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.
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.
This morning a Brambling flew over the Ecopark. Other finch species in a large flock along the Ouse Dyke included Goldfinches, Greenfinches, Linnet and Redpoll. Several Redwings were also seen. IEP. PS.
This morning a Great White Egret flew over the Slurry Lagoon and down into the Ouse Dyke. Two Egyptian Geese flew over the site, a Reed Warbler was still foraging in the Slurry Lagoon reed-bed, and a Raven flew up from the Slurry Lagoon to the pylons carrying a large piece of food. PS.
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.
This morning a Grasshopper Warbler was heard reeling on the northern bank of the Slurry Lagoon, by the Ouse Dyke. The Water Rail was again seen fluttering across in front of the Causeway bench. PS.
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.
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, on the flooded land beside the Ouse Dyke, a Green Sandpiper and a Mistle Thrush were seen, also a Kingfisher on the Ouse Dyke. A Raven flew over the site, calling, and two Chiffchaffs were heard calling. SC/PG
This morning a Raven was seen flying towards the recycling plant. The Great White Egret was seen driving two Little Egrets from the Ouse Dyke so that it could pinch their fishing spot and two Snipe flew over pursued by a 1st winter male Peregrine, and managed to get away. PS.