Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Local Gypos

Thought I'd have a check of Bittell Reservoirs today as its only down the road and even if there is something good there then news doesn't always get out!

Started at Lower where there were 8 Goosander, several Pochard, Shoveler, Tufted Duck and Teal, a single Little Grebe and a bit of a surprise in the form of

County tick an' all!

Carried onto Upper where there were 123 Greylags but nothing scarcer, plenty of Lapwing and Great Crested Grebe and a scattering of gulls including an adult GBBG.

Back round to Lower where a mini twitch had developed, turns out these were a Bittell tick for quite a few regulars!

Good days birding and the year list bumbles onto 52.

Got my hands on a Leica APO-televid 77 to try out for a few days, anyone reccomend or use one of these?

1 comment:

  1. Nice find with those Geese Tim. Plastic or not they are still on the British list and are fairly scarce in Worcs. I have only seen them in the county twice...both in 2009, once at Holt and one at Breedons Hardwick