This morning two Bramblings flew into the Deep Pit. PS.
This morning 80 Pink-footed Geese flew west, over the site. A Peregrine was on the pylon, two Ravens flew downriver and a Stonechat was seen on the Wader Scrape. The fields near the sub-station held a large flock of small birds that contained mainly Chaffinches, Redwings, Goldfinches, Song Thrushes and Starlings. PS.
This morning, two male Brimstones were seen, one on the Causeway and one at the dry end of the Slurry Lagoon. PS.
This afternoon a Bittern was seen in flight in the Deep Pit. There were three Water Rail heard calling and a Peregrine was on one of the pylons. RW.
This morning, during the bird count, a Chiffchaff was found on the river by the railway bridge and another along the Ouse Dyke. Four Egyptian Geese were also seen, flying over the site, as well as two Lesser Redpoll and there were thirteen Goldeneye on the Large Gravel Pit. PS.
This morning the Slurry Lagoon carried a good variety of ducks, including Shoveler, Teal, Goldeneye and Pochard, and three Goosander flew over. Also Water Rail and Cetti’s Warblers were heard. PS.
The male Bearded Tit was showing again in the Slurry Lagoon reed bed. Also recorded were five Common Snipe, six Water Rail and sixteen Goldeneye. A Peregrine was on one of the pylons. RW.
This morning a male Stonechat was in the field by the sub-station. A Chiffchaff was seen along the Ouse Dyke and a Water Rail ran across it as well as at least two more were heard calling. JMD.
The still, sunny weather brought the male Bearded Tit out this morning and good, though distant, views were had as it foraged in the Slurry Lagoon reed bed. JMD.
The male Bearded Tit was still present on the Slurry Lagoon this morning. JMD.