Big news today was that both the Lapwings and the Little Ringeds on the island have hatched chicks – at least three of each. They look so vulnerable, it’s a wonder any survive at all. Fingers crossed. Also 4 Mute Swans, 143 Greylags, 128 Canada Geese, Ffour Mandarin broods of 8,8,6&2, 2 Gadwall, an increase to 29 Tufteds and with them the drake Tufted/Pochard hybrid that has been present on & off for quite a few years now, 3 Oystercatchers (pair plus chick, seems the family of four have now left), 42 Lapwings, 13 LRPlovers, Common Sand, 50+ Swifts and a Lesser Whitethroat.
- 10 December 2018
Nothing reported from earlier in the day. The last hour or so on the west bank revealed 2x 1stW Yellow-l-Gulls in a sizeable roost, 2 Goldeneye, 2 Goosander and c 40 Redwings.
- 9 December 2018
3 Mute Swans, 2 Greylags, 24 Tufteds, drake Pochard, 4 Goldeneye, drake Goosander, 26 GCGrebes, 2 Kingfishers. 6 Whooper Swans arrived late afternoon (2 juveniles) but little of interest in the roost.
- News 10/12/18
Thanks to Rod Key for the following:- ROSE COLOURED STARLING The juv. bird still present in private gardens at Etwall. It is with c70 Common Starlings so the best bet may be to look out form Starlings on rooftops etc. Please respect the privacy of the local residents etc. CARSINGTON WATER A report of a […]