Friday, February 08, 2008

Feb 8th

Buzzard ....Wishaw.....Photo by Dave Taylor.

The first winter drake Lesser Scaup still at Draycote in toft, only two Scaup seen today at Lea Marston (1w drake & female) viewed from roadbridge. At the malthouse pup car park Dosthill the 300 strong finch flock is still present with at least 50 Bramblings , and at Whitacre Heath NR there are 4 Redpoll , 2 Siskins, 3 Stonechats and 2 Willow Tits.(J Wesson). Brandon Marsh this evening a Barn Owl was seen from carlton hide. (B Headly). At Shustoke 12 Siskins along far bank, and Willow Tit (S Seal), and in the roost at Coton tonight a (1w) Caspian Gull and (1w) Yellow Legged Gull ( T Perrins).
After a week's absence the 2nd WInter Glauc reappeared in this evening's pre-roost at Dosthill along with a 2nd Win Yellow Legged Gull (A Dean).
Siskin ..........Shustoke.....Photo (Midland Bird Images).

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