The Last One !

December 31, 2014 in Photo Posts, Read Posts, Sightings, The Bennerley Birders Pages by Bennerley

Max. Temp. 5°C (41°F), Wind Direction: South South Westerly, Wind Speed: 9 mph, Visibility: Moderate, Sunset: 15:58 GMT.

The last out of the year and a Barn Owl still patrolling Chat Corner, plus a wintering Chiffchaff hanging out with a Goldcrest, eight Snipe were on the marsh and a flight of ten Goosander flew over to the north west. Happy New Year all.

Bennerley: 10 Goosander [over] 50 Wigeon, 6 Teal, 8 Snipe, 18 Lapwing, 225 Black-headed Gull, 4 Common Gull, Grey Heron, 2 Buzzard, Green Woodpecker, 11 Fieldfare, 4 Redwing. Newthorpe Water Treatment Wks: Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, 2 Long-tailed Tit.80 Black-headed Gull.  Chat Corner: Barn Owl, Kestrel, Buzzard, 8 Meadow Pipit, 10  Redwing, 3 Fieldfare, 2 Pheasant.

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Kestrel

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Grey Squirrel

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Black-headed Gull

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Wigeon

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Robin

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Drake Mallard

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Female Mallard

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Wood Pigeon

Bennerley To Shipley, Sunday, 30th. November, 2014.

December 1, 2014 in Photo Posts, Read Posts, Sightings, The Bennerley Birders Pages by Bennerley

Max. Temp. 10°C (50°F), Wind Direction: North North Westerly, Wind Speed: 8 mph, Visibility: Moderate, Sunset: 15:54 GMT.

Another turn around Shipley and again Shipley Lake was the main attraction with amongst others nine Goosander, three Pochard and just under a dozen Pied Wagtail were at Straws Bridge.

Bennerley. 80 Black-headed Gull [Bennerley School] 90 Wigeon, 22 Teal, 65 Lapwing, 3 Grey Heron. Shipley Lake. 22 Wigeon, 3 Pochard, 9 Goosander, 2 Gadwall, l12 Great Crested Grebe, Grey Heron, 3 Cormorant, Common Gull, 190 Black-headed Gull, Shipley View Lagoons. 7 Gadwall, Mistle Thrush.  Pewit Carr. Marsh Tit, 22 Redwing, 18 Goldfinch. Straws Bridge. 3 Pochard, 2 Cormorant, Great Crested Grebe, 11 Pied Wagtail. Woodside. 80 Wigeon [over] 2 Meadow Pipit, Green Woodpecker, Kestrel, Snipe.

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Cormorants, Straws Bridge

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Juvenile Mute Swan, Straws Bridge

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Grey Heron, Shipley View Lagoons

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Cormorants, Straws Bridge

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Fungi, Shipley View Lagoons

 

 

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Mistle Thrush, Shipley View Lagoons

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Pied Wagtail, Straws Bridge

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Church Wilne And St. Chads Water, Saturday, 29th. November, 2014.

December 1, 2014 in Photo Posts, Read Posts, Sightings, The Bennerley Birders Pages by Bennerley

Max. Temp. 10°C (50°F), Wind Direction: East South Easterly, Wind Speed: 6 mph, Visibility: Moderate, Sunset: 15:54 GMT.

Thought I would have a little poke around St. Chads Water at Church Wilne today, I heard the were a few Goosander and a quartet of Little Egrets, but sadly just one Goosander, a drake and no Little Egrets ! I headed of along a bridle path with the ominous sounding name of Coffin Walk ending upper at the safer sounding Orchid Wood, a smallish wood with huge amounts of Gorse, but not much birdlife, a single Goldcrest, a couple of Lesser Redpoll, a pair of those Goosander over and a nice sized flock of Lapwing over, plus lots of Redwing and Fieldfare in the general area.

St. Chads Water. 5 Shoveler, Goosander, 2 Shoveler, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Grey Heron, 90 Fieldfare,  150 Redwing, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker. Orchid Wood/Coffin Walk. 2 Lesser Redpoll, Goldcrest, 80 Fieldfare, 35 Redwing, 160 Lapwing [over] 2 Goosander [over] 4 Common Gull [over]

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Shoveler And Tufted Duck

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Cormorant

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Wigeon

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Great Spotted Woodpecker

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A Not So Graceful Mute Swan

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Goosander

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Black-headed Gull

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