North Cave Wetlands – 11/01/2018

An overcast day with some fine drizzle, light north-westerly breeze, temperatures around 6 degrees C. Good numbers of Redshank Tringa totanus were on Village Lake, along with the long staying Ruff Calidris pugnax. On Island Lake eight Snipe Gallinago gallinago dropped in, plus a Marsh Harrier Circus aeruginosus passed through heading south. Along the northern path a lone Curlew Numenius arquata was in the north field and a female Bullfinch Pyrrhula pyrrhula was in the hedge. Several Siskin Spinus spinus were along the west path, with two Lesser Redpoll Acanthis cabaret and single Redwing Turdus iliacus also present. The drake Mandarin Aix galericulata was again on Carp Lake. Finally both Stonechats Saxicola rubicola were on Dryham Ings, the female in Cell B and the male in Cell C.

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Species list (47)
Blackbird Turdus merula
Black-headed Gull Chroicocephalus ridibundus
Blue Tit Cyanistes caeruleus
Bullfinch Pyrrhula pyrrhula
Buzzard Buteo buteo
Carrion Crow Corvus corone
Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs
Common Gull Larus canus
Coot Fulica atra
Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo
Curlew Numenius arquata
Dunnock Prunella modularis
Gadwall Anas strepera
Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis
Great Tit Parus major
Green Woodpecker Picus viridis
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea
Greylag Goose Anser anser
Herring Gull Larus argentatus
Kestrel Falco tinnunculus
Lapwing Vanellus vanellus
Lesser Redpoll Acanthis cabaret
Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
Mandarin Duck Aix galericulata
Marsh Harrier Circus aeruginosus
Moorhen Gallinula chloropus
Mute Swan Cygnus olor
Pheasant Phasianus colchicus
Pied Wagtail Motacilla alba yarrellii
Pochard Aythya ferina
Red-legged Partridge Alectoris rufa
Redshank Tringa totanus
Redwing Turdus iliacus
Robin Erithacus rubecula
Rock Dove Columba livia
Ruff Calidris pugnax
Shelduck Tadorna tadorna
Shoveller Anas clypeata
Siskin Spinus spinus
Snipe Gallinago gallinago
Starling Sturnus vulgaris
Stonechat Saxicola rubicola
Teal Anas crecca
Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula
Wigeon Anas penelope
Woodpigeon Columba palumbus