Tuesday, 2 September 2008

It's Autumn, Bird sightings over the last few days!!

Over the last few days, It looks like Autumn migration has finally kicked in with good numbers of Waders and Passerines reported from different sites in the county.
Here is a list of bird sightings I have seen in the last few days.

29th August 2008:
Cropston Reservoir:
4 Greenshanks, and 1 Oystercatcher.

Cossington Meadows LRWT:
1 Spotted Flycatcher by the main track, 1 Whinchat(male?) on the "Moor", 3 Crossbills flew over Hobley Pool in a north west direction at 16.45, 1+ Redstart (possibly two birds?) in the hedge between Tern Pool and Moor Pool and 1 Common Sandpiper on Plover Meadow.

30th August 2008:
Cossington Meadows LRWT:
2 Whinchats in the large field(Swan Meadow) opposite the Moor and main track, 1 Wheatear on fence posts between Plover meadow and Lower Moor.

Cropston Reservoir:
1 Little Egret and 1 Greenshank viewed from the dam end.

31st August 2008:
Swithland Reservoir:
2 Hobbies noted over the reservoir.

Cossington Meadows LRWT:
1 Whinchat still on Swan meadow large field, and two Green Sandpipers on the Upper Marsh.

Eyebrook Reservoir:
4 Little Egrets, 3 Little Ringed Plovers, 3 Dunlins, 10 Greenshanks, 1 Green Sandpiper, 3 Snipe and 1 Eclipse Drake Garganey.

Watermead CP South:
1 Black Tern and 3 Swifts.
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