This morning the Great White Egret was seen on the Slurry Lagoon, where it had a close encounter with a fox. It was, however, the Grey Heron that saw it off. There was a Chiffchaff near the bird table and some more Lesser Redpolls on the birches. PS.
This morning there were seven species of duck on the Slurry Lagoon, including good numbers of Wigeon, Shoveler and Gadwall. On the wheat field across the river a Great White Egret was stood amongst a flock of Black-headed Gulls. There were still plenty of winter thrushes and Lesser Redpoll about. PS.
This morning, during the bird count, a male and female Red-crested Pochard were on the Large Gravel Pit, along with a male Pintail. There was a flock of over twenty Lesser Redpoll at the dry end of the Slurry Lagoon. The Greylag Goose flock now numbers well over 1,000. PS.
This morning a Brambling was calling from the bushes at the dry end of the Slurry Lagoon and nearby, in the Birches, was a small flock of Lesser Redpolls. A Redshank was heard calling from the Slurry Lagoon and the female Pintail was still present. PS
This morning a skein of about 60 Pink-footed Geese flew over the site in a single line, to the South-west. A flock of about fifty Fieldfares came in to the Boundary Hedge. There were fourteen Shoveler on the Slurry Lagoon and two Lesser Redpolls flew over. The river is over the bank on the Riverside Path and the fields opposite are flooded. PS.
This morning there were thirty Lesser Redpolls in the birches on the dry end of the Slurry Lagoon, twenty Greenfinches came out of the roost at Rossi’s, six Song Thrushes and three Cetti’s Warblers were singing and a Comma flew across the Wheelchair Ramp. PS.
About forty Lesser Redpolls were seen in the late morning. There were also nine Common Snipe on the Slurry Lagoon. In the late afternoon a Bearded Tit was heard at the dry end of the Slurry Lagoon. RW.
This morning the three water bodies were all mostly frozen over. There were a lot of gulls resting on the ice, including Great Black-backed, Lesser Black-backed, Herring, Common and Black-headed. Amongst one group of Black-headed Gulls on the Deep Pit was a Yellow-legged Gull. Also a pair of Black Swans have arrived from somewhere and are on the Deep Pit. At the dry end of the Slurry Lagoon a flock of about thirty Lesser Redpolls were feeding in the Birch trees. PS.
This morning a Peregrine was seen on the new pylon. A Bittern was seen flying over the Slurry Lagoon and the 21 Lesser Redpolls were again feeding in birches at the dry end of the Slurry Lagoon. The Ouse Dyke had up to four Chiffchaffs along it from Teal Close to the footbridge. PS.
This morning a Peregrine flew along the pylons before perching on one across the river. At the dry end of the Slurry Lagoon 21 Lesser Redpoll were feeding on Birch seeds with one female Bullfinch. PS.