Tuesday November 8th
Coot 163, Shovelor 48, Teal 25, Wigeon 72, Gadwall 180, Goldeneye 7. The majority of the Gadwall were again on Swann Pool.
4 Water Rails at B Hide and a Peregrine over. Also 4 Brambling were at the feeders (and on 5th) and 8 Bullfinch and 3 Chiffchaffs also today (Pete Sofley). 20 Lesser Redpoll and 28 Fieldfare were near the Carpark (John Harris).
Staffs: 2 Dunlin.
Golden Plover 367, a further increase in numbers (Carl Hiles).
This weekend is the monthly Wildfowl count (WEBS) which has been organised by the BTO since 1947. We now have regular counters at RSPB Middleton, Coton Lakes, Dosthill Lake and Ladywalk NR but Shustoke Res and Kingsbury WP are currently not being counted as part of the scheme. I forgot to enquire about Alvecote Pools ! If you would like to help, please get in touch for further guidance. It's good to put something back and it is only once a month. Thanks.