2 January 2017

Shorncote:. Barn owl, 2 little egret, 2 buzzards, 30 snipe in flight and 2 water rail also seen. Flyover Peregrine and perched Sparrowhawk.   Litle Grebe, 10 teal, 50 wigeon,  green Sandpiper, 70 Lapwing, green woodpecker,  skylark, pair of Stonechat, 2 fieldfare, 200 redwing, 3 meadow pipit,  2 Cettis Warbler heard, Chiffchaff, 4 bullfinch, liner, 15 goldfinch,  reed Bunting, 2 ravens over.   Dave Collins.  Jon Mercer.

CWP 68a/b (Cleveland Lakes): 6 Goldeneye. Ellie Jones

CWP 82 and surrounding area:  Stonechat 1,  Robin 10,  Gadwall 2,  Lapwing 27,  Buzzard 1. Jane Druett.

Whelford Pools (CWP 111/111b):  3 Goosander. 1. Kingfisher. 1. Goldeneye. 5. Little Grebe.  John Fletcher

Blakehill: Short-eared Owl, 2 Barn Owls, Peregrine, Little Owl heard, Green Woodpecker heard.  Robin Griffiths, Bob Markham

Belated news of a large Starling murmuration at Shorncote Reedbed & adjacent quarry on the 29th December (per Brian & Marion).

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