The Wintersett Area recorded 162 species of bird in 2021.
It has been a very poor year for rares and scarcities with no new species of birds for the list! The breeding season was also very poor, with severe frosts in April, followed by cold northerlies throughout May.
June, July and August saw 3 periods of severe strong winds which compounded breeding failures!
Bird ringing totals were 50% of what they should be!
The Top Ten Birds were:
1. Spoonbill - 4 flew north west, all appeared to be adults. 16.10.2021
2. Common Crane 3. 2 adults + 1 juvenile heading south over Wintersett Res. 14.10.2021
3. A Honey Buzzard tracked north over the Disposal Point at 13:43hrs. 31.05.2021
4. A Quail flushed from the long grass on Anglers CP hill at 07.40 hrs. 14.06.2021
5. A Curlew Sandpiper flew in to the shallows at 9.40hrs, and left north west
very shortly afterwards. 27.07.2021
6. A Hawfinch flew west over Anglers CP. 25.10.2021.
7. A Ring Ouzel dropped into bushes in the north east corner
8. A Great White Egret circled Anglers CP, then left west at 08.40hrs. 27.10.2021
9. A Wood Sandpiper was feeding, giving great views, in the southwest corner of
Anglers CP on 30.04.2021. Another Wood Sandpiper was on the shallows 08th May 2021
10. A Spotted Redshank flew south west at 07.23hrs from Anglers CP. 09.08.2021
Lepidoptera fared a little better with 2 new species of Macro Moth for the area.
These were Brown Scallop and Coronet.
Brown Scallop -New for the Area. 18.07.2021 P.Smith
Coronet - New for the area
The Wintersett Team wish you
A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR 2022!