Thursday, 24 December 2015

Wednesday December 16th - Wednesday December 23rd

Daniel Cook sent us these excellent photos he shot at Tice's Meadow over the past 2 years. If you have taken any photos on site and would like to share them with us, please get in touch.

(c) Daniel Cook - 2014 Winter Floods
(c) Daniel Cook -Mute Swan
(c) Daniel Cook - Sunset
(c) Daniel Cook - Sunset

Wednesday December 16th

John Hunt reported a Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 140 Lapwing, 90 Teal, 31 Shoveler, 20 Gadwall, 6 Pochard, 8 Wigeon, an adult Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Stonechat, 2 Meadow Pipit, 2 Reed Bunting, 8 Siskin, a Kestrel and a Peregrine this morning.

(c) John Hunt - Peregrine
(c) John Hunt - Stonechat

Thursday December 17th

No reports.

Friday December 18th

Richard Horton reported 30+ Golden Plover and a Peregrine (which flushed them over the Hog's Back) this morning.

(c) Richard Seargent - Shaggy Ink Cap

Saturday December 19th

Dave Baker reported 8 Green Sandpiper in the Plant Yard this morning.

Grim Styles found a new species for Tice's Meadow today: Purple Jellydisc (Ascocoryne sarcoides). This is the 956th species to be recorded on site.

(c) Grim Styles - Purple Jellydisc

Sunday December 20th

Ed Stubbs reported a Common Sandpiper, 8 Green Sandpiper, 100 Lapwing, a Snipe, 24 Wigeon, 26 Shoveler, 80 Teal, 20 Gadwall, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Yellow-legged Gull (adult & juvenile), 8 Common Gull, 40 Herring Gull, 50 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 5 Reed Bunting, 3 Meadow Pipit, a Chiffchaff, 2 Stonechat and a Kestrel this morning.
In addition, John Hunt reported 6 Pochard and a few Lesser Redpoll this morning.

Monday December 21st

Kevin Duncan reported a Little Egret, 23 Gadwall, 26 Tufted Duck, 11 Pochard, 19 Mute Swan, 29 Common Gull and 4 Bullfinch today.

In addition, Richard Seargent reported 8 Green Sandpiper (Plant Yard) and a Stonechat this morning.

(c) Richard Seargent - Stonechat

Tuesday December 22nd

No reports.

Wednesday December 23rd

Dave Carlsson reported a Common Sandpiper and 7 Green Sandpiper (Plant Yard) this morning.

A Brambling was reported today by an unknown observer.

(c) Dave Carlsson - Green Sandpipers

The Tice's Meadow Bird Group wishes you all a very Merry Christmas and hopes to see you all on site at Tice's Meadow again in the New Year.

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