Wednesday 19 April 2017

Wintersett 19.04.17

7 - 13 degrees with 4/8 cloud and a light south westerly.  A good variety of birds today with folk out covering all day.
Wintersett Res:  A Whitethroat was on the NE bank and a Grasshopper Warber was reeling in the south west corner (SDenny).  Reed Warbler 2 and  Redpoll 2.  ( PSmith).
Anglers CP: A singing Sedge Warbler was in the SW corner reeds. (SDenny) and another was on the north bank WRes. (PSmith)    Common Sandpiper 3.   Shoveler 3.  Teal 8.  Goldeneye 3.  A male Pochard was the first since March.   A  GREEN  SANDPIPER  on the shallows (Edwin L. of  FoHPW&W), is a new bird for the year list.   Also the first SWIFT of the year flew over (PSmith).  House Martin 20 over.  A Curlew was in the back fields.  A male Wheatear was in the golf course field (KBannister). 
Cold Hiendley SF: 5 Yellow Wagtails  (Chris Swaine).
Many thanks to all contributors.

                                           Wheatear          Golf Course Field      CSwaine

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