North Cave Wetlands – 18/01/2018

A partly sunny afternoon, with a slight westerly breeze, temperatures around six degrees C. Highlight goes to a high-flying Great White Egret Ardea alba which headed north over the reserve. Other notable birds included Stonechat Saxicola rubicola on Dryham Ings, cell B & C. The drake Mandarin Duck Aix galericulata was again in its favoured spot on Carp lake, where the flock of Siskin Spinus spinus were also noted. Green Woodpecker Picus viridis was picked up in two locations, west side of Dryham Ings cell A, and also below the viewing platform on Village Lake. At the latter location the Ruff Calidris pugnax was still present, plus a Marsh Harrier Circus aeruginosus also put in an appearance.

Siskin - Spinus spinusSiskin – Spinus spinus

Species List (51)
Blackbird Turdus merul
Black-headed Gull Chroicocephalus ridibundus
Blue Tit Cyanistes caeruleus
Buzzard Buteo buteo
Carrion Crow Corvus corone
Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs
Common Gull Larus canus
Coot Fulica atra
Dunnock Prunella modularis
Gadwall Anas strepera
Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis
Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus
Great Tit Parus major
Great White Egret Ardea alba
Green Woodpecker Picus viridis
Greenfinch Chloris chloris
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea
Greylag Goose Anser anser
Jackdaw Corvus monedula
Kestrel Falco tinnunculus
Lapwing Vanellus vanellus
Little Egret Egretta garzetta
Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis
Long-tailed Tit Aegithalos caudatus
Magpie Pica pica
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
Rook Corvus frugilegus
Ruff Calidris pugnax
Shelduck Tadorna tadorna
Shoveller Anas clypeata
Siskin Spinus spinus
Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus
Starling Sturnus vulgaris
Stock Dove Columba oenas
Stonechat Saxicola rubicola
Teal Anas crecca
Tree Sparrow Passer montanus
Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula
Wigeon Anas penelope
Wren Troglodytes troglodytes