Tuesday, 28 December 2010

28th December - Sightings

Kingsbury - 9 Bewick's Swan still in field opposite KWP entrance (J Allen et al) Merlin seen to catch a Skylark (per S Cawthray) The swans were later joined by 53+ Eurasian White-Fronted Geese, 1 Pink-Footed Goose, 1 Greylag Goose (this bird showed pinkish orange beak and was very small. Likely to be bird reported as White-Front at Coton on 24th December) (A Barnsley et al) The Pink-Footed Goose seen earlier at Kingsbury Mill Meadow (TP, J Allen)
Tamworth - 34 Waxwing still on Falcon, Wilnecote (TP, J Allen)
Coton - Bittern, Goosander this morning (J Allen) 2 Smew (redheads) (A Barnsley) 9 Bewick's Swans roosted. Also Mediterranean Gull (ad winter plum) roosted. 17 Goosander (P Hyde et al)
Dosthill NR - 3 possibly 4 Bittern mid afternoon. 9 Goosander over. Curlew over (TP, J Allen et al) Flock of wild geese heard early afternoon presumably were the White-Fronts later at Kingsbury (G Williams)
Ladywalk - 2 Bittern, Scaup on river, Brambling (S Cawthray et al)

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