Saturday, 27 February 2010

Spring is in the air

Calvert; various birds singing and Moorhen building nest; 18 Mute Swans in cabbage field to Nrth of Calvert

Hillesden; 30 Common Teal ( record count here)/ 13 Gadwall/Skylarks singing/ 12 Lapwing with one in partial display flight/ c100 Greylag geese./ 9 Golden Plover flew over calling. My idea of putting overflow pipe into main pool now in progress, theory being it drops the main pool a bit and the overflow spreads via pipework to lower level creating a wet grass area. Also asked for stoney islands to be cleared of weeds ready for the arrival of waders, site with it's new scrapes looks superb.

Grendon Underwood layby; Next to new BBOWT reserve there were c 600 Golden Plover/c 600 Lapwing/c1,000 Starling all wheeling in air (Tim Watts)

Monday, 15 February 2010

First ICELAND GULL of 2010

An immature ICELAND GULL has joined the juvenile GLAUCOUS GULL in the Calvert roost since Saturday (Warren Claydon, Tim Watts).

Friday, 12 February 2010

GLAUC still present

The juvenile GLAUCOUS GULL roosted this evening (per Tim Watts)

Tuesday, 9 February 2010


This smart first-winter CASPIAN GULL was photographed on Calvert Landfill on 7 February (Tim Watts)