5 December 2012

Much contention round campus about the visibility or otherwise of a dusky warbler and Siberian chiffchaff. Back at the water park, regular sightings coming in of a variety of waterfowl.

CWP Birds

Lower Moor:

CWP 44; 92 Red Crested Pochard.     Kim Milsom

CWP 41; 30 Gadwall, 3 Shoveler, 67 Wigeon, 40 Tufted Duck, 4 Goldeneye.    Kim Milsom

CWP 57; 238 Coot, 107 Tufted Duck, 5 Goldeneye, 75 Pochard, 4 Goosander, 3 Red Crested Pochard.     Kim Milsom

Also around the area; 3 Goldcrests, 2 Grey Wagtails, 4 Bullfinches, 12 Long Tailed Tits, 50+ Siskins, 30+ Redpolls, 2 Meadow Pipits, 2 Kingfishers, 1 Chiffchaff and a scattering of Fieldfares and Redwings.   Kim Milsom

CWP 28 / 30: 5 Goosander.   Bob Philpott

CWP 74:  Several gadwall by the screen.  Male and female Goldeneye.  c50 Lesser Black-backed gulls.   Bob Philpott

Ashton Keynes:   First two Reed Buntings of the winter were present in the garden this morning. Also 2 Blackcaps and a Jay.   John Grearson

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