|4 (2 drakes on the left) of 7 Red-crested Pochards |
on site today
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.
Friday, 28 August 2015
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
Saturday, 22 August 2015
Wednesday, 19 August 2015
Saturday, 15 August 2015
Friday, 14 August 2015
Thursday, 13 August 2015
Wednesday, 12 August 2015
Monday, 10 August 2015
Sunday, 9 August 2015
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|
Monday, 3 August 2015
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!