This morning the fifty plus Lesser Redpolls were in birches at the dry end of the Slurry Lagoon. Six female Goosander flew over the Large Gravel Pit and at least one of them came in and landed. Later in the morning two Peregrines were seen taking a kill to the top of the new pylon. PS/IEP.
This morning a male Goosander flew upstream, over the site. Eighteen Lesser Redpolls were in a birch tree in the Slurry Lagoon reedbed near the southern end of the Causeway. PS.
In the afternoon a male and a female Bearded Tit were in the Slurry Lagoon reedbed. RW.
This morning a male Goosander flew SW over the Slurry Lagoon and two Treecreepers were seen on trees along the Riverside Walk. PS.
This morning, during the bird count, two Goosander flew over and a Great White Egret was seen across the river. NWG.
This afternoon a male Mandarin was on the Trent, near the Poulter Brook, and a pair of Goosanders were nearby. There was a large aggregation of at least 500 Black-headed Gulls on the Deep Pit. JDn.
A pair of Goosander were on the river this morning and a large flock of winter thrushes were on the Ecopark. Kingfisher, Green Woodpecker and Grey Wagtail were also seen. SC/PG.
A Green Sandpiper was on the Ecopark, as well as a flock of twenty Chaffinches which also contained a Lesser Redpoll and there were good numbers of Redwings. The Chiffchaff was still along the Ouse Dyke and a male Goosander flew over the Deep Pit. IP.
This morning a female Goosander flew over the site from the river. On the green field across the river a small herd of Mute Swans was accompanied by a pair of Egyptian Geese and on the flooded Ecopark the Green Sandpiper was still present. PS.
This morning, during the Bird-count, there were several flocks, totalling around 300 Redwings seen around the site as well as about thirty Fieldfares. Redpoll, Siskin and Skylarks were also seen and heard passing overhead and there were still plenty of Chiffchaffs about. At about mid-day five female Goosander were seen flying downriver. PS.
This morning a female Goosander was seen swimming upstream on the Trent. A Shelduck was on the Slurry Lagoon.
During the Butterfly Walk fourteen species of butterfly were found, including Small, Essex and Large Skippers, Brimstone, Holly Blue and about fifteen Commas. PS.