Sunday 7 February 2016

Happy Valley

Spring-like feel first thing with tits, skylarks song thrushes, chaffinches and reed buntings singing.

Wheldrake Ings 7.30am to 9.30am
Great Skua, 1
Marsh Harrier, 1 f
Curlew, 6
Dunlin, 8
Lapwing c1000
Goldeneye, 10
Willow Tit - 1 m singing in car park

Distant Bonxie landing on the Ings, and a pair of Curlew.

Bubwith Ings 10.30am
Scaup, 6  (1 adult male, 1 imm male, 2 imm females, 2 adult females)
Pochard 207
Tufted Duck 20

Aughton Ings  -quiet (7 extra Pochard!)
Ellerton Ings 11.30am
Whooper Swan c80
White-fronted Goose 2 ad, 2 imm (see pic below)
Shelduck, 58

East Cottingwith 12.30pm
Great Skua - soaring over Wheldrake!
Red Kite, 1 (also over Wheldrake)
Goldeneye, 2