Sunday, 31 March 2013

Year List Update

I spent a few hours at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park today and managed to add a new species to the Year List with the "redhead" Smew that was on the Lower Lake. Also here were 14 Goosanders and at least 6 active nests in the Heronry. No summer migrants though!

Heronry on the Lower Lake

Here's a picture of a stunning male Sparrowhawk that landed on the feeders in the garden this morning. Luckily/Unluckily he didn't manage to grab a bite to eat, so the Siskins, Goldfinch, Lesser Redpoll, Chaffinch, Blackbirds, House Sparrows and Blue Tits that had been feeding seconds earlier all lived to see another day! Another good record for the Garden Birdwatch Scheme.

Year List:

97: Smew

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