Tag Archives: Ouse Dyke

Siskin – 8th March

This morning there were eight Siskins feeding in Alders along the Access Track, a Red Kite glided over the Large Gravel Pit and an Oystercatcher flew over the Deep Pit towards the river. A Chiffchaff was singing along the Ouse Dyke, another along the Lower Path and one along the Riverside Walk. PS/DM/RJP/IEP.

Siskin feeding on Alder

Great White Egret – 7th March

This morning a Ruddy Shelduck flew over the site towards the river from the Ecopark. Later a Great White Egret flew over the site to the south. There are still good numbers of Shoveler on the Slurry Lagoon and a small flock of Lesser Redpolls were on the Slurry Lagoon birches. PS.

Later in the afternoon a Chiffchaff was heard singing in trees along the Ouse Dyke. JDn.

Marsh Harrier – 27th August

This morning there was a Greenshank on the Ecopark, and a Snipe on the Slurry Lagoon, with four Wigeon. In the afternoon, a Hobby, Marsh Harrier, Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, two Kestrels and a Peregrine were seen. Also two Dunlin flew over the site. A Water Shrew was seen in the Ouse Dyke. IEP.

Greenshank – 25th July

This morning a Greenshank flew around the Slurry Lagoon, nearly landing in front of the bench but then thinking better of it. A second bird could be heard calling from the Eco-park. The Water Rail fluttered across in front of the bench again and a Grasshopper Warbler was reeling at the bottom of the Slurry Lagoon bank, by the Ouse Dyke. PS.

There were at least fifty Swifts over the Slurry Lagoon later on, several juvenile Sedge Warblers were seen in the reed-bed and an Oystercatcher flew along the river. RJP.