North Cave Wetlands – 29/11/2019

A mainly sunny morning with a gentle north-westerly breeze blowing. Temperature around five degrees C.

Highlight of the day was a male Blackcap found along the western path in the north-west corner where a small number of Siskin were also present. Twenty Pink-footed Geese dropped onto Main Lake with the Greylag Geese coming in from the North Field, the “Pinks” only staying for a short while before heading back to the field. A Marsh Harrier moved north over the western side of Main Lake. A couple of Curlew were in North Field. A single Little Egret was on Island Lake, along with 26 Redshank and three Shelduck. A Coal Tit and Marsh Tit were visiting the Maize Field feeders.

Birds (57)

Accipiter nisus – Sparrowhawk
Alauda arvensis – Skylark
Anas clypeata – Shoveler
Anas crecca – Teal
Anas penelope – Wigeon
Anas platyrhynchos – Mallard
Anas strepera – Gadwall
Anser anser – Greylag Goose
Anser brachyrhynchus – Pink-footed Goose
Anthus pratensis – Meadow Pipit
Ardea cinerea – Grey Heron
Aythya ferina – Pochard
Aythya fuligula – Tufted Duck
Buteo buteo – Buzzard
Carduelis carduelis – Goldfinch
Chroicocephalus ridibundus – Black-headed Gull
Circus aeruginosus – Marsh Harrier
Columba livia – Feral Pigeon/Rock Dove
Columba oenas – Stock Dove
Columba palumbus – Woodpigeon
Corvus corone – Carrion Crow
Corvus frugilegus – Rook
Corvus monedula – Jackdaw
Cyanistes caeruleus – Blue Tit
Cygnus olor – Mute Swan
Egretta garzetta – Little Egret
Emberiza schoeniclus – Reed Bunting
Erithacus rubecula – Robin
Falco tinnunculus – Kestrel
Fringilla coelebs – Chaffinch
Fulica atra – Coot
Gallinago gallinago – Snipe
Gallinula chloropus – Moorhen
Larus canus – Common Gull
Numenius arquata – Curlew
Parus major – Great Tit
Passer domesticus – House Sparrow
Passer montanus – Tree Sparrow
Periparus ater – Coal Tit
Phasianus colchicus – Pheasant
Pica pica – Magpie
Podiceps cristatus – Great Crested Grebe
Poecile palustris – Marsh Tit
Prunella modularis – Dunnock
Pyrrhula pyrrhula – Bullfinch
Regulus regulus – Goldcrest
Spinus spinus – Siskin
Sturnus vulgaris – Starling
Sylvia atricapilla – Blackcap
Tachybaptus ruficollis – Little Grebe
Tadorna tadorna – Shelduck
Tringa totanus – Redshank
Troglodytes troglodytes – Wren
Turdus iliacus – Redwing
Turdus merula – Blackbird
Turdus philomelos – Song Thrush
Vanellus vanellus – Lapwing