This morning two Ruddy Shelduck were flying around above the Slurry Lagoon and a female Marsh Harrier was seen hunting over the reed-beds. Nine Egyptian Geese flew over the site and a Peregrine was on the new pylon. A Green Sandpiper was seen on the frozen Ecopark pool. PS.
This afternoon at least one Bearded Tit was in the Slurry Lagoon reed-bed and a Marsh Harrier was seen. Two Ruddy Shelduck were on the Ecopark pools as well as 130 Teal and a Green Sandpiper, and a Chiffchaff was along the Ouse Dyke. RW.
This morning a cream-top Marsh Harrier was seen in the Slurry Lagoon reed-bed. It was present for a good part of the morning. A female Peregrine was seen on one of the pylons and there were a few Redwings and Fieldfares about. Several Water Rail were heard calling from the reed-beds and at least six Cetti’s Warblers were singing. PS.
In the early afternoon a female Marsh Harrier was seen rising from the reed-bed on the Slurry Lagoon, headed south. DB/KB.
This morning a Marsh Harrier was seen over the Slurry Lagoon. MG
This morning a Common Tern flew along the river before making a brief visit to the Deep Pit. Also in the Deep Pit, with a small flock of feeding Swallows, a House Martin paid a brief visit. PS.
Earlier on there was a report of a male Marsh Harrier, seen to land in the Slurry Lagoon reed bed before flying off in the direction of Holme Pierrepont.
This morning a female Marsh Harrier was seen over the Slurry Lagoon reed beds before flying off to the SW. RW.
This morning a male Marsh Harrier was seen flying out of the Slurry Lagoon reedbed. It flew around a bit before dropping back in, and then rose again to fly away high to the NE. SC/RW.
The Starling roost is going from strength to strength with an estimated 10,000 birds present tonight. The Sparrowhawk and the Marsh Harrier were both in attendance. JMD.
The Starling roost reached about 7 or 8,000 this evening and attracted a Sparrowhawk, which snatched a victim, and a cream top Marsh Harrier. JMD.