Friday, 16 December 2016

Friday December 16th

Ladywalk NR
A Barn Owl was seen early, along the river (Matt Sanders).

Middleton RSPB
Warks: The heronry roost held a new Warwickshire Little Egret record total this morning as 49 were counted. All except 7 flew to the south, towards the Water Park, including a flock of 19 (Steven Pick). 4 Goosanders were on the river.
Staffs: A Great White Egret roosted at the willows with 8 Little Egrets. Also 4 drake Pintails , a Ruff and just 2 Golden Plovers on Jubilee wetland (Steven Pick, Geoff Williams).

( A new Staffordshire Little Egret record count was made on October 2nd 2016, when 43 were in the roost at Jubilee wetland and five were seen flying south there too (Steven Pick).

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