Saturday, September 29, 2007

Prescot reservoirs,
A whooper swan over and the first returning goldeneye (f) of the year gave this Saturday a very wintery feel to it. 10 redwing, 7 siskin, and the female stonechat added to this. A juv dunlin moulting into winter was an attractive bird on the causeway. Also 4 wigeon, 1 teal, 39 pochard, 7 little grebe,1 kingfisher,1 artic tern,4 buzzards, 6 skylarks and a tawny owl calling in yates wood. Swallows, martins and mipits moving through, throughout the morning. A large flock of pinkfeet, 500 approx dropped down on to catchdale moss.
3 whooper swans were also reported at Thrapston GP Northants and 8+ at Martin mere today ........


Rich said...

Whooper Swans also made it into Derbyshire today - I had two at Willington Gravel Pits.

Steve Tomlinson said...

Thanks Rich,
Nice to know it was a genuine returning bird with all these other sites reporting whoopers.