Stonechat – 16th January

A male Stonechat was in scrub near the wader scrape today and a party of at least 12 Meadow Pipits were feeding on open ground by the scrape. Six Common Snipe flew over and a Water Rail called in the reedbed on the Deep Pit. Two Chiffchaffs were feeding together along the Ouse Dyke, and at least 20 Fieldfare and 5 Redwing were seen, as well as a Peregrine on one of the large pylons. PDa,LD.