Potteric Carr the YWT flagship reserve has under gone a change with a new updated tearoom..but no bacon butties 😦 but the birds were good. At the willow pool hide the usual assortment of birds could be seen around the feeders..Chaffinch, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Coal Tit, Willow Tit, Moorhen, Reed Bunting, Dunnock, Robin and don’t forget the Squirrels.
From Piper Marsh Hide we had a splendid time with a Marsh Harrier for a good five minutes hunting over the reeds (flushing up a few Common Snipe) before flying off towards the Field Centre area.
On the Huxter Wells ponds plenty of duck Pochard, Tufted Duck, Teal, Shoveler, Shelduck, Mallard and Gadwall.
Along the trials we saw Goldcrest, Long tailed Tit, Reed Bunting, Blackbird, Treecreeper, Bullfinch.
It wasn’t till the last moment that we eventually saw a Lesser Redpoll mixed in with a flock of Goldfinch along the Mother Drain road (this is now open to the public)
Day List in no order:-
Bullfinch, Chaffinch, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Coal Tit, Willow Tit, Long tailed Tit, Blackbird, Robin, Treecreeper, Reed Bunting, Mallard, Teal, Shoveler, Moorhen, Coot, Pheasant. Dunnock, Cormorant, Magpie, Goldfinch, Common Snipe, Grey Heron, Gadwall, Shelduck, Marsh Harrier, Carrion Crow, Black headed Gull, Herring Gull, Pochard, Goldcrest, Tufted Duck