Friday 21 April 2023

Friday 21st April

 The Russian White-fronted Goose was joined by an interesting second White-fronted Goose with an orange tone to the bill.  Also there was a Pink-footed Goose, 5 Goldeneye, 200 Sand Martins, 50 House Martins, 40 Swallows, and Cetti's Warbler. Moving east (11.20-17.00) were 213 Common Gulls, 2 Black-headed, 13 Lbb Gulls. Potter Brompton Carr continues to produce, today's birds were; 77 Teal, Wigeon, Shoveler, 2 Shelduck, 2 Great White Egrets, Little Egret, single Ringed & Grey Plovers, Black-tailed Godwit, White Wagtail, 2 Yellow Wagtails. A Redstart was at Chapel Farm, Harwood Dale. One Brambling and a Willow Tit at Haygate, Dalby Forest. 

NY Water Park geese, left to right; Russian White-front, Pink-footed, Greylag, orange billed White-front (race unconfirmed as yet) - Michael McNaghten

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