23rd December 2015

Shorncote Reedbed: Barn Owl hunting from 4.15pm, several thousand Starlings in murmuration and roosting, Green Sandpiper, Grey Wagtail, Goldcrest (2), Kestrel, Little Egret (4), Grey Heron (3), Pheasant (2), Lapwing (100+) over. Note: water on path now 25cm deep. (Richard Vernon)

CWP 59: 6 Long tailed tits, 3 Jays, 1 Little Egret (Carl Gray)

CWP 72: 2 Bullfinches, 15-20 Long tailed tits in two groups, and 4 Goldcrests, 2 Little Egrets and a  Grey Heron on edge of pit 72 (Carl Gray)

CWP 68a/68b: Kingfisher, 3 Buzzards (Carl Gray)

Waterhay and Cleveland Lakes Reserve  (Lake 68): Dunnock, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Woodpigeon, Green Woodpecker, Kestrel, Fieldfare, Magpie, Robin, Blackbird, Buzzard, Little Egret, Grey Heron, Cormorant, Great Crested Grebe, Gadwall, Shoveler, Tufted Duck, Wigeon, Mallard, Pochard, Red-crested Pochard, 100+ Lapwing, Black-headed Gull, Herring Gull, Mute Swan (Melissa Robb, Sidney Robb, Art Robb)

Reed Hide, Cleveland Lakes Reserve : 1 male Goldeneye, Kingfisher, Rooks (Melissa Robb, Sidney Robb, Art Robb)

Wickwater Hide, Cleveland Lakes Reserve :  1500+ birds on the lake 74. Beside gulls, swans, cormorant and grebes, most numerous were Gadwall and Wigeon, but also 40+ Teal and 5 Pintail (Melissa Robb, Sidney Robb, Art Robb)

CWP 12: large numbers of Black-headed Gull recently –  plus Chiffchaff there today. (John Grearson). Image by John Grearson.


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