This morning a Marsh Harrier was seen over the Slurry Lagoon, but it was driven off by crows. Also seen was a Peregrine, on the new pylon, a Woodcock along the Riverside Path, two Egyptian Geese in the green field across the river and two Green Sandpipers on the Ecopark. PS.
This afternoon three Bearded Tits were seen in the Slurry Lagoon reed-bed as well as a Marsh Harrier. On the Ecopark there were four Green Sandpipers and 82 Teal. RW.
During the Birdcount this morning the female Marsh Harrier was seen over the Slurry Lagoon reed-bed, where she flushed sixteen Snipe. There were two Green Sandpipers on the Ecopark flood, three Chiffchaffs were singing around the site and a Red-legged Partridge was near the Causeway. PS.
The Marsh Harrier was seen over the Slurry Lagoon reed bed again this evening. There was a Starling murmuration of about 10,000. Also seen were one Green Sandpiper and an Oystercatcher. J Dn.
A Whooper Swan was on the Deep Pit this afternoon. A Marsh Harrier came in to roost in the Slurry Lagoon reed-bed this evening and there was a murmuration of about 10,000 Starlings. A Bearded Tit was also heard going to roost and two Green Sandpipers were on the Ecopool. RW.
Today, what was probably a Siberian Chiffchaff was seen along the Ouse Dyke. A Green Sandpiper was on the flooded Ecopark. 8,000 Starlings came to the Slurry Lagoon reed-bed, as did a Marsh Harrier. Eight Snipe and a Woodcock were also seen. RW.
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.