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).
- 20 July 2019
adult Mediterranean gull, adult Yellow-Legged Gull, Little Egret, Oystercatcher, 3 Mute Swan.
- 18 July 2019
Black-Tailed Godwit, 2 Little Egret, adult Yellow-Legged Gull, Peregrine, 3 Herring Gull. 22 Lesser Black-Backed Gull, 31 Black-Headed Gull, Oystercatcher, 2 Common Tern, 4 Little Grebe, female Gadwall+9 young, 7 Mandarin, 106 Coot, 65 Tufted Duck.
- News 11/7/19
ELTON COMMON Still up to 3 male Quail “singing” 4-10th July. OGSTON RESERVOIR An Osprey and 3 Avocets on 4th July with the Osprey again present on 6/7th July. Two drake Common Scoters on 10th July with a Goosander and a Hobby on 6th July. A Whimbrel on 9th July with a Black Tailed Godwit […]