Sunday, 29 January 2012

Heronry Pits: 3 Marsh Tits.

Island Pit: redhead Smew.

Boughton Lodge Farm: Little Egret sat in Oak Tree!

Saturday, 28 January 2012

Sailing Lake: 4 Egyptian Geese on the green by Sailing club mid-morning (having flown in from the north), but flew off high South; drake and redhead Smew, Common Sandpiper still.

Visitors' Centre: Bittern reported flying SW over centre.

Heronry North: Coal Tit singing nr Wray House Garden.

Island Pit: drake and redhead Smew flew south; imm. drake Goosander flew south. Buzzard over.

River viewpoint: Marsh Tit, 9 Bullfinches feeding together.

Washout Pit: drake and redhead Goosander.

Friday, 27 January 2012

Sailing Lake: redhead Smew.

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Sailing Lake: drake Smew.

Heronry South: Kingfisher, 2 Marsh Tits from Hayden hide.

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Sailing Lake: 2 Smew (1 drake) at 08:45 today.

Monday, 23 January 2012

Sailing Lake: 2 drake Smew.

Washout Pit: 3 Goosander (1 drk).

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Island Pit: female Red-crested Pochard.

Great Meadow: Otter seen hunting and feeding under fallen willow; also drake and redhead Goosander and a Sparrowhawk.

Boughton Lodge Farm: 2 Mistle Thrushes feeding with small group of Fieldfares. First Snowdrops flowering in the small wood north of the farm.

Sailing Lake: Common Sandpiper still.

Saturday, 21 January 2012

A1 North Pit: Snipe.

Heronry South: Kingfisher from first viewpoint opp Education Centre.

Sailing Lake: Common Sandpiper again.

Kingfisher, Heronry South © Jamie Wells.

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Heronry South: 11 Lesser Redpolls feeding in Alder tree nr education centre; Kingfisher from post 17.

Lesser Redpoll, Heronry South nr Education Centre © Phil Cadman.

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Island Pit: 1 drake Smew, 3 Goosander (1 drake).

Sailing Lake: 12 Lesser Redpolls.

Washout Pit: redhead Goosander.

Saturday, 14 January 2012

A1 North Pit: 2 Whooper Swans flew low west, plus 15 Pink-footed Geese flew north at c.15:15.

Heronry South: 3 Little Egrets, Marsh Tit; Otter reported also.

Sailing Lake: drake Smew, Common Sandpiper, Snipe.

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Heronry South: imm. drake Scaup reported.

Sailing Lake: 2 drake Smew.

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Heronry South: 2 drake Smew.

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Rudd Lake: 2 Kingfishers.

Sailing Lake: 2 drake Smew.

Monday, 9 January 2012

Ouse Valley Way: Barn Owl near river viewpoint.

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Heronry Pits: 8 Little Egrets; 1, possibly 2 Otters seen from Kingfisher Hide.

Island Pit: Woodcock flew over hedgerow on east side of pit.

Sailing Lake: 2 Common Sandpipers.

Saturday, 7 January 2012

Island Pit: Goosander flew south along river, Barn Owl roosting in hollow tree on east side of pit.

Boughton Lodge Farm: 2 Tree Sparrows still.

Roosting Barn Owl, Island Pit © Jamie Wells.

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Heronry Pits: Little Egret, Marsh Tit near feeders at Hayden Hide.

Washout Pit: 7 Goosanders (2 drakes).

Ouse Valley Way: drake and redhead Goosander flying along river.

Marsh Tit near the Hayden Hide (upper photo), plus drake and redhead
Goosander flying along river © Eddie Mchugh.

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Heronry Pits: 3 Little Egrets.

Washout Pit: 2 redhead Goosanders.

Sunday, 1 January 2012

Heron Trail: immature Peregrine over fields south of main quarry workings.

Ouse Valley Way: 5 Goosanders on river.

Boughton Lodge Farm: 2 Tree Sparrows still along hedgerow at north end of the cowfields.