4 Mute Swans, 25 Mandarins, 188 Mallard, 10+ Gadwall, 5 Teal, 120 Tufteds, a juv Pochard, Little Egret, 21 GCGrebes included a pair with two young and a pair sitting as did the 8 Little Grebes, Osprey on & off all morning with a report of a second bird, a juv Red Kite, c40 Swifts, Kingfisher, party of five Willow Tits, Reed & Sedge Warblers still and late morning a juvenile Wheatear on the island; only the third this year.
- Tues 10 December 2019
4 Shoveler, 22 Tufteds, 5 Goldeneye, 27 Goosander at the south end of the res at dusk- a good count these days, 39 Cormorants, Water Rail, same adult Caspian Gull in the roost.
- Mon 9 December 2019
Juv Mute Swan, Pinkfeet heard over at 0935 couldn’t be located, 31 Tufteds, drake Pochard, 5 Goldeneye, a Goosander, 35 Cormorants, 10 Little Grebes, 2 Water Rails, 1 Willow Tit. Later an adult Caspian Gull in the roost.
- News 10/12/19
LONG EATON GP A 1st winter Purple Sandpiper was found on the Rifle Range Pit on Dec 7th by Paul Buxton and Clive Prescott and looked incongruous feeding along the grassy shoreline and actually in longer grass alongside the pool. It was still present and showing well on Dec 8th. This is the 24th county […]