This morning two Egyptian Geese flew north over the site. A Barn Owl was seen flying from the box and a Lesser Redpoll was seen on the Lower Path. On the Large Gravel Pit there were fourteen Goldeneye and about 160 Pink-footed Geese flew west over the site. PS.
In the afternoon a male Bearded Tit was seen in the Slurry Lagoon reed bed, a Peregrine was on one of the pylons and another 64 Pink-footed geese flew over. RW.
A male Stonechat was seen on the Wader Scrape early this afternoon. RW.
Early this afternoon a male Bearded Tit was seen in the Slurry Lagoon reed bed. RW.
This morning a Raven flew over the site, carrying a corn-on-the-cob, a Snipe flew over the Causeway and a Water Rail flew in front of the bench, one of up to eight heard. PS.
This morning there was a report of a Glossy Ibis, seen from the site, flying over Morrisons. In the evening the Starlings were seen flying past in several large flocks to roost off the site. One Barn Owl was seen on the Wader Scrape. PS.
Due to several people having diary clashes this month’s Bird Count has been set back one week to Sunday, 17th December. PS.
This morning a Redshank was on an island on the Slurry Lagoon. There were also almost 100 Mallard also on the Slurry Lagoon, and seven Water Rail were heard. A small flock of Fieldfares was eating berries from a hawthorn and a Jay was in one of the oaks.
In the evening the Starling murmuration contained up up 12,000 birds, including one white one. PS.
This afternoon a Bittern was seen flying low, across the Deep Pit. In the evening about 10,000 Starlings came in to roost and were hunted by a Peregrine and a Sparrowhawk. RW.
This morning, during the Bird Count, Bearded Tits were heard calling in the Slurry Lagoon reed bed. There were also nine Goldeneyes on the Large Gravel Pit, a Peregrine chasing the ducks on the Slurry Lagoon, Redwings, Redpolls, Siskins and twenty-five Fieldfares. PS.
This morning, at about 08.10hrs, a Great Egret flew over the site, crossing the power lines, on its way downstream. Also seen were several Redwings, two Redpoll and a Sparrowhawk. PS.