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   28-Sep-2020  2 Redwing over Sheepwash, first of the autumn here. 4 Barnacle Geese. 2 Shoveler. 2 Pintail off Stones. 34 Lapwing. Adult Yellow-legged Gull still. 2 Kingfishers. 10 Swallow and 2 House Martins S. 1 Skylark over WLC creek. 2 Blackcap. 2 Lesser Redpoll on Stones.  Simon Roddis, Alan Stewardson  28/09/2020 
   27-Sep-2020  Monthly WeBS count (a week later than scheduled): 519 Canada Geese, 1 Barnacle, 490 Greylags, 25 Mute Swan, 1 Whooper Swan, 66 Gadwall, 109 Wigeon, 107 Mallard, 8 Pintail, 194 Teal, 213 Pochard, 302 Tufted, 21 Moorhen, 1270 Coot, 33 Little Grebe, 42 GCGrebe, 21 Lapwing, 2 Ringed Plover, 3 Dunlin, 35 Cormorant, 4 Grey Heron, 2 Kingfisher, 6 Grey Wagtail. Also: 2 Yellow-legged Gull (ad,1w), 5 Tawny Owls at Hopton end first thing, 2 House Martin, 13 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap.  Simon Roddis, Jon Bradley  27/09/2020 
   27-Sep-2020  Approx. 09-30hrs Golden Plover high and fast above Stones Island (Record photos confirmed by Simon Roddis), also on Stones - Tree Creeper, Willow Tit, Wren and 3 Dunlin, 1 Ringed Plover on Stones Causeway  DAVID HORSLEY  27/09/2020 
   26-Sep-2020  This am: c500 Greylags, 1 Barnacle. Definite increase in some duck numbers: 45 Gadwall, 97 Wigeon, 1 Shoveler, 2 Pintail, 198 Teal, 166 Pochard. 1,500 BhGulls from Millfields early morning. 1w Common and adult Yellow-leg. Kingfisher in WLC creek. 2 Skylark, 4 Swallows and 14 House Martins SW. 17 Chiffchaff. 1 Blackcap on Stones. 40 /goldfinch at Sheepwash.  Simon Roddis  26/09/2020 
   23-Sep-2020  Grey wet morning. A Dunlin and Ringed Plover on Stones Island but we couldn’t find yesterday’s Garganey. 2 Shoveler at Wildlife Centre and Lesser Whitethroat plus a Spotted Flycatcher down the Creek.  Roger Carrington, Alan Stewardson  23/09/2020 
   22-Sep-2020  The Garganey was still off Stones island early morning, then later at the WLC. A massive 570 Greylags flew in during the morning. 6 Shoveler at Sailing Club. 110 Pochard (85m,25f). 1 Ringed Plover and 2 Dunlin. Red Kite from WLC creek. 5 Tawny Owls calling at Hopton end first thing. Kingfisher in Brown Ale Bay. 7 Skylarks, 24 Meadow Pipits, 5 Swallow and 6 House Martins through. 26 Chiffchaff. 7 Blackcap. Sedge Warbler on Watersports island. 8 Lesser Redpoll on Stones island and several, perhaps as many as 12, around WLC.  Simon Roddis  22/09/2020 
   21-Sep-2020  465 Greylag Geese flew in this morning, possibly a record count for Carsi. 33 Mute Swan. 2 Shoveler. 48 Wigeon. 1 Pintail. 211 Teal. 95 Pochard from WLC. 3 Ringed Plover, 3 Dunlin and 3 Snipe on Watersports/Stones islands. Adult Yellow-legged Gull still. 1 Little Egret in Tail Bay. 2 Kingfishers (Millfields and WLC creek). 3 Skylark and 33 Meadow Pipits flew S. 24 Chiffchaff. 3 Blackcap. Reed Warbler on Stones causeway. Lesser Whitethroat in same spot as yesterday at top of WLC creek. Wheatear and 50 Pied Wags on the dam wall early morning. 5 Grey Wag at Millfields.  Simon Roddis, Alan Stewardson   21/09/2020 
   20-Sep-2020  The Garganey was again off Stones causeway this morning. 400 Greylag. 19 Mute Swan. 2 Shoveler. 26 Gadwall. 52 Wigeon. 221 Teal. 1 Pintail. 60 Pochard. 1f R-c Pochard. 4 Ringed Plover and 3 Dunlin from Stones causeway. 2 Yellow-legged Gull (ad and 1w again). 1,000+ BhGulls from Millfields first thing. 1w Common Gull. 32 Cormorant on Sheepwash spit. 6 House Martin. 16 Chiffchaff. 1 Lesser Whitethroat at the top of WLC creek. 60 Starlings on farmland on the east side.  Simon Roddis  20/09/2020 
   20-Sep-2020  In addition to Simon's report 1 common Snipe overhead WLC Creek before I left him and before hundreds of runners took over!!  Dave Horsley   20/09/2020 
   19-Sep-2020  A Garganey, perhaps a juv with its beautiful pale feather edgings on its upperparts, was off Watersports island, viewable from Stones causeway, 07:30-09:15 at least. 2 Shoveler. 2 Pintail (WLC and Brown Ale Bay). 223 (at least) Teal. Female R-c Pochard from WLC. The Little Stint sill on Watersports island and a Grey Plover flew N at 08:30. 4 Ringed Plover. 2 Dunlin. 3 Snipe. 2 Yellow-legged Gull (ad and 1w). 1 Little Egret. 1 Red Kite over the east side. 4 Tawny Owls calling around BABay first thing, and a Kingfisher there. 1 Swallow. 3 House Martin. 11 Chiffchaff. Female Stonechat in the field with the pylon above WLC creek (same spot as a male yesterday). 10 Siskin over WLC creek.  Simon Roddis, Alan Stewardson  19/09/2020 
   19-Sep-2020  Retro sighting from 18/09/2020 as reported to CBC Sightings page 18 00hrs Dunlin, 3 Ringed Plovers, Little Stint on Stones Island.  Dave Horsley  19/09/2020 
   18-Sep-2020  Little Stint still present, 3 Ringed Plovers from the mound on Stones island, 2 Pintail, 2 Snipe from WLC, with Great White Egret reported flying over, 1male Stone chat in the fields leading up to the Pylons, WLC creek also in the creek feeding on Elderberries many Chiffchaffs, 1 Blackcap and a Lesser Whitethroat. 49 Widgeon around site and 3 Redpolls over Sheepwash.   AHS,RC..  18/09/2020 
   17-Sep-2020  4 Sandwich Terns (3 ads,1 juv) off Stones/Lane End from 07:30 to about 09:00 but not seen thereafter, but then a Little Stint appeared on Watersports island (first seen by Mike Redfern) and stayed there, along with juv Ringed and LRPlovers, just in front of the main viewing spot on Stones island, to 10:15 at least. 2 Snipe. 1 Curlew. 48 Wigeon. 223 Teal. 65 Pochard. Adult Common and Yellow-legged Gulls. 35 Cormorant. 1 Little Egret. 4 Red Kite in the air together beyond Fishtail creek. Peregrine over Carsington pastures. 3 Tawny Owls calling at Hopton end at first light, and at least 1 Reed Warbler in the reedbed. 16 Chiffchaff. 2 Blackcap.   Simon Roddis  17/09/2020 
   16-Sep-2020  375 Greylags. 36 Mute Swan. 1 Shelduck at sailing club. 241 Teal. 58 Pochard (44m,14f). 80 Lapwing. 1 juv LRP and 2 juv Ringed again on Watersports island. 1 adult Common Gull. 1st-year Yellow-legged Gull at Sheepwash. 2 Little Egret. 2 Kingfishers (dam wall and Brown Ale Bay). 4 GSWoodpecker. 13 House Martin. 24 Chiffchaff. 3 Blackcap. 1 Wheatear and 85 Pied Wags on the dam wall early morning. 13 Meadow Pipit.  Simon Roddis  16/09/2020 
   15-Sep-2020  340 Greylags. 3 Shoveler off Stones island. 27 Pochard. 68 Lapwing. Juv LRPlover at Watersports and 2 juv Ringed Plovers on Watersports island. 1 Snipe on Horseshoe island. Adult Yellow-legged and Onefoot the GBbG still. 1 Little Egret. Red Kite over Stones. Kingfisher from Stones causeway. c10 Swallow and 45 House Martins still. 2 Yellow Wag over Stones.  Simon Roddis, Ken Rome  15/09/2020 
   14-Sep-2020  361 Greylag, 2 Barnacle and 1 Pink-footed Geese. 2 Little Egret. 67 Lapwing. 1 juv LRP at Watersports. 1 Snipe in WLC creek. Adult Yellow-legged Gull still. 1 Skylark over WLC creek. 20+ Chiffchaff. 8 Blackcap. c40 Tree Sparrows at WLC. 6 Crossbills S over Sheepwash carpark.  Simon Roddis, Alan Stewardson  14/09/2020 
   12-Sep-2020  Kingfisher, 2 Yellow Wagtails, 11 Meadow Pipits on dam wall and Lesser Redpoll heard overhead.
1 Little Egret, 1 Pink-footed Goose and 6 singing Chiffchaff on Stones Island early morning in sunshine.
5 Lapwing at WLC were the only waders located this morning. 
Roger Carrington  12/09/2020 
   12-Sep-2020  Red Kite flying over Wildlife Centre. Little Egret off Stones Island.  Matthew Birkin  12/09/2020 
   11-Sep-2020  420 Greylags flew in this morning. Only 27 Wigeon at Millfields. 37 Gadwall, most of them off Stones causeway. 5 Shoveler in Brown Ale Bay. 43 Pochard. 1 Curlew flew W over WLC creek. Adult Yellow-legged Gull. 9 Grey Heron. 3 Little Egret. 65 House Martins, 2 Sand martins and 16 Swallow. Single Reed and Willow Warblers on Stones island. 3 Yellow Wagtails on the dam wall.  Simon Roddis  11/09/2020 
   10-Sep-2020  2 drake Common Scoter off Stones island all morning. Female Red-crested Pochard in Brown Ale Bay. WLC creek was quite busy, with a beautiful juvenile Whinchat (first of the year), 2 Common Whitethroat, and 2 Golden Plover and 13 Lesser Redpoll over (plus another 3 LR over BABay). 3 Ringed Plover over Millfields early morning, and a Yellow Wagtail on the dam wall. 2 Kingfishers. Reed Warbler in BABay. 15 Meadow Pipits over.  Simon Roddis, Alan Stewardson  10/09/2020 
   09-Sep-2020  7 Knot flew around the WLC area for a minute or so this morning but didn't land and I didn't see them again. 635 Canada Geese and 390 Greylags. 37 Gadwall. 64 Wigeon at Millfields. 231 Teal. 30 Pochard. 325 Tufted Duck. 590 Coot (probably more as it's difficult counting around Sheepwash at the moment). 35 Cormorant. 7 Grey Heron. 2 Little Egret. 1 Red Kite. Hirundine numbers much reduced but still 40 House Martins, 5 Sand Martins and 15 Swallows. 27 Chiffchaff. 5 Blackcaps. 1 Redstart still in WLC fields. 23 Tree Sparrow (22 at WLC). 2 Yellow wagtail on the dam wall early morning. 20 Meadow Pipits over. 14 Siskin (12 at Brown Ale Bay).  Simon Roddis  09/09/2020 
   08-Sep-2020  This morning, 410 Greylag, 1 Pintail, 41 Pochard, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 LRP, 1 Barwit, the adult Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Little Egret, 1 Red Kite over the east side, Redstart in WLC creek, 3 Lesser Redpoll around the visitor centre/Stones. 4 species there that we didn't get yesterday!  Simon Roddis  08/09/2020 
   07-Sep-2020  An all-day session from dawn to dusk resulted in 92 species being recorded. Highlight was a juvenile Marsh Harrier which flew S down the res just after midday. Counts of 360 Greylag, 38 Mute Swan, 255 Teal and 35 Pochard, with 2 Shelduck and single male Common Scoter and female Red-crested Pochard. 3 Little Egret at dusk, looking as if they wanted to roost on Stones island, while a Great Egret flew NE also at dusk. 46 Cormorant. 2 Oystercatcher. 71 Lapwing. 4 Dunlin. 1 Ringed Plover. 1 Redshank. Single adult Common and Yellow-legged Gulls. 2,300 Lesser Black-backs came in to roost by 20:00. 2 Red Kite over the east side. Hobby at Hopton reedbed at first light. 2 Kingfishers. 4 Swifts from Stones island. 78 Rooks over Hopton end early morning. 1 Skylark, 70 Pied and 3 Yellow Wagtails on the dam wall (and 30 Pied went to roost on Watersports island at dusk). 76 House Martins resting on the visitor centre roof. 1 Willow Warbler on Stones. 3 Reed Warbler in Hopton reedbed. 4 Lesser Redpoll dropped into WLC creek, and a Crossbill and 20 Siskin SW through Millfields.  SJR,RC,AHS,ASB,NM  07/09/2020 
   06-Sep-2020  12 Pied Wagtail,11 Little Grebe,5 Robin,30 Teal,
4 Grey Heron,6 Gadwall,8 Moorhen,19 Great Crested Grebe,8 House Martin,16 Tree Sparrow, 2 Bullfinch,3 Chiffchaff,3 Willow Tit,24 Mute Swan,50+ sand Martin,1 Willow Warbler,1 Blackcap,29 cormorant,1 Redshank,2 Swifts,2 Reed Bunting 
David Armitt  06/09/2020 
   05-Sep-2020  This morning: 359 Greylag, 68 Wigeon, 199 Teal, 44 Pochard, 1 Dunlin, 3 Common Sand, adult Yellow-leg, 2 GBbG, 39 Cormorant, juv Red Kite again, single Peregrine and Hobby, Kingfisher in Shiningford creek, 3 Swifts over Stones island, 8 Raven, 15 Sand Martin, 60 House Martin, 43 Mistle Thrushes at Sheepwash, 60 Pied Wag including 50 on the dam wall early morning, along with 2 Yellow Wags including the leucistic bird seen earlier in the week.  Simon Roddis  05/09/2020 
   05-Sep-2020  Green Sandpiper from WLC at 15.15. Hobby at Sheepwash at 16.25.  Neil Moulden  05/09/2020 
   04-Sep-2020  The Osprey was around again from 09:55 to 11:25 at least. 230 Canada Geese, 1 Barnacle and 324 Greylags. 50 Wigeon. 120 Teal. 1 Shoveler. 29 Pochard. A juv Red Kite settled on the shore beneath Hall Wood, apparently interested in something that a group of Carrion Crows had got, but they were having none of it. Hobby over Sheepwash area. 2 Common Sand. Adult Common Gull and Yellow-leg still. 34 Cormorant on Sheepwash spit. 1 Little Egret. 7 Swift. Minima of 50 Swallow, 80 House Martin and 30 Sand Martin. 33 Chiffchaff. 33 Mistle Thrushes at Sheepwash. 1 Yellow Wag over Stones. 6 Meadow Pipits over. Total of 10 Siskin.  Simon Roddis  04/09/2020 
   03-Sep-2020  Not a lot to report this morning but a further increase in some wildfowl, with 194 Teal and 58 Wigeon. 3 R-c Pochard still present. 8 Swifts around Stones island. Breeding migrants definitely getting thinner on the ground.  SJR,RC,AHS  03/09/2020 
   02-Sep-2020  A very decent morning, perhaps the highlight being the Osprey catching a fish off Sheepwash carpark at 11:20, then flew N with it. Other raptors included 3 Red Kites over the east side, 9 Buzzards and a Hobby. A clear arrival of duck included 8 Pintail, 9 Shoveler, 18 Wigeon and 3 Red-crested Pochard (2m,1f). 113 Teal. 244 Greylags. A Green Sandpiper was on the Millfields end of the dam wall early morning. 2 Common Sand. Adult Yellow-legged Gull still. 8 Grey Heron. Kingfishers(s) at Millfields and Stones island. 3+ (maybe 6) Swifts. 200+ Swallow, including 150+ again out of Hopton reedbed early morning. c5 Reed Warbler also in Hopton reedbed. 3 Yellow Wagtails on the dam wall, including a very pale (leucistic?) bird.  SJR,AHS,RPJ,AMD  02/09/2020 
   01-Sep-2020  This morning, 2 Barnacle Geese flew into Millfields with Canadas. 205 Greylag. 6 Shoveler. 3 Wigeon. 27 Pochard. 1 Ringed Plover. 1 Common Sand. 2 adult Common Gull. 2 adult GBbG including Onefoot. Kingfisher at Millfields. 2 Swifts from Stones island. Loads of hirundines again: minima of 100 Swallow, 50 House Martin, 30 Sand Martin. c35 Chiffchaff. 5 Willow Warbler. 12 Blackcap. 1 Sedge Warbler on Stones. 1 Lesser Whitethroat and a Redstart in WLC fields. 5 Meadow Pipit. 1 Yellow Wag along Stones causeway. 80 Goldfinch and 6 Siskin at Millfields.  Simon Roddis, Roger Carrington   01/09/2020 
   31-Aug-2020  150+ Sand Martin, 8 Little Grebe, 5 Grey Heron, 2 Sedge warbler, 2 Great White Egret over,45 Greylag Goose ,14 Pied Wagtail,1 Chiffchaff, 32 Mute Swan, 1 Blackcap,Grey Wagtail, 2 Swift,1 Kingfisher WLC, , 12 Teal, 9 Gadwall, 8 Cormorant,1 Redstart,2 Common Sandpiper   David Armitt   31/08/2020 
   31-Aug-2020  This morning, 2 Great White Egret flew through N 08:05-08:10, presumably the birds seen an hour later at Carr Vale. 4 Pintail and 4 Wigeon off Stones island were new in. 1 Shoveler. 20 Pochard in Brown Ale Bay. 270 Greylag. 2 Ringed Plover and a Redshank through. 2 Common Sand. Adult Yellow-legged Gull still. 44 Cormorant, including 18 (6+12) SW. A distant Red Kite beyond Fishtail creek. 2 Swift. Kingfisher(s) at Penn Carr and Stones island. Hundreds of hirundines again: 150+ Swallow left Hopton reedbed just after 06:00 and flew high and away - 2 minutes later and I'd have missed them; c100 Sand Martin at WLC; c20 House Martin over Stones. 4 Willow Warbler. Sedge Warbler on Stones. Redstart and Lesser Whitethroat in WLC fields. Yellow Wag on Stones. 3 Meadow Pipit (lots moving at Spurn this morning, apparently). 80 Goldfinch at Millfields. 25 Siskin (8 Millfields and a flock of 17 dropped onto Stones island).  Simon Roddis  31/08/2020 
   30-Aug-2020  Raft of 18 Gt Crested Grebes just off Brown Ale Bay; also here Common Sandpiper.   Gary Atkins   30/08/2020 
   29-Aug-2020  The Osprey returned this morning and fished from 09:15 to 10:00 at least but didn't catch anything in that time, despite a couple of attempts. 2 Hobbies over the east side. 10 Buzzards. 2 Shoveler at Millfields. 2 Ringed Plover. 2 Common Sandpiper. 1 Common Tern. 32 Cormorant. 1 Little Egret in Tail Bay. 2 Swift. 3 Redstart in WLC/Shiningford creeks. Total of 18 Tree Sparrow. 40 Goldfinch at Penn Carr.  Simon Roddis, Alan Stewardson   29/08/2020 
   27-Aug-2020  4 Greenshank dropped onto Watersports island at 08:00 but didn't stay long. 3 Ringed Plover on Stones. 70 Lapwing. 4 Common Sand. 1 Dunlin. c100 Teal. 25 Pochard. Adult Yellow-legged Gull still. 3+ Swift. 6 Stock Dove. Little Egret in Brown Ale Bay. 100s of hirundines, particularly Sand Martin. 6 Reed Warbler (4 Hopton reedbed, 2 BABay). Whitethroat on Watersports island. 45 Mistle Thrush at Sheepwash. Total of 5 Grey Wag. 2 Yellow Wag over Stones. c80 Goldfinch on Stones. 2 Crossbill SW over WLC creek.  SJR,RPJ,AMD  27/08/2020 
   26-Aug-2020  A juv Arctic Tern flew past Stones island just before 08:00. Later 5 Common Terns (3 adults first, later joined by a juv and then a very scruffy moulting adult) and 5 Ringed Plover. 370 Canada Geese. 20 Greylags. 37 Gadwall. 103 Teal. 9 Pochard. 2 Common Sand. 4 Common Snipe (3 Watersports island, 1 WLC creek). Adult Yellow-legged Gull again. 8+ Swift from Stones. Juv Peregrine chasing Lapwings again, and a Hobby from Stones. 5 Raven. 50+ Sand Martin. Single Redstart and Wheatear in WLC fields.  Simon Roddis, Alan Stewardson   26/08/2020 
   24-Aug-2020  An Osprey drifted SE to the north of the reservoir at 08:00. 4 Shelduck off Horseshoe island. 25 Greylag. 1 Ringed Plover and 1 Yellow Wagtail over Millfields. 3 Common Sand. 2 Yellow-legged Gull (ad,1w). 34 Cormorant. 1 Little Egret. 4 Lesser Whitethroat and 5 Redstart in WLC creek/fields.   Simon Roddis, Alan Stewardson  24/08/2020 
   23-Aug-2020  Monthly WeBS count: 241 Canada Geese, 2 Greylag, 41 Mute Swan, 2 Shoveler (WLC), 39 Gadwall, 1 Wigeon, 224 Mallard, 92 Teal, 19 Pochard, 300 Tufted, 1f Common Scoter, 22 Moorhen, 698 Coot, 33 Little Grebe, 46 GCGrebe, 68 Lapwing, 1 Ringed Plover (plus 2 flew through), 6 Common Sand, 1 Green Sand (Brown Ale Bay), 34 Cormorant, 8 Heron, 1 Little Egret, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Yellow Wag. Also: 2 Yellow-legged Gull (ad,1w), 10 Buzzard, 9 Kestrel in the air over Carsington pastures, 9 Swift from Stones, 6+ Raven, 1 Whitethroat at Hopton end, single Redstart and Lesser White in WLC creek, 1 Spotted Fly at Sheepwash, 24 Tree Sparrow at WLC, 10 Bullfinch including a family of 5 at Hopton end.  Simon Roddis, Jon Bradley  23/08/2020 
   22-Aug-2020  Around/from Stones island, 17+ Swift, 40 Sand martin, 3 Yellow Wagtail (plus 1 over Millfields), 2 Peregrine, 1 Red Kite over the east side, 80 Goldfinch. Elsewhere, 4 Redshank on the dam wall at Millfields early morning, 8 Siskin over Millfields, totals of 9 Goldcrest and 18 Tree Sparrow, and 2 Redstart in WLC creek.  Simon Roddis, Alan Stewardson  22/08/2020 
   21-Aug-2020  20 Sand Martin, 7 Little Grebe,60 Goldfinch,18 Cormorant, 2 Raven, 6 Mute Swan,12 Pied Wagtail, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret,1 Snipe,3 Common sandpiper, 3 Pochard ,4 Teal, 8 Great Crested Grebe,8 Moorhen, 12 Tree Sparrow, 16 Lapwing,,8 Gadwall,1 Great Black-Backed Gull  David Armitt   21/08/2020 
   21-Aug-2020  2 Great Egrets at Millfields briefly this morning at 09:50hrs. When leaving they were heading over the dam against a rather strong headwind and I lost sight of them behind trees.  Roger Carrington  21/08/2020 
   21-Aug-2020  Evening visit. 1,500 Lesser Black-backs came in to roost. 4 Yellow-legged Gull (2 ads, 2 first-years). 300 BhGull. 36 Gadwall at Millfields. 3 Little Egret. Hobby and Peregrine chasing over Sheepwash. Tawny Owl calling at Sheepwash. 1 Yellow Wag over Stones casueway.  Simon Roddis  21/08/2020 
   20-Aug-2020  28 Gadwall. 80 Lapwing on Horseshoe island. 2 Common Sand around Stones/WLC. 1 Common Gull. 2 GBbG and the adult Yellow-leg still. 1 Little Egret. 6 species of raptor but nothing unexpected. 5+ Swift (same birds as yesterday?). 2 Redstart and a Lesser White in WLC creek.   Simon Roddis  20/08/2020 
   20-Aug-2020  WLC fields 08-00 today - 20+ Mistle Thrushes, at least 2 Tree Pipits, Redstart, Robin, Buzzard, Willow Warbler  DAVID HORSLEY  20/08/2020 
   19-Aug-2020  38 Mute Swan. 9 Greylag. 1 Shoveler in Brown Ale Bay. 1 Wigeon. 92 Teal. 7 Pochard. 65 Lapwing. 3 Common Sandpiper. 1 Ringed Plover. 3 GBbGull, including Onefoot. Juv Common Gull. 2 Yellow-legged Gull, the long-staying adult and a sickly-looking first-year. 8 Heron. 3 Little Egret. 5 (9?) Swift. Lots of hirundines, minima of 100 House Martin, 50 Sand Martin and 20 Swallows which attracted the attention of 2 Hobbies over Sheepwash area. Kingfishers(s) at Millfields and WLC creek. Total of 4 GSWoodpecker. 6 Willow Warbler. 3 Reed Warbler in BABay. 50 House Sparrow at the visitor centre. 120 Goldfinch on Stones.  Simon Roddis  19/08/2020 
   18-Aug-2020  Rain just stopping as I left at 10:30. Surprised so few waders, 4 Common Sandpipers around the site and 1 Snipe from WLC. 3 imm/female Pochard at Millfields and 3 males in Brown Ale Bay. 1 Swift high SW.  Roger Carrington  18/08/2020 
   17-Aug-2020  3 Ringed Plover again, along with 3 Common Sandpiper, 3 Oystercatcher, 91 Teal, 4 Swift, 50 House Martin, 70 Goldfinch and a Hobby around Stones island. Juv Common Gull (first juv I've seen this autumn) at Millfields. Kingfisher at Penn Carr. In WLC creek, 2 Redstart, 2 Lesser Whitethroat and a Reed Warbler.  Simon Roddis  17/08/2020 
   16-Aug-2020  I'd hoped that this murky weather might have brought a bit more down but just 3 Ringed Plovers were on Watersports island. 2 Common Sand. 1 Wigeon, 93 Teal and 2 Pochard. Adult Yellow-legged Gull still. Around Stones, 30 Sand Martin, 40 House Martin, 2 Swift, 60 Goldfinch, 1 Whitethroat, and 3 Yellow Wagtails over. A Heron on Watersports island caught another Perch. Kingfisher in Brown Ale Bay. 3+ Spotted Fly at Penn Carr. 2 Redstart. 50 House Sparrows at the visitor centre.  Simon Roddis  16/08/2020 
   15-Aug-2020  Teal now up to 107, mostly off Stones island early morning. 44 Mute Swan. 2 Shoveler in Brown Ale Bay. 1 Wigeon still. 24 Gadwall. 2 Pochard. 218 Tufted in the northern part of the res. 23 Moorhen. 22 Little Grebe. 58 GCGrebe. 31 Cormorant. 9 Grey Heron. 2 Little Egret. 1 Common Sand. 2 GBbGull and the adult Yellow-leg. 3+ Swift. 2 juv Peregrine at WLC, chasing Lapwings and then each other; one caught a Lapwing which managed to escape and dive into a willow bush. 4 Raven. 50 Sand and 10 House Martin. Totals of 41 Chiffchaff, 17 Blackcap and 5 Willow Warbler. 2+ Reed Warblers in BABay. 2 Lesser White in WLC creek. 5 Blackbirds feeding on the water's edge at BABay, turning over dead leaves under an overhanging Sallow. 70 Pied Wag, including 40 on the dam wall. 40 Goldfinch on Stones.  Simon Roddis  15/08/2020 
   14-Aug-2020  On a grey overcast morning, 45 House Sparrows on path to Stones Island, 60 Teal around the Island, Stoat on circular path and a Wigeon towards Sailing Club. Another Stoat near WLC, 3 Little Egret, 50 House Martins, 30 Sand Martins there and 3 Redstart along the Creek. Another Little Egret in Brown Ale Bay, also a raft of 186 Tufted Duck there which suggests well over 200 on site. A juv Common Buzzard with prey on the elevated platform between Sheepwash and PSHide viewed from the main track.  Roger Carrington  14/08/2020 
   13-Aug-2020  5+ Swift over Shiningford. 2 Common Sand and 2 Snipe in WLC creek. 1 extremely tatty immature Common Gull. Adult Yellow-legged Gull. 35 Cormorant. 2 Little Egret. 50+ House Martin. 4 Spotted Flycatchers in Penn Carr (think different from the Millfields carpark birds). 32 Tree Sparrow (27 WLC, 5 Millfields, 75% juvs). 5 Siskin at Penn Carr.  SJR, RJP, AMD  13/08/2020 
   12-Aug-2020  36 Mute Swan. 65 Teal around Stones island. 1 Wigeon. 1 Swift. 1 Whimbrel flew S. 1 Snipe in WLC creek. 2 Common Sand. 3 GBbGull, including Onefoot. Adult Yellow-leg. 2 Garden Warbler (Stones and 1 almost singing at Sheepwash). 2 Common Whitethroat on Stones. Total of 5 Lesser White. Reed Warbler still in Brown Ale Bay. 30 Starling above Penn Carr. 4 Spotted Flycatcher at Millfields carpark entrance. 4 Redstart in WLC creek. Tree Pipit over Millfields. Crossbill over Sheepwash carpark.  Simon Roddis  12/08/2020 
   11-Aug-2020  1 Wigeon off Stones island. 1 Dunlin. 5 Common Sand. Adult Common Tern. 36 Cormorant. 1 Little Egret. Juv peregrine again. Another new Moorhen brood - 2 small young at Shiningford. Garden Warbler and Spotted Fly at Penn Carr.  Simon Roddis  11/08/2020 
   10-Aug-2020  Whimbrel and Ringed Plover flew through, and single Common Snipe and Dunlin down in WLC creek. 20 Gadwall, plus 10 young. 10 (possibly 19) Teal. 2 Swift. Kingfisher at Penn Carr. Total of 10 Willow Tit. Garden Warbler and 2 Spotted Fly in Penn Carr (and another Spot Fly in WLC creek). 5 Redstart and 2 Lesser Whitethroat in WLC creek.  Simon Roddis, Roger Carrington   10/08/2020 
   08-Aug-2020  Female Shoveler off Stones island. 9 Teal at WLC. 1 Common Sand on the dam wall. Adult Yellow-legged Gull plus the sub-ad Caspian-type again. 30 Cormorant. 1 Little Egret around Stones. Kingfisher at Penn Carr. 9 Raven. Spotted Flycatcher on Stones. 4 Redstart in WLC creek.  Simon Roddis  08/08/2020 
   08-Aug-2020  08-00 - 09-00 WLC Creek/fields - Group of 7 Ravens above Creek plus 2 over Stones, 3 Redstart (2 Juvenile) in fields, 1 Willow Warbler plus 1 Chiffchaff from Stones walkway.  DAVID HORSLEY  08/08/2020 
   08-Aug-2020  5 Pied Wagtail, 2 Little Egret,14 Little Grebe ,18 Great Crested Grebe,14 Mute Swan,4 Grey Heron,3 Willow Tit, 7 Goldfinch, 1 Male Bullfinch,2 Willow Warbler,2 Blackcap,1 Spotted Flycatcher, 45 Lapwing, 2 Redstart,11 Moorhen   David Armitt  08/08/2020 
   07-Aug-2020  Drake Common Scoter off Brown Ale Bay late morning. 3 Barnacle Geese. 3 Greylag. 3 Pochard. 2 Common Sand. A (probably) 3rd-year gull which looked as if it had at least some Caspian in it. 6+ Grey Heron. 1 Little Egret. Kingfishers at Millfields and Brown Ale Bay. 2 Reed Warblers still carrying food at BABay. In WLC fields/creek, 4+ Redstart, 3 Spotted Fly and 3 Lesser Whitethroat (plus singles at Millfields and Stones). 3 Yellow Wagtails SE at Millfields early morning.  Simon Roddis, Roger Carrington   07/08/2020 
   05-Aug-2020  Ad hoc wildfowl count: 308 Canada Geese, 41 Mute Swan, 20 Gadwall, 183 Mallard, 11 Teal, 1 Pochard, 305 Tufted, 17 Moorhen (plus a new brood of 2 small young in WLC creek), 557 Coot, 19 Little Grebe, 44 GCGrebe, 80 Lapwing, 33 Cormorant, 4 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret. Also: 14 Swift, 25 Sand and 15 House Martin, 20 L-t Tit at Hopton end, 6 Redstart, including 2 between Sheepwash and Lane End.  Simon Roddis  05/08/2020 
   04-Aug-2020  From the Millfields end of the dam wall early morning, a Green Woodpecker calling in Tail Bay, juv Wheatear and c200 Swallow. 43 Mute Swan. 1 Shoveler at Sheepwash. 26 Gadwall. 11 Teal. 218 Tufted in the northern half of the res. 2 Pochard. Total of 40 Swift, including 35 feeding at Sheepwash. 49 GCGrebe. Adult Yellow-legged Gull still. 26 Cormorant. 7+ Little Egret (4 flew in from N at 07:45). Kingfisher near Big Island. Totals of 80 House and 20 Sand Martin. 13 Mistle Thrush over Shiningford. 4 Redstart. 30 Linnet.  Simon Roddis  04/08/2020 
   02-Aug-2020  Quieter than yesterday but the first Dunlin for a while was on Watersports island. 3 Little Egret. 50 Swift moved S through. 8 Buzzard. 2 Hobby over WLC creek mid-morning. 11 Blackcaps in one bush on Sailing Club island. 3 Garden Warbler (1 Millfields, 2 Stones). 4 Lesser Whitethroat (Millfields, Stones, WLC and Shiningford creeks). 5 Redstart. 2+ Spotted Fly still at Millfields carpark.  Simon Roddis  02/08/2020 
   02-Aug-2020  10 Lapwing,4 Grey Heron, 3 Barnacle goose, 1 Whitethroat, 3 Little Egret,6 Moorhen, 6 Little Grebe,10 Great Crested Grebe,3 Willow Tit ,1Tree Sparrow,6 House Martin , 2 Redstart,8 Goldfinch, 12 Pied Wagtail ,1 Common Sandpiper,1 Reed Warbler, 1 lesser Whitethroat, 2 Wren, 8 Sand Martin, 6 Swift   David Armitt   02/08/2020 
   01-Aug-2020  From Millfields early morning, a drake Common Scoter, a Green Sandpiper flew over the dam wall and 4 Spotted Flycatcher (family party) near the carpark entrance. Female Mandarin in Shiningford creek. 13 Teal. 2 Pochard at WLC. 19 Little Grebe. 31 GCGrebe in Brown Ale Bay. 3 Little Egret. 2 GBbG, 1 Herring among a group of Lessers, and one adult Yellow-legged Gull. Single adult Ringed and Little Ringed Plover on Stones. 2 Curlew through. 3 Common Sand. 1 Red Kite over Blackwall plantation. 4 Raven (2 pairs) chasing and ronking over the east side. In WLC creek, 6 Redstart, 3 Lesser White (plus one on Stones) and 2 Sedge Warbler. Garden Warbler on Stones. 2+ Reed Warblers in BABay, one with food.Total of 6 Grey Wag. 80 species, my highest total this year.  Simon Roddis  01/08/2020 
   31-Jul-2020  (Evening) 1 Chiffchaff, 3 Grey Heron,1 Great Black Backed Gull, 6 Little Grebe,1 Raven, 1 Little Egret, 3 Barnacle Goose, 5 Moorhen,4 Lapwing, 8 Great Crested Grebe,4 Starling,2 Cormorant , 1 Tawny Owl wood behind Paul Stanley Hide  David Armitt   01/08/2020 
   30-Jul-2020  2 Turnstone were on the shore at Millfields at 06:15 before flying off south. 44 Mute Swan. 17 Little Grebe. 1 LRP. 1 Common Sand. 1 Redshank at sailing club. 2 GBbGull. Adult Yellow-leg and adult Common Tern again. 9 Grey Heron including 4 flying S. 2 Little Egret. 1 Skylark N over Stones. 3+ Lesser Whitethroat (family party) in WLC creek. 6 Redstart. 45 Pied Wag on the dam wall. 1 Crossbill over Millfields.  Simon Roddis  30/07/2020 
   29-Jul-2020  42 Mute Swan. 4 Teal. 3 Oystercatcher. 1 adult LRP. 5 Common Sand. 2 Redshank in Brown Ale Bay. 2 GBbG. Adult Common Tern. 24 Cormorant. 2 Little Egret. 2 Red Kite over Blackwall. Juv Peregrine honing its hunting skills by chasing an Oystercatcher, and Hobby from Stones island. 5 Raven. 35 Swallows on the dam wall early morning. Recently-fledged Sedge Warbler with an adult on Stones. 2 Lesser Whitethroat (Millfields and Shiningford creek). 8 Redstart in WLC/Shiningford creeks.  Simon Roddis  29/07/2020 
   28-Jul-2020  Not much different today but a Tree Pipit flew over WLC creek around 10:30. 15 Swift. 71 Lapwing. 2 Common Sand at WLC/Shiningford. 6 Oystercatcher. 375 Lesser Black-backs flew in 07:30-09:00. The one-footed GBbG (now adult) at sailing club and adult Yellow-leg still. 21 Cormorant. 1 Little Egret. Kingfisher in WLC creek. 10 Willow Tit, including 7 at Millfields. c50 Sand Martin. 1 Lesser Whitethroat in Shiningford creek. 7 Redstart in WLC/Shiningford area. 70 Starling in fields north of Millfields. 30 Linnet still in Shiningford creek.  Simon Roddis  28/07/2020 
   26-Jul-2020  105 Swifts flew SW into the breeze from 08:00-10:00 this morning, along with a Green Sandpiper and 130 Lesser Black-backs. 2 adult Yellow-legged Gulls. 1st-summer Arctic Tern from Stones mid-morning. 2f Pochard at WLC. 4 Barnacle Geese (the young bird is big enough to count as full-grown now). 15 Little Grebe. 2 LRP. 1 Redshank. 1+ Little Egret. Peregrine. 9 Raven (7 together over Tail Bay). 100+ Sand and 30+ House Martin.   Simon Roddis  26/07/2020 
   26-Jul-2020  09 00 - 10 00 suplementing SR report 4 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kestrel, 4 Redstart incl. juveniles all WLC Creek area and field.  Dave Horsley  26/07/2020 
   25-Jul-2020  An adult Mediterranean Gull flew over stones island around 07:40, possibly a different bird from the other recent one as it didn't seem to have such a solid black hood. 4 Oystercatcher. 2 LRP (adult and juv). 2 Common Sand. 2 adult Yellow-legged Gull. 1 Little Egret. Juv Peregrine. Kingfisher at Penn Carr. Yellow Wag over Millfields.  Simon Roddis  25/07/2020 
   24-Jul-2020  395 Canada Geese. 46 Mute Swan. 15 Swift. 4 Oystercatcher. 2 Common Sand. 1 Redshank. 1 juv LRP. Adult Yellow-legged Gull. 2 Little Egret. 3 Sparrowhawk. Kingfisher in Tail Bay. 3 Kestrel. 7 Willow Tit. 9 Redstart in WLC creek/fields. 50 Pied and 1 Yellow Wag on the dam wall eaery morning. 30 Goldfinch in Tail Bay.  Simon Roddis, Alan Stewardson  24/07/2020 
   23-Jul-2020  An adult summer Sanderling was on Horseshoe island around 07:30. 45 Mute Swan. 10 Gadwall. 9 Teal. 1f Pochard. 14 Moorhen. 13 Little Grebe. 2 Oystercatcher. 78 Lapwing. 1 LRP. 3 Common Sand. 2 adult Yellow-legged Gull again. 1 imm GBBGull. 7 Grey Heron. 2 Little Egret. Kingfisher at Millfields. 2 Peregrine. 14 Rooks over Millfields. Total of 11 Willow Tit. 30 Swallows, 50 Pied, 1 Yellow and 5 Grey Wag on the dam wall early morning. 2 Garden Warbler at Millfields. 7 Redstart in WLC creek/fields. 15 Tree Sparrow (12 at WLC including 8 juvs). 40 Linnet in Shiningford creek.  Simon Roddis  23/07/2020 
   23-Jul-2020  08-15 Red Kite over Millfields end of dam wall.  Dave Horsley  23/07/2020 
   22-Jul-2020  In the WLC creek/fields area this morning, 10 Spotted Flycatchers, a mix of adults and juvs, perhaps 2 family parties?; 6 Redstarts; 4+ Lesser Whitethroat including a family party of at least 3 birds (and another one at Millfields). 40 Mute Swan. 1 Wigeon. 13 Swift. 3 Collared Dove at Hopton end. 9 Moorhen. 12 Little Grebe. 5 Oystercatcher. 76 Lapwing. 1 Common Sand. 2 ad Yellow-legged Gull. 7 Grey Heron. 6 Little Egret, including 4 which flew into Millfields at 06:55 but flew out again about 20 minutes later. 30 Sand Martin and 15 House Martin, mostly over the WLC area. 7 Sedge Warbler (6 on Stones). Total of 14 Mistle Thrush. 60 Pied Wagtail, including 40 on the dam wall. 11 Linnet over WLC creek. 4 Greenfinch over Millfields.  Simon Roddis  22/07/2020 
   21-Jul-2020  The July that keeps on giving. A Great White Egret was initially on the shore between Sheepwash and Lane End at 06:00 and moved around a bit before departing SE at 06:35. Then a juvenile Black-necked Grebe from Stones island looking towards Millfields, 08:15-08:45 at least. 42 Mute Swan. c25 Swift. 55 Lapwing. 1 juv LRP. 2 Common Sandpiper. Whimbrel through early morning. 2 1st-summer Common Gulls. 2 adult Yellow-legged Gull. 1 Little Egret. Kingfisher in WLC creek. 2, quite possibly 3 Peregrine over Hall Wood/WLC. 7+ Redstart in WLC creek/fields along with Reed and Sedge Warblers, Lesser Whitethroat.   SJR,AHS,RPJ,AMD  21/07/2020 
   21-Jul-2020  11-45am Black Tailed Godwit on Horseshoe Island  DAVID HORSLEY  21/07/2020 
   20-Jul-2020  Quite morning birdwise on Stones Island this morning so I spent most of my time at Warbler corner and saw Chiffchaff,Willow Warbler, Blackcap,Common Whitethroat, Garden Warbler, Sedge Warbler also heard Song thrush yet again mimicking Greenshank,moving to WLC Creek we managed to add Lesser Whitethroat to the Warbler list,there were also three juvenile Redstarts feeding in the bushes,1 Grey Wagtail and a Little Egret.  Alan Stewardson  20/07/2020 
   19-Jul-2020  1 Sparrow Hawk,2 Little Egret , 4 Little Grebe,30 Lapwing,14 Cormorant, 5 oystercatcher, 5 Moorhen, 3 Common Sandpiper,5 Pied Wagtail,2 LRP, 2 Willow Warbler, 9 GoldFinch, 2 Blackcap,1 Spotted Flycatcher,1 Whitethroat, 4 Sedge Warbler,2 Reed Bunting,1 Chiffchaff, 1 Ringed Plover, 4 Grey Heron ,6 Pied Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Tree Sparrow, 1 Willow Tit
After looking in my I’d book Possible Black-tailed Godwit on Horseshoe island . 
David Armitt  19/07/2020 
   19-Jul-2020  Pair of Barnacle Geese at Millfields now with a well grown youngster. 11 Teal. 1f Pochard. 8 Oystercatcher. 50 Lapwing. 8 LRP including 2 large juvs. 7+ Common Sand. 2 Yellow-legged Gull (adult and sub-ad). 80 LBbG. 3 Little Egret. Probably 2 Kingfisher, singles at Millfields and Brown Ale Bay. Juv Peregrine again upsetting the BhGulls on Horseshoe island. Singing Reed Warbler on Stones island and in WLC creek. 3 Garden Warbler at Millfields. Family of Spotted Fly (at least 1 ad and 2 juvs) near Millfields carpark entrance again. 5 Linnet over WLC creek.  Simon Roddis  19/07/2020 
   18-Jul-2020  5 drake Common Scoter off Stones from 06:00 at least, left SW at 08:45. A Green Sandpiper flew over Stones island at 10:30, last seen heading north. 40 Mute Swan. 2f Pochard. 3f Teal. c40 Lapwing on Horseshoe island. 2 LRP. 3+ Common Sandpiper. Adult Yellow-legged Gull still. 2 Little Egret. Juv Peregrine over Horseshoe island and 3 Hobbies together over the Hopton end. 25 Swallows on the dam wall early morning. In WLC/Shiningford creeks, 5 juv Redstart (plus one on Stones), 3 Lesser Whitethroat and a Spotted Fly. Juv Wheatear briefly on Stones. 30 Pied Wag on the dam wall and 5 Grey Wag at Millfields.  Simon Roddis, Alan Stewardson  18/07/2020 
   16-Jul-2020  7 species of gull this morning: 2 Mediterranean (juv and adult separately at Millfields), 3 1st-summer Common, 1 sub-ad Herring and 48 Lessers south, 1st-summer GBbG plus the regular adult Yellow-leg and usual Black-heads. 40 Mute Swan. New brood of 2 small GCGrebe young at Millfields island. Pair of Swift checking out the visitor centre nestboxes. 9 Oystercatcher. 40 Lapwing. 3+ Common Sand. Adult Common Tern. 24 Cormorant. 7 Grey Heron. 2 Little Egret. 2+ Peregrine (juv at Millfields then 2 birds over Casrsington pastures later). 8+ Redstart (1m,2f,5+ juv) and 2 Lesser Whitethroat in WLC creek. 2 Spotted Fly (adult and juv) at Millfields. c30 Pied Wag on the dam wall early morning.  Simon Roddis  16/07/2020 
   15-Jul-2020  7 drake Common Scoter from 06:00 to 11:00 at least, last seen from Sheepwash carpark. 1m Pochard. 36 Mute Swan. 7 Oystercatcher. 50 Lapwing. 2 LRP. 2 Common Sand. The adult Yellow-legged Gull still. 2 GBbG. 2 Little Egret. Kingfisher at Millfields. 50+ Sand Martin. Lesser Whitethroat at Millfields. Yellow Wagtail over Stones. Greenfinch song-flighting over the main carpark.  Simon Roddis  15/07/2020 
   14-Jul-2020  34 Mute Swan. 50 Lapwing. 9 Common Sand. Whimbrel over Millfields early morning. Adult Yellow-legged Gull. Single adult Common and Arctic Terns. 23 Cormorant. 5 Grey Heron. 2 Little Egret. Peregrine over WLC creek. Total of 10+ Raven. c80 Sand Martin. Family of Spotted Flycatchers (2 adults, 2+ juvs) at top of WLC creek, maybe the same party as yesterday. At least 8 Redstart around WLC creek/fields (1m,2f,5 juv). 3 Yellow Wag over different spots. 4 Crossbill flew NE at Millfields then presumably the same 4 SW.  Simon Roddis  14/07/2020 
   13-Jul-2020  4 male Common Scoter from 06:00 to 10:30 at least, last seen amongst the flock of Tufteds off Sheepwash. Juv Mediterranean Gull on sailing club shore around 08:00. 1f Teal. c40 Lapwing. 3 LRP. 1 Black-tailed Godwit on Millfields island early morning. 1 Redshank. 4 Common Sand. Adult Yellow-legged Gull again. 2 Little Egret. c35 Sand Martin over WLC creek. Family party of Spotted Flycatcher (adult and 2+ juvs) between WLC and main carpark. 1 Lesser Whitethroat and 4+ Redstart (1m,2f,1 juv) in WLC creek/fields. 5 Siskin over Millfields.  Simon Roddis  13/07/2020 
   12-Jul-2020  7 Oystercatchers together on Horseshoe Island; single Little Egret and Grey Heron in Wildlife Centre Creek  Gary Atkins  13/07/2020 
   11-Jul-2020  11 Common Scoter, initially from Millfields around 07:00. 7(6m,1f) then flew W, the remaining 4(1m,3f) stayed until 11:00 at least. 3 Barnacle Geese plus 1 gosling. 34 Mute Swan. 40 Lapwing. 4 LRP including a full-grown juvenile, presumably come from elsewhere. 4 Common Sandpiper. The adult Yellow-legged Gull still. 2 Red Kite, one over each side. 8 Buzzard. 7 Rook over WLC creek. 4 Raven over Millfields. c50 Sand Martin in total. 15 House Martin mobbing a Sparrowhawk. Reed Warbler with food in Hopton reedbed and 2 singing in WLC creek. 3 Redstart, a female in WLC fields and female and juv in the creek. Juv Wheatear at Millfields end of the dam wall. 6 Tree Sparrow in WLC creek. Chaffinch with food at Millfields. Bullfinch nest-building at Hopton end.  SJR,RPJ,AMD  11/07/2020 
   11-Jul-2020  1 Wren,3 Oystercatcher,12 Cormorant,4 Great Crested Grebe,,3 Little Grebe,10 Sand Martin,10 Mute Swan,1 Chiffchaff,1 Kestrel,3 Willow Warbler, 1 Spotted Flycatcher,1 Whitethroat,1 Sedge Warbler,1 Little Egret 6 Lapwing,4 Grey Heron  David Armitt   11/07/2020 
   10-Jul-2020  8 male Common Scoter out in the middle from 05:55 to 09:00 at least. An adult Med Gull flew over Stones island at 08:25. Total of 22 Ravens, 17 of which flew W. 3 adult Barnacle Geese, including the pair with a growing youngster at Millfields. 121 Greylag. 33 Mute Swan. 9 Oystercatcher. 5 LRP. 5 Curlew - 4 feeding on the dam wall early morning and one flew S at 10:30. 5 Common Sandpiper. 1 Redshank. Adult Common Tern off Watersports. Kingfisher at Millfields. Busy with small stuff at Millfields viewing area: 20 L-t Tit, 5 Willow Tit, Spotted Flycatcher, Goldcrest, several Blackcaps, etc. Female Redstart again in WLC fields. 12+ Chaffinch at the Sheepwash carpark feeder.  Simon Roddis  10/07/2020 
   08-Jul-2020  This morning's highlight was a juvenile Mediterranean Gull which flew into Horseshoe island at 07:30 and flew again at 08:00. 29 Mute Swan. New brood of 5 Tufted at Millfields. 7 Oystercatcher. 3 Redshank flew in from the south. 3 Common Sand. The adult Yellow-legged Gull again. 2 Little Egret. Total of 150+ Sand Martin, including c100 feeding at head height along Stones causeway - wonderful spectacle. 10 Mistle Thrushes at Penn Carr.   Simon Roddis  08/07/2020 
   07-Jul-2020  Stones Island at 1000
2 Goldcrest
4 Willow Warblers
1 Sedge Warbler
2 Whitethroat
4 Reed Bunting
2 Little Grebe 
Roy Collins  07/07/2020 
   07-Jul-2020  After being initially reported on the news services, an adult summer plumage Black-necked Grebe was in front of the WLC to 11:40 at least. 3f Pochard at WLC. 1 Curlew over. Juv Redshank at Sailing Club. Adult Yellow-legged Gull again. Little Egret on Stones. Adult Common Tern. c30 each of House and Sand Martin. Reed Warbler singing on Stones and in WLC creek. 1 Crossbill N over WLC creek.  Simon Roddis  07/07/2020 
   06-Jul-2020  (Evening)14 lapwing,8 Pied Wagtail,3 Moorhen,40 Starling,1 Ringed Plover,5 swift,4 Cormorant,3 Grey heron,6 Sand Martin,4 oystercatcher,1 whitethroat,2 Goldfinch,9 Mute Swan,8 Great Crested Grebe,8 House Martin,2 Chiffchaff  David Armitt  07/07/2020 
   06-Jul-2020  A Tree Pipit was on Stones island around 08:00, my first ever in July here. 5 Common Sandpiper on Watersports island. 3 Redshank on Sailing Club island. 32 Mute Swan. New brood of 10 young Gadwall in WLC creek. 16 Lapwing. Adult Yellow-legged Gull. 20 Cormorant. 5 Heron. Red Kite over the east side. Garden Warblers with food at Millfields and on Stones. 2+ Spotted Flycatcher at Millfields.  Simon Roddis  06/07/2020 
   03-Jul-2020  9 Pochard at WLC this morning. 8 Oystercatcher. 2 Common Sand at Millfields. Kingfisher in WLC creek. c50 Sand and 20 House Martin. Female Redstart again in WLC fields.  Simon Roddis  03/07/2020 
   02-Jul-2020  11 Common Scoter (6m,5f) from 11:00 to 14:30 at least. 1f Teal. 5 Pochard at WLC. Gadwall still with 4 young at Millfields, and pair of Barnacles still with 1. 33 Mute Swan. 1 Common Sand at sailing club. Adult Yellow-legged Gull. 200+ Sand Martin. Lesser Whitethroat singing on Stones and 2-3 in WLC creek. Female Redstart again in WLC fields. 21 Starling.  Simon Roddis  02/07/2020 
   01-Jul-2020  The Black-tailed Godwit still and a Common Sandpiper at sailing club. 1 Curlew through. Juv Yellow Wagtail on Watersports island. 30 Mute Swan. 2 Teal (m,f). 7 Stock Dove. 15 Cormorant. Sedge Warbler with food in WLC creek. 2 singing Lesser Whitethroat (Stones and WLC creek). Female Redstart in WLC fields. 30 Pied Wagtail (dam wall and Stones).  Simon Roddis  01/07/2020 
   30-Jun-2020  Quite a productive morning. The Black-tailed Godwit still on Watersports island, 2 Common Sand (dam wall and Flat Island), an adult Common Tern off Stones and a 2nd-summer Yellow-legged Gull. New broods of Gadwall (5 and 5) in WLC creek; GCGrebe - 1 at Millfields; Coot - 2 and 1 at Millfields, 1 at Sailing Club; Mallard, 2 and 1 around Stones; Tufted, 8 in WLC creek; Moorhen, 3 in WLC creek. The yellow-and-blue colour-ringed Oystercatcher has 3 chicks on Flat Island. Family party of Spotted Flycatcher, 2 adults and 2 juvs, at the entrance to Millfields carpark. Juv Redstart in Millfields viewing area and a female in WLC creek. Adult and juv Lesser Whitethroat in WLC creek. Red Kite down the east side again. 515 adult Canada Geese, 131 Greylags, 3 Barnacles, 26 Mute Swan, 29 Gadwall. The Little Egret still. 10 Willow Tit.  Simon Roddis  01/07/2020 
   29-Jun-2020  A summer plumage Black-tailed Godwit on Watersports island this morning. Adult Hobby from Stones, fantastic view as it flew past. 18 Mute Swan. Pair of Teal at WLC. Little Egret still. 5 Raven over Millfields. 5+ Jays at Sheepwash, 3-4 juvs. Total of 80 Sand and 20 House Martins. 11 Long-tailed Tits on Stones causeway. 15 Mistle Thrush (11 over Fishtail, 4 at Sheepwash).  Simon Roddis  29/06/2020 
   28-Jun-2020  At Millfields this morning, 3 Barnacle Geese plus 1 small young, 2 broods of 4 Mallard, the 4 young Gadwall still (total of 23 adults), 5 sitting GCGrebes, the full-grown young Oystercatcher (7 in total). Female Teal at WLC. 24 Lapwing. 1 Curlew through. Red Kite over the east side (same bird as seen last week, missing a primary from its right wing). Peregrine over Shiningford. Little Egret and Kingfisher in Brown Ale Bay. 3 Jays, presumably a family party, in Sheepwash carpark. c20 Sand Martin. Fledged Whitethroat on Stones. Female Redstart in WLC fields.  Simon Roddis  28/06/2020 
   26-Jun-2020  The Little Egret still. 24 Mute Swan. The pair of Barnacle Geese at Millfields are now down to 1 young. Female Teal at WLC. 24 Lapwing, including one still sitting on Watersports island. Adult Yellow-legged and imm GBb Gulls still. 5 Grey Heron including the colour-ringed bird from previous years. Total of 6 GSWoodpecker including 3 through WLC fields. 8+ Raven including 6 through Millfields. Spotted Flycatcher at Hopton end. 5 Grey Wag including 3 juvs at Hopton end.  Simon Roddis  26/06/2020 
   25-Jun-2020  c500 Canada Geese, 124 Greylag and 20+ Mute Swan. Male Teal still. 2 Pochard at WLC. 21 Lapwing. Adult Yellow-legged Gull still. 1 1st-summer Common Tern. 5 Grey Heron. Little Egret on Watersports island. c10 Swallows around Hopton reedbed early morning, presumably having roosted there. 6 Reed Warbler, including a pair feeding young in Brown Ale Bay. Lesser Whitethroat with food on Stones island and another still singing in WLC creek. Juv Redstart and Song Thrush with food at Hopton end. Crossbill SW over Hopton end and total of 6 Siskin.  Simon Roddis  25/06/2020 
   23-Jun-2020  A Little Egret was around Stones island early morning. 21 Gadwall (plus the Millfields brood, now down to 4). Male Teal and 3 Pochard at WLC. 20 Lapwing on Watersports island. Adult Yellow-legged Gull again. c250 young BhGulls on Millfields island. 14 Cormorant. Fledged Coal Tits and Blackcap at Penn Carr. Pair of Redstart in WLC fields. Mistle Thrush with food on the dam wall. 6 Tree Sparrow including 2+ juvs at Millfields. Siskin over Millfields.  Simon Roddis  23/06/2020 
   22-Jun-2020  Evening ,6 Mute Swan,300 Canada Goose,5 Chiffchaff,1 Wren,6 oystercatcher,3 Pochard,6 Gadwall,36 Greylag +3 young,1 Buzzard,3 Redshank,8 Lapwing,1 Pied Wagtail,5 Grey Heron,1 Sparrowhawk ,9 Great crested Grebe,8 Starling,1 Spotted flycatcher wooded area top end of shining ford creek,1 Garden Warbler,12 Cormorant,1 Dunnock   David Armitt  23/06/2020 
   21-Jun-2020  Red Kite again over the east side mid-morning. Grasshopper Warbler singing in WLC creek, in the same spot as the bird on 26-27 May so presumably the same bird. c130 Greylag. Female Teal at WLC. c30 Swift, mostly moving S. 2 Curlew S. 4 Raven. 20+ Sand Martin in Brown Ale Bay. Fledged Blackcaps (3+ juvs) in Shingingford creek and Goldcrests (3 juvs) in WLC creek. Female Redstart again in WLC fields. 20 Starling through (none with pink bodies).  Simon Roddis  21/06/2020 
   20-Jun-2020  A decent morning: Red Kite and 2 Hobby over the east side, a Crossbill over Millfields, adult Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Curlew, Lesser Whitethroat and female Redstart in WLC fields, total of 10 Tree Sparrows, 5 Siskin south over Brown Ale Bay.  SJR,RPJ,AMD  20/06/2020 
   19-Jun-2020  Avocet spotted of stones at about 8 this morning, male shoveller and pochard still around. Great crested grebe juvenile by wildlife centre, lesser white throat heard near visitor centre.   Adam Saunders   19/06/2020 
   17-Jun-2020  A male Shoveler on Horseshoe island is new, and the male Pochard is still there. 21 Gadwall. The single large Redshank and Oystercatcher chicks on Horseshoe and Millfields islands have now both made it to the main shoreline. Adult Yellow-legged Gull again. Lesser Whitethroat singing near the main centre. Female Redstart in WLC fields.  Simon Roddis  17/06/2020 
   16-Jun-2020  The first brood of Gadwall of the year - 6 ducklings - was at Millfields this morning. 531 Canada Geese. 86 Greylags. Barnacles still with 3 young at Millfields. Male Pochard at WLC. 2 Lapwing chicks still on Horseshoe island and one sitting on Watersports island. 1 Curlew over. 2 imm GBbGull. Adult Yellow-legged Gull. Kingfisher at WLC. Total of 9 Reed Warblers. 2 Greenfinch (Main centre and Sheepwash).  Simon Roddis  16/06/2020 
   13-Jun-2020  4 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldfinch, 1 Blackcap, 2 Robin, 29 Greylag, 2 Bullfinch, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 4 Great Crested Grebe,+ 2 Young, , 4 Oystercatcher + 1 young, 4 Mute Swan, 1 Grey Heron, 4 Long Tailed Tit, 1 Buzzard   David Armitt   14/06/2020 
   12-Jun-2020  A Greenshank flew in over Stones at 09:35, looked as if it landed on Horsehoe island but then appeared to depart at 10:20. 6 Teal (3m,3f) flew into Horseshoe island. Kingfisher at Penn Carr. 25 Mute Swan. 1 Curlew. c50 Swift, 50 House and 25 Sand Martin. Willow Tits with fledged young at Penn Carr. 2 Reed Warbler singing in WLC creek and 2 more in Brown Ale Bay. Mobile and vocal Lesser Whitethroat in WLC creek. 8 Mistle Thrush at Sheepwash. 10 Tree Sparrow in total.  Simon Roddis  12/06/2020 
   12-Jun-2020  I forgot to mention the first brood of Tufted Ducklings, 6 at Shiningford this morning.  Simon Roddis  12/06/2020 
   11-Jun-2020  20 House Martin,10 Sand Martin,10 Swift,114 Canada Goose + 4 young,16 Lapwing,6 Gadwall, 16 Mute Swan, 2 Willow Warbler , 7 Great Crested Grebe + 6 young, 4 oystercatcher, 3 Redshank, 1 Ringed Plover WLC island, 4 Cormorant   David Armitt  11/06/2020 
   11-Jun-2020  20 House Martin,10 Sand Martin,10 Swift,114 Canada Goose + 4 young,16 Lapwing,6 Gadwall, 16 Mute Swan, 2 Willow Warbler , 7 Great Crested Grebe + 6 young, 4 oystercatcher, 3 Redshank, 1 Ringed Plover WLC island, 4 Cormorant   David Armitt  11/06/2020 
   10-Jun-2020  An Avocet was on Millfields island 06:55 to 08:45 at least, then presumably the same bird flew north up the reservoir at 09:20 and finally seen in flight again at 10:00 when it appeared to depart to the north. 21 Mute Swan. 172 young Black-headed Gulls counted on Millfields island, a small number now flying, and presumably more on the other side of the island. Lapwing sitting on Watersports island. 3 pairs of Sedge Warbler with food on Stones island. Reed Warbler singing on Stones. Willow Warbler with food at the top of WLC creek. Coal Tit with fledged young at Sheepwash.  Simon Roddis  10/06/2020 
   08-Jun-2020  Monthly WeBS count: 314 Canadas, 3 Barnacle, 89 Greylag, 17 Mute, 23 Gadwall, 79 Mallard, 95 Tufted, 8 Moorhen, 216 Coot, 10 Little Grebe, 54 GCGrebe, 7 Oycs, 4 Lapwing, 1 Dunlin, 7 Redshank, 9 Cormorant, 4 Heron. Plus c50 Swift, c100 House Martin.  Simon Roddis, Jon Bradley  08/06/2020 
   07-Jun-2020  4 Barnacle Geese at Millfields, including a pair with 3 young and 1 still sitting. 14 Mute Swan. 24 Gadwall. Lapwing still with at least 2 chicks on Horseshoe island, and a large Redshank chick there - first time I've seen it for over a week. 2 Ringed Plover at Sailing Club. 1 1st-summer Herring Gull. 3 GSWoodpecker including a female and a fledged youngster at Millfields. Total of 14 Willow Tit, with family parties of at least 4 young at Sheepwash and Lane End. Redstart singing in WLC fields. 1 Greenfinch in main carpark.   Simon Roddis  07/06/2020 
   05-Jun-2020  Osprey again down the east side at 10:00 - same bird as yesterday? Fledged Willow Tits at Millfields and Stones island. Ringed Plover at sailing club. Lesser Whitethroat on Stones.  SJR,AHS,ASB  05/06/2020 
   04-Jun-2020  1 Swift around dam wall pm.  A and J Wood  05/06/2020 
   22-Mar-2020  Both GNDivers still, the adult between Stones and Sheepwash and the juv off Millfields early morning. 29 Barnacle Geese. Pair of Mute Swans courting and mating at Shiningford - one of the most beautiful bits of courtship you could wish to see. 3 Mandarin. 1m Shoveler. Male R-c Pochard from WLC still. 2nd-w Yellow-legged Gull. Kingfisher at Sheepwash. 250 Jackdaws over the dam wall late morning. 10 Fieldfare N over Fishtail. 30 Redwing.  Simon Roddis  22/03/2020 
   21-Mar-2020  The adult GNDiver off Stones island. Male Red-crested Pochard and female Pintail at WLC. 2m Shoveler. Pair of Mandarin in Penn Carr. 60 Canada Geese. 29+ Barnacles. Pairs of Lapwing, Redshank and Oystercatcher on Millfields island. 6 Snipe at Sheepwash. 2 Yellow-legged Gull (ad, 2w). Peregrine over Hopton end. 12 Chiffchaff. 20 Fieldfare N up the east side, and 10 meadow Pipits N. 2 Sand Martins from Stones (1 seen by Roger J only).  Simon Roddis  21/03/2020 
   19-Mar-2020  Both GNDivers off Stones island. A pair of Common Scoter all morning from Stones/WLC/Sheepwash. 27+ Barnacle Geese. Pair of Mandarin at Millfields. 2m Shoveler and 1f Pintail at WLC. 10 Goldeneye (3m,7f). 10 Oystercatcher. 4 Lapwing. 5 Curlew. 6 Redshank. 1 Snipe. 185 Common Gulls from Sheepwash late morning. 4 Yellow-legged Gulls (1w,2w,3w,ad). 11 Buzzard from Sheepwash hide. 45 Redwing (40 at Sheepwash). 14 Meadow Pipits N. 8 Siskin N over Sheepwash.  Simon Roddis, Alan Stewardson  19/03/2020 
   19-Mar-2020  7 Oystercatcher ,57 Canada Goose ,23 Great Crested Grebe,6 Cormorant,8 Goldeneye,1 Redshank,2 Common Scoter,1 Jay,1 Willow Tit,3 Nuthatch,1 Great Spotted Woodpecker,5 Blue Tit,5 Great Tit,8 Greylag , 8 Gadwall, 2 Shovlers,2 Long Tailed Tit,2 Curlew ,1 Great Northern Diver   David Armitt  19/03/2020 
   18-Mar-2020  Both GNDivers off Stones island. 2 Sand Martins around Stones at 08:00. 25 Barnacle Geese. Pair of Mandarin at Millfields. 2 GBbGull, including Onefoot. 2 Yellow-legged Gulls (ad & 2w). 30 Redwing at Sheepwash. 8 Tree Sparrow at WLC.  Simon Roddis, Alan Stewardson  18/03/2020 
   17-Mar-2020  Both GNDivers from Stones island mid-morning. 3 Black-tailed Godwits on Horseshoe island all morning at least. Total of 37 Barnacle Geese: 27 down but a skein of 10 flew S at 08:45; very unusual to see Barnacles in V formation here, probably not part of the feral flock, possibly wild birds? At least 3, possibly as many as 8 Mandarins. 4 Wigeon. 3 Yellow-legged Gull (adult, 2w and 3w). 120 Starling N. 110 Fieldfare (80 NE, 30 SW).  SJR, AHS, RC  17/03/2020 
   16-Mar-2020  Willow Tit survey (second visit) in the tetrad covering the northern half of the res: 6 or 7 territories (9 birds) plus another 7 birds outside the tetrad, so 16 in total between Middle Wood and Stones via the west side. The adult GNDiver off Stones mid-morning. 22 Barnacle Geese. 17 Greylags on Big Island. 47 Wigeon, 45 of them off Sheepwash late morning. 10 Teal. Two 2w Yellow-legged Gulls again. 18 Buzzard in the air in a scan from Sheepwash hide around midday. Kingfisher at the Hopton end. 2 Skylark and 21 Meadow Pipit heading N. 17 Chiffchaff (14 singing) and 6 Mistle Thrush (4 singing) between Middle Wood and Stones.  Simon Roddis  16/03/2020 
   15-Mar-2020  Both GNDivers from Stones island this morning. 19 Barnacles. 3 Wigeon (2m,1f). 5 Mandarin (3m,2f) just north of Millfields. 1w Herring and 3 Yellow-legged Gulls (ad,2x2w) at WLC. Kingfisher(s?) at Stones island and Millfields. 3 GSWoodpecker. 5 Chiffchaff.

Mac and Amanda (STW vols) had 2 Sand Martins at the WLC around midday. 
Simon Roddis  15/03/2020 
   14-Mar-2020  A Black-necked Grebe showing the first hints of summer plumage was between Stones and Millfields around 0745, then at Millfields and off Stones island at about 10:30. Both GNDivers still from Stones. 3 Mandarin (2m,1f) at Millfields, then a pair landing in a tree in Penn Carr. 1m Pochard. 3 Yellow-legged Gull (adult, 1w, 2w). 3 singing Chiffchaff. Linnet over Stones. 5 Lesser Redpoll at Millfields. Total c15 Siskin.  Simon Roddis  14/03/2020 
   14-Mar-2020  Little Ringed Plover still on Horseshoe island 15:30 and 2 Shelduck out on the res.  Simon Roddis  14/03/2020 
   13-Mar-2020  8 Great Crested Grebe,4 Long tailed tit,28 Canada goose,2 Robin,2 Chiffchaff ,6 Blue tit,7 Cormorant,5 Redshank,2 Wren,4 Little Grebe,4 Oystercatcher,4 Lapwing,4 Gadwall,2 Teal,1 Goldeneye,20 Barnacle goose,3 Snipe
Black necked grebe in water sports bay Friday afternoon  
David Armitt  14/03/2020 
   13-Mar-2020  The adult GNDiver all morning from WLC/Stones. An adult Kittiwake from Stones island 0830-0930 at least. 2m Pochard. 5 Teal. 6 Lapwing, including 1 displaying at Millfields. 29 Curlew at Sheepwash. 8 Redshank. 2 Yellow-legged Gull (adult and 2w). 21 Cormorant. Kingfisher at Sheepwash. 3 singing Chiffchaff.  Simon Roddis, Ken Rome  13/03/2020 
   12-Mar-2020  The adult GNDiver from Millfields and Stones island early morning. 80 Canadas. 9 Barnacles. 9 Greylag. 1m Wigeon. 12 Teal. 8+ Stock Dove. 10 Oystercatcher. 10 Curlew. 4 GBbG. 2 Yellow-legged Gull (adult and 2w). 2 Peregrine over the dam wall. 4 Raven. 4 Chiffchaff. 10 Meadow Pipit over Stones/WLC creek.  Simon Roddis  12/03/2020 
   11-Mar-2020  Both GNDivers still, visible from Sheepwash hide late morning. c500 BhGulls, including c200 each at Millfields and Horseshoe islands. 26 Curlew at Sheepwash. Adult Yellow-legged Gull. 4 Grey Heron. 9 Buzzards in the air from Stones island; 5 over Blackwall plantation later may have been different birds. 4 Chiffchaff. Total of 100+ Starling.  Simon Roddis, Roger Carrington  11/03/2020 
   09-Mar-2020  From Wildlife Centre 3.20pm to 4.40pm. 1Knot,1 Dunlin, 1 Curlew, 3 Snipe, 3 Redshank, 3 Oystercatcher, Lapwing, Barnacle Goose, Canada Goose, Mallard, Gadwall, Teal, Tufted Duck, Coot, Moorhen, Great Crested Grebe, Little Grebe, Black Headed Gull, Common Gull, Lesser Black Backed Gull, 2 Grey Heron, Blue Tit, Chaffinch, Great Tit, Pied Wagtail, 2 Reed Bunting, Wood Pigeon, Tree Sparrow, Jackdaw, Goldfinch, Carrion Crow, Magpie.  Lorna Lomas  11/03/2020 
   08-Mar-2020  Monthly WeBS count: 102 Canadas, 30 Barnacles, 6 Greylag, 2 Mute Swan, 23 Gadwall, 60 Mallard, 3 Pintail, 6 Teal, 77 Tufted, 12 Goldeneye, 5 Moorhen, 145 Coot, 12 Little Grebe, 52 GCGrebe, 10 Oystercatcher, 2 Lapwing, 30 Curlew, 1 Black-tailed Godwit (first of the year), 6 Snipe, 7 Redshank, 15 Cormorant, 2 GNDiver, 2 Heron, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Grey Wag. Also: 2 Yellow-legged Gull, 3 Herring Gull, Black-headed Gulls now showing interest in the raft in Brown Ale Bay as well as Millfields island, 1 (possibly 2) Chiffchaff on Stones island/causeway, 1 Fieldfare over Sheepwash, 4 singing Mistle Thrush, 8 Tree Sparrows at Millfields, 5 singing Reed Buntings.  Simon Roddis, Jon Bradley   08/03/2020 
   07-Mar-2020  Both GNDivers still this morning, the juv from Sheepwash hide, the adult out in the middle. 24 barnacles. Pair of Wigeon. 36 Curlew on Horseshoe island early morning, then later in fields at Shiningford. 14 Snipe. 2 Woodcock at the Hopton end first thing. 2 Yellow-legged Gull (ad and 1w). 4 GSWoodpecker, including 3 together at Sheepwash. 7 Raven. 7 Willow Tit. 1 Skylark over. Chiffchaff again singing on Stones causeway. 3 Meadow Pipit on the dam wall.  Simon Roddis  07/03/2020 
   06-Mar-2020  Both GNDivers from Stones island mid-morning. 4 Mandarin (2m,2f) at Millfields early morning are (I think) the first of the year here. 28+ Barnacles. 9 Greylag. Female Pintail at WLC. 12 Wigeon at Sheepwash. 17 Teal. 1m Pochard. 1(!) Lapwing. 38 Curlew on Horseshoe island early morning. 1 Dunlin flew N. 2 Yellow-legged Gull (adult and 1w). 11 Willow Tits, including several singing birds and a pair displaying at Millfields. 2 Skylark E. Chiffchaff again singing on Stones causeway.   Simon Roddis  06/03/2020 
   05-Mar-2020  The adult GNDiver was off Stones island this morning. 28 Barnacle Geese. 8 Greylags. 2 Collared Dove over Stones. 23 Curlew, 3 Redshank, 20 Snipe and 2 Yellow-legged Gulls (adult and 2w) on Horseshoe island. GSWoodpecker drumming at Millfields. Chiffchaff singing on Stones causeway. 3 singing Goldcrests. 65 Redwing at Sheepwash. 4 Greenfinch.  Simon Roddis  05/03/2020 
   04-Mar-2020  Both GNDivers still from Millfields and later from Stones island. 2 Shelduck. 18 Teal. 14 Goldeneye. 38 GCGrebes from Millfields. 38 Curlew, 200 Common Gull and 40 Redwing at Sheepwash. 28 Snipe at WLC. 1 adult Herring Gull. 4 Grey Heron. 4 Sparrowhawks (2 pairs?) over the west side, a bit of display, and perhaps a 5th bird, an adult male perched on a fence post in WLC creek. 3 Skylark over. 3 Meadow Pipit and 1 Chiffchaff on Stones. 1 Linnet over Millfields.  SJR, AHS, RC  04/03/2020 
   03-Mar-2020  Both GNDivers from Stones island early morning and later from the WLC. 2 Pochard. 8 Goldeneye. Adult Yellow-legged Gull on Horseshoe island. 1 Kingfisher near the main centre. 2 Chiffchaff (Stones island and Millfields). 12 Tree Sparrow (8 Millfields, 4 WLC).  Simon Roddis  03/03/2020 
   02-Mar-2020  Willow Tit survey around the southern half of the reservoir: 21 birds, including 6 pairs, about 15 territories in total. Adding those found on 26/2, that gives a total of 37 birds and at least 20 territories. Quite impressive! One GNDiver seen from the cafe. 26 Barnacle Geese at WLC. 2 Skylark and 2 Meadow Pipit over. 23 Song Thrush (12 singing), no overlap with the 23 on 8/2. 11 Tree Sparrow (9 at WLC, 2 north of Fishtail Creek). 5 Lesser Redpoll.   Simon Roddis  02/03/2020 
   02-Mar-2020  2 Curlew, Oystercatcher, Redshank (WLC), Redwing & Willow tit (Stones Island). 11.00am  Matthew Birkin   02/03/2020 
   01-Mar-2020  26 Curlew,30 Barnacle Goose,2 Redshank,4 Little Grebe,2 wigeon,1 kingfisher,4 Robin,3 Reed bunting,2 Chaffinch,2 Dunock,3 Wren,4 Great Tit,2 Gadwall,8 Great Crested Grebe,1 Pochard,6 Mute Swan,2 oystercatcher,20 Cormorant,5 Goldeneye,5 Lapwing,4 Tree Sparrow,1 Kestrel,28 Canada Goose,2 Greylag  David Armitt  01/03/2020 
   01-Mar-2020  The adult GNDiver, 1,000+ Common Gulls, c3,000 BhGull and 200 Lessers from Millfields early morning. 116 Canada Geese. 2m Wigeon, 1f Pintail and 1m Pochard at WLC. 10 Teal (8m,2f). 11 Oystercatcher. 35 Curlew on Horseshoe island. 4 Redshank. 2 Sparrowhawk. 6 Willow Tit. 2 Chiffchaff (1 snging briefly) on Stones. 13 Fieldfare S over Shiningford. 6 Skylark.   Simon Roddis  01/03/2020 
   29-Feb-2020  Both GNDivers still but couldn't find yesterday's Shag. Female Pintail at WLC. 25+ Curlew. 35 Snipe and 4 Redshank on Horseshoe island. 11 Buzzards in the air from Stones island/causeway (6 to the south, 5 north). 4 Skylark N.  Simon Roddis  29/02/2020 
   28-Feb-2020  A juvenile Shag was at Millfields, 07:05 to 07:30 at least, initially near the draw-off tower then flying to the east side just north of Millfields island. Both GNDivers still. 6 Wigeon at WLC. 9 Goldeneye (4m,5f) at Millfields. At least 63 Common Snipe on what's left of Horseshoe island. 22 Curlew. 2 Woodcock and 5 calling Tawny Owls at Hopton end at first light. Adult Yellow-legged Gull.   Simon Roddis  28/02/2020 
   27-Feb-2020  Both GNDivers still, from Stones island and later from WLC. 29 Curlew landed at Sheepwash at 11:20. 27 Barnacle Geese. 4 Greylags. 4 Mute Swan. 1 Shelduck. Pair of Shoveler. 1m Wigeon. Female Pintail at WLC. 2 Skylark N. At least 1 Chiffchaff on Stones island, with a little bit of song on this nice sunny morning.  Simon Roddis  27/02/2020 
   26-Feb-2020  This morning from Stones island, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest, 4 Curlew, 3 Oystercatchers,1 Sparrowhawk,and 1 Kingfisher, from the WLC 3 Redshank and 14 Common snipe.   A H Stewardson  26/02/2020 
   26-Feb-2020  Covered the northern half of the res as part of the national Willow Tit survey this morning - not ideal weather conditions but birders can't be choosers. 10 birds, 6 territories identified, plus another 6 birds off the survey, so 16 in total from Middle Wood to Stones (via the west side). Both GNDivers from Sheepwash hide early afternoon. 80 Canada Geese. 27 Barnacles at Shiningford. The female Pintail in Shiningford creek. 9 Oystercatcher. 75 Lapwing. 3 Sparrowhawk. 3 Skylark N. 6+ Fieldfare among c60 Redwing at Hopton end (c100 Redwing in total).   Simon Roddis  26/02/2020 
   25-Feb-2020  Both GNDivers still, the adult from Stones island mid-morning and the juv late morning with a crayfish from Sheepwash. A Merlin, probably a female, flew N up the res and over Sheepwash hide around 12:30. Total of 24 Barnacle Geese. 2 Greylag. 8 Teal. 2 Pochard. Pair of Stock Dove display flighting over Hopton end. Only c50 Lapwing. 5 Curlew and 4 Redshank on Horseshoe island. 2 GBbG. 6 Buzzard. 2 Sparrowhawk. 1 Peregrine. 5 Skylark over, including 1 singing over Millfields. 1 Chiffchaff on Stones. Totals of 6 Goldcrest and 6 Mistle Thrush. 3 Grey Wag (2m,1f) at Millfields.  Simon Roddis  25/02/2020 
   24-Feb-2020  Drenching rain dictated most species seen from Sheepwash/Paul Stanley Hides and WLC (11am-3pm): Mute Swan, Magpie, Gt Crested Grebe, Tufted Duck, Coot, Mallard, Willow Tit, Black-headed Gull, House Sparrow (VC only), Goldeneye, Blue Tit, Gt Tit, Song Thrush, Mistle Thrush, Redwing, Reed Bunting, Long-tailed Tit, Little Grebe, Common Snipe (x2), Chaffinch, Oystercatcher (x3), Woodpigeon, Robin, Goldcrest, Dunnock, Pheasant, Nuthatch and Siskin (both PS hide feeders), Canada Goose, Carrion Crow, Jackdaw, Lapwing (c 200), Greylag Goose, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Redshank (x3 on what's left of Horseshoe Is), Gadwall, Moorhen, Starling, Cormorant, Pied Wagtail and Tree Sparrow.  Gary Atkins  24/02/2020 
   23-Feb-2020  One GNDiver, probably the juv, off Watersports island early morning. Pair of Shoveler off Stones island. 6 Wigeon. 3 Pochard. Pair of Goldeneye mating at Sheepwash. 2 Peregrine and 5 Buzzards over the dam wall. 1 Skylark over WLC.  Simon Roddis  23/02/2020 
   23-Feb-2020  4 Curlews, 3 Oystercatchers, 3 Redshank, 2 Snipe, 32 Barnacle Geese, c. 70 Lapwings, Kingfisher, 2 Reed Buntings, 2 Tree Sparrows, 2 Goldeneye - all on Horseshoe Island or from WLC.  Alan Hobson  23/02/2020 
   22-Feb-2020  The adult GNDiver was off Millfields early morning, and 3 Jack Snipe on Horseshoe island. 13 Goldeneye (4m,9f). 3 Curlew around Horseshoe island, and 1 Dunlin there and later at Sailing Club. c250 Lapwing. 2 Redshank. 1 Woodcock at Hopton end first thing. 2 first-winter Yellow-legged Gulls. Peregrine over WLC. 9 Willow Tit, including 3 singing. 2 Chiffchaff on Stones island, one of them flycatching with a Goldcrest. Grey Wagtail singing at Millfields.  Simon Roddis  22/02/2020 
   21-Feb-2020  Both GNDivers still, the adult from Millfields, the juv at Sheepwash. 2 Jack Snipe on Horseshoe island mid-morning. 1m Wigeon. 3 Pochard. 10 Oystercatcher. c200 Lapwing. 4 Curlew at Sailing Club early morning. 2 GBbG. 1w Yellow-legged Gull. Kingfisher at WLC.   Simon Roddis, Roger Carrington  21/02/2020 
   20-Feb-2020  Sightings for 19/2. Red Kite low over Millfields CP. 2 Willow Tits on Millfields feeders. GN Diver in flight from Millfields towards Stones at c10:45  Simon Thompson  20/02/2020 
   20-Feb-2020  Afternoon visit: the adult GNDiver out in the middle off Stones and Jack Snipe still at WLC. c30 Barnacle Geese in flight from Sheepwash. From Lane End hide late afternoon: 1,000+ Common Gulls, c3,000 BhGulls, 212 LBbGull, 3 Herring Gull, 4 Yellow-legged Gull (ad, 3 first-winters). Peregrine over Millfields. The volunteers had 35 Snipe and 10 Curlew from WLC.  Simon Roddis  20/02/2020 
   19-Feb-2020  Both GNDivers still, with the juv showing really well from Sheepwash hide late morning. 1 Jack Snipe again on Horseshoe island. c30 Barnacle Geese. 2m Wigeon. 2f Pochard. 42 GCGrebes from Millfields. 10 Oystercatchers, including 2 returning colour-ringed birds, 'Barcode' and M7, both ringed while wintering in Devon (and first seen by Roger C yesterday). 2 Curlew at Sailing Club. 4 second-winter Herring Gulls. 2 ad GBbG. Adult Yellow-leg. 7 Willow Tit,including 3 on the Sheepwash carpark feeder. 1 Skylark over Millfields. Chiffchaff on Stones island still.  Simon Roddis  19/02/2020 
   18-Feb-2020  Adult and juv GNDiver off Millfields early morning. 1 Jack Snipe and 20 Common Snipe at WLC. 80 Canada Geese. 34 Barnacles. 6+ Greylag. At least 8 Oystercatchers. c400 Lapwing. 2 Curlew at Sailing Club early morning. 2 GBbG again. 24 Cormorant. 3 Grey Heron. 6 Buzzards in the air over the east side. 3 Kestrel. Kingfisher at Sheepwash. 2 Skylark over the dam wall. 4 Lesser Redpoll at Penn Carr.   Simon Roddis  18/02/2020 
   17-Feb-2020  Both GNDivers still, from Stones island looking towards Millfields this morning. It's now easy to tell the adult from the juv if either of them flaps its wings, the adult now being heavily in moult. 1 Shelduck off Watersports. 6 Wigeon. 4 Pochard. 7 Oystercatcher. 1 Curlew. 1 Jack Snipe on Horseshoe island. 2 GBbG (ad and 1w). Peregrine from WLC. 6 Willow Tit, including 3 on the Sheepwash feeder. 1 Skylark N.   Simon Roddis, Alan Stewardson  17/02/2020 
   16-Feb-2020  Both GNDivers still, from Stones island. The adult was robbed of prey by a Great Black-backed Gull, the first time I've seen that happen. It is also now in active wing moult, missing all its primaries. Just the 1 Pochard. c300 Lapwing. Only 7 Common Snipe visible on Horseshoe island. Kingfisher at Sheepwash. 3 GSWoodpecker. 230 Redwing at Penn Carr. 11 Tree Sparrows at Millfields. c18 Lesser Redpoll (c15 at Millfields, 3 on Stones island).  Simon Roddis  16/02/2020 
   15-Feb-2020  This morning, after the fog lifted and before the storm struck: adult GNDiver off Millfields, 2 Jack Snipe (fantastic views) and 64 Common Snipe on Horseshoe island. 7 Barnacle Geese, including 3 pairs on Millfields island, and a few BhGulls checking the island out as well. Female Pintail in WLC creek. Only 2 Pochard. 5 Oystercatcher. 560 Lapwing. 1 Curlew. 2 Redshank. 3 Skylark S over WLC creek. 20 Siskin and 2 Lesser Redpoll at Millfields. 2 Blackbirds singing at Millfields, I think they're the first I've heard this year.  Simon Roddis  15/02/2020 
   14-Feb-2020  Both GNDivers towards the east side between Fishtail Creek and Millfields this morning. 1 Jack Snipe again on Horseshoe island, with 38 Common Snipe. 29 Barnacle Geese flew in and then split up, with a couple of pairs later at Millfields. Pair of Pintail out in the middle, but only 1 Wigeon and 4 Pochard. c400 Lapwing. 2 Curlew at Sailing Club early morning. Kingfisher at Shiningford and Brown Ale Bay, perhaps the same bird. 2 Kestrel. 5 Skylark N. 200+ Redwing, including 100 at Penn Carr and 90 at Sheepwash. Mistle Thrush singing at Millfields.   Simon Roddis, Alan Stewardson  14/02/2020 
   13-Feb-2020  3-00 to 4 00 pm WLC to Stones Island - Common Snipe. Lapwing Oystercatcher Canada Geese Mute Swan Mallard GBB Gull Black Head Gull Cormorant Long Tailed Tit Wren Blue Tit Great Tit Blackbird Goldfinch Redwing Pheasant Magpie Great Crested Grebe Little Grebe Goldeneye Coot Tufted Duck Goldcrest.  David Horsley   13/02/2020 
   12-Feb-2020  Both GNDivers still, the juv off Millfields early morning and the adult from Sheepwash late morning. A first-winter Kittiwake flew through, heading SW, at 10:30. The Pink-footed Goose flew in again with Canadas. 5 Greylag. 28 Wigeon. 26 Teal. 9 Pochard. 10 Goldeneye. 7+ Oystercatcher. c400 Lapwing. 21 Snipe on Horseshoe island. 4 Curlew were flushed by a Peregrine and then settled at Sailing Club. 1w Yellow-legged Gull. 5 Willow Tit. Chiffchaff still on Stones island. Mistle Thrush singing at Shiningford. Total of c150 Starling.  Simon Roddis  12/02/2020 
   11-Feb-2020  Both GNDivers again of Millfields this morning. 1 Jack and 35 Common Snipe on Horseshoe island. 1 Pink-footed Goose with c40 Canadas. 14 Wigeon. 17 Teal. 10 Pochard. 2 GBbGull. 5 Tree Sparrows at Millfields. 10 Bullfinch including 7 feeding on the ground at Millfields. 3 Meadow Pipits on Stones causeway.  Simon Roddis  11/02/2020 
   10-Feb-2020  Both GNDivers from Millfields late morning. 1 Jack and 26 Common Snipe on Horseshoe island. 1 Shelduck. 21 Wigeon. 19 Pochard. Female Goosander at Millfields early morning. 7 Oystercatcher. 300 Lapwing. Chiffchaff on Stones island.  Simon Roddis, Roger Carrington  10/02/2020 
   08-Feb-2020  Monthly WeBS count (as Storm Ciara might make it tricky tomorrow): the highlight was 3 female Scaup off Stones island, and both GNDivers are still present, the adult off Lane End hide, the juv at Millfields. 66 Canada Geese, 29 Barnacles and 5 Greylags. 2 Mute Swan. 34 Gadwall (including a pair mating at WLC). 22 Wigeon. 97 Mallard. 25 Teal. 30(!) Pochard. 96 Tufted. 15 Goldeneye. 1 Water Rail (PShide). 11 Moorhen. 291 Coot. 10 Little Grebe. 49 GCGrebe. 7 Oystercatcher. 600 Lapwing. 4 Woodcock (Hopton end, early morning). 25 Common Snipe. 3 Redshank. 2 GBbGull. 19 Cormorant. 1 Grey Heron. Also: 7 Tawny Owls calling at the Hopton end first thing, total of 10 Willow Tit (including 8 between the Hopton end and WLC creek), Chiffchaff on Stones, 23 Song Thrush (18 singing) between Hopton end and WLC creek.  Simon Roddis, Jon Bradley  08/02/2020 
   06-Feb-2020  14 Barnacle geese (WLC), Goldeneye, 2 Oystercatcher (WLC), 30+ Lapwing, Redwing, Goldcrest, Willow tit (Behind Paul Stanley hide).  Matthew Birkin  06/02/2020 
   05-Feb-2020  Great Northern Diver still present, seen from Stones island, 8 Goldeneye, 2 Oystercatchers,2 Redshank ,1 Chiffchaff and 20 Common Snipe TALC.   AHS,RC.  05/02/2020 
   02-Feb-2020  The adult GNDiver still, but didn't see the juv. 31 Barnacle Geese. 11 Greylags. 9 Goldeneye (4m,5f) at Sheepwash. c350 Lapwing. 2 Oystercatcher. 46 Snipe on Horseshoe island. 2 first-winter Yellow-legged Gulls. 5 Stock Dove. 3 GSWoodpecker, including one drumming at the top of WLC creek. 2 Skylark over WLC creek. Chiffchaff at the WLC. 35 Siskin at Millfields.   Simon Roddis  02/02/2020 
   02-Feb-2020  Species seen during Birdwatching for Beginners walk today (10am-noon) from WLC to Stones Island: Dunnock, Robin, Blue Tit, Redwing, Great Tit, Song Thrush, Long-tailed Tit, Goldfinch, Woodpigeon, Blackbird, Jackdaw, Collared Dove, Magpie, Carrion Crow, Coot, Mallard, Gt Crested Grebe, Tufted Duck, Gadwall, Goldeneye, Little Grebe, Pochard, Wigeon, Chaffinch, Coal Tit, Willow Tit, Snipe, Lapwing, Oystercatcher, Gt Black-backed Gull, Teal, Canada Goose, Moorhen, Redshank, Gt Northern Diver, Cormorant, Black-headed Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Mute Swan, House Sparrow, Goldcrest, Peregrine  Gary Atkins  02/02/2020 
   01-Feb-2020  The adult GNDiver again, out in the middle. 203 Canada Geese. 16 Wigeon. 550 Lapwing and 20 Common Snipe on Horsehoe island. 2 Redshank. 1w Yellow-legged Gull. Chiffchaff on Stones island. Total of 150 Redwing (including 70 at Millfields, 60 at Sheepwash). 10 Tree Sparrows (7 Millfields, 3 WLC).  Simon Roddis  01/02/2020 
   31-Jan-2020  The adult GNDiver out in the middle still. 160 Canada Geese. 2 Barnacles. 10 Wigeon. 13 Goldeneye. c450 Lapwing. 1 Oystercatcher. 1 Curlew S over the visitor centre. 30 Snipe on Horseshoe island. Kingfisher at Sheepwash. 9 Tree Sparrow (8 at Millfields, 1 at WLC). 15 Siskin at Millfields.  Simon Roddis  31/01/2020 
   29-Jan-2020  Adult and juv GNDivers still. The juv caught a crayfish (I think it's the first time in over 500 sightings of GND at Carsington that I've seen one with prey - they usually swallow it underwater) and shook it so that there were bits of crayfish flying everywhere, which it then retrieved and swallowed. 170 Canada Geese. 355 Pochard. 15 Goldeneye. 3 Grey Heron. 27 Cormorant. 1 Oystercatcher on Millfields island, then flew towards Stones. 1 Dunlin through. c200 Lapwing. 23 Snipe on Horseshoe island. 1 Peregrine seen several times from Stones/WLC creek. Chiffchaff still on Stones. 200 Starlings in fields at the top of WLC creek.   Simon Roddis  29/01/2020 
   28-Jan-2020  The adult GNDiver from Stones island early morning and a Jack Snipe at the WLC. 11 Pintail (7m,4f) also off Stones but very skittish and flew shortly after I saw them. A Red Kite flew south down the west side, over Carsington Pastures then behind the Visitor Centre and over Hognaston around 11:00. 10 Goldeneye. 38 GCGrebe from Millfields. 22 Cormorant on the Sailing Club raft. c400 Lapwing on Horseshoe island. 2 Redshank. 1w Yellow-legged Gull and adult GBbG.   Simon Roddis  28/01/2020 
   25-Jan-2020  Great Northern diver, Sparrowhawk, Kingfisher, Redwing. (Around Stones Island)  Matthew Birkin  25/01/2020 
   24-Jan-2020  Both GNDivers still, the juv off the WLC and the adult off Millfields. 1 Jack and 27 Common Snipe on Horseshoe island. Female Pintail off WLC and the Cetti's Warbler still in the reedbed. 159 Pochard from Sheepwash (121m,38f). c350 Lapwing. 2 Yellow-legged Gull (adult and 1w). Chiffchaff and singing Willow Tit on Stones island. c100 Redwing at Sheepwash. 40 Goldfinch (plus 1 Siskin and 1 Lesser Redpoll) at WLC.  Simon Roddis, Alan Stewardson  24/01/2020 
   23-Jan-2020  Both GNDivers found once the fog had lifted late morning, the adult out in the middle and the juv close in at Millfields. 1 Jack Snipe, 45 Common Snipe and c300 Lapwing on Horseshoe island. The juv Grey Heron there had another vole for elevenses. At Hopton end early morning, 1 Woodcock, 4 calling Tawny Owls, 2, maybe 3 Grey Wags out of the reedbed, and singing Willow Tit. 2 Yellow-legged Gulls (ad and 1w). The Cetti's Warbler still in WLC creek. Total of 170 Redwing. 20+ Chaffinch at Penn Carr. 50 Goldfinch at WLC. Total of 40 Siskin including 25 at Brown Ale Bay.  Simon Roddis  23/01/2020 
   22-Jan-2020  The adult GNDiver was off Stones island and the juv was seen by Dan Martin in front of the WLC. Dan also reported a Heron catching and swallowing a vole on Horseshoe island. 100 Canada Geese. 4 Greylags. 4 Mute Swans. 26 Common Snipe on Horseshoe island. Didn't see any Jacks but I guess they're still there. 370 Lapwing. 2 Redshank. Chiffchaff on Stones island.  Simon Roddis  22/01/2020 
   21-Jan-2020  No sign of yesterday’s Black-necked Grebe around the WLC early morning. Note this species requires rarity form submission to Derbyshire Ornithological Society.  Roger Carrington   21/01/2020 
   21-Jan-2020  The adult GNDiver was between Stones and Millfields, and one Jack Snipe at the WLC. 22 Greylags. Female Pintail at WLC. 4 Goosander (2m,2f) at Millfields, and 57 GCGrebe counted from the viewing area. 2 Grey Heron. 20 Snipe on Horseshoe island. Single adult Herring, 1w Yellow-leg and adult GBbGulls. Kingfisher in WLC/Shiningford creeks. Willow Tit singing in WLC creek. 50 Starling in fields above WLC creek. 8 Tree Sparrows at WLC.  Simon Roddis  21/01/2020 
   20-Jan-2020  Both GNDivers this morning, the juv close to the shore at Millfields, guess it's been tucked into the west bank for the last few days, and the adult out in the middle. 1 Jack Snipe and 20 Common Snipe on Horseshoe island. 3 Curlew flew past Sheepwash hide at 12:40 but couldn't find anywhere to land and turned back south. 169 Canada Geese. 2 Barnacles. 27 Gadwall (16m,11f). 30 Teal (19m,11f). 52 Wigeon (29m,23f). 194 Pochard. 11 Goldeneye (6m,5f). 15 Little Grebe. 50 GCGrebe. 2 Redshank. 1 imm Herring, 2 Yellow-leg (adult and 1w) and 1 adult GBbGull. 8 Willow Tit. 3 Raven.  Simon Roddis, Alan Stewardson  20/01/2020 
   20-Jan-2020  Enjoy your blog. Visited Carsington for first time today (20th Jan). Thought you might like to know that there was a Black-necked Grebe about 100 metres north of the Wildlife Centre between 13:30 and 14:15 today - probably still around, and 100% certain of identity - textbook winter plumage.  Paul Swinhoe  20/01/2020 
   19-Jan-2020  Just the adult GNDiver again this morning, between Stones and Millfields. 3, possibly 4, Jack Snipe on Horseshoe island, plus 20 Common Snipe. At Hopton end early morning, 2 Woodcock, 4 calling Tawny Owls, 4 Stock Dove, 7 Reed Buntings out of the reedbed (plus 2 elsewhere later), 5 Fieldfare SW. 220 Pink-footed Geese NW over the north end at 10:45. 2 Barnacle Geese. Female Pintail from Stones causeway. 282 Lapwing on Sailing Club shore. 5 adult Herring Gulls through. Kingfisher from WLC. 5 Willow Tit. 3 Lesser Redpoll among Goldfinches at WLC.  Simon Roddis  19/01/2020 
   18-Jan-2020  The adult GNDiver was between Stones island and Millfields this morning, and 2 Jack Snipe on Horseshoe island. 166 Canada Geese. 10 Greylags (2 out with Canadas, 8 flew in later). 22 Cormorant on the raft off Sailing Club early morning. 330 Lapwing. 2 Redshank. 19 Common Snipe on Horseshoe island. 765 Lesser Black-backs out over Millfields early morning, plus 1 Herring Gull. 2 adult Yellow-legs on the water. Adult GBbG. 500+ (possibly 1,000) Jackdaws over the dam wall early morning. Brief Willow Tit song on Stones, and the Chiffchaff there still. 4 Mistle Thrush, including singing birds at Brown Ale Bay and Hognaston end of the dam wall. 7 Lesser Redpoll on Stones.  Simon Roddis  18/01/2020 
   17-Jan-2020  Just the adult GNDiver again today, I wonder if we're just missing the juv? Roger spotted 9 Whooper Swans (7 adults,2 juvs) off Millfields mid-morning, there to 13:00 at least. 1, maybe 2, Jack Snipe on Horseshoe island. 17 Common Snipe there. The Cetti's Warbler showed along the fence down the side of WLC reedbed again. First-winter Yellow-legged Gull. Chiffchaff on Stones. 14 Blackbird in Sheepwash carpark. 50 Goldfinch at WLC.  SJR,RC,AD,RJ  17/01/2020 
   17-Jan-2020  Millfields 13 00 hrs, 4 Lesser Redpoll (Male plus Female), Bullfinch, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Mute Swan, 9 Whooper Swan, GC Grebe, Little Grebe, Cormorant, Tufted Duck, Gadwall, Pochard, Nuthatch, Robin, Mallard, Blackbird, Goldfinch, Goldeneye.  David Horsley   17/01/2020 
   17-Jan-2020  Millfields 13 00 hrs, 4 Lesser Redpoll (Male plus Female), Bullfinch, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Mute Swan, 9 Whooper Swan, GC Grebe, Little Grebe, Cormorant, Tufted Duck, Gadwall, Pochard, Nuthatch, Robin, Mallard, Blackbird, Goldfinch, Goldeneye.  David Horsley   17/01/2020 
   15-Jan-2020  Only saw the adult GNDiver this morning, off Stones island. Early morning at Millfields, 500+ LBbGulls and 2 Herring flew out, with 2 Yellow-leg (adult and 1w) and 11 Goldeneye on the water. 172 Canada Geese. 2 Barnacles. 8 Greylag. Total of 186 Pochard (147m,39f) at WLC and Brown Ale Bay. 5 Buzzard over the dam wall. 300 Lapwing. 16 Snipe on Horseshoe island. 2 Redshank. Kingfisher and Chiffchaff on Stones. The Cetti's Warbler called and showed briefly in WLC reedbed. 6 Willow Tit. 50 Goldfinch and 2 Lesser Redpolls feeding on alders at the WLC. 2m Reed Bunting on Sheepwash carpark feeder.  Simon Roddis  15/01/2020 
   14-Jan-2020  Adult and juv GNDivers again from Stones island, and Chiffchaff and Long-tailed Tits flycatching there. 2 Barnacle Geese. 5 Mute Swans. 14 Goldeneye. 350 Lapwing. 13 Common Snipe. 6 Willow Tit. 20 Siskin at Millfields.  Simon Roddis  14/01/2020 
   13-Jan-2020  Both GNDivers from Stones island this morning, plus a Chiffchaff there again. One Jack Snipe showing on Horseshoe island. 34 Pink-footed Geese flew SW at 10:10. 291 Pochard. 350 Lapwing. 14 Common Snipe. 1 first-winter Herring Gull. 52 Rooks. 170 Redwing (120 at Sheepwash, 50 at Millfields). 30 Chaffinch (20 at Sheepwash, 10 at WLC).   Simon Roddis, Alan Stewardson  13/01/2020 
   12-Jan-2020  Monthly WeBS count: 2 GNDivers, 101 Canadas, 5 Mute Swan (including colour-ringed bird JCA back at Paul Stanley), 33 Gadwall (20m,13f), 54 Wigeon (28m,26f), 147 Mallard (89m,58f), 1f Pintail, 62 Teal (40m,22f), 306 Pochard (223m,83f), 133 Tufted (100m,33f), 11 Goldeneye (6m,5f), 1m Goosander, 15 Little Grebe, 37 GCGrebe, 1 Grey Heron, 27 Cormorant, 8 Moorhen, 487 Coot, 370 Lapwing, 3 Woodcock, 16 Snipe, 3 Jack Snipe, 2 Redshank, 2 Kingfisher.

Also: 5 Tawny Owls calling at Hopton end early morning. 1 Skylark over Millfields. Chiffchaff on Stones. 4 Mistle Thrush, including singing birds at Sheepwash and Brown Ale Bay. 25 Siskin at BABay. 
Simon Roddis, John Bradley  12/01/2020 
   11-Jan-2020  Jack Snipe again on Horseshoe island. Adult GNDiver from Stones island looking towards Millfields (juv also reported off Stones). c380 Lapwing. 3 Woodcock into Hopton end early morning. 15 Common Snipe on Horseshoe island.
Simon Roddis  11/01/2020 
   10-Jan-2020  The juv GNDiver was right in front of the WLC at around 09:00 this morning, and the adult between Stones island and Millfields. The Jack Snipe was among the cut-off brambles on Horseshoe island. 117 Canada Geese. 2 Barnacles. 2 Greylag. 75 Pink-feet flew W just after 11:00. 37 Teal at Sheepwash. 38 GCGrebes from Millfields. 2 Grey Heron. c 200 Lapwing. 2 Redshank. Adult GBbGull and near-ad Yellow-leg. 2 GSWoodpecker, including one drumming at Brown Ale Bay, and 20 Siskin there.   Simon Roddis  10/01/2020 
   09-Jan-2020  Adult and juv GNDivers again on their usual beats. 5 Shelduck at Millfields (and flying around). 3 Goosander at Millfields early morning. c280 Lapwing. 2 adult Herring Gull. 4 Raven (2 pairs). 6 Willow Tit. Chiffchaff still on Stones. 35 Starling and 2 Fieldfare over WLC creek.   Simon Roddis  09/01/2020 
   08-Jan-2020  Both GNDivers still; the juv seems to be spending more time in the Watersports/WLC area now, the adult still out in the middle. 127 Canada Geese. 38 Gadwall. 41 Wigeon. 102 Mallard. 35 Teal. Female Pintail in Shiningford creek. 299 Pochard (198m,101f). 13 Goldeneye. 15 Little Grebe. 23 Cormorant. c400 Lapwing. 14 Snipe on Horseshoe island. First-winter Yellow-legged Gull. 3+ Raven. The Cetti's Warbler again called from WLC reedbed. Chiffchaff on Stones. 9 Tree Sparrow at Millfields. 14 Bullfinch (12 at Millfields). 15 Lesser Redpoll (13 at Millfields).  Simon Roddis  08/01/2020 
   07-Jan-2020  Both GNDivers initially from Stones island, then the juv again later from the WLC. The Jack Snipe showed well on Horseshoe island mid-morning. 160 Canada Geese. 2 Shelduck. 242 Pochard from Sheepwash hide (181m,61f). 2 Grey Heron. Adult GBBGull. Chiffchaff again flycatching on Stones island.  Simon Roddis  07/01/2020 
   06-Jan-2020  Adult and juv GNDiver from Stones again, then the juv at WLC mid-morning. 90 Canada Geese. 2 Barnacles. 1 Shelduck. 30 Wigeon. 4 Buzzard. c350 Lapwing. 2 Redshank. 14 Snipe. 1 adult Herring Gull. Kingfisher from PS hide. 6 Willow Tit. The Cetti's Warbler showed really well just after 10:00 in WLC reedbed, low in the single Alder near the main track; it and a Wren appeared to be scolding something on the ground (a Stoat maybe?). Chiffchaff on Stones. 70+ Redwing at Sheepwash.   Simon Roddis, Alan Stewardson  06/01/2020 
   05-Jan-2020  8 Goosander at Millfields at dawn. Water Rail feeding at side of PSHide. Chiffchaff still on Stones Island. Cetti’s Warbler calling with ‘rattle’ and single note calls while moving rapidly through small reedbed by Wildlife Centre mid morning.  Roger Carrington   05/01/2020 
   05-Jan-2020  Species (39) noted during the monthly Birdwatching for Beginners walk (10am-noon between Stones Island and WLC): Coot, House Sparrow, Mute Swan, Mallard, Goldeneye, Wigeon, Pheasant, Black-headed Gull, Gadwall, Tufted Duck, Gt Crested Grebe, Cormorant, Canada Goose, Goldfinch, Blackbird, Lapwing, Carrion Crow, Magpie, Wren, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Long-tailed Tit, Gt Northern Diver, Dunnock, Raven, Robin, Little Grebe, Blue Tit, Nuthatch, Jackdaw, Great Tit, Redshank, Tree Sparrow, Snipe, Willow Tit, Woodpigeon, Pochard, Barnacle Goose, Moorhen, Chaffinch  Gary Atkins  05/01/2020 
   05-Jan-2020  6 Goldeneye,26 Wigeon, 14 Gadwall,275 lapwing,8 Blue Tit,10 Goldfinch,8 Long Tailed Tit,4 Robin,120 Canada Goose,1 Redwing, 10 Great Crested Grebe,20 Cormorant,1 Kestrel,2 Little Grebe,2 Chaffinch,1 Dunnock,4 Snipe,1 Redshank,2 Willow Tit,7 Tree Sparrow,5 Great Tit,62 Pochard,6 Teal,1 Great Northern Diver off stones  David Armitt  05/01/2020 
   04-Jan-2020  The adult and juv GNDivers were still in their favoured areas this morning. 2 adult Whooper Swans untill 11:00 at least, in the Stones/WLC area. 230 Canadas. 30 Barnacles (the flock of 28 plus 2 which flew out with Canadas). 23 Gadwall. 29 Wigeon. 2m Goosander at Millfields early morning, and 29 Cormorants on the raft in Sailing Club Bay. c300 Lapwing on Horseshoe island. Adult Yellow-legged Gull off Brown Ale Bay. 1 Peregrine. 600 Jackdaws over the dam wall early morning. 4+ Raven. Chiffchaff on Stones still. Total of 85 Redwing. 15 Tree Sparrow (10 WLC, 5 Millfields). 10 Bullfinch, including 7 at Millfields.  Simon Roddis  04/01/2020 
   03-Jan-2020  Both GNDivers from Stones and the Jack Snipe showed again on Horseshoe island from the WLC. 110 Canada Geese. 28 Barnacles. 4 Shoveler (2m,2f) around Horseshoe. 225 Pochard. 415 Lapwing. 33 Rooks and 5 Raven over Hall Wood. 5 Willow Tit. Chiffchaff again on Stones. 12 Tree Sparrow (11 WLC, 1 Millfields).  Simon Roddis  03/01/2020 
   02-Jan-2020  The adult and juv GNDivers from Stones still this morning and the Jack Snipe again at the WLC. 4 Woodcock flew into Hopton end at first light and a Water |rail calling in the reedbed. 80 Pink-footed Geese flew NE at 11:40. 170 Canada Geese. 24 Barnacles. 27 Gadwall. 22 Wigeon. 9 Goldeneye. 350 Lapwing, rather unsettled by a Peregrine. 12 Snipe on Horseshoe island. c50 Redwing, 50 Goldfinch and 20 Siskin at Sheepwash.   Simon Roddis  02/01/2020 
   02-Jan-2020  Goldcrest on trail to Sheepwash car park from the centre about 11.30  Sandra Coxon  02/01/2020 
   02-Jan-2020  3 Tree sparrow on feeders at Millfields car park.   Matthew Birkin   02/01/2020 
   01-Jan-2020  Reasonable start to 2020 with, Woodcock flying in to Hopton end at 07:30 and a rather vocal Water Rail in the Reedbed there. Adult and juv GNDivers off Stones Island. The Jack Snipe occasionally ‘bouncing’ but mainly hidden in brambles on Horseshoe Island. Also a pair of Shoveler and 21 Barnacles there. Near adult Yellow-legged Gull mobile around the site.  Roger Carrington   01/01/2020 
   31-Dec-2019  Both GNDivers still. 21 Barnacle Geese. 7 Greylags. 41 Wigeon. 317 Pochard - definite increase on recent days. 1 Goosander. 35 GCGrebe from Millfields. 32 Cormorant. 4 Buzzard. 540 Lapwing on Horseshoe island. 1 Redshank. 18 Snipe (Alan S's count). Gull counts from Lane End at 4pm: c5,000 Black-heads, 2,000 Common, 420 Lesser Black-back, 4 Greater, 3 Yellow-leg. 5 Willow Tit. 85 Redwing. 7 Tree Sparrow (2 WLC, 5 Millfields). 1 Linnet over Millfields. 3 Lesser Redpoll. 20 Siskin.  Simon Roddis  31/12/2019 
   30-Dec-2019  Both GNDivers between Stones and Millfields. 98 Canada Geese. 22 Greylags flew in at dusk. 2 Mute Swan. 1 Shelduck at WLC (Alan S.). 38 Gadwall. 36 Wigeon. 114 Mallard. 18 Teal. 190 Pochard. 126 Tufted. 11 Goldeneye. 15 Little Grebe. 47 GCGrebe. (Failed to find the reported Red-necked Grebe.) 2 Grey Heron. 15 Cormorant. 4 Buzzard. 2 Water Rail (Hopton reedbed and Brown Ale Bay). 3 Moorhen. 449 Coot. 300 Lapwing. 6 Snipe. 1 Redshank. c1000 Common Gulls from Sheepwash hide by 15:00. 1 adult Yellow-leg. 1 GBbG. Kingfisher at Sheepwash/BABay. Alan and I had a total of 8 GSWoodpeckers on the west side. 2 Kestrel. 1 Peregrine worrying the Lapwing flock on Horseshoe island. 10 Coal Tit. 7 Willow Tit. 39 Blue Tit. 25 Great Tit. 22 Long-tailed Tit. 1 Chiffchaff on Stones. 33 Blackbird. 98 Redwing. 5 Tree Sparrows at Millfields. Totals of 16 Bullfinch and 34 Siskin.  Simon Roddis  30/12/2019 
   29-Dec-2019  The adult GNDiver was between Stones island and Millfields this morning, didn't see the juv. The Jack Snipe was visible on Horseshoe island mid-morning. 174 Canada Geese. 1 Barnacle. 3 Mute Swans. 21 Gadwall. 42 Wigeon. 129 Mallard. 24 Teal. 202 Pochard. 12 Goldeneye. 9 Goosander (4m,4f at Millfields early morning and a f N over Stones). 500 Lapwing, 10 Snipe and 2 Redshank on Horseshoe island. 760 LBbG out over Millfields early morning. The near-ad Yellow-leg still. 3 Tawny Owls calling at Millfields. Kingfisher at Sheepwash and Hopton end (same bird?). 500 Jackdaw and 55 Rooks on/over the Millfields end of the dam wall early morning. 26 Long-tailed Tit. 2 Chiffchaff on Stones. Totals of 135 Goldfinch and 75 Siskin (flock of 70 at Millfields).  Simon Roddis  29/12/2019 
   28-Dec-2019  The adult and juv GNDivers still from Stones island this morning. 130 Canada Geese. 3 Mute Swans. 34 Gadwall. 6 Goldeneye. 22 Pheasant (most at Hopton end). 14 Little Grebe. 50 GCGrebe. 1 Grey Heron. 18 Cormorant. Water Rail calling in Hopton reedbed. c400 Lapwing, 14 Snipe and 1 Redshank on Horseshoe island. 4 Woodcock flew into the Hopton end at first light, and 8 Tawny Owls calling there. 1 Peregrine over Horseshoe island. Passerine counts: 14 Magpie, 66 Jackdaw, 23 Rook, 27 Carrion Crow, 4 Coal Tit, 3 Willow Tit, 40 Blue Tit, 15 Great Tit, 22 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Chiffchaff on Stones, 3 Goldcrest, 18 Wren, 4 Nuthatch, 2 Treecreeper, 39 Starling, 31 Blackbird, 2 Fieldfare, 101 Redwing, 5 Song Thrush, 1 Mistle Thrush, 34 Robin, 40 House Sparrow at VC, 9 Tree Sparrow, 15 Dunnock, 2 Grey Wag, 7 Pied Wag, 2 Meadow Pipit, 23 Chaffinch, 9 Bullfinch, 3 Greenfinch, 2 Lesser Redpoll, 50 Goldfinch, 8 Siskin and 8 Reed Bunting.  Simon Roddis  28/12/2019 
   27-Dec-2019  Both GNDivers again from Stones island, the adult quite distantly towards Millfields but the juv patrolled up and down not too far out. The Jack Snipe was visible for a few minutes on Horseshoe island late morning. 149 Canada Geese. 3 Mute Swans. 25 Gadwall. 31 Wigeon. 157 Pochard. 7 Goldeneye. 450 Lapwing and 6 Snipe on Horseshoe island. 2 Redshank. 500+ Common Gulls flew out of Sailing CLub bay early morning. The near-ad Yellow-leg, 1 Herring and 1 GBbGull. Female Kingfisher in Brown Ale bay. 2 GSWoodpecker, including one drumming at Penn Carr. 5 Willow Tit. Chiffchaff again on Stones island. Totals of 170 Redwing, 28 Goldfinch and 40 Siskin.   SJR, AHS, Rowan Wakefield, Lindsey Wakefield  27/12/2019 
   26-Dec-2019  The adult and juv GNDivers again in their usual areas this morning. 4 Whooper Swans flew W at 08:55. 197 Canada Geese. 2 Barnacles. 1 Greylag. 16 Gadwall. 16 Wigeon. c100 Mallard. 156 Pochard. 10 Goldeneye. 500 Lapwing. 2 Redshank. c7,000 BhGulls, 650 LBbG and 600 Jackdaws from Millfields early morning. 6 Willow Tit. Chiffchaff on Stones.  Simon Roddis  26/12/2019 
   25-Dec-2019  Both GNDivers again in their usual spots early morning. 201 Canada Geese. 2 Barnacle Geese. Female Pintail again at WLC. 10 Goosander (5m,5f) at Millfields. 24 Cormorant. 370 Lapwing. 2 Redshank. 4 Woodcock at the Hopton end at first light. 1 adult Herring Gull and the near-ad Yellow-leg. 6 Stock Dove. At least 5 Tawny Owls calling at the Hopton end, seemingly reacting to a barking Muntjac behind the village. 2 Chiffchaff (Stones and Paul Stanley). 10 Tree Sparrows (8 at Millfields, 2 WLC). 20 Siskin and a Lesser Redpoll at Millfields. Happy Christmas!  Simon Roddis  25/12/2019 
   24-Dec-2019  Both GNDivers still. 142 Canada Geese. 4 Mute Swans. 35 Gadwall. Female Pintail at WLC. 61 Teal. 215 Pochard. 13 Goldeneye. 20 Little Grebe. 1 Grey Heron. 27 Cormorant. Water Rail calling in Hopton reedbed. 548 Lapwing. 1 Golden Plover. 1 Redshank. Kingfisher and Chiffchaff on Stones island, and 70 Rooks over. 240 Redwing (200 at Sheepwash). 1 Grey Wag and 6 Reed Bunting in Hopton reedbed early morning.  Simon Roddis  24/12/2019 
   23-Dec-2019  Both GNDivers off Stones island early morning. 158 Canada Geese, 2 Barnacle and 9 Greylags. 177 Pochard (138m,39f). 8 Goosander (3m,5f) at Millfields first thing. 17 Cormorant. 1 Woodcock at Penn Carr at first light, and 2 Tawny Owls calling. c7,000 BhGulls off Millfields first thing. The near-ad Yellow-legged Gull still. 8 Stock Doves over the east side. 70 Rooks over Stones. 95 Redwing at Sheepwash. c50 Goldfinch in Shiningford creek and a mixed flock of c40 Goldfinch and Siskin at Sheepwash.  Simon Roddis  23/12/2019 
   22-Dec-2019  A Great White Egret flew over Stones island at 08:40, landed for a minute on Watersports and then flew on and landed in Shiningford creek but not seen again as far as I know. Both GNDivers still. c220 Pink-footed Geese flew E over Stones at 09:55. 157 Canadas. 1 Greylag. c500 Lapwing on Horseshoe island. 2 Woodcock, 1 Water Rail, 4 calling Tawny Owls, 1 Kingfisher and 1 Grey Wag at Hopton end early morning. 2 GBbGulls. 3 Kestrels (2 on Stones, 1 at Millfields). Chiffchaff on Stones again. c350 Redwing at Penn Carr, and 1 singing on Stones. 4+ Lesser Redpoll (2 on Stones, 2+ at Millfields).  Simon Roddis  22/12/2019 
   21-Dec-2019  Both GNDivers again this morning, the juvenile only feet away from the shoreline off Stones early morning, and the adult from Millfields later. 570 Lapwing on Horseshoe island. 2 Yellow-legged Gull. c500 Jackdaw over the visitor centre early morning. 120 Redwing at Millfields.  Simon Roddis  21/12/2019 
   20-Dec-2019  The 2 GNDivers still, the adult at Millfields and the juv off Stones island early morning. 33 Wigeon. 59 Teal. c200 Pochard. c300 Lapwing. 2 Redshank. 1 Ruff around Horseshoe island. Female Kingfisher at Sheepwash. The Cetti's Warbler called once from WLC reedbed mid-morning.31 Goldfinch in WLC creek. 20 Siskin at Millfields.  Simon Roddis  20/12/2019 
   18-Dec-2019  An afternoon visit seemed sensible today, giving this morning's fog. The 2 GNDivers are still there, the adult showed really well off Stones early afternoon, and both visible from Sheepwash late afternoon. 162 Canada Geese. 27 Cormorants at roost at Sheepwash. 3 Woodcock at the Hopton end at dusk. 1,777 Common Gulls counted coming in to roost. Adult Peregrine on the Shiningford pylons. 10 Fieldfare at Sheepwash late afternoon.  Simon Roddis, Roger Carrington   18/12/2019 
   17-Dec-2019  Both GNDivers again present this morning; the juv was right up at Sheepwash around 12:30, the furthest north I've seen it. 133 Canadas. 2 Barnacle. Female Pintail at WLC. 57 Teal. 196 Pochard. 8 Goldeneye. 450 Lapwing. 1st-w Yellow-legged Gull at Watersports. Tawny Owl (a rather grey one) being mobbed by small stuff on Stones island. 4 GSWoodpecker. 6 Willow Tit. Total of 11 Greenfinch, including 7 on Stones. 1 Lesser Redpoll at Millfields. Total of 35 Siskin, including 24 at Sheepwash.  Simon Roddis  17/12/2019 
   16-Dec-2019  As well as the juvenile GNDiver off Stones island, an adult was off Millfields from late morning. It remains to be seen if this is the returning adult and stays for the winter - if so, it's a bit later than usual but not the latest it has arrived. 112 Canada Geese. 2 Barnacles. 6 Shoveler (4m,2f; 1m at Sheepwash, the other 5 at WLC). 35 Wigeon. 239 Pochard. 2 Heron. 23 Cormorant. 670 Lapwing on Horseshoe island. 2 Herring Gull and the near-adult Yellow-leg. 2 Kingfishers at Sheepwash. 82 Rooks over/from Stones island mid-morning. 6 Willow Tit. 12 Tree Sparrow (8 WLC, 4 Millfields).  Simon Roddis, Roger Carrington  16/12/2019 
   14-Dec-2019  Monthly WeBS count: 101 Canada Geese, 1 Pink-foot, 2 Mute Swans, 31 Gadwall, 21 Wigeon, 100 Mallard, 48 Teal, 207 Pochard, 163 Tufted, 15 Goldeneye, 1 GNDiver, 24 Little Grebe, 43 GCGrebe, 15 Cormorant, 1 Water Rail, 6 Moorhen, 623 Coot, 206 Lapwing, 6 Snipe, 3 Redshank. Chiffchaff still on Stones island.  John Bradley, Roger Carrington  15/12/2019 
   11-Dec-2019  The GNDiver was off Stones/Watersports islands at 08:00. 106 Canada Geese. 13 Greylags. 287 Pochard. 11 Goldeneye. 226 Lapwing. 2 Redshank. 49 Rooks E over Hall Wood late morning. Chiffchaff on Stones island.   Simon Roddis  11/12/2019 
   10-Dec-2019  The juv GNDiver was in Sailing Club bay this morning. 3 Shelduck at Watersports and a Chiffchaff on Stones island. 280 Pochard. 3 Redshank on Horseshoe island. 7 Willow Tit.  Simon Roddis  10/12/2019 
   09-Dec-2019  The juv GNDiver off Stones around 08:30-09:00. 18 Pink-footed Geese flew SE and 30 Golden Plover SW at 09:00. 2 GBbG. 209 Lapwing. 2 Redshank. 32 Woodpigeon N. 5 Stock Dove. 5 Willow Tit. Two micro-site ticks (if there is such a thing?): 2 Mistle Thrushes actually on Millfields island, and a Goldcrest inside Sheepwash Hide and duly released.  Simon Roddis  09/12/2019 
   08-Dec-2019  Tawny Owl, sitting on Gibfield Lane near Turlowfields Lane. Drove right up to it before it flew into nearby trees.  Wayne Dixon  09/12/2019 
   08-Dec-2019  82 Pochard,4 Wigeon,5 Robin,19 Canada goose,4 Great Crested Grebe,2 Mute Swan,5 Teal,2 Little Grebe,70 Tufted Duck,1 Tree Creeper,12 Blue Tit,6 Redwing,1 Willow Tit,1 Coal tit,10 Great Tit,2 Cormorant  David Armitt  08/12/2019 
   07-Dec-2019  80 Canada Goose,12 Gadwall,50 Tufted Duck,9 Teal,3 Cormorant,4 Great Crested Grebe.6 Wigeon,300 lapwing,2 Redshank,75 Pochard,1 Coal Tit,6 Goldfinch,1 Willow Tit,6 Blue Tit,1 Wren,3 Robin,1 cettis(WLC),2 Great tit,1 Redwing,1 Buzzard  David Armitt  08/12/2019 
   07-Dec-2019  The juv GNDiver was off the south end of Stones island mid-morning and a Jack Snipe was among 40 Common Snipe on Horseshoe island. The Cetti's Warbler called a couple of times from WLC reedbed. 429 Pochard, with 200+ from both WLC and Sheepwash hide. 172 Canadas. 26 Gadwall. Female Pintail at WLC. 10 Goldeneye. 2f Goosander at Millfields early morning. 3 Grey Heron. 15 Cormorant. 315 Lapwing. 2 Redshank. c11,000 BhGs and 500 LBbG from Millfields early morning. The near-ad Yellow-legged Gull still. Water Rail calling in Hopton reedbed. Kingfisher in Brown Ale Bay. 14 Magpies at the Millfields carpark feeders early morning.   Simon Roddis  07/12/2019 
   06-Dec-2019  Total of 393 Pochard, almost 300 of them at the WLC. 2f Pintail there too. 150 Canada and 2 Barnacle Geese. 310 Lapwing. 21 Snipe and a Redshank on Horseshoe island. 4 ad Herring Gull and the near-ad Yellow-leg. 2 Collared Dove at Sheepwash feeder. Chiffchaff at WLC. 20 Siskin at Millfields. Couldn't find the elusive diver.  Simon Roddis  06/12/2019 
   03-Dec-2019  At Hopton end early morning, 4, maybe 5 Woodcock flew in, the last one not until 07:30 by when it was relatively light and the bird seemed a bit put off by the traffic on the road; 5 Tawny Owls and a Water Rail calling (plus another in Brown Ale Bay); c10 Reed Buntings calling in the reedbed. 2 Ruddy Shelduck flew N off Brown Ale Bay at 12:50. 210 Canada Geese. 2 Barnacles. 97 Wigeon in total. M and f Pintail at WLC. 274 Pochard. 10 Goldeneye. 3 Goosander. 180 Lapwing. 1 Redshank. Single adult GBb, Herring and Yellow-legged Gulls. Kingfisher and Chiffchaff at WLC. 7 Goldcrest. c100 Starling in WLC creek.   Simon Roddis  03/12/2019 
   02-Dec-2019  The juv GNDiver was patrolling its usual beat off Stones island this morning. 9 Whooper Swans flew in and landed at 09:45. The Cetti's Warbler called briefly in WLC creek late morning. 220 Pochard from WLC. 23 Snipe on Horseshoe island. 4 Herring Gull. The near-ad Yellow-leg still. 120 Woodpigeon, including 90 N.  Simon Roddis, Alan Stewardson  02/12/2019 
   01-Dec-2019  The juv GNDiver again off Stones island, and the Cetti's Warbler calling occasionally in the small reedbed on the other side of WLC creek from the centre itself. 110 Pink-footed Geese SW at 10:15. 205 Canadas. 2 Barnacle Geese. 24 Gadwall. 7 Goldeneye. In Brown Ale Bay, male Shoveler, Water Rail and Kingfisher. 16 Snipe and 2 (maybe 3) Redshank on Horseshoe island. 1 ad Herring Gull through. The near-ad Yellow-legged Gull still. 84 Woodpigeons N. 4 Raven. 9 Meadow Pipit. 1 Linnet over WLC creek, a Lesser Redpoll over Stones and 16 Siskin at Millfields. 74 species - not a bad start to the month!  Simon Roddis  01/12/2019 
   01-Dec-2019  9am-noon (Sheepwash to Stones): Robin, Pheasant, Dunnock, Great Tit, Coal Tit, Nuthatch, Magpie, Goldfinch, Redwing, Starling (150 in three small flocks in fields), Carrion Crow, Woodpigeon, Blackbird, Pochard (c60 from Lane End hide), Coot, Tufted Duck, Little Grebe, Wren, Long-tailed Tit, Mallard, Teal, Gadwall, Lapwing (flock of 25), Jackdaw, Willow Tit, Canada Goose, Wigeon, Blue Tit, House Sparrow, Cormorant, Kestrel, Song Thrush, Black-headed Gull, Mute Swan, Snipe, Great Crested Grebe, Pied Wagtail, Goldeneye, Chaffinch, Redshank, Common Gull, Great Northern Diver, Meadow Pipit, Moorhen   Gary Atkins  01/12/2019 

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