This morning a pair of Stonechats were seen near the sub-station. There were plenty of Redpolls flying about and some were on the birches at the dry end of the Slurry Lagoon. PS.
This morning there were plenty of Redwing about and a few Fieldfares. Skylark, Redpoll and Siskin were also flying over and a Brambling was heard along the Ouse Dyke. One Pintail was still present on the Slurry Lagoon. PS.
This morning, during the Bird-count, there were several flocks, totalling around 300 Redwings seen around the site as well as about thirty Fieldfares. Redpoll, Siskin and Skylarks were also seen and heard passing overhead and there were still plenty of Chiffchaffs about. At about mid-day five female Goosander were seen flying downriver. PS.
This morning a juvenile Arctic Tern was seen on the Slurry Lagoon before flying off in the direction of Holme Pierrepont. A Jay was seen flying along the hedge by the Wader Scrape and several Redpolls were seen flying between the Slurry Lagoon Birches. PS
During the Patchwatch today sixty-five species of birds were seen by 16.30hrs. These included the Bittern, three Pintail, Green Sandpiper, Yellow Wagtail and roving Siskins and Redpolls. PS.
Today a Wood Sandpiper has been present all day on the Ecopark pool, along with Green Sandpiper, Ringed Plover and Dunlin. Three Pintail were also on the Slurry Lagoon. RW.
Earlier a lock of about forty Redpoll were seen about the site. PS.
This morning two Peregrines were on the new pylon and a Redpoll flew over the site. PS
In the evening about 4,000 Starlings came in to roost. RW.
Later on this afternoon there were 1,500 Starlings coming in to roost. There was one Ruff, 34 Lapwing and six Snipe on the Slurry Lagoon.28 Fieldfare flew over, plus eight Redpoll and the two Peregrine were seen. RW.
This morning a Peregrine, two Common Terns and two Redpolls were seen over the Slurry Lagoon. A Grasshopper Warbler and two Whitethroats were by the Gravel Pits and four Lesser Whitethroats were heard around the site. PS.
This morning, during the Bird Count, Bearded Tits were heard calling in the Slurry Lagoon reed bed. There were also nine Goldeneyes on the Large Gravel Pit, a Peregrine chasing the ducks on the Slurry Lagoon, Redwings, Redpolls, Siskins and twenty-five Fieldfares. PS.