Tuesday, 29 December 2009

27 December Highlights

27 December: Calvert BBOWT a.m- drake PINTAIL in SW corner/58 Pochard

Hillesden; pair of COMMON STONECHATS/ c60 Lapwing/ 16 Golden Plover/ c200 Greenfinch on sunflower strip setaside.

Twyford mill, mid way between Calvert and Hillesden;Driving around looking for Swans and found some! 11 feeding/loafing on cabbage type crop but all Mutes. Will keep an eye on this field with hope that the Wintering Whoopers from previous years drop in.

Calvert p.m; 3+hr watch from 1st hide DIDN'T produce a hoped for Bittern! / Water Rail swam between reedbeds/25 Reed Bunting came in to roost/ 3 adult YELLOW-LEGGED GULLS in decent pre-roost (Tim Watts)

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