Goosanders at Arlington Reservoir

Two redhead Goosanders again at Arlington Reservoir yesterday morning (Chris Barfield, SOS sightings).

I couldn’t find them between 9.30 and 11am today – just four Tufted Duck, around 20+ Wigeon, half-a-dozen Teal, a few Yellowhammers, one Reed Bunting and a female Bullfinch.

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Ouse Estuary 6th Jan.

I paid an early afternoon visit to the viewing screen at the Ouse Estuary project, lots of Teal on show, a couple of Snipe at the back in the short reeds, a brief dash from a Water Rail along the right hand edge,a female Kingfisher swaying on a reed stem, a Sparrowhawk rushed past along the back of the reeds, a Little Egret dropped in looking very smart, plumes and all, (does’t it realise its only early January and freezing cold). No sign of any Bearded Tits though.pict0059-2pict0053-2

sightings 10/12/08

The two pairs of Bearded tits were showing reasonably well from the viewing screen at the Ouse Estuary today, the males looking particularly smart in the bright sunshine, also present a female Kingfisher and at least sixty Teal snoozing around the margins of the pool.Female-KingfisherMale-Bearded-Tit1Female-Bearded-Tit