Sunday, 27 January 2013

A1 North Pit: 2 drake Red-crested Pochards still.

Farm Pit: female Red-crested Pochard.

Saturday, 26 January 2013

A1 North Pit: adult female Scaup still, plus 3 Red-crested Pochards (2 drakes), adult Mediterranean Gull asleep on the ice and an adult Yellow-legged Gull briefly. Also 16 Golden Plover south and 3 Corn Buntings again around nearby stubble fields.

Farm Pit: 2 redhead Smew. Buzzard and Siskin around the farm fields.

Ouse Valley Way: up to 10 Goosander on the river today.

Sailing Lake: Bittern in reeds at NW end of lake, plus Green Sandpiper.

Washout Pit: Bittern showing fairly well in reeds on north bank early afternoon, also 3 Smew (1 drake)

Friday, 25 January 2013

A1 North Pit: female Scaup again, plus 2 drake Red-crested Pochards. 400+ Linnets and 4 Corn Buntings in nearby stubble/weedy fields.

Washout Pit: Woodcock.

Monday, 21 January 2013

Sailing Lake: drake and redhead Smew this morning. (per Rare Bird Alert)

Sunday, 20 January 2013

A1 Pits: an impressive c.450 Linnets around stubble fields west of A1 South Pit; Snipe flushed by A1 North Pit, but no sign of the female Scaup in bad weather!

Island Pit: drake and redhead Smew.

Sailing Lake: c.20 Lesser Redpolls and 10 Siskins in Alder trees at north end of pit, although very mobile.

Friday, 18 January 2013

A1 North Pit: Female Scaup and drake Red-crested Pochard this morning.

Monday, 14 January 2013

A1 Pits: Little Egret over A1 North Pit at dusk; 3 Redpolls and 7 Corn Buntings over.

Haul Road: Marsh Tit in Rory's Wood, plus Black Squirrel.

Hayling Pit: 2 Water Rails in ditch between Hayling Pit and South field.

Ouse Valley Way walk: 3 drake Goosanders flying upriver opposite Great Meadow and Water Rail from the river viewpoint.

Island Pit: 3 Smew (1 drake) and redhead Goosander on south end of pit; also Redpoll over.

Sailing Lake: Snipe & 1-2 Chiffchaffs (including a possible tristis - see photo's below) on large island, seen by working party whilst clearing vegetation from the islands.

Washout Pit: 2 Water Rails calling.

Possible Siberian Chiffchaff on the islands at Sailing Lake © Jim Stevenson  (click on photo's to enlarge)

Saturday, 12 January 2013

Island Pit: adult Bewick's Swan in morning, plus female Goosander and Sparrowhawk.

Bewick's Swan on Island Pit.

Friday, 4 January 2013

Island Pit: Barn Owl roosting on east side of pit.

Thursday, 3 January 2013

A1 North Pit: 4 Corn Buntings.

Washout Pit: Water Rail calling.

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

A1 North Pit: Adult Mediterranean Gull on pit with c.30 Black-headed Gulls early afternoon. Also 4 Corn Buntings in nearby stubble fields.

Boughton Lodge Farm: c.25 Siskins.

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Happy New Year.

A1 North Pit: 2-3 Corn Buntings in stubble fields. Good numbers of other finches and buntings.

Hayling Pit: Cetti's Warbler heard.

Island Pit: redhead Smew, Snipe, c.50 Fieldfare.

Washout Pit: 2 Woodcocks.