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   23-May-2019  New brood of 2 Greylags at Penn Parr, plus a brood of 10 Mallard there and 15 accompanied by 2 females. Oystercatchers have 2 large young on Millfields island. Sub-ad Yellow-legged Gull. Willow Tit with food near Millfields stone barn. Great Tits taking food into a natural tree cavity at Penn Carr. Pair of Nuthatch taking food into a tree hole at Sheepwash carpark, with Tree Bumblebees occupying a nestbox on the same tree.  Simon Roddis  23/05/2019 
   22-May-2019  Perimeter counts this morning - numbers probably lower than they might have been because of a cool overcast start, there was a definite increase in song when the sun came out later morning: 14 Willow Tits, including fledged young in Tail Bay (3) and Brown Ale Bay (5); 31 Great Tit; 34+ Long-tailed Tits, including fledged young at Tail Bay, WLC, Brown Ale Bay and 2 broods on the east side; 18 Willow Warblers (16 singing); 58 Chiffchaffs (54 singing); 5 Sedge Warblers; 5 singing Reed Warblers; 62 Blackcaps (60 singing); 26 Garden Warblers (22 singing); 6 Common Whitethroat (5 singing); 2 singing Lesser Whitethroats at WLC creek/Shiningford; 107 Wrens (98 singing); 9 Treecreeper, including fledged young at Tail Bay and Sailing Club; 89 Blackbirds (60 singing); 34 Song Thrush (25 singing); 2 singing Spotted Flycatchers (Shiningford and BA Bay); 71 Robins (63 singing); 3 singing Redstarts; 8 Tree Sparrows at Millfields, including fledged young; 17 Dunnock (12 singing); 22 Chaffinch (17 singing); 24 Bullfinch, including 11 pairs; 12 Reed Bunting (9 singing); 6 Jays. Otherwise, the Grey Plover was still around Stones island, one Common Tern, 3 Kestrels.  Simon Roddis, Alan Stewardson  22/05/2019 
   22-May-2019  3 Little Ringed Plovers, 1 Ringed Plover, 5 Oystercatchers, 5 Redshank, 2-3 Garden Warblers, Whitethroat, 2 Gadwall, c.6 Great Crested Grebes, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Song Thrush, 3 Pied Wagtails, 2-3 Goldfinches. All seen in period from c. 17.10 to 18.45.   Alan Hobson  22/05/2019 
   21-May-2019  Red Kite over Brown Ale Bay at 15.15 - 15.20 hrs before drifting off west.  Neil Moulden  21/05/2019 
   20-May-2019  Site covered from 05:00 to 21:00 - a 'big sit' - with at least one person on Stones island during all that time. 81 species recorded. Highlight was a Grey Plover on Watersports island for most of the day. A Curlew also dropped in there for a bathe mid-afternoon. 3 Redshank. Pair of Mandarin at Penn Carr. 3 Little Egrets: 1 at sailing club early morning and 2 through NW at 09:15. 1 Pink-footed Goose briefly early morning. Red-legged Partridge calling near Penn Carr. 17 GBbGull early morning, including Onefoot. Total of 60 LBbG: a flock of 35 went through mid-afternoon and c20 apparently roosting late pm. 2 first-summer Yellow-legged Gulls. 1 first-summer Common Gull late pm. 3 Raven. 7 Willow Tit. Fledged Long-tailed Tits in Hall and Middle Woods, and at sailing club. Chiffchaff with food in Hall Wood. 6 Reed Warblers. Lesser Whitethroat singing between Sheepwash and Lane End. Nuthatch with food at Sheepwash carpark. 2 Spotted Flycatcher in Hall Wood. 4 singing Redstarts. Pied Wagtails with food on Stones and at Sheepwash. Fledged Grey Wagtails at Millfields and Middle Wood.  SJR, RC, AHS, JB  21/05/2019 
   19-May-2019  Monthly WeBS count: 119 Canada Geese, 8 Barnacles, 12 Greylags, 4 Mute Swan, 4 Gadwall, 55 Mallard, 70 Tufted, 5 Little Grebe, 51 GCGrebe, 11 Cormorant, 5 Moorhen, 59 Coot, 10 Oystercatcher, 3 Lapwing, 2 LRP, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Common Sand, 2 Redshank, 100 BHGulls, 2 Yellow-legged Gulls. Also: 2 Peregrine over Hopton end, 7 singing Reed Warblers, 2 singing Lesser Whitethroat (Sheepwash and WLC creek) and 2 singing Redstart (Shiningford and Hall Wood).  Simon Roddis, John Bradley   19/05/2019 
   18-May-2019  The winter-plumage Bar-tailed Godwit still on Horseshoe island, along with a Curlew. 1 Whimbrel through. New broods of 2 Canada Geese on Watersports island and 1 on Horseshoe. 1 Redstart singing above Penn Carr.  Simon Roddis  18/05/2019 
   17-May-2019  1 Common Tern, 2 Dunlin and 1 Whimbrel flew through this morning. 16 Cormorant. 2 first-summer Yellow-legged Gulls. c150 House Martins, 50 Sand Martins and 50 Swifts. Total of 7 singing Reed Warblers.   Simon Roddis  17/05/2019 
   16-May-2019  The Oystercatchers on Millfields island have one youngster. 10 Mute Swan, including sitting birds still on Sailing Club and Horseshoe islands. 18 immature GBbGulls and a 1st-summer Yellow-leg at sailing club. 100 BhGs at WLC. 1 Dunlin. Nuthatch with food at Penn Carr.  Simon Roddis, Ken Rome  16/05/2019 
   15-May-2019  The winter-plumage Bar-tailed Godwit still on Horseshoe island. Pair of Mandarin below Hall Wood. Moorhen with 2 small young in Hopton reedbed. Black-headed Gulls are nesting again at WLC, 15-20 nests there and one in Brown Ale Bay. 4 Reed Warblers singing in Hopton reebed. 2 singing Redstarts (Hopton end and Hall Wood). Spotted Flycatcher on the top path through Hall Wood. Birds with food: Blue Tit on Stones (box #4), Hall and Middle Woods; Great Tit on Stones (box #2), Hall and Middle Woods; Treecreeper in Hall Wood; Dunnock between Hall and Middle Woods; Tree Sparrow at WLC.  Simon Roddis  15/05/2019 
   14-May-2019  3 Common Sandpiper ,4Chiffchaff,2 Wren,12 Great crested Grebe,4 Greylag,3 oystercatcher,18 tufted Duck  David Armitt  16/05/2019 
   14-May-2019  Two Avocets - found by Ian Wright - were on Watersports island until 09:05 when they flew (though they might have come down again round the back of sailing club island). Winter-plumage Bar-tailed Godwit on Horseshoe island. 16 GBbGs, all immatures of various ages. Willow Tit and Blackcap with food on Stones island. Mistle Thrush nest with 4 young at Brown Ale Bay.   Simon Roddis  14/05/2019 
   12-May-2019  2 Whitethroat,8 Oystercatcher,4 lapwing,2 wren,15 Great Crested Grebe,5 Blackbird,20 Canada Goose,4 Graylag Goose,1 Sedge Warbler,1 Garden warbler,4 Gadwall,3 Chiffchaff,3 Reed Bunting,6 Tree Sparrow,2 Shoveler , 1 Stoat on stones island   David Armitt  13/05/2019 
   12-May-2019  On the Warbler Walk this morning, views of Willow, Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Garden and Sedge on Stones island, but surprisingly no Common Whitethroat. Earlier, total of 5 singing Reed Warblers (3 in Hopton reedbed, singles in Brown Ale Bay and at PS hide); 2 singing Spotted Flycatchers (BA Bay and Penn Carr); pair of Shoveler and 3 Dunlin over Stones; recently fledged Long-tailed Tits at Millfields stone barn; Blue and Great Tits taking food to boxes at Penn Carr; Tree Sparrows taking food away from Millfields feeders.  Simon Roddis  12/05/2019 
   11-May-2019  1 Black Tern from WLC / Stones Island 14.45 until 15.35 at least.   Neil Moulden  11/05/2019 
   10-May-2019  A pretty good morning which quietened down when the weather 'improved'. One Little Tern, 2 Black Terns, 1 Common Tern, 2 Whimbrel, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit and 1 Little Egret through between 08:15-10:30. Yesterday's 2 Barwits still present at the WLC. Single Ringed Plover, White Wagtail and 1st-s Yellow-legged Gull at sailing club. 1 Dunlin. 2 1st-s Common Gull. Similar numbers of hirundines to yesterday, with an increase in Swifts - at least 63. 2 Yellow Wagtails around Stones island, perhaps another over WLC creek. Black-headed Gulls are back nesting on Horseshoe island/WLC raft. No sign of the diver.  Simon Roddis, Alan Stewardson  10/05/2019 
   09-May-2019  An afternoon visit produced 25 Arctic Terns from 15:30-15:45, 3 lingering Black Terns, and 2 Bar-tailed Godwit (adult female and one in winter plumage) at sailing club. At least 1,000 hirundines (if pushed, I would estimate c700 Sand Martins, 200 House Martins and 100 Swallows), plus 25 Swifts.  Simon Roddis  09/05/2019 
   07-May-2019  150 House Martin,130 Sand Martin,120 Swallow,16 Great crest Grebe,20 Tufted Duck,8 Graylag Adults with 10 young,16 Canada goose,6 Mute Swan,2 Chiffchaff,1 Blue Tit,2 Robin,2 Song Thrush,4 Cormorant,15 Mallard +9 young,3 oystercatcher,2 Moorhen,1 pied Wagtail,1 Tawny owl in the wood behind Paul Stanley Hide   David Armitt  08/05/2019 
   07-May-2019  07:30 to 09:30. Great northern diver still present off stones island.Birds on stones island include Whitethroat and Lesser Whitethroat,6 Sedge Warblers,Garden Warblers, Blackcaps, Willow Warbler,Chiffchaff,Reed buntings,Swift,Swallow and House Martins, 1 Common sand piper,2 Redshank. Sailing club shoreline 2 Little Ring Plovers, 2 Oystercatchers, 1 Redshank. Water Sports Shoreline 2 more Common sandpiper, 2 dunlin, 1 Redshank, 1 Little Ringed Plover. WLC reedbed 1 more Sedge Warbler.
ian wright  07/05/2019 
   05-May-2019  Species list from the monthly Birdwatching for Beginners walk around Stones Island, WLC Creek and WLC (10am-noon): Swallow, Sand Martin, Blackcap, Woodpigeon, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Chiffchaff, Jackdaw, Blackbird, Lesser Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, Canada Goose, Gt Crested Grebe, Black-headed Gull, Tufted Duck, Coot, Wren, Goldfinch, Cormorant, Carrion Crow, Mute Swan, Reed Bunting, House Sparrow, Long-tailed Tit, Little Ringed Plover, Redshank, Greylag Goose, Barnacle Goose, Great Northern Diver, Sedge Warbler, Whitethroat, Herring Gull, Dunnock, Mallard, Oystercatcher, Buzzard, Magpie, Garden Warbler, Tree Sparrow and Little Grebe  Gary Atkins  06/05/2019 
   05-May-2019  This morning from Stones island, Great Northern Diver still present, 2 Little ringed plover, 2 Redshank, 2 Oystercatchers, 1 Whimbel, 2 Swifts with Swallows and Martin's,and a good selection of Warblers including Willow, chiffchaff,Blackcap Common Whitethroat, Garden and Sedge Warbler.   A H Stewardson  05/05/2019 
   04-May-2019  Great Northern Diver still off Stones Island at 16.00 hrs.  Neil Moulden  04/05/2019 
   04-May-2019  Great Northern Diver still off Stones Island at 16.00 hrs.  Neil Moulden  04/05/2019 
   03-May-2019  The GNDiver still this morning in pretty constant rain. A Turnstone flew through at 0930. 1 Dunlin. Lots of hirundines: c500 Sand Marrtin, 100 Swallow and 30-40 House Martin. 3 Swifts. 2 Mandarin and 4 Teal from Sheepwash. 3 singing Lesser Whitethroats (Sheepwash, Stones and WLC fields). We expected some terns to come through given the weather conditions, but none up to 1145 at least.  SJR, AHS, RC  03/05/2019 
   02-May-2019  The GNDiver still this morning. 7 Mute Swan (2 nests). Canada Geese and Greylags with 6 young each below Middle Wood. Mallard broods of 4 and 4 near the visitor centre, and 13 at Sheepwash. 16 GBbG. 1 Yellow-leg. 2 Common Gulls. 6 Swifts. Lots of hirundines: c400 Sand Martin, 30 House Martin and 20 Swallows. 7 singing Sedge Warblers (5 on Stones, 2 WLC creek). 2 Lesser Whites in/at top of WLC creek. 4 singing Goldcrests (3 Hall Wood, 1 Penn Carr). Female Wheatear at the visitor centre. The Millfield Grey Wags appear to have just one fledged youngster.  Simon Roddis  02/05/2019 
   01-May-2019  The GNDiver has made it into May - off Stones island this morning. 6 broods of Mallard ducklings (4,4,6,7,7,10). 1 Ringed Plover and 1 Common Sand at Sailing Club. 9 GBbG. 2 Yellow-legs. 70 Woodpigeons flushed from Hall Wood by a low-flying Buzzard. Total of 7 singing Sedge Warblers (5 on Stones, 1 on the causeway and 1 at WLC). 2 singing Lesser Whites (WLC fields and Hays Lane). Fledged Blackbirds at Millfields stone barn. 1 Meadow Pipit and 2 Siskin over.  Simon Roddis  01/05/2019 
   30-Apr-2019  The GNDiver was showing very well close to the shore off Stones island mid-morning, diving actively but looking rather splendid in full breeding plumage. Nothing new to report but 3 Common Gulls, 8 GBbG, the 3rd-summer Yellow-leg, 5 Garden Warblers, Lesser Whitethroat in WLC fields, Goldcrest singing near the WLC, fledged Grey Wags at Millfields, Long-tailed Tits with food on Stones and at Millfields.  Simon Roddis  30/04/2019 
   29-Apr-2019  The GNDiver had another fly around this morning before dropping back onto the water. Mallard broods: 7 and 12 in Brown Ale Bay; 8 at Shiningford, maybe same 8 as at WLC last week; 4 normal and 10 (started as 14) mixed race from Stones causeway. 4 Teal. 1f Goldeneye. 11 Buzzard. The Greenshank still. 11 Common Gull (4 1st-summers N, mixed group of 7 at Sailing Club). 3 Yellow-legged Gulls. Little Grebe and Mistle Thrush sitting at BA Bay. c100 Sand Martin and 20 House Martin from Sheepwash. 1 Lesser Whitethroat singing between Sheepwash and Lane End. Male Redstart at Hopton end.   Simon Roddis, Alan Stewardson  29/04/2019 
   28-Apr-2019  The GNDiver had a fly around early morning but settled back on the water. Around Stones island and the WLC: 1 Arctic Tern, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Greenshank, 1 Swift, 4 Sedge Warbler. Elsewhere, a male Mandarin at Millfields, 2f Goldeneye, 3 Sparrowhawks over Hall Wood, 3rd-summer Yellow-legged Gull, 4 Collared Dove, 4 Garden Warbler.  SJR, AHS, JB  28/04/2019 
   27-Apr-2019  This morning from Sheepwash Hide, very windy weather forced us to watch from the hide.
Many Hirundines over the water, 2 Redshank,2 Oystercatchers, 2 Arctic Terns at 9:50 am followed at 9:55am by a first summer Kittiwake and a short while after a Whimbrel flew over,possibly the one that had been found earlier in front of the yatch club.  
AHS,JB,RC  27/04/2019 
   26-Apr-2019  This morning from Stones Island, Great Northern Diver still present, 1 Dunlin, 1 Swift, small numbers of Sand Martins and a good selection of Warblers including Sedge,Common Whitethroat, Blackcap, Garden, Willow and Chiffchaff.   A H Stewardson  26/04/2019 
   25-Apr-2019  2 Swifts from Stones island mid-morning. The GNDiver and 1 (maybe 2) Arctic Tern also from Stones. 2 Shelduck (m&f). 1m Goldeneye. Pair of Red-legged Partridge on Hays Lane (Millfields). 2 Sparrowhawk. 12 Buzzard. 4 Kestrel, including a male taking prey to the east side where he was met be a female. 1 male Peregrine. 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, single Greenshank, Dunlin and Common Sandpiper around Stones/WLC. 3 Yellow-legged Gull. c100 Sand Martin, 20 Swallow and 4 House Martin. 2 singing Lesser Whitethroats (Hays Lane and Stones island). 5 Yellow Wags over.   Simon Roddis  25/04/2019 
   24-Apr-2019  The GNDiver from Stones still. Bar-tailed Godwit and Greenshank from the WLC. 1 Shelduck. 1f Goldeneye. 22 Greylags. 4 Yellow-legged Gull (two 1st-summer, one 2nd-summer, 1 3rd-summer). 2 Sedge Warblers singing on Stones/Sailing Club islands. 3 Reed Warblers singing (Hopton reedbed, Stones and WLC). 4 Goldcrests singing from Hopton end to Middle Wood. Male Redstart in Hall Wood. 1 Yellow Wag over Stones.  Simon Roddis  24/04/2019 
   23-Apr-2019  Early morning on Stones Island: a Bar-tailed Godwit and Greenshank mobile, Sedge, Reed and Garden Warblers all singing and Great Northern Diver mid-water.  Roger Carrington  23/04/2019 
   23-Apr-2019  Perimeter counts this morning: 29 Willow Warbler, 79 Chiffchaff, 3 Sedge Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 89 Blackcap, 3 Garden Warbler, 4 Common Whitethroat, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 8 Coal Tit, 5 Willow Tit (they go very quiet once nesting is underway), 95 Blue Tit, 50 Great Tit, 19 Long-tailed Tit, 120 Wren, 11 Nuthatch, 6 Treecreeper, 77 Blackbird, 26 Song Thrush, 7 Mistle Thrush, 60 Robin, 15 Dunnock, 10 Pied Wag, 18 Chaffinch, 15 Bullfinch, 25 Goldfinch, 10 Reed Bunting. 20 House Martins at WLC.  Simon Roddis, Alan Stewardson  23/04/2019 
   22-Apr-2019  The GNDiver from Stones island still. The Greenshank around Stones and Horseshoe islands. 2 1st-summer Yellow-legged Gulls. A Peregrine, probably an immature male, over Millfields. The Black-headed Gulls appear to have deserted the WLC raft and Horseshoe island despite several birds sitting there yesterday. Strangely quiet at the WLC. 7 Raven, including a presumed family party of 5 over. 2 Yellow Wags over the dam wall. Male Redstart at Hopton end.

And a Water Vole in Hopton reedbed. 
Simon Roddis  22/04/2019 
   22-Apr-2019  21 Chiffchaff,4 Great Tit,3 Nuthatch,3 Song Thrush,9 Blue Tit,17 Canada Goose,8 Robin,26 Blackbird,7 Pheasant,4 Bullfinch,20 Coot,22 Tufted Duck,2 Reed bunting,6 Barnacle Goose,8 Woodpigeon,2 Wren,5 Blackcap,10 Mallard,1 Great spotted woodpecker,6 C Crow,3 Oystercatcher,3 Lapwing,2 Garden Warbler
From Pen Carr to Oldfield Lane 
David Armitt,James Armitt  22/04/2019 
   21-Apr-2019  A Sandwich Tern was at sailing club early morning before leaving SE (John B). An Arctic Tern, 2 drake Common Scoter, 2 Pink-footed Geese flew S and the GNDiver from Stones island.

Monthly WeBS count: 131 Canadas, 11 Barnacles, 18 Greylags, 14 Mute Swan, 2 Mandarin, 10 Gadwall, 10 Teal, 56 Mallard, 75 Tufted, 6 Little Grebe, 35 GCGrebe, 4 Heron, 14 Cormorant, 5 Moorhen, 75 Coot, 9 Oystercatcher, 1 Lapwing, 4 Redshank, 2 Curlew.

On the west side between Hopton end and Stones island, 5 Willow Warbler, 23 Chiffchaff, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 28 Blackcap, 2 Garden Warbler, 4 Whitethroat, 5 singing Goldcrests, 2 singing Redstart, Mistle Thrush with food at Shiningford creek. 
Simon Roddis, John Bradley  21/04/2019 
   20-Apr-2019  1 Goldeneye,2 Oystercatcher,1 Wren,12 Chiffchaff,9 Blue Tit,17 Blackbird,3 Great Tit,20 Canada Goose,5 Barnacle Goose,10 Mallard,6 Woodpigeon,2 Song Thrush,1 Garden Warbler,5 Robin,3 Nuthatch,2 Blackcap,1 Willow Tit,1 Great Northern Diver,4 Shelduck,2 Pheasant,15 Tufted Duck,14 Great Crested Grebe,10 C Crow,1 Mistle thrush,4 Jackdaw,1 long tailed Tit
From Pen carr to Oldfield lane 
David Armitt ,James Armitt  21/04/2019 
   20-Apr-2019  An excellent morning. The GNDiver was off Stones island, summer plumage now advancing quickly. A Green Sandpiper flew SE from the dam wall at Millfields at 07:00. A Greenshank around Watersports island. 3 Shelduck. 1 Common Tern. 1 Red Kite over the west side around 09:30. 1 Reed Warbler singing in Hopton reedbed. Single Sedge and Garden Warblers singing on Stones. 3 Common Whitethroat (Hopton end, Stones, WLC). A Lesser Whitethroat singing near WLC. 13 Mute Swan. 2 Mandarin. 18 Teal. 9 GBbG. 5 Jay. 7 Mistle Thrush (one now sitting on its second nest). 2+ Yellow Wags. The black-and-white 'my-great-grandad-was-a-Mallard' has 14 mixed race ducklings at Sailing Club. (82 species - I think that's my second highest total ever here.)  Simon Roddis  20/04/2019 
   19-Apr-2019  14 Great Crested Grebe,1 Redshank,5 Oystercatcher,2 Greylag,46 Canada Goose,20 Tufted Duck,3 Chiffchaff,2 Lapwing,3 Mute Swan,2 Tree Sparrow,4 Moorhen,16 Cormorant,1 Great Black Backed Gull,1 Mistle Thrush,6 Great Tit  David Armitt  21/04/2019 
   19-Apr-2019  This morning from Stones island Great Northern Diver still present, Blackcaps,Chiffchaffs,Willow Warblers and a Common Whitethroat, latter at Hopton end a Reed Warbler.   A H Stewardson  19/04/2019 
   18-Apr-2019  A female Red-breasted Merganser was off Stones island 08:00-09:00 then seeing flying towards Millfields at 09:50. The GNDiver was also off Stones. A Sedge Warbler was singing near the visitor centre at 08:00. Pair of Mandarin. Common Sandpiper on Millfields island. c200 B-h Gulls, including 130 at WLC. 19 GBbG. 7 Herring Gulls. 5 Jays in Hall Wood (2 pairs and a single). 6 Mistle Thrush, including 3 singing and an adult feeding a fledged youngster near PS hide. Redstart singing again at Hopton end. 30 Meadow Pipit on fields across from the dam wall. 1 Yellow Wag, 12 Linnet and 4 Siskin N.  Simon Roddis  18/04/2019 
   17-Apr-2019  An Arctic Tern briefly off Horseshoe island at 0940 but not seen again. The GNDiver still. 2 White Wags, spotted by Alan S, on Waterspoprts island. 6 Mute Swan (3 pairs). Brood of 8 small Mallard ducklings from the WLC. 17 Cormorant. 2 Common Sand from Stones causeway. 25 GBbG, 9 Herrings and 1 Yellow-leg early morning. Redstart singing at Hopton end. 8 Linnet and 6 Siskin over.  Simon Roddis  17/04/2019 
   16-Apr-2019  The GNDiver from Stones island again this morning. 22 Barnacle geese. 2 pairs of Mandarin, 1 over Millfields and 1 over Hopton end. 7 Goldeneye (1m,6f). 1 Dunlin. 30 GBbG early morning. 8 Willow Tit, including 5 singing at Penn Carr/Millfields/Tail Bay and a pair at Penn Carr. Total of 23 Meadow Pipits. 12 Linnet N.

Mammal highlight was a Muntjac at Millfields, my first here. 
Simon Roddis  16/04/2019 
   15-Apr-2019  The GNDiver was running across the water and took off for a few seconds this morning. Pair of Wigeon at WLC. Between Hopton end and Stones island: 38 Chiffchaff, 13 Willow Warblers, 28 Blackcap, 5 Willow Tit, 2 singing Goldcrests, 26 Wren, 5 Nuthatch, 5 Mistle Thrush (the pair whose young fledged last week have almost finished building a second nest), 2 Redstart (m&f) in WLC fields (the STW vols had one yesterday), 11 Dunnock, 16 Tree Sparrow.  Simon Roddis, Alan Stewardson   15/04/2019 
   14-Apr-2019  The GNDiver is now showing quite a bit of white spotting on its upperparts and is getting darker around the head. 24 Barnacle Geese. Mute Swan appears to be sitting on Horseshoe island. 5 Goldeneye (1m,4f). Probably 5 pairs of Little Grebe. Moorhens mating at Hopton reedbed. Oystercatchers sitting on Millfields and Shiningford islands. 40 GBbG and c20 Herring Gulls early morning, most of them then heading off N. Goldcrests singing at Hopton end and Penn Carr. 60 Fieldfare SE over Millfields. At least 1 Yellow Wag around Stones island. Total of 70 Lesser Redpoll: c20 at Penn Carr and c50 in the top end of Blackwall plantation.  Simon Roddis  14/04/2019 
   13-Apr-2019  The GNDiver still from Stones island. 26 Greylags. 8 Mute Swan. 8 Gadwall. 10 Teal. 3 Goldeneye. Red-legged Partridge at Penn Carr. 41 GBbG early morning. 3 Herring Gulls. 2 Yellow-legs. 5 Stock Dove. 5 Jays, including one at Penn Carr imitating both Tawny Owl and Buzzard. c75 Sand Martin, 10 Swallow and 3 House Martins at Sheepwash. 1 Fieldfare and 5 Linnet over. c10 Lesser Redpoll still at Penn Carr. And it was nice to see a pair of Tree Sparrows taking nest material into one of the boxes at Millfields erected in memory of late Club chairman Peter Gibbon.   Simon Roddis  13/04/2019 
   12-Apr-2019  The GNDiver still from Stones island. At least 1 Common Sandpiper from Sheepwash hide at 1230. c150 Sand Martins, 10 Swallows and 2 House Martins also at Sheepwash. 18 Shoveler.  Simon Roddis  12/04/2019 
   11-Apr-2019  Another Avocet, the third of the spring, was on Watersports island this morning. A Black-tailed Godwit flew in at 0800 and was on Horseshoe island before flying up to Sheepwash at 0935. The GNDiver still. 73 Great Black-backs early morning, the highest number for several years. c20 Herring Gulls, all immatures, and 2 Yellow-legged Gull. 22 Barnacle Geese. 9 Mute Swans. 10 Teal. 3 Goldeneye. 3 Grey Heron. 26 Cormorant. 3 Sparrowhawks in the air together. 80 Sand Martin. 5 Swallows. 1 House Martin. At Penn Carr, a Tawny Owl, 2 Redwing and c10 each of Siskin and Lesser Redpoll.  Simon Roddis  11/04/2019 
   10-Apr-2019  The GNDiver from Stones island still. 2+ Yellow Wags (Stones and Sheepwash). A male White Wag on Stones mid-morning. 3 Curlew. 8 GBbG. Two 1w Yellow-legged Gulls. 4 Herring Gulls through. 75+ Sand Martin. c20 Swallow. 6 House Martin. 9 Meadow Pipit NW. Willow Warblers, Chiffchaffs and Blackcaps increasing by the day.  Simon Roddis, Alan Stewardson  10/04/2019 
   09-Apr-2019  4 Common Scoter (3m,1f) off Stones all morning. A male Yellow Wagtail at Watersports at 0930. The GNDiver still. 5 Mute Swan. 7 Teal. 3 Goldeneye. Red-legged Partridge calling at Penn Carr. 1st-w Yellow-legged Gull. c20 Sand Martin. 6 Swallow. 3 Willow Warbler. 5 Redwing near PS hide. Pair of Mistle Thrushes feeding just-fledged young near PS (they were still in the nest yesterday).   Simon Roddis  09/04/2019 
   07-Apr-2019  The following 39 species were noted during the monthly Birdwatching for Beginners walk (10am-noon): Chaffinch, Great Tit, Chiffchaff, Canada Goose, Tufted Duck, Magpie, Dunnock, Blackbird, Jackdaw, Blackcap, Coot, Willow Warbler, Wren, Blue Tit, Black-headed Gull, Woodpigeon, Gt Crested Grebe, Nuthatch, House Sparrow, Goldfinch, Teal, Mute Swan, Sand Martin, Oystercatcher, Lapwing, Carrion Crow, Redshank, Greylag Goose, Moorhen, Mistle Thrush, Robin, Swallow, Buzzard, Reed Bunting, Mallard, Gadwall, Snipe, Song Thrush, Pied Wagtail  Gary Atkins  08/04/2019 
   07-Apr-2019  The GNDiver still. 20 Barnacle Geese. 15 Teal. 4 Goldeneye. 2 Sparrowhawk. Total of c500 Black-headed Gulls. 4 Stock Dove. c30 Sand Martin and 10+ Swallows. 1 Redwing at Hopton end.   Simon Roddis  07/04/2019 
   06-Apr-2019  Just to note that the pair of brambling reported at High Barn Hognaston on 21st January were seen every day until 30th March but now appear to have go0ne home.  Alan Cribbens  06/04/2019 
   05-Apr-2019  The GNDiver still. A Willow Warbler singing on Stones island. 20 Barnacle Geese. 1m Goosander. 3f Goldeneye. 1 Little Egret, initially on Watersports island then later at Sheepwash. 3 LRP. c30 Sand Martin. 3 Swallow. 2 House Martin.   Simon Roddis  05/04/2019 
   04-Apr-2019  The GNDiver still. 2 Mandarin at Hopton end early morning. 2 LRP. Total of 14 Snipe. 5 GBbG. 2 Yellow-legged Gull. c50 Sand Martin. 12 Swallow. 2 House Martin. 44 Fieldfare N. 11 Meadow Pipit on the dam wall. 4 Linnet N. 4 Lesser Redpoll.   Simon Roddis  04/04/2019 
   04-Apr-2019  Osprey over watersports building at 17:54 carrying fish, calling and being pursued by gulls.  John Matkin  04/04/2019 
   03-Apr-2019  The GNDiver still. A House Martin was among c15 Sand Martins off Stones island mid-morning. 1 Little Egret. 1 Ringed Plover. 3 LRP. 3 GBbG, including Onefoot. 2 Yellow-legged Gull (1w,3w). 4 Herring Gulls N. 2 Linnet on Watersports island. 4 Lesser Redpoll on Stones.  Simon Roddis, Alan Stewardson  03/04/2019 
   02-Apr-2019  The GNDiver still this morning. A Greenshank was on Watersports island at 0745, and a Ringed Plover there later. 19 Barnacle Geese. 3 GBbG including a sub-adult 'Onefoot'. 3 Yellow-legged Gull. c50 Sand Martin. 5 Swallow. Male and female Blackcap on Stones island.  Simon Roddis  02/04/2019 
   01-Apr-2019  An adult male Marsh Harrier flew through N between 0845-0850. The GNDiver still. 17 Barnacle Geese. Pair of Pintail at Sheepwash. 6f Goldeneye. 3+ LRP (3 at Sheepwash, 1+ flying around Stones). 2 Yellow-legged Gulls. 80 Sand Martin, most of them off Millfields. 3 Swallow there too. 6 Redwing at Sheepwash. 3 Crossbill SW over Millfields.   Simon Roddis  01/04/2019 
   31-Mar-2019  An Osprey at Millfields at 0700, flew with a fish into Fishtail Creek. Then presumably the same bird flew over the res, Stones island and the visitor centre before appearing to leave W. An Avocet at the WLC, looking settled. The GNDiver still. 2 Swallows and 8 Sand Martins through. 7 Mute Swans. 1 Shelduck at WLC. 1 LRP. 3 GBbG. 5 Herring Gulls early morning. The 3rd-w Yellow-leg still. 13 Siskin and 9 Lesser Redpolls at Millfields. 76 species in total.  Simon Roddis  31/03/2019 
   29-Mar-2019  Counts around the whole perimeter of the res this morning: 104 Chiffchaffs, 7 Blackcap, 18 Willow Tits (9 singing), 17 Coal Tit, 116 Blue Tit, 75 Great Tit, 18 Long-tailed Tit, 4 Goldcrest, 87 Wren, 18 Nuthatch, 12 Treecreeper, 57 Blackbird, 2 Redwing, 17 Song Thrush, 8 Mistle Thrush (including 2 pairs with food), 91 Robin, 37 Dunnock, 25 Chaffinch, 1 male Brambling, 14 Bullfinch, 17 Goldfinch, 12 Reed Bunting, 24 Magpie. The GNDiver still, pair of Red-legged Partridge again opposite the WLC, 1 LRP, the 3rd-w Yellow-legged Gull still.  Simon Roddis, Alan Stewardson  29/03/2019 
   28-Mar-2019  The GNDiver still, from Stones later morning. 8 Goldeneye (2m,6f). 3rd-w Yellow-legged Gull still. 2 Sparrowhawk.  Simon Roddis  28/03/2019 
   27-Mar-2019  The GNDiver was between Stones island and Millfields this morning. 1 Shelduck. 4 Shoveler (3m,1f). Pair of Wigeon. 7+ Mandarin: 6m and 1f flew over Stones, whilst earlier 2m and 1f had flown over WLC creek. Red-legged Partridge calling at Millfields carpark. 15 Oystercatcher. 1 LRP. 3 GBbG. 2 Yellow-legged Gull. 17+ Sand Martin. 26 Chiffchaffs. 1 Blackcap at Shiningford. 3 Fieldfare NE over Millfields. 1 Redwing at Sheepwash. Mistle Thrush with food. 15 Meadow Pipit NW. Male Linnet over Stones. At least 30 Siskin and 20 Lesser Redpoll at Millfields/Penn Carr.  Simon Roddis, Alan Stewardson  27/03/2019 
   26-Mar-2019  The GNDiver still. 4 Shoveler (2m,2f) off Stones. 6 Goldeneye. 11 Buzzard. 1 LRP over Stones. 5 singing Willow Tits. 8 Sand Martin. 13 singing Chiffchaff. Male Blackcap again in BA Bay. Total of 5 Mistle Thrush, including a pair at Tail Bay.  Simon Roddis  26/03/2019 
   25-Mar-2019  The GNDiver off Stones still. 1 LRP there. 1 Peregrine. 17 Chiffchaff. Male Blackcap in Brown Ale Bay. 3 Lesser Redpoll at Millfields.

A Red Kite was reported as flying over the main centre area mid-morning but Alan S. and I managed to miss it. 
Simon Roddis  25/03/2019 
   24-Mar-2019  An Avocet flew in past Stones island at 0930 and settled on Watersports island, where it remained until at least 11:10. Monthly WeBS count: 141 Canadas, 11 Barnacle, 29 Greylags, 5 Mute Swan, 3 Mandarin, 17 Gadwall, 2 Wigeon, 68 Mallard, 17 Teal, 41 Tufted, 5 Goldeneye, 1 Goosander, 3 Grey Heron, the adult GNDiver still, 10 Little Grebe, 34 GCGrebe, 19 Cormorant, 7 Moorhen, 102 Coot, 12 Oystercatcher, 4 Lapwing, 12 Redshank, 14 Snipe. Also: pair of Red-legged Partridge in the field across the creek from WLC; 11 Willow Tits (6 singing) and 22 Chiffchaffs (19 singing) between Hopton end and Stones island; Blackcaps singing on Stones and in Shiningford creek (first of the year I believe); 5 Redwing.   Simon Roddis, John Bradley  24/03/2019 
   23-Mar-2019  The GNDiver still, off Stones for much of the morning. c7 Sand Martin. 18 Chiffchaffs singing. 27 Barnacles. 9 Mute Swan. 5 Goldeneye. 1f Goosander. 1 Woodcock flew through Penn Carr in broad daylight (but none at Hopton end at first light). 17 Snipe (16 at WLC, 1 Hopton). 5 Tawny Owls calling at Hopton end early morning. 3 GSWoodpecker. Total of 12 Redwing. 3 Lesser Redpoll. 2 Linnet.  Simon Roddis  23/03/2019 
   22-Mar-2019  The GNDiver still. 26 Barnacle Geese. Skylark S. 6 Lesser Redpoll.   Simon Roddis  22/03/2019 
   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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