Sunday, 19 October 2008

19th October 2008

1 male Stonechat - seen distantly on fence between Wetlands 3 and 9
Smaller numbers of Redwings and Fieldfares seen today, most were near the Pillinge
Sparrowhawk - Pillinge
2-3 Goldcrests near the Wetland 3 hide, the Cetti's Warbler was calling a bit more often today but I still didn't get any views of it...
Gadwall, Teal, Shoveler, Wigeon, Coot, Moorhen and Mallard - Wetland 3
Long-tailed Tit - Wetland 1
Goldcrest by Wetland 3 hide

Saturday, 18 October 2008

18th October 2008

There was a big influx of Redwings and Fieldfares overnight and continuing until about 9am this morning with flocks of both (c80% Redwings) passing over.
I spent about 3 hours looking for a Cetti's Warbler near Wetland 3. Hear one brief call, but couldn't see it.. :-(
Common Buzzard, Wigeon, Shoveler, Gadwall, Stock Dove and Green Woodpecker all at Pillinge
6 Meadow Pipits and Kingfisher - near visitors centre.
Fieldfare - one of many flying over the Country Park in small flocks.
A group of 5 Shoveler flying over the Pillinge
Mute Swan -Pillinge
Greylags and Cormorants - Pillinge
A view over the wetland 1 reedbed
A pair of Wigeon - Pillinge
Feral Pigeon - visitors centre.