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.
This morning there were good numbers of Wigeon on the Slurry Lagoon and Redwings feeding in the Hawthorn. In the evening a Peregrine flew over the Deep Pit and up to the top of the New Pylon. PS.
This morning there were lots of Redwings feeding on the Hawthorn berries. An Egyptian Goose was with the Greylags, across the river, and a Raven flew along the pylons. About mid-day a Great White Egret flew in to fish on the Slurry Lagoon. PS.
This morning there were 11 Whooper Swan in total. 6 flew through west calling, there was a single bird briefly on the Large Gravel Pit before being chased off by Mute Swans and 4 flew east late morning. -The 1st winter Caspian Gull was still on the Deep Pit.-c250 Redwing in several flocks through the morning.- A Drake Pintail still on the Eco-park.- 10+ Skylark through. MC.
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 small flock of Fieldfares flew over the Slurry Lagoon. There were also some Redwings in the Slurry Lagoon hedge and two Siskins flew over the Deep Pit. PS.
This morning, during the bird-count, a male Common Scoter was found on the Deep Pit. A Great White Egret was fishing on the Slurry Lagoon and a Redwing was seen. There were still a few Chiffchaffs about and a male Blackcap. PS
There was a Peregrine on the New Pylon this afternoon. There were also several Redwing a Fieldfare and an Oystercatcher about, and two Goldeneye still on the Large Gravel Pit. IP.
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 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.