Tag Archives: Willow Pond

Pied Flycatcher – 12th April

This morning a lot of migrants were about and a Pied Flycatcher was found in the Boundary hedge. It later moved along the hedge to Willow Pond. There were also two Little Ringed Plovers on the Wader Scrape, two Common Terns in the Deep Pit, a Common Sandpiper on the river bank, two Yellow Wagtails on the Causeway and there were lots more warblers about including Willow, Sedge and Garden Warblers and Blackcaps and Chiffchaffs. There were a few Swallows and Sand Martins and one House Martin. Also seen were a Jay and a singing Treecreeper. PS.

Pied Flycatcher in Boundary Hedge by Michael Wormall.
Pied Flycatcher in Boundary Hedge by Michael Wormall.

Green Sandpiper – 11th January

This morning, during the Monthly Bird Count, a Treecreeper was found on the willows at Willow Pond. The Ouse Dyke again proved to be the most rewarding spot, with a Green Sandpiper  feeding on a muddy patch, also a Water Rail was seen and two Chiffchaffs. Two Little Egrets were on the Wader Scrape. PS.

Chiffchaff John ElwellChiffchaff along Ouse Dyke, by John Elwell