Three Caspian Gulls [adult, 2nd-winter and 1st-winter on roof at Enva Recycling Centre, 15:45]; also two Yellow-legged Gulls [adult and 1st-winter], 2 Hobbies, Peregrine, 2 Ravens, Grass Snake, 6 Willow Emerald Damselflies.
This evening there were three Caspian Gulls and four Yellow-legged Gulls on the Enva roof. MC.
This morning, during the Bird Count, a Bittern was seen flying around the Slurry Lagoon before crashing into a reed-bed. There was also a Yellow-legged Gull on the Deep Pit. PS.
This morning the three water bodies were all mostly frozen over. There were a lot of gulls resting on the ice, including Great Black-backed, Lesser Black-backed, Herring, Common and Black-headed. Amongst one group of Black-headed Gulls on the Deep Pit was a Yellow-legged Gull. Also a pair of Black Swans have arrived from somewhere and are on the Deep Pit. At the dry end of the Slurry Lagoon a flock of about thirty Lesser Redpolls were feeding in the Birch trees. PS.
This morning the Jack Snipe was found again on the Wader Scrape. The male and female Stonechats were in front of the substation and a Goosander flew over the Deep Pit. On the Slurry Lagoon there was a large gull that looked very like a Yellow-legged Gull, but it decided to fly away before it could be conclusively identified. PS.
This afternoon there was a Yellow-legged Gull bathing in the Deep Pit. RW.
The Starling Roost numbered about 2,000 birds and two Little Egrets were on the Ouse Dyke. PS.
This afternoon a Yellow-legged Gull was in the gull roost on the Slurry Lagoon. JMD.
This afternoon a juvenile Arctic Tern paid a brief visit to the Slurry Lagoon, as did a Yellow-legged Gull. Three Greenshank spent most of the afternoon there and there are now three Garganey. Two Clouded Yellows and a Painted Lady were also seen. PS.
This afternoon, in the gull roost on the Slurry Lagoon, there was an adult Mediterranean Gull. Also an adult and an immature Yellow-legged Gull and a Water Rail. RW.
A Yellow-legged Gull was among the Lesser Black-backs on the dry end of the Slurry late this afternoon. Still one Red-crested Pochard present on the Slurry Lagoon. JMD.