Saturday, 25 January 2014

Northern Pits: juvenile GLAUCOUS GULL from 09:06-09:45 (when it flew north) on Pumphouse Pit east, having arrived with a small group of large white-headed Gulls from the west at 09:05. Also today, juvenile GREAT NORTHERN DIVER still on Pumphouse Pit west (New Workings), adult Bewick's Swan (late afternoon) and drake Smew on Pumphouse Pit east; 10 Pintail (5 drakes), Grey Plover over, c.350 Black-tailed Godwits, 2-3 Green Sandpipers, Redshank, Dunlin, 2-3 Little Egrets, adult Peregrine & single Siskin over. A Great Spotted Woodpecker was drumming nearby in Diddington village.

Nearby a ring-tail HEN HARRIER flew north over the elephant grass field east of Stirtloe sewage works (north of Anglian Water access road).

Heronry North Pit: 3 Goosander (1 drake).

Juvenile Glaucous Gull (upper two photo's) and Black-tailed Godwits in flight, Paxton Pits © Jamie Wells.

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