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Potteric Carr

View over Huxter MarshA day that started bright turned bitingly cold after lunchtime, but ten birders had a good day managing to see 55 species by the time we left. Potteric is a large reserve just south of Doncaster, with the East Coast main line running right through it, but is the jewel in the crown of the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust.

The highlight for the day (no not the bacon butties!) was the pair of Gargeney, a first for many, although we had our first views of Chiffchaff and Sand Martins (returned from Africa) and a good view of a Sparrowhawk (pictured below).

Species
Great Crested Grebe
Birders in a hide at Potteric CarrLittle Grebe
Grey Heron
Mute Swan
Whooper Swan
Canada Goose
Greylag Goose
Pink-footed Goose
Shelduck
Mallard
Gadwall
Shoveller
Teal
Garganey
Pochard
Tufted Duck
SparrowhawkSparrowhawk
Common Buzzard
Kestrel
Pheasant
Water Rail
Coot
Moorhen
Ringed Plover
Redshank
Lapwing
Black-headed Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Feral Pigeon
Wood Pigeon
Collared Dove
Kingfisher
Greater Spotted Woodpecker
Skylark
Sand Martin
Dunnock
Wren
Robin
Blackbird
Song Thrush
Chiffchaff
Long-tailed Tit
Willow Tit
Coal Tit
Blue Tit
Great Tit
Starling
Jay
Magpie
Jackdaw
Carrion Crow
Chaffinch
Goldfinch
Bullfinch
Reed Bunting


2011 Trips
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