Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Prescot reservoirs,
2 adult yellow legged gulls, 2nd w med gull,
58 pochard ,9 goldeneye, 160 tufted duck,2 ruddy duck
16 fieldfare over east.
3 woodcock

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Prescot reservoirs,
2nd w med gull again today. This bird is now a very regular bird at the reservoirs this early winter. 11 black tailed godwits flew over west at 14.30 . I flushed 2 woodcock from yates wood. I managed to miss a fine drake gooseander on no3 reservoir which showed just after I left.
About 2000 herring gulls on the reservoirs today ,50 lesser bbg, 500 black headed, 200 common gull, 8 great bbg.
9 goldeneye was a highest count this winter. Usually about 25/30 goldeneye by now. 80 plus pochard usually just a handfull in the recent years, 200 tufted duck, 2 ruddy duck, 4 little grebe
3 cormorant, 1 buzzard, 1 heron .