Tag Archives: Lesser Redpoll

Great White Egret – 9th November

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.

Pink-footed Goose – 29th October

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.

Yellow-legged Gull – 1st February

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.