Highlight today was a dark-morph adult Arctic Skua from 0940-45 that flew SW before returning 0950-5 5 and circling before departing NW. A total of twenty-six skuas have been recorded at Ogston, 17 Arctics, 3 Bonxies, 4 Skua sp and singles of Pomarine and Long-tailed. Also an Osprey, 124 Tufteds, juv Little Egret, 1 Common Tern, 3 Hobbies & a family party of 6 Willow Tits.
- Wed 9 October 2019
Juv Mute Swans, drake Pochard, Common Sand on the dam wall still, ad Yellow-l-Gull, 10 Swallows, 2 Chiffchaffs.
- Tues 8 October 2019
3 Mute Swans, 210 Greylags & 36 Canadas, 8 Gadwall, a Shoveler, 50 Tufteds, 38 Cormorants, 13 GCGrebes, male Peregrine, a late Common Sandpiper on the dam wall ( and yes, I checked it), ad Yellow-l-Gull, 3 Common Gulls, 12 Swallows, 5 House Martins, a late Sand Martin, 3 Chiffchaffs. At Highoredish 0830-1030; 515 Redwings, […]
- 8/10/19 News
CARSINGTON WATER A small juv. Skua was found on the water off Paul Stanley Hide in poor conditions mid-afternoon on 7th Oct by Simon Roddis. It was initially identified as an ArctIc Skua but when photos of the bird were later posted on Social Media alarm bells started to ring and the bird was re-identified […]