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

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

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