Wintersett ResVis. Mig.
06.30hrs A Yellow Wagtail was on the north bank + 1 flew over ACP
06.35hrs A Black Tern in summer plumage and 3 Common Tern were in and a Dunlin flew north
Wintersett Res: 5 male Cetti's Warblers and 6 male Sedge Warblers were singing. A male Wheatear was in the SW corner.
Botany Bay Area: A Cuckoo was calling from 08.00hrs to late morning.
Anglers CP Vis. Mig. 06.20 hrs - 18.30hrs
06.40hrs 3 more Black Tern came in and all 4 left east at 07.08hrs,
07.03hrs 5 Black Tern flew south from ACP to WRes. Then left east at 07.08hrs.
07.20hrs 3 Dunlin and a Sanderling flew east.
07.45hrs 2 Bar-tailed Godwit flew in. They left north at 13.45hrs.
07.55hrs 2 Black Tern came in.
08.00hrs 2 pair of Pintail flew in and stayed for the day.
An Arctic Tern flew in and 17 Common Tern were counted.
09..07 A Red Kite drifted over east and the same bird was seen over Haw Park Wood at 14.15hrs. It was then seen flying from HPWood to ACP fields at 14.55hrs.
10.15hrs A Cream Crowned Marsh Harrier flew through.
11.05hrs 9 Black Tern seen at 09,45hrs on WRes flew in and around until late afternoon at least.
13.13hrs 1 Turnstone+ 2 Dunlin over.
13.30hrs An Avocet flew in to shallows then left south at 13.40hrs.
18:30 11 Black Terns still present.
The immature male Long-tailed Duck was on WRes. first thing, but then flew to ACP, diving around the lake, associating with a female Goldeneye. A Dunlin and 2 Common Sandpipers were around the shallows. Little Ringed Plover 2 A pair of Wigeon and 2 Goldeneye (Imm Male +1 female)still present. Teal 1 male. Curlew 3. Mallard 6 vs young. 3 Hobby over. Mandarin Duck 1 m. Redpoll 15.
I think you'll agree that today was an epic day at Wintersett. We had 20 Common Tern, 20 Black Tern , 10 species of wader and 6 species of raptor, including 5 new birds for the year list:- Black Tern Bartailed Godwit , Turnstone and Mandarin
Additional information received 02.05.17 for Saturday 29th April. A Party of 2 Dunlin and a Little Stint flew into ACP shallows at 16.00hrs, landed briefly and the flew off south per Steve Peel. Numbers have been adjusted accordingly.
Here are a few pics of migrants taken by Chris Swaine
|Bar-tailed Godwit ACP CSwaine|
|Black Tern ACP CSwaine|
|Pintail ACP CSwaine|