Wednesday, 28 December 2016
Woolley Dam Mill Lane circ, Fleets, Wilthorpe Marsh 28/12/16.
Woolley Dam - Goosander fem. flying round, went e., Teal 4, G Heron 9, L Grebe 1, Cormarant. 1 male GS Pecker, 8 Fieldfare, 6 Goldfinch, Buzzard 1, Woodpigeon 300+. Fleets Dam - 5 Parakeets all shoeing off a Sparrowhawk then feeding on buds in tall poplar tree on s. bank. Also 7 C Gulls and 140 BH Gulls. Wilthorpe Marsh - 7 Chiffchaffs and Green Sand at sewage farm, Jack Snipe flushed off the marsh edge was thought to be new in. Oxbow pond area mostly frozen with the Pintail on the bank with 20 Teal and 9 Gadwall. Water Rail showed well preening with another 3 calling, Little Egret 1, Willow Tit 1.