Category Archives: Ogston Daily Report
5 Shoveler, 2 Gadwall, 18 Tufteds, 1stW drake Goldeneye, 1 Water Rail, 33 Coots, Willow Tit and a Chiffchaff. For a body of water as large as Ogston the wildfowl totals are really poor, probably as a result of winter … Continue reading
4 Mute Swans flew SE, 3 Shoveler, 3 Goldeneye, Water Rail, 6 Little Grebes, 1 Raven, 45 Starlings NW, 2 Willow Tits, Grey Wagtail & c15 Lesser Redpolls.
3 Shoveler and 2 Goldeneye.
26 Whooper Swans flew E at 1320, c200 Pinkfeet NW, 3+ Shoveler, fem Pochard, 2 Goldeneye, Water Rail, 85 Fieldfares SE, c100 Redwings in the area and c20 Lesser Redpolls still.
c150 Pinkfeet flew E with 15 later looking lost but eventually heading NW, 5 Shoveler, a single Wigeon, 1stW Common Scoter, 3 Pochard, 2 Goldeneye, c70 Stock Doves and c20 Lesser Redpolls in the Carr Pond area.
Strong NE winds & heavy rain meant most observations were from the vicinity of the hides; 2 Shoveler, fem Goldeneye, 2 fem Goosander, Water Rail showing right of the hide and a Grey Wagtail.
The Siberian Chiffchaff was re-found early afternoon in the car park/Public Hide area, showing well & calling frequently. Also 2 Mute Swans, c150 Pinkfeet flew east at 1100, 5 Shoveler, 2 Goldeneye, 4 Goosander, 1stW Common Scoter, 5 Little Grebes, … Continue reading
8 Gadwall, 6 Shoveler, 1stW Common Scoter still, Water Rail calling right of the main hide, ad Yellow-l-Gull & a Willow Tit.
The highlight today was Ogston’s first Siberian Chiffchaff found by Steve Mann in the area of the two hides, a great record of this enigmatic subspecies and potential future split. Also 4 Shoveler, 1stW Common Scoter, a drake Goldeneye and … Continue reading
13 Whooper Swans arrived from the SW and continued SE without landing. Also c410 Pinkfeet flew east in three skeins, 3+ Shoveler, female Goldeneye and the Common Scoter still.