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Sightings 2014

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DateofSightingSightingsCommentsNameSupplied
2014-01-02 00:00:002 Great Northern Divers together at dusk. 13 Cormorant, 2 Yellow-legged Gull and a Redshank from Sheepwash. 2 Greylag from Wildlife Centre. 60 Redwing at Penn Carr. 2 female Goosander on Millfields Island.Note that the GNDiver/s have been elusive in choppy waters since 2 were first seen on 27th December. Sightings of 2 have all been distant and age (adult/juv?) of the second bird not yet noted.Roger Carrington
2014-01-09 00:00:002 Great Northern Diver. 2 Woodcock in Hall Wood. 3 Gadwall at Hopton End. Raven over Blackwall Plantation. Common Buzzard behind Sheepwash Hide. Kingfisher past Sheepwash Hide. Gull roost: 3 Yellow-legged Gull, 400 LBBG, 800 Common G, at least 3000 BHG.All this afternoon.Roger Carrington
2014-01-14 00:00:002 Great Northern Diver (1 in flight AM, landed by dam). Also, 15 Snipe in WLC creek reed bed, 2 Redshank, 5 Reed Bunting, 28 Barnacle Goose, Kingfisher, c.200 Lapwing on Horseshoe Island (many more on site)..James Owen
2014-01-17 00:00:004 immature Scaup still at Millfields. 2 GN Divers c 850 Lapwing 1 Redshank 2 Raven 1 Kingfisher 3 Yellow legged Gulls 3+ Herring Gulls 2 Great black backed Gulls.Clive Ashton
2014-01-19 00:00:0011 Whooper Swan from 0800hrs then flew NW 0945hrs. 2 Great Northern Diver off Stones island. 5 Scaup off dam (3 imm male, 2 imm/ad female). 2 Redshank on Stones Island. 13 Snipe on Horseshoe Island.All early this morning.Roger Carrington
2014-01-22 00:00:00WeBS count for January: 2 Great Northern Diver,40 Great Crested Grebe,3 Little Grebe,9 Mute Swan,11 Whooper Swan,17 Comorant,44 Teal,19 Wigeon,82 Mallard,11 Gadwall,492 Tufted Duck,5 Scaup,515 Pochard(second highest WeBS count),18 Goldeneye,4 Moorhen,990 Coot,945 Lapwing,36 Snipe,3 Redshank,1 Kingfisher..Peter Gibbon and John Bradley
2014-01-23 00:00:002 Whooper swans present this morning..Clive Ashton
2014-02-02 00:00:00Eurasian Oystercatcher seen today on headland from Sheepwash Hide at 12.00pm I have pictures if required..Brian Harris
2014-02-03 00:00:00Seen on monthly Birdwatching for Beginners walk (10am-noon): Redshank, Wigeon, Pied Wagtail, Starling, Kestrel, Greenfinch, Collared Dove, House Sparrow, Tree Sparrow, Teal, Canada Goose, Rook, Gt Crested Grebe, Mute Swan, Lapwing, Pochard, Mallard, Coot, Tufted Duck, Black-headed Gull, Blackbird, Wren, Dunnock, Robin, Jackdaw, Goldfinch, Great Tit, Bullfinch, Blue Tit, Magpie, Coal Tit and Chaffinch.Though we weren't really counting, we estimated at least 250 Lapwings in one single flock.Gary Atkins
2014-02-06 00:00:001 Great northern diver 1 Scaup, drake, 49 Snipe at Wildlife centre Oystercatcher Redshank 2 Mediterranean gulls in the roost along with 1000+ Common gulls.Clive Ashton
2014-02-07 00:00:001 shelduck (female?)Seen at a distance from the Paul Stanley hide at 11.26am. Identified by enlarging digital image on my camera. Photo available if required. Not good but good enough for I.D.Andy Gregory
2014-02-10 00:00:003 Adult Mediterranean gulls in the roost tonight..Clive Ashton
2014-02-13 00:00:00Adult Great Northern Diver in Millfields Bay early morning. First winter drake Scaup still off Stones Island. 77 Snipe along Wildlife Centre Creek showing well in the sunshine. Counts of: 39 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Little Grebe, 193 Pochard, 100 Mallard, 3 Gadwall and 57 Teal.All this morning.Roger Carrington
2014-02-13 00:00:001 Mediterranean Gull (Adult) 2 Yellow-legged Gull (1 Adult 1 3rd Winter) 1 Oystercatcher.Seen between 14.45 - 16.00 hrs from Paul Stanley / Sheepwash.Neil Moulden
2014-02-15 00:00:00WeBS count for Feb.Mute Swan 6,Canada Goose 13,Wigeon 16,Gadwall 2,Teal 41,Mallard 59,Pochard 217,Tufted Duck 190,Scaup 1,Goldeneye 14, Little Grebe 2,Great Crested Grebe 37,Cormorant 17,Moorhen 4,Coot 391,Oystercatcher 1,Lapwing 402,Snipe 44,Redshank 2,Kingfisher 1,Black-headed Gull 13,Common Gull 4,Lesser Black-backed Gull 4,Yellow-legged Gull 1. 13.00 to 16.00 hrs.Very windy and wet! One adult lesser black-backed gull had black plastic ring on with orange letters B(top)TC.Peter Gibbon and John Bradley
2014-02-22 00:00:00adult winter kittiwake 9-45am then flew south westyl gull 2mark pass
2014-02-25 00:00:00Oystercatcher 4, Grey Heron 1, Bullfinch 12, Redwing 30+, Willow Tit 2, Wren 2, Goldfinch 10,Nuthatch 1, Coal Tit 2, Greater Spotted Woodpecker 1. Widgeon 4, Pochard 2.Eric Dewhurst
2014-02-27 00:00:00Three Curlew from Sheepwash Hide on the headland.Seen at 15.30, looked like a Family coming in for the night.Brian Harris
2014-03-01 00:00:00A magnificent sight of 67 Whooper Swans this afternoon.Seen earlier at Wyver lane Belper, where they were seen to fly towards Carsington. A quick check found the herd on the water off Stones Island.Clive Ashton
2014-03-01 00:00:00A very early record of a singing Chiffchaff on Stones Island, seen and heard by several observers. Great northern Diver,1 Whooper Swan,1 Shelduck,9 Curlew through,3 Skylark moving north and an adult Mediterranean Gull in the roost.Also Tree Sparrow taking nesting material to box on Stones Island.Records from several observers CA/RC/MAP/SJR/AHS.Clive Ashton
2014-03-03 00:00:0018 Curlew in field near Sheepwash car parksighted 14.20 hours approxPeter Hendry
2014-03-05 00:00:00No messageIf the nesting Tree Sparrows on Stones are in the box at/behind the Reed Bed (with the engraved plaque) that box was to commemorate the 100th Bird Watching for Beginners walks. Clearly a good choice!! DBDavid Bennett
2014-03-07 00:00:00Adult Great Northern Diver still, mid-water. 27 feral Barnacle Geese at Widlife Centre. 1 Pink-footed Goose (probably escapee/feral). 4 Greenfinch on RSPB feeder at Visitor Centre entrance. 6 Teal, 2 Wigeon, 9 Cormorant. 38 Curlew feeding in field to right of Sheepwash Hide [SJR] later went to roost on NE side of Watersports Island. 15 Goldeneye [SJR]. 20 Redwing at Sheepwash + 10 on Stones Island. A Dunlin came into Sheepwash at 1630hrs. At least 4 pairs of Oystercatchers, 1 Redshank. Gull roost at 1700hrs: 1100 Common Gull, 250 Lesser Black-backed, 3000 Black Hdd.All sightings this afternoon. Some sightings by other observer, their initials in [square brackets].Roger Carrington
2014-03-09 00:00:003 Pintail (1 drake) + 3 Shoveler from Sheepwash. 28 Snipe at WLC + 5 at P S Hide. 4 Redshank mobile. Chiffchaff singing Stones Is. 1 Greylag Goose + a Meadow Pipit at Millfields. At least 5 Curlew to right of Sheepwash.All seen 0700-1030hrs.Roger Carrington
2014-03-11 00:00:00Adult Great Northern Diver still present but often elusive. 3 drake Shoveler from Sheepwash. 12 Goldeneye-site count. 8 Oystercatchers. Dunlin. 13 Curlew in field to right of Sheepwash. 5 Redshank. 35 Snipe-33 at WLC and 2 at Sheepwash. 3 Buzzards, Sparrowhawk. 2 Chiffchaffs-1 singing on Stones Island and 1 calling on WLC Creek. 8 Redwing, Meadow Pipit. Goldcrest singing near gate to P.S Hide. .Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
2014-03-13 00:00:00Adult Great Northern Diver still present mid water. 27 feral Barnacle Geese. 6 Mute Swans. 2 Grey Herons. Little Grebe. 2 Pintail. 4 Shoveler. 4 Wigeon. 19 Teal. 12 Goldeneye. 5 Buzzards. Sparrowhawk. 8 Curlew. 6 Oystercatchers. 30 Snipe including 28 at WLC. 4 Redshank. 3 Meadow Pipits. 4 Chiffchaffs in song....1 at Millfields, 1 on WLC Creek, 1 near Lane End and 1 at Sheepwash. 9 Dunnocks in song. 16 Blackbirds. 21 Redwings. 2 Ravens. 3 Reed Buntings...a male singing near brick tower and a pair at Sheepwash. .Dave Newcombe
2014-03-17 00:00:00WeBS count for March(0630-0945hrs) Mute Swan 4,Canada Goose 89,Barnacle Goose 27,Mallard 72,Tufted Duck 125,Goldeneye 8,Great Northern Diver 1,Cormorant 7,Little Grebe 1,Great Crested Grebe 46,Moorhen 1,Coot 130,Oystercatcher 10,Lapwing 4,Snipe 32,Curlew 1,Redshank 3..Peter Gibbon and John Bradley
2014-03-19 00:00:00Adult Great Northern Diver still present mid-water. Adult Mediterranean Gull from Sheepwash mid-morning and then again mid-afternoon. 2 adult Kittiwakes at Sheepwash afternoon only. Also on site today: 7 Goldeneye. Scaup/Tufted Duck hybrid at Millfields. Female Tufted Duck with bill saddle AAS. 9 Oystercatchers. 12 Snipe at WLC. 10 Curlew at Sheepwash. Adult Yellow-legged Gull. 1st winter Herring Gull. 9 Chiffchaffs. 2 Ravens. 4 Reed Buntings..Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
2014-03-21 00:00:00Adult Great Northern Diver still mid water. 53 Great-crested Grebes (site count), Little Grebe, Wigeon, 10 Goldeneye, Scaup/Tufted Duck hybrid at Millfields then later off Stones Island, Canada/Greylag Goose hybrid in Hopton End, 8 Oystercatchers, 6 Redshank, 8 Curlew, 2 Buzzards, Kestrel, c100 Starlings on Stones Island near dusk. .Dave Newcombe/Chris Brown
2014-03-24 00:00:00Adult Great Northern Diver still but distant. Pink-footed Goose on Stones Island. 23 Barnacle Geese on Horseshoe Island. 7 Teal. 2 Gadwall. 10 Goldeneye. Scaup/Tufted Duck hybrid at Millfields. 3 Buzzards. 10 Oystercatchers. 7 Redshank. Curlew. Herring Gull. 14 Sand Martins off Stones Island am only. 19 Chiffchaffs between Penn Carr and Sheepwash. 2 Meadow Pipits. 4 Willow Tits. 8 Bullfinch. Lesser Redpoll. 2 Ravens..Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
2014-03-26 00:00:00Adult Great Northern Diver. 12 Whooper Swans present all day. 25 Barnacle Geese. Pink-footed Goose at WLC. 2 Greylag Geese. Gadwall. 5 Teal. 10 Goldeneye. Scaup/Tufted Duck hybrid from P.Stanley hide. 4 Buzzards. 10 Oystercatchers. 7 Redshank. 9 Snipe at WLC. 2 Curlew. 8 Sand Martins. Herring Gull. 23 Chiffchaffs between Millfields and Hopton End. 2 Grey Wagtails. 2 Ravens..Dave Newcombe
2014-03-29 00:00:009 Whooper Swans landed at Sheepwash at 1425hrs. Great Northern Diver still off Stones Island. Clive Ashton had 3 Rock Pipit earlier this morning but no sign this afternoon..Roger Carrington
2014-03-31 00:00:00Willow Warbler singing, Millfields 0700hrs.Sightings by other Observers: Little-ringed Plover flew through early morning [SJR, AHS, JB].Jack Snipe showing well from Wildlife Centre from Mid-afternoon [STW Volunteers, AP, PAS, RC].Bar-tailed Godwit on Sailing Club shore from 1815hrs [CA, RC]..Roger Carrington
2014-04-01 00:00:00WLC: 1 Jack Snipe, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit Also, 3 Pintail (2 drake), 2 Shoveler (pair), 1 GN Diver from Millfields. 2 Blackcap singing at Sheepwash, plus 11 Goldeneye..James Owen
2014-04-01 00:00:00Some good birds on site today. The adult Great Northern Diver is starting to moult into summer plumage. 21 feral Barnacle Geese. 2 Greylag Geese at Sheepwash. 8 Teal. 2 Shoveler. 3 Pintail all day near Fishtail Creek. 9+ Goldeneye. 4 Buzzards, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel 8+ Redshank, 10 Oystercatchers, Little Ringed Plover on Stones Island. Jack Snipe showing very well on Horseshoe Island. Also at least 18 Common Snipe. Bar-tailed Godwit on Horseshoe Island then on Stones Island. 38 Chiffchaffs and 8 Blackcaps between Millfields and Hopton End. Female Wheatear on Dam Wall. A Raven from Sheepwash. 4 Willow Warblers at Millfields this morning, and a Dunlin at WLC (RC).Dave Newcombe
2014-04-02 00:00:00late pm-sandwich tern north past stones at 6-41pm.2 white wags stones,gn diver,3 swallow,6 sand martin.the hybrid scaup/tufted(80% scaup)present again off stones-first saw this bird weeks ago and came via ogston res.mark pass
2014-04-04 00:00:003 Greylag Geese, 5 Teal, 2 Wigeon, Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Bar-tailed Godwit on Stones Island, 9 Oystercatchers, 16 Snipe at WLC, 7 Redshank, 2 Grey Wagtails, 14 Chiffchaffs, 2 Willow Warblers, several Blackcaps. 75 Sand Martins going through with many feeding at Sheepwash, also at least 9 Swallows on site. 3+ Herring Gulls pre-roost..Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
2014-04-04 00:00:00Great Northern Diver still off Stones Island. Bar-tailed Godwit commuting between Wildlife Centre and Stones Island. Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler and Blackcap singing on Stones Island. All early morning.Roger Carrington
2014-04-04 00:00:00Adult Great Northern Diver, 4 Cormorants, Grey Heron, 23 Barnacle Geese, 2 Greylag Geese, pr Shoveler, 11 Oystercatchers, 7 Redshank, Jack Snipe showing very well from the Wildlife Centre, 8 Snipe, Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Curlew, 3 Buzzards, 15 Chiffchaffs, 2 Willow Warblers.Visit from 13.00-19.00.Dave Newcombe
2014-04-08 00:00:00Osprey on Lane End perch early morning, seen flying around then 2 Osprey flying together at 1115hrs. Great Northern Diver still. Common Sandpiper on Sheepwash Spit..Roger Carrington
2014-04-08 00:00:002 Osprey at 16:45 near Lane End, one caught a fish. Also, Jack Snipe still on Horseshoe Island, plus 2 Common Snipe, 2 Golden Plover over the WLC midday..James Owen
2014-04-08 00:00:00At least one Osprey still present this evening. Adult Great Northern Diver. 28 Barnacle Geese, drake Goosander, 2 female Goldeneye, Jack Snipe still showing well at c18.00hrs, 12 Oystercatchers, 6 Redshank, Little Ringed Plover, 30 Swallows around Stones Island, 3 Sand Martins, 4 Willow Warblers..Dave Newcombe/Chris Brown/Clive Ashton
2014-04-09 00:00:00Osprey on Lane End perch at 0800hrs and in flight over Shiningford later this morning.Great Northern Diver still..Roger Carrington
2014-04-09 00:00:00This evening at just after 19.30hrs myself and Jon Bradley whilst standing on Stones Island had a Cattle Egret drop onto the back of Watersports Island. We started to walk off towards waterports to try and get a view of the back of the island. Unfortunately as we got to the causeway onto Stones Island the Egret then flew towards Stones Is. Despite searching in the fading light we couldn't relocate it. This is the first record of Cattle Egret at Carsington. Also of note today was the adult Great Northern Diver, drake Goosander, 12 Oystercatchers, 5 Redshank, 5 Snipe, 6 Buzzards, male Wheatear, White Wagtail, 10 Sand Martins, 5 Swallows, 13 Blackcaps, 28 Chiffchaffs, 11 Willow Warblers, 3 Linnets and a Raven. .Dave Newcombe
2014-04-10 00:00:00Male Wheatear and Common Sandpiper at Millfields end of dam. Shelduck, drake Goosander, pair Mandarin, pair Gadwall, 2 Greylag Geese, Linnet, 2 Meadow Pipit, Raven, 2 Common Buzzard this morning.No sign of last evenings Cattle Egret or Ospreys this morning.Roger Carrington
2014-04-11 00:00:00Adult Great Northern Diver from Stones Island. Grey Heron, Greylag Goose, Greylag/Canada Goose hybrid, 28 Barnacle Geese, pr of Mandarin, 8 Teal, drake Goosander, Scaup/ Tufted Duck hybrid. 9 Buzzards, 3 Sparrowhawks and a Kestrel from Sheepwash Hide. 7+ Oystercatchers, 6 Redshank, 4 Curlew, 2 Snipe, 30+ Pied Wagtails at dusk, 15 Chiffchaffs, 6 Blackcaps, 8 Willow Warblers, female Wheatear, White Wagtail, 11 Swallows, 4 Sand Martins, 2 House Martins, Linnet, 2 Ravens, and 340 Jackdaws towards Tail Bay at dusk. .Dave Newcombe/ Clive Ashton
2014-04-12 00:00:00Counts done during a circular walk. 65 Chiffchaffs, 34 Blackcaps, 22 Willow Warblers, 4 Treecreepers, 3 Nuthatch, 18 Blackbirds, 58 Wrens. Surprisingly only 8 Robins and 6 Dunnocks. Goldcrest in Hall Wood. Male Redstart singing near bend of WLC Creek and Shiningford Creek. 9 Linnets on Stones Island. Lesser Redpoll at Fishtail Creek. Siskin at Millfields. 45 Swallows and 7 Sand Martins around Stones Island. Also of note 6 Teal, Scaup/ Tufted Duck hybrid at Millfields. 7 Redshank, 2 Ravens. .Dave Newcombe
2014-04-14 00:00:00Adult Great Northern Diver off Stones Island. 2 Grey Herons at Sheepwash. Female Mallard with 9 ducklings at WLC. And a female with 11 at Sheepwash. Drake Goosander near Sailing Club. 3 Buzzards, 2 Sparrowhawks, Kestrel. Little Ringed Plover, 2 Common Sandpipers, 5+ Redshank, 3 Snipe. White Wagtail on Stones Is. Lesser Whitethroat singing on Shiningford Creek. Earliest site record, previous earliest was April 17th 2011. 26 Chiffchaffs, 15 Blackcaps and 13 Willow Warblers between Millfields and Sheepwash. 9 Swallows, Kingfisher, 2 Linnets and a Raven. .Dave Newcombe
2014-04-16 00:00:00Red kite being mobbed by 2 buzzards above gardens of house in Bolehill, Wirksworth. Flew off in direction of Carsington. Time 17.00. A great sight. Assume it was just passing through.Carole Leach
2014-04-19 00:00:003 common scoter yday. today a whimbrel on millfields island early am then flew east.mark pass
2014-04-20 00:00:00arctic terns began appearing at 9 am and by 10-30 there were 42 present!a bar tailed godwit on millfields island early am.mark pass
2014-04-21 00:00:00Great Northern Diver in full summer plumage, pair Common Scoter, first summer Little Gull, 3 Mandarin, 2 Yellow Wagtail, Sedge Warbler, Garden Warbler all on/from Stones Island. Redstart, Stock Dove Wildlife Centre Creek.All 0630-1000hrs including sightings by MAP, JB, SJR, AHS. 1 Swift and up to 46 Arctic Terns yesterday, no terns this morning.Roger Carrington
2014-04-22 00:00:0045 Arctic Tern & 2 Little Gull through between 0620-1030hrs. First summer Little Gull still around Stones Island plus Great Northern Diver, 6 Yellow Wagtail, 1 White Wagtail, drake Goosander, drake Mandarin, Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper. 5 Black-tailed Godwit at Wildlife Centre this morning..Roger Carrington
2014-04-22 00:00:00WLC: c.10 more Arctic Tern through from 1030-1500 (with one spending 30 minutes on a buoy mid-afternoon). !stS Little Gull showed well from WLC all afternoon. The 5 Black-tailed Godwit flew N at 1300. Later on Horseshoe Island, 3 Dunlin, 4 Snipe, 4 Curlew, 6 Yellow Wagtail and 1 White Wagtail. Also, 1 Wheatear at Sailing Club end of the dam.Plus, weasel on dam wall.James Owen
2014-04-23 00:00:00Great northern Diver,in summer plumage,heard calling early morning and seen flying around later. Kingfisher flew towards P Stanley hide. 4 Yellow Wagtails on Watersports island. Redstart singing in wildlife centre creek, also a pair in Warrington knob and another male nearby. Wheatear on Stones island. Drake Goosander by sailing club, also Little ringed Plover there. Common Sandpiper at Sheepwash, also 4 Teal there. A Common Tern briefly at the Wildlife centre, mobbed by BHG. Pink footed Goose at Wildlife centre. 2 Sedge Warblers,2 Garden Warblers,Lesser Whitethroat,Common Whitethroat. Also a Reed Warbler singing at Hopton reed bed. .Clive Ashton/Roger Carrington
2014-04-23 00:00:00pair of redstart at wildlife centre creek10.00 am both inspecting the nestbox.ian wright
2014-04-26 00:00:00LITTLE TERN flew through south east past Stones Island mid morning.c10 Arctic Terns through east/south east during the morning,9 Barnacle Geese high north east over Stones, Tree Pipit heard over Stones, Female Redstart in Wildlife Centre CreekPeregrine over east bank,Great northern Diver near Fishtail Creek,1 Swift..John Bradley
2014-04-27 00:00:006am-12noon stones. 3 bar tailed godwit(wlc) whimbrel flew north east 44++ arctic tern adult little gull gn diver (sum plum) swift 5+ yellow wagtail.mark pass
2014-04-28 00:00:00Adult Great Northern Diver looking very smart now in summer plumage. It was quite mobile today and was right in front of Sheepwash Hide for a while. Grey Heron, 4 Greylag Geese, 3 Shelduck, 2 Teal, drake Goosander, 5 Buzzards, 6+ Oystercatchers, 2 LRP, 5+ Redshank, Dunlin, female Wheatear, Sedge Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Common Whitethroats, 5 Garden Warblers, 18 Blackcaps, 17 Chiffchaffs, 14 Willow Warblers. .Dave Newcombe
2014-04-29 00:00:00Great Northern Diver still present late afternoon. WLC: 1 Curlew (bathed then flew W), 2 Redshank, 2 Teal (pair), 1 Grey Heron, 1 Mallard brood with 9 chicks (though kept separating throughout the day). Also, 2 Mandarin Duck and 2 Teal (both pairs) and 2 Little Ringed Plover at Sheepwash, a Redstart pair in WLC creek, 2 Common Whitethroat near Shiningford Creek, Lesser Whitethroat near Bombing Tower, 1 Sedge Warbler singing on Stones Island. .James Owen
2014-04-30 00:00:00Adult Great Northern Diver still present. It had a fly around between 12.05-12.19 before dropping back on the water. 4 Cormorants, Grey Heron, 8 Pheasants, 2 Greylag Geese, 6 Teal, drake Gadwall. 10 species of wader on site today. Lapwing, Oystercatcher(9), Curlew(1), Redshank(3), Common Sandpiper(1), Little Ringed Plover(2), Dunlin(3), Bar-tailed Godwit(1), Whimbrel(2), Sanderling(2). 5 Yellow Wagtails on Dam Wall including one showing characteristics of N Fenno-Scandia race thunbergi. Grey Wagtail, 2 female Wheatear, 3 Buzzards, 6 Swallows, juvenile Robin, Kingfisher, 12 Willow Warblers, 25 Chiffchaffs, 24 Blackcaps, 2 Lesser Whitethroats, Sedge Warbler, 4 Whitethroats, 8 Garden Warblers, Raven. .Dave Newcombe
2014-05-05 00:00:00Green Woodpecker at Fishtail Creek, also Red Kite over drifting south at 11:50am.John Matkin
2014-05-05 00:00:00Shelduck, 5 Teal, 2 Buzzards, Sparrowhawk, 2 LRP, 2 Common Sandpipers, 5+ Oystercatchers, 3 Redshank, Bar-tailed Godwit at Sheepwash and that or another bird at WLC/Stones Island later on. 2 singing male Redstarts....one in WLC Creek and one between Sheepwash and the brick tower. 9+ Swifts, 3 Treecreepers, Raven. Warblers counted between Millfields and Middle Wood (via Sheepwash) 30 Blackcaps, 29 Chiffchaffs, 15 Willow Warblers, 11 Garden Warblers, 4 Whitethroats, Sedge Warbler. .Dave Newcombe
2014-05-06 00:00:005 ringed plover, 2 sanderling, 1 dunlin, 1 common sandpiper on sailing club shore 0800hrs..Roger Carrington
2014-05-07 00:00:002 Teal, drake Gadwall. 6 Dunlin and 2 Sanderling on Horseshoe Island, 2 Common Sandpipers, 5+ Oystercatchers, 4 Redshank, Ringed Plover, 3 Common Terns, male Peregrine, Kingfisher. p.m visit only.Dave Newcombe/Chris Brown
2014-05-07 00:00:00Pink-footed Goose with Canada Geese at WLC. Pair of Canada Geese with 7 young at Sheepwash. Canada/Greylag hybrid, 2 Greylag Geese, 2 Cormorants, Grey Heron, drake Gadwall, 8 Oystercatchers, 2 LRP, Ringed Plover, 3 Redshank. 3 Dunlin at Sheepwash, then this evening at just after 18.00hrs on Stones Island a flock of 18 what appeared to be all Dunlin were flying around in Sailing Club Bay. 11 then disappeared over the visitor centre but 7 dropped in on Watersports Island. 35 Swifts, 12 Swallows, 10 Sand Martins, 5 House Martins, male Redstart in WLC Creek, 2 Sedge Warblers, 4 Whitethroats, 15 Chiffchaffs, 14 Blackcaps, 12 Garden Warblers, 7 Willow Warblers, 5 Reed Buntings. .Dave Newcombe
2014-05-10 00:00:00Grey Heron, drake Gadwall, 6 Ringed Plovers (5 on Sailing Club shore and 1 at Sheepwash), 2 Little Ringed Plovers, 2 Dunlin, Common Sandpiper, 7 Oystercatchers, 4 Redshank, Curlew, 2 Whimbrel flew in from the SE at 19.15hrs and landed on Watersports Island, Kingfisher, 7 Garden Warblers, 15 Blackcaps, 11 Chiffchaffs, 7 Willow Warblers, Sedge Warbler, 6 Whitethroats, c80 Swifts, 14 Sand Martins, c10 Swallows, 10+ House Martins, 16 Bullfinch. .Dave Newcombe
2014-05-11 00:00:00vis mig 6am to 10-30am stones- 3 arctic tern thru south west,3 shelduck,3 peregrine,5+ dunlin,3 ringed plover,yellow wagtail,5+ herring gull,3 curlew.mark pass
2014-05-11 00:00:00vis mig from cafe 6-30am to 11am-6 turnstone flew north west as did 36 dunlin,2+ arctic tern,common tern,yellow wagtail.mark pass
2014-05-12 00:00:00Fishtail Creek: Short-eared owl over at 20:20, Kingfisher, 1 possibly 2 singing Redstarts, Mistle Thrush with 2 juvs, Moorhen.Brown Hare on path.John Matkin
2014-05-12 00:00:0016 Mute Swans inc a flock 14 mostly immatures, Grey Heron, Pink-footed Goose, drake Gadwall, drake Goosander, Red Kite drifted S over Sheepwash at 15.30hrs, male Peregrine, Kestrel, 6 Buzzards, 4 Oystercatchers, 4 Ringed Plovers, Dunlin, 1 Arctic Tern through, Kingfisher, pair of Robins feeding 2 young in Hall Wood, 15 Blackcaps, 4 Whitethroats, 10 Willow Warblers, 12 Chiffchaffs, 10 Garden Warblers, Sedge Warbler, male Redstart singing between Middle Wood and Warrington Knob, 2 Goldcrests, 4 Treecreepers. .Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
2014-05-13 00:00:00Fishtail Creek: Mallard with 9 ducklings, Kingfisher, a Hobby hunting Swallows at 20:10 then again over Sitch Plantation at c20:40..John Matkin
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2014-05-13 00:00:006 Shelduck, 2 Mandarin, 1 Goosander, 1 Gadwall, 2 LRP, 2 Ringed Plover, 3 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel 4 Sand Martin landing on/going inside the sand bank at the WLC throughout the day.James Owen
2014-05-15 00:00:00Grey Heron, pair of Mandarin, drake Gadwall, 13 fresh Mallard chicks at Millfields. Possibly 2 broods as 2 females close by. 5 Buzzards, 15 Oystercatchers including a pair with 3 chicks on Millfields Island. 8 Redshank including a pair with 3 chicks, also on Millfields Island. Pair of Lapwings with 3 chicks on Big Island. 3 LRP, Common Sandpiper, Tawny Owl calling in Hall Wood. Male Redstart singing near Shiningford Farm. 1st summer Common Gull. Warblers counted between Penn Carr and Warrington Knob (via Sheepwash). 32 Blackcaps, 19 Willow Warblers, 28 Chiffchaffs, 15 Garden Warblers, 9 Whitethroats, 2 Sedge Warblers. 2 Reed Warblers-1 in Hopton Reed bed and another on the other side of the path to the reed bed in conservation area. 5 Swallows and a Raven. Dave Newcombe
2014-05-16 00:00:00An Osprey appeared in front of Sheepwash at 12.22hrs. It then flew down Hopton End before flying towards the Dam and leaving NW at 12.39hrs. A Turnstone on Millfields Island this morning. A fine summer plumage Sanderling on Stones Island this evening. Grey Heron, drake Gadwall, pr of Mandarin, Canada Geese with 7 young, 2 Greylag Geese. 3 Buzzards, female Sparrowhawk. Pair of Oystercatchers still with 3 chicks on Millfields Island. The pair of Redshank there actually have 4 chicks. Pair of Lapwings still with 3 chicks on Big Island. 4 Little Ringed Plovers, Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpipers, Curlew, 25 LBB Gulls, Sand Martin, Grey Wagtail, 13 Willow Warblers, 31 Blackcaps, 18 Chiffchaffs, 11 Whitethroats, 11 Garden Warblers, Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Reed Warblers (locations as yesterday). Also a Spotted Flycatcher in Tail Bay this morning (RC).Dave Newcombe
2014-05-17 00:00:00A count during on a circuit of the reservoir: 49 Woodpigeons, 48 Blackbirds, 46 Chiffchaffs, 43 Blue Tits, 41 Wrens, 34 Jackdaws, 32 Blackcaps, 31 Great Tits, 31 Chaffinches, 27 Willow Warblers, 26 Robins, 17 Tree Sparrows, 14 Dunnocks, 13 Song Thrushes, 13 Whitethroats, 13 House Sparrows, 12 Long-tailed Tits, 12 Magpies, 12 Bullfinches, 11 Carrion Crows, 9 Pheasants, 8 Garden warblers, 7 Starlings, 7 Reed Buntings (all males), 6 Collared Doves, 6 Goldfinches, 4 Pied Wagtails, 4 Swallows, 3 Coal Tits, 3 Mistle Thrushes, 2 Sand Martins, 2 House Martins, 2 Reed Warblers, 2 Nuthatches, 2 Jays, 2 Redstarts, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Lesser Whitethroat. 1 Garden Warbler with nesting material on Stones Island, Coot with 6 young at Tailbay, Long-tailed Tit with 4 by Upperfields Farm and another with 4 at Fishtail Creek. Group of 24 Mallard Ducklings at Penn Carr between c3 females. 8 butterfly species noted including 9 Brimstones, 2 Speckled Woods and 36 male Orange Tips.John Matkin
2014-05-18 00:00:00garganey male on stones then horsehoe. turnstone millfields islandmark pass
2014-05-18 00:00:00whimbrel north at 7-45am, sanderling stones brieflymark pass
2014-05-20 00:00:006-30pm- 2 bar tailed godwit flew NNEmark pass
2014-05-20 00:00:004 little tern(present 6 mins at 9-20am then flew east),sanderling,cuckoo and common ternmark pass
2014-05-20 00:00:00WeBS count for May.06.30-11.00 Mute swan 2,Canada Goose 52,Greylag Goose 2,Barnacle Goose 9,Mallard 55,Gadwall 1,Tufted Duck 70,Moorhen 2,Coot 40,Heron 1,Oystercatcher 12,Lapwing 3,Common Sandpiper 1,Little Ringed Plover 6,Redshank 6,Black-headed Gull 79,Kestrel 1,Buzzard 3Peter Gibbon and Roger Carrington
2014-05-22 00:00:00All counts done during a circular walk. 5 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 35 Robins, 18 Magpies, 13 Goldfinch, 35 Chaffinch, 7 Bullfinch, 3 Coal Tits, 8 Song Thrush, 2 Mistle Thrush, 61 Blackbirds, 56 Wrens, 12 Pied Wagtails inc a juvenile on Sheepwash Spit, Grey Wagtail, 23 Blue Tits, 15 Great Tits, 11 Long-tailed Tits inc 3 juveniles, 6 Dunnocks, 4 Nuthatch, 4 Goldcrests, 11 Treecreepers, 2 Redstarts, c35 House Sparrows, c20 Tree Sparrows, 5 Reed Buntings, 50 Chiffchaffs, 23 Willow Warblers, 8 Whitethroats, 50 Blackcaps, 18 Garden Warblers, 2 Reed Warblers, Spotted Flycatcher in Penn Carr. Also of note today: 5 Little Ringed Plovers, pair of Coots with 4 chicks in Tail Bay, drake Gadwall, Grey Heron, 8 Redshank inc the pair with at least 3 chicks on Millfields Island, Curlew, 13 Oystercatchers inc a pair with 2 chicks on Flat Island and a pair with 1 chick on Sailing Club Island, Linnet, 4 Buzzards, 2 Sparrowhawks inc one with prey, Kestrel.Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
2014-05-23 00:00:00vis mig stones- 4 arctic tern, 13 common tern, 4 ringed plover, peregrinemark pass
2014-05-23 00:00:00vis mig stones 7-10am- adult kittiwake 8-10am until 9-10am then flew north east, common tern, 2 ringed plover, dunlin, common sandmark pass
2014-05-24 00:00:00Tawny owl calling by Lane End hide 15.20Jan wood
2014-05-24 00:00:00Grey Heron, 3 Cormorants, 3 Greylag Geese, 64 Canada Geese, Greylag/Canada Goose hybrid, drake Gadwall, pr Mandarin, Buzzard, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk with prey at WLC, 14 Oystercatchers inc the pair on Flat Island still with 2 chicks, and the pair on Sailing Club Island still with 1 chick, 5 LRP, Dunlin, Common Sandpiper, 4+ Redshank, adult Kittiwake (am only), adult and 2 juvenile Pied Wagtails on Sheepwash Spit, and another juvenile on Sailing Club shore, Grey Wagtail, 10 Swifts, c20 House Martins, 2 Sand Martins, 5 Swallows, Great Tits feeding 2 juveniles near brick tower, another pair feeding young in box on Shiningford Creek, and a family of Treecreepers inc 2 juveniles in woods near P.Stanley hide. Dave Newcombe
2014-05-28 00:00:00Grey Heron, Barnacle Geese with 7 young, drake Gadwall, Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, 7 Oystercatchers inc the pair still with 1 chick on Sailing Club Island. Unfortunately, the pair of Oycs that had 2 chicks on Flat Island have lost them both. 4+ Redshank, 4 LRP. 5 BH Gull chicks on raft at WLC. 4 Herring Gulls ( 3 1st summers and a 2nd summer). 3 Grey Wagtails, Spotted Flycatcher in WLC Creek. Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
2014-05-28 00:00:004 Cormorants, Grey Heron, 2 Greylag Geese, 89 Canada Geese. The Barnacle Geese still had 7 young this afternoon but had lost one by this evening. Drake Gadwall, 4 Oystercatchers, 4 LRP, 5 Redshank, 5 BH Gull chicks on raft at WLC. Juvenile Pied Wagtail, 3 Grey Wagtails, 40+ House Martins, 40+ Swifts, Reed Warbler in Hopton Reed Bed, 6 Reed Buntings. Dave Newcombe
2014-06-02 00:00:00An Osprey in front of Sheepwash this morning at 10.35hrs. It eventually caught a fish near Lane End at 10.43hrs before flying towards Fishtail Creek and out of sight. 4 Grey Herons and 4 Greylag Geese at Sheepwash. 191 Canada Geese inc 12 young. The pair of Barnacle Geese have 4 young. 4 Cormorants, drake Teal, 3 Gadwall, 3 Buzzards, Sparrowhawk. 8 Oystercatchers inc a pair with 2 young on Big Island. Also a pair of Lapwings there with 3 fresh young. 3 Redshank, 2 LRP. Several family groups of Great Tits inc a pr with 2 juvs near WLC, pr with 2 on Shiningford Creek, pr with 3 near brick tower and a pair with 4 on Hopton path, 2 juvenile Robins on Stones Island,5 Garden Warblers, 14 Blackcaps, 13 Chiffchaffs, 3 Whitethroats, Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler, 7 Reed Buntings. Dave Newcombe
2014-06-04 00:00:00129 Canada Geese inc the creche of 12 goslings (2 broods) and another pair with 1 fresh chick, 4 Greylag Geese, the pr of Barnacle Geese with 4 young, 15 Mute Swans, 2 Grey Herons, 3 Gadwall, 3 drake Common Scoters present all day mid water, Buzzard, 4 Curlew through high NE, 5 Oystercatchers, 2 LRP, Ringed Plover, 3 Redshank, 11 BH Gull chicks on raft at WLC, c30 Swifts, male Redstart WLC creek. Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
2014-06-07 00:00:0012 Mute Swans, 3 Grey Herons, 6 Cormorants, 2 Greylag Geese, 264 Canada Geese, pr of Barnacle Geese with 4 young, pr of Great-crested Grebes with 2 chicks at Millfields, and another pr with 1 chick near Big Island, 3 Gadwall, Red Kite over Middle Wood early afternoon, then mobbed over Fishtail Creek several minutes later by 5 Oystercatchers. Buzzard, Kestrel. Total of 10 Oystercatchers inc 2 well grown young on Millfields Island, 9 Redshank inc 2 juvs also on Millfields Island, 2 LRP, pr of Coots with 4 chicks at near M'fields Island, 8 BH Gull chicks at WLC and 4 at M'fields. Kingfisher seen from Paul Stanley and twice at Sheepwash, 3 Redstarts on the east side, 6 Dunnocks, 9 Song Thrush, 39 Chiffchaffs, 17 Willow Warblers, 11 Garden Warblers, 33 Blackcaps, 8 Whitethroats, Reed Warbler, 26 Robins, 35 Blackbirds, 61 Wrens, 19 Chaffinch, 4 Jays, 6 Reed Buntings. Dave Newcombe
2014-06-10 00:00:007 Cormorants, 2 Grey Herons, 16 Mute Swans, Little Grebe at WLC, pr of Great-crested Grebes with 3 young at Millfields....probably the pair that I had with 2 on Friday but missed one, 261 Canada Geese, 2 Greylag Geese, pr of Barnacle Geese with 4 young, 5 drake Teal, 3 Gadwall, drake Pochard, 6 Buzzards, 12 Oystercatchers, 6 Redshank, LRP, 3rd s Herring Gull, 5 juv Pied Wags, Reed Warbler and Sedge Warbler on Stones Island, 5 Whitethroats.Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
2014-06-15 00:00:00260 Canada Geese, 4 Greylag Geese, pair of Barnacle Geese with 3 young. 15 Mute Swans, 3 Grey Herons, pair of Great-crested Grebes still with 3 chicks at Millfields, and another pair with at least 1 chick nearby, 2 Teal, pair of Coots with 2 fresh chicks near Big Island, and another pair with 3 well grown chicks in Fishtail Creek, 7 Oystercatchers inc 2 chicks on Big Island, 3 Redshank. Nuthatch feeding young in Warrington Knob, Redstart, Grey Wagtail, at least 2 Kingfishers in Fishtail Creek, 6 Song Thrush. Warblers counted during a circular walk: 27 Blackcaps, 8 Garden Warblers, 42 Chiffchaffs, 14 Willow Warblers, 7 Whitethroats. Although I only had 3 Reed Warblers on site (Stones, WLC & Hopton Reed Bed), Clive had been on site earlier and had 2 possibly 3 different birds in other locations. Dave Newcombe
2014-06-16 00:00:003 broods of Great-crested Grebes (1,1,& 3), 2 Little Grebes, 4 Greylag Geese, 261 Canada Geese, pair of Barnacle Geese with 3 young, 2 Canada/Greylag hybrids, 22 Mute Swans inc the pair off Sailing Club Island that have produced 7 cygnets, 7 Grey Herons, female Teal, 5 Oystercatchers, Curlew, 2 LRP, 3 Redshank, 4 Buzzards, Sparrowhawk, 23 BH Gull chicks 11 on Millfields Island and 12 on raft at WLC, 1st summer Common Gull, 7 LBB Gulls, distant pale mantled Gull this evening looked good for a possible 3rd summer Caspian Gull, 2 Kingfishers, Redstart, 3 Willow Tits, 13 Willow Warblers, 35 Chiffchaffs, 30 Blackcaps, 6 Whitethroats, 12 Garden Warblers, 2 Reed Warblers, Sedge Warbler, 4 Nuthatch, 2 Jays, 3 Linnets, Siskin.Dave Newcombe
2014-06-16 00:00:00WeBS count for June - 06.30 to 11.30. Great Crested Grebe 34,Canada Goose 378,Barnacle Goose 4,Mallard 103(three broods in Millfields of 7 big,5 week old and 8 'fresh'?)Tufted Duck 83,Cormorant 5,Coot 103. Same figures as Dave Newcombe for Little Grebe, Greylag Goose,Oystercatcher and LRP.His figures for Mute Swan,Grey Heron,Teal and Redshank I will use. Thank you DN.Peter Gibbon
2014-06-18 00:00:00Little Grebe, 9 Cormorants, 11 Grey Herons on Sheepwash Spit, 320 Canada Geese, 4 Greylag Geese, pr of Barnacle Geese with 3 young, 2 Canada/Greylag hybrids, 27 Mute Swans inc the pair still with 7 cygnets, drake Gadwall, female Mallard with 8 fresh young around a day old off Stones Island, adult Hobby at WLC this evening, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, 2 LRP, 4 Oystercatchers, 3 Redshank, 30 BH Gull chicks (17 on Millfields Island and 13 on raft at WLC), 36 immature LBB Gulls, Kingfisher, Skylark singing above Dam Wall this morning, 8 Reed Buntings. Also a Fox on Shiningford Creek at 17.36hrs.Dave Newcombe
2014-06-20 00:00:008 Cormorants, 9 Grey Herons, 27 Mute Swans inc the pair with 7 cygnets, 5 Greylag Geese, 2 Canada/Greylag hybrids, 330 Canada Geese, pr of Barnacle Geese with 3 young, 3 Tufted Duck broods-female with 7 chicks at Penn Carr, female with 3 chicks in Brown Ale Bay, and another female there with 1 chick, 8 Oystercatchers inc 2 well grown young on Big Island, 2 LRP, Common Sandpiper on Dam Wall, adult Yellow-legged Gull (looks like Brutus is back), 37 BH Gull chicks-22 on Millfields Island and 15 at WLC, 79 LBB Gulls of varying ages, 7 Common Gulls ( 6 1st summers and a 2nd summer), an unseasonal Arctic Tern this evening, Skylark on Dam Wall feeding on grass bank, 6 juvenile Pied Wagtails, family of 4 Coal Tits at Penn Carr, 4 Song Thrush inc an adult feeding a juvenile near WLC, 8 Willow Warblers, 19 Chiffchaffs, 16 Blackcaps, 5 Garden Warblers, 2 Reed Warblers. Sad sight of a dead Kestrel on Dam Wall. Male Broad-bodied Chaser at Paul Stanley hide.Dave Newcombe
2014-06-21 00:00:00Brutus back, Ringed Plover,Australian Wood Duck pairMark Pass
2014-06-24 00:00:00A very unseasonal moulting drake Greater Scaup at Sheepwash yesterday for most of the day before being flushed and ending up at Paul Stanley hide. The pair of escaped Australian Wood Ducks still at the WLC. 2 Little Grebes, pair of Great-crested Grebes with 3 chicks and another pair with 1, 2 Canada/Greylag hybrids, 350+ Canada Geese, 4 Greylag Geese, pair of Barnacle Geese with 3 young, 26 Mute Swans inc the pair still with 7 cygnets, 22 Cormorants, 4 drake Teal, 3 Shoveler at Sheepwash (2 eclipse drakes and a female), female Mandarin, female Tufted Duck with 10 chicks at Millfields, also the female still there with 7, another new brood of 6 at at WLC and the female still with 1 at Paul Stanley, 35 Lapwings, 5 Oystercatchers, LRP, 3 Redshank, Brutus the Yellow-legged Gull, 104 LBB Gulls, 2 1st summer Common Gulls, Kingfisher and Grey Wagtail at Millfields, 3 Reed Warblers-2 on Stones Island and 1 in Brown Ale Bay. Dave Newcombe
2014-06-26 00:00:007 drake common scoter off stones island towards fishtail 0740hrs.Roger Carrington
2014-06-27 00:00:00Three broods of Great-crested Grebes ( pair with 3 chicks near Sailing Club, pair with 1 chick near Big Island and an adult with 1 chick near Fishtail Creek). 8 Grey Herons, 12 Cormorants, 25 Mute Swans inc the pair with 7 cygnets, 4 Greylag Geese, 360 Canada Geese, 2 Canada/Greylag hybrids, pair of Barnacle Geese with 3 well grown young, pair of escaped Australian Wood Ducks at WLC, three fresh broods of Mallards at Paul Stanley (2,7 & 8), six broods of Tufted Ducks (1,3,4,6,6 & 8), 3 Oystercatchers, 3 Redshank, 15 BH Gulls chicks at WLC, ad Yellow-legged Gull, 10 Swifts, 2 Grey Wagtails, 18 Long-tailed Tits, Reed Warbler.Dave Newcombe
2014-06-29 00:00:0013 Black Tailed Godwit flew north east at 7-40amMark Pass
2014-06-29 00:00:005 Black tailed Godwits on Horseshoe island early morning, also 2 Common Terns there. Little Egret commuting between water sports and wildlife centre. 4 Little ringed Plover, 10+ Herons, 4 Greylag Geese, drake Wigeon, 2 drake Pochard, 2 Reed warblers, Yellow legged Gull.Clive Ashton
2014-06-30 00:00:00One Black Tailed Godwit Horseshoe flew off 8-45am also a Common SnipeMark Pass
2014-06-30 00:00:002 Little Grebes, 10 Grey Herons, 28 Mute Swans inc the pair with 7 cygnets, 402 Canada Geese, 4 Greylag Geese, 2 Canada/Greylag hybrids, pair of Barnacle Geese with 3 young, pair of Australian Wood Ducks still at WLC, female Mallard with 7 fresh young near Sailing Club Island, immature female Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzards, Black-tailed Godwit on Horseshoe Island c10.00hrs, Common Sandpiper at Millfields, 3 LRP, 3 Oystercatchers, 2 Redshank, 2 adult Yellow-legged Gulls (Brutus and his mate), 47 BH Gull chicks (25 at Millfields and 22 at WLC), adult Common Gull, juvenile Redstart on Shiningford Creek, 2 Reed Warblers (1 at WLC and 1 in WLC Creek), 2 Linnets on Dam Wall. Dave Newcombe
2014-07-02 00:00:000600-1000hrs with Clive Ashton. 1 Common Sandpiper. 2 Reed Warbler singing at WLC and along Creek. Female/juv Redstart in fields there. Kingfisher flew through trees at end of WLC Creek. Little Grebe at WLC. Family of 7 Swift in/out Visitor Centre eaves. 2 Spotted Flycatcher at Penn Carr. 2 Little Egret, female Red-crested Pochard, 1 Common Tern and 8 Heron at Sheepwash. 339 Canada Geese. 21 adult + 7yg Mute Swan. Roger Carrington
2014-07-04 00:00:00A rather early juvenile Yellow Wagtail on Stones Island this evening. A good count of 9 Little Ringed Plovers spread between Stones Island and Horseshoe Island. 11 Grey Herons, 52 Great-crested Grebes including young, 3 adult Little Grebes at WLC, 406 Canada Geese, 4 Greylag Geese, 2 Canada/Greylag hybrids, pair of Barnacle Geese with 3 young, 27 Mute Swans inc the pair with 7 cygnets, pair of Coots with 2 fresh young at Paul Stanley, 2 Teal, female Red-crested Pochard, 187 Tufted Ducks inc young, pair of escaped Australian Wood Ducks, 2 Common Sandpipers at Millfields, 7 Oystercatchers, Redshank, 43 juvenile Black-headed Gulls, 2 adult Yellow-legged Gulls, a ringed 1st summer Lesser-black Backed Gull at Sheepwash which I'm currently chasing up but, it looks like it could be a Danish bird, Spotted Flycatcher in Brown Ale Bay, juv Redstart in WLC Creek, Reed Warbler singing next to WLC, male Linnet at WLC. Dave Newcombe/Chris Brown
2014-07-04 00:00:00Pair of Great-crested Grebes with 2 fresh young at Sailing Club, 2 Little Grebes, 18 Cormorants, 10 Grey Herons, 4 Greylag Geese, pair of Barnacle Geese with 3 young, 28 Mute Swans inc the pair with 7 cygnets, drake Teal, female Red-crested Pochard at Sheepwash, 5 Tufted Duck broods inc a fresh brood of 11 at Penn Carr, pair of Coots with at least 1 fresh young at Penn Carr, plus the pair still with 2 chicks at Paul Stanley, 5 Oystercatchers, 6 LRP's on Horseshoe Island, 2 Redshank, 37 Lapwings, 3 Common Sandpipers at Sheepwash, 5 Curlew straight through south late afternoon, 2 adult Yellow-legged Gulls, 31 LBB Gulls, 1st summer Common Gull, 2nd summer Herring Gull, 53 BH Gull young (34 at Millfields and 19 at WLC), juv Tawny Owl at Penn Carr, also a Spotted Flycatcher there, 2 juv Redstarts in WLC Creek (RC had 4), juv Grey Wagtail, 2 Reed Warblers at WLC, 3 Great Spotted Woodpeckers inc a juv in WLC Creek, 15 Swifts, 22 Goldfinch inc 4 juvs.Dave Newcombe
2014-07-07 00:00:00Adult and 2 juv Little Grebes in Tail Bay. Pair of Great-crested Grebes with 2 young at Millfields, also 3 broods at Sailing Club of 2,2 & 3. 34 Mute Swans inc the pair still with 7 cygnets, also the pair off Horseshoe Island have 3 fresh cygnets. 7 Grey Herons, 17 Cormorants, 4 Greylag Geese. Coots still with 2 chicks at P.Stanley. Pair of Australian Wood Ducks still at WLC. 3 Red-crested Pochards (2 females and a eclipse drake). Drake Pochard. At least 9 Tufted Duck broods inc a fresh brood of 15 at Sheepwash...also 1,3,3,6,7,7,7 & 13. Red Kite at Millfields this morning before flying south. Hobby over Hall Wood this afternoon. 3 Oystercatchers, 7 LRP inc a juv, 4 Common Sandpipers, Redshank, 3 Yellow-legged Gulls (2 adults and a 3rd summer), 3 Herring Gulls, 111 Lesser-black Backed Gulls, 54 juvenile BH Gulls (26 at Millfields & 28 at WLC). Common Tern, 10+ Pied Wagtails, 2 Sand Martins through, 2 Redstarts in WLC Creek ( adult male and a juv), 3 Whitethroats, Reed Warbler, Raven over Stones Island, Linnet. Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
2014-07-09 00:00:00A colour ringed Great White Egret on site today (8/07/14). It flew past Sheepwash at c10.50hrs and settled at the northern end of the res spending time on both Big Island and Flat Island. At one point it looked it was leaving high NE before bizarrely being attacked by a Peregrine. It decided to drop back down and settle on Big Island for a while. It was later seen from Sheepwash by other observers but there was no further sign by early evening after evidently being flushed by a fishing boat. This is the 4th record for Carsington following records in 2008,2012 Dave Newcombe/Chris Brown/Clive Ashton
2014-07-09 00:00:007am-5 Common Scoter(4 males), probable distant Whimbrel flew west,2 RC PochardMark Pass
2014-07-10 00:00:00Great-crested Grebe broods of 1,2,2,2 & 2. 4 Little Grebes at WLC-3 adults and a flighted juvenile, 9 Grey Herons, 33 Mute Swans inc the pair with 7 cygnets and the pair with 3. Pr of Barnacle Geese with 3 young, Greylag Goose, 2 Canada/Greylag hybrids, 369 Canada Geese, 6 Teal, pr of escapee Australian Wood Ducks, 2 female Red-crested Pochards, 5 Common Scoters (4 drakes), at least 6 Tufted Duck broods of 1,3,5,6,10 & a whopping 22. Female Peregrine, 2 Buzzards, Kestrel, 5 Oystercatchers, 3 LRP, 2 Common Sandpipers, 102 LBB Gulls, 2 Yellow-legged Gulls, 4 1st summer Common Gulls, Common Tern, 2 Redstarts, 2 Reed Warblers, 3 Linnets, 2 Ravens. Dave Newcombe
2014-07-11 00:00:00A colour ringed Great White Egret flew past Sheepwash at c10.50hrs heading towards Hopton End. It spent time on both Flat Island and Big Island for a while before flying high to the NE. It was then attacked by a Peregrine before dropping back down on to Big Island. It was later seen from Sheepwash by other observers before being flushed by a boat and lost to view. This is the 4th record for Carsington after previous records in 2008, 2012 & 2013. Also on site 12 Cormorants, 11 Grey Herons, 393 Canada Geese, 335 Coots, 2 Red-crested Pochards, pair of escapee Australian Wood Ducks, 256 Mallards, 5 Oystercatchers, 5 LRP, Curlew, 3 Common Sandpipers, Ringed Plover, 2 Yellow-legged Gulls, 118 LBB Gulls, 2 Kingfishers, 2 Redstarts, 2 Reed Warblers.Dave Newcombe/Chris Brown/Clive Ashton
2014-07-13 00:00:004 Little Grebes, 8 Grey Herons, 17 Cormorants, pr of escaped Australian Wood Ducks, female Mallard with 10 fresh young, 6 Teal, 3 Red-crested Pochards, 7+ Tufted Duck broods, 12 Common Scoters (10 drakes), Buzzard, 2 Kestrels, 3 Common Sandpipers, 5 Yellow-legged Gulls, 60 LBB Gulls, 1st summer Common Gull, Grey Wagtail, 2 Redstarts, pair of Sedge Warblers tending to a nest on Stones Island, 4 Whitethroats, 12 Linnets on Stones Island. Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
2014-07-13 00:00:002 Little Grebes, 27 Mute Swans inc the pr with 7 cygnets, 9 Grey Herons, 20 Cormorants, Greylag Goose, Canada/Greylag hybrid, pair of Barnacle Geese with 3 well grown young, 389 Canada Geese, 4 Teal, drake Pochard, pair of escaped Australian Wood Ducks at WLC, 8+ Tufted Duck broods, 2 Buzzards, Oystercatcher, 2 Common Sandpipers, Dunlin, 5 Yellow-legged Gulls, 81 LB Gulls, 1st summer Common Gull, Kingfisher, Redstart, Sedge Warbler, 7 Linnets, 40 Goldfinch. Dave Newcombe
2014-07-14 00:00:00At least 5 broods of Great-crested Grebes. 6 Little Grebes ( adult and 2 juvs in Tail Bay, 2 adults at WLC and another at P.Stanley), 5 Grey Herons, 25 Cormorants, 33 Mute Swans inc the pair with 7 cygnets, and a pair with 3, 377 Canada Geese, Greylag Goose, pair of Barnacle Geese with 3 young, 4 female/juv Shoveler at P.Stanley, 3 Teal, 3 Red-crested Pochards, 4 Pochard, 7+ Tufted Duck broods, Buzzard, Kestrel, juvenile female Peregrine attacking Lapwings at Sheepwash, 58 Lapwings, 2 Oystercatchers, 3 LRP (2 juvs and an adult), 3 Common Sandpipers, 3 Redshank, Dunlin, 3 Yellow-legged Gulls, 2 Common Terns through south, Grey Wagtail, 3 juv Redstarts, c30 House Martins, 7 Linnets, 2 Ravens. Dave Newcombe
2014-07-16 00:00:00News for the colour ringed Great Egret has now been received. The bird was ringed as a nestling at Besne in France on 13th May 2013.It has subsequently been seen in the Netherlands on several occasions,the last of which was on 5th May 2014 at Beusichem, Culemborg.Clive Ashton
2014-07-16 00:00:002 Little Grebes, Little Egret (2 earlier in the day), 20 Cormorants, 7 Grey Herons, 2 Teal, 3 Pochard, 3 Red-crested Pochard, 321 Tufted Ducks inc young, 332 Canada Geese, 4 Greylag Geese, 2 Canada/Greylag hybrids, pair of Barnacle Geese with 3 young, 28 Mute Swans (34-RC inc broods of 3 & 7), 2 Oystercatchers, Redshank, 71 Lapwings, 9 Common Sandpipers (6 on Sheepwash Spit and 3 on far bank between Flat Island and Big Island), 3 Yellow-legged Gulls( adult, 1st s & 3rd s type), 2 Redstarts. Dave Newcombe/Chris Brown
2014-07-17 00:00:00WeBS count for July done between 09.00 and 14.00hrs.To add to fgures already given by Dave Newcombe, Chris Brown and Roger Carrington (early in morning). Great Crested Grebe 28(with broods of 4x1,2,3)Mallard 338 (with 5 broods of 1,4,3,12,6),Tufted Duck 319 (with 5 broods of 5,3,1,5,4) Canada Goose 382,Coot 450,Moorhen 1,2 Little ringed Plover. Peter Gibbon
2014-07-18 00:00:002 Little Grebes, 4+ Grey Herons, Little Egret, 21 Cormorants, 24 Mute Swans, 2 Greylag Geese, pr of Barnacle Geese with 3 young, 2 Teal, 2 Red-crested Pochards, 2 Pochard, Oystercatcher, 4 Common Sandpipers, LRP, 4 Yellow-legged Gulls, 175 LBB Gulls, 6 1st summer Common Gulls, 3 Reed Warblers-2 in Hopton Reed bed and one in Brown Ale Bay. Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
2014-07-19 00:00:00Little Egret, 6 Grey Herons, 37 Cormorants, 33 Mute Swans inc broods of 3 & 7, 415 Canada Geese, 2 Greylag Geese, pair of Barnacle Geese with 3 young, 3 Common Scoters (2 drakes), Teal, Pochard, Red-crested Pochard, 4 Common Sandpipers, 3 Yellow-legged Gulls, 26 LBB Gulls, 1st summer Common Gull, 2 Common Terns. Dave Newcombe/Chris Brown
2014-08-06 00:00:004 Little Egrets all seen at roughly the same time. 2 in Brown Ale Bay and 2 on Millfields Island. 5 Little Grebes, 26 Cormorants, 5 Grey Herons, 35 Mute Swans inc broods of 3 & 7, Gadwall, 17 Teal, Wigeon, Pochard, Red-crested Pochard, 5 Buzzards, 2 Sparrowhawks inc a male with Pied Wagtail prey caught at Sheepwash, Kestrel, 113 Lapwings, 2 Dunlin, 4+ Common Sandpipers, 2 Green Sandpipers flew on to Watersports Island at 09.20hrs (RC & DN only), Yellow-legged Gull, 3 Willow Warblers in song, 4 Chiffchaffs, 2 Garden Warblers, 3 Blackcaps, 2 Redstarts, 4 Sand Martins, 4 Swifts, Spotted Flycatcher, 10 Linnets. Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
2014-08-09 00:00:0010 Grey Herons, 3 Little Egrets, 3 Little Grebes, 36 Cormorants, 34 Mute Swans, Wigeon, 21 Teal, juv Shelduck, drake Red-crested Pochard, juv female Peregrine, 3 Buzzards, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 2 Dunlin, 5 Common Sandpipers, 101 Lapwings, 3 Yellow-legged Gulls, Swift, 2 Grey Wagtails, 2 Redstarts, c55 Tree Sparrows at WLC. Dave Newcombe
2014-08-10 00:00:003 Grey Herons, 2 Little Egrets, 35 Cormorants, 3 Little Grebes, 33 Mute Swans, 7+ Gadwall, juv Shelduck, 18 Teal, Red-crested Pochard, Pochard, 92 Lapwings, 2 Common Sandpipers, 3 Buzzards, Sparrowhawk, Red Kite over Sheepwash car park c10.00hrs, Hobby over Hall Wood at 13.25hrs, juv female Peregrine, 2 Yellow-legged Gulls inc Brutus who killed and ate a juv Moorhen at WLC, 3 Swifts, 4 Sand Martins, 25 House Martins, c30 Swallows, Grey Wagtail, 4 Redstarts in WLC Creek. Dave Newcombe
2014-08-11 00:00:00Early am-Wheatear 3(millfields dam wall),swift 16,grey wag 4(millfields 2 juv 2 ads)Mark Pass
2014-08-11 00:00:00Early am-Hobby 1(over road north end),Little Egret,Dunlin(adult),Shelduck juv,Teal 26Mark Pass
2014-08-12 00:00:00Kingfisher on perch in front of Paul Stanley hide about 17.40Jo Poynton
2014-08-12 00:00:003 Grey Herons, Little Egret, 32 Cormorants, 32 Mute Swans, 33 Teal, juv Shelduck, 2 Buzzards, 108 Lapwings, 2 Common Sandpipers, Ringed Plover through past Sheepwash, Yellow-legged Gull, Kingfisher, Yellow Wagtail at Sheepwash, 4 Grey Wagtails, 36 Pied Wagtails, 7 Swifts, 2 Sand Martins, c50 Tree Sparrows at WLC (c80 recently recorded there), 4 Ravens south over the woods, 12 Linnets. Dave Newcombe
2014-08-13 00:00:003 Little Egrets, 30 Cormorants, 5 Grey Herons, 35 Mute Swans, 3 Little Grebes, 6 Moorhens, 32 Teal, 3 Gadwall, Wigeon, 2 redhead Goosander, 4 Pochard, 2 Kestrels, 2 Sparrowhawks, 3 Buzzards, 103 Lapwings, 3 Ringed Plovers, Dunlin, 3 Common Sandpipers, Yellow-legged Gull, 15 Swifts, 3 Sand Martins, c60 House Martins, Kingfisher, 4 Redstarts, 2 Grey Wagtails, Yellow Wagtail, 2 Ravens, 70+ Goldfinch, 6 Linnets. Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
2014-08-17 00:00:00Early am- Little Egret 4, Ringed Plover 3, Curlew(flew sw), Wigeon, Common Sand, YL Gull AdMark Pass
2014-08-18 00:00:006 Grey Herons, 4 Little Egrets, 5 Little Grebes, 36 Cormorants, 31 Mute Swans, 298 Canada Geese, Wigeon, 3 Gadwall, 68 Teal, 2 Pochard, Red-crested Pochard, juv female Peregrine, 4 Buzzards, 2 Sparrowhawks, Kestrel, Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, 2 Yellow-legged Gulls, 4 Swifts, 5 Sand Martins, Yellow Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, Redstart, 5 Spotted Flycatchers (adult on Stones Island and 3 adults and a juv on WLC creek), 4 Ravens, 15 Linnets.Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
2014-08-18 00:00:00Early AM -Ringed Plover 6 and Dunlin until 7-40am then flew sw off stones.Little Egret 4,Redshank 3,RC Pochard femaleMark Pass
2014-08-19 00:00:00A juvenile female Ruff on Stones Island with 1 Redshank. Common Sandpiper at Sheepwash. Still 4 Little Egrets, though very mobile. 7 Red crested Pochard at Sheepwash (4m,3f),3 Gadwall, Pochard, 5 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 4 Grey Wagtail,5 Swift,4 Sand Martin,3 Redstart,2 Kingfisher,2 Raven, Whitethroat.Clive Ashton/Mark Pass
2014-08-23 00:00:006 Little Grebes, 2 Little Egrets, 35 Cormorants, 3 Grey Herons, 33 Mute Swans, 390 Canada Geese, 3 Greylag Geese, juv Shelduck, 64 Teal, Wigeon, 4 Gadwall, Pochard, 5 Buzzards, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 2 Dunlin, Common Sandpiper, 3 Yellow-legged Gulls, 2 Whitethroats, 2 Blackcaps, 3 Reed Warblers, 4 Grey Wagtails, 5 Swifts, 65 Goldfinch, 2 Ravens. Good numbers of Swallows and House Martins moving through.Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
2014-08-26 00:00:00Whinchat(dam wall),Tree Pipit(ssw at 8-18),Yellow Wagtail,Common Tern,Dunlin 5,Ringed Plover,Redshank 3,RC Pochard 4,OIK 1,Little Egret 2,Spotted Fly 3Mark Pass
2014-08-26 00:00:00Sand Martin 20,Yelow Wagtail 2,Little Egret2Mark Pass
2014-08-26 00:00:00Greenshank(flew sw),Wheatear 2/3,Dunlin 3,Stock Dove 6,Meadow Pipit 1 Mark Pass/Clive Ashton
2014-08-26 00:00:00BONXIE 2(circled resevoir 8-46 to 8-53 drifting south),Black Tern 1(8-05 to 8-10 only),Common Tern 55(all thru prior to 11am),Dunlin 8,Ringed Plover 4,Swift 8,Yellow Wagtail 2/3,YL Gull,Sand Martin 5Mark Pass
2014-08-28 00:00:003 juvenile Curlew Sandpipers flew on to Stones Island at 18.20hrs. A Greenshank on Watersports Island early morning. 31 Cormorants, Little Egret, 2 Grey Herons, 6 Greylag Geese, 615 Canada Geese, 2 Canada/Greylag hybrids, 28 Mute Swans, 11 Little Grebes, 53 Great-crested Grebes, 10 Gadwall, 51 Teal, 230 Mallards, Wigeon, Red-crested Pochard, 5 Pochard, 453 Tufted Ducks, 988 Coots, 4 Buzzards, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, 3 Dunlin, 3 Ringed Plover, 3 Common Sandpipers, 2 Yellow-legged Gulls, Common Tern, 3 Stock Doves, Swift, Redstart, 5 Grey Wagtails, 2 Ravens. Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
2014-08-28 00:00:00Tree Pipit(over stones 7-30am)Mark Pass
2014-08-31 00:00:00Little Egret, 3 Grey Herons, 35 Cormorants, 10 Little Grebes, 4 Greylag Geese, 32 Mute Swans, 62 Teal, 9 Gadwall, 3 Wigeon, 7 Pochard, 2 Red-crested Pochard, 5 Buzzards, Hobby, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, 90 Lapwings, 2 Common Sandpipers, 2 Yellow-legged Gulls, Kingfisher, 3 Grey Wagtails, 25 Swallows, 7 House Martins, 5 Blackcaps, Lesser Whitethroat, 11 Chiffchaffs, 2 Ravens.Dave Newcombe
2014-08-31 00:00:00Spotted Flycatcher. 16.00 hrs. On opposite side of Res to Sheepwash Car Park. North end of Hall Wood.Mick Sharp
2014-09-01 00:00:00Little Egret, Yellow Wagtail 3, Wigeon 6, Stock Dove 2Mark Pass
2014-09-01 00:00:00From vismig gate-Tree Pipit(sw at 8-05),Yellow Wagtail, Meadow Pipit 20+(sw when seen),Wigeon, Spotted Fly 2,Redstart, Reed Warbler 2, Lesser Whitethroat, Snipe, Peregrine, Stock Dove 3,Raven 2Mark Pass
2014-09-06 00:00:00Shoveler 2,Redshank 2,RC Pochard 2Mark Pass
2014-09-06 00:00:00Black Necked Grebe (off Lane End Hide), RC Pochard 3Mark Pass
2014-09-06 00:00:00Little Egret 2, Yellow Wagtail, RC Pochard 2, Ringed Plover juv, Peregrine, Lesser Whitethroat, YL GullMark Pass
2014-09-08 00:00:00Pintail, Little Egret 2, Ringed Plover, Yellow Wagtail, Gadwall 23, YL GullMark Pass/Roger Carrington
2014-09-08 00:00:00WeBS count 07.30 to 12.30. Great Crested Grebe 35,Little Grebe 16,Mute Swan 25(adults),Canada Goose 150,Cormorant 44,Grey Heron 3,Little Egret 1,Mallard 149,Gadwall 20,Wigeon 46,Teal 222,Tufted Duck 605,Pochard 41,Red-crested Pochard 3,Moorhen 3,Coot 960,Dunlin 1,Common Sandpiper 1,Redshank 1,Lapwing 9,Black-headed Gull 31,Yellow-legged Gull 1,Kingfisher 1,Pied Wagtail 25,Grey Wagtail 3(Hopton End).Peter Gibbon
2014-09-10 00:00:00Juvenile Black-necked Grebe at WLC.This is a different bird to the one that was here on Thursday. 26 Little Grebes, 39 Cormorants, 6 Grey Herons, 2 Little Egrets, 3 Shoveler, Pintail, 31 Wigeon, 13 Gadwall, 191 Teal, 3 Red-crested Pochard, 26 Pochard, 2 Buzzards, male Sparrowhawk, Hobby, Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpipers, 75 Lapwings, Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Kingfishers, Yellow Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Blackcaps, 3 Willow Warblers, c130 House Martins, 2 Goldcrest, 7 Linnets.Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
2014-09-14 00:00:00Black Necked Grebe juv(Millfields),Pintail, Sedge Warbler, Little Egret, Yellow Wagtail, RC Pochard 2, Dunlin 2Mark Pass
2014-09-14 00:00:00Marsh Harrier juv(flew nne low up west side 8-45 to 8-52am), Black Necked Grebe juv(millfields), Green Sandpiper, Redshank, RC Pochard 2, Dunlin 2,Little Egret 2, YL GullMark Pass/Richard James/Roger Carrington
2014-09-16 00:00:00Juvenile Black-necked Grebe still at Millfields.33 Little Grebes, 2 Little Egrets at Sheepwash, 4 Grey Herons, 44 Cormorants, 36 Mute Swans inc pairs with 3 & 7 young, 440 Canada Geese, 5 Greylag Geese, Shoveler, 111 Wigeon, 8 Gadwall, Red-crested Pochard, 64 Pochard, adult Hobby chasing Dunlin at Sheepwash, female Peregrine, 8 Buzzards, male Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 72 Lapwings, 3 juv Ringed Plover on Stones Is, also a Green Sandpiper there, 3 Dunlin, Snipe, 2 Yellow-legged Gulls. Wheatear and c15 Meadow Pipits on Dam Wall, 11 Chiffchaffs. 2 Lesser Whitethroats, Common Whitethroat, 7 Blackcaps, Willow Warbler, juv Goldcrest, 4 Song Thrush and a Redstart all Wildlife Centre creek. Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
2014-09-16 00:00:001 Green Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin, 1 Kingfisher, 4 Linnet at Paul Stanley. WLC: 1 Peregrine, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Snipe, 1 Little Egret, 1 Red-crested Pochard, 1 Shoveler, 2 Gadwall, 1 juv Tree x House Sparrow hybrid among flock, 2 Kestrel. Also, weasel near bombing tower.James Owen
2014-09-18 00:00:00Juvenile Black-necked Grebe still at Millfields. 31 Little Grebes, 33 Cormorants, 36 Mute Swans, 5 Grey Herons, 2 Little Egrets, 134 Wigeon, 17 Gadwall, Shoveler, 2 Red-crested Pochards, 88 Pochard, 13 Ringed Plover on Stones Island late evening, 3 Snipe, Dunlin, Yellow-legged Gull, Common Gull, c1'500 LBB Gulls in roost, Yellow Wagtail on Stones.Dave Newcombe/Chris Brown
2014-09-21 00:00:002 Little Egret Black necked Grebe (Millfields) 2 Redshank (Sheepwash) 3 Ringed Plover (Stones Island) Red crested Pochard (Sheepwash) 82 Pied Wagtail,2 Yellow Wagtail and 14 Meadow Pipits (on the dam wall) 9 Magpie (on Hopton bypass) 1 Stock Dove 4 Song Thrush 2 Skylark overClive Ashton/Roger Carrington
2014-09-22 00:00:00Sandwich Tern 2(adults briefly stones 7-22am), BN Grebe Juv(Millfields), Green Sandpiper, Pintail 4, Common Scoter 2(males), Ringed Plover 3, Dunlin, Little Egret 2, RC Pochard, Yellow Wagtail, Mark Pass
2014-09-22 00:00:00Common Scoter 2(males), Shoveler 2, RingedPlover 5, Grey Wagtail 4(all high thru!), RC Pochard, Yellow WagtailMark Pass
2014-09-24 00:00:00GREAT WHITE EGRET(flew in from west at 7-34 and flew up res appearing to land in brownale bay not to be seen again), BN Grebe juv(millfields), Ringed Plover 5, Dunlin 2, Common SandMark Pass/Clive Ashton
2014-09-27 00:00:00Black-necked Grebe still at Millfields. 35 Little Grebes, 60 Great-crested Grebes, 35 Cormorants, 572 Canada Geese, 16 Greylag Geese, 3 Grey Herons, 36 Mute Swans, 311 Wigeon, Shoveler, 26 Gadwall, 178 Teal, 96 Mallards, 638 Tufted Ducks, 95 Pochard, 1141 Coots, 3 Moorhens, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, Green Sandpiper, 3 Dunlin, 4 Ringed Plovers, 47 Lapwings, Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Kingfishers, 3 Swallows, 3 Grey Wagtails.Dave Newcombe/Chris Brown
2014-09-27 00:00:00Black Tailed Godwit 4(stones then flew ne at 7-20am), BN Grebe(millfields), Green Sandpiper(wlc), Ringed Plover 5, Dunlin 2+Mark Pass
2014-10-14 00:00:001 Great Skua - 17:30 circled amongst disturbed gull flock near Lane End, then swooped toward Horseshoe Island and lost to sight. Also, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Snipe, 1 Redshank, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, 3 Greylag Goose, 1 Kingfisher.James Owen
2014-10-23 00:00:00WeBS count for October (07.30 to 12.00)Little Grebe 22, Black-necked Grebe 1, Great Crested Grebe 15, Grey Heron 1, Cormorant 15, Mute Swan 24 adults, Canada Goose 4, Wigeon 342, Mallard 117, Gadwall 12, Teal 154, Pochard 136, Tufted Duck 203, Goosander 6, Moorhen 2, Coot 1,318, Ringed Plover 1, Lapwing 131, Bar-tailed Godwit 4.Peter Gibbon
2014-10-25 00:00:00Black Necked Grebe 1st winter(Millfields)Mark Pass
2014-10-28 00:00:00Great Northern Diver from 1130hrs, remained elusive and mobile for rest of day. Black-necked Grebe still near Millfields Island. Pair Stonechat Wildlife Centre Creek for third day. Adult Mediterranean Gull in evening roost from Sheepwash. Also 10,000+ gulls in roost, 2 Yellow-legged Gulls, 30 Meadow Pipits in dam wall fields, 100's of Wood Pigeon and several Skylark flew over during the morning.Roger Carrington, Clive Ashton.
2014-11-09 00:00:0013.00pm 4 red crested pochard, Millfields 14.30pm Black-necked grebe, in bay just north of Stones shelter.John Babb
2014-11-17 00:00:00WeBS count for November between 07.00 and 10.30. Mute Swan 40,Canada Goose 33,Wigeon 137,Gadwall 18,Teal 167,Mallard 172,Red-crested Pochard 4,Pochard 110,Tufted Duck 299,Goldeneye 5,Little Grebe 13,Great Crested Grebe 41,Cormorant 19,Grey Heron 3,Coot 1242,Moorhen 3,Lapwing 571,Redshank 2,Snipe 9,Kingfisher 1,Sparrowhawk 1,Kestrel 1Peter Gibbon and John Bradley
2014-11-21 00:00:00All this morning 0730-0930hrs. At Millfields: Drake Shoveler, pair Goosander, Green and Great Spotted Woodpecker, Kingfisher, 8 Siskin and a Lesser Redpoll over. 3 Redshank around Wildlife Centre and 2 Raven over.Roger Carrington
2014-11-23 00:00:00Adult Med Gull, Adult Caspian Gull and c5 Yellow-legged Gulls in roost from Sheepwash Hide 3:45pmJohn Bradley
2014-11-23 00:00:0010 Little Grebes, 38 Great-crested Grebes, 2 Grey Herons, 60 Canada Geese, 18 Cormorants, 28 Mute Swans, 10 Gadwall, 106 Wigeon, Shoveler, 4 Red-crested Pochard, 111 Pochard, 8 Goldeneye, c500 lapwings, adult Mediterranean Gull at Sheepwash from 14.45hrs, 2 Yellow-legged Gulls, a ringed Black-headed Gull (origin probably Norway), 12 Bullfinch, Lesser Redpoll, Kingfisher. Dave Newcombe
2014-11-24 00:00:001 Bar tailed Godwit, 2 Dunlin, 2 Red crested Pochard Stones Island early morning. 30 Pink footed Geese flew over SE at 0850hrs.Roger Carrington
2014-11-30 00:00:001st winter Med Gull in roost off Stones IslandJohn Bradley
2014-11-30 00:00:001st winter Med Gull with a metal ring on its left leg in roost off Stones Island plus 3 Yellow-legged Gulls, leucistic Black-headed Gull and 5 Shelduck.John Bradley
2014-12-01 00:00:002 female Red crested Pochards off the Sailing Club around 10.00 amMatthew Birkin
2014-12-02 00:00:002 Whooper Swan from Sheepwash early AM (apparently stayed until at least early afternoon).James Owen
2014-12-02 00:00:00Late afternoon visit. 2 Whooper Swans still present but appeared to leave over the dam at 16.25hrs. A good count of 15 Pintail midwater (2 drakes).Dave Newcombe / Chris Brown
2014-12-07 00:00:001st winter black necked grebe still present north of millfieldsMark Pass
2014-12-07 00:00:00Great Northern Diver(adult clearly regular bird off stones),Goshawk(JB north end),Shelduck,CurlewMark Pass/John Bradley
2014-12-07 00:00:00Great Norther Diver adult still off stonesMark Pass/John Bradley
2014-12-13 00:00:00WeBS count 07.30 - 10.30 Mute Swan 11, Greylag Goose 4,Canada Goose 73,Wigeon 42,Gadwall 17,Teal 106,Mallard 140,Pochard 109,Tufted Duck 228,Goldeneye 8,Great Northern Diver 1,Cormorant 16,Grey Heron 1,Little Grebe 6,Great Crested Grebe 48,Moorhen 3,Coot 1,125, Lapwing 342,Redshank 2, Snipe 13,Kingfisher 1. Also Sparrowhawk 1 and Kestre 1.Peter Gibbon & John Bradley
2014-12-14 00:00:00Great Northern Diver off Stones Island late afternoon, adult Caspian Gull and leucistic Black- headed Gull in roost.John Bradley
2014-12-21 00:00:00Great Northern Diver still, favouring far bank near Oldfield Lane. 8 (4males) Goosander, Kingfisher and Raven at Millfields at dawn. 20 Cormorant, YLGull and 1 GBBGull at Sheepwash. 8 common Snipe at Wildlife Centre.Roger Carrington
2014-12-26 00:00:001 Adult Great Northern Diver.Observed from Dam Wall,near to buoys.Clive Slack
2014-12-28 00:00:00Adult Great Northern Diver still. 250+ Pink-footed Geese NW at 10.15hrs. Greylag Goose, Redshank, 10+ Snipe, Yellow-legged Gull, 18 Meadow Pipits and a male Yellowhammer on Sailing Club Island, Grey Wagtail, 16 Siskin at Millfields (RC), 12 Fieldfare, 4 Greenfinch. Clive Ashton/Roger Carrington
2014-12-28 00:00:001st winter Med Gull in roost off Stones, c275 Pink-footed Geese flew NW at 3:45pmJohn Bradley
2014-12-28 00:00:002 Whooper Swans in flight flying East approx 14:00 observed from near visitor centre over middle of res, long distance record shot (400mm lens) if req.Carl Aldred
2014-12-29 00:00:00Saw 50 species on a circuit of the water, although a cold day the sun shone for most of it. Unfortunately despite careful scanning there was no sign of the Great Northern Diver.Alphabetical species list:Black Headed Gull, Blackbird, Blue Tit, Bullfinch, Buzzard, Canada Goose, Carrion Crow, Chaffinch, Collared Dove, Coot, Cormorant, Dunnock, Gadwall, Goldeneye, Goldfinch, Great Crested Grebe, Great Tit, Greater Black Backed Gull, Grey Heron, Grey Wagtail, House Sparrow, Jackdaw, Jay, Kingfisher, Laping, Little Grebe, Long Tailed Tit, Magpie, Mallard, Moorhen, Mute Swan, Nuthatch, Pheasant, Pied Wagtail, Pochard, Redwing, Reed Bunting, Robin, Rook, Snipe, Song Thrush, Sparrowhawk, Starling, Teal, Tree Sparrow, Tufted Duck, Wigeon, Willow Tit, Wood Pigeon, WrenAndrew Emmerson

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