Back again !!
Hi everyone ..
Here are today's sightings for your perusal .. Or whatever you like to do with lists of birds ..
Old Moor ..
Wath Ings had a greenshank, 3 redshanks, 2 snipe, a spotted redshank, a ruff, 4 green sandpipers and pochards.
The Wader Scrape had 2 rooks which had dropped in for a quick drink !
The ever elusive Cetti's warbler is still lurking among the reeds.
The sacrificial crop area is becoming busier now and present here today were 50 greenfinches, 150 goldfinches, tree sparrows, reed buntings and 20 chaffinches .. It will pay to keep your eyes peeled for a brambling in this area !!
The garden feeders had 2 great-spotted woodpeckers and there were 10 lesser redpolls and a brambling seen/heard passing over the Wildlife Pond area.
Also seen passing over were 20 redwings and 20 fieldfares.
A green woodpecker was reported but no location offered for this sighting.
Edderthorpe Flash had a whooper swan, 3 pintails, 4 dunlins, 300 golden plovers and 150 Canada geese.
There endeth ye sightings for today chaps and chapesses ...
Hi chaps ...
Here is today's stuff for you lucky people ...
Reported from Bolton Ings were 6 pochards, great-crested grebes, 5 lapwings, long-tailed tits and blue tits ..
The Cetti's is still loitering in the reedbeeds which is obviously great news ..
Wath Ings had 4 redshanks, 4 dunlins, lots of golden plovers, green sandpipers and 4 snipe.
A goldcrest was reported from the Field Pool West hide and a siskin was seen in the bird garden.
A kingfisher was seen from the Mere hide.
The Wader Scrape had a sparrowhawk, a kestrel and a greenshank.
A real treat was a lapland bunting which was heard/seen flying over by 'The Wad' our friendly Warden ..
Well, I say a real treat .. it would have been a real treat if it had landed !!!
How come they never drop in to say hello ?
Idiot birds .....
Don't forget to put your clocks back !!
Hi fans ..
It's me again !!
No trudge today I'm afraid as I had other stuff I needed to do ...
Still some good stuff to tell though ..
Old Moor today ..
Great news as we now have 2 Cetti's warblers in the reedbeds with the possibility of a third bird as a male was heard singing late this evening. This third bird is, as of yet , unconfirmed, but hopefully it will be correct. A water pipit was also reported from here.
A coal tit was seen in the garden feeder area along with 3 tree sparrows.
The Bittern Hide had a water rail and a green woodpecker.
Wath Ings had 2 spotted redshanks, 4 redshanks, 5 dunlins, a ruff, a greenshank, snipe, and pied wagtails.
A peregrine falcon was seen on the Field Pool as was a kingfisher and 2 long-tailed tits.
Both redwings and fieldfares were seen passing over.
A bit about the Cetti's warblers ..
It is a small, rather nondescript bird, Cetti's warbler (pronounced chetty) is a skulking bird and can prove very difficult to see. It usually makes its presence known with loud bursts of song and the first glimpse will probably be of a dark, rather stocky warbler with short wings and a full, rounded tail, diving for cover. It is one of the UK's most recent colonists, first breeding here in 1973.
The Cetti's is named after an Italian zoologist who was called Francesco Cetti
So now you know !!
Have a nice evening chaps and don't forget to keep an eye out for a dark,skulking figure wearing a cloak and carrying a bucket .. He just might be knocking on your door tonight !!!