Posted: Sunday 1st October 2017 by Potteric

Earthstar - credit Derek Parker Earthstar - credit Derek Parker

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31st October - Tuesday

  • 3 Whooper swan- one on Decoy Lake and 2 on West Scrape
  • 9 Shelduck
  • c25 Wigeon
  • c35 Gadwall
  • c180 Teal
  • 52 Shoveler
  • 38 Pochard
  • 18 Tufted duck
  • 1 Goldeneye- female on cell 2b
  • 2 Bittern
  • 3 Little egret
  • 4 Grey heron
  • 3 Little grebe
  • 3 Great crested grebe
  • 2 Marsh harrier
  • 1 Sparrowhawk
  • 4 Buzzard
  • 3 Kestrel
  • 128 Golden plover
  • c2oo Lapwing
  • 1 Black-tailed godwit- West Scrape
  • 1 Dunlin
  • 1 Green sandpiper- Lagoon
  • 2 Woodcock- Black Carr Field and the pool near old warden's car park
  • 8 Snipe
  • 1 SHORT-EARED OWL- photos received of one high over the Education Centre just after 3pm (Jim Ashton)
  • 2 Kingfisher
  • 2 Great spotted woodpecker - Beeston Plantation
  • 2 Raven- N
  • 2 Jay
  • 10 Goldcrest
  • 2 Coal tit
  • 1 Willow tit
  • 4 Cetti's warbler
  • 1 Treecreeper - VC
  • 47 Fieldfare - SW
  • 12 Redwing
  • 1 Pied wagtail
  • 14 Bullfinch
  • 10 Goldfinch

Records received from KL, MAB, PG, DH, DC SB SBu, GD, DB, visitor reports


30th October - Monday

Wrinkled peach fungi - credit Derek Parker

Wrinkled peach fungi - credit Derek Parker


  • 1 Marsh harrier- Huxter Well Marsh
  • 2 Kestrel
  • 1 Water rail - calling on Decoy Lake
  • 2 Great spotted woodpecker - Beeston Plantation and Cottage Drain
  • 2 Jay - Cottage Drain
  • 5 Goldcrest
  • 1 Willow tit- Access Track
  • 5 Cetti's warbler
  • 1 Treecreeper - Old Eaa path
  • 8 Fieldfare - W
  • 5 Redwing - feeding on berries
  • 1 Lesser redpoll - with 12 Goldfinch along Decoy Marsh path
  • 3 Bullfinch
  • 2 Reed bunting - Reedbed Filtration Ponds

Records received from SB, RB


29th October - Sunday

Black tern and Whooper swan - credit James Burton

Black tern - credit James Burton

Whooper swan - credit James Burton


  • 1 Whooper swan- Decoy Lake
  • 2 Shelduck
  • 74 Wigeon
  • 2 Bittern
  • 9 Little egret
  • 2 Marsh harrier
  • 2 Sparrowhawk
  • 5 Buzzard
  • 4 Kestrel - 2 at Loversall Field and 2 at Huxter Well Marsh
  • 2 Peregrine- pair at Huxter Well Marsh
  • 3 Water rail - Loversall Pool, Old Eaa and the Lagoon
  • 25 Golden plover - West Scrape
  • 1 Black-tailed godwit- West Scrape
  • 1 Dunlin - West Scrape
  • 1 BLACK TERN- juv still present mainly in front of Tofield Hide. It also managed to evade capture when the pair of peregrines chased it.
  • 1 Kingfisher
  • 9 Goldcrest
  • 7 Cetti's warbler
  • 3 Treecreeper - Hawthorn Bank, Hawthorn Field and Young Eaa
  • 15000+Starling - started to gather at 4.20pm and went in to roost at 4.45pm on cell 4
  • 2 Stonechat- a pair at the western end of the ring main (Huxter Well Marsh)
  • 1 HAWFINCH- flew up from trees along Piper Marsh Drain at about 1.15pm (RJS). At 3.10pm, presumably the same bird was in a pine tree in Black Carr Field but flew off calling over the railway line (KR). The first record since 1997.
  • 2 Greenfinch - one over and one near the VC
  • 9 Lesser redpoll - 6 near Piper Marsh Hide and 3 S
  • 2 Siskin

Buffer Area - Carr Lodge

  • 1 Tawny owl - calling at dusk

Records received from RJS, JA, SB, RB, JB, KR, JK, MR, visitor reports

Hawfinch takes the year list to 163 species


28th October - Saturday

Starling murmuration from Thursday night - credit Keith Horton

Starling murmuration from Thursday night - credit Keith Horton


  •  1 Whooper swan- Decoy Lke
  • c100 Pink-footed geese- SW over iPort at 1.20pm
  • 3 Shelduck - Huxter Well Marsh
  • 70 Wigeon - Lagoon and cell 2a
  • 59 Pochard
  • 1 Bittern
  • 2 Marsh harrier
  • 2 Sparrowhawk
  • 2 Kestrel
  • 38 Golden plover - West Scrape
  • 1 Black-tailed godwit- West Scrape
  • 16+ Snipe - Huxter Well Marsh
  • 1 BLACK TERN- juv in front of Tofield Hide
  • 273 Fieldfare - W
  • 57 Redwing - mainly W
  • 7 Brambling- 1 calling over Willow Marsh, 3 SW, 3 SW. The last 3 landed in bushes near Tofield Hide
  • 2 Lesser redpoll - St Caths Field
  • 2 Siskin - Young Eaa

Other: 1 Red admiral

Records received from RJS, DW, PKG, CN, MAB


27th October - Friday

Black tern - credit Adrian Andruchiw

Black-tailed godwit - credit Keith Horton

Small copper - credit Darren Wozencroft

Black tern - credit Adrian Andruchiw

Black-tailed godwit - credit Keith Horton

Small copper - credit Darren Wozencroft


  • 3 Whooper swan- landed on cell 1b at 4.20pm
  • 8 Shelduck - Huxter Well Marsh
  • 26 Wigeon - Huxter Well Marsh
  • 1 Bittern- Huxter Well Marsh
  • 8 Little egret - 5 on the Lagoon and 3 S at dusk
  • 5 Water rail - birds calling at Decoy Marsh, Old Eaa, Lagoon, cell 2a and West Scrape
  • 4 RED KITE- W over Seven Arches Carr at 4.30pm, but after being mobbed by a crow they gained height and drifted off E
  • 2 Marsh harrier- Huxter Well Marsh
  • 1 Sparrowhawk - a large female
  • 1+ Peregrine- one over the iPort and one mobbed a marsh harrier at Huxter Well Marsh
  • 2 Kestrel
  • 107 Golden plover - West Scrape
  • c600 Lapwing - Huxter Well Marsh
  • 1 Black-tailed godwit- West Scrape
  • 1 Green sandpiper- flying around cell 3a
  • 11 Snipe - Huxter Well Marsh
  • 1 BLACK TERN- juv mainly in front of Tofield Hide
  • c1000 Black-headed gull - cell 1b at dusk but most flew off towards Lakeside
  • 8 Common gull - cell 1b at dusk
  • c50 Lesser black-backed gull - cell 1b at dusk
  • 265 Herring gull - cell 1b at dusk
  • 7 Great black-backed gull - cell 1b at dusk
  • 2 Kingfisher
  • 5 Goldcrest
  • 1 Coal tit - near Pumping Station
  • 2 Treecreeper - Piper Marsh Scrub and Black Carr Wood
  • 5000+ Starling - murmuration over Huxter Well Marsh at dusk. Went to roost at cell 4 at 5.45pm
  • 164 Fieldfare - W (including a flock of 110)
  • 1 Siskin - near Pumping Station

Butterflies: 1 Small copper, 1 Comma, 1 Peacock, 4 Red admiral

Records received from DW, RJS, AA, DC

Colour-ringed Common sandpiper(seen on 24th June). Details received from Dr Stuart Sharp, Lancaster University.

This bird was ringed as part of a project I run with a PhD student which aims to look at why common sandpipers are declining. The breeding season work is based on the Lune catchment around Sedbergh, Cumbria, in Yorkshire Dales NP.

AT is a particularly interesting bird, and your sighting is very helpful as it is the first record we have of the bird since it disappeared from our study site.

It was ringed as an adult (i.e. not a chick – we cannot age it beyond that) at a place called Corn Close in Dentdale, to the SE of Sedbergh, on 3/5/17. The nest at this site was unfortunately flooded before we could confirm the identity of the parents, but we are pretty sure that one of them was AT. My student found what was presumably a replacement nest in the same territory, but amazingly this one also failed before we could establish what was going on – these were the only nests where this happened all year! This second nest failed on 19/6/17, so it is entirely possible that AT was one of the parents and that this bird then left the breeding grounds immediately after failure i.e. in time to be seen by you on 24th. 


26th October - Thursday

Kingfisher - credit Mick Woodward

Kingfisher - credit Mick Woodward


  • 9 Whooper swan- one on Decoy Lake in the morning and 8 south at 10.45am
  • 42 Pochard - Huxter Well Marsh
  • 26 Cormorant - cell 1b
  • 2 Bittern- Huxter Well Marsh
  • 16 Little egret - Huxter Well Marsh
  • 3 Marsh harrier
  • 1 Water rail - Lagoon
  • 145 Golden plover - West Scrape
  • 1 Black-tailed godwit- West Scrape
  • 21 Snipe - including 14 on cell 2a
  • 1 BLACK TERN- juv still present on Huxter Well Marsh mainly in front of Tofield Hide
  • 1 Kingfisher - Mother Drain
  • 1 Great spotted woodpecker - over Iron Bridge
  • 8 Goldcrest
  • 9 Cetti's warbler
  • 1 Chiffchaff - East Scrape
  • 2 Treecreeper - Hawthorn Bank and Black Carr Wood
  • Starling - thousands to roost near M18
  • 110 Redwing - mainly over
  • 1 Stonechat- male in the middle of Huxter Well Marsh
  • 13 Bullfinch
  • 1 Lesser redpoll - S
  • 17 Goldfinch - S
  • 12 Siskin - S

Records received from RJS, SB, RB, DW, MR, KH


Moth Trapping Report for Monday Night 23rd October

The highlight of Monday night’s trapping was undoubtedly the single Vestal
Rhodometra sacraria
, a migrant species and a new record for the reserve. This attractive and distinctive Geometer, with its lemon yellow forewings marked with a single diagonal line, is, in Yorkshire, more usually seen on the coast, especially at Spurn. It’s not a very rare migrant but it is unusual to see one this far away from the coast and we know of at least one other example trapped recently in South Yorkshire. Without doubt, these occurrences are the result of the recent strong southerly winds associated with Hurricane Ophelia and/or Storm Brian.

Gypsonoma dealbana is a common Tortricid species which normally has a single summer emergence in July and August, so it was a surprise to trap 2 examples in late October. Clearly, this had to be a second brood and, presumably, another example of change caused by global warming.

Other species trapped were more typical of late autumn and included, for example, November Moth, Large Wainscot, Red-green Carpet, The Sallow, Pink-barred Sallow and Yellow-line Quaker.

Ian & Janet Heppenstall


25th October - Wednesday

Black tern - credit Mick Woodward

Black tern - credit Mick Woodward


Black tern - credit Paul Paddock

Black tern - credit Paul Paddock

Black tern - credit Paul Paddock


  • 1 Bittern
  • 3 Marsh harrier- male, female and juv
  • 42 Golden plover - West Scrape
  • 3 Black-tailed godwit
  • 2 Snipe
  • 1 BLACK TERN- a juvenile was on Huxter Well Marsh for most of the day
  • 2 Kingfisher
  • Goldcrest - several in Beeston Plantation
  • 1 Willow tit- Willow Pool
  • 1 Treecreeper - edge of Beeston Plantation; several goldcrests, Beeston Plantation
  • 1 Yellow wagtail- a very late bird flew SE over Mitchell Hide in the afternoon. Heard calling before being seen.

Records received from TL, MR, MW, PP


24th October - Tuesday

  • 2 Shelduck
  • 75 Wigeon
  • 30 Pochard
  • 2 Bittern
  • 5 Little egret
  • 2+ Marsh harrier
  • 5+ Buzzard - including a pale bird which flew W
  • 3 Sparrowhawk
  • 37 Golden plover - West Scrape
  • 300 Lapwing - West Scrape
  • 3 Black-tailed godwit
  • 13 Snipe
  • 2 Kingfisher
  • 1 Great spotted woodpecker - Willow Pool
  • 1 Coal tit
  • 1 Willow tit- BCW
  • 7 Cetti's warbler
  • 2 Treecreeper
  • c50 Redwing
  • 1 Greenfinch - SW
  • 2 Linnet - S
  • 6 Lesser redpoll - over
  • 20 Goldfinch - VC

Records received from RJS, KL, MAB, BGAB, SB, DC, GD

Colour-ringed Avocet- one seen at Potteric Carr on 9th April 2017 had been ringed at Welney, Cambridgeshire in 2003


23rd October - Monday

  • 1 Whooper swan- on Decoy Lake from 4.30pm
  • c130 Canada geese - including the possible Todd's canada goose arrived on cell 1b at 1.30pm
  • 2 Shelduck
  • c25 Wigeon - Lagoon and cell 2a
  • c20 Pochard - cell 2a
  • 5 Little egret
  • 1 GREAT WHITE EGRET- on East Scrape but flew in the direction of West Scrape (AJe)
  • 1 Marsh harrier- imm male
  • 1 HARRIER sp - a ringtail (presumed Hen harrier) arrived high from N, circled twice, came towards Huxter Well Marsh and was then lost from view (DW)
  • 1 Sparrowhawk
  • 1 Kestrel
  • 85 Golden plover
  • 2 Black-tailed godwit
  • 3 Dunlin
  • 5 Snipe - 4 on cell 2a and one in front of the VC
  • 1 Yellow-legged gull- adult
  • 3 Goldcrest
  • 4 Cetti's warbler
  • 2 Kingfisher
  • 3 Redwing
  • c10 Lesser redpoll - Loversall Delph

Other: 3 Red Admiral 2 Migrant Hawker

Records received from DW, AW, AJe


22nd October - Sunday

Whooper swan - credit Richard Scott

Whooper swan - credit Richard Scott


  • 1 Whooper swan- Decoy Lake
  • 2 Shelduck - Huxter Well Marsh
  • 61 Wigeon - Huxter Well Marsh
  • 1 Bittern- cell 2a
  • 4 Little egret
  • 1 Marsh harrier
  • 6+ Buzzard
  • 1 Peregrine- one flew W low over Huxter Well Marsh
  • 6 Golden plover - over
  • 2 Black-tailed godwit- including the injured bird on West Scrape
  • 2 Dunlin- one on West Scrape and one came in from the east and landed on cell 1b for a minute before continuing west
  • 1 Greenshank- West Scrape
  • 1 Kingfisher
  • 1 Great spotted woodpecker - Willow Pool
  • 1 Willow tit- Cottage Drain
  • 60 Redwing - W
  • 1 Stonechat- male on Central Grassland

Buffer Area - iPort

  • 14 Little egret

Records received from RJS, DW, JK, MR, visitor reports


21st October - Saturday

possible Todd's canada goose on the left (phonescoped) - credit Richard Scott

Todd's canada goose (?) - credit Richard Scott

Todd's canada goose (?) - credit Richard Scott


  • 1 Whooper swan- Decoy Lake
  • Canada goose - a bird in the flock resembled the race interior known as Todd's canada goose (RJS, DW). Details will be sent to the BBRC.
  • 2 Shelduck - cell 1b
  • 58 Wigeon - Huxter Well Marsh
  • Aythya hybrid - female (Pochard x Tufted ?) on cell 2b
  • 2 Bittern- Huxter Well Marsh
  • 13 Little egret - gathered on the Lagoon late afternoon and headed S at dusk
  • 3 Marsh harrier- Huxter Well Marsh
  • 1 Water rail - calling at Old Eaa
  • 6 Golden plover - briefly on West Scrape
  • 3 Black-tailed godwit- including the injured bird on West Scrape
  • 1 Ruff- briefly on cell 1b
  • 1+ Dunlin- Lagoon and West Scrape
  • 1800 Black-headed gull - cell 1b/West Scrape at dusk
  • 10 Common gull - cell 1b/West Scrape at dusk
  • c90 Lesser black-backed gull - cell 1b/West Scrape at dusk
  • 41 Herring gull - 11 S and 30 on cell 1b/West Scrape at dusk
  • 2 Yellow-legged gull- adult on cell 1b at 4.05pm and a 2nd winter on cell 1b and later West Scrape at dusk
  • 2 Great black-backed gull - cell 1b
  • 1 Kingfisher
  • 2 Raven- landed in the dead oak at Huxter Well Marsh at 10.15, then departed E but returned SW at 10.50
  • 1 Willow tit- Willow Pool feeders
  • c1370 Starling - 170 SW and c1200 went to roost at cell 4
  • 2 Fieldfare - SW
  • 5 Song thrush - SW
  • 45 Redwing - SW
  • 12 Goldfinch - S
  • 5 Siskin - near the pumping station

Other: Red admiral, Speckled wood, Migrant hawker, Common darter

Records received from RJS, DW, AndyB, visitor reports


20th October - Friday

Hornet (taken on 17th) - credit Allen Holmes

Hornet - credit Allen Holmes


  • 1 Whooper swan- Decoy Lake in front of the VC
  • 250 Greylag geese - cell 1b
  • 70 Canada geese - cell 1b
  • 2 Shelduck - cell 1b
  • 35 Wigeon - cell 1b
  • 1 Bittern- cell 2a on Huxter Well Marsh
  • 3 Little egret
  • 3 Marsh harrier
  • 3 Sparrowhawk
  • 3 Buzzard
  • 1 Peregrine- S over Decoy Lake
  • 3 Water rail - one calling at Old Eaa and 2 on West Scrape
  • 12 Golden plover
  • 400 Lapwing
  • 2 Black-tailed godwit- West Scrape (one with a broken leg)
  • 2 Dunlin- West Scrape
  • 1 Greenshank- arrived on cell 1b at 2pm but moved to West Scrape
  • 1 Redshank - cell 1b/West Scrape
  • 19 Snipe
  • 3 Common gull - cell 1b
  • 2 Kingfisher
  • 2 Great spotted woodpecker - one over VC to Young Eaa and one at Beeston Plantation
  • 3 Jay
  • 9 Goldcrest
  • 2 Coal tit
  • 10 Skylark - over
  • 2 Chiffchaff - St Caths Copse/Willow Bank and Hawthorn Bank
  • 1 Nuthatch- Beeston Plantation
  • 3 Treecreeper
  • c150 Starling - SW quarter
  • 41 Fieldfare - SW
  • 3 Song thrush - one at Willow Marsh and 2 at Reedbed Filtration Ponds
  • 380 Redwing - SW quarter
  • 4 Mistle thrush - one singing in Beeston Plantation and 3 W
  • 2 Stonechat- male and female near Tofield Hide
  • 4 Tree sparrow- W over VC
  • 3 Pied wagtail
  • 1 Brambling- over Willow Bank
  • 22 Bullfinch - including a flock of 8 S
  • 4 Lesser redpoll - 2 over and singles at Piper Marsh and Loversall Bank
  • 7 Siskin - 2 over and 5 near the pumping station

Other: Weasel on the path near West Scrape Hide, Fox on West Scrape, 4 Red admiral, 1 Comma, 5 Migrant Hawker

Tree sparrow takes the year list to 162 species

Records received from DW, RJS


19th October - Thursday

Marsh harrier - credit Kev Dunnington

Stonechats (taken yesterday) - credit Paul Paddock

Marsh harrier - credit Kev Dunnington

Stonechats - credit Paul Paddock


  • 21 Mute swan
  • 2 Whooper swan- Loversall Pool and one circled over the M18
  • 88 Greylag geese
  • 3 Canada geese
  • 2 Shelduck
  • 25 Wigeon
  • c60 Gadwall
  • 2 Pintail- Lagoon
  • 34 Pochard
  • 19 Tufted duck
  • 1 Bittern
  • 11 Grey heron
  • 7 Little grebe
  • 4 Great crested grebe
  • 2 Marsh harrier- juv/female seen at Huxter Well Marsh and near the VC, imm male at Piper Marsh
  • 1 Sparrowhawk
  • 5 Water rail - calling at Old Eaa, West Scrape, cell 3b, Lagoon and Decoy Marsh
  • 33 Golden plover - West Scrape
  • 153 Lapwing - West Scrape
  • 1 Black-tailed godwit- West Scrape
  • 14 Snipe - including 10 on West Scrape and one killed by a female Sparrowhawk
  • 2 Common gull - cell 1b
  • 5 Lesser black-backed gull
  • 6 Herring gull
  • 2 Kingfisher
  • 1 Great spotted woodpecker - Willow Pool feeders
  • 6 Goldcrest
  • 2 Coal tit
  • 1 Willow tit
  • 1 Nuthatch- Beeston Plantation
  • 20 Blackbird - including at least 12 in Big Hedge
  • 1 Song thrush - Big Hedge
  • 106 Redwing - 11 in Big Hedge, 30 N, groups of 40 and 25 arrived at Seven Arches Carr at around 4pm
  • 2 Pied wagtail - West Scrape
  • 1 Meadow pipit - West Scrape
  • 6 Chaffinch
  • 20+ Goldfinch
  • 3 Reed bunting - West Scrape

Records received from SB, RB, DW, KD, DB, GD

Yesterday's sightings have been updated


18th October - Wednesday

Whooper swans - credit Paul Paddock

Golden plovers (taken yesterday) - credit Allen Holmes

Whooper swans - credit Paul Paddock

Golden plovers - credit Allen Holmes


  • 20+ Mute 2wan - cell 1b
  • 8 Whooper swan- 4 arrived on cell 1b at 10.20 and departed E at 11.45. 3 were on cell 1b in the afternoon. The bird from the filtration ponds has now moved to Old Eaa
  • 2 Shelduck
  • 10+ Cormorant - cell 1b
  • 2 Bittern
  • 3 Little egret
  • 5 Grey heron
  • 3 Marsh harrier- im male, female and juv
  • 2 Buzzard
  • 2 Sparrowhawk
  • 2 Water rail - heard from Duchess and Hawthorn Bank hides
  • 60 Golden plover - over
  • 1 Black-tailed godwit- West Scrape
  • 1 Green sandpiper- West Scrape
  • 12 Snipe - including 6 at West Scrape
  • 5 Stock dove
  • 1 Kingfisher
  • 1 Great spotted woodpecker
  • 5 Jay
  • 5 Goldcrest
  • 1 Coal tit
  • 1 Willow tit
  • 3 Skylark - over
  • 4 Cetti's warbler - heard
  • 1 Chiffchaff - Access Track
  • 3 Treecreeper
  • Starling - a murmuration of several thousand over Huxter Well Marsh late afternoon, plus 40 S
  • 7 Song thrush - mother drain
  • 6 Redwing - S
  • 2 Stonechat- male and female in front of Mitchell Hide
  • 2 Pied wagtail
  • 1 Greenfinch
  • 2 Lesser redpoll

Other: Roe deer, Bank vole, 14 grey squirrel

Records received from DW, DC, MR, PP


17th October - Tuesday

record shots of the Leach's petrel - credit Gary Dyson

Leach's petrel - credit Gary Dyson

Leach's petrel - credit Gary Dyson


  • 1 Whooper swan
  • 2 Shelduck
  • 20+ Wigeon
  • 40+ Gadwall
  • 250+ Teal
  • 130+ Shoveler
  • 65+ Pochard
  • 15+ Tufted duck
  • 1 LEACH'S PETREL- Ex-Hurricane Ophelia forced this seabird inland and it was seen in front of Tofield Hide from 2.15pm for 10mins before it headed off NNE (GD). This is the second record for the reserve, the first being in 2009. One was also seen flying N through Thrybergh CP at 9.25am. Due to the time difference it seems unlikely its the same bird.
  • 10 Little egret
  • 4 Grey heron
  • 7 Little grebe
  • 5 Great crested grebe
  • 3 Marsh harrier- male, female and juvenile
  • 1 Sparrowhawk
  • 1 Buzzard
  • 2 Kestrel
  • 13 Golden plover - West Scrape
  • 1 Black-tailed godwit- West Scrape
  • 8 Snipe
  • 1 Lesser black-backed gull
  • 1 Common gull
  • 1 Herring gull
  • 1 Kingfisher - Mother Drain
  • 2 Raven- SW at 11.45am
  • 2 Jay
  • 2 Coal tit
  • 2 Cetti's warbler
  • 1 Chiffchaff - St Caths Field/Hawthorn Bank
  • 3 Meadow pipit

Butterflies: 3 Red Admiral, 2 Small white, Green-veined white, Comma, Speckled wood and a Skipper species

Records received from KL, BW, PG, DH, DW, GD, AHo

Leach's petrel takes the year list to 161 species


16th October - Monday

  • 1 Whooper swan- Reedbed Filtration Ponds
  • 160 Greylag geese
  • 75 Canada geese
  • 2 Shelduck - West Scrape
  • 85 Pochard - including 74 in the south end of cell 2a
  • 15+ Little egret - 11 on the Lagoon and several birds over
  • 13 Grey heron - cell 1b
  • 1 BLACK-NECKED GREBE- a winter-plumaged bird on Loversall Pool was watched for 5 minutes until it flew off in the direction of Decoy Marsh/Old Eaa (AD)
  • 4 Marsh harrier- male and 2 juvs at Huxter Well Marsh, female at Loversall Pool
  • 1 Sparrowhawk
  • 4 Buzzard
  • 1 Kestrel
  • 279 Golden plover - West Scrape
  • 300 Lapwing
  • 1 Black-tailed godwit- West Scrape
  • 1 Green sandpiper- West Scrape
  • 7 Snipe
  • 3 Common Gull - cell 1b
  • 7 Lesser black-backed gull - cell 1b
  • 2 Great black-backed gull - cell 1b
  • 2 Stock dove
  • 2 Kingfisher
  • 1 Green woodpecker
  • 1 Great spotted woodpecker
  • 1 Jay
  • 1 Rook - N
  • 4 Goldcrest
  • 1 Willow tit- Willow Pool feeders
  • 2 Skylark - over
  • 3 Cetti's warbler
  • Starling - a steady trickle S and E
  • 1 Grey wagtail- Lagoon
  • 3 Pied wagtail
  • 3 Meadow pipit - over
  • 4 Brambling- SE over East Scrape
  • 1 Linnet
  • 6 Lesser redpoll - S
  • 1 Yellowhammer- male again from East Scrape screen, flying E
  • 2 Reed bunting

Other: 1 Weasel - Central Grassland perimeter path

Records received from SB, RB, DW, DC, AD


Moth Trapping Report for Sunday Night 15th October

Yellow-line Quaker - credit Derek Parker

Yellow-line Quaker - credit Derek Parker


Following a mild night, we were anticipating a healthy catch but it turned out to be disappointing. The only moth species which was present in quantity was the reed-feeding Large Wainscot. The rest of the catch comprised the following species:

Monopis weaverella (1), Ypsolopha ustella (1), Acleris variegana (1), November Moth (2), Red-green Carpet (2), Snout (5), Common Marbled Carpet (1), Pink-barred Sallow (2), Red-line Quaker (3), Yellow-line Quaker (1), Chestnut (1) and Green-brindled Crescent (1). These are all common moths of autumn.

Ian & Janet Heppenstall


15th October - Sunday

Common darter (taken on 10th) - credit Elaine Cowan

Whooper swan - credit Richard Scott

Common darter - credit Elaine Cowan

Whooper swan - credit Richard Scott


  • 1 Whooper swan- Reedbed Filtration Ponds
  • c100 Pink-footed geese- NW at 11.30am
  • 1 Shelduck - Lagoon
  • 32 Wigeon - Huxter Well Marsh
  • 206 Teal - Huxter Well Marsh
  • 218 Shoveler - Huxter Well Marsh
  • 43Cormorant - on the island on cell 1b
  • 7 Little egret
  • 6 Grey heron
  • 1 Marsh harrier- juv
  • 2 Sparrowhawk
  • c5 Buzzard
  • 3 Kestrel - together over Willow Marsh
  • 119 Golden plover - West Scrape
  • 530 Lapwing - Huxter Well Marsh
  • 13 Snipe - 12 at Huxter Well Marsh and one at Willow Marsh
  • 13 Goldcrest
  • 2 Willow tit- Willow Pool feeders
  • 24 Skylark - over
  • 1 Chiffchaff - St Caths Copse
  • 1 Blackcap - Piper Marsh path
  • 43 Redwing - SW
  • 1 Stonechat- Reedbed Filtration Ponds
  • 1 BRAMBLING- over the access track
  • 11 Lesser redpoll - over

Butterflies: 4 Red admiral, 2 Comma

Other: 6 Roe deer

Records received from RJS, JK, IH, JH


14th October - Saturday

yesterday's Yellow-legged gull (phonescoped) - credit Richard Scott

Yellow-legged gull - credit Richard Scott


  • 1 WHOOPER SWAN- reedbed filtration ponds
  • 30 Wigeon - Huxter Well Marsh
  • 17 Cormorant - cell 1b
  • 1 Marsh harrier - juv
  • 3 Sparrowhawk - up at the same time
  • 3+ Buzzard
  • 3 Kestrel - together over East Scrape
  • 1 Peregrine- over West Scrape
  • 6 Golden plover - West Scrape
  • 11 Snipe - Huxter Well Marsh
  • 4 Common gull
  • 2 Kingfisher
  • 2 Great spotted woodpecker
  • 4 Goldcrest
  • 1 Willow/Marsh tit- Willow Pool feeders
  • 6 Skylark - over
  • 2 Chiffchaff - near Tofield and Hawthorn Bank hides
  • 10+ Redwing
  • 5 Pied/alba wagtail - S
  • 7 Meadow pipit
  • 4 Linnet - S
  • 1 Lesser redpoll - over
  • 7 Siskin - over
  • 1 Yellowhammer- male low over West Scrape/Big Hedge

Butterflies: 2 Red admiral

Records received from RJS, DW, MAB, SB, RB, visitor reports


13th October - Friday

Migrant hawkers (taken on 6th) - credit Mick Woodward

Migrant hawkers - credit Mick Woodward


  • 200 Pink-footed geese- 40 W 8.24am, 40 W 9.25, 10 SW 10.20, 40 W 10.25, 70 NW 11.15
  • 60 Greylag geese - cell 1b
  • 59 Canada geese - cell 1b (also a Greylag x Canada hybrid)
  • 1 Shelduck - Huxter Well Marsh
  • 27 Wigeon - Huxter Well Marsh, mainly on cell 2a
  • 170 Teal - West Scrape
  • 70 Shoveler - West Scrape
  • 3 Little egret - Lagoon
  • 3 Marsh harrier- imm male, juv and female. The immature male is different to the one seen recently.
  • 2 Sparrowhawk - pair displaying over Seven Arches Carr
  • 5+ Buzzard
  • 3 Kestrel
  • 1+ Peregrine- one beyond the M18 landed on a pylon and an adult flew south through Huxter Well Marsh
  • 300 Lapwing - West Scrape
  • 1 Curlew- flew into cell 2a from the east at 11.25
  • 9 Snipe - Huxter Well Marsh
  • 3 Common gull
  • 1 Yellow-legged gull- 4th-winter on cell 1b
  • 2 Stock dove - S
  • 1 Kingfisher - Mother Drain near the entrance
  • 1 Green woodpecker - Big Hedge
  • 1 Great spotted woodpecker - Seven Arches Carr
  • 5 Goldcrest
  • 6 BEARDED TIT- picked up high over Huxter Well Marsh at 9.30am. After struggling into a headwind they eventually dropped into the reedbed.
  • 2 Chiffchaff - near the VC (one singing)
  • 2 Song thrush - SW
  • 8 Redwing - SW
  • 6 Mistle thrush - 3 over Rossington Carr Fields and 3 landed in trees along Hawthorn Bank
  • 4 Stonechat- flying around East Scrape
  • 4 Greenfinch - Big Hedge
  • 3 Lesser redpoll - over
  • 5 Siskin - over

Other: Fox, 8 Migrant hawker, 1 Red admiral

Records received from RJS, DW


12th October - Thursday

Peregrine vs Crow - credit Barry Wardley

Peregrine vs Crow - credit Barry Wardley


  • 25 Mute Swan
  • 1 WHOOPER SWAN- Reedbed Filtration ponds cell d at 3pm
  • 86 Greylag geese
  • 9 Canada geese
  • 1 Shelduck - Lagoon
  • 21 Wigeon
  • 58 Gadwall
  • 210 Teal
  • 60 Shoveler
  • 31 Pochard
  • 17 Tufted duck
  • 11 Cormorant
  • 1 Bittern- flew from Lagoon to cell 2a
  • 4 Little egret - Lagoon
  • 6 Grey heron - Huxter Well Marsh
  • 9 Little grebe
  • 4 Great crested grebe - including a juv
  • 1 Marsh harrier- juv
  • c10 Buzzard
  • 2 Kestrel
  • 2 Peregrine- immature at Huxter Well Marsh and an adult over Loversall Field
  • 1 Water rail - Reedbed Filtration Ponds
  • 634 Lapwing - including 619 on West Scrape
  • 1 Redshank - West Scrape
  • 5 Snipe - 4 on the Lagoon and one on West Scrape
  • 40 Black-headed gull
  • 1 Common gull
  • 3 Kingfisher
  • 1 Great spotted woodpecker - Willow Pool feeders
  • c60 Rook - distant over Parrots Corner
  • 9 Goldcrest
  • 4 Coal tit
  • 1 Willow tit- Willow Pool feeders
  • 7 Cetti's warbler
  • 2 Chiffchaff - Willow Marsh and East Scrape
  • 2 Skylark - over Old Eaa
  • 2 hirundines - S
  • 2 Treecreeper - Willow Bank
  • 15 Starling
  • 1 Song thrush - VC
  • 3 Redwing - on Hawthorns along Mother Drain
  • 1 Pied wagtail - over VC
  • 4 Lesser redpoll - over
  • 50+ Goldfinch - Loversall Carr Fields
  • 1 Siskin - S

Dragonflies: plenty of Migrant hawker and Common darter

Butterflies: Large white and Red admiral in front of Duchess hide, 2 Comma

Records received from DB, SB, RB, DC, SBu, GD, RJS, AA 


11th October - Wednesday

Decaying Log with "Shoelace fungus" & a Mycena sp . - credit Derek Parker

Decaying Log with


  • 1 Bittern- flying to cell 3b
  • 2 Little egret
  • 1 Marsh harrier- juv
  • 2 Sparrowhawk
  • 1 Kestrel
  • 1 Peregrine- over Huxter Well Marsh early afternoon
  • 1 Water rail
  • 9 Snipe
  • 1 Kingfisher
  • 1 Green woodpecker
  • 1 Goldcrest
  • 1 Coal tit
  • 1 Cetti's warbler - singing briefly
  • 2 Redwing
  • 1 Mistle thrush

Other: 2 Migrant hawkers sheltering in Mother Drain and a Stoat at Iron Bridge

Records received from DW


10th October - Tuesday

Wheatear - credit Gary Dyson

Rosy bonnet - credit Derek Parker

Wheatear - credit Gary Dyson

Rosy bonnet - credit Derek Parker


  • 5 WHOOPER SWAN- 4 SE at 9.03am (JA) and one on Old Eaa but was driven off by a pair of mute swan in the afternoon. 
  • 23 Wigeon
  • 2 Bittern
  • 1 Little egret - Loversall Pool
  • 5 Grey heron
  • 3 Marsh harrier- imm male and 2 juvs
  • 2 Sparrowhawk
  • 3 Buzzard
  • 1 Kestrel
  • 2 Water rail
  • 400+ Lapwing
  • 5 Snipe
  • 3 Kingfisher
  • 1 Great spotted woodpecker
  • 7 Jay
  • 8 Goldcrest
  • 2 BEARDED TIT
  • 2 Swallow- SW
  • 6 Cetti's warbler
  • 1 Song thrush
  • 26+ Redwing
  • 1 Stonechat- from Mitchell Hide
  • 1 Wheatear- on the East Scrape screen
  • 10 Meadow pipit - Central Grassland/Huxter Well Marsh
  • 1 Bullfinch

Other: 1 Red Admiral, 3 Roe deer

Records received from KL, MAB, BGAB, HW, PG, DH, GC, DS, JA, SB, DC, HW, SBu, GPD


Moth Trapping Report for Sunday Night 8th October

Barred sallow and Green-brindled crescent - credit Derek Parker

Barred sallow - credit Derek Parker

Green-brindled crescent - credit Derek Parker


As might be expected by October, the range of species and, indeed, the number of moths recorded, is much reduced but that doesn’t necessarily mean that interesting species cannot be found.

Sunday night’s trapping, for example, produced what will, when identification is confirmed, be a new reserve record. The moth is believed to be Ypsolopha sylvella but just might be the much rarer Ypsolopha alpella . Either species would be new to Potteric Carr but confirmation of the identification will have to be provided at a later date.

No other new or particularly rare species were found but the catch did include Barred Sallow, Brindled Green, Red-line Quaker, Chestnut, Red-green Carpet and a male Autumnal Moth.

Ian & Janet Heppenstall


9th October - Monday

Aniseed funnel (taken on 27th September) - credit Derek Parker

Aniseed funnel - credit Derek Parker


  • 1 WHOOPER SWAN- Decoy Lake
  • 25 Wigeon
  • 34 Pochard
  • 1 Little egret
  • 7 Grey heron
  • 1 Marsh harrier- juv
  • 2 Sparrowhawk
  • 1 Peregrine- over Loversall Bank just before midday
  • 500 Lapwing
  • 25 Golden plover
  • 1 Ruff- with the lapwings over Huxter Well Marsh
  • 12 Snipe
  • 1 Kingfisher
  • 1 Great spotted woodpecker
  • 3 Goldcrest
  • 2 Coal tit
  • 5+ BEARDED TIT- 4 between the Lagoon and cell 2a. At least one calling from East Scrape.
  • 6 Cetti's warbler - singing
  • 1 Chiffchaff - Big Hedge
  • 3 Stonechat- near Mitchell Hide
  • 3 Fieldfare - SW
  • 24 Redwing - SW
  • 2 Grey wagtail- one at VC and one S
  • 5 Pied wagtail - 2 West Scrape and 3 over
  • 1 Greenfinch - W

Records received from DW, VC logbook


8th October - Sunday

Whooper swan - credit Richard Scott

Whooper swan - credit Richard Scott


  • 4 WHOOPER SWAN- one at Huxter Well Marsh all day and 3 flew towards Old Eaa in the afternoon
  • c35 Wigeon - Huxter Well Marsh
  • 1 aythya hybrid - male (Pochard x Tufted) on cell 2a
  • 1 Bittern- Huxter Well Marsh
  • 3 Little egret
  • 2 Marsh harrier- imm male and a juv
  • 2 Sparrowhawk
  • c5 Buzzard
  • 3 Kestrel - all up at the same time over Central Grassland and cell 4
  • 5 Water rail - 4 calling at Huxter Well Marsh and one at Reedbed Filtration Ponds
  • 78 Golden plover - West Scrape
  • 635 Lapwing - West Scrape
  • 1 Black-tailed godwit- cell 1b/West Scrape
  • 1 Green sandpiper- flew over calling
  • 15 Snipe - Huxter Well Marsh
  • 3 Common gull
  • 1 Kingfisher - Division Drain
  • 1 Green woodpecker - Seven Arches Carr
  • 2 Great spotted woodpecker - Seven Arches Carr and Beeston Plantation
  • 2 Raven- seen distantly flying W about 2.30pm
  • 12 Goldcrest
  • 2 Willow tit- in a large tit flock along Cottage Drain
  • 4+ BEARDED TIT- 3 near Mitchell Hide (2 seen) and at least one calling loudly near the East Scrape Screen
  • 25 Skylark - over
  • 1 Swallow- S
  • 13 Cetti's warbler - one calling and 12 singing
  • 3 Chiffchaff
  • 1 Nuthatch- calling in Beeston Plantation
  • 3 Treecreeper
  • 5 Blackbird - Big Hedge
  • 2 Song thrush
  • 1 Fieldfare- W
  • 615 Redwing- W and SW but some stopping off to feed
  • 6+ Stonechat- probably some duplication, but sightings of 3+ near Mitchell Hide, one in Big Hedge, 2 next to the East Scrape Screen and 4 together in front of St Caths Hide. The largest count since 1976.
  • 1 Grey wagtail- Loversall Delph
  • 1 Pied wagtail
  • 4 Meadow pipit - Central Grassland
  • 3 Greenfinch - one S and 2 at Huxter Well Marsh
  • 1 Linnet - SW
  • 7 Lesser redpoll - over
  • c20 Goldfinch - W over Huxter Well Marsh
  • 2 Siskin - S
  • 1 Yellowhammer- W over Huxter Well Marsh

Other: independant sightings of a large bat east over Loversall Carr Fields at 2pm and a Noctule bat high west at 2.40pm, presumably refer to the same individual.

Records received from RJS, DW, SB, RB, MS, AD, JA, JK, AF


7th October - Saturday

  • 6 WHOOPER SWAN- a mobile bird on Huxter Well Marsh all day. Five dropped into cell 1b at 10.08am and departed E at 11am.
  • 83 Greylag geese - Huxter Well Marsh
  • 6 Shelduck - Huxter Well Marsh
  • 25 Wigeon - Huxter Well Marsh
  • 5 Pintail- cell 1b
  • 99 Shoveler - Huxter Well Marsh
  • 2 Little egret
  • 3 Marsh harrier- imm. male and 2 juvs hunting over Huxter Well Marsh for most of the day causing mayhem. I don't envy the WeBS counters tomorrow!
  • 2 Sparrowhawk
  • 4 Water rail - 2 calling at Old Eaa, 1 at cell 1b and one at the Lagoon
  • 21 Snipe - 13 W (7, 2, 4), 6 on cell 1b and 2 on the Lagoon
  • 1 Yellow-legged gull- 4th-winter on cell 1b in the afternoon
  • 1 Kingfisher - Decoy Lake
  • 1 Green woodpecker - near West Scrape
  • 8 Goldcrest
  • 2 Coal tit
  • 1 Willow tit- Willow Pool feeders
  • 4 Skylark - over
  • 7 Cetti's warbler - one calling and 6 singing
  • 4 Chiffchaff
  • 1 Treecreeper
  • 9 Mistle thrush - 3 W and 6 dropped into trees along the bridleway
  • 1 Stonechat- in front of Mitchell Hide
  • 1 Grey wagtail- over
  • 12 Meadow pipit - Huxter Well Marsh/Central Grassland
  • 4 Greenfinch - 2 W and 2 around Huxter Well Marsh
  • 1 Lesser redpoll - over

Records received from RJS, DW


6th October - Friday

Scaup and Whooper swans (phonescoped) - credit Richard Scott

Scaup - credit Richard Scott

Whooper swans - credit Richard Scott


  • 3 WHOOPER SWAN- arrived from the south at 8.29am and landed on cell 1b but departed N just before 10pm (RJS, AA)
  • c160 Pink-footed geese- 2 skeins of c80 flew NW at 8.22am and W at 8.27am
  • 5 Wigeon
  • 1 SCAUP- female/immature on cell 1b (DW et al ). Present all afternoon.
  • 32Cormorant - a very large count for the reserve
  • 1 Bittern- seen from Hawthorn Bank Hide
  • 2 Little egret
  • 3 Marsh harrier- imm. male, female and juv
  • 3 Sparrowhawk
  • c8 Buzzard
  • 2 Kestrel
  • 1 Peregrine
  • 3 Water rail - 2 calling at cell 1b and one on cell 4
  • c700 Lapwing - Huxter Well Marsh
  • 3 Ruff- Lagoon and cell 1b
  • 1 Dunlin- circled West Scrape and flew E
  • 3 Snipe - Huxter Well Marsh
  • 4 Common gull - 2 on cell 1b and 2 W
  • 27 Lesser black-backed gull - West Scrape/cell 1b
  • 1 Yellow-legged gull- 1cy on cell 1b
  • 3 Herring gull - West Scrape/cell 1b
  • 1 Great black-backed gull - cell 1b
  • 1 SHORT-EARED OWL- photos have been received of one high over the education centre soon after 3pm (Jim Ashton)
  • 1 Kingfisher - cell 1b
  • 2 Great spotted woodpecker - Young Eaa and Iron Bridge
  • 6 Jay
  • 3 Rook - over
  • 2 Raven- SW over Rossington Carr Fields at 2.27pm. There could be a pattern developing, as yesterday's bird flew SW over Hawthorn Bank at 2.10pm.
  • 12 Goldcrest
  • 3 Coal tit
  • 1+ BEARDED TIT- at least one calling in reeds near Mitchell Hide around midday (DW)
  • 18 Skylark - over in various directions but generally south
  • 7 Cetti's warbler
  • 7 Chiffchaff
  • 2 Blackcap
  • 1 Treecreeper
  • 3 Stonechat- on Huxter Well Marsh. Appeared to arrive, feed for 30 mins then appeared to continue south.
  • 1 Grey wagtail- over
  • 2 Pied wagtail - West Scrape
  • 5 Bullfinch
  • 2 Lesser redpoll - one over and one in Beeston Plantation
  • 1 Siskin - Black Carr Field
  • 6 Reed bunting - Huxter Well Marsh

Butterflies: 1 Small copper, 1 Red admiral, 4 Comma, 1 Small white

Buffer Area - Short Lane Fields

  • 3 Grey partridge
  • 2 Jay
  • 2 Goldcrest

Records received from RJS, AA, DW, SB, RB, HG


5th October - Thursday

  • 35 Mute swan
  • 53 Greylag geese - cell 1b
  • 15 Canada geese 
  • 16 Wigeon - Huxter Well Marsh
  • 60+ Gadwall
  • 90 Teal
  • 110 Shoveler
  • 26 Pochard
  • 26 Tufted duck
  • 11 Cormorant
  • c5 Little egret
  • 12 Little grebe
  • 4 Great crested grebe - including 2 juvs
  • 2 Marsh harrier
  • 7 Buzzard
  • 1 Kestrel
  • 1 Peregrine
  • 2 Black-tailed godwit- West Scrape
  • 600+ Lapwing
  • 2 Snipe
  • 60+ Black-headed gull
  • 31 Lesser black-backed gull - cell 1b
  • 9 Herring gull - cell 1b
  • 1 Raven- SW
  • 1 Coal tit
  • 1 Willow tit
  • 2 Swallow - S
  • 4 Cetti's warbler
  • 1 Stonechat- seen from St Caths Hide on the fence in St Caths Field
  • 1 Pied wagtail - West Scrape
  • 4 Chaffinch
  • 50+ Goldfinch

Records received from DB, RJS


4th October - Wednesday

  • 1 Water rail
  • 2 Black-tailed godwit
  • 1 Snipe

Records received from VC logbook


3rd October - Tuesday

  • 42 Pink-footed geese- SW at 10.58am
  • 1 Water rail - calling on the Lagoon
  • 3 Snipe - cell 2a
  • 1 Great spotted woodpecker - Loversall Bank
  • 5 Chiffchaff - between VC and dragonfly ponds
  • 4 Blackcap - between VC and dragonfly ponds
  • 25 Goldfinch - VC
  • 2 Reed bunting - VC

Records received from SB, SBu, DC, AD


2nd October - Monday

Red admiral, Comma and Ruddy darter - credit Darren Wozencroft

Red admiral - credit Darren Wozencroft

Comma - credit Darren Wozencroft

Ruddy darter - credit Darren Wozencroft


  • 1 Marsh harrier- cc (had a reddish tail)
  • 2 Buzzard
  • 1 Peregrine- over Huxter Well Marsh several times
  • 2 Water rail - West scrape
  • 106 Lapwing - West Scrape
  • 8 Snipe - 4 on West scrape and 4 south
  • 2 Swallow
  • 2 Pied wagtail - Huxter Well Marsh
  • 50 Goldfinch - St Caths Field

Butterflies: 10 Red admiral, 6 Comma, 2 Speckled wood, 1 Green-veined white, 2 Small white

Dragonflies: 7 Migrant hawker and a late Ruddy darter

Records received from RB, SB, DW


1st October - Sunday

  • 26 Wigeon - Huxter Well Marsh
  • 3 Little egret
  • 1 Marsh harrier- cc
  • 1 Sparrowhawk
  • 7 Buzzard
  • 1 Kestrel
  • 2 Peregrine- several sightings over the iPort and Huxter Well Marsh. Both hunting together for a while.
  • 1 Golden plover - over Huxter Well Marsh
  • 10 Snipe - one on cell 1b, 5 circled Huxter Well Marsh, 4 south
  • 2 Common gull - adult and first-winter on cell 1b
  • 1 CASPIAN GULL- 1cy on cell 1b from 8.55 to 9.10am (RJS). ID confirmed from photos and video.
  • 1 Kingfisher - Mother Drain
  • 1 Green woodpecker - Seven Arches Carr
  • 1 Great spotted woodpecker - Seven Arches Carr
  • 3 Goldcrest
  • 8 Skylark - SE
  • 3 Swallow - S
  • 5 Cetti's warbler
  • 4 Chiffchaff
  • 5 Blackbird - Big Hedge
  • 7 Pied/alba wagtail - one on West Scrape and 6 south
  • 23 Meadow pipit - south between 10.00 and 11.00am
  • 1 Redpoll - over
  • 70 Goldfinch - 50 at St Caths Field and 20 at Old Eaa

Buffer Area

  • 1 Grey Heron - Rossington Carr Field
  • 1 Buzzard - Manor Farm
  • 1 Kestrel - Manor Farm
  • 200 Woodpigeon - disturbed by the Buzzard at Manor Farm
  • 1 Green Woodpecker - Rossington Carr Field
  • 2 Jay - Manor Farm
  • 2 Goldcrest - West Bessacarr nature walk
  • 2 Goldcrest - in hedge along bridle path
  • 11 Long-tailed tit - West Bessacarr nature walk
  • 17 Long-tailed tit - with a tit flock Seven Arches Carr bridle path
  • 1 Chiffchaff - West Bessacarr nature walk
  • 2 Blackcap - in hedge along bridle path
  • 2 Mistle thrush - Rossington Carr Field
  • 1 Stonechat- female/juv at Rossington Carr Field

Records received from RJS, SC, SR, SB, RB

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