Sunday December 4th
Warks: A Great White Egret on Mill Pool again (Tom Perrins et al).
191 Pochard, Red-crested Pochard and 10 Goosanders were on Lake 2B and Chiffchaff, Cetti's Warbler (Julian Allen, SMH).
Bittern showed in the main reedbed at 1400hrs with 16 Goosanders and the pair of Stonechats still (Pete Lichfield & Richard Powell).
|Photo- P Lichfield|
Staffs: Great White Egret again on Jubilee Wetland, the hybrid Ruddy Shelduck, 2 Shelducks, 9 Goldeneyes (Steve Atkinson et al). A Willow Tit was at the south end of Dosthill NR (Richard Walker). The GWE roosted at 1620hrs, having come in from the south (Steven Pick).
There were 106 Pochard today, almost simultaneous with the Coton count, which is a pleasing minimum of 297 birds in the Valley. Also 124 Tufted, 138 Coot and a Goldeneye.
Goosanders: At last a few more about today after generally fewer birds this winter.