Sunday, 16 February 2014

WeBS count highlights...

Northern Pits: juvenile GREAT NORTHERN DIVER still favouring New Workings and Diddington Pit; c.1200 Black-tailed Godwits still present, the first Ringed Plover of the year, c.150 Golden Plovers, c.800 Lapwing, 21+ Dunlin (37 counted on Saturday), 1-2 Green Sandpipers, 8 Pintail (5 drakes), Little Egret, Red Kite, 6 Buzzards, female Sparrowhawk with a fresh kill and a single male Siskin. 3 Brown Hares were busy chasing one another around.

Heron Trail: 3 redhead Goosander & 150 Tufted Ducks on Heronry North, plus a Grey Wagtail over.

A1 North Pit: female Scaup still present (briefly detouring to Heronry North Pit in the morning).

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