Monthly Archives: January 2013

10th-20th Jan

Barn Owl in Wassand - Jon Smith

Barn Owl in Wassand – Jon Smith

Barn Owl (ringed) Wassand - Jon Smith

Barn Owl (ringed) Wassand – Jon Smith


Bullfinch - Wassand

Bullfinch – Wassand

10th Jan (MR,LI)

Velvet Scoter, Long-tailed duck, 1w Scaup, and a single LBb Gull in the sizeable gull roost.

13th Jan (MR) Velvet Scoter, Long-tailed duck, 2 Roe deer west end.

16th Jan 12:30 (TI) 6 White fronted geese dropped in behind Swan Island and a single redhead Goosander

17th Jan (LI) 6 Snipe , good no’s of winter thrushes, Barn Owl and the return of the Barnacle Goose flock

18th Jan (AJ,RL) Velvet Scoter, Rock Pipit

19th Jan (MR) 6+ Snipe 2nd field, good no’s winter thrushes southside/west end, 6+ Water rail, Bittern on ice Decoy channel then flew into Decoy Bay 11:30, Rock Pipit KP/Swan island

20th Jan (MR) Peregrine over Decoy, Woodcock west end, Jay, GS Woodpecker

Long-tailed duck - Chris

Long-tailed duck – Chris

Long tailed Tit - Wassand

Long tailed Tit – Wassand


4th-5th Jan and more Twite

4th Jan (LI)

Velvet Scoter

Drl Long tailed Duck

5th Jan am (TI)

Velvet scoter

270 Pink feet north

8 Whoopers south

6+ Water Rail

40+ Siskin and single Redpoll

And some more pics from Ade of the Ringborough Twite party

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1st-3rd Jan

1st Jan 10-30-13:15 (MR) late aft (LI)

1 Marsh Harrier

1 Velvet Scoter

1w Med Gull in gull roost, 1 Pink foot goose, 1 Tawny Owl Heslop’s

2nd Jan 13:30-15:30 (MR)

1 Otter off cormorant trees/west end 15:10

3rd Jan (MR,LI,AJ,RL)

2+ Chiffchaff west end/channel reedbed, 6+ Redpoll, 8 Bullfinch, 4 Siskin, 3 Water Rail

1 Marsh Harrier male

1 Velvet Scoter – middle of mere and often around buoy 4 late aft

1 Drk Long-tailed duck – mobile and elusive, cracking bird a twat to see

Velvet Scoter 3/1/13 - Ade Johnson

Velvet Scoter 3/1/13 – Ade Johnson

And finally some pics of birds Ades been picking up the last few days, a party of 21 Twite (2/1/13) around Ringborough clifftop, and single Pink foot and White fronted Goose from  Aldbrough fish ponds.

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