During the monthly bird count a Brambling was found in a flock of Chaffinches, along the Boundary Hedge. On the Lower Path the small flock of Lesser Redpolls was still about but they were hard to approach, it was not possible to be sure if the Mealy Redpoll was still with them or not. PS.
This afternoon a Barn Owl was seen along the Ouse Dyke. JMD.
The fishing spot is getting even more popular, with seven Little Egrets, four Herons and two Kingfishers trying their luck. Water Rail and Snipe were also seen.
Whilst looking over the ‘Mitigation’ field two Little Egrets flew past, then a Kestrel, then a male Sparrowhawk, which flew into a sunlit tree and fluffed out its white under-tail coverts like a pom-pom, then a female Sparrowhawk started quartering the field like a Harrier, landing on the ground twice as she formed her next plan of attack. Shortly afterwards a Curlew flew along the power lines and straight overhead. PS.