Wednesday, 12 November 2008
Even More SHORT-EARED OWLS
TUESDAY 12 NOVEMBER 2008
Aylesbury A41 layby; Tonight- now 5 SHORT-EARED OWLS, 3 BARN OWLS, 2 COMMON RAVEN. The juvenile appeared at 4:28, flew straight to roost in large field.Keep your eyes peeled around this time as only on show for c1min and as flying towards us, no white rump visible, hard to pick out as flew low over brown weeds in failing light. Decent side on view just prior to roosting but only for c15 secs! Also spotted , a Bucks Herald reporter! checking out what all the fuss has been about this week!
Calvert BBOWT Lake (morning visit); 175 Pochard and FERRUGINOUS DUCK back/ JACK SNIPE still in front of 1st hide/ 4 (new in) Little Grebe on sailing lake
Foxcote Reservoir; Adult drake RING-NECKED DUCK still/ 4 male+ 4 female COMMON GOLDENEYE/ COMMON SHELDUCK seen earlier by others
Grendon Underwood layby; c 1,000 Lapwing/c 100 Golden Plover/ c 2,000 Starling/ c 40 Snipe/ c60 Teal/c 25 Wigeon/ c 80 Linnet, all seen in flight over 1hr period when spooked up off fields/floods by raptors,