Some notes to accompany the Birds Of Bishop Middleham Checklist.
The most recent additions to the list have been Firecrest (Low Hardwick), Iceland Gull (Castle Lake), Ring-necked Duck (Castle Lake) and Yellow-browed Warbler (Fishburn Lake).
In addition two species classed as escapes have been recorded - Bar-headed Goose and Chiloe Wigeon.
Sightings of Red-legged Partridge and Goshawk have not been confirmed and have therefore been omitted from the list. Marsh Tit and Reed Warbler have been recorded as close as Hardwick Hall Country Park but this does not come under the recording area.
Predictions for the future? Mandarin Duck, Green-winged Teal, Glossy Ibis, Great White Egret, Kittiwake, Citrine Wagtail, Tree Pipit, who knows....
As usual any additions or corrections please get in touch.