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March WeBS count analysis

April 9, 2016

    3 Bewick’s Swan 

539 Black-headed Gull

  11 Buzzard

149 Canada Goose

    4 Common Gull

139 Coot

  23 Cormorant

  57 Curlew

  29 Gadwall

  10 Golden Plover

    2 Goosander

  13 Great Crested Grebe

    4 Grey Heron 

136 Greylag Goose

    5 Herring Gull

    1 Jack Snipe

    2 Kestrel

    2 Kingfisher

145 Lapwing

    2  Lesser Black-backed Gull

  16  Little Grebe

207  Mallard

     1   Mandarin 

     1   Merlin

   21   Moorhen

   38   Mute Swan

   19    Oystercatcher

     3    Peregrine

   12   Pochard

   13  Shelduck

     3   Shoveler

     6   Snipe

     1    Sparrowhawk

 108    Teal

 143    Tufted Duck

     3     Water Rail

   58     Whooper Swan

 204     Wigeon

      7     Woodcock 

2140    birds in total

Breakdown per site

RIVER TORNE (A614, S Yorks – Wroot, Lincs) – 35 Black-headed Gull, 44 Canada Geese, 1 Corn Bunting (Lincs), 55 Curlew (Lincs), 1 Grey Heron, 53 Greylag Geese, 29 Lapwing, 8 Mallard, 1 Moorhen, 2 Mute Swan (Andy Marshall)

PACKARDS (S Yorks) – 3 Buzzard, 80+ BH Gull, 2 Canada Geese, 2 Common Gull, 1 Curlew W, 2 Greylag Geese, 1 Herring Gull, 1 JACK SNIPE, 3 Lapwing, 1 LBB Gull, 1a Peregrine, 1 RAVEN E (111), 1p+1f Stonechat , 1 WOODCOCK (Andy Marshall, Chip Rhodes and Col Neale)

STAINFORTH MOOR DRAIN (S Yorks) – 2 (1n/m) Buzzard, 50+ Fieldfare, 1 Grey Heron, 35 (2d) Lapwing and 2 Mallard, 2 Pied Wagtail, Skylark s, Yellowhammer s (J Robinson, Col Neale and A Marshall)

KILHAM – 50+ Black-headed Gull, 1 Buzzard, 50+ Fieldfare to roost (assumed same as Stainforth Moor Road birds), 2 Greylag Geese, 9 Mallard, 2 Meadow Pipit, 30+ Redwing to roost, 43 Teal (Col Neale, Chris Robinson)

ETHEL MOOR – 3 BEWICK’S SWAN, 1 Cormorant S, 1 Jay, 9 Mallard, 16 Teal, 3 Shoveler, 38 Whooper Swan , 1 WOODCOCK definitely different to the Island bird below (Col Neale and Chris Robinson). The swans arrived from Ellerholme Farm direction so definitely to roost (Mark Lynes)

PACKARDS NORTH (S Yorks) – 21 Mallard, 3 Reed Bunting, 2 Stonechat assumed 2 of the 3 recorded above (Col Neale)

IDLE BANK ROAD SOUTH (Lincs) – 19 Mallard, 1 Moorhen, 5 Mute Swan (John Robinson)

RIVER TORNE (Tunnel Pits – Alderfen footbridge, Lincs) – 2 Cormorant, 10 Golden Plover down briefly, 2 Greylag Geese, c, 50 Lapwing (some d), 4 Mallard, 3 Red Legged Partridge, 5 Reed Bunting, 1 Water Rail (John Robinson)

ALDERFEN LANE (Lincs) – 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Canada Geese, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Grey Partridge, 2 Jay, 17 Mute Swan (John Robinson)

RIVER TORNE (Alderfen footbridge – Sand Lane, Wroot, Lincs) – 1 Cormorant, 1 Kestrel, 6d Lapwing, 80+ Lesser Redpoll, 1 Moorhen, 10+s Skylark, 5 Reed Bunting, 1 Water Rail (John Robinson)

LINDHOLME ISLAND – 1c Green Woodpecker, 2 Mallard, 1s Mistle Thrush, 1 Redpoll over, 1 Siskin over, 1 Song Thrush, 1 WOODCOCK (Chris Robinson)

NEW MOOR/MIDDLE FIELDS SOUTH (S Yorks) – 1 Buzzard, 4 Herring Gull over, 2d Lapwing, 2 (m+f) Goosander, 1 Kestrel, 15 Mallard, 1 Oystercatcher, 1m Sparrowhawk, 2 Teal (Chris Robinson)

NEW PORTERS (S Yorks) – 2d Lapwing, 8 Mallard, 2 Shelduck, 6 Snipe and 20 Whooper Swan (Chris Robinson)

WOODWARD LAKES (Huggin Carr) – 365 BH Gull, 29 Canada Geese, 2 Common Gull, 40 Coot, 7 Gadwall, 7 GC Grebe, 21 Greylag Geese, 1 Kestrel, 17 Lapwing, 1 LBB Gull, 4 Little Grebe, 23 Mallard, 2 Moorhen, 1 Mute Swan, 5 Oystercatcher, 11 Pochard, 1 Shelduck, 23 Teal, 31 Tufted Duck, 149 Wigeon. Also 1c Green Woodpecker (Chris Robinson)

GATEWOOD LANE GP – 9 BH Gull, 1 Buzzard, 9 Coot, 1p Greylag Geese, 13 Mallard, 2 Moorhen, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Shelduck, 22 Tufted Duck. Also 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1s Reed Bunting, 2s Yellowhammer (Chris Robinson)

JET SKI LAKE (07.30-07.45) – 55 Coot, 1p Mute Swan, 8 Gadwall, 17 Mallard, 12 Canada Geese, 1m Pochard, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Cormorant, 1p Greylag Geese, 1 Great Crested Grebe (Mark Paine)

TYRHAM HALL FISHERY (07.45 – 08.15) – 1p Great Crested Grebe, 31 Canada Geese, 10 Greylag Geese, 3p Mute Swan, 1 Oystercatcher, 4 Mallard, 29 Tufted Duck, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Moorhen. Also present, 3 Song Thrush, 1 Mistle Thrush, 2 Goldfinch, 14 Siskin, 1s Goldcrest, 1 Treecreeper (Mark Paine)

PRISON LAKES (08.30- 09.15) – 2p Canada Geese, 1p Coot, 18 Mallard, 1p Tufted Duck, 1p Greylag Geese, 11 Teal, 1 Cormorant. 5 Greylag Geese flew S. Also present, 2 Reed Bunting, 3 Yellowhammer and a Linnet singing. At 08.57, a MERLIN went E to W over the dog compound (Mark Paine)

TEN ACRE LAKE (09.30 – 10.30) – 8 Cormarant, 55 Wigeon, 2 Little Grebe, 1p Great Crested Grebe, 1p Tufted Duck, 1 Grey Heron, 1pr Coot, 14 Mallard, displaying Lapwing in field to the N, Curlew flew over (Mark Paine, Col Neale and Mark Lynes)

STARCH POND (afternoon) – 6 Tufted Duck, 2 Moorhen, 1 WOODCOCK. Also present, 6 Redwing, 140 Fieldfare, 22 Starling (Mark Paine)

STAINFORTH MOOR – 1f MERLIN ENE (assumed same as Prison Lakes bird); 2m Peregrine fighting (1S, 1N), 1c Water Rail, 3 WOODCOCK (Mark Paine)

MIDDLE FIELDS NORTH – 3 Buzzard, 1 Fieldfare and c.50 Redwing (Mark Lynes)

BOSTON PARK – 12 Canada Geese, 25 Coot, 6 Gadwall, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 35 Greylag Geese, 8 Little Grebe, 5 Mallard, 6 Moorhen, 5 Mute Swan, 8 Oystercatcher, 1m Pochard (assumed same Jet Ski Lake bird); 6 Teal, 27 Tufted Duck (Chip Rhodes)

DRAGON PITS – 4 Canada Geese, 6 Coot, 6 Gadwall, 2 Little Grebe, 15 Mallard, 1 Mandarin, 4 Moorhen, 2 Mute Swan, 4 Teal, 7 Tufted Duck (Chip Rhodes)

BADGER CORNER LAKE – 9 Canada Geese, 12 Cormorant, 1p Gadwall, 19 Mallard, 1 Moorhen, 8 Shelduck, 3 Teal, 17 Tufted Duck (Chip Rhodes)

*None WeBS highlights added to Birdtrack

Thanks again to all those who helped again with the count

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