22 February 2016

Black Swan (John Grearson)

Black Swan (John Grearson)

North Meadow:   Black Swan. Several hundred gulls, majority Black-headed but including some Common, Lesser Black Backed and Herring, 300+ Lapwing, 359 Golden Plover.     John Grearson.    Malcolm Royal

Blakehill:   Short eared Owl (flying at about 16.00).    2 or 3 Skylarks singing.    Bob Philpott.     John Grearson.

CWP 305:  5 Pochard, Tufted Duck, 31 Wigeon, 19 Teal, 2 Shelduck.    Malcolm Royal

CWP 306:  Wigeon, Teal, Gadwall, Pochard, Tufted Duck, 2 Little Egret, Reed Bunting.    Malcolm Royal

CWP 74 from Twitchers Gate:  Shoveler, Teal, Gadwall, Wigeon, Goldeneye, Pintail, Pochard, Tufted, Little Egret, Cetti’s Warbler, Goldcrest.    Malcolm Royal.

CWP 200 (Kent End): 2 Oystercatcher on western side shallows.  Also, 4 Mute Swan, 29 Mallard,  6 Pochard, 16 Tufted Duck, 4 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 5 Cormorant, Grey Heron, 4 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, Water Rail, Coot, Moorhen, 116 Lapwing over, Common Snipe, 20+ Lesser black-backed gull, 12 Stock Dove, Green Woodpecker, 4 Skylark, 2 Linnet, 2 Greenfinch, Reed Bunting.  Shane & Geoff Faulkner

Waterhay: 350+ Black-headed gull, 10+ Common Gull, 16 Mute Swan, 2 Goldcrest, Green Woodpecker.    Shane & Geoff Faulkner

CWP 82: 2 Goldeneye, Tufted Duck, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Coot, 300+ Lapwing over, Common Snipe, 10+ Lesser Black-backed Gull, Green Woodpecker, Collard Dove, 5 Meadow Pipit, Goldfinch, 3 Reed Bunting.    Shane & Geoff Faulkner

CWP 83: Peregrine (diving fast towards North), 4 Mute Swan, 15 Canada Geese, 3 Pochard, 30 +Tufted Duck, 2 Great Crested Grebe, Coot, 18 Common Gull, Pied Wagtail, 2 Raven, 1 Reed Bunting.      Shane & Geoff Faulkner

CWP 66, 69, 76, 81, 96 and 200   (Webs count):   Coot – 36; Tufted Duck -56; Great Crested Grebe – 5; Pochard – 12 (7 male, 5 female); Wigeon – 58; Mallard – 58: Canada Goose – 3; Lapwing – 218; Black Headed Gull – 58; Cormorant – 4; Moorhen – 2; Mute Swan – 5; Herring Gull – 1; Snipe – 1; Little Grebe – 2    Steve and Angela Pomfret

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