A short visit in the afternoon on 21st revealed 1 Cormorant, 16 Canada Geese, 9 Gadwall, 77 Teal (minimum), 7 Mallard, 9 Shoveler, 1 Coot, 3 Lapwing, 17 Black-Headed Gull, 1 Jay & 1 Carrion…
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The final tally was a count of 179 birds .
A bird ringing session!
The 19th was a good morning with four groups of Whooper Swans (totalling 26) logged.
Two more colour ringed Black-headed Gulls have been seen during the week.
A barn owl was spotted in WInster.
On 12th I concentrated on counting gulls flying north.
A grey Heron noted on the reserve this afternoon.
A singing Cetti's Warbler (first time song heard this year).
29 Yellowhammers were counted leaving the allotments, where they feed in the chicken pens, to roost somewhere south-east of the recording area.