7 December 2015

CWP 74:  Twitchers Gate. pair of Goldeneye quite close to the screen busily displaying.    John Grearson

Lower Moor: In the woods – Marsh Tit, Coal Tit, Goldcrest, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Reed Bunting.     Around the lakes 2 Otter cubs playing in the far edge of Swallow Pool from hide 2 for 20 minutes and female also seen.   Kingfishers, male & female, quite active but not settling on any perch, except once above the Otter cubs.     Other bi9rds included 25 Black-headed Gull, 15+ Blue Tit, 4 Coal Tit, 20+ Fieldfare, 4+ Goldcrest, 30+ Great Tit, 4 Grey Heron, Kestrel. 40+ Long-tailed Tit, Moorhen , 4 Pied Wagtail, 4 Reed Bunting, 4 Wren, 8+ Blackbird, 3 Bullfinch, 10+ Chaffinch, 7 Cormorant, 8 Gadwall, 80 Goldfinch. 5 Green Woodpecker, 4 Jay, Mistle Thrush, Mute Swan, 30+ Redwing, 4 Robin.  Richard Vernon.   Bob Markham

Upper Waterhay WWT Reserve:    Unusually late sighting of Brimstone butterfly.  Also Green Sandpiper and Little Egret over and at least 6 Bullfinches. A few Redwings and Fieldfares in the hedges.   John Grearson

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