14 February 2013

Shorncote:  Siberian Chiffchaff very active in bushes 50 yards before first hide.  Water Rail alongside stream near hide, Grey Wagtail on stream.   Also 1 pair of Great  Crested grebe, 24 Tufted Duck, 7 Moorhen, 60 Coot, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 17 Mallard, 1 Pied Wagtail, 7 Wren, 1 Robin, 3 Blue Tit, 6 Long-tailed Tits, 5 Magpies, 4 Reed Buntings, Singing Song Thrush, 5 Blackbird, numerous Black-headed Gull, Green Woodpecker calling, Cormorant flying over.   At CWP 85a  12 Canada geese and 1 Little Egret.  At CWP 84 1 Heron, 4 Pochard.  At CWP 85b 5 pairs of Mute Swan, 3 Gadwall.   180 Lapwing and 43 Golden Plover over the Quarry.  Hundreds of wood pigeon adjacent to main road.  Laurie Pearce

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