Saturday, 1 January 2011

Island Pit: Bittern, 3 Smew (2 drakes), 2 Goosanders (1 drake) flew north, male Sparrowhawk, Buzzard.

Heronry North: Bittern flushed from in front of the Kingfisher Hide.

Meadow: Bittern flew north.

Moorings/Ouse Valley Way: Bittern showing well just south of the moorings (see photo below).

Northern Pits: 2 Little Egrets, European White-fronted Goose (flew off north mid morning), Jack Snipe, 3+ Common Snipe.

Boughton Lodge Farm: Buzzard, c.10 Siskins feeding in Alder trees.

A1 North Pit: 2 drake Red-crested Pochards.

Bittern, Ouse Valley Way, Paxton Pits © Stuart Elsom.

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