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Sightings 2016

 Posted by on December 31, 2016

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31/12/16 00:000720-1200: GNDiver still present. At Hopton reedbed first thing, 4 Jack Snipe, 5 Woodcock, 4 Tawny Owls calling, 9 Grey Wagtails and 5 Reed Bunting. 25 Mute Swan, 1 Shoveler, 16 Goldeneye, 5 Goosander, 5 Dunlin, 2 Redshank, 2 GBbG, 14 Feral Pigeons, 3 Stock Doves, 2 Raven, 90 Redwing (Millfields), 13 Meadow Pipits on the dam wall. 71 species.NULLSimon Roddis
29/12/16 00:00WeBs count for December-Little Grebe 16, Great Crested Grebe 32, Cormorant 22, Grey Heron 1, Mute Swan 20, Canada Goose 99, Barnacle Goose 15, Wigeon 103, Gadwall 27, Teal 221, Mallard 148, Pochard 177, Tufted Duck 196, Goldeneye 16, Moorhen 11, Coot 939, Lapwing 676, Dunlin 8, Snipe 22, Redshank 2.NULLJB, SJR
28/12/16 00:00GNDiver from Millfields this morning. 1 Shoveler at WLC. 7 Dunlin. Cetti's Warbler still on Stones. 2 Raven.NULLSimon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
26/12/16 00:000730-1045: GNDiver still between Stones and Millfields. Ruff still around Stones. 2 Redshank. 10 Dunlin at Sheepwash. 3 Woodcock flew into the Hopton end conservation area first thing, and 13 Grey Wags flew out of the reedbed. 8 Stock Dove. Great Spot drumming and Willow Tit singing at Brownale Bay, plus 5 Bullfinch including 3 feeding on the ground on the footpath. 80 Redwing.NULLSimon Roddis
25/12/16 00:00GNDiver off Millfields. A dark-bellied Brent Goose among Canadas on the dam wall. 20 Barnacles. 9 Goosander. 11 Goldeneye. 150 Golden Plover over Watersports. Ruff still. 10 Dunlin at Sheepwash. 2 Redshank. 2 ad Herring Gull. 1 GBbG. 7 Lesser Redpoll on Stones. Happy Christmas!NULLSimon Roddis
23/12/16 00:00GN Diver from Millfields this morning. 10 Dunlin and 1 Redshank around Stones. 1 GBbG. 2 Raven. 6 Lesser Redpoll at Millfields. 70 Siskin (30 Millfields, 40 Brownale Bay).NULLSimon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
21/12/16 00:00GN Diver still present. 3 Shelduck, 11 Dunlin, Ruff, 2 Redshank, c50 Snipe and Cetti's Warbler. NULLClive Ashton
20/12/16 00:00Adult Great Northern Diver off Stones Island this morning. Also present Ruff, 2 Redshank, 8 Dunlin, 280 Golden Plover, 48 Snipe, Cetti's Warbler, 5 Goosander and Kingfisher.NULLCA/RC/SJR
20/12/16 00:001200-1500: 49 Greylag, 29 Barnacles, 12 Goosander (Millfields), 3 Shoveler, 500 Lapwing, 8 Dunlin, 2 ad Yellow-legged Gulls (Sheepwash).NULLSimon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
17/12/16 00:000730-1200: Little Stint, Ruff, 8 Dunlin and Cetti's Warbler still on Stones island, and 1 Crossbill over, flying N. 1 Curlew. 31 Pink-footed Geese SE at 0935, 130 NW at 1125. 16 Barnacle Geese. 5 Shoveler. 10 Goosander. 13 Goldeneye. 6 Bullfinch and 20 Siskin at Millfields. 76 species.NULLSimon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
16/12/16 00:0042 Golden Plover, Little Stint and Dunlins with Lapwing flock on Watersports Island.
Elusive Cetti's Warbler still calling occasionally on Stones Island this afternoon.
6 Shoveler(3 drakes) and 15 Barnacle Geese from Wildlife Centre.
3 Yellow-legged Gulls, 12 Herring Gulls in roost from Sheepwash Hide and 2 Raven over.
NULLRoger Carrington
15/12/16 00:00Afternoon visit: Little Stint, Ruff and Cetti's Warbler still on Stones island. 2 White-fronted Geese with 11 Greylags from Lane End, presumably the 2 that were seen around the south of the county a few weeks ago. Pair of Shoveler at WLC. At least 800 Common Gull in the roost by 1530. Single Herring, Yellow-legged and GBB Gulls from Sheepwash. 3 Willow Tit at WLC. 10 Lesser Redpoll on Stones. 30 Siskin at Hopton. 66 species, not bad for a grotty afternoon!NULLSimon Roddis
14/12/16 00:00Little Stint and Ruff still around Stones/Watersports island, along with 29 Golden Plover, 13 Dunlin, 3 Redshank. Adult Herring and Yellow-legged Gulls at Sheepwash. 13 Goldeneye. 100 Redwing at Millfields. 4 Greenfinch. 14 Feral Pigeons at Tail Bay.NULLSimon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
13/12/16 00:00Little Stint and Ruff still on Stones island. 9 Dunlin. 39 Common Snipe. 1 Jack Snipe at Hopton reedbed early morning. 700 Lapwing. 16 Gadwall. 182 Pochard (from Sheepwash and WLC). 2 Herring Gull. 1 GBbG. In 2 hours in Hopton/Sheepwash area, 32 Robins, 26 Blackbirds, 32 Wrens, 16 Dunnocks and 11 Song Thrushes. 15 Grey Wagtails out of Hopton reedbed early morning. 1 Brambling at Hopton. 9 Lesser Redpoll on Stones.NULLSimon Roddis
12/12/16 00:00Little Stint and Ruff still on Watersports island. 16 Goosander (1m,15 redheads) at Millfields. 9 Herring Gulls. 3 Stock Doves. 1 Skylark. 28 Fieldfare S. 1 Brambling at Millfields.NULLSimon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
11/12/16 00:00Little Stint, Ruff, 18 Dunlin, 2 Shelduck and male Stonechat still around Stones. 10 Shoveler (5m,5f) at WLC. 250 Pink-footed Geese E. 700 Lapwing. 1 Golden Plover. 2 Redshank. 3 Jack Snipe in Hopton reedbed at first light. c40 Herring Gull S. 10 Stock Dove. 600 Redwing and 130 Fieldfare S. 13 Grey Wagtails out of Hopton reedbed first thing. 10 Lesser Redpoll (9 on Stones). 74 species.NULLSimon Roddis, Jon Bradley
10/12/16 00:00Little Stint, Ruff, 18 Dunlin and 2 Shelduck all still present. Cetti's Warbler calling and giving short bursts of song on Stones Island. Kingfisher flew over Stones. 6 Grey Wagtail out of Hopton reed bed at dawn.NULLClive Ashton
09/12/16 00:00Little Stint, Ruff, 18 Dunlin, 2 Shelduck and Cetti's Warbler still around Stones/Watersports. Jack Snipe at Hopton reedbed early morning. 4 Herring Gull. 1 GBbG. 1+ Skylark over. 3 Raven. More southwards movement of thrushes: 2150 Redwing and 45 Fieldfare. 12 Grey Wag came out of Hopton reedbed early morning. 1 Brambling over Hopton. 8 Lesser Redpoll on Stones.NULLSJR, AHS, CA
08/12/16 00:00Little Stint still on Watersports island. 18 Dunlin. 2 Redshank. 400 Lapwing. 210 Teal. 2 Shelduck. Adult male Peregrine causing havoc. 4 Stock Dove incl 3 high to SE. 1 Skylark. Cetti's Warbler and male Stonechat on Stones island. Some of the Redwing that flew NE a couple of weeks ago clearly decided they didn't like it up there: 1400 flew S this morning. 30 Fieldfare.NULLSimon Roddis, Roger Carrington
07/12/16 00:00Brief visit this morning: 16 Dunlin, 2 Redshank, Ruff and Little Stint all on Stones Island along with 2 Shelduck and the Cetti's Warbler.NULLClive Ashton
05/12/16 00:00Monthly Birdwaching for Beginners walk (10am-noon); 42 species observed, which is the best total of 2016 and includes two species not seen before during 11 years of previous BfB walks. Details: Magpie, Blackbird, Carrion Crow, Starling, Jackdaw, Pied Wagtail, Woodpigeon, Dunnock, Dunlin, Gt Black-backed Gull, Lapwing, Coot, Little Stint, Shelduck, Teal, Wigeon, Mallard, Canada Goose, Ruff, Gt Crested Grebe, Snipe, Little Grebe, Tufted Duck, Mute Swan, Robin, Blue Tit, Black-headed Gull, House Sparrow, Collared Dove, Wren, Great Tit, Chaffinch, Redpoll, Cormorant, Pochard, Tree Sparrow, Song Thrush, Willow Tit, Coal Tit, Gt Spotted Woodpecker, Kestrel and Pink-footed Goose.NULLGary Atkins
05/12/16 00:00Buzzard teal redshank 14 snipe 15 dunlin
Wigeon lesser black backed gull kestrel redwings
Pochard gadwall goldcrest goldeneye
All seen between 10am and 12pm
NULLTom Wareham
04/12/16 00:002 Shelduck off Stones IslandNULLIan Scrimshaw
03/12/16 00:00Little Stint, Ruff, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 18 Dunlin, 2 Redshank, 2 Shelduck on Stones/Watersports. 1 more Dunlin at WLC. Cetti's still on Stones.NULLSHR, JB, AHS
03/12/16 00:00Little Stint, Ruff and Cetti's still present. 180 Canada Geese. 4 Greylags. 19 Gadwall. 17 Dunlin. 3 Redshank. Woodcock at Hopton first thing. 1 GBbG. 450 Redwing. 600 Jackdaw over Hopton early morning. NULLSimon Roddis
01/12/16 00:00Little Stint still on Watersports island, and a Ruff and 17 Dunlin there. 3 Redshank. Jack Snipe at Hopton reedbed first thing. 147 Canadas and 1 Pink-foot. 17 Goosander at Millfields at dawn. 17+ Gadwall. No sign of the Scaup. 1 Little Egret flew through early morning. 150 Woodpigeons N. Cetti's Warbler still on Stones island. Male Stonechat at WLC. 3 Mistle Thrush at Sheepwash. 14 Grey Wagtails out of Hopton reedbed early morning.NULLSJR, CA, DN, CB
30/11/16 00:002 Hawfinches NE over Hopton end are the first since 2006. Quieter vismig: 740 Redwings, 266 Fieldfare, 200 Woodpigeons, 1 Stock Dove. Little Stint, Scaup and Cetti's Warbler all still present. 44 Common Snipe (Roger C's count), big increase this week. 12 Dunlin. 2 Redshank. 1 GBbG. Water Rail calling in Hopton reedbed. NULLSimon Roddis
29/11/16 00:00Birds on the move again at Hopton this morning: 2580 Redwing, 109 Fieldfare and 1 Blackbird NE, 235 Woodpigeons and 1 Stock Dove N, 0830-1000. 10 Dunlin at Watersports/Stones. 9 Lesser Redpoll at Hopton.NULLSimon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
28/11/16 00:00Vismig at Hopton, 0820-1000: 3150 Redwing, 26 Fieldfare, 1 Blackbird, 200 Starling all NE. 5 Stock Dove E. 14 Common Scoter off Stones late morning (RC) but appeared to have gone by 1300. Imm male Scaup still in Brownale Bay. Little Stint still on Watersports island. 9 Dunlin. 22 Common Snipe. 4 Herring Gull. 3 Raven. Cetti's still calling on south side of Stones, and 1 Chiffchaff at Hopton. 6 Greenfinch at Hopton. (70 species)NULLSJR,AHS,RC
27/11/16 00:00Large movement over Hopton this morning: 9270 Redwing, 82 Fieldfare, 4 Blackbird, 870 Starling, all north-east. 110 Woodpigeons N. 2 Stock Dove E. 15 Lesser Redpoll. 50 Siskin. The Scaup still in Brownale Bay.NULLSimon Roddis
26/11/16 00:00A very late Little Stint on Stones Island this morning. Also present 3 Jack Snipe in the Hopton end, Shoveler and the 1st winter drake Scaup in Brown Ale Bay [JB], 44 Pink footed Geese west, 5 Snipe, 4 Dunlin, 4 Redshank, Yellow legged Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Cetti's Warbler singing briefly and 530 Wood Pigeons north.NULLCA,JB,SJR,AHS.
25/11/16 00:00Drake Red-breasted Merganser and 2 Dunlin from Sheepwash (RC).
Jack Snipe at Hopton Reedbed and first winter drake Scaup still in Brownale Bay (AS).
150 Pinkfeet heading NW at 0850hrs, 250 Wood Pigeons NE in 3 flocks (RC)
NULLRoger Carrington, Alan Stewardson
25/11/16 00:00Afternoon visit: 165 Canadas with 1 Pink-foot at WLC. Scaup still in Brownale Bay. Drake Goosander. In the Gull roost, c.4000 Black-heads, 4-500 Lesser Black-backs, 500+ Commons (282 Commons at Sheepwash at 14:00). 1 GBbG. At Hopton at dusk, 450 Jackdaws over, 600 Starlings to roost, 3 Grey Wags.NULLSimon Roddis
24/11/16 00:00First winter male Scaup back in Brownale Bay. 65 Pink-feet W. 125 Canada Geese. Male Goosander. 8 Goldeneye. 1 Peregrine. 500 Lapwing. 2 Redshank. 4 Dunlin. 1 Herring Gull. 2 Raven. 14 Lesser Redpoll on Stones. Another birder heard the Cetti's sing briefly on Stones this morning.NULLSimon Roddis, Ken Rome
23/11/16 00:00Cetti's Warbler still on Stones island, calling and sang briefly. Jack Snipe in Hopton reedbed first thing. Possible Lapland Bunting flew over Stones, heard calling but getting further away all the time. 8 Goldeneye. 22 Cormorant. 300 Lapwing. 5 Dunlin. 2 Redshank. 15 Common Snipe. 1 Herring Gull. 1 Stock Dove. 5 Grey Wag. 59 Fieldfare (48E, 11W). 2 Mistle Thrushes singing (Hopton and Sheepwash). 7 Brambling at Hopton. 3 Greenfinch. (66 species)NULLSimon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
23/11/16 00:00Cetti's Warbler showed fairly well and calling in scrub between main path and burial mound on Stones on either side of path before flying to reeds in small pond.NULLSteph Hicking
22/11/16 00:00Cettis Warbler still on Stones Island showing in willows by the mound, calling occasionally.NULLRoger Carrington
19/11/16 00:00CETTI'S WARBLER on Stones Island seen briefly at c9:00am in Willows by the Barrow then heard calling several times till c10:00am when it was last heard in the Blackthorn hedge on the centre of Stones. 2 female Common Scoters in Fishtail Creek.NULLJB, SJR, AS
18/11/16 00:00187 Canada Geese, 1 Pink-footed Goose, 1 Barnacle Goose, 4 Goldeneye, 2 Dunlin, 2 Redshank, c350 Lapwing, 1,050 Wood Pigeons N/E, 70 Starling W, 50 Redwing and 30 Goldfinch WLC Creek.NULLClive Ashton
14/11/16 00:00The highlight this morning was a first-winter male Scaup with Tufted Ducks in Brownale Bay. 1 Shelduck and adult Yellow-legged Gull at Sheepwash. Total of 219 Pochard and 480 Lapwing. 3 Dunlin. 2 Redshank. 150 Woodpigeons N. 1 Kingfisher (Stones). 3 Kestrel. 4 GS Woodpecker. 1 Raven. 32 Fieldfare S. 14 Meadow Pipit. 10 Lesser Redpoll on Stones. 70 Siskin (30 Millfields, 40 WLC). 72 species.NULLSimon Roddis
13/11/16 00:00WeBs count for November- Little Grebe 21, Great Crested Grebe 44, Cormorant 21, Grey Heron 2, Mute Swan 29, Canada Goose 230, Greylag Goose 26, Pink-footed Goose 290 (over SE), Mallard 140, Teal 104, Wigeon 121, Gadwall 19, Tufted Duck 185, Pochard 181, Goldeneye 15, Common Scoter 2 females, Moorhen 10, Coot 837, Water Rail 1, Lapwing 292, Dunlin 4, Redshank 3, Snipe 6, Kingfisher 1, Grey Wagtail 5NULLJB, SJR, CA
12/11/16 00:004 Pintail at Sheepwash 0800-0830 (1 ad m, 2 imm/eclipse m, 1f). 110 Lapwing. 7 Dunlin on Stones. 5 Common Snipe at WLC. 12 Blue and 15 Long-tailed Tits in a flock near WLC. 6 Meadow Pipits at Sheepwash.NULLSimon Roddis
11/11/16 00:002 Common Scoter. 1 Shelduck. 78 Greylags. c200 Canadas. 160 Lapwing. 8 Dunlin. 1 GBbG, a first-winter which seems to have lost one foot. 8 Stock Dove. 4 GSWoodpecker. 2 Raven and 3 Willow Tit at Millfields. 21 Skylark over (16N,2W,3 heard only). 150 Starling W. Pair Stonechats at WLC. 1 Brambling at Hopton. (72 species)NULLSimon Roddis
10/11/16 00:00Drake Pintail moving around Stones/WLC/Sheepwash. 3 Goldeneye. 26 Greylag Geese. 5 Dunlin. 3 Redshank. 5 Common Snipe. 10 Collared Doves. 2 Raven. 5 Willow Tit between Stones and WLC creek. 1 Chiffchaff and pair of Stonechats at WLC. c100 Starlings W. 2 Fieldfare. 1 Greenfinch. 2 Lesser Redpoll. 30 Goldfinch.NULLSimon Roddis, Roger Carrington
09/11/16 00:00A Knot was on Stones island this morning until it was flushed by a beach-walker; not sure what happened to it after that. 6 Dunlin. 1 Redshank. 5 Shelduck (2 on Millfields island, 3 S at 0910). 8 Goldeneye (1m,7f). 1f Goosander. 1 GBbG. 14 Feral Pigeons (my highest ever count here!) at Tail Bay. 1 Raven. 12 Meadow Pipits. 80 Siskin (10 Hopton, 30 Sheepwash, 40 Millfields).NULLSimon Roddis
09/11/16 00:00Midday blue morph snow goose on stones island with a greylag and 68 canada geeseNULLChris brown
07/11/16 00:002 Whooper Swans flew in at 0800 and landed near Watersports island but didn't appear to stay long. 1f Shoveler at Sheepwash. 3 Golden Plover north over Stones. 1 Dunlin. 1 Redshank. 410 Woodpigeons south. 150 Starlings and 110 Fieldfare west. 2 Raven.NULLSimon Roddis, Jon Bradley
07/11/16 00:00Pink-footed Geese: 79 SE and 220 NE. 4f Common Scoter to 1130 at least. 2 drake Pintail. 1f Shoveler. 3 Goldeneye. 1 Dunlin. 1 Redshank. 1 GBbG. 2 Raven. Pair Stonechats at WLC.NULLSJR,AHS,CA
06/11/16 00:00Monthly Birdwatching for Beginners walk (10am-noon) - collective sightings for whole group: Cormorant, Mute Swan, Gt Crested Grebe, Robin, Carrion Crow, Magpie, Mallard, Canada Goose, Coot, Greylag Goose, Teal, Tufted Duck, Pochard, Black-headed Gull, House Sparrow, Pied Wagtail, Redpoll, Little Grebe, Blackbird, Woodpigeon, Wigeon, Chaffinch, Great Tit, Coal Tit, Willow Tit, Dunnock, Blue Tit, Moorhen, Gadwall, Snipe, Pheasant, Jackdaw, Collared DoveNULLGary Atkins
05/11/16 00:00Ruff x1, Dunlin x1 between watersports centre and visitor centre. Great Spotted Woodpecker - Lane

End. Sparrow Hawk - Female - Shiningford creek.
NULLmick sharp
03/11/16 00:00Bit quieter than yesterday: 4800 Woodpigeons, 610 Fieldfare, 275 Redwing, 425 Starling, 5 Skylark, 4 Greenfinch, 17 Lesser Redpoll. On the water, 12 Goldeneye (3m,9f) and 1m Shoveler. 1 Curlew. 1 Dunlin. 1 Redshank. 12 Collared Dove. 9 Grey Wagtails out of Hopton reedbed early morning and Water Rail calling. (69 species)NULLSimon Roddis, Clive Ashton
02/11/16 00:003 Shoveler at Sheepwash, 92 Pochard and a female Goldeneye in Brownale Bay, 100 Lapwing, 1 Dunlin, 1 Redshank, 9 Common Snipe, 2 Yellow-legged Gull (ad and 3cy), 1 GBbG, 4 Raven, 1 Brambling at Hopton.NULLSimon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
02/11/16 00:00Vismig from Stones causeway 0830-1200: 31 Whooper Swans SE (22,3 NULLSJR, CA, RC
02/11/16 00:00Vismig from Stones causeway 0830-1200: 31 Whooper Swans SE (22,3 & 6), 575 Pink-footed Geese SE in 9 skeins, 11 Stock Dove (9 & 2), 6710 Woodpigeons S, 44 Skylarks, 515 Starlings W, 28 Fieldfare S.
Elsewhere, male Mandarin in Brownale Bay, 2 Goosander, 1 Dunlin, 1 Redshank, 105 Lapwing, 10 Lesser Redpoll.
01/11/16 00:00Male Red-crested Pochard Paul StanleyNULLIan Scrimshaw
31/10/16 00:0025 Barnacle Geese, 13 Greylag Geese, 25 Cormorants, 30 Mute Swans, 11 Little Grebes, 6 Pintail at Millfields, 3 Shoveler, male Red-crested Pochard at Sheepwash, 226 Lapwings, Redshank, adult Yellow-legged Gull, 102 Common Gulls, 170 Starlings, 7 Skylark, 7 Meadow Pipits, Kingfisher, 3 Willow Tits, 2 Nuthatch, 2 Goldcrest. NULLDave Newcombe
30/10/16 00:00A first-winter Little Gull flew through at 0800 but didn't appear to stay. 7 female/imm Common Scoters. Imm male Red-crested Pochard. Water Rail calling in Hopton reedbed. 95 Lapwing. 13 Common Snipe. 1 Redshank. 1 Dunlin. 1 ad Yellow-legged Gull. 9 Tawny Owls calling at first light, 7 at Hopton, 2 at Sheepwash. Pair of Stonechat in WLC creek. 33 Brambling over Hopton end, including a flock of 30 (looks like the highest ever number here).NULLSJR,CA,RC,AHS
28/10/16 00:00A Richard's Pipit flew in at the Millfields end of the dam wall at 0850, calling twice. It then landed on the grassy bank beyond the water tower and stayed for about 2 minutes (though not in view all that time) before being flushed, along with loads of Mipits and Pied Wags, by two joggers. Then lost it and couldn't be relocated despite searching until 1045.
Only other birds of note this morning were a pair of Stonechats in a field just around the end of WLC creek.
NULLSimon Roddis, Ken Rome
27/10/16 00:00Green Sand and Redshank still around Stones island. Male Red-crested Pochard in Brownale Bay. Female Goosander flew through Hopton first thing. Water Rail calling in Hopton reedbed, and 12 Grey Wags flew out early morning. 130 Fieldfare south. Total c.60 Siskin.NULLSimon Roddis
26/10/16 00:0040 Gadwall, 3 Shoveler (Brownale Bay), 155 Pochard, 1 Red-c Pochard (Millfields), 1f Goldeneye (Millfields), 88 Lapwing (WLC), 12 Common Snipe, 1 Redshank (Stones/WLC), 1 Curlew SW over Stones at 1040, 1 Chiffchaff at Sheepwash, 35 Starlings W at Sheepwash, 120 Redwing S, 14 Meadow Pipit at Sheepwash, c100 Siskin in Sheepwash/Brownale area. Green Sand also reported to be present in the WLC log.NULLSJR,AHS,RC
25/10/16 00:00Green Sandpiper on Horseshoe island at 10:00. Water Rail calling in Hopton reedbed. 6 Little Grebes at Millfields, 3 at WLC. 50 Lapwings at WLC. 18 Fieldfare W over Hopton. Minimum 4 Skylarks, could be as many as 15 depending on whether they were the same birds or not! 6 Lesser Redpoll. 22 Siskin at Millfields.NULLSimon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
24/10/16 00:00At least 1 Crossbill, 2 Skylark and 12 Siskin over Millfields this morning.NULLRoger Carrington
21/10/16 00:00Male Stonechat on Watersports island. Green Sand flew in over Stones at 0845 but not seen again. 730 Woodpigeons south. 290 Starlings west. 120 Redwing around Shiningford. 115 Lapwing. 2 Dunlin. 6 Skylark. 2 Raven.NULLSimon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
20/10/16 00:00Hopton reed bed - Water Rail calling and Reed Warbler still present.
9 Whooper Swans present from 0730hrs but flew Northeast at 1015hrs. C420 Pink footed Geese flew east in 2 skeins at 1000hrs.
Grey Plover on Stones Island then flew towards Millfields.
NULLClive Ashton
19/10/16 00:00Hopton reedbed 0700-0800: 1 Woodcock, 1 Reed Warbler (seen and heard), 1 Chiffchaff, Water Rail heard, 4+ Tawny Owls calling, 1 Kingfisher, 7+ Grey Wag.
Elsewhere, female Stonechat and Common Sand at the WLC, 30 Gadwall, 1 Ringed Plover on Stones, 5 Skylarks south, 1 Peregrine at Millfields, 21 Fieldfare south, 17 Lesser Redpoll (12 at Sheepwash, 5 on Stones) and 70+ Siskin (60 at Sheepwash).
NULLSimon Roddis
17/10/16 00:00154 Greylag Geese at Sheepwash. 20 Cormorants, 3 Grey Herons, 19 Little Grebes, 45 Gadwall, 71 Wigeon, 141 Pochard, female Red-crested Pochard from Paul Stanley hide, Kestrel, Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Grey Plover on Stones Island late pm, 115 Lapwings, 4 Dunlin, 7 Snipe, Common Sandpiper, Ringed Plover, adult Yellow-legged Gull, 1st winter Herring Gull, 30+ Meadow Pipit on dam wall, 5 Willow Tits, 5 Goldcrest and 6 Linnets. NULLDave Newcombe
15/10/16 00:00Willow tit heard calling at Wildlife Centre. 10.000amNULLMatthew Birkin
15/10/16 00:001 Grey Plover on Sailing Club Island ( also present 14th), 1 Dunlin Watersports Island, at least 3 Tawny Owls calling at the Hopton end at dawn, Water Rail calling there also. 12 Fieldfare east over Hopton end. c100 Redwing over WLC Creek also 3 Lesser Redpoll over and Chiffchaff calling there.NULLClive Ashton
14/10/16 00:00Willow Tit and Nuthatch, 10.00 am at feeding station south of Shiningford Farm. NULLDavid Speight
13/10/16 00:00Mid morning to mid afternoon visit. 385 Canada Geese, 86 Greylag Geese, Pink-footed Goose, 10 Little Grebes, 21 Cormorants, 8 Moorhens, 3 Grey Herons, 31 Mute Swans, 31 Gadwall, female Red-crested Pochard, 115 Pochard, Kestrel, 95 Lapwings, Chiffchaff. NULLDave Newcombe/Chris Brown
12/10/16 00:000820-1150: 420 Redwing, mostly SW, from Stones; 50 Fieldfare SW; 10 Skylark N, 2 S; 31 Pink-feet SW at 09:35, 100 E at 11:40, plus one down with Canadas.
On the deck, f/imm Goldeneye off Stones, 101 Greylags at Sheepwash, 1 Common Sand in Shiningford creek, 1 Ringed Plover on Watersports island, 1 GBBG, 8 Collared Dove around visitor centre car park, 6 Raven over Shiningford, 40 Siskin at Sheepwash, 10 Chaffinch at the Sheepwash car park feeder.
NULLSimon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
11/10/16 00:00Brief visit this morning, 9 Little Grebe, 15 Greylag counted at Sheepwash but more flew in later, Female RC Pochard at WLC, 1 Goldeneye off Stones, 1 GBB Gull, 1 Common Sandpiper, Chiffchaff singing on Stones, 4 Jay, 7 Siskin over WLC Creek and 8 Bullfinch in Brown Ale Bay.NULLClive Ashton
10/10/16 00:00Interesting day. This morning, a possible adult Franklin's Gull flew north over Paul Stanley hide at 11:45. Female Merlin from Stones at 08:50. 90 Greylags including PPX.
Later in the day, a winter plumage Black-necked Grebe from Sheepwash at 16:30, 2 Common Sandpiper and adult Yellow-legged Gull.
NULLSimon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
09/10/16 00:002 adult White-fronted Geese flew in from the south at around 09:55, circled the res and departed SW at 10:00. Reed Warbler still in Hopton reedbed at 07:30.NULLSimon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
08/10/16 00:00Hopton reedbed 0700-0830: 1 Reed Warbler in the reeds, the latest ever at Carsington. 830 Redwing over, mostly SW; 10 Stock Doves SE; 1 Blackcap; 10 Song Thrushes; 2 Tree Sparrows N; 5 Greenfinch; 2 Lesser Redpoll; 25 Goldfinch; 30 Siskin; 17 Reed Buntings came out of the reedbed.
Elsewhere, 200 Pink-footed Geese E over Carsington pastures at 1100; 33 Greylag; female R-c Pochard from Paul Stanley; 60 Lapwing; 1 Ringed Plover (Stones); 1 Common Sand (WLC); 1 Peregrine; 10 Skylark N over Stones at 1030; 2 Raven; 4 Chiffchaff.
NULLSimon Roddis
07/10/16 00:000720-1150: 60 Greylag, 4 Grey Heron, 5 Buzzard, 60 lapwing, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 1 Common Sand, 1 ad Yellow-legged Gull, 4 Stock Dove, 1 Kingfisher, 5 Jays (very active, flying around carrying acorns), 10 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 1 Fieldfar, 350 Redwing, 2 Mistle Thrush (and I think an increase in Blackbirds and Song Thrushes too), 30 Siskin.NULLSimon Roddis
04/10/16 00:000700-1200: 24 Greylag (including PPX), 24 Gadwall, 3 Pintail, 2 Shoveler, f/imm Goosander, f/imm Red-b Merganser, f/imm Goldeneye, 35 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, Water Rail calling in Hopton reedbed, 45 Lapwing, 1 GBBGull, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 9 Collared Dove, 2 Kingfisher at Millfields and Tawny Owl calling there, 60 Rook, 1 Raven, 1 Swallow, 10 Chiff-chaff, 49 Redwing, 5 Grey Wag, 4 Greenfinch, 20+ Linnet, 29 Siskin, 14 Reed Bunting came out of Hopton reedbed first thing. 76 species in total.NULLSimon Roddis
02/10/16 00:00A Yellow-browed Warbler calling and showing occasionally on Stones Island this morning. Still calling at 13:15hr per Dave Newcombe.NULLClive Ashton
02/10/16 00:00Species noted during monthly Birdwatching for Beginners walk (10am-12noon): Coot, Mute Swan, Little Grebe, House Sparrow, Cormorant, Pied Wagtail, Teal, Canada Goose, Wigeon, Mallard, Tufted Duck, Black-hd Gull, Robin, Carrion Crow, Kestrel, Wren, Magpie, Gt Crested Grebe, Blackbird, Tree Sparrow, Gadwall, Chaffinch, Pochard, Willow Tit, Dunnock, Gt Tit, Woodpigeon, Jackdaw, Greylag Goose, Chiffchaff, Buzzard, Long-tailed Tit [sadly we dipped on the Yellow-browed Warbler]NULLGary Atkins
01/10/16 00:006 adult Whooper Swans flew in at 9:55am from the south east and landed off Stones Island before flying off west at 10:40am.NULLJohn Bradley
19/09/16 00:002nd winter Caspian Gull, 4 adult Yellow-legged Gulls and a 1st winter Mediterranean Gull in roost off Stones Island.NULLJohn Bradley
18/09/16 00:00WeBS count for Sept 07.00 - 10.30 Great Crested Grebe 35, Little Grebe 10, Mute Swan 31, Greylag Goose 23 (incl red-collared bird), Canada Goose 66, Cormorant 22, Grey Heron 4, Wigeon 56, Teal 164, Mallard 136, Gadwall 5, Pintail 2, Tufted Duck 789, Pochard 134, Red-crested Pochard 1, Moorhen 9, Coot 801, Ruff 1, Snipe 1, Ringed Plover 2, Common Sandpiper 1, Lapwing 61, Kingfisher 1, Also 5 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Yellow Wagtail.NULLPeter GIbbon and John Bradley
15/09/16 00:00Wildfowl on the move and increasing: 49 Wigeon, 9 Shoveler, 4 Pintail (RC), 43 Pochard, 1 R-c Pochard, 1 Common Sand, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 1 Turnstone flying around Stones in the early morning fog (RC), 2 Skylark over Sheepwash, 20 Meadow Pipit, 1 Reed Warbler at Hopton, 1 Whinchat in thistle field between Sheepwash and Paul Stanley (SR).NULLSimon Roddis, Roger Carrington
14/09/16 00:000800-1145: 2 female Common Scoter flying around off Stones around 0845; 30 Wigeon, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Common Sandpiper, loads of Chiffchaff especially around Stones/causeway, 1 Wheatear or the dam wall.NULLSimon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
12/09/16 00:00Adult White-winged Black Tern with mixed flock of c40 Terns including 4 Black Terns, several Arctic + Commons at dusk off Stones Island, 1 Greenshank and 6 Ringed Plovers on Stones.NULLJohn Bradley
08/09/16 00:00Mid morning to early afternoon visit. 6 Little Grebes, Barnacle Goose, 8 Greylag Geese, 391 Canada Geese, 3 Little Egrets including a colour ringed bird, 2 Grey Herons, 32 Cormorants, 36 Mute Swans, 3 Shoveler, 106 Teal, 9 Wigeon, 9 Gadwall, 19 Pochard, female Red crested Pochard, 5 Moorhens, 4 Common Sandpipers, 2 Greenshank. NULLDave Newcombe/Chris Brown
07/09/16 00:009 Little Grebe, 14 Wigeon, 10 Pochard, 6 Gadwall. 8 Ringed Plover on Stones Island, 1 Greenshank in Brown Ale Bay, 1 Snipe over Stones, 100+ Swallow, 1 Sand Martin, 1 Yellow-legged Gull.NULLClive Ashton
06/09/16 00:00WLC: 6 Buzzard, 1 Greenshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Pochard, 2 Gadwall, 1 Peregrine, 6 Greylag Goose, 1 Wigeon, 3 House Martin through with many Swallow.

Also, eclipse male Pintail at Sheepwash AM but left high south at 9:10, 6 Ringed Plover on Stones Island.
NULLJames Owen
04/09/16 00:000730-1145: 1 Little Egret, 4 Grey Heron, 31 Cormorant, 3 Greylag, 78 Teal (Stones), 9 Gadwall, 10 Pochard, 1 R-c Pochard (Brownale Bay), 2 Ringed Plover and 1 Greenshank (Stones), 1 Kingfisher (Sheepwash), 40 Swallow, 10 House Martin and 1 Sand Martin (Stones), 1 Redstart (WLC fields), 1 Wheatear near Knockerdown pub, 75 Pied Wagtail (Stones area), 8 Linnet (Stones).NULLSimon Roddis
29/08/16 00:00Brownale Bay, 1 RCPochard, 8 Pochard, 9 Gadwall, 15plus Teal. Kingfisher (very vocal). Elsewhere 10 Lapwings, 1 Wigeon, 1YLGull (ad), 1 Little Egret in tree in Tail bay viewed from dam road.NULLSteph Hicking
28/08/16 00:00Lesser Spotted Woodpecker drumming and seen briefly 0745-0800 at Millfields. 3 Shoveler. 1 R-c Pochard. 8 Pochard. 1 Common Scoter. 1 Ringed Plover. 1 Golden Plover.NULLSJR,AHS,JB,RC
27/08/16 00:00Juvenile Marsh Harrier flew south-east over Stones at 1025. 2 Little Egret. 35 Teal. 3 Pochard. Eclipse male R-c Pochard at WLC. 1 Greenshank. 1 Green Sand. 4 Grey Wag on Stones. JB had a juv Arctic Tern through early on.NULLSimon Roddis, Alan Stewardson, John Bradley
23/08/16 00:00WeBS count 06.00 to 11.30
Mute Swan 34(plus 3 cygnets),Greylag Goose 3,Canada Goose 127,Barnacle Goose 1,Gadwall 7,Teal 25,Mallard 139(plus brood of 6 near-adult young),Pochard 3,Tufted Duck 127,Cormorant 11,Little Egret 2,Grey Heron 4,Little Grebe 9,Great Crested Grebe 23(plus one juvenile still with parents),Moorhen 10(three of which were juveniles),Coot 443,Lapwing 11,Ringed Plover 1,Green Sandpiper 1,Greenshank 1,Yellow-legged Gull 1,Kingfisher 2.
Thanks to Simon Roddis and the Wildlife Centre Team for their help.
NULLPeter Gibbon
22/08/16 00:00Greenshank still at Sheepwash/Brownale, 2 Common Sandpipers, 3 Grey Heron. Quiet otherwise in a quick visitNULLSteph Hicking
21/08/16 00:00Osprey at approx 2pm. Saw it diving and catching a fish. Very impressive.NULLAndrew Potter
18/08/16 00:000720-1230: 1st year (juv) Little Gull between Millfields and Stones 0745-0815; ad Y-l Gull, sub-ad GBb Gull, 1 Greenshank, 1 Whimbrel, 1 juv Ringed Plover, Green Sand still in Brownale Bay, 3 Common Sand, 3 Gadwall, 28 Teal, Hobby over Shiningford, 3 Kingfishers, 1 Yellow Wag south, 1 Meadow Pipit (my first of the Autumn here) on the dam wall. (72 species)NULLSimon Roddis
18/08/16 00:00Sheepwash 17.00hrs/17.55hrs 38 Cormorant, 1 3cycle Greater Black Backed Gull, 1 Common Gull (ad), 1 Greenshank, 2+Common Sandpipers, 3 Grey Heron, 8 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Little Grebe (2 juvs), 1 Kingfisher, 1 Yellow legged Gull (ad), Stones, 1+ Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Whitethroat, Chiffchaff (8+) (assorted warblers in a loose flock). Willow Tit 3+, 10+ Goldfinch. Tufted Duck female with 2 small young outside WLC. 8+ Teal WLC 1 Pochard. Gadwall. Lesser Black Backs gathering off dam in late evening. NULLSteph Hicking
17/08/16 00:000820-1135: 2 Little Egret, 40 Cormorant, 25 Teal, 4 Gadwall, 75 Lapwing, 2 Common Sand, 1 Green Sand (Brownale), 4 Curlew, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 1 GBbGull, juv Kingfisher (Brownale), 4 Garden Warblers on Stones incl. 3 recently fledged young (second brood?), family of Bullfinches in WLC creek, first juvs I've seen this year.NULLSimon Roddis
16/08/16 00:000730-1030: 4 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret at Sheepwash, 30 Teal, 1 Gadwall, 1 Pochard, 70 Lapwing, 1 Dunlin, 1 Redshank, 1 Common Gull, ad Yellow-legged Gull, 1 GBBGull. 2 Tawny Owl in Brownale Bay. 3 Raven. Reed Warblers with recently fledged young in Hopton reedbed.NULLSimon Roddis
16/08/16 00:00WLC: 1 juv male Peregrine (stooped after Lapwings on Horseshoe Island), c.40 Lapwing, 1 Gadwall, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Buzzard, 2 Little Grebe with 2 young, 2 Raven, 6 Teal, 3 Linnet

Also, 1 Green Sandpiper at Sheepwash, 1 Common Sandpiper at Lane End.
NULLJames Owen
12/08/16 00:00Sheepwash: Red-legged Partridge in car park early morning, 1Little Egret roosting with Cormorants in tree, 1 Teal.
Millfields: 3 Common Terns feeding around Island.
Stones Island: a Little Egret, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 4 Common Sandpiper, 30 Goldfinch, 3 Linnets, 2 Sedge Warbler.
Wildlife Centre: another Little Egret and 20 Tree Sparrow, 6 Chaffinch, Reed Bunting and Willow Tit on feeders.
NULLRoger Carrington
11/08/16 00:00Redstart 1 Shiningford Creek 15.30
Redstart 3 Tower Bank hedgerow to right of seat 16.00
NULLmick sharp
11/08/16 00:00Hobby over Fishtail Creek c16:30NULLJohn Matkin
09/08/16 00:00This morning: 1 Green Sandpiper in Brownale Bay. 2+ Common Sand on Stones/WLC. 2 Dunlin and 5 Ringed Plover on Stones. 1 Redshank. 6 Grey Heron. 1 Little Egret. 3 Teal. 2 Common Gull.NULLSimon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
08/08/16 00:00Following species noted during monthly Birdwatching for Beginners walk (around Stones Island and Wildlife Centre), 10am-noon: Swallow, Blackbird, Woodpigeon, Coot, Tufted Duck, Canada Goose, Little Grebe, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Lapwing, Mute Swan, Carrion Crow, Black-headed Gull, House Martin, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Mallard, Willow Warbler, Reed Bunting, Gt Crested Grebe, Dunnock, Magpie, Tree Sparrow, Willow Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Jackdaw, Wren, Collared Dove, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, House Sparrow, Pied Wagtail, Common SandpiperNULLGary Atkins
03/08/16 00:003 Little Egrets at WLC, 55 Lapwings on Horseshoe island, adult Yellow-legged Gull on raft off sailing club.NULLSimon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
02/08/16 00:000815-1215: 2 Little Egrets, 4 Grey Heron, 2 juv Shelduck, 3 Teal, 1 Pochard, 1 Green Sandpiper (Sheepwash/Paul Stanley), 4 Common Sandpiper, 1 LRP, 1 Curlew, 1 Oystercatcher, 2 ad Common Terns, Sedge Warbler taking food onto Sailing Club Island.2 female Southern Hawker dragonflies (Stones and WLC creek).NULLSimon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
31/07/16 00:006 little egrets in brown ale bay also green sandpiper and little grebe with 3 young there. 4 common sandpipers and 3 little ringed plover mobile. At least one yellow legged gull also present.NULLClive Ashton
28/07/16 00:000740-1015: 2 broods of Gadwall - female with 2 young on Watersports island, female with 3 at WLC. 1m Pochard. 6 Grey Heron. 3+ Common Sand. 1 Oystercatcher.NULLSimon Roddis
27/07/16 00:000830-1130: 2 Little Egrets. Female Red-crested Pochard at WLC. Brood of 10 small Tufted ducklings at Sailing Club. 15 Greylag including PPX. 2 Dunlin. 1 juv LRP. 40 Lapwing. 3 Common Sandpiper. 2 Raven.NULLSimon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
25/07/16 00:00WeBS count 06.20 to 11.50 Mute Swan 37 (plus 3 cygnets), Greylag Goose 7 (plus two juveniles), Canada Goose 299, Barnacle Goose 12, Gadwall 3 (plus three young), Teal 2, Mallard 118 (plus one fresh brood of 6), Garganey 1 (female at WLC), Shoveler 2 (females at WLC), Red-crested Pochard 1, Pochard 2, Tufted Duck 239 (plus four broods of 5, 4, 2 and 4), Cormorant 15, Grey Heron 1, Little Grebe 3 (plus 2 fresh young at WLC), Great Crested Grebe 37, Moorhen 4, Coot 441, Oystercatcher 1, Lapwing 25, Little Ringed Plover 1, Common Sandpiper 4.NULLPeter Gibbon
23/07/16 00:000630-0930: 2 summer plumage Icelandic Black-tailed Godwits at WLC. 1 LRP, 1 Dunlin, 3 Common Sands. 3 Teal (2 at Sheepwash, 1 WLC). A fox took one of the Gadwall brood at WLC, so now down to 3 young. 2 Sedge Warblers on Stones. 3 Herons at Paul Stanley.NULLSimon Roddis, Clive Ashton
20/07/16 00:001 Greenshank, heard from Stones, seemed to be calling from Millfields. 1 Whimbrel through N. 1 LRP. 3 Common Sand in Shiningford creek. Sedge Warbler singing on Stones island. Female Gadwall with 4 young in Shingingford creek, seems there might be 2 broods now.NULLSimon Roddis
19/07/16 00:001 Ruff on watersports island this morning.NULLClive Ashton
15/07/16 00:000815-1150: 1 Little Egret. 2 R-c Pochard. 1 juv LRP. 1 Redshank. 3 Common Sand. 40 LBBG. 40 Swift. 10 Sand Martin. 2 Linnet.NULLSimon Roddis
14/07/16 00:001 Green Sandpiper at WLC. 1 Whimbrel through. 1 Litte Egret. 1 LRP. 2 Red-crested Pochard. 1 Common Tern. 2 Raven. 1 Brown Hawker dragonfly at Brownale Bay.NULLSimon Roddis, Roger Carrington
12/07/16 00:000620-1140: 5 Little Egrets, initially at Millfields then separating and dispersing around the southern half of the res. 19 Common Sandpipers (flock of 13 on the dam wall, 4 on Stones, 2 at Sheepwash). 1 Yellow Wag south over the dam wall at 0630. Brood of 3 small Tufted at Millfields. 22 Barnacle Geese. Neck-collared Greylag still present. 32 Mute Swans (plus 4 cygnets). 4 fledged Kestrels at top of WLC creek. Kingfisher at Paul Stanley. Sedge Warbler on Stones.NULLSimon Roddis
11/07/16 00:001000-1300: female Gadwall at Paul Stanley hide, now with just 4 young. The WLC creek Kestrels have fledged, but I saw a Buzzard carrying what looked very much like a young Kestrel there. Female Redstart and 2 juvs in WLC creek. 4 Common Sandpiper. 2 LRP. 70 LBbG. NULLSimon Roddis
08/07/16 00:00Afternoon visit: 29 Mute Swans (4 young). 11 Cormorant. 516 Canada Geese (including 3 broods of 8, 5 and 2). 19 Greylag Geese (including neck collar bird ppx).18 Barnacle Geese. 3 Canada/Greylag Goose hybrids. 11 Oystercatcher. 2 Redshank. 2 Common Sandpiper. 8 Lapwing. 1 adult Herring Gull. 32 L b B Gulls. No sign of yesterdays Caspian Gull this afternoon.NULLChris Brown
07/07/16 00:00Female Gadwall with 5 small young in Brownale Bay and then from Sheepwash (thought to be the first breeding record for the site). Colour-ringed sub-ad Caspian Gull from Sheepwash hide 1415-1435. 1 Common Tern. 3 Red-crested Pochard at Millfields.NULLSimon Roddis, Ken Rome
05/07/16 00:00Osprey over the res from WLC creek at 12:00, left west over Carsington Pastures several minutes later. 6+ LRPlover, 6+ Redshank. 2 Curlew south at 11:00. 3 Stoats on the causeway to Stones island.NULLSimon Roddis
03/07/16 00:00Five Black-tailed Godwit at Millfields Island at 11.00amNULLBrian Harris
03/07/16 00:00Following are species seen during the monthly Birdwatching for Beginners walk (taking in Stones Island and Wildlife Centre): Woodpigeon, Coot, Mallard, Black-headed Gull, Magpie, Mute Swan, Canada Goose, Greylag Goose, Redshank, Oystercatcher, Gt Crested Grebe, Wren, Carrion Crow, Whitethroat, Blackbird, Goldfinch, House Martin, Sand Martin, Tufted Duck, Reed Bunting, Long-tailed Tit, Common Sandpiper, Little Ringed Plover, Buzzard, Chiffchaff, Pied Wagtail, Blue Tit, House Sparrow, Dunnock, Lapwing, Willow Warbler and Garden WarblerNULLGary Atkins
02/07/16 00:000845-1145: 17 Common Scoter (14m,3f). Pair R-cPochard at WLC. Reed Warbler with food in WLC reedbed. Adult Grey Wag feeding recently fledged juv at Tail Bay. Juv Kingfisher at Millfields.NULLSimon Roddis
01/07/16 00:00Female Common Scoter from Sheepwash 1130. 5 LRP on Stones causeway 0800. Reed Warbler singing in Brownale Bay. 40 House Sparrows at main visitor centre. Greylag PPX at Sheepwash.NULLSimon Roddis
29/06/16 00:007 Crossbills (again!) south over Hall Wood at 0910. Reed Warbler with food in Hopton reedbed. Chiffchaff with food in Hall Wood. Neck-collared Greylag still present among Canada Goose flock. Pair of Common Sand in Hopton end.NULLSimon Roddis
28/06/16 00:007 Crossbills SE over Blackwall Plantation at 0845; ad female LRPlover on Watersports island at 1015, then flew S; Tufted Duck brood of 4 at WLC; 3 Red-crested Pochard as yesterday; 1 male Pochard.NULLSimon Roddis
28/06/16 00:001 Little Egret at Wildlife Centre, 2 Tufted Duck broods with 4 and 11 ducklings, 1 Common Sandpiper.
Kingfisher at Lane End and 3 Gadwall.

Also, report from ranger team of singing Yellowhammer by gate between Lane End and Shiningford Farm.
NULLJames Owen
27/06/16 00:00Moulting geese and swan numbers this morning show they are still increasing with 442 Canada Geese, 26 Mute Swans plus a further pair of Mute Swans with 3 small cygnets (the only brood this year). The first Tufted Duck broods of the year were also on show this morning with 8 + 5 small ducklings in Brown Ale Bay. Also, pair Red-crested Pochard on Millfields Island plus an eclipse drake at the Wildlife Centre, 2 Spotted Flycatchers still in copse near Penn Carr and male + juv Redstarts in Wildlife Centre Creek fields.NULLRoger Carrington
23/06/16 00:00WeBS count 06.15 - 11.30Little Grebe 1, Great Crested Grebe 29 (plus two broods of 1 and 3), Mute Swan 23, Canada Goose 430, Greylag Goose 16, Barnacle Goose 4, Gadwall 3, Mallard 54 (plus three broods of 2,11.6 from Sheepwash to Hopton), Tufted Duck 88, Red-crested Pochard 2,Grey Heron 1, Cormorant 5, Coot 164, Moorhen 3, Oystercatcher 6(plus 1 juvenile), Lapwing 11(plus 1 juvenile).Little Ringed Plover 1, Common Sandpiper 2, Redshank 4(plus 2 juvenile).NULLPeter Gibbon
10/06/16 00:00Moorhen with 6 chicks and Mallard with 5 on Henmore Brook, Redstart NULLJohn Matkin
04/06/16 00:00Male Mandarin Duck opposite WLCNULLMike Coates
03/06/16 00:0010.30-12.30 - Bar-headed Goose (prob escapee) dropped in; mobile around Sailing Club bay, Horseshoe Island and Shiningford CreekNULLGary Atkins
28/05/16 00:001 Whimbrel on Stones Island 7.45am, then flew high west. Male Red-crested Pochard on Watersports Island.NULLJon Lowes
24/05/16 00:002 Little Terns flew N/NW past the WLC at 08:00hrs. Also the pair of Red crested Pochard on Watersports Island.NULLClive Ashton
24/05/16 00:00Common Whitethroat Redshank Snow Goose Oystercatcher Spotted Flycatcher 2pmNULLSheila Barnett
17/05/16 00:00WeBS count 05.40 - 11.30
Great Northern Diver 1,Great Crested Grebe 28,Little Grebe 2,Mute Swan 4,Canada Goose 98,Greylag 8,Barnacle 7, Mallard 46, Tufted Duck 61,Gadwall 2,Red-crested Pochard 2,Coot 31,Oystercatcher 8,Redshank 6,Lapwing 8,Little Ringed Plover 1, Snow Goose still present.
One Mallard brood of six very small at Millfields and one Oystercatcher brood of three still small enough for parent to sit on them all.
NULLPeter Gibbon with RC
17/05/16 00:00Juv GN Diver still, also RC Pochard pair from Stones Island, Spotted Flycatcher in Shiningford Creek, 4 Buzzard.

WLC: 4 Greylag Goose with 6 goslings, Gadwall pair mated.
NULLJames Owen
15/05/16 00:00Juv GNDiver still. 4 Shelduck. 4 Gadwall. 2 R-c Pochard. 1 Hobby over Hopton. 1 Med Gull at Millfields. 2 Arctic Terns. 1 Turnstone. 1 Sanderling. 1 LRP. 3 Spotted Fly at Penn Carr. 4 Reed Warblers. (80 species plus Snow Goose.)NULLSimon Roddis
14/05/16 00:00All counts undertaken during a circular walk (including tail bay). 8 Pheasants, 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 3 Mistle Thrush, 10 Song Thrush, 3 Jays, 25 Blue Tits, 51 Blackbirds, 61 Robins, 73 Wrens, 9 Dunnock, 8 Bullfinch, 5 Reed Buntings, 29 Chaffinch, Sedge Warbler, 11 Whitethroats, 67 Chiffchaffs, 29 Willow Warblers, 61 Blackcaps, 14 Garden Warblers, 2 Lesser Whitethroats and 4 Reed Warblers. Also of note a Sanderling and Turnstone on dam wall, 4 Redshank, 3 Common Sands, 12 Swifts, pr of Red-crested Pochards, 4 Buzzards and a male Sparrowhawk. NULLDave Newcombe
12/05/16 00:00Juv GNDiver in Brownale Bay at midday. 4 Arctic Terns north. 2 R-c Pochard at Millfields.NULLSimon Roddis
11/05/16 00:00Pale phase adult Arctic Skua for c.10 mins around 0830. Adult GNDiver still. 29 Arctic Terns through. 8 Dunlin. 5 Ringed Plover (RC). 1 Sanderling. 1 Turnstone. 4 Whimbrel. Male R-c Pochard at WLC.NULLSJR,RC,AHS
11/05/16 00:001st summer Mediterranean Gull on Millfields Island at 8:00pm.NULLJohn Bradley
10/05/16 00:00Grey Plover and Bar tailed Godwit on Horseshoe Island this morning. 1 ad GN Diver, pair Red crested Pochard on Millfields Island, pair Gadwall on Watersports Island, 1 Arctic Tern at 0930hrs and Spotted Flycatcher in Brown Ale Bay.NULLClive Ashton
10/05/16 00:005 Turnstone and 1Sanderling on the dam wall this morning. 1 Whimbrel on Horseshoe island. Adult GNDiver flying around and may have left. Clive Ashton relocated the juvenile diver at Sheepwash. 1 Common Tern through. 3 Arctic Terns (CA).NULLSimon Roddis
09/05/16 00:00Looks like we're down to just one adult GNDiver now.NULLSimon Roddis
08/05/16 00:003 GNDivers still. Pair Red-crested Pochard and Kingfisher at Millfields. Spotted Flycatcher in Penn Carr. 4 Reed Warblers singing in Hopton reedbed, 1 at WLC. Crossbill over Hall Wood.NULLSimon Roddis
07/05/16 00:003 Arctic Terns, 3 Great Northern Divers, 1 Dunlin, 2 Spotted Flycatchers (1 briefly on Stones plus 1 singing at Penn Carr), 2 Reed Warblers (1 at WLC plus 1 singing in Blackthorn near Stone barn at Millfields.NULLJohn Bradley
06/05/16 00:000715-1100: 4 Black Terns south at 0948. 3 GNDivers still, the adults calling and practising taking off. 19 Dunlin through north. Blue Snow Goose again present.NULLSimon Roddis
05/05/16 00:000745-1200: 3 GNDivers still. Male Pied Flycatcher in Penn Carr (near Millfields) at 1010. 1 Shelduck. 3 female Pochard at Millfields island. 1 Ringed Plover. 3 singing Garden Warblers on Stones, 3 at Millfields. 2 Reed Warblers singing in Hopton reedbed.NULLSimon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
03/05/16 00:000745-1100: 3 GNDivers still present. A dark-bellied Brent Goose off Stones 0800-1030 at least. Kittiwake 1010-1030. Reed Warbler singing in WLC reedbed again. And the blue Snow Goose is back, still paired with a Canada.NULLSimon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
02/05/16 00:000700-1130: 3 GNDivers still. Osprey east at 0805 (JB). Cream-crown Marsh Harrier 0835-0845, left north. Different bird from yesterday, this one was missing a couple of inner secondaries on its left wing. 4 Common Terns south 0705-0745 (SR). 1 Arctic Tern. Reed Warbler singing sporadically at WLC. 20 Greylags at Hopton including the neck-collared bird, code read this time as PPX. Ringing info will be requested.NULLSimon Roddis, John Bradley
01/05/16 00:00Marsh Harrier (cream crown) flew south over Millfields Island flushing all the nesting Gulls at 11:32am, Arctic Tern briefly at 10:50am, 3 Great Northern Diver.NULLJohn Bradley
01/05/16 00:00The following are all species noted during the monthly Birdwatching for Beginners walk (10am-12 noon): Swallow, Robin, Woodpigeon, Chiffchaff, Blue Tit, Blackcap, Blackbird, Wren, Canada Goose, Tufted Duck, Sand Martin, Mute Swan, Black-headed Gull, Common Sandpiper, Gt Northern Diver, Gt Crested Grebe, Jackdaw, Chaffinch, Willow Warbler, Dunnock, Song Thrush, Mallard, Coot, Goldfinch, Pied Wagtail, Tree Sparrow, Whitethroat, Magpie, House Sparrow, Gt Tit, Dunlin, Reed Bunting, Lapwing, Oystercatcher, Common Gull, Swift, Barnacle Goose, Coal Tit, Redshank, Little GrebeNULLGary Atkins
27/04/16 00:00Two Yellow Wagtail, a Common Sandpiper and a Redshank on Horseshoe Island at 12 noon.NULLBrian Harris
27/04/16 00:00Collective species list seen by those attending the Wagtail Walk, which did include fleeting glimpses of Yellow Wags on Watersports Island. The full list (apologies if I've missed some!): Swallow, Sand Martin, House Martin, Dunlin, Common Sandpiper, Canada Goose, Tufted Duck, Mallard, Gt Northern Diver, Woodpigeon, Carrion Crow, Gt Crested Grebe, Willow Warbler, Pied (and probably White) Wagtail, Yellow Wagtail, Coot, Little Ringed Plover, Black-headed Gull, Common Gull, Magpie, Blackbird, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Wren, Cormorant, Oystercatcher, Robin, Pheasant, Redshank, Blue TitNULLGary Atkins
26/04/16 00:00A visitor reported 3 Black necked Grebes to a Ranger, which were then located near the draw off tower by the regulars. Looking very smart too in near full summer plumage.NULLClive Ashton
24/04/16 00:003 GND together, from Stones Island late afternoon. One of the adults has smart colours with complete summer plumage. The other looks scruffy close up - all white markings including neck there but fainter and head less dark. It spent a lot of time preening NULLJohn Babb
24/04/16 00:00Wood Warbler singing at the top of Middle Wood at 7:30am (JB), male Pied Flycatcher feeding in the large Blackthorn patch between Millfields car park and Penn Carr (AHS,JB). NULLJohn Bradley
21/04/16 00:003 GNDivers still, adults looking smarter by the day and calling occasionally. Common Swift over the visitor centre at 0930. Sedge Warbler and Lesser Whitethroat on Stones island, another Sedge in WLC creek.NULLSimon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
18/04/16 00:002 Ospreys circled the reservoir for the best part of an hour, from 0800hrs, before drifting off northeast[CA,JB,RC,SJR].NULLClive Ashton
18/04/16 00:005 Whimbrel on Sailing Club Island early morning. 3 Dunlin. Whitethroat on Stones Island.
3 Shelduck on Millfields Island. Redstart singing in WLCCreek.
Pair Mandarin and Little Grebe in Fishtail Creek.
NULLRoger Carrington
18/04/16 00:003 Black-tailed Godwit flew NW over WLC at 0940. 5 Common Sandpiper on Watersports island. 1 Wheatear on Horseshoe island.NULLSimon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
18/04/16 00:00This evening from Stones Island: 5 Ringed Plovers thru' heading north 1830hrs, pair Red-breasted Merganser from 1900hrs near Millfields, 8 White Wagtails on Watersports Island flew off high north at 1930hrs, 1 Yellow Wagtail on there a little later and 7 Curlew had come into roost on there by 2020hrs. The 3 Great Northern Divers came close together to roost, the 2 adults now nearly in full summer plumage, fine neck markings not yet fully showing.
A record missed for this morning: pair Mallard with 9 ducklings, probably 3 days old, between Oldfield Lane and Hays Lane.
NULLRoger Carrington, Jon Bradley
14/04/16 00:003 GNDivers still. 1 Sandwich Tern from Stones island 0900-0915. 3 White Wags on Watersports island, 1 Yellow Wag on Stones.NULLSimon Roddis, Ken Rome
14/04/16 00:00Common Whitethroat singing in Shiningford Creek this afternoon.
3 Yellow Wagtails on Watersports Islands.
NULLRoger Carrington
13/04/16 00:00I was in WLC creek at 11:00 when I noticed a commotion among a group of crows and Jackdaws. Wondering what was upsetting them, I watched for a minute or two until a female Sparrowhawk appeared in hot pursuit of a Woodpigeon. Within seconds the Sparrowhawk had caught and grounded the pigeon. After a short time the hawk started to pluck feathers from the still flapping pigeon. This continued for a good 5 minutes or so, with blood appearing on the Sparrowhawk's beak but the pigeon still alive. Then the Sparrowhawk itself suddenly took flight and the Woodpigeon tried to get away, only to be grounded again by a Buzzard which had scared the Sparrowhawk off! This Buzzard was then joined by another, which pushed the first Buzzard away and managed to finish the Woodpigeon off and tuck into a healthy, free range dinner! Never seen anything quite like it.NULLSimon Roddis
12/04/16 00:000730-1330: 3 GNDivers still. 5 Shelduck. Osprey over Hall Wood at 11:35. 3 Sandwich Terns north at 09:30. 10+ Arctic Terns. 1 Common Tern. 1 Whimbrel. 1 Ringed Plover. 1 Little Ringed Plover. 1 Dunlin. 4+ Common Sandpiper. Yellow Wagtail. Wheatear on Watersports island. 12 Linnet. 1 Brambling. c250 Sand Martins, 50 Swallows.NULLSJR,AHS,RC
11/04/16 00:0019 Little Gulls (18 adults a 1 1st summer) late evening, 2nd summer Yellow-legged Gull in roost.NULLJohn Bradley
11/04/16 00:00WeBS count for April. 07.00 -11.40
Mute Swan 4(2 on Green Pond0, Greylag Goose 11,Canada Goose 51, Barnacle Goose 6,Gadwall 2,Teal 6,Mallard 42,Pochard 1,Tufted Duck 72, Goldeneye 3, Great Northern Diver 1,Cormorant 7,Little Grebe 2,Great Crested Grebe 29,Moorhen 3,Coot 29, Oystercatcher 10,Lapwing 2,Little Ringed Plover 1,Common Sandpiper 1,Redshank 7,Snipe 3,Kingfisher 1.
Plus 2 White Wagtails on Stones and 40 + Swallow and 5 Sand Martin.
NULLPeter Gibbon
10/04/16 00:00Male Yellow Wagtail at the WLC 10:00NULLSimon Roddis
09/04/16 00:000630-1130: 3 GNDivers still. 6 Greylag. 2 Shelduck. 6 Wigeon. 1 Gadwall. 1 Pochard. 1 Red Kite. 1 Greenshank. 7 Blackcap at Millfields, 3 on Stones. 2 Raven.NULLSHR,AHS,JB
08/04/16 00:00Male Redstart in WLC fields. 5 White Wagtails on Watersports island. 2 Blackcap on Stones island. Leucistic Snipe still. And a blue morph Snow Goose off Stones, apparently paired with a Canada Goose. Oh dear...NULLSimon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
07/04/16 00:003 GNDivers still. 1m Shoveler. 1m Wigeon. Leucistic Snipe still. 5 White Wags on Stones island. 2m Blackcap at Milfields. 60 Swallows, 20 Sand Martin and 3 House Martin.NULLSimon Roddis
07/04/16 00:00Male Redstart this morning in the field at the rear of the Sand Martin bank in WLC creekNULLJon Lowes
06/04/16 00:00A Great Grey Shrike was seen for a few seconds only on Stones Island at 0930hrs by AHS, but despite much searching it could not be relocated. Also present 6 White Wagtails, 10 Great Black backed Gulls and the leucistic Snipe. NULLClive Ashton
04/04/16 00:00Following noted during monthly Birdwatching for Beginners walk (10am-noon; Stones Island, Ranger Base and WLC): Jackdaw, Woodpigeon, Chiffchaff, Chaffinch, Carrion Crow, Dunnock, Great Tit, Blackbird, Blue Tit, House Sparrow, Wren, Robin, Greylag Goose, Black-headed Gull, Coal Tit, Mallard, Gt Crested Grebe, Coot, Tufted Duck, Mute Swan, Lapwing, Redshank, Buzzard, Tree Sparrow, Gt Northern Diver, Oystercatcher, Barnacle Goose, Teal, Willow Warbler, Little Grebe, Willow TitNULLGary Atkins
04/04/16 00:000730-1200: 3 GNDivers still. 2 Willow Warblers at Millfields. Wheatear on Watersports island. Jack Snipe in WLC creek. 5 Goldeneye. 10 Swallow, 10 Sand Martin and 1 House MartinNULLSimon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
04/04/16 00:006 Common Gulls and a Pink-footed Goose.NULLPeter Stoppard
04/04/16 00:00Blackcap @ Millfields, male eating Ivy berriesNULLIan Scrimshaw
04/04/16 00:00210 Common Gulls in roost at 1830. 3 White Wagtails on Stones island. Jack Snipe still in WLC creek. 300 Jackdaws.NULLSimon Roddis
02/04/16 00:00Male Marsh Harrier flew east at 11:45, Ringed Plover north, 5 White Wagtail, 2nd summer Yellow-legged Gull, 3 Great Northern Divers, Willow Warbler singing at the causeway.NULLJB, AHS, CA
01/04/16 00:004 Buzzards aloft, low over Blackwall PlantationNULLGary Atkins
01/04/16 00:006-15 to 7-45pm Osprey(drifted sw),male RC Pochard,2+ White Wagtail,16 Curlew,30+ Fieldfare(to roost stones),2 GN Diver(adults),2 Redshank,SwallowNULLMark and Sue Pass
31/03/16 00:003 GNDivers still. 3 Shoveler. Pair of Wigeon still at Millfields. 20 Sand Martin, Swallow, House Martin.NULLSimon Roddis/Ken Rome
29/03/16 00:00Red Kite circling fields over Windmill Farm (Godfreyhole) at approx 4pm. Headed south.NULLJean Hurdle
29/03/16 00:00All 3 GNDivers still present. First House Martin of the year off Stones 0900. Leucistic Snipe still at WLC.NULLSJR, CA, JB, RC
27/03/16 00:00Male and female Mandarin ducks seen on Lake shore in front of Sheepwash bird hide at 4.30pmNULLCatherine Moss
27/03/16 00:000700-1100:3 GNDivers still. 1 Wigeon. 1 Gadwall. Pair Mandarins prospecting around Millfields. 2 Goosander at Millfields. Leucistic Common Snipe still at WLC. 1 Yellow-legged Gull. c10 Sand Martins and 3 Swallows. 8 Chiffchaff singing.NULLSJR, AHS, RC, CA, JB
24/03/16 00:000600-1200: all 3 GNDivers still present. 1 Shelduck. Pair of Mandarins at Millfields. 2 Shoveler. Water Rail calling in Hopton reedbed. Leucistic Common Snipe still at WLC. 3 Skylark south. 1 Rock Pipit near Stones (Dave Newcombe/Chris Brown). 1 Swallow (Mark Pass) and 1 Sand Martin. 11 Chiffchaff (9 at Millfields, 2 on Stones). 50 Fieldfare south.NULLSimon Roddis
23/03/16 00:000830-1300: 2 ad GNDivers (couldn't see the juv, maybe just playing hard to get), 10 Greylag, 1 Grey Plover still around Stones and Shiningford islands, 1 second-winter Kittiwake north at 0850, 6 Chiffchaffs (4 singing, 2 calling) around Millfields.NULLSimon Roddis
21/03/16 00:00WeBS count for March 06.30 - 10.00 Mute Swan 2, Greylag Goose 1, Canada Goose 97, Barnacle Goose 28, Wigeon 1, Gadwall 2, Teal 17, Mallard 63, Tufted Duck 73, Goldeneye 7, Goosander 3, Great Northern Diver 3, Cormorant 4, Grey Heron 2, Little Grebe 3, Great Crested Grebe 38, Moorhen 5, Coot 58, Oystercatcher 13, Lapwing 8, Curlew 4, Snipe 7, Redshank 6.NULLPeter Gibbon and John Bradley
21/03/16 00:003 GNDivers, 3 Greylag, 2 Mandarin, 3 Wigeon, 1 Grey Plover (Stones Island 0800), 2 Herring Gull north, 20 Meadow Pipit mostly moving north, 19 Fieldfare north, 150 Redwing and 100 Starling at Hopton, 9 Redpoll on Stones, 1 Linnet.NULLSimon Roddis/Clive Ashton
18/03/16 00:000630-1200: 3 GNDivers. 2 Shelduck at Millfields. 2 Greylag. 1 Wigeon. 13+ Oystercatcher. 3 Dunlin. 4 Redshank. 1+ Jack Snipe in Hopton reedbed. 2 ad Kittiwakes at Millfields. 75 Redwing at Sheepwash.NULLSJR,AHS
18/03/16 00:0013.30 from Sheepwash Hide
1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Grey Wagtail, 4 Goldeneye, 2 Redshank, 2 Oystercatcher
NULLPaul Bennett
17/03/16 00:001 Wigeon and 3 Snipe near Wildlife Centre at 15000hrsNULLMike Coates
17/03/16 00:003 GNDivers still. Chiffchaff singing at Millfields. Leucistic Common Snipe with 8 other snipe in WLC creek. 1 Skylark, 9 Meadow Pipits north.NULLSJR,AHS
16/03/16 00:003 GNDivers from Sheepwash at 1530. 11+ Goldeneye. 50 Redwing at Sheepwash. 5 Fieldfare flew north. 2 Raven.NULLSimon Roddis
16/03/16 00:00Afternoon visit 15.00-18.15. 3 Great Northern Divers, Grey Heron, 8 Little Grebes, 24 Great Crested Grebes, 114 Canada Geese, 12 Barnacle Geese, 2 Mute Swans, 40 Teal, 50 Mallards, 60 Tufted Ducks, 11 Goldeneye, 4 Moorhens, 60 Coots, 13 Oystercatchers, 20 Curlew, 3 Snipe, 3 Redshank, Dunlin. NULLDave Newcombe/Chris Brown
15/03/16 00:003 GN Divers this afternoon (2 adults often close together off Stone's then again later off Lane End + 1 juvenile on far shore from Sheepwash - seemed quite a small individual)NULLPaul Thomas
11/03/16 00:00Avocet from 0815, still at Wildlife Centre 0930hrs.
10 Whooper Swans on water off Stones Island from 0840hrs.
NULLRoger Carrington
11/03/16 00:00To add to Roger's report: 6 Goosander (2m,4f), 2 Skylark, c1000 Starling beyond WLC creek, leucistic Snipe still in reedbed at WLC.NULLSimon Roddis
08/03/16 00:002 GNDivers from Stones. Jack Snipe at Hopton reedbed. 17 Curlew at Sheepwash.NULLSimon Roddis
07/03/16 00:000645-1145: 1 Ringed Plover over WLC creek at 0830. 3 Wigeon at Millfields. 10 Buzzards. 2 Peregrine. Tawny Owl calling and pair of Oystercatchers mating at Lane End. 10 Meadow Pipits. 5 Raven (2 pairs and a single).NULLSimon Roddis
07/03/16 00:00Adult sum pl Mediterranean Gull in roost from 1645hrs off Stones Island. At least 33 Curlew came in this evening.NULLRoger Carrington
06/03/16 00:00Seen during Birdwatching for Beginners walk (10am-noon): House Sparrow, Magpie, Mallard, Pied Wagtail, Robin, Dunnock, Lsr Black-back Gull, Gt Crested Grebe, Carrion Crow, Tufted Duck, Cormorant, Black-headed Gull, Coot, Teal, Great Northern Diver (3), Tree Sparrow, Little Grebe, Chaffinch, Blackbird, Redwing, Song Thrush, Woodpigeon, Jackdaw, Gt Tit, Blue Tit, Common Gull, Canada Goose, Long-tailed Tit, Coal Tit, Wren, Collared Dove, Lapwing, Willow Tit, Oystercatcher, Barnacle Goose (20+), Redshank, GoldeneyeNULLGary Atkins
05/03/16 00:000700-1130: at least 2 GNDivers on the water and likely another flew high N at 1110. 4 Goosander, 2 Wigeon and Kingfisher at Millfields. 6 Herring Gull, 14 Golden Plover and 5 Skylark through. 14 Curlew. 12 Buzzards.NULLSJR, AHS, JB, MAP
05/03/16 00:0008:30 3 Barnacle Geese Wildlife Centre Creek, Redshank. Curlew heard Sheepwash.NULLEric Dewhurst
04/03/16 00:001 GNDiver at Millfields this morning, 2 from Lane End this pm. 11 Curlew. 2 Wigeon. 80 Woodpigeon at Millfields. Leucistic Common Snipe with 4 regular birds, WLC at 1000.NULLSimon Roddis
03/03/16 00:003 GNDivers. 1 Jack Snipe and a Water Rail calling in Hopton reedbed 0730. 28 Barnacle Geese. 1 Skylark. 6 Buzzard.NULLSimon Roddis
01/03/16 00:002 GN Diver (one in flight before roost)

WLC: 8 Lesser Redpoll, 7 Snipe (including 1 leucistic), 1 Curlew over, 1 Dunlin, 2 Goldeneye (pair), 2 Buzzard, c.20 Barnacle Goose, 2 Redshank, 2 Reed Bunting, 2 Willow Tit, c.150 Lapwing.

Also, large Starling flock c.2000 over Carsington Pastures at midday
NULLJames Owen
01/03/16 00:003 Great Northern Divers, 7 Pintail, 6 Curlew, adult Kittiwake in gull roost.NULLJohn Bradley
23/02/16 00:003 Greylag, 13 Barnacle Geese, 2 Shelduck, 1 Dunlin, 1 Curlew, 1 Skylark north, 8 Lesser Redpoll. NULLClive Ashton
22/02/16 00:00WeBS count for Feb. 07.30 -10.30 Mute Swan 2, Greylag Goose 2, Canada Goose 110, Barnacle Goose 29, Wigeon 3, Gadwall 1, Teal 92, Mallard 89, Tufted Duck 41, Goldeneye 8, Great Northern Diver 3, Little Grebe 8, Great Crested Grebe 20, Moorhen 3, Coot 69, Oystercatcher 7, Lapwing 346, Sparrowhawk 1, Peregrine 1.NULLPeter Gibbon and John Bradley
21/02/16 00:00Summer plumage adult Mediterranean Gull off Stones Island 0930-1000. 3 GNDivers still. 20 Redwing on Stones, 20 Siskin at WLC.NULLSHR,AHS
20/02/16 00:003 GNDivers still. 3 Pintail at Millfields 0800. 4 Curlew at WLC 1000.NULLSimon Roddis
19/02/16 00:003 GNDivers still. 29 Barnacle Geese, 1 Greylag. Flock of 36 Cormorants seemed to fly in at 0855 but didn't stay.NULLSimon Roddis
16/02/16 00:002 x Jack Snipe at Paul Stanley HideNULLAlan Ball
10/02/16 00:008:00-11:30am Goosander (2) and Oystercatcher (2) on Millfields Island. Several Goldeneye, Redwing and Song Thrushes (singing)NULLEric Dewhurst
10/02/16 00:00I Jack Snipe and 1 Water Rail at Hopton reedbed 0730-0800. 1 Curlew from Sheepwash 08:30. 1 Peregrine. 150 Starlings flew north.NULLSimon Roddis
09/02/16 00:00Adult Kittiwake at Millfields 08:15. 2 GNDivers showing, very mobile. 3 Oystercatcher, 1 Curlew.NULLSimon Roddis
05/02/16 00:00Jack Snipe, 5 Grey Wag, 10 Pied Wag, 14 Herring Gull south-west at Hopton. Skylark and Yellowhammer over Millfields. 730 Lapwing, Peregrine, 5 Buzzard. Shoveler (f) at WLC. 4 Gadwall.NULLSimon Roddis
03/02/16 00:003 Great Northern Divers still.
420 Lapwings.
25 Common Snipe including leucistic bird from Wildlife Centre.
1 Jack Snipe in Hopton Reedbed.
1 Kingfisher and 2 Oystercatchers.
NULLRoger Carrington
31/01/16 00:00WeBs count for January 08.00-11.00-Mute Swan 2, Greylag Goose 1, Canada Goose 146, Wigeon 8, Gadwall 4, Teal 228, Mallard 133, Pintail 4, Pochard 3, Tufted Duck, 75, Goldeneye 11, Goosander 2, Great Northern Diver 2, Cormorant 8, Grey Heron 1, Little Grebe 14, Great Crested Grebe 30, Moorhen 11, Coot 164, Oystercatcher 2, Lapwing 320, Curlew 2, Redshank 2, Jack Snipe 1, Snipe 5, Kingfisher 1, Buzzard 3, Kestrel 1.NULLPeter Gibbon and John Bradley
28/01/16 00:003 GNDivers. Jack Snipe and Water Rail at Hopton reedbed 0730-0800. 500 Lapwing. 28 Barnacle Geese. Buzzard and Sparrowhawk displaying. Kingfisher showing well in WLC creek. 1 Skylark. 2 Raven. 40 Siskin at Paul Stanley. No Linnets...NULLSimon Roddis
27/01/16 00:00At least 2 GNDivers. 28 Barnacle Geese. Imm Peregrine. Adult Kittiwake flying around mid-afternoon. 750 LBBG in the roost, and 2 ad Yellow-legged Gulls. 1 Oystercatcher.NULLSimon Roddis
23/01/16 00:003 GNDivers still. 1 Shelduck. 28 Barnacle Geese. 450 Lapwing at sailing club. 1 Golden Plover. 1 Skylark. 25 Common Snipe at WLC including the leucistic bird. Jon Bradley had 3 Jack Snipe at Hopton reedbed at 08:00.NULLSimon Roddis
21/01/16 00:002 Jack Snipe at Hopton reedbed 0830-0900NULLSJR, AHS
21/01/16 00:00Water Rail and Jack Snipe in Hopton reed bed, 4 Heron, 7 Goldeneye, 5 Gadwall, 3 Goosander, 5 Meadow Pipit.NULLClive Ashton
20/01/16 00:003 GNDivers still. Jack Snipe at Hopton reedbed. 1 Golden Plover over. 4 Pintail. 2 Shoveler. 2 Peregrine. 2 Skylark. 1 Brambling. (72 species)NULLSJR, AHS
19/01/16 00:003 GNDivers (2 ads, 1 juv) this morning. 1 Barnacle Goose again with the Canadas. 3 Goosander. 1 Kingfisher in Shiningford Creek.NULLSimon Roddis
18/01/16 00:004 GNDivers, 3 ads, 1 juv. 6 Goosander. 180 Canada Geese and 1 Barnacle. 1 Dunlin. 5 Herring Gull.NULLSimon Roddis
15/01/16 00:002 GNDivers still present. 335 Lapwing at Sailing Club. 130 Canada Geese at WLC. Leucistic Common Snipe in WLC creek.NULLSimon Roddis
14/01/16 00:00Drake shoveler and c20 fieldfare at Lane End hide, 18 collared doves at the rangerbase. Report of sparrowhawk chasing redwing on Stones Island on 13/01/16NULLJohn Matkin
13/01/16 00:002 Great Northern Divers, 25 Snipe including the leucistic bird, 161 Tufted Ducks, 209 Teal, 159 Mallard, 21 Pochard, 2 Gadwall, 6 Goldeneye, 32 Wigeon, 17 Little Grebe, Blue Tit carrying nesting material to nest box.NULLJohn Matkin
11/01/16 00:00Could only see 1 GNDiver for certain. Only 7 Wigeon and 1 Gadwall. 130 Canada Geese. 1 Goosander and 1 Yellowhammer at Paul Stanley. 50 Siskin in WLC creek.NULLSimon Roddis
07/01/16 00:00Juv & Adult G N DiverNULLIan Scrimshaw
02/01/16 00:00Late morning/afternoon visit 2 great northern divers.12 cormorant.2 grey heron.5 mute swan.1 canada goose(wildlife centre).624 lapwing.2 redshank.21 snipe.6 little grebe.36 pochard.161 tufted duck.4 gadwall.6 goldeneye.NULLchris brown
01/01/16 00:003 GNDivers, 3 Shelduck, 4 Goosander, Water Rail heard in Hopton reedbedNULLSimon Roddis

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