Saturday, 17 September 2016

Linacre WeBS - 17th September 2016

Luke and I were down at Linacre at 7am this morning to carry out this month's WeBS walk. We spent a couple of hours walking around the site recording all the waterbirds, including the immature Shag and a Kingfisher, both of which was seen on the bottom reservoir. The Kingfisher sighting was my first at Linacre since the end of August. The Shag was in its usual perch, and Luke manage to walk down there to get some nice photos, including these two.


Other waterbirds recorded were as follows: Mallard (79), Tufted Duck (11), Mandarin Duck (44), Moorhen (7, 4 adults and 3 juveniles), Coot (6; 5 adults and 1 juvenile), Grey Wagtail (3), Grey Heron (1) and Great-crested Grebe (4; 2 adults and 2 juveniles).

Mallard saying hello!

The usual suspects were heard and seen in the woods, and a small group of approximately 13 Swallows was also over the top reservoir, along with 1 singing Chiffchaff.

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