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Sightings 2015

 Posted by on February 3, 2016

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30/12/15 00:003 GN Diver(today and y'day-juv still in shallows off stones with both adults at south east end sheltering from wind)MAP
28/12/15 00:003 GNDiver(juv now in shallows off stones/sailing club island).3 Dunlin, 300 Common GullMAP
28/12/15 00:00600 Lapwing, c1000 Common Gull at Sheepwash 1500-1600. 2 Water Rail calling, 2 Tawny Owl calling, 1+ Woodcock (2 sightings), 720 Jackdaws flew E at Hopton end 1615-1650Simon Roddis
27/12/15 00:001 Kingfisher at Millfields; 1 Water Rail calling in Hopton reedbedSimon Roddis
27/12/15 00:003 GNDiver all visible from Stones Island mid-morning. 7 Goosander at Millfields. 70 Redwing on Stones. Leucistic Common Snipe in WLC creekSimon Roddis
21/12/15 00:003 Great Northern Divers still, juv at Millfields and 2 adults mobile. 13 Goosander (4 males), Kingfisher and 2 Raven Millfields early morning. Leucistic Common Snipe still in Wildlife Centre Creek and 2 Dunlin with Lapwing flock.Roger Carrington
21/12/15 00:00WeBS count for December 08.00 to 11.00Great Northern Diver 3, Little Grebe 14, Great Crested Grebe 32, Cormorant 12, Grey Heron 1, Mute Swan 31, Canada Goose 119, Wigeon 79, Gadwall 31, Teal 245, Mallard 184, Pochard 88, Tufted Duck 269, Goldeneye 11, Goosander 1, Moorhen 7, Coot 925, Lapwing 439, Snipe 6, Redshank 2, Kingfisher 1, Black-headed Gull 1250, Common Gull 25, Lesser Black-backed Gull 34.Peter Gibbon and John Bradley
19/12/15 00:00Leucistic Common Snipe in WLC creek. Juv GNDiver at Millfields, adult off Watersports islandSimon Roddis
19/12/15 00:003 GND- the 2nd adult staying tight to bank North of fishtail creek this amMAP
18/12/15 00:003 GN Diver(juv at Millfields,resident adult offstones still a few spots on its back,2nd adult in full winter plum in fishtail then off watersports island),7 Goosander(millfields)MAP
17/12/15 00:001 Brent Goose 0839-0930 from Millfields. Ad and Juv GNDiver. 2 female Scaup WLC 1200. 200 Redwing in fields by WLC creek, 70 at MillfieldsSimon Roddis
16/12/15 00:00Jack Snipe at Hopton reedbed at 0915. Maybe just one GNDiver present now. Brambling at the Sheepwash carpark feeder. 312 Lapwing and 6 Dunlin at Sheepwash hide.Simon Roddis
14/12/15 00:002 GNDiver. 259 Lapwing at sailing club, 60 at Sheepwash. Kingfisher at Millfields. 50 Siskin in WLC creek. 20 Chaffinch at Sheepwash carpark feeder.Simon Roddis
11/12/15 00:00Juv GNDiver at Millfields and the second adult at Fishtail; Kingfisher at Millfields; 271 Lapwing and 1 Dunlin at Sailing Club; 30 Barnacle Geese on Horseshoe IslandSimon Roddis
08/12/15 00:00Two Leucitic Snipe at the Wildlife Centre this morning, along with 31 Common Snipe.Brian Harris
07/12/15 00:003 Great Northern Divers still, 110 Pink-footed flew NW at 1040hrs and a similar number probably the same flock flew SE at 1120hrs (maybe too wet to the NE!), 20 Barnacle Geese, drake Scaup at Sheepwash, pair Pintail at Sheepwash, 2 Golden Plovers and 3 Dunlin mobile with Lapwing flock, 39 Snipe (34 including nearly all white leucistic bird at Wildlife Centre, 3 at PSHide and 2 on Watersports Island), 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 16 Rooks in dam wall fields, 40 Lesser Redpoll still on Stones Island (Meally not searched for). 69 species noted.Roger Carrington
07/12/15 00:00c90 Pink-footed Geese over at 11:20 (heading SE). 20 Barnacle Geese mobile around the site.John Matkin
06/12/15 00:003 GND(2 ads +juv),2 YL Gull(ad+3rd W Brownale Bay)MAP,JB,RC,SJR,AS
06/12/15 00:003 GND(2 ads+juv),4 Shelduck,8 DunlinMAP,JB,RC,SJR,AS
04/12/15 00:00Still 3 GND (2 ads+juv)MAP
03/12/15 00:003 GND (resident adult and juv plus a new adult ive not seen this winter making it the 7th or probably 9th GND this winter so far!!) Caspian Gull adult, Leucistic Common Snipe(flew high over stones mid am with ano snipe and was a little smaller),Bar Tailed Godwit(Horseshoe),12+ DunlinMAP,SJR,RC
02/12/15 00:00Mealy Redpoll with c40 Lesser Redpolls on Stones Island this afternoon.Dave Newcombe/Chris Brown
01/12/15 00:00Leucistic Common Snipe again briefly from WLC 10:30.James Owen
01/12/15 00:00Water Rail(one seen plus one heard Hopton reedbed at last!! 8-45am), 2 GND(ad/juv),10 Goosander, Mealy Redpoll(RC-on stones)MAP
01/12/15 00:00Brambling (Hopton)MAP RC
30/11/15 00:00Leucistic Common Snipe at WLC: almost entirely a very pale cream colour but with dark lateral crown stripes, some brown blotching around the face and light brown markings on wing coverts; primaries and tail feathers almost white. 22 Common Snipe in total (16 WLC, 6 Sheepwash). 45 Siskin at WLCSimon Roddis
29/11/15 00:002 GN Divers, 83 Pochard, 14 Dunlin, 4 Raven. Also a Mealy Redpoll among flock of c40 Lesser Redpoll on Stones Island. These records are for 28/11 not 29/11.Clive Ashton/Mark Pass/Jon Bradley
26/11/15 00:00At least 2 Water Rails in Hopton reedbed 1330-1430; 452 Lapwing, 16 Dunlin and adult Caspian Gull from Sheepwash 1500-1600Simon Roddis
23/11/15 00:00Circular walk (8.45-11.45; cast in order of appearance): Black-headed Gull, Robin, Jackdaw, Redwing, Blackbird, Dunnock, Magpie, Mute Swan, Coot, Teal, Cormorant, Gt Crested Grebe, Carrion Crow, Wigeon, Common Gull, Lapwing, Rook, Tufted Duck, Mallard, Wren, Coal Tit, Grey Heron, Willow Tit, Song Thrush, Long-tailed Tit, Blue Tit, Chaffinch, Bullfinch, Goldfinch, Great Tit, Siskin, Nuthatch, Jay, Canada Goose, Goldeneye, Pied Wagtail, Pochard, Gt Black-back Gull, Pheasant, Little Grebe, Gadwall, House Sparrow ... (on a day when up to six GN Divers were seen, disappointed to get such a brief, distant binocular view I cannot even include it here for sure!)Gary Atkins
23/11/15 00:00Great northern diver x2 (ad + juv) , shag (9:50am then flew towards the dam wall), common scoter (drake) , goosander (redhead) , goldeneye x7 (2 drakes) , redshank, dunlin x12, G.S woodpecker, willow tit x6 (4 sheepwash, 2 wildlife centre) , nuthatch x2, tree sparrow x20+, siskin x10+ (near paul stanley hide), lesser redpoll x30+ (stones island)scott linacre
23/11/15 00:00Morning - 155 Mallard, 1110 Coot, 13 Moorhen and 17 Dunlin.Peter Gibbon
22/11/15 00:006 GNDivers: juv at Millfields, adult with some remaining summer plumage, another juv 0800-0900 then flew South, a winter plumage bird arrived at 0935 and stayed, plus 2 flew NW without stopping at 1028. 1Ringed Plover at 1100, 3 Shelduck flew in at 1140, 3150 Woodpigeons south, 225 Starlings westSJR,AHS,MAP,JB,RC,RDRJ
22/11/15 00:001.00pm 2 GN divers (1 adult and 1 juvenile) at Millfields, sometimes close together and at other times separate and diving for fish. Around 2.15pm the adult took flight, first going north and then circling round high up, eventually disappearing in to thin cloud southwards from Millfields. The juvenile remained.John Babb
22/11/15 00:001st winter Med gull and adult Yellow-legged Gull in roost plus a Snipe showing characters of the race (faeroeensis) feeding in front of Sheepwash hide with several other Snipe at dusk.JB, RJL, BGL
21/11/15 00:00Red Throated Diver Ad winter(MAP/JB-Millfields 8-05 flew in but skittish.Seen well in Watersports Bay 8-25 but not since), 2 GND(Ad+juv), 4 Little Gull(MAP-flew ssw over carsy village at 12-45),Kittiwake 1st wint(MAP-2-50pm flew out hopton end), 9 Whooper Swan(7 ads,imm+juv stayed briefly),Peregrine,Goosander, 16+ Dunlin (Shag gone) 5 ShovelerMAP,JB,SJR,AS,RC
20/11/15 00:00All day visit 2 G.N Divers(ad & juv). Juv Shag in Millfields on rocks by water tower. 10 Cormorants. Grey Heron. 38 G C Grebes. 18 Little Grebes. 26 Mute Swans. 14 Whooper Swans (found by SJR).81 Canada Geese. 242 Teal. 145 Wigeon. 2 Shoveler. 21 Gadwall. 52 Pochard. 105 Tufted Ducks. 3 Goldeneye. 10 Moorhen. Kingfisher. 7 Buzzard. 190 Lapwing. 6 Snipe. 16 Dunlin. 3 Redshank. 3 adult Kittiwakes (found by SJR). 3 Nuthatch. 3 Willow Tit and a Jay.Chris Brown/Dave Newcombe
19/11/15 00:004 Whooper Swan flew from Dam Wall area towards Hopton end at 11-10 but not seen againIan Scrimshaw
19/11/15 00:00Adult Caspian Gull on Sheepwash Spit 3:15 to 3:30pm, (also there yesterday recorded by SJR). 3 Yellow-legged Gulls in roost. Adult and juv Great Northern Divers still.Roger Carrington
17/11/15 00:003 Shag(all juvs-2 at draw off tower all day and one off watersports island mid am only), 2 Great Northern Diver(adult is back plus juv), 15 Dunlin(13 stones flew south 1pm,2 sheepwash),2 YL Gull(adult(RC)and 3rd winter), 11 Goosander(RC),Brambling(RC Stones). Glyn Sellors took fab shots of shag and juv GNDMark Pass
15/11/15 00:00Merlin (male) over Shiningford Creek at 10:05am.John Bradley
15/11/15 00:00Great northern Diver off Sheepwash this afternoon,Clive Ashton
13/11/15 00:00A Red-throated Pipit flew SW over Stones Island at 1115. Identified by its call. Searched for an hour but no further sign.Simon Roddis
09/11/15 00:00Millfield 0730-0900: 285 Woodpigeon south and 160 north; 60 Redwing, 40 Fieldfare and 10 Siskin south; 4 RavenSimon Roddis
09/11/15 00:00Sheepwash 1500: 80+ Teal (plus the Pintail and 2-3 Pochard) in a feeding frenzy on weed being blown into the shore by strong wind and wave actionSimon Roddis
08/11/15 00:00550 Woodpigeons flew S 1045-1130; 140 Fieldfare by WLC creek; 50 Lesser Redpoll on Stones IslandSimon Roddis
07/11/15 00:00300 Starlings roosted in Hopton reedbed 16:00 (but no sign of the Water Rails)Simon Roddis
04/11/15 00:00Fog started lifting mid-morning, the first time since Sunday night. From Sheepwash - Female Pintail, 14 Common Snipe on Spit, 16 Golden Plover circled then flew SW, 15 Cormorant, 6 male Pheasants on far bank and 7 Moorhen between here and Hopton Reedbed. Stones Island - 3 Dunlin [MAP] and about 20 Lesser Redpoll.Roger Carrington
02/11/15 00:002 Water Rails calling in Hopton reedbed this afternoon; 23 Lesser Redpoll on Stones Island this morningSimon Roddis
01/11/15 00:00Monthly birdwatching for beginners walk (10am-noon) - species list only: Blue Tit, Carrion Crow, Chaffinch, Jackdaw, House Sparrow, Tree Sparrow, Great Tit, Goldfinch, Dunnock, Wren, Robin, Magpie, Coot, Little Grebe, Gt Crested Grebe, Black-headed Gull, Tufted Duck, Canada Goose, Teal, Lapwing, Cormorant, Mallard, Wigeon, Linnet, Wigeon, Lesser Redpoll, Reed Bunting, Goldeneye, Greylag Goose, Nuthatch and Coal TitGary Atkins
31/10/15 00:00RbMerg, 5 Goldeneye, 80 Goldfich, 10 Linnet, 5 Lesser Redpoll, 20 Meadow Pipit on Stones Island 09:00. 2 Shoveler, 4 Snipe at WLC 11:00Simon Roddis
31/10/15 00:0009:00 circa 100 Fieldfares near Lane EndEric Dewhurst
30/10/15 00:00GW Egret around Sheepwash/Brown Ale Bay 0800-1030 but doesn't appear to have been seen after that. R-b Merganser (f), Goosander (m), Pintail (f). 11 Meadow Pipit on Stones, 9 Siskin in WLC Creek. 7 Willow Tit between Sheepwash and WLC.Simon Roddis
29/10/15 00:00Pm visit great white egret in brown ale bay and then from sheepwash hide till dusk also curlew sandpiper (found by richard lowe and b l) plus 20 little grebe.2 grey heron.10 cormorant.19 mute swan.female pintail.31 Gadwall.80 pochard.136 wigeon.66 canada geese.27 greylag geese.3 dunlin.210 lapwing.2 snipe.4 moorhen.Chris brown/dave newcombe
26/10/15 00:00Little Egret,52 Greylag, Female RB Merganser (Millfields), 28 Golden Plover over Stones, 15 Meadow Pipit, Fieldfare, Brambling over Stones and 5+ Redpoll. Clive Ashton
25/10/15 00:00Redwing !! Interesting partial Leucistic bird with mostly white face. On Stones Island. Take 2nd path left and watch from sign about bronze age barrow burial mound sign. Likes small Hawthorn with fern around bottom.Mick Sharp
25/10/15 00:00Female Red-breasted Merganser at Sailing Club then later at Sheepwash, 2 Yellowhammer flew s.w, 15 Golden Plover flew w, 1 Little Egret, c20 Blackbirds plus c10 Song Thrush on Stones early a.m, 3 Swallow feeding high over Shiningford Creek, Pink-footed Goose at Millfields, 43 Greylag Goose on Stones and 1 possibly 2 Brambling at the Wildlife centre.JB, MAP
24/10/15 00:00Female Red-breasted Merganser at WLC 12:30; ad Yellow-legged Gull Sheepwash 15:00-16:00Simon Roddis
23/10/15 00:00Raven x 2, Peregrine x 1, Buzzard x 1, Siskin x 3, Mistle Thrush x 1, Willow Tit x 6, Bull Finch x 10,Tree Sparrow x 3 Tree Creeper x 1,Jay x 1 . Lots of Redwing, Blackbird, Goldfinch, Robin, Wren, Goldcrest, Tits, Magpies, Corvids, Gulls and Water Fowl. Mick Sharp
21/10/15 00:00No sign of the yellow browed warbler today. On the res pm only was 23 little grebes.18 cormorants.10 gadwall.78 pochard.63 lapwing.3 buzzard.chris brown/dave newcombe
20/10/15 00:00 Yellow Browed Warbler, Hall Wood, 15.30. In a mobile mixed Tit/Crest flock. I stood by a 5 bar gate to conservation area which is raised up from the path about 3 mtrs. I left fern stems and 2 stones at side of path.Mick Sharp
19/10/15 00:00Female Merlin flew SE over Stones Island 0945; 53 Pink-feet NE 1115; 12+ Lesser Redpoll, 30 GreylagSimon Roddis
18/10/15 00:00WeBS count 07.00 to 11.00 Great Crested Grebe 50,Little Grebe 23,Cormorant 12,Grey Heron 6,Mute Swan 18,Pink-footed Goose 2,Canada Goose 620,Greylag Goose 32,Wigeon 131,Gadwall 21,Teal 158,Mallard 148,Red-crested Pochard 2,Pochard 89,Tufted Duck 128,Goldeneye 1,Coot 913,Moorhen 8,Lapwing 180,kingfisher q.Peter Gibbon and John Bradley
17/10/15 00:00150 Redwing and 40 Fieldfare through Hopton End 1130-1230. Red-c Pochard m&f, Yellow-legged Gull Sheepwash. 14 Gadwall Paul StanleySimon Roddis
16/10/15 00:00c60 Redwings through Visitor Centre car park early am.John Matkin
14/10/15 00:005 Common Scoter flew off west at 6:15pm after being flushed by two swimmers in the middle of the reservoir, plus disturbed other wildfowl and gulls which were roosting at the southern end of the res. This isn't the first time this has happened recently. John Bradley
12/10/15 00:00First winter female Ring Ouzel on Stones Island from 0845 to 1200 at least. First site record. Also 2 Raven, 1 Little Egret, 4 Lesser Redpoll, 15 Skylark northSimon Roddis
06/10/15 00:007am to 17.30.3 grey heron.little egret.11 cormorant.32 little grebe.21 mute swan.295 canada geese.pink footed goose.barnacle goose.canada/greylag goose hybrid.22 gadwall.82 pochard.2 red crested pochard(pair).9 moorhen.peregrine falcon.buzzard.sparrowhawk.kingfisher.53 lapwing.2 adult yellow legged gulls.1w herring gull.3 nuthatch and chiffchaff calling in hopton reedbed.chris brown/dave newcombe
05/10/15 00:00Species noted during monthly Birdwatching For Beginners walk: Jackdaw, Robin, Woodpigeon, Grey Heron, Wren, Carrion Crow, Kestrel, Goldfinch, Chiffchaff, House Sparrow, Tree Sparrow, Long-tailed Tit, Blue Tit, Black-headed Gull, Lapwing, Little Grebe, Wigeon, Teal, Tufted Duck, Gt Crested Grebe, Mallard, Canada Goose, Cormorant, Mute Swan, Dunnock, Willow Tit, Treecreeper, Pied Wagtail, Pochard, Gadwall, Starling, Blackbird, Magpie, Meadow Pipit, Coot and MoorhenGary Atkins
29/09/15 00:00WeBS count 08.10 to 12.20 Little Grebe 14,Great Crested Grebe 40,Cormorant 29, Little Egret 1,Grey Heron 7,Mute Swan 22,Canada Goose 152,Wigeon 84,Gadwall 13,Teal 101,Mallard 154,Pintail 2,Pochard 53,Tufted Duck 246,Moorhen 2,Coot 919,Lapwing 28,Common Sandpiper 2,Kingfisher 2.Peter Gibbon
26/09/15 00:004 Little Egrets flew past Stones Island and landed near Lane End Hide at 9:30am, 6 Redpoll on Stones Island.John Bradley
20/09/15 00:00A very early Goldeneye this morning also 2 Pintail, 1 Dunlin on Stones and Lesser Redpoll over WLC. A very showy Reed Warbler family has been around the WLC reed bed and nearby hedges over the weekend, they were less showy today but still present(which is the latest ever record from site).Clive Ashton
16/09/15 00:00Flock of 14 siskin over the Visitor Centre car parkJohn Matkin
13/09/15 00:00Black Tern meandering over Sailing Club bay at 5pm, drifted very slowly off west over DamTony & Jan Wood
12/09/15 00:00Great White Egret flew out through the north end of reservoir at 11:20am and headed off eastJohn Bradley
08/09/15 00:00Pm visit. 3 little egrets.3 grey heron.22 cormorant.25 mute swan.99 canada geese.12 wigeon.71 teal.22 pochard.3 gadwall.8 little grebe.2 common sandpiper.chris brown
08/09/15 00:00juv Arctic Tern briefly 8-55am, 5+ Sand Martin, Ringed Plover, Dunlin MAP
08/09/15 00:00Shiningford Creek 9:00am 10+ SiskinEric Dewhurst
07/09/15 00:00From the monthly Birdwatching for Beginners walk, held 10am-noon (species only, no counts): Osprey (thanks to Simon Roddis!), Little Egret, Pintail, Buzzard, Tree Sparrow, Little Grebe, Common Sandpiper, Collared Dove, Common Gull, Black-headed Gull, Lapwing, Mute Swan, Wren, Cormorant, Great Crested Grebe, Coot, Canada Goose, Tufted Duck, Mallard, Pied Wagtail, House Sparrow, House Martin, Swallow, Kestrel, Goldfinch, Coal Tit, Chiffchaff, Magpie, Woodpigeon, Robin, Carrion Crow, Blue TitGary Atkins
06/09/15 00:00Stones/WLC 0900-1200: 1 Osprey 1025-1040, 1 Hobby, 3 Little Egret, 1 Pintail, 6 Wigeon, 1 Dunlin, 2 Ringed PloverSimon Roddis
04/09/15 00:00Stones/WLC 0730-1100: 2 Little Egret, 1 Pintail, 1 R-c Pochard, 4 Wigeon, 2 Raven, 200 House Martin, 10 Sand Martin, 10 Swallow, 25 Chiff-chaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 6 Blackcap, 2 Meadow PipitSimon Roddis
03/09/15 00:0053 species on walk around reservoir. Highlights 2 blackcap, 2 whitethroat, spotted flycatcher, 14 chiffchaff, 9 little grebe, 23 teal, 1 gadwall, 1 pochard, 2 wigeon, 752 coot, kingfisher, flock of c80 goldfinches at bottom of Hays Lane and 16 mistle thrushes over Fishtail Creek.John Matkin
03/09/15 00:003 Sand Martin, 3 Little Egret, RC Pochard male, 7 Pochard,Ringed Plover, PintailMAP
02/09/15 00:00Redstart,Spotted Flycatcher,Lesser WhitethroatMAP
31/08/15 00:002 eclipse male RC PochardMAP
31/08/15 00:002 Pintail, Yellow Wag, 6 Pochard, Redstart, Green WoodpeckerMAP
31/08/15 00:007-11am in pouring rain- Turnstone(north at 8-35), 10 Ringed Plover(all north), 3 Common Tern,Stock DoveMAP
30/08/15 00:003-4 Little Egret, 1 Peregrine, 2 Pintail, 1Gadwall, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler around Stones and WLC 0845-1145Simon Roddis
30/08/15 00:00Osprey 0920-0945, 1 Pintail, 2 Little Egret, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Siskin around Stones and WLC 0840-1200.Simon Roddis
29/08/15 00:002 Little Egret, 2 R-c Pochard, 1Pintail, 1 Gadwall, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Siskin around Stones and WLC 0730-1100Simon Roddis
27/08/15 00:00WeBS count for August. 07.00 to 11.00 Great Crested Grebe 27(adults), Little Grebe 12,Cormorant 20,Little Egret 4,Grey Heron 4,Mute Swan 18(adults),Canada Goose 93,Greylag Goose 10,Wigeon 4,Gadwall 1,Teal 28,Mallard 160,Pintail 1,Pochard 2,Tufted Duck 392,Moorhen 7,Coot 979,Lapwing 1.Peter Gibbon and Clive Ashton
26/08/15 00:00Little Egret, Pintail, 3 Pochard, 30+ Teal, GBB Gull, Peregrine, 2 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover, c100 Goldfinch.Clive Ashton
25/08/15 00:008:30-11:00am Goosander, Little Egret, Spotted Flycatcher, Redstart (Juv), Lesser Whitethroat, Blackcap, Nuthatch, 3 x Little Grebe, Bullfinch.Eric Dewhurst
25/08/15 00:001 juv Spotted Redshank in WLC creek 0930-0950, 1 Pintail, 3 Wigeon, 4 Gadwall, 4 Pochard, 1 Little Egret, 1 Yellow Wag, 2+ Lesser Whitethroat, 1 GBBGullSimon Roddis
24/08/15 00:004+ Little Egret, Green Sand(flew south high),2 Yellow Wags(dam), PeregrineMAP
24/08/15 00:004-6pm in the rain. 5 Ruff(4 flew south east and later one landed briefly on sailing club island before heading the same way), Pintail(present since 20th),Pochard,2 Little EgretMAP
22/08/15 00:00Between 8 and 10 this morning. Redstart (Juv), Little Egret, Sparrowhawk (Perched on Wildlife Center Feeder) Eric Dewhurst
18/08/15 00:00Whimbrel(high SE in pouring rain)MAP,JB
18/08/15 00:002 Little Egret, 7 Goosander, KingfisherMAP
17/08/15 00:00Lesser Whitethroat. Time 18:14. East side of Carsington, next to the water. Plus Willow Tit at the same time. Peter Calvert
08/08/15 00:00Last 3 days--3 Common Scoter(today),Little Egret(every day),Yellow Wagtail(thurs),7 Grey Wagtail(friday incl 4 juvs millfields),Common Tern(thurs),RC Poch(female thurs), 3 LRP(thurs),Common Sand,Redshank,Redstart(juv today),Lesser Whitethroat(fri)Mark Pass
07/08/15 00:001 Little Egret (Stones Island) 3 Common Sandpiper 2 Little Ringed Plover c25 Goldfinch 1 LinnetNeil Moulden
02/08/15 00:00Osprey fishing at sheepwash 12:45-13:05hrs then lost to view over Hall Wood. Peregrine over Fishtail Creek. Greenshank and Common Sandpiper on spit at Sheepwash.Clive Ashton
01/08/15 00:00Greenshank,Red Crested Pochard(female)Mark Pass
31/07/15 00:00WeBS count for July 06.30 to 12.00. Great Crested Grebe 28(adults),Little Grebe 4,Mute Swan 29,Canada Goose 117,Barnacle Goose 1,Grey Heron 2,Cormorant 24, Mallard 130,Teal 1,Gadwall 2,Tufted Duck 302,Pochard 2,Coot 618,Moorhen 4(two pair of adults each with three young - fully grown at WLC and week-old at Hopton End),Lapwing 6,Common Sandpiper 2,Little Ringed Plover 2.Peter Gibbon
27/07/15 00:00Common Scoter off Stones Island.Red Crested Pochard near Watersports.2 Common Terns flew west.1 Dunlin. Peregrine over Hopton end.Clive Ashton/Mark Pass
25/07/15 00:005 Redshank and 1 Dunlin on Sailing Club Island and later WLC. 1 Ruff briefly on Watersports Island, also there 1 Black tailed Godwit ( later at Millfields Mark Pass) 2 Raven over Hall Wood.Clive Ashton
23/07/15 00:00A female Tufted Duck with 28 day old ducklings at Paul Stanley Hide in th afternoon were later seen at Sheepwash and Stones Island and last seen crossing the wide water towards Fishtail Creek in the evening. This size brood must have been the result of several females laying eggs in the same nest.Roger Carrington
23/07/15 00:00Adult Yellow-legged Gull and sub-adult Common Gull with Black-headed Gulls on Sailing Club shore this morning. Red-crested Pochard and Little Ringed Plover on Watersports Island. Lesser Whitethroat on Stones Island. 4 Restarts along path to Wildlife Centre Creek and butterflies, gatekeeper, meadow Browns, ringlet, small tortoiseshell, small skipper and common blue.Roger Carrington
21/07/15 00:00WLC: 1 Hobby through to west with prey, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Grey Wagtail (juv), 2 Greylag x Canada Geese (large young), 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Peregrine. Also, Wren feeding new fledglings, and House Sparrow pair feeding two young (unusually mixing with Tree Sparrow flock).James Owen
20/07/15 00:00Green Sandpiper,3+ LRP,2 Raven,Common Sand,2 PochardSJR,MAP
20/07/15 00:00Little EgretMAP,RC
15/07/15 00:00Redstart 10:00am Shiningford CreekEric Dewhurst
05/07/15 00:00Osprey fishing in front of Sheepwash Hide 1525hrs, then drifted towards Hopton in sudden heavy rain and wind.Roger Carrington
30/06/15 00:00Sedge Warbler (Reed bed adjacent to Wildlife Centre), Spotted Flycatcher (Wildlife Centre Creek). Great Crested Grebe with 2 young Shiningford CreekEric Dewhurst
23/06/15 00:00An Osprey again at 0800hr before drifting northwest. Mute Swans with 4 cygnets around Sailing Club.Clive Ashton
22/06/15 00:00Curlew west 7-20amMAP
20/06/15 00:00Great Crested Grebe 39(plus five broods of 1,2,2 well grown and two with young on back of probably 2 each),Cormorant 12,Grey Heron 2,Mute Swan 9(pair with 2 young),Greylag Goose 11(plus 4 young),Canada Goose 446(plus creche of 14, two broods of 3 well grown one 5 very small),Mallard 66 (two broods of 6 old and 7 week old). Pochard 2(pair), Tufted Duck 197, Coot 199 (1 young), Oystercatcher 5, Little Ringed Plover 2,Lapwing 26 (2 young with one missing foot on Millfields Island),Redshank 7(2 young on Horseshoe Island), Yellow-legged Gull 1,Kingfisher 1. Kestrel 2.Peter Gibbon
19/06/15 00:003 Common TernMark Pass
19/06/15 00:00No messagePeter Gibbon
18/06/15 00:00An Osprey at 0720hr, mobbed by BH Gulls, remained in the area this morning. Further sightings were made at 0800hr, perched on Lane end platform, and 0830hr over the east side. Clive Ashton/Roger Carrington
16/06/15 00:00Horseshoe Island: 6 adult Redshank and at least 3 young, also 8 Lapwing and at least one small young. 2 Oystercatcher, 6 Great Crested Grebe (including one pair with two chicks). 1 Kestrel, 1 Buzzard, 3 Pochard, 1 Kingfisher.James Owen
01/06/15 00:002 Little Tern(9-10 to 9-35am then flew wsw as rain eased),Hobby(thru)Mark Pass
31/05/15 00:00WeBS count for May 05.50 to 10.30 Only adults counted unless mentioned. Great Crested Grebe 43(pair with 3 small young at Hopton End),Mute Swan 5,Canada Goose 179,Greylag Goose 4(with young), Barnacle Goose 5(two sets of twin young)Cormorant 7,Mallard 46,Tufted Duck 107,Oystercatcher 4,Lapwing 7(pair with two small young)Little Ringed Plover 2,Redshank 1,Coot 40,Black-headed Gull 103.Peter Gibbon
31/05/15 00:00Stones Island/WLC 1900-2045 Probable Honey Buzzard at 1940 flew south down the west side. 1 summer plumage Sanderling on Watersports, 1 2cy Common Gull, 100+ House MartinsSimon Roddis
23/05/15 00:00Black Tern(9-40am to 10-00am),Arctic Tern(2nd summer),Sanderling,Red Kite(south at 9am),Grey Wagtail,4 Stock Dove,2 LRPMAP,SJR,JB
19/05/15 00:00early am--2 Turnstone,Sanderling,Greenshank,2 Dunlin--all on terra firmaMAP
16/05/15 00:00ROSEATE TERN Adult(9-26 to 9-55am showed very well off Stones before calling and climbing high,flying into the westerly wind),3 Turnstone(thru),2 Arctic Tern(thru),3/4 Ringed Plover,2 Whimbrel(thru nwest),Dunlin,2 Common SandMAP,JB,CA
15/05/15 00:00Early am- 1 Sanderling,1st summer Yellow L GullMAP,CA
15/05/15 00:00Early am- 9 Arctic Tern(flew east at 7-40am),4 Ringed Plover,DunlinMAP,RC
13/05/15 00:002 Sandwich Terns, 5 Sanderling on Sail Club raft. 3 Ringed Plover, 3 LRP, 1 Dunlin on Sail Club shore. Female Wheatear on dam. 0745hrs.Roger Carrington
13/05/15 00:002 Ringed Plover and a Dunlin on sailing club shoreline and a Common Sandpiper on Watersports Island at 14.00.Paul Bennett
12/05/15 00:001 Sanderling, 1 LRP, 2 Redshank and 4 Oystercatcher on Watersports Island at 15.00.Paul Bennett
11/05/15 00:0050+ swifts, 2 broods of greylags (both with 5 goslings).John Matkin
10/05/15 00:00Hobby over Stones Island, 2 Shelduck, 2 Dunlin, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Arctic Tern, 3 Reed Warblers singing in Hopton Reedbed.JB, MAP
09/05/15 00:00Marsh Harrier flew east at 9:30am, 4 Dunlin, 1 Ringed Plver, 1 Whimbrel on the lawn next to the Visitor Centre and later on Horseshoe Island.JB, SJR, AS
07/05/15 00:00Pair of linnet, 8 starling, 2 little grebe, and a mandarin drake at TailbayJohn Matkin
07/05/15 00:003 Whimbrel on Horseshoe Island this morning, also 1 Arctic Tern and GN Diver still present. Clive Ashton
06/05/15 00:003 adult Kittiwakes dropped in at 8:20pm, 2 Arctic Terns, 6 Dunlin, 1 Yellow Wagtail, G N Diver,60+ Lesser Black-Backed Gulls in roost plus a Sparrowhawk caught a Swallow off Stones Island. John Bradley, Mark Pass, Roger Carrington
04/05/15 00:00Following species are the collective sightings of the 11 people on the monthly Birdwatching for Beginners walk (10am-noon): House Sparrow, Tree Sparrow, Jackdaw, Song Thrush, Blue Tit, Coot, Garden Warbler, Black-headed Gull, Mute Swan, Tufted Duck, Great-crested Grebe, Goldfinch, Sedge Warbler, Canada Goose, Mallard, Swallow, Robin, Willow Warbler, Blackbird, Woodpigeon, Dunnock, Wren, Sand Martin, Arctic Tern, Carrion Crow, Redshank, Oystercatcher, Cormorant, Great Northern Diver, Great Tit, Coal Tit, Chiffchaff, Collared Dove, Magpie, Whitethroat, Lapwing, Willow Tit, Grey Heron, Chaffinch and Greylag Goose.Gary Atkins
02/05/15 00:00The adult Great Northern Diver in full summer plumage and close in to Sheepwash hide late morning/early afternoon. 3 Grey Herons, 4 Redshank, 3 LRP, Ringed Plover, 2 Common Sands, 7 Oystercatchers, Greenshank, Snipe. 6 Yellow Wags and 2+ White Wags on Stones Island in the evening. Pair of Redstarts in Wildlife centre creek. Female Wheatear on dam wall. Warblers counted during a circular walk include 25 Willow Warblers, 51 Chiffchaffs, 52 Blackcaps, 14 Garden Warblers, 7 Whitethroats, 2 Lesser Whitethroats, Reed Warbler and Sedge Warbler. Dave Newcombe
02/05/15 00:00For anybody visiting Carsington please be aware that on the morning of Thursday 30th April 6 vehicles were broken in to at Sheepwash car park and a number of items were stolen. Some cars were broken in to despite there being nothing on show. Therefore it might be a good idea to not leave anything of value in your car. The police are looking in to the matter and are carrying out some surveillance work. If you do see anything suspicious then please let the rangers know who will pass it on to the police.Dave Newcombe
30/04/15 00:00GN Diver, Dunlin 10, LRP 5, Ringed Plover 2, Turnstone 2, Whimbrel 1, Sanderling 1, Snipe 1(11 wader species in all), Shelduck 2, Arctic Tern 8 at 0920 hrs, Osprey 0630-0650 hrs drifted west, Swift 3, Sand Martin c200, Swallow c100, House Martin c20, Yellow Wagtail 10+, White Wagtail 4, Linnet 8. Clive Ashton/Simon Roddis
29/04/15 00:0013.30 to 14.30. 2 Sanderling, 2 Ringed Plover and 4 Dunlin in front of Sailing Club. 2 Common Sandpiper, 9 Yellow Wagtail and 1 White Wagtail on Stones Island, plus Garden Warbler, Blackcap, Willow Warbler and Chiffchaff. 6 Common Tern in front of Watersports Island, plus another Common Sandpiper and 2 more Dunlin on it.Paul Bennett
28/04/15 00:00GN Diver, Black tailed Godwit 5 (Millfields Island), Common Sandpiper 8, LRP 3, Ringed Plover 2, Teal 2, Swallow 100+, Sand Martin 30+, Garden Warbler 10+, Sedge Warbler 2.Clive Ashton
27/04/15 00:00A good selection of waders on site this morning: 1 Whimbrel,2 Ringed Plover, Little ringed Plover, 4 Dunlin and 5+ Common Sandpiper mainly on the sailing Club shoreline also a Black tailed Godwit at the WLC. The GN Diver is now in splendid summer plumage. A pair of Shelducks on Watersports Island. Yellow Wagtail on Sailing club island, a pair of Redstart in the WLC creek nest prospecting and another singing further upstream. Warblers well represented including Sedge Warbler on Stones, a Reed Warbler in Hopton reedbed [SJR],several Whitethroats and an obvious influx of Garden Warbler over the last few days. Simon reported a drake Mandarin on Millfields Island, and another 2 Common Sandpiper at that location so 7+ on site. Clive Ashton
25/04/15 00:00Spotted Redshank on Horseshoe Island at 9:00 till 9:15am but flighty and no further sign by 10:00.John Bradley
24/04/15 00:0006:30-11:00 4 Black Terns @ 07:25, 2 Arctic Terns 06:50-06:55, 1 Little Gull, 1 Whimbrel, GNDiver in flight, several Garden Warblers around Stones Is and 2 Sedge Warblers (Stones and WLC).Simon Roddis
23/04/15 00:0040 species logged collectively by a group on the annual evening Wagtail Walk, namely: Mute Swan, Carrion Crow, Barnacle Goose, Lapwing, Jack Snipe, House Sparrow, Canada Goose, Little Ringed Plover, Tufted Duck, Yellow Wagtail, Coot, Mallard, Black-headed Gull, Blackbird, Chiffchaff, Reed Bunting, Willow Warbler, Oystercatcher, Dunnock, Pied Wagtail, Redshank, Shoveler, Gadwall, Great-crested Grebe, Great Northern Diver, Wren, Woodpigeon, Blackcap, Blue Tit, Robin, Magpie, Cormorant, Little Egret, Tree Sparrow, Grey Heron, Chaffinch, Teal, Swallow, Curlew and Collared DoveGary Atkins
22/04/15 00:00WeBS count for April 06.00-11.00 Great Northern Diver 1,Great Crested Grebe 45,Little Grebe 1,Cormorant 9,Heron 3,Mute Swan 5,Canada Goose 100,Greylag Goose 6,Barnacle Goose 6,Mallard 34,Teal 2, Gadwall 2,Tufted Duck 108,Coot 65,Moorhen 1,Lapwing 12,Little Ringed Plover 2,Redshank 9,Oystercatcher 16,Common Sandpiper 1,Black-headed Gull 84.Peter Gibbon
21/04/15 00:002 Arctic Tern {flew NE at 7-45),2 Yellow Wagtail, LRP,Golden Plover(flew NE),GN DiverMAP,JB
21/04/15 00:00Early morning. 12 Shoveler, 1 Common Sandpiper at Millfields. Greenshank, yellow wagtail, GNDiver in summer plumage and Tree Pipit over Stones Island. 2LRP and 1 Dunlin on Sailing Club shore. F Mallard +6ducklings at WLCentre.Roger Carrington
20/04/15 00:00Jack Snipe feeding along the shoreline of Watersports Island at 7:45pm, GNDiver,female Common Scoter,2 Teal(pair),2 Shoveler (pair) in Shiningford Creek.John Bradley
18/04/15 00:005 Arctic Terns at 09:45 before flying northeast, GN Diver, Black tailed Godwit, Common Sandpiper, 3 LR Plover, Curlew, 2 Swift, 4+ House Martin, 2 Yellow Wagtail, Garden Warbler singing briefly Stones Island.Clive Ashton/Mark Pass/Robin Crum
11/04/15 00:00Arctic Tern 6(one NW at 7-45,one NW at 8-00,three 8-30 in worst rain,one at 9-35 briefly),Yellow Wagtail,White Wagtail 2,Wheatear,Common Sand,Black Tailed Godwit,Peregrine,LRP 2,(ringed plover heard),Swallow 60,House Martin,Blackcap,Willow Warbler 4+,Goldeneye 3MAP,CA,SJR,AS,
11/04/15 00:00GNDiverMAP,CA,SJR,AS
08/04/15 00:00Osprey seen from Stones Island at c17:30 flying north over the reservoir.John Matkin
08/04/15 00:00Osprey (from 7-10am to 7-30am approx)Mark Pass,Roger Carrington
07/04/15 00:00Osprey circling high over Millfields carpark at 10:30am before drifting off NW up the reservoirJohn Bradley
06/04/15 00:00Osprey(flew rapidly NW at 8-40),Common Scoter,Med Gull 1st summer,GN Diver,Shoveler 2,Redpoll,Swallow,Sand Martin 5,M Pipit(100's going NW),Shelduck 2MAP,JB,CA,RC,AS
05/04/15 00:00The following species were logged during the monthly birdwatching-for-beginners walk: Black-headed Gull, Coot, Canada Goose, Cormorant, Gt Crested Grebe, Gt Northern Diver, Mute Swan, Tufted Duck, Redshank, Shoveler, Oystercatcher, Lapwing, Reed Bunting, Common Gull, Coal Tit, Barnacle Goose, Teal, Blackbird, Magpie, Woodpigeon, Mallard, Dunnock, Jackdaw, House Sparrow, Collared Dove, Chaffinch, Pied Wagtail, Robin, Chiffchaff, Carrion Crow, Gt Tit, Buzzard, Blue Tit, Wren and Tree Sparrow. No hirundines!Gary Atkins
05/04/15 00:001st winter Med Gull around Stones Island causeway and WLC 0900-1000; GN Diver, 8 Wigeon, 6 Shoveler, 2 Gadwall, 2 Mandarin, 1 Red Kite, 1 Swallow, 2 Raven, 2 LinnetSimon Roddis
05/04/15 00:00Between 3pm-7pm : Great Northern Diver from Stones ( looks scruffy and neck and head still to develop full summer plumage ); pair of mandarin duck, close to east shoreline north of Fishtail Creek ; 2 redshank and 1 curlew from WLC .John Babb
04/04/15 00:002 Mediterranean Gulls on Horseshoe Island at 09.20 todayAndy Marshall
04/04/15 00:00Mediterranean Gull 2 Adults(from 7-30am until 11am when drifted west),Kittiwake Adult(9am to 10-30am),GN Diver Adult,Swallow 12+,Sand Martin 2,Stock Dove 2,GL Goose 6,LR Plover 1John Bradley,Mark Pass
04/04/15 00:00Dunlin 1(evening)Mark Pass
04/04/15 00:00Jack Snipe(watersports island),Wheatear 1(watersports),Chiffchaff 15+(fall on stones),Meadow Pipit(small passage going northwest)Mark Pass
30/03/15 00:00A Black-necked Grebe close in at Millfields at 14.55 hrs.Neil Moulden
26/03/15 00:00G.N diver, barnacle geese x27, pochard, peregrine, kestrel, sparrowhawk, buzzard x3, oystercatcher x11, redshank x5, curlew x3, snipe x7+, meadow pipit x5, chiffchaff (many around), fieldfare, willow tit, tree sparrow x50+, raven x3Scott linacre
24/03/15 00:00GN Diver, 5 Greylag, 32 Teal, 6 Goldeneye, Drake Gadwall, Drake Pochard, Mandarin heard at P Stanley, 13 Snipe, Black tailed Godwit, 31 Curlew roosted, Jack Snipe on Horseshoe Island [SJR, AHS] 2 male Wheatear on dam wall.Clive Ashton/ Dave Newcombe
24/03/15 00:00GN Diver, 2 Greylag, Jack Snipe still on Horseshoe Is, 5 Redshank, Rock pipit on Stones Is, 5 Meadow Pipit on dam wall [RC].Clive Ashton
22/03/15 00:00Egyptian Goose 3(on Millfields Island early hassled by Barnacle geese finally flying SE at 8-20),Kittiwake adult(early only),Grey Plover(per SJR),Black Tailed Godwit,GN Diver,Grey Lag 5Mark Pass
21/03/15 00:00A good day today with some decent birds on site. The adult Great Northern Diver was quite close from Stones Island early morning. 2 Grey Herons at Sheepwash. Teal numbers have reduced to 31. Still 10 Goldeneye and a drake Pochard on site. Raptors yesterday include 3 Buzzards, Kestrel and a Sparrowhawk. Waders were well represented with 8+ Oystercatchers, 25 Curlew into roost from Stones Island, 4+ Redshank, a Ringed Plover flying around Stones Island early morning, a Knot commuting between Stones Island and Horseshoe Island, a Black-tailed Godwit on Horseshoe Island for most of the day. A single Sand Martin from Stones Island am only. 2 adult Kittiwakes at Sheepwash from 14.15 until 15.30 at least. 15 Chiffchaffs all singing between Millfields and Sheepwash. Kingfisher at Sheepwash. 3 Great Spotted Woodpeckers including 2 drumming. 50+ Pied Wagtails pre roost from Stones Island. 3 Meadow Pipits on Dam wall, also a Skylark over, and a Raven at Sheepwash. Dave Newcombe
21/03/15 00:00Great Northern Diver off Stones Island, Drake Common Scoter, 4 Shelduck, adult Kittiwake, Black-tailed Godwit on Horseshoe Island plus 7 SnipeJohn Bradley
20/03/15 00:00Late afternoon visit 1 black tailed godwit and 2 snipe at wildlife centre.33 barnacle geese and 49 canada geese in fields behind wlc.25 curlew and 50+ pied wagtails on stones island roosting.chris brown
18/03/15 00:00Belated news Simon and Ken found 2 Avocets sheltering on Watersports Island at 1030hrs, they were last seen, around half an hour, later flying towards Millfields, subsequently no sign. Also 48 Whooper Swans flew west at 1010hrs and a Knot on Stones Island.Clive Ashton
14/03/15 00:00Kittiwake adult( 7-20am to 7-45 ), Whooper Swan 96 (all WNW 70 at 8-13,24 at 8-23,2 at 9-45), Bar Tailed Godwit, Little EgretMark Pass, Clive Ashton, John Bradley
12/03/15 00:007 mute swan.3 little grebe.adult great northern diver off stones island pm.2 curlew.3 redshank.4 oystercatcher.c50 tree sparrow on wlc feeders.chris brown and dave newcombe
10/03/15 00:00WeBS count 06.30-09.00h - Mute Swan 8,Canada Goose 137,Barnacle Goose 33,Wigeon 6,Gadwall 1,Teal 69,Mallard 64,Tufted Duck 77,Goldeneye 12,Great Northern Diver 1,Little Grebe 4,Great Crested Grebe 35,Cormorant 9,Grey Heron 2,Moorhen 2,Coot 192,Oystercatcher 15,Lapwing 26,Snipe 6,Curlew 6,Redshank 3.Also 30 Redwing.Peter Gibbon and John Bradley
09/03/15 00:00Chiffchaff in hedge by Bombing Tower.John Matkin
08/03/15 00:00The adult Great Northern Diver was close in at Millfields early morning before returning to mid-water. It is already starting to show signs of moulting into breeding plumage. 33 Barnacle Geese at the Wildlife Centre. Very little in the way of Wildfowl on site as birds move off to their breeding grounds. Of note was 4 Wigeon, 53 Teal, a single Pochard and 11 Goldeneye. 8 Oystercatchers spread around the various islands. 9 Snipe at Wildlife Centre. 4 Curlew at Sheepwash. Also 3 Redshank on site. 2 adult Mediterranean Gulls in the roost from Stones Island (3 adults roosted on 4th), 13 Bullfinch between WLC and Sheepwash including 8 on Lane End feeder. Goldcrest singing in Brown Ale Bay. 5 Reed Buntings at WLC feeders. And a single Raven over Sheepwash. Dave Newcombe
07/03/15 00:0009:45 stones island:great northern diver.11:30 wc creek stonechat making use of the fence posts both sides of the creek.ian wright
07/03/15 00:00Adult Mediterranean Gull at Sheepwash and Great Northern Diver still.Roger Carrington
03/03/15 00:00Stones Island: Great Northern Diver, 2 Snipe, 5 Meadow Pipit, Linnet flock of 26 over SW, 4 Oystercatcher. WLC Creek: 6 Snipe, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Siskin, Tree Creeper singing, 2 Oystercatcher. Sheepwash: 1 Ringed Plover early morning (finder JO), 13 Curlew then flying 0950hrs, 2 Oystercatcher, Sparrowhawk. PSHide: Kingfisher, 2 Redwing, GSWoodpecker drumming, 4 Snipe, 1 Little Grebe.Roger Carrington
22/02/15 00:00WeBS count for February 07.00-10.00 Great Northern Diver 1,Great Crested Grebe 54,Little Grebe 4,Mute Swan 9(4 were last year's young),Canada Goose 122,Barnacle Goose 22,Cormorant 9,Teal 84,Wigeon 27,Mallard 86,Tufted Duck 91,Pochard 3,Goldeneye 16,Goosander 3,Moorhen 1,Coot 243,Oystercatcher 8,Lapwing 173,Golden Plover 1,Redshank 1,Snipe 2,Kingfisher 1,Buzzard 2.Peter Gibbon and John Bradley
21/02/15 00:00Single Oystercatcher flying around and calling near new Osprey platform at Fishtail Creek, 2.30pmTony Wood
20/02/15 00:00Great Northern Diver still off Stones Island. 1 Curlew flying around Stones Island 0800hrs.Roger Carrington
10/02/15 00:00Shelduck on Horseshoe island, Oystercatcher on dam wall, 2 Redshank, 9 Snipe. GS Woodpecker drummimg,2 Nuthatch,2 Treecreeper. Sparrowhawk flew through Sheepwash Wood. 1st Winter GBB Gull.Clive Ashton
02/02/15 00:00This was the monthly birdwatching for beginners walk, which takes in Stones Island, the ranger base and Wildlife Centre (and records species seen, not precise numbers): Coot, Cormorant, Tufted Duck, Gt Crested Grebe, Gt Northern Diver, Canada Goose, Mute Swan, Pied Wagtail, Teal, Black-headed Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Lapwing, Goldeneye, Pochard, Wigeon, Tree Sparrow, Reed Bunting, Willow Tit, Snipe, Magpie, Carrion Crow, Jackdaw, Great Tit, Dunnock, Mallard, Blue Tit, Robin, Collared Dove, Blackbird, Chaffinch, House Sparrow and Coal Tit.Gary Atkins
28/01/15 00:00Shelduck at Paul Stanley Hide am.Brian Harris
19/01/15 00:00WeBS count for January 08.00-11.00. Mute Swan 5,Canada Goose 106,Barnacle Goose 2,Wigeon 56,Gadwall 16,Teal 82,Mallard 99,Pochard 159,Tufted Duck 249,Goldeneye 10,Great Northern Diver 1,Little Grebe 3,Great Crested Grebe 57,Cormorant 14,Grey Heron 1,Moorhen 2,Coot 1,273,Golden Plover 1,Lapwing 298,Redshank 2,Kingfisher 1,Sparrowhawk 1.Peter Gibbon and John Bradley
18/01/15 00:00Early morning: 7 Goosander and Kingfisher at Millfields, Little Egret and 16 Snipe from WLC, Great Northern Diver and 1 Shelduck from Stones Island. 15 Whooper Swans near Millfields at 1100hrs.Roger Carrington
08/01/15 00:0057 species this morning including: Tawny Owl calling 0730hrs Sheepwash. 12 Goosander, 11 GBBGulls, 1 Kingfisher at Millfields 0800hrs. Adult Great Northern Diver near Fishtail Creek. 13 Goldeneye, 16 Gadwall, 2 Redshank, 2 Yellow-legged Gulls. 3 Woodcock in Hall Wood. 7 Bullfinch on Sheepwash car park feeder. 50 Tree Sparrow on Wildlife Centre feeders.Roger carrington
05/01/15 00:00Red Kite over Sheepwash CP 12.00 to 12.15Dave Cousins

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