Saturday, 10 December 2016

Birds of a dull, wet day...


A day in rather dreary conditions at Ditchford Gravel Pits didn't produce many birds of interest, perhaps the best being a single Jack Snipe, eight Snipe, a drake Goosander, two or three Grey Wagtails, two Chiffchaffs, eight Cetti's Warblers and three Water Rails.

A pair of Stonechat remain near Hanging Houghton, two Ravens were at Staverton this morning and three Great White Egrets were present at Ravensthorpe Reservoir this afternoon.

Jacob Spinks and Andrew Tyrrell found themselves at Beeley in Derbyshire today and they saw the local star of the show, the Dusky Thrush. Other birds around the small village included 20+ Siskins, two Dippers, a Crossbill and a Peregrine.


Neil M

Dusky Thrush
courtesy of Jacob Spinks.

Images from Ditchford Gravel Pits
today, courtesy of Cathy Ryden.

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