Thursday, November 08, 2007

Grey Phalaropes 2007

This year has seen three Grey Phalaropes in Warwickshire, the best year within the last 40 years.The three records involved birds at Shustoke, Draycote and Earlswood Lakes. All were well watched and it gave Warwickshire birders a chance to see this species at close quarters.With strong winds due over the next few days this total could rise.
Previous records are as follows.
Bodymoor Heath 02-11-69
Draycote Water 13-11-77
Alvecote Pools 22-11-77
Draycote Water 31-12-78
Draycote Water 28-09-82
Coton Lakes 29-10-83
Draycote Water 18-10-87
Draycote Water 25-09-88 ( x2 birds)
Middelton Hall 07-10-90
Jubilee Pools 02-09-94
Draycote Water 24-09-95
Kenilworth 05-10-01
Shustoke Res 03-11-05
Shustoke Res 29-09-07
Draycote Water 02-10-07
Earlswood Lakes 03-10-07


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