Monday, 3 November 2008


A classic first-winter CASPIAN GULL at Calvert Landfill, North Bucks, photographed by Tim Watts on 1st November

Marsh Gibbon; c40 Golden Plover + c350 Lapwing on flood

Calvert Landfill; STRICTLY PRIVATE no access; Found out where the FERRUGINOUS DUCK disappears to today, it is on pit on adjacent landfill site with it's 3 Pochard buddies! Can't be viewed but very likely to be disturbed by workers and go back to BBOWT lake. Also 2 DUNLIN feeding/6 Snipe/ first-winter CASPIAN GULL/ c2,000 Common Starlings. After heavy rain gulls usually choose to feed on wet fields and leave landfill, very few L.B.B but the really big gulls chose to stay feeding on tip. Very suprised to count 180+ Herring Gull and c50 G.B.B, haven't seen anywhere near this number on pre-roosts so think they stay on recently tipped rubbish until virtually dark. Loads of Fieldfare/Redwings and Blackbirds seen at all sites including a massive mixed flock c 400 at base of Quainton Hill.

No comments: