All posts by Pete Smith

Goosander – 9th December

This morning, during the Bird Count, two female Goosanders landed on the Deep Pit. Also recorded were a Chiffchaff, Treecreeper and a lone Golden Plover. There were plenty of winter thrushes about too, with high numbers especially of Redwings and Blackbirds. A short stretch of the Ouse Dyke held seven Little Egrets and a Kingfisher. PS.

White-fronted Goose – 25th November

This morning two Ravens were seen over the pylons, but were chased off by a Peregrine. The goose flock contained 5 Whooper Swans, 9 White-fronted Geese, 1 Pink-footed Goose (briefly joined by 7 more) and an Egyptian Goose. A flock of 33 Pink-footed Geese also flew over to the west. An Oystercatcher was seen over the Deep Pit and a male Blackcap was at the end of the Lower Path, near the gates. PS.