Friday, 26 October 2012

A1 Pits: 27 Skylarks & 100+ Linnets around weedy fields east of A1 South Pit. Water Rail showing in front of reeds at NE end of A1 North Pit.

Heronry Pits: male Sparrowhawk caught a Great Tit from the bird table at Hayden Hide; c.50 Fieldfares and c.70 Redwing over.

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Little Paxton village: 3 Redpolls flew east over west end of village at c.9:00; 43 Fieldfare flew SW shortly afterwards.

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Haul Road/A1 Pits: A good selection of various passerines are now being attracted to the fields between A1 South Pit and Haul Road. There are various seed producing crops & plenty of weedy areas for birds to feed in so these fields could be worth keeping an eye on this autumn/winter. Here's a tally of stuff seen in the areas this morning:

Sparrowhawk, 1, male.
Skylark, 9
Meadow Pipit, 6
Redwing, 4
Fieldfare, 2
Mistle Thrush, 1
Dunnock, 3
Jay, 8 (over)
Tree Sparrow, 1+
Goldfinch, 27
Greenfinch, 6
Chaffinch, 11
Linnet, c.60
Reed Bunting, 54
Yellowhammer, 8

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Sailing Lake: c.10 Siskin along west side.

Heronry North: Grey Wagtail flew over.

Island Pit: 3 Goldeneye.

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Arable fields (north of Great Meadow): 4 Grey Partridges in stubble/weedy fields opposite sheep field.

Heronry South: Single Redpoll and Siskin over.

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Ouse Valley Way: Barn Owl roosting in hollow tree near river viewpoint.

Hayling Pit: Cetti's Warbler calling behind allotments.

Monday, 15 October 2012

Island Pit: 8 Fieldfare on east side.

Boughton Lodge Farm: 2 Mistle Thrushes, 3 Redwing.

Saturday, 13 October 2012

Heronry North: Otter showing well for 20 mins from Kingfisher Hide around midday.

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Heronry North: Otter from Kingfisher Hide.