Monthly Archives: December 2016

December Sightings

31st December – from Kirkholme Pointlate aft (EJH,RL,ML)

13 Pink-footed Geese + 10 Eurasian White-fronted Goose off Kirkholme Point
Marsh Harrier from Seaton Road Hide
Shelduck south of Skirlington Market

27th December – Seaton Road Hide midday (EJH,RL,ML)

Long-tailed Duck
cream-crown Marsh Harrier

24th December – Kirkholme Point (JC)

2 Water Rail in Bull Hole
Grey Wagtail among the jetties

Stream Dyke

Snipe
Kingfisher

South Beach

8 Sanderling
4 Turnstone
Dunlin

Water Rails in Bull Hole - Jeff Cox

Water Rails in Bull Hole – Jeff Cox

18th December – Southorpe/Wassand Hide in am (GB,BMJ)

5 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
Sparrowhawk
191 Mute Swan
56 Shoveler
Scaup
85 Goldeneye
2 Long-tailed Duck
12 Lapwing
260+ Wood Pigeon
24 Blackbird
2 Bullfinch
Yellowhammer

17th December – Seaton Rd Hide late am – (EJH,RL,ML)

Long-tailed Duck, 7 Whooper Swan + Shelduck, All distant.

Wassand Hide mid a’noon – fem Scaup + cream-crowned Marsh Harrier

16th December – Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk in pm (GB,BMJ)

2 Grey Heron
Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
22 Shoveler
130+ Wood Pigeon
3750+ Starling to roost in Decoy
Grey Wagtail
20+ Blackbird

11th December – Southorpe/Wassand Hide in am (GB,BMJ)

4 Grey Heron
2 Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
181 Mute Swan
120+ Barnacle Goose
Redwing
20+ Blackbird
2+ Cetti’s Warbler

Seaton Rd Hide late am – Cream-crown Marsh Harrier (EJH,JH)

7th December – Southorpe/Wassand Hide in am (GB)

5 Grey Heron
Common Buzzard
3 Marsh Harrier
2 Kestrel
9 Whooper Swan-departed at 10:55
120+Barnacle Goose
White-fronted Goose
82 Lapwing
350+Wood Pigeon
Meadow Pipit
Redwing
25+Blackbird
2 Song thrush
Mistle Thrush

5th December – Beeley, Derbyshire (MR)

some record shots of the Dusky Thrush currently in Derbyshire

Dusky Thrush, Duke's Barn, Beeley

Dusky Thrush, Duke’s Barn, Beeley


Dusky Thrush, Duke's Barn, Beeley

Dusky Thrush, Duke’s Barn, Beeley


Dusky Thrush, Duke's Barn, Beeley

Dusky Thrush, Duke’s Barn, Beeley


Dusky Thrush - Tim Isherwood

Dusky Thrush – Tim Isherwood


Dusky Thrush - Tim Isherwood

Dusky Thrush – Tim Isherwood


Duke's Barn, Beeley

Duke’s Barn, Beeley

4th December – Southorpe/Wassand Hide in am (GB,BMJ)

5 Grey Heron
Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
120+Barnacle Goose
58 Canada Goose
145+Pochard
Lapwing
220+Wood Pigeon
160+Redwing
2 Fieldfare
Mistle Thrush
30+Blackbird
Treecreeper
Jay
2 Linnet
5 Meadow Pipit
4 Yellow Hammer
20+Reed Bunting
3 Snow Bunting flew East at 09:40

3rd December – from Kirkholme Point (GT)

single White-fronted Goose from KP early aft