Monday, 31 August 2015

Northern Pits: 5 Curlew flew west mid-afternoon, 7 Red-crested Pochards in two separate groups (3 drakes in total), adult Caspian Gull again, 24 Swifts among 100's of hirundines, Ringed Plover, 2 Little Ringed Plovers, Green Sandpiper, several Common Sandpipers and 4 Snipe.

4 (2 drakes on the left) of 7 Red-crested Pochards
on site today

Friday, 28 August 2015

Northern Pits: adult Caspian Gull among pre-roosting Gulls; 2 juv Whinchats, 6 Egyptian Geese and 2 Hobbies.

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Northern Pits: 1st summer Caspian Gull in pre-roost; several Yellow-legged Gulls including a poorly looking juvenile hanging around close to the shoreline. 8 Common Sandpipers, 4 Dunlin, Little Ringed Plover, Ringed Plover and a Hobby chasing Swifts and hirundines.

(a rather sickly looking)
juvenile Yellow-legged Gull at new workings.

Sunday, 23 August 2015

Northern Pits: 3 Black Terns (adult & 2 juvs), 2 Turnstones, 3 Dunlin, 3+ Greenshank, 2 Common Sandpipers, 15 Swifts, Marsh Tit.

Heronry North: 2 Common Sandpipers on Tern raft.

Saturday, 22 August 2015

Northern Pits: adult Caspian Gull & 45 Yellow-legged Gulls on new workings; 4 Dunlin, 3 Ringed Plover, Little Ringed Plover at Pumphouse and a Spotted Flycatcher along the Anglian Water access road.

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Northern Pits: juvenile Caspian Gull in pre-roost, Sanderling, juvenile Turnstone, 4 Little Ringed Plovers and 3-4 Swifts amongst hirrundines in evening.

Saturday, 15 August 2015

Heron Trail: 2 Kingfishers and an adult Common Tern on tern raft, viewed from Kingfisher hide.

Northern Pits: 3 Red-crested Pochards still, Pintail, Peregrine, 2 Red Kites, 2 Ruff, Dunlin, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper and a Stoat. 

Friday, 14 August 2015

Northern Pits: Wood Sandpiper still, Whimbrel straight through south mid afternoon, 6 Ringed Plovers, Dunlin, eclipse drake Red-crested Pochard.

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Northern Pits: Wood Sandpiper still, Ruff, 3 Green Sandpipers, Common Sandpiper, 2 Dunlin, Ringed Plover, 2 Snipe, 3 Red-crested Pochards & 36 Yellow-legged Gulls.

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Northern Pits: Wood Sandpiper on Pumphouse Pit in evening, also Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Greenshank over, 2 Little Ringed Plovers, Ringed Plover, 3 Oystercatchers and 4 Snipe.

Monday, 10 August 2015

Northern Pits: adult Caspian Gull again, 3 Red-crested Pochards still (1 eclipse drake), Green Sandpiper, 2 juvenile Little Ringed Plovers.

Sunday, 9 August 2015

Northern Pits: adult Caspian Gull and 22+ Yellow-legged Gulls in pre-roost.

Great Meadow: Wasp Spider around clump of  Rosebay Willowherb.

Saturday, 8 August 2015

Northern Pits: Osprey circling west of pits at 11:00. Also adult summer Grey Plover still, juvenile Goosander (then flew off north), juvenile Mediterranean Gull, Red Kite, 2 Hobbies, 3 Little Grebes, 4 Egyptian Geese, 3 Teal, juv LRP, Ringed Plover, 3 Common Sands, 1-2 Green Sands, 2 Dunlin, Redshank and Oystercatcher.

Adult summer Grey Plover at Pumphouse Pit

Friday, 7 August 2015

Northern Pits: Grey Plover, Golden Plover, Ruff and Red-crested Pochard.

Monday, 3 August 2015

Northern Pits: Turnstone, 5+ Dunlin, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, prob. Caspian Gull (with green colour ring), several Yellow-legged Gulls (2+ juveniles).

Saturday, 1 August 2015

Ouse Valley Way: juvenile Cuckoo being fed by its foster parent (a Dunnock).

Northern Pits: juvenile BLACK-NECKED GREBE again on Pumphouse Pit; also Red-crested Pochard, 2 Wigeon, Sanderling, 3 Dunlin, 4 Black-tailed Godwits, 2+ Common Sandpipers, 2 Green Sandpipers, c.20 Yellow-legged Gulls, 2 Hobbies and a single Red Kite. Painted Lady noted.
Juvenile Cuckoo being fed by its
foster parent (a Dunnock) © Pete Marshall

Judging by the state of the Dunnock, 
it is a very demanding role!