Monday, November 05, 2007

Last Months News (October)

Oct 1st
Two juv Gannets flew south early afternoon through Shustoke, and the Bittern showed again from riverwalk hide.
Oct 2nd
Two Little Stints, two Rock Pipits and a Grey Phalarope in rainbow corner Draycote (J Oates).
The Bittern showed again at Ladywalk.
Oct 3rd
Another Grey Phalarope, this time at Earlswood Lakes, two Little Stints at Draycote and a Little Stint and the Bittern again at Ladywalk.
Oct 4th
The Grey Phalarope was still at Earlswood and the two Stints still at Draycote.
Oct 5th
The Grey Phalarope still showing well at Earlswood, and Bittern, Jack Snipe and four Little Egrets at Ladywalk.
Oct 6th
Four R C Pochards at Ladywalk, and a Great White Egret on a private site near Dunchurch.
The Egret was last reported from this site on the evening 10th.
Oct 8th
Three Knot by the valve tower Draycote, Jack Snipe, two Green Sandpipers and a Little Egret at Ladywalk.
Oct 16th
A first winter Ring Ouzel reported from around the churchyard at Napton on the Hill.
Oct 17th
The Bittern was seen again from riverwalk hide Ladywalk also three Little Egrets. And a Greenshank was on cliff pool Kingsbury.
Oct 18th
A male Stonechat was found around Seeswood Pool, four Grey Partridges at Wishaw, 130 Shoveler, 28 Teal on cliff pool Kingsbury.
Oct 19th
A Leach,s Petrel was found by (R Mays, D Cox) at Draycote around 1-45, the bird was last seen in the evening during the roost. As normal there was no sign the following day.
Oct 20th
A Snow Bunting was located along Farnborough Bank Draycote around midday, and showed very well during its five day spell, also juv Arctic Tern, Rock Pipit (very elusive) and two Peregrines
Oct 21
Three R C Pochards were of Hensborough bank( 2 x Females 1 x male), also two Ravens over the country park Draycote.
Oct 22
A female Lesser Spotted Woody at Guys Cliffe.
Oct 24
Three Rock Pipits around Draycote today, also an adult winter Slavonian Grebe.
Oct 25th
Slav Grebe still Draycote.
Oct 26th
Slav Grebe still Draycote.
Oct 27th
Pintail x2 mill pool, four Little Egret and two Stonechat at Alvecote, Slav Grebe and Merlin through Draycote.
Oct 30th
Two adult Caspian Gulls and an adult Med Gull in the roost at Draycote, also present a drake Goosander and a Pintail. 115 Golden Plover around the sewage works fields Hartshill, the Bittern still around Ladywalk, also three Little Egrets , a female Pintail and a Cettis Warbler heard.
Regards Steve Seal.........................

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