Saturday, 12 December 2009

Another Saturday morning - and another brief-staying rarity (or rarities in this case, with a flock of WHOOPERS)

A herd of 6 adult WHOOPER SWANS flew in to Wilstone Reservoir at 0830 hours this morning and remained for less than 20 minutes before flying off (Dave Bilcock, Roy Hargreaves and Mike Campbell only).
The BLACK-TAILED GODWIT was still present (photographed above - DB), along with the two adult COMMON REDSHANKS, 200+ European Golden Plovers and a fresh pair of NORTHERN PINTAILS roosting on the Drayton Bank.
The female Red-crested Pochard was on Startop's End Reservoir (DB, LGRE)

1 comment:

Steve Torpey said...

There was a Green Sandpiper for about 20 minutes around 10:30 or so, feeding amongst the teal and wigeon just to the right outside the hide - superb views!