late arrival just on dark at ACP. (I'll post some photos, a video link and some info on next post.)
February 2014 WeBS totals. Cormorant 38, Greylag Goose 63, Mute Swan 9, Moorhen 14, Coot 116, Shoveler 9, Tufted Duck 107, Mallard 40, Goldeneye 46, Gadwall 10, Wigeon 162, Goosander 43, Pochard 66, Teal 6, Snipe 1, Great Crested Grebe 49, Little Grebe 1, Grey Heron 8 and Lapwing 130.
Sunday 16.02.14 Green Woodpecker 1 male, Buzzard 3 and the 1st W Glaucous xHerring Hybrid Gull.
Monday 17.02.14 Cetti’s Warbler 1 singing. Whooper Swan 4.
Yellow-legged Gull - usual adult and a 3rd W, ACP. An adult Mediterranean Gull flew south over ACP to WRes. at 16.25hrs. It had a metal ring – maybe Old Moor Bird. It had a small white patch on forehead and was white on top of its crown. Gull numbers are decreasing, particularly Great Black-backed and adult Herrings.
Tuesday 18.02.14 Cetti’s Warbler 1 singing. Pink-footed Geese 280 NW. 1st W Glaucous xHerring Hybrid Gull at 16.15 hrs. Yellow-legged Gull - usual adult at 16.40hrs. A Red Admiral was seen in HP Wood.