Sunday, 4 December 2016

        The Species list stands at 161 so far for 2016

View list Here

It would appear that the KOS have lost all sightings post from February up to present day and, they are nowhere to be found within the KOS website. Also gone is the species list for the year but, I do have a record of that of which I will post a link.
Sightings will now be posted here and will be up and running properly from January 1st.
If you would like to send any sightings to me for posting, you can at martynwilson@talktalk.net

December 4th

A very vocal Tawny Owl was calling from the Alder Wood on arrival at 06.15. From the Lampen Wall in the early morning light there were 11 Great Black-backed Gulls and 14 of the 17 Tundra Bean Geese, the Geese flew towards Collard's at 07.04. The first Harrier out of Roost was a ringtail Hen Harrier a minute later at 07.05 followed shortly after by the adult male. Also the second winter male and a further two Ringtails left roost while 21 Marsh Harriers also left. A large Fieldfare movement numbered at least 2300 birds and the 1000 plus Cormorants heading out to the coast. Less duck than yesterday with just 9 Tufted, 53 Shoveler, 12 Gadwall, a pair of Pintail, 750 Teal and 1 Shelduck plus 3 Great-crested Grebes and 5 Little Grebes. At least 4 Water Rails squealing several Blue, Great and Long-tailed Tits flitting about and 22 Blackbirds along the Lampen Wall, all but one were dark billed continental types.
At Collard's from 10.00 there were the complete set of 17 Tundra Bean Geese, 40 Tufted Duck, 73 Pochards, 151 Coots, 98 Gadwall, 337 Wigeon, 11 Great-crested Grebes, 4 Goldeneye, 11 Lapwings and 298 Greylag Geese.
11 of the 17 Tundra Bean Geese at Collard's
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