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Fairburn Ings 2010

Birding Group at Fairburn November 2010A snowy day, crisp cold and sunny - it was a fantastic day for birding with beautiful light conditions. Much of the water was frozen, so no chance of any waders, but good views of a Water Rail (flying) and Kingfisher, and stunning views of Redpoll feeding in the birch trees (picture below). A fleeting glimps of a Roe Deer was also a treat.

However, the highlight would have to be the Long Eared Owl (picture below) that had just arrived that day, or perhaps the female 'redhead' Smew.
A total of 56 species, one new to the group
(in italics) - and for the non-purists, four Black Swans.

Fairburn Ings November 2010Species

Great Crested Grebe
Cormorant
Grey Heron
Mute Swan
Canada Goose
Greylag Goose
Wigeon
Mallard
Gadwall
Shoveller
Teal
Pochard
Tufted Duck
Goosander
Smew
Goldeneye
Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
Pheasant
Water Rail
Coot
Moorhen
Lapwing
Long Eared Owl Fairburn Ings November 2010Common Snipe
Black-headed Gull
Common Gull
Herring Gull
Lr Black-backed Gull
Wood Pigeon
Collared Dove
Long Eared Owl
Kingfisher
Gr Spott’d Woodpecker
Pied Wagtail
Dunnock
Wren
Robin
Blackbird
Fieldfare
Song Thrush
Redwing
Long-tailed Tit
Willow Tit
Coal Tit
Blue Tit
Great Tit
Starling
Magpie
Redpoll Fairburn Ings November 2010Jackdaw
Carrion Crow
Tree Sparrow
Chaffinch
Greenfinch
Goldfinch
Bullfinch
(Lesser) Redpoll

(Black Swan)

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