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   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 
   30-Nov-2019  Decent visibility until the fog rolled in around 09:00. Woodcock, Water Rail, 2 Grey Wagtail and male Goosander over the Hopton end early morning. 7 Goldeneye. 150 Lapwing. 2 Redshank. 2nd-w Yellow-legged Gull. c100 Starling in WLC creek. 100+ Goldfinch (c80 in WLC creek, 21 N at Hopton end). Failed to see the diver before the murk descended.  Simon Roddis  30/11/2019 
   29-Nov-2019  The juv GNDiver was off Stones island around midday. 110 Pink-footed Geese flew SE at 10:00. 26 Greylag at Sheepwash. 20 Cormorant. 170 Lapwing. 1 Redshank. 9 Snipe. 2 Yellow-legged Gull (near-ad and 2w again). 2 ad GBBGull. 495 Woodpigeon, including 420 N. 4 Raven (2 pairs). Chiffchaff again on Stones island. 15 Fieldfare and 459 Redwing N. 60 House Sparrows at the main centre. 10 Meadow Pipit on Stones. Total of 6 Greenfinch. 12 Lesser Redpoll at Hopton end.   Simon Roddis  29/11/2019 
   28-Nov-2019  The juv GNDiver was close in off Watersports and Stones islands early morning. The Cetti's Warbler again, around the damp patch half way up WLC creek. 2 Barnacle Geese and a redhead Goosander at Millfields. 18 Cormorant. 150 Lapwing. 13 Snipe on Horseshoe island. The near-ad Yellow-legged Gull still. 40 Rooks N over Stones. 330 Starling, including 300 SW at Millfields early morning.  Simon Roddis  28/11/2019 
   27-Nov-2019  The juv GNDiver was again off Stones/Sailing Club islands early morning. 152 Canada Geese. 16 Gadwall. 240 Lapwing, 1 Redshank and 8 Snipe on Horseshoe island. 2 Yellow-legged Gull (near-ad and 2nd-winter). 3 Kestrel. 6 Goldcrest, including 5 on Stones. 130 Redwing (100 at Sheepwash, 30 in WLC creek). 5 Meadow Pipit.  Simon Roddis  27/11/2019 
   26-Nov-2019  Roger saw the juv GNDiver off Stones island early morning but it then played hard to get (for me, anyway) until 11:00 when it popped its head up again. A Chiffchaff along Stones causeway. 6 Goldeneye. 6 Goosander (3m,3f) at Millfields early morning. 120 Lapwing. 1 Redshank. The near-ad Yellow-legged Gull again. 2 Raven feeding on a dead fish on Horseshoe island near the WLC. 1 Skylark over Stones. 26 Long-tailed Tit (12 at Millfields, 14 on Stones). 190 Redwing (50 NE over Millfields, 140 in WLC creek).   Simon Roddis, Roger Carrington  26/11/2019 
   25-Nov-2019  The juv GNDiver was off Stones island early morning. 170 Canada Geese. 195 Lapwing. 1 Peregrine over Horseshoe island. c100 Redwing in WLC creek and 120 Fieldfare N overhead. 18 Bullfinch, including 16 at Millfields. Total of 90 Goldfinch (60 WLC, 20 main carpark, 10 Millfields).  Simon Roddis  25/11/2019 
   23-Nov-2019  Afternoon visit, at least the rain almost stopped but still very grey. The Cetti's Warbler called in WLC reedbed at 12:35. 2 Redshank on Horseshoe island. The near-ad Yellow-legged Gull again. 600 Common Gull and 150 Pochard from Sheepwash late afternoon. 11 Greenfinch S over Sheepwash carpark, including a flock of 9. 30 Rooks S over Stones island. 40 Goldfinch at WLC. At Hopton reedbed late on, a Kingfisher caught two small fish in successive dives, at least one Water Rail and a Woodcock.  Simon Roddis  23/11/2019 
   22-Nov-2019  The juv GNDiver was off Watersports mid-morning and later off Millfields. 2 Barnacle Geese flew in with a skein of Canadas. 6+ Goldeneye. A Water Rail 'chipping' near the gate overlooking Brown Ale Bay but refused to show itself. Near-adult Yellow-legged Gull again. 7 Snipe on Horseshoe island. 30 Rooks over WLC. 6 Goldcrests on Stones island. 20 Fieldfare and c100 Redwing in/over WLC creek. 2 Lesser Redpoll over Stones.  Simon Roddis  22/11/2019 
   21-Nov-2019  A bit of NE movement over the Hopton end early morning: 2,480 Redwing (+ 100 in WLC creek), 190 Fieldfare, 88 Goldfinch (+ 50 at WLC, 15 at Millfields), 75 Starling (+ 15 at WLC), 16 Chaffinch and 3 Greenfinch (+ 5 at WLC). The juv GNDiver was between Stones island and the WLC mid-morning. 138 Canada Geese. 6 Pink-feet S. 1 redhead Goosander N. 25 Pheasants and 1 Woodcock at Hopton end and a Water Rail in the reedbed. Near-adult Yellow-legged Gull off Stones causeway, perhaps the bird which has been around for much of the last couple of years, though if so its bill has turned black again! Mistle Thrush singing at Hopton end.   Simon Roddis  21/11/2019 
   20-Nov-2019  The juv GNDiver off Stones island again. A Yellowhammer over Stones causeway at 08:10 was the first of the year. 4 Ruff at WLC mid-morning raise the question of whether these are some of the same birds that have have spent the last 2 winters here. 1 Redshank and 230 Lapwing there too. 58 Wigeon off Brown Ale Bay. The big Pochard flock has decamped from the WLC area, with 220 now from Sheepwash. 7 Buzzard. Water Rail calling in Hopton reedbed. 70 Fieldfare N. Total of 475 Redwing, of which 425 flew N. 4 Lesser Redpoll on Stones and 60 Goldfinch between WLC and Shiningford.   Simon Roddis  20/11/2019 
   19-Nov-2019  The juv GNDiver again off Stones island. The Cetti's Warbler is still at WLC reedbed though it's playing hard to get, just the occasional call. 4 Redshank were a minor surprise, first here for a month or so. 1 sub-ad Herring Gull. Pair of Kestrel at Millfields. 20 Fieldfare and 75 Redwing N. Total of 20 Siskin.  Simon Roddis  19/11/2019 
   18-Nov-2019  The juv GNDiver still off Stones island. 2 female Common Scoter mid-res. 100 Pink-footed Geese SE at 0910. 2 Barnacle Geese among Canadas at Millfields. c250 Lapwing. 130 Woodpigeons N. Juv Peregrine. 15 Skylarks (14 NW, 1 SW). 270 Starlings SW. 35 Fieldfare N.   Simon Roddis, Alan Stewardson   18/11/2019 
   17-Nov-2019  Monthly WeBS count: 37 Canada Geese, 2 Mute Swan, 1 Shoveler, 22 Gadwall, 108 Mallard, 78 Teal, 24 Wigeon, 314 Pochard, 159 Tufted Duck, 15 Goldeneye, 21 Little Grebe, 45 GCGrebe, 1 GNDiver, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 18 Cormorant, 2 Water Rail (Hopton reedbed and Brown Ale Bay), 8 Moorhen, 647 Coot, 140 Lapwing, 3 Kingfisher. Also: the Cetti's Warbler still at WLC reedbed (per Roger C), 139 Pink-feet E and 25 Skylark NW over Stones island, Brambling at Millfields, 60 Woodpigeon N, 15 Siskin at Sheepwash.  Simon Roddis, John Bradley   17/11/2019 
   16-Nov-2019  A pretty good morning, with two new birds for the year: a juvenile Scaup between Sheepwash and Lane End, and a Cetti's Warbler (second record) on the edge of WLC reedbed, calling and seen. The juv GNDiver still off Stones island. 90 Canada Geese. 50 Pink-footed geese flew S at 11:00. 27 Wigeon. Female Pintail at WLC. c300 Pochard again. At least 8, possibly 11, Goldeneye. 5 Goosander at Millfields. c350 Lapwing. 1 Dunlin. 25 Snipe flushed from Horseshoe island. 14 Long-tailed Tits on Stones. c100 Redwing. 10 Meadow Pipit (8 at Sheepwash). 1 Brambling SW ove WLC creek.   Simon Roddis, Alan Stewardson  16/11/2019 
   15-Nov-2019  299 Pochard. 6 Goldeneye. c300 Lapwing. 1 Dunlin. 7 Collared Dove (6 at ranger base, 1 at Sheepwash). 10 Fieldfare at top of WLC creek. Total of c100 Redwing. 17 Tree Sparrows at WLC (and Alan S had 4 on the PS hide feeder). 40 Goldfinch (30 at WLC, 10 on Stones island). Didn't see the diver, doesn't mean it isn't still there...  Simon Roddis  15/11/2019 
   13-Nov-2019  The juv GNDiver was off Stones island this morning. 3 Whooper Swans flew N at 0900, followed closely by 89 Pink-footed Geese NE. 300+ Pochard (290 at WLC). 4+ Goldeneye. Water Rail in Brown Ale Bay. 220 Lapwing. 50 Rooks and 10 Skylarks over. 2 Lesser Redpoll (WLC and BA Bay).  Simon Roddis  13/11/2019 
   12-Nov-2019  The juv GNDiver was just off Millfields carpark early afternoon, and the 2 drake Red-crested Pochard by Millfields island (later flew past Stones island towards the WLC). 4 Goldeneye (2m,2f). 29 Pheasants in the gorse field above Hall Wood (wild-bred birds, obviously). 3+ Sparrowhawks, including a displaying female. 220 Lapwing. 2+ adult Yellow-legged Gull. 16 Blue Tits on the Millfields feeders. 30 Goldfinch at WLC. At Hopton end late afternoon, 55 Redwing, 21 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Water Rails calling in the reedbed and 3 Woodcock.  Simon Roddis  12/11/2019 
   11-Nov-2019  62 Wigeon. 2 drake Red-crested Pochard at Sheepwash mid-morning. 3 Goldeneye. 190 Lapwing. 60 Snipe flushed from Horseshoe island, perhaps by the Peregrine that was flying around later. Failed again to find the diver :-(  Simon Roddis  11/11/2019 
   10-Nov-2019  At Hopton end first thing, 6 Tawny Owls calling and 1+ Woodcock. 193 Pochard. 110 Canadas. 139 Lapwing. Female Kingfisher at Sheepwash. 100 Woodpigeons S. Totals of 140 Starling and 70 Redwing. 25 Siskin at Millfields.  Simon Roddis  10/11/2019 
   09-Nov-2019  Afternoon visit: c200 Lapwing on Horseshoe island; 932 Common, 2 Herring and 2 adult Yellow-legged Gulls from Sheepwash hide at 16:00; total of 30 Wigeon  Simon Roddis  09/11/2019 
   06-Nov-2019  This morning on a short walk from Millfields along the east bank,150 Pink feet geese heading east at8:35,Blackbirds and Redwing were plentiful in the berry bearing bushes with lesser numbers of Song and Mistle thrush,and about 50 Fieldfare, Male and female Goldeneye were also seen.   Alan Stewardson  06/11/2019 
   05-Nov-2019  Great northern diver still present off Stones island, 30 Common snipe on Horse shoe island, 110 Pink feet geese heading SE at 10:12 am, 3 female Goldeneye from Sheepwash hide plus a Grey wagtail and fox.  AHS,RC.  05/11/2019 
   04-Nov-2019  Great northern diver is still present off Stones island, 1 Redshank,2 Ravens, 12 Collard doves in trees near ranger base, many Redwings and Blackbirds in the fields behind WLC.  Alan Stewardson  04/11/2019 
   03-Nov-2019  Species seen today 9am-noon (mostly during the monthly Birdwatching for Beginners walk from Sheepwash): Goldfinch, Robin, Tufted Duck, Black-headed Gull, Coot, Blackbird, Carrion Crow, Gt Crested Grebe, Bullfinch, Canada Goose, Lapwing, Magpie, Little Grebe, Pochard, Wren, Mute Swan, Mallard, Pheasant, Chaffinch, Nuthatch, Gt Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Cormorant, Woodpigeon, Jackdaw, Goldeneye, Willow Tit, Coal Tit, Common Gull, Wigeon, Kingfisher, Gt Spotted Woodpecker, Blue Tit, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Teal, Dunnock, Grey Heron  Gary Atkins  03/11/2019 
   02-Nov-2019  This morning from Stones island, the weather started cloudy but with good visibility and then deteriorated to rain by 9:30.1 Redshank,a juvenile Great northern diver was found by MR near the WLC,2 kingfishers in front of Sheepwash hide,4 Goldeneye and a Yellow legged gull also from this hide.   AHS,RC.  02/11/2019 
   29-Oct-2019  From 08-30 this morning, cold windy but lovely sun nothing exciting from WLC and Sheepwash :- Redshank, Cormorant, Mute Swan, Mallard, Gadwall, Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, Canada Geese, Greylag Geese, Great Black Backed Gull, Blackhead Gull, Moorhen, Tufted Duck, Pochard, Wigeon, Teal, Snipe, Magpie, Blackbird, Tree Sparrow, Great Tit, BlueTit, Longtailed Tit, Wren, Wood Pigeon,  Dave Horsley   29/10/2019 
   29-Oct-2019  This morning from Millfieids, cold north wind but plenty of birds on the move,3 skanes of Pink feet geese heading North West total 230,30 plus Skylarks flying as a single flock low over the water, many Wood pidgeons moving South, I counted 89 Redwing but there were many more,a Bramberling called whilst I was in the carpark, 64 Fieldfare along the East bank and 1 female type Goldeneye.  Alan Stewardson  29/10/2019 
   26-Oct-2019  If you haven't noticed its been raining heavily all morning so these observations are from the shelter of Sheepwash Hide, Kingfisher seen several times,Common Snipe in the softbrush, Redshank feeding in the bay, one Grey Wagtail and a pair of Shoveller.  A H Stewardson  26/10/2019 
   24-Oct-2019  Continuing to be very miserable this morning walk from Hopton end to Sheepwash revealed:- two pairs of Shoveler, female Goldeneye, Kingfisher, Gagwall, Wigeon, Mallard, Mute Swan, Coot, Cormorant, Black Head Gull, Lapwing, Wren, Blackbird, Bluetit, Carrion Crow, Lapwing, Great Crested Grebe, Little Grebe.  Dave Horsley  24/10/2019 
   23-Oct-2019  Very foggy this morning at Stones island with appalling visibility but I could just see 5 Shoveller the Slavonian grebe,the usual flock of Long-tailed tits and numerous Blackbirds in the berry bearing bushes.   Alan Stewardson  23/10/2019 
   21-Oct-2019  This morning from Millfieids RC had 3 Whooper swans at 7:45,a Manx Shearwater was first seen at 8:30 and was present all morning, 17 Whooper Swans flew NE at 9:10 followed by 20 more Whooper swans at 9:15,RC saw 52 Pink feet geese heading SE,Slavonian still present off Stones island, 50 Redwing heading south and 9 Tree sparrows at Millfieids.   AHS,RC.  21/10/2019 
   19-Oct-2019  This morning from Stones island, Slavonian grebe still present and showing well from Stones island, 2 Great Spotted woodpeckers, 1 Golden plover overhead, Blackbirds still abundant as are the Long tailed tits.  A H Stewardson  19/10/2019 
   18-Oct-2019  This morning from Stones island, Slavonian grebe still present, 40 plus Long tailed tits,at least 6 Willow tits,Blackbirds very active in the Hawthorn bushes, flocks of Redwings moving down both banks all morning,small groups of Starlings passing overhead, 4 Skylarks and 10 Tree Sparrows at WLC
A H Stewardson  18/10/2019 
   17-Oct-2019  This morning from Stones island, Slavonian grebe still present a pair of Shoveler from the causeway, 6 Skylark overhead, 1 Redshank,Common Sandpiper reported, 20 plus Long tailed tits and 4 male Bullfinch.   Alan Stewardson  17/10/2019 
   15-Oct-2019  The Slav Grebe still off Stones island this morning, a Common Sandpiper on the sailing club shore, perhaps the same bird as was there on Saturday, and a female Stonechat in WLC creek. 91 Canada Geese. Pair Shoveler again off Stones causeway. Water Rail calling in the narrows of Brown Ale Bay (perhaps the same one as at PS hide last week). 2 Yellow-legged Gull (adult and sub-ad) from Sheepwash, plus a GBbG which caught and ate a signal crayfish. 4 Collared Doves at the ranger base. 4 Kingfishers (Millfields, WLC creek, BA Bay and Hopton end). 2 Swallows over Stones, plus a Chiffchaff, a female Blackcap, c20 Blackbirds and 10 Song Thrushes there. Totals of 106 Starling (including 50 in fields up Hays Lane), 254 Redwing and 32 Siskin (23 at Sheepwash). 26 Tree Sparrows (16 WLC, 10 Millfields).   Simon Roddis  15/10/2019 
   14-Oct-2019  The Slav Grebe again off Stones island this morning. 18 Mute Swans, including yesterday's 5 juvs still. Pair of Shoveler off Stones causeway. 1 Little Egret. 2 Dunlin through. 50 Woodpigeons S. 16 Skylarks SW. 3 Chiffchaff. There's clearly been an influx of thrushes, with 32 Blackbirds and 16 Song Thrushes on Stones island. 5 Greenfinch and 6+ Siskin over.  Simon Roddis  14/10/2019 
   13-Oct-2019  The Slav Grebe still off Stones this morning, in the rain. 16 Mute Swan including 5 juveniles, clearly come in from somewhere. 27 Wigeon. 70 Lapwing. 2 Kingfishers at Sheepwash. 1 Chiffchaff among a tit flock on Stones. 41 Redwing.   Simon Roddis  13/10/2019 
   13-Oct-2019  1 Slovenian Grebe,6 Great crested Grebe,2 Little grebe,2 Gadwall,6 Teal,2 Mute Swan,2 Cormorant,4 Goldfinch,10 Tufted Duck this afternoon   David Armitt  13/10/2019 
   12-Oct-2019  Monthly WeBS count done this morning as the forecast isn't too sparkling for tomorrow: 53 Canada Geese, 22 Greylags, 10 Mute Swan, 2 Shoveler, 23 Gadwall, 14 Wigeon, 142 Mallard, 62 Teal, 96 Pochard, 147 Tufted Duck, 1 Goosander, 20 Little Grebe, 38 GCGrebe, 1 Slavonian Grebe, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 29 Cormorant, 750 Coot, 7 Moorhen, 88 Lapwing, 1 Common Sandpiper on Stones causeway, 3 Kingfisher. In other news: 4 Whooper Swans dropped in briefly at 11:00 before heading off E; 5 Tawny Owls calling at Hopton end early morning, and 6 Grey Wags left the reedbed; 10+ Goldcrest; 37 Redwing; and 2 very pale redpoll sp. over.  Simon Roddis, John Bradley   12/10/2019 
   11-Oct-2019  The Slav Grebe again off Stones island mid-afternoon. A first-year Mediterranean Gull from Sheepwash at 17:45, and 131 Common Gulls there. 3 Yellow-legged Gulls (1 ad, 2 sub-ads). 57 Lapwing. 29 Cormorant. Little Egret at Sheepwash. c150 Woodpigeons flushed from the Shiningford area by 2 police choppers flying up the west side. Kingfishers at Sheepwash and WLC creek. 2 Chiffchaff. 26 Tree Sparrows (18 at WLC, 8 at Millfields).  Simon Roddis  11/10/2019 
   10-Oct-2019  The Slav Grebe again off Stones island this morning. From the dam wall early morning, c5,000 Black-headed Gull, c3,500 Lesser Black-backs, 11 Great Black-backs and 84 Rooks. Total of 112 Pochard. 14 Magpie and 14 Tree Sparrows at the Millfields carpark feeders. 5 Chiffchaff. Male Blackcap and 35 Long-tailed Tits on Stones causeway. Tiny bit of movement: 90 Woodpigeon, 1 Skylark, 5 Starling, 24 Redwing, 32 Meadow Pipit and 5 Siskin, all S.  Simon Roddis  10/10/2019 
   09-Oct-2019  The Slav Grebe still among the Coots off Stones island. A bit of movement, with a skein of c300 Pink-footed Geese SE at 09:20, and 12 Skylark, 6 Swallow, 19 Starling, 81 Redwing, 42 Meadow Pipit and 2 Siskin S. 2 Shoveler off Stones causeway, 62 Lapwing, a flock of 8 Stock Dove, 4 Kestrel, 7 Chiffchaff between Stones and Lane End, 7 Greenfinch, and 10 Tree Sparrow at WLC.  Simon Roddis, Alan Stewardson  09/10/2019 
   08-Oct-2019  Sadly, no sign of yesterday's Long-tailed Skua, but the Slav Grebe was still off Stones island. 88 Pochard. 1 Little Egret. 3 Sparrowhawk (1m,2f) in the air together over Hopton village. 4 Kestrel. 1 Peregrine. 3 Tawny Owls calling around Brown Ale Bay early morning, and 2 Kingfishers there. 5 Skylark over. 1 Blackcap on Stones causeway. 30 Starling and 75 Redwing through. 4 Greenfinches feeding on berries on Watersports island.  Simon Roddis  08/10/2019 
   07-Oct-2019  A rather good session today. A juvenile Long-tailed Skua was on the water near Flat Island (north of Paul Stanley hide), found at 14:15 and still there at 15:30, not looking as if it wanted to move far in the poor conditions. The Slavonian Grebe was still off Stones island, presumably yesterday's juvenile Black Tern still from Sheepwash and Stones island mid-morning, a 2nd/3rd-winter Caspian Gull off Brown Ale Bay early afternoon, and a Rock Pipit over WLC creek and maybe the same bird later dropped onto Watersports island. 98 Canada Geese. 182 Greylag. 3 Shelduck. 1 Shoveler. 83 Pochard. 52 Lapwing. A flock of 48 Long-tailed Tits at Watersports. 6 Chiffchaff. 12 Blackbirds and 6 Song Thrushes on Stones. 155 Redwing. 6 Linnet. c50 Goldfinch on Stones. 22 Siskin at Millfields. As I said, a good day!  Simon Roddis  07/10/2019 
   06-Oct-2019  The Slav Grebe again off Stones island this morning. A Rock Pipit flew W up WLC creek with an alba wagtail at 09:10. 185 Greylags at Sheepwash. 1 Pink-footed Goose. 34 Wigeon. 7 Buzzard. 1 Dunlin around Stones island. 3 Tawny Owls calling at Hopton end early morning. 2 Swallow. 3 Chiffchaff. Total of 70 Starlings. 160 Redwings through. 4 Siskin.  SJR, RC, AHS  06/10/2019 
   06-Oct-2019  Seen/heard during the monthly Birdwatching for Beginners walk: Canada Goose, Coot, Robin, Long-tailed Tit, Greylag Goose, Slavonian Grebe, Little Grebe, Gt Crested Grebe, Teal, Carrion Crow, Mallard, Wigeon, Moorhen, Pochard, Gadwall, Black-headed Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Pink-footed Goose, Tufted Duck, Cormorant, Raven, Jackdaw, Buzzard, Mute Swan, Kingfisher, Lapwing, Coal Tit, Willow Tit, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Tree Sparrow, Woodpigeon, Snipe, Starling and Magpie  Gary Atkins  06/10/2019 
   05-Oct-2019  The Slav Grebe was again in the Stones/Watersports/Horseshoe islands area this morning. Among moving birds, the biggest surprise was a flock of 46 Ravens which flew E over Millfields at 07:00 (plus another at Sheepwash). That was a whole lotta ronking! 130 Redwing and a total of 36 Skylarks, including one flock of 28 going NE. Also 203 Greylags, 23 Wigeon, 52 Teal, 70+ Pochard, 1 Little Egret, 7 Common Gull, 3 Collared Dove, 2+ Kingfishers, 8 Jay, 350 Jackdaws out of their roost below the dam wall early morning, 6 Willow Tit, 3 Swallow, 6 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 6 Grey Wag.  Simon Roddis  05/10/2019 
   04-Oct-2019  A good morning! Roger found a winter-plumage Slavonian Grebe between Watersports and Horseshoe islands. Although elusive at times as it dived frequently, it then showed well off Stones island. While watching the grebe at Watersports, I saw a small wader fly off the water and go behind Horseshoe island. Suspecting that it may be a phalarope, I went round to the WLC and there it was, a juvenile Grey Phalarope feeding on the water. At times it walked along the shore of Horseshoe island and we last saw it there at about 09:00. And the first Redwings of the autumn flew through: a total of 650 SW over WLC creek. In addition, 1 Shoveler, 14 Gadwall, 7 Wigeon, 66 Pochard, 5 Common Gull, 7 Chiffchaff, and c100 Goldfinch on Shiningford island.  Simon Roddis, Roger Carrington  04/10/2019 
   02-Oct-2019  A little bit of movement this morning, with 33 Meadow Pipits, 8 Skylark, 13 House Martin, 13 Swallow, 6 Greenfinch, 4 Siskin, 1 Dunlin and 1 Golden Plover. Totals of 148 Canada Geese, 161 Greylags, 2 Barnacle, 1 Pink-foot, 65 Teal, 10 Little Grebe, 32 Cormorant at Sheepwash, 2 Little Egret, 1200 Black-headed Gulls early morning, sub-ad Yellow-legged Gull, 12 Jay, 10 Chiffchaff and 2 Blackcap.  Simon Roddis  02/10/2019 
   01-Oct-2019  3 juvenile Arctic Terns were around from at least 12:30 to 14:20, feeding out in the middle of the res. 13 Mute Swan. 54 Teal. 58 Pochard. 2 Common Gull. 2 Swallow and 5 House Martins through. 5 Chiffchaff and 2 Blackcap still.  Simon Roddis  01/10/2019 
   30-Sep-2019  Much quieter on the vismig front than yesterday, with just 119 Meadow Pipits, 4 'alba' wagtails, 10 Skylarks, 6 Swallows and 4 House Martins. Otherwise, 2 Shoveler off Horseshoe island, 11 Wigeon, 1 Little Egret, 11 Chiffchaff and 3 Blackcap.  Simon Roddis  30/09/2019 
   29-Sep-2019  A significant SW movement of Meadow Pipits this morning, with 1,404 counted from Stones causeway between 08:15 and 10:15, plus 31 Linnets. A Lesser Redpoll dropped into Stones island, first of the autumn here. 4 Chiffchaff on the causeway and 2 House Martins over the visitor centre. 2 Little Egrets and colour-ringed Grey Heron number 61 at WLC.  Simon Roddis  29/09/2019 
   25-Sep-2019  A few snippets from after the early morning murk cleared. 2 Little Egrets and a 1st-w Yellow-legged Gull from Sheepwash hide. 2 Tawny Owls calling at Millfields. 3 Kingfishers (1 at Millfields, 2 at WLC). 16 House Martins over Shiningford creek. 12 Chiffchaff. 6 Blackcap. 2+ Reed Warblers in Hopton reedbed and 7+ Raven over (and maybe another 3 over Blackwall plantation).  Simon Roddis  25/09/2019 
   23-Sep-2019  A pretty good morning. The first Great Egret of the year (as far as I know) was seen initially from Sheepwash hide by John Geary, then flew E over Hall Wood at 10:05. A female/juv Red-breasted Merganser (second of the year) flew W at 08:50, seen from Stones island, then a juvenile Osprey flew S over the visitor centre at 09:15. 1 Little Egret. 2 juv Common Gull. 2 Skylark over WLC creek. 12 Swallows. 7 House Martins through. A Sedge Warbler, 12 Chiffchaff and 2 Blackcap on Stones island, and another 3 Blackcaps feeding on elderberries in WLC creek.   Simon Roddis  23/09/2019 
   19-Sep-2019  The highlight this morning was 13 Pintail at Millfields. 3 Wigeon. 31 Teal. 435 Canada Geese, 30 Barnacles and 19 Greylags over the dam wall early morning. 2+ Kingfisher at Millfields. 1 Skylark over Stones island. Total of 22 Meadow Pipits, 20 House Martins and 25 Chiffchaff.  Simon Roddis  19/09/2019 
   18-Sep-2019  Around Stones island this morning, 2 female-type Pintail, 9 Wigeon, juv Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlin, juv Arctic Tern flew N, sub-ad Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Siskin N. A Tree Pipit flew S over WLC creek, 1 Hobby from WLC, 30 Swallows and 45 House Martins.  Simon Roddis, Alan Stewardson  18/09/2019 
   17-Sep-2019  On/over the dam wall early morning: 1,075 Canada Geese, 29 Barnacle, 16 Greylag (33 later at Sheepwash), 1 Pink-foot (plus a skein of 27 NE at 0955), 2 Yellow Wag, 33 Rook, 7 Linnet. A flock of unidentified grey geese flew W at 0820 - definitely not Greylags and I don't think they were Pink-feet or White-fronts... Totals of 43 Chiffchaff, 6 Blackcap, 24 Meadow Pipit, 6+ Raven, 20 Swallow, 15 House Martin, 2 Skylark, plus single Shoveler, Wigeon, Little Egret, sub-ad Yellow-legged Gull, Hobby, Sand Martin, Reed Warbler.   Simon Roddis  17/09/2019 
   16-Sep-2019  A handful of new waders this morning, despite the high water level: a Black-tailed Godwit (spotted by Roger C) and 2 Oystercatchers flew in at 0810 and a Golden Plover flew S at 0900. c800 Canada Geese. 2 Wigeon. One Little Egret still. 20 House Martins over Shiningford creek. A singing Willow Warbler on Stones. 2 Common Whitethroat (Stones causeway and Shiningford creek). 1 Reed Warbler in Hopton reedbed. 80 Goldfinch on Stones. 45 Starlings up Hays Lane.  Simon Roddis  16/09/2019 
   15-Sep-2019  Monthly WeBS count: 683 Canada Geese, 26 Barnacles, 6 Greylag, 14 Mute Swan, 17 Gadwall, 2 Wigeon, 132 Mallard, 25 Teal, 56 Pochard, 293 Tufted, 1 redhead Goosander, 17 Little Grebe, 50 GCGrebe, 5 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 30 Cormorant, 10 Moorhen, 625 Coot, 97 Lapwing, 2 Snipe, 4 Kingfisher. Also: second-winter Common Gull, sub-ad Yellow-leg, 6 Willow Tit, 40 Chiffchaff and 15 Blackcap between Hopton end and Stones island, 1 Lesser Whitethroat in Shiningford creek, 2 Yellow Wag over.  Simon Roddis, John Bradley  15/09/2019 
   14-Sep-2019  7 Mute Swan,9 Lapwing,37 Tuffted Duck,4 Heron,2 Little Grebe,14 Great Crested Grebe,11 Pochard,6 Cormorant,1 Little Egret,9 Greylag Goose,16 Great Tit,15 Blue Tit,1 Long Tailed Tit,1 Coal Tit,1 Treecreeper ,2 Goldcrest ,1 Wren, 1 Chiffchaff  David Armitt  15/09/2019 
   12-Sep-2019  Totals this morning (covering Millfields, Stones island to Shiningford and Sheepwash to Hopton end): 730 Canada Geese, 15 Greylags, 28 Pochard, 5 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 55 Lapwing, 6 Curlew flew S, c600 Black-headed Gulls early morning, 3 Yellow-legs, 2 Kingfisher, 4 GSWoodpecker, 57 Rook, 7 Willow Tit, 2 Sand Martin, c100 Swallow, c50 House Martin, 60 Chiffchaff, 2 Reed Warbler (Hopton reedbed), 16 Blackcap (several feeding on elderberries), 1 Garden Warbler and 1 Whitethroat (both WLC creek), 9 Goldcrest, 1 Spotted Fly (Shiningford creek), 1 Redstart (WLC fields), 1 Wheatear and 2 Yellow Wag (dam wall), 60 Meadow Pipit (10 on the dam wall, the rest moving over), 11 Bullfinch (7 in Brown Ale Bay including a very blotchy moulting juvenile male). The WLC fields were full of small stuff mid-morning: 5 species of tit, 2 Goldcrests, the Whitethroat and Redstart, 15 Chiffchaffs, c20 Tree Sparrows, Robins, Dunnocks, Goldfinches, Swallows flying through. Very entertaining.   Simon Roddis  12/09/2019 
   10-Sep-2019  A dawn to dusk session recorded 81 species, whilst the STW vols had an Osprey past the WLC which we didn't see. From the dam wall early morning: 670 Canada Geese, 10 Greylag, 2 Barnacle, 1 Pink-foot, c.4,500 roosting Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 88 Rook, 1 Skylark, 1 Wheatear. Elsewhere, 19 Little Grebe, at least 15 Wigeon and 24 Pochard, 7 Grey Heron, the Little Egret still, 7 Black-tailed Godwits, 1 Curlew and 2 Snipe through, 2 Hobby, at least 9 Raven, at least 100 each of House Martin and Swallow, Willow Warbler singing on Stones island, 2 Lesser Whitethroats and 1 Redstart in WLC creek/fields, 5 Goldcrest at Millfields, 4 Spotted Flycatcher in Shiningford creek still, 23 Tree Sparrow, 3 Yellow Wag (2 on the dam wall, 1 over Stones) and 127 Pied Wag going to roost on Watersports.  SJR, RC, DN, AHS  10/09/2019 
   08-Sep-2019  On/over the dam wall early morning: 435 Canada Geese, 2 Barnacle, 6 redhead Goosander flew in, 1 Dunlin, 11 Stock Dove, 2 Kingfisher, 102 Rook, 1 Skylark, 1 Wheatear. Totals of 12 Gadwall, 17 Teal, 10 Pochard, 44 Lapwing, Hobby from WLC, 120 Swallow (50 on the dam wall, others moving through), 2 Sand Martin, 45 House Martin at the VC, 3 singing Willow Warbler (2 on Stones, 1 WLC fields), 10 Blackcap, 1+ Common Whitethroat in WLC fields, 30 Meadow Pipit (16 on the dam wall, the others moving over).  Simon Roddis  08/09/2019 
   07-Sep-2019  Highlight of the morning was a female Merlin which stooped through Stones island, doubtless attracted by the large flock of Goldfinches there (c100). On/over/from the dam wall early morning: c3000 Lesser Black-backed Gulls; 430 Canada Geese, 15 Greylag and 1 Pink-foot; 1 Oystercatcher; 2 calling Tawny Owls; 67 Rooks; 40 Swallow; 3 Wheatear; 12 Grey Wagtails, including a party of 9 SW. Elsewhere, 4 Spotted Flycatchers still in Shiningford creek, the Little Egret still, second-year Yellow-legged Gull, 25 Chiffchaff, a Willow Warbler on Stones, House Martins still attending young in the nest under the eaves of the visitor centre, and totals of 70 Pied Wag and 16 Meadow Pipit.  Simon Roddis  07/09/2019 
   05-Sep-2019  On/over the dam wall early morning: 960 Canada Geese, 2 Barnacle, 5 Greylag, 1 Pink-foot, c600 Black-headed Gulls, 1 Redshank, 109 Rooks and 1 Wheatear. 12 Pochard and 2 Wigeon at WLC. The Little Egret still. 31 Lapwing. 1 Golden Plover W. Sub-ad Common Gull. 1 Redstart and 2 Lesser White in WLC fields and a Tree Pipit in Shiningford creek. Totals of 80 House Martin, 20+ Swallows, 3 Sand Martin, 29 Chiffchaff, 10 Blackcap, 6 Grey Wag, 16 Meadow Pipit and c100 Goldfinch (including 80 on Stones).  Simon Roddis  05/09/2019 
   04-Sep-2019  An Osprey put in a brief appearance at 09:20, carrying a fish over and beyond Hall Wood. 2 Barnacle Geese. 1 Pink-foot. 12 Pochard. The Little Egret still. 1 Peregrine. Over/around Stones island, 85 House Martin, 17 Swallow and 3 Sand Martin. 1 Reed Warbler singing(!) on Stones causeway. 3 Lesser Whitethroat and a Redstart in WLC fields. The family party of 4 Spotted Flycatchers still in Shiningford creek.   Simon Roddis, Alan Stewardson  04/09/2019 
   03-Sep-2019  650 Canada Geese and one Pink-foot this morning. The Little Egret still. 1 Oystercatcher. At least 1 Common Whitethroat and a Willow Warbler on Stones island, and a Yellow Wagtail and a Sand Martin over. In WLC fields, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Redstart and a Tree Pipit over. 4 Spotted Flycatcher (family party of 2 ads, 2 young) and another Lesser White in Shiningford creek. Totals of 25 Chiffchaff and 9 Blackcap.  Simon Roddis  03/09/2019 
   01-Sep-2019  Species noted during the monthly Birdwatching for Beginners walk around Stones Island/WLC: Highlight was a close-up view of dashing Peregrine; other species Mute Swan, Little Grebe, Woodpigeon, Canada Goose, Lapwing, Magpie, Carrion Crow, Wren, Goldfinch, Coot, Great Tit, Tufted Duck, Black-headed Gull, Herring Gull, Buzzard, House Martin, Sand Martin, Great Crested Grebe, Mallard, Teal, Raven, Blue Tit, Cormorant, Robin, Greylag Goose, House Sparrow, Tree Sparrow, Common Sandpiper, Jackdaw, Chaffinch, Pochard and Pied Wagtail.  Gary Atkins  02/09/2019 
   01-Sep-2019  Two pale adult Arctic Skuas were at Millfields for about 3 minutes around 07:15 before flying off SW. An Osprey flew in from the north at 09:10, as seen from Stones island. On/over the dam wall early morning: 535 Canada Geese, 123 Rooks, 45 Swallow, 1 Wheatear, 70 Starling, 5 Grey Wag. Elsewhere, 3 Shoveler at WLC (and maybe another 2 flying around), 20 Gadwall, 1 Little Egret, 2 Common Sandpiper on Stones island, 1 Redshank at WLC, 8 Stock Dove, 2 Hobby over the east side, 25 House Martin at the visitor centre, 16 Chiffchaff, 6 Blackcap, Common Whitethroat on Stones, Lesser White and 2 Redstart in WLC fields, 9 Meadow Pipit. A decent start to the month!  Simon Roddis  01/09/2019 
   31-Aug-2019  Osprey around Sheepwash 16.00 to 16.15 hrs then drifted off west.   Neil Moulden  01/09/2019 
   31-Aug-2019  Osprey around Sheepwash 16.00 to 16.15 hrs then drifted off west.   Neil Moulden  01/09/2019 
   31-Aug-2019  Less action on the dam wall this morning given the howling gale. c600 Canada Geese mid-morning. 15 Gadwall. 14 Teal. 9 Pochard. 1 Little Egret still. 71 Lapwing. The moulting sub-ad Yellow-legged Gull at Sheepwash. 2 Common Tern (ad and juv) through. 1 Swift over WLC creek. Peregrine over Stones causeway and 1, maybe 2, Hobby from Stones island. 6+ Raven. 30 Swallow. 7 Sand Martin. 2 House Martin. 32 Chiffchaff, including 20 on Stones, 15 of them in a flock with Blue, Great, Willow and Long-tailed Tits. 8 Blackcap, including one singing in WLC fields. Lesser Whitethroat and 2 Redstart in WLC fields. 3 Yellow Wag over Stones. 6 Grey Wag. c100 Goldfinch on Stones.  Simon Roddis  31/08/2019 
   30-Aug-2019  The Osprey arrived early this morning, at 08:05, and spent most of the next hour flying up and down the res but didn't catch anything in that time. On or over the dam wall early morning, 640 Canada Geese, 23 Greylags, 6 Stock Doves SE, 120 Rooks, 30 Swallow and 1 Yellow Wag. 43 Mute Swan. 4 Wigeon. 23 Teal. 3 female/juv Red-crested Pochard at Millfields. 1 Little Egret still. 76 Cormorant. 62 Lapwing. 1 Snipe at WLC. 1 Common Gull. 4 GBbG. 1 2nd-summer Yellow-leg at Sheepwash. Totals of 31 Chiff-chaff, 2 Willow Warbler and 13 Blackcap. 3 Redstart and a Reed Warbler in WLC fields. 80+ Pied Wag (50 on the dam wall, 30 at Sailing Club).  Simon Roddis  30/08/2019 
   29-Aug-2019  A decent morning, with a bit of an arrival of small stuff. A juv Whinchat (first of the year), 2 juv Wheatears and 3 yellow Wags on the dam wall early morning, a Spotted Flycatcher at Millfields, 37 Chiffchaffs counted, with at least 15 in Millfields viewing area. Osprey from 10:10 to 10:20, mobbed at one point by 2 Ravens, one of which pulled out one of the Osprey's tail feathers! 2 Arctic Terns (adult straight through and a juv which hung around from 0-8:10 to 09:30 at least). 530 Canada Geese flew out early morning, along with 37 Greylag, 2 Barnacle and 1 Pink-foot. Female Pintail through. 25 Gadwall. 11 Pochard. 1 Little Egret still. 10 Buzzard. 60 Lapwing. 1 Snipe at WLC. 1 Common Gull. 1 sub-ad Herring Gull. 2 Yellow-legs (first-year and the moulting sub-ad). 2 Swift. 2+ Kingfishers. 3 Kestrel. 1 Peregrine. 79 Rooks over the dam wall early morning. 60 Swallows on the dam wall, 50 House Martins around the visitor centre, and 5 Sand Martins. 1 Sedge Warbler on Stones causeway. Lesser Whitethroat and 2 Redstarts in WLC fields. 70 House Sparrows at the visitor centre and 150 Goldfinches on Stones.  Simon Roddis  29/08/2019 
   28-Aug-2019  This morning from Stones island one Greenshank at 8:30, one Yellow Wagtail at 9:15,three distant Terns at 9:35 flying north,Couldn't identify them,an Osprey flew down the Reservoir at 9:40 towards Millfieids. I found one Lesser Whitethroat in the fields behind the Wildlife centre.   A H Stewardson   28/08/2019 
   26-Aug-2019  More wildfowl today: a female-type Common Scoter, drake Wigeon, 3 Shoveler, 32+ Teal and 5 Pochard. 1 Little Egret. 45 Lapwing. 2 Snipe on Watersports island. 1 Common Sand at Millfields. 1 Redshank at Sheepwash. 2 Common Gull (ad and 1st-year) at Sailing Club. The mouting sub-ad Yellow-leg (same as on 22/8). 3+ Kingfishers. 50 Rook (exact count) over the dam wall early morning, biggest count for ages. 70 Swallow, 25 House Martin and 3 Sand Martin on the dam wall. 4 Willow Warbler at various spots. In WLC fields, 2 Tree Pipit, 1 Meadow Pipit over, 2 Redstart, 3 Spot Fly and single Common and Lesser Whitethroats. 4 Yellow Wag through.   Simon Roddis  26/08/2019 
   25-Aug-2019  Looks like there has been a mini wildfowl arrival: female Pintail at Millfields, 2 Shoveler flew in and totals of 24 Gadwall and 15 Teal. 1 Barnacle Goose and the Pink-foot again. 6 Grey Herons at Sheepwash, including number 61. 1 Little Egret still. 42 Lapwing. At least 2 Kingfishers (1, maybe 2, at Millfields, 1 in Brown Ale Bay). Reed Warbler in Brown Ale Bay. Lesser Whitethroat and 3 Redstarts in WLC fields. 7 Yellow Wags and a Meadow Pipit on/over the dam wall early morning.   Simon Roddis  25/08/2019 
   24-Aug-2019  2 Black Terns flew in over the dam wall early morning but not seen subsequently. Alan S. picked up an Osprey from Stones island about 09:40; if flew up and down the res then at 10:30 a second Osprey appeared. At least one remained to 11:00 at least. 2 distant unid'd terns (not the Blacks) from Sheepwash at the same time as the 2 Ospreys. 66 Greylags flew out early morning and one Pink-foot flew in with Canadas. 1 Little Egret still. 2 Sparrowhawks on Stones. 35 Lapwing. 1st-year Yellow-legged Gull. 1 Swift. Kingfisher at Millfields. 50 Swallows on the dam wall early morning and a total of at least 50 House Martins. 1 Meadow Pipit and 5 Grey Wag on the dam wall. In WLC fields, 2 Tree Pipit, 2 Common Whitethroat and single Lesser White and Garden Warbler. 2 Sedge on Stones.   Simon Roddis  24/08/2019 
   23-Aug-2019  3 Tree Pipits in WLC fields this morning, along with 3 Redstart, 3 Common Whitethroat (and another on Stones) and a Garden Warbler. Juv Black-tailed Godwit still. 36 Lapwing. 52 Greylags. 12 Teal. 4 Pochard. 42 Cormorant. 40 House Martins over Stones island.   Simon Roddis  23/08/2019 
   22-Aug-2019  At least one Tree Pipit in WLC fields mid-morning, along with a Redstart and a Spotted Flycatcher. Moulting sub-ad Yellow-legged Gull (not the regular bird). Kingfisher at Sheepwash. 43 Mistle Thrushes came out of Sheepwash wood. 60 Starlings in fields up Hays Lane. c25 Tree Sparrows in WLC creek.  Simon Roddis  22/08/2019 
   21-Aug-2019  53 Greylags. 10 Teal. 1 Pochard. 1 Little Egret. 44 Cormorant. Juv Black-tailed Godwit on Watersports island. 1 Common Sand at Sheepwash. 1 Redshank on Flat island. 2 Herring Gull through. 1 Yellow-leg. 18 Swifts (4 over Shiningford, 14 over Blackwall Plantation). Kingfisher in Tail Bay. Hobby over Stones island. 25 House Martin over Stones. 5 Sand Martin. Garden Warbler on Stones. Single Redstart and Reed Warbler in WLC fields. At least 3 Spotted Flycatcher on the edge of Sheepwash wood. 2 Yellow Wag on the dam wall early morning. 100+ Linnet at top of WLC creek and c100 Goldfinch on Watersports island.  Simon Roddis  21/08/2019 
   20-Aug-2019  10:20 to 10:40 - Osprey (one) - seen from Stones Island - flew around full length of water, then out of sight to the west.  Regular Visitor  20/08/2019 
   15-Aug-2019  Drake Common Scoter among a small raft of GCGrebes off Sheepwash spit late morning. 534 Canadas. 64 Mute Swan. 13 Gadwall. 3 Little Egret. 66 Cormorant (39 at Sheepwash, 27 on Flat island). 1 Curlew through. 2 Common Sand. 2nd-s Common Gull. 1st-s Yellow-leg at Sailing Club. 1 Swift. 2 Kingfishers again in Brown Ale Bay. Juv Peregrine at Millfields. 4 Raven. 10 Sand Martin. 7 House Martin. Total of 56 Starling, including 40 feeding in a field at Shiningford. Juv Spotted Fly in Sheepwash wood. Only 1 Redstart seen in WLC fields in breezy and damp conditions.  Simon Roddis  15/08/2019 
   14-Aug-2019  Very little happening this morning apart from 2 Yellow Wagtails over Millfields and 2 Kingfishers in Brown Ale Bay.  Simon Roddis  14/08/2019 
   13-Aug-2019  A decent morning: drake Common Scoter off Stones island, an adult Sanderling on Watersports island and an Osprey over the res from 1145-1205 before drifting N. Also 4 Little Egret, 50 Cormorant (including 9 SW), 2 Redshank (my first here since 29/7), 2 Dunlin through, sub-ad Y-l Gull, 8 Stock Dove, 2 Swift, 4 Raven, 2+ Reed Warbler in Brown Ale Bay, 60 Goldfinch on Stones.  SJR, AHS, RC  13/08/2019 
   11-Aug-2019  Just a couple of things to mention: maybe as many as 4 Kingfishers this morning: one at Millfields early morning, 2 at WLC mid-morning and 1 around Sheepwash/Brown Ale Bay late morning. And during an interval in the Hen Harrier Day event, 7 Turnstones flew NW over Stones island.  Simon Roddis  11/08/2019 
   10-Aug-2019  A major surprise this morning was a Corn Bunting which landed briefly in a tree on Stones island before dropping/flying off. Despite us looking for about an hour, we didn't see it again. The first here since 1995. Also a summer-plumage limosa Black-tailed Godwit, adult Dunlin, adult Ringed Plover, 10 Common Sand, Greenshank through, and 38 Lapwing in WLC fields.  SJR, RC, JB  10/08/2019 
   09-Aug-2019  Roger C had a Turnstone and a Dunlin on Flat island early morning but not seen later. 26 Gadwall. 14 Teal. 2 Pochard. 47 Cormorant on Flat island. 1 Oystercatcher. 2 Common Sand. Sub-ad Y-l Gull. 1 Swift. 2 Hobbies. Reed Warbler feeding fledged youngster at WLC.   Simon Roddis  09/08/2019 
   08-Aug-2019  At least 3 Little Egret still. Drake Pochard again. 45 Lapwing. 4 Common Sand. Sub-ad Yellow-legged Gull at Sheepwash. 4 Collared Dove, including 3 again at Sheepwash carpark. 4 Swift. 7 Sand Martin. 3 Sedge and 2 Garden Warbler on Stones. 4+ Reed Warbler in Hopton reedbed. 7 Redstart in WLC fields.   Simon Roddis  08/08/2019 
   07-Aug-2019  3 Little Egret. 18 Teal. Drake Pochard. 2 Sparrowhawk. Hobby down the east side. 1 Oystercatcher. 4 Common Sand. 4 GBbG. Sub-ad Yellow-leg. 5 Stock Dove. 3 Swift. Kingfisher at Millfields. 8 Willow Tit. 4 Sand Martin. 70 Swallow on the dam wall early morning. Total of 45 House Martin. 2 Sedge Warblers on Stones. Spotted Flycatcher in Sheepwash carpark. 6 Redstart in WLC fields.   Simon Roddis  07/08/2019 
   06-Aug-2019  40 Greylag. 68 Mute Swan. 4 Common Sand. Adult Common Gull. 2nd-summer Herring Gull. 7 Swift. 7 Willow Tit. 4 Sand Martin. 7 Redstarts in various plumages in WLC fields. 35 Tree Sparrows at WLC. 60 Linnets in fields at top of WLC creek.  Simon Roddis  06/08/2019 
   05-Aug-2019  Species seen/heard during the monthly Birdwatching for Beginners walk (10am-12 noon): House Sparrow, Mute Swan, Canada Goose, Little Grebe, Grey Heron, Pied Wagtail, House Martin, Black-headed Gull, Tufted Duck, Cormorant, Great Crested Grebe, Barnacle Goose, Coot, Mallard, Willow Warbler, Little Egret, Lapwing, Little Ringed Plover, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Woodpidgeon, Goldfinch, Magpie, Willow Tit, Blackcap, Greylag Goose, Swallow, Wren, Blue Tit, Blackbird, Tree Sparrow, Great Tit, Eed-crested Pochard, Kestrel, Sand Martin  Gary Atkins  05/08/2019 
   04-Aug-2019  Monthly WeBS count: 230 Canada Geese, 39 Greylag, 4 Barnacle, 73 Mute Swan (plus cygnet), 2 Shoveler, 20 Gadwall, 193 Mallard, 18 Teal, 1 Red-crested Pochard (female at WLC), 294 Tufted, 20 Little Grebe, 47 GCGrebe, 6 Grey Heron, 4 Little Egret, 39 Cormorant, 17 Moorhen, 590 Coot, 1 Oystercatcher, 44 Lapwing, 2 LRP, 1 Dunlin, 6 Common Sand, 2 Kingfisher. Also 30 Linnet between Sheepwash and Lane End, and a Yellow Wagtail over Millfields.  Simon Roddis, John Bradley  04/08/2019 
   03-Aug-2019  3 Red Kites circled over the Millfields area for a while around 10:00 (the first time I've seen more than one here). 1 Oystercatcher. Juv LRP. 4 Common Sand. 278 Lesser Black-backs flew in from the W late morning and settled on the water. Sub-ad Yellow-leg still. 4 Collared Dove (3 at Sheepwash, 1 over WLC creek). 1 Peregrine. 4+ Raven. 40 Swallows on the dam wall early morning. 5 Sedge Warbler on Stones. Reed Warbler singing at WLC. 4 Redstart in WLC fields. 50+ Pied Wags, including 32 on Sailing Club shore. Total of 34 Linnet, including 10 at Sheepwash and 15 over WLC creek. 40 Goldfinch on Stones.  Simon Roddis  03/08/2019 
   03-Aug-2019  Evening visit: 1730 Lesser Black-backs flew in to roost by 21:15; 3 adult Common Gulls; 1 Dunlin; 66 Greylags; 46 Cormorant; 80 Jackdaw.  Simon Roddis  03/08/2019 
   02-Aug-2019  An adult Sanderling was on Watersports/Stones islands this morning, and a drake Common Scoter off Stones. 70 Mute Swan (plus the cygnet). 12 Gadwall. 6 Grey Heron. 3 Little Egret. 43 Cormorant. 2 juv LRP. 3 Common Sand. A total of 226 Black-headed Gulls included 47 juveniles. The adult Caspian hybrid gull still. 1 adult Common Tern. 5 Raven. 3 Sedge and 1 Garden Warbler on Stones. At least 6 Reed Warbler in Hopton reedbed, including an adult with food. Lesser Whitethroat and 3 Redstart in WLC fields.  Simon Roddis, Roger Carrington  02/08/2019 
   01-Aug-2019  4 male Common Scoter today, still present early evening. 68 Mute Swans from Millfields early morning. 9 Teal. 4 Little Egret. 50 Cormorants at Sheepwash early evening. Heron number 61 at Sheepwash again. Juv LRP on Stones. Adult Dunlin on Watersports island. 4 Common Sand. 35 LBbG. Sub-ad Yellow-leg and adult Caspian hybrid again. A pair of GBbGs at Sheepwash appeared to be displaying, perhaps pair-bonding behaviour - calling, walking together and one of them, perhaps the male, picking up feathers. 3 Kingfisher: 2 at Tail Bay and presumably another at Sheepwash. Hobby over the east side. In WLC fields, 6 Redstart (3m,3 juv), 2 Common Whitethroat, single Lesser Whitethroat and Reed Warbler. Total of 7 Linnet.  Simon Roddis  01/08/2019 
   01-Aug-2019  Osprey flew past Sheeepwash towards Hopton @ 12-45 plus Tufted Duck young as follows, 2 Hopton, 11 Millfields and 2 by 4 and 1 X 3 Stones Island  Ian Scrimshaw  01/08/2019 
   31-Jul-2019  37 Common Scoter (36m,1f) early morning; 26 flew off W at 09:10; remaining 11 present to 11:15 at least. 10 Teal. 4+ Little Egret. Little Grebes with 3 small young from WLC. 40 Lapwing. Single Whimbrel, Greenshank and Turnstone through to S 08:00-09:00. Juv LRP. Adult Common Tern early morning and 3 Common/Arctic briefly mid-morning. 2 Sparrowhawk. 12 Swift. Kingfisher in Brown Ale Bay. 9 Willow Tit. 12 Sand Martin. 4 Redstart in WLC fields. 6 Linnet.   Simon Roddis  31/07/2019 
   30-Jul-2019  This afternoon, 3 drake Common Scoters off Stones Island.
1 Black-tailed Godwit from Wildlife Centre. 
Roger Carrington   30/07/2019 
   30-Jul-2019  This afternoon, 3 drake Common Scoters off Stones Island.
1 Black-tailed Godwit from Wildlife Centre. 
Roger Carrington   30/07/2019 
   29-Jul-2019  8 drake Common Scoter sitting in the middle of the res all morning. An Osprey flew in from the SW at 1040, flew up the west side and hovered and dived several times off Sheepwash but didn't appear to catch anything, then headed off north. It landed briefly on Sheepwash spit when mobbed by a juvenile Peregrine. 3 f/juv Shoveler at WLC. 6 Teal in Brown Ale Bay. 1 Pochard. 5 Little Egret. 40 Cormorant at Sheepwash. 30 Lapwing. Juv LRP on Stones. 2 Common Sand. 1 Redshank. Adult Common Gull. The one-footed GBbG at Sheepwash. 25 LBbG through. Garden Warbler on Stones. 3 Redstart and 2 Lesser Whitethroat in WLC fields.   Simon Roddis  29/07/2019 
   28-Jul-2019  With a movement of Common Scoters across England this morning it was not surprising that numbers built up to 35 drakes by 09:35 and they were still present at 11:15 when I left site. Also 1 Common Tern briefly.  Roger Carrington  28/07/2019 
   27-Jul-2019  67 Mute Swans counted from Millfields early morning. 5 Barnacle Geese - 4 ads and now just one gosling. 2 Teal. 3 Pochard. A pair of Little Grebes look as if they might nest in the dead trees at Penn Carr. 6 Little Egret. 6 Grey Heron. 12 ad/full-grown Moorhen. Pair of Coot with 3 small young in Brown Ale Bay. 1 Oystercatcher. Juv LRP on Stones. Adult Dunlin on Watersports island. Total of 8 Common Sand. 1 adult Common Gull. The adult Caspian-type hybrid still. Kingfisher in BABay. 15 Sand Martin. 35 House Martin. 2 Garden Warbler on Stones. 18 Mistle Thrush (17 Hopton end, 1 Sheepwash). 3 Redstart (2 WLC fields, 1 Millfields). At least 42 Tree Sparrows at WLC. Total of 5 Greenfinch. 2 Siskin at Hopton end.  Simon Roddis  27/07/2019 
   26-Jul-2019  61 Mute Swan. 12 Gadwall (including one full grown brood) and 3 broods of smaller young. 5 Grey Heron (including colour-ringed bird 61). 5 Little Egret. Pair of Little Grebes with 2 small young in Shiningford creek. 3 Common Sand around Stones island. 75 Lesser Black-backs, 73 of which flew in from the north mid-morning and settled on the water. Sub-ad Yellow-leg and adult Caspian-type hybrid still. 2 Swifts checking out the eaves of the visitor centre. Kingfisher at Millfields. 4 GSWoodpecker. 3 juv Peregrines, probably all females, chasing B-h Gulls around Sheepwash and Brown Ale Bay. 4 Raven over Hall Wood. 5 Redstarts and 2 Common Whitethroats in WLC fields and a Reed Warbler singing in the hedgerow. Blackbird with food at Millfields.  Simon Roddis  26/07/2019 
   24-Jul-2019  5+ Little Egrets. 6 Grey Heron. 1 Oystercatcher. 30 Lapwing. 4+ Common Sand. 1 Redshank. The adult Caspian-type gull. A Hobby through Sheepwash carpark. Total of 7 Willow Tit. 6+ Reed Warblers in Hopton reedbed, including a very short-tailed recently fledged youngster. Sedge and Garden Warblers on Stones. 6 Redstart (including 2 adult males) and a Lesser Whitethroat in WLC fields.  Simon Roddis  24/07/2019 
   22-Jul-2019  A female Shelduck and 3 adult Dunlin were on Horseshoe island. 2 adult Common Tern past the WLC and 1 Curlew through. A sixth brood of Gadwall, the female which has been around Millfields island finally has about 8 ducklings. 3+ Little Egret. 33 Cormorant. 4 Teal. Sub-ad Y-l Gull still. 4 Kestrel over Sheepwash, presumably a family party. Hobby over the Hopton end. 1 Peregrine. 5 Stock Dove. 5 Redstart in WLC fields. Bullfinch family at Watersports.  Simon Roddis  22/07/2019 
   21-Jul-2019  A Wood Sandpiper was on Watersports island for a short time this morning before flying high E at 0805, then an Osprey performed really well from Sheepwash hide between 10:00 and 11:00 at least. 4 Little Egrets. 6+ Grey Heron. At least 62 Mute Swans. 3 Pochard. 32 Cormorant. At least 6, possibly as many as 12, Common Sand. The adult Caspian-type Gull from Sheepwash hide. 8 Redstart (5 in WLC fields, 3 juvs together at Millfields).  Simon Roddis, Roger Carrington   21/07/2019 
   20-Jul-2019  3 Little Egrets in Brown Ale Bay. 4 Barnacle geese plus 2 large young. 14 Gadwall, including 8 full-grown young. 1 male Pochard. 6 Grey Heron. 2 juv LRP on Watersports island. 2 Common Sand (WLC and Sheepwash). 2 1st-s Common Gull. Sub-ad Yellow-leg. Tawny Owl at Penn Carr. 10 Swift. 14 Sand Martin. Mistle Thrush still carrying food at the Hopton end. 4+ Redstart (juv at Millfields, 3+ in WLC fields). Grey Wags feeding 3rd-brood fledged young at Millfields.  Simon Roddis  20/07/2019 
   18-Jul-2019  4 Little Egrets this morning, 2 in Brown Ale Bay, 2 around Stones island. 10 LRP (7 ads, 3 juvs; 1 ad at Sheepwash, the rest on Watersports island). 2 Curlew flew S. 2 Common Sand at Sheepwash. 13 Swift. Juv female Peregrine again from Stones. 5 Sand Martin. 2 Garden Warbler on Stones. 19 Tree Sparrows at WLC, only 1 adult, the rest juvs. A Yellow Wagtail dropped onto Stones from the SE at 0830, stayed for about 10 mins then flew NW.  Simon Roddis  18/07/2019 
   17-Jul-2019  63 Mute Swans, plus one cygnet - a site record count, I believe. The Barnacle Goose brood is now down to 2 young. 12 Gadwall, with 3 broods at Hopton end: 8 large enough to be counted as full grown, 3 still fairly small, and 10 small (so the 8 at Stones island yesterday are the fifth brood). 5+ Grey Heron. 29 Cormorant. 12 adult/full grown Moorhens, plus 2 half-grown (still downy) young from Sheepwash and 4 small young at Hopton end. Two 1st-summer Common Gulls. A juv Herring Gull at Sailing Club. Sub-ad Yellow-leg and query adult bird still. Peregrine over the dam wall. Whitethroats feeding fledged young on Stones, and a Garden Warbler there. 3+ Redstarts and a Spotted Fly in WLC fields.  Simon Roddis  17/07/2019 
   16-Jul-2019  Probably yet another brood of Gadwall this morning - 8 off Stones island. 55 Mute Swan. 2 adult Little Egret. 4 Grey Heron including colour-ringed bird number 61 again at Sheepwash. 4 LRP (2 ads, 2 juvs) on Watersports island. First-summer Common Gull. Lesser Whitethroat on Stones. 2 Redstart in WLC fields - male (not the moulting bird) and juv. 14 House Sparrows feeding on Sailing Club island shore.  Simon Roddis  16/07/2019 
   15-Jul-2019  Roger C picked up an Osprey circling over Stones island just before 11:00 and it continued floating around the west side of the res, hovering now and again, for at least the next 15 mins. A fourth brood of Gadwall has appeared, 10 small young under the north end of Hall Wood (and the other 3 broods of 8, 6 and 3 still going strong). 4 Grey Heron, including the colour-ringed bird at Sheepwash. 2 adult Little Egrets off Stones causeway. Moorghen with one youngster on Sheepwash spit. 3 Oystercatcher. 19 Lapwing. 4 LRP (2 ads, 2 juvs). 1 adult Dunlin. 2 juv Redshank. 2 Yellow-legged Gull (adult and the long-staying sub-ad). 3 GBbG, including the one-footed bird. Adult Common Gull. Peregrine over. 6+ Sedge Warbler on Stones. 5 Garden Warbler (4 on Stones, 1 in WLC fields). Lesser Whitethroat in WLC fields. c30 Tree Sparrows, mostly juvs, at WLC. 1 Siskin over Millfields.  Simon Roddis  15/07/2019 
   14-Jul-2019  Osprey with fish at 2.30. Peregrine at 3.15  Ken Brailsford  17/07/2019 
   13-Jul-2019  New wildfowl broods this morning: 13 Tufted at Penn Carr; 4 Mallard at Penn Carr and 3 at WLC; and 4 Moorhen at Hopton reedbed. The Gadwall brood of 8, now almost full grown, were at Hopton end and the 6 small ducklings at WLC. 521 Canada Geese, 35 Greylags, 4 adult Barnacles (plus 3 goslings) and 57 Mute Swans, plus the cygnet. 9 Oystercatcher. 21 Lapwing. 5 LRP (3 ads, 2 juvs). 4 Redshank. 1 Dunlin. 26 Swifts over Hall Wood. 3 GSWoodpeckers at Hopton end. 4 Redstarts in WLC fields, the moulting male plus 3 juvs.  Simon Roddis  13/07/2019 
   12-Jul-2019  A third brood of Gadwall this morning, making it the best ever breeding season for them here: female with 6 small ducklings off Stones causeway then around Stones and into Shiningford creek. Curiously, a small Tufted duckling had attached itself to the brood and appeared to have been 'adopted'. A new brood of 6 Tufted in Tail Bay. 4 Barnacles and 3 goslings still. 1 Little Egret. 28 Cormorant. 11 Oystercatcher. 5 Redshank (all juvs). 5 LRP (3 ads, 2 juvs). Sub-ad Y-l Gull still. Juv female Peregrine over again. Juv Redstart again in WLC fields.   Simon Roddis  12/07/2019 
   12-Jul-2019  12.15 Wildlife centre bay .. Watched Great crested Grebe nest for 30 mins. .. No sign of adult Grebes .. Mature BhG probing in Grebe nest .. two immature BhGs clambering on nest  Pat  12/07/2019 
   11-Jul-2019  Skylark on dam, flushed from long grass. 2 red-legged partridge, 5 ravens and 3 kestrels at Fishtail Creek.  John Matkin  12/07/2019 
   11-Jul-2019  An influx of LRPs this morning: 8 (5 ads, 3 full grown juvs). 4 ad Barnacles plus 3 goslings. 57 Mute Swans plus one cygnet. 1 Teal. 1 Little Egret at Sheepwash. 9+ Oystercatcher. 2 Common Sand at Sheepwash. 2 Redshank. Sub-ad Y-l Gull still. 4 GSWoodpecker, including one on Stones. Peregrine over Stones. Skylark on the dam wall still. 2 Redstart (moulting male and a juv) in WLC fields.   Simon Roddis  11/07/2019 
   10-Jul-2019  New brood of 9 Mallard ducklings in Brown Ale Bay, while the female Gadwall has taken her 3 up to Hopton end. 1 Common Tern. 11 Oystercatcher, including 10 together at Millfields. Sub-ad Y-l Gull still. Juvenile female Peregrine low past Stones island mid-morning and 2 Kestrels hunting over the east side. At least 5 (maybe 8) Raven. Whitethroat with food at the viewing point on Stones. Male Redstart in WLC fields.  Simon Roddis  10/07/2019 
   09-Jul-2019  A handful of new birds this morning: single Greenshank and Curlew over, Snipe on Watersports island, 2 Common Sand and 3 Pochard (2m,1f flew in at 0710) at Millfields. New duckling broods: 4 Mallard at Millfields, 3 Gadwall at Brown Ale Bay and 16 Tufted at Hopton end. Pair of Barnacles now with 3 young at Millfields. 42 Mute Swan plus 1 cygnet. Little Grebes with 2 large young at Hopton end and still 2 small young in BA Bay. Little Egret at Sheepwash. 3 Grey Herons including a colour-ringed bird at Sheepwash (looks like it was ringed in Yorkshire). 7 Oystercatcher. 6 Redshank. Skylark still on the dam wall. 5+ Sedge Warbler on Stones. Total of 9+ Reed Warblers including a fledged youngster in Hopton reedbed. Lesser Whitethroat at Millfields. Total of 13 Mistle Thrush, including one carrying food at Hopton end. 2 juv Redstarts (Millfields viewing area and WLC fields). 50+ House Sparrows around the visitor centre. 8 Grey Wags at Millfields.  Simon Roddis  09/07/2019 
   08-Jul-2019  Female Gadwall now with 8 large young at Shiningford. Tufted broods of 16, 4 & 2 at Sailing Club, and 8 at Shiningford. Adult Little Egret at Sheepwash. 8 Buzzard. 13 Lapwing. 1 Curlew. 11 Redshank, including a flock of 7 on Stones island. 2 adult Common Gull. 1 GBbG and the sub-ad Yellow-leg still. Peregrine over the east side. Juv Lesser White and juv Treecreeper on Stones. Male Redstart in WLC fields. 17 Mistle Thrush at Hopton end.   Simon Roddis  08/07/2019 
   07-Jul-2019  Monthly WeBS count: 430 Canada Geese, 72 Greylags, 39 Mute Swan, 1 Gadwall, 2 Teal, 99 Mallard, 169 Tufted, 13 Little Grebe (plus 2 small young at the Brown Ale Bay nest), 39 GCGrebe, 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 31 Cormorant, 7 Moorhen, 254 Coot, 10 Oystercatcher, 10 Lapwing, 1 LRP, 6 Black-tailed Godwit (1 at Sheepwash early morning, 5 over the Stones area later), 3 Common Sand, 6 Redshank. Additionally, a Common Tern N early morning, a Whimbrel flying around at 1025, a 1st-summer Common Gull and the sub-ad Yellow-leg still, 4 Stock Dove including 1 singing at PS hide, 9 Reed Warbler (7 singing), juv Redstart in WLC fields, Treecreeper on Stones.  Simon Roddis, John Bradley  07/07/2019 
   07-Jul-2019  Species list from today's Birdwatching for Beginners walk (10am-noon; circuit of Stones Island and on to the Wildlife Centre) -- Carrion Crow, House Sparrow, House Martin, Tufted Duck, Great Crested Grebe, Canada Goose, Mallard, Song Thrush, Magpie, Whimbrel, Gadwall, Coot, Woodpigeon, Great Tit, Wren, Black-headed Gull, Mute Swan, Little Grebe, Redshank, Kestrel, Little Ringed Plover, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Goldfinch, Whitethroat, Blackbird, Blackcap, Common Tern, Pied Wagtail, Lapwing, Willow Warbler, Common Sandpiper, Oystercatcher, Tree Sparrow and Reed Bunting  Gary Atkins  07/07/2019 
   06-Jul-2019  103 Canada Goose,10 Greylag Goose ,12 Mute Swan,7 oystercatcher,7 Pied Wagtail,6 Great Crested Grebe,11 Blue Tit,2 Long Tailed Tit,1 Treecreeper ,2 Chiffchaff ,1 Goldcrest,1 Blackcap,1 Goldfinch,4 Great Tit,2 Robin,5 Lapwing,1 Redshank,2 Garden Warbler,1 white wagtail,3 Little Grebe  David Armitt  07/07/2019 
   06-Jul-2019  42 Mute Swans plus the cygnet this morning. 4 Gadwall, 1 Teal and a female Goosander from Stones. 18 Cormorant. 11 Lapwing. 8 Redshank. Curlew, Dunlin and 2 Common Sand around Stones. Sub-adult Yellow-legged Gull still. Just-fledged Sedge Warbler and a Goldcrest on Stones. 6 Grey Wags at Millfields. 16+ Tree Sparrows at WLC.  Simon Roddis  06/07/2019 
   04-Jul-2019  A handful of new birds today suggested a little bit of movement: a Dunlin, a Common Sand and 3 Shoveler on Watersports island, 2 Yellow Wags flew S over the Millfields end of the dam wall, and a Kingfisher - possibly a juv based on its short-looking bill - at Millfields. Pair of Barnacles still with 4 goslings at Millfields. Tufted broods of 11 (Millfields island) and 5 (Sailing Club). Adult Little Egret on Stones. Sub-ad Yellow-leg and 2 first-summer Common Gulls at Sailing Club. 15 Rooks over Stones. Presumably the same Skylark still perched on the same bit of fence and later singing over the dam wall. Lesser White on Stones. 5 separate Goldcrests at scattered spots around Millfields and WLC creek. 1 Redstart between WLC creek and Shiningford. 5+ Grey Wags including juvs (second brood?) at Millfields.  Simon Roddis  04/07/2019 
   01-Jul-2019  1 Redshank 2 Juvenile's plus a flock of 9,7 lapwing,14 Mute swan,16 Tufted Duck,18 Great crested Grebe,3 Pied Wagtail,2 Reed bunting,2 Willow Warbler,2 Chiffchaff, flock of 35 Blue tits mostly young,1 Bullfinch,4 Curlew on the stone in front of the yacht club,2 Barnacle Goose,6 long tailed Tits,1 Oystercatcher (evening of the 1st)   David Armitt  02/07/2019 
   01-Jul-2019  2 broods of Little Grebe: 2 large young beneath Hall Wood and the nest in Brown Ale Bay now has at least 2 fluffy little grebelets. 710 Canada Geese. 72 Greylag. 23 Mute Swan plus 1 cygnet. 1 Teal. 30 Cormorant. The second BhG nest on the BA Bay raft now has 3 small chicks. 1 rather bleached 1st-summer Common Gull and 2 Yellow-legs (sub-ad and 2nd-summer) at Sailing Club. 24 Swift. 2 Sand Martin. Male Redstart again in WLC fields. 22 Tree Sparrows between Stones island and Sheepwash.  Simon Roddis, Alan Stewardson  01/07/2019 
   29-Jun-2019  8 Lapwing,2 Little Egret,5 Little Grebe,335 Canada Goose,18 Cormorant,7 Sedge Warbler,2 Garden Warbler,4 Blackcap,8 Goldfinch,10 Blue Tit,1 Lesser Whitethroat ,1 Reed Warbler,2 Reed Bunting,7 Great Tit, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Robin,10 Tree Sparrow,1 Pied Wagtail,6 Long-tailed Tit,14 Great Crested Grebe,2 Swallow,6 House Martin ,1 Oystercatcher   David Armitt  29/06/2019 
   29-Jun-2019  2 Little Egrets, adult and juv, around Stones. 4 Barnacle Geese at Millfields with 4 goslings still. The WLC Mute Swans are now down to 1 cygnet. Gadwall female with 9 half-grown ducklings at WLC, presumably the brood from Brown Ale Bay. Little Grebe still sitting in BA Bay. GCGrebes still sitting at WLC and Millfields island, but the Penn Carr nest has been flooded out. 1 Skylark on the dam wall. At least 2 Garden Warblers in full song on Stones. 3+ Lesser Whitethroats - 1 singing on Hays Lane and at least 2 in WLC fields. Male Redstart in WLC fields.   Simon Roddis  29/06/2019 
   29-Jun-2019  Juv Redstart east side Shiningford creek  ERIC DEWHURST  29/06/2019 
   23-Jun-2019  675 adult Canada Geese this morning. 82 Greylags, including some pretty well grown juvs. 3 Barnacles plus 4 goslings. 5 Gadwall. New brood of 2 GCGrebe chicks at Millfields island. 8+ Redshank, including a pair with 2 large young on Watersports island. Sub-ad Yellow-legged Gull still. Adult Tawny Owl at Hopton end. 12 Starlings over. Lesser White singing again in the Hays Lane/Millfields island area.  Simon Roddis  23/06/2019 
   22-Jun-2019  5 Gadwall. 6 Little Grebe, including one still sitting in Brown Ale Bay. Adult Little Egret. 15 Lapwing. Sub-ad Yellow-legged Gull still. Third pair of Sedge Warblers with food on Stones island. Lesser Whitethroat singing on Hays Lane. 25+ Tree Sparrows at WLC, including 20+ juvs - quite encouraging.  Simon Roddis  22/06/2019 
   21-Jun-2019  Pair of Barnacles with 4 young still at Millfields island. 30 Mute Swans plus the 3 cygnets. 3 Shoveler and 7 Gadwall off Stones island. 22 Cormorant. Sub-ad Yellow-legged Gull still. One Peregrine. 5 Raven. Lesser Whitethroat on Stones.   Simon Roddis  21/06/2019 
   20-Jun-2019  19 Mute Swans, plus the three cygnets still at WLC. 63 Greylag. 6 Gadwall. Drake Teal now going into moult. 15 Oystercatcher. 10 Lapwing. 5 Redshank. Sub-ad Yellow-legged Gull still. A Skylark singing over the dam wall.   Simon Roddis  20/06/2019 
   17-Jun-2019  80 Canada Goose,17 Tufted Duck,2 willow Tit,3 Great Tit,2 Wren,12 Great Crested Grebe,15 Mute Swan,10 Goldfinch,2 oystercatcher,1 Little Ringed Plover,1 Redshank  David Armitt  18/06/2019 
   16-Jun-2019  17 Mute Swan,2 Bullfinch, 6 Great Tit,14 Goldfinch,2 Swift,20 House Martin,5 Blackcap,2 Whitethroat,10 Blue Tit,8 Great Crested Grebe,3 Chiffchaff,5 Oystercatcher,2 lapwing, 10 Tree Sparrow,1 Buzzard,1 Kestrel,2 Redshank  David Armitt  17/06/2019 
   16-Jun-2019  Monthly WeBS count - biggest surprise was a Green Sandpiper, and Common Sand on Stones was also new. 45 GCGrebe; 7 Little Grebe (one ad with a chick at Hall Wood, nest with eggs in Brown Ale Bay); 1 Grey Heron; 14 Cormorant; 27 Mute Swan (plus 3 cygnets); 584 Canada Goose; 65 Greylags; 4 Barnacles; 73 Mallard; 1 Teal; 4 Gadwall; 86 Tufted; 124 Coot; 5 Moorhen; 15 Oystercatcher; 6 Lapwing; 2 LRP; 6 Redshank; 152 BhGulls. Also: adult Jay feeding 3 fledged young at Hopton end, plus Chiffchaff and Garden Warbler with food in the same area; 7 Reed Warblers; BhGulls mobbing a Tawny Owl at BABay was a combo I haven't seen before!  Simon Roddis, Roger Carrington  16/06/2019 
   13-Jun-2019  35 Mute Swans, plus 3 cygnets. 7 Barnacle Geese at Millfields, plus 4 young (one brood). Brood of 8 small Mallard at Sailing Club. Drake Teal again. 8 Gadwall, including the female in Brown Ale Bay, now with 9 young. 7 Oystercatcher. 7 Redshank. A first-summer Common Gull on Millfields island (there yesterday too). Sub-ad Yellow-legged Gull. 20 LBbG. 2 fledged Tawny Owls at Hopton end. 40 Swifts feeding over Stones island. GSWoodpecker with a fledged youngster at Millfields. Hobby over Stones island. 20 House Martins on Stones causeway. 8 singing Reed Warblers. Sedge Warbler with food on Stones island. Fledged Common Whitethroats near Millfields island. Blackcap with food at Penn Carr. Fledged Jay at Hopton end.  Simon Roddis  13/06/2019 
   07-Jun-2019  On the west side between Hopton end and Stones island: total of 18 Willow Tits, including 3 family parties (9+ juvs); Little Egret at WLC; GCGrebes with 3 young from Sheepwash hide; sub-ad Yellow-legged Gull; 4 Stock Dove; 7 Reed Warbler; Garden Warblers with fledged young near Big Island; Reed Bunting fledged young on Stones; total of 13 Tree Sparrow.  Simon Roddis, Alan Stewardson  07/06/2019 
   06-Jun-2019  A summer-plumage Turnstone was on Stones island early(ish) morning. Drake Teal in Brown Ale Bay. 5 Redshank. 2 Yellow-legged Gull. 30 Swifts feeding over Stones island. 4 Raven at Penn Carr. 6+ Reed Warblers, including one singing at Penn Carr. Lesser Whitethroat singing on Hays Lane. 25 Tree Sparrows at Millfields, including many juvs.  Simon Roddis  06/06/2019 
   05-Jun-2019  The summer build-up of Mute Swans has started - a total of 22, plus 3 cygnets. c50 adult Greylag. Female Gadwall still with 11 young in Brown Ale Bay. Pair of Red-legged Partidge again at Penn Carr/Hays Lane. Little Grebe nest-building in BA Bay. 2 Yellow-legged Gull (sub-ad and first-summer). Tawny Owl mobbed by Blackbirds at Penn Carr. 30+ Swifts. 2 GS Woodpecker. Willow Tit with fledged young at Sheepwash. Reed Warblers singing on Stones causeway and between WLC/Watersports. Blackcap with food at WLC. Whitethroats with fledged young at southern end of Stones island. Goldcrest with fledged young at Penn Carr. Spotted Fly in Penn Carr. 5 Greenfinch at WLC/visitor centre.  Simon Roddis  05/06/2019 
   03-Jun-2019  We finally have a brood of Gadwall, 11 in Brown Ale Bay, and a total of 9 adults. I could only see 3 cygnets on Horseshoe island this morning, and a Little Egret there. 4 Ringed Plover (3 on Horseshoe, 1 at Sheepwash). At least 3 pairs of Black-headed Gull have young on the WLC raft, but all the nests on Horseshoe island have been abandoned; plenty still on Millfields island and now 2 nests on the raft in BA Bay. Sub-ad Yellow-legged Gull. 50+ Swifts. 4 Raven over Millfields. 45 House Martin. A pair of Long-tailed Tits with 9 fledged young at Penn Carr, all sitting in the sun and preening for several minutes - never seen them stay still for so long before. Reed Warbler singing on Stones. Blackcap taking food onto Sailing Club island. Fledged Nuthatches in Sheepwash carpark. Redstart still singing up Hays Lane. 2 Linnet on Stones.  Simon Roddis  03/06/2019 
   02-Jun-2019  The following species were noted collectively by those attending today's Birdwatching for Beginners Walk (10am-noon, chiefly in the Sheepwash area): House Sparrow, Cormorant, Canada Goose, Chiffchaff, Jackdaw, Mute Swan, Nuthatch, Great Tit, Magpie, Jay, Chaffinch, Mistle Thrush, Robin, Wren, Blackbird, Black-headed Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Herring Gull, Coot, Greylag Goose, Tufted Duck, Gt Crested Grebe, Reed Bunting, Oystercatcher, Moorhen, Swallow, Mallard, Carrion Crow, Blue tit, Blackcap, Pheasant, Grey Heron, Woodpigeon, Dunnock and Coot.  Gary Atkins  02/06/2019 
   31-May-2019  Broods of 5 and 2 (presumably down from the 3 on 29/5) Barnacle Geese at Millfields. 40 adult Greylag. New broods of 10 and 4 Mallard off Stones causeway. Drake Teal at Watersports. 3 Red-legged Partridge at Hays Lane (pair in the ploughed field, another calling on the other side of the lane). 6 Moorhen. 2 sub-ad Yellow-legged Gull. 14 Swifts. Willow Tits with fledged young at Hopton end. Total of 6 singing Reed Warblers. Whitethroat with food near Millfields island. The Lesser Whites on Hays Lane now have fledged young. 2 singing Spotted Flycatchers (Sheepwash and Penn Carr). Male Redstart singing at Hopton end. Pied Wag with fledged young at Sheepwash.  Simon Roddis  31/05/2019 
   29-May-2019  This morning's highlight was a lovely pair of Garganey at the WLC, to 0930 at least. Little Egret there too. 2 summer plumage Dunlin on Watersports island. 9 Mute Swan, plus 4 cygnets at WLC. 1 Pink-footed Goose among Canadas and Greylags at Sheepwash. Female Shelduck off Stones island. 2 Grey Heron, both this year's young birds. 3 Yellow-legged Gull. 2 pairs of Stock Dove. 20 Swift. 30 House Martin. 2 singing male Redstart (Hopton end and Hays Lane). Lots of breeding activity: Barnacle Geese with 3 young and Carrion Crows with fledged young at Millfields; at Millfields island, brood of 4 Mallard, 3 GCGrebe nests with sitting birds plus another pair nest-building, several Black-headed Gulls nesting, and Oystercatchers with 2 large young; at Penn Carr, fledged Nuthatch, Coot with 2 young, Bullfinch nest-building; pair of Lesser Whitethroat with food on Hays Lane; Whitethroat with food at Hopton end; in Hall Wood, Carrion Crow nest with young, Nuthatch with food, and fledged Blackcaps, Robin and Great Tit; brood of 6 Mallard on Stones island and 4 Canada Geese at WLC; Dunnock with food at WLC; and fledged Willow Tits and Treecreeper at Sheepwash. Quite a busy morning!  Simon Roddis  29/05/2019 
   27-May-2019  A Hobby was over Hall Wood then down the east side mid-morning - first of the year as far as I know. Ringed Plover still on Horseshoe island. Drake Teal at WLC. 3 Yellow-legged Gulls (2 sub-adults, 1 fist-summer). 22+ Swifts. 5 Sand Martin. c30 House Martin.   Simon Roddis  27/05/2019 
   26-May-2019  20 ad Greylags and c20 young in total. 8 Gadwall. 1 Curlew. 2 sub-ad Yellow-legged Gulls. Pair of Coot with 4 small young at WLC, and another pair with 4 small young in BA Bay. 13 Swifts and 30 House Martins in the rain from Sheepwash mid-morning (plus another 4 House Martins around the visitor centre). At Millfields, Willow Warbler with food and a family of Pied Wags with 3 fledged young. Whitethroat with food and another nest-building on Stones island. Spotted Flycatcher in Sheepwash wood (perhaps the BA Bay bird?).  Simon Roddis  26/05/2019 
   25-May-2019  A cream-crown Marsh harrier flew NW up the dam wall at 06:05. An adult male Green Woodpecker was yaffling away at the top of WLC creek mid-morning but gradually moved further away. Red-legged Partridge above Penn Carr. Little Egret at Sailing Club. Ringed Plover on Horseshoe island. 6 adult Redshank, including a pair with at least 2 small young on Millfields island. Sub-ad Yellow-legged Gull. Fledged Long-tailed Tits at Sheepwash. Chiffchaff with food at Brown Ale Bay, and Garden Warbler with food on Stones. 3 Reed Warblers singing in WLC creek. 2 Spotted Flycatchers singing.  Simon Roddis  25/05/2019 
   23-May-2019  New brood of 2 Greylags at Penn Parr, plus a brood of 10 Mallard there and 15 accompanied by 2 females. Oystercatchers have 2 large young on Millfields island. Sub-ad Yellow-legged Gull. Willow Tit with food near Millfields stone barn. Great Tits taking food into a natural tree cavity at Penn Carr. Pair of Nuthatch taking food into a tree hole at Sheepwash carpark, with Tree Bumblebees occupying a nestbox on the same tree.  Simon Roddis  23/05/2019 
   22-May-2019  Perimeter counts this morning - numbers probably lower than they might have been because of a cool overcast start, there was a definite increase in song when the sun came out later morning: 14 Willow Tits, including fledged young in Tail Bay (3) and Brown Ale Bay (5); 31 Great Tit; 34+ Long-tailed Tits, including fledged young at Tail Bay, WLC, Brown Ale Bay and 2 broods on the east side; 18 Willow Warblers (16 singing); 58 Chiffchaffs (54 singing); 5 Sedge Warblers; 5 singing Reed Warblers; 62 Blackcaps (60 singing); 26 Garden Warblers (22 singing); 6 Common Whitethroat (5 singing); 2 singing Lesser Whitethroats at WLC creek/Shiningford; 107 Wrens (98 singing); 9 Treecreeper, including fledged young at Tail Bay and Sailing Club; 89 Blackbirds (60 singing); 34 Song Thrush (25 singing); 2 singing Spotted Flycatchers (Shiningford and BA Bay); 71 Robins (63 singing); 3 singing Redstarts; 8 Tree Sparrows at Millfields, including fledged young; 17 Dunnock (12 singing); 22 Chaffinch (17 singing); 24 Bullfinch, including 11 pairs; 12 Reed Bunting (9 singing); 6 Jays. Otherwise, the Grey Plover was still around Stones island, one Common Tern, 3 Kestrels.  Simon Roddis, Alan Stewardson  22/05/2019 
   22-May-2019  3 Little Ringed Plovers, 1 Ringed Plover, 5 Oystercatchers, 5 Redshank, 2-3 Garden Warblers, Whitethroat, 2 Gadwall, c.6 Great Crested Grebes, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Song Thrush, 3 Pied Wagtails, 2-3 Goldfinches. All seen in period from c. 17.10 to 18.45.   Alan Hobson  22/05/2019 
   21-May-2019  Red Kite over Brown Ale Bay at 15.15 - 15.20 hrs before drifting off west.  Neil Moulden  21/05/2019 
   20-May-2019  Site covered from 05:00 to 21:00 - a 'big sit' - with at least one person on Stones island during all that time. 81 species recorded. Highlight was a Grey Plover on Watersports island for most of the day. A Curlew also dropped in there for a bathe mid-afternoon. 3 Redshank. Pair of Mandarin at Penn Carr. 3 Little Egrets: 1 at sailing club early morning and 2 through NW at 09:15. 1 Pink-footed Goose briefly early morning. Red-legged Partridge calling near Penn Carr. 17 GBbGull early morning, including Onefoot. Total of 60 LBbG: a flock of 35 went through mid-afternoon and c20 apparently roosting late pm. 2 first-summer Yellow-legged Gulls. 1 first-summer Common Gull late pm. 3 Raven. 7 Willow Tit. Fledged Long-tailed Tits in Hall and Middle Woods, and at sailing club. Chiffchaff with food in Hall Wood. 6 Reed Warblers. Lesser Whitethroat singing between Sheepwash and Lane End. Nuthatch with food at Sheepwash carpark. 2 Spotted Flycatcher in Hall Wood. 4 singing Redstarts. Pied Wagtails with food on Stones and at Sheepwash. Fledged Grey Wagtails at Millfields and Middle Wood.  SJR, RC, AHS, JB  21/05/2019 
   19-May-2019  Monthly WeBS count: 119 Canada Geese, 8 Barnacles, 12 Greylags, 4 Mute Swan, 4 Gadwall, 55 Mallard, 70 Tufted, 5 Little Grebe, 51 GCGrebe, 11 Cormorant, 5 Moorhen, 59 Coot, 10 Oystercatcher, 3 Lapwing, 2 LRP, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Common Sand, 2 Redshank, 100 BHGulls, 2 Yellow-legged Gulls. Also: 2 Peregrine over Hopton end, 7 singing Reed Warblers, 2 singing Lesser Whitethroat (Sheepwash and WLC creek) and 2 singing Redstart (Shiningford and Hall Wood).  Simon Roddis, John Bradley   19/05/2019 
   18-May-2019  The winter-plumage Bar-tailed Godwit still on Horseshoe island, along with a Curlew. 1 Whimbrel through. New broods of 2 Canada Geese on Watersports island and 1 on Horseshoe. 1 Redstart singing above Penn Carr.  Simon Roddis  18/05/2019 
   17-May-2019  1 Common Tern, 2 Dunlin and 1 Whimbrel flew through this morning. 16 Cormorant. 2 first-summer Yellow-legged Gulls. c150 House Martins, 50 Sand Martins and 50 Swifts. Total of 7 singing Reed Warblers.   Simon Roddis  17/05/2019 
   16-May-2019  The Oystercatchers on Millfields island have one youngster. 10 Mute Swan, including sitting birds still on Sailing Club and Horseshoe islands. 18 immature GBbGulls and a 1st-summer Yellow-leg at sailing club. 100 BhGs at WLC. 1 Dunlin. Nuthatch with food at Penn Carr.  Simon Roddis, Ken Rome  16/05/2019 
   15-May-2019  The winter-plumage Bar-tailed Godwit still on Horseshoe island. Pair of Mandarin below Hall Wood. Moorhen with 2 small young in Hopton reedbed. Black-headed Gulls are nesting again at WLC, 15-20 nests there and one in Brown Ale Bay. 4 Reed Warblers singing in Hopton reebed. 2 singing Redstarts (Hopton end and Hall Wood). Spotted Flycatcher on the top path through Hall Wood. Birds with food: Blue Tit on Stones (box #4), Hall and Middle Woods; Great Tit on Stones (box #2), Hall and Middle Woods; Treecreeper in Hall Wood; Dunnock between Hall and Middle Woods; Tree Sparrow at WLC.  Simon Roddis  15/05/2019 
   14-May-2019  3 Common Sandpiper ,4Chiffchaff,2 Wren,12 Great crested Grebe,4 Greylag,3 oystercatcher,18 tufted Duck  David Armitt  16/05/2019 
   14-May-2019  Two Avocets - found by Ian Wright - were on Watersports island until 09:05 when they flew (though they might have come down again round the back of sailing club island). Winter-plumage Bar-tailed Godwit on Horseshoe island. 16 GBbGs, all immatures of various ages. Willow Tit and Blackcap with food on Stones island. Mistle Thrush nest with 4 young at Brown Ale Bay.   Simon Roddis  14/05/2019 
   12-May-2019  2 Whitethroat,8 Oystercatcher,4 lapwing,2 wren,15 Great Crested Grebe,5 Blackbird,20 Canada Goose,4 Graylag Goose,1 Sedge Warbler,1 Garden warbler,4 Gadwall,3 Chiffchaff,3 Reed Bunting,6 Tree Sparrow,2 Shoveler , 1 Stoat on stones island   David Armitt  13/05/2019 
   12-May-2019  On the Warbler Walk this morning, views of Willow, Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Garden and Sedge on Stones island, but surprisingly no Common Whitethroat. Earlier, total of 5 singing Reed Warblers (3 in Hopton reedbed, singles in Brown Ale Bay and at PS hide); 2 singing Spotted Flycatchers (BA Bay and Penn Carr); pair of Shoveler and 3 Dunlin over Stones; recently fledged Long-tailed Tits at Millfields stone barn; Blue and Great Tits taking food to boxes at Penn Carr; Tree Sparrows taking food away from Millfields feeders.  Simon Roddis  12/05/2019 
   11-May-2019  1 Black Tern from WLC / Stones Island 14.45 until 15.35 at least.   Neil Moulden  11/05/2019 
   10-May-2019  A pretty good morning which quietened down when the weather 'improved'. One Little Tern, 2 Black Terns, 1 Common Tern, 2 Whimbrel, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit and 1 Little Egret through between 08:15-10:30. Yesterday's 2 Barwits still present at the WLC. Single Ringed Plover, White Wagtail and 1st-s Yellow-legged Gull at sailing club. 1 Dunlin. 2 1st-s Common Gull. Similar numbers of hirundines to yesterday, with an increase in Swifts - at least 63. 2 Yellow Wagtails around Stones island, perhaps another over WLC creek. Black-headed Gulls are back nesting on Horseshoe island/WLC raft. No sign of the diver.  Simon Roddis, Alan Stewardson  10/05/2019 
   09-May-2019  An afternoon visit produced 25 Arctic Terns from 15:30-15:45, 3 lingering Black Terns, and 2 Bar-tailed Godwit (adult female and one in winter plumage) at sailing club. At least 1,000 hirundines (if pushed, I would estimate c700 Sand Martins, 200 House Martins and 100 Swallows), plus 25 Swifts.  Simon Roddis  09/05/2019 
   07-May-2019  150 House Martin,130 Sand Martin,120 Swallow,16 Great crest Grebe,20 Tufted Duck,8 Graylag Adults with 10 young,16 Canada goose,6 Mute Swan,2 Chiffchaff,1 Blue Tit,2 Robin,2 Song Thrush,4 Cormorant,15 Mallard +9 young,3 oystercatcher,2 Moorhen,1 pied Wagtail,1 Tawny owl in the wood behind Paul Stanley Hide   David Armitt  08/05/2019 
   07-May-2019  07:30 to 09:30. Great northern diver still present off stones island.Birds on stones island include Whitethroat and Lesser Whitethroat,6 Sedge Warblers,Garden Warblers, Blackcaps, Willow Warbler,Chiffchaff,Reed buntings,Swift,Swallow and House Martins, 1 Common sand piper,2 Redshank. Sailing club shoreline 2 Little Ring Plovers, 2 Oystercatchers, 1 Redshank. Water Sports Shoreline 2 more Common sandpiper, 2 dunlin, 1 Redshank, 1 Little Ringed Plover. WLC reedbed 1 more Sedge Warbler.
ian wright  07/05/2019 
   05-May-2019  Species list from the monthly Birdwatching for Beginners walk around Stones Island, WLC Creek and WLC (10am-noon): Swallow, Sand Martin, Blackcap, Woodpigeon, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Chiffchaff, Jackdaw, Blackbird, Lesser Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, Canada Goose, Gt Crested Grebe, Black-headed Gull, Tufted Duck, Coot, Wren, Goldfinch, Cormorant, Carrion Crow, Mute Swan, Reed Bunting, House Sparrow, Long-tailed Tit, Little Ringed Plover, Redshank, Greylag Goose, Barnacle Goose, Great Northern Diver, Sedge Warbler, Whitethroat, Herring Gull, Dunnock, Mallard, Oystercatcher, Buzzard, Magpie, Garden Warbler, Tree Sparrow and Little Grebe  Gary Atkins  06/05/2019 
   05-May-2019  This morning from Stones island, Great Northern Diver still present, 2 Little ringed plover, 2 Redshank, 2 Oystercatchers, 1 Whimbel, 2 Swifts with Swallows and Martin's,and a good selection of Warblers including Willow, chiffchaff,Blackcap Common Whitethroat, Garden and Sedge Warbler.   A H Stewardson  05/05/2019 
   04-May-2019  Great Northern Diver still off Stones Island at 16.00 hrs.  Neil Moulden  04/05/2019 
   04-May-2019  Great Northern Diver still off Stones Island at 16.00 hrs.  Neil Moulden  04/05/2019 
   03-May-2019  The GNDiver still this morning in pretty constant rain. A Turnstone flew through at 0930. 1 Dunlin. Lots of hirundines: c500 Sand Marrtin, 100 Swallow and 30-40 House Martin. 3 Swifts. 2 Mandarin and 4 Teal from Sheepwash. 3 singing Lesser Whitethroats (Sheepwash, Stones and WLC fields). We expected some terns to come through given the weather conditions, but none up to 1145 at least.  SJR, AHS, RC  03/05/2019 
   02-May-2019  The GNDiver still this morning. 7 Mute Swan (2 nests). Canada Geese and Greylags with 6 young each below Middle Wood. Mallard broods of 4 and 4 near the visitor centre, and 13 at Sheepwash. 16 GBbG. 1 Yellow-leg. 2 Common Gulls. 6 Swifts. Lots of hirundines: c400 Sand Martin, 30 House Martin and 20 Swallows. 7 singing Sedge Warblers (5 on Stones, 2 WLC creek). 2 Lesser Whites in/at top of WLC creek. 4 singing Goldcrests (3 Hall Wood, 1 Penn Carr). Female Wheatear at the visitor centre. The Millfield Grey Wags appear to have just one fledged youngster.  Simon Roddis  02/05/2019 
   01-May-2019  The GNDiver has made it into May - off Stones island this morning. 6 broods of Mallard ducklings (4,4,6,7,7,10). 1 Ringed Plover and 1 Common Sand at Sailing Club. 9 GBbG. 2 Yellow-legs. 70 Woodpigeons flushed from Hall Wood by a low-flying Buzzard. Total of 7 singing Sedge Warblers (5 on Stones, 1 on the causeway and 1 at WLC). 2 singing Lesser Whites (WLC fields and Hays Lane). Fledged Blackbirds at Millfields stone barn. 1 Meadow Pipit and 2 Siskin over.  Simon Roddis  01/05/2019 
   30-Apr-2019  The GNDiver was showing very well close to the shore off Stones island mid-morning, diving actively but looking rather splendid in full breeding plumage. Nothing new to report but 3 Common Gulls, 8 GBbG, the 3rd-summer Yellow-leg, 5 Garden Warblers, Lesser Whitethroat in WLC fields, Goldcrest singing near the WLC, fledged Grey Wags at Millfields, Long-tailed Tits with food on Stones and at Millfields.  Simon Roddis  30/04/2019 
   29-Apr-2019  The GNDiver had another fly around this morning before dropping back onto the water. Mallard broods: 7 and 12 in Brown Ale Bay; 8 at Shiningford, maybe same 8 as at WLC last week; 4 normal and 10 (started as 14) mixed race from Stones causeway. 4 Teal. 1f Goldeneye. 11 Buzzard. The Greenshank still. 11 Common Gull (4 1st-summers N, mixed group of 7 at Sailing Club). 3 Yellow-legged Gulls. Little Grebe and Mistle Thrush sitting at BA Bay. c100 Sand Martin and 20 House Martin from Sheepwash. 1 Lesser Whitethroat singing between Sheepwash and Lane End. Male Redstart at Hopton end.   Simon Roddis, Alan Stewardson  29/04/2019 
   28-Apr-2019  The GNDiver had a fly around early morning but settled back on the water. Around Stones island and the WLC: 1 Arctic Tern, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Greenshank, 1 Swift, 4 Sedge Warbler. Elsewhere, a male Mandarin at Millfields, 2f Goldeneye, 3 Sparrowhawks over Hall Wood, 3rd-summer Yellow-legged Gull, 4 Collared Dove, 4 Garden Warbler.  SJR, AHS, JB  28/04/2019 
   27-Apr-2019  This morning from Sheepwash Hide, very windy weather forced us to watch from the hide.
Many Hirundines over the water, 2 Redshank,2 Oystercatchers, 2 Arctic Terns at 9:50 am followed at 9:55am by a first summer Kittiwake and a short while after a Whimbrel flew over,possibly the one that had been found earlier in front of the yatch club.  
AHS,JB,RC  27/04/2019 
   26-Apr-2019  This morning from Stones Island, Great Northern Diver still present, 1 Dunlin, 1 Swift, small numbers of Sand Martins and a good selection of Warblers including Sedge,Common Whitethroat, Blackcap, Garden, Willow and Chiffchaff.   A H Stewardson  26/04/2019 
   25-Apr-2019  2 Swifts from Stones island mid-morning. The GNDiver and 1 (maybe 2) Arctic Tern also from Stones. 2 Shelduck (m&f). 1m Goldeneye. Pair of Red-legged Partridge on Hays Lane (Millfields). 2 Sparrowhawk. 12 Buzzard. 4 Kestrel, including a male taking prey to the east side where he was met be a female. 1 male Peregrine. 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, single Greenshank, Dunlin and Common Sandpiper around Stones/WLC. 3 Yellow-legged Gull. c100 Sand Martin, 20 Swallow and 4 House Martin. 2 singing Lesser Whitethroats (Hays Lane and Stones island). 5 Yellow Wags over.   Simon Roddis  25/04/2019 
   24-Apr-2019  The GNDiver from Stones still. Bar-tailed Godwit and Greenshank from the WLC. 1 Shelduck. 1f Goldeneye. 22 Greylags. 4 Yellow-legged Gull (two 1st-summer, one 2nd-summer, 1 3rd-summer). 2 Sedge Warblers singing on Stones/Sailing Club islands. 3 Reed Warblers singing (Hopton reedbed, Stones and WLC). 4 Goldcrests singing from Hopton end to Middle Wood. Male Redstart in Hall Wood. 1 Yellow Wag over Stones.  Simon Roddis  24/04/2019 
   23-Apr-2019  Early morning on Stones Island: a Bar-tailed Godwit and Greenshank mobile, Sedge, Reed and Garden Warblers all singing and Great Northern Diver mid-water.  Roger Carrington  23/04/2019 
   23-Apr-2019  Perimeter counts this morning: 29 Willow Warbler, 79 Chiffchaff, 3 Sedge Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 89 Blackcap, 3 Garden Warbler, 4 Common Whitethroat, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 8 Coal Tit, 5 Willow Tit (they go very quiet once nesting is underway), 95 Blue Tit, 50 Great Tit, 19 Long-tailed Tit, 120 Wren, 11 Nuthatch, 6 Treecreeper, 77 Blackbird, 26 Song Thrush, 7 Mistle Thrush, 60 Robin, 15 Dunnock, 10 Pied Wag, 18 Chaffinch, 15 Bullfinch, 25 Goldfinch, 10 Reed Bunting. 20 House Martins at WLC.  Simon Roddis, Alan Stewardson  23/04/2019 
   22-Apr-2019  The GNDiver from Stones island still. The Greenshank around Stones and Horseshoe islands. 2 1st-summer Yellow-legged Gulls. A Peregrine, probably an immature male, over Millfields. The Black-headed Gulls appear to have deserted the WLC raft and Horseshoe island despite several birds sitting there yesterday. Strangely quiet at the WLC. 7 Raven, including a presumed family party of 5 over. 2 Yellow Wags over the dam wall. Male Redstart at Hopton end.

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

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

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

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

A Red Kite was reported as flying over the main centre area mid-morning but Alan S. and I managed to miss it. 
Simon Roddis  25/03/2019 
   24-Mar-2019  An Avocet flew in past Stones island at 0930 and settled on Watersports island, where it remained until at least 11:10. Monthly WeBS count: 141 Canadas, 11 Barnacle, 29 Greylags, 5 Mute Swan, 3 Mandarin, 17 Gadwall, 2 Wigeon, 68 Mallard, 17 Teal, 41 Tufted, 5 Goldeneye, 1 Goosander, 3 Grey Heron, the adult GNDiver still, 10 Little Grebe, 34 GCGrebe, 19 Cormorant, 7 Moorhen, 102 Coot, 12 Oystercatcher, 4 Lapwing, 12 Redshank, 14 Snipe. Also: pair of Red-legged Partridge in the field across the creek from WLC; 11 Willow Tits (6 singing) and 22 Chiffchaffs (19 singing) between Hopton end and Stones island; Blackcaps singing on Stones and in Shiningford creek (first of the year I believe); 5 Redwing.   Simon Roddis, John Bradley  24/03/2019 
   23-Mar-2019  The GNDiver still, off Stones for much of the morning. c7 Sand Martin. 18 Chiffchaffs singing. 27 Barnacles. 9 Mute Swan. 5 Goldeneye. 1f Goosander. 1 Woodcock flew through Penn Carr in broad daylight (but none at Hopton end at first light). 17 Snipe (16 at WLC, 1 Hopton). 5 Tawny Owls calling at Hopton end early morning. 3 GSWoodpecker. Total of 12 Redwing. 3 Lesser Redpoll. 2 Linnet.  Simon Roddis  23/03/2019 
   22-Mar-2019  The GNDiver still. 26 Barnacle Geese. Skylark S. 6 Lesser Redpoll.   Simon Roddis  22/03/2019 
   21-Mar-2019  The GNDiver still; it is now starting to show a few small white spots on its upperparts as it starts its transition into breeding plumage. 23 Barnacle Geese, including 5 pairs on Millfields island. 10 Mute Swans: the 2 resident pairs plus another pair with 4 of last year's young. Pair of Mandarin at Millfields. 14 Gadwall. 1m Goosander. Pair of Red-legged Partridge. 4 Grey Heron. 26 Curlew at Sailing Club early morning. 11 Snipe at WLC. Total of 200 Woodpigeon, including 70 N. 66 Carrion Crows in fields along the dam wall early morning. 3 Sand Martin. 23 Chiffchaff, most of them singing. 12 Fieldfare NE and 63 Meadow Pipits NW over Millfields. 13 Siskin.  Simon Roddis, Roger Carrington  21/03/2019 
   19-Mar-2019  The GNDiver still, from Stones island late morning. 1 Shelduck. 19 Gadwall. 3 Wigeon. 1 Red-legged Partridge near Hays Lane (Millfields end - RC). 13 Buzzard. 3rd-w Yellow-legged Gull still. 4 Skylark. 11 singing Chiffchaffs. 18 Redwing at Sheepwash. 2 Linnet. Blackbird and Dunnock with nesting material at WLC, and Wren at the visitor centre.  SJR, AHS, RC  19/03/2019 
   18-Mar-2019  The GNDiver still, from Sheepwash hide early morning. A bit more NW movement this morning: 54 Fieldfare, 41 Meadow Pipits and 7 Stock Doves (with another display-flighting over Tail Bay), plus a Crossbill N over Penn Carr. 20 Barnacle Geese. 25 Greylags around Big Island early morning. Pair of Mandarins on Millfields Island. 3 Wigeon. 14 Gadwall. 2 Sparrowhawk. 8 Buzzard. 2 Lapwing. 8 Snipe. One Woodcock at Hopton end at first light. The 3rd-w Yellow-legged Gull still. 4 GBBG. 1 Herring Gull. 6 Chiffchaffs singing. 5 Mistle Thrush, including 3 singing. Pair of Long-tailed Tits collecting nest material at Penn Carr. 6 Treecreeper, including 4 singing. 1 Lesser Redpoll still on Stones island.  Simon Roddis  18/03/2019 
   17-Mar-2019  Stonechat in my partners garden in Hognaston.. it was trying to negotiate the sunflower bird feeder. Unmistakably a Stonechat   John Beardmore   18/03/2019 
   17-Mar-2019  The GNDiver still, from Sheepwash hide late morning. A Little Ringed Plover also from Sheepwash at 1110. 4 Mute Swan. 70 Canadas. 9 Barnacles. 5 Wigeon. 23 Curlew roosting on Stones island early morning. 3 GBbG. 2 Yellow-legged Gulls. 2 Skylark S. 40 Meadow Pipits, including 38 NW. 3 Chiffchaff. Totals of c150 Starling and 20 Redwing. 4 Mistle Thrush, including 3 chasing around at the top of WLC creek. 1 Linnet S over Stones. 1 Lesser Redpoll on Stones.  Simon Roddis  17/03/2019 
   16-Mar-2019  An adult Kittiwake flew over Brown Ale Bay at 07:00 - about time after the last week's winds. The GNDiver still. 40 Canada Geese. 1 Barnacle. 4 Mute Swan. Pair of Mandarins over Sheepwash. 4 Goldeneye. 1 Dunlin at WLC. 7 Snipe. The 3rd-w Yellow-legged Gull still. Chiffchaff at WLC. 12 Redwing. 24 Tree Sparrow (16 at WLC, 8 at Millfields).  Simon Roddis  16/03/2019 
   14-Mar-2019  Roger C had a Little Ringed Plover from PS hide early morning - the earliest ever here by 2 days. The GNDiver was off Stones island and 36 Curlews were there early morning. 14 Snipe (11 in BA Bay, 3 at WLC). 1 Dunlin. 17 Cormorant. 6 GBbGull, including a colour-ringed adult. The 3rd-w Yellow-legged Gull still.   Simon Roddis  14/03/2019 
   13-Mar-2019  The GNDiver was very close to the shore off Stones island at 0830. 6+ Goldeneye. 4 Ruff still.
6 GBbG. 3 Collared Dove at the ranger base. 4 Raven. 1 Sand Martin from Sheepwash hide at 1030.  
Simon Roddis  13/03/2019 
   12-Mar-2019  The GNDiver still. 10+ Oystercatcher. 3 Ruff. 2 GBbG. 2 Herring Gull. 2 Kestrel. Chiffchaff singing at Millfields. 30 Redwing at Penn Carr. 27 Meadow Pipits (24 on visitor centre field, 3 Sheepwash).  Simon Roddis  13/03/2019 
   11-Mar-2019  The GNDiver was off Stones island this morning. 4 Mandarins (2m,2f) at Brown Ale Bay. 4 Ruff. 5 Redshank. 1 Curlew. First-winter Yellow-legged Gull. Chiffchaff singing at Millfields. 6 Meadow Pipits.  Simon Roddis  11/03/2019 
   09-Mar-2019  4 Ruff on south side of main visitors centre at 15:51  Luke Stoppard  10/03/2019 
   08-Mar-2019  The GNDiver still. 13 Greylags. 6 Mute Swan. 1f Goosander. 5 Grey Heron (2 ads, 3 imms). 15 Cormorant. 8 Buzzard. 2 Peregrines (ad female, imm male) on pylons beyond WLC creek. 3 Ruff. The Anglesey-ringed Oystercatcher at Sheepwash still. 3 Yellow-legged Gull (1w,2w,3w). 4 Stock Dove. 6 Raven. 40 Starling NE. 50 Redwing, including 30 at Penn Carr. 6 Chiffchaffs. 4 Meadow Pipit. 7 Lesser Redpoll (6 Stones, 1 Millfields).  Simon Roddis  08/03/2019 
   07-Mar-2019  The GNDiver was off Millfields early morning. 4 Mandarins flew down the res, landed for a few minutes at Millfields, then headed S over the dam wall. 5 Goldeneye. 4 Ruff still. 3 Chiffchaffs (Millfields, Stones, WLC creek). Mistle Thrush sitting. 1 Linnet at Millfields. 2 Lesser Redpoll on Stones.  Simon Roddis  07/03/2019 
   06-Mar-2019  The GNDiver was off Stones island mid-morning. 26 Barnacle Geese. 40 Lapwing. 3 Ruff. 2 Dunlin. 11 Curlew. 5 Chiffchaffs (3 at Millfields, 1 on Stones, 1 near WLC). 70+ Redwing at Penn Carr. 30 Goldfinch (20 Millfields, 10 Stones).  Simon Roddis, Alan Stewardson  06/03/2019 
   05-Mar-2019  The GNDiver was off Stones mid morning. The Water Rail showed well at Brown Ale Bay 1000-1030. 4 Ruff. 2 Chiffchaff.  Simon Roddis  05/03/2019 
   04-Mar-2019  The GNDiver still, off Millfields mid-morning. 3 Chiffchaffs (2 at Millfields, 1 at Brown Ale Bay). 15 Barnacle Geese. 5 Buzzards enjoying the breeze. 9 Oystercatcher. 8 Curlew. 3 Ruff. 2 GBbG (ad and 2nd-w). 2 Yellow-legged Gulls (1st and 3rd-w).   Simon Roddis  04/03/2019 
   03-Mar-2019  Good haul of species at the monthly Birdwatching for Beginners walk (10am-noon), this time around Sheewash car park/hides: House Sparrow, Oystercatcher, Bullfinch, Chaffinch, Reed Bunting, Nuthatch, Great Tit, Willow Tit, Coal Tit, Blue Tit, Jackdaw, Teal, Grey Wagtail, Mistle Thrush, Carrion Crow, Cormorant, Canada Goose, Great Northern Diver, Pied Wagtail, Redshank, Tufted Duck, Wigeon, Meadow Pipit, Gt Crested Grebe, Little Grebe, Mallard, Pheasant, Lapwing, Grey Heron, Buzzard, Herring Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Black-headed Gull, Common Gull, Chiffchaff, Wren, Gadwall, Goldeneye, Treecreeper, Dunnock, Robin, Coot, Woodpigeon, Blackbird, Song Thrush, Goldfinch, Jay, Moorhen, Long-tailed Tit and Siskin  Gary Atkins  04/03/2019 
   03-Mar-2019  A Sand Martin flew S past Flat island at 0800 - the earliest ever at Carsington by 8 days. The GNDiver still. 2 Chiffchaffs (Sheepwash and WLC). 30 Curlews roosting on Stones island early morning. 60 Canada Geese. 24 Barnacles. 8 Greylags. 7 Moorhen. At least 6 Oycs. 80 Lapwing. 4 Ruff. 1 Woodcock at Penn Carr. The 3rd-w Yellow-legged Gull still. 2 Tawny Owls calling at Penn Carr early morning. Total of 26 Redwing. 5 Meadow Pipit. 1 Brambling at Millfields.   Simon Roddis  03/03/2019 
   02-Mar-2019  The GNDiver still, between Stones and Millfields mid-morning. At the Hopton end early morning, 5 Woodcock flew in to roost, 5 Tawny Owls calling, 7 Grey Wagtails out of the reedbed. 2 Chiffchaffs (1 singing occasionally) between Hopton and Brown Ale Bay. 19 Barnacle Geese. 9 Greylags. 41 Wigeon. Drake Shoveler. 4 Goldeneye. Drake Goosander. 22 Cormorant. 6+ Oystercatcher. 65 Lapwing. 1 Curlew. 4 Ruff. 2 Dunlin. 20 Herring Gulls flew N from the roost early morning. The 3rd-w Yellow-legged Gull still. 2 Meadow Pipit. 5 Lesser Redpoll over Stones causeway.  Simon Roddis, Alan Stewardson  02/03/2019 
   01-Mar-2019  1/3/19 (SJR,AHS,RC). The GNDiver was off Stones this morning. A Water Rail showed extremely well at the mouth of the brook running into Brown Ale Bay late morning. 2 Red-legged Partridge in fields above Penn Carr. 24 Barnacle Geese. 6 Greylags. 3 Shoveler (2m,1f) initially at Sheepwash then at WLC. 17 Cormorant. 6 Oystercatcher. 4 Ruff. 6+ Redshank. 2 Herring Gull. The 3rd-winter Yellow-legged Gull. 1 Skylark over. 14 Tree Sparrow at Millfields. 10+ Lesser Redpoll (8+ at Millfields, 2 on Stones). 10 Siskin (7 Millfields, 3 Stones). 20 Goldfinch on Stones.  Simon Roddis  01/03/2019 
   28-Feb-2019  28/2/19: the GNDiver still, over on the far side from Stones island mid-morning. A Little Egret flew past Stones and settled on Shiningford island. Total of 26 Barnacle Geese. 35 Gadwall. At least 6 each of Oystercatcher and Curlew. 5 Ruff. GSWoodpecker drumming near PS hide and 2 on the Millfields carpark feeders. 1 Peregrine. 6 Willow Tit. 3 Skylark over. c30 Redwing at PS/Sheepwash, many of them singing. Mistle Thrush nest building. Single Greenfinch, Linnet and Lesser Redpoll. 4 singing Reed Buntings. Clive had a Chiffchaff singing intermittently on Stones island early morning.  Simon Roddis  01/03/2019 
   26-Feb-2019  26/2/19: The GNDiver was off Millfields early pm. A Water Rail showed well in the brook running into Brown Ale Bay (near the path to Paul Stanley hide) late pm. 22 Barnacle Geese. 5 Mute Swans. 6 Oystercatchers. 190 Lapwing. 3 Ruff. The STW vols had a Little Egret at the WLC, later seen by Roger C at Sheepwash. And a Brimstone butterfly was at the Millfields viewing area early pm.  Simon Roddis  01/03/2019 
   24-Feb-2019  44 Canada Goose,1 Curlew,119 lapwing,2 Dunnock,6 Mute Swan,60 Teal,15 Cormorant,15 Great crest Grebe,1 Greylag,4 Little Grebe,6 Oystercatcher,1 long tailed,11 Gadwall,2 Snipe,4 Moorhen,2 Redshank,2 Reed Bunting,1 Goldeneye,6 Wigeon,6 Blue Tit,4 Great Tit  David Armitt  25/02/2019 
   21-Feb-2019  Willow Tit; Ruff; Oystercatcher (2); Barnacle Goose (20); Great Northern Diver; Tree Sparrow (4+)  Jonathan Mortin  21/02/2019 
   20-Feb-2019  GNDiver still from Millfields towards Fishtail. 5 Goldeneye and a pair Grey Wagtail flight displaying at Millfields. 2 Dunlin and 11 Curlew with 320 Lapwing over Stones Island early a.m. Also 4 Ruff, 3 Redshank and 8 Oystercatchers on site. Oycs include Ringed birds ‘M7’ and ‘barcode’ both together at Sheepwash. 19 Barnacle Geese at WLC, singing Treecreepers at WLC and PSHide and 30 Redwing at Sheepwash.  Roger Carrington   20/02/2019 
   15-Feb-2019  This morning from Stones Island, Great Northern Diver, 2 Redshank, 7 Skylarks from Millfields 4 Oystercatchers, 2 Goosander , 17 Barnacle Geese, 2 Shoveller and 2 Goldeneye   A H STEWARDSON   15/02/2019 
   15-Feb-2019  2 Shellduck also on Stones island.   A H STEWARDSON   15/02/2019 
   15-Feb-2019  Reed Bunting, Great Spotted Woodpecker. Paul Stanley hide between 11am & 12noon  Dave Meredith  15/02/2019 
   14-Feb-2019  2.30pm Millfields car park 2 barnacle geese on island to right side of car park.  Pat and Tony  14/02/2019 
   10-Feb-2019  Monthly WeBS count (a week earlier than the due date), numbers well down: 3 Mute Swan, 2 Greylag, 55 Canada, 1 Barnacle, 47 Wigeon, 46 Gadwall, 239 Teal, 115 Mallard, 5m Pochard, 23 Tufted, 11 Goldeneye, 1 GNDiver, 16 Cormorant, 32 Little Grebe, only 28 GCGrebe, 2 Grey Heron, 8 Moorhen, 281 Coot, 4 Oystercatcher (including M7 and the returning 'Barcode' at Sheepwash; the other 2 are unringed), 306 Lapwing, 1 Curlew, 2 Ruff, 2 Dunlin, 6 Redshank, 9 Snipe. Also: 45 Herring Gull (41 of them through SW), 3w Yellow-legged Gull, 3 GBbG, Stock Dove singing at north end of Hall Wood, 1 Peregrine (took another Coot at Shiningford), 24 Tree Sparrow (15 WLC, 9 Millfields), 6 Grey Wag and 11 Reed Buntings out of Hopton reedbed early morning, and a Reed Bunting singing on Stones island.  Simon Roddis, John Bradley  10/02/2019 
   09-Feb-2019  The GNDiver was mobile between Millfields and Stones island this morning. 2 Mute Swan. 150 Canadas. 3 Barnacle. 4 Pintail (3m,1f) flew in from NE at 09:00, present to 10:30 at least - first of the year here. 6 Moorhen. 3 Oystercatcher. 242 Lapwing. 2 Dunlin. 2 Herring Gulls through. c5,000 Black-headed Gulls from Millfields early morning. 1 Peregrine. 4 Raven. 6 (4+2) Skylark flew W. 28 Tree Sparrow (13 Millfields, 15 WLC). 3 Greenfinch at Millfields. 5 Lesser Redpoll on Stones.  Simon Roddis  09/02/2019 
   09-Feb-2019  2 pm, Millfields: 2 Willow Tit regular visitors, 1 GS Woodpecker, 1 Coal Tit, 3-5 Blue Tit, 1-2 Great Tit, 1 F Chaffinch, 1 Tree Sparrow, 1 Nuthatch regular visitor, 1 Sparrowhawk, assorted corvids, Great Northern Diver, 1 M Pochard, 4+ Tufted Duck, 8+ Great-crested Grebes, 8+ Little Grebes, 4+ Mallards, 2+ Cormorants.

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

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

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

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

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