Today’s highlight; two moulting adult Black Terns that lingered for 45 minutes before being attacked by the juvenile female Peregrine that has been present on & off the last couple of weeks. Also 48 Mandarins, Osprey, 4 Common Sands, a Dunlin, usual adult & a 2ndW Yellow-l-Gull, 3 Hobbies and a Raven. 735 Swifts moved through in 1.5 hours before the rain with birds still moving later in the day, a total of 1000+ being a conservative estimate.
- Tues 10 December 2019
4 Shoveler, 22 Tufteds, 5 Goldeneye, 27 Goosander at the south end of the res at dusk- a good count these days, 39 Cormorants, Water Rail, same adult Caspian Gull in the roost.
- Mon 9 December 2019
Juv Mute Swan, Pinkfeet heard over at 0935 couldn’t be located, 31 Tufteds, drake Pochard, 5 Goldeneye, a Goosander, 35 Cormorants, 10 Little Grebes, 2 Water Rails, 1 Willow Tit. Later an adult Caspian Gull in the roost.
- News 10/12/19
LONG EATON GP A 1st winter Purple Sandpiper was found on the Rifle Range Pit on Dec 7th by Paul Buxton and Clive Prescott and looked incongruous feeding along the grassy shoreline and actually in longer grass alongside the pool. It was still present and showing well on Dec 8th. This is the 24th county […]