North Cave Wetlands – 30/01/2019

A brief morning visit along Dryham Lane, with sunny but frosty conditions, most lakes having extensive areas of ice. Temperature around one degrees C.

Only highlight was a Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea (new for year) which flew from the New Workings into the Silt Lagoon. The good light made for some great photographic opportunities with the regular residents.

Birds (32)

Blackbird – Turdus merula
Black-headed Gull – Chroicocephalus ridibundus
Blue Tit – Cyanistes caeruleus
Chaffinch – Fringilla coelebs
Common Gull – Larus canus
Coot – Fulica atra
Dunnock – Prunella modularis
Gadwall – Anas strepera
Goldfinch – Carduelis carduelis
Great Tit – Parus major
Grey Heron – Ardea cinerea
Grey Wagtail – Motacilla cinerea
Greylag Goose – Anser anser
Herring Gull – Larus argentatus
Lapwing – Vanellus vanellus
Magpie – Pica pica
Mallard – Anas platyrhynchos
Pheasant – Phasianus colchicus
Pochard – Aythya ferina
Redshank – Tringa totanus
Robin – Erithacus rubecula
Shelduck – Tadorna tadorna
Shoveler – Anas clypeata
Snipe – Gallinago gallinago
Song Thrush – Turdus philomelos
Starling – Sturnus vulgaris
Teal – Anas crecca
Tree Sparrow – Passer montanus
Tufted Duck – Aythya fuligula
Wigeon – Anas penelope
Woodpigeon – Columba palumbus
Wren – Troglodytes troglodytes