Sunday, December 16, 2007

Dec 16th Round Up

Photo by (J Wesson).
At Draycote this morning a drake Smew was found just off Rainbow Corner (nice one Richard),the bird dosnt seem settled as it was soon to be found off the Valve Tower, then Biggin Bay and now Toft. Its going around in a clockwise direction so any body arriving mid afternoon if you wait by the visitors centre it should be there shortly.
Also present 51 Golden Plover, a Curlew and 30+ Siskins and the 1w drake Lesser Scaup still showing well in Toft now on its 19th day. At Alvecote this morning one Firecrest was still showing along Laundry Lane(T Perrins), also present a Jack Snipe and 7 Goosander on Mill Pool, and an unconfirmed report on a juv Glaucous Gull flying west over Alvecote at 9-20.The 1w drake Scaup ,drake Red Crested Pochard and a drake Pintail on Lea Marston balancing lakes this morning viewed from road bridge.(D Galletly). And 18 Goosanders (2 drakes) at Compton Verney today.This afternoon four Pintail (2drakes) on Lea Marston Lake and an adult Little Gull at Coton(J Oates). And in the roost at Coton this evening an adult Caspian and an adult Y L Gull (T Perrins).On Cliff Pool Kingsbury late afternoon, Pintail (drake), Shoveler 94, Teal 34, Pochard 16 and 10 Goldeneye.(WJE).

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