Tag Archives: Pink-footed Goose

Merlin – 3rd December

This morning there were even more Redwings and Blackbirds on the site and these attracted a Merlin which swooped down the Pylon Bank, towards the Small Gravel Pit, as it tried to catch one. Sparrowhawks were also hunting and some Redwing breast feathers were found on the path. A Pink-footed Goose was with the Greylag flock across the river and a pair of Goosander flew over the Slurry Lagoon. PS.

Ruddy Shelduck – 1st December

This morning two Ruddy Shelduck and twenty Common Snipe were seen on the Ecopark pool. Two female Goosanders flew over and a skein of 120 Pink-footed Geese went to the west. Two Peregrines were seen hunting from the pylons and four Water Rail were heard calling from the reed-beds. PS.

Also two Green Sandpipers on the Ecopark and two Bearded Tits in the Slurry Lagoon reed-bed. RW.

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.

Barnacle Goose – 28th October

This morning the Ruff was still present on the Slurry Lagoon but was flushed by a Fox. There were also 25 Wigeon. On the Large Gravel Pit there were two Whooper Swans and a Barnacle Goose with about thirty Mute Swans. The two Peregrines were on the pylons and a Yellowhammer and Chiffchaff were also recorded. About 100 Pink-footed Geese flew over to the west. PS.

Raven – 4th February

This morning 80 Pink-footed Geese flew west, over the site. A Peregrine was on the pylon, two Ravens flew downriver and a Stonechat was seen on the Wader Scrape. The fields near the sub-station held a large flock of small birds that contained mainly Chaffinches, Redwings, Goldfinches, Song Thrushes and Starlings.   PS.

Egyptian Goose – 3rd December

This morning two Egyptian Geese flew north over the site. A Barn Owl was seen flying from the box and a Lesser Redpoll was seen on the Lower Path. On the Large Gravel Pit there were fourteen Goldeneye and about 160 Pink-footed Geese flew west over the site.   PS.

In the afternoon a male Bearded Tit was seen in the Slurry Lagoon reed bed, a Peregrine was on one of the pylons and another 64 Pink-footed geese flew over.   RW.