Wood Warbler

Wood Warbler
Seeswood Pool 2008

Sunday 30 December 2007

December 30th

Shoveler 20 (12 Female - 8 Male), Pochard 5,Coromorant 1,Lapwing 1
Good views of Male Sparrowhawk sitting in the Oaks at the back-end,Red-legged Partridge 4,Fieldfare 1
Lesser black-backed Gull 3
Water Rails calling in the bay down from the fishermans carpark

Saturday 29 December 2007

29th December 2007

7 male and 13 female Shoveler, 4 RL Partridge, at least 70 Mallard, Cormorant, 3 Common and 2 Lesser BB Gulls. Geese in far fields beyond accurate counting distance.

Colin Green

Wednesday 19 December 2007

December 19th

3 Lesser BB Gulls, 4 Common Gulls, 1 Pochard, 4 Wigeon, 1 GS Woodpecker. BH Gulls 109, Canada Geese 106 and Greylag Geese 32.

(Colin J Green)

December 19th

40+ Siskin in alders at the back of the pool also 4 Wigeon (3m 1f) feeding on field with the mixed flock of Canada & Greylag geese,1 Kingfisher,2 Herring gull,4 Lsser blk backed gull,2 Shoveler (eclipse males)2 Buzzard,2 Song thrush & 12 Skylark over


Tuesday 11 December 2007

Smaller Dragonflies & Damselflies

Common Blue Damselfly (Top)
Blue Tailed damselfly (Top)

Emerald Damselfly (Top)

Banded Demoiselle (Male)

Ruddy Darter

Common Darter

All present in reasonable numbers especially the Blue Tailed & Common Blue Damselflies which can number several hundred in good weather,Emerald damselfly being the rarest on the pool with only a couple of sightings so far,care needs too be taken with the Common & the rarer Ruddy Darter with the subtle differences in colour & shape, best seperated by good views or by an experienced observer!!

11th December

2 Yellowhammer,3 Wigeon (1m 2f),4 Pochard,1 Teal,15 Tufted Duck,41 Greylag Geese,7 Cormorant


Monday 10 December 2007

Larger Dragonflies around the pool

Four Spotted Chaser (Top)
Brown Hawker

Broad Bodied Chaser (Female top Male bottom)

Black Tailed Skimmer (Male)

Southern Hawker (Male)

Migrant Hawker (Male)

Emperor Dragonfly (Male)

All these Dragonflies can be found regularly around the pool at the right time of the year,with the Emperor being 1 of the 1st on the wing & the Migrant Hawker the last on the wing upto mid-late October in a warm Autumn

Tuesday 4 December 2007

4th December

1 Water Rail showing in the marshy cut off pool by the point,walked across the footpath right in front of us also 1 female Wigeon,1 male shoveler & 1 Common Buzzard


Friday 30 November 2007

November 30th

No sign of the female Goosander today but 4 Pochard,5 Cormorant,18 Common Gull & 1 Nuthatch


Tuesday 27 November 2007

November 27th

Female Goosander still present also 1 Water Rail seen in flight off the point


Wednesday 21 November 2007

21st November

Female Goosander still present also 1 Little Owl in its usual winter roost bush.


Tuesday 20 November 2007

November 20th

1 Female Goosander,2 Shoveler,1 Pochard & 20+ Siskin in the alders at the back of the pool