Sunday, January 06, 2008

Jan 6th

Two Long-eared Owls, a Barn Owl and a Stonechat at a location south of Draycote this morning. At Draycote a large number of G B B Gulls were still loafing around with 386 noted, the first winter drake Lesser Scaup was showing well still in toft and the drake Smew still of farnborough bank. In toft sallow a flock of around 60+ Siskins were present.At Whitacre Heath NR this morning Lesser Spotted Woodpecker and Stonechat.In the roost at Coton Lakes 2nd w Caspian Gull & 3+ ad Yellow-legged Gulls. Also there fem Scaup & Goosander,and at Lea Marston the pair of Scaups still present, viewed from the road bridge.Peregrine (adult) on St. Mary's church tower in Warwick town centre at 12:30 today but no sign this evening. Firecrest showing in brambles 40m on the left hand side up Laundry Lane Alvecote this morning. And a Barn Owl at Brandon early evening. (R Mays, J Oates, S Valentine).

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