Angle Shades but little else.

18/11 Mandy James had a Short-eared Owl over Figham Common on Sunday.

19/11 Martin L had 9 Goosander on East Park Lake,Hull on Monday.

20/11 Had the trap out last night and had an Angle Shades.

Angle Shades

Went out with Roy late Tuesday morning. Went through Tickton where 3 Waxwings had been seen earlier. Didn’t look too hard but no sign. Had a look from Hornsea Mere hide then went to Tophill Low NR. Large influx of Pochard on D reservoir since Sunday and Dunlin circled the reservoir. Greater Bittern seen a few time dropping onto South Marsh West in the last 2 weeks. Staked out L-shaped hide so we could do the O reservoir Gull roost as well but were out of luck. 50 Curlew again roosted on South Marsh East [seen earlier on Watton NR]. Other reports were 2 Lesser Redpoll, Brambling and Grey Wagtail from Steve Routledge and a Goshawk along the river from Frank Murray and Jack Thornton.

8 Waxwings in Hessle Aldi car park this morning.

22/11 15 Waxwings on Albion Street (by the junction with Union Street) in Hull late this morning. Also 50+ between Sitwell Street +Church Row.

23/11 Interesting report from Alan Lowe a Brimstone butterfly at Skerne.

24/11 Went to check a regular Waxwing site in Cottingham late afternoon. Heard a Orange-winged Amazon Parrot calling in the St.Mary’s churchyard. Went to try for a picture but it saw me first and flew off and I couldn’t re-find it. Used to be 2 birds but only had 1 for certain recently.

Orange-winged Amazons-St.Mary’s Church,Cottingham. December 2007.

Went to the corner of Northgate and Canongate. Plenty of berries but no birds. However in previous years this has been a late winter site. Unfortunately Dave Tucker is no longer in the house opposite to keep an eye.

Continued my walk north to the fields off Park Lane. Had a Jay flying towards Creykebeck substation. Had Jay in the past off Priory Road but think this was my first in this area.

Holly-edge of KGV rec. Top Woodcock finder.

The Great Spotted Woodpecker nest tree-KGV rec.

From Geoff Dobbs-35 Waxwings at Smith & Nephew Hull

Roy had a Short-eared Owl at Paull Holme Strays. Also 140 Black-tailed Godwit, 37 Bar-tailed Godwit, 38 Ringed Plover, 16000 Golden Plover, 410 Shelduck, 6 Knot, Dunlin, 15 Turnstone and 16 Grey Plover.

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