Friday, 11 October 2013

Local Birding - Whooper Swans arrive

Friday 11th October 2013
Still a few bits and bobs from Shetland but with a big movement of Gannets and Bonxies overland it was time to get back to the local scene. Unfortunately, Warwickshire as with most of the West Mids missed out on most of the action. There were no reports even from Draycote Water and a vigil at Shustoke by Steve H and myself failed to produce any birds of great interest. Some winter migrants in the form of 7 Whooper swans did drop in at Mill pool, Alvecote, however.
Whooper Swans, Alvecote pools
Whooper Swan
Whooper Swans with Mute swan
Yesterday saw the arrival of my first winter thrushes in the form of 11 Fieldfare at Coton and 5 Redwing at Merevale near Atherstone.

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