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Saturday 21st November 2020

At the Silt pond this morning, there was 39 Whooper swans (including 19 juveniles), that departed early in the morning, as did a further 5 adults on the Reed-bed,
The Cormorant roost held 16 birds, with the Little egret roost holding 14,
Between 5 & 6,000 Starlings flew north over the reserve in the early morning,
The drake & 2 female Goldeneyes were on the Main lake, with a drake Pintail seen to fly from the New workings towards the Reed-bed,
Also seen was Green sandpiper (Silt pond), 3 Ruffs (Reed-bed), 18 Curlew (Island lake), Little owl & 10+ Lesser redpoll (Far lake)

Lesser redpoll by the Far lake

Posted By: Barry on 11/21/2020 5:09:20 PM

Friday 20th November 2020

In the early morning, there was 15 Whooper swans (including 9 juveniles) on the Silt pond, with a further 11 adults on the Reed-bed, both groups left by 7am,
With the Greylags on the Reed-bed there was a Pink-footed goose & the 3 Ruffs,
2 adult Whooper swans were later brief visitors to the Main lake,
On the Main lake the female Goldeneye was joined by a male,
A Treecreeper, 2 Lesser redpoll & a male Yellowhammer were by the Far lake,
13 Curlew & 83 Pink-footed geese were in the North field

Goldcrest on Dryham lane

Posted By: Barry on 11/20/2020 3:32:43 PM

Thursday 19th November 2020

This morning, there were 54 Whooper swans on the Reed-bed, including 9 juveniles. They had all left by 07:45, 6 adults later flew west over Dryham Ings,
Also on the Reed-bed was the European white-fronted & a Pink-footed goose, 14 Curlew & the 3 Ruffs,
2 female Goldeneyes were on the Main lake, with a male Stonechat in Cell 'B' & Marsh harrier seen

European White-fronted goose on the Reed-bed

Posted By: Barry on 11/19/2020 4:40:50 PM

Wednesday 18th November 2020

In the early morning, there was 22 Whooper swans (including 14 juveniles) on the Silt pond, with a further 84 on the Reed-bed (split into herds of 44 & 40). All herds flew off north at sunrise. In the late afternoon, 60 alighted on the Main lake,
Also 22 Cormorants roosted on the Far lake trees
A Grey plover flew south over the Reed-bed in the morning,
The White-fronted goose was still on the North field,
Also seen was 3 Ruff (North field), 2 female Goldeneye (Main lake), 2 Lesser redpoll (Far lake) & Coal tit (West path)

Early morning Whooper swans on the Reed-bed

Posted By: Barry on 11/18/2020 3:38:55 PM

Tuesday 17th November 2020

In the very early morning, 69 Whooper swans were on the Reed-bed, with a further 20 on the Silt pond, both groups flew off north just after first light,
The European white-fronted goose & 4 Pink-footed geese were on the Northfield with the Greylags, other Pink-footed geese skeins were seen overhead,
Also seen was 3 Ruff (Reed-bed), Curlew (North field), 3 female Goldeneyes (Main lake), Kingfisher & 4 Lesser redpolls (Far lake)

European white-fronted goose on the North field

Posted By: Barry on 11/17/2020 3:30:41 PM

Monday 16th November 2020

An European white-fronted goose was on the Reed-bed with the Greylags,
3 female Goldeneyes were on the Main lake,
2 Ruff were on the Reed-bed, with 5 sleeping Curlew on the Island lake,
A total of 11 Curlews were on the North field,
Also seen was 2 Lesser redpoll (Far corner) & a 3 Stonechats on the posts between Cells 'B' & 'C'

Female Goldeneye on the Main lake

Posted By: Barry on 11/16/2020 2:36:25 PM

Sunday 15th November 2020

Yesterday's Whooper swan was still on the Silt pond, with a further 73 (53 & 20) seen in the early morning,
A Grey plover flew over the Reed-bed south in the morning,
The Main lake had 3 female Goldeneyes on it,
3 Ruff were mobile around the reserve, with a Green sandpiper, Lesser redpoll, Marsh harrier & Pink-footed goose seen


Whooper swan on the Silt pond

Posted By: Barry on 11/15/2020 6:39:44 PM

Saturday 14th November 2020

An overcast day, 
Whooper swans were the bird of the day, with herds of 41, 7, 6 & a single bird that was mobile around the reserve being seen,
An immature & female Goldeneyes were on the Main lake,
Also seen were 3 Ruffs, Lesser redpoll (West path), pair of Stonechat & Corn bunting (North hedge)

male Chaffinch by the Far lake

Posted By: Barry on 11/14/2020 4:43:02 PM

Friday 13th November 2020

10 Whooper swans were seen flying north in the morning, with a few small skeins of Pink-footed geese overhead
2 Ruff on the Reed-bed/North field. plus 3 Stonechat seen,
A pair of Bullfinch were on Crossland's lane,
A few Common darters were flying today

Green woodpecker by the Silt pond

Posted By: Barry on 11/13/2020 3:10:11 PM

Thursday 12th November 2020

7 Whoopers swan flew high south over the reserve in the morning, a little later a single bird circled the Reed-bed & then alighted on the Main lake for the rest of the day. Later on it was joined by a pair & juvenile,
13 Curlew were in the North field, with 5 Ruffs (4 in the North field & a single on the Village lake),
A single Pink-footed goose was briefly with the Greylags on the Main lake,
A pair of Stonechats were at the back of the Silt pond, with a Tawny owl heard on the Butterfly walk & Marsh harrier seen,
A ringed Greylag goose '6VC' was ringed 2 days earlier at Wheldrake,
Two Common darters were seen today

Whooper swan on the Main lake

Posted By: Barry on 11/12/2020 1:46:26 PM