North Cave Wetlands – 12/03/2019

An overcast start to the afternoon, eventually brightening up. A moderate south-westerly breeze blowing, with temperature around five degrees C.

Starting out at Main Lake two Pink-footed Goose Anser brachyrhynchus were on the rear island of the Lake. On Cell A of Dryham Ings 24 Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus were present with a further two birds on the Silt Pond. At the western end of the new workings a Green Woodpecker Picus viridis was present, whilst a Great Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos major was along the Northern Hedge. A flock of Fieldfare Turdus pilaris were in the North Field. Four Red Kite Milvus milvus were over the ridge to the east, with several Buzzard Buteo buteo and a Marsh Harrier Circus aeruginosus also present. Finally two adult Mediterranean Gull Larus melanocephalus were on Village Lake.

Birds (58)

Blackbird – Turdus merula
Black-headed Gull – Chroicocephalus ridibundus
Blue Tit – Cyanistes caeruleus
Buzzard – Buteo buteo
Carrion Crow – Corvus corone
Chaffinch – Fringilla coelebs
Collared Dove – Streptopelia decaocto
Common Gull – Larus canus
Coot – Fulica atra
Cormorant – Phalacrocorax carbo
Curlew – Numenius arquata
Dunnock – Prunella modularis
Feral Pigeon – Columba livia
Fieldfare – Turdus pilaris
Gadwall – Anas strepera
Goldfinch – Carduelis carduelis
Great Crested Grebe – Podiceps cristatus
Great Spotted Woodpecker – Dendrocopos major
Great Tit – Parus major
Green Woodpecker – Picus viridis
Greylag Goose – Anser anser
Herring Gull – Larus argentatus
House Sparrow – Passer domesticus
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
Meadow Pipit – Anthus pratensis
Mediterranean Gull – Larus melanocephalus
Moorhen – Gallinula chloropus
Mute Swan – Cygnus olor
Oystercatcher – Haematopus ostralegus
Pheasant – Phasianus colchicus
Pied Wagtail – Motacilla alba yarrellii
Pink-footed Goose – Anser brachyrhynchus
Pochard – Aythya ferina
Red Kite – Milvus milvus
Red-legged Partridge – Alectoris rufa
Redshank – Tringa totanus
Robin – Erithacus rubecula
Rook – Corvus frugilegus
Shelduck – Tadorna tadorna
Shoveler – Anas clypeata
Skylark – Alauda arvensis
Song Thrush – Turdus philomelos
Sparrowhawk – Accipiter nisus
Starling – Sturnus vulgaris
Stock Dove – Columba oenas
Teal – Anas crecca
Tree Sparrow – Passer montanus
Tufted Duck – Aythya fuligula
Wigeon – Anas penelope
Woodpigeon – Columba palumbus


Mammals (2)
Brown Hare – Lepus europaeus
European Rabbit – Oryctolagus cuniculus