Sunday, 10 December 2017

Saturday 9th December 2017

Two sites contributed the vast majority of records for today. The first was Wykeham South Lake with 3 Whooper Swans, 75 Pink-footed Geese, 130 Mallard, 24 Gadwall, 16 Wigeon, 23 Tufted Duck, 2 Goldeneye, 80 Teal, 5 Egyptian Geese, 7 Cormorants, 7 Great Crested Grebes, a Snipe and 20+ Skylarks.

The other was Cornelian Bay where the high tide wader count consisted of 2 Grey Plover, 31 Purple Sandpipers, a Ringed Plover, 5 Curlew, 12 Turnstone, 30+ Redshanks and 20 Oystercatchers, there were 3 Red-throated Divers on the sea and a Stonechat at the base of the Ravine.

The only other news today came from Wykeham Forest where 20+ Crossbills were 300 yards east of the Highbrow carpark and down in Old Town where 1660 Starlings came in to roost this evening.

Marsh Tit - Forge Valley - Chris Bell

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