Thursday, 19 November 2009

19th November

A juvenile Great Northern Diver was located just off from the car park at midday, followed 15 minutes later by an adult bird, just beginning to moult out of summer plumage. As these represent the first twitchable birds in the Tame Valley for over 10 years, and are the first birds at Shustoke since 1986 (as far as I am aware), the birds were very popular. Over 20 people had travelled to see them by mid afternoon. Aside from the two Divers, 2 Common Gulls were present early afternoon and a large group of mixed Siskin and Goldfinch were present at the eastern end of the site.
L Johnson...

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