Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Tuesday January 3rd

Alvecote Pools
Warks: A Great White Egret still present.

Kingsbury WP
A Jack Snipe was on Cliffe Pool and the Yellow-legged Gull was on Hemlingford Water. Barn Owl at Cliffe Pool at dusk (Steve Cawthray).

Ladywalk NR
'Siberian' Chiffchaff keeping low just over half way down the track with four Common Chiffchaffs, also Woodcock and two singing Marsh Tits (Pete Sofley).

Middleton RSPB
Staffs: The Scaup still on New Reedbed Pool plus 100 Lapwing on Jubilee.
Warks: Ten Goldeneyes on Fisher's Mill and 150 Lapwing (RSPB). A Tree Sparrow by the farm was a welcome arrival; it would be great, given the nearby feeding area, if they could be encouraged to breed again (Rob Strong).

LATE NEWS: A ringtail Hen harrier was seen at Whitacre Heath on Saturday 31st, eventually heading off towards Lea Marston. May still be across the Haunch Lane area and worth a look.

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