18 Jan 18

Priorslee Lake and The Flash

4.0°C > 5.0°C: Some clear spells and some cloudy spells with light shower. Light / moderate W wind. Very good visibility

Sunrise: 08:12 GMT

A very wild night after late evening rain. Many small branches scattered about but no major loss of trees at either location

Priorslee Lake: 06:50 – 09:40

(3rd visit of the year)

Notes from today:
- 5 additional adult Mute Swans again. These flew around several times before eventually apparently leaving c.09:00. Soon after a lone adult flew in. Whether it was one of these birds is impossible to say. One of the local dog-walkers told me that up to 11 birds had been present over the weekend
- at least 14 Mallard present pre-dawn when too dark to sex. Some of these flew off and later I noted only 6 (3♂). Perhaps they went to The Flash where there were more than usual
- 2 drake Goosanders flew off of the water c.08:00. I had not seen them previously
- 17 Cormorants seen heading S to the E (to Bayliss Pools). Later 9 seen heading NW and then N – some of the same birds? Two had arrived at the lake and may also have been from the earlier group
- 266 large gulls were seen passing W, mainly to the S. These seemed to come from the Bayliss Pools area and may have been put up by the arrival of the Cormorants. Many of the Black-headed Gulls from the lake had headed off there and were also put to flight several times. All the large gulls I was able to check – almost all of them – were full adult Lesser Black-backed Gulls. One group contained 108 birds
- 2 roosting Redwings were found in the alternative S-side roost area
- still no Rooks: where have they gone? (none yet this year over my house in Newport either)
and
- nothing on the lamps

5 new species, taking my year total at this site to 46: in order of recording
Water Rail, Goosander, Pied Wagtail, Song Thrush, Chaffinch

Today’s bird totals

Birds noted flying over / near the lake:
- 17 (or 26) Cormorants (see notes)
- 266 Lesser Black-backed Gulls (8 singles / groups)
- 2 Stock Doves
- 11 Wood Pigeons
- c.265 Jackdaws
- 3 Pied Wagtails
- 4 Chaffinches
- 4 Greenfinches
- 1 Goldfinch
- 1 Siskin

Birds noted leaving roosts around the lake:
- [Magpies not counted]
- 2 Redwings
- 1 Reed Bunting

The counts from the lake area
- 7 (8?) + 3 Mute Swans (see notes)
- 2 Canada Geese
- 12 (7♂) Gadwall
- 14 (?♂) Mallard (see notes)
- 7 (5♂) Pochard again
- 66 (37♂) Tufted Ducks
- 2 Cormorants
- 3 Little Grebes
- 4 Great Crested Grebes
- 1 Water Rail heard
- 8 Moorhens
- 176 Coots
- c.220 Black-headed Gulls

A splendid sunrise after the excess of wind overnight.

Got better too.

And when the sun emerged ‘looking the other way’ was impressive too.

A fly-by as some of the Mute Swans leave.

This one arrived.

Touch-down.

And again – this looks to me like a cob with the large swelling at the base of the bill. No wonder the locals gave this a hard time.

8 of the party of 9 Cormorants over.

Not sure whether to file this under Coot, sunrise or pattern. Fits all three.

(Ed Wilson)

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The Flash: 09:45 – 10:35

(2nd visit of the year)

I visited the bank of Ivy near the Priorslee Academy which was sheltered from the wind and in full sun. I failed to find any early insect activity. While here I met an Environment Agency officer taking a water sample from the Wesley Brook as it leaves here and heads for the two downstream pools and eventually Priorslee Lake (and on to Shifnal). He appraised me of the ‘Love Your River Telford’ project. This activity is in its fourth year and seems to have Friends of Apley Woods as the driving force, also involving the Shropshire Wildlife Trust as well as the Environment Agency. For more information see the following websites:
Environment Agency
Restore Rivers
Apley Woods

Friends of Apley Woods also have a Facebook page Here.

Notes from here
- the higher than usual number of Mallard may be due to birds having left the lake
- the Goosander again surprised me by ‘appearing’ at the edge of the island and then launching itself in to the water for a fishing expedition. Must have been inside the island earlier
- a Coal Tit was singing again

3 new species, taking my year total at this site to 34: in order of recording
Cormorant, Song Thrush, Great Spotted Woodpecker: also Grey Squirrel

Birds noted flying over
- 12 Lesser Black-backed Gulls

The counts from the water
- 2 Mute Swans
- 7 Canada Geese
- 1 white feral goose again
- 37 (24♂) Mallard
- 5 (5♂) Pochard
- 44 (32♂) Tufted Ducks
- 1 (0♂) Goosander again
- 1 Cormorant
- 2 Great Crested Grebes again
- 10 Moorhens
- 15 Coots
- 50 Black-headed Gulls exactly

A fine drake Tufted Duck with a long, flowing ‘tuft’ and showing the purple gloss on the head.

This duck Goosander emerged from inside the island as I was about to leave.

Many attempts to photograph it as it started to fish gave this result (or worse!).

Eventually it behaved!

Not a species I tend to photograph often, not least because they do not sit still-enough much of the time. This male House Sparrow was an exception. Patterning and colouring is subtle and attractive in its own way: familiarity breeds ..
(Ed Wilson)

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On this day..........
2017
Priorslee Lake
Today's Sightings Here

2014
Priorslee Lake
1 female Velvet Scoter
3 Scaup
2 Yellow Legged Gulls
4 Great Black-backed Gulls
(Ed Wilson, John Isherwood)

2012
Priorslee Lake
1 Yellow-legged Gull
3 Great Black-backed Gulls
(Ed Wilson)

2010
Priorslee Lake
Glaucous Gull
Yellow-legged Gull
Probable "intermedius" Lesser Black-backed Gull.
At least 1 Ring-billed Gull look-alike
(Andy Latham / Ian Grant)

2008
Priorslee Lake
2 Wigeon
5 Gadwall
25 Pochard
100 Tufted Duck 
3 Water Rails
1000 Black-headed Gulls
1 Great Black-backed Gull
c.400 Wood Pigeons
Blackcap
1000 Starlings
30 Siskin
(Ed Wilson)

2007
Priorslee Lake
14 Pochard
55 Tufted Duck
1 Great Black-backed Gull
(Ed Wilson)

2006
Priorslee Lake
1 Little Grebe
11 Great Crested Grebes
6 Pochard
26 Tufted Duck
208 Coot
c.900 Black-headed Gulls
c.450 Lesser Black-backed Gull
2 Great Black-backed Gull
13 Herring Gull
2 Yellow-legged Gull
1 Kingfisher
53 Siskins
3 Reed Buntings
(Ed Wilson. Martin Adlam)

17 Jan 18

Priorslee Lake: then Trench Lock Pool and Trench Middle Pool

2.5°C > 4.5°C: Very little cloud. Fresh W wind. Excellent visibility. Dusting of snow after overnight showers

Sunrise: 08:13 GMT

Priorslee Lake: 06:55 – 09:35

(2nd visit of the year)

Another quiet morning

Other notes from today:
- only 3 additional adult Mute Swans at dawn with 2 more arriving – presumed the same as seen yesterday
- a large party of Golden Plover seen in the far distance, high over fields to the E
- Coots not counted: even stronger wind whipping across the dam caused too much eye-watering to attempt a count. Other species more amenable to aggregation from several points
- a Herring Gull-type seen overhead. It appeared to have a darker than usual mantle suggesting a Yellow-legged Gull. However the view was too brief and inconclusive
- visited the Redwing roost this morning: just two birds noted leaving
and
- nothing on the street lights
- Grey Squirrel was my first mammal of the year here (ignoring the omnipresent mole-hills)
- Daisy (Bellis perennis) was the only flower noted
- Hazel & Alder catkins present
- no berries found

Extra bird species logged in order of sighting (7 new species, taking the year total at this site to 41)
Redwing, Little Grebe, Golden Plover, Common Buzzard, Coal Tit, Greenfinch, Feral Pigeon

Today’s bird totals

Birds noted flying over / near the lake:
- 2 Canada Geese
- 2 Common Buzzards
- 7 Lesser Black-backed Gulls
- 1 Herring Gull-type (see notes)
- 4 Feral Pigeons
- 26 Wood Pigeons
- c.180 Jackdaws
- 1 Greenfinch

Birds noted leaving roosts around the lake:
- [Magpies not counted]
- 2 Redwings
- 2 Reed Buntings

The counts from the lake area
- 7 + 3 Mute Swans (see notes again)
- 1 Canada Goose
- 8 (5♂) Gadwall
- 15 (9♂) Mallard
- 7 (5♂) Pochard
- 50 (28♂) Tufted Ducks
- 2 Cormorants
- 1 Grey Heron
- 1 Little Grebe
- 4 Great Crested Grebes
- 6 Moorhens
- [Coots not counted]
- >200 Black-headed Gulls

A clear and cold start with ...

A dusting of snow.

More than a dusting in places.

A male Siskin having a preen in the early sun.

A different bird: black on the crown just visible indicates a male. However this bird shows less yellow on the breast and more streaking on the flanks.

(Ed Wilson)

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Trench Lock Pool: 09:45 – 10:15 // 10:55 – 11:05

(1st visit of the year)

Notes from here
- additional pair(?) of Mute Swans being chased by the resident cob
- 104 of the 132 Canada Geese flew in
- highest number of Black-headed Gulls I have logged this winter (other than roost counts): numbers not reflected in the very small number of large gulls
- the Feral Pigeons over were in a tight group, suggesting Racing Pigeons

Birds noted flying over here [apart from the local Wood Pigeons and Jackdaws coming and going]
- 16 Feral Pigeons

Bird species logged in order of sighting (26)
Magpie; Black-headed Gull, Canada Goose, Mute Swan, Moorhen, Coot, Robin, Tufted Duck, Carrion Crow, Mallard, Goldfinch, Cormorant, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Great Crested Grebe, Grey Heron, Goosander, Wood Pigeon, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Wren, Feral Pigeon, Jackdaw, Blackbird, Long-tailed Tit, House Sparrow, Collared Dove

The counts from the water
- 3 + 6 Mute Swans remain
- 132 Canada Geese
- 9 (5♂) Mallards
- 1 (1♂) ‘feralMallard
- 45 (24♂) Tufted Ducks
- 4 (2♂) Goosanders
- 1 Grey Heron
- 1 Cormorant
- 4 Great Crested Grebes
- 4 Moorhens
- 109 Coots
- 247 Black-headed Gulls
- 5 Lesser Black-backed Gulls

A Cormorant: and you thought they were black!

Zoomed in on the ‘business end’. A few white feathers appearing on the side of the neck as it acquires breeding plumage. The extent of the eventual white neck marking depends upon age.
(Ed Wilson)

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Trench Middle Pool: 10:20 – 10:50

(1st visit of the year)

Notes from here
- Treecreeper was my first record here since 18 September 2016

Birds noted flying over here
None

Bird species logged in order of sighting (20)
Magpie, Robin, Great Tit, Mute Swan, Black-headed Gull, Coot, Tufted Duck, Dunnock, Canada Goose, Mallard, Great Crested Grebe, Goosander, Blue Tit, Blackbird, Goldfinch, Moorhen, Greylag Goose, Treecreeper, Wood Pigeon, Lesser Black-headed Gull

The counts from the water
- 2 + 5 Mute Swans
- 3 Greylag Geese
- 27 Canada Geese
- 20 (15♂) Mallard
- 1 (0♂) ‘feralMallard
- 16 (11♂) Tufted Duck
- 1 (1♂) Goosander
- 2 Great Crested Grebes
- 11 Moorhens
- 44 Coots
- 61 Black-headed Gulls
- 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull

The Treecreeper played hard to get, hiding around the back of the trunk much of the time. A good view of the thin and curved bill to poke in those cracks in the bark.
Another view, slightly obscured by a small twig between us.

(Ed Wilson)

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On this day..........
2017
Priorslee Lake
Today's Sightings Here

2016
Priorslee Lake
Today's Sightings Here

2014
Priorslee Lake
57 Magpies
10 Pochard
64 Tufted Duck
119 Coots counted
>500 Black-headed Gulls
1 Great Black-backed Gull
18 Redwings
>1500 Jackdaws
>325 Rooks
(Ed Wilson)

The Flash
1st-winter female Velvet Scoter
102 Tufted Ducks
(Ed Wilson and Unknown Observer)

2013
Priorslee Lake
2 Wigeon
4 Gadwall 
21 Pochard 
80 Tufted Ducks
1 Greater Scaup
1 Goldeneye
155 Coots
Snipe
Woodcock
Kingfisher
113 Redwing
30 Siskins
(Ed Wilson, Mike Cooper)

The Flash
31 Tufted Duck
50 Goldfinches
1 Redpoll.
(Ed Wilson)

Little Wenlock, Candles Landfill Site
Caspian Gull
Yellow-legged Gull
(Tom Lowe)

2012
Priorslee Lake
2 Shoveler
21 Pochard
95 Tufted Duck
3 Yellow-legged Gulls
15 Great Black-backed Gulls
117 Redwings
12 Greenfinches
(Ed Wilson / John Isherwood)

The Wrekin
6 Marsh Tit
2 Brambling
(Ed Wilson)

2007
Priorslee Lake
4 Cormorants
4 Pink-footed Geese
3 Greylag Geese
16 Pochard 
35 Tufted Ducks
1 Goldeneye
>600 Black-headed Gulls
>487 Lesser Black-backed Gulls
94 Herring Gulls
1 Great Black-backed Gull
24 Robins
11 Blackbirds
8 Redwings
1 Willow Tit
39 Magpies
205 Jackdaws
76 Rooks
12 Greenfinches
3 Reed Buntings
(Ed Wilson)

2006
Priorslee Lake
12 Great Crested Grebes
2 Gadwall
11 Pochard 
11 Tufted Duck
213 Coot
1 Water Rail
c.360 Black-headed Gulls
1 Great Black-backed Gull
169 Jackdaws
117 Rooks
220 Wood Pigeons
21 Robins
20 Blackbirds
2 Willow Tits
41 Siskins
4 Reed Buntings
(Ed Wilson)

16 Jan 18

Priorslee Lake and The Flash

2.5°C > 3.0°C: Well broken cloud with passing light sleet showers. Fresh W wind. Very good visibility.

Sunrise: 08:14 GMT

Priorslee Lake: 06:55 – 09:30

(1st visit of the year)

A very quiet start on my first visit this year as indicated by Wren being the 31st species logged – normally I would expect it to be the 3rd or 4th after Robin and Blackbird and/or Dunnock and/or Song Thrush. Very little seen overhead

Other notes from today:
- 5 additional adult Mute Swans. The resident adult pair stayed well away and the 3 cygnets were in yet another part of the lake. Three went for a short flight but returned
- 27 of the 33 Canada Geese left in three groups; the others stayed alongside the three cygnets
- still 11 Gadwall with males increased since last year
- Coot numbers ‘best-effort’ with the wind whipping across the dam making the single complete count from here ‘challenging’
- at least 250 Black-headed Gulls came in high from the W. Most (all?) settled briefly on the water and then left to the SE. Very few remained / returned
- more large gulls overhead than recently. This included a party of 52 in which there was a lone Herring Gull. All but one of these gulls seemed to be full adults
- very few finches – no Greenfinches or Chaffinches noted: a party of 16 Siskins in alders
and
- a red-eyed fly, possibly a Long-horned Black Legionnaire (Beris geniculata), the only insect on the lamps

Bird species logged in order of sighting (34)
Robin; Blackbird; Coot; Canada Goose; Tufted Duck; Mute Swan; Mallard; Magpie; Dunnock; Jackdaw; Gadwall; Moorhen; Carrion Crow; Black-headed Gull; Great Crested Grebe; Stock Dove; Reed Bunting; Great Tit; Wood Pigeon; Lesser Black-backed Gull; Bullfinch; Goldfinch; Herring Gull; Cormorant; Pochard; Grey Heron; Long-tailed Tit; Blue Tit; Siskin; Jay; Wren; Grey Wagtail; Great Spotted Woodpecker; Collared Dove

Today’s bird totals

Birds noted flying over / near the lake:
- 2 (1♂) Mallard
- 67 Lesser Black-backed Gulls
- 1 Herring Gull
- 1 Stock Dove
- 29 Wood Pigeons
- 1 Collared Dove
- c.235 Jackdaws

Birds noted leaving roosts around the lake:
- 37 Magpies
- 1 Reed Bunting

The counts from the lake area
- 7 + 3 Mute Swans (see highlights)
- 33 Canada Geese
- 11 (7♂) Gadwall
- 11 (6♂) Mallard
- 5 (3♂) Pochard
- 70 (40♂) Tufted Ducks
- 2 Grey Herons
- 1 Cormorant
- 3 Great Crested Grebes
- 7 Moorhens
- c.170 Coots
- >250 Black-headed Gulls

An uninspiring start to the day – at least the sleet showers held off for a while.

In the gloom of the Wesley Brook by the foot-bridge a Grey Wagtail, typically bobbing its tail too hard to ‘freeze’ the movement. The strength of the yellow on the breast suggests an older bird and likely a male even though there is no sign of the black throat acquired in the breeding season.

Another view showing the yellow on the rump and undertail.

This bird shows more extensive white edges to the primaries than depicted in many illustrations.

We start the year with a fly that I can only provisionally identify. Blown up – it was some 10 feet up a lamp-post – this seems to fit Long-horned Black Legionnaire (Beris geniculata).
(Ed Wilson)

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The Flash: 09:35 – 10:15
(1st visit of the year)

Notes from here
- the Goosander was a bit of a surprise: it was hauled-out at the back of the island and not immediately obvious

Bird species logged in order of sighting (31)
Magpie; Wood Pigeon; Mallard; Black-headed Gull; Tufted Duck; [Feral Goose]; Great Crested Grebe; Carrion Crow; Robin; Greenfinch; Coot; Dunnock; Canada Goose; Moorhen; Mute Swan; Goldfinch; Greylag Goose; Herring Gull; Pochard; Grey Heron; Coal Tit; Blue Tit; Wren; Jackdaw; Great Tit; Blackbird; House Sparrow; Chaffinch; Goosander; Feral Pigeon; Lesser Black-backed Gull; Bullfinch

Birds noted flying over
- 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull
- 2 Feral Pigeons
- 1 Jackdaw

The counts from the water
- 2 Mute Swans
- 1 Greylag Goose
- 5 Canada Geese
- 1 white feral goose
- 24 (17♂) Mallard
- 7 (7♂) Pochard
- 43 (29♂) Tufted Ducks
- 1 (0♂) Goosander
- 1 Grey Heron
- 2 Great Crested Grebes
- 11 Moorhens
- 13 Coots only
- 64 Black-headed Gulls
- 1 Herring Gull

(Ed Wilson)

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On this day..........
2017
Priorslee Lake
Today's Sightings Here

2016
Priorslee Lake
Today's Sightings Here

2014
Priorslee Lake
4 Great Black-backed Gulls
(Gary Crowder/Ed Wilson)

2013
Priorslee Lake
Drake Scaup
1 adult Yellow legged Gull
6 Great Black-backed Gulls
1 Goldeneye
(Ed Wilson/ Jim Almond / John Isherwood)

2010
Priorslee Lake
Bittern

2006
Priorslee Lake
2 Great Black-backed Gull
1 Yellow-legged Gull
(Ed Wilson)

15 Jan 18

No sightings in today.

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On this day..........
2016
Priorslee Lake
Today's Sightings Here

2015
Priorslee Lake
Today's Sightings Here

2014
Priorslee Lake
1 Velvet Scoter
3 Scaup
10 Pochard
87 Tufted Duck
2 Goosander
121 Coot
23 Herring Gull
4 Great Black-backed Gull
181 Lesser Black-backed Gull
157 Black-headed Gull
Kingfisher
(Gary Crowder, Chris Cameron)

2013
Priorslee Lake
1 Greater Scaup
4 Gadwall
1 Goldeneye
82 Tufted Ducks 
15 Pochard
143 Coots
1 Dunlin
1 Great Black-backed Gull
3 Redwings
1 Fieldfare
184 Jackdaws
4 Siskins
(Ed Wilson, Mike Cooper, John Isherwood)

The Flash
29 Tufted Duck 
8 Goosanders 
14 Goldfinches
(Ed Wilson)

Little Wenlock, Candles Landfill Site
Caspian Gull
Yellow-legged Gull.
(Observer Unknown)

2012
Priorslee Lake
5 Great Crested Grebes
19 Pochard
22 Tufted Duck
2 Goosanders
14 Magpie
1 Yellowhammer
(Ed Wilson)

2009
Priorslee Lake
Mediterranean Gull
2 Yellow legged Gulls
3 Great Black-backed Gulls
20 Herring Gull
100 Lesser Black-backed Gulls
80 Black-headed Gulls
c. 60 Tufted Duck 
9 Pochard
(Mike Cooper, Andy Latham)

2008
Priorslee Lake
Glaucous Gull
(Geoff Holmes) 

2007
Priorslee Lake
1 Little Grebe
8 Cormorants
11 Pochard
29 Tufted Ducks
>252 Black-headed Gulls
>66 Lesser Black-backed Gulls
23 Herring Gulls
200 Wood Pigeons
35 Robins
15 Blackbirds
76 Fieldfares
17 Redwings
1 Willow Tit
39 Magpies
217 Jackdaws
175 Rooks
11 Greenfinches
4 Reed Buntings
(Ed Wilson)

2006
Priorslee Lake
9 Cormorants
200 Wood Pigeons
11 Great Crested Grebes
11 Pochard
24 Tufted Duck
243 Coot
1 Water Rail
236 Jackdaws
216 Rooks
33 Siskins
15 Pied Wagtails
24 Robins
19 Blackbirds
8 Greenfinches
(Ed Wilson)

14 Jan 18

No sightings in today.

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On this day..........
2017
Priorslee Lake
Today's Sightings Here

2016
Priorslee Lake
Today's Sightings Here

2015
Priorslee Lake
Today's Sightings Here

2014
Priorslee Lake
3 Scaup
2 Great Black-backed Gulls 
Willow Tit
(John Isherwood)

2013
Priorslee Lake
2 Wigeon
4 Gadwall
15 Pochard
76 Tufted Ducks
1 Greater Scaup
1 Goldeneye
>114 Coots
72 Black-headed Gulls
176 Lesser Black-backed Gulls
53 Herring Gulls
Yellow-legged Gull
1 Great Black-backed Gull
(Ed Wilson/Tom Lowe)

Little Wenlock, Candles Landfill Site
Caspian Gull.
5+ Yellow-legged Gulls
(Tom Lowe)

2012
Priorslee Lake
 Lapwing
5 Great Crested Grebes
26 Pochard
23 Tufted Duck
12 Redwing
Redpoll
(Ed Wilson)

Trench Pool
141 Canada Geese
3 Pochard again
57 Tufted Duck
102 Coot logged
(Ed Wilson)

2009
Priorslee Lake
Yellow-legged Gull
(Mike Cooper)

2007
Priorslee Lake
3 Great Crested Grebes
16 Cormorants
24 Pochard
39 Tufted Ducks
3 Goosanders
1 Water Rail
200 Lapwings
>640 Black-headed Gulls
66 Lesser Black-backed Gulls
7 Herring Gulls
25 Robins
18 Blackbirds
14 Fieldfares
7 Song Thrushes
19 Redwings
7 Mistle Thrushes
42 Magpies
5 Reed Buntings
(Ed Wilson)

2006
Priorslee Lake
600 Wood Pigeons
13 Great Crested Grebes
12 Pochard
26 Tufted Duck
216 Coots
1 Water Rail.
219 Jackdaws
210 Rooks
62 Siskins
3 Reed Bunting
1 Brambling
(Ed Wilson)

13 Jan 18

No sightings in today.

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On this day..........
2016
Priorslee Lake
Today's Sightings Here

2014
Priorslee Lake
1 drake Scaup
2 female Scaup
(Paul King)

2013
Priorslee Lake
103 Coot
147 Black-headed Gulls
25 Lesser Black-backed Gulls
63 Tufted Duck
1 drake Scaup
2 Great Crested Grebe
17 Pochard
(Tony Beckett)

Priorslee Flash
4 Goosander
38 Tufted Duck
(Tony Beckett)

Little Wenlock, Candles Landfill Site
1 Caspian Gull
(Observer Unknown)

2012
Priorslee Lake
Water Rail
5 Great Crested Grebe
20 Pochard
17 Tufted Duck
c.200 Black-headed Gulls
92 Lesser Black-backed Gulls
6 Herring Gulls
2 Great Black-backed Gulls
24 Redwings
(Ed Wilson, John Isherwood)

Priorslee Flash
66 Tufted Duck
236 Black-headed Gulls
36 Lesser Black-backed Gulls
3 Herring Gulls
(Ed Wilson)

East of Priorslee
Willow Tit
Skylark
Brown Hare
(John Isherwood)

Holmer Lake
69 Goosander
(John Isherwood)

2010
Priorslee Lake
Bittern
8 Swans
4 Gadwall
23 Pochard
55 Tufted Ducks
256 Coots
c.800 Black-headed Gulls 
c.500 Lesser Black-backed Gulls
1 Yellow-legged Gull 
c.40 Herring Gulls 
2 Great Black-backed Gulls
Willow Tit
2 Siskins
(Ed Wilson and unknown observer)

2007
Priorslee Lake
38 Pochard
53 Tufted Ducks
15 Goosanders
2 Buzzards
>1000 Black-headed Gulls
>215 Lesser Black-backed Gulls
22 Herring Gulls
32 Robins
15 Blackbirds
179 Fieldfares
104 Redwings
274 Jackdaws
266 Rooks
218 Starlings
5 Reed Buntings
(Ed Wilson)

2006
Priorslee Lake
9 Great Crested Grebes
13 Cormorants
10 Pochard
24 Tufted Duck
207 Coots
2 Lapwings
c.850 Black-headed Gulls
2 Great Black-backed Gulls 
96 Lesser Black-backed Gulls
61 Herring Gulls
1 Yellow-legged Gull
309 Jackdaws
493 Rooks
12 Pied Wagtails
10 Fieldfare
15 Robins
12 Blackbirds
1 Willow Tit
2 Siskins
1 Redpoll
11 Greenfinches
3 Reed Buntings
(Ed Wilson)

12 Jan 18

No sightings in today.

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On this day..........
2017
Local area
Today's Sightings Here

2016
Priorslee Lake
Today's Sightings Here

2014
Priorslee Lake
1 drake Scaup
2 female Scaup
(Mike Stokes)