A Twite at the south end of the west bank at midday (which was almost certainly heard yesterday) was a good find and was still present late afternoon associating with a small flock of Linnets & Goldfinches and showing well at times. Formerly described as a ‘scarce but regular autumn migrant and winter visitor’ here up to the end of the seventies this is only the twelfth record since 1979. Also a drake Goosander, 3 Goldeneye at least while the gull roost produced 3 Caspian (ad, 1st & 3rdW) and 2 Yellow-l-Gulls (ad & 1stW).
- Thurs 12 September 2019
Female Garganey still, 5 Shoveler, 17 Gadwall, c20 Teal, Little Egret, 2 Sparrowhawks, 11 Buzzards in the air at one time, ad Yellow-l-Gull, a Swift, 11 Chiffchaffs & 2 Blackcaps. At Highoredish 0715-0900 vis-mig produced 232 Mipits SW, 458 House Martins SW/W, 78 Swallows SW, 3 Pied & 1 Grey Wag SW plus 7 Chaffinches, […]
- Wed 11 September 2019
186 Greylags, the female Garganey still present though elusive, 4 Shoveler, juv Pochard, Little Egret, ad Yellow-l-Gull, 2nd year GBBGull, 14 LBBGulls, 2/3 Kingfishers, 4 Swifts, 100+ House Martins, Willow Tit.