Single Mute Swan, 5 Canadas, 18 Gadwall, 4 Pochard, 5 Goldeneye, a Woodcock, 2 Chiffchaffs, c 40 Redwings, 4+ Siskins, a Redpoll. The Twite was still present this morning but was more elusive and couldn’t be located late afternoon though neither could it’s ‘common congeners’. A 1stW Yellow-l-Gull and two Caspian Gulls (ad & 1stW) this morning while in the roost 4 Yellow-l-Gulls (2 ads & 2x 1stW) and 2 Caspian Gulls, both 1stW with possibly a 2ndW bird though most in fact provoked some discussion. It ain’t easy.
- Tues 20 August 2019
2 Mute Swans, 22 Mandarins, 2 Gadwall, 2 Teal, 111 Tufteds, 2 Pochard, the Little Grebes in Chapel Bay have two small chicks, regular Osprey 0840-0930 at least then left SW ( present off & on since 8 Aug), 8 Buzzards, Sparrowhawk, juv f. Peregrine, ‘brown’ Merlin over fields north of the res, ad Yellow-l-Gull, […]
- Mon 19 August 2019
4 Mute Swans, 122 Tufteds, Pochard, Little Egret, 63 Lapwings, 2 C.Snipe, 5 Whimbrel high over the res drifted west at 1115 and another was heard distantly at 1245, c25 Swifts, c20 Sand Martins, c100 House Martins, Spotted Flycatcher in the car park. A Tree Pipit over the main car park late afternoon was our […]