North Cave Wetlands – 19/02/2020

A bright morning with a gentle westerly breeze. Temperature around six degrees C.

A pleasant walk around this morning, the highlights included the Marsh Tit along the east path. A Pink-footed Goose was in North Field. The Tundra Bean Goose came in from the north over the Dragonfly Ponds, alighting on the bank at the rear of Reedbed Lake. The Cetti’s Warbler was singing in the north-east corner of Reedbed Lake, along with a vocal Water Rail. Several Yellowhammer were west of the new workings, along with a couple of Roe Deer. A Buff-tailed Bumblebee was active along Dryham Lane.

Birds (56)

Aegithalos caudatus – Long-tailed Tit
Alauda arvensis – Skylark
Alcedo atthis – Kingfisher
Anas clypeata – Shoveler
Anas crecca – Teal
Anas penelope – Wigeon
Anas platyrhynchos – Mallard
Anas strepera – Gadwall
Anser anser – Greylag Goose
Anser brachyrhynchus – Pink-footed Goose
Anser fabalis rossicus – Tundra Bean Goose
Ardea cinerea – Grey Heron
Aythya ferina – Pochard
Aythya fuligula – Tufted Duck
Carduelis carduelis – Goldfinch
Cettia cetti – Cetti’s Warbler
Chroicocephalus ridibundus – Black-headed Gull
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 citrinella – Yellowhammer
Erithacus rubecula – Robin
Falco tinnunculus – Kestrel
Fringilla coelebs – Chaffinch
Fulica atra – Coot
Gallinago gallinago – Snipe
Gallinula chloropus – Moorhen
Haematopus ostralegus – Oystercatcher
Larus canus – Common Gull
Linaria cannabina – Linnet
Parus major – Great Tit
Passer domesticus – House Sparrow
Passer montanus – Tree Sparrow
Phalacrocorax carbo – Cormorant
Phasianus colchicus – Pheasant
Pica pica – Magpie
Picus viridis – Green Woodpecker
Podiceps cristatus – Great Crested Grebe
Poecile palustris – Marsh Tit
Prunella modularis – Dunnock
Rallus aquaticus – Water Rail
Sturnus vulgaris – Starling
Tachybaptus ruficollis – Little Grebe
Tadorna tadorna – Shelduck
Tringa totanus – Redshank
Troglodytes troglodytes – Wren
Turdus iliacus – Redwing
Turdus merula – Blackbird
Turdus pilaris – Fieldfare
Vanellus vanellus – Lapwing

Bees (1)
Bombus terrestris – Buff-tailed Bumblebee

Mammals (1)
Capreolus capreolus – Roe Deer