Posted: Thursday 9th February 2012 by WildlifeSightings
Redwing - Credit Amy Lewis
YWT Askham Bog: Siskins, fieldfare and redwing have been seen on the reserve, as well as a red admiral!
Anne German, YWT member
YWT Spurn: An Egyptian goose has stopped off at Spurn.
YWT Hodgson's Fields: A barn owl has been seen flying over the fields.
Jacqui Green, Eastern Field Officer
YWT Wheldrake Ings: Three short-eared owls, three Iceland gulls, a peregrine and ninety-four dunlin were seen this weekend at Wheldrake.
YWT Pulfin Bog: Two whooper swans and two short-eared owls.
YWT North Cave Wetlands: Recent sightings include a flock of 14 twite, a finch which breeds in the uplands of the UK and winters in the saltmarsh, so this sighting is unusual.
YWT Wheldrake Ings: A recent sighting of a bittern on the iced-up pool, plus an otter on the river by the Tower Hide.
YWT Spurn: A slavonian grebe has been seen on the sea recently.
A58, near junction with the A1: A beautiful red kite was seen hovering.
Church Fenton: A kestrel was seen swooping down for its breakfast, and came back up with a vole.
Joanna Richards - Communications Officer
River Ouse: An otter was spotted near Poppleton.
Hull: A redwing was sighted at Hull Northern Cemetery.
YWT Pearson Park: We are seeing more winter thrushes, redwing and fieldfare close to Hull's boundaries, probably seeking food in the milder city climate.
Tony Martin - Community & Wildlife Manager
YWT Spurn: As I drove along the coast road today towards Spurn flocks of fieldfares lined my route silhouetted on the stripped haw hedges. They are coming to the coast from frozen inland England or the even more frozen mainland Europe. Either way put down some apple for the winter thrushes, it does not have to be in the garden it could be a park or allotment.
Andrew Gibson - Outer Humber Officer
YWT Sprotbrough Flash: Bittern spotted in a tree! It stayed put for a couple of hours, close to the second hide from Sprotbrough. It may have been flushed by a fox. Also a lovely little robin, grey heron and pheasant.
Denis Matthewman (all photos his own)