11.11.12. Birdlog

11.11.12. Birdlog

Dawn rising over No 6 tank.

An immature/female Goosander flew east over No 6 tank, 45 Tufted Duck, 12 Pochard, 6 Wigeon, (m&f) RD and 4 Pintail.

Partial summer plumage Golden Plover, No 6 tank.

Two partial summer plumaged Golden Plover were with 650 winter birds including presumably the bird from Pickerings Pasture. 600 Lapwing, 2 Ruff, 1 Black-tailed Godwit and 600 Dunlin were on the tank for the morning tide and 60 Common Snipe flew from the tank.

12 Raven were present and others were arriving when I left at 8.30 am.

The usual female Sparrowhawk was enjoying an early breakfast until it was disturbed.

At dawn over 600 Wood Pigeons moved through.

Redwings and Fieldfare were present in large numbers along Brook Furlong Lane (old birdlog track) with 100 and 300 respectively. A male Stonechat was along the pipes on No 1 tank. A luecistic Starling was with its more normally coloured cousins at the Ship Street entrance.

Observer: Alyn Chambers, Frank Duff, Sparky, WSM.

All Images by WSM.