Saturday, 31 December 2011

Boughton Lodge Farm: 2 Tree Sparrows with small group of Reed Buntings and Yellowhammers along hedgerow at north end of cowfields.

Tree Sparrows, Boughton Lodge Farm © Jamie Wells.

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Heronry South: Little Egret, female Grey Wagtail, 2 Marsh Tits.

Marsh Tit, Heronry South © Phil Cadman.

Saturday, 24 December 2011

Heronry South: 2 Marsh Tits.

Sailing Lake: 9 Lesser Redpolls feeding in Alder trees on west side of lake.

Friday, 23 December 2011

Ouse Valley Way: 8 Goosander (3 drakes) on river by Great Meadow.

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Heronry South: drake Smew from Hayden Hide.

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Island Pit: redhead Smew, Bar-headed Goose, Kingfisher.

Saturday, 17 December 2011

Heron Trail: Corn Bunting with Yellowhammers nr quarry workings.

Friday, 16 December 2011

Great Meadow: 2 Woodcocks flew towards river at dusk, plus a hunting Barn Owl.

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Heron Trail: Woodcock in field west of Haul Road, plus still 100+ strong flock of Buntings in same area.

Sunday, 11 December 2011

A1 North: No sign of yesterday's Ruddy Duck, but a single Shelduck present. c.400 winter Thrushes (85-90% Fieldfare) in berry laden bushes along southern end of pit.

Heron Trail: c.100 Yellowhammers and a single Corn Bunting in fields immediately west of Haul Road, just south of main quarry workings. Also small numbers of Meadow Pipits, Skylarks, Linnets and Reed Buntings. Melanistic Grey Squirrel ('Black Squirrel') along Haul road.

Ouse Valley Way: Otter swimming along river, east of Great Meadow.

Saturday, 10 December 2011

Sailing Lake: redhead Smew in afternoon, plus Chiffchaff with a Tit flock on west side of lake. Common Buzzard over.

A1 North Pit: female Ruddy Duck asleep amongst Pochard.

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Heronry Pits: Little Egret, Little Grebe, female Tufted Duck on Education pond (!); female Sparrowhawk, 15+ Redwings (one of which taken by the female Sparrowhawk). Good numbers of Mute Swan, Gadwall, Wigeon and Coots.

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Heronry Pits: Little Grebe, female Sparrowhawk, Kingfisher, 2 Grey Wagtails, 20+ Redwing, 2 Marsh Tits, 3 Siskins.

Friday, 2 December 2011

Washout Pit: 1 drake and 3 redhead Goosanders.

Heron Trail: Otter, Marsh Tit, Goldcrest, Kingfisher, good numbers of Wigeon, Gadwall, Teal, Tufted Duck & Shoveller. Redwings murmuring like Starlings, 2 Song Thrushes singing, Woodpigeon singing, Grey Heron, Moorhen, Coots etc; 3-4 Yellowhammers along Haul Road, nr quarry workings.

Meadow Trail: Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, Snipe, Bullfinches and several Wrens. Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker.

Meadow Below Visitors' Centre: Woodcock.

Car Park: Grey Wagtail, Little Egret (over).