Highlights today were an adult Goshawk at close range past the watchpoint at Highoredish and the first Merlin of the year zapping through; 1 Mute Swan, 125 Greylags, 4 Gadwall, 2 Shoveler, 4 + C.Buzzards, ad Goshawk WNW past the vis-mig point at 0830, a tiny juv male Merlin through the car park and down the West Bank before cutting out across the res and being lost to the south-east at 1005, adYellow-l-Gull, 1stW Common Gull, 2 Swallows south, 3 Chiffchaffs, 4 Redwings SE, 2 Grey Wags SW & 8 Linnets. Vis-mig was disappointing to say the least.
- 22 March 2018
9 Mandarins, 11 Gadwall, 3 Goldeneye, 6 Goosander, 6 GC & 1 Little Grebe, 5 C.Buzzards, 5 Oystercatchers, 7 Curlews, a Woodcock out of Carr Wood at dusk, Barn Owl, single Raven, Siskin over. Still a fair gull roost for this late in the season; in basic size order 160 GBBGulls, 418 Herring Gulls, 113 […]
- 21 March 2018
21 Mandarins, 9 Gadwall, fem Wigeon, first Shoveler of the year (a drake), 5 Tufteds, 2 Goldeneye, 7 Goosander, 6 GCGrebes, a Little Grebe, 4 Oystercatchers, 3 Common Gulls. At least one Hawfinch still in the churchyard.
- News 15/3/2018
Thanks to Rod Key for the following:- CARSINGTON WATER A large herd of 59 Whooper Swans were here on Mar 3rd and remained until Mar 5th when they flew out mid-morning. Also on Mar 3rd a drake Scaup and 4 Pintail with an adult Little Gull briefly on Mar 5th. The Great Northern Diver still […]