Sunday 2 April 2017

Wintersett Raptor Fest 02.04.17

A cool 5 degrees  with 4/8 cloudy this morning  to a warm and sunny 14 degrees this afternoon.
Anglers CP Vis. Mig 07.30 - 12.00hrs:
6 raptor species were seen this morning with 3  new birds for the year list. 
A SPARROWHAWK  was over Haw Park Wood followed not long after by RED  KITE   at 07.40hrs.  KESTREL was mobbing a BUZZARD.   An OSPREY zoomed through north at 10.00hrs.   A PEREGRINE  was blogging  over at 11.10hrs being buzzed by a MERLIN, which left north at 11.15hrs.  
The first HOUSE  MARTIN of the year was seen.     Sand Martin 55 around and 20 north.   Meadow Pipit 67 north.    Fieldfare 9, Redwing 18     Around 50 Golden Plover flew over north west.
Anglers CP:  2 Curlews were in back field.  A Green Woodpecker was calling + 1 was heard in the Willow Wood WRes.   Goldeneye  40 + 10 WRes..  Shoveler 16.  Goldeneye 40 + 10 WRes..  Willow Warbler 1 +  1 WRes.. Water Rail 1.   35 Linnets were in the Golf Course field.
Haw Park Wood:  Redpoll 150.
Cold Hiendley Area:  Grey Wagtail  2 + Tawny Owl 1.
Wintersett Res: Kingfisher 2.     5 male Cetti's Warblers were singing around the area.
WRes.Ringing Highlights: A ringed male Cetti's Warbler was retrapped this morning. This bird is present for its 4th breeding season.  An unringed male Cetti's Warbler, from the ruin perhaps,   braving the wrath of the regular male,was also ringed along with a female Cetti's Warbler.   A Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaffs and a Reed Bunting were also ringed. 

Male Cetti's Warbler ringed WRes 02.04.17      RBailey

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