Here's the latest records from Derek Williams (Jan 20 to 26th) from around Haskayne etc
(and not a mention of Pacific Diver in Yorkshire, I promise).
Okay I lied about not mentioning the juv Pacific Diver that has been on a lake near Knaresboro' in Yorkshire for two weeks now, but just made public today.
A first for the Western Palearctic I think, and a lovely bookend to last year's Long Billed Murrelet - sod carbon emissions, I know where I'm going at the weekend.
Sailing Club is charging ÃÂ£10 a car to get in (call any birdline for details, but 09068 700 246 and 0151 700 222 are as good as any), which, as long money is going to charity is probably fair enough....
Anyway, I digress, Derek's records from the irrigation pools on Downholland Moss as follows:
Little Owl (26th); Raven (20th); Mute Swan - 4; Nuthatch (25th); Lesser Black Backed Gull (22nd);
Total for this period include: Golden Plover - 146; Lapwing - 418; Mallard - 150+; Fieldfare - approx 200; Corn Bunting - 73; Common Gull - 330; Linnet - 116; Reed Bunting - 8; Long Tailed Tit - 7; Blackbird - 26; Pied Wagtail - 7; Teal - 7.
Eyes to the diver everyone, eyes to the diver....