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   21-Mar-2019  The GNDiver still; it is now starting to show a few small white spots on its upperparts as it starts its transition into breeding plumage. 23 Barnacle Geese, including 5 pairs on Millfields island. 10 Mute Swans: the 2 resident pairs plus another pair with 4 of last year's young. Pair of Mandarin at Millfields. 14 Gadwall. 1m Goosander. Pair of Red-legged Partridge. 4 Grey Heron. 26 Curlew at Sailing Club early morning. 11 Snipe at WLC. Total of 200 Woodpigeon, including 70 N. 66 Carrion Crows in fields along the dam wall early morning. 3 Sand Martin. 23 Chiffchaff, most of them singing. 12 Fieldfare NE and 63 Meadow Pipits NW over Millfields. 13 Siskin.  Simon Roddis, Roger Carrington  21/03/2019 
   19-Mar-2019  The GNDiver still, from Stones island late morning. 1 Shelduck. 19 Gadwall. 3 Wigeon. 1 Red-legged Partridge near Hays Lane (Millfields end - RC). 13 Buzzard. 3rd-w Yellow-legged Gull still. 4 Skylark. 11 singing Chiffchaffs. 18 Redwing at Sheepwash. 2 Linnet. Blackbird and Dunnock with nesting material at WLC, and Wren at the visitor centre.  SJR, AHS, RC  19/03/2019 
   18-Mar-2019  The GNDiver still, from Sheepwash hide early morning. A bit more NW movement this morning: 54 Fieldfare, 41 Meadow Pipits and 7 Stock Doves (with another display-flighting over Tail Bay), plus a Crossbill N over Penn Carr. 20 Barnacle Geese. 25 Greylags around Big Island early morning. Pair of Mandarins on Millfields Island. 3 Wigeon. 14 Gadwall. 2 Sparrowhawk. 8 Buzzard. 2 Lapwing. 8 Snipe. One Woodcock at Hopton end at first light. The 3rd-w Yellow-legged Gull still. 4 GBBG. 1 Herring Gull. 6 Chiffchaffs singing. 5 Mistle Thrush, including 3 singing. Pair of Long-tailed Tits collecting nest material at Penn Carr. 6 Treecreeper, including 4 singing. 1 Lesser Redpoll still on Stones island.  Simon Roddis  18/03/2019 
   17-Mar-2019  Stonechat in my partners garden in Hognaston.. it was trying to negotiate the sunflower bird feeder. Unmistakably a Stonechat   John Beardmore   18/03/2019 
   17-Mar-2019  The GNDiver still, from Sheepwash hide late morning. A Little Ringed Plover also from Sheepwash at 1110. 4 Mute Swan. 70 Canadas. 9 Barnacles. 5 Wigeon. 23 Curlew roosting on Stones island early morning. 3 GBbG. 2 Yellow-legged Gulls. 2 Skylark S. 40 Meadow Pipits, including 38 NW. 3 Chiffchaff. Totals of c150 Starling and 20 Redwing. 4 Mistle Thrush, including 3 chasing around at the top of WLC creek. 1 Linnet S over Stones. 1 Lesser Redpoll on Stones.  Simon Roddis  17/03/2019 
   16-Mar-2019  An adult Kittiwake flew over Brown Ale Bay at 07:00 - about time after the last week's winds. The GNDiver still. 40 Canada Geese. 1 Barnacle. 4 Mute Swan. Pair of Mandarins over Sheepwash. 4 Goldeneye. 1 Dunlin at WLC. 7 Snipe. The 3rd-w Yellow-legged Gull still. Chiffchaff at WLC. 12 Redwing. 24 Tree Sparrow (16 at WLC, 8 at Millfields).  Simon Roddis  16/03/2019 
   14-Mar-2019  Roger C had a Little Ringed Plover from PS hide early morning - the earliest ever here by 2 days. The GNDiver was off Stones island and 36 Curlews were there early morning. 14 Snipe (11 in BA Bay, 3 at WLC). 1 Dunlin. 17 Cormorant. 6 GBbGull, including a colour-ringed adult. The 3rd-w Yellow-legged Gull still.   Simon Roddis  14/03/2019 
   13-Mar-2019  The GNDiver was very close to the shore off Stones island at 0830. 6+ Goldeneye. 4 Ruff still.
6 GBbG. 3 Collared Dove at the ranger base. 4 Raven. 1 Sand Martin from Sheepwash hide at 1030.  
Simon Roddis  13/03/2019 
   12-Mar-2019  The GNDiver still. 10+ Oystercatcher. 3 Ruff. 2 GBbG. 2 Herring Gull. 2 Kestrel. Chiffchaff singing at Millfields. 30 Redwing at Penn Carr. 27 Meadow Pipits (24 on visitor centre field, 3 Sheepwash).  Simon Roddis  13/03/2019 
   11-Mar-2019  The GNDiver was off Stones island this morning. 4 Mandarins (2m,2f) at Brown Ale Bay. 4 Ruff. 5 Redshank. 1 Curlew. First-winter Yellow-legged Gull. Chiffchaff singing at Millfields. 6 Meadow Pipits.  Simon Roddis  11/03/2019 
   09-Mar-2019  4 Ruff on south side of main visitors centre at 15:51  Luke Stoppard  10/03/2019 
   08-Mar-2019  The GNDiver still. 13 Greylags. 6 Mute Swan. 1f Goosander. 5 Grey Heron (2 ads, 3 imms). 15 Cormorant. 8 Buzzard. 2 Peregrines (ad female, imm male) on pylons beyond WLC creek. 3 Ruff. The Anglesey-ringed Oystercatcher at Sheepwash still. 3 Yellow-legged Gull (1w,2w,3w). 4 Stock Dove. 6 Raven. 40 Starling NE. 50 Redwing, including 30 at Penn Carr. 6 Chiffchaffs. 4 Meadow Pipit. 7 Lesser Redpoll (6 Stones, 1 Millfields).  Simon Roddis  08/03/2019 
   07-Mar-2019  The GNDiver was off Millfields early morning. 4 Mandarins flew down the res, landed for a few minutes at Millfields, then headed S over the dam wall. 5 Goldeneye. 4 Ruff still. 3 Chiffchaffs (Millfields, Stones, WLC creek). Mistle Thrush sitting. 1 Linnet at Millfields. 2 Lesser Redpoll on Stones.  Simon Roddis  07/03/2019 
   06-Mar-2019  The GNDiver was off Stones island mid-morning. 26 Barnacle Geese. 40 Lapwing. 3 Ruff. 2 Dunlin. 11 Curlew. 5 Chiffchaffs (3 at Millfields, 1 on Stones, 1 near WLC). 70+ Redwing at Penn Carr. 30 Goldfinch (20 Millfields, 10 Stones).  Simon Roddis, Alan Stewardson  06/03/2019 
   05-Mar-2019  The GNDiver was off Stones mid morning. The Water Rail showed well at Brown Ale Bay 1000-1030. 4 Ruff. 2 Chiffchaff.  Simon Roddis  05/03/2019 
   04-Mar-2019  The GNDiver still, off Millfields mid-morning. 3 Chiffchaffs (2 at Millfields, 1 at Brown Ale Bay). 15 Barnacle Geese. 5 Buzzards enjoying the breeze. 9 Oystercatcher. 8 Curlew. 3 Ruff. 2 GBbG (ad and 2nd-w). 2 Yellow-legged Gulls (1st and 3rd-w).   Simon Roddis  04/03/2019 
   03-Mar-2019  Good haul of species at the monthly Birdwatching for Beginners walk (10am-noon), this time around Sheewash car park/hides: House Sparrow, Oystercatcher, Bullfinch, Chaffinch, Reed Bunting, Nuthatch, Great Tit, Willow Tit, Coal Tit, Blue Tit, Jackdaw, Teal, Grey Wagtail, Mistle Thrush, Carrion Crow, Cormorant, Canada Goose, Great Northern Diver, Pied Wagtail, Redshank, Tufted Duck, Wigeon, Meadow Pipit, Gt Crested Grebe, Little Grebe, Mallard, Pheasant, Lapwing, Grey Heron, Buzzard, Herring Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Black-headed Gull, Common Gull, Chiffchaff, Wren, Gadwall, Goldeneye, Treecreeper, Dunnock, Robin, Coot, Woodpigeon, Blackbird, Song Thrush, Goldfinch, Jay, Moorhen, Long-tailed Tit and Siskin  Gary Atkins  04/03/2019 
   03-Mar-2019  A Sand Martin flew S past Flat island at 0800 - the earliest ever at Carsington by 8 days. The GNDiver still. 2 Chiffchaffs (Sheepwash and WLC). 30 Curlews roosting on Stones island early morning. 60 Canada Geese. 24 Barnacles. 8 Greylags. 7 Moorhen. At least 6 Oycs. 80 Lapwing. 4 Ruff. 1 Woodcock at Penn Carr. The 3rd-w Yellow-legged Gull still. 2 Tawny Owls calling at Penn Carr early morning. Total of 26 Redwing. 5 Meadow Pipit. 1 Brambling at Millfields.   Simon Roddis  03/03/2019 
   02-Mar-2019  The GNDiver still, between Stones and Millfields mid-morning. At the Hopton end early morning, 5 Woodcock flew in to roost, 5 Tawny Owls calling, 7 Grey Wagtails out of the reedbed. 2 Chiffchaffs (1 singing occasionally) between Hopton and Brown Ale Bay. 19 Barnacle Geese. 9 Greylags. 41 Wigeon. Drake Shoveler. 4 Goldeneye. Drake Goosander. 22 Cormorant. 6+ Oystercatcher. 65 Lapwing. 1 Curlew. 4 Ruff. 2 Dunlin. 20 Herring Gulls flew N from the roost early morning. The 3rd-w Yellow-legged Gull still. 2 Meadow Pipit. 5 Lesser Redpoll over Stones causeway.  Simon Roddis, Alan Stewardson  02/03/2019 
   01-Mar-2019  1/3/19 (SJR,AHS,RC). The GNDiver was off Stones this morning. A Water Rail showed extremely well at the mouth of the brook running into Brown Ale Bay late morning. 2 Red-legged Partridge in fields above Penn Carr. 24 Barnacle Geese. 6 Greylags. 3 Shoveler (2m,1f) initially at Sheepwash then at WLC. 17 Cormorant. 6 Oystercatcher. 4 Ruff. 6+ Redshank. 2 Herring Gull. The 3rd-winter Yellow-legged Gull. 1 Skylark over. 14 Tree Sparrow at Millfields. 10+ Lesser Redpoll (8+ at Millfields, 2 on Stones). 10 Siskin (7 Millfields, 3 Stones). 20 Goldfinch on Stones.  Simon Roddis  01/03/2019 
   28-Feb-2019  28/2/19: the GNDiver still, over on the far side from Stones island mid-morning. A Little Egret flew past Stones and settled on Shiningford island. Total of 26 Barnacle Geese. 35 Gadwall. At least 6 each of Oystercatcher and Curlew. 5 Ruff. GSWoodpecker drumming near PS hide and 2 on the Millfields carpark feeders. 1 Peregrine. 6 Willow Tit. 3 Skylark over. c30 Redwing at PS/Sheepwash, many of them singing. Mistle Thrush nest building. Single Greenfinch, Linnet and Lesser Redpoll. 4 singing Reed Buntings. Clive had a Chiffchaff singing intermittently on Stones island early morning.  Simon Roddis  01/03/2019 
   26-Feb-2019  26/2/19: The GNDiver was off Millfields early pm. A Water Rail showed well in the brook running into Brown Ale Bay (near the path to Paul Stanley hide) late pm. 22 Barnacle Geese. 5 Mute Swans. 6 Oystercatchers. 190 Lapwing. 3 Ruff. The STW vols had a Little Egret at the WLC, later seen by Roger C at Sheepwash. And a Brimstone butterfly was at the Millfields viewing area early pm.  Simon Roddis  01/03/2019 
   24-Feb-2019  44 Canada Goose,1 Curlew,119 lapwing,2 Dunnock,6 Mute Swan,60 Teal,15 Cormorant,15 Great crest Grebe,1 Greylag,4 Little Grebe,6 Oystercatcher,1 long tailed,11 Gadwall,2 Snipe,4 Moorhen,2 Redshank,2 Reed Bunting,1 Goldeneye,6 Wigeon,6 Blue Tit,4 Great Tit  David Armitt  25/02/2019 
   21-Feb-2019  Willow Tit; Ruff; Oystercatcher (2); Barnacle Goose (20); Great Northern Diver; Tree Sparrow (4+)  Jonathan Mortin  21/02/2019 
   20-Feb-2019  GNDiver still from Millfields towards Fishtail. 5 Goldeneye and a pair Grey Wagtail flight displaying at Millfields. 2 Dunlin and 11 Curlew with 320 Lapwing over Stones Island early a.m. Also 4 Ruff, 3 Redshank and 8 Oystercatchers on site. Oycs include Ringed birds ‘M7’ and ‘barcode’ both together at Sheepwash. 19 Barnacle Geese at WLC, singing Treecreepers at WLC and PSHide and 30 Redwing at Sheepwash.  Roger Carrington   20/02/2019 
   15-Feb-2019  This morning from Stones Island, Great Northern Diver, 2 Redshank, 7 Skylarks from Millfields 4 Oystercatchers, 2 Goosander , 17 Barnacle Geese, 2 Shoveller and 2 Goldeneye   A H STEWARDSON   15/02/2019 
   15-Feb-2019  2 Shellduck also on Stones island.   A H STEWARDSON   15/02/2019 
   15-Feb-2019  Reed Bunting, Great Spotted Woodpecker. Paul Stanley hide between 11am & 12noon  Dave Meredith  15/02/2019 
   14-Feb-2019  2.30pm Millfields car park 2 barnacle geese on island to right side of car park.  Pat and Tony  14/02/2019 
   10-Feb-2019  Monthly WeBS count (a week earlier than the due date), numbers well down: 3 Mute Swan, 2 Greylag, 55 Canada, 1 Barnacle, 47 Wigeon, 46 Gadwall, 239 Teal, 115 Mallard, 5m Pochard, 23 Tufted, 11 Goldeneye, 1 GNDiver, 16 Cormorant, 32 Little Grebe, only 28 GCGrebe, 2 Grey Heron, 8 Moorhen, 281 Coot, 4 Oystercatcher (including M7 and the returning 'Barcode' at Sheepwash; the other 2 are unringed), 306 Lapwing, 1 Curlew, 2 Ruff, 2 Dunlin, 6 Redshank, 9 Snipe. Also: 45 Herring Gull (41 of them through SW), 3w Yellow-legged Gull, 3 GBbG, Stock Dove singing at north end of Hall Wood, 1 Peregrine (took another Coot at Shiningford), 24 Tree Sparrow (15 WLC, 9 Millfields), 6 Grey Wag and 11 Reed Buntings out of Hopton reedbed early morning, and a Reed Bunting singing on Stones island.  Simon Roddis, John Bradley  10/02/2019 
   09-Feb-2019  The GNDiver was mobile between Millfields and Stones island this morning. 2 Mute Swan. 150 Canadas. 3 Barnacle. 4 Pintail (3m,1f) flew in from NE at 09:00, present to 10:30 at least - first of the year here. 6 Moorhen. 3 Oystercatcher. 242 Lapwing. 2 Dunlin. 2 Herring Gulls through. c5,000 Black-headed Gulls from Millfields early morning. 1 Peregrine. 4 Raven. 6 (4+2) Skylark flew W. 28 Tree Sparrow (13 Millfields, 15 WLC). 3 Greenfinch at Millfields. 5 Lesser Redpoll on Stones.  Simon Roddis  09/02/2019 
   09-Feb-2019  2 pm, Millfields: 2 Willow Tit regular visitors, 1 GS Woodpecker, 1 Coal Tit, 3-5 Blue Tit, 1-2 Great Tit, 1 F Chaffinch, 1 Tree Sparrow, 1 Nuthatch regular visitor, 1 Sparrowhawk, assorted corvids, Great Northern Diver, 1 M Pochard, 4+ Tufted Duck, 8+ Great-crested Grebes, 8+ Little Grebes, 4+ Mallards, 2+ Cormorants.

3 pm, Dam Wall: In addition to above, 1 Pied Wagtail, 10ish Canada Geese, 1 Barnacle Goose, 2 possible Ravens, 5ish Rooks, Carrion Crows, 3+ Jackdaws, 2 Wigeon, 1 Teal maybe.

3:30 pm, Visitor Centre: 2 House Sparrow, 3 Oystercatchers, 3 Canada Geese, Goldfinches, Blue Tits, Coots

4:30 pm, Wildlife Centre: 10+ Gadwall, 3+ Common Pheasant, 7+ Mallard, 1 feral duck, Wigeon, Teal, 1 Kestrel or Sparrowhawk (reddish, flew across window towards feeders); 20+ Canada Geese and 50+ corvids on field nr car park 
Natalie Windsor & John Attiwell  09/02/2019 
   09-Feb-2019  1 Barn Owl by dam wall, 5 pm  John Attiwell  09/02/2019 
   08-Feb-2019  The GNDiver was between Millfields and Stones island around midday. 59 Gadwall, including 53 at WLC. 1m Pochard. 1f Goosander. 3 Oystercatcher at Sailing Club. 20+ Lapwing. 22 Snipe at WLC. Bit of a quiet day for passerines given the weather!  Simon Roddis  08/02/2019 
   07-Feb-2019  The GNDiver was at Millfields early afternoon, then off Stones island. 249 Canada Geese, 3 Barnacles and 1 Pink-foot. 20 Cormorants on Sheepwash spit. 2 Oystercatchers, including M7. Pre-roost gathering of Gulls in Brown Ale Bay included 350 Common, 230 Black-heads, 70 Lessers, 1 GBbG, 12 Herrings, 1w and 3w Yellow-legs (and a 2w earlier at Millfields). 8 Stock Doves, including 7 which flew out of Sheepwash wood as I walked to the hide. 2 Collared Doves at the ranger base. 45 Redwing at Penn Carr. 13 Tree Sparrows at Millfields.   Simon Roddis  07/02/2019 
   06-Feb-2019  The GNDiver was towards the far side from Stones island late morning. 8 Greylag. 56 Gadwall. 2 Sparrowhawk. 407 Lapwing. 3 Dunlin. 12 Snipe. Kingfisher in Brown Ale Bay. Counts made between Hopton end and Stones island: 5 Jay (2 giving Buzzard-like calls), 12 Magpie, 10 Coal Tit, 13 Willow Tit (3 singing, and 4 together at Sheepwash), 61 Blue Tit, 36 Great Tit, 19 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Skylark over, only 10 Wrens (8 singing), 20 Dunnock (10 singing), 36 Robin (28 singing), 35 Blackbird (1 singing), 11 Song Thrush (7 singing), 3 Mistle Thrush (1 singing), 7 Meadow Pipit, 9 Tree Sparrow, 15 Chaffinch, 3 Brambling (female in Sheepwash wood and 2 at the ranger base), 14 Siskin, 4 Lesser Redpoll at Shiningford, 6 Reed Bunting.  Simon Roddis, Alan Stewardson  06/02/2019 
   05-Feb-2019  The GNDiver was between Stones island and Millfields this morning. Pair of Greylags looking around Big island. 52 Gadwall. 8 Goldeneye. 5 Goosander. 54 GCGrebe. 18 Cormorant. 7 Moorhen (2 at WLC, 5 between Hopton end and PS hide). 2 Oystercatcher. 3rd-w Yellow-legged Gull still. Female Brambling at the Sheepwash feeder still, along with 5 Tree Sparrows.  Simon Roddis  05/02/2019 
   05-Feb-2019  Short walk from Millfields: 2 Oystercatchers on edge of Millfields Bay, below Penn Carr; Willow Tit and 6 Long-tailed Tits on feeders in car park  Gary Atkins  05/02/2019 
   04-Feb-2019  The GNDiver still, close to Millfields island. 63 Gadwall (46 at WLC, 17 in Brown Ale Bay). 5 Goosander. 6 Buzzard, including 5 in the air over Hall Wood. 2 Oystercatcher (M7 and unringed partner). 107 Lapwing. 3 Dunlin. 6 Redshank. 2 Ruff. 3 Herring Gull. 2 Yellow-legged Gull (1st and 3rd winters) at BA Bay. Kingfisher from the main carpark, near the visitor centre. Jay imitating a Buzzard at Sheepwash. 1 Skylark over Sheepwash carpark. 20 Long-tailed Tit, including 12 on the Millfields carpark feeders. c30 Tree Sparrow: 13 at Millfields, c15 at WLC, 3 at Sheepwash. 2 Brambling: the female has been joined by a male at the Sheepwash carpark feeder. Total of 20 Siskin.  Simon Roddis, Alan Stewardson   04/02/2019 
   04-Feb-2019  Single Goldcrest very active in bushes and trees near memorial at Millfields at 14.30.  Tony Wood  04/02/2019 
   03-Feb-2019  Following species noted by the group undertaking the monthly Birdwatching for Beginners walk (10am-noon): House Sparrow, Carrion Crow, Jackdaw, Blackbird, Dunnock, Lapwing, Blue Tit, Teal, Coot, Wigeon, Woodpigeon, Tree Sparrow, Canada Goose, Gadwall, Goldeneye, Little Grebe, Mallard, Chaffinch, Cormorant, Gt Crested Grebe, Great Tit, Robin, Great Northern Diver, Tufted Duck, Black-headed Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Magpie, Ruff, Redshank, Dunlin, Moorhen, Barnacle Goose, Pied Wagtail, Snipe  Gary Atkins  04/02/2019 
   03-Feb-2019  The GNDiver still. Very rough estimates of 2,500 Black-headed, 300 Common and 300 Lesser Black-backed Gulls from Millfields first thing. 24 Greylags, including a flock of 21 which flew in from the S at 0830 then left SE at 1020. 2 Grey Heron. 2 Oystercatcher, M7 and an unringed bird, at Sheepwash. 150 Lapwing. 7 Fieldfare. The female Brambling again at the Sheepwash feeder, along with a male House Sparrow - possibly the first I've ever seen at Sheepwash - and 4 Greenfinches. 12 Magpies at the Millfields feeders.  Simon Roddis  03/02/2019 
   02-Feb-2019  The GNDiver still, off Lane End early morning. 2 Woodcock came into Hopton end at first light, 6 Tawny Owls calling and 8 Grey Wags left their roost in the reedbed. c350 Canadas, 3 Barnacles and 1 Greylag. 2m Goosander. 1m Pochard. 1 Curlew, 3 Oycs and 4 Ruff still. 155 Lapwing. 8 Fieldfare over. Female Brambling on the Sheepwash carpark feeder at 11:00.  Simon Roddis  02/02/2019 
   01-Feb-2019  2 Redshank,6 Wigeon,260 Canada Goose,15 Cormorant,1 Goldeneye,120 Teal,3 Dunlin,12 Great crested Grebe,20 Gadwall,3 lapwing,1 Pied Wagtail,1 Ruff,1 Snipe,3 Mute swan,2 Little Grebe   David Armitt  02/02/2019 
   01-Feb-2019  The GNDiver still, from Sheepwash hide early morning. 3 Oystercatchers, including returning colour-ringed bird M7, initially at Sheepwash (RC), then Stones island (AHS) and late morning at Millfields (SJR). 5 Redshank. 3 Dunlin. 70 Pink-footed Geese W over Visitor Centre at 0840 (AHS). 3m Pochard and 6 Goosander (4m,2f) at Millfields. Female Peregrine again at Sheepwash. Pair of Raven at Hopton end. Totals of c50 Redwing and 7+ Meadow Pipit.   SJR, AHS, RC  01/02/2019 
   31-Jan-2019  The GNDiver still, from Millfields mid morning. 50+ GCGrebe. 1 Pink-footed Goose among Canadas at the WLC. 350 Lapwing. 5 Redshank. Single Curlew and Oystercatcher. Very similar to the last few days.  Simon Roddis  31/01/2019 
   30-Jan-2019  The GNDiver still. 30 Gadwall at WLC. 3 Oystercatchers at Millfields. 4 Ruff. 3 Dunlin. 4+ Redshank. 33+ Snipe. The adult female Peregrine on Sheepwash spit again. GSWoodpecker drumming at Millfields. Fieldfare in WLC creek. Clive had a Red-legged Partridge under the feeders at WLC early morning.  Simon Roddis  30/01/2019 
   29-Jan-2019  The GNDiver still, distantly from Millfields early morning. 3 Oystercatchers today, all unringed: 1 at Millfields, 2 on Horseshoe island. 1 Curlew. 4 Ruff (3m,1f). 4 Redshank. 3 Dunlin. 3 GBbG. 8 Herring Gulls north. The 3rd-w Yellow-legged Gull still. Female Kingfisher in Brown Ale Bay again. 80 Starlings W up WLC creek. The Fieldfare at Sheepwash hide still. A singing male Bullfinch at Millfields - don't often hear that.  Simon Roddis  29/01/2019 
   28-Jan-2019  The first Oystercatcher of the year, an unringed bird, was at Millfields this morning. The GNDiver still. 47 Gadwall (41 at WLC, 6 at Brown Ale Bay). 2 Sparrowhawk. The adult female Peregrine at Shiningford then at Sheepwash. 410 Lapwing. 1 Curlew. 4 Ruff. 4 Redshank. 2 Dunlin. 5 Stock Dove. The female Kingfisher in BA Bay again. 1 Fieldfare in front of Sheepwash hide. Siskin singing at BA Bay.  Simon Roddis, Alan Stewardson  28/01/2019 
   27-Jan-2019  The GNDiver was off Millfields early morning. 33 Gadwall. Raptors were enjoying the breeze: 8 Buzzards in the air, 3 Sparrowhawks, 2 Peregrine and a Kestrel. c350 Lapwing. 3 Ruff. 4 Redshank. 3 Dunlin. 1 Woodcock came into Penn Carr at first light. The 3rd-w Yellow-legged Gull still. 5 Herring Gulls. 2 GBbG. 14 Tree Sparrows at WLC.  Simon Roddis  27/01/2019 
   26-Jan-2019  The GNDiver still. At the Hopton end at first light, at least 5 (possibly 7) Woodcock, 6 Tawny Owls calling, 9 Grey Wag and 16 Reed Bunting out of the reedbed. Adult female and imm male Peregrine again at Sheepwash. Curlew at Sheepwash. 3 Greylag. 6 Goosander. 44 Common Snipe, 43 of them in a flock over Stones after being flushed from the sailing club end of the dam wall, along with c250 Lapwing. 3 Redshank. Willow Tits singing at Hopton end and Sheepwash.  Simon Roddis  26/01/2019 
   25-Jan-2019  GNDiver again distantly from Sheepwash hide. c150 Canadas, 1 Barnacle and 2 Greylags. 55 GCGrebe from Millfields. 457 Lapwing and 3 Ruff at Sailing Club. 30 Snipe (28 at WLC). Adult GBbG. 5 Herring Gulls through. The 3rd-w Yellow-legged Gull still. 6 Stock Dove over Sheepwash. The female Kingfisher in BA Bay again (and had been on the pond left of Sheepwash hide earlier, I'm told). 2 Peregrines (adult female and imm male) playing around at Sheepwash and then both landing on the spit. 1 Fieldfare from WLC (first of the year, I think). 5 Meadow Pipit and 5 Lesser Redpoll on Stones.  Simon Roddis  25/01/2019 
   24-Jan-2019  The GNDiver is still here, floating around in the middle of the res mid-late morning. 2 Mute Swans. 94 Canadas. 1 Barnacle. 3 Dunlin. 3+ Redshank. 3rd-w Yellow-legged Gull. 4 GSWoodpecker (2 Millfields, 1 Stones, 1 Paul Stanley). Peregrine on one of the Shiningford pylons. 10 Tree Sparrows at Millfields. 2 Lesser Redpoll on Stones.  Simon Roddis  24/01/2019 
   23-Jan-2019  Didn't see the diver despite over 4 hours looking this morning- perhaps it's just playing hard to get. 2 Mute Swan. 148 Canadas. 3 Barnacle. 1 Greylag. 18 Cormorant. 2 Grey Heron. 58 GCGrebe. 3 Buzzard. 2 Sparrowhawk. 1 Curlew from Sheepwash hide after midday. 3 (4?) Ruff. 4 Redshank. 1 Dunlin. 1 Woodcock near Penn Carr. 3rd-w Y-l Gull. 2 ad GBbGs. Female Kingfisher in Brown Ale Bay. 4 Raven.  Simon Roddis  23/01/2019 
   21-Jan-2019  A pair of bramblings in my garden at High Barn, Hognaston. As of Thursday 24th they are still here.  Alan Cribbens  24/01/2019 
   21-Jan-2019  The GNDiver was off Stones island this morning. 16 Barnacle Geese. 2 Pochard in Shiningford creek. 3 Ruff. 2 Redshank. 20 Snipe. 3rd-w Yellow-legged Gull. 8 Herring Gull. 5 GSWoodpeckers including 2 pairs at Shiningford. 14 Tree Sparrows between Stones and Sheepwash.   Simon Roddis, Alan Stewardson  21/01/2019 
   20-Jan-2019  Monthly WeBS count: 3 Mute Swan, 17 Whooper Swan, 86 Canadas, 3 Barnacles, 9 Shelduck, 74 Wigeon, 32 Gadwall, 403 Teal, 91 Mallard, 89 Tufted, 11 Goldeneye, 9 Goosander, adult GNDiver, 15 Cormorant, 2 Heron, 25 Little Grebe, 39 GCGrebe, 5 Moorhen, 444 Coot, 407 Lapwing, 2 Ruff, 3 Dunlin, 3 Redshank, 28 Common Snipe, 1 Jack Snipe. JB had a Golden Plover over. Also the 3rd-w Yellow-legged Gull, 41 Rook, c50 Redwing, 4 Meadow Pipit.

Regarding the Whoopers, 6 (including 3 first-years) flew in at 0935, so yesterday's 11 birds had presumably stayed overnight. 
Simon Roddis, John Bradley   20/01/2019 
   18-Jan-2019  The GNDiver from Millfields early morning. 27 Gadwall (25 at WLC). 360 Lapwing. 4 Redshank. 1 Raven. 30 Starling over. 20+ Tree Sparrow (19 at WLC).  Simon Roddis, Alan Stewardson  18/01/2019 
   17-Jan-2019  3 Waxwings briefly just after 11:00, flew out of trees and over the road inbetween the visitor centre and sailing club entrances. I looked for half an hour but didn't see them again. The GNDiver was off Stones island mid-morning. 86 Canadas. 1 Barnacle. Pair of displaying Sparrowhawks. 2 Peregrine: one on Sheepwash spit and one over. 492 Lapwing. 3 Ruff. 2 Dunlin. 2 Woodcock at Hopton end at first light. 2 GBbGull. 9 Grey Wags out of Hopton reedbed early morning.   Simon Roddis  17/01/2019 
   16-Jan-2019  Alan S saw the GNDiver from Millfields this morning. 4 Mute Swan. 17 Gadwall. Displaying Sparrowhawk. c400 Lapwing. 35 Snipe. 3 Redshank. 50 Rook over Hopton end. 50 Redwing at Sheepwash. 12 Tree Sparrow at WLC. 30 Siskin.  Simon Roddis  16/01/2019 
   06-Jan-2019  Species noted collectively by group on the monthly Birdwatching for Beginners walk (10am-noon): Gadwall, Teal, Cormorant, Blackbird, House Sparrow, Little Grebe, Wigeon, Pied Wagtail, Canada Goose, Lapwing, Redshank, Coot, Meadow Pipit, Snipe, Great Northern Diver, Blue Tit, Woodpigeon, Magpie, Carrion Crow, Buzzard, Black-headed Gull, Goldeneye, Great Crested Grebe, Dunnock, Mute Swan, Kestrel, Bullfinch, Wren, Ruff, Moorhen, Jackdaw, Goldfinch, Great Tit, Robin, Dunlin Pochard, Tree Sparrow and Mallard  Gary Atkins  06/01/2019 
   05-Jan-2019  Great Northern Diver off Stones Island mid-morning.
7 Lesser Redpoll near the new hide on Stones Island.
1-2 Willow Tits and 1 Treecreeper from the path a few hundred yards north of the Wildlife Centre 
Alan Hobson  05/01/2019 
   04-Jan-2019  Great Northern Diver off Millfields early morning.
Dark-bellied Brent Goose at Wildlife Centre 10:40 (found earlier by Alan Stewardson at Visitor Centre).
3 Ruff and 2 Redshank on Sailing Club shore. 
Roger Carrington  04/01/2019 
   02-Jan-2019  1 Kestrel,129 Teal,59 lapwing,10 Cormorant,2 Goldeneye,2 Pied Wagtail,6 shoveler,10 Great crested Grebe,1 Grey Heron,51 Tuffted Duck,2 Jackdaw,7 C.Crow,2 Raven,20 Redwing,6 Blue tit,8 Great Tit,2 Robin,1 wren,7 Pheasant,3 Gadwall,1 Marsh Tit,1 Coal Tit,6 Chaffich,20 Blackbird,12 Tree Sparrow,30 BH Gull,4 LBB Gull,1 GBB Gull 200+ Coots,20 Mallard,30 woodpiegon,4 Magpie  David Armitt  04/01/2019 
   02-Jan-2019  The GNDiver was off Stones island again this morning, along with a Shelduck. 6 Shoveler (4m,2f) at Sheepwash. 12 Pochard. 2 Sparrowhawk. 6 Moorhen. c200 Lapwing. 2 Dunlin. 3 Ruff. 4+ Redshank. 24 Snipe across WLC, Stones and Sailing Club. 3rd-w Yellow-legged Gull at Sheepwash. Chiffchaff at Sheepwash hide. 15 Siskin at Brown Ale Bay.  Simon Roddis, Alan Stewardson  02/01/2019 
   01-Jan-2019  The adult GNDiver was off Stones island mid-morning. At Hopton end first thing, 2 Woodcock, 4 calling Tawny Owls, 4 Grey Wag and a Water Rail calling in the reedbed. 84 Canadas. 1 Barnacle. 1 Greylag. 19 Pochard. 2 Sparrowhawk. 3 Buzzard. Peregrine on Sheepwash spit late morning. 365 Lapwing. 3 Dunlin. 3 Ruff. 3 Redshank. 20 Herring Gull. 2 GBbG. 2 Stock Dove. 4 Raven (2 pairs). Chiffchaff again at Brown Ale Bay. 80 Redwing and 13 Tree Sparrows at Millfields. Total of 35 Siskin.  Simon Roddis  01/01/2019 
   31-Dec-2018  The GNDiver distantly from Sheepwash looking towards Millfields this morning. 154 Canadas. 19 Pochard. 20 Cormorant. 2 Grey Heron. 31 Little Grebe. 1 Golden Plover over the visitor centre. c400 Lapwing. 3 Dunlin. 3 Ruff. 2 adult Yellow-legged Gull at Sheepwash late morning. 6 GBbG. 3 Peregrine in the air together over the north end, then an imm male, presumed to be one of the 3, worrying the Lapwings over the visitor centre area. 60 Redwing at Millfields. Total of 28 Tree Sparrow: 15 at WLC, 13 at Millfields.  SJR, AHS, CA  31/12/2018 
   30-Dec-2018  3 more Waxwings SW over Millfields at 0830. The GNDiver still from Stones. 17 Goosander (5m,12f) at Millfields early morning. 13 Pochard. c400 Lapwing. 3 Ruff. 3 Dunlin. 4 Redshank. 42 Herring and 9 GBb Gulls at Sheepwash late morning. Female Kingfisher again in Brown Ale Bay. 3 GSWoodpeckers at Millfields (2 on the feeders, 1 over). Imm male Peregrine. 313 Redwing, mostly heading SW, at Millfields. 13 Meadow Pipit on Stones. Total of 60 Siskin (50 at Millfields, 10 at BA Bay).  Simon Roddis  30/12/2018 
   29-Dec-2018  4 Waxwings flew SW over the Stones causeway at 0825 (the first here since Dec 2012). GNDiver still present. 1 Pink-footed Goose among the Canadas. 2 Barnacle. 4 Mute Swan. 10 Goldeneye. 10 Goosander. 3 Buzzard. 30 Herring Gull (20 flew through, 10 at Sheepwash late morning). 2 Peregrine; an adult, probably female, perched on Sheepwash spit and an immature male flying around. 3 Raven. 13 Tree Sparrow at WLC.   Simon Roddis  29/12/2018 
   28-Dec-2018  The GNDiver still this morning. 119 Canadas. 3 Barnacle. 9 Goldeneye. 12 Pochard. 6 Goosander SE. 32 Cormorant (23 flew in). 6 Moorhen. c400 Lapwing, seriously spooked at one point by 2 male Peregrines. 3 Ruff. 3 Dunlin. c10,000 BhGulls and 8 GBbG early morning. 29 Herring and the 3w Yellow-leg at Sheepwash late morning. 4 Stock Dove. Total of c200 Redwing, including c150 at Millfields. 7 Fieldfare. 6 Linnet over Stones. Willow Tit singing at Millfields.  Simon Roddis  28/12/2018 
   27-Dec-2018  The GNDiver was extremely close to the shore off Stones island mid-morning. 7 Barnacle Geese: a party of 6 flew over along with a Nene (Hawaiian Goose). 5 Pochard. 6+ Goldeneye. 4 Goosander. 2 Grey Heron. 3 Ruff. 4 Dunlin. 4 Woodcock at Hopton end early morning. 28 Herring Gulls and the 3w Yellow-leg at Sheepwash late morning. Female Kingfisher again in Brown Ale Bay. 3 Raven. 9 Grey Wag out of Hopton reedbed early morning. 10 Meadow Pipit on Stones. 1 Brambling over Hopton end.  Simon Roddis  27/12/2018 
   22-Dec-2018  The GNDiver was between Stones island and Millfields this afternoon. 139 Canadas. 5 Barnacles. 1 Greylag. 20 Gadwall. 9 Pochard. 15 Cormorant. 27 Little Grebe, including 15 at WLC. 5 Common Buzzards. c500 Lapwing. 3 Ruff. 2 Dunlin. 2 Redshank. 30 Snipe. c1800 Common Gulls, 600 LBbG, 20 Herrings and adult Yellow-leg. Kingfisher and Chiffchaff again in BA Bay. 55 Redwing. 5 Fieldfare.  Simon Roddis  22/12/2018 
   20-Dec-2018  c30 Barnacle Geese WLC centre, Pergrine on shore line eating carrion opposite Sheepash.  Ian Scrimshaw  20/12/2018 
   19-Dec-2018  The GNDiver was between Stones island and Fishtail Creek around 1130. A Chiffchaff at Brown Ale Bay, then flew across the road. c100 Wigeon: flock of 70 flew N, plus c30 down. c400 Lapwing. 3 Dunlin. 3 Redshank. Only saw 2 Ruff. 23 Snipe at WLC. 71 Herring Gulls from Sheepwash late morning. 3 Yellow-legged Gulls: 1st-w, 3rd-w and adult. Female Kingfisher on the same stump in BA Bay as earlier in the week. 1 Skylark NE. 1+ Brambling at Millfields.  Simon Roddis  19/12/2018 
   17-Dec-2018  The GNDiver was off Stones island this morning. 199 Canada Geese. 2 Barnacles. 105 Lapwing. 4 Ruff. 3 Redshank. 1 Dunlin. 47 Snipe - a real increase on recent numbers. 60 Rooks flew west.  SJR, AHS, CA  17/12/2018 
   16-Dec-2018  The GNDiver was off Sailing Club island mid-morning. At the Hopton end first thing, 4 Woodcock, 7 calling Tawny Owls and 5 Grey Wags out of the reedbed. 150+ Canada Geese. 2 Barnacles. 17 Pochard. 5 Goosander (3m,2f). 4 Ruff at WLC. 2 Redshank. 38 Herring Gulls and the 3rd-w Yellow-leg among LBbGs at Sheepwash. 11 GBbGs (5 ads and a sub-ad at Sheepwash, plus 3 ads and 2 first-winters south). Female Kingfisher in Brown Ale Bay (and it or another reported on the dam wall). Peregrine sitting for at least an hour on its favourite pylon at Shiningford. 2 Raven. Total of 24 Meadow Pipits. Decent morning - 73 species.  Simon Roddis  16/12/2018 
   15-Dec-2018  The GNDiver was off Stones, seen distantly from Millfields mid-morning. 179 Canadas and 2 Barnacles at WLC. 5 Goldeneye. 18 Pochard. 4 Goosander (2m,2f) at Millfields. 2 Redshank at Sailing Club. 30+ Herring Gulls from Sheepwash. The 3rd-winter Yellow-legged Gyull was being given a hard time by 3 imm HGs at Millfields. 3 GSWoodpecker, including one on 6-inch high willow stumps on Horseshoe island. 10 Fieldfare E.  Simon Roddis  15/12/2018 
   14-Dec-2018  GNDiver off the dam wall late morning. 3 Pink-feet SW. 79 Canadas. 2 Barnacles. 15 Pochard. 6 Goldeneye. Male Peregrine again. 3 Ruff and 1 Dunlin at WLC. 2 Redshank. 20 Herring and the 3rd-w Yellow-legged Gull at Sheepwash. 3+ Raven. 100+ Redwing, including 70 E. 7 Fieldfare E. 5 Lesser Redpoll at Millfields.  Simon Roddis  14/12/2018 
   13-Dec-2018  The GNDiver from Millfields still. Much smaller movement than yesterday: 135 Redwing E, 25 Fieldfare E, 40 Woodpigeon SE, 3 Stock Dove SW. Pair of Shoveler at Millfields. 8 Goldeneye. 6 Moorhen. Now 4 Ruff at WLC. 1 Redshank. Male Peregrine at Millfields then Fishtail Creek.   Simon Roddis  13/12/2018 
   12-Dec-2018  The GNDiver from Millfields still. Quite a bit of movement this morning: 1210 Redwing E, 110 Fieldfare E, 15 Pink-footed Geese SW. 2f Shoveler at Millfields. 10 Pochard. 6 Moorhen. 13 Herring Gull. 3rd-w Yellow-legged Gull. 3 GSWoodpecker. 5 Jay. 15 Siskin.  Simon Roddis  12/12/2018 
   07-Dec-2018  The GNDiver still, again between Stones and Millfields. 220 Pnk-footed Geese flew E at 1100. 179 Greylags flew into Sheepwash 1045-1145, including flocks of c100 and 50+. 7 Goldeneye. c200 Lapwing. 3 Ruff still. 3 Collared Dove at the ranger base. c100 Redwing. 3 Greenfinch at Millfields.  Simon Roddis  07/12/2018 
   03-Dec-2018  The GNDiver still, between Stones and Millfields. 9 Goldeneye (6m,3f). 175 Lapwing. 1 Dunlin. 1 Redshank. 30 Fieldfare. 40 Redwing. 3 Song Thrushes singing at Sheepwash.  Simon Roddis, Alan Stewardson  03/12/2018 
   02-Dec-2018  Birdwatching for Beginners Walk. 33 species seen. 10 till 12. Black Headed Gull, Blackbird, Blue Tit, Canada Goose, Carrion Crow, Coot, Cormorant, Great Crested Grebe, Great Tit, House Sparrow, Kestrel, Lapwing, Little Grebe, Mallard, Meadow Pippit, Mute Swan, Redshank, Robin, Snipe, Teal, Tufted Duck, Wigeon, Wren, Dunnock, Ruff, Goldfinch, Magpie, Tree Sparrow, Willow Tit, Wood Pigeon, Lesser Black Backed Gull, Bullfinch, Gadwall.  Lorna Lomas   03/12/2018 
   02-Dec-2018  Adult Great Northern Diver, still with a few white spots on its upper parts, was off Watersports island this morning, hopefully now here for the winter. 7 Goldeneye (6m,1f) off the dam wall. 140 Lapwing. 3 Ruff. 2 Dunlin. 1 Redshank. 10 Snipe at WLC. 2 Woodcock at Hopton end first thing, and 5 Tawny Owls calling. 220 Woodpigeon N. 16 Fieldfare S. 2 Brambling.  Simon Roddis  02/12/2018 


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