21 January 2016

Yellow-legged Gull 2016-01-20 CWP Lake 82-11

Yellow Legged Gull (Mike Trew

CWP 82:    Great Northern Diver feeding on southern side of lake near footpath.  Most of the lake was frozen and this area was the only open water.    The water opened up later and the Diver showed well, feeding and carrying out extensive preening.  On the ice at the northern side of the lake a winter adult Yellow-legged Gull, with 3 Herring Gull and about 30 Lesser Black-backed Gull.     (Mike Trew photographed a Yellow Legged Gull at this lake yesterday harassing the diver).  Bob Philpott, Mike Mckee.   Bob Markham.    John Grearson.

CWP 83: Possible Little Gull with B H Gull.    Bob Markham.

Waterhay:   Firecrest on edge of track.     Bob Markham.

Other birds seen in Waterhay / 82 / 83 area:  Black-headed Gull 27, Blue Tit 8, Coal Tit 2, Dunnock 1, Great Tit 10+, Lapwing 2, Mallard 9, Pied Wagtail 1, Reed Bunting 1, Wren 6, Blackbird 6, Carrion Crow 10, Coot 6, Fieldfare 10, Herring Gull 6, Mute Swan 40, Redwing 2, Robin 11    Bob Markham.

Lower Moor:   Frozen lakes but mixture of birds on the feeder including 2 Nuthatch, several Reed Bunting, male Bullfinch, Coal Tit, 2 Robin.   Family party of about 10 rats.  Bob Philpott, Mike Mckee.

Flying E over the Ashton Keynes Millenium Green this afternoon a Red Kite.    John Grearson

CWP 43 to Thames Path and Lower Mill:   2 buzzard, 2 Grey heron, Goldeneye , 6 Great crested grebes, 8 Goosander, Fieldfare, Redwing, Goldcrest, 5 Goldfinch, Greenfinch, 3 Long-tailed tits, 3 Cormorant   Graham Powell

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