This morning a Red Kite flew over the site, accompanied by a rather diminutive looking Carrion Crow, in the direction of Gedling Pit Top. In a birch tree beside the Causeway was a flock of about fifty Lesser Redpolls. PS.
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, at the Enva plant, a Caspian Gull, Yellow-legged Gull and a hybrid gull were seen. There were fifty Lesser Redpolls in the Slurry Lagoon birches and 150 Pink-footed Geese went through to the SW. There was also a single Raven seen, flying south. PR/MC
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 Brambling flew over the Wader Scrape. Later two Lesser Redpolls were also seen. PS.
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 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