Weekly Highlights from Fairburn Ings

The latest installment from Ranger John and we're starting to see the change of the season;

Whooper 1 throughout.

Egyptian goose 2 throughout.

Pink-footed goose small parties most days

Red crested pochard- single to 15th

Red crested pochard hybrid. Single throughout.

Pintail Upto 6 throughout

Garganey 1-3 throughout

Spoonbill daily Upto 11.

Great egret Single to 16th

Cattle egret single throughout.

Marsh harrier 3 throughout

Avocet 2 on 20th

Ringed plover Upto 6 throughout.

Curlew max 16 on 16th

Black-tailed godwit. Daily. Upto 20.

Green sandpiper Upto 4.

Wood sandpiper single on 16th

Common snipe. Upto 20.

Common tern 4 throughout.

Common crane 2 east on 16th.

Barn owl 1-2 daily.

Short-eared owl Single on 17th

Swift daily until 16th. None since.

Hobby. Upto 3 daily.

Peregrine 2 daily.

Raven 2 occasionally.

Bearded tit. Upto 4 occasionally.

House Martin. Obvious passage Upto 350/day SW.

Cetti's warbler 6+ throughout.

Reed warbler single on 17th.

Whinchat Upto 5 daily.

Wheatear max 4 on 15th.

Yellow wagtail small numbers daily

Grey wagtail single on 18th.

Meadow pipit. On passage. Max 263 on 16th.

Siskin 1 on 20th- first of autumn.

Tree pipit 1 on 20th on Arrow Lane, only 3rd sighting this year, very exciting!

John's away for a couple of weeks, so keep up to date on our twitter feed for our recent sightings. @RSPBAireValley