North Cave Wetlands – 09/01/2019

Sunny afternoon with a moderate northerly breeze blowing, temperature around five degrees C.

Starting from Carp Lake several Siskin Spinus spinus were in the Alders along the western edge, whilst a Little Egret Egretta garzetta was present on the eastern bank of the lake. The female Goldeneye Bucephala clangula was still present on Far Lake. A scan from here found the Peregrine Falco peregrinus sat in one of the trees to the west. Several Tree Sparrow Passer montanus were at the Maize Field feeders, with a pair of Bullfinch Pyrrhula pyrrhula and single Coal Tit Periparus ater also present. The Ruff Calidris pugnax was Island Lake where the only Marsh Harrier Circus aeruginosus of the visit put in a biref appearance. A Goldcrest Regulus regulus was feeding in the Brambles along Dryham Lane.

Birds (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
Coal Tit – Periparus ater
Common Gull – Larus canus
Coot – Fulica atra
Cormorant – Phalacrocorax carbo
Feral Pigeon – Columba livia
Gadwall – Anas strepera
Goldcrest – Regulus regulus
Goldeneye – Bucephala clangula
Goldfinch – Carduelis carduelis
Great Tit – Parus major
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
Marsh Harrier – Circus aeruginosus
Moorhen – Gallinula chloropus
Mute Swan – Cygnus olor
Peregrine – Falco peregrinus
Pheasant – Phasianus colchicus
Pochard – Aythya ferina
Redshank – Tringa totanus
Robin – Erithacus rubecula
Rook – Corvus frugilegus
Ruff – Calidris pugnax
Shoveler – Anas clypeata
Siskin – Spinus spinus
Snipe – Gallinago gallinago
Starling – Sturnus vulgaris
Teal – Anas crecca
Tree Sparrow – Passer montanus
Tufted Duck – Aythya fuligula
Wigeon – Anas penelope
Woodpigeon – Columba palumbus
Wren – Troglodytes troglodytes