Posted: Thursday 1st December 2016 by Potteric

Wren - credit Barry Wardley Wren - credit Barry Wardley

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31st December - Saturday

  • 1 Sparrowhawk - seen to catch a Starling from the murmuration
  • 1 Buzzard
  • c8000 Starling - went to roost at Huxter Well Marsh at 4.30pm (viewed from Hawthorn Bank Hide)

Records received from SB, RB


30th December - Friday

  • 4 Bittern- 2 from Duchess hide, one at Piper Marsh and one from Mitchell Hide
  • 1 Little egret - Huxter Well Marsh
  • 2 Marsh harrier- Huxter Well Marsh and Piper Marsh
  • 1 Sparrowhawk - Piper Marsh
  • 3 Buzzard - over Willow Bank
  • 1 Water rail - Willow Pool
  • 3 Snipe - Huxter Well Marsh
  • 6 Goldcrest
  • 2 Treecreeper - Willow Bank and Hawthorn Bank
  • c8000 Starling - went to roost at 4.40pm at Huxter Well Marsh
  • 14 Redwing - in to roost on Willow Bank
  • 2 Stonechat- Central Grassland (the sheep field)
  • 8 Bullfinch

Records received from SB, RB, KW and visitor reports


29th December - Thursday

frosty views along the access track - credit Richard Scott

view along the access track - credit Richard Scott

frosty Teasel - credit Richard Scott


  • 1 Kingfisher - over the pumping station
  • 1 Great spotted woodpecker - Young Eaa
  • BEARDED TITS- reported at Loverall Pool
  • 1 Chiffchaff- Access Track
  • 2 Nuthatch- Beeston Plantation

Records received from RJS and visitor reports


27th December - Tuesday

Goldcrest - credit Allen Holmes

Goldcrest - credit Allen Holmes


  • 4 Shelduck
  • 66 Wigeon
  • 218 Teal
  • 59 Shoveler
  • 2 Bittern- Huxter Well Marsh and Piper Marsh
  • 5 Little egret
  • 1 Great crested grebe - cell 3a
  • 1 Sparrowhawk
  • 3 Buzzard
  • 2 Water rail
  • 7 Common gull - pre roost
  • 35 Lesser black-backed gull - roosting
  • c200 Herring gull
  • 70 Great black-backed gull
  • 1 Barn owl- Loversall Pool
  • 2 Kingfisher - together in front of Mitchell Hife
  • 2 Great spotted woodpecker
  • 6 Goldcrest
  • 2 Willow tit- Willow Pool
  • 2 Chiffchaff- Access Track
  • 1 SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF- Access Track during the morning
  • 6-7000 Starling - went in to roost 4.30pm on the Lagoon
  • 2 Stonechat- pair at Central Grassland
  • 30 Goldfinch - Willow Bank
  • 21 Bullfinch

Buffer Area

  • 1 Water rail - Short Lane Fields
  • c100 Jackdaw - roosting at Low Ellers Curve

Records received from SB, RB, AA, RJS, SF, NN, CCR


26th December - Monday

  • 3 Shelduck
  • 37 Wigeon - cell 2a
  • 21 Cormorant - cell 1b
  • 3 Little egret
  • 1 Great crested grebe - cell 3a
  • 2 Sparrowhawk
  • 5 Buzzard
  • 2 Kestrel
  • 4 Snipe - 3 on cell 2a and one in the ditch near the VC
  • 1 Collared dove - over
  • 1 Green woodpecker - near Mitchell Hide
  • 2 Great spotted woodpecker - Willow Marsh and Beeston Plantation
  • 1 LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER- Beeston Plantation (MR)
  • 3 Coal tit
  • 2 Willow tit- Willow Pool and Willow Bank
  • 1 MARSH TIT- Willow Pool
  • 3 Chiffchaff- Access Track, Loversall Triangle and Childers Wood
  • 1 Nuthatch- Beeston Plantation
  • 4 Treecreeper - 2 at Willow Marsh and 2 at Piper Marsh
  • 30-40 Redwing - edge of Beeston Plantation
  • 5 Mistle thrush - Loversall Field
  • 3 Lesser redpoll

Other: 6 Roe deer

Mark clocked up a respectable 60 species in his annual Boxing Day dawn to dusk bird count.

Records received from MR, RJS, AH


24th December - Saturday

  • 300+ Greylag geese - arrived on Huxter Well Marsh late afternoon
  • 5 Shelduck - cell 1b
  • 54 Wigeon - cell 2a
  • 15 Cormorant - cell 1b
  • 4 Little egret - Lagoon
  • 1 Great crested grebe - cell 3a
  • 1 Marsh harrier- immature male seen on Huxter Well Marsh and from the VC
  • 1 Sparrowhawk - Huxter Well Marsh
  • 3 Buzzard - over M18
  • 1 Kestrel - Huxter Well Marsh
  • 5 Snipe - cell 2a
  • 24 Lesser black-backed gull - roosting
  • 330 Herring gull - roosting
  • 42 Great black-backed gull - roosting
  • 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker - Hawthorn Bank and near Loversall delph
  • 1 LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER- Loversall Delph (HW)
  • c60 Jackdaw - seen distantly over Manor Farm
  • 2 Coal tit - Willow Pool 
  • 1 Willow tit- Willow Pool
  • 1 MARSH TIT- Willow Pool
  • 4 Meadow pipit - Central Grassland
  • 2 Cetti's warbler - singing on Huxter Well Marsh
  • c20 Long-tailed tit - Hawthorn Bank 
  • 3 Siskin 

Records received from SB, RB, HW, RJS, IH, JH 


23rd December - Friday

  • 5 Shelduck - Lagoon
  • 21 Wigeon - cell 2a
  • 200 Teal - 50 on cell 2a and 150 on the Lagoon
  • c30 Pochard - cell 2a
  • 1 Bittern- flew across the Lagoon
  • 1 Little egret - cell 1a
  • 2 Buzzard - over M18
  • 2 Kestrel - Huxter Well Marsh and in front of the VC
  • 9 Snipe - in a tight group on an island on cell 2a
  • 1 Chiffchaff- in a large tit flock in Loversall Triangle

Other: Fox hunting in front of St Caths Hide

Records received from SB, RB 


22nd December - Thursday

  • 3-400 Greylag geese - Huxter Well Marsh
  • 5 Shelduck - on the Lagoon late afternoon
  • 10 Wigeon - cell 2a
  • 10 Cormorant - cell 1b
  • 2 Marsh Harrier- cc and a juv male, seen at Willow Marsh, Piper Marsh and Huxter Well Marsh
  • 1 Sparrowhawk
  • 1 Water rail - calling at the Lagoon
  • 15 Snipe - 7 on cell 2a and 8 took off from Decoy Lake first thing
  • 2 Kingfisher - one hover fishing in front of Tofield Hide and one on the Mother Drain
  • 1 Great spotted woodpecker - Piper Marsh path
  • 1 Jay - Willow Pool
  • 2 Coal tit - Willow Pool feeders
  • 3 Willow tit- 2 at Willow Pool feeders including the ringed bird and one along the Access Track
  • 1 MARSH TIT- Willow Pool feeders
  • 3 Cetti's warbler
  • 4 Chiffchaff- 2 in a large mixed tit flock near Loversall Pool Hide may have included the Sibe, also 2 at the pumping station end of the Access Track
  • c8000 Starling - went in to roost at the Lagoon at 4.15pm
  • 3 Redpoll - over Willow Pool
  • 1 Siskin - over the compound

Records received from SB, RB, JHo, JA, NN, AD, RJS 


21st December - Wednesday

  • 1 LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER- seen late morning near the old Field Centre/Willow Pool Hide (JB)
  • 1 Willow tit- Willow Pool
  • 1 MARSH TIT- Willow Pool
  • 1 SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF- several sightings along the access track

Records received per AD


20th December - Tuesday

  • 1 Pink-footed goose- with the Greylags on Huxter Well Marsh
  • 1 Bittern- Huxter Well Marsh
  • 6 Little egret - West Scrape
  • 1 Marsh harrier- Huxter Well Marsh
  • 2 Buzzard
  • 11 Snipe - Huxter Well Marsh
  • 1 Common gull - Huxter Well Marsh
  • 1 Kingfisher - over Decoy Lake and on Mother Drain
  • 1 Green woodpecker - in front of Mitchell Hide
  • 14 Goldcrest - 7 along Willow Bank, 3 in St Caths Copse and 4 along the Access Track
  • 1 Willow tit- Willow Pool
  • 1 MARSH TIT- Willow Pool
  • 1 Chiffchaff- along the Access Track with the Siberian chiffchaff
  • 1 SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF- seen along the Access Track in the morning and lunchtime
  • 2 Stonechat- seen at both St Caths Field and Central Grassland
  • 50 Redwing - Loversal Carr Field
  • 3 Mistle thrush - Loversal Carr Field
  • 3 Meadow pipit - landed in front of Mitchell Hide
  • 3 Siskin - near Willow Pool

Other: Fox

Records received from SB, DC, HW, MB, PG, DH, GC, KW, SP 


19th December - Monday

  • 5 Shelduck - cell 1b
  • 27 Wigeon - cell 2a
  • 2 Bittern- Huxter Well Marsh
  • 1 Buzzard
  • 1 Kestrel
  • 1 Barn owl- seen 3 times from Beeston Hide
  • 11 Snipe - cell 2a
  • 1 CASPIAN GULL- adult came in to roost at 3.45 (SB, RB)
  • 9 Great black-backed gull - roosting
  • 1 Willow tit- Willow Pool
  • 1 MARSH TIT- Willow Pool
  • 4 Cetti's Warbler - one at Willow Marsh and 3 at Huxter Well Marsh
  • 4000+ Starling - went in to roost on the Lagoon
  • 2 Stonechat- on the fence posts in St Caths Field
  • 1 Greenfinch - VC feeders
  • 4 Reed bunting - feeding on reeds at cell 3a

Records received from SB, RB, AW, visitor reports


18th December - Sunday

  • c60 Pink-footed geese - west at 10.50. Seen distantly but assumed to be pinkies
  • 4 Shelduck
  • 13 Wigeon
  • 230 Teal
  • 70 Shoveler
  • 30 Pochard
  • 2 Bittern- seen at the same time from Hawthorn Bank Hide
  • 1 Great crested grebe
  • 1 Marsh harrier- imm male
  • 1 Sparrowhawk
  • 2 Buzzard
  • 3 Golden plover - circled around with the lapwings but departed west
  • 500+ Lapwing
  • 22 Snipe
  • 1 Barn owl- seen from the visitor centre early afternoon
  • 2+ Kingfisher - seen on the Mother Drain, Huxter Well Marsh and from the visitor centre
  • 2 Great spotted woodpecker
  • c20 Goldcrest - including 7 together along the Access Track at dusk
  • 3 Willow tit- Willow Pool
  • 1 MARSH TIT- Willow Pool
  • 1+ BEARDED TIT- heard from Hawthorn Bank Hide
  • 5 Chiffchaff- near Cottage Drain Hide, Willow Bank, Compound and the Access Track (2)
  • 2 SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF- one along the Access Track (RJS) and another along Willow Bank (SB, RB, MR). Both were seen well and heard giving the 'peep' call. Both were in the company of common chiffchaffs. The first records of this subspecies for the reserve.
  • 1 Treecreeper - Willow Bank
  • 1 Pied wagtail - West Scrape
  • 4 Meadow pipit - Central Grassland
  • c15 Bullfinch
  • 4 Lesser redpoll - St Caths Copse
  • 10 Goldfinch
  • 1 Siskin - over

Records received from RJS, SB, RB, MR, AW


17th December - Saturday

Caspian gull (right of centre) - credit Richard Scott

Bearded tits - credit Kev Dunnington

Caspian gull (right of centre) - credit Richard Scott

Bearded tits - credit Kev Dunnington


  • 5 Shelduck
  • 9 Wigeon
  • 35 Pochard
  • 20 Tufted duck
  • 5+ Little egret
  • 2 Marsh harrier
  • 1 Sparrowhawk
  • 5 Buzzard
  • 1 Kestrel
  • 450 Lapwing - West Scrape
  • 13 Snipe - Huxter Well Marsh including 11 from Hawthorn Bank Hide
  • 600+ Black-headed gull - cell 2b at dusk
  • 4 Common gull - cell 2b
  • 15 Lesser black-backed gull - cell 2b at dusk
  • c400 Herring gull - cell 2b at dusk
  • 1 CASPIAN GULL- adult came in to roost on cell 2b at 3.05pm (RJS)
  • 4 Great black-backed gull - cell 2b at dusk
  • 2000+ Woodpigeon - seen distantly towards Parrots Corner
  • 1 Coal tit - Willow Pool
  • 3 Willow tit- at Willow Pool, including a ringed bird and a shabby looking bird
  • 1 MARSH TIT- Willow Pool
  • 2 BEARDED TIT- pair showed briefly in front of Mitchell Hide
  • 2 Chiffchaff- heard calling between Loversall Triangle and Stilling Pond
  • 2 Treecreeper - Loversall Bank

Buffer Area

  • 1 Buzzard - Short Lane Fields
  • 1 Chiffchaff - calling at Short Lane Fields
  • 10 Redwing - Short Lane Fields

Records receieved from RJS, HW, SB, RB


16th December - Friday

  • 1 Kingfisher
  • 1 Great spotted woodpecker
  • 1 Brambling

Other: Fox

Records received from BT and JE (VC logbook)


15th December - Thursday

  • 2 BEARDED TIT- a pair along the ring main beside Huxter Well Marsh

Records received from MR


14th December - Wednesday

  • Red admiral- Black Carr Field

Records received via FaceBook


13th December - Tuesday

  • 18 Mute swan
  • 400+ Greylag geese
  • 3 Canada geese
  • 5 Shelduck
  • 5 Wigeon
  • 68 Gadwal
  • 321+ Teal
  • 52 Mallard
  • 23 Shoveler
  • 2 Red-crested pochard- pair on cell 3b
  • 40+ Pochard
  • 25+ Tufted duck
  • 12 Cormorant
  • 2+ Bittern- sightings at Huxter Well Marsh and Piper Marsh
  • 2 Little egret
  • 2 Grey heron
  • 1 Marsh harrier
  • 1 Sparrowhawk
  • 80+ Coot
  • 400 Lapwing - West Scrape
  • 12 Snipe - from Hawthorn Bank Hide
  • 2 Lesser black-backed gull
  • 1 Great spotted woodpecker on Loversal Bank
  • 1 Jay
  • 8+ Goldcrest
  • 2 Willow tit- Willow Pool
  • 2 Chiffchaff- Access Track
  • 4 Meadow pipit - Central Grassland

Records received from KL, SB, DC, SC, HW


11th December - Sunday

  • 14 Wigeon - cell 2a
  • 2 Red-crested pochard- pair on cell 3a
  • 1 Bittern- Piper Marsh
  • 1 Marsh harrier- Huxter Well Marsh
  • 1 Sparrowhawk
  • 6 Buzzard
  • 1 Kestrel
  • 2 Water rail - Piper Marsh and Willow Pool
  • 6 Snipe - cell 2a
  • 12 Goldcrest
  • 1 MARSH TIT- Willow Pool
  • 7 Redwing - Loversal Bank
  • 2 Stonechat- pair in St Caths Field close to the path

Records received from SB, RB, DC, SBu, D&JH


10th December - Saturday

record shot of the Caspian Gull at dusk - credit Richard Scott

Caspian Gull - credit Richard Scott


  • 4 Shelduck
  • 11 Wigeon
  • 380 Teal
  • 2 Red-crested pochard- male and female on cell 2b
  • 2 Bittern- Huxter Well Marsh
  • 3 Little egret
  • 1 Marsh harrier
  • 1 Sparrowhawk
  • 5 Buzzard
  • 1 Kestrel
  • 1+ Peregrine- a juv over Huxter Well Marsh and one over the Visitor Centre
  • 4 Water rail
  • 6 Snipe - cell 2a
  • 4 Lesser black-backed gull
  • c500 Herring gull
  • possible hybrid Great black-backed x Herring gull - an adult in the roost was the size of GBBG but the wings/back were between GBBG and HG in tone, more like Yellow-legged gull
  • 1 CASPIAN GULL- 1cy arrived at the roost on cell 1b at 3.45pm (RJS)
  • 7 Great black-backed gull
  • 2 Kingfisher
  • 2 Great spotted woodpecker - Beeston Plantation and Hawthorn Field
  • 18 Goldcrest
  • 1 Willow tit- Willow pool
  • 2 BEARDED TIT- both males in the Cottage Drain area (CH)
  • 9 Cetti's warbler
  • 5 Chiffchaff- Willow Pool, Willow Bank, Big Hedge, Ring Main and Piper Marsh
  • 1 Treecreeper - St Caths Copse
  • 190 Fieldfare - S
  • 340 Redwing - S
  • 1 Meadow pipit
  • 10+ Bullfinch
  • 5 Redpoll - over Cottage Drain

Records received from SB, RB, RJS, GBo, HW, MAB, CH, DW 


9th December - Friday

Bittern (taken at Piper Marsh on Sunday) - credit Malcolm Cook

Bittern - credit Malcolm Cook


  • 1-2 Bittern- Huxter Well Marsh
  • 1 Marsh harrier- male
  • 150+ Lapwing - West Scrape
  • 1 Barn owl- Willow Marsh
  • 1 MARSH TIT- Willow Pool feeders

Records received from DC, AR, SF


8th December - Thursday

Bittern - credit Kieron Wobschall

Bittern - credit Kieron Wobschall


  • 1 Pink-footed goose
  • White-fronted geese- reported
  • 2 Bittern- Huxter Well Marsh

Records received from MF, visitor reports per AD


7th December - Wednesday

  • 4 Little egret - West Scrape
  • 4 WHITE-FRONTED GEESE- adult and 3 young ( albifrons ) on cell 1b with a few hundred Greylags (RJS, AD)
  • 1 Water rail - walked across the embankment near Mitchell Hide
  • c50 Golden plover - flying around Huxter Well Marsh
  • 30 Fieldfare - W

Records received from RJS, AD

White-fronted goose takes the year list to 164 species. Only the 3rd record, the last being in 2008.

Monday's and Tuesday's sightings have been updated (Lesser spotted woodpecker and Bearded tit)


6th December - Tuesday

Cormorant - credit Kieron Wobschall

Cormorant - credit Kieron Wobschall


  • 22 Pochard - cell 2a
  • 1 Bittern- cell 3a
  • 2 Little egret
  • 1 Sparrowhawk
  • 1 Kestrel
  • 1 Water rail - Willow Pool
  • 1 Kingfisher
  • 1 Great spotted woodpecker - Loversal Pool/Willow Bank
  • 1 Green woodpecker - near Mitchell Hide
  • 2 Jay - Willow Bank
  • 11+ Goldcrest
  • 1 Willow tit- Willow Pool
  • 1 MARSH TIT- Willow Pool
  • 3 BEARDED TIT- Reedbed Filtration Ponds
  • 2 Cetti's warbler
  • 2 Treecreeper - Willow Bank
  • 2 Stonechat- St Caths Field
  • 13 Bullfinch
  • 20+ Goldfinch - Beeston Plantation

Records received from KL, SB, DC, SBu, ST, BT, MB, AD 


5th December - Monday

Bittern (taken from Mitchell Hide on Sunday) - credit Kev Dunnington

Bittern - credit Kev Dunnington


  • 1 Pink-footed goose- with the large flock of Greylags
  • 1 Bittern- flew from cell 1a to cell 2a.
  • 1 Little egret - Huxter Well Marsh
  • 1 Marsh harrier- imm male seen at Huxter Well Marsh and Decoy Lake
  • 3 Buzzard - not a bad total considering the mist!
  • 2 Water rail - calling on the Lagoon
  • 2 Snipe - Huxter Well Marsh
  • 1 LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER- at Willow Pool ( per VC logbook)
  • c10 Goldcrest
  • 3 Cetti's warbler
  • 1 Chiffchaff- calling in Old Eaa
  • 2 Stonechat- on the fence near the cows at St Caths field
  • Goldfinch - small flock
  • Siskin - a few

Records received from SB, AD


4th December - Sunday

Marsh tit, Willow tit and Tawny owl - credit Steve Furber

Marsh tit - credit Steve Furber

Willow tit - credit Steve Furber

Tawny Owl - credit Steve Furber


  • 5 Shelduck
  • 27 Wigeon
  • 69 Pochard - cell 2a
  • 1 Aythya hybrid - female on cell 2a
  • 3+ Bittern- one at Piper Marsh and at least 2 at Huxter Well Marsh
  • 5 Little egret - together on cell 2b
  • 1 Marsh harrier- imm male at Huxter Well Marsh
  • 5 Buzzard
  • 2 Kestrel
  • 2 Water rail
  • 10 Moorhen - Willow Pool
  • 5 Snipe - Huxter Well Marsh
  • 1 Tawny Owl - Access Track
  • 1 Kingfisher - Piper Marsh
  • 1 Great spotted woodpecker - Young Eaa
  • 3 Willow tit- Willow Pool feeders (including a very shabby looking bird)
  • 1 MARSH TIT- Willow Pool feeders
  • 4 Cetti's warbler
  • 4 Chiffchaff- 2 along the Access Track and 2 in Willow Marsh
  • 2 Treecreeper - St Caths Copse
  • 3 Stonechat- St Caths Field on the fence next to cell 2b
  • 5 Fieldfare - 4 S, 1 N
  • 4 Mistle thrush - Loversall Carr
  • 1 Meadow pipit - Huxter Well Marsh

Records received from RJS, SB, RF, DC, SBu, AA 


3rd December - Saturday

Dunnock - credit Malcolm Cook

Dunnock - credit Malcolm Cook


  • 4 Shelduck
  • 59 Pochard - cell 2a
  • 2 Aythya hybrid - drake Pochard x Tufted duck and a female hybrid on cell 2a
  • 1 Goldeneye- cell 1b
  • 1+ Bittern- seen from Duchess Hide and one flew to cell 1b
  • 3 Little egret
  • 1 GREAT WHITE EGRET- (LF) ( per VC logbook)
  • 1 Marsh harrier- Huxter Well Marsh
  • 2 Sparrowhawk
  • 2 Buzzard
  • 2 Water rail
  • 1 Green sandpiper- over Loversall Pool calling
  • 34 Lesser black-backed gull - cell 1b at dusk
  • c300 Herring gull - cell 1b at dusk
  • 9 Great black-backed gull - cell 1b at dusk
  • 1 Tawny owl - Hawthorn Field
  • 1 Kingfisher
  • 1 Great spotted woodpecker
  • 6 Goldcrest
  • 3 Coal tit
  • 1 MARSH TIT- Willow Pool feeders
  • 1 BEARDED TIT- seen and heard at Willow Marsh
  • 1 Chiffchaff- calling along the Access Track
  • 3 Treecreeper
  • c500 Starling - flying around Huxter Well Marsh at dusk
  • c15 Redwing - over Piper Marsh
  • 1 Mistle thrush - St Caths Field
  • 2 Stonechat- pair on the fence at St Caths Field
  • 1 Pied wagtail
  • c10 Lesser redpoll - over in singles
  • c20 Goldfinch - pumping station area

Other: 1 Water vole, 2 Fox, 2 Roe deer

Records received from RJS, CH, DW, LF


2nd December - Friday

female Pheasant - credit Andrew Winfield

female Pheasant - credit Andrew Winfield


  • 1 Pink-footed goose- with the c500 Greylags on cell 1b
  • 3 Shelduck
  • 1 Bittern- seen from Duchess Hide
  • 1 Green sandpiper- flew over Huxter Well Marsh calling
  • 1 Great spotted woodpecker - Piper Marsh Scrub
  • 1+  Willow tit- Willow Pool feeders
  • 1 MARSH TIT- Willow Pool feeders
  • 1 Chiffchaff- calling along the Access Track
  • c30 Lesser redpoll - near the pumping station

Buffer Area

  • 1 Buzzard - Short Lane Fields
  • c200 Woodpigeon - roosting in the trees on Low Ellers curve
  • 3000 Starling - dropped in on Low Ellers at 4.10pm but without putting on a display
  • 2 Redwing, 3 Blackbird and a Mistle Thrush - Short Lane Fields
  • 6 Siskin - Short Lane
  • 10 Goldfinch - Short Lane

Records received from RJS, SB, RB, visitor reports

Yesterday's sightings have been updated


1st December - Thursday

The new Visitor Centre and the old Tea Room - credit Malcolm Cook

Visitor Centre - credit Malcolm Cook

Old Team Room - credit Malcolm Cook


  • 2 Sparrowhawk - harassing the starlings
  • 3 Chiffchaff- Access Track (2) and Willow Marsh next to Loversall Bank
  • 100 Carrion crow - pre-roost gathering in the trees beside Loversall Pool at dusk
  • c3000 Starling

Records received from MR, DC, SBu

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