2 Nov 15

Priorslee Flash: 13:27 – 14:10

Telford sunrise: not applicable

8.5°C. Low cloud and mist. Light / moderate W wind. Poor visibility

Fogged out yesterday and earlier this morning. Visibility still too bad to get anything meaningful at the lake, but most of The Flash just about workable, though totals must be somewhat suspect

Only notable sightings were the Mute Swans. The previous cob, Yellow 52F has returned after care: unable to read who he was with. Another pair sharing the lake, apparently in harmony: they were Red 17H and Blue 7HLP. The cygnets were not seen but could have been on the island

Other information: there is a Telford & Wrekin Planning Application Notice relating to the ‘irregular grass area’ between Priorslee Avenue and Derwent Drive to mark it as a ‘Village Green’ (or some similar name). I had heard that there were to be houses built on the area opposite the dental and medical practice. That wooded area and parking areas do not seem to be included in the application. I was also told that the ‘car park’ (parks?) are (were?) owned by The Priorslee pub and could not be built on – but everyone has their price ...

(92nd visit of the year)

- no Great Crested Grebes located
- very few Tufted Duck
- Kingfisher heard several times

The counts from the water, as best as I could do
- 4 Mute Swans
- 50, exactly, Greylag Geese
- 94 Canada Geese
- 1 all-white feral goose
- 43 (30♂) Mallard
- 9 (6♂) Tufted Duck
- 1 all-white feral duck
- 3 Moorhens
- 17 Coots
- 16 Black-headed Gulls

(Ed Wilson)

The ring on one of the visiting Swans.

The ring on the other visiting Swan       

On this day in 2005,  2006, 2010, 2012 and 2014
Priorslee Lake

Today's Report Here
(Ed Wilson)

Priorslee Lake
2 Gadwall
7 Pochard
Little Grebe
(John Isherwood)

Priorslee Lake
4 Yellow legged Gulls
(John Isherwood)

Priorslee Lake
36 Pochard
85 Tufted Ducks
4 Lapwings over
c.200 Starlings roosted at W end
53 Wood Pigeons
249 Fieldfare
14 Redwings
7 Siskins
1 Redpoll
(Ed Wilson)

Priorslee Lake
Little Grebes
17 Pochard
57 Tufted Ducks
1 drake Ruddy Duck
c.170 Golden Plover
1175 Wood Pigeons
1 Kingfisher
16 Pied Wagtails
22 Wrens
10 Dunnocks
27 Robins
22 Blackbirds
298 Fieldfares
8 Song Thrushes
24 Redwings
1 Mistle Thrush
69 Starlings
12 Chaffinches
33 Greenfinches
11 Goldfinches
1 Redpoll
5 Bullfinches
9 Reed Buntings
(Ed Wilson)

Priorslee Lake
Adult Arctic Tern
172 Redwing
9 Pochard
47 Tufted Duck
7 Reed Buntings
(Ed Wilson)