Thursday, 31 December 2009

31st Dec 2009 - Lunchtime - Wintering Chiffchaff

Wintering Chiffchaff - Manor Farm Dec 2009
13:00 > 14:00
3c Light northerly breeze, overcast.

After recent rain the River Ouse had followed Front and Back Brooks in breaking its banks, flooding some areas.

On the main body of water just a single female Shoveler. Along the ever diminishing accessible parts of river walk a Kingfisher and a skulking wintering Chiffchaff.

Saturday, 12 December 2009

12th Dec 09 - NBBR

Via Rob Hill per NBBR

At Manor Farm this morning, 1pr Goosander and 1 Green Sand, plus 180 Redwing &
45 Fieldfare.

Friday, 11 December 2009

Fri 11th Dec 2009 - Afternoon.

14:00 > 15:00
6c Sunny spells, cloud.

300+ Lapwing in The Dip along with around 250 Gulls including a smattering of Herring and Lesser Black Backed Gull.
Pair of Goosander over.

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

8th Dec 2009 - Morning

10:30 > 12:00
6c Initial sun, clouding over.

The usual Green Woodpeckers now seem a fixture along drive past top field.
Little Egret along river.
Common Buzzard over farm buildings.
At the back of main body a single Green Sandpiper looks like its now overwintering.
Along the River Ouse, Reed Buntings and Treecreepers.
Highlight was a flock of thirty Meadow Pipits along in meadow (funnily enough) between workings ad river then later along muddied slopes and brush area.
Also a single Grey Wagtail.
Three Gadwall also put in an appearance.