Thursday, February 14, 2008

Feb 14th.

No further sign again of the Great White Egret at either the sewage works at Hartshill or along the river anker at Caldecote.(Birdguides).
At Whitacre Heath NR ,two Ravens flew over and a couple of Bullfinch along the path to the flashes again.
Feeding Station: Lesser redpoll (3), Siskin (2), Willow Tit (2), Goldfinch (15+), Reed Bunting (12+), GS Woodpecker, Sparrowhawk (1), Chaffinch, Blue tit, Great tit, Pheasant (2f), Song Thrush.
Woods: Redwing (20+), Goldfinch (20+), Treecreeper (1), LT Tits.
The Scrape: Shoveler (6), Teal (1), Goldcrest (1), Coot (5).
Main Pool: Little Grebe (2), Tufted Duck (2), Coot (6).
No sign of any Stonechats or Little Egrets today,(J Wesson).
Peregrine over A5 at Mancetter at 16-10,(S Seal).
Back out again for roost at Draycote. Lesser Scaup still in toft bay and starting to look smart as it enters adult plumage. Great-northern Diver out in centre, Shoveler, Ruddy Duck female, Pintail female in biggen bay, two Great-spotted and one Green Woodpecker, Kingfisher, Treecreeper, 2 Jay and 10 Bullfinch. The roost was hard work with poor light, cold and light wind and managed to find first winter Glaucous Gull, first winter Med Gull, 2 adult Yellow-legged Gulls and 2nd winter Caspian Gull.
(R Mays).

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