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Sunday 18th January 2015

January 19, 2015

BOSTON PARK – 9 Snipe (TR) PACKARDS SOUTH – 1 PINTAIL W, 1 Peregrine, 1 SHORT-EARED OWL and 1f Stonechat (TR) NEW MOOR – 55 Whooper Swan (TR) CANDY CORNER – 1 Whooper Swan and 1 Barn Owl (JR, CCR) . ALDERFEN – 9 Whooper Swan + 2 over, 3 Goosander, 1 Little Grebe, 10+ Curlew, 6 Skylark and 1f Stonechat (JR) HUGGIN CARR – 2 Goldeneye and 2 Redshank (JW) KILHAM – 6 Snipe, 2 Buzzard, 2 Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Barn Owl, 1f Marsh Harrier and 1 Stonechat (MP) ETHELMOOR – 1 Stonechat and 5 Lesser Redpoll (MP) WILD SWAN TOTAL COUNT FOR WROOT AREA – 144 Whooper and 13 BEWICK’S SWAN (JR, JW & CCR). It is uncertain whether the 55 Whoopers on New Moor are part of, or additional to the 144, but a large number of Whoopers arrived on Idlebank during the late afternoon which appeared to come off the SE of the Moors. If anyone can shed any further light upon this any info would be gratefully received.

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