Sunday, 27 November 2016

Sunday November 27th

Alvecote Pools
Warks: At least one Great White Egret today on Teal Pool. Three were reported (Roy Smith)

Ladywalk NR
A Stonechat along the river plus 2 Water Rails, 1 Green Sandpiper and a Pochard (Kevin Whiston).

Middleton RSPB
Staffs: The willows at Jubilee were again the favoured roosting sight for the Little Egrets in calm conditions this evening. 26 roosted there so it would be interesting too to know the score for the heronry. Also, 2 Dunlins and only 10 Golden Plover this evening (Steven Pick).
Earlier, 600 Golden Plovers were present (Chris Doyle).

A ringtail Hen Harrier flew north towards our recording area at Marsh Lane NR, at around 1130hrs.

Postscript: Blythe Valley, Coleshill
It seems as though the ringtail Hen Harrier did enter our recording area as a 'possible' ringtail was seen flying north in the Coleshill/Maxstoke area at ca1045hrs. Given the time differences, if this was the same bird, it may have spent some time in the valley (Richard King).
Post-postscript: Apparently the Marsh Lane sighting was 1015hrs so the timing at Maxstoke ties in well with a bird simply moving north.

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