Saturday, 15 December 2012

15th December  2012
Light-mod SW overcast and drizzle then clearing. Milder.
Barleyfield skywatch 07:45 - 09:50

Cormorant - 4 adult N at 8am then 3 adults and 2 juv SW and another adult N
Goosander - 2 N and 4 male and 3 female SW later
Kestrel - in from NE at dawn briefly hovering over Graisley Culvert area then left to SW
LBB Gull- 126 SW mainly just after dawn
BH Gull - 43 SW,19 upper pitches,22 wetland and c125 at S. Peters
Herring Gull - Adult over barleyfield and Compton Park all morning
Meadow Pipit 4 South
Pied Wagtail - 4 SW
Grey Wagtail - 1 South
Redwing -1 West off Eddys Alders and 2 SW
Mistle Thrush - 1 on upper pitches
Coal Tit - 2 calling just SW of barleyfield
Magpie -90+ ex roost
Starling -  9 SW
Goldfinch -20+ Lower Alders
Chaffinch 5 South and 20+ Lower Alders
Siskin - 1 into Eddys Alders ex North
Bullfinch - 4+ Graisley Culvert area and 10+ at the crossings
Greenfinch -7+ at top of barleyfield

35 SPECIES from one field!! How lucky we are to have this!!!

By the way!! Can anyone tell me where the corvids have gone. Peasley Wood looks dead at the moment!

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