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Sightings 2018-2005

 Posted by on January 1, 2018
350131/12/2018The GNDiver distantly from Sheepwash looking towards Millfields this morning. 154 Canadas. 19 Pochard. 20 Cormorant. 2 Grey Heron. 31 Little Grebe. 1 Golden Plover over the visitor centre. c400 Lapwing. 3 Dunlin. 3 Ruff. 2 adult Yellow-legged Gull at Sheepwash late morning. 6 GBbG. 3 Peregrine in the air together over the north end, then an imm male, presumed to be one of the 3, worrying the Lapwings over the visitor centre area. 60 Redwing at Millfields. Total of 28 Tree Sparrow: 15 at WLC, 13 at Millfields.NULLSJR, AHS, CA
350030/12/20183 more Waxwings SW over Millfields at 0830. The GNDiver still from Stones. 17 Goosander (5m,12f) at Millfields early morning. 13 Pochard. c400 Lapwing. 3 Ruff. 3 Dunlin. 4 Redshank. 42 Herring and 9 GBb Gulls at Sheepwash late morning. Female Kingfisher again in Brown Ale Bay. 3 GSWoodpeckers at Millfields (2 on the feeders, 1 over). Imm male Peregrine. 313 Redwing, mostly heading SW, at Millfields. 13 Meadow Pipit on Stones. Total of 60 Siskin (50 at Millfields, 10 at BA Bay).NULLSimon Roddis
349929/12/20184 Waxwings flew SW over the Stones causeway at 0825 (the first here since Dec 2012). GNDiver still present. 1 Pink-footed Goose among the Canadas. 2 Barnacle. 4 Mute Swan. 10 Goldeneye. 10 Goosander. 3 Buzzard. 30 Herring Gull (20 flew through, 10 at Sheepwash late morning). 2 Peregrine; an adult, probably female, perched on Sheepwash spit and an immature male flying around. 3 Raven. 13 Tree Sparrow at WLC. NULLSimon Roddis
349828/12/2018The GNDiver still this morning. 119 Canadas. 3 Barnacle. 9 Goldeneye. 12 Pochard. 6 Goosander SE. 32 Cormorant (23 flew in). 6 Moorhen. c400 Lapwing, seriously spooked at one point by 2 male Peregrines. 3 Ruff. 3 Dunlin. c10,000 BhGulls and 8 GBbG early morning. 29 Herring and the 3w Yellow-leg at Sheepwash late morning. 4 Stock Dove. Total of c200 Redwing, including c150 at Millfields. 7 Fieldfare. 6 Linnet over Stones. Willow Tit singing at Millfields.NULLSimon Roddis
349727/12/2018The GNDiver was extremely close to the shore off Stones island mid-morning. 7 Barnacle Geese: a party of 6 flew over along with a Nene (Hawaiian Goose). 5 Pochard. 6+ Goldeneye. 4 Goosander. 2 Grey Heron. 3 Ruff. 4 Dunlin. 4 Woodcock at Hopton end early morning. 28 Herring Gulls and the 3w Yellow-leg at Sheepwash late morning. Female Kingfisher again in Brown Ale Bay. 3 Raven. 9 Grey Wag out of Hopton reedbed early morning. 10 Meadow Pipit on Stones. 1 Brambling over Hopton end.NULLSimon Roddis
349622/12/2018The GNDiver was between Stones island and Millfields this afternoon. 139 Canadas. 5 Barnacles. 1 Greylag. 20 Gadwall. 9 Pochard. 15 Cormorant. 27 Little Grebe, including 15 at WLC. 5 Common Buzzards. c500 Lapwing. 3 Ruff. 2 Dunlin. 2 Redshank. 30 Snipe. c1800 Common Gulls, 600 LBbG, 20 Herrings and adult Yellow-leg. Kingfisher and Chiffchaff again in BA Bay. 55 Redwing. 5 Fieldfare.NULLSimon Roddis
349520/12/2018c30 Barnacle Geese WLC centre, Pergrine on shore line eating carrion opposite Sheepash.NULLIan Scrimshaw
349419/12/2018The GNDiver was between Stones island and Fishtail Creek around 1130. A Chiffchaff at Brown Ale Bay, then flew across the road. c100 Wigeon: flock of 70 flew N, plus c30 down. c400 Lapwing. 3 Dunlin. 3 Redshank. Only saw 2 Ruff. 23 Snipe at WLC. 71 Herring Gulls from Sheepwash late morning. 3 Yellow-legged Gulls: 1st-w, 3rd-w and adult. Female Kingfisher on the same stump in BA Bay as earlier in the week. 1 Skylark NE. 1+ Brambling at Millfields.NULLSimon Roddis
349317/12/2018The GNDiver was off Stones island this morning. 199 Canada Geese. 2 Barnacles. 105 Lapwing. 4 Ruff. 3 Redshank. 1 Dunlin. 47 Snipe - a real increase on recent numbers. 60 Rooks flew west.NULLSJR, AHS, CA
349216/12/2018The GNDiver was off Sailing Club island mid-morning. At the Hopton end first thing, 4 Woodcock, 7 calling Tawny Owls and 5 Grey Wags out of the reedbed. 150+ Canada Geese. 2 Barnacles. 17 Pochard. 5 Goosander (3m,2f). 4 Ruff at WLC. 2 Redshank. 38 Herring Gulls and the 3rd-w Yellow-leg among LBbGs at Sheepwash. 11 GBbGs (5 ads and a sub-ad at Sheepwash, plus 3 ads and 2 first-winters south). Female Kingfisher in Brown Ale Bay (and it or another reported on the dam wall). Peregrine sitting for at least an hour on its favourite pylon at Shiningford. 2 Raven. Total of 24 Meadow Pipits. Decent morning - 73 species.NULLSimon Roddis
349115/12/2018The GNDiver was off Stones, seen distantly from Millfields mid-morning. 179 Canadas and 2 Barnacles at WLC. 5 Goldeneye. 18 Pochard. 4 Goosander (2m,2f) at Millfields. 2 Redshank at Sailing Club. 30+ Herring Gulls from Sheepwash. The 3rd-winter Yellow-legged Gyull was being given a hard time by 3 imm HGs at Millfields. 3 GSWoodpecker, including one on 6-inch high willow stumps on Horseshoe island. 10 Fieldfare E.NULLSimon Roddis
349014/12/2018GNDiver off the dam wall late morning. 3 Pink-feet SW. 79 Canadas. 2 Barnacles. 15 Pochard. 6 Goldeneye. Male Peregrine again. 3 Ruff and 1 Dunlin at WLC. 2 Redshank. 20 Herring and the 3rd-w Yellow-legged Gull at Sheepwash. 3+ Raven. 100+ Redwing, including 70 E. 7 Fieldfare E. 5 Lesser Redpoll at Millfields.NULLSimon Roddis
348913/12/2018The GNDiver from Millfields still. Much smaller movement than yesterday: 135 Redwing E, 25 Fieldfare E, 40 Woodpigeon SE, 3 Stock Dove SW. Pair of Shoveler at Millfields. 8 Goldeneye. 6 Moorhen. Now 4 Ruff at WLC. 1 Redshank. Male Peregrine at Millfields then Fishtail Creek. NULLSimon Roddis
348812/12/2018The GNDiver from Millfields still. Quite a bit of movement this morning: 1210 Redwing E, 110 Fieldfare E, 15 Pink-footed Geese SW. 2f Shoveler at Millfields. 10 Pochard. 6 Moorhen. 13 Herring Gull. 3rd-w Yellow-legged Gull. 3 GSWoodpecker. 5 Jay. 15 Siskin.NULLSimon Roddis
348707/12/2018The GNDiver still, again between Stones and Millfields. 220 Pnk-footed Geese flew E at 1100. 179 Greylags flew into Sheepwash 1045-1145, including flocks of c100 and 50+. 7 Goldeneye. c200 Lapwing. 3 Ruff still. 3 Collared Dove at the ranger base. c100 Redwing. 3 Greenfinch at Millfields.NULLSimon Roddis
348603/12/2018Birdwatching for Beginners Walk. 33 species seen. 10 till 12. Black Headed Gull, Blackbird, Blue Tit, Canada Goose, Carrion Crow, Coot, Cormorant, Great Crested Grebe, Great Tit, House Sparrow, Kestrel, Lapwing, Little Grebe, Mallard, Meadow Pippit, Mute Swan, Redshank, Robin, Snipe, Teal, Tufted Duck, Wigeon, Wren, Dunnock, Ruff, Goldfinch, Magpie, Tree Sparrow, Willow Tit, Wood Pigeon, Lesser Black Backed Gull, Bullfinch, Gadwall.NULLLorna Lomas
348503/12/2018The GNDiver still, between Stones and Millfields. 9 Goldeneye (6m,3f). 175 Lapwing. 1 Dunlin. 1 Redshank. 30 Fieldfare. 40 Redwing. 3 Song Thrushes singing at Sheepwash.NULLSimon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
348402/12/2018Adult Great Northern Diver, still with a few white spots on its upper parts, was off Watersports island this morning, hopefully now here for the winter. 7 Goldeneye (6m,1f) off the dam wall. 140 Lapwing. 3 Ruff. 2 Dunlin. 1 Redshank. 10 Snipe at WLC. 2 Woodcock at Hopton end first thing, and 5 Tawny Owls calling. 220 Woodpigeon N. 16 Fieldfare S. 2 Brambling.NULLSimon Roddis
348330/11/20183250 Woodpigeons NE this morning. 8 Stock Dove. 7 Dunlin. 3 Ruff. 2 Redshank. 13 Snipe at WLC. 1 Peregrine. 6 Goldeneye (5m,1f) off the dam wall. 200 Redwing and 1 Brambling at Hopton end early morning, and 6 Grey Wags out of the reedbed.NULLSimon Roddis
348229/11/20182 adult Yellow-legged Gulls in the roost from Sheepwash this evening. 3 Woodcock at Hopton end 1630-1645. 3 Redshank. 13 Dunlin. 20 Pochard.NULLSimon Roddis
348126/11/2018300 more Pink-feet went through this morning: 140 E at 1100, 160 E at 1130. 138 Canadas. 2 Barnacles. 34 Mute Swan. 97 Wigeon. 16 Gadwall. 304 Teal. 97 Mallard. 22 Pochard. 208 Tufted. 10 Goldeneye. 2 Goosander. 29 Cormorant. 1 Grey Heron. 26 Little Grebe. 42 GCGrebe. 5 Moorhen. 930 Coot. 370 Lapwing. 3 Ruff. 14 Dunlin. 8 Snipe. 1 Peregrine. 2 Skylark over. 19 Tree Sparrow (15 between WLC and Sheepwash, 4 at Millfields).NULLSimon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
348025/11/2018180 Pink-footed Geese flew NE over Sheepwash at 10:05. 11 Goosander (5m,6 redhead) at Millfields at first light. 3 Ruff. 13 Dunlin. 4 Redshank (1 WLC plus 3 from PS hide - per RC). 6 GBbG early morning. 450 Woodpigeons NE-ish. 1 Kingfisher at Hopton end. 5+ Mistle Thrush including 2 singing. 15 Siskin at BA Bay.NULLSimon Roddis
347924/11/2018A site record 8 (possibly 10) Woodcock flew into the Hopton end at dawn, while 14 Reed Buntings and 5 Grey Wagtails flew out of the reedbed. 5 single Brambling there too. 100 Pink-footed Geese: 20 down at Sheepwash then flew E at 0820, and 80 flew W at 1015. 35 Mute Swan. 22 Pochard. 5 Goldeneye. 23 Cormorant. 200 Lapwing. 3 Ruff, 3 Redshank and 11 Dunlin still. 9 Snipe. 2 ad Yellow-legged Gulls at Sheepwash. c300 Redwing and c45 Meadow Pipits in total. NULLSimon Roddis, Clive Ashton
347823/11/2018A Hawfinch was feeding in trees between Millfields carpark and the viewing area at 10:00. At least 32 Lesser Redpoll in total: 12+ around Stones, 20+ at Millfields. 25 Siskin at Millfields. 15 Tree Sparrow (7 at WLC, 8 at Millfields). 200 Redwing. 13 Pochard. 4 Goldeneye. 3 Goosander. 2 Peregrine over Stones. 3 Ruff and 11 Dunlin at Sailing Club. 2 Yellow-legged Gull (ad, 3w) and adult Caspian (?) at Sheepwash.NULLSimon Roddis
347720/11/2018A adult hybrid Gull thought to be a Ring-billed x Lesser Black-backed Gull in front of Sheepwash Hide late afternoon plus a 2nd winter Caspian Gull and 3 Yellow-legged Gulls (2 adults and a 3rd winter).NULLJB, RJL
347620/11/201811 Dunlin and 2 Ruff at Sailing Club, 1 Redshank at Millfields, 4 Shoveler. 330 Starlings at Hopton End at dawn possibly roosted at Hopton Pond, 150 Redwing. 1 Brambling at Sheepwash car park.NULLclive ashton
347519/11/2018c100 Pink-feet SW at 0915. What I think was the same 2w/3w Caspian as yesterday was at Sheepwash for a short time. Adult Yellow-leg. 2 Shoveler. 3 Ruff still. 9 Dunlin. 1 Redshank. 400 Lapwing. 23 Cormorant. c800 Woodpigeons moving but in random directions. 380 Redwing going north-ish up the west side. 30 Starlings W.NULLSimon Roddis
347418/11/20189 Goosander (3 males, 6 redheads) at Millfields early morning. 7 Goldeneye. 3 Ruff still. 10 Dunlin. Male Pintail. 2 Shoveler. Adult Peregrine at Sheepwash. Adult Yellow-leg and 5 GBbGulls. 1 Brambling at Millfields.NULLSimon Roddis, Roger Carrington
347317/11/2018A late Chiffchaff was on Stones island this morning. At first light at the Hopton end, 5 Tawny Owls, 2 Woodcock, 1 Brambling and a singing Mistle Thrush, and 22 Reed Buntings came out of the reedbed. 110 Canadas, 2 Banacles and 2 Greylags. 2 Shoveler, 2 Pintail, 3 Ruff and 3 Redshank still. 7 Dunlin. Adult and 3rd-winter Yellow-legged Gull. 1 adult Peregrine. 31 Meadow Pipits and 14 Lesser Redpoll on Stones.NULLSimon Roddis
347216/11/2018A first-winter Caspian Gull was in the roost this evening but I didn't see the Glaucous. c3000 Lesser Black-backs, 1 GBbG and 30 Herrings. c100 Canadas. 2 drake Pintail. 2 Shoveler. 4 Goldeneye. 70 Golden Plover again circled the main centre around midday. 415 Lapwing. 3 Ruff still. 5 Dunlin. 3 Redshank (1 at WLC, 2 in BA Bay). 2 (maybe 3) Woodcock at Hopton end at dusk. 40 Meadow Pipits on Stones. 1 Brambling at Millfields.NULLSimon Roddis
347114/11/201813 nov peregrine falcon bathing in front of sheepwash hide watched for 20 mins at 11.30am then flew of towards wild life centreNULLroy middleton
347012/11/20186,450 Woodpigeons flew N between 0815-0945, including 2,500 in one 15 minute period. (I know, I should get a life!) 2 Pintail and 6 Shoveler in Brown Ale Bay. 3 Ruff still. c1,000 LBbGs loafing on Sheepwash spit at midday. 7 Collared Doves at the ranger base. 6 Willow Tits. 6 Skylark over. c100 Fieldfare and 200 Redwing. 15 Redpoll on Stones island.NULLSimon Roddis
346912/11/2018195 Lapwing,2 Raven,56 Teal,6 Mute Swan,30 Wigeon,18 Tuffted Duck,17 Cormorant,8 Great Crested Grebe,2 Pheasant,1 Pied Wagtail,2 Goldeneye,12 Gadwall,3 Little Grebe,200 BH Gull,150 LBB Gull,50 GBB Gull,1 Moorhen,10 Mallard,3 Great Tit,1 Chaffinch,1 Robin All seen late afternoon.NULLDavid Armitt
346811/11/20182nd winter Glaucous Gull at Sheepwash Hide 15.55 until 16.15 then presumably flew to roost. Other birders did have it prior to this at 14.45. Also 2 Yellow legged Gulls and 6 Herring Gulls, and 2 Ravens on the spit. NULLDave Newcombe/Chris Brown
346711/11/2018In the monthly WeBS count this morning, numbers of most species had dropped since last month: 27 Mute Swan. 70 Canada Geese. 2 Barnacles. 108 Mallard. 402 Teal. 146 Wigeon. 42 Gadwall. 2 Shoveler. 2 Pintail. 175 Tufted. 27 Pochard. 5 Goldeneye. 1 Little Egret. 1 Grey Heron. 19 Cormorant. 37 Little Grebe. 50 GCGrebe. 4 Moorhen. 748 Coot. 371 Lapwing. 4 Dunlin. 3 Ruff. 11 Snipe. 3 Woodcock. Also: 5 Tawny Owls calling at Hopton end at first light. 1 Peregrine. 9 GBbGulls at Sheepwash had presumably roosted overnight. 4 Skylark over. NULLSimon Roddis, John Bradley
346610/11/2018The second-winter Glaucous Gull was again at Sheepwash late afternoon (thanks to RJL/AHS/JB for the nod). Also c1500 LBbG, 20 Herring and 4 Yellow-legs (3 ads and a second-winter). A flock of 72 Golden Plover circled the WLC area for half an hour early afternoon but couldn't pluck up the courage to land. It appears that the 'pair' of Pintail are actually 2 males: the female-looking one is developing pale grey flanks and has a tiny hint of a white line behind the eye. 4 redhead Goosander flew N. c350 Lapwing. 3 Dunlin. 3 Ruff still. 13 Snipe at WLC. Two flocks of Starlings totalling about 700 birds flew low past Brown Ale Bay towards Hopton end late afternoon, presumably on their way to roost. c300 Fieldfare and 100 Redwings in fields at the top of WLC creek. 6 Tree Sparrow and 20 Siskin at Millfields.NULLSimon Roddis
346508/11/2018Second Winter Glaucous Gull from 4:10pm Sheepwash Hide, also 2 Yellow-legged Gulls and 3 Herring Gulls among many Lesser Black-backed, Black Headed and Common Gulls.NULLRoger Carrington, Richard Lowe
346408/11/2018Bit of movement this morning: 2240 Woodpigeons N, 125 Starlings W, 30 Bramblings SW over Millfields early morning. Estimated 10,000 Black-headed Gulls from Millfields at first light. 140 Canadas. 2 Barnacle. Pair of Pintail. 2 Shoveler. 4 Goldeneye. 1 Little Egret. c300 Lapwing. 3 Ruff. 8 Dunlin. 12 Snipe at WLC. 6 Collared Dove at the ranger base. Kingfisher at Millfields. 6 Raven. 220 Redwing. 70 Fieldfare. 30 Meadow Pipit. NULLSimon Roddis
346307/11/2018A lot of thrushes around this morning: c930 Fieldfare, 100 Redwings and 270 Starlings in total. Pair of Pintail in BA Bay. Not a great deal else to report.NULLSimon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
346205/11/2018I did the afternoon shift today because of the murk this morning, and it paid off in the shape of a 2nd-winter Glaucous Gull briefly at Sheepwash at 1525, the first here since December 2008 I believe. Gulls loafing in Brown Ale Bay included 4 Yellow-legs (2 ads, 2 3rd-winters) and adult Caspian. Still present: 2 Pintail, 1 Little Egret, 3 Ruff, 2 Redshank, 7 Dunlin. 4 Shoveler. c300 Lapwing. 11 Snipe at WLC. 30 Long-tailed Tits, including 22 on Stones. 8 Tree Sparrows and a Yellowhammer at Millfields. At least 5 (10?) Redpolls. 15+ Brambling appeared to drop into roost on the other side of the road from BA Bay. Decent afternoon!NULLSimon Roddis
346104/11/2018Adult Caspian Gull on bank in front of Sheepwash hide at 13.50 until 15.10 at least. Also 3rd winter Yellow-legged Gull.NULLNeil Moulden
346004/11/20185 Tawny Owls calling and one Woodcock at the Hopton end first thing. The Shelduck that has been around for a few days is now lying dead on the shore in Brown Ale Bay. 2 Pintail, male R-c Pochard, 3 Ruff, 2 Redshank and adult Y-l Gull still. 200 Redwing flushed by a stooping Sparrowhawk at Shiningford. 20 Meadow Pipits on Stones.NULLSimon Roddis
345903/11/2018A bit of movement this morning: 500 Woodpigeons, 11 Skylarks in various directions, 480 Starlings, 466 Fieldfare, 69 Redwing, 20 Chaffinch, 3 Greenfinch, 2 Brambling, 1 Yellowhammer (the latter 2 over Millfields). 2 Greylags. 2 Barnacles. The female Shelduck still. 2 Pintail (female at Sailing Club, drake in Brown Ale Bay). 7 Shoveler. Male RH-c Pochard. 69 Pochard. 5 Goldeneye. 3 Goosander. An adult Peregrine marauding up and down the west side. 150 Lapwing. 2 Ruff. 6 Dunlin. 2 Redshank in BA Bay. Adult Y-l Gull. 3 Collared Dove over Hopton end. c50 Rooks on the dam wall first thing. 5 Redpoll on Stones.NULLSimon Roddis
345802/11/2018Single Little Egret, Shelduck and R-c Pochard still. 5 Shoveler. 18 Little Grebes from Sheepwash hide. 150 Lapwing. 3 Ruff and 7 Dunlin mobile between Sailing Club and Sheepwash. Adult GBb and Y-l Gulls. 2 Collared Doves on Sheepwash feeder. 6 Raven. 60 Fieldfare. 80 Redwing. 15 Tree Sparrows at WLC. 1 Brambling over BA Bay. 2 Greenfinch over.NULLSimon Roddis
345702/11/201822 Mute Swans. 167 Canadas. 2 Barnacles. Female Shelduck still. Male Mandarin at WLC. 13 Shoveler. 1 Pintail. Male R-c Pochard. 2 Goldeneye. The Little Egret still. 6 Dunlin. 1 Redshank. 9 Snipe. Adult Herring Gull. 4 Tawny Owls calling at Hopton end at first light. Kingfisher at Sheepwash. 5 Brambling SW over Sheepwash. (75 species.)NULLSimon Roddis
345631/10/2018Again only 2-300 each of Woodies and Starlings moving. The Shelduck still. 5 Shoveler. Male R-c Pochard. 3 Ruff still. 10 Snipe. 7 Dunlin. 1 ad Yellow-legged Gull. 1 Little Egret still.NULLSJR, AHS, CA, RC
345530/10/2018Much less moving than yesterday, just 100 Woodpigeons, 300 Starlings, 65 Redwings and 2 Skylarks. 84 Gadwall. 6 Shoveler. 1 Pintail. Female Shelduck still. Male R-c Pochard. 1 Little Egret. 50 Lapwing. 2 (maybe 3) Ruff. 6 Dunlin. 3 Redshank. 2 Snipe. 2 Redpoll. Tree Sparrow at Millfields carpark.NULLSimon Roddis
345429/10/2018Vismig from Stones island 0815-1015: 745 Woodpigeons S, 1595 Starlings W, 416 Fieldfare W, 41 Redwing W, 11 Skylark N and c100 un-id'd finches W. Female Shelduck at Sheepwash. 3 Shoveler. Male R-c Pochard. 1 Little Egret. 2 Ruff and a Dunlin at Watersports. NULLSimon Roddis
345328/10/20188 Whooper Swans in Fishtail Creek then another 3 in from the East at 0920hr, 45 PF Geese East at 0850hr, 2 Goosander, 3 Ruff, 2 Redshank, Peregrine, 1st winter Kittiwake. Birds on the move 715 Wood Pigeon SW, 3600 Starling W, 27 Fieldfare, 8 Crossbill and a YellowhammerNULLCA, JB, AHS
345227/10/2018 Little Egret, 326 Teal, 65 Gadwall, 9 Shoveler, 8 Goldeneye, Shelduck, 3 Ruff, Dunlin, Peregrine, 595 Woodpigeon SW, 50 Fieldfare W, 7 Brambling, Yellowhammer.NULLCA, AHS, JB
345126/10/20183 Pintail at Millfields. 3 Ruff, 4 Dunlin at WLC. 1 Pink-footed Goose from Sheepwash Hide.NULLNeil Moulden & Alan Freestone
345022/10/20182 Whooper Swans on the water at 0730hr were joined by 10 more at 0905hr and then another 6 at 0945hr. All 18 were still present in Sailing Club Bay at 10:00hr when I left. The 2 Ruff still present along with 4 Dunlin. 625 Wood Pigeons flew South and West and 60 Starling West. C15 Linnet on Stones.NULLClive Ashton
344920/10/2018This morning from Stones Island, 2 Ruff, 4 Dunlin, 10 Common Snipe, 2 Little Egrets, 7 Ringed Plovers, 16 Skylarks, 1 Greater spotted woodpecker, 2 Raven and all morning small parties of Woodpigeon moving through biggest flock was 250. 8 Shoveller flew over as I left Stones island. NULLA H STEWARDSON
344819/10/20185 adult Whooper Swans from Sheepwash Hide in the afternoon then left SE at 17.45. 4 Little Egrets across the site. Grey Heron. 26 Little Grebes. 8 Shoveler. 23 Gadwall. 2 Pintail. 81 Pochard. 5 Goosander. 8 species of wader is impressive for October. 5 Snipe-4 in front of Sailing Club and 1 in Brown Ale Bay. Redshank. Ruff. 4 Dunlin. Ringed Plover. Curlew. 171 Lapwing and a late Common Sandpiper in Brown Ale Bay. 4 Yellow legged Gulls-3 adults and a 3rd winter. Kingfisher and 2 Raven.NULLDave Newcombe
344719/10/2018This morning from Stones Island, Ruff 1,1 Dunlin , 1 Common Snipe, 4 Little Egrets, 1 Greater spotted woodpecker, 1 Redshank and 14 Skylarks. NULLA H STEWARDSON
344618/10/201870 Pink-footed Geese flew NW at 09:40hr, 2 Ruff, 4 Dunlin, 1 Ringed Plover. Large movement of Wood Pigeon with 2,325 SW between 08:00 and 09:00hr, 5 Skylark heard.NULLClive Ashton / Roger Carrington
344517/10/20185 Little Egret, 2 Pintail, 1 Goldeneye, 3 Snipe. A Little Owl calling at Hopton End is the first for over 5 years, 3 Chiffchaff on Stones Island. A bit of movement today: 290 Wood Pigeon, 43 Redwing, 77 Fieldfare, 30+ Skylark, 160 Starling, 3 Lesser Redpoll. NULLCA, RC, AHS
344415/10/2018October WeBs- Little Grebe 27, Great Crested Grebe 49, Cormorant 16, Little Egret 4, Grey Heron 1, Mute Swan 38, Canada Goose 5, Wigeon 56, Gadwall 45, Teal 465, Mallard 167, Pintail 2, Shoveler 12, Red-crested Pochard 2, Pochard 110, Tufted Duck 223, Moorhen 13, Coot 1015, Lapwing 162, Dunlin 1, Snipe 5, Ruff 2NULLJB, CA, RC
344315/10/2018This morning from Sheepwash hide, 1 male Peregrin perched in front of hide for 15 minutes then flew to far bank and killed a Coot, I then watched it pluck the Coot,it was soon join by 2 Carrion crows which harassed it while it was feeding for about 30 minutes, also 1 female Pintail, 1 Little Egret, 2 Ravens and 2 Great black backed gulls. 94 Pochard in Brown ale bay. NULLA H STEWARDSON
344215/10/20181st winter Mediterranean Gull in front of Sheepwash Hide 14.50 to 15.10 hrs at least.NULLNeil Moulden
344113/10/2018This morning from Sheepwash hide 1 female type Goldeneye , 3 Little Egrets, 1 Yellow legged gull, 1 Great black backed gull, 2 Pintail at Millfields, 25 Meadow pipits on Stones island 2 Shoveller in yacht club bay and 4 Shoveller AT WLC. NULLAHS, RC, CA.
344012/10/2018This morning 78 Pochard in Brown ale bay, from Sheepwash hide 1 Yellow legged gull, 2 Raven, 1 Red legged partridge, 1 Great black backed gull,3 Little Egrets, 1 Peregrine, 2 Pintail at Millfields, 15 Linnets on Stones island. NULLAHS, RC, CA.
343912/10/201825 redwing over fishtail creek at c18:30NULLJohn Matkin
343810/10/2018Rock Pipit over Stones Island causeway mid morning then on the deck with Meadow Pipits a short while later. I'm guessing the same bird that Alan and Roger had. 3 Little Egrets at Sheepwash, also 2 Pink footed Geese there. 42 Great crested Grebes, 23 Little Grebes. 2 Pintail at Millfields. 2 Shoveler at S'wash. 23 Gadwall and 116 Pochard. 2 Ruff in front of Sailing Club then opposite Wildlife Centre. 2 Snipe and a Dunlin at Sailing Club. Single Redwing at Millfields. 10+ Skylark over the dam. 2 Siskin and a Raven. 3 Yellow legged Gulls at S'wash-2 adults and a 3rd winter. Great White Egret reported at Paul Stanley although I never saw it. NULLDave Newcombe
343710/10/2018This morning from Stones Island, 2 Ruff, 2 Little Egrets, 1 Rock Pipit,18 Skylarks minimum and 2 Small Copper butterflies. NULLAHS,RC.
343608/10/20184 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 38 Greylag, 35 Gadwall, 5 Shoveler, 47 Wigeon, 132 Pochard, 1 Red-crested Pochard, 1 Pintail, adult female Peregrine plucking and eating a Coot on Horseshoe Island, 1 Ruff, 1 GBbG, 60 Redwing over Hopton end.NULLClive Ashton
343508/10/2018Species list from latest Birdwatching for Beginners walk (from 10am to 12 noon): Mute Swan, Black-headed Gull, Cormorant, Carrion Crow, Coot, Canada Goose, Teal, Pintail, Little Grebe, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Woodpigeon, Mallard, Lapwing, Pied Wagtail, Tufted Duck, Great Black-backed Gull, Greylag Goose, Wigeon, Ruff, Gadwall, Shoveler, Pochard, Wren, Jackdaw, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, Robin, House Sparrow, Tree Sparrow, Magpie, Blue Tit, Bullfinch, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Linnet, Meadow Pipit and Great TitNULLGary Atkins
343406/10/2018Female Common Scoter from Sheepwash hide. Totals of 6 Pintail (5 Brown Ale Bay, 1 Millfields) and 13 Shoveler. 2m Red-crested Pochard. At least 3 Little Egret. 1 adult Peregrine. 4 Ringed Plover and 1 Dunlin still in BA Bay. 3 Chiffchaff.NULLSimon Roddis, Roger Carrington
343305/10/2018A bit quiet this morning, main thing to report was a flock of c80 Siskin south over Brown Ale Bay.NULLSimon Roddis
343204/10/2018The first winter thrushes this morning, 7 Redwing (6 SW over the dam wall, 1 through WLC fields). Juvenile Arctic Tern from Sheepwash hide 11:15-11:20 at least. 580 Canada Geese flew out over the dam wall early morning along with 3 Barnacles, 1 Pink-foot and the Ruddy Shelduck. 2 Pintail. 4 Shoveler. 2 R-c Pochard. c120 Pochard. 2 redhead Goosander. 4 Little Egret. 50 Lapwing. 4 Ringed Plover. 1 Dunlin and the Ruff still. At least 2 Peregrines from Stones. 18 Skylark N. 10 Chiffchaff. 25 Linnet again around Stones. 1 Lesser Redpoll over BA Bay. 8 Siskin.NULLSimon Roddis, Clive Ashton
343103/10/2018Clive found 2 Red-throated Divers on the water off Stones island at 07:55. After a few minutes they took off, gaining height and circling for several minutes more before heading off W at 08:10. 13 Barnacle Geese. 3 Shelduck (f + 2 imms). 14 Shoveler. 3 Pintail. 1 R-c Pochard. 27 Cormorant. 4 Little Egret. 1 Golden Plover over. 4 Ringed Plover. 1 Dunlin. The Ruff still. 5 Snipe. 3rd-w Y-l Gull still. 2 Skylark over. 3 Chiffchaff. Male Blackcap at BA Bay. 25 Linnet on Stones. Total of 12 Siskin.NULLSimon Roddis, Clive Ashton
343002/10/2018A juvenile Gannet was brought to Carsi this morning, having just been found in one of the local quarries. It appeared fit and healthy on release and after a short while flew off strongly to the west. 2 Pintail. 8 Shoveler. 60 Wigeon. 2 R-c Pochard. 118 Pochard (70m,48f). 4 Little Egret. 1 Golden Plover over. 3 Ringed Plover. Single Dunlin, Ruff and Redshank still. 3 adult Common Gulls. 2 Swallow. Only 1 Chiffchaff. NULLSimon Roddis
342901/10/2018Fewer Wigeon (50) and Pochard (91) than yesterday. 43 Gadwall. 10 Shoveler. 3 Pintail. 2 R-c Pochard. 2 redhead Goosander. 3 Little Egret. 50 Lapwing. 2 Ringed Plover. Single Golden Plover, Curlew, Ruff, Redshank and Dunlin. 9 Jays. 22 Skylark (15N, 7S). 4 Chiffchaff. 1 male Blackcap. 12 Tree Sparrow at WLC. 20 Chaffinch at Sheepwash feeder. 25 Linnet on Stones. 2 Lesser Redpoll (singles over Millfields and BA Bay).NULLSimon Roddis
342830/09/201882 Teal,6 Lapwing,7 Cormorant,28 Mallard,2 Grey Heron,10 C Crow, 2 Pied wagtail,79 Tufted Duck,10 Great Crested Grebe,11 Mute Swan,5 Little Grebe,77 Pochard,22 Gadwall,2 Pheasant,6 Moorhen,12 Wigeon,1 Buzzard,1 Chiffchaff,1 Song Thrush, Great White Egret drop in at Paul Stanley Hide then moved Toward Hopton Reedbed NULLDavid Armitt
342730/09/2018A Great Egret flew past Stones island at 0805 and appeared to land in the Lane End area but not seen again (by us, anyway). 5 Little Egret. 430 Canada Geese. 11 Barnacles. 81 Wigeon. 10 Shoveler. 3+ Pintail. 135 Pochard. 38 Little Grebe - more than a 50% increase in less than a week. 2 Ringed Plover. 1 Dunlin. 1 Ruff still. 1 Redshank. 2 Common Sand (BA Bay and Big island). Adult male Peregrine. 2 Skylark. 7 Chiffchaff. 2 Blackcap. 1 Lesser Redpoll over Stones. 11 Siskin.NULLSimon Roddis, Clive Ashton
342628/09/2018Decent Pink-footed Goose movement this morning: 1020 NW between 0915-1045 and 50 E. 160 Greylags. 6 Barnacle. 9 Shoveler. 1 Pintail which evaded the marauding Peregrine at one point. 2 Little Egret. 3 Sparrowhawk. 10 Buzzard. 70 Lapwing. The Ruff still. 5 Dunlin. 6 tawny owls calling at Hopton end first thing. 8 Jays including 4 which flew across the res. 7 Swallows. 10 Chiffchaff (5 in WLC creek). 2 Blackcap.NULLSimon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
342527/09/2018In the Millfields wildfowl collection, early morning: 645 Canadas, 10 Barnacles, 174 Greylag, 1 Pink-foot, 2 Ne-ne (Hawaiian Goose), 1 Ruddy Shelduck. 2000 Lesser Black-back and 1000 BhGs also there early morning. 3rd-w Y-l Gull. 1 Herring Gull. 3 R-c Pochard. Adult female Peregrine again. 2 Little Egret. 30 Cormorant. 73 Lapwing. 2 Ringed Plover. 8 Dunlin. The Ruff at Sailing Club still. 1 Common Sand. 7 GSWoodpecker. 10 Chiffchaff. 1 Blackcap. Tiny bit of movement: 2 House Martin, 6 Skylark, 22 Chaffinch, 4 Greenfinch, 8 Siskin. 24 Linnet around Stones. NULLSimon Roddis
342426/09/2018Ad hoc wildfowl count this morning: 23 Mute Swan, only 250 Canadas and 3 Greylags (there would probably be more either first or last thing), 2 Barnacles, 39 Wigeon, 29 Gadwall, 467 Teal, 184 Mallard, 1 Pintail, 16 Shoveler, 3 R-c Pochard, 87 Pochard, 260 Tufted, 15 Cormorant, 2 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 24 Little Grebe, 48 GCGrebe, 13 Moorhen, 1148 Coot, 28 Lapwing, 2 Ringed Plover, 11 Dunlin, 1 Ruff, 1 Snipe. One 1st-w Common Gull. Adult female Peregrine. 8 Jays on the west side. 5 House Martin. 12 Chiffchaff on the west side, plus one at Millfields. 1 Blackcap at Millfields. Yellowhammer over Stones late morning.NULLSimon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
342326/09/20181 Hobby low over Brown Ale Bay at 15.10 hrs, plus 3 Pintail in the bay.NULLNeil Moulden
342225/09/20182 Jay,1 Sparrow hawk,20 Cormorant,17 Canada Goose,27 Gadwall,230 Teal,4 Pied wagtail, 2 White Wagtail,2 Lesser Black Back Gull,29 Tufted Duck,3 BH Gull,4 Mute Swan,29 Greylag Goose,8 Great Crested Grebe,5 Little Grebe,10 Pochard,1 Common Sandpiper,11 Mallard,1 Female ScaupNULLDavid Armitt
342125/09/201814 Shoveler (12 at Sailing Club, 2 Millfields). 2 Pintail at Sailing Club. 1 R-c Pochard. 3 Little Egret. 1 Ruff still. 8 Dunlin off Stones causeway. 16 Swallow. 11 House Martin. 13 Chiffchaff. 14 Linnet.NULLSimon Roddis
342024/09/2018Didn't see any phalaropes this morning. 1 Ruff still at Sailing Club. 1 Common Sand. 45 Pink-feet W in skeins of 13 and 32. 3 Pintail (first of the autumn, I think). 1 Shoveler. 54 Pochard. 1 R-c Pochard. 2 Yellow-legged Gulls. 21 Chiffchaffs (15 of them on Stones). 3 Blackcap. Only 1 Swallow and 7 House Martins, must have been a big clear-out yesterday.NULLSimon Roddis
341923/09/2018Juv/1st-w Grey Phal at Sheepwash to 11:00 at least. 325 Greylags flew out early morning. 25 Pinkfeet down at Sheepwash until 10:05 when they flew W, plus another with Greylags at Millfields. The Ruddy Shelduck flew out over the dam wall with Canadas early morning. 2 (m,f) R-c Pochard. 34 Pochard. 71 Lapwing. 6 Ringed Plover. 2 Dunlin. 2 Common Sand. 1 Ruff. 13 Ravens in the air together over Hall Wood. vismig over Stones: 9 Skylark, 91 Swallow and 266 House Martins. 6 Chiffchaff. 3 Blackcap. 2 Yellow Wags on the dam wall early morning. 40 Goldfinch and 13 Linnet on Stones.NULLSimon Roddis, Roger Carrington
341823/09/2018Grey Phalarope from sheepwash hide 08:10NULLAndy Radage
341722/09/2018Grey Phalarope still present from Sheepwash Hide at 0700hrsNULLRoger Carrington
341621/09/2018As well as the Grey Phal this morning, 10 Ringed Plover, 6 Dunlin, Greenshank, Ruff, 2 Common Sand, 3rd-winter Y-l Gull, 7 Little Egret, 45 Pochard, c50 Meadow Pipits around Stones.NULLSimon Roddis
341521/09/2018Grey phalarope, 1 juv first winter type at 8: 50 am,present all morning. NULLA H STEWARDSON
341420/09/2018Movement this morning: 710 Meadow Pipits SW (plus 35 around Stones and 7 on the dam wall), 18 Skylark S, 13 Chaffinch, 2 Siskin, 6 House Martin, 1 Sand Martin. Ruff at Sailing Club. Greenshank at WLC. 10 Dunlin. 8 Ringed Plover. 1 Common Sand. 65 Lapwing. 3 Shoveler. 43 Pochard. 5 Collared Dove. NULLSJR, CA, RC
341320/09/2018204 Teal,1 Little Egret,31 Greylag goose,61 Canada Goose,4 Lapwing,29 Tufted Duck,20 lesser Black Backed Gull,32 Mallard,4 Little Grebe,5 Great Crested Grebe,21 Black Headed Gull,2 Pochard,1 Grey Heron,1 Buzzard,1 Pheasant,2 Red Crested PochardNULLDavid Armitt
341220/09/2018204 Teal,1 Little Egret,31 Greylag goose,61 Canada Goose,4 Lapwing,29 Tufted Duck,20 lesser Black Backed Gull,32 Mallard,4 Little Grebe,5 Great Crested Grebe,21 Black Headed Gull,2 Pochard,1 Grey Heron,1 Buzzard,1 Pheasant,2 Red Crested PochardNULLDavid Armitt
341117/09/201831,Mute swan,85 Teal,23 Tufted Duck,23 Cormorant,26 Mallard,34 Pied Wagtail,5 Little Egret,10 Little Grebe,14 Great Crested Grebe,3 White Wagtail,7 Canada Goose,2 Grey Heron,4 Lapwing,6 Blue Tit,2 GreenshankNULLDavid Armitt
341016/09/20186 Little Egret, 30 Gadwall, 2 Common Scoter, 8 Ringed Plover, 8 Dunlin, 10 Curlew, 1 Common Sandpiper, c30 Meadow Pipit, 8 Linnet.NULLCA, RC, AHS
340913/09/2018A Great Egret flew over and left NE at 09:40, seen from Stones island. 270 Greylags from Sheepwash hide. 1 Pink-footed Goose. The Ruddy Shelduck from WLC. 5 redhead Goosander over. 1 Peregrine. Common Sand at WLC. 20 House Martins over Stones. 22 Siskin at Hopton end.NULLSimon Roddis
340812/09/2018Millfields at dusk: 3800 Lesser Black-backs, 500 BhGs, 1150 Canadas, 190 Greylags. NULLSimon Roddis
340712/09/2018204 Greylags. 21 Barnacles. 3 adult Shelduck. Ruddy Shelduck flew in with Canadas at 0830 and loafed on Stones island to 11:00 at least. 9 Little Egret again. 9 Ringed Plover. 2 Dunlin. 1 Common Sand. 6 Snipe. 6 Tawny Owls calling at Hopton end at first light. Kingfisher in Tail Bay. 31 Swallow SW over the dam wall. 120 House Martins, including c100 over Stones. 1 Willow Warbler singing on Sailing Club island. 1 Reed Warbler in Hopton reedbed. 26 Blackbirds flew onto Stones from Sailing Club island. 1 Yellow Wag and 1 Tree Pipit over the dam wall at Millfields early morning. Total of 35 Meadow Pipits over during the morning.NULLSimon Roddis
340611/09/2018130 Greylag. 23 Barnacles. 6 Shoveler. Male R-c Pochard at WLC. 28 Cormorant. 4 Ringed Plover and a Dunlin in BA Bay. 2 Greenshank at Sheepwash. 5 Snipe. Adult Herring Gull past Stones. 3 Yellow-legged Gull (first-, second- and third-winter). 2 GBbG. 2 Hobby (juv from Stones and adult over BA Bay). 15 Swallow. 70 House Martin. c25 Chiffchaff, including 20 on Stones. 2 Willow Warbler (Stones and WLC). 14 Meadow Pipit over during the morning. 15 Tree Sparrow at WLC. 80 Goldfinch on Stones.NULLSimon Roddis
340509/09/2018Monthly WeBS count: 41 Mute Swan, 21 Greylag, 1 Barnacle, 530 Canadas, 20 Wigeon, 36 Gadwall, 399 Teal, 279 Mallard, 3 Shoveler, 3 Red-crested Pochard, 30 Pochard, 307 Tufted, 28 Cormorant, 9 Little Egret, 6 Grey Heron, 24 Little Grebe, 44 GCGrebe, 15 Moorhen, 926 Coot, 4 Lapwing, 9 Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlin, 1 Common Sand, 1 Greenshank, 3 Snipe. Also, juv Peregrine trying but failing to catch the Greenshank, 5 Raven, 10 Swallow, c50 House Martin, 2 Spotted Flycatcher (Sheepwash and Stones), 6 Meadow Pipit over.NULLSimon Roddis, John Bradley
340409/09/2018Ruddy shelduck x1 14:20 WLC Red crested pochard x1 f plus 2 juv WLCNULLAmanda Palethorpe
340308/09/20189 Little Egrets this morning, including 8 together at Watersports. 1 juv Shelduck. Male Mandarin flew past Sheepwash towards Brown Ale Bay. 19 Greylag. 1 Barnacle. 8 Ringed Plover. 2 Dunlin. 2 Greenshank from Sheepwash. 7 Snipe. 2 Yellow-legged and 2 GBb Gulls. Tawny Owl freshly dead on the road at the entrance to Sailing Club. 4 Raven. Between 0930-1000, 90 House Martin, 4 Sand Martin and 15 Swallow past Sheepwash hide, with another 50 House Martins earlier over Stones island. 1 Lesser Whitethroat in WLC fields. 120 Goldfinch on Stones.NULLSJR, RC, AHS
340207/09/2018Alan S. found a juv Wood Sandpiper to the right of Sheepwash hide this morning. 7 Little Egret. 2 Common Sand. 1 Dunlin. c100 Rooks over the dam wall then flew down the west side. 20 Mistle Thrushes over BA Bay. 20 Tree Sparrows at WLC.NULLSimon Roddis
340106/09/2018Great Egret still present at 17:00hr at Sheepwash also 9 Mistle Thrush there.NULLclive ashton
340006/09/2018Great Egret again in Brown Ale Bay, 7 Little Egret, 9 Ringed Plover on Stones, Peregrine over Stones, Hobby over Sheepwash, Yellow Wagtail over Stones, 6 Grey Wagtails at Millfields, Skylark over Sheepwash. Warblers on Stones: 2 Sedge, Garden, 5 Blackcap and 2 Willow singing. 20 Rooks over Stones.NULLclive ashton
339905/09/2018A moulting adult Black Tern (a different bird from yesterday) was off Stones from 0800 until it flew W at 0815. 7 Little Egret. Single Ringed Plover and Dunlin on Stones island. 3 Common Sand. 3rd-winter Y-l Gull still. Lots of hirundines moving, including c100 each of Swallow and House Martin S past Sheepwash in 15 mins around 1130. c20 Meadow Pipits over during the morning, and 1 Wheatear over the visitor centre.NULLSimon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
339804/09/20183 (possibly 4) Black and 8 Common/Arctic Terns through 1015-1125. An adult and juv Black Tern hung around for a while before gaining height and disappearing. 36 Mute Swan. 409 Teal. 19 Gadwall. 19 Wigeon. 12 Shoveler. 12 Pochard. 1 Goosander W. 5 Little Egret. 6 Grey Heron. 1 Dunlin at WLC. 2 Common Sand. 5 Tawny Owls calling at the Hopton end at first light. 31 Rooks over. 15 Swallow. 30 House Martin. Totals of 29 Chiffchaff and 15 Blackcap. 15+ Blackbirds on Stones island. 9 Mistle Thriush at Sheepwash. 1 (maybe 2) Redstart in WLC fields. 100 Goldfinch on Stones.NULLSimon Roddis
339703/09/2018Osprey with catch. 18.15 (approx) Wapentake Lane near Kirk Ireton.NULLHeather Venables
339603/09/2018Osprey again from 1732hrs and still flying around high at 18:00hrs.NULLRoger Carrington
339503/09/2018A Red Kite briefly over sailing club at 0830. 31 Wigeon. 26 Gadwall. 7 Shoveler. 2 R-c Pochard still. 16 Pochard. 5 Little Egret. 6 Ringed and 3 juv LRP on Stones. 3 Common Sand. 4 Yellow-legged Gulls (the 3rd-winter and 3 juvs). On Stones island, 200 House Martins, 2 Sedge Warbler, 1 Whitethroat, 7 Chiffchaff (10 in total) and 6 Blackcap (plus one at WLC).NULLSimon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
339403/09/20185 Little Ergret,4 Grey Heron, 44 Canada Goose,12 Gadwall,10 Great Crested Grebe,9 Mute Swan,52 Tufted Duck,10 Wigeon, 2 C.Crow,30 Teal,2 Little Grebe,14 Pochard,Great White Egret on the opposite bank to Sheepwash hide.NULLDavid Armitt
339303/09/2018Species noted by group attending the monthly Birdwatching for Beginners walk (10am-noon): House Martin, Great White Egret (bird of the day!), Canada Goose, House Sparrow, Swallow, Cormorant, Mute Swan, Coot, Black-headed Gull, Tufted Duck, Gt Crested Grebe, Little Grebe, Pied Wagtail, Gadwall, Mallard, Ringed Plover, Chiffchaff, Wren, Willow Warbler, Woodpigeon, Goldfinch, Grey Heron, Blackbird, Carrion Crow, Blue Tit, Dunnock, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Lesser Black-backed Gul, Jackdaw, Jay, TealNULLGary Atkins
339203/09/2018Yesterday- Osprey. 13:20 until 13:55 circling over north end. Dived near Fishtail no catch. Left flying north. WLC vols plus visitors witnessed.NULLAmanda Palethorpe
339102/09/2018The Great Egret was on the east side of the res early morning then later on Sheepwash spit. 5 Little Egret. 403 Teal. 16 Gadwall. 8 Wigeon. 2 Shoveler. 2 R-c Pochard. 7 Ringed Plover on Stones. 3 Common Sand. 2 Snipe. Imm Y-l Gull still. 6 Jay. 2 Raven. Total of c200 House Martins (100+ on Stones, 65 BA Bay, 25 Shiningford). 18 Chiffchaff (15 Stones/WLC area, 3 Sheepwash), 1 Willow Warbler in BA Bay, 8 Black cap on Stones/WLC, 2 Garden Warbler and 1 Common Whitethroat on Stones, 1 Lesser White in WLC fields. Adult White Wag on the dam wall. NULLSimon Roddis, Roger Carrington
339001/09/2018Great White Egret viewed from Sheepwash hide and Brown Ale Bay gate far side of reservoir 4-30 to 5-00p.m. Three Little Egret in Brown Ale Bay. Nine Ringed Plovers on Stones Island.NULLDavid Horsley
338901/09/2018Osprey seen coming off from Fishtail creek (no fish), circled clockwise via Millfileds over resv. towards Sheepwash then lost - 11:20 for 10 mins from dam wall. 4 Ringed Plover at Stones Island - 10:10.NULLRegular Visitor
338831/08/2018An Osprey flew over Sheepwash hide at 1145, caught a fish with its second attempt and flew around with it being harried by a Lesser Black-back for several minutes until lost at 1155. 2 R-c Pochard still. 5 Little Egret. 12 Ringed Plover and 1 juv LRP on Stones. 1 Whimbrel. 3 Common Sand. 1 Peregrine. 5 Raven. 6 Lesser Whitethroats (4 in WLC fields, 2 on Stones). Sedge Warbler on Stones. Female Redstart in WLC fields. Juv Wheatear on Stones. 2 Yellow Wags.NULLSJR, AHS, CA, RC
338730/08/2018Dusk at Millfields: 1600 LBbG, 280 BhG, 1 Curlew, 65 Pied Wag, 5+ Grey WagNULLSimon Roddis
338630/08/20188 Shelduck (2 ads, 6 juvs) at Sheepwash and the Ruddy Shelduck at Millfields. 239 Teal. 23 Gadwall. 2 R-c Pochard. 32 Mute Swan, including the cygnet. 847 Canada Geese. 1 Barnacle. 5 Little Egret. 12 Ringed Plover on Stones and 2 juv LRP on the causeway. 2 Common Sand. 2 Yellow-legged Gull (second-summer and juv). 3 Jay at BA Bay. 12 Rook. Total of c100 House Martins. Warblers on Stones: 5 Blackcap, 2 Garden, 2 Lesser White, 5 Chiff, 2 Willow. Another 2 Lesser Whites in WLC creek and Reed in BA Bay. 2 male Redstart in WLC fields. 1 Yellow Wag. 4 Grey Wag. 1 Meadow Pipit SW. 130 Goldfinch (100 on Stones, 30 in WLC creek).NULLSimon Roddis
338529/08/2018Winter plumage Turnstone on Stones island, along with 17 Ringed and 1 juv LR Plover. Greenshank still. 2 Common Sand. 2 GBb, second-summer Yellow-legged and adult Caspian-type Gulls around Sheepwash spit. 6 Little Egret. 16 Greylags. The Ruddy Shelduck still. 225 Teal. 27 Gadwall. 2 R-c Pochard still. 2 Sparrowhawk over Hall Wood. c50 Swallows and c50 House Martins moving through. Male Redstart in WLC fields. Garden Warbler, 2 Whitethroat and 3 Willow Warblers on Stones.NULLSimon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
338428/08/2018Osprey for 10mins before flying off south 16:25hrs.The 2 juv Knot still this evening on Stones Island with Ringed Plover flock and 1Dunlin. 6 Little Egrets still around the site.NULLRoger Carrington
338328/08/20182 juv Knot on Stones island still. 12 Ringed Plover, 2 juv LRP, 1 Dunlin, 1 Snipe also there. Greenshank from Sheepwash hide. 5 Common Sand. 2 Yellow-legged Gull, second-summer and juv. 6 Little Egret in Brown Ale Bay. 200 Teal. 14 Gadwall. 3 Shoveler. 2 R-c Pochard. The Ruddy Shelduck flew past Stones mid-morning. 5 Raven. Wheatear, 2 Garden Warbler and 3 Common Whitethroat on Watersports island. c10 Chiffchaff on Stones. 2 Redstart, Spotted Fly and 3 Lesser Whites in WLC fields. c30 Tree Sparrow at WLC, a welcome increase on recent counts. NULLSimon Roddis, Clive Ashton
338227/08/20182 juv Knot on Stones island 0730-0830 at least. 6 Ringed Plover there too and a vocal Whimbrel flying round. Second-summer Yellow-leg and adult Caspian-type Gulls. Juv Common Tern off Stones. Total of 84 Cormorants, including 25 SW and 34 which flew in. 224 Teal at BA Bay/Sheepwash. 21 Gadwall. 8 Shoveler. 7 Pochard. Single Hobby over Hall Wood and juv Peregrine over the dam wall. Kingfisher at Tail Bay. Only c50 Swallows on the dam wall this morning, and 3 Yellow Wags over. 12 Rook. 8 Blackcap on Stones/WLC creek. c100 Goldfinch on Stones. Redstart, Lesser White and 18 Tree Sparrows in WLC creek.NULLSimon Roddis
338126/08/2018On Stones island, 16 Ringed Plover, juv LRP, 6 Dunlin and Greenshank (Roger C later had 2 Greenshank at Sheepwash). 2 Common Tern. Juv Shelduck flew SW with 19 Cormorants at 0700. 200 Swallows and 100 BhGs on the dam wall early morning. 5+ Yellow Wags. Lesser White in WLC fields.NULLSimon Roddis
338025/08/2018Juv Ruff on Horseshoe island. The Greenshank still in Shiningford creek. 10 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin and 1 Snipe on Stones island. Juv LRP in BA Bay. 4 Commmon Sand. 197 Teal. 4 Shoveler. 14 Gadwall. 2 R-c Pochard off Horseshoe island. The Ruddy Shelduck flew out with Canadas at 0640 and returned at 0800, then loafed for much of the morning on Stones island. 30 Cormorant on Sheepwash spit. 5 Little Egret in BA Bay. Adult Caspian-type Gull on Watersports island. 150 Swallows roosting on the dam wall early morning until flushed by a Hobby, and the same or another Hobby over the res mid-morning. Total of 7 Yellow Wags (3 on the dam wall, 2 on Watersports, 2 over WLC creek). 6 Raven. Reed and at least 2 Garden Warblers on Stones. Imm male Redstart and 3+ Lesser Whitethroats in WLC fields. NULLSimon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
337924/08/2018Teal numbers continue to rise: 189 in Brown Ale Bay this morning. 3 Shoveler off Stones. 2 Little Egret. 4 Grey Heron. On Stones, 1 Greenshank, 2 Redshank, 6 Ringed Plover, 1 Snipe. 3 Dunlin in total. 4 Common Sand and juv LRP in BA Bay. Spotted Flycatcher in Shiningford creek. 18 Tree Sparrows (16 at WLC).NULLSimon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
337824/08/2018Hobby over Stones Island at 10.15 hrs, and then around Stones Island and Sailing Club at 16.00 hrs. 5 Common Sandpiper and 2 Dunlin Brown Ale Bay late afternoon. 2 Wheatear Tail Bay mid morning. NULLNeil Moulden
337723/08/2018A Ruddy Shelduck, unringed and of unknown origin, at Millfields, apparently since yesterday. 4 Greylag. 1 Barnacle. 169 Teal (166 in BA Bay). 19 Gadwall. 1 Wigeon in BA Bay. 11 Shoveler off Stones. 4 Pochard. 22 Cormorant on Sheepwash spit. 3 Little Egret. 2 juv LRP in BA Bay. 4 Ringed on Stones. 4 Common Sand. Hobby(s?) over Hopton village and Tail Bay. 2 GBbG. 1 Swift over Tail Bay. 100+ Swallow, 50+ House Martin and 7 Sand Martin. 2 Yellow Wag in Tail Bay. Reed Warbler on Stones. 3 Redstart (2m,1f/imm), Lesser Whitethroat and Spotted Flycatcher in WLC fields. NULLSimon Roddis
337622/08/2018Juv Greenshank dropped into Stones island mid-morning. 1 juv LRP. 1 juv Oyc. 2 Dunlin. 2 Snipe. 2 Common Sand. Adult Yellow-legged Gull and second-summer GBbG. 9 Gadwall. 4 Shoveler. 1m Pochard. 1 Peregrine. 3 Yellow Wags. Single Garden and Reed Warblers on Stones. 2 Lesser Whitethroats and a Redstart in WLC fields. 8 Mistle Thrush at Sheepwash. 4 Greenfinch.NULLSJR, CA, RC
337518/08/2018Several Whitethroat and Tree Sparrows WLC CreekPair of Redstart Shiningford CreekNULLMr ERIC DEWHURST
337416/08/20181 Little Egret on Sailing Club island. 3 juv LRP, 2 Dunlin and 1 Common Sand in BA Bay. 4 Ringed Plover on Stones. Second-summer Yellow-legged Gull still. 1 Pink-footed Goose. 13 Gadwall. 68 Teal. 1 R-c Pochard at WLC. Juv Peregrine at Watersports. Reed Warbler in BA Bay. 2 Redstarts in WLC fields. A Carrion Crow in front of Sheepwash hide was eating a dead crayfish, presumably a Signal Crayfish, with red claws.NULLSimon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
337315/08/20182 Little Egrets in Brown Ale Bay, along with 61 Teal and 2 Dunlin. 14 Gadwall in total. 4 Ringed Plover, 2 Shoveler, adult Common Tern and 80+ Goldfinch around Stones island.NULLSimon Roddis
337214/08/2018Moulting adult Sanderling on Stones island 0800-0830. 3 Ringed and 1 LRP there. 3 Dunlin. 4 Common Sand. Bewildering selection of gulls on Sheepwash spit, including the adult Caspian type, second-summer Yellow-leg and 3 probable juv Yellow-legs. 2 imm GBbGs. Adult Common Tern. 12 Gadwall. 54 Teal in BA Bay. 1 f/imm R-c Pochard at WLC. 3 Pochard. 2 Little Egret. 6 Swifts over Hall Wood. 2 Redstart in WLC creek.NULLSimon Roddis, Ken Rome
337111/08/2018Monthly WeBS count: 42 Mute Swan, 1 Pink-footed Goose, 192 Canada Geese, 14 Gadwall, 36 Teal, 282 Mallard, 2 Pochard, 456 Tufted, 1 Common Scoter, 38 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 7 Grey Heron, 16 Little Grebe, 39 GCGrebe, 14 Moorhen, 563 Coot, 48 Lapwing, 1 LRP, 7 Dunlin, 4 Common Sand, 2 Snipe, 2 Common Tern. Also a Tree Pipit over Stones island (JB,AHS,RC), 5 Stock Dove, 1 Peregrine, 9+ Reed Warbler (including 2 family parties in Hopton reedbed, presumably second broods), 2 Crossbill over Hopton end.NULLSimon Roddis, John Bradley
337010/08/2018Adult Caspian type and imm Yellow-legged Gull still. 2 adult Common Tern. 2 juv LRP. 3 Common Sand. 3 Dunlin. 1 Redshank. 11 Greylag. 33 Teal. 1m Pochard. 16 Goosander flew N. 1 Little Egret. 36 Cormorant on Sheepwash spit. 1 Collared Dove at ranger base. 2 Swifts. 13 Ravens. 90 Swallows on the dam wall first thing, presumably having roosted there. 10+ Sand Martins on Stones causeway. 25 House Martins. 3 Garden Warblers on Stones. 2 Lesser Whites (Stones and WLC creek). 3 Grey Wags at Millfields. NULLSimon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
336909/08/2018Juv Black-tailed Godwit on Stones island. Adult Caspian type Gull again, adult and imm Yellow-legs. 1 adult Common Tern. 2 Little Egret. 33 Teal. 3 Pochard. In BA Bay, 12 Gadwall, 5 juv LRP, 1 adult Ringed Plover, 5 Common Sand, 3 Dunlin. 1 Skylark over Stones and lots of warblers (7 species) still there. CA also had a Wheatear on the dam wall and Green Sand at WLC, and RC had Green Woodpecker at Millfields.NULLSimon Roddis
336808/08/201853 Teal. 7 Gadwall. 2 f/imm R-c Pochard. 1m Pochard. 42 Cormorant on Sheepwash spit. 1 Little Egret. 2 Heron. 3 juv LRP in BA Bay. 1 Ringed Plover over. 1 ad Dunlin. 5+ Common Sand. 3 Snipe at WLC. Adult Caspian (type?), imm Y-l Gull and one-footed GBbG still. 1 Swift. 8+ Sand Martin. 3+ Garden Warbler on Stones. Reed Warbler at WLC. F/imm Redstart in WLC fields. NULLSJR, AHS, CA
336707/08/2018A Turnstone, Ringed Plover and 3 Black-tailed Godwit flew through between 0825-0845, seen from Stones. 1 Oystercatcher. 6 Common Sand. 2 summer plumage Dunlin. Imm Y-l Gull still. 46 Mute Swan plus the cygnet. 18 Greylag. 8 Shoveler. 24 Teal. 160 Tufted at Hopton end, as per Gary on Sunday. 2 Little Egret. 2 second brood young Moorhen from WLC. 2 Reed Warblers on Stones, and still in BA Bay and Hopton reedbed. A possible Lesser Emperor dragonfly in the meadow at Hopton village.NULLSimon Roddis
336606/08/2018Species noted during the monthly Birdwatching for Beginners walk (10am-noon): Carrion Crow, Coot, Gt Crested Grebe, Mallard, Teal, Lapwing, Cormorant, Woodpigeon, Tufted Duck, Black-headed Gull, Raven, House Martin, Blue Tit, Swallow, House Sparrow, Pied Wagtail, Canada Goose, Gadwall, Willow Tit, Mute Swan, Blackbird, Goldfinch, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Kestrel, Jackdaw, Reed Bunting, Little Grebe, Reed Warbler, Chaffinch and WrenNULLGary Atkins
336506/08/2018160+ Tufted Duck, in two groups, at Hopton end at 0900NULLGary Atkins
336405/08/2018A few more duck in today: 8 Gadwall, 2 Shoveler, 32 Teal, 1 Pochard, 2 R-c Pochard still at Millfields. 2 Little Egret. 1 Oystercatcher. 2 LRP. 2 adult Dunlin. 1 Snipe. Imm Y-l Gull still. 1 Swift. 1 Peregrine. 4 Jay. 6 Raven. 3 Garden Warbler on Stones, including presumed second brood fledged young. 3 Yellow Wagtails on the dam wall. 1 Crossbill over Brown Ale Bay early morning.NULLSimon Roddis, Clive Ashton
336304/08/2018A pretty good morning - 78 species. A juvenile Marsh Harrier drifted south over the res 0845-0850. 2 separate Peregrines, adult and juv. 2 Turnstone flew SE over Millfields, calling, at 0730. Adult Black-tailed Godwit on Sailing Club island. 1 juv LRP. 1+ adult Dunlin. 1 Snipe at WLC. 1 Oystercatcher. 2 Little Egret. 47 Mute Swans plus one cygnet. 11 Greylags. 1 Barnacle. 7 Gadwall. 22 Teal (again). 1 Shoveler at WLC. 2 R-c Pochard at Millfields. Imm Yellow-legged Gull still. 12 Rooks below the dam wall. 2 Garden Warblers on Stones. Sedge and Reed Warblers in WLC creek reedbed. 4 Raven. 2 Crossbill over Brown Ale Bay at 0615.NULLSimon Roddis
336203/08/20188 grey-backed big gulls among the Lesser Black-backs at Sheepwash late morning: adult and sub-ad Caspian, second-summer and 3 adult Yellow-legs, 2 indeterminate. Definite hierarchy among them, the immature Yellow-leg kicked the adult Caspian off a dead fish which the Caspian in turn had taken off a couple of Carrion Crows on the shoreline. 120 Lapwing. Single juv Ringed and LRP. 2 Gadwall. 22 Teal. 1 Shoveler. 1 Pochard. 41 Cormorant. 2 Little Egret. 30 House Martin. 6 Sedge Warblers on Stones. Roger C had a Green Sand early on in Brown Ale Bay and 2 R-c Pochard at Millfields.NULLSimon Roddis
336102/08/2018The adult Caspian Gull still, plus adult and possibly 2 immature Yellow-legs. One adult Common Gull and the one-footed GBbG. 2 adult Common Tern. Green Sandpiper in Tail Bay, found by Roger C and still there to 10.10 at least. 5 LRP. 8 Common Sand. 1 Oystercatcher. 45 Mute Swan. 14 Greylag. The Barnacle Goose flew into Millfields with Canadas at 10.00. 15 Teal (plus another 7 seen by CA on Stones). 2 f/imm Red-crested Pochard still at Millfields. 4 Pochard. 1 Little Egret. 6 Grey Heron. 4 Sand Martin past Stones. 2 Garden and 5+ Sedge Warblers on Stones. 4 Tree Sparrows at Millfields carpark.NULLSimon Roddis
336001/08/2018No sign of the Wood Sandpiper this morning but 2 Black-tailed Godwits at WLC and 2 RC Pochard at Sailing Club. Caspian and YL Gull still present.NULLclive ashton / Roger Carrington
335931/07/2018Highlight this morning was a juvenile Wood Sandpiper on Stones island from 0830, still there this afternoon. A Turnstone flew through at 0825 and a Black-tailed Godwit was in Brown Ale Bay at 1145-1200. 5 LRP. 9 Common Sand. 1 Shelduck. 16 Teal. 2 Shoveler at WLC. 2 Pochard in BA Bay. 28 Cormorants on Sheepwash spit. 1 Little Egret. 5 Grey Herons. Caspian and Yellow-legged Gulls still. 25 Swifts. 6 Sand Martin. 5+ (maybe as many as 10) Ravens. 30 Goldfinch on Stones. NULLSimon Roddis, Clive Ashton
335830/07/2018Small influx of waders though nothing unusual: 15+ Common Sands and 10 LRP around the site. Caspian and Y-l Gulls still, and Onefoot the GBbG was back after an absence of 3 weeks or so. 9 Goosander through. 16 Teal. 46 adult Mute Swan. 2 Raven. 2 Sand Martin. NULLSJR, AHS, CA
335627/07/2018A Green Sandpiper briefly at Sheepwash at 0700 then flew into Brown Ale Bay. 5 Common Sand. 1 Whimbrel through. Caspian and Yellow-legged Gulls again off Stones island. 14 Teal. 8 Pochard. 2 Little Egret. 7 Moorhen. 16 Raven SE over the dam wall. 5 Garden and 6 Sedge Warbler around Stones island. 1 Yellow Wag.NULLSJR, CA, RC, AHS
335526/07/2018I forgot to mention Blackbirds: quite a few are now feeding along the shoreline of the res because the ground elsewhere is so dry and hard. There were 5 along Stones causeway, 4 on Sailing Club island and 3 in Shiningford creek. There was also one on Stones island with a beakful of what looked like worms, presumably for young in the nest or recently-fledged young.NULLSimon Roddis
335426/07/2018Caspian Gull again off Stones/Sailing Club and the imm Yellow-leg still. 11 Teal. 4 Gadwall. 1 Wigeon in BA Bay. 6 Pochard (5 BA Bay, 1 WLC). 28 Cormorant on Sheepwash spit. 3 Little Egret. 2 LRP on Sailing Club island. 4 Common Sand. 1 Dunlin in BA Bay. 4 Raven. At least 10 Whitethroat between WLC creek and Stones, and 4 Garden Warbler. 3 Sedge Warbler on Stones island. Recently fledged Reed Warbler in BA Bay. Moulting female Redstart in WLC creek.NULLSimon Roddis
335325/07/2018Several Purple Hairstreaks along bottom track of Hall Wood mid afternoon (thanks JonB). 1 Spotted Flycatcher in Penn Carr this evening.NULLRoger Carrington
335225/07/2018Adult Caspian Gull and adult Med Gull at/off Sailing Club 0830-0900; the Med then flew over the Stones causeway, didn't see it again. Imm Yellow-leg still and adult Common Tern. 1 Whimbrel down in BA Bay. 2+ Common Sand. 2 Redshank. 2 Oycs. 45 adult Mute Swan. 2 Little Egret. Good showing of warblers again on Stones, at least 2 each of Lesser White, Garden and Sedge.NULLSimon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
335124/07/20189+ Purple Hairstreak Butterflies between Hopton reedbed and the south end of the Gorse field mid evening.NULLJohn Bradley
335023/07/2018On the west side from Hopton end to the visitor centre this morning: 12 Teal, 1 Gadwall, 2 Pochard, 30 Cormorant, 3 Little Egret, 6 Moorhen, 2 Oystercatcher, 4 Common Sand, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, fledged Reed Warblers in Hopton reedbed, 4 Redstart, 1 Yellow Wag, 4 Grey Wag, plus 6 Ravens over Millfields. Also a possible Garganey very briefly from the WLC which flew behind Shingingford island. Not claiming it but worth looking out for.NULLSimon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
334922/07/2018An adult Sandwich Tern was on number 1 buoy off Stones/Sailing Club 0730-0745 at least but had gone by 0910. 2 adult Common Gulls through and the imm Yellow-leg still. 6 Wigeon. 3 Gadwall. 11 Teal. 1 Pochard. 2 Little Egret. One Dunlin on Horseshoe island. 4 Reed Warblers in BA Bay, presumably a family with fledged young. Male Redstart in WLC fields.NULLSimon Roddis, Roger Carrington
334821/07/2018Shiningford Creek area between 8:30 and 10:00. Pair of Bullfinches, Pair of Linnets and a Pair of Redstarts feeding 2 young.NULLERIC DEWHURST
334720/07/2018A pretty decent morning, 74 species. 46 adult Mute Swan plus one cygnet. 42 Greylags. Pair of Shoveler and female Gadwall at Sheepwash. 10 Teal in total. 1 Pochard. 4 Little Egret in Shiningford creek. 5 Grey Heron. 2 Oystercatcher. 6 LRP. 5 Common Sand. Snipe at WLC. Imm Y-l Gull. Adult Common Tern. Kingfisher in BA Bay. 4+ Raven. 6 Sand Martin. Excellent showing of warblers on Stones: minima of 8 Common Whitethroat, 5 Sedge, 5 Blackcap, 4 Garden, 2 Lesser White plus Willows and Chiffs. 10 Tree Sparrows at WLC and 2 at Millfields. 2 Yellow Wags over. NULLSimon Roddis
334618/07/2018This morning: 1 Shelduck and 1 vocal Oystercatcher on Horseshoe Island. 1 Common Snipe asleep on now fledged Grebe nest in WLC Creek. An adult Coot feeding 1 very small young in Shiningford Creek. 1 mobile Common Tern. 1 Redshank and 1 Barnacle Goose on Stones Island, also 2 Whitethroat there, one carrying food and the other with a neat white line down its forehead. Still 44 Mute Swans but could only find 1 of the 2 cygnets. 3 LRP young still on Sheepwash Spit. Adult Coot feeding a big young on Tail Bay pond. 1 Little Egret mobile.NULLRoger Carrington
334517/07/20183 Little Egrets again. 44 adult Mute Swans. 6 Teal. 2 Pochard. 3 Oystercatcher. 1 Snipe in BA Bay. Imm Y-l Gull still. 15 Swifts over Shiningford. 11 Rooks over Sheepwash.NULLSimon Roddis
334416/07/20183 Little Egrets, 2 at Sheepwash, 1 on Stones. 41 adult Mute Swans but just one cygnet with the breeding pair. 4 Teal. 5 LRP. 5 Common Sand. Imm Y-l Gull still. 4 Raven. Bit of a warbler fest on Stones: 3 Sedge, 2 Garden, Whitethroat, Blackcap, Willow, Chiff, most of them in a small patch of hawthorn. Reed Warbler still in BA Bay, and Reed Bunting with food there. 3 Tree Sparrows at Millfields.NULLSimon Roddis
334315/07/201815 Lapwing,28 Cormorant,2 Pied Wagtail,57 Tufted Duck,1 Great Tit, 2 C.Crow,113 Canada Goose,1 Little ringed plover,5 Mallard,11 Greylag Goose,11 Great Crested Grebe + 2 young,23 Mute Swan,5 Goldfinch,1 Oystercatcher,1 Willow Tit,1 Spotted FlycatcherNULLDavid Armitt
334215/07/201899 Canada Goose,22 Greylag Goose,10 Cormorant,9 Grey Heron + 1 young,35 Mute Swan,1 Yellow leg Gull,1 GBBG,6 Lapwing, 1 Little ringed plover + 1 Young,3 Great Crested Grebe,1 Little Grebe,1 Bullfinch,1 ChaffinchNULLDavid Armitt
334114/07/2018Forgot to mention Reed Warblers with food in BA Bay and Hopton reedbed.NULLSimon Roddis
334014/07/2018An Avocet flew north past Paul Stanley hide at 07:40 but no further sign. Monthly WeBS count: 41 Mute Swans (plus 2 cygnets), 39 Greylag, 466 Canadas, 1 Barnacle, 5 Teal, 160 Mallard, 4 Pochard, 227 Tufted, 33 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 5 Grey Heron, 6 Little Grebe, 33 GCGrebe, 345 Coot, 3 Oystercatcher, 29 Lapwing, 3 LRP, 3 Common Sand, 1 Snipe. Also, 5 Raven over Lane End, 1 Meadow Pipit at BA Bay, 45 Linnet between Sheepwash and Lane End, and JB had 8 Crossbill over Blackwall Plantation.NULLSimon Roddis, Jon Bradley
333913/07/20187 Common Scoter off Stones Island at 08:30hrsNULLRoger Carrington
333812/07/201860 Greylags. 28 Cormorant. 1 Little Egret. 5 Grey Heron. 60 Lapwing. 8 LRP (5 juvs). 4 Common Sand. Imm Yellow-legged Gull. 40 Swallows around the draw-off tower.NULLSimon Roddis, Ken Rome
333710/07/201835 adult Mute Swans plus 2 cygnets. 7 Teal. Tufted Duck broods of 12 (possibly actually 2 x 6) in Shiningford creek and 13 at Sailing Club. 2 Little Egrets (adult in BA Bay, juv from WLC). 3 ad and 2 juv LRP. Full-grown juv Redshank on Horseshoe island, and a Snipe there. Imm Yellow-legged and GBb Gulls still. At least 10, possibly 13, Ravens over. NULLSimon Roddis
333605/07/2018Just looked at the Hopton end, Hall Wood and Sheepwash this morning. 3 Crossbill over Hall Wood (1N,2S). 3 male Pochard. 30 Cormorant. 6 Grey Heron. 1 Common Tern. 2nd-summer Y-l Gull. 3 Raven. 15 House Martin over Hopton end, presumably the birds from the villages. Loads of butterflies (whites, Ringlets, Meadow Browns, 2 Red Admiral, 2 Commas) and several dragonflies, including Broad-bodied Chaser, Black-tailed Skimmer and Southern Hawker.NULLSimon Roddis
333504/07/2018At Millfields, pair of GCGrebe with 2 small young, plus 2 sitting birds at Penn Carr and one on Millfields island; 3 GSWoodpecker; family party of 3 Jays (at least one juv) (and another Jay in BA Bay); 5 Mistle Thrush at Penn Carr (plus one over Hall Wood); Grey Wags with food - second brood; 5 Starlings over. Totals of 33 adult Mute Swan (plus 2 cygnets), 524 Canada Geese, 1 Barnacle, 2 Teal, 1 Pochard, 30 Cormorant, 4 Grey Heron, 9 Little Grebe (including a pair with a large chick at Big Island), 3 Collared Dove. Second-summer Common Gull at Sailing Club. Second-summer Y-l Gull still. Juv Redstart in WLC fields.NULLSimon Roddis
333403/07/2018Pair of Common Terns from Sheepwash mid-morning, and imm Yellow-legged Gull there. 62 Lapwing. 4 ad LRP. 44 Greylag. 1 Barnacle. Drake Pochard at WLC. 31 Cormorant, most of them loafing at Sheepwash. NULLSimon Roddis
333301/07/2018Species seen/heard during monthly Birdwatching for Beginners walk (10am-noon): Blackcap, Mallard, Coot, Wren, Goldfinch, Woodpigeon, House Martin, Chaffinch, Carrion Crow, Tufted Duck, Canada Goose, Mute Swan, Black-headed Gull, Reed Bunting, Reed Warbler, Great Crested Grebe, Dunnock, House Sparrow, Tree Sparrow, Lapwing, Oystercatcher, Redshank, Whitethroat, Blue Tit, Willow Warbler, Cormorant, Pied Wagtail, Starling, Jackdaw, Barnacle GooseNULLGary Atkins
333230/06/2018At Hopton end 0600-0800: adult Kittiwake flew SW at 0645; 137 Swifts flew NE into the wind, and a Hobby on the same flight path; the GCGrebes nesting near the reedbed now have 1 young; female Tufted with 23(!) young. Imm Yellow-leg and 2 drake Teal from Sheepwash. Pair of Pochard and a Mallard with 8 small young in BA Bay. Stock Dove singing near PS hide. Female Tufted with 9 small young at WLC. Total of 26 Mute Swans plus 2 cygnets. 46 Greylag.NULLSimon Roddis
333129/06/201822 Mute Swans plus 2 cygnets. 41+ Greylag. Drake Teal at WLC. Female Tufted Duck in BA Bay with, as far as I could see, just 1 young. 23 Cormorant. 8 juv/imm Grey Herons from Sheepwash. Adult Common Tern at WLC - it even tried to land on the tern raft! Imm Yellow-leg and 2 GBbG at Sheepwash. Reed Warblers still singing at WLC and PS hide. Female Redstart in WLC fields. 11 Tree Sparrow, mostly juvs, at WLC. 1 Siskin over the main carpark.NULLSimon Roddis
333025/06/20187 drake Common Scoter off Stones, 0830 to 1130 at least. 7 Gadwall. 4 Grey Heron. 15 Lapwing. Adult Herring Gull, not to the liking of the BhGs on Horseshoe island. Imm GBb and Y-l Gulls still. 2 Sedge Warbler singing on Stones, and 1 Reed Warbler at PS hide. Adult Garden Warbler feeding fledged young on Stones.NULLSimon Roddis
332925/06/20182 Redshank,21 Cormorant,2 Lapwing,190 Canada Goose,20 coot,2 Ringed Plover,6 Grey Heron,1 White Wagtail,1 Little Ringed Plover,7 Great Crested Grebe+ 3 Young,9 Mute swan,1 Moorhen,3 Greylag Goose,1 little Grebe, 1 GBBG, 2 Carrion Crow,30 Tufted duck,1 Reed Bunting,1 Spotted Flycatcher,1 Blackcap,1 chiffchaff NULLDavid Armitt
332823/06/20185 drake Common Scoter from Stones island 0800-0900 at least. 519 Canada Geese. 64 Greylags plus 10 goslings. 4+ Little Grebe, one nest-building in BA Bay. 7 Oycs over WLC. 1 Ringed Plover over Stones. 3 Common Sand. Pair of Redshank alarming on Watersports island. Imm Y-l Gull. 20 Swifts. 4 Raven. At BA Bay, recently fledged Goldcrest and Blackcap, and Garden Warbler with food. 3+ Sedge Warblers on Stones island (1 singing).NULLSimon Roddis
332722/06/2018Drake Pochard again in WLC creek. Moorhen with 2 small young at Hopton reedbed. GCGrebe with small young on its back (probably 2) in BA Bay. Only one BhG still sitting there. Pair of Redstarts alarm-calling at north end of Hall Wood. Spotted Fly alarming in BA Bay but only one bird seen. Alan S had 11 Tree Sparrows (2 juvs) - not helped by the empty feeders.NULLSimon Roddis
332621/06/20181 sp Dunlin at Sheepwash, 1 Little Ringed Plover Stones, Spotted Flycatcher Brown Ale Bay, 2 Redstart WLC Creek.NULLNeil Moulden
332521/06/201815+ Mute Swans. 387 Canada Geese. 1 Barnacle. Drake Pochard in WLC creek. 2 drake Teal at Sheepwash. 19 Cormorant. 2 Grey Heron. Imm Y-l and GBb Gulls. 20 Swifts. 2 Ravens. Fledged Willow Warbers and Chiffchaff at Millfields. Blackcap nestbuilding at Penn Carr, presumably for a second time. Sedge Warbler singing on Stones island and 2 Reed Warblers at WLC/creek. At least 5 juv Tree Sparrows at WLC.NULLSimon Roddis
332417/06/2018Monthly WeBS count: 19 Mute Swan (+ 2 cygnets), 37 Greylags, 326 Canadas, 1 Barnacle, 63 Mallard, 7 Gadwall, 87 Tufted, 18 Cormorant, 4 Grey Heron, 4 Little Grebe, 29 Great Crested Grebe, 133 Coot, 6 Oystercatcher, 12 Lapwing, 6 LRP, 1 Common Sand, 8 Redshank. Now only 2 BhG nests in BA Bay, but a fully flying juvenile at WLC looked too old to be a Carsington-bred bird. 25 Swifts. 6 singing Reed Warblers.NULLSimon Roddis, Jon Bradley
332311/06/20182 Redshank,1 lapwing,1 Little Grebe,18 Cormorant,16 Tufted Duck,30 Coot,10 BH Gull,87 Canada goose, 1 GBB Gull, 1 LBB Gull, 8 Great Crested Grebe,3 Mallard,2 C crow,2 Chaffinch,3 Reed Bunting,10 Greylag GooseNULLDavid Armitt
332210/06/20186 Crossbills (probably all females/immatures) over Millfields at 0635. c250 Canadas, 41 Greylag and 4 Barnacles (+ 1 chick). Broods of 4 small Canadas and 9 small Mallard around Stones island. 21 Cormorant. 9 Lapwing. 2 Common Sand on Stones. 1 Curlew. 2nd-summer Yellow-legged Gull at Sailing Club and later at Sheepwash. Lots of fledged Blue, Great and Long-tailed Tits, plus Coal Tit at Sheepwash and families of Willow Tit near WLC and on Stones island (at least 4 young). Fledged Nuthatch at Sheepwash carpark. Garden Warbler with food on Stones. Sedge Warbler singing and song-flighting on Stones. Singing Reed Warblers in WLC reedbed, WLC creek and between Sheepwash and PS hides. Redstart alarming at the top of WLC creek. NULLSimon Roddis
332108/06/2018Female Pochard in BA Bay. c50 Swifts feeding. Breeding stuff: family of fledged Willow Tits between Hopton end and BA Bay; Chiffchaffs with food at Hopton end and BA Bay; Redstart with at least 2 fledged young in Shiningford creek; Nuthatch with fledged young at Paul Stanley. Alan S. counted 17 Tree Sparrows, including one juvenile in WLC creek.NULLSimon Roddis
332007/06/20181 Common Sandpiper, 2 Ringed Plover on Stones at 08.15. NULLNeil Moulden
331903/06/2018Birdwatching for Beginners walk (10am-noon) sightings: House Sparrow, Gt Crested Grebe, Tufted Duck, Redshank, Buzzard, Canada Goose, Jackdaw, Woodpigeon, Oystercatcher, Mallard, Willow Tit, Black-headed Gull, House Martin, Swallow, Blue Tit, Whitethroat, Reed Bunting, Greylag Goose, Coot, Carrion Crow, Chiffchaff, Wren, Blackbird, Willow Warbler, Dunnock, Tree Sparrow, Blackcap, Barnacle Goose, Grey Heron, Mute Swan, Cormorant, LapwingNULLGary Atkins
331402/06/20181 Turnstone again in front of Sailing Club. 1 Sanderling dropped into Stones island, 1 Ringed Plover over and 1 Hobby past. Red Kite over the east side. Common Tern at the visitor centre. Breeding activity: GCGrebe with 2 small young at Big Island, and 2 Oystercatcher chicks there. Little Grebe nest-building at Hopton end. At Brown Ale Bay, Blackcap with food, Reed Warbler nest-building and Spotted Flycatcher chasing a Grey Squirrel away from its usual nesting tree. Male Redstart still at Hopton end.NULLSJR, AHS, JB
331301/06/20181 Turnstone in front of Sailing Club. Pair of Common Terns around Stones island. 10 Mute Swan. 229 Canada Geese. 1 Barnacle. 29 Greylags. 1 Pink-foot. Young Mallard at Hopton end: 1 fully feathered; 8x2-week old; 3x2-day old. GCGrebe with a small chick at Sailing Club island, a nest with 3 eggs at Hopton end. Coot with small young in BA Bay. 8 Lapwing. After the mass failure of two colonies, there are now about 13 BhGull nests on the wire basket in BA Bay. Imm Yellow-legged Gull still. Reed Warblers singing in WLC reedbed and WLC creek. Nuthatch with food at Sheepwash. Spotted Flycatcher back in its usual spot at BA Bay.NULLSimon Roddis
331231/05/201810 Mute Swan: 4 incomers being given a hard time by the resident birds. New brood of 3 small Canadas at Millfields. 21 Cormorant at Sheepwash. 1 Whimbrel around Stones. Imm Yellow-legged Gull at Sheepwash. Reed Warbler singing near Millfields island, and Sedge Warbler still there. 2 young Grey Wags being fed by 2 adults at Millfields viewing area. 1 Crossbill over Millfields.NULLSimon Roddis, Ken Rome
331128/05/2018One Ringed Plover at Sheepwash; otherwise just the usual waders. 8 Mute Swan. Grey Wags with fledged young at Millfields, and Pied Wag also with young on Sailing Club island. Nuthatch with food in Penn Carr. Tree Sparrow again in Millfields carpark, this time collecting food and flying off over the carpark entrance, so it presumably has a nest over the road somewhere. Also Song Thrush with food in Millfields carpark.NULLSimon Roddis
331027/05/2018Two more Ringed Plover at Sheepwash this evening brings my total for the day to 15. With the north-easterly gale that has been blowing all week, forcing waves onto the north end of Sailing Club island, several of the low-lying Black-headed Gull nests have been washed out. A pity, they must have been close to hatching.NULLSimon Roddis
330927/05/201810 species of wader this morning: 13 Ringed Plover (1 down, 4+8 through), 2 Whimbrel, 1 Sanderling, 1 Dunlin all went through, still 1 Turnstone, plus the regulars. 20 Cormorant. 3 Stock Dove (2 on Stones, 1 at Sheepwash). 20 House Martin (14 through, 6 around the visitor centre). Pair of Pied Wags taking food onto Sheepwash spit. 2 male Bullfinches feeding on dandelion seed heads at BA Bay, and Willow Tit with food there.NULLSimon Roddis
330826/05/2018A Sanderling dropped into Watersports island at 10:05 but flew off a little later. 3 Turnstone still. 3 Ringed Plover. 1 Common Tern. Drake R-c Pochard. c30 Swallows moving through. 6 singing Reed Warblers (5 Hopton, 1 Stones). 3 singing Spotted Fly around Hall Wood. Fledged Tawny Owl in Hall Wood. Willow Tit with food at Hopton end.NULLSJR, CA, JB, AHS
330725/05/2018No sign of any terns this evening, but c100 House Martins around Stones causeway, 3 Turnstones still, and Whitethroat with food. Black-headed Gulls now have chicks on Horseshoe island.NULLSimon Roddis
330625/05/20183 Black Terns from 10:20 to 11:30 at least. 5 Common and 10 Arctic Terns stayed a while but moved on. 3 Turnstone still. Drake R-c Pochard. Pair of Shoveler. Second-summer Common Gull again. 4 imm GBbG. Imm Yellow-leg. 2 Linnet on Stones causeway.NULLSJR, CA, AHS
330524/05/20183 Turnstones still on Stones island and 4 Arctic Terns past at 08:40. 20 LBbG and 1 Herring Gull through. Reed Warbler singing in WLC reedbed. 2 Tree Sparrows in Millfields carpark, first I've ever seen away from the west side. Confirmed breeding on Stones island: Long-tailed Tit (FL), Willow Tit (FF), Great Tit (NY), Reed Bunting (FF); and at Millfields, Blue Tit, Coal Tit, Long-tailed Tit and Blackcap (all FF).NULLSimon Roddis
330423/05/20184 Turnstones still around Stones/Sailing Club. Arctic Tern past Stones at 08:20. 3 GBbG. Imm Yellow-leg. Second-summer Common Gull. (One of the Great Black-backs was hovering over the dam wall, following a Stoat as it ran through the rocks. Probably best for the Gull that it didn't catch it). 28 Greylags. 3 Stock Doves in WLC fields. 30 Swifts. Reed Warbler singing on Sailing Club island, and 4 in Hopton reedbed. Redstart singing at Hopton end. Breeding evidence: Willow Tit with food and Tree Sparrows with young in nest box.NULLSimon Roddis
330322/05/2018Perimeter counts of singing birds this morning: 31 Chiffchaffs, 17 Willow Warblers, 54 Blackcaps, 10 Garden Warblers, 8 Whitethroat, 5 Reed Warblers in Hopton end, 53 Wrens, 3 Spotted Flycatcher, 7 Song Thrush, 60 Blackbirds (91 in total), 38 Robins, 15 Dunnock and 15 Chaffinch. Also: 4 Turnstones on Stones island, 5 Jays and 11 Bullfinch. Black-headed Gulls now have chicks on the platform in front of the WLC, and there is still one Oystercatcher chick on Horseshoe island, I guess the survivor of the brood there on 5/5. 7 Starlings were feeding in the overflow carpark at the end of the dam wall and flying out with food for young. I was able to follow one of them back to the church tower in Hognaston village, which it entered via a gap in the louvre-style window, where it presumably has a nest full of young Starlings.NULLSimon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
330221/05/20184 Black Terns from 7:00pm till dusk feeding off Lane End.NULLJohn Bradley
330021/05/20183 Turnstones on Sailing Club island. Monthly WeBS count: 5 Mute Swan (2 nests), 7 Greylag, 71 Canada, 4 Barnacle, 14 Gadwall, 52 Mallard, 95 Tufted, 17 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 4 Little Grebe, 40 GCGrebe (8 nests), 61 Coot, 9 Oystercatcher, 5 Lapwing, 4 LRP, 2 Common Sand, 5 Redshank, 400 BhG, 5 LBbG, 4 GBbG, 1 imm Y-l Gull. Also 5 Reed Warblers singing at Hopton end and 2 Spotted Fly (Brown Ale and Penn Carr).NULLSimon Roddis
329920/05/20182 Turnstones on Sailing Club Island 07:50hrs.NULLRoger Carrington
329819/05/2018This morning Spotted Flycatcher WLC Creek, Blackcap at Lane EndNULLERIC DEWHURST
329718/05/20182 Mute Swan nests with sitting adults. Broods of 6, 6 and 2 Canada Geese at Sheepwash/Brown Ale. New brood of 9 small Mallard ducklings at Millfields. 12 Cormorant. 3 Grey Heron. 3 Little Grebes. 8 Lapwing. 8 Redshank. 4 Reed Warblers singing at Hopton end. 3 Spotted Fly singing (Hall Wood, Brown Ale Bay, Penn Carr). Redstarts singing at Hopton end and top of Hall Wood. Fledged Robin at WLC. NULLSimon Roddis
329616/05/2018An immature (probably first-summer) Caspian Gull off Stones island/Sailing Club. Noticeable increase in hirundines today: 80 Sand Martins, 18 House Martins and 15 Swallows.NULLSJR, CA, AHS
329515/05/2018Quiet this morning. 9 imm GBbGulls. Sedge Warblers still on Sailing Club island and near Millfields island. 4 Reed Warblers singing at Hopton end. Spotted Flycatcher in Penn Carr. Redstart singing in WLC fields.NULLSimon Roddis
329413/05/2018The GNDiver was off Stones for much of the morning and an Arctic Tern stayed for a while. Red Kite flew down the east side 0915-0920. Drake Pochard. Greylag (9) and Canada Goose (6) broods at Sheepwash. Single Ringed Plover and Dunlin. 2 singing Common Sands. 30 Swifts. Male Peregrine. Redstart and Lesser Whitethoat singing in WLC fields.NULLSJR, CA, AHS
329312/05/2018The GNDiver was off Stones still this morning. A Little Egret, initially on Stones and then up at Sheepwash, is the first of the year at Carsi. One Common Tern early on. 1 Whimbrel. 2 Collared Doves at Millfields. Spotted Flycatcher in Penn Carr. 38 Carrion Crows on the dam wall early morning.NULLSimon Roddis
329211/05/2018The GNDiver still, had a fly around mid-morning. A Red Kite flew over the pastures at 09:10. 70+ Swifts. 1 Ringed Plover. 1 Dunlin. 3 Common Sandpiper. Imm Y-l Gull. 4 GBbG. 25 Sand Martins. Reed Warbler singing on Stones island.NULLSimon Roddis, Clive Ashton
329110/05/2018The GNDiver is hanging on, looking splendid now. Drake Common Scoter still there too, off Sheepwash. 1 Arctic Tern through. 2 Ringed Plover. 2 Dunlin. 2 Whimbrel. 1 Common Sandpiper. 1 first-summer Common Gull. 3 imm GBbGs. 30 Swifts. 30 Sand Martins.NULLSimon Roddis
329008/05/2018The GNDiver was still there this morning but flew around for 10 mins at about 9am. Drake Common Scoter also still there. 10 Mute Swan. 2 Ringed Plover. 2 Common Sandpiper. Reed Warbler singing on Stones causeway.NULLSimon Roddis
328908/05/20181 Red-crested Pochard, 22 Canada Goose,10 Mallard,9 Oystercatcher,5 Pied Wagtail,7 Cormorant,15 BH Gull,4 Redshank,3 Lapwing,8 Great Crested Grebe,4 Mute Swan,25 Tufted Duck,4 Gadwall,1 Buzzard,1 Barnacle Goose,2 Tree Sparrow,1 GBB Gull,1 Robin,2 LRP,1 Grey Heron,2 Greylag Goose,1 LBB Gull,2 Chiffchaff, GN Diver ( From sheep wash Hide)NULLDavid Armitt
328806/05/2018Following species were logged collectively by the Birdwatching for Beginners group, 10am-noon: Blue Tit, Woodpigeon, Jackdaw, Chiffchaff, Blackbird, Song Thrush, Carrion Crow, Robin, Blackcap, Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, Garden Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Wren, Mallard, Coot, Great Tit, House Sparrow, Tree Sparrow, Magpie, Canada Goose, Mute Swan, Tufted Duck, Gt Crested Grebe, Gt Northern Diver, Black-headed Gull, Redshank, Oystercatcher, Buzzard, Dunnock and CormorantNULLGary Atkins
328706/05/2018The GNDiver was still there this morning, along with the drake Common Scoter and a mobile drake Red-crested Pochard (first of the year). 10 Gadwall. 2 Stock Doves singing at Hopton end. 3 singing Sedge Warblers (Millfields, Sailing Club island and WLC creek). 3 singing Reed Warblers in Hopton reedbed. NULLSimon Roddis
328605/05/2018The GNDiver was still present this evening, from Stones island. The Oystercatchers on Horseshoe island now have 4 small chicks. Imm Y-l Gull. 18 Pied and 1 Grey Wagtail flew into Hopton reedbed at dusk, and 1 Yellow Wag flew NE over. Going slightly off-topic, while watching from the Hopton end I saw 46 large bats (Noctules?) fly east to west over the res in 2-3 minutes around 8.50pm, probably coming out of Hall Wood. Never seen anything like it.NULLSimon Roddis
328504/05/2018A Spotted Flycatcher in Penn Carr is the earliest ever at Carsington by one day. Alan S. had a Whinchat in the gorse field above Middle Wood. The GNDiver, drake Common Scoter and first-summer Little Gull all still present off Stones island. 11 Mute Swan. 1 male Mandarin. 10 Gadwall. 1 Arctic Tern through. Imm Y-l Gull. 1 Skylark over Stones. 2 Sedge Warblers (Millfields and Sailing Club island). At least 3 Reed Warblers in Hopton reedbed. Interesting bit of Sparrowhawk hunting behaviour: a male chased a Song Thrush and both crashed into a willow; they both seemed to rest for a few seconds but when the thrush tried to get away, the Sparrowhawk quickly brought it back to ground under the willow, at which point a female Sparrowhawk dived into the fray. Surprisingly, the Song Thrush made another getaway but the female Spar chased and caught it - which I guess spelt the end for the Song Thrush.NULLSimon Roddis
328403/05/2018Evening visit: a drake Common Scoter dropped in just before 1930 but flew again shortly afterwards. The GNDiver still from Stones and the Little Gull at WLC. Imm Yellow-legged Gull. 1 Snipe at WLC. 1 Grey Wag and 3 Moorhens at Hopton reedbed.NULLSimon Roddis
328303/05/2018The GNDiver, now in virtually compete summer plumage, was off Stones island this morning. First-summer Little Gull also still present. 12 Swifts from Stones. Total of 7 LRP. Lesser Whitethroat singing between WLC and Shiningford creeks. Reed Warbler singing in BA Bay.NULLSJR, AHS, CA
328202/05/2018Stones Island 16-15 Great Northern Diver off stones 2 artic terns and swift overhead.NULLDave Horsley
328102/05/2018Quite a morning: c240 Arctic and 10 Common Terns counted up to 1130hrs, 2 Little Gulls (adult and first summer), GN Diver, 2 Dunlin, a Greenshank flew over Stones Island, Yellow Wagtail on Stones, pair of Mandarin.NULLClive Ashton, Roger Carrington.
328001/05/20183 Common Sandpiper late afternoon on Stones. At least 5 Little Ringed Plover.NULLNeil Moulden
327901/05/201821 Arctic Terns at 16.00 hrs. 1 imm Little Gull.NULLNeil Moulden
327830/04/20181st summer Little Gull and GNDiver still off Stones Island 0830hrs.NULLRoger Carrington
327729/04/2018GN Diver still, 4 Arctic Terns through, 1st summer Little Gull, 3 Yellow wags on the dam wall [JB] and 1 on Stones [AHS], pair of Goosander over, imm YL Gull, 3+ Herring Gull, 2 GBB Gull.NULLclive ashton
327629/04/20181 Arctic Tern at 0745hr then 8 at 0935 until 1020hr at least, GN Diver almost in summer plumage, 1 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Yellow Wags, imm Peregrine, 100+ Swallow, 5+ Swift.NULLclive ashton
327528/04/2018Little gull from Stones Island hideNULLTom Aspinall
327426/04/2018this morning from stones island Great northern diver still present and well into its moult, 2 Common sandpipers,2 Little ringed plovers,1 Swift, Swallows,Sand and House martins increased in numbers,warblers present were Sedge,Common whitethroat, Lesser whitethroat,Blackcap,Garden, Chiffchaff and Willow warbler, and 1 Yellow wagtail.NULLA H Stewardson
327325/04/2018The GNDiver still off Stones. Male Pochard. 2 Sparrowhawk. 2 Peregrines, m&f. 1 Ringed Plover. 3 Dunlin. 2 Common Sand. 2 Snipe at WLC. 2 Common Tern. 1 Swift over Stones. c100 Sand Martin, 20 House and 40 Swallows. 2 Sedge Warblers (Sailing Club island and Millfields). Now 2 Reed Warblers singing in Hopton reedbed. 1 Yellow Wag over Stones, and 1 White Wag down. 4 Linnet. NULLSimon Roddis, Roger Carrington
327224/04/2018Afternoon visit great northern diver off stones island.5 mute swan.60 canada geese.8 greylag geese.26 barnacle geese(16 wlc.10 millfields).3 gadwall.96 tufted duck.3 common sandpipers(stones island).4 snipe(wlc).3 little ringed plover.7 redshank.8 oystercatchers.3 lapwing.min 15 sand martins(off stones island).grey wagtail.sparrowhawk.2s g b b gull.NULLChris brown.dave newcombe
327124/04/2018A count around the perimeter of the res this morning recorded 52 Chiffchaffs (38 singing), 32 singing Willow Warblers, 70 Blackcaps (55 singing), 3 singing Garden Warblers, 3 singing Common and 2 singing Lesser Whitethroats, 1 Sedge Warbler still on Sailing Club island, 1 Reed Warbler singing in Hopton reedbed (first of the year, I believe), 56 singing Wrens, 36 singing Blackbirds, 11 singing Song Thrushes, 45 singing Robins, 5 singing Redstarts and 16 singing Chaffinches. Also: the GNDiver still, 4 Lapwing, 4 LRP, 3 Common Sand, 8 Willow Tits, and a brood of 6 Mallard ducklings at PS hide.NULLSimon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
327022/04/2018A superb 1-year old Red Kite flew low over Stones island this morning (seen earlier by the vols at WLC), as good a view as you could ask for. GNDiver still. 1 Arctic Tern. 1 Common Tern. 25 Barnacle Geese. 2 Goldeneye. 2 Peregrines. Pair of Kestrels mating on Watersports island. 2 LRP. 2 Garden Warblers on Stones. 3 Yellow Wags over.NULLSimon Roddis, Jon Bradley, Dan Martin
326921/04/2018Singing Garden Warbler on Stones island and Sedge Warbler on Sailing Club island, plus Jon Bradley had Common Whitethroat between BA Bay and Hopton. 2 Swifts flew SW over the Shiningford area just before 0900. The GNDiver still. Brood of 8 Mallard ducklings on Stones. 10 Gadwall. 2 Teal. 2 LRP. 4 Curlew. 16 imm GBbG. 4 Stock Doves. Redstart singing at the Hopton end. 7 Treecreepers singing in the Hopton end/Hall Wood area.NULLSimon Roddis
326820/04/20183 Sandwich Terns first seen at 1005, spent some time perched on a buoy before gaining height and presumably leaving at 1050. GNDiver still. Drake Common Scoter and Shoveler. 2 Shelduck. 4 Ringed Plover. 3 LRP. 2 Dunlin. 2 Whimbrel. 1 Curlew. 3 Common Sandpiper. 7 GBbG (6 through). Lesser Whitethroat singing on Shiningford side of WLC creek. Pair (m&f) of Redstarts in WLC fields (Roger C had 2 singing earlier).NULLSimon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
326719/04/2018At least 2, possibly 3, Sandwich Terns this morning: 1 at 0800 appeared to fly NE at 0815 but it probably returned at 0820, before another came in at 0900 and they both flew NE. 5 LRP, Bar-tailed Godwit still, 3 Lesser Whitethroat singing (WLC Creek, adjacent to Flat Island and Stones).NULLClive Ashton
326617/04/2018From Stones island this morning, 4 Arctic Terns, 2 Whimbrel, 1 summer plumage Dunlin, 1 winter plumage Barwit (presumably yesterday's bird still), drake Common Scoter, the GNDiver, 2 Goosander, 2 LRP, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 8 Fieldfare and 8 Linnet. Redstart again singing at the top of WLC creek.NULLSimon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
326516/04/2018A male Pied Flycatcher was at the bottom end of WLC fields around 0915, and a male Redstart was singing at the top of the creek. Winter-plumage Bar-tailed Godwit from the WLC itself. The GNDiver still. 4 Mandarin (3m,1f) at WLC. 11 Gadwall (5m,2f at WLC, 3m,1f BA Bay). 3 LRP. 1 Common Sand. 1 Curlew. c400 BhGs around Millfields island. 2 Peregrine (adult m, imm f). 1 Yellow Wagtail over Stones. Single Lesser Redpoll and Siskin at Millfields.NULLSimon Roddis
326415/04/2018Re Peter's request: you can usually see the GNDiver from Stones island, most likely out in the middle of the res but sometimes quite close. Occasionally it goes down towards Millfields or even up to Sheepwash, so try those if Stones doesn't work. About the Scaup - it looks as if it has gone, not been seen the last 2 days; it was best looked for from the WLC or Stones causeway. If it's any consolation, a male Common Scoter has been there for 3 days now, again best seen from Stones. Hope that helps.NULLSimon Roddis
326315/04/2018Monthly WeBS count: 11 Mute Swan, 17 Greylags, 12 Barnacle Geese, 110 Canadas, 4 Mandarin, 10 Gadwall, 2 Teal, 59 Mallard, 1 Shoveler, 79 Tufted Duck, 1 Common Scoter, 4 Goldeneye, 1 GNDiver, 10 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 8 Little Grebe, 32 GCGrebe, 2 Moorhen, 53 Coot, 11 Oystercatcher, 3 Lapwing, 2 LRP, 9 Redshank, 6 Common Snipe. Also: 7 ad Little Gulls (6 straight through, 1 lingered a while), 10+ imm Herring Gulls, imm Y-l Gull, 2 Arctic and 1 Common Tern through, 3 Stock Doves and 2 Redwing at Sheepwash, 11 Chiffchaff and 8 Blackcap between lane End and the Hopton end, 6 Linnets flew N.NULLSimon Roddis, Jon Bradley, Clive Ashton
326215/04/2018Can anyone help Peter?Peter Smitham We’re is the best place to locate the GND and Male Scaup on Carsington?..a few of us visiting tomorrow and would like to be in for a chance in spotting them....TIA...NULLRichardP
326114/04/201813 Common Scoters this morning, probably yesterday's male plus 9m and 3f. 6 Wigeon and a drake Pochard were also new in. 8 Goldeneye. The GNDiver is starting to get a bit of spotting on its upperparts. Didn't see the Scaup. A Red Kite over Carsington Pastures was the first of the year here. Adult Kittiwake. Hirundines: 15 Swallows, 10 Sand Martins and 2 House Martins. 2 Yellow Wags over and 6 White Wags down on Stones island. NULLSimon Roddis, Clive Ashton
326013/04/2018A drake Common Scoter was off Horseshoe island this morning and was still present mid-afternoon. The GNDiver and Scaup are also still there. A few hirundines this afternoon, 15 Swallows, 5 Sand Martins and 4 House Martins.NULLSimon Roddis
325912/04/2018Not a bad morning despite the murk. A sub-adult Mediterranean Gull (found by Roger C) was at Millfields island; just a couple of thin slivers of black on the primaries. The GNDiver and male Scaup are still present. 18 Greylags. 10 Barnacle Geese. 3 Mandarins at the WLC. 7 Gadwall. 5 Goldeneye. 17 Cormorant. 3 LRP. Common Sandpiper on Stones island. 5 Snipe at WLC. The imm Yellow-legged Gull still. 3 imm Herring Gull. 2 Jay at Millfields. 6 Swallow. A mixed flock of 90 Fieldfares and Redwings flew NE over the Hopton end at 1215; they seemed to be in roughly equal numbers, so c45 of each. 2 Siskin over WLC creek.NULLSimon Roddis, Ken Rome
325809/04/2018The GNDiver and male Scaup are still there. 2 adult Kittiwakes from 0830 to 1310 at least, first from Stones and later from Millfields. 2 White Wagtails on Stones island for most of the morning. 3 Mandarins at the WLC. A pair of Shoveler dropped into Millfields at 1300 and 2 pairs of Gadwall there. 10 Common Snipe at the WLC. Blackcaps, Willow Warblers and Chiffchaffs now all in but didn't see any new migrants other than the White Wags.NULLSimon Roddis, Ken Rome
325709/04/20181 Scaup,1 Barnacle Goose,50 Canada Goose,16 Tufted Duck,16 Mallards,4 oystercatcher,4 Sand Martins,2 Chiffchaff,4 Long Tailed Tit,1 Little ring Plover,8 Teal,4 Gadwall,2 Mute Swans,2 Tree Sparrows,2 Dunnock,1 Swallow,1 Buzzard,1 GBB Gull,1 little Grebe, Mandarin 2 Male 1 Female, 19 Great Crested Grebe,4 Chaffinch,2 Blue Tit,1 Nuthatch,2 Redshank,6 Cormorant,1 Sparrow Hawk NULLDavid Armitt
325608/04/20181 Common Sandpiper and 1 Redshank on Watersports Island at 12.30pm.NULLPaul Bennett
325508/04/20182 Willow Warblers and 5+ Chiffchaffs on stones island. Also Scaup still from Wildlife Centre.NULLLuke Stoppard
325408/04/2018Species noted at today's Birdwatching for Beginners walk (10am-noon): Canada Goose, Tufted Duck, House Sparrow, Carrion Crow, Great Crested Grebe, Black-headed Gull, Goldfinch, Woodpigeon, Coot, Little Grebe, Scaup, Redshank, Pied Wagtail, Bullfinch, Blue Tit, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Great Northern Diver, Great Black-backed Gull, Jackdaw, Mute Swan, Wren, Dunnock, Cormorant, Oystercatcher, Little Ringed Plover (x2), Buzzard, Tree Sparrow, Reed Bunting, Sparrowhawk, Long-tailed Tit, Mallard, Robin, Greylag Goose, Kestrel, Great Tit, Teal, Blackbird, Raven, Gadwall, Sand Martin, Swallow, Magpie, Willow Tit and Chaffinch. NULLGary Atkins
325308/04/20184 adult Kittiwakes (initially 3 but then joined by another) from Stones 0900-1000. The GNDiver and male Scaup still present. 2 pairs Mandarin. 1m Wigeon. 2 LRP. 1 Curlew. Roger C had a Common Sand on Stones causeway early morning but not subsequently. Imm Yellow-leg, 2 Herring and 4 GBbGulls. Pair of Kestrels mating in WLC fields. Blackcaps singing at Penn Carr, WLC and near PS hide. 1 Redwing at Millfields.NULLSimon Roddis
325206/04/2018New this morning were 2 male Blackcaps, at Millfields and WLC creek. The GNDiver and male Scaup are still there. 2 Willow Warblers singing on Stones island. 5 Swallows. 1 LRP. 13 Barnacle Geese including 4 pairs at Millfields island. 8 Gadwall (4 pairs). Male Shoveler. 4 Goldeneye. 7 Stock Dove including a pair displaying at the top of WLC creek. 40 Fieldfare flew NE up the west side.NULLSimon Roddis, Alan Stewardson, Roger Carrington
325105/04/2018The Black-necked Grebe was still off the dam wall, viewable from Millfields, to 1245 at least. The GNDiver and Scaup still present. 5 Pochard (1m,4f). 4 Goldeneye. 4+ LRP. 1 Curlew. 38 GBbGulls off Sailing Club early morning, presumably having roosted overnight, and most headed off north during the morning. 3 Herring Gull. 1 Peregrine. 4 Raven. 10+ Sand Martin and c5 Swallows. 2 Willow Warblers on Stones/the causeway.NULLSimon Roddis, Alan Stewardson, Clive Ashton
325005/04/2018Very showy summer plumage Black-necked grebe near the island at Millfields this morning - then scared off by fishing boats @CBCSightings @DerbyshirebirdsNULLJames Taylor
324904/04/2018An Osprey (yesterday's bird again?) flew over the Watersports centre at 1045 and was seen again over Shiningford and Carsington Pastures before disappearing into the cloud at 1120. A Common Tern was off Stones island 0815-0845. 3 LRP. 10+ Sand Martins. 1 House Martin. 5+ Swallows. Female Wheatear on the dam wall. Willow Warbler singing on Stones causeway at 1230. The GNDiver and Scaup still there. 1 Dunlin. 1 Curlew. The imm Yellow-legged Gull. 15 Redwing at Sheepwash. 5 Lesser Redpoll on Stones.NULLSimon Roddis, Clive Ashton
324803/04/2018An Osprey flew north at 1105, first seen from the WLC over Shiningford; it hovered over the water a few times before heading off. One Swallow over Brown Ale Bay (and Keith Badrick had another on the dam wall). c10 Sand Martins during the morning. At least 3 Little Ringed Plover and 1 Ringed Plover. The GNDiver and male Scaup still. Female Shelduck. 5 Goosander. Male Wheatear still on the dam wall. 20 Herring Gulls down/through. 5 GBbGulls. The imm Y-l Gull still. 4 Skylarks over. NULLSimon Roddis, Alan Stewardson, Clive Ashton
324702/04/2018Male Wheatear with meadow pipits and pied wagtails on dam bank 15.30NULLTony Wood
324601/04/2018Species seen collectively by the group undertaking the monthly Birdwatching for Beginners walk (10am-12 noon): Canada Goose, Greylag Goose, House Sparrow, Woodpigeon, Blue Tit, Tufted Duck, Coot, Cormorant, Great Tit, Buzzard, Meadow Pipit, Black-headed Gull, Pied Wagtail, Carrion Crow, Jackdaw, Little Grebe, Gt Crested Grebe, Mute Swan, Mallard, Chiffchaff, Chaffinch, Tree Sparrow, Goldfinch, Kestrel, Oystercatcher, Long-tailed Tit, Redshank, Dunnock, Reed Bunting, Wren, Scaup, Willow Tit, Teal, Gt Northern Diver and Lesser Black-backed GullNULLGary Atkins
324501/04/2018The GNDiver, male Scaup and immature Yellow-legged Gull still present. 6 Chiffchaffs but I didn't see any other migrants. Millfields island is still devoid of Black-headed Gulls but 5 pairs of Barnacle Geese were back, with another 6 elsewhere.NULLSimon Roddis
324431/03/2018The GNDiver and male Scaup still present. Pair of Mandarins at the WLC. At Millfields island, where there were over 500 Black-headed Gulls earlier in the week, there were none - zero - this morning, presumably because of the inclement weather. No Barnacle Geese on the island either, although there were 7 in the fields above Penn Carr.NULLSimon Roddis
324330/03/2018As well as Roger's birds, 2 Sand Martins flew past Stones island mid-morning. 3 Mandarins: a male flew over the Hopton end at first light and a pair flew across the reservoir from Stones island and landed in a tree on the east side. 1 Ruff. 1 Snipe at Hopton reedbed. 2 Tawny Owls calling at Hopton end. 1 Skylark N. Total of 50 Redwing, including 45 at Sheepwash. Mistle Thrush nest-building near Sheepwash. A party of c5 Redpolls on Stones included a couple of pale birds which might have been Commons (though they're the same species as Lesser now anyway).NULLSimon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
324230/03/20181 Avocet on Sailing Club Island, viewable only from dam at 0930 hrs. Also Scaup and Great Northern Diver still.NULLRoger Carrington
324129/03/2018Counts of birds on both sides of the reservoir yielded the following totals: 14 Chiffchaff (in contrast to 93 at the same time last year!), 57 Blackbirds, 24 Song Thrushes, 7 Mistle Thrushes (5 singing), 6 Redwing, 52 singing Robins, 21 singing Dunnocks, 24 singing Wrens (104 last year), 11 Willow Tits, 10 Nuthatch, 8 Treecreeper, 18 Bullfinch, 18 singing Chaffinch. Also: the GNDiver and male Scaup still, probably 5 Mandarins (pair at Millfields, 2m at Fishtail and 1m flew over the main carpark), 16 Goldeneye, 1 Goosander, 1f Wigeon, 6 Gadwall in BA Bay, 2 Tawny Owls on the east side, a male Sparrowhawk caught a Pied Wagtail off the Stones island causeway, dropping briefly onto the water in the process, 1 Peregrine, 7 Lesser Redpoll, 3 Siskin.NULLSimon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
324028/03/2018A Sand Martin flew past Stones island this morning, as did an adult Kittiwake. The GNDiver and male Scaup are still there. 7 Ruff this morning, presumably the long-staying 5 plus a couple of new arrivals. 6 Gadwall (4m,2f). 9 Goldeneye (5m,4f). 6 immature Herring, the immature Yellow-leg and 5 GBbGulls. c540 Black-headed Gulls around Millfields island. 3 Chiffchaff. 50 Redwing at Sheepwash. 5 Lesser Redpoll on Stones island.NULLSimon Roddis, Clive Ashton
323927/03/2018The GNDiver, Scaup, Shelduck and immature Y-l Gull all still present. 2 Chiffchaffs singing at Millfields. Pair of Mandarin along the Stones causeway. Pair of Grey Wagtails at Millfields.NULLSimon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
323826/03/2018An LRP flew around Stones island, calling, for several minutes between 0950 and 1000. 2 Merlins flew north up the west side at 0950, picked up over the Shiningford area, played around a bit and then headed north together. The GNDiver, Scaup, Shelduck and 5 Ruff still present. 18 Barnacle Geese. At least 2 Sparrowhawks and a Peregrine. 6 Herring Gull, the imm Yellow-leg and 2 GBbGs. 3 Skylarks over. Steady trickle of Meadow Pipits during the morning, 56 in total, all heading north. 3 Linnet. 2 Siskin. Alan S. counted 23 Tree Sparrows between Stones and Sheepwash, and we had a total of 8 singing Chiffchaffs between us.NULLSimon Roddis
323725/03/20186 Cormorant,42 Canada Goose,5 Dunnock,6 Robin,20 Tufted Duck,6 Little Grebe,15 Great Crested Grebe,60 BH Gull,3 Mute swan,12 Mallard,6 oystercatcher,10 Teal,21 Greylag,2 Goldfinch,22 Barnacle Goose,4 Ruff,6 Magpie,17 woodpigeon,4 Redshank,6 House Sparrow,2 Shoveler,4 Blue Tit,4 Long Tailed Tit,4 Great Tit,2 Gadwall,NULLDavid Armitt
323625/03/2018Monthly WeBS count: 1 ad GNDiver, 13 Little Grebe, 34 GCGrebe, 13 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 5 Mute Swan, 88 Canada Geese, 10 Barnacles, 20 Greylags, 1 Shelduck, 2 Mandarin, 44 Mallard, 32 Teal, 3 Gadwall, 2 Shoveler, 23 Wigeon, 70 Tufted, 4 Pochard, 1 Scaup, 7 Goldeneye, 108 Coot, 4 Moorhen, 16 Oystercatcher, 8 Lapwing, 5 Ruff, 11 Redshank, 1 Dunlin, 1 Curlew, 1 Common Snipe, 2 Grey Wagtail. Also: 3 Golden Plover NW, 2 Peregrine, 20 Buzzards in the air from Stones island, 3 imm Herring Gull, 2 imm GBbGull, 3 Kestrel, 2 Stock Dove at Sheepwash feeder, 8 Skylark over, 70 Starlings NE, 6+ Mistle Thrush, 100+ Redwing at Sheepwash/Paul Stanley, 2 Lesser Redpoll on Stones, 4 singing Willow Tits, 4 Chiffchaff (per Roger C).NULLSimon Roddis, John Bradley
323524/03/2018GN Diver, 1 Shelduck, drake Scaup, 5 Ruff, 70 Redwing, Chiffchaff singing briefly at Sheepwash (RC), 2 Raven.NULLClive Ashton, Roger Carrington.
323420/03/20185 Mute Swan, the single Whooper Swan still, 5 Ruff, 1 GBBG, 1 YLG, 6 Willow Tit, c30 Redwing near PS Hide and 18 Skylark flew NE.NULLClive Ashton
323320/03/2018This morning between the Wildlife Center and Lane End. 3 Oystercatchers, 4 Ruff, 5 Gadwall, Buzzard,Scaup and a Whooper Swan flew over (low level)NULLEric Dewhurst
323219/03/20181 Whooper Swan around Sailing Club Island, 1 Ruff, 5 Redshank, 14 Oystercatcher, 3 GBBG, 2 Linnet, 4 Stock Dove feeding at Sheepwash car park.NULLClive Ashton
323116/03/2018The Bar-tailed Godwit was still at Sheepwash to 16:00 at least. GNDiver, male Scaup and 5 Ruff all still present. 2 Goosander. 14 Oystercatcher. 6 Redshank. 9 Curlew. Immature Grey Heron hunting frogs (successfully) in the softrush on Sheepwash spit.NULLSimon Roddis
323016/03/2018Bar-tailed Godwit 5 Ruff 3 oystercatchers 2 Redshank. Sheep wash 12-30 p.m.NULLDavid Horsley
322915/03/2018A female Merlin flew over the visitor centre area at about 1330, putting up lots of Jackdaws and Woodpigeons in the process. The GNDiver, male Scaup and 5 Ruff still present. 7 Redshank. 22 Barnacle Geese. 30 Redwing at Sheepwash. 12 Meadow Pipit. Linnet singing at Sheepwash.NULLSimon Roddis
322814/03/2018The GNDiver, male Scaup and 5 Ruff still. A pair of Pintail flew N. 1 Dunlin. Single imm Y-l and GBbGulls. 2 Kestrel. 6 Skylarks over. 1 Linnet and 7 Lesser Redpoll on Stones island.NULLSJR, AHS, RC, CA
322714/03/2018Chiffchaff singing at Millfields carpark at 0815. The GNDiver, male Scaup and 5 Ruff still present. 5 Mute Swans. 6 Greylag (3 pairs). 20+ Barnacles. Male Shelduck flew N. 1 male Pochard. 22 Cormorant. 3 Grey Heron. 16 Common Buzzards in the air. 1 Dunlin. Single imm Y-l and GBbGulls. 2 Collared Dove. At least 6 Raven. c400 Starlings flew E during the morning, and 70 Fieldfares flew NE over Sheepwash at 1120. Male Linnet at Sheepwash.NULLSJR, AHS, RC, CA
322611/03/2018The GNDiver and male Scaup still present. A Rock Pipit flew over Stones island at 0920 and appeared to land in the Stones/Sailing Club island area but I couldn't find it again. 3 Mute Swan. 5+ Greylags. 27 Barnacle Geese. 25 Cormorant. 1 Grey Heron. 6 Buzzard including one displaying. 8 Redshank around the site. 4 Herring Gull. The imm Yellow-legged Gull. 2 GBbG, the adult and 'Onefoot'. 5 Skylark over. 120 Starlings E. Redwings: 50 chattering and singing at Millfields, 57 on Stones island then flew N. NULLSimon Roddis
322510/03/2018The GNDiver, male Scaup, 5 Ruff and immature Yellow-legged Gull still this afternoon. The Yellow-leg appears to have just one leg - becoming a bit of a trend among the big gulls, it seems! 15 Redwings chattering and singing to themselves at Sheepwash. 1 Skylark over Millfields.NULLSimon Roddis
322409/03/20185 Ruff, 2 Willow Tits, 2 Snipe, 2 Oystercatchers, 15 Lapwings - all from WLC HideWillow Tit, 2 Barnacle Geese - on Stones Island30 Common Gulls, 2 Goldeneye, Scaup, Linnet, 2 Ravens - from Sheepwash Hide and c/pWillow Tit, 10 Wigeon, 6 Teal, 8 Lapwing - from Stanley HideNULLAlan Hobson
322309/03/2018Brief visit this morning in foggy conditions, very little visibility: 2 Shoveler at Millfields, pair of Goldeneye at Sailing Club, 28 Barnacle Geese, 5 Ruff and 2 Curlew.NULLClive Ashton
322208/03/2018This morning from Sheepwash hide 1 Redshank, 2 Grey wagtails, 2 Linnets, Meadow pipit, 4 Oystercatchers and 2 Great black backed gulls 1 adult and the other was the one legged juvenile that was here last year. NULLA H Stewardson
322106/03/2018Late afternoon visit. Female Stonechat at Millfields carpark, perching on picnic tables and rubbish bins! GNDiver off Stones island. The male Scaup off Shiningford island. 24 Gadwall. 3 Goosander. 11 Curlew came in. 2 Ruff at Sailing Club. 1 Woodcock at Hopton end at dusk. In the gull roost, 4500 Black-headed, 1300 Common, 160 LBbG, 2 GBbG and 1 Herring. 400 Jackdaws flew over the visitor centre towards the dam wall before dusk.NULLSimon Roddis
322006/03/2018GN Diver, drake Scaup at Lane End, 3 Curlew through, 1 Bar tailed Godwit flew north with one of the Curlews, 3+ Ruff, Dunlin heard, 70 Lapwing through East, 2 Snipe, 12 Skylark mainly North, 7 Mistle Thrush, 5 Willow Tits in WLC Creek.NULLClive Ashton, Roger Carrington, Alan Stewardson
321905/03/2018The 59 Whooper Swans were still in Brown Ale Bay until they flew off W at 1005. 2 Whoopers then flew in, difficult to say if they were part of the 59 or not. GNDiver, male Scaup and 4 Pintail all still present. An adult winter Little Gull was over the res, seen from Brown Ale Bay, 0845-0915. 8 Golden Plover flew N at 1150. Total of 130 Lapwing, including 100 E. 4 Ruff. 1 Dunlin. 3 Redshank. 3 Curlew. 18 Gadwall. 73 Skylarks flew N during the morning, including one flock of 25. 2 Herring Gull. 1ad GBbG. 1 Fieldfare at Sheepwash. Not a bad morning!NULLSimon Roddis, Alan Stewardson, Clive Ashton
321805/03/20182 Whooper Swan @ Hopton end 10-15 left over Visit WLC at 11-10 but returned to Hopton end at 11-50 but after a short time left again towards Wirksworth, Pair Pintail from WLC and Peregrine circled several times before landing on the island where it proceeded to pluck a bird with the wildfow all moving to the bank below, I didn't see it catch anything prior to landing. Male Scaup from Lane End Hide.NULLIan Scrimshaw
321703/03/201859 Whooper Swans (57 ads, 2 juvs) in Brown Ale Bay to 4pm at least. 54 (53 ads, 1 juv) had been reported earlier in Shiningford Creek; these flew N at 1350 but it looks like they came down again and joined/were joined by another 5. The GNDiver was between Stones island and Fishtail Creek. Adult male Scaup and 4 Pintail (1m, 3f) at the WLC. 1 Dunlin. Only saw 1 Ruff, 3 Lapwing and 2 Snipe. 2 Yellow-legged Gull (1 ad, 1 imm) at Sheepwash. 16 Cormorant.NULLSimon Roddis
321626/02/20182 Ruff,13 Teal,2 Oystercatcher,2 Mallard,22 BH Gull,17 Canada Gosse,20 Tufted Duck,15 Great Crested Grebe,11 Cormorant,88 Lapwing,3 Redshank,2 Pied Wagtail,6 Blue Tit,2 Great tit,1 Long tailed Tit,4 Robin,2 Dunnock,6 C Crow,4 Woodpigeon,1 GN Diver,1 Nuthatch,6 BlackbirdNULLDave Armitt
321526/02/201815 Coots,9 Teal,34 Canada Goose,7 BH Gull,2 Robin,4 Blue Tit,2 Pochard,12 Long Tailed Tit,1 Coal Tit,2 Goldfinch,1 Redwing,1 Mistle Thrush,3 Blackbird,3 snipe,1 Jack Snipe,5 Wigeon,2 C Crow,1 Magpie,2 MallardNULLDave Armitt
321426/02/20185 Ruff and a Jack Snipe close to the Wildlife Center at 10:00. Redpoll near Lane End Feeder.NULLEric Dewhurst
321325/02/2018The GNDiver was off the spit from Sheepwash hide early morning. 2 Ruff there. 2 Redshank at the WLC.NULLSimon Roddis
321225/02/20184 Woodcock flew into the Hopton end between 0615 and 0630NULLSimon Roddis
321123/02/2018This morning, 28 Barnacle Geese, 5 Ruff, 3 Redshank, 12 Snipe, imm Yellow-legged Gull, at least 3 Kestrels. I reckon I've now had a total of 7 singing Mistle Thrushes at different spots around the res this week.NULLSimon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
321022/02/2018Monthly WebS count: 3 Mute Swan, 7 Whooper Swan (5 ads, 2 juvs),4 Greylag, 118 Canadas, 28 Barnacles, 9 Wigeon, 6 Gadwall, 190 Teal, 123 Mallard, 3 Pochard, 74 Tufted, 14 Goldeneye, 3 Goosander, 1 GNDiver, 26 Cormorant, 16 Little Grebe, 38 GCGrebe, 6 Moorhen, 157 Coot, 10 Oystercatcher, 260 Lapwing, 2 Curlew, 1 Ruff, 1 Dunlin, 16 Snipe. Also 2 Raven, 12 Meadow Pipits on Stones, male Brambling at Sheepwash, 20 Siskin at Tail Bay.NULLSimon Roddis
320921/02/2018The GN Diver still; it has dropped all but its outermost primaries so won't be going far any time soon! 3 Mute Swan. 26 Barnacle Geese. 10 Gadwall. 28 Cormorant. Pair of Sparrowhawks displaying at Millfields. Pair of Kestrels flew N over the visitor centre. 5 Ruff. 1 Dunlin. 3 Redshank. 19 Snipe (13 on Horseshoe island, 6 in BA Bay). Ad GBbG. 4 Raven over the visitor centre. 3 Skylark E. 60 Starlings N. 2 Mistle Thrushes singing at different locations from the 3 yesterday. Grey Wagtail singing at Sheepwash. Male Brambling at Sheepwash feeder again. Linnet singing on Stones island.NULLSimon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
320821/02/2018Late morning: 8 Oystercatchers (5 flying north-east towards Hopton end, 2+1 probing the now narrower strip of mud in Shiningford Creek)NULLGary Atkins
320721/02/201821.02.18 Brambling in my garden in HognastonNULLAlan Cribbens
320620/02/2018Adult GN Diver still. 17 Barnacle Geese. 2 Curlew. Ruff. 3 Redshank. 2 GBbG. 2 Skylark over. Male Brambling at Sheepwash carpark feeder. 3 singing Mistle Thrushes.NULLSimon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
320519/02/2018The adult GN Diver still. 8 Greylags, 1 Barnacle and c50 Canada Geese. 2 Pochard. 5 Goldeneye. 22 Cormorant. 12 Little Grebe. 6 Buzzard. c600 Lapwing. Probably 7 Oystercatcher. 3 Ruff. 3 Redshank. 5 Snipe visible at WLC. 2 Herring Gull. Ad GBbG. 5 Willow Tits singing. 2 Skylark over. 6 Nuthatch. 15 Redwing at Sheepwash. 17 Meadow Pipit (7 on the dam wall, 10 on Stones).NULLSimon Roddis
320419/02/20182 Brambling on Sheepwash car park feeders.NULLClive Ashton
320316/02/20184 Grey Wagtails out of Hopton Reedbed at dawn.From Millfields early morning: pair Goosander, pair Goldeneye, 2 Oystercatchers, 2 Skylark over and Great Northern Diver.From Stones Island: 2 Jack Snipe and 2 Oystercatchers.From Wildlife Centre: 5 Ruff and 5 Common Snipe.Male Brambling still on Sheepwash car park feeder and Curlew over calling.NULLRoger Carrington
320215/02/2018This morning from Millfields 1 Peregrin bathing on shoreline,Great northern diver,1 female Sparrowhawk,3 Oystercatchers and a Redshank.NULLA H Stewardson
320115/02/20187 Redshank around site, 5 Ruff on Watersports Island, 7 Magpie together on Stones, 2 Jay at Millfields. Plenty of species now in song including 16 Dunnock. Male Brambling on Sheepwash CP feeders.NULLClive Ashton
320012/02/201821 Tree sparrows on this mornings survey, also seen from Wildlife center 2 Oystercatchers, 4 Ruff, 2 Redshank and 12 Common snipe. NULLA H Stewardson
319911/02/2018This morning from Sheepwash hide Great northern diver, Ruff 5,Oystercatcher 4, Kingfisher, Kittiwake 1 adult at 10:35am.NULLA H Stewardson
319807/02/20181 Barnacle Goose in with Canada Geese mid-morning at Wildlife Centre along with 2 Ruff, 2 Oystercatcher, 8 Snipe, and numerous redshank around Shiningford Creek. GN Diver apparently present and very close to Stones Island around midday, according to other birders.NULLJames Taylor
319705/02/201860 plus Pink feet geese heading west at 9:20am.NULLA H STEWARDSON
319604/02/2018Following species (39) seen during the monthly Birdwatching for Beginners walk (10am-noon): Blackbird, Carrion Crow, Coot, Cormorant, Teal, Lapwing, Ringed Plover, Blue Tit, House Sparrow, Dunnock, Canada Goose, Redshank, Little Grebe, Gt Crested Grebe, Gt Northern Diver, Tufted Duck, Redpoll, Gt Black-backed Gull, Woodpigeon, Magpie, Gt Tit, Willow Tit, Pied Wagtail, Black-headed Gull, Tree Sparrow, Goldfinch, Robin, Long-tailed Tit, Chaffinch, Goldcrest, Wigeon, Goldeneye, Kingfisher, Oystercatcher, Ruff, Pochard, Mallard, Kestrel, WrenNULLGary Atkins
319501/02/20185 Ruff, 3+ Oystercatcher, 1 Curlew, 7 Meadow Pipit, 1 Lesser Redpoll.NULLClive Ashton
319401/02/2018GN Diver & 2 Shelduck off Stones IslandNULLIan Scrimshaw
319330/01/20183 Barnacle Geese & GN Diver at Millfields this morning. 4 Barnacle Geese mid afternoon from Wildlife Centre, with 3 Oystercatcher, 3 Ruff and 3 redshank seen between Wildlife Centre and Stones Island tooNULLJames Taylor
319230/01/2018This morning from Millfields, 2 Shelduck, Great northern diver,3 Barnacle geese and 1 Redshank, from Wildlife center 3 Ruff,2 Redshank and 1 Dunlin. NULLA H Stewardson
319129/01/20184 Ruff,3 Redshank,1 Great Northern Diver,7 C crow,4 Magpie,2 Robin,52 Teal,300 Lapwing,18 Wigeon,220 Coot,40 mallard,40 BH Gull,26 Barnacle Goose,135 Canada Goose,1 Kestrel,4 Gadwall,4 Little Grebe,8 Great Crested Grebe,6 Jackdaws,5 Pheasant,2 Oystercatcher,2 Great Tit,2 Raven,3 Woodpigeon,2 Tree Sparrow NULLDavid Armitt
319029/01/2018This morning from Sheepwash and Paul Stanley hides, heavyrain most of the morning, 2 RUFF, 200 Lapwings,2 Great black backed gulls, 1 Goldeneye, 10 Common gulls and 9 Common snipe. NULLA H Stewardson
318927/01/201812 Whooper Swans present this morning, also 10 Goosander, 2+ Ruff, Kingfisher and 2 Lesser Redpoll.NULLClive Ashton
318827/01/20182 Oystercatchers on Stones Island this afternoon.NULLClive Ashton
318725/01/201812:00 PS hide water rail in chanel on left. Photos tweeted to Carsington Bird ClubNULLMary Wilde
318625/01/2018This morning at Millfields, Great northern diver,Great black backed gull taking a fish off the Diver,2 Red breasted merganser, 1 Redshank, Skylark and Raven. From Stones island 5 Redshank, 1 Peregrin, 1 Sparrowhawk and Skylark. NULLA H Stewardson
318520/01/2018Barn Owl on the dam at 6.45amNULLJohn Matkin
318419/01/2018The GN Diver still, from Millfields early morning. One Hawfinch at Millfields, flew from the viewing area towards the carpark entrance. Sparrowhawk displaying over the west side. Imm male Peregrine over the WLC and perched for a few minutes in a tree behind Shiningford Creek. 500 Lapwing. 5 Ruff. 5 Redshank. 1 ad GBbG. GS Woodpecker drumming at Tail Bay. 2 Raven. 40 Fieldfare in fields above Hall Wood. Single Lesser Redpolls at Millfields and WLC.NULLSimon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
318318/01/2018The GNDiver was off Stones island late morning. 21 Cormorant. 400 Lapwing. 1 Golden Plover flew S. 5 Ruff and 4 Redshank around Stones/WLC. 1 Collared Dove flew N up the east side. 2 Raven. Pair of Mistle Thrushes in the field between Sheepwash and PS hide. 18 Meadow Pipits (16 on Watersports, 2 at PS hide). 15 Bullfinches: 8 at Millfields (7m,1f), 7 at Sheepwash (5m,2f). 40 Siskin at Sheepwash. 1 Lesser Redpoll on Stones.NULLSimon Roddis
318214/01/2018Monthly WeBS count: 1 GNDiver, 49 GCGrebe, 30 Little Grebe, 2 Grey Heron, 23 Cormorant, 4 Mute Swan, 69 Canada Geese, 2 Barnacle Geese, 173 Mallard, 243 Teal, 1m Pintail, 2 Shoveler, 62 Wigeon, 15 Gadwall, 117 Tufted, 13 Pochard, 14 Goldeneye, 624 Coot, 8 Moorhen, 653 Lapwing, 5 Redshank, 3 Ruff, 15 Common Snipe, 1 Kingfisher. Also 3 GBbG; still 1000 Common Gulls and c6000 BhGs from Lane End hide at 0800; 3 Tawny Owls calling at Sheepwash/Paul Stanley first thing.NULLSimon Roddis, John Bradley
318113/01/2018This afternoon, the GN Diver off Stones island. 50 Siskin at Millfields. In the gull roost, c5000 BhGs, 1700 Commons, 250 Lesser Black-backs, 18 Herring Gull (11 down, 7 over), 1 ad Y-l GUll, 1 ad GBbG. 23 Cormorant. At Hopton end at dusk, 4 Tawny Owl calling, 3 Woodcock, 1 Water Rail, and at least 3 Common Snipe came out of the reedbed.NULLSimon Roddis
318012/01/2018All this morning: Water Rail showing at Hopton Reedbed 0740hrs (NB habitat works here programmed for Wednesday 18 Jan). Great Northern Diver still from Millfields.Female Stonechat still from PSHide.25 Common Snipe (8 at PSHide+ 17 at WLC).Redshank and Ruff mobile around the shorelines.Imm Yellow-legged Gull and 1 GBbGull at Sheepwash.An unusual sight of 12 Little Grebe together off Lane End and 2 more at PSHide.NULLRoger Carrington
317911/01/2018GNDiver still present. Female Hawfinch at Millfields, first sighting of the year as far as I'm aware. Black-tailed Godwit at WLC. A site record 17 Ravens flew over the dam wall at 0855; 15 of them kept going SW, the other 2 appeared to be a local pair who flew up to check them out and then returned to Blackwall plantation. Male Shoveler. 7 Goosander. 2 Grey Herons. Male and female Kestrel at Millfields. 900 Lapwing. At least 5 Ruff. 3 Redshank. 10 Common Snipe. Imm Y-l Gull. Small NE movement of Woodpigeons, 60 in total. 1 Skylark over. Total of 16 Willow Tits (7 Millfields, 3 Stones, 1 WLC, 2 Sheepwash, 2 Paul Stanley, 1 Hopton). Female Stonechat at PS hide. 20 Meadow Pipits including 15 on dam wall. 2 Linnet on Stones. (75 species.)NULLSimon Roddis
317810/01/2018The GN Diver still, from Millfields this morning. 7 Mute Swans. 2 Barnacle Geese. 3 Shoveler. 1 redhead Goosander. 750 Lapwing. 2 Ruff at Sailing Club. 12 Common Snipe at WLC. 4 Stock Doves. Mistle Thrush singing at Sheepwash. 8 Meadow Pipits.NULLSimon Roddis
317708/01/2018The GNDiver still. 420 Pinkfeet W in 2 skeins: 120 at 0855 and 300 at 0900. 220 Canada Geese. 1 Barnacle. 8 Common Buzzards. Water Rail in Hopton reedbed. 5 Ruff. 14 Common Snipe. 1 ad GBbG. 5 Stock Doves. 9 Willow Tit between Hopton end and Stones island. 12 Fieldfare over.NULLSimon Roddis
317607/01/2018Species list from monthly Birdwatching for Beginners walk (10am-noon; today attended by 27 people): Blue Tit, Wren, Woodpigeon, Peregrine, Canada Goose, Gt Crested Crebe, Redshank, Teal, Mallard, Pheasant, Mute Swan, Goldeneye, Black-headed Gull, House Sparrow, Jackdaw, Carrion Crow, Little Grebe, Meadow Pipit, Great Northern Diver, Dunnock, Pied Wagtail, Lapwing, Wigeon, Tufted Duck, Magpie, Cormorant, Coot, Snipe, Chaffinch, Willow Tit, Blackbird, Kestrel, Pheasant, Great Tit and Robin (35)NULLGary Atkins
317507/01/2018350 Pinkfeet west in 3 skeins during the morning (6/1): 140 at 0855; 150 at 0945 (per PS hide logbook) and 70 at 1020. The GNDiver still, off Stones. At Millfields early morning, 3 Goosander; c5000 BhGulls and 12 adult GBbGs had clearly roasted overnight. Imm Yellow-legged Gull. 250 Lapwing. 1 Golden Plover over. 4 Ruff. 3 Redshank. Female Kingfisher and female Stonechat again at PS hide. 2 Raven.NULLSimon Roddis
317407/01/2018The GNDiver still, from Sheepwash looking towards Millfields. Two unid'd divers flew south over the visitor centre area at 10:00 but carried on. Can't be sure what they were, but probably not GNDs. 2 skeins of Pinkfeet west: 180 at 0855, 100 at 1045. Female Peregrine bathing for about 5 minutes on the shoreline of Stones island. Rather her than me in these temperatures! 3 Ruff. 3 Redshank. 1 Dunlin. 1 Jack Snipe showing well at PS hide on the small flush of water looking diagonally left from the hide at 12:00. Female Stonechat there too. 8 Stock Doves. 80 Starlings through, most going west, and 10 Fieldfare west. 2 Raven.NULLSimon Roddis
317304/01/2018The GNDiver still, from Millfields at 12:30. Male Shoveler from PS hide. Single Greylag and Barnacle Geese. 250 Lapwing and 4 Ruff at Sheepwash. 16 Common and 4 Jack Snipe. Female Kingfisher and female Stonechat from PS hide. NULLSimon Roddis
317203/01/2018The GNDiver off Millfields this morning. Female Stonechat at Paul Stanley hide (thanks Clive!). 1 Barnacle and 2 Greylag Geese. Female Shoveler at WLC. 5 Ruff, 3 Redshank and the single Dunlin still. Imm Y-l Gull. 3 GBbG. 4 Raven. 4 Willow Tit. 80 Siskin at Sheepwash.NULLSimon Roddis
317102/01/2018This morning, the GNDiver from Millfields, 5 Ruff, 6 Redshank, 1 Dunlin, 300 Lapwing at Sailing Club, 2 GBbG, the female Pintail at Sheepwash and 180 Redwing between the hide and carpark. Later in the day, 4 Herring and 2 Yellow-legged Gulls at Sheepwash, and 3 Woodcock, 1 Water Rail and 1 Tawny Owl at Hopton end last thing.NULLSimon Roddis
316931/12/2017A couple of hours in Pul Stanley hide this afternoon: A female Stonechat, 3 Raven, 2 ad GBBG, 5+ Herring Gull and a 2nd winter Yellow legged Gull.c515 Lapwing at Sheepwash.NULLClive Ashton
316831/12/2017GNDiver still this morning, off Millfields. 7 Mute Swan (numbers have really gone down this month). 150 Canadas. Female Pintail at Sheepwash still. 5 Ruff and 1 Dunlin still. 2 Woodcock at Hopton end first thing. 4 ad Herring Gull through. 5 Stock Dove. 2 Collared Dove at the ranger base. 5 Raven. 20 Starlings over. 1 Brambling at Sheepwash. 5 Linnet and 2 Lesser Redpoll around Stones. 71 species - not a bad way to end the year!NULLSimon Roddis
316731/12/20172 Buzzards flying over, 11.30 hours15 plus Snipe on shore of Shiningford Creek, 12.001 female Goldeneye, off Hall Wood, 14.002 Pochard, male and female, Upperfields Bay, 15.003 Gooseanders, 2 male and 1 redhead, Millfields, 15.30NULLjohn le corney
316630/12/2017The GNDiver was off Stones island this morning. 9 Goosander (2m,7 redhead) at Millfields early morning. 1 male Peregrine disturbing things on the west side. 250 Lapwing. 5 Ruff and 1 Dunlin at Sheepwash. 7 Common Snipe. Single Herring, Y-l and GBb Gulls. 2 Fieldfare over Millfields.NULLSimon Roddis
316527/12/2017The GNDiver still. 278 Teal at Sheepwash/BA Bay and the female Pintail still. Redhead Goosander at Millfields. 18 Cormorant. 250 Lapwing. 2 Ruff. 2 Redshank. 2 ad GBbG. Imm Yellow-legged Gull. Adult female Peregrine created panic at Sheepwash before settling on the spit; unringed as far as I could see.NULLSimon Roddis
316425/12/2017The GNDiver still, one Hawfinch and a redhead Goosander at Millfields. 195 Teal and the female Pintail at Sheepwash. 170 Lapwing, 5 Ruff, 4 Redshank, 1 Dunlin. Around 6,000 BhGs at first light. GSWoodpeckers at Millfields and Paul Stanley. Female Kingfisher back in Brown Ale Bay. 4 Raven (2 pairs).NULLSimon Roddis
316324/12/2017GNDiver still, from Millfields. Male Hawfinch at the Millfields memorial. Female Pintail at Sheepwash. 1 Shelduck. 27 Barnacle Geese. 400 Lapwing at Sailing Club. 4 Ruff. Dunlin at Sheepwash still. 2 Woodcock and a Jack Snipe at Hopton end first thing, and 5 Grey Wags out of the reedbed. 10 Meadow Pipits on Stones.NULLSimon Roddis
316223/12/2017GNDiver again this morning. 4 Pintail (the long-staying female plus 2 drakes and a female). 4 Ruff. 3 Redshank. 1 Dunlin. 6 Tawny Owls calling and 3 Woodcock came into roost at Hopton end first thing. Clive Ashton had a Hawfinch at Millfields.NULLSimon Roddis
316122/12/2017The adult GNDiver still. Female Hawfinch at Sheepwash carpark, and Roger C. had a female at Millfields. Female Pintail again at Sheepwash. 600 Lapwing. 35 Golden Plover flew W. 5 Ruff. 6 Redshank. 1 Dunlin. 8 Common Snipe. 2 ad Herring, imm Y-l and ad GBb Gulls. 9 Linnet on Stones. Alan S. counted 17 Tree Sparrows between Stones and Sheepwash.NULLSimon Roddis
316021/12/2017This afternoon, the GNDiver still, showing well off Stones island. 13 Greylags. Female Pintail at Sheepwash. 600 Lapwing. 5 Ruff. 5 Redshank. 1 Dunlin. (7 Golden Plover reported in Sheepwash logbook.) 2 Raven. 5 Linnet on Stones. 2 Lesser Redpoll and 60 Siskin at Millfields. 4 Woodcock and Water Rail calling at Hopton reedbed at dusk.NULLSimon Roddis
315920/12/2017Afternoon visit: the GNDiver was off Stones island. 150 Canadas. 550 Lapwing at Sheepwash. 4 Ruff. 1 Dunlin. 3 Redshank. 1 Linnet and 4 Lesser Redpoll on Stones. In the gull roost, c1500 Commons, 200 Lessers, 2 Herrings, 1 imm Yellow-leg and 1 ad GBbG. At Hopton reedbed at dusk, 2 Woodcock, 1 Water Rail calling and a tiny Starling roost (c15!).NULLSimon Roddis
315819/12/2017The adult GN Diver off Stones, 7 Redshank, 3 Ruff, 1 Dunlin, 6 Skylark over Millfields.NULLClive Ashton/Roger Carrington
315718/12/2017GNDiver still there. Probably 3 Hawfinches at Millfields: 2 (m & f) in the memorial area and a female in trees near Millfields island. 8 Goosander (2m,6f) off the dam wall. Very likely 7 Ruff: 2 at Millfields, 2 Stones/Watersports, 3 Sheepwash. 140 Lapwing. 5 Redshank. 1 Dunlin. 2 Y-l Gull (ad and imm). 2 Herring Gulls through. 1 Skylark E over Stones. 1 Brambling and 15 Siskin at Millfields.NULLSimon Roddis
315617/12/2017I didn't spend long up there this morning because of the fog, but Roger and I had 8 calling Tawny Owls between Lane End and Hopton end, and 2 Woodcock came into Hopton at first light.NULLSimon Roddis
315516/12/2017Two winter-plumage Black-necked Grebes were in front of Sailing Club late morning, at first diving very actively and then drifting around Stones towards the back of Sailing Club island. Later in the afternoon they were over at Millfields. Quite a decent gull roost: 1000 Common Gulls, 100 Lesser Black-backs, 24 Herrings, 1 GBbG, c3000 BhGulls by 4pm.NULLSimon Roddis
315416/12/2017Monthly WeBS count: 1 GNDiver, 37 GCGrebe, 20 Little Grebe, 21 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 25 Mute Swan, 175 Canada Geese, 1 Barnacle Goose, 2 Greylags, 198 Mallard, 424 Teal, 1 Shoveler, 66 Wigeon, 17 Gadwall, 77 Pochard, 240 Tufted, 13 Goldeneye, 1 Water Rail, 6 Moorhen, 948 Coot, 103 Lapwing, 4 Ruff, 6 Redshank, 8 Common Snipe.NULLSimon Roddis, John Bradley
315315/12/2017The GNDiver still, between Stones and Millfields this morning. Barnacle Goose again among the Canadas at Millfields. 3 Shoveler. Female Pintail in Brown Ale Bay. 7 Goosander flew in at 0945. At least 5 Ruff (4 at Millfields, 2 on Stones causeway, 1 at Sheepwash). 4 Redshank. 1 Dunlin.NULLSimon Roddis
315215/12/2017The adult GNDiver still, 200 Canadas, 375 Teal, 2 Shoveler, female Pintail, 6 Goosander (3m, 3f), Peregrine - probably a male, has a loose feather on the leading edge of its right wing, 4 Ruff, 6 Redshank, 1 Dunlin, 1 Skylark south. The water level looks as it might finally be on the rise again, was bound to happen one day.NULLSimon Roddis
315113/12/2017The GNDiver still, 205 Teal at Sheepwash, 3 Shoveler (2 Millfields, 1 Sheepwash), 1 Barnacle Goose among the Canadas, 205 Teal at Sheepwash, 300 Lapwing in fields between Tail bay and the dam wall, 3 Ruff, 3 Redshank, 6 Snipe, Kingfisher and Heron in Brown Ale Bay, 3 Raven, 1 Brambling on Stones island, 30 Siskin at Millfields, 10 Goldfinch feeding on the ground on the path to Sheepwash hide.NULLSimon Roddis
315011/12/2017The GNDiver still, from Millfields this afternoon. Female Pintail again at Sheepwash. 4 Ruff at Millfields. 7 Redshank. 1 Dunlin. 14 Snipe at Sailing Club/WLC. Woodcock flushed from under Sheepwash hide! Water Rail in Hopton reedbed. 6 Stock Dove, including 5 which dropped into Hall Wood at dusk. 2 GS Woodpecker at Sheepwash. 15 Fieldfare over.NULLSimon Roddis, Roger Carrington
314910/12/2017Millfields 5/6 Redpoll, Treecreeper, Mistle Thrush, Willow Tit, 4/5 RedshankNULLMr ERIC DEWHURST
314808/12/2017GN Diver off Sailing Club Island, 5 Ruff, 5 Redshank and a male Hawfinch at Millfields. A further 3 Redshank on Stones Island. c150 Common Gulls still at 10:00hr, 1 GBBG, 1 Sparrowhawk.NULLClive Ashton
314707/12/2017On the afternoon shift today. The GNDiver still. 1 Hawfinch, probably the female, again at Millfields. Female Pintail at Sheepwash again. Approx 2000 Common Gulls in the roost, and 3 Yellow-legs (2 ads, 1 2nd-w). 1 Herring Gull through. 2 Water Rails: one squealing in Hopton reedbed and another 'kik-kik'-ing in the pool near Sheepwash hide. 350 Lapwing. 5 Ruff. 4 Redshank. 3 Dunlin. 2 Peregrine (female and male) at Millfields, and the female over WLC later. Female Kingfisher at Sheepwash. 40+ Rooks on/over the dam wall mid-afternoon. 15 Meadow Pipits. 30 Siskin at Millfields.NULLSimon Roddis
314606/12/2017Just the usual suspects really. The GNDiver still. Female Pintail in BA Bay. 363 Lapwings and 4 Dunlin at Sheepwash. 5 Ruff at Millfields. 4 Redshank. Ad and imm GBbGull. 4 Raven. 50 Siskin again at Sheepwash.NULLSimon Roddis
314505/12/2017The GN Diver still. 3 redhead Goosander at Millfields. 300 Lapwing. 2 Dunlin. 5 Ruff. 5 Redshank. 4 Common Snipe. 2 Herring Gulls through. Seven sightings of Sparrowhawk, probably 6 birds (5f,1m). 1 Peregrine. 3 GS Woodpecker. 3 Raven. 6 Fieldfare and 50 Redwing at Millfields. 50 Siskin at Sheepwash.NULLSimon Roddis
314405/12/2017Hopton end at dawn: 6 Tawny Owls calling, 1 Woodcock. Millfields (CA,RC): Great Northern Diver, 1 Barnacle Goose, 5 Ruff, 3 Redshank, 1 Hawfinch and c 20 Siskin.Stones (CA,RC): 2 further RedshankSheepwash: 2 Dunlin, 50+ Redwing and 3 Mistle Thrush.NULLClive Ashton
314303/12/2017In addition to the 'BwB' group sightings, I also saw the following from 8 and 10am between Millfields and Upperfields Farm: Gt Spotted Woodpecker, Treecreeper, Goldcrest, Jay, Mistle Thrush, Nuthatch, Siskin, Bullfinch, Song Thrush and Ruff (3) ... also worth noting there were at least 40 Blackbirds in this short-ish sectionNULLGary Atkins
314203/12/2017Following species seen during monthly Birdwatching for Beginners walk (10am-noon around Stones Island and Wildlife Centre): Mute Swan, Canada Goose, Pied Wagtail, Carrion Crow, Blue Tit, Robin, Dunnock, Black-headed Gull, Blackbird, Pheasant, Cormorant, Tufted Duck, Gadwall, Wigeon, Coot, Teal, Gt Black-backed Gull, Magpie, Mallard, Pochard, Wren, Redwing, Jackdaw, Gt Crested Grebe, Lapwing, Willow Tit, Goldfinch, Goldeneye, Gt Northern Diver, Snipe, Chaffinch, Redshank, Meadow Pipit, House Sparrow, Tree Sparrow and MoorhenNULLGary Atkins
314102/12/2017Little Egret in Shiningford Creek this morning.NULLEric Dewhurst
314002/12/2017The GNDiver still. Female Hawfinch at Millfields late morning. 80 Pink-footed Geese W at 1155. 200 Canada Geese. 1 Barnacle. 21 Greylags. 9 Shoveler. Female Pintail at WLC. 3 Sparrowhawks. At Hopton reedbed first thing, 3 Woodcock, Water Rail calling, 6 Grey Wags. at least 6 Redshank. 4 Ruff. 19 Common Snipe. 6 Herring Gulls. 35 Meadow Pipits. 8 Treecreeper and 6 Nuthatch in Hall/Middle Woods, and another 2 Treecreeper and 4 Nuthatch at Sheepwash. (74 species.)A tip re the Hawfinch: I located her this morning from the sound of her crunching on alder seeds. Didn't see her fly in or make any calls today.NULLSimon Roddis
313801/12/201701-12-2017 - Simon Roddis, Alan Stewardson - The GNDiver still, but mobile. 44 Mute Swans. 5 Ruff. 6 Redshank. 1 Dunlin. 6 Common Snipe. Single adult Herring and GBb Gulls. Adult Peregrine..NULLSimon Roddis
313701/12/201730-11-2017 - Simon Roddis, Clive Ashton - The GNDiver still; 2 Woodcock, 2 Jack Snipe and 4 Grey Wags at Hopton end first thing; at least 8 (maybe 10) Redshank, 5 Ruff, 2 Shoveler, 2nd-w Yellow-legged Gull, adult GBbG, 2 Sparrowhawk, 3 Kestrel, 3 Raven, 20 Fieldfare, 30 Meadow Pipits.NULLSimon Roddis
313629/11/2017The GNDiver still present. On the western side from Hopton end to Stones island: 2 Stock Dove, 3 Jay, 18 Rook, 2 Raven, 8 Goldcrest, 38 Blue Tit, 44 Great Tit, 4 Coal Tit, 11 Willow Tit, 9 Nuthatch, 3 Treecreeper, 36 Wren, 50 Blackbird, 21 Fieldfare,18 Song Thrush, 43 Redwing, 1 Mistle Thrush, 50 Robin, 24 Dunnock, 21 Chaffinch, 18 Bullfinch, 3 Greenfinch, 20 Goldfinch, 11 Siskin. Also: Water Rail in Hopton reedbed, female Pintail and 4 male Ruff at Sheepwash, 16 Snipe at WLC. Alan counted 24 Tree Sparrows Between Stones and Sheepwash, and also had 3 Hawfinches flying from Shiningford towards WLC creek.NULLSimon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
313528/11/2017The GNDiver still, and mobile again this morning. Alan saw a Hawfinch briefly near Paul Stanley hide before it flew. 6 adult Whooper Swans flew in at 1140, still present at Lane End 1200. Female Pintail at Sheepwash. 500 Lapwing. 3 Ruff. 5 Redshank. 6 Dunlin. 23 Common Snipe. 5 Linnet on Stones. And the volunteers Pat and Jill had a Chiffchaff at the WLC.NULLSimon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
313427/11/2017The adult GNDiver still, quite mobile this morning, and 2 Hawfinches at Millfields viewing area. 42 Mute Swans. 67 Canadas at Sheepwash. 3 Shoveler at Millfields. 3 Ruff and 6 Redshank at Sailing Club. 6 Dunlin at Sheepwash. Adult Y-l and GBb Gulls. Female Kingfisher fishing on the pool to the left of Sheepwash hide. 25 Meadow Pipts. 3 Linnets.NULLSimon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
313326/11/2017The adult GNDiver from Millfields early morning and a female Hawfinch in the viewing area again. Hopton end at first light: 2 Woodcock, Water Rail calling, 7 Tawny Owls calling, 8 Grey Wags came out of the reedbed. 3 Shoveler at Millfields. 3 Ruff at Sailing Club. 6 Redshank. 20 Common Snipe at WLC. 2nd-w Yellow-leg and adult GBbGull. 16 Rooks over Millfields, again returning will full cheeks. NULLSimon Roddis
313225/11/2017Brief visit in the snow,the GN Diver was near Millfields Island this morning, also at least 1 and probably as many as 3 Hawfinch in the Millfields area.NULLClive Ashton
313124/11/2017It looks as if the Great Northern Diver has returned - an adult was off Stones island at 1130. Still showing quite a bit of spotting on its upperparts and a hint of barring on its neck. (And credit where credit's due, Alan spotted it first.) Just 1 Ruff, 8 Redshank, 18 Common Snipe. 60 Fieldfare SW. 7 Linnet. Quite a few Rooks were flying over the dam wall (towards Hognaston) with full cheeks - they are known to store food such as acorns for later consumption if the weather turns hard, and I guess that is what they were up to.NULLSimon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
313023/11/2017At Hopton end first thing, 3 (maybe 4) Woodcock came in to roost, whilst 10 Grey Wags and c50 Starlings left the reedbed. 2 Hawfinches - 1 at Millfields again and another at Shiningford. Female Common Scoter off the dam wall - 12 Goldeneye there as well. Of 157 Pochard at WLC/Sheepwash/Brown Ale Bay, only 28 (18%) were females. 3 Ruff at Sailing Club still. 21 Common Snipe at WLC. 150 Woodpigeons north. Male Kingfisher in Brown Ale Bay, repeatedly hovering before diving, great to watch. 2 Raven. Small numbers of Redwing and Fieldfare moving but much fewer than yesterday.NULLSimon Roddis
312922/11/20171 Hawfinch flew SW with a group of 6 Starlings at Millfields at 0920 (and Roger C had 2 earlier which appeared to join a flock of Redwings). 450 Redwing and 30 Fieldfare also SW. Drake Pintail at WLC. 3 Shoveler at Millfields. 160 Canada Geese in WLC fields. 260 Lapwing and 9 Dunlin at Sheepwash. 8 Redshank (7 Sailing Club, 1 Sheepwash). 3 Ruff at Sailing Club. Adult Y-l Gull. 50 Goldfinch in Brown Ale Bay.NULLSimon Roddis
312821/11/20175 Hawfinches at Millfields this morning: 3 flew SW at 0910 and 2 ( a male and a female) were in the trees in the viewing area. At least 13 Goldeneye. 3 Shoveler and 3 Ruff still. 13+ Dunlin. 7 Redshank. 24 Common Snipe at the WLC. 14 Stock Doves flew SE. 17 Lesser Redpoll on Stones island. Totals of c30 Meadow Pipits and c50 Siskin.NULLSJR, AHS, CA
312720/11/20171 Hawfinch again at Millfields this morning.NULLClive Ashton
312620/11/20171st-winter Kittiwake flew south at 1140, otherwise much the same.NULLSimon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
312519/11/2017John and Mark Pass had a Great Northern Diver, probably an adult, fly SE at 0800. It may have been on the water beforehand but was only seen flying off. Monthly WeBS count: 42 GCGrebe, 30 Little Grebe, 36 Mute Swan, 270 Canada Geese, 1 Greylag, 1 Pink-foot, 108 Mallard, 227 Teal, 174 Wigeon, 48 Gadwall, 3 Shoveler, 227 Tufted, 276 Pochard, 8 Goldeneye, 5 Goosander, 860 Coot, 10 Moorhen, 1 Water Rail, 31 Cormorant, 1 Heron, 97 Lapwing, 3 Ruff, 16 Dunlin, 9 Redshank, 23 Common Snipe, 1 Kingfisher. Also: 1 Hawfinch in the Millfields viewing area early morning, 1 Whooper Swan SW at 1215, 1 Peregrine, 24 Blackbirds between Lane End and Hopton reedbed.NULLSimon Roddis, John Bradley
312418/11/20173 Shoveler. 6 Goldeneye (5m,1f). 3 Sparrowhawk. 3 Ruff still. 15 Dunlin at Sheepwash. 7+ Redshank. 36 Common Snipe at WLC. 2nd-w Y-l Gull. Total of 10 Stock Doves. Song Thrush singing at Sheepwash. NULLSimon Roddis
312318/11/2017At Hopton first thing, 2 Woodcock came in, and 2 Water Rails calling. Rather fewer roosting birds left the reedbed this morning than previously: c500 Starlings, 6 Grey Wags and 5 Reed Buntings. 1 Hawfinch in Millfields carpark (John B had another 3 earlier) - they seem to be settling a bit more rather than just moving through now. 72 Greylags. 1 Pink-foot. 3 Shoveler. 5 Goldeneye. 9 Goosander (2m,7 redheads) flew into Millfields at 1045. 23 Cormorant. 3 Ruff still. 7 Redshank. 21 Common Snipe at WLC. 6 Dunlin at Sheepwash. At least 6 Raven (6 over the dam wall and 4 from Sheepwash). 40 Fieldfare. Singing Song Thrush at WLC and Mistle Thrush at Shiningford. 1 Brambling over Hopton. 30 Siskin. 6 Lesser Redpoll and 7 Linnet on Stones.NULLSimon Roddis
312216/11/20171 Hawfinch in hedgerow near the WLC, then flew towards the main centre at 1020. 100 Pink-feet E at 0935. 470 Fieldfare SW and 80 NE. 100 Redwing SW. 250 Starlings SW and another 500 feeding in fields on the east side. Female Pintail. 2 Shoveler. 5 Goldeneye (4m,1f). 2 Golden Plover. 14 Dunlin. 7 Redshank. 32 Common Snipe. 2nd-w Y-l Gull. 1 Peregrine. 35 Siskin at Millfields.NULLSimon Roddis, Clive Ashton
312115/11/2017Female Pintail at Sheepwash. 3 Shoveler at Millfields. 5 Goldeneye (3m,2f). 3 Ruff at Millfields. Totals of 650 Lapwing, 8 Redshank, 15 Dunlin and 43 Common Snipe (40 at WLC). 34 Fieldfare over Millfields. c20 Blackbirds, including 12 feeding on hawthorns in WLC creek. 130 Redwings in WLC creek. 13 Lesser Redpoll on Stones island, and 2 Brambling over.NULLSimon Roddis, Clive Ashton
312013/11/2017A bit quieter this morning, but 1 Whooper Swan down at Millfields. 3 Shoveler. 3 Goosander. 20 Cormorant. Only 200 Lapwing. 3 Ruff. 4 Redshank. 20 Common Snipe. Adult Herring and GBb Gulls. 2nd-w Y-l Gull. 1 Skylark. 3 Brambling.NULLSimon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
311912/11/2017A Great White Egret landed in front of Sheepwash hide at 1110 and flew towards Paul Stanley hide/Brown Ale Bay a few minutes later. A total of 26 Whooper Swans including 19 on the water at Millfields. 650 Lapwings. 11 Dunlin. 4 Ruff. 17 Snipe at the WLC. Total of 10 Skylarks over. c4000 Starlings, 19 Grey Wagtails and 10 Reed Buntings left Hopton reedbed early morning. 3 Brambling over and a total of 10 Greenfinch.NULLSJR, CA, RC
311811/11/2017At Hopton end first thing, at least 6 Tawny Owls calling, and 2000+ Starlings, 16 Grey Wagtails and 5 Reed Buntings left the reedbed. 2 Hawfinch, 3 Crossbill and 4 Whooper Swan (pair and 2 juvs) at Millfields. c5 Goldeneye. 6 Redshank and 4 Ruff at Stones. 25 Common Snipe at WLC. 14 Dunlin at Sheepwash. 16 Stock Dove in total (at least 11 flew E). 1 Skylark. 11 Goldcrest. 25 Siskin. 1 Yellowhammer at Millfields.NULLSJR, CA, JB
311711/11/2017174 Lapwing,4 Blue tit,6 Goldfinch ,2 Blackbird,4 Robin ,2 Snipe,12 Dunlin,6 Cormorant,7 Great Crested Grebe,20 Pochard,25 Teal,17 Wigeon,10 Mute swan,4 C Crow,36 Tufted Duck,10 pheasant,36 Canada goose,206 Greylag goose,1 Ruff,1 wren,2 Pied wagtail,2 Redshank,4 Little grebe,1 Moorhen,30 Mallard,2 Goldeneye M+f,3 willow Tit,2 Coal Tit,6 Chaffinch,4 Great Tit,1 JackdawNULLDavid Armitt
311610/11/2017This morning from Stones Island late am 1 Black tailed godwit,5 Redshank, 15 Dunlin, 3 Golden Plovers and 5 Lessser redpoll. NULLRC, AHS.
311509/11/2017Another 10 Hawfinches flew SW over Millfields between 0800-1000. 1 winter-plumage Bar-tailed Godwit among the Lapwings at the Sailing Club end of the dam wall. 4 Shoveler. 4 Goldeneye. 430 Lapwing. 11 Dunlin (6 Stones, 5 Sheepwash). 4 (possibly 5) Ruff at Sheepwash. 2 Redshank. 26 Common Snipe (25 WLC, 1 Sheepwash). 4+ Raven. 11 Meadow Pipits at Millfields. 240 Starling, 55 Fieldfare, 120 Redwing and 4 Brambling SW. 7 Lesser Redpoll on Stones.NULLSimon Roddis
311408/11/20171 Hawfinch over Millfields just before 0900, but much less moving than yesterday: 300 Starling, 50 Redwing, 80 Fieldfare, 3 Brambling. 3 Shoveler at Millfields. 400 Lapwing. 1 Ringed Plover. 10 Dunlin. 4 Ruff. 4 Redshank. 1 Woodcock at Hopton reedbed at dusk, Water Rail calling, and a fleeting flight view of a probable Jack Snipe there. Guestimates of 2000 LBbG, 5000 BhG and 1000 Common Gulls in the roost. Single adult Herring, Yellow-legged and GBb Gulls. 4 Raven. 4 Skylark. NULLSimon Roddis
311308/11/2017From Millfields carpark, 0745-1030: 25 Hawfinches flew SW in parties of 2,6,4,2,3 and 8 (2 landed briefly, and Clive Ashton had another 3 in WLC creek), 6 Stock Doves SE, 1185 Starling, 1890 Redwing, 230 Fieldfare and 21 Brambling all SW. Another female Brambling at the WLC feeders. 5 Shoveler and 1f Goldeneye at Millfields. 10 Common Snipe at WLC. 3 Dunlin and 1 Ringed Plover at Sheepwash. 1m Peregrine. At least 3 Raven.NULLSimon Roddis
311206/11/20173 ruff, 3 dunlin, 1 ringed plover around stones island also singles of redshank, dunlin and ringed plover at Sheepwash NULLClive Ashton
311106/11/20176 Hawfinches (5+1) in the WLC creek/Shiningford area, feeding in hedgerows but only seen briefly. 1 Golden Plover among c300 Lapwings at Sheepwash. 500 Woodpigeons S. 4 Stock Doves SE. 500 Starlings SW. 6 Skylark. 2 Brambling. NULLSimon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
311005/11/2017A pretty decent morning. At least 1 Hawfinch over/in WLC creek: 1 flew S at 1147 then it or another flew up the creek 10 minutes later and landed in a tree, where it stayed for 3-4 mins before dropping and being lost from sight. 3 Whooper Swans on Sheepwash spit late morning, flew S at 1120. 160 Pinkfeet NE at 0920. 1 Barnacle Goose. 3 Shoveler. 1m Goldeneye. 17 Pheasants at Hopton end first thing, and 2 Water Rails calling in Hopton reedbed. 4 Golden Plover SW. 3 Dunlin. 11 Snipe. Adult Y-l and GBb Gulls. 5 Stock Dove. 960 Woodpigeon S. 5 Tawny Owls calling at Hopton end first thing. 10 Skylarks (9N,1S). 930 Starlings SW. 13 Rook, 1 Brambling, 40 Chaffinch and 25 Siskin over Sheepwash. 5 Greenfinch. 40 Goldfinch. 8 Reed Buntings, including 7 out of their roost in Hopton reedbed. 78 species, not bad for November!NULLSimon Roddis
310903/11/20171 Pinkfoot among the Greylags again. 2 Shoveler at Millfields. Water Rail calling in Hopton reedbed. 303 Lapwings at Sheepwash. 2 Redshank. 5 Common Snipe at the WLC. Adult Y-l Gull at Sheepwash. 3 Raven from Sheepwash. 42 Fieldfare south. 150 Redwing. 35 Siskin in total. 1 Yellowhammer at Millfields.NULLSimon Roddis
310802/11/2017A bit of movement this morning: 1 Hawfinch flew SW over the Hopton end at 0650, 16 Whooper Swans E (in groups of 5 and 11) at 0740, 190 Pinkfeet (skeins of 100 and 90), 1400 Starlings SW, 370 Woodpigeons S, 10 Stock Dove SE and 1 SW. 11 Grey Wags and 300 Starlings came out of their roost in Hopton reedbed early morning, and Water Rail calling there. 390 Greylag. 1m Goldeneye. 350 Lapwing. 2 Dunlin. 9 Common Snipe. 3 Redshank. Adult Y-l Gull. 30 Fieldfare. 100 Redwing. 4 Raven. NULLSimon Roddis, Clive Ashton
310701/11/2017A mere 364 Greylags this morning, but 2 Pink-feet. 5 Dunlin and 4 Redshank still. 3 Collared Dove at Sheepwash. Kingfisher at WLC. 5 Skylarks (3N, 2S) and c200 Starlings through. 50 Meadow Pipits (20 at Sheepwash, 30 on Watersports island).NULLSimon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
310631/10/2017401 Greylags. 3 Shelduck. 4 f/imm Goldeneye at Millfields. 1m Goosander. 2 Shoveler. 4 Ruff still. 6 Dunlin at Sheepwash. 3 Redshank. 2 Stock Dove. 4 Raven. 3 Skylark. 1 Chiffchaff at WLC. 22 Linnet (18 Stones, 4 Sheepwash). 13 Lesser Redpoll (2 Millfields, 11 Stones). 20 Siskin at Millfields. c200 Starlings through.NULLSimon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
310530/10/2017This afternoon, 2 Shelduck, 356 Greylags, 1 Pinkfoot, 4 Ruff, 4 Redshank, 3 Dunlin, 8 Common Snipe, 40 Common Gulls, 1 Yellow-leg, 1 Herring, 3 Raven.NULLSimon Roddis
310430/10/2017This morning from Stones Island and WLC, 4 Ruff, 4 Redshank, 2 Dunlin, 3 Common Snipe and 5 Red poll. NULLAlan Stewardson
310328/10/2017Hawfinch over Millfields car park at 10:25am plus another over Penn Carr at 10:35am.NULLJB, AHS
310228/10/201724 Hawfinch flew Southwest over Millfields between 08:15hrs and 09:52hrs, including a group of 15 at 09:25hrs. NULLJB,CA,AHS
310126/10/20178 Robin,1 Dunnock,162 lapwing,17 Mute swan,180 Teal,12 Cormorant,46 tufted Duck,11 Great Created Grebe,10 C Crow,21 Wigeon,4 Little Grebe,6 Blackbird ,6 Blue Tit,4 Redwing,1 Little Egret,4 Shoveler,1 Redshank,50 Canada Goose,4 Magpie,66 Pochard,40 Mallard,1 Raven,1 Kestrel,223 Greylag Goose,4 Ringed Plover,4 Dunlin,1Pintail,3 Pied Wagtail,3 Snipe,1 Goldeneye,4 Great Tit,2 Ruff,2 Moorhen,16 Goldfinch,6 Lesser Redpoll,4 Pheasant,12 Tree Sparrow NULLDavid Armitt
310025/10/2017On dam wall(approx 0845 hrs): 30-40 Meadow Pipits, plus a Kingfisher sat on a rock close to water; also counted 32 Mute Swans in that area (probably more around the corner) ...WLC (1000 hrs): 6 female Pheasants hoovering up feeder debris; single Little EgretNULLGary Atkins
309924/10/20174 Goosanders at Millfields early a.m. plus 1 Brambling and 3Skylark over.Drake Green-winged still on Stones Island and 19 Rooks over.5 Lesser Redpoll and 20 Siskin mobile.From Sheepwash Hide, 3 Ringed Plover, 3 Ruff, 4 Dunlin, 16 Barnacle Geese, 10 Pintail, 4 Shoveler, 24 Meadow Pipits and at least another 20 elsewhere on site.NULLRoger Carrington
309822/10/201752 Teal,6 Mallard,4 Canada Goose,6 Gadwell,6 Lapwing,40 Greylag Goose,35 Tufted duck,67 Pochard,8 C Crow,3 Cormorant,5 Mute Swan,2 Moorhen,1 Grey Heron,2 Little Grebe,2 Great Crested Grebe,2 Little Egret,1 Fox walking the shore line at sheepwash hideNULLDavid Armitt
309721/10/2017From Sheepwash hide this morning, 10 Ringed Plovers, 7 Dunlin, 3 Ruff, 1 Common Scoters, 1 Yellow legged gull, 3 Common gulls, 1Herring gull,1 Little Egret and Pintail. NULLA H STEWARDSON
309621/10/20174 Hawfinch south west over Millfields car park, 1 at 8:40am and 3 at 8:50am. 4 Goldeneye in Millfields Bay.NULLJohn Bradley
309521/10/2017The Green winged Teal was on Stones Island in the morning then got flushed. 2 drake Common Scoters from Sheepwash most of the day. A Rock Pipit in front of Sheepwash Hide late afternoon. 2 Wheatear on the dam wall. 5 Little Egrets, 22 Little Grebes, 55 Gadwall, 6 Shoveler, 167 Pochard, Red crested Pochard, 3 Ruff, 13 Ringed Plover, 8 Dunlin, Curlew, 2 Snipe, 3 Yellow legged Gulls, 2 Herring Gulls, 37 Common Gulls, 4 Skylark over, c250 Redwing and 3 Fieldfare over Shiningford Creek, 2 Song Thrush singing, 85 Starlings, c25 Meadow Pipits, c30 Linnets, Redpoll over Hopton End, 2 Raven. NULLDave Newcombe
309420/10/2017This morning from Sheepwash hide, 3 Little Egrets, 3 Ruff,11 Ringed Plovers, 2 Dunlin, 17 Pintail, 2 Common Scoters, 2 Shoveller, 1 Pink footed goose, 1 Manderin duck and 1 yellow legged gulls. NULLA H STEWARDSON
309219/10/20175 Little Egret, 1 Barnacle Goose 40 Gadwall, 8 Shoveler, 6 Ringed Plover (including the individual with the red and yellow leg flags), 4 Snipe, 2 Ruff.NULLClive Ashton
309118/10/2017A big morning of Woodpigeon movement: 11,400 flew south between 0730 and 1030. Water Rail calling in Hopton reedbed. 2 drake Common Scoter from Stones island (found by CA).NULLSimon Roddis
309017/10/2017A Water Pipit was in front of the WLC at 1025-1030 before flying off with a Meadow Pipit. Must be a good chance it's still somewhere along the 8 miles of suitable shoreline! A Merlin flew south down the east side at 1200. 29 Barnacle Geese (26 on Stones, 3 with Canadas at Millfields). 10 Ringed Plover and 5 Dunlin on Stones. 1 Ruff at Sheepwash. NULLSimon Roddis
308916/10/2017The drake Green-winged Teal was on Horseshoe island at 11:45 before being flushed, and a drake Common Scoter was out in the middle of the res. A bit of movement despite the murk, mostly SW: 685 Starlings, 50 Redwing, 140 Woodpigeon, 4 Skylark, 1 Brambling, 9 Redpoll. The 3 Ruff still, 7 Little Egrets, 17 Pintail and 2 Yellow-legged Gulls.NULLSimon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
308815/10/2017The drake Green-winged Teal was at the WLC late morning, along with a Chiffchaff and female Mandarin. Birds moving through included 500 Redwing, 80 Starling, 40 Siskin and 13 Brambling, most of them SW over the Hopton end between 0700 and 0900. Water Rail in Hopton reedbed, and 25 Reed Buntings left their roost there. 5 Stock Dove. 2 Raven. 3 Skylark.NULLSimon Roddis
308714/10/2017Monthly WeBS count: 26 GCG, 31 LGrebe, 3 Grey Heron, 8 Little Egret, 7 Cormorant, 43 Mute Swan, 1050 Canada Geese, 1 Barnacle, 340 Greylags, 1 Pink-foot, 156 Mallard, 481 Teal - and the Green-winged Teal on Horseshoe island, 224 Wigeon, 86 Gadwall, 14 Shoveler, 15 Pintail, 336 Tufted, 155 Pochard, 1 RcP, 1141 Coot, 5 Moorhen, 213 Lapwing, 9 Ringed Plover, 7 Dunlin, 3 Ruff, 2 Kingfisher: over 4000 birds in total. Also a Rock Pipit on Stones, 160 Woodpigeons south and small numbers of Redwing, Skylark and Starling also through.NULLSimon Roddis, John Bradley
308613/10/20175 Redwings flew over Sheepwash carpark just as I arrived at 0815, and a Rock Pipit was on the shore in front of Sailing Club at 1200 and later over Stones. I couldn't find the G-w Teal - far fewer Teal around than on Tuesday. c900 Canada Geese. 330 Greylags. 17 Pintail. 10 Shoveler. 74 Gadwall. 84 Pochard (66m,18f). 1 R-c Pochard. At least 3 Little Egrets. c80 Lapwing. 9 Ringed Plover. 8 Dunlin. 3 juv Ruff at Sheepwash. 2 Snipe flew S. 2 Y-l Gull (ad and imm). 3 GBbG (ad and 2 imms). 6 Common Gull. A rather pale young (female?) Peregrine dashing around. 5 Mistle Thrush. 20 Meadow Pipit, 30 Linnet and 1 Lesser Redpoll, all around Stones. Total of 9 Siskin.NULLSimon Roddis
308512/10/2017The results of todays Tree Sparrow survey are 17 Tree Sparrows within the survey area.NULLA H Stewardson
308411/10/2017The Green-winged Teal was still at Sheepwash today although no sign in the afternoon, but probably on site somewhere. 300+ Teal just at Sheepwash. 5+ Little Egrets on site. 20 Little Grebes. 177 Greylags. 12 Pintail at Sheepwash. 10 Shoveler. 385 Wigeon spread across site. 49 Gadwall. Female Red-crested Pochard. 2 juvenile Ruff at Sheepwash. Also a Redshank, Snipe, up to 9 Ringed Plover and 6 Dunlin. 2 adult Yellow-legged Gulls, adult Herring Gull and 5 Common Gulls. A late female Wheatear on the dam wall. 20 Starlings over the dam. c20 Linnets on stones island. Lesser Redpoll at Millfields. 5 Siskin at Penn Carr (RC). NULLDave Newcombe
308311/10/2017Sheepwash: 16 Pintail, Green Winged Teal, 2 Ruff, 9 Ringed Plover, 7 Dunlin. Gull roost: 5 Yellow legged Gulls.NULLClive Ashton
308209/10/2017At least 15 Shoveler and 11 Pintail around site, 6+ Little Egret, 6 Dunlin, 6 Ringed Plover and 3 Mistle Thrush at Sheepwash. NULLClive Ashton/Keith Bunting
308107/10/20172 Scaup were in Brown Ale Bay (Paul Stanley Hide). A female and 1st winter male. The first record this year. Also 15 Pintail, 16 Shoveler spread around the whole site, 39 Gadwall, 153 Wigeon, Red-crested Pochard, 7 Skylarks over, 7 Buzzards and 2 Sparrowhawks over Hall/Middle Woods and 2 Ravens. Teal numbers seemed down on recent days, although the Green winged Teal was reported at the Wildlife Centre. Also reported today (07/10) from Sheepwash.NULLDave Newcombe/Chris Brown
308004/10/2017Green winged Teal still at Sheepwash at 17.30. It was initially found by Richard Lowe on Sunday evening and was seen on 02/10 at Sheepwash/Paul Stanley. At Millfields yesterday and back at Sheepwash today. There are literally 100's of Teal at Sheepwash but with a bit of perseverance it can easily be picked out from the Eurasian Teal. Also at Sheepwash was a juvenile Little Stint (D Sneap).Whole site covered: 47 Mute Swans, 1019 Canada Geese, 238 Greylag Geese, Pink-footed Geese (thanks to Chris for counting the Geese), 9 Little Egrets, 522 Teal, 236 Wigeon, 58 Gadwall, 17 Shoveler (site record), 23 Pintail all at Sheepwash (site record is 28 so getting closer!), 130 Pochard, 3 female Red-crested Pochard, 4 Ringed Plover and adult Yellow-legged Gull. NULLDave Newcombe/Chris Brown
307904/10/2017Green-winged Teal again from Sheepwash Hide at 12:30.NULLRoger Carrington
307801/10/2017Species sightings during monthly Birdwatching for Beginners walk (10am-12noon; Stones Island and Wildlife Centre) ... Woodpigeon, Goldfinch, Chaffinch, Wigeon, Little Egret, Pied Wagtail, Magpie, Meadow Pipit, Coot, Ringed Plover (4), Dunlin (6+), Carrion Crow, Lapwing, Kestrel, Mute Swan, Canada Goose, Tufted Duck, Mallard, Gt Crested Grebe, Cormorant, Blue Tit, Goldcrest, Black-headed Gull, LBB Gull, Robin, Bullfinch, Little Grebe, Rock Pipit, House Sparrow, Buzzard, Gadwall, Nuthatch, Great Tit, Gt Spotted Woodpecker, Wren, Moorhen, Tree Sparrow, Coal Tit, TealNULLGary Atkins
307701/10/2017This morning from Sheepwash hide Pintail 20,Shoveller 7,Red-Crested Pochard 2,Ringed Plover 8,Dunlin 1,Linnets 30,Kestrel 1, Sparrowhawk 1 juv and 128 Greylag geese.NULLR Carrington A H Stewardson
307630/09/20175 Little Egret, 151 Greylag Geese, 14 Pintail, 6 Shoveler, 7 Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlin, Peregrine, Sparrowhawk and 1 Swallow.NULLClive Ashton/Alan Stewardson
307528/09/2017Whole site covered: 11 Little Egrets, 3 Grey Herons, 15 Little Grebe, 98 Greylags at Sheepwash, 56 Gadwall, 19 Pintail (10 at P Stanley & 9 at Sheepwash), 200 Wigeon (exact count), 3 Shoveler, 268 Teal, 3 female Red-crested Pochard, 86 Pochard, 4 Dunlin, 6 Ringed Plover, adult Yellow-legged Gull, 6 Common Gulls, 4 Chiffchaff, 35 Meadow Pipits over the dam wall early morning, 9 Bullfinch, 7 Goldcrest, 2 Raven and c30 Linnets. NULLDave Newcombe
307426/09/2017Tree Sparrow survey. 19 Tree Sparrows, mainly around Wildlife centre.NULLAlan Stewardson
307326/09/20179 Little Egret, 12 Ringed Plover, 5 Dunlin, a Stonechat in WLC Creek, Siskin and Lesser Redpoll over.NULLClive Ashton
307226/09/2017Afternoon visit to Sheepwash, 18 Ringed Plover, 8 Dunlin, 1 Ruff, 1 Golden Plover, 1 Redshank and 2 Yellow legged Gulls.NULLClive Ashton
307125/09/2017Plenty of wildfowl: 17 Pintail, 7 Shoveler, 374 Teal, 3 R-c Pochard; single Golden Plover, Ruff and Redshank at Sheepwash; 7 Dunlin, 15 Ringed Plover, 2 GBbG (adult and Onefoot); 6 Collared Doves at WLC; 5 Jays; 1 Sand Martin at WLC - equals the latest date ever here (and the only hirundine seen this morning); 1 Common Whitethroat on Stones causeway; 1 Blackcap in WLC creek; 11 Bullfinch (7 BA Bay, 4 WLC creek); at least 35 Linnet on Stones.NULLSJR, AHS, RC, CA
307024/09/201711 Mute swans,350 coots,6 Pied wagtails,4 Little Egret,8 Mallard,5 Carrion crow,4 Little Grebe,6 Great crested Grebe,8 lapwing,3 Grey heron,4 Wigeon,3 Magpie,4 Cormorant,5 Canada Goose,11 Ringed Plover,6 Dunlin,1 Golden Plover,1 Little Stint,7 Tree Sparrows,1 Great Tit,2 Pheasant NULLDavid Armitt
306924/09/2017At Millfields first thing: 1250 Canada Geese, 21 Greylags, 1 Pinkfoot, 1 Barnacle, redhead Goosander, 11 Little Egrets. Around Stones, 1 Turnstone, 1 Little Stint, 1 Common Sand,1 Golden Plover, the Norwegian-ringed Ringed Plover; 2 Yellowhammer, 1 Skylark and 1 Lesser Redpoll over. At Sheepwash, 112 Wigeon, 14 Pintail, the Ruff still and juv LRP. Totals of 17 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 20 Swallow, 2 House Martin, 40 Meadow Pipit, 5 Greenfinch.NULLSJR, RC, AHS, JB
306823/09/2017This morning from Stones Island, 9 Dunlin,12 Ringed Plovers, 2 Little Stints, 1 Yellowhammer, 1 Rock Pipit flying Southwest at 10 am, from Sheepwash hide 1 Golden Plover, 1 Ruff, 1 Oystercatcher, 9 Pintail, 5 Shoveller and 2 Redcrested Pochard. JB, AHS. NULLA H STEWARDSON
306722/09/20171st/2nd winter Caspian Gull in roost off Stones Island.NULLJohn Bradley
306622/09/20172 Little Stints off Stones causeway most of the morning, along with 9 Dunlin and 16 Ringed Plover. 1 Common Sand on Stones still. Oystercatcher and 2 Snipe at Sheepwash. Sheepwash wildfowl: 8 Pintail, 8 Shoveler, 63 Wigeon, 330 Teal, 59 Pochard, 2 R-c Pochard. 8+ Little Egrets. 10 Common Buzzard. Tawny Owl calling at Hopton end at midday (obviously). 4 GSWoodpecker. Adult male Peregrine. 1 Skylark NW. 50 Swallows and 5 House Martin south. 1 Blackcap on Stones. 4 Siskin. 1 Yellowhammer south over WLC creek - very uncommon at Carsington.NULLSimon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
306521/09/20172 Little Stint still present, on Stones early morning and later at Sheepwash. The Ruff, Oyc and Golden Plover still at Sheepwash. 10 Ringed Plover, 7 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Common Snipe. Site record 12 Little Egrets. Wildfowl at Sheepwash: 14 Pintail, 5 Shoveler, 47 Wigeon, 283 Teal, 43 Pochard, 2 R-c Pochard. The Pinkfoot came in with Canadas. Juv Common Gull. 4 Raven. 35 Swallows moved through.NULLSimon Roddis, Clive Ashton
306420/09/20173 Knot briefly at Sheepwash just before 0830, then flew off SW. 2 Little Stints still from Sheepwash and then Stones. Ruff still. 14 Ringed Plover. 2 juv LRP. 9 Dunlin. 1 Common Sand. At least 9 Little Egrets. 65 Wigeon. 12 Pintail. 4 (possibly 6) R-c Pochard. 31 Greylags. 50 Woodpigeons south. 6 Tawny Owls calling around the Hopton end at first light. c50 Swallows. 1 Blackcap at Hopton end. 25 Meadow Pipits around Stones.NULLSimon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
306319/09/20173 Little Stints still but mobile between Sheepwash and Stones island. The Ruff, Golden Plover and Oystercatcher all still at Sheepwash, plus 14 Dunlin, 18 Ringed Plover and a Common Snipe. 120 Lapwing were not happy about being harried by 2 hunting Peregrines. Hobby at Hopton end. At least 5 Little Egrets. 46 Wigeon. 10 Pintail. 20 Woodpigeons flew SW in 3 small groups - could be the start of their autumn movement. c50 Swallows. 10 House Martin at the visitor centre. 4 Blackcap at Sheepwash. 7 Mistle Thrush (4 Sheepwash, 3 over Stones). (76 species)NULLSimon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
306218/09/20175 Little Egrets at wlc bay most of SundayNULLPat
306118/09/2017Highlight of this morning's Sheepwash waderfest were 3 juvenile Little Stints, sometimes coming close to the hide and giving good views. Also 1 Oyc, Lapwing, 1 Golden Plover, 10 Ringed Plover, juv LRP, 8 Dunlin and the juvenile Ruff still. 11 Pintail, 3 Shoveler and 2 R-c Pochard. Perhaps only 2 Little Egrets. 4 Common Gulls. 2 Blackcap and 5 Chiffchaffs at Sheepwash.NULLSimon Roddis, Alan Stewardson, Keith Bunting
306017/09/2017c200 Pinkfeet over. 7 Pintail still. 6 Shoveler. 52 Pochard. 2 R-c Pochard. Female Common Scoter from Sheepwash. 4 Little Egret. 10 Little Grebe. Waders at Sheepwash: 1 Oystercatcher, juvenile Ruff, 11 Dunlin, 9 Ringed Plover, 1 juv LRP, 1 Common Snipe. Adult Hobby over the dam wall. 27 Chiffchaff. 3 Blackcap. 1 Yellow Wagtail S and 1 Rock Pipit SW over Stones. NULLSJR, CA, JB, AHS
305916/09/20177 Pintail, 6 Shoveler, 90 Pink-footed Geese East at 08:35hr and another 12 at 08:45hr 8 Ringed Plover, 4+ Dunlin.NULLCA,JB
305815/09/2017On the 0730-1230 shift, 78 Pinkfeet flew E at 1130. 16 Greylag. 233 Teal. 46 Wigeon. 2 Pintail. 15 Common Buzzards in a 'kettle' over Stones at 1215. 13 Dunlin. 2 Common Snipe. Common Sand at WLC. 2 Kingfisher. 3 Raven. 2 Jays repeatedly back and forth over Hopton end carrying acorns. 17 Chiffchaff. 2 Blackcap. 63 Meadow Pipits S. 100+ Goldfinch and 35 Linnets on Stones.NULLSimon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
305715/09/201706:30-08:30hr : 11 Little Egrets flew into Sheepwash at first light, 4 Shoveler and 2 Ringed Plover there also. Stones Island a Ruff, 7 Ringed Plover, Golden Plover and Curlew heard but not seen. Meadow Pipits moving throughout also Skylark heard. NULLClive Ashton
305614/09/2017Looked for the Grey Phal until dusk with no joy. However, at least 6000 Lesser Black-backs came into roost along with 2 Y-l Gull, 1 Common Sand was at the WLC, and 40 Swallows flew over Stones.NULLSimon Roddis
305514/09/201729 Pink-footed Geese flew E at 09:20. 1 Pintail. At least 8 Little Egrets. 4 juv LRP. 11 Ringed Plover. 12 Dunlin. 1 Swift over Hall Wood still. 1 Kingfisher at Hopton end. 2 Blackcap. 1 Mistle Thrush singing at Sheepwash. 53 Meadow Pipit. 100 Goldfinch on Stones.NULLSimon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
305414/09/2017Other sightings apart from the Phalarope include: 53 Mute Swans including cygnets, 30 Barnacle Geese, 2 Grey Herons, 5 Little Egrets, 29 Wigeon, 2 Pintail, 7 Shoveler, 12 Gadwall, 206 Teal, 2 Red-crested Pochard, juv male Peregrine, Sparrowhawk, 9 Ringed Plover, Dunlin, Snipe, adult Yellow-legged Gull, c100 Pied Wagtails, 18 Meadow Pipits, Sand Martin, 6 Chiffchaff with 3 in song, 3 Goldcrest, c150 Goldfinch on Stones Island, and a Siskin over Sheepwash. NULLDave Newcombe
305314/09/2017Alan Stewardson and myself found a 1st winter Grey Phalarope at Sheepwash yesterday. We first picked it up on the spit at 15.50. We watched it for about 10 minutes before it flew towards Paul Stanley Hide. After Alan had gone it reappeared at Sheepwash c17.00 and then flew towards Lane End but wasn't seen again. This is the 7th record for Carsington and the first since 2013.NULLDave Newcombe/ Alan Stewardson
305212/09/2017In other news today...1 Pinkfoot. 15 Barnacle Geese. 34 Wigeon. 11 Shoveler. 35 Pochard. 37 Cormorant. 6 Little Egret. 2 LRP. 10 Ringed Plover. 9 Dunlin. 1 Redshank. Adult Y-l Gull. 10 Stock Dove, again all moving S or SW. 2 Kingfisher. 4 Raven. 300 Jackdaw on the dam wall at first light. 2 Sand Martin. c70 Swallow, including 40 on the dam wall first thing. Steady movement of Meadow Pipits, 100+ during the morning. 1 Siskin. 1 Redstart between WLC and Shiningford (AHS). Three other birders reported an Osprey over Stones around 12:00.NULLSimon Roddis
305112/09/2017Manx Shearwater still present this morning,viewable from the dam wall at time of this report.NULLSJR,ST,CA
305011/09/2017Manx Shearwater sat on the water off the end of Stones Island at 7:55pm, 5 Yellow-legged Gulls in roost.NULLJohn Bradley
304911/09/201725 Greylags and the single Pinkfoot came in with the Canada Geese. 6 juv Shelduck stayed for a short time before leaving NE at 1040. 1 Pintail. 43 Wigeon. 206 Teal. 6 Shoveler. 44 Pochard. 2 R-c Pochard. 4 Little Egret. 16 Dunlin. 7 Ringed Plover. 2 LRP. 1 2nd-w Y-l Gull. Juv male peregrine. 1 Swift still. 35 Linnet at Sheepwash.NULLSJR, AHS, CA
304810/09/2017Monthly WeBs count: 43 Mute Swan, 1 Pinkfoot, 3 Greylag, 537 Canada Geese, 1 Shelduck, 34 Wigeon, 32 Gadwall, 212 Teal, 251 Mallard, 1 Pintail, 11 Shoveler, 2 Red-crested Pochard, 23 Pochard, 236 Tufted Duck, 27 Cormorant, 5 Little Egret, 6 Grey Heron, 15 Little Grebe, 31 GC Grebe, 8 Moorhen, 778 Coot, 58 Lapwing, 3 LRP, 5 Ringed Plover, 11 Dunlin, 1 Snipe. Also 3 Y-l Gull, 2 GBbG, 11 Stock Dove (all heading S or SW), 3 Tawny Owls and 4 Jays calling at BA Bay first thing, 50 House Martin, 1 Sand Martin, 20 Chiffchaff between Hopton reedbed and Lane End plus 5 on Stones, Reed Warbler in Hopton reedbed, 1 Yellow Wag in BA Bay, 90 Meadow Pipits in total (c30 down, the others moving through), 150 Goldfinch on Stones still. (79 species)NULLSimon Roddis, John Bradley
304610/09/20172 Greenshank at Sheepwash till 11:00am then flew east, plus 3 Redshank.NULLJohn Bradley
304509/09/20171 Pintail in BA bay. 23 Greylags. 4 Little Egrets. At least 3 Sparrowhawks in the Stones/WLC area. 14 Dunlin. 10 Ringed Plover. 2 LRP. 1 Common Sand. 3 Y-l Gull. 33 Rooks, mostly over the dam wall. 4 Raven. 50 Swallow. 40 House Martin. 3 Sand Martin. Common Whitethroat on Stones. 150 Goldfinch on Stones still. JB also had single Mandarin and Swift.NULLSimon Roddis
304408/09/201736 Wigeon. 2 Pintail still. 2 R-c Pochard. 1 Pinkfoot among the Canadas. 4+ Little Egret. 85 Lapwing. 3 LRP (2 off Stones causeway, 1 Sheepwash). 5 Ringed Plover. 1 Common Sand at Sheepwash. 15+ Dunlin on Stones, and possibly another 9 which flew south past Sheepwash. Adult Y-l Gull. 1 Swift still. 30 House Martin through, and c10 hanging around. 5 Sand Martin. 1 Willow Warbler on Stones. 150 Goldfinch and 40 Linnet around Stones.NULLSimon Roddis
304307/09/20177 Little Egret, 15 Wigeon, 2 Pintail, 1 Shoveler, 2 Sparrowhawk, 12 Ringed Plover, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 8 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, Yellow-legged Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, 6 Collared Dove, at least 2 Sand Martin, many Chiffchaff on Stones Island also 2 Blackcap there, male Redstart in WLC fields, 2 Jay over Middle Wood, 120 Goldfinch and 30 Linnet on Stones Island.NULLClive Ashton
304207/09/2017Also 100 Swallow around the dam wall, Yellow Wagtail on the dam and 6 Ringed Plover.NULLClive Ashton
304106/09/2017In addition to Simon's sightings. 9 Little Grebes, 36 Cormorants, Pink-footed Goose, 34 Greylag Geese, 14 Gadwall, 221 Teal, 33 Pochard, 4 Buzzards, Redshank, probably as many as 150 Pied Wagtails on site, 12 Chiffchaff including 2 in song, 2 Sand Martins, Kingfisher, 4 Willow Tits, 2 Ravens. 14 Wigeon and a Yellow Wagtail in the evening (J Bradley). NULLDave Newcombe
304006/09/2017The first Pintail of the autumn this morning, 2 females in front of Sheepwash hide. 9 Wigeon. 8 Shoveler. 4 R-c Pochard. 1 Barnacle Goose. 5 Little Egret. 2 LRP. 15 Dunlin. 3 Common Sand. 2 GBbG. 1 Swift. 5 Blackcap (4 in WLC creek, 1 on Stones). 32 Meadow Pipits south/south-west. 150 Goldfinch and 40 Linnet on Stones.NULLSimon Roddis
303905/09/2017Duck numbers still increasing: 202 Teal, 10 Shoveler, 8 Wigeon, 44 Pochard, 4 R-c Pochard. 46 adult Mute Swans + 6 cygnets. 35 Greylags. At least 4 Little Egrets and 10 Grey Herons. 2 Golden Plover flew S at 1130. 5 Ringed Plover. 15 Dunlin. 1 Redshank. 4 Common Sand. 2 GBbG. 2 Kingfisher. 1 Swift. 1 Wheatear on Stones island. 90+ Pied Wagtails around Stones causeway and Sheepwash, and a possible White Wag and 3 Yellow Wags at Sheepwash. 3 Meadow Pipits. 35 Linnet. Summer visitors are getting much thinner on the ground now - didn't even hear Blackcap this morning.NULLSJR, AHS, RC
303805/09/2017Little Egret 4 ,coot 250+,Teal 23,Pochard 8,Cormorant 10,Mallard 15,Mute Swan 19,Gadwell 7,Little Grebe 1,Great Crested Grebe 2,Red Crested Pochard 3, Tufted Duck 12,Greylag Goose 2,Moorhen 1,Canada Goose 12NULLDavid Armitt
303704/09/2017The 2 Sandwich Terns were still present this morning, initially heard only in the fog at around 0915, then they flew S past Stones island at 0940 and were up at Sheepwash at 1130. 7 Wigeon. 12 Shoveler. 4 R-c Pochard. 1 Little Egret. 11 Ringed Plover. 15 Dunlin. 1 Redshank. 3 Common Sand. Adult and 1st-summer Y-l Gull. Adult GBbG. 6 Blackcaps feeding on elderberries in WLC creek, and 1 Common Whitethroat there.NULLSimon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
303603/09/20172 Sandwich Terns perched on buoys this evening in rain.NULLRoger Carrington
303503/09/2017Species seen between Stones Island and the Wildlife Centre during monthly Birdwatching for Beginners walk (10am-noon): Black-headed Gull, Pied Wagtail, Canada Goose, Woodpigeon, Swallow, House Martin, Coot, Mute Swan, Tufted Duck, Little Grebe, Greylag Goose, Gt Crested Grebe, Mallard, Magpie, Carrion Crow, Goldfinch, Blackbird, Blue Tit, Chaffinch, Great Tit, Raven, Robin, House Sparrow, Tree Sparrow, Kestrel, Linnet, Dunlin, Ringed Plover, Chiffchaff, Meadow Pipit, Gt Black-backed Gull, Cormorant, Gadwall, Common Sandpiper, Lapwing, Willow Tit ... also a Fox on Horseshoe IslandNULLGary Atkins
303403/09/2017A new species for the site this morning: a Dipper in Tail Bay, seen from the dam wall. Not a county rarity but hey, it's still a first! 70 Greylags. 1 Pinkfoot. 152 Teal. 10 Shoveler. 30 Gadwall. 6 Wigeon. 4 R-c Pochard. 27 Pochard. 2-3 Little Egret. 2 Hobby over Millfields. 1 juv LRP. 7 Ringed Plover. 1 Greenshank. 1 Redshank. 11 Dunlin. 2 Common Sand. 5 Curlew. First-summer Y-l Gull. 1 Common and 1 commic Tern through. 3 Kingfisher. 1 Swift over Hall Wood. 100 Swallow. 30 House Martin. 20 Sand Martin. 1 Willow Warbler in Tail Bay. 5 Yellow Wag and 3 Meadow Pipits on the dam wall.NULLSJR, CA, JB
303202/09/20171100 -- 20 Buzzards high over Wildlife Centre creek, some being mobbed by one or two RavensNULLGary Atkins
303102/09/20172 Little egret, 6+Grey Heron, 8 Dunlin, 6 Ringed Plover, 1 LRP, 3 Snipe, 2 Redshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 100 +Teal, 14 Pochard, 10 Shoveler, 6 Wigeon, 6 Gadwall, 1 Lesser Whitethroat. NULLClive Ashton
303001/09/20175 Ringed Plover. 4 Dunlin. 1 Common Sand. 1 Common Redshank but no sign of the Spotshank. 2GBbG. Single Pinkfoot and Barnacle and 2 Greylags among 8-900 Canadas. 5 Wigeon. 1 Shoveler. 4 R-c Pochard. Only 2 Little Egrets. 12 Buzzards. 2 Peregrines, the juv female and a male. The juv female landed right in front of Sheepwash hide, she has a metal ring on her right leg. 2 Sparrowhawks. 2 Swifts. 2 Willow Warbler. 2 Common Whitethroat. 3 Redstarts in WLC fields. 1 Yellow Wag at Sheepwash.NULLSJR, AHS, CA
302931/08/2017This evening: From Sheepwash: adult Yellow Legged Gull, ad Common Gull and 2 Swifts through.Wildlife Centre: 2 Dunlin.Stones Island: 11 Ringed Plovers, 8 Dunlin and 1 Redshank (no sign of Spotted Redshank).NULLRoger Carrington
302831/08/2017Juv Spotted Redshank from Sheepwash hide again early morning. 70 Lapwing. 5 Ringed Plover. 1 Dunlin. 4 Common Sand. 2 Black-tailed and 1 Bar-tailed Godwit flew north with 3 smaller waders, possibly Greenshank. 1 Pink-foot and 4 Greylags among c800 Canada Geese. 3 Wigeon. 2 Shoveler. 22 Pochard. 3 R-c Pochard. 7 Little Egrets. 6 Grey Heron. 2 GBbG. 5 Stock Dove. 2 Swifts. 60 Rooks on the east side. 100 Swallow. 20 House Martin. 5 Reed Warbler in Hopton reedbed. Common Whitethroat and 2 Redstart in WLC fields. 17 Blackbirds on Stones causeway. 2 Yellow Wag at Sailing Club. 41 Pied Wag at the WLC. 11 Meadow Pipits, mostly heading south.NULLSimon Roddis
302730/08/2017On the late shift today. The Spotted Redshank was around Sheepwash most of the afternoon. 10 Ringed Plovers on Stones. 3 Common Sand. 110 Teal. 1 Wigeon. 2 Shoveler. 10 Pochard. 4 R-c Pochard (2m, 2f/imm). 6 Little Egrets. 2500 LBbG came in to roost. 2 GBbG. Ad Y-l Gull. 4+ Swift. 1 Kingfisher in BA Bay. Tawny Owl calling at Hopton end at dusk. c200 swallows went to roost in Hopton reedbed at dusk. 2+ Reed Warblers there too. 2 Wheatear on the dam wall. 15 Linnet at Sheepwash.NULLSimon Roddis
302630/08/2017Juv Spotted Redshank still from Sheepwash Hide at 12:20hrs.NULLRoger Carrington
302529/08/2017Juv Spotted Redshank at Sheepwash feeding in the small pool, 1st summer and 2 adult Yellow-legged Gulls on the spit,3 Common Gulls in the roost plus Yellow Wagtail on Water Sports Island.NULLJohn Bradley
302428/08/2017Similar to yesterday. 69 Teal. 13 Gadwall. 4 Shoveler. 4 Little Egret. 4 LRP. 2 Ringed Plover. 2 Common Sand. Adult Y-l Gull. 3 GBbG. 2Swifts.. 2 Yellow Wag. 7 Meadow Pipit. 2 Redstart. 150 Goldfinch on Stones.NULLSimon Roddis
302327/08/201745 Teal, 1 Wigeon and 7 Shoveler at Sheepwash. 7 Pochard. 2 eclipse male R-c Pochard at Millfields. 5 Little Egrets. 20 Common Buzzards together in the air over Hopton end at 11:00. 4 juv LRP. 2 juv Ringed Plover. The Black-tailed Godwit still, on Stones. 3 Common Sand. 2 GBbG (adult and imm). 4 adult probably Common Terns, difficult against the light. 4 Stock Dove. 2 Raven. 35 House Martin at Hopton end. 2 Willow Warblers. Sedge Warbler on Stones. Lesser Whitethroat and 2 Redstart in WLC fields. 7 Grey Wag (6 at Millfields, 1 Hopton end).NULLSimon Roddis
302226/08/20173 Common Scoter (1m,2f) off the dam wall early morning, later at Sheepwash. 4 Wigeon. 1 Shoveler. 2 R-c Pochard. 5 Goosander. 41 Teal at Sheepwash - numbers down courtesy of a b****y hot-air balloon which flushed lots of stuff. (10 species of duck nonetheless.) 23 Greylag. 5 Little Egret. 78 Lapwing. 3 juv LRP. Adult Ringed Plover. Single Whimbrel and Greenshank through. Black-tailed Godwit initially at Sailing Club (thanks Merv) then at Sheepwash to 10:25 at least. 4 Dunlin. 2 Common Sand. 2 Kingfisher. Lesser Whitethroat and 2 Redstart in WLC fields. Juv Wheatear on the dam wall. 7 Yellow Wag, including 5 south over Millfields. 150 Goldfinch and 15 Linnet on Stones.NULLSimon Roddis
302125/08/201750 Mute Swan plus 6 cygnets. 2 Greylag. 10 Gadwall. 79 Teal. 2 Wigeon. 2 Shoveler. 7 Pochard. 2 R-c Pochard. 50 Cormorants on Sheepwash spit. 7 Little Egrets. 2 LRP. 3 Dunlin. 1 Greenshank. 5 Common Sand. Adult Y-l Gull. 2 imm GBbG. 3 Swift. 2 Kingfisher. 3 Raven. 30 Swallow at Millfields. 60-70 House Martins feeding in BA Bay. Reed Warbler in Hopton reedbed. Redstart in Shiningford creek. 6 Mistle Thrush at Millfields. 5 Grey Wag. 2 Yellow Wag. 1 Meadow Pipit. (74 species)NULLSimon Roddis, Roger Carrington
302024/08/201744 adult Mute Swan, 650 Canada Geese, 5 Little Egret, 64 Teal, 4 Gadwall, 2 Wigeon, 2 Rc Pochard, 1 Pochard, Marsh Harrier flew south at 07:00,imm female Peregrine, 4 Dunlin, 2 Turnstone, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Redshank, 3 Common Sandpiper, one foot GBBG, 4 Stock Dove, 4 Raven, Kingfisher, 50 Swallow and 2 Meadow Pipits on the dam. NULLClive Ashton
301923/08/2017A Tree Pipit flew south over Stones at about 0830, first (and last?) of the year. 3 Yellow Wagtails around Stones. 46 Teal. 4 R-C Pochard. 35 Cormorant on Sheepwash spit. 5 Little Egret. 9 Grey Heron. 1 Oystercatcher. 4 Ringed Plover. 7 Dunlin. 1 Redshank. 8 Common Sand. 3 Snipe. 1 Whimbrel. 3 Swifts. Mixed flock of 100 Swallows and House Martins over Stones early on, then 60 House Martin south over BA Bay and 50 more feeding in front of Sheepwash hide. Small numbers of hirundines still going through late morning. 1 Sedge Warbler on Stones. 60 Tree Sparrows at WLC. 200 Goldfinch on Stones still.NULLSJR, CA, RC
301823/08/20174 wheatear on dam wall 3 pm ishNULLPhil Davies
301722/08/20171 Yellow Wagtail on the dam wall at Millfields. 5 Little Egrets. 9 Gadwall. 44 Teal. 2 R-c Pochard. 4 Pochard. 3 Ringed Plover. 6 Dunlin. 4 Common Sand. 3 imm GBbG including Onefoot. Kingfisher at Millfields. 7 Willow Tits. 1 Sand Martin. 3 Reed Warblers in Hopton reedbed. 200 Goldfinches on Stones island. 46 Tree Sparrows at WLC - thanks to Jill and Pat (vols) for the accurate count! An interesting bit of behaviour in WLC creek: there appeared to be a hatch of small black flies over the hawthorns and quite a few birds were feeding on them: 4 Common and 2 Lesser Whitethroats in the bushes, but several Tree Sparrows and 2 Blue Tits actively flycatching from the bushes - I've never seen either species do that before.NULLSimon Roddis
301621/08/2017Should also have mentioned 21 Tree Sparrows - fewer than recent counts, it remains to be seen if they have dispersed or if they were just playing hard to get today.NULLSimon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
301521/08/2017At least 4 Little Egrets still. 1100 Canada Geese - that's just too many! 1 Pink-foot. 2 Greylags. 33 Teal. 7+ Gadwall. 3 R-c Pochard in BA Bay, including the youngster. 1 Oystercatcher. 3 ad Ringed Plover. 1 ad LRP. 3 Common Sand. 6 Dunlin. Ad Y-l Gull. Onefoot the GBbG. Single Lesser Whitethroat and Spotted Flycatcher in Shiningford creek. 50 Linnet around Sheepwash.NULLSimon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
301418/08/201710 Little Grebe, 1 Little Egret, 6 Grey Heron, 1 Pink footed Goose, 43 Teal, 2 Pochard, 7 Moorhen, 1 Oystercatcher, Ringed Plover heard, 2 Dunlin, 4 Common Sandpiper, Redstart in WLC fields.NULLClive Ashton
301317/08/201750 adult Mute Swans. 6 Gadwall. 28 Teal (so much for me saying numbers were increasing daily!). 6 Pochard. 4 Little Egrets. 1 Oystercatcher. 21 Lapwing. 1 LRP. 4 Ringed Plover (3 ads, 1 juv). 8 Dunlin. 4 Common Sand. 1 Snipe. Ad Y-l Gull. 2 imm GBbGs including Onefoot. 2+ Swifts. 5 Kestrels (family party?) in the air together over Carsington Pastures. 3 Peregrines (young female plus 2 males). 3 Raven. Reed Warbler in WLC reedbed. 12 Mistle Thrushes and 7 Starlings settled in tall conifers in Hall Wood. 2 Redstart in WLC fields. Huge numbers of Goldfinches: 200 again on Stones and another 100 in WLC creek, along with 40 Linnets, amazing sight. (72 species)NULLSimon Roddis
301216/08/201750 adult Mute Swans. 2 Greylags. 7 Gadwall. 37 Teal (increasingly daily at the moment). 6 Pochard. The female R-C Pochard with her now-nearly-full-grown youngster was in BA Bay today. 40 Cormorant. At least 4 Little Egrets. 6 Grey Herons. 16 Common Buzzards in the air. 43 Lapwing. 2 juv LRP. 1 juv Ringed Plover. 9 Dunlin. 5+ Common Sand. 1 Snipe over Stones island. Adult Y-l Gull. 2 imm GBbG. 4 Swift. Kingfisher in BA Bay. 100 Jackdaw over Hopton end. 2 Lesser Whitethroat (Stones and WLC creek). 3 Redstart in WLC fields. 3 Grey Wagtail. 55 Pied Wags between Stones and the WLC. 200 Goldfinches on Stones.NULLSimon Roddis
301115/08/2017An Osprey flew in at 1130 and stayed until 1145 at least, seen from the WLC. 6 Little Egrets. 26 Teal. 4 Pochard. Female R-c Pochard with one young still. Peregrine. 1 Oystercatcher. 3 Ringed Plover. 1 juv LRP. 8 Dunlin. 6 Common Sand. Adult Y-l Gull. 2 Swifts. 2 Raven. 2 Redstart in WLC fields.NULLSimon Roddis
301014/08/201749 adult Mute Swans. 1 juv Shelduck. 4 Greylags. 8 Gadwall. 22 Teal. Female R-c Pochard with one young at WLC. 5 Little Egrets. 9 Dunlin. 4 Ringed Plover. 4 Common Sand. 1 Swift. 5 Starling north. Female/juv Redstart in WLC fields. c50 Tree Sparrows and 5 Collared Doves at WLC.NULLSimon Roddis, Clive Ashton
300913/08/2017Monthly WeBS count: 35 GC Grebe, 13 Little Grebe, 9 Grey Heron, 8 Little Egret, 30 Cormorant, 51 Mute Swan, 6 Greylag (including neck-collar PPX), 398 Canada Geese, 264 Mallard, 17 Teal, 8 Gadwall, 3 Red-crested Pochard, 407 Tufted Duck, 714 Coot, 13 Moorhen, 1 Oystercatcher, 26 Lapwing, 1 LRP, 1 Ringed Plover, 3 Common Sand, 4 Dunlin, 6 Redshank, 1 Kingfisher. Also Spotted Fly, 2 Redstart.NULLSimon Roddis, Jon Bradley
300811/08/201710 Little Egrets this morning, a site record. 6 Grey Heron. 49 adult Mute Swans. 16 Greylags. 19 Teal. Female R-c Pochard with one young still. 6 Dunlin. 1 Ringed Plover. 1 juv LRP. 3 Common Sand. On Sheepwash spit, 110 LBbG, 2 GBBg (adult and first-summer) and 2 ad Y-l Gulls. First-summer Common Gull. Kingfisher at Millfields. 1 Peregrine. 5 Ravens. 30 Swallows on the dam wall early on. 4 Redstarts in WLC fields. 80 Goldfinch at Millfields (over 100 in total).NULLSimon Roddis
300710/08/2017The highlight this morning was an adult Sandwich Tern from Stones Island. 9 Teal, drake Pochard, 5 Dunlin, 2 LRP, 1 Ringed Plover, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Oystercatcher. Many warblers on Stones Island including 1 Lesser Whitethroat and 2 Sedge Warblers. 2 Redstarts in WLC fields also another Lesser Whitethroat there and another Sedge Warbler in WLC Creek reed bed.NULLClive Ashton/Roger Carrington
300609/08/201718 Black-tailed Godwits flew through SE at 10:50. 2 Dunlin. 45 Lapwing. 3 LRP. 1 Ringed Plover. 5 Common Sand. 2 Oystercatcher. Adult Y-l Gull. 1 Common Tern. 50 adult Mute Swans. 6 Gadwall. 9 Teal. Drake Pochard. 3 female R-c Pochard - and the young bird does actually look like a miniature RcP now! 7 redhead Goosander. 2 Peregrine. 2 Raven. 4 Stock Doves. 1 Spotted Fly at Sheepwash. 2 Redstarts in WLC fields. 120 Goldfinch on Stones.NULLSimon Roddis
300508/08/201714 Dunlin, 1 juv LRP, 1 Ringed Plover and a Greenshank around Stones island. 35 Lapwing. 4 Common Sand. 2 adult Common Terns. Adult Y-l Gull. 3 female R-c Pochard and 1 young again. 2 male Sparrowhawks. NULLSimon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
300407/08/2017Species noted during monthly Birdwatching for Beginners walk (10am-noon): Mallard, Dunlin, Mute Swan, Robin, Woodpigeon, Goldfinch, Swallow, Cormorant, Canada Goose, Tufted Duck, Great Tit, Carrion Crow, Jackdaw, Willow Warbler, House Martin, Black-headed Gull, Buzzard, Magpie, Little Grebe, Oystercatcher, Ringed Plover, House Sparrow, Tree Sparrow, Wren, Gt Crested Grebe, Sand Martin, Pied Wagtail, Blackbird, Song Thrush, Dunnock, Lapwing, Lesser Black-back Gull, Peregrine*, Reed Bunting**, Willow Tit, Linnet, Little Egret*Peregrine looked like young female previously noted; it emerged from long grass on Horseshoe Island with prey in its talons** Young, recently fledged femaleNULLGary Atkins
300307/08/2017A Red Kite flew west across the Hopton end at 11:15. 8 Buzzards. 3+ Little Egret. 3 Shoveler at Sheepwash. 2 female Red-crested Pochard at Sheepwash, plus the female and young at WLC. 2 Teal. 3 Greylag. 1 Oystercatcher. 2 LRP. 12 Dunlin still. 2 Common Sand. 1 Redshank. Juv Collared Dove at WLC. 4+ Swifts. 3 Spotted Fly at Sheepwash. 2 Redstarts in WLC fields. 30+ Linnet. 1 Siskin. 54 Tree Sparrow, and 2 nestboxes still with young. 41+ House Sparrow.NULLSimon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
300206/08/2017An Osprey was present from 0840-0900, dived once but didn't catch anything, then drifted north. Imm female Peregrine again. 5 Little Egret. 50 adult Mute Swan. 1 Pochard. 1 Greylag. 10 Little Grebe, plus small youngster in Tail Bay. Full grown young GC Grebe at Sheepwash, presumably flown in from elsewhere. 1 ad LRP at WLC. 12 Dunlin. 2 Redshank. 2 Common Sand. 1 ad Y-l Gull. 1 Stock Dove. Kingfisher at Millfields. 3 GSWoodpecker. 2 Swifts. 5 Raven. 10 Sand Martin. Spotted Fly feeding fledged young at Millfields car park. Blackcap feeding fledged young at Penn Carr. 2 Redstarts in WLC fields. 40 Tree Sparrows at WLC. 30 Linnets. 120 Goldfinch. (75 species)NULLSimon Roddis
300105/08/2017Brief visit this morning: 50 adult Mute Swan, 2 Egyptian Geese at Millfields, 4+ Little Egret, 6+ Grey Heron, 9 Dunlin on Watersports Island, 1 Redshank, 3 Sedge Warbler on Stones Island, 1st Summer Herring Gull. NULLClive Ashton
300004/08/2017Should also have mentioned a probable Bar-tailed Godwit over, moving north.NULLCA, RC
299904/08/2017At least 5 Little Egrets, possibly as many as 8. 50 adult Mute Swans. 10 Gadwall. 3 Teal. Female R-c Pochard with 1 young still. 43 Cormorants. 2+ Oystercatcher. 5+ Dunlin. 4 Common Sand. 6 Redshank. 2 ad Y-l Gull. Young female Peregrine again. 9 Swifts through. Steady trickle of Sand Martins through, at least 20 in total. NULLSJR, CA, RC
299803/08/20172 Common Sandpiper in Brown Ale Bay at 13.30 hrs.NULLNeil Moulden
299703/08/2017At least 4 Little Egrets. 5 Gadwall. 2 Teal. 38 Cormorants. 1 Oystercatcher. 1 juv LRP. 1 adult Ringed Plover arrived in rain at 11:00, left SE 15 mins later when the weather cleared up. 1 Dunlin. At least 18 Swifts through to the south. 2 Raven. 2 young Spotted Fly in BA Bay. 2 Redstart in WLC fields.NULLSimon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
299602/08/20176 Little Egrets still. 2 Whimbrel flew west. 2 juv LRP. 1 Dunlin. Adult Yellow-legged Gull. 9 Swifts. 2 Raven. 6 Sand Martin. 3 Redstarts in WLC fields. 1 fly-over Crossbill at Hopton end. 65 Tree Sparrows at WLC.NULLSimon Roddis, Clive Ashton
299501/08/20176 Little Egret, 9 Little Grebe, GC Grebe's each with 1 young at Millfields, 8 Moorhen, 2 Oystercatcher, Redshank, Dunlin, 5 Common Sandpiper, 1 Teal, 2 Mandarin, fledged Spotted Flycatchers in Brown Ale Bay, Wren family on Stones, Sedge Warblers calling around Sailing Club Island, adult YL Gull.NULLClive Ashton/Roger Carrington
299429/07/2017At least 6 Little Egrets today. 5 Gadwall. 2 Teal. R-c Pochard with 1 young still. 33 Cormorants on Sheepwash spit. 5 Common Sand. 20 Swifts. 2 Spotted Fly in BA Bay. Juvenile Yellow Wagtail at WLC - first of the autumn!NULLSimon Roddis
299328/07/20173 Little Egret, 48 adult Mute Swan, 3 Barnacle Geese, 1 Teal, Hobby, Peregrine, Oystercatcher, 6 LR Plover, another colour ringed Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Common Sandpiper, the 2 juv LBbG's with 2 adults on Sheepwash spit, imm GBBG, 1 Common Tern, 30+ Swift, 58 Tree Sparrow. NULLClive Ashton/Roger Carrington
299228/07/2017The colour-ringed Black-tailed Godwit was ringed as an adult male on the River Alde in Suffolk in September 2012. It was back there in the winter of 2014/15 and then in Iceland in April 2015 before returning to the River Alde in September 2015. Not recorded again until its appearance at Carsington, presumably on its southward migration.NULLSimon Roddis
299127/07/2017Highlight this morning was 11 Black-tailed Godwits on Sheepwash spit, including a colour-ringed bird. Initial search on the web suggests it was probably ringed as a non-breeding islandica race adult in Suffolk.47 adult Mute Swans. 3 Barnacle Geese. 2 Teal. R-c Pochard with one young still. 32 Cormorant. 3 Little Egret. 4 Oystercatcher. Only saw 1 LRP. 3 Common Sand. 1 Redshank. 135 LBbG off Stones, then flew south, plus the pair with 2 juvs at Sheepwash. 1 imm GBbG. 1 Common Gull. Of 87 BhGs at Millfields, 14 were juvs. 20+ Swifts. Kingfishers in BA Bay and at WLC. Hobby over Stones island. 12+ Sand Martin. 60 House Martin over Stones causeway. 2 Redstart in WLC fields (adult male and the query imm male). 100 Goldfinch on Stones.NULLSimon Roddis
299026/07/20176 Little Egret, 11 Grey Heron, 4 Barnacle Geese, 2 Pochard, Rc Pochard plus 1 young still, immature female Peregrine, Oystercatcher, 2 Dunlin, 2 Yellow legged Gull, 3 Common Tern, 2 Kingfisher, c100 Swallow, Sedge Warbler calling on Sailing Club Island, Reed Warbler calling at Hopton Pond.NULLCA,RC,SJR
298925/07/2017In addition today a Wheatear on Millfields Island mid morning also 2 adult Yellow legged Gulls.NULLClive Ashton
298825/07/201748 adult Mute Swans. 1 Mandarin and 3 Teal in BA Bay. R-c Pochard with chick still at WLC. 32 Cormorant. 6 Little Egret. 8 Grey Heron. 2 summer plumage Sanderling flew into Watersports island at 12:00. 1 adult Dunlin. 2 Redshank. 7 Common Sands. Adult Y-l Gull. First-summer GBbG. 2 adult Common Tern. 30 Swifts. Spotted Fly feeding young in BA Bay, presumed second brood. 3 single Redstarts (Hopton, Lane End, Shiningford creek). c30 Linnets - 20 in Shingford creek, 10 around Stones. 38 Tree Sparrows.NULLSJR, AHS, CA
298724/07/2017On the late shift today, a Whimbrel flew NW over Stones island at 1120 and a Dunlin shortly after. 4 Common Terns (3 ads, 1 juv) still, on the jetty in front of Sailing Club. Juv LBbG on Sheepwash spit - perhaps flown all the way from Chesterfield? c40 Swifts in total, including 30 drifting north into the breeze over Hopton end. 7 Raven (party of 6 plus one). Spotted Fly with at least 2 young in Hall Wood. 120 Goldfinch on Stones island.NULLSimon Roddis
298624/07/20174 Little Egret, 4 Barnacle Geese, 4 Oystercatcher, 10 LRP, 1 juvenile Ringed Plover, 4 Common Sandpiper, 1 Black tailed Godwit, 4 Common Tern, immature female Peregrine. NULLClive Ashton/Roger Carrington
298523/07/2017Monthly WeBS count: 31 GC Grebe, 8 Little Grebe, 4 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret, 26 Cormorant, 47 Mute Swan, 413 Canada Geese, 3 Barnacle Geese, 14 Greylags, 191 Mallard, 10 Gadwall, 1 Wigeon, 262 Tufted Duck, 1 R-c Pochard, 1 drake Common Scoter, 11 Moorhen, 510 Coot, 4 Oystercatcher, 17 Lapwing, 14 LRP, 5 Common Sand, 1 Dunlin, 1 Redshank, 1 Common Tern, 1 Kingfisher. Also juv Med Gull, adult Y-l Gull, 2 Peregrine, Hobby, 6 Raven, 15 Linnet.NULLSJR, JB, CA
298421/07/20175 Little Egrets (2 flew in over Millfields at 1230). Wildfowl much as in previous days. Most of the Greylags appear to have moved out but there has been a definite increase in Coot numbers. 6 adult Moorhen, including pairs with 2 chicks each in Shiningford creek and Hopton end, plus a large youngster at Hopton end - no idea where that has come from. 95 Lapwing. 13 LRP. 6 Common Sand. At least 5 Oystercatcher. 2 Common Tern. 2 Yellow-legged Gull - the adult and the rather poorly-looking first-summer. 4 Stock Dove. 30 Swifts. 10 Sand Martin. Family of recently fledged Whitethroats at Hopton end. Song Thrush with food in Sheepwash carpark. 10 Starlings over. Female Redstart at Hopton end. 3 Grey Wag. 2 Greenfinch. Total of c100 Goldfinch on site.NULLSimon Roddis
298320/07/201747 Mute Swans + cygnets. 6 full-grown young Gadwall in BA Bay, along with female and one smaller young. 3 Little Egrets. 6 adult and 1 large young Little Grebe (including a pair having another nesting attempt in Shiningford creek). Adult Y-l Gull. Adult and juv Common Tern. At least 50 Goldfinch in total. c40 Tree Sparrows at the WLC.NULLSimon Roddis
298218/07/2017In addition from WLC: 1 Hobby high over Carsington Pastures, 1 Teal, 40+ Tree Sparrow, 2 eclipse Gadwall.And 1 Oystercatcher at Lane End.NULLJames Owen
298118/07/20173 Barnacle Geese, 4 Little ringed Plover, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Treecreeper, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Willow Tit, 10+ Tree Sparrow, 1 Kestrel, 3 ChaffinchNULLAlex Collins-Smith
298018/07/201749 adult Mute Swan, 35 Greylag, 3 Barnacle Geese, female Rc Pochard, 2 Little Egret, 5+ Heron, 12 LRP, 3 Common Sandpiper, 2 Redshank, Redstart in WLC fields, Reed Warbler singing at WLC reed bed, Whitethroat family on Stones, Goldcrest family in BA Bay, GBbG, YLG, Kestrel taking prey to east side, 45 Jackdaw over Carsington pasture. NULLClive Ashton
297916/07/2017Lapwing 7,Greylag goose 33,Cormorant 11,Great crested grebe 4,Mute swan 48 + 6 young, BH gull, Goldfinch 11, Canada goose 74,Gbb gull 2,Grey heron 2,Common sandpiper 1, Pied wagtail 2,Moorhen 2,Wren 1,Reed Bunting 1,Swift 2,Sand Martin 7,House Martins 10,Swallows 2,Great Tit 7,Blue tit 4,Reed warbler 1,Blackcap 1NULLDavid Armitt
297816/07/201748 adult Mute Swans. 4 adult Gadwall; brood of 6 at Millfields and 1 in BA Bay. 1 Teal. Female R-c Pochard with 1 young at WLC still. Juv Goosander. 2 Little Egrets. 5 Grey Heron. 23 Cormorant. 14 LRP. 1 Dunlin. 2 Common Sand. 2 Y-l Gull. Kingfisher and 3 Raven at Millfields. Pair of Spotted Fly with food at Penn Carr, and another adult in BA Bay. 25 House Martin at Sheepwash.NULLSimon Roddis, Roger Carrington
297715/07/201750 adult Mute Swans plus 5 and 1 cygnets. 3 Teal. 1 Little Egret. 5 Grey Heron. 3 adult Little Grebe. c30 Lapwing. 17 LRP. 1 Dunlin. 7 Common Sand. 2 Yellow-legged Gull (ad and first-summer). Stock Dove singing at the top of WLC creek. 13 Swifts over Stones. 2 Spotted Fly in BA Bay and 1 singing in WLC creek. 2 Redstart in WLC fields. Goldcrest feeding recently fleded juv in WLC creek. c12 Linnet on Stones and 1 singing in WLC creek. c50 Tree Sparrows on the WLC feeders, most of them juveniles.NULLSimon Roddis
297613/07/20173 Black-tailed Godwits at Millfields. Greenshank dropped into Stones at 1040, and later at Sheepwash. 16 LRP. 2 ad Dunlin. 4 Common Sand. 3 Little Egret. 2 Yellow-legged Gull (adult and first-summer) and first-summer GBbG at Sheepwash. 3 Sand Martin. 5 singing Reed Warblers. Sedge Warbler on Sailing Club island. At least 4 Spotted Fly at Sheepwash/BA Bay. 1 Redstart in WLC fields and a pair with food at Hopton end (second breeding attempt?). 35 Tree Sparrows at WLC.NULLSJR, CA, RC
297511/07/2017Female Common Scoter from Sheepwash hide. 3 Little Egrets still. 2 Teal in BA Bay. Yesterday's passage waders appear to have moved on but still 18 LRP (5 ads, 13 juvs) and 5 Common Sands. Adult Yellow-legged Gull. 2 Redstart in WLC fields. 1 Spotted Fly at Sheepwash.NULLSimon Roddis
297410/07/201710 islandica race Black-tailed Godwits in front of the Sailing Club to 1000 at least. 17 LRPs (8 ads, 9 juvs). 1 Curlew south. 1 ad Dunlin. 4 Common Sands. 1 Common Snipe at Sheepwash. 46 adult Mute Swans. 10 adult Gadwall. 2 Teal. Female R-c Pochard plus 1 young. 32 Cormorant. 10 Grey Heron. 3 Little Egret still. Pair of Moorhen with 2 young at Hopton end. Juv female Peregrine. Adult Yellow-legged Gull. Kingfisher at PS. 35 Swifts, mostly heading south. Lesser White, Sedge Warbler and 40 Goldfinch on Stones. Female Redstart in WLC fields. Spotted Fly at Sheepwash. NULLSimon Roddis
297309/07/2017Adult Little Grebe with full grown juvenile at Hopton end, 3+ Heron, 3 Little Egret, 45 adult Mute Swan, 2 female Tufted with 8 young at Hopton end (probably 7+1), Rc Pochard still with 1 young, Coots with 1 tiny young at Millfields Island and another sitting at Penn Carr, 10+ LRP, 14 Common Sandpiper, Kingfisher, Reed Warbler family at WLC reed bed and others singing WLC Creek, PS hide and Hopton end, Sedge Warbler on Sailing Club Island, female Redstart in WLC fields, Siskin over Blackwall plantation. NULLClive Ashton
297208/07/20173 Little Egret still. 46 Mute Swans plus cygnets. 5 Gadwall plus broods of 5 and 1. Female R-c Pochard with 1young still. New brood of 11 Tufteds at Big Island. 1 Teal. 2 pairs of Little Grebe. 2 Grey Heron. 2 Sparrowhawk. 8 Common Sandpiper. 3 Stock Dove. 2 Kestrel. 3 Raven. 1 Skylark north. 4 Sand Martin. c15 Reed Warbler including 7 singing. 2 Spotted Fly at Sheepwash. 2 juv Redstarts in WLC fields. 50 Starling. 4 Mistle Thrush. (75 species.)NULLSimon Roddis
297107/07/201746 Mute Swan. 532 Canada Geese. 1 Teal. Imm male Common Scoter from Sheepwash to 1130 at least. 29 Cormorant. 3 Little Egret (2 in BA Bay, 1 in Stones/WLC area). 2 Grey Heron (adult and juv). Little Grebe nest in Shiningford creek appears to have been abandoned. At least 10 LRP. 3 Redshank. 2 imm Common Gull. 2 imm GBbG. 10 LBbG. 4 Common Tern south at 1050. Male Peregrine over the west side. 6 Raven. 2 Sand Martin. 4 Spotted Fly between Sheepwash and BA Bay. 10 Linnet on Stones. (72 species.)NULLSimon Roddis
297005/07/20171 juv Little Egret on the west side between Shiningford and Sheepwash. 4 Grey Heron (2 ads, 2 juvs). 46 Mute Swan plus broods of 5 and 1. 51 Greylags, including 19 juvs. Mandarin, probably an eclipse mail, in Tail Bay. 4 Teal off Stones. No change in Gadwall and R-c Pochard broods. New brood of 2 small Tufted Duck at Sailing Club island. 24 Cormorant. Pair of Little Grebes at a nest in Shiningford creek, and 1 singing in BA Bay. Only 1 GCGrebe still sitting on Millfields island, all the others appear to have deserted. 25+ Lapwing. 1 ad Dunlin on Watersports island. 2 imm GBbG. 1 first-summer Common Gull from Sheepwash. 2 Jay at Millfields. Spotted Fly in WLC creek. 2 Redstart in WLC fields. 15 Starling over. NULLSimon Roddis
296903/07/2017Red shank 2,canada geese 100+,House martin 2,swallow 4,Coot 150+,Cormorant 12,BH Gull 15,Mute swan 9,Mallard 7,Lapwing 6,Tuffted Duck 15,Heron 2,Grey wagtail 1,Woodpigeon 7,Ringed plover 2,Sand Martins 6,Oystercatcher 2,Bullfinch 3,Bullfinch 3, Blackbird 8,Song thrush 2,white wagtail 2 ,NULLDavid Armitt
296803/07/2017450 Canada Geese. Gadwall broods of 6 and 1 still, and R-c Pochard 1. 2 Pochard and 1 Teal in BA Bay. 13 Cormorant. 2 adult Grey Heron. Pair of Little Grebe in Shiningford Creek with 2 large young. At least 16 LRP around the res. 1 Ringed Plover. 2 Raven from Sheepwash. 2 Sand Martin. 2 Lesser White and 3 Redstart in WLC creek. 22 Tree Sparrows including 7 juvs.NULLSJR, CA, AHS
296702/07/201729 Greylags. Gadwall broods of 1 and 6 still, and R-c Pochard with 1. 1 Teal, 1 Pochard. 15 Cormorant. 2 Grey Heron. Moorhen with small young in Hopton reedbed. 2 Common Sands at Millfields. 2 GBbG. 4 Mistle Thrush. Male and female Redstart in WLC fields. 3 Spotted Fly around Sheepwash/PS. 1 Siskin over WLC creek.NULLSimon Roddis
296630/06/2017The waders of the last couple of day all appear to have moved on, but there are still at least 2 young Common Sands on Big Island. A Common Tern cruising up and down past Stones island. 42 Mute Swan, plus broods of 1 and 5. 23 Greylags. 8 adult Gadwall, plus 6 young at the WLC and just 1 now in BA Bay. The female R-c Pochard now has only 1 young at the WLC. 3 adult Moorhen (2 Hopton, 1 BA Bay). 15 LBbG. Onefooted GBbG. 1 Kingfisher in BA Bay. Blackcap with food at Hopton. 13 Reed Warblers noted: 5 singing in Hopton reedbed, plus 4 more birds there (females?), one of them feeding a fledged young bird; singles singing in BA Bay, WLC and on Stones (RC). At least 3 Sedge Warblers on Stones/Sailing Club islands, so maybe there are fledged young there now. 1 adult Spotted Fly at Sheepwash. Male and juv Redstart in WLC fields.NULLSimon Roddis
296529/06/2017Decent array of waders this morning: 2 Knot, 1 Dunlin, 1 juv Ringed Plover, 1 Curlew, Lapwing, LRP, Oystercatcher, Common Sand and Redshank. Female Redstart still in WLC fields. The male Mute Swan of the pair with 5 cygnets is colour-ringed, JCA, and is now 18 years old, having been ringed as a one-year old at Burton-on-Trent in July 2000.NULLSimon Roddis, Clive Ashton
296428/06/20171 Black-tailed Godwit at Wildlife Centre 1615hrs, 2 Sanderling on Sail Club Island 1700hrs in wet windy conditions.NULLRoger Carrington
296327/06/2017New brood of 2 young Barnacle Geese at Millfields. Male Pochard flew past Stones. Otherwise, mostly the usual suspects.NULLSimon Roddis, Ken Rome
296226/06/201742 Mute Swan, plus the one cygnet at Sailing Club and a brood of 5 small cygnets in Hopton end. 37 Greylags, including juvs. 556 Canada Geese. Drake Teal in BA Bay. Tufted Duck broods of 18 (more than one brood?) in WLC creek and 12 at Big Island. 5 drake Common Scoter off Stones. Coot with 1 small chick and 3 well-grown Common Sand chicks on Big Island. 2 Common Terns. 2 GBbG. GSWoodpecker flew east from Stones and across the reservoir. 6 singing Reed Warblers plus pair in BA Bay. At least 2 Redstarts in WLC fields and Spotted Fly still in BA Bay. Siskin over Hopton end.NULLSimon Roddis
296126/06/2017I have returned from holiday and have identified a bird I saw near the further bird hide I am 99 sure it was a Dartford Warbler. Many thanks, Jennifer for taking the time to send in your record of what you believe could have been a Dartford Warbler at Carsington Water on 17/06/2017. May I just say that Dartford Warblers are a very rare vagrant to Derbyshire and the occurence of such a bird at Carsington would be extremly unlikely. Have you considered Common Whitethroat which often sit out in the open akin to a Dartford Warbler? As this is such a rarity in Derbyshire it would need submitting to the Derbyshire Ornithological Society (DOS) to be considered for acceptance. RegardsDave Newcombe: Joint recorder for Carsington Bird Club. NULLDave Newcombe
296025/06/2017I have returned from holiday and have identified a bird I saw near the further bird hide I am 99% sure it was a Dartford Warbler.NULLJennifer Cauchemet
295924/06/201731 Mute Swan. 5 Gadwall plus broods of 3 (BA Bay) and 6 (WLC). R-c Pochard f with 3 young in Shiningford creek, drake at WLC. Tufted brood of 13, female brought them across the res into Shiningford creek. Female Pochard in BA Bay. Full grown juv LRP at Sheepwash. 2 GBbG. Kingfisher in BA Bay. Pair of Reed Warblers carrying food in BA Bay, plus 4 singing in Hopton reedbed and one at PS hide. Female Redstart with one young in WLC fields. 2 Linnet on Stones.NULLSimon Roddis
295823/06/201731 Mute Swan, female Gadwall with 3 small young in BA Bay, 6 GC Grebe nests on Millfields Island, female Redstart with 1 young in WLC fields, 2 Willow Tit families Penn Carr and PSHide gate. NULLCA,AHS,SJR
295722/06/201727 Mute Swans, including a pair with 1 cygnet off Sailing Club island. 4 Shoveler dropped into BA Bay at 1030. Female R-c Pochard with 5 young at WLC, male RCP also there, and a female Gadwall with 6 young. 12 Cormorant. 2 Grey Heron. 20 Lapwing. Pair of Redshank at WLC with 4 full-grown young. Juv BhGs now flying at Millfields island. 1 Raven at Millfields. 5 Sand Martin. Sedge Warbler still on Sailing Club island. Family party of Lesser Whitethroats in the big hedge opposite Millfields island.NULLSimon Roddis
295620/06/2017Pair of Common Sandpipers on Big Island, appear to have at least 2 small young, very agitated by the presence of nearby Coots. (Common Sand last bred in 1992 when 2 pairs reared 8 young.) 11 Redshank, including 2 almost fully grown young in Hopton end. 18 Lapwing at WLC. 24 Mute Swan. 580 Canada Geese and 34 Greylags (both plus goslings). Female Gadwall with c.8 young in Shiningford creek. 11 Cormorant. 2 Grey Heron. Onefoot the GBbG still. Sedge Warbler still on Sailing Club island. In BA Bay, at least 2 recently fledged Spotted Flycatchers being fed by adults, and similarly 3 young Carrion Crows.NULLSimon Roddis
295519/06/2017Pair of Red-crested Pochard at the Wildlife Centre with 6 young.NULLDave Newcombe
295419/06/2017Drake Ruddy Shelduck type distant from Stones, Rc Pochard still with 6 chicks, Jay back and forth to Hall Wood, Coots with 2 small young on Big Island, 3 Heron, 24 Mute Swan, Moorhen calling from Hopton pond, 30+ LBbG, Kingfisher at Hopton end, Sedge Warbler still Sailing Club Island, several juv Goldfinch on Stones.NULLClive Ashton
295316/06/2017Grey Heron, 2 Little Grebes, 10 Barnacle Geese including pair with 1 gosling, 32 Greylag Geese, 23 Mute Swans including pair with 1 small cygnet at Sailing Club, drake Red-crested Pochard at Wildlife Centre, 13 Oystercatchers, 4 LRP, 7 Redshank including 3 well grown young, 4 Common Terns early morning then flew SW, 6 Grey Wags at Hopton End, male Redstart in field near Sheepwash, 7 juv Pied Wags, 7 Reed Buntings, Linnet, 11 Song Thrush, 41 Chiffchaff, 31 Blackcap, 6 Willow Warblers, 4 Whitethroat, 3 Garden Warblers, 4 Reed Warblers, 6 Goldcrests, 2 juv Swallows being fed on rocks near draw off tower. NULLDave Newcombe
295215/06/2017Sedge Warbler and Linnet on Sailing Club Island, drake RC Pochard and drake Gadwall at WLC, Lesser Whitethroat family in the hedge near WLC Creek, 2 Stock Dove over, 5 Buzzard, 7 Lapwing, 6 LR Plover.NULLClive Ashton
295113/06/2017Drake Common Scoter off Stones, though mobile. 2 Curlew on Stones and 2 Crossbill south over Middle Wood. Male R-c Pochard at WLC. 14 Starlings over, mostly juvs. At Hopton end, Spotted Fly singing and 4 juv Grey Wagtails.NULLSimon Roddis
295012/06/2017Just the usual suspects this morning. Female R-c Pochard again off Stones, the male at WLC. Two large young Oycs at Millfields. Recently fledged Reed Bunting in BA Bay.NULLSimon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
294911/06/2017Monthly WeBS count: 24 Mute Swan, 40 Greylag, 417 Canada Geese, 7 Barnacle Geese, 10 Gadwall, 78 Mallard, 1 R-c Pochard, 79 Tufted Duck, 10 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Little Grebe, 41 GCGrebe, 1 Moorhen, 148 Coot, 15 Oystercatcher, 2 Lapwing, 2 Ringed Plover, 9 LRP, 1 Dunlin, 12 Redshank. Also 1 GBbG, 1 Common Tern, 6 Goldcrests singing between Lane End and BA Bay, total of 7 singing Reed Warblers, Redstart singing at Sheepwash carpark.NULLSimon Roddis, Clive Ashton
294810/06/20171 Common Tern south and 1 Dunlin at Sheepwash. Pair of Lesser Whitethroats with food at Millfields. 4 Great Crested Grebes sitting on nests on the landward side of Millfields island, and another pair prospecting. Just pray that the water level doesn't rise! 6 Mistle Thrushes over Millfields.NULLSimon Roddis
294709/06/2017A few more observations from today: 313 Canada Geese, 9 adult Gadwall (6m,3f, including female with 11 young in BABay - same brood as earlier in the week), male Teal again on Stones, at least 10 Buzzard, 2 Sparrowhawk, 1st-summer Yellow-legged Gull, imm GBbG, 3 Stock Dove, fledged Willow Tits at Hopton end, Sheepwash and WLC creek, 6 singing Reed Warblers (3 Hopton reedbed, 3 BABay/PS hide), fledgling Whitethroat in WLC creek, young Nuthatch being fed by adult near PS hide.NULLSimon Roddis
294609/06/2017Sheepwash: 18 Greylag, 2 Mistle Thrush, 2 Jay.Paul Stanley: Reed Warbler singing.Stones/WLC: 4 Gadwall, Mallard brood of 5 (3-5 days old), Kingfisher flew towards Sheepwash, c20 Tree Sparrow, Redstart singing behind WLC, family of 5 Mistle Thrush in WLC Creek.Millfields: 2 GC Grebe sitting on Island, Jay.NULLClive Ashton
294508/06/20171 Common Tern south past Sheepwash 0930. 25 Mute Swans including one apparently sitting on a nest on Horseshoe island. 1 drake Teal on Stones. Drake R-c Pochard at Millfields. Imm GBbG. Fledgling Blue, Great, Coal (BA Bay) and Willow (WLC creek) Tits. Pair of Mistle Thrushes with food at Sheepwash. Reed Warbler singing at PS Hide.NULLSimon Roddis
294407/06/2017At the Hopton end, a Hobby, probably a 2nd-year female, perched in an ash tree, giving just about my best and most prolongued views of a perched Hobby ever; Redstart and GSWoodpecker with food there, and 3 singing Reed Warblers in the reedbed. 1 imm Herring Gull. 1 imm GBbG. 2 Stock Dove. 1 Raven. 25 House Martins around Stones. Another singing Reed Warbler in BA Bay, and singing Redstart in WLC creek. NULLSimon Roddis
294306/06/2017This afternoon, 16 Mute Swan, 28 Greylag + goslings, 247 Canada Geese + goslings, pair Gadwall in BA Bay, male R-c Pochard, 11 Cormorant, 25 Swift at Sheepwash, 100 House Martin (70 around Stones, 30 Sheepwash), 6 Mistle Thrush at Sheepwash. No sign of the scoters.NULLSimon Roddis
294206/06/20176 Common Scoter mobile between Sheepwash and dam.7 Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlin, 1 LRP from Janet Ede Hide early morning in poor weather conditions.NULLRoger Carrington
294105/06/2017A pair of Gadwall with 10 ducklings on the pond in front of Paul Stanley hide this morning, hopefully with more broods to follow. Fledgling Goldcrest in BA Bay and Chiffchaff with food there. Pair of Redstarts alarm-calling at Hopton end.NULLSimon Roddis
294004/06/2017List of species from the monthly Birdwatching for Beginners walk (10am-noon): Coot, Mallard, Tufted Duck, Mute Swan, Oystercatcher, Great Crested Grebe, Swift, Little Ringed Plover, Pied Wagtail, Reed Bunting, House Sparrow, Tree Sparrow, Cormorant, Greylag Goose, Canada Goose, Gadwall, Chiffchaff, Wren, Black-headed Gull, House Martin, Carrion Crow, Woodpigeon, Jackdaw, Willow Warbler, Garden Warbler, Dunnock, Blackbird, Magpie, Goldfinch, Swallow, Pheasant, Great Tit, Chaffinch, Lapwing, Little Grebe and RedshankNULLGary Atkins
293902/06/201715 Mute Swans. 180+ Canada Geese. 6 Gadwall (2 pairs and 2 drakes). Male R-c Pochard. 9 Cormorant. 3 Grey Heron. 6 adult Redshank. 2 imm GBbG. 4 Stock Dove. 2 Sand Martin briefly at the WLC wall. 2 Reed Warblers (Sailing Club island and BA Bay). 20 Starlings over BA Bay. Whitethroat and Reed Bunting with food at BA Bay.NULLSimon Roddis
293828/05/2017A Red Kite over the Blackwall end at 0520. Sanderling flew through north at 0930. 11 Mute Swan. 2 pairs Gadwall. Male R-c Pochard. 10 Cormorant. 1 Curlew. 2 singing Common Sands (Hopton and Stones). 3 GBbG. male Kingfisher in BA Bay. 25 House Martin over Stones. 1 Lesser Whitethroat at Millfields.NULLSimon Roddis
293727/05/201713 Mute Swan, 10 Cormorant, 2 Heron, GC Grebe nest building in Brown Ale Bay, pair Shoveler, pair Mandarin, 4 Gadwall, 2 Turnstone, 1 Curlew, 1 Ringed Plover, Oystercatcher with 3 young on Millfields Island, 2 Common Tern, 1st summer YL Gull, 2 Stock Dove, 2 juv Tree Sparrow at WLC.NULLClive Ashton/Jon Bradley
293626/05/2017A bit more from today: 3 young Redshank at Hopton end, and 2 young Lapwings there still, plus Nuthatch with food. In Hall Wood, 2 singing Spotted Flycatchers, Chiffchaff with fledged young. GSWoodpecker nest with young in Middle Wood. 3 Common Terns north at Hopton 0945. 11 Mute Swan. 27 adult Greylags, including 4 pairs with young. 70 Canada Geese. 1 Pink-footed Goose. 8 Cormorant. 5 Gadwall (2 pairs and a male). Pair R-c Pochard on Stones. Pair Little Grebes in BA Bay. 1 Common Sand. 3 imm GBbG. 2 singing Stock Doves (Hall and Middle Woods). 3 Raven at Hopton end. 3 Jays in different locations. 3 Reed Warblers in Hopton reedbed. 4 Mistle Thrush. Third Spotted Fly singing at BA Bay.NULLSimon Roddis
293526/05/2017Redshank broods of 2 at Hopton end, Big Island and Flat Island. Lapwing brood of 2 on Big Island, Oystercatcher sitting on Flat Island, Coot nest on Big Island. GBbG on spit at Sheepwash, Jay flying to Hall Wood, Buzzard taking prey there too. Two Ringed Plover on Stones, Sedge Warbler on Watersports Island, Reed Warbler on Sailing Club Island, drake RC Pochard at WLC and Sand Martins going to sand bank at WLC.NULLClive Ashton
293425/05/2017Information returned on the ringed Sanderling from the flock on Tuesday;It was captured in Banc d'Arguin National Park, Mauritania in December 2012, and last observation was in August 2016 in Dublin Bay, sex is unknown.NULLJames Owen
293324/05/2017Not much evidence of movement this morning, but a few birds with young, etc: a pair of Oystercatchers with at least 3 young on Millfields island; Redshank with at least one young and Lapwing with two in Hopton end (Redshanks also still alarm-calling on Big Island). Fledged Willow Tits at PS Hide. Blackcap with food and Nuthatch coming out of a nest-hole with a faecal sac at Penn Carr. Fledged Treecreeper in WLC creek. Also 27 adult Greylags, including PPX, 8 Cormorant, at least 3 male Gadwall, pair of Little Grebes in BA Bay, 34 Carrion Crows on the dam wall, 5 singing Reed Warblers, and one Curlew on Stones.NULLSimon Roddis
293123/05/2017WLC: 7 Sanderling from midday then all afternoon (one bird with two white rings on either leg), also 2 Common Tern through (with brief interest in nest raft), 4 Oystercatcher (including pair with fresh young on HS Island), 1 juv Great Black-backed Gull ('one-foot'), 2 Willow Tit.Also, Red-crested Pochard pair and 2 male Gadwall from Janet Ede hide.NULLJames Owen
293022/05/20172 Black Terns around 07:55, then flew north. We counted singing birds on one side of the reservoir each again today, with the following results: 12 Goldcrests, 65 Chiffchaffs, 32 Willow Warblers, 55 Blackcaps, 14 Garden Warblers, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 8 Common Whitethroat, 1 Sedge Warbler, 5 Reed Warblers, 125 Wrens, 56 Blackbirds (out of 91 in total), 23 Song Thrushes, 1 Spotted Flycatcher (Shiningford creek), 91 Robins, 3 Redstarts, 20 Dunnocks, 17 Chaffinch, 6 Reed Bunting. Confirmed breeding for Redshank, GSWoodpecker, Goldcrest, Long-tailed Tit, Garden Warbler, Dunnock, Blackbird.NULLSimon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
292920/05/20171 Whimbrel on end of Stones Island at 17.00.Had moved to shore in front of Sailing Club by 17.30NULLPaul Bennett
292819/05/2017The Knot still present to 1615 at least, at the WLC. Single Turnstone, Dunlin, Common Sandpiper and Curlew. 2 Sandwich Terns north at 1330. 3 Common and 3 Arctic Terns also through. Drake Mandarin and R-c Pochard. Pair of Gadwall. Pair of Goosander flew NE. 8 Cormorant. 2 Grey Heron. 65 LBbG through. 1 Herring Gull. 2 1st-summer GBbG. 3 Stock Dove. 40 Swift. c120 House Martin. 4 Raven. Spotted Fly and Redstart singing in Hall Wood. Male Yellow Wagtail on Watersports island. Fledgling Mistle Thrush at Sheepwash. Fledgling Great Tit on Stones. Dunnocks feeding young in the nest in gorse near Middle Wood. Male Grey Wagtail at Millfields but no fledglings seen. 1 Greenfinch at Sheepwash. A pretty good day - 83 species, my highest ever at Carsi.NULLSimon Roddis
292718/05/2017In addition to Clive's sightings. Pink-footed Goose with Greylags in field near brick tower. 3 Gadwall, drake Mandarin, 5 Buzzards, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel. The second pair of Lapwings mentioned by Clive had at least 2 young. Also on Big Island a pair of Redshank with 4 young. Winter plumage Knot on Horseshoe Island from 17.00. Whimbrel heard from Stones Island in the evening rain. Warblers counted between Penn Carr and Hopton: 37 Chiffchaff, 14 Willow Warblers, 32 Blackcaps, 9 Garden Warblers, 4 Whitethroats, 2 Reed Warblers and a Sedge Warbler. Also a Stoat chasing and eventually catching a Rabbit at the Wildlife Centre. NULLDave Newcombe
292618/05/2017Hopton end to Flat Island: Canada Goose with 2 small young, 2 Mallard broods 5+4 probably 1 week old, Greylag Goose PPX neck collar, Lapwing brood of 4 and another of at least 1, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Grey Wagtail and Siskin over.Millfields: Great Crested Grebe attempting to build a nest, drake Gadwall, Coot on nest, Oystercatcher sitting on nest, Grey Wagtail feeding 1 young and at least 2 young BhG.Stones to WLC: Drake RC Pochard, drake Gadwall, Grey Heron, Reed Warbler.. NULLClive Ashton
292517/05/20170830-1200 in the rain: c.150 House Martins around Stones, with single figures each of Swallow and Sand Martin, and 12 Swifts. 1 Ringed Plover. 2 pairs Gadwall. Pair R-c Pochard. Drake Mandarin on the WLC feeders. 6 Cormorants. 20 LBbG. 2 1st-summer GBbG. Reed Warblers singing in WLC and Hopton reedbeds. Pair of Tree Sparrows with a juv at the WLC, and another collecting insects and flying off up the creek.NULLSimon Roddis
292416/05/20170600-1100: 1 Sanderling from Sheepwash hide. 1 Common Tern south at 08:50. 4 broods each of Greylag and Canada Goose, including one young Canada leaping from its nest on a platform at Millfields. Coot with 2 young at Sheepwash. 3 Gadwall. Pair R-c Pochard. Pair of Little Grebe in Brown Ale Bay. 4 Redshank. 15 LBbG. Onefoot the GBbG. 3 Stock Dove. Reed Warbler singing in Brown Ale Bay. Spotted Flycatcher between Sheepwash and PS. Willow Tit with food at Millfields. Grey Wag feeding 2 fledged young at Penn Carr.NULLSimon Roddis
292316/05/2017Pair Gadwall. Pair R-c Pochard. 8 Cormorant. Juv Yellow-legged Gull. 3 juv GBbG. 30 House Martins. Spotted Flycatcher in Penn Carr. Grey Wagtail feeding fledged young at Penn Carr.NULLSimon Roddis
292212/05/2017Drake Mandarin, drake RC Pochard and 2 Ringed Plover from WLC. Reed Warbler singing in WLC Creek. Little Egret from Stones, Swift going under eaves of the VC, Yellow Wagtail over Stones, Lesser Whitethroat singing near Sheepwash car park and a pair of Spotted Flycatcher in Brown Ale Bay.NULLClive Ashton
292011/05/2017In addition to Simon's sightings. Grey Plover was still at Sheepwash late afternoon. Evening on Stones 3 Sanderling, c7 Dunlin, Ringed Plover, 2 Whimbrel flew through and appeared to land at Sheepwash, and 2 Yellow Wagtails. c5 Common Sandpiper but probably more, 3 Redshank, Curlew. Another brood of 7 young with the brood of 6. Also a brood of 5 at the Wildlife Centre. Warblers counted from Millfields to Hopton: 27 Chiffchaff, 28 Blackcaps, 13 Willow Warblers, 10 Garden Warblers, 7 Whitethroat and 2 Lesser Whitethroats. 7 singing male Reed Buntings: Millfields, Stones, Hopton, Lane End, Sheepwash and Wildlife Centre (2). NULLDave Newcombe
291910/05/20170545-1245: one Grey Plover still, initially on Stones and later from Sheepwash. 1 Ringed Plover and 2 Dunlin on Stones. 4 Common Sandpiper. 4 Redshank. The one-footed juv GBbG still. 12 Mute Swans. 65 Canada Geese. 19 Greylags at Hopton end, including PPX, plus a brood of 6 young. Drake Mandarin. Pairs of Gadwall and R-c Pochard. 3 Grey Heron. 2 Little Grebe (Tail Bay and Brown Ale Bay). 2 Stock Dove. 25 Swifts. 3 Raven. 4 Willow Tits in separate locations. Singing Lesser Whitethroats in WLC creek and Millfields car park. 2 Reed Warblers singing in Hopton reedbed and 1 at WLC. Sedge Warblers singing on Sailing Club and near Millfields islands. Redstarts singing in WLC creek and top of Hall Wood. Grey Wags at Millfields and Brown Ale Bay. Pair Linnet in gorse near Middle Wood. (75 species.)NULLSimon Roddis
291809/05/2017In addition to already noted: from WLC 2 Stock Dove below feeders, 4 Curlew (individual birds bathing through the day), drake Mandarin, Red-crested Pochard pair, Reed Bunting pair. NULLJames Owen
291709/05/2017Grey Heron, 3 Shelduck, drake Goosander, 3+ Gadwall, cream crown Marsh Harrier flew north at 07:55hr, Kestrel carrying food to east side, 2 Grey Plover from WLC, 8 Ringed Plover, 5 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper and 1 Curlew around Stones Island also 1 Bar tailed Godwit flew through. The one footed GBb Gull, a single Common Tern, 50+ Swift, 25+ House Martin, 1 Yellow Wagtail, Reed Warbler at WLC reed bed, Sedge Warbler on Sailing Club Island, Lesser Whitethroat at Penn Carr, Chiffchaff carrying food on Stones Island. Blue Tit and Coal Tit feeding young at Penn Carr and 1 Raven. NULLCA,AHS,SJR
291608/05/2017Adult summer Little Gull flew north at 0835. 2 summer plumage Grey Plovers from the WLC. 3 Arctic Terns. Drake Mandarin. Pair Gadwall. Pair R-c Pochard. Drake Goosander. 5 Ringed Plover. 8 Dunlin. 1 GBbG. 2 Raven. Steady movement of hirundines, all 3 species.NULLSJR, CA, AHS
291507/05/20172 1st summer Little Gulls thru high east at 10:25am, 1 Black Tern, 1 Commic Tern, 5 Turnstones, 8 Ringed Plovers, 5 Dunlin from Stones Island, Grey Plover on Watersports Island plus a second bird in Shiningford Creek, 1 Whimbrel.NULLJohn Bradley
291407/05/20171Hobby flew north over Wildlife Centre mid morning veering off quickly west into the wood and out of sight.NULLLeo Galante
291206/05/2017Quite a few waders this morning: 2 Grey Plover (including the long-staying bird, now approaching full breeding plumage), 10 Ringed Plover, 4 Bar-tailed Godwit, 5 Turnstone, 1 Sanderling, 5 Dunlin, 1 Greenshank. 2 Common Terns. 387 Swifts flew through, heading north. A Wood Warbler was singing for a short time around 06:00 in Hall Wood. 1 Yellow Wagtail. 3 Reed Warblers in Hopton reedbed. 3 Gadwall. 2 Mandarin. 2 R-c Pochard. Two broods of Canada Geese (8 and 3) in Brown Ale Bay.NULLSimon Roddis, Jon Bradley
291105/05/20174 Turnstones, 1 Grey Plover, 3 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plovers, 2 Curlew and Common Sandpiper on Stones Island.NULLJohn Bradley
291004/05/2017Pair RC Pochard, pair Sparrowhawk, 3 Common Sandpiper, Grey Plover, 4 Turnstone, 3 Herring Gull, 1 GBBg, 1 YLG, 3 Arctic Tern, 4 Swift, 5 Reed Warbler and Black Swan still at the Hopton end.NULLCA,RC,AHS
290903/05/2017Black swan at sheep wash hide,5 Blackbird,8 pheasant,5 oystercatcher,2 c.crow,20 Canada goose15 Mallard,15 Great crested Grebe,10 cormorant,20 coot,2 BH gull,3 swallows,6 Woodpiegon,20 Tufted Duck,1 Mute swan,1 Pied wagtail,2 Chaffinch,9 Canada goose goslings,4 Robin,1 Grey heron,6 Greylag goose,6 Long tailed titsNULLDavid Armitt
290803/05/20171 winter plumage Knot on Sailing Club Island this evening.NULLRoger Carrington
290703/05/2017Brood of 11 small Mallard ducklings on Stones island in the evening, still there on 01/05.NULLSimon Roddis
290603/05/201714 Arctic Terns through north (10 at 0820, 4 at 0920). Grey Plover still from the WLC. 3 Common Sand in Brown Ale Bay. 3 Gadwall. Pair R-c Pochard. Canada Geese with 5 small young in Brown Ale Bay. 2 Swift. Reed Warbler still singing in WLC reedbed. Couldn't see the GNDiver this morning - perhaps it has flown...Interesting side note: I (SJR) have been to Ogston this afternoon and the one-footed juv GBbGull was there, so when it isn't at Carsi, at least some of time it would appear to be at Ogston.NULLSimon Roddis, Clive Ashton
290503/05/2017The GNDiver, Grey Plover, Turnstone and 1 Sanderling still present. 4 Gadwall, male Mandarin and pair of R-c Pochard. Feale Mallard with 3 ducklings at WLC. 2 Sedge Warblers around Stones and 1 Reed Warbler singing in WLC reedbed.NULLSimon Roddis
290401/05/2017Another fairly busy morning. 3 Black Terns at Millfields to 1145 at least. c30 Arctic and 4 Common Terns. The Grey Plover still on Watersports island. 6 Sanderling, 6 Dunlin and a Turnstone on Stones. The GNDiver flew around and called but dropped back in. Pairs of Mandarin and R-c Pochard. 1st-summer Med Gull on Millfields island. First summer Yellow-legged and GBb Gulls. 1 Swift. 1 White Wag on Stones. Pair of Grey Wags at Tail Bay.NULLSJR, AHS, RC, JB, CB
290330/04/20171700-2000: the GNDiver still. 18 Common Scoter (6m,12f). 10 Sanderling, c20 Dunlin and a Whimbrel on Stones island. 4 Curlew. The Grey Plover was still present, initially at Millfields then on Watersports island. 2 Common Terns south at 1900. 1 Yellow Wagtail.NULLSimon Roddis, Jon Bradley
290230/04/2017Grey Plover at Millfields 12:15pmNULLJohn Bradley
290130/04/2017GN Diver still present and flying around, 11 Common Scoter up to 1130hr at least, pair of mandarin. Waders and Terns mainly moving straight through included: 1 Greenshank, 1 male Ruff, 11 Whimbrel, 1 Bar tailed Godwit, 2 Sanderling, 2 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover, 10 Black Tern, 4 Little Tern and 5 Common Tern. On Stones Island 2 Whitethroat and 1 Yellow Wagtail. 1 Swift over also first summer GBBG and YLG.NULLJB,RC,CA
290029/04/20170600-1130: the GNDiver is still present and in full summer plumage but is flying around a bit and won't be here much longer. 1 Shelduck. 4 Whimbrel. 4 Ringed Plover. 3 Dunlin. 3 Arctic Terns and 1 Common Tern. 3 Common Gull. Single first-summer Herring, Yellow-legged and GBb Gulls. 1 Yellow Wagtail. Grasshopper Warbler near Middle Wood (east side) - the first here since 2011. 2 Reed Warblers in Hopton reedbed. 2 singing Redstarts. 1 Siskin. (81 species between us.)NULLSJR, CA,JB, AHS
289926/04/2017Wagtail walk (6-7.30pm; around Visitor Centre, causeway and Stones Island): Redshank, Ringed Plover, Sand Martin, House Martin, Swallow, Oystercatcher, Tufted Duck, Mallard, GC Grebe, Coot, Common Sandpiper, Pied Wagtail (incl White individuals), Gt Black-backed Gull, Black-headed Gull, Cormorant, Little Ringed Plover, Gadwall, Dunlin, Yellow Wagtail, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Carrion Crow, Red-crested Pochard, Goldfinch, Blackbird, Garden Warbler, Gt Northern Diver, Dunnock, Blue Tit, Blackcap, Song Thrush, Barnacle Goose, Wren, Mute Swan, Woodpigeon and Greylag Goose, Canada GooseNULLGary Atkins
289826/04/20170800-1200, counting down one side of the reservoir each. Totals were: 86 Chiffchaff (74 singing), 46 singing Willow Warblers, 52 Blackcaps (47 singing), 3 Garden Warblers, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Common Whitethroat (Hopton), 4 Sedge Warbler, 96 singing Wrens, 77 singing Robins, 1 Redstart, 80 Blackbirds (30 singing), 21 Song Thrush (12 singing), 20 singing Dunnocks. As well as these, the GNDiver is still present, 1 Yellow Wagtail on Watersports island, 2 Mandarins, 7 Gadwall, 2 Teal, 2 Red-crested Pochard, 1 female Goldeneye, 4 LRP, 2 Ringed Plover, 14 Dunlin, 1 Curlew, 10 House Martins. (74 species)NULLSimon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
289725/04/2017GN Diver, pair of Red crested Pochard, 5 Gadwall, Black tailed Godwit, 10 Dunlin, 5 LRP, 5 Common Sandpiper, 2 Ringed Plover, Gbbg, YLG, Redstart, Lesser Whitethroat, Raven. NULLCA, SJR, AHS
289524/04/2017GN Diver, 6 Teal, pair of Red crested Pochard, 4 LR Plover, 2 Ringed Plover, 11 Dunlin, 1 Black tailed Godwit, 2 Curlew, 2 Common Sandpiper, GBb Gull, 5 House Martin, Redstart behind Wildlife Centre, and 2 Raven.NULLClive Ashton/Alan Stewardson
289423/04/2017Great Northern Diver coming into summer plumage and flying around this morning.2 adult Mediterranean Gulls early morning in fields near Middle Wood with BHGulls and Redstart Hall Wood (JB).Red Kite flew south along east bank 0840hrs.Reed Warbler (JB), Sedge and Garden Warblers, 3 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover and 3 LRP's on Stones Island.Lesser Whitethroat and Redstart in field between car park and Wildlife Centre.NULLRoger Carrington
289321/04/2017GN Diver, 4 LR Plover, 3 Ringed Plover, 5 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper,2 Snipe, 1 Swift, 100 Sand Martin, Meadow Pipit and Yellow Wagtail on Watersports Island, 2 Garden Warbler on Stones Island and 8 Linnet. An unusual event concerned a Carrion Crow attacking a Bh Gull on Millfields Island with the two grappling on the ground for several minutes before the Gull managed to reach the water and was safe, if a little bruised!NULLCA,RC,AHS
289220/04/2017From Stones Island: GN Diver, drake Wigeon, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Dunlin, 3 Ringed Plover, 2 LR Plover, 1 Common Sandpiper, White Wagtail, Sedge Warbler still on Sailing Club Island, 14 Linnet.From WLC: Grey Heron, Coot building nest in Shiningford creek.NULLClive Ashton
289120/04/2017Sedge warbler singing on Sailing club island.NULLClive Ashton
289019/04/2017This morning the GN Diver, drake Red crested Pochard off Stones, 6 Whimbrel on Sailing Club Island until flew off at 08:05hr, 6 LRP, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, male Wheatear at Sheepwash, 4 White Wagtail.NULLCA,RC,AHS.
288918/04/2017Hopton end 3 Goldeneye, GBb Gull with missing foot, Grey Wagtail, Jay.From Stones Island GN Diver, Bar tailed Godwit on the back of Sailing Club Island, 2 Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlin, 6 LR Plover, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1st summer Mediterranean Gull, Raven.WLC 3 Common Sandpiper.NULLCA,JB,AHS
288817/04/2017 Great Northern Diver, Pink footed Goose, 3 Gadwall, still at least 5 Ringed Plover present, 4 LRP, 2 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Whimbrel through, 2 White Wagtail, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1st summer Yellow legged Gull and Mediterranean Gull. NULLCA,JB,RC,AHS
288716/04/2017Hopton end to Flat Island, pair of Mandarin, pair of Goldeneye, 2 Common Sandpiper, pair of Little Ringed Plover around Flat Island, Lapwing sitting on Big Island also 5 Redshank and 3 pairs of Greylag there.From Stones Island GN Diver occasionally flying around, 2 Shelduck, 1 Pink footed Goose, 7 Ringed Plover, 5+ LRP, 1 Dunlin, GBbG, 3 Herring Gull, adult Kittiwake at 09:35hr until 10:45hr, 3rd summer Yellow legged Gull, 2 Stock Dove, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, 5+ Buzzard, Raven, male Redstart, 3 pairs of Song Thrush, 2 White Wagtail, Meadow Pipit over.Sheepwash 1 Dunlin. Millfields 4 pairs Barnacle Geese and 1st summer Mediterranean Gull.NULLCA,RC,JB,AHS
288615/04/2017GN Diver, 1 Pink-footed Goose, 3 Gadwall, Mallard brood of 4, 7 Ringed Plover, 4 Little ringed Plover, 3 Dunlin, Common Sandpiper, Wheatear on Watersports Island, 5 White Wagtail, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Skylark over, 2 Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, 1st summer Mediterranean Gull at Millfields, 10 Linnet on Stones Island.NULLClive Ashton/Jon Bradley
288514/04/2017Osprey at Carsington water 13:00 made a failed attempt dive near shiningford creek then circled high and drifted north at 13:17.NULLAdrian Siddall
288414/04/2017Arctic Tern mid AM, Yellow Wagtail over Stones, 2 Ringed Plovers, 4 Little Ringed Plovers, 1 Dunlin, 1 Snipe, 1 Common Sandpiper, Great Northern Diver and a leucistic Black-headed Gull on Millfields Island.NULLJB, AHS
288314/04/2017WeBS count for April - Great Northern Diver 1, Little Grebe 6, Great Crested Grebe 37, Cormorant 12, Grey Heron 1, Mute Swan 5, Greylag Goose 9, Canada Goose 128, Barnacle Goose 14, Gadwall 3, Teal 11, Mallard 41, Tufted Duck 58, Goldeneye 4, Moorhen 8, Coot 72, Oystercatcher 12, Little Ringed Plover 4, Lapwing 8, Snipe 1, Redshank 11, Common Sandpiper 2, Turnstone 1.NULLJB, SJR
288214/04/2017morning between 10.00 and 12.00. Red Necked Grebe identified from photo at RSPB Coombe Valley reserve by warden who suggested I submit my sighting. It was near the osprey platforms.NULLPam Harwood
288113/04/2017GN Diver still present,15 Barnacle Geese around site,3 Ringed Plover, 4 Little Ringed Plover and 1 Common Sandpiper around Stones Island,1 Snipe at WLC,1 Yellow Wagtail on Watersports Island. NULLClive Ashton
288010/04/2017This morning from Stones Island 2 Little ringed Plovers, Great Northern Diver still present, 100 plus hirudines mainly Sand Martins but including 30 Swallows and 1 House Martin, Curlews heard as was Yellow Wagtail but unfortunately not seen. NULLAlan Stewardson
287909/04/2017Yellow Wagtail on Horseshoe Island this evening. Turnstone still on Stones Island plus 2 Willow Warblers.NULLDave Newcombe
287809/04/2017Sandwich Tern briefly at 9:10am off Stones Island plus 2 on Horseshoe Island at 10:40am with at least 1 still present at 11:00. Mallard with a brood of 11 in Shiningford Creek, Turnstone on Watersports Island.NULLJB, CA
287708/04/2017Green Woodpecker, Tawny Owl, Stock Dove & Blackcap at Tailbay. Also fox around Tailbay ponds.NULLJohn, Matkin
287607/04/2017An Osprey flew NW over Brown Ale Bay at 12:08, flushing a few ducks and gulls as it did so, but didn't stop. 1 Turnstone on Horseshoe island. The GNDiver still. 3 Gadwall. 1m Shoveler in BA Bay. 3 Golden Plover flew through. 2 LRP. 1 sum plum Dunlin at Sheepwash. 1 ad Yellow-legged Gull. 150 Sand Martins with 5+ Swallows and at least 1 House Martin. 10+ Linnets around Stones island.NULLSJR, CA, AHS, KR
287506/04/20171 House Martin among 100 Sand Martins and 5 Swallows in Sailing Club Bay this morning. The GNDiver still. 2 Gadwall. 2 female Goldeneye from Sheepwash. 24 Barnacle Geese in WLC fields. 2 Fieldfare north over WLC creek. 2 Mistle Thrush at Sheepwash.NULLSimon Roddis
287405/04/2017This morning from Stones Island, Great Northern Diver still present, 50+ Sand Martins, 3 Swallows, 2 Shellduck, 1 Skylark plus the now good numbers of chiffchaffs and Willow Warblers. NULLAlan Stewardson
287304/04/2017A Little Egret dropped in at 0845 and appeared to land in Brown Ale Bay but not seen again to 11:00. GNDiver still present. 7+ Swallows and 12+ Sand Martins. Male Mandarin in Fishtail and at least 3 Gadwall around. 1 Curlew, 1 Dunlin, 1 LRP.NULLSJR, CA, AHS
287201/04/2017The GNDiver still. 8 Swallows and 50 Sand Martins on Stones. Whooper Swan briefly. 2 Wigeon. 2 LRP and 1 Ringed Plover.NULLSJR, JB, AHS
287001/04/2017Common Sandpiper - Millfields 12.10NULLA and G Hattersley
286931/03/2017A Swallow briefly from Stones island this morning. The GNDiver still, 2 LRP, Ringed Plover, Willow Warbler on Stones, Blackcap at Millfields, 20+ Sand Martins, pair Gadwall, female Goosander.NULLSHR, RC, AHS
286830/03/20170620-1125: the GNDiver still, off Stones. 2 Willow Warblers (WLC and Stones) and a Common Sandpiper (Stones) were the first of the year. 20 Sand Martins arrived during a rain shower mid-morning. 1 Herring Gull. 2 GBbG. 1 Redwing at Hopton. 5 Grey Wags out of Hopton reedbed early morning. 3 Linnet and 2 Lesser Redpoll on Stones.NULLSimon Roddis
286729/03/2017The GNDiver still, 2 drake Common Scoter, 7 Wigeon, 2 Gadwall (Brown Ale Bay), 18 Barnacles, 11 Greylags, 1 LRP display flighting on Stones, 1 Dunlin, 32 Carrion Crows on the dam wall early morning, 1 Raven, 3 Skylark, 5+ Sand Martin and male Wheatear on Stones.NULLSimon Roddis, Clive Ashton
286628/03/2017Misty AM, 2 Curlew, 2 Goldeneye, 3 Lapwing, 6 Snipe at Sheepwash, also 2 Shoveler and 1 Grey Wagtail at Lane EndWLC: 8 Snipe, 8 Sand Martin through, Great Northern Diver, 10 Barnacle Geese, 1 Greylag, 8 Tree Sparrow, 2 Willow Tit, 4 Oystercatcher, 2 Redshank, 6 Teal, c.300 Jackdaw over Carsington pasturesNo sign of yesterday's Grey Plover.NULLJames Owen
286528/03/2017Very foggy this morning so I decided to do another Tree Sparrow survey, I managed to count 23 Tree Sparrows and also found a singing male Blackcap.NULLAlan Stewardson
286427/03/2017Stones island, 1730-1915: this must be the best time of day to see the GNDiver, quite close and in great light from Stones. 2 LRP, 3 Curlew and 1 Dunlin. 600 Common Gulls roosting, 150 LBbGs, 1 GBbG, 1 Herring Gull and 1 1st-winter Yellow-legged. 33 Pied Wags.NULLSimon Roddis
286327/03/20170800-1100: Alan and I did a count of singing birds this morning, taking one side of the reservoir each. Totals were: 93 Chiffchaffs, 104 Wrens, 104 Robins (yes, identical numbers of Wren and Robin), 14 Blackbirds, 20 Song Thrush, 3 Mistle Thrush, 31 Dunnock, 11 Chaffinch, 1 Skylark. Also: The GNDiver still present, a winter plumage Grey Plover on Horseshoe island, pair of Gadwall in Brown Ale Bay, pair of Mandarin, 13 Oystercatcher, 6 Redshank, 1st-w GBBG, 11 GS Woodpecker, 4 Redwing, 31 Bullfinch.NULLSimon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
286226/03/20170615-1000: the GNDiver still from Stones. 1 LRP on Watersports island. 14 Curlew. 8 GBbGulls. 2 Jack Snipe and 2 Mandarins at Hopton reedbed early morning. 12 Greylags. 24 Lesser Redpolls.NULLSJR, CA, RC
286124/03/2017Black-necked Grebe off Dam Wall at 6:00pm, 2 1st winter Yellow-legged Gull in roost.NULLJohn Bradley
286024/03/2017Yesterday's possible Red-necked Grebe was looked for but not seen this morning. The GNDiver was still present, and LRP again on Watersports island. 3 Greylags. 1 Mandarin. Pair of Goosander. 8 Goldeneye at Sheepwash. 11 Buzzards. 3 Curlew. 2 Jack Snipe in Hopton reedbed early morning. 'One-foot' the juv GBbG still there. 2 Raven at Lane End. 5 Willow Tits. 2 Skylark.NULLSJR, AHS, CA
285923/03/2017I had a visitor at Coombes Valley today who'd just been to Carsington. They showed me a photo that they'd taken (today) of a 'strange' grebe. It was slightly blurred, but it look rather like a winter Red-necked Grebe. From what they told me, it sounds like they saw it from Lane Ends Hide.Worth checking out?Regards,PaulNULLPaul Bennett
285823/03/20171 Little Ringed Plover this morning, first on Watersports island then later on Horseshoe island with a Ringed Plover. The GNDiver still. 4 Shoveler (3m,1f) and male Gadwall, at first at Millfields then at the WLC. 1f Goosander, 1f Mandarin and 1 Kingfisher at Millfields. 19 Cormorant. 1 Grey Heron. NULLSimon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
285722/03/2017The GNDiver still present. 3 Dunlin on the Stones causeway were new. There's a one-footed 1st-winter GBbG around at the moment, it was at Sheepwash around 10:00. And also in the last few days I've seen Common Gulls sitting on the water, stretching their heads up and braying, just like Herrings and LBbGs do, though not quite as loud! I've not seen Commons doing that before.NULLSimon Roddis
285021/03/2017Afternoon visit full curcuit of the res great northern diver from lane end hide.8 little grebes.2 grey herons.11 cormorants.7 mute swans.189 canada geese.16 barnacle geese.2 greylag geese (inc orange neck collar bird ppx).15 teal.drk shoveler.80 tufted ducks.17 goldeneyes (7 drakes).13 oystercatchers.12 curlew.9 redshank.2 lapwings.3 moorhens.male wheatear still on the dam wall late afternoon.NULLChris brown
284921/03/2017The GNDiver still. 4 Mandarins (2 pairs) at Millfields. 3 Goosander. 6+ Redshank. 1 1st-winter Herring Gull. 1+ Peregrine. Skylark singing on the dam wall. 15 Starling E. 12 Redwing. Male Wheatear on the dam wall. 11 Bullfinch at Millfields including a party of 9 (5m,4f).NULLSimon Roddis
284820/03/20171130-1630: the highlight was an early Osprey which flew W over Stones island at 14:25, the earliest ever at Carsington by 6 days. The GNDiver was between Stones and Millfields. 21 Barnacle Geese on Horseshoe island. 4 Greylags. Maybe as many as 15 Buzzards in the air - 8 down the east side, 7 on the west. An immature, probably female, Peregrine. 3 sub-ad Herring Gull. 1 ad GBbG. 5 Stock Doves. 120 Starlings E. 2 Linnet and 3 Lesser Redpolls on Stones.NULLSimon Roddis, Roger Carrington
283217/03/20170550-1140: the GNDiver still. 4 Greylags including the neck-collar, 25 Barnacles, 4 Wigeon, 36 Curlew on Stones early morning, 1 imm GBbG, 3 Herring Gull, 2 Raven at Millfields, 20 Redwing, male Wheatear on the dam wall, 1 Lesser Redpoll on Stones, 12 Siskin.NULLSimon Roddis
283116/03/2017Greylag Goose with red neck ring Hopton end island.Unable to read the numberNULLIan Scrimshaw
283016/03/2017The GNDiver still this morning, and a male Wheatear on the dam wall. 3 Greylags. 12 Barnacle Geese. Pair of Mandarins. Female Goosander. 2 Grey Herons. The Ruff from Sheepwash. 1 imm Herring Gull. 5 Stock Dove. 1 Raven. 30 Redwing. NULLSimon Roddis
282815/03/2017Highlights from circular walk (0815-1230): Ruff in Brown Ale Bay, 6 Goldeneye (4m,2f) off Big Island, Jack Snipe flushed from Hopton reedbed, Sparrowhawk in Hall Wood, Buzzard on ground in field just behind Hall Wood, Gt Northern Diver off Stones, Cetti's Warbler on Stones (51 species in all). Also 2 Comma and 2 Brimstone butterflies.NULLGary Atkins
282715/03/2017The GNDiver still, from Stones. 3 Wigeon. 2 Shoveler. 5 Greylags. 3 Grey Heron. The Ruff still, at Sheepwash. 8+ Redshank. 3 Jack Snipe and 2 Woodcock at Hopton reedbed early morning. 13 Feral Pigeons in Tail Bay. Green Woodpecker calling in Tail Bay early morning. Cetti's Warbler singing on Stones. 150 Starlings through. Only 2 Grey Wags out of Hopton reedbed early morning. 3 Linnets.NULLSJR, AHS, CA
282614/03/2017This morning, the GNDiver still, 25 Barnacle Geese, 3 Greylags including one with an orange neck collar, 1 Ringed Plover on Watersports island, 1 Dunlin, Tawny Owl calling down the Tail Bay track, 1 Skylark, 1 Sand Martin through, Cetti's Warbler singing on Stones, 15 Chiffchaff between Sheepwash and Tail Bay, 7 Meadow Pipits on the dam wall, 27 Tree Sparrows.NULLSimon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
282513/03/2017Afternoon visit great northern diver.5 little grebe.grey heron.18 cormorants.5 mute swan.148 canada geese.7 greylag geese.25 barnacle geese.23 teal.21 wigeon.12 goldeneye.2 common scoter 1 male.ruff and dunlin(at sheepwash).9 lapwing.4 redshank.12 oystercatchersNULLChris brown/dave newcombe
282413/03/2017This morning, the GNDiver still, pair of Common Scoter, pair of Goosander, 3 Wigeon, 7 Greylags, 1 Ringed Plover, the Ruff still, 1 Dunlin, ad GBbG, Kingfisher at Millfields, Cetti's Warbler singing on Stones, 12 Chiffchaff, 10 Bullfinch (8 at Millfields).NULLSJR, AHS, RC
282312/03/2017This morning, the GNDiver still, 2 Shelduck, 3 Mandarin, 7 Wigeon, 1 Gadwall, 3 Pochard, the Ruff still, 2 Dunlin, 2 JackSnipe at Hopton reedbed early morning, ad GBbG, 2 Herring Gull, Cettis' Warbler on Stones island still, 18 Chiffchaff, 250 Starling E.NULLSJR, CA, AHS
282211/03/2017March WeBS count - Great Northern Diver 1, Little Grebe 7, Great Crested Grebe 56, Cormorant 25, Grey Heron 2, Mute Swan 8, Greylag Goose 5, Canada Goose 110, Barnacle Goose 21, Shelduck 1, Teal 50, Mallard 71, Pintail 2, Pochard 1, Tufted Duck 63, Goldeneye 13, Goosander 2, Moorhen 7, Coot 242, Oystercatcher 19, Lapwing 5, Dunlin 1, Ruff 1, Snipe 35, Curlew 34, Redshank 8, Kingfisher 1. Plus Sand Martin thru N over Stones 0850hrs, Cetti's Warbler singing on Stones, 2+Chiffchaff and 10 Common Buzzards over Blackwall Plantation.NULLJB, SJR, AHS
282110/03/2017The main event this morning was a party of 7 AVOCETS, on Stones from 0725 to 0850 and then moving up to Sheepwash. They flew around a couple of times as if they wanted to leave but were put off by the murky weather. Still at Sheepwash to 1120 at least. Also: the GNDiver still, 1 Pink-footed Goose, 3 Greylags, 23 Barnacle Geese, 4 Wigeon, 6 Goldeneye, 22 Curlew, the Ruff, 78 Common Snipe at WLC, ad GBbG, female Kingfisher at Millfields, 1 Skylark, Cetti's Warbler on Stones, 2 Chiffchaff (Stones and Sheepwash), 120 Redwing, 2 Linnet, 1 Lesser Redpoll, 5 Siskin, 15 Goldfinch.NULLSJR, CA, RC
282009/03/2017This afternoon, the GNDiver off Millfields, 21 Barnacle Geese at WLC, 2 Shelduck on Stones, 20 Cormorant, 1 ad Yellow-legged Gull, ad GBbG, 5 Curlew, 5 Redshank, 15 Common Snipe, Cetti's Warbler on Stones. Late pm at Hopton reedbed, Water Rail calling, 1 Woodcock, 1 Peregrine, 150 Starlings N.NULLSimon Roddis
281907/03/2017Very much the usual suspects this morning: GNDiver, Cetti's Warbler, 5 Curlew, ad GBbG etc. The main event was some extreme aggro between Mute Swans at PS hide, which started rather oddly when 2 birds flew in from the east and one of them hit a tree and crash-landed on the shore of the res. When it regained its composure it swam across towards PSH after the other bird of the two. A pair of swans were already at PSH and they took exception to the new arrivals: one of them repeatedly chased one of the new birds away (a female based on the slimness of its neck). I assume that the chasing bird was also a female but it did seem to have a rather stout neck so I'm not certain about that. The other birds, both males based on their thick necks and large knobs at the base of the bill, had a real set-to, a full-on fight, grabbing each other's wings with their bills amid lots of wing-flapping and splashing. One of them, I assume the male that had already been present, got the upper hand and repeatedly grabbed the other one's head and neck with its bill. They came out of the water and for some minutes the 'winning' bird actually stood on top of the other bird, holding its neck with its bill all the while. The 'losing'' bird broke free and ran towards the hide, the other one hot on its tail until they reached the bank behind the feeder to the right of the hide, when it again grabbed the losing bird's neck and held it down. This carried on for a while longer until I managed to catch their attention and they separated, the losing bird managing to escape over the water and the winner washing and preening itself after its exertions. I don't know how long this might have gone on had they not separated, but I suspect that the losing bird would have come out even worse than it did. I was surprised that the second bird of the initial pair didn't return, at least while I was there, so it will be interesting to see if there are any further developments there.NULLSimon Roddis
281806/03/2017GNDiver still this morning. 1 Shelduck at Sailing Club. 6 Wigeon at Sheepwash. 30 Curlew. The Ruff still. 3 Redshank. 1 Dunlin. 5 GBbG (2 ads inc the long-staying bird, and 3 imms). Minimum of 6 Ravens (or as many as 14 if all sightings were different birds). The Cetti's Warbler singing on Stones. 24 Tree Sparrows between Stones and Sheepwash (second highest recent count).NULLSJR, RC, AHS
281706/03/20170900-0935 Hopton End-Paul Stanley Hide: Singing male Reed Bunting in reed bed; Oystercatcher pair on Big Island, 5 Goldeneye (4 male, 1 female), 30 Common Gulls on north side of spit1115-1200 WLC: 30+ Common Snipe on shore of Horseshoe Island (though quite mobile, so probably more), 2 Willow Tits and Reed Bunting on feedersNULLGary Atkins
281605/03/2017Before the rain started the GNDiver was off Stones island and the Ruff, 33 Curlew and Cetti's Warbler were on Stones. 2 Pochard at WLC. 5 Goosander including a pair in Shiningford Creek and later at Sheepwash. 2 Redshank. 2 Herring Gull.NULLSimon Roddis
281504/03/20170600-1200: GNDiver still. 8 Barnacle Geese. 7 Wigeon including a pair displaying. 1 Pochard. 4 Goldeneye. Pair Goosander in Brownale Bay. 7 Common Buzzard. Single Jack Snipe, Woodcock and Water Rail at Hopton reedbed first thing. 41 Curlew. The Ruff still at WLC. 1 Dunlin. 2 Redshank. Ad GBbG. 4 Herring Gull. 3 Stock Dove. 2 Tawny Owls calling at Hopton first thing. 1 Kingfisher at Millfields. 22 Carrion Crows at Millfields and 14 at WLC creek. 1 Raven. 8 Skylark going in random directions. Cetti's Warbler and Redwing singing on Stones. 180 Starling. 5 Mistle Thrush. 5 Meadow Pipit. 11 Grey Wags out of Hopton reedbed early morning. 2 Linnet. 3 Lesser Redpoll. 7 Siskin. 8 singing Reed Buntings. (77 species.)NULLSimon Roddis
281402/03/2017The GNDiver was between Sheepwash and Lane End this morning. Peak count of 51 Curlews, with a lot of coming and going between the shore around Lane End and the fields. Only 7 Lapwings! Ad GBbG. Cetti's and 4 Lesser Redpoll on Stones.NULLSimon Roddis
281301/03/2017This morning: the GNDiver between Stones and Lane End. A 2nd winter Kittiwake was off the dam wall at 08:15 then later at the WLC at 11:00. 20 Cormorant. 7 pairs of Oystercatcher. The Ruff still. 2 Redshank. 1 Dunlin. 13 Curlew. Ad GBbG. 4 Stock Dove. Female Kingfisher at Penn Carr (Millfields). 10 Rooks at small rookery at Hognaston (as seen from the dam wall). Willow Tits singing at Millfields and WLC creek. Reed Buntings singing on Stones, WLC creek, Tail Bay and Millfields island.NULLSimon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
281228/02/2017This morning, the GNDiver between Stones and Millfields. 2 Wigeon. 2 Goosander. 8 Buzzards in the air from Stones. The Ruff still. 38 Curlew at Lane End. 1 Dunlin. 2 ad GBbG over. 1 Herring Gull. 1 Peregrine. 3 Skylark over. Cetti's Warbler singing on Stones. 21 Tree Sparrows between Sheepwash and Stones Island. 1 Linnet N over WLC creek. 3 Reed Buntings singing (WLC and 2 on Stones).NULLSJR, AHS, RC
281127/02/20170820-1045: the GNDiver still, off Lane End. Ruff still around Stones. 30+ Common Snipe at the WLC. A singing Grey Wag at Sheepwash appeared to be a female by its plumage.NULLSimon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
281026/02/2017The GNDiver was off Stones this morning. 6 Wigeon. 1 Pochard. 1 Peregrine. 15 Curlew. The Ruff still. 1 Dunlin. 2 Redshank. 5 Skylark and 30 Starling W. 90 Redwing (5 on Stones, 85 WLC Creek). 9 Willow Tits between the WLC and Millfields (via Tail Bay): 3 pairs and 3 singles, including 2 singing.NULLSimon Roddis
280925/02/2017GNDiver at Millfields. First thing at Hopton reedbed, 3 Jack Snipe, 4 Woodcock, 11 Grey Wagtails out of their roost, 1 Tawny Owl calling. 29 Curlew from Sheepwash. Cetti's Warbler singing on Stones.NULLSimon Roddis
280825/02/201708:00-10:00 between Visitor Centre and Sheepwash.2 Kestrel, 2 Oystercatchers' 6-8 Curlew, Treecreeper, Willow Tit and 2 NuthatchesNULLEric Dewhurst
280724/02/2017The GNDiver was off Stones this morning. 4 Wigeon. 4 Gadwall. 6 Buzzard. 1 Ringed Plover. 19 Curlew. Pair of Oycs mating on Horseshoe island. 2 Dunlin. The Ruff still. 2 Redshank. Ad GBbG still. 7 Stock Dove. 20 Starling and 18 Redwing N.NULLSJR, AHS, RC
280623/02/2017The GNDiver was off Millfields 08:20. Ruff at Sailing Club. 2 Shelduck flew up the res at 10:40, seemed to land in Brownale Bay. Not many birds singing this morning for some reason!NULLSimon Roddis
280521/02/2017This mornings Tree Sparrow count was 23.NULLA H STEWARDSON
280421/02/20170830-1230, west side from Hopton end to Stones island: GNDiver, 5 Buzzard, 7 Curlew, 3 Redshank, 2 GBbG, 2 Raven, 7 Goldcrest (3 singing), 51 Blue Tits, 19 Great Tits, 10 Coal Tits, 4 Willow Tits (3 singing), 13 Long-tailed Tit, 6 Nuthatch, 4 Treecreeper, 35 Wren (28 singing), 100 Starling W, 28 Blackbirds (only 1 singing), 18 Song Thrush (15 singing), 88 Robin (62 singing), 27 Dunnock (20 singing), 8 singing Chaffinches, 18 Bullfinch, 5 Reed Bunting (3 singing).NULLSimon Roddis
280320/02/2017Adult GNDiver still present. 26 Barnacle Geese. 2 Greylags. 1 Shelduck. 10 Goldeneye. 9 Goosander. 1 Peregrine. 9 Oystercatcher. 1 Ruff still. 1 Ringed Plover N. 4 Dunlin. 1 Curlew. 7 GBbG first thing, presumably roosted. 4 Herring Gull. 60 Woodpigeons at Millfields. 7 Raven over Millfields. Total of c.200 Starling N. 70 Redwing (20 Millfields, 50 Sheepwash). Total of 20 singing SongThrushes at Millfields (14), Stones area (4) and Sheepwash (2).NULLSJR, AHS, CA
280219/02/2017This morning from Stones Island, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Ruff, 4 Dunlin, 3 Oystercatchers, 70 Common Snipe, 3 Skylarks flying north and 1 Cetti's Warbler.NULLA H STEWARDSON
280016/02/20170650-1210: adult GNDiver still present. At Hopton first thing, 1 Water Rail, 1 Jack Snipe and 13 Grey Wags out of their roost. 10 Stock Doves over. 20 Barnacle Geese. 18 Wigeon. 5 Pochard. 12 Goldeneye. 8 Goosander. 1 Grey Heron. 2 Sparrowhawk. 6 Buzzard. 5+ Oystercatcher. 2 Golden Plover. 2 Redshank. 3 Curlew. 4+ Dunlin. 73 Common Snipe at WLC. 3 Herring Gull. 1 ad GBbG. 7 Feral Pigeon (Tail Bay). Female Kingfisher in Brownale Bay. 4 Raven at Millfields. 6 Skylark over. Willow Tit singing at Millfields. 2 Linnet S over Stones. 1 Reed Bunting singing at WLC. (75 species) NULLSJR, AHS, RC
279914/02/20170830-1200: the GNDiver was easier to see today in much more benign conditions. 980 Lapwing in total. 2 Dunlin. Water Rail calling in Hopton reedbed. 4 Great Spots including 2 drumming. Reed Bunting singing on Stones. Peregrine over Sheepwash. Adult GBbG. 3 Mistle Thrushes (1 Hopton, 2 Sheepwash).NULLSimon Roddis
279813/02/2017February WeBs count- Mute Swan 8, Canada Goose 50, Wigeon 2, Gadwall 11, Teal 133, Mallard 97, Pochard 8, Tufted Duck 84, Goldeneye 9, Goosander 2, Great Northern Diver 1, Little Grebe 13, Great Crested Grebe 39, Grey Heron 1, Moorhen 6, Coot 564, Oystercatcher 5, Lapwing 384, Dunlin 4, Ruff 1, Common Snipe 32, Redshank 2. NULLJB, SJR
279713/02/2017No sign of the diver this morning but maybe it was just sheltering from the wind. Wildfowl numbers continue to fall. 8 Goldeneye off the dam wall and 2 redhead Goosander at Millfields. Ruff, 2 Dunlin, 3 Oystercatchers, 2 Redshank. 1 GBbG.NULLSimon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
279609/02/20170830-1300. Whole site covered. Adult Great Northern Diver. 14 Cormorants. 45 Great Crested Grebes. 19 Little Grebes including 14 around the Wildlife Centre area. 8 Mute Swans. 156 Canada Geese. Pink-footed Goose. 12 Gadwall. 11 Wigeon. 159 Teal. 17 Pochard. 18 Goldeneye. 8 Moorhen. 4 Dunlin. Ruff. 6 Oystercatchers including a pair at Millfields. Pair on Big Island (hopton end), and a pair at Sheepwash which includes the ringed (bar code) bird returning for its 12th consecutive year. NULLDave Newcombe/Chris Brown
279508/02/201709:00 to 11:30 from Sheepwash hide 3 Goldeneye, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 lesser black backed gull, 1 Greater black backed gull, 1 Common gull, 65 Black headed gulls, 1 greylag Goose,2 Ravens, 1 Greater spotted woodpecker drumming, 30 Redwing. From brown ale bay 1 Redshank, 3 Dunlin. Great Northern Diver near dam wall.NULLA H STEWARDSON
279407/02/2017This morning from Stones Island 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Redshank, 1 Dunlin, 3 Ravens,from WLC 67 Common Snipe, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Ruff, 1 Pink foot Goose, 5 Common Buzzard. NULLA H STEWARDSON
279306/02/201710:oo Lane end hide 1 Skylark flying south west, 1 Curlew calling, 11:00 from Stones Island, 2 Skylarks flying south west.NULLA H STEWARDSON
279206/02/2017Very foggy this morning, so I walked to Laneend hide. 10 Siskins, 2 Goldeneye from hide and 8 Great crested grebes, at the feeding station near Lane end hide excellent views of many of our commoner birds, I saw in 10 minutes Great,Blue, Coal,Willow and Longtailed Tits, Nuthatch, Treecreeper,Bullfinch, Chaffinch, Robin, Blackbird, Dunnock,Woodpigeon, Mistlethrush singing close by. From Stones Island when fog had cleared, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Ruff. NULLA H STEWARDSON
279105/02/2017Species noted during monthly birdwatching for beginners walk (10am-noon; Stones Island/ Wildlife Centre): Black-headed Gull, Mute Swan, Dunnock, Carrion Crow, Chaffinch, Robin, Starling, Coot, Gt Crested Grebe, Little Grebe, Canada Goose, Teal, Blackbird, House Sparrow, Tree Sparrow, Lapwing, Tufted Duck, Ruff, Redshank, Cormorant, Long-tailed Tit, Wren, Mallard, Song Thrush, Greenshank, Gt Northern Diver, Goldeneye, Redwing, Pied Wagtail, Goosander, Snipe, Oystercatcher, Blue Tit, MagpieNULLGary Atkins
279003/02/2017This morning from Millfields, 1 Great Northern Diver, 2 Skylarks, 6 Goldeneye, 1 Raven, from Stones Island 1Ruff, 2 Redshank, from the WLC, 4 Dunlin, 11 Barnacle Geese, 1 Pink foot Goose, 1 Oystercatcher and 13 Common SnipeNULLA H STEWARDSON
278802/02/2017In thick fog little to report, 6 Dunlin and a Redshank on Stones island. 2 Stock Dove over. Pair of Mistle Thrush in traditional breeding area near Paul Stanley hide. NULLClive Ashton
278701/02/2017This morning from Sheepwash hide,fog made any observations very difficult, 1 Pintail, 1 Common Snipe, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Meadow Pipits, Greater spotted woodpecker could be heard drumming from the far bank. From Stones Island, fog turning to mist and eventually clearing,1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Ruff, 2 Dunlin, 1 Ringed Plover, 6 Common Snipe, 1 Oystercatcher, 2 Goldeneye, 2 Redshank. From the Wildlife Centre, 42 Common Snipe. NULLA H STEWARDSON
278629/01/2017This morning from Stones island 6 Dunlin,1 Shelduck,1 Great Northern Diver, 2 Common Snipe, from Wildlife Centre 1 Oystercatcher, 20 Common Snipe, 1 Pink footed Goose amongst the Canada Geese and 1 Great Black Backed Gull. NULLA H STEWARDSON
278524/01/2017This morning at Millfields, 1 Kingfisher,5 Lesser Redpolls. From Stones Island 1 Ruff,1 Curlew. From Wild life centre, 7 Common Snipe,1 Oystercatcher and amongst the Canada Geese 1 Pink footed goose and 22 Barnacle Geese.NULLA H STEWARDSON
278424/01/2017Hopton end- 2 Jack Snipe, 6 Grey Wagtails,Jay. 4 Jay flew over the road at Brown Ale Bay. Stones/WLC - 2 Redshank, Curlew, Ruff, Dunlin, 36 Snipe. NULLClive Ashton /Alan Stewardson
278222/01/2017Hopton End 0715hrs, 3 Jack Snipe, and 2 Woodcock flew in.Millfields, 4 female Goosander.Stones Island, 1 Knot (AHS, RWK, RC) flew in 1000hrs, 17 Snipe, 1 Ruff, 5 Dunlin, 1 Redshank, Great Northern Diver and Raven plus Peregrine over.Wildlife Centre, 39 Snipe and 1 Oystercatcher.NULLRoger Carrington
278121/01/2017This morning from Stone's island,3 Redshank,5 Dunlin,1 Ruff,1 Oystercatcher from WLC and 4 Common Snipe.NULLA H STEWARDSON
278020/01/2017This morning from Stone's Island light south easterly breeze, pockets of light mist generally visibility excellent. 2 Redshank, 4 Dunlin, 1 Ruff, Great Northern Diver, Cetti's Warbler, 20 Whooper Swans distant and brief flying northwest at 9:15am 2 flying northwest at 10:07am 16 on water at 11:05am, 2 Lesser Redpoll, 1 Skylark. From Wildlife Centre 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Great Black Backed Gull, 11 Common Snipe.NULLA H STEWARDSON
277919/01/2017From Stones Island GN Diver, 5 Dunlin, 1 Ruff, 1 Redshank, 11 Common Snipe, 2 Herring Gull, Grey Heron, Cetti's Warbler and 8 Lesser Redpoll. From WLC 25 more Snipe so 36 total. A pair of Teal displaying and mating in WLC Creek. NULLClive Ashton
277818/01/2017Morning fog made any observations very difficult. On the causeway to Stones island I saw 4 Dunlin, 1 Ruff. 5 Common Snipe were just visible from the Wildlife centre. NULLA H STEWARDSON
277715/01/20171300-1700: GNDiver off Millfields. 333 Canada Geese. 2 Greylags 1 Pink-foot. 900 Lapwing (500 Sheepwash, 400 Sailing Club). 7 Dunlin. 2 Redshank. 1 Woodcock at Hopton at dusk. 12 Herring Gull. 1 Yellow-legged Gull. 25 Redwing at Hopton late pm. 2 Meadow Pipit. 4 Reed Bunting.NULLSimon Roddis
277615/01/2017January WeBs count-Mute Swan 22, Greylag Goose 2, Canada Goose 48, Cormorant 15, Great Crested Grebe 33, Little Grebe 12, Great Northern Diver 1, Wigeon 35, Teal 163, Mallard 143, Gadwall 33, Pintail 5, Tufted Duck 187, Pochard 55, Goldeneye 17, Coot 950, Moorhen 9, Lapwing 383, Dunlin 7, Ruff 1, Redshank 2, Snipe 7, Curlew 1.NULLJB, SJR
277512/01/20170730-1140: GNDiver still off Stones. 8 Goosander at Millfields early morning, and 3 calling Tawny Owls. Female Peregrine. 600 Lapwing at Sailing Club. Ruff still on Stones causeway.9 Dunlin. 2 Redshank. Ad GBbG. 2 female Kingfishers (Millfields and Brownale Bay). 40 Redwing. 15 Bullfinch, including 13 (7m,6f) on Sheepwash feeder. 3 Greenfinch. 2 Lesser Redpoll. 35 Siskin.NULLSimon Roddis, Roger Carrington
277410/01/20170715-1145: GNDiver off Stones island. 4 Jack Snipe, 4 Woodcock and 9 Grey Wagtails at Hopton reedbed first thing. 29 Barnacle Geese. 15 Gadwall. 10 Goldeneye (7m,3f). 1000 Lapwing spread between Sheepwash, WLC and Sailing Club. 7 Dunlin. Ad GBbG. Female Kingfisher again in Brownale Bay. Willow Tit singing at Hopton. Mistle Thrushes singing at Hopton and Sheepwash. 10 Bullfinch, inc. 9 (3m,6f) on the topped-up feeder in Sheepwash carpark.NULLSimon Roddis
277008/01/20170730-1230: GNDiver, Ruff and Cetti's Warbler still on/around Stones. 24 Goosander (4 ad males, 4 imm males) and 12 Goldeneye (8 males) off the dam wall at Millfields first thing. 3 Shoveler (2 males). 29 Barnacle Geese. 95 Common Snipe at the WLC (the record is 130 in 2003). 7 Dunlin. 2+ Redshank. 500 Lapwing. 1 Golden Plover. 1 ad Yellow-legged Gull at Sheepwash. 3 GBbG. 2 GSWoodpeckers drumming at Millfields. Female Kingfisher again in Brownale Bay. 2 Raven. 2 Greenfinch. 1 Linnet. (69 species)NULLSimon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
276906/01/20170730-1200: I decided to do a count of small(ish) stuff this morning, so the following are totals from Hopton to Stones: 4 Woodcock, 1 Jack Snipe, 7 Moorhen, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 13 Magpie, 1 Jay, 300 Jackdaw, 52 Blue Tit, 30 Great Tit, 10 Coal Tit, 3 Willow Tit, 5 Nuthatch, 4 Treecreeper, 27 Wrens, 65 Blackbird, 19 Song Thrush, 82 Redwing, 47 Robin, 21 Dunnock, 5 Grey Wagtails, 28 Chaffinch, 8 Bullfinch, 3 Greenfinch, 27 Siskin and 5 Reed Bunting. The GN Diver is still there, along with 12 Shoveler. Surprisingly, there were some early signs of breeding activity: a pair of Mallards mating towards the Hopton end, and a pair of Mute Swans at Sheepwash which were displaying to each other, mirroring each other’s moves as they preened, dipped their heads in the water, bowed to each other and so on – beautiful to watch – but it turned out that this was also the preamble to a bit of how’s your father: at least they then had the decency to do a bit more post-coital displaying to each other afterwards. Clearly the pair bond means more to Mute Swans than it does to Mallard! Alan S. also had a pair of Coots mating near the WLC.NULLSimon Roddis
276805/01/2017Tawny Owl, Woodcock, Jack Snipe, 300 Jackdaw, singing Willow Tit and 9 Grey Wags at Hopton reedbed first thing. 215 Canadas, 1 Greylag, 1 Pink-foot. (72 species)NULLSimon Roddis
276705/01/2017Adult GN Diver, 25 Snipe, 6 Dunlin, 3 Redshank, Ruff, 3 Goosander over and Cetti's Warbler.NULLClive Ashton
276604/01/20170800-1230: adult GNDiver off Stones. 8 Greylag. 15 Goldeneye. 3 Goosander. 24 Cormorant. 3 Dunlin. 3 Redshank. 17 Common Snipe at WLC. 4 Great Black-backs (the resident bird plus 3 adults north). 14+ Stock Doves. Female Kingfishers at Millfields and Brownale Bay, difficult to say whether one or two birds. 3 Kestrel. 3 Great Spots. The Cetti's Warbler on Stones showed incredibly well, called then popped up into a bush for about 30 seconds. (67 species)NULLSimon Roddis
276503/01/2017GN Diver, Ruff and Cetti's Warbler all still present around/off Stones. 2 drake Pintail also off Stones.NULLSimon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
276401/01/2017Birdwatching for Beginners walk (10am-noon) - 33 species: House Sparrow, Coot, Pochard, Gadwall, Jackdaw, Gt Tit, Robin, Little Grebe, Pheasant, Mute Swan, Mallard, Chaffinch, Tree Sparrow, Blue Tit, Magpie, Willow Tit, Tufted Duck, Woodpigeon, Lapwing, Dunnock, Teal, Blackbird, Collared Dove, Snipe, Ruff, Pied Wagtail, Gt Crested Grebe, Goldeneye, Wigeon, Black-hd Gull, Wren, Goldfinch, Carrion CrowNULLGary Atkins
276301/01/2017Afternoon visit: GN Diver still off Stones. 207 Canada Geese, 28 Barnacles, 1 Pink-foot, 1 Greylag. 1 Ruff still. 1 Redshank. 6 Dunlin. 3 Woodcock at Hopton reedbed at dusk.NULLSimon Roddis
276231/12/20160720-1200: 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
276029/12/2016WeBs 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
275928/12/2016GNDiver from Millfields this morning. 1 Shoveler at WLC. 7 Dunlin. Cetti's Warbler still on Stones. 2 Raven.NULLSimon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
275826/12/20160730-1045: 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
275725/12/2016GNDiver 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
275623/12/2016GN 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
275521/12/2016GN Diver still present. 3 Shelduck, 11 Dunlin, Ruff, 2 Redshank, c50 Snipe and Cetti's Warbler. NULLClive Ashton
275420/12/20161200-1500: 49 Greylag, 29 Barnacles, 12 Goosander (Millfields), 3 Shoveler, 500 Lapwing, 8 Dunlin, 2 ad Yellow-legged Gulls (Sheepwash).NULLSimon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
275320/12/2016Adult 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
275217/12/20160730-1200: 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
275116/12/201642 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
275015/12/2016Afternoon 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
274914/12/2016Little 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
274813/12/2016Little 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
274712/12/2016Little 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
274611/12/2016Little 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
274510/12/2016Little 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
274409/12/2016Little 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
274308/12/2016Little 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
274207/12/2016Brief 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
274105/12/2016Buzzard teal redshank 14 snipe 15 dunlin Wigeon lesser black backed gull kestrel redwingsPochard gadwall goldcrest goldeneye All seen between 10am and 12pmNULLTom Wareham
273905/12/2016Monthly 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
273804/12/20162 Shelduck off Stones IslandNULLIan Scrimshaw
273703/12/2016Little 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
273603/12/2016Little 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
273401/12/2016Little 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
273330/11/20162 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
273229/11/2016Birds 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
273128/11/2016Vismig 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
273027/11/2016Large 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
272926/11/2016A 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.
272825/11/2016Afternoon 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
272725/11/2016Drake 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
272624/11/2016First 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
272523/11/2016Cetti'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
272423/11/2016Cetti'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
272322/11/2016Cettis Warbler still on Stones Island showing in willows by the mound, calling occasionally.NULLRoger Carrington
272219/11/2016CETTI'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
272118/11/2016187 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
272014/11/2016The 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
271913/11/2016WeBs 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
271812/11/20164 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
271711/11/20162 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
271610/11/2016Drake 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
271509/11/2016Midday blue morph snow goose on stones island with a greylag and 68 canada geeseNULLChris brown
271409/11/2016A 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
271307/11/2016Pink-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
271207/11/20162 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
271106/11/2016Monthly 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
271005/11/2016Ruff x1, Dunlin x1 between watersports centre and visitor centre. Great Spotted Woodpecker - Lane End. Sparrow Hawk - Female - Shiningford creek. NULLmick sharp
270903/11/2016Bit 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
270802/11/2016Vismig 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. NULLSJR, CA, RC
270702/11/2016Vismig from Stones causeway 0830-1200: 31 Whooper Swans SE (22,3 NULLSJR, CA, RC
270602/11/20163 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
270501/11/2016Male Red-crested Pochard Paul StanleyNULLIan Scrimshaw
270431/10/201625 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
270330/10/2016A 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
270228/10/2016A 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
270127/10/2016Green 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
270026/10/201640 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
269925/10/2016Green 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
269824/10/2016At least 1 Crossbill, 2 Skylark and 12 Siskin over Millfields this morning.NULLRoger Carrington
269721/10/2016Male 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
269620/10/2016Hopton 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
269519/10/2016Hopton 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
269417/10/2016154 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
269315/10/20161 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
269215/10/2016Willow tit heard calling at Wildlife Centre. 10.000amNULLMatthew Birkin
269114/10/2016Willow Tit and Nuthatch, 10.00 am at feeding station south of Shiningford Farm. NULLDavid Speight
269013/10/2016Mid 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
268912/10/20160820-1150: 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
268811/10/2016Brief 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
268710/10/2016Interesting 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
268609/10/20162 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
268508/10/2016Hopton 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
268407/10/20160720-1150: 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
268304/10/20160700-1200: 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
268202/10/2016Species 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
268102/10/2016A Yellow-browed Warbler calling and showing occasionally on Stones Island this morning. Still calling at 13:15hr per Dave Newcombe.NULLClive Ashton
268001/10/20166 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
267919/09/20162nd winter Caspian Gull, 4 adult Yellow-legged Gulls and a 1st winter Mediterranean Gull in roost off Stones Island.NULLJohn Bradley
267818/09/2016WeBS 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
267715/09/2016Wildfowl 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
267614/09/20160800-1145: 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
267512/09/2016Adult 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
267408/09/2016Mid 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
267307/09/20169 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
267206/09/2016WLC: 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
267104/09/20160730-1145: 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
267029/08/2016Brownale 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
266928/08/2016Lesser 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
266827/08/2016Juvenile 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
266723/08/2016WeBS count 06.00 to 11.30Mute 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
266622/08/2016Greenshank still at Sheepwash/Brownale, 2 Common Sandpipers, 3 Grey Heron. Quiet otherwise in a quick visitNULLSteph Hicking
266521/08/2016Osprey at approx 2pm. Saw it diving and catching a fish. Very impressive.NULLAndrew Potter
266418/08/2016Sheepwash 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
266318/08/20160720-1230: 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
266217/08/20160820-1135: 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
266116/08/2016WLC: 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 LinnetAlso, 1 Green Sandpiper at Sheepwash, 1 Common Sandpiper at Lane End. NULLJames Owen
266016/08/20160730-1030: 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
265912/08/2016Sheepwash: 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
265811/08/2016Hobby over Fishtail Creek c16:30NULLJohn Matkin
265711/08/2016Redstart 1 Shiningford Creek 15.30Redstart 3 Tower Bank hedgerow to right of seat 16.00NULLmick sharp
265509/08/2016This 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
265408/08/2016Following 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
265303/08/20163 Little Egrets at WLC, 55 Lapwings on Horseshoe island, adult Yellow-legged Gull on raft off sailing club.NULLSimon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
265202/08/20160815-1215: 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
265131/07/20166 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
265028/07/20160740-1015: 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
264927/07/20160830-1130: 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
264825/07/2016WeBS 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
264723/07/20160630-0930: 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
264620/07/20161 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
264419/07/20161 Ruff on watersports island this morning.NULLClive Ashton
264315/07/20160815-1150: 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
264214/07/20161 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
264012/07/20160620-1140: 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
263911/07/20161000-1300: 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
263808/07/2016Afternoon 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
263707/07/2016Female 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
263605/07/2016Osprey 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
263503/07/2016Following 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
263403/07/2016Five Black-tailed Godwit at Millfields Island at 11.00amNULLBrian Harris
263302/07/20160845-1145: 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
263201/07/2016Female 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
263129/06/20167 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
263028/06/20161 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
262928/06/20167 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
262827/06/2016Moulting 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
262723/06/2016WeBS 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
262610/06/2016Moorhen with 6 chicks and Mallard with 5 on Henmore Brook, Redstart NULLJohn Matkin
262504/06/2016Male Mandarin Duck opposite WLCNULLMike Coates
262403/06/201610.30-12.30 - Bar-headed Goose (prob escapee) dropped in; mobile around Sailing Club bay, Horseshoe Island and Shiningford CreekNULLGary Atkins
262228/05/20161 Whimbrel on Stones Island 7.45am, then flew high west. Male Red-crested Pochard on Watersports Island.NULLJon Lowes
262124/05/2016Common Whitethroat Redshank Snow Goose Oystercatcher Spotted Flycatcher 2pmNULLSheila Barnett
262024/05/20162 Little Terns flew N/NW past the WLC at 08:00hrs. Also the pair of Red crested Pochard on Watersports Island.NULLClive Ashton
261917/05/2016Juv 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
261817/05/2016WeBS count 05.40 - 11.30Great 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
261615/05/2016Juv 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
261514/05/2016All 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
261412/05/2016Juv GNDiver in Brownale Bay at midday. 4 Arctic Terns north. 2 R-c Pochard at Millfields.NULLSimon Roddis
261311/05/20161st summer Mediterranean Gull on Millfields Island at 8:00pm.NULLJohn Bradley
261211/05/2016Pale 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
261110/05/20165 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
261010/05/2016Grey 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
260909/05/2016Looks like we're down to just one adult GNDiver now.NULLSimon Roddis
260808/05/20163 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
260707/05/20163 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
260606/05/20160715-1100: 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
260505/05/20160745-1200: 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
260403/05/20160745-1100: 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
260302/05/20160700-1130: 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
260201/05/2016The 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
260101/05/2016Marsh 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
260027/04/2016Collective 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
259927/04/2016Two Yellow Wagtail, a Common Sandpiper and a Redshank on Horseshoe Island at 12 noon.NULLBrian Harris
259826/04/2016A 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
259724/04/2016Wood 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
259624/04/20163 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
259521/04/20163 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
259418/04/2016This 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
259318/04/20163 Black-tailed Godwit flew NW over WLC at 0940. 5 Common Sandpiper on Watersports island. 1 Wheatear on Horseshoe island.NULLSimon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
259218/04/20165 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
259118/04/20162 Ospreys circled the reservoir for the best part of an hour, from 0800hrs, before drifting off northeast[CA,JB,RC,SJR].NULLClive Ashton
259014/04/2016Common Whitethroat singing in Shiningford Creek this afternoon.3 Yellow Wagtails on Watersports Islands.NULLRoger Carrington
258914/04/20163 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
258813/04/2016I 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
258712/04/20160730-1330: 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
258611/04/2016WeBS count for April. 07.00 -11.40Mute 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
258511/04/201619 Little Gulls (18 adults a 1 1st summer) late evening, 2nd summer Yellow-legged Gull in roost.NULLJohn Bradley
258410/04/2016Male Yellow Wagtail at the WLC 10:00NULLSimon Roddis
258309/04/20160630-1130: 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
258208/04/2016Male 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
258107/04/2016Male Redstart this morning in the field at the rear of the Sand Martin bank in WLC creekNULLJon Lowes
258007/04/20163 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
257906/04/2016A 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
257804/04/2016210 Common Gulls in roost at 1830. 3 White Wagtails on Stones island. Jack Snipe still in WLC creek. 300 Jackdaws.NULLSimon Roddis
257704/04/2016Blackcap @ Millfields, male eating Ivy berriesNULLIan Scrimshaw
257604/04/20166 Common Gulls and a Pink-footed Goose.NULLPeter Stoppard
257504/04/20160730-1200: 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
257404/04/2016Following 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
257302/04/2016Male 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
257201/04/20166-15 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
257101/04/20164 Buzzards aloft, low over Blackwall PlantationNULLGary Atkins
257031/03/20163 GNDivers still. 3 Shoveler. Pair of Wigeon still at Millfields. 20 Sand Martin, Swallow, House Martin.NULLSimon Roddis/Ken Rome
256929/03/2016All 3 GNDivers still present. First House Martin of the year off Stones 0900. Leucistic Snipe still at WLC.NULLSJR, CA, JB, RC
256829/03/2016Red Kite circling fields over Windmill Farm (Godfreyhole) at approx 4pm. Headed south.NULLJean Hurdle
256727/03/20160700-1100:3 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
256627/03/2016Male and female Mandarin ducks seen on Lake shore in front of Sheepwash bird hide at 4.30pmNULLCatherine Moss
256524/03/20160600-1200: 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
256423/03/20160830-1300: 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
256321/03/20163 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
256221/03/2016WeBS 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
256118/03/201613.30 from Sheepwash Hide1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Grey Wagtail, 4 Goldeneye, 2 Redshank, 2 Oystercatcher NULLPaul Bennett
256018/03/20160630-1200: 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
255917/03/20163 GNDivers still. Chiffchaff singing at Millfields. Leucistic Common Snipe with 8 other snipe in WLC creek. 1 Skylark, 9 Meadow Pipits north.NULLSJR,AHS
255817/03/20161 Wigeon and 3 Snipe near Wildlife Centre at 15000hrsNULLMike Coates
255716/03/2016Afternoon 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
255616/03/20163 GNDivers from Sheepwash at 1530. 11+ Goldeneye. 50 Redwing at Sheepwash. 5 Fieldfare flew north. 2 Raven.NULLSimon Roddis
255515/03/20163 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
255411/03/2016To 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
255311/03/2016Avocet from 0815, still at Wildlife Centre 0930hrs.10 Whooper Swans on water off Stones Island from 0840hrs.NULLRoger Carrington
255208/03/20162 GNDivers from Stones. Jack Snipe at Hopton reedbed. 17 Curlew at Sheepwash.NULLSimon Roddis
255107/03/2016Adult sum pl Mediterranean Gull in roost from 1645hrs off Stones Island. At least 33 Curlew came in this evening.NULLRoger Carrington
255007/03/20160645-1145: 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
254906/03/2016Seen 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
254805/03/201608:30 3 Barnacle Geese Wildlife Centre Creek, Redshank. Curlew heard Sheepwash.NULLEric Dewhurst
254705/03/20160700-1130: 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
254604/03/20161 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
254503/03/20163 GNDivers. 1 Jack Snipe and a Water Rail calling in Hopton reedbed 0730. 28 Barnacle Geese. 1 Skylark. 6 Buzzard.NULLSimon Roddis
254401/03/20163 Great Northern Divers, 7 Pintail, 6 Curlew, adult Kittiwake in gull roost.NULLJohn Bradley
254301/03/20162 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 middayNULLJames Owen
254223/02/20163 Greylag, 13 Barnacle Geese, 2 Shelduck, 1 Dunlin, 1 Curlew, 1 Skylark north, 8 Lesser Redpoll. NULLClive Ashton
254122/02/2016WeBS 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
254021/02/2016Summer plumage adult Mediterranean Gull off Stones Island 0930-1000. 3 GNDivers still. 20 Redwing on Stones, 20 Siskin at WLC.NULLSHR,AHS
253920/02/20163 GNDivers still. 3 Pintail at Millfields 0800. 4 Curlew at WLC 1000.NULLSimon Roddis
253819/02/20163 GNDivers still. 29 Barnacle Geese, 1 Greylag. Flock of 36 Cormorants seemed to fly in at 0855 but didn't stay.NULLSimon Roddis
253716/02/20162 x Jack Snipe at Paul Stanley HideNULLAlan Ball
253610/02/2016I 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
253510/02/20168:00-11:30am Goosander (2) and Oystercatcher (2) on Millfields Island. Several Goldeneye, Redwing and Song Thrushes (singing)NULLEric Dewhurst
253409/02/2016Adult Kittiwake at Millfields 08:15. 2 GNDivers showing, very mobile. 3 Oystercatcher, 1 Curlew.NULLSimon Roddis
253305/02/2016Jack 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
253203/02/20163 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
253131/01/2016WeBs 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
253028/01/20163 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
252927/01/2016At 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
252823/01/20163 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
252721/01/2016Water Rail and Jack Snipe in Hopton reed bed, 4 Heron, 7 Goldeneye, 5 Gadwall, 3 Goosander, 5 Meadow Pipit.NULLClive Ashton
252621/01/20162 Jack Snipe at Hopton reedbed 0830-0900NULLSJR, AHS
252520/01/20163 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
252419/01/20163 GNDivers (2 ads, 1 juv) this morning. 1 Barnacle Goose again with the Canadas. 3 Goosander. 1 Kingfisher in Shiningford Creek.NULLSimon Roddis
252318/01/20164 GNDivers, 3 ads, 1 juv. 6 Goosander. 180 Canada Geese and 1 Barnacle. 1 Dunlin. 5 Herring Gull.NULLSimon Roddis
252215/01/20162 GNDivers still present. 335 Lapwing at Sailing Club. 130 Canada Geese at WLC. Leucistic Common Snipe in WLC creek.NULLSimon Roddis
252114/01/2016Drake 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
252013/01/20162 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
251911/01/2016Could 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
251807/01/2016Juv & Adult G N DiverNULLIan Scrimshaw
251702/01/2016Late 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
251601/01/20163 GNDivers, 3 Shelduck, 4 Goosander, Water Rail heard in Hopton reedbedNULLSimon Roddis
251530/12/20153 GN Diver(today and y'day-juv still in shallows off stones with both adults at south east end sheltering from wind)NULLMAP
251428/12/2015600 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 1615-1650NULLSimon Roddis
251328/12/20153 GNDiver(juv now in shallows off stones/sailing club island).3 Dunlin, 300 Common GullNULLMAP
251227/12/20153 GNDiver all visible from Stones Island mid-morning. 7 Goosander at Millfields. 70 Redwing on Stones. Leucistic Common Snipe in WLC creekNULLSimon Roddis
251127/12/20151 Kingfisher at Millfields; 1 Water Rail calling in Hopton reedbedNULLSimon Roddis
250921/12/2015WeBS 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.NULLPeter Gibbon and John Bradley
250821/12/20153 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.NULLRoger Carrington
250719/12/20153 GND- the 2nd adult staying tight to bank North of fishtail creek this amNULLMAP
250619/12/2015Leucistic Common Snipe in WLC creek. Juv GNDiver at Millfields, adult off Watersports islandNULLSimon Roddis
250518/12/20153 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)NULLMAP
250417/12/20151 Brent Goose 0839-0930 from Millfields. Ad and Juv GNDiver. 2 female Scaup WLC 1200. 200 Redwing in fields by WLC creek, 70 at MillfieldsNULLSimon Roddis
250316/12/2015Jack 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.NULLSimon Roddis
250214/12/20152 GNDiver. 259 Lapwing at sailing club, 60 at Sheepwash. Kingfisher at Millfields. 50 Siskin in WLC creek. 20 Chaffinch at Sheepwash carpark feeder.NULLSimon Roddis
250111/12/2015Juv 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 IslandNULLSimon Roddis
250008/12/2015Two Leucitic Snipe at the Wildlife Centre this morning, along with 31 Common Snipe.NULLBrian Harris
249907/12/2015c90 Pink-footed Geese over at 11:20 (heading SE). 20 Barnacle Geese mobile around the site.NULLJohn Matkin
249807/12/20153 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.NULLRoger Carrington
249706/12/20153 GND(2 ads+juv),4 Shelduck,8 DunlinNULLMAP,JB,RC,SJR,AS
249606/12/20153 GND(2 ads +juv),2 YL Gull(ad+3rd W Brownale Bay)NULLMAP,JB,RC,SJR,AS
249504/12/2015Still 3 GND (2 ads+juv)NULLMAP
249403/12/20153 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+ DunlinNULLMAP,SJR,RC
249302/12/2015Mealy Redpoll with c40 Lesser Redpolls on Stones Island this afternoon.NULLDave Newcombe/Chris Brown
249201/12/2015Brambling (Hopton)NULLMAP RC
249101/12/2015Water Rail(one seen plus one heard Hopton reedbed at last!! 8-45am), 2 GND(ad/juv),10 Goosander, Mealy Redpoll(RC-on stones)NULLMAP
249001/12/2015Leucistic Common Snipe again briefly from WLC 10:30.NULLJames Owen
248930/11/2015Leucistic 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 WLCNULLSimon Roddis
248829/11/20152 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.NULLClive Ashton/Mark Pass/Jon Bradley
248726/11/2015At least 2 Water Rails in Hopton reedbed 1330-1430; 452 Lapwing, 16 Dunlin and adult Caspian Gull from Sheepwash 1500-1600NULLSimon Roddis
248623/11/2015Morning - 155 Mallard, 1110 Coot, 13 Moorhen and 17 Dunlin.NULLPeter Gibbon
248523/11/2015Great 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)NULLscott linacre
248423/11/2015Circular 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!)NULLGary Atkins
248322/11/20151st 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.NULLJB, RJL, BGL
248222/11/20151.00pm 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.NULLJohn Babb
248122/11/20156 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 westNULLSJR,AHS,MAP,JB,RC,RDRJ
248021/11/2015Red 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 ShovelerNULLMAP,JB,SJR,AS,RC
247920/11/2015All 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.NULLChris Brown/Dave Newcombe
247819/11/2015Adult 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.NULLRoger Carrington
247719/11/20154 Whooper Swan flew from Dam Wall area towards Hopton end at 11-10 but not seen againNULLIan Scrimshaw
247617/11/20153 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 GNDNULLMark Pass
247515/11/2015Great northern Diver off Sheepwash this afternoon,NULLClive Ashton
247415/11/2015Merlin (male) over Shiningford Creek at 10:05am.NULLJohn Bradley
247313/11/2015A Red-throated Pipit flew SW over Stones Island at 1115. Identified by its call. Searched for an hour but no further sign.NULLSimon Roddis
247109/11/2015Sheepwash 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 actionNULLSimon Roddis
247009/11/2015Millfield 0730-0900: 285 Woodpigeon south and 160 north; 60 Redwing, 40 Fieldfare and 10 Siskin south; 4 RavenNULLSimon Roddis
246908/11/2015550 Woodpigeons flew S 1045-1130; 140 Fieldfare by WLC creek; 50 Lesser Redpoll on Stones IslandNULLSimon Roddis
246807/11/2015300 Starlings roosted in Hopton reedbed 16:00 (but no sign of the Water Rails)NULLSimon Roddis
246704/11/2015Fog 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.NULLRoger Carrington
246602/11/20152 Water Rails calling in Hopton reedbed this afternoon; 23 Lesser Redpoll on Stones Island this morningNULLSimon Roddis
246501/11/2015Monthly 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 TitNULLGary Atkins
246431/10/201509:00 circa 100 Fieldfares near Lane EndNULLEric Dewhurst
246331/10/2015RbMerg, 5 Goldeneye, 80 Goldfich, 10 Linnet, 5 Lesser Redpoll, 20 Meadow Pipit on Stones Island 09:00. 2 Shoveler, 4 Snipe at WLC 11:00NULLSimon Roddis
246230/10/2015GW 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.NULLSimon Roddis
246129/10/2015Pm 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.NULLChris brown/dave newcombe
246026/10/2015Little Egret,52 Greylag, Female RB Merganser (Millfields), 28 Golden Plover over Stones, 15 Meadow Pipit, Fieldfare, Brambling over Stones and 5+ Redpoll. NULLClive Ashton
245925/10/2015Female 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.NULLJB, MAP
245825/10/2015Redwing !! 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.NULLMick Sharp
245724/10/2015Female Red-breasted Merganser at WLC 12:30; ad Yellow-legged Gull Sheepwash 15:00-16:00NULLSimon Roddis
245623/10/2015Raven 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. NULLMick Sharp
245421/10/2015No 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.NULLchris brown/dave newcombe
245220/10/2015 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.NULLMick Sharp
245119/10/2015Female Merlin flew SE over Stones Island 0945; 53 Pink-feet NE 1115; 12+ Lesser Redpoll, 30 GreylagNULLSimon Roddis
245018/10/2015WeBS count 07.00 to 11.00Great 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.NULLPeter Gibbon and John Bradley
244917/10/2015150 Redwing and 40 Fieldfare through Hopton End 1130-1230. Red-c Pochard m&f, Yellow-legged Gull Sheepwash. 14 Gadwall Paul StanleyNULLSimon Roddis
244816/10/2015c60 Redwings through Visitor Centre car park early am.NULLJohn Matkin
244714/10/20155 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. NULLJohn Bradley
244612/10/2015First 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 northNULLSimon Roddis
244506/10/20157am 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.NULLchris brown/dave newcombe
244405/10/2015Species 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 MoorhenNULLGary Atkins
244329/09/2015WeBS count 08.10 to 12.20Little 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.NULLPeter Gibbon
244226/09/20154 Little Egrets flew past Stones Island and landed near Lane End Hide at 9:30am, 6 Redpoll on Stones Island.NULLJohn Bradley
244120/09/2015A 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).NULLClive Ashton
244016/09/2015Flock of 14 siskin over the Visitor Centre car parkNULLJohn Matkin
243913/09/2015Black Tern meandering over Sailing Club bay at 5pm, drifted very slowly off west over DamNULLTony & Jan Wood
243812/09/2015Great White Egret flew out through the north end of reservoir at 11:20am and headed off eastNULLJohn Bradley
243708/09/2015Shiningford Creek 9:00am 10+ SiskinNULLEric Dewhurst
243608/09/2015juv Arctic Tern briefly 8-55am, 5+ Sand Martin, Ringed Plover, Dunlin NULLMAP
243508/09/2015Pm 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.NULLchris brown
243407/09/2015From 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 TitNULLGary Atkins
243306/09/2015Stones/WLC 0900-1200: 1 Osprey 1025-1040, 1 Hobby, 3 Little Egret, 1 Pintail, 6 Wigeon, 1 Dunlin, 2 Ringed PloverNULLSimon Roddis
243204/09/2015Stones/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 PipitNULLSimon Roddis
243103/09/20153 Sand Martin, 3 Little Egret, RC Pochard male, 7 Pochard,Ringed Plover, PintailNULLMAP
243003/09/201553 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.NULLJohn Matkin
242902/09/2015Redstart,Spotted Flycatcher,Lesser WhitethroatNULLMAP
242831/08/20157-11am in pouring rain- Turnstone(north at 8-35), 10 Ringed Plover(all north), 3 Common Tern,Stock DoveNULLMAP
242731/08/20152 Pintail, Yellow Wag, 6 Pochard, Redstart, Green WoodpeckerNULLMAP
242631/08/20152 eclipse male RC PochardNULLMAP
242530/08/2015Osprey 0920-0945, 1 Pintail, 2 Little Egret, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Siskin around Stones and WLC 0840-1200.NULLSimon Roddis
242430/08/20153-4 Little Egret, 1 Peregrine, 2 Pintail, 1Gadwall, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler around Stones and WLC 0845-1145NULLSimon Roddis
241229/08/20152 Little Egret, 2 R-c Pochard, 1Pintail, 1 Gadwall, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Siskin around Stones and WLC 0730-1100NULLSimon Roddis
241127/08/2015WeBS count for August. 07.00 to 11.00Great 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.NULLPeter Gibbon and Clive Ashton
241026/08/2015Little Egret, Pintail, 3 Pochard, 30+ Teal, GBB Gull, Peregrine, 2 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover, c100 Goldfinch.NULLClive Ashton
240925/08/20151 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 GBBGullNULLSimon Roddis
240825/08/20158:30-11:00am Goosander, Little Egret, Spotted Flycatcher, Redstart (Juv), Lesser Whitethroat, Blackcap, Nuthatch, 3 x Little Grebe, Bullfinch.NULLEric Dewhurst
240724/08/20154-6pm 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 EgretNULLMAP
240624/08/20154+ Little Egret, Green Sand(flew south high),2 Yellow Wags(dam), PeregrineNULLMAP
240522/08/2015Between 8 and 10 this morning. Redstart (Juv), Little Egret, Sparrowhawk (Perched on Wildlife Center Feeder) NULLEric Dewhurst
240418/08/20152 Little Egret, 7 Goosander, KingfisherNULLMAP
240318/08/2015Whimbrel(high SE in pouring rain)NULLMAP,JB
240117/08/2015Lesser Whitethroat. Time 18:14. East side of Carsington, next to the water. Plus Willow Tit at the same time. NULLPeter Calvert
240008/08/2015Last 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)NULLMark Pass
239907/08/20151 Little Egret (Stones Island)3 Common Sandpiper2 Little Ringed Ploverc25 Goldfinch1 LinnetNULLNeil Moulden
239802/08/2015Osprey 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.NULLClive Ashton
239701/08/2015Greenshank,Red Crested Pochard(female)NULLMark Pass
239631/07/2015WeBS 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.NULLPeter Gibbon
239527/07/2015Common Scoter off Stones Island.Red Crested Pochard near Watersports.2 Common Terns flew west.1 Dunlin. Peregrine over Hopton end.NULLClive Ashton/Mark Pass
239425/07/20155 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.NULLClive Ashton
239323/07/2015Adult 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.NULLRoger Carrington
239223/07/2015A 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.NULLRoger Carrington
239121/07/2015WLC: 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).NULLJames Owen
239020/07/2015Little EgretNULLMAP,RC
238920/07/2015Green Sandpiper,3+ LRP,2 Raven,Common Sand,2 PochardNULLSJR,MAP
238815/07/2015Redstart 10:00am Shiningford CreekNULLEric Dewhurst
238705/07/2015Osprey fishing in front of Sheepwash Hide 1525hrs, then drifted towards Hopton in sudden heavy rain and wind.NULLRoger Carrington
238630/06/2015Sedge Warbler (Reed bed adjacent to Wildlife Centre), Spotted Flycatcher (Wildlife Centre Creek). Great Crested Grebe with 2 young Shiningford CreekNULLEric Dewhurst
238523/06/2015An Osprey again at 0800hr before drifting northwest.Mute Swans with 4 cygnets around Sailing Club.NULLClive Ashton
238422/06/2015Curlew west 7-20amNULLMAP
238320/06/2015Great 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.NULLPeter Gibbon
238219/06/2015No messageNULLPeter Gibbon
238119/06/20153 Common TernNULLMark Pass
238018/06/2015An 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. NULLClive Ashton/Roger Carrington
237916/06/2015Horseshoe 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.NULLJames Owen
237801/06/20152 Little Tern(9-10 to 9-35am then flew wsw as rain eased),Hobby(thru)NULLMark Pass
237731/05/2015Stones 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 MartinsNULLSimon Roddis
237631/05/2015WeBS count for May 05.50 to 10.30Only 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.NULLPeter Gibbon
237523/05/2015Black Tern(9-40am to 10-00am),Arctic Tern(2nd summer),Sanderling,Red Kite(south at 9am),Grey Wagtail,4 Stock Dove,2 LRPNULLMAP,SJR,JB
237419/05/2015early am--2 Turnstone,Sanderling,Greenshank,2 Dunlin--all on terra firmaNULLMAP
237316/05/2015ROSEATE 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 SandNULLMAP,JB,CA
237215/05/2015Early am- 9 Arctic Tern(flew east at 7-40am),4 Ringed Plover,DunlinNULLMAP,RC
237115/05/2015Early am- 1 Sanderling,1st summer Yellow L GullNULLMAP,CA
237013/05/20152 Ringed Plover and a Dunlin on sailing club shoreline and a Common Sandpiper on Watersports Island at 14.00.NULLPaul Bennett
236913/05/20152 Sandwich Terns, 5 Sanderling on Sail Club raft. 3 Ringed Plover, 3 LRP, 1 Dunlin on Sail Club shore. Female Wheatear on dam. 0745hrs.NULLRoger Carrington
236812/05/20151 Sanderling, 1 LRP, 2 Redshank and 4 Oystercatcher on Watersports Island at 15.00.NULLPaul Bennett
236711/05/201550+ swifts, 2 broods of greylags (both with 5 goslings).NULLJohn Matkin
236610/05/2015Hobby over Stones Island, 2 Shelduck, 2 Dunlin, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Arctic Tern, 3 Reed Warblers singing in Hopton Reedbed.NULLJB, MAP
236509/05/2015Marsh 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.NULLJB, SJR, AS
236407/05/20153 Whimbrel on Horseshoe Island this morning, also 1 Arctic Tern and GN Diver still present. NULLClive Ashton
236307/05/2015Pair of linnet, 8 starling, 2 little grebe, and a mandarin drake at TailbayNULLJohn Matkin
236206/05/20153 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. NULLJohn Bradley, Mark Pass, Roger Carrington
236104/05/2015Following 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.NULLGary Atkins
236002/05/2015For 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.NULLDave Newcombe
235902/05/2015The 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. NULLDave Newcombe
235730/04/2015GN 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. NULLClive Ashton/Simon Roddis
235629/04/201513.30 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.NULLPaul Bennett
235528/04/2015GN 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.NULLClive Ashton
235427/04/2015A 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. NULLClive Ashton
235325/04/2015Spotted Redshank on Horseshoe Island at 9:00 till 9:15am but flighty and no further sign by 10:00.NULLJohn Bradley
235224/04/201506:30-11:00 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).NULLSimon Roddis
235123/04/201540 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 DoveNULLGary Atkins
235022/04/2015WeBS count for April 06.00-11.00Great 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.NULLPeter Gibbon
234921/04/2015Early 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.NULLRoger Carrington
234821/04/20152 Arctic Tern {flew NE at 7-45),2 Yellow Wagtail, LRP,Golden Plover(flew NE),GN DiverNULLMAP,JB
234720/04/2015Jack Snipe feeding along the shoreline of Watersports Island at 7:45pm,GNDiver,female Common Scoter,2 Teal(pair),2 Shoveler (pair) in Shiningford Creek.NULLJohn Bradley
234618/04/20155 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.NULLClive Ashton/Mark Pass/Robin Crum
234411/04/2015Arctic 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 3NULLMAP,CA,SJR,AS,
234308/04/2015Osprey (from 7-10am to 7-30am approx)NULLMark Pass,Roger Carrington
234208/04/2015Osprey seen from Stones Island at c17:30 flying north over the reservoir.NULLJohn Matkin
234107/04/2015Osprey circling high over Millfields carpark at 10:30am before drifting off NW up the reservoirNULLJohn Bradley
234006/04/2015Osprey(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 2NULLMAP,JB,CA,RC,AS
233905/04/2015Between 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 .NULLJohn Babb
233805/04/20151st 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 LinnetNULLSimon Roddis
233705/04/2015The 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!NULLGary Atkins
233604/04/2015Jack Snipe(watersports island),Wheatear 1(watersports),Chiffchaff 15+(fall on stones),Meadow Pipit(small passage going northwest)NULLMark Pass
233504/04/2015Dunlin 1(evening)NULLMark Pass
233404/04/2015Mediterranean 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 1NULLJohn Bradley,Mark Pass
233304/04/20152 Mediterranean Gulls on Horseshoe Island at 09.20 todayNULLAndy Marshall
233230/03/2015A Black-necked Grebe close in at Millfields at 14.55 hrs.NULLNeil Moulden
233126/03/2015G.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 x3NULLScott linacre
233024/03/2015GN Diver, 2 Greylag, Jack Snipe still on Horseshoe Is, 5 Redshank, Rock pipit on Stones Is, 5 Meadow Pipit on dam wall [RC].NULLClive Ashton
232924/03/2015GN 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.NULLClive Ashton/ Dave Newcombe
232822/03/2015Egyptian 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 5NULLMark Pass
232721/03/2015Great Northern Diver off Stones Island, Drake Common Scoter, 4 Shelduck, adult Kittiwake, Black-tailed Godwit on Horseshoe Island plus 7 SnipeNULLJohn Bradley
232621/03/2015A 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. NULLDave Newcombe
232520/03/2015Late 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.NULLchris brown
232418/03/2015Belated 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.NULLClive Ashton
232314/03/2015Kittiwake 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 EgretNULLMark Pass, Clive Ashton, John Bradley
232212/03/20157 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.NULLchris brown and dave newcombe
232110/03/2015WeBS 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.NULLPeter Gibbon and John Bradley
232009/03/2015Chiffchaff in hedge by Bombing Tower.NULLJohn Matkin
231908/03/2015The 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. NULLDave Newcombe
231807/03/2015Adult Mediterranean Gull at Sheepwash and Great Northern Diver still.NULLRoger Carrington
231707/03/201509:45 stones island:great northern diver.11:30 wc creek stonechat making use of the fence posts both sides of the creek.NULLian wright
231603/03/2015Stones 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.NULLRoger Carrington
231422/02/2015WeBS count for February 07.00-10.00Great 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.NULLPeter Gibbon and John Bradley
231321/02/2015Single Oystercatcher flying around and calling near new Osprey platform at Fishtail Creek, 2.30pmNULLTony Wood
231220/02/2015Great Northern Diver still off Stones Island.1 Curlew flying around Stones Island 0800hrs.NULLRoger Carrington
231110/02/2015Shelduck 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.NULLClive Ashton
231002/02/2015This 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.NULLGary Atkins
230928/01/2015Shelduck at Paul Stanley Hide am.NULLBrian Harris
230819/01/2015WeBS 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.NULLPeter Gibbon and John Bradley
230718/01/2015Early 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.NULLRoger Carrington
230608/01/201557 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.NULLRoger carrington
230505/01/2015Red Kite over Sheepwash CP 12.00 to 12.15NULLDave Cousins
230429/12/2014Saw 50 species on a circuit of the water, although a cold day the sun shone for most of it. Unfortunately despite careful scanning there was no sign of the Great Northern Diver.Alphabetical species list:Black Headed Gull, Blackbird, Blue Tit, Bullfinch, Buzzard, Canada Goose, Carrion Crow, Chaffinch, Collared Dove, Coot, Cormorant, Dunnock, Gadwall, Goldeneye, Goldfinch, Great Crested Grebe, Great Tit, Greater Black Backed Gull, Grey Heron, Grey Wagtail, House Sparrow, Jackdaw, Jay, Kingfisher, Laping, Little Grebe, Long Tailed Tit, Magpie, Mallard, Moorhen, Mute Swan, Nuthatch, Pheasant, Pied Wagtail, Pochard, Redwing, Reed Bunting, Robin, Rook, Snipe, Song Thrush, Sparrowhawk, Starling, Teal, Tree Sparrow, Tufted Duck, Wigeon, Willow Tit, Wood Pigeon, WrenNULLAndrew Emmerson
230328/12/20142 Whooper Swans in flight flying East approx 14:00 observed from near visitor centre over middle of res, long distance record shot (400mm lens) if req.NULLCarl Aldred
230228/12/20141st winter Med Gull in roost off Stones, c275 Pink-footed Geese flew NW at 3:45pmNULLJohn Bradley
230128/12/2014Adult Great Northern Diver still. 250+ Pink-footed Geese NW at 10.15hrs. Greylag Goose, Redshank, 10+ Snipe, Yellow-legged Gull, 18 Meadow Pipits and a male Yellowhammer on Sailing Club Island, Grey Wagtail, 16 Siskin at Millfields (RC), 12 Fieldfare, 4 Greenfinch. NULLClive Ashton/Roger Carrington
229926/12/20141 Adult Great Northern Diver.Observed from Dam Wall,near to buoys.NULLClive Slack
229821/12/2014Great Northern Diver still, favouring far bank near Oldfield Lane.8 (4males) Goosander, Kingfisher and Raven at Millfields at dawn.20 Cormorant, YLGull and 1 GBBGull at Sheepwash. 8 common Snipe at Wildlife Centre.NULLRoger Carrington
229714/12/2014Great Northern Diver off Stones Island late afternoon, adult Caspian Gull and leucistic Black- headed Gull in roost.NULLJohn Bradley
229613/12/2014WeBS count 07.30 - 10.30Mute Swan 11, Greylag Goose 4,Canada Goose 73,Wigeon 42,Gadwall 17,Teal 106,Mallard 140,Pochard 109,Tufted Duck 228,Goldeneye 8,Great Northern Diver 1,Cormorant 16,Grey Heron 1,Little Grebe 6,Great Crested Grebe 48,Moorhen 3,Coot 1,125, Lapwing 342,Redshank 2, Snipe 13,Kingfisher 1.Also Sparrowhawk 1 and Kestre 1.NULLPeter Gibbon & John Bradley
229507/12/2014Great Norther Diver adult still off stonesNULLMark Pass/John Bradley
229407/12/2014Great Northern Diver(adult clearly regular bird off stones),Goshawk(JB north end),Shelduck,CurlewNULLMark Pass/John Bradley
229307/12/20141st winter black necked grebe still present north of millfieldsNULLMark Pass
229202/12/2014Late afternoon visit. 2 Whooper Swans still present but appeared to leave over the dam at 16.25hrs. A good count of 15 Pintail midwater (2 drakes).NULLDave Newcombe / Chris Brown
229102/12/20142 Whooper Swan from Sheepwash early AM (apparently stayed until at least early afternoon).NULLJames Owen
229001/12/20142 female Red crested Pochards off the Sailing Club around 10.00 amNULLMatthew Birkin
228930/11/20141st winter Med Gull with a metal ring on its left leg in roost off Stones Island plus 3 Yellow-legged Gulls, leucistic Black-headed Gull and 5 Shelduck.NULLJohn Bradley
228830/11/20141st winter Med Gull in roost off Stones IslandNULLJohn Bradley
228724/11/20141 Bar tailed Godwit, 2 Dunlin, 2 Red crested Pochard Stones Island early morning. 30 Pink footed Geese flew over SE at 0850hrs.NULLRoger Carrington
228623/11/201410 Little Grebes, 38 Great-crested Grebes, 2 Grey Herons, 60 Canada Geese, 18 Cormorants, 28 Mute Swans, 10 Gadwall, 106 Wigeon, Shoveler, 4 Red-crested Pochard, 111 Pochard, 8 Goldeneye, c500 lapwings, adult Mediterranean Gull at Sheepwash from 14.45hrs, 2 Yellow-legged Gulls, a ringed Black-headed Gull (origin probably Norway), 12 Bullfinch, Lesser Redpoll, Kingfisher. NULLDave Newcombe
228523/11/2014Adult Med Gull, Adult Caspian Gull and c5 Yellow-legged Gulls in roost from Sheepwash Hide 3:45pmNULLJohn Bradley
228421/11/2014All this morning 0730-0930hrs.At Millfields: Drake Shoveler, pair Goosander, Green and Great Spotted Woodpecker, Kingfisher, 8 Siskin and a Lesser Redpoll over.3 Redshank around Wildlife Centre and 2 Raven over.NULLRoger Carrington
228317/11/2014WeBS count for November between 07.00 and 10.30.Mute Swan 40,Canada Goose 33,Wigeon 137,Gadwall 18,Teal 167,Mallard 172,Red-crested Pochard 4,Pochard 110,Tufted Duck 299,Goldeneye 5,Little Grebe 13,Great Crested Grebe 41,Cormorant 19,Grey Heron 3,Coot 1242,Moorhen 3,Lapwing 571,Redshank 2,Snipe 9,Kingfisher 1,Sparrowhawk 1,Kestrel 1NULLPeter Gibbon and John Bradley
228209/11/201413.00pm 4 red crested pochard, Millfields 14.30pm Black-necked grebe, in bay just north of Stones shelter.NULLJohn Babb
228128/10/2014Great Northern Diver from 1130hrs, remained elusive and mobile for rest of day.Black-necked Grebe still near Millfields Island.Pair Stonechat Wildlife Centre Creek for third day. Adult Mediterranean Gull in evening roost from Sheepwash. Also 10,000+ gulls in roost, 2 Yellow-legged Gulls, 30 Meadow Pipits in dam wall fields, 100's of Wood Pigeon and several Skylark flew over during the morning.NULLRoger Carrington, Clive Ashton.
228025/10/2014Black Necked Grebe 1st winter(Millfields)NULLMark Pass
227923/10/2014WeBS count for October (07.30 to 12.00)Little Grebe 22, Black-necked Grebe 1, Great Crested Grebe 15, Grey Heron 1, Cormorant 15, Mute Swan 24 adults, Canada Goose 4, Wigeon 342, Mallard 117, Gadwall 12, Teal 154, Pochard 136, Tufted Duck 203, Goosander 6, Moorhen 2, Coot 1,318, Ringed Plover 1, Lapwing 131, Bar-tailed Godwit 4.NULLPeter Gibbon
227814/10/20141 Great Skua - 17:30 circled amongst disturbed gull flock near Lane End, then swooped toward Horseshoe Island and lost to sight.Also, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Snipe, 1 Redshank, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, 3 Greylag Goose, 1 Kingfisher.NULLJames Owen
227727/09/2014Black Tailed Godwit 4(stones then flew ne at 7-20am), BN Grebe(millfields), Green Sandpiper(wlc), Ringed Plover 5, Dunlin 2+NULLMark Pass
227627/09/2014Black-necked Grebe still at Millfields. 35 Little Grebes, 60 Great-crested Grebes, 35 Cormorants, 572 Canada Geese, 16 Greylag Geese, 3 Grey Herons, 36 Mute Swans, 311 Wigeon, Shoveler, 26 Gadwall, 178 Teal, 96 Mallards, 638 Tufted Ducks, 95 Pochard, 1141 Coots, 3 Moorhens, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, Green Sandpiper, 3 Dunlin, 4 Ringed Plovers, 47 Lapwings, Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Kingfishers, 3 Swallows, 3 Grey Wagtails.NULLDave Newcombe/Chris Brown
227524/09/2014GREAT WHITE EGRET(flew in from west at 7-34 and flew up res appearing to land in brownale bay not to be seen again), BN Grebe juv(millfields), Ringed Plover 5, Dunlin 2, Common SandNULLMark Pass/Clive Ashton
227422/09/2014Common Scoter 2(males), Shoveler 2, RingedPlover 5, Grey Wagtail 4(all high thru!), RC Pochard, Yellow WagtailNULLMark Pass
227322/09/2014Sandwich Tern 2(adults briefly stones 7-22am), BN Grebe Juv(Millfields), Green Sandpiper, Pintail 4, Common Scoter 2(males), Ringed Plover 3, Dunlin, Little Egret 2, RC Pochard, Yellow Wagtail, NULLMark Pass
227221/09/20142 Little EgretBlack necked Grebe (Millfields)2 Redshank (Sheepwash)3 Ringed Plover (Stones Island)Red crested Pochard (Sheepwash)82 Pied Wagtail,2 Yellow Wagtail and 14 Meadow Pipits (on the dam wall)9 Magpie (on Hopton bypass)1 Stock Dove4 Song Thrush2 Skylark overNULLClive Ashton/Roger Carrington
227118/09/2014Juvenile Black-necked Grebe still at Millfields. 31 Little Grebes, 33 Cormorants, 36 Mute Swans, 5 Grey Herons, 2 Little Egrets, 134 Wigeon, 17 Gadwall, Shoveler, 2 Red-crested Pochards, 88 Pochard, 13 Ringed Plover on Stones Island late evening, 3 Snipe, Dunlin, Yellow-legged Gull, Common Gull, c1'500 LBB Gulls in roost, Yellow Wagtail on Stones.NULLDave Newcombe/Chris Brown
227016/09/20141 Green Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin, 1 Kingfisher, 4 Linnet at Paul Stanley.WLC: 1 Peregrine, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Snipe, 1 Little Egret, 1 Red-crested Pochard, 1 Shoveler, 2 Gadwall, 1 juv Tree x House Sparrow hybrid among flock, 2 Kestrel.Also, weasel near bombing tower.NULLJames Owen
226916/09/2014Juvenile Black-necked Grebe still at Millfields.33 Little Grebes, 2 Little Egrets at Sheepwash, 4 Grey Herons, 44 Cormorants, 36 Mute Swans inc pairs with 3 & 7 young, 440 Canada Geese, 5 Greylag Geese, Shoveler, 111 Wigeon, 8 Gadwall, Red-crested Pochard, 64 Pochard, adult Hobby chasing Dunlin at Sheepwash, female Peregrine, 8 Buzzards, male Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 72 Lapwings, 3 juv Ringed Plover on Stones Is, also a Green Sandpiper there, 3 Dunlin, Snipe, 2 Yellow-legged Gulls. Wheatear and c15 Meadow Pipits on Dam Wall, 11 Chiffchaffs. 2 Lesser Whitethroats, Common Whitethroat, 7 Blackcaps, Willow Warbler, juv Goldcrest, 4 Song Thrush and a Redstart all Wildlife Centre creek. NULLDave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
226814/09/2014Marsh Harrier juv(flew nne low up west side 8-45 to 8-52am), Black Necked Grebe juv(millfields), Green Sandpiper, Redshank, RC Pochard 2, Dunlin 2,Little Egret 2, YL GullNULLMark Pass/Richard James/Roger Carrington
226714/09/2014Black Necked Grebe juv(Millfields),Pintail, Sedge Warbler, Little Egret, Yellow Wagtail, RC Pochard 2, Dunlin 2NULLMark Pass
226610/09/2014Juvenile Black-necked Grebe at WLC.This is a different bird to the one that was here on Thursday. 26 Little Grebes, 39 Cormorants, 6 Grey Herons, 2 Little Egrets, 3 Shoveler, Pintail, 31 Wigeon, 13 Gadwall, 191 Teal, 3 Red-crested Pochard, 26 Pochard, 2 Buzzards, male Sparrowhawk, Hobby, Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpipers, 75 Lapwings, Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Kingfishers, Yellow Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Blackcaps, 3 Willow Warblers, c130 House Martins, 2 Goldcrest, 7 Linnets.NULLDave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
226508/09/2014WeBS count 07.30 to 12.30.Great Crested Grebe 35,Little Grebe 16,Mute Swan 25(adults),Canada Goose 150,Cormorant 44,Grey Heron 3,Little Egret 1,Mallard 149,Gadwall 20,Wigeon 46,Teal 222,Tufted Duck 605,Pochard 41,Red-crested Pochard 3,Moorhen 3,Coot 960,Dunlin 1,Common Sandpiper 1,Redshank 1,Lapwing 9,Black-headed Gull 31,Yellow-legged Gull 1,Kingfisher 1,Pied Wagtail 25,Grey Wagtail 3(Hopton End).NULLPeter Gibbon
226408/09/2014Pintail, Little Egret 2, Ringed Plover, Yellow Wagtail, Gadwall 23, YL GullNULLMark Pass/Roger Carrington
226306/09/2014Little Egret 2, Yellow Wagtail, RC Pochard 2, Ringed Plover juv, Peregrine, Lesser Whitethroat, YL GullNULLMark Pass
226206/09/2014Black Necked Grebe (off Lane End Hide), RC Pochard 3NULLMark Pass
226106/09/2014Shoveler 2,Redshank 2,RC Pochard 2NULLMark Pass
226001/09/2014From vismig gate-Tree Pipit(sw at 8-05),Yellow Wagtail, Meadow Pipit 20+(sw when seen),Wigeon, Spotted Fly 2,Redstart, Reed Warbler 2, Lesser Whitethroat, Snipe, Peregrine, Stock Dove 3,Raven 2NULLMark Pass
225901/09/2014Little Egret, Yellow Wagtail 3, Wigeon 6, Stock Dove 2NULLMark Pass
225831/08/2014Spotted Flycatcher. 16.00 hrs. On opposite side of Res to Sheepwash Car Park. North end of Hall Wood.NULLMick Sharp
225731/08/2014Little Egret, 3 Grey Herons, 35 Cormorants, 10 Little Grebes, 4 Greylag Geese, 32 Mute Swans, 62 Teal, 9 Gadwall, 3 Wigeon, 7 Pochard, 2 Red-crested Pochard, 5 Buzzards, Hobby, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, 90 Lapwings, 2 Common Sandpipers, 2 Yellow-legged Gulls, Kingfisher, 3 Grey Wagtails, 25 Swallows, 7 House Martins, 5 Blackcaps, Lesser Whitethroat, 11 Chiffchaffs, 2 Ravens.NULLDave Newcombe
225628/08/2014Tree Pipit(over stones 7-30am)NULLMark Pass
225528/08/20143 juvenile Curlew Sandpipers flew on to Stones Island at 18.20hrs. A Greenshank on Watersports Island early morning. 31 Cormorants, Little Egret, 2 Grey Herons, 6 Greylag Geese, 615 Canada Geese, 2 Canada/Greylag hybrids, 28 Mute Swans, 11 Little Grebes, 53 Great-crested Grebes, 10 Gadwall, 51 Teal, 230 Mallards, Wigeon, Red-crested Pochard, 5 Pochard, 453 Tufted Ducks, 988 Coots, 4 Buzzards, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, 3 Dunlin, 3 Ringed Plover, 3 Common Sandpipers, 2 Yellow-legged Gulls, Common Tern, 3 Stock Doves, Swift, Redstart, 5 Grey Wagtails, 2 Ravens. NULLDave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
225426/08/2014BONXIE 2(circled resevoir 8-46 to 8-53 drifting south),Black Tern 1(8-05 to 8-10 only),Common Tern 55(all thru prior to 11am),Dunlin 8,Ringed Plover 4,Swift 8,Yellow Wagtail 2/3,YL Gull,Sand Martin 5NULLMark Pass
225326/08/2014Greenshank(flew sw),Wheatear 2/3,Dunlin 3,Stock Dove 6,Meadow Pipit 1 NULLMark Pass/Clive Ashton
225226/08/2014Sand Martin 20,Yelow Wagtail 2,Little Egret2NULLMark Pass
225126/08/2014Whinchat(dam wall),Tree Pipit(ssw at 8-18),Yellow Wagtail,Common Tern,Dunlin 5,Ringed Plover,Redshank 3,RC Pochard 4,OIK 1,Little Egret 2,Spotted Fly 3NULLMark Pass
225023/08/20146 Little Grebes, 2 Little Egrets, 35 Cormorants, 3 Grey Herons, 33 Mute Swans, 390 Canada Geese, 3 Greylag Geese, juv Shelduck, 64 Teal, Wigeon, 4 Gadwall, Pochard, 5 Buzzards, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 2 Dunlin, Common Sandpiper, 3 Yellow-legged Gulls, 2 Whitethroats, 2 Blackcaps, 3 Reed Warblers, 4 Grey Wagtails, 5 Swifts, 65 Goldfinch, 2 Ravens. Good numbers of Swallows and House Martins moving through.NULLDave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
224919/08/2014A juvenile female Ruff on Stones Island with 1 Redshank. Common Sandpiper at Sheepwash. Still 4 Little Egrets, though very mobile. 7 Red crested Pochard at Sheepwash (4m,3f),3 Gadwall, Pochard, 5 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 4 Grey Wagtail,5 Swift,4 Sand Martin,3 Redstart,2 Kingfisher,2 Raven, Whitethroat.NULLClive Ashton/Mark Pass
224818/08/2014Early AM -Ringed Plover 6 and Dunlin until 7-40am then flew sw off stones.Little Egret 4,Redshank 3,RC Pochard femaleNULLMark Pass
224718/08/20146 Grey Herons, 4 Little Egrets, 5 Little Grebes, 36 Cormorants, 31 Mute Swans, 298 Canada Geese, Wigeon, 3 Gadwall, 68 Teal, 2 Pochard, Red-crested Pochard, juv female Peregrine, 4 Buzzards, 2 Sparrowhawks, Kestrel, Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, 2 Yellow-legged Gulls, 4 Swifts, 5 Sand Martins, Yellow Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, Redstart, 5 Spotted Flycatchers (adult on Stones Island and 3 adults and a juv on WLC creek), 4 Ravens, 15 Linnets.NULLDave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
224617/08/2014Early am- Little Egret 4, Ringed Plover 3, Curlew(flew sw), Wigeon, Common Sand, YL Gull AdNULLMark Pass
224513/08/20143 Little Egrets, 30 Cormorants, 5 Grey Herons, 35 Mute Swans, 3 Little Grebes, 6 Moorhens, 32 Teal, 3 Gadwall, Wigeon, 2 redhead Goosander, 4 Pochard, 2 Kestrels, 2 Sparrowhawks, 3 Buzzards, 103 Lapwings, 3 Ringed Plovers, Dunlin, 3 Common Sandpipers, Yellow-legged Gull, 15 Swifts, 3 Sand Martins, c60 House Martins, Kingfisher, 4 Redstarts, 2 Grey Wagtails, Yellow Wagtail, 2 Ravens, 70+ Goldfinch, 6 Linnets. NULLDave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
224412/08/20143 Grey Herons, Little Egret, 32 Cormorants, 32 Mute Swans, 33 Teal, juv Shelduck, 2 Buzzards, 108 Lapwings, 2 Common Sandpipers, Ringed Plover through past Sheepwash, Yellow-legged Gull, Kingfisher, Yellow Wagtail at Sheepwash, 4 Grey Wagtails, 36 Pied Wagtails, 7 Swifts, 2 Sand Martins, c50 Tree Sparrows at WLC (c80 recently recorded there), 4 Ravens south over the woods, 12 Linnets. NULLDave Newcombe
224312/08/2014Kingfisher on perch in front of Paul Stanley hide about 17.40NULLJo Poynton
224211/08/2014Early am-Hobby 1(over road north end),Little Egret,Dunlin(adult),Shelduck juv,Teal 26NULLMark Pass
224111/08/2014Early am-Wheatear 3(millfields dam wall),swift 16,grey wag 4(millfields 2 juv 2 ads)NULLMark Pass
224010/08/20143 Grey Herons, 2 Little Egrets, 35 Cormorants, 3 Little Grebes, 33 Mute Swans, 7+ Gadwall, juv Shelduck, 18 Teal, Red-crested Pochard, Pochard, 92 Lapwings, 2 Common Sandpipers, 3 Buzzards, Sparrowhawk, Red Kite over Sheepwash car park c10.00hrs, Hobby over Hall Wood at 13.25hrs, juv female Peregrine, 2 Yellow-legged Gulls inc Brutus who killed and ate a juv Moorhen at WLC, 3 Swifts, 4 Sand Martins, 25 House Martins, c30 Swallows, Grey Wagtail, 4 Redstarts in WLC Creek. NULLDave Newcombe
223909/08/201410 Grey Herons, 3 Little Egrets, 3 Little Grebes, 36 Cormorants, 34 Mute Swans, Wigeon, 21 Teal, juv Shelduck, drake Red-crested Pochard, juv female Peregrine, 3 Buzzards, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 2 Dunlin, 5 Common Sandpipers, 101 Lapwings, 3 Yellow-legged Gulls, Swift, 2 Grey Wagtails, 2 Redstarts, c55 Tree Sparrows at WLC. NULLDave Newcombe
223806/08/20144 Little Egrets all seen at roughly the same time. 2 in Brown Ale Bay and 2 on Millfields Island. 5 Little Grebes, 26 Cormorants, 5 Grey Herons, 35 Mute Swans inc broods of 3 & 7, Gadwall, 17 Teal, Wigeon, Pochard, Red-crested Pochard, 5 Buzzards, 2 Sparrowhawks inc a male with Pied Wagtail prey caught at Sheepwash, Kestrel, 113 Lapwings, 2 Dunlin, 4+ Common Sandpipers, 2 Green Sandpipers flew on to Watersports Island at 09.20hrs (RC & DN only), Yellow-legged Gull, 3 Willow Warblers in song, 4 Chiffchaffs, 2 Garden Warblers, 3 Blackcaps, 2 Redstarts, 4 Sand Martins, 4 Swifts, Spotted Flycatcher, 10 Linnets. NULLDave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
223619/07/2014Little Egret, 6 Grey Herons, 37 Cormorants, 33 Mute Swans inc broods of 3 & 7, 415 Canada Geese, 2 Greylag Geese, pair of Barnacle Geese with 3 young, 3 Common Scoters (2 drakes), Teal, Pochard, Red-crested Pochard, 4 Common Sandpipers, 3 Yellow-legged Gulls, 26 LBB Gulls, 1st summer Common Gull, 2 Common Terns. NULLDave Newcombe/Chris Brown
223518/07/20142 Little Grebes, 4+ Grey Herons, Little Egret, 21 Cormorants, 24 Mute Swans, 2 Greylag Geese, pr of Barnacle Geese with 3 young, 2 Teal, 2 Red-crested Pochards, 2 Pochard, Oystercatcher, 4 Common Sandpipers, LRP, 4 Yellow-legged Gulls, 175 LBB Gulls, 6 1st summer Common Gulls, 3 Reed Warblers-2 in Hopton Reed bed and one in Brown Ale Bay. NULLDave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
223417/07/2014WeBS count for July done between 09.00 and 14.00hrs.To add to fgures already given by Dave Newcombe, Chris Brown and Roger Carrington (early in morning).Great Crested Grebe 28(with broods of 4x1,2,3)Mallard 338 (with 5 broods of 1,4,3,12,6),Tufted Duck 319 (with 5 broods of 5,3,1,5,4) Canada Goose 382,Coot 450,Moorhen 1,2 Little ringed Plover. NULLPeter Gibbon
223316/07/20142 Little Grebes, Little Egret (2 earlier in the day), 20 Cormorants, 7 Grey Herons, 2 Teal, 3 Pochard, 3 Red-crested Pochard, 321 Tufted Ducks inc young, 332 Canada Geese, 4 Greylag Geese, 2 Canada/Greylag hybrids, pair of Barnacle Geese with 3 young, 28 Mute Swans (34-RC inc broods of 3 & 7), 2 Oystercatchers, Redshank, 71 Lapwings, 9 Common Sandpipers (6 on Sheepwash Spit and 3 on far bank between Flat Island and Big Island), 3 Yellow-legged Gulls( adult, 1st s & 3rd s type), 2 Redstarts. NULLDave Newcombe/Chris Brown
223216/07/2014News for the colour ringed Great Egret has now been received.The bird was ringed as a nestling at Besne in France on 13th May 2013.It has subsequently been seen in the Netherlands on several occasions,the last of which was on 5th May 2014 at Beusichem, Culemborg.NULLClive Ashton
223014/07/2014At least 5 broods of Great-crested Grebes. 6 Little Grebes ( adult and 2 juvs in Tail Bay, 2 adults at WLC and another at P.Stanley), 5 Grey Herons, 25 Cormorants, 33 Mute Swans inc the pair with 7 cygnets, and a pair with 3, 377 Canada Geese, Greylag Goose, pair of Barnacle Geese with 3 young, 4 female/juv Shoveler at P.Stanley, 3 Teal, 3 Red-crested Pochards, 4 Pochard, 7+ Tufted Duck broods, Buzzard, Kestrel, juvenile female Peregrine attacking Lapwings at Sheepwash, 58 Lapwings, 2 Oystercatchers, 3 LRP (2 juvs and an adult), 3 Common Sandpipers, 3 Redshank, Dunlin, 3 Yellow-legged Gulls, 2 Common Terns through south, Grey Wagtail, 3 juv Redstarts, c30 House Martins, 7 Linnets, 2 Ravens. NULLDave Newcombe
222913/07/20142 Little Grebes, 27 Mute Swans inc the pr with 7 cygnets, 9 Grey Herons, 20 Cormorants, Greylag Goose, Canada/Greylag hybrid, pair of Barnacle Geese with 3 well grown young, 389 Canada Geese, 4 Teal, drake Pochard, pair of escaped Australian Wood Ducks at WLC, 8+ Tufted Duck broods, 2 Buzzards, Oystercatcher, 2 Common Sandpipers, Dunlin, 5 Yellow-legged Gulls, 81 LB Gulls, 1st summer Common Gull, Kingfisher, Redstart, Sedge Warbler, 7 Linnets, 40 Goldfinch. NULLDave Newcombe
222813/07/20144 Little Grebes, 8 Grey Herons, 17 Cormorants, pr of escaped Australian Wood Ducks, female Mallard with 10 fresh young, 6 Teal, 3 Red-crested Pochards, 7+ Tufted Duck broods, 12 Common Scoters (10 drakes), Buzzard, 2 Kestrels, 3 Common Sandpipers, 5 Yellow-legged Gulls, 60 LBB Gulls, 1st summer Common Gull, Grey Wagtail, 2 Redstarts, pair of Sedge Warblers tending to a nest on Stones Island, 4 Whitethroats, 12 Linnets on Stones Island. NULLDave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
222711/07/2014A colour ringed Great White Egret flew past Sheepwash at c10.50hrs heading towards Hopton End. It spent time on both Flat Island and Big Island for a while before flying high to the NE. It was then attacked by a Peregrine before dropping back down on to Big Island. It was later seen from Sheepwash by other observers before being flushed by a boat and lost to view. This is the 4th record for Carsington after previous records in 2008, 2012 & 2013. Also on site 12 Cormorants, 11 Grey Herons, 393 Canada Geese, 335 Coots, 2 Red-crested Pochards, pair of escapee Australian Wood Ducks, 256 Mallards, 5 Oystercatchers, 5 LRP, Curlew, 3 Common Sandpipers, Ringed Plover, 2 Yellow-legged Gulls, 118 LBB Gulls, 2 Kingfishers, 2 Redstarts, 2 Reed Warblers.NULLDave Newcombe/Chris Brown/Clive Ashton
222610/07/2014Great-crested Grebe broods of 1,2,2,2 & 2. 4 Little Grebes at WLC-3 adults and a flighted juvenile, 9 Grey Herons, 33 Mute Swans inc the pair with 7 cygnets and the pair with 3. Pr of Barnacle Geese with 3 young, Greylag Goose, 2 Canada/Greylag hybrids, 369 Canada Geese, 6 Teal, pr of escapee Australian Wood Ducks, 2 female Red-crested Pochards, 5 Common Scoters (4 drakes), at least 6 Tufted Duck broods of 1,3,5,6,10 & a whopping 22. Female Peregrine, 2 Buzzards, Kestrel, 5 Oystercatchers, 3 LRP, 2 Common Sandpipers, 102 LBB Gulls, 2 Yellow-legged Gulls, 4 1st summer Common Gulls, Common Tern, 2 Redstarts, 2 Reed Warblers, 3 Linnets, 2 Ravens. NULLDave Newcombe
222409/07/20147am-5 Common Scoter(4 males), probable distant Whimbrel flew west,2 RC PochardNULLMark Pass
222309/07/2014A colour ringed Great White Egret on site today (8/07/14). It flew past Sheepwash at c10.50hrs and settled at the northern end of the res spending time on both Big Island and Flat Island. At one point it looked it was leaving high NE before bizarrely being attacked by a Peregrine. It decided to drop back down and settle on Big Island for a while. It was later seen from Sheepwash by other observers but there was no further sign by early evening after evidently being flushed by a fishing boat. This is the 4th record for Carsington following records in 2008,2012 NULLDave Newcombe/Chris Brown/Clive Ashton
222207/07/2014Adult and 2 juv Little Grebes in Tail Bay. Pair of Great-crested Grebes with 2 young at Millfields, also 3 broods at Sailing Club of 2,2 & 3. 34 Mute Swans inc the pair still with 7 cygnets, also the pair off Horseshoe Island have 3 fresh cygnets. 7 Grey Herons, 17 Cormorants, 4 Greylag Geese. Coots still with 2 chicks at P.Stanley. Pair of Australian Wood Ducks still at WLC. 3 Red-crested Pochards (2 females and a eclipse drake). Drake Pochard. At least 9 Tufted Duck broods inc a fresh brood of 15 at Sheepwash...also 1,3,3,6,7,7,7 & 13. Red Kite at Millfields this morning before flying south. Hobby over Hall Wood this afternoon. 3 Oystercatchers, 7 LRP inc a juv, 4 Common Sandpipers, Redshank, 3 Yellow-legged Gulls (2 adults and a 3rd summer), 3 Herring Gulls, 111 Lesser-black Backed Gulls, 54 juvenile BH Gulls (26 at Millfields & 28 at WLC). Common Tern, 10+ Pied Wagtails, 2 Sand Martins through, 2 Redstarts in WLC Creek ( adult male and a juv), 3 Whitethroats, Reed Warbler, Raven over Stones Island, Linnet. NULLDave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
222104/07/2014Pair of Great-crested Grebes with 2 fresh young at Sailing Club, 2 Little Grebes, 18 Cormorants, 10 Grey Herons, 4 Greylag Geese, pair of Barnacle Geese with 3 young, 28 Mute Swans inc the pair with 7 cygnets, drake Teal, female Red-crested Pochard at Sheepwash, 5 Tufted Duck broods inc a fresh brood of 11 at Penn Carr, pair of Coots with at least 1 fresh young at Penn Carr, plus the pair still with 2 chicks at Paul Stanley, 5 Oystercatchers, 6 LRP's on Horseshoe Island, 2 Redshank, 37 Lapwings, 3 Common Sandpipers at Sheepwash, 5 Curlew straight through south late afternoon, 2 adult Yellow-legged Gulls, 31 LBB Gulls, 1st summer Common Gull, 2nd summer Herring Gull, 53 BH Gull young (34 at Millfields and 19 at WLC), juv Tawny Owl at Penn Carr, also a Spotted Flycatcher there, 2 juv Redstarts in WLC Creek (RC had 4), juv Grey Wagtail, 2 Reed Warblers at WLC, 3 Great Spotted Woodpeckers inc a juv in WLC Creek, 15 Swifts, 22 Goldfinch inc 4 juvs.NULLDave Newcombe
222004/07/2014A rather early juvenile Yellow Wagtail on Stones Island this evening. A good count of 9 Little Ringed Plovers spread between Stones Island and Horseshoe Island. 11 Grey Herons, 52 Great-crested Grebes including young, 3 adult Little Grebes at WLC, 406 Canada Geese, 4 Greylag Geese, 2 Canada/Greylag hybrids, pair of Barnacle Geese with 3 young, 27 Mute Swans inc the pair with 7 cygnets, pair of Coots with 2 fresh young at Paul Stanley, 2 Teal, female Red-crested Pochard, 187 Tufted Ducks inc young, pair of escaped Australian Wood Ducks, 2 Common Sandpipers at Millfields, 7 Oystercatchers, Redshank, 43 juvenile Black-headed Gulls, 2 adult Yellow-legged Gulls, a ringed 1st summer Lesser-black Backed Gull at Sheepwash which I'm currently chasing up but, it looks like it could be a Danish bird, Spotted Flycatcher in Brown Ale Bay, juv Redstart in WLC Creek, Reed Warbler singing next to WLC, male Linnet at WLC. NULLDave Newcombe/Chris Brown
221902/07/20140600-1000hrs with Clive Ashton. 1 Common Sandpiper. 2 Reed Warbler singing at WLC and along Creek. Female/juv Redstart in fields there. Kingfisher flew through trees at end of WLC Creek. Little Grebe at WLC. Family of 7 Swift in/out Visitor Centre eaves. 2 Spotted Flycatcher at Penn Carr. 2 Little Egret, female Red-crested Pochard, 1 Common Tern and 8 Heron at Sheepwash. 339 Canada Geese. 21 adult + 7yg Mute Swan. NULLRoger Carrington
221830/06/20142 Little Grebes, 10 Grey Herons, 28 Mute Swans inc the pair with 7 cygnets, 402 Canada Geese, 4 Greylag Geese, 2 Canada/Greylag hybrids, pair of Barnacle Geese with 3 young, pair of Australian Wood Ducks still at WLC, female Mallard with 7 fresh young near Sailing Club Island, immature female Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzards, Black-tailed Godwit on Horseshoe Island c10.00hrs, Common Sandpiper at Millfields, 3 LRP, 3 Oystercatchers, 2 Redshank, 2 adult Yellow-legged Gulls (Brutus and his mate), 47 BH Gull chicks (25 at Millfields and 22 at WLC), adult Common Gull, juvenile Redstart on Shiningford Creek, 2 Reed Warblers (1 at WLC and 1 in WLC Creek), 2 Linnets on Dam Wall. NULLDave Newcombe
221730/06/2014One Black Tailed Godwit Horseshoe flew off 8-45am also a Common SnipeNULLMark Pass
221629/06/20145 Black tailed Godwits on Horseshoe island early morning, also 2 Common Terns there. Little Egret commuting between water sports and wildlife centre.4 Little ringed Plover, 10+ Herons, 4 Greylag Geese, drake Wigeon, 2 drake Pochard, 2 Reed warblers, Yellow legged Gull.NULLClive Ashton
221529/06/201413 Black Tailed Godwit flew north east at 7-40amNULLMark Pass
221427/06/2014Three broods of Great-crested Grebes ( pair with 3 chicks near Sailing Club, pair with 1 chick near Big Island and an adult with 1 chick near Fishtail Creek). 8 Grey Herons, 12 Cormorants, 25 Mute Swans inc the pair with 7 cygnets, 4 Greylag Geese, 360 Canada Geese, 2 Canada/Greylag hybrids, pair of Barnacle Geese with 3 well grown young, pair of escaped Australian Wood Ducks at WLC, three fresh broods of Mallards at Paul Stanley (2,7 & 8), six broods of Tufted Ducks (1,3,4,6,6 & 8), 3 Oystercatchers, 3 Redshank, 15 BH Gulls chicks at WLC, ad Yellow-legged Gull, 10 Swifts, 2 Grey Wagtails, 18 Long-tailed Tits, Reed Warbler.NULLDave Newcombe
221326/06/20147 drake common scoter off stones island towards fishtail 0740hrs.NULLRoger Carrington
221224/06/2014A very unseasonal moulting drake Greater Scaup at Sheepwash yesterday for most of the day before being flushed and ending up at Paul Stanley hide. The pair of escaped Australian Wood Ducks still at the WLC. 2 Little Grebes, pair of Great-crested Grebes with 3 chicks and another pair with 1, 2 Canada/Greylag hybrids, 350+ Canada Geese, 4 Greylag Geese, pair of Barnacle Geese with 3 young, 26 Mute Swans inc the pair still with 7 cygnets, 22 Cormorants, 4 drake Teal, 3 Shoveler at Sheepwash (2 eclipse drakes and a female), female Mandarin, female Tufted Duck with 10 chicks at Millfields, also the female still there with 7, another new brood of 6 at at WLC and the female still with 1 at Paul Stanley, 35 Lapwings, 5 Oystercatchers, LRP, 3 Redshank, Brutus the Yellow-legged Gull, 104 LBB Gulls, 2 1st summer Common Gulls, Kingfisher and Grey Wagtail at Millfields, 3 Reed Warblers-2 on Stones Island and 1 in Brown Ale Bay. NULLDave Newcombe
221121/06/2014Brutus back, Ringed Plover,Australian Wood Duck pairNULLMark Pass
221020/06/20148 Cormorants, 9 Grey Herons, 27 Mute Swans inc the pair with 7 cygnets, 5 Greylag Geese, 2 Canada/Greylag hybrids, 330 Canada Geese, pr of Barnacle Geese with 3 young, 3 Tufted Duck broods-female with 7 chicks at Penn Carr, female with 3 chicks in Brown Ale Bay, and another female there with 1 chick, 8 Oystercatchers inc 2 well grown young on Big Island, 2 LRP, Common Sandpiper on Dam Wall, adult Yellow-legged Gull (looks like Brutus is back), 37 BH Gull chicks-22 on Millfields Island and 15 at WLC, 79 LBB Gulls of varying ages, 7 Common Gulls ( 6 1st summers and a 2nd summer), an unseasonal Arctic Tern this evening, Skylark on Dam Wall feeding on grass bank, 6 juvenile Pied Wagtails, family of 4 Coal Tits at Penn Carr, 4 Song Thrush inc an adult feeding a juvenile near WLC, 8 Willow Warblers, 19 Chiffchaffs, 16 Blackcaps, 5 Garden Warblers, 2 Reed Warblers. Sad sight of a dead Kestrel on Dam Wall. Male Broad-bodied Chaser at Paul Stanley hide.NULLDave Newcombe
220918/06/2014Little Grebe, 9 Cormorants, 11 Grey Herons on Sheepwash Spit, 320 Canada Geese, 4 Greylag Geese, pr of Barnacle Geese with 3 young, 2 Canada/Greylag hybrids, 27 Mute Swans inc the pair still with 7 cygnets, drake Gadwall, female Mallard with 8 fresh young around a day old off Stones Island, adult Hobby at WLC this evening, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, 2 LRP, 4 Oystercatchers, 3 Redshank, 30 BH Gull chicks (17 on Millfields Island and 13 on raft at WLC), 36 immature LBB Gulls, Kingfisher, Skylark singing above Dam Wall this morning, 8 Reed Buntings. Also a Fox on Shiningford Creek at 17.36hrs.NULLDave Newcombe
220816/06/2014WeBS count for June - 06.30 to 11.30.Great Crested Grebe 34,Canada Goose 378,Barnacle Goose 4,Mallard 103(three broods in Millfields of 7 big,5 week old and 8 'fresh'?)Tufted Duck 83,Cormorant 5,Coot 103.Same figures as Dave Newcombe for Little Grebe, Greylag Goose,Oystercatcher and LRP.His figures for Mute Swan,Grey Heron,Teal and Redshank I will use. Thank you DN.NULLPeter Gibbon
220716/06/20143 broods of Great-crested Grebes (1,1,& 3), 2 Little Grebes, 4 Greylag Geese, 261 Canada Geese, pair of Barnacle Geese with 3 young, 2 Canada/Greylag hybrids, 22 Mute Swans inc the pair off Sailing Club Island that have produced 7 cygnets, 7 Grey Herons, female Teal, 5 Oystercatchers, Curlew, 2 LRP, 3 Redshank, 4 Buzzards, Sparrowhawk, 23 BH Gull chicks 11 on Millfields Island and 12 on raft at WLC, 1st summer Common Gull, 7 LBB Gulls, distant pale mantled Gull this evening looked good for a possible 3rd summer Caspian Gull, 2 Kingfishers, Redstart, 3 Willow Tits, 13 Willow Warblers, 35 Chiffchaffs, 30 Blackcaps, 6 Whitethroats, 12 Garden Warblers, 2 Reed Warblers, Sedge Warbler, 4 Nuthatch, 2 Jays, 3 Linnets, Siskin.NULLDave Newcombe
220615/06/2014260 Canada Geese, 4 Greylag Geese, pair of Barnacle Geese with 3 young. 15 Mute Swans, 3 Grey Herons, pair of Great-crested Grebes still with 3 chicks at Millfields, and another pair with at least 1 chick nearby, 2 Teal, pair of Coots with 2 fresh chicks near Big Island, and another pair with 3 well grown chicks in Fishtail Creek, 7 Oystercatchers inc 2 chicks on Big Island, 3 Redshank. Nuthatch feeding young in Warrington Knob, Redstart, Grey Wagtail, at least 2 Kingfishers in Fishtail Creek, 6 Song Thrush. Warblers counted during a circular walk: 27 Blackcaps, 8 Garden Warblers, 42 Chiffchaffs, 14 Willow Warblers, 7 Whitethroats. Although I only had 3 Reed Warblers on site (Stones, WLC & Hopton Reed Bed), Clive had been on site earlier and had 2 possibly 3 different birds in other locations. NULLDave Newcombe
220510/06/20147 Cormorants, 2 Grey Herons, 16 Mute Swans, Little Grebe at WLC, pr of Great-crested Grebes with 3 young at Millfields....probably the pair that I had with 2 on Friday but missed one, 261 Canada Geese, 2 Greylag Geese, pr of Barnacle Geese with 4 young, 5 drake Teal, 3 Gadwall, drake Pochard, 6 Buzzards, 12 Oystercatchers, 6 Redshank, LRP, 3rd s Herring Gull, 5 juv Pied Wags, Reed Warbler and Sedge Warbler on Stones Island, 5 Whitethroats.NULLDave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
220407/06/201412 Mute Swans, 3 Grey Herons, 6 Cormorants, 2 Greylag Geese, 264 Canada Geese, pr of Barnacle Geese with 4 young, pr of Great-crested Grebes with 2 chicks at Millfields, and another pr with 1 chick near Big Island, 3 Gadwall, Red Kite over Middle Wood early afternoon, then mobbed over Fishtail Creek several minutes later by 5 Oystercatchers. Buzzard, Kestrel. Total of 10 Oystercatchers inc 2 well grown young on Millfields Island, 9 Redshank inc 2 juvs also on Millfields Island, 2 LRP, pr of Coots with 4 chicks at near M'fields Island, 8 BH Gull chicks at WLC and 4 at M'fields. Kingfisher seen from Paul Stanley and twice at Sheepwash, 3 Redstarts on the east side, 6 Dunnocks, 9 Song Thrush, 39 Chiffchaffs, 17 Willow Warblers, 11 Garden Warblers, 33 Blackcaps, 8 Whitethroats, Reed Warbler, 26 Robins, 35 Blackbirds, 61 Wrens, 19 Chaffinch, 4 Jays, 6 Reed Buntings. NULLDave Newcombe
220304/06/2014129 Canada Geese inc the creche of 12 goslings (2 broods) and another pair with 1 fresh chick, 4 Greylag Geese, the pr of Barnacle Geese with 4 young, 15 Mute Swans, 2 Grey Herons, 3 Gadwall, 3 drake Common Scoters present all day mid water, Buzzard, 4 Curlew through high NE, 5 Oystercatchers, 2 LRP, Ringed Plover, 3 Redshank, 11 BH Gull chicks on raft at WLC, c30 Swifts, male Redstart WLC creek. NULLDave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
220202/06/2014An Osprey in front of Sheepwash this morning at 10.35hrs. It eventually caught a fish near Lane End at 10.43hrs before flying towards Fishtail Creek and out of sight. 4 Grey Herons and 4 Greylag Geese at Sheepwash. 191 Canada Geese inc 12 young. The pair of Barnacle Geese have 4 young. 4 Cormorants, drake Teal, 3 Gadwall, 3 Buzzards, Sparrowhawk. 8 Oystercatchers inc a pair with 2 young on Big Island. Also a pair of Lapwings there with 3 fresh young. 3 Redshank, 2 LRP. Several family groups of Great Tits inc a pr with 2 juvs near WLC, pr with 2 on Shiningford Creek, pr with 3 near brick tower and a pair with 4 on Hopton path, 2 juvenile Robins on Stones Island,5 Garden Warblers, 14 Blackcaps, 13 Chiffchaffs, 3 Whitethroats, Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler, 7 Reed Buntings. NULLDave Newcombe
220128/05/20144 Cormorants, Grey Heron, 2 Greylag Geese, 89 Canada Geese. The Barnacle Geese still had 7 young this afternoon but had lost one by this evening. Drake Gadwall, 4 Oystercatchers, 4 LRP, 5 Redshank, 5 BH Gull chicks on raft at WLC. Juvenile Pied Wagtail, 3 Grey Wagtails, 40+ House Martins, 40+ Swifts, Reed Warbler in Hopton Reed Bed, 6 Reed Buntings. NULLDave Newcombe
220028/05/2014Grey Heron, Barnacle Geese with 7 young, drake Gadwall, Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, 7 Oystercatchers inc the pair still with 1 chick on Sailing Club Island. Unfortunately, the pair of Oycs that had 2 chicks on Flat Island have lost them both. 4+ Redshank, 4 LRP. 5 BH Gull chicks on raft at WLC. 4 Herring Gulls ( 3 1st summers and a 2nd summer). 3 Grey Wagtails, Spotted Flycatcher in WLC Creek. NULLDave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
219924/05/2014Grey Heron, 3 Cormorants, 3 Greylag Geese, 64 Canada Geese, Greylag/Canada Goose hybrid, drake Gadwall, pr Mandarin, Buzzard, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk with prey at WLC, 14 Oystercatchers inc the pair on Flat Island still with 2 chicks, and the pair on Sailing Club Island still with 1 chick, 5 LRP, Dunlin, Common Sandpiper, 4+ Redshank, adult Kittiwake (am only), adult and 2 juvenile Pied Wagtails on Sheepwash Spit, and another juvenile on Sailing Club shore, Grey Wagtail, 10 Swifts, c20 House Martins, 2 Sand Martins, 5 Swallows, Great Tits feeding 2 juveniles near brick tower, another pair feeding young in box on Shiningford Creek, and a family of Treecreepers inc 2 juveniles in woods near P.Stanley hide. NULLDave Newcombe
219824/05/2014Tawny owl calling by Lane End hide 15.20NULLJan wood
219723/05/2014vis mig stones 7-10am- adult kittiwake 8-10am until 9-10am then flew north east, common tern, 2 ringed plover, dunlin, common sandNULLmark pass
219623/05/2014vis mig stones- 4 arctic tern, 13 common tern, 4 ringed plover, peregrineNULLmark pass
219522/05/2014All counts done during a circular walk. 5 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 35 Robins, 18 Magpies, 13 Goldfinch, 35 Chaffinch, 7 Bullfinch, 3 Coal Tits, 8 Song Thrush, 2 Mistle Thrush, 61 Blackbirds, 56 Wrens, 12 Pied Wagtails inc a juvenile on Sheepwash Spit, Grey Wagtail, 23 Blue Tits, 15 Great Tits, 11 Long-tailed Tits inc 3 juveniles, 6 Dunnocks, 4 Nuthatch, 4 Goldcrests, 11 Treecreepers, 2 Redstarts, c35 House Sparrows, c20 Tree Sparrows, 5 Reed Buntings, 50 Chiffchaffs, 23 Willow Warblers, 8 Whitethroats, 50 Blackcaps, 18 Garden Warblers, 2 Reed Warblers, Spotted Flycatcher in Penn Carr. Also of note today: 5 Little Ringed Plovers, pair of Coots with 4 chicks in Tail Bay, drake Gadwall, Grey Heron, 8 Redshank inc the pair with at least 3 chicks on Millfields Island, Curlew, 13 Oystercatchers inc a pair with 2 chicks on Flat Island and a pair with 1 chick on Sailing Club Island, Linnet, 4 Buzzards, 2 Sparrowhawks inc one with prey, Kestrel.NULLDave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
219420/05/2014WeBS count for May.06.30-11.00Mute swan 2,Canada Goose 52,Greylag Goose 2,Barnacle Goose 9,Mallard 55,Gadwall 1,Tufted Duck 70,Moorhen 2,Coot 40,Heron 1,Oystercatcher 12,Lapwing 3,Common Sandpiper 1,Little Ringed Plover 6,Redshank 6,Black-headed Gull 79,Kestrel 1,Buzzard 3NULLPeter Gibbon and Roger Carrington
219320/05/20144 little tern(present 6 mins at 9-20am then flew east),sanderling,cuckoo and common ternNULLmark pass
219220/05/20146-30pm- 2 bar tailed godwit flew NNENULLmark pass
219118/05/2014whimbrel north at 7-45am, sanderling stones brieflyNULLmark pass
219018/05/2014garganey male on stones then horsehoe. turnstone millfields islandNULLmark pass
218917/05/2014A count during on a circuit of the reservoir:49 Woodpigeons, 48 Blackbirds, 46 Chiffchaffs, 43 Blue Tits, 41 Wrens, 34 Jackdaws, 32 Blackcaps, 31 Great Tits, 31 Chaffinches, 27 Willow Warblers, 26 Robins, 17 Tree Sparrows, 14 Dunnocks, 13 Song Thrushes, 13 Whitethroats, 13 House Sparrows, 12 Long-tailed Tits, 12 Magpies, 12 Bullfinches, 11 Carrion Crows, 9 Pheasants, 8 Garden warblers, 7 Starlings, 7 Reed Buntings (all males), 6 Collared Doves, 6 Goldfinches, 4 Pied Wagtails, 4 Swallows, 3 Coal Tits, 3 Mistle Thrushes, 2 Sand Martins, 2 House Martins, 2 Reed Warblers, 2 Nuthatches, 2 Jays, 2 Redstarts, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Lesser Whitethroat.1 Garden Warbler with nesting material on Stones Island, Coot with 6 young at Tailbay, Long-tailed Tit with 4 by Upperfields Farm and another with 4 at Fishtail Creek. Group of 24 Mallard Ducklings at Penn Carr between c3 females. 8 butterfly species noted including 9 Brimstones, 2 Speckled Woods and 36 male Orange Tips.NULLJohn Matkin
218816/05/2014An Osprey appeared in front of Sheepwash at 12.22hrs. It then flew down Hopton End before flying towards the Dam and leaving NW at 12.39hrs. A Turnstone on Millfields Island this morning. A fine summer plumage Sanderling on Stones Island this evening. Grey Heron, drake Gadwall, pr of Mandarin, Canada Geese with 7 young, 2 Greylag Geese. 3 Buzzards, female Sparrowhawk. Pair of Oystercatchers still with 3 chicks on Millfields Island. The pair of Redshank there actually have 4 chicks. Pair of Lapwings still with 3 chicks on Big Island. 4 Little Ringed Plovers, Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpipers, Curlew, 25 LBB Gulls, Sand Martin, Grey Wagtail, 13 Willow Warblers, 31 Blackcaps, 18 Chiffchaffs, 11 Whitethroats, 11 Garden Warblers, Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Reed Warblers (locations as yesterday). Also a Spotted Flycatcher in Tail Bay this morning (RC).NULLDave Newcombe
218715/05/2014Grey Heron, pair of Mandarin, drake Gadwall, 13 fresh Mallard chicks at Millfields. Possibly 2 broods as 2 females close by. 5 Buzzards, 15 Oystercatchers including a pair with 3 chicks on Millfields Island. 8 Redshank including a pair with 3 chicks, also on Millfields Island. Pair of Lapwings with 3 chicks on Big Island. 3 LRP, Common Sandpiper, Tawny Owl calling in Hall Wood. Male Redstart singing near Shiningford Farm. 1st summer Common Gull. Warblers counted between Penn Carr and Warrington Knob (via Sheepwash). 32 Blackcaps, 19 Willow Warblers, 28 Chiffchaffs, 15 Garden Warblers, 9 Whitethroats, 2 Sedge Warblers. 2 Reed Warblers-1 in Hopton Reed bed and another on the other side of the path to the reed bed in conservation area. 5 Swallows and a Raven. NULLDave Newcombe
218613/05/20146 Shelduck, 2 Mandarin, 1 Goosander, 1 Gadwall, 2 LRP, 2 Ringed Plover, 3 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel4 Sand Martin landing on/going inside the sand bank at the WLC throughout the day.NULLJames Owen
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218413/05/2014Fishtail Creek: Mallard with 9 ducklings, Kingfisher, a Hobby hunting Swallows at 20:10 then again over Sitch Plantation at c20:40..John Matkin
218312/05/201416 Mute Swans inc a flock 14 mostly immatures, Grey Heron, Pink-footed Goose, drake Gadwall, drake Goosander, Red Kite drifted S over Sheepwash at 15.30hrs, male Peregrine, Kestrel, 6 Buzzards, 4 Oystercatchers, 4 Ringed Plovers, Dunlin, 1 Arctic Tern through, Kingfisher, pair of Robins feeding 2 young in Hall Wood, 15 Blackcaps, 4 Whitethroats, 10 Willow Warblers, 12 Chiffchaffs, 10 Garden Warblers, Sedge Warbler, male Redstart singing between Middle Wood and Warrington Knob, 2 Goldcrests, 4 Treecreepers. .Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
218212/05/2014Fishtail Creek: Short-eared owl over at 20:20, Kingfisher, 1 possibly 2 singing Redstarts, Mistle Thrush with 2 juvs, Moorhen.Brown Hare on path.John Matkin
218111/05/2014vis mig from cafe 6-30am to 11am-6 turnstone flew north west as did 36 dunlin,2+ arctic tern,common tern,yellow wagtail.mark pass
218011/05/2014vis mig 6am to 10-30am stones- 3 arctic tern thru south west,3 shelduck,3 peregrine,5+ dunlin,3 ringed plover,yellow wagtail,5+ herring gull,3 curlew.mark pass
217910/05/2014Grey Heron, drake Gadwall, 6 Ringed Plovers (5 on Sailing Club shore and 1 at Sheepwash), 2 Little Ringed Plovers, 2 Dunlin, Common Sandpiper, 7 Oystercatchers, 4 Redshank, Curlew, 2 Whimbrel flew in from the SE at 19.15hrs and landed on Watersports Island, Kingfisher, 7 Garden Warblers, 15 Blackcaps, 11 Chiffchaffs, 7 Willow Warblers, Sedge Warbler, 6 Whitethroats, c80 Swifts, 14 Sand Martins, c10 Swallows, 10+ House Martins, 16 Bullfinch. .Dave Newcombe
217807/05/2014Pink-footed Goose with Canada Geese at WLC. Pair of Canada Geese with 7 young at Sheepwash. Canada/Greylag hybrid, 2 Greylag Geese, 2 Cormorants, Grey Heron, drake Gadwall, 8 Oystercatchers, 2 LRP, Ringed Plover, 3 Redshank. 3 Dunlin at Sheepwash, then this evening at just after 18.00hrs on Stones Island a flock of 18 what appeared to be all Dunlin were flying around in Sailing Club Bay. 11 then disappeared over the visitor centre but 7 dropped in on Watersports Island. 35 Swifts, 12 Swallows, 10 Sand Martins, 5 House Martins, male Redstart in WLC Creek, 2 Sedge Warblers, 4 Whitethroats, 15 Chiffchaffs, 14 Blackcaps, 12 Garden Warblers, 7 Willow Warblers, 5 Reed Buntings. .Dave Newcombe
217707/05/20142 Teal, drake Gadwall. 6 Dunlin and 2 Sanderling on Horseshoe Island, 2 Common Sandpipers, 5+ Oystercatchers, 4 Redshank, Ringed Plover, 3 Common Terns, male Peregrine, Kingfisher. p.m visit only.Dave Newcombe/Chris Brown
217606/05/20145 ringed plover, 2 sanderling, 1 dunlin, 1 common sandpiper on sailing club shore 0800hrs..Roger Carrington
217505/05/2014Shelduck, 5 Teal, 2 Buzzards, Sparrowhawk, 2 LRP, 2 Common Sandpipers, 5+ Oystercatchers, 3 Redshank, Bar-tailed Godwit at Sheepwash and that or another bird at WLC/Stones Island later on. 2 singing male Redstarts....one in WLC Creek and one between Sheepwash and the brick tower. 9+ Swifts, 3 Treecreepers, Raven. Warblers counted between Millfields and Middle Wood (via Sheepwash) 30 Blackcaps, 29 Chiffchaffs, 15 Willow Warblers, 11 Garden Warblers, 4 Whitethroats, Sedge Warbler. .Dave Newcombe
217405/05/2014Green Woodpecker at Fishtail Creek, also Red Kite over drifting south at 11:50am.John Matkin
217330/04/2014Adult Great Northern Diver still present. It had a fly around between 12.05-12.19 before dropping back on the water. 4 Cormorants, Grey Heron, 8 Pheasants, 2 Greylag Geese, 6 Teal, drake Gadwall. 10 species of wader on site today. Lapwing, Oystercatcher(9), Curlew(1), Redshank(3), Common Sandpiper(1), Little Ringed Plover(2), Dunlin(3), Bar-tailed Godwit(1), Whimbrel(2), Sanderling(2). 5 Yellow Wagtails on Dam Wall including one showing characteristics of N Fenno-Scandia race thunbergi. Grey Wagtail, 2 female Wheatear, 3 Buzzards, 6 Swallows, juvenile Robin, Kingfisher, 12 Willow Warblers, 25 Chiffchaffs, 24 Blackcaps, 2 Lesser Whitethroats, Sedge Warbler, 4 Whitethroats, 8 Garden Warblers, Raven. .Dave Newcombe
217229/04/2014Great Northern Diver still present late afternoon.WLC: 1 Curlew (bathed then flew W), 2 Redshank, 2 Teal (pair), 1 Grey Heron, 1 Mallard brood with 9 chicks (though kept separating throughout the day).Also, 2 Mandarin Duck and 2 Teal (both pairs) and 2 Little Ringed Plover at Sheepwash, a Redstart pair in WLC creek, 2 Common Whitethroat near Shiningford Creek, Lesser Whitethroat near Bombing Tower, 1 Sedge Warbler singing on Stones Island. .James Owen
217128/04/2014Adult Great Northern Diver looking very smart now in summer plumage. It was quite mobile today and was right in front of Sheepwash Hide for a while. Grey Heron, 4 Greylag Geese, 3 Shelduck, 2 Teal, drake Goosander, 5 Buzzards, 6+ Oystercatchers, 2 LRP, 5+ Redshank, Dunlin, female Wheatear, Sedge Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Common Whitethroats, 5 Garden Warblers, 18 Blackcaps, 17 Chiffchaffs, 14 Willow Warblers. .Dave Newcombe
217027/04/20146am-12noon stones. 3 bar tailed godwit(wlc) whimbrel flew north east 44++ arctic tern adult little gull gn diver (sum plum) swift 5+ yellow wagtail.mark pass
216916/04/2014Red kite being mobbed by 2 buzzards above gardens of house in Bolehill, Wirksworth. Flew off in direction of Carsington. Time 17.00. A great sight. Assume it was just passing through.Carole Leach
216826/04/2014LITTLE TERN flew through south east past Stones Island mid morning.c10 Arctic Terns through east/south east during the morning,9 Barnacle Geese high north east over Stones, Tree Pipit heard over Stones, Female Redstart in Wildlife Centre CreekPeregrine over east bank,Great northern Diver near Fishtail Creek,1 Swift..John Bradley
216723/04/2014pair of redstart at wildlife centre creek10.00 am both inspecting the nestbox.ian wright
216623/04/2014Great northern Diver,in summer plumage,heard calling early morning and seen flying around later.Kingfisher flew towards P Stanley hide.4 Yellow Wagtails on Watersports island.Redstart singing in wildlife centre creek, also a pair in Warrington knob and another male nearby.Wheatear on Stones island.Drake Goosander by sailing club, also Little ringed Plover there.Common Sandpiper at Sheepwash, also 4 Teal there.A Common Tern briefly at the Wildlife centre, mobbed by BHG.Pink footed Goose at Wildlife centre.2 Sedge Warblers,2 Garden Warblers,Lesser Whitethroat,Common Whitethroat. Also a Reed Warbler singing at Hopton reed bed..Clive Ashton/Roger Carrington
216522/04/2014WLC: c.10 more Arctic Tern through from 1030-1500 (with one spending 30 minutes on a buoy mid-afternoon). !stS Little Gull showed well from WLC all afternoon. The 5 Black-tailed Godwit flew N at 1300. Later on Horseshoe Island, 3 Dunlin, 4 Snipe, 4 Curlew, 6 Yellow Wagtail and 1 White Wagtail. Also, 1 Wheatear at Sailing Club end of the dam.Plus, weasel on dam wall.James Owen
216422/04/201445 Arctic Tern & 2 Little Gull through between 0620-1030hrs. First summer Little Gull still around Stones Island plus Great Northern Diver, 6 Yellow Wagtail, 1 White Wagtail, drake Goosander, drake Mandarin, Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper. 5 Black-tailed Godwit at Wildlife Centre this morning..Roger Carrington
216321/04/2014Great Northern Diver in full summer plumage, pair Common Scoter, first summer Little Gull, 3 Mandarin, 2 Yellow Wagtail, Sedge Warbler, Garden Warbler all on/from Stones Island.Redstart, Stock Dove Wildlife Centre Creek.All 0630-1000hrs including sightings by MAP, JB, SJR, AHS.1 Swift and up to 46 Arctic Terns yesterday, no terns this morning.Roger Carrington
216220/04/2014arctic terns began appearing at 9 am and by 10-30 there were 42 present!a bar tailed godwit on millfields island early am.mark pass
216119/04/20143 common scoter yday. today a whimbrel on millfields island early am then flew east.mark pass
216014/04/2014Adult Great Northern Diver off Stones Island. 2 Grey Herons at Sheepwash. Female Mallard with 9 ducklings at WLC. And a female with 11 at Sheepwash. Drake Goosander near Sailing Club. 3 Buzzards, 2 Sparrowhawks, Kestrel. Little Ringed Plover, 2 Common Sandpipers, 5+ Redshank, 3 Snipe. White Wagtail on Stones Is. Lesser Whitethroat singing on Shiningford Creek. Earliest site record, previous earliest was April 17th 2011. 26 Chiffchaffs, 15 Blackcaps and 13 Willow Warblers between Millfields and Sheepwash. 9 Swallows, Kingfisher, 2 Linnets and a Raven. .Dave Newcombe
215912/04/2014Counts done during a circular walk. 65 Chiffchaffs, 34 Blackcaps, 22 Willow Warblers, 4 Treecreepers, 3 Nuthatch, 18 Blackbirds, 58 Wrens. Surprisingly only 8 Robins and 6 Dunnocks. Goldcrest in Hall Wood. Male Redstart singing near bend of WLC Creek and Shiningford Creek. 9 Linnets on Stones Island. Lesser Redpoll at Fishtail Creek. Siskin at Millfields. 45 Swallows and 7 Sand Martins around Stones Island. Also of note 6 Teal, Scaup/ Tufted Duck hybrid at Millfields. 7 Redshank, 2 Ravens. .Dave Newcombe
215811/04/2014Adult Great Northern Diver from Stones Island. Grey Heron, Greylag Goose, Greylag/Canada Goose hybrid, 28 Barnacle Geese, pr of Mandarin, 8 Teal, drake Goosander, Scaup/ Tufted Duck hybrid. 9 Buzzards, 3 Sparrowhawks and a Kestrel from Sheepwash Hide. 7+ Oystercatchers, 6 Redshank, 4 Curlew, 2 Snipe, 30+ Pied Wagtails at dusk, 15 Chiffchaffs, 6 Blackcaps, 8 Willow Warblers, female Wheatear, White Wagtail, 11 Swallows, 4 Sand Martins, 2 House Martins, Linnet, 2 Ravens, and 340 Jackdaws towards Tail Bay at dusk. .Dave Newcombe/ Clive Ashton
215710/04/2014Male Wheatear and Common Sandpiper at Millfields end of dam.Shelduck, drake Goosander, pair Mandarin, pair Gadwall, 2 Greylag Geese, Linnet, 2 Meadow Pipit, Raven, 2 Common Buzzard this morning.No sign of last evenings Cattle Egret or Ospreys this morning.Roger Carrington
215609/04/2014This evening at just after 19.30hrs myself and Jon Bradley whilst standing on Stones Island had a Cattle Egret drop onto the back of Watersports Island. We started to walk off towards waterports to try and get a view of the back of the island. Unfortunately as we got to the causeway onto Stones Island the Egret then flew towards Stones Is. Despite searching in the fading light we couldn't relocate it. This is the first record of Cattle Egret at Carsington. Also of note today was the adult Great Northern Diver, drake Goosander, 12 Oystercatchers, 5 Redshank, 5 Snipe, 6 Buzzards, male Wheatear, White Wagtail, 10 Sand Martins, 5 Swallows, 13 Blackcaps, 28 Chiffchaffs, 11 Willow Warblers, 3 Linnets and a Raven. .Dave Newcombe
215509/04/2014Osprey on Lane End perch at 0800hrs and in flight over Shiningford later this morning.Great Northern Diver still..Roger Carrington
215408/04/2014At least one Osprey still present this evening. Adult Great Northern Diver. 28 Barnacle Geese, drake Goosander, 2 female Goldeneye, Jack Snipe still showing well at c18.00hrs, 12 Oystercatchers, 6 Redshank, Little Ringed Plover, 30 Swallows around Stones Island, 3 Sand Martins, 4 Willow Warblers..Dave Newcombe/Chris Brown/Clive Ashton
215308/04/20142 Osprey at 16:45 near Lane End, one caught a fish.Also, Jack Snipe still on Horseshoe Island, plus 2 Common Snipe, 2 Golden Plover over the WLC midday..James Owen
215208/04/2014Osprey on Lane End perch early morning, seen flying around then 2 Osprey flying together at 1115hrs.Great Northern Diver still.Common Sandpiper on Sheepwash Spit..Roger Carrington
215104/04/2014Adult Great Northern Diver, 4 Cormorants, Grey Heron, 23 Barnacle Geese, 2 Greylag Geese, pr Shoveler, 11 Oystercatchers, 7 Redshank, Jack Snipe showing very well from the Wildlife Centre, 8 Snipe, Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Curlew, 3 Buzzards, 15 Chiffchaffs, 2 Willow Warblers.Visit from 13.00-19.00.Dave Newcombe
215004/04/2014Great Northern Diver still off Stones Island.Bar-tailed Godwit commuting between Wildlife Centre and Stones Island.Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler and Blackcap singing on Stones Island. All early morning.Roger Carrington
214704/04/20143 Greylag Geese, 5 Teal, 2 Wigeon, Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Bar-tailed Godwit on Stones Island, 9 Oystercatchers, 16 Snipe at WLC, 7 Redshank, 2 Grey Wagtails, 14 Chiffchaffs, 2 Willow Warblers, several Blackcaps.75 Sand Martins going through with many feeding at Sheepwash, also at least 9 Swallows on site. 3+ Herring Gulls pre-roost..Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
214602/04/2014late pm-sandwich tern north past stones at 6-41pm.2 white wags stones,gn diver,3 swallow,6 sand martin.the hybrid scaup/tufted(80% scaup)present again off stones-first saw this bird weeks ago and came via ogston res.mark pass
214501/04/2014Some good birds on site today. The adult Great Northern Diver is starting to moult into summer plumage. 21 feral Barnacle Geese. 2 Greylag Geese at Sheepwash. 8 Teal. 2 Shoveler. 3 Pintail all day near Fishtail Creek. 9+ Goldeneye. 4 Buzzards, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel8+ Redshank, 10 Oystercatchers, Little Ringed Plover on Stones Island. Jack Snipe showing very well on Horseshoe Island. Also at least 18 Common Snipe. Bar-tailed Godwit on Horseshoe Island then on Stones Island. 38 Chiffchaffs and 8 Blackcaps between Millfields and Hopton End. Female Wheatear on Dam Wall. A Raven from Sheepwash. 4 Willow Warblers at Millfields this morning, and a Dunlin at WLC (RC).Dave Newcombe
214401/04/2014WLC: 1 Jack Snipe, 1 Bar-tailed GodwitAlso, 3 Pintail (2 drake), 2 Shoveler (pair), 1 GN Diver from Millfields. 2 Blackcap singing at Sheepwash, plus 11 Goldeneye..James Owen
214331/03/2014Willow Warbler singing, Millfields 0700hrs.Sightings by other Observers: Little-ringed Plover flew through early morning [SJR, AHS, JB].Jack Snipe showing well from Wildlife Centre from Mid-afternoon [STW Volunteers, AP, PAS, RC].Bar-tailed Godwit on Sailing Club shore from 1815hrs [CA, RC]..Roger Carrington
214229/03/20149 Whooper Swans landed at Sheepwash at 1425hrs.Great Northern Diver still off Stones Island.Clive Ashton had 3 Rock Pipit earlier this morning but no sign this afternoon..Roger Carrington
214126/03/2014Adult Great Northern Diver. 12 Whooper Swans present all day. 25 Barnacle Geese. Pink-footed Goose at WLC. 2 Greylag Geese. Gadwall. 5 Teal. 10 Goldeneye. Scaup/Tufted Duck hybrid from P.Stanley hide. 4 Buzzards. 10 Oystercatchers. 7 Redshank. 9 Snipe at WLC. 2 Curlew. 8 Sand Martins. Herring Gull. 23 Chiffchaffs between Millfields and Hopton End. 2 Grey Wagtails. 2 Ravens..Dave Newcombe
214024/03/2014Adult Great Northern Diver still but distant. Pink-footed Goose on Stones Island. 23 Barnacle Geese on Horseshoe Island. 7 Teal. 2 Gadwall. 10 Goldeneye. Scaup/Tufted Duck hybrid at Millfields. 3 Buzzards. 10 Oystercatchers. 7 Redshank. Curlew. Herring Gull. 14 Sand Martins off Stones Island am only. 19 Chiffchaffs between Penn Carr and Sheepwash. 2 Meadow Pipits. 4 Willow Tits. 8 Bullfinch. Lesser Redpoll. 2 Ravens..Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
213921/03/2014Adult Great Northern Diver still mid water. 53 Great-crested Grebes (site count), Little Grebe, Wigeon, 10 Goldeneye, Scaup/Tufted Duck hybrid at Millfields then later off Stones Island, Canada/Greylag Goose hybrid in Hopton End, 8 Oystercatchers, 6 Redshank, 8 Curlew, 2 Buzzards, Kestrel, c100 Starlings on Stones Island near dusk. .Dave Newcombe/Chris Brown
213819/03/2014Adult Great Northern Diver still present mid-water. Adult Mediterranean Gull from Sheepwash mid-morning and then again mid-afternoon. 2 adult Kittiwakes at Sheepwash afternoon only. Also on site today: 7 Goldeneye. Scaup/Tufted Duck hybrid at Millfields. Female Tufted Duck with bill saddle AAS. 9 Oystercatchers. 12 Snipe at WLC. 10 Curlew at Sheepwash. Adult Yellow-legged Gull. 1st winter Herring Gull. 9 Chiffchaffs. 2 Ravens. 4 Reed Buntings..Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
213717/03/2014WeBS count for March(0630-0945hrs)Mute Swan 4,Canada Goose 89,Barnacle Goose 27,Mallard 72,Tufted Duck 125,Goldeneye 8,Great Northern Diver 1,Cormorant 7,Little Grebe 1,Great Crested Grebe 46,Moorhen 1,Coot 130,Oystercatcher 10,Lapwing 4,Snipe 32,Curlew 1,Redshank 3..Peter Gibbon and John Bradley
213613/03/2014Adult Great Northern Diver still present mid water. 27 feral Barnacle Geese. 6 Mute Swans. 2 Grey Herons. Little Grebe. 2 Pintail. 4 Shoveler. 4 Wigeon. 19 Teal. 12 Goldeneye. 5 Buzzards. Sparrowhawk. 8 Curlew. 6 Oystercatchers. 30 Snipe including 28 at WLC. 4 Redshank. 3 Meadow Pipits. 4 Chiffchaffs in song....1 at Millfields, 1 on WLC Creek, 1 near Lane End and 1 at Sheepwash. 9 Dunnocks in song. 16 Blackbirds. 21 Redwings. 2 Ravens. 3 Reed Buntings...a male singing near brick tower and a pair at Sheepwash. .Dave Newcombe
213511/03/2014Adult Great Northern Diver still present but often elusive. 3 drake Shoveler from Sheepwash. 12 Goldeneye-site count. 8 Oystercatchers. Dunlin. 13 Curlew in field to right of Sheepwash. 5 Redshank. 35 Snipe-33 at WLC and 2 at Sheepwash. 3 Buzzards, Sparrowhawk. 2 Chiffchaffs-1 singing on Stones Island and 1 calling on WLC Creek. 8 Redwing, Meadow Pipit. Goldcrest singing near gate to P.S Hide. .Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
213409/03/20143 Pintail (1 drake) + 3 Shoveler from Sheepwash.28 Snipe at WLC + 5 at P S Hide.4 Redshank mobile. Chiffchaff singing Stones Is. 1 Greylag Goose + a Meadow Pipit at Millfields. At least 5 Curlew to right of Sheepwash.All seen 0700-1030hrs.Roger Carrington
213307/03/2014Adult Great Northern Diver still, mid-water.27 feral Barnacle Geese at Widlife Centre.1 Pink-footed Goose (probably escapee/feral).4 Greenfinch on RSPB feeder at Visitor Centre entrance. 6 Teal, 2 Wigeon, 9 Cormorant.38 Curlew feeding in field to right of Sheepwash Hide [SJR] later went to roost on NE side of Watersports Island. 15 Goldeneye [SJR]. 20 Redwing at Sheepwash + 10 on Stones Island.A Dunlin came into Sheepwash at 1630hrs. At least 4 pairs of Oystercatchers, 1 Redshank.Gull roost at 1700hrs: 1100 Common Gull, 250 Lesser Black-backed, 3000 Black Hdd.All sightings this afternoon. Some sightings by other observer, their initials in [square brackets].Roger Carrington
213205/03/2014No messageIf the nesting Tree Sparrows on Stones are in the box at/behind the Reed Bed (with the engraved plaque) that box was to commemorate the 100th Bird Watching for Beginners walks. Clearly a good choice!! DBDavid Bennett
213103/03/201418 Curlew in field near Sheepwash car parksighted 14.20 hours approxPeter Hendry
213001/03/2014A very early record of a singing Chiffchaff on Stones Island, seen and heard by several observers.Great northern Diver,1 Whooper Swan,1 Shelduck,9 Curlew through,3 Skylark moving north and an adult Mediterranean Gull in the roost.Also Tree Sparrow taking nesting material to box on Stones Island.Records from several observers CA/RC/MAP/SJR/AHS.Clive Ashton
212901/03/2014A magnificent sight of 67 Whooper Swans this afternoon.Seen earlier at Wyver lane Belper, where they were seen to fly towards Carsington. A quick check found the herd on the water off Stones Island.Clive Ashton
212827/02/2014Three Curlew from Sheepwash Hide on the headland.Seen at 15.30, looked like a Family coming in for the night.Brian Harris
212725/02/2014Oystercatcher 4, Grey Heron 1, Bullfinch 12, Redwing 30+, Willow Tit 2, Wren 2, Goldfinch 10,Nuthatch 1, Coal Tit 2, Greater Spotted Woodpecker 1. Widgeon 4, Pochard 2.Eric Dewhurst
212622/02/2014adult winter kittiwake 9-45am then flew south westyl gull 2mark pass
212515/02/2014WeBS count for Feb.Mute Swan 6,Canada Goose 13,Wigeon 16,Gadwall 2,Teal 41,Mallard 59,Pochard 217,Tufted Duck 190,Scaup 1,Goldeneye 14, Little Grebe 2,Great Crested Grebe 37,Cormorant 17,Moorhen 4,Coot 391,Oystercatcher 1,Lapwing 402,Snipe 44,Redshank 2,Kingfisher 1,Black-headed Gull 13,Common Gull 4,Lesser Black-backed Gull 4,Yellow-legged Gull 1. 13.00 to 16.00 hrs.Very windy and wet! One adult lesser black-backed gull had black plastic ring on with orange letters B(top)TC.Peter Gibbon and John Bradley
212413/02/20141 Mediterranean Gull (Adult) 2 Yellow-legged Gull (1 Adult 1 3rd Winter) 1 Oystercatcher.Seen between 14.45 - 16.00 hrs from Paul Stanley / Sheepwash.Neil Moulden
212313/02/2014Adult Great Northern Diver in Millfields Bay early morning.First winter drake Scaup still off Stones Island.77 Snipe along Wildlife Centre Creek showing well in the sunshine.Counts of: 39 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Little Grebe, 193 Pochard, 100 Mallard, 3 Gadwall and 57 Teal.All this morning.Roger Carrington
212210/02/20143 Adult Mediterranean gulls in the roost tonight..Clive Ashton
212107/02/20141 shelduck (female?)Seen at a distance from the Paul Stanley hide at 11.26am. Identified by enlarging digital image on my camera. Photo available if required. Not good but good enough for I.D.Andy Gregory
212006/02/20141 Great northern diver1 Scaup, drake,49 Snipe at Wildlife centreOystercatcherRedshank2 Mediterranean gulls in the roost along with 1000+ Common gulls.Clive Ashton
211903/02/2014Seen on monthly Birdwatching for Beginners walk (10am-noon): Redshank, Wigeon, Pied Wagtail, Starling, Kestrel, Greenfinch, Collared Dove, House Sparrow, Tree Sparrow, Teal, Canada Goose, Rook, Gt Crested Grebe, Mute Swan, Lapwing, Pochard, Mallard, Coot, Tufted Duck, Black-headed Gull, Blackbird, Wren, Dunnock, Robin, Jackdaw, Goldfinch, Great Tit, Bullfinch, Blue Tit, Magpie, Coal Tit and Chaffinch.Though we weren't really counting, we estimated at least 250 Lapwings in one single flock.Gary Atkins
211802/02/2014Eurasian Oystercatcher seen today on headland from Sheepwash Hide at 12.00pmI have pictures if required..Brian Harris
211723/01/20142 Whooper swans present this morning..Clive Ashton
211622/01/2014WeBS count for January:2 Great Northern Diver,40 Great Crested Grebe,3 Little Grebe,9 Mute Swan,11 Whooper Swan,17 Comorant,44 Teal,19 Wigeon,82 Mallard,11 Gadwall,492 Tufted Duck,5 Scaup,515 Pochard(second highest WeBS count),18 Goldeneye,4 Moorhen,990 Coot,945 Lapwing,36 Snipe,3 Redshank,1 Kingfisher..Peter Gibbon and John Bradley
211519/01/201411 Whooper Swan from 0800hrs then flew NW 0945hrs.2 Great Northern Diver off Stones island.5 Scaup off dam (3 imm male, 2 imm/ad female).2 Redshank on Stones Island.13 Snipe on Horseshoe Island.All early this morning.Roger Carrington
211417/01/20144 immature Scaup still at Millfields.2 GN Diversc 850 Lapwing1 Redshank2 Raven1 Kingfisher3 Yellow legged Gulls3+ Herring Gulls2 Great black backed Gulls.Clive Ashton
211214/01/20142 Great Northern Diver (1 in flight AM, landed by dam).Also, 15 Snipe in WLC creek reed bed, 2 Redshank, 5 Reed Bunting, 28 Barnacle Goose, Kingfisher, c.200 Lapwing on Horseshoe Island (many more on site)..James Owen
211109/01/20142 Great Northern Diver.2 Woodcock in Hall Wood. 3 Gadwall at Hopton End. Raven over Blackwall Plantation. Common Buzzard behind Sheepwash Hide. Kingfisher past Sheepwash Hide.Gull roost: 3 Yellow-legged Gull, 400 LBBG, 800 Common G, at least 3000 BHG.All this afternoon.Roger Carrington
211002/01/20142 Great Northern Divers together at dusk.13 Cormorant, 2 Yellow-legged Gull and a Redshank from Sheepwash. 2 Greylag from Wildlife Centre. 60 Redwing at Penn Carr. 2 female Goosander on Millfields Island.Note that the GNDiver/s have been elusive in choppy waters since 2 were first seen on 27th December. Sightings of 2 have all been distant and age (adult/juv?) of the second bird not yet noted.Roger Carrington
210929/12/2013Now 2 Great northern Divers.Also 2 Yellow legged gulls and Redshank..Clive Ashton
210823/12/2013Adult Mediterranean Gull still from Sheepwash early morning only.Adult Great Northern Diver still off Stones Island.2 Redshank, drake Shoveler, still over 300 Pochard and 500 Lapwing on site, and 15 Cormorant and 2 Yellow-legged Gull on Sheepwash Spit..Roger Carrington
210723/12/2013The adult Mediterranean gull in the roost again, along with 3 Yellow legged gulls..Clive Ashton
210619/12/2013Gull roost this evening held an adult Mediterranean gull, 2 Yellow legged gulls and a leucistic Black headed gull with snow white upper parts..Clive Ashton
210517/12/2013Great Northern Diver from Stones Island. 1 Redshank at Wildlife Centre. c10 Siskin at Millfields and c25 Goldfinch. 1 Kingfisher at Millfields..Neil Moulden
210416/12/2013WeBS count - Mute Swan 10,Canada Goose 110,Barnacle Goose 21,Wigeon 45,Gadwall 3,Teal 153,Mallard 160,Pochard 316,Tufted Duck 495,Goldeneye 14,Great Northern Diver 1,Little Grebe 1,Great Crested Grebe 23,Cormorant 15,Grey Heron 1,Moorhen 7,Coot 985,Lapwing 623,Green Sandpiper 1,Kingfisher 1.Also Yellow-legged Gull on Sheepwash Spit and 2 Chiff Chaff outside Lane End Hide..Peter Gibbon and John Bradley
210316/12/2013Adult Great Northern Diver from Stones Island.21 feral Barnacle Geese near Wildlife Centre.At least 500 Lapwing on site.Usual Yellow-legged Gull on Sheepwash Spit.Gull roost from Sheepwash: 1500 Black-headed Gulls, 350 Common Gulls, 600 Lesser Black-backed and 2 Herring Gulls..Roger Carrington
210204/12/2013GN Diver, Common Scoter, YL Gull, Kingfisher, Sparrowhawk also Wood Pigeons on the move 1050 heading east and north east between 09:30 and 10:15.Clive Ashton
210104/12/2013At least 25 common snipe flushed from Horseshoe Island during ranger work.Also, male peregrine, 1 redshank, 1 Great Northern Diver. 8 Greylag Goose .James Owen
210001/12/2013Birdwatching for beginners walk (this is purely a species list - no counts): Gt Northern Diver, Snipe, Gadwall, Pochard, Wigeon, Goldeneye, Coot, Gt Crested Grebe, Little Grebe, Redshank, Lapwing, Cormorant, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Greylag Goose, Canada Goose, Mute Swan, Black-headed Gull, Tree Sparrow, House Sparrow, Goldfinch, Chaffinch, Wren, Robin, Magpie, Blackbird, Carrion Crow, Blue Tit and DunnockTotal of five Snipe on Horseshoe IslandGary Atkins
209929/11/20134 Bewick's Swans ( 2 adults, 2 young) - first sighted at 13.05h, they then left west at 13.15h, returning briefly. At dusk, they were in front of Sheepwash hide. Also, 1 Great Northern Diver. .Glyn Sellors and Richard Pittam
209826/11/2013Adult Great northern Diver from sheepwash, also 5 Scaup there. 16 Goldeneye,7 Gadwall, 11 Siskin over Millfields and 2 Lesser Redpoll on Stones island.30+ Redwing and 15+ Blackbird behind WLC..Clive Ashton
209722/11/201310:30am Jack SnipeOn right edge of small pool on WLC IslandDave Oulsnam
209617/11/2013Grey PhalaropeI am a member of DOS and reported spotting to them but you may not have seen it. Myself and a friend were out sailing on the 19th and saw the bird down at the far about the same spot as reported. Being in a dingy we got within 30 ft of it and watched for about a minute. both of us independently looked it up on the internet and agreed it was a grey phalarope.Anthony Rae
209513/11/2013Adult Great Northern Diver. Currently the best place to view the Diver is from Stones Island, although it can be seen from Sheepwash Hide, albeit distantly. 2 Grey Herons, 15 Cormorants, 2 Gadwall, 149 Pochard, 12 Goldeneye, Green Sandpiper, Redshank, 267 Lapwings, 2 Yellow-legged Gulls, Herring Gull, 16 Collared Doves near Rangers Base, Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail, Chiffchaff in Paul Stanley woods, 18 Blackbirds, Mistle Thrush, 34 Redwings, 3 Lesser Redpolls, 3 Greenfinches, c250 Starlings. .Dave Newcombe
209411/11/2013Adult Great Northern Diver seen from Sheepwash Hide, though distant. 2 Kittiwakes in the roost (adult and 1st w) RJL, DN, CA. Other notable birds: 2 Grey Herons, 14 Cormorants, 2 Shoveler, 2 Gadwall, 11 Goldeneye, male Sparrowhawk, 7 Snipe, Redshank, 4 Yellow-legged Gulls, 1st w GBB Gull, Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail, c400 Starlings past Sheepwash in various sized flocks. .Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
209311/11/2013WeBS for November :- Mute Swan 21,Canada Goose 7,Wigeon 96,Gadwall 4,Teal 173,Mallard 162,Pochard 101,Tufted Duck 265,Goldeneye 1,Great Northern Diver 1,Cormorant 18,Grey Heron 1,Little Grebe 7,Great Crested Grebe 31,Moorhen 3,Coot 1020,Lapwing 173,Redshank 1,Yellow-legged Gull 1,Kingfisher 1,Sparrowhawk 1,Buzzard 2.Also 2 skeins of Pink-footed Goose over between 08.00 amd 09.00 both going South-East. One of 170 and another of 60..Peter Gibbon and John Bradley
209210/11/2013Seen at Bird Feeding Station, past Visitor Centre Hide on Left along the bike path.I cannot ID this Bird. Its a little larger than a Blue Tit,With its beak slightly longer. Its much smaller than a Great Tit but was happy feeding with the two spices.Its colour is Black Andrew Wordsworth
209109/11/2013I'm not on site today but a Great Northern Diver is present. Presumably the returning bird. Per M.A.P..Dave Newcombe
209006/11/2013Brutus the Yellow-legged Gull lived up to his reputation this afternoon when he attacked, killed and ate a 1st winter Black-headed Gull at Sheepwash. Pretty gruesome to watch! Clive disturbed a Sparrowhawk eating a Goldfinch outside Sheepwash Hide. 2 Grey Herons, 14 Cormorants, 2 Goldeneye, 81 Pochard. Green Sandpiper in front of Sheepwash Hide at 11.30hrs. Male Peregrine early morning then a female from Sheepwash early afternoon. Visible migration early morning produced 485 Wood Pigeons, 270 Starlings, 12 Fieldfares and 6 Redwings. 20+ Meadow Pipits on Dam Wall. 2 Kingfishers at Sheepwash. .Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
208905/11/2013Came across the Grey Phalarope at about 1.15 pm.Found the Phalarope looking from the footpath between sheepwash to the left & lane end to the right.about 200yards before the tower.Trevor West
208804/11/2013All seen from Sheepwash and P.Stanley, unless stated. 3 Grey Herons, 14 Cormorants, Pintail, 5 Goldeneye, 100 Pochard (site count), 3 Buzzards, Sparrowhawk, 204 Lapwings (site count), Redshank on Stones Island, 106 Common Gulls, 2 Yellow-legged Gulls, 2 GBB Gulls, Herring Gull, Grey Wagtail, 11 Meadow Pipits on Stones Island, Kingfisher, 13 Bullfinch between Millfields and Sheepwash, Raven. .Dave Newcombe
208701/11/2013A half hour migration watch from the fields above Hopton end produced:105 Wood Pigeon,46 Chaffinch,30 Starling,3+ Brambling and 1 Greenfinch also present up there Willow Tit and 20+ Pheasant.5 Goldeneye at Sheepwash, Grey Wagtail and Kingfisher.No sign of GW Teal or Garganey, though visibility was poor.Dunlin and Snipe reported from Wildlife centre.Clive Ashton
208626/10/2013green winged tealin the area of the Paul Stanley hide at middaycolin penny
208526/10/2013Green Winged Teal, Dunlin, Snipe, Redshank, Little Grebe.Wildlife Center and Stone Island this morning 8:00 - 10:00amEric Dewhurst
208423/10/2013Drake Green-winged Teal still at the Wildlife Centre. Also the male Stonechat along WLC Creek on fence posts. Juv Garganey present all day to the right of Sheepwash Hide. 14 Cormorants, Grey Heron, 150 Canada Geese, 17 Greylag Geese, 8 Gadwall, Goldeneye, 2 redhead Goosanders, 255 Pochard, 3 Buzzards, 5 Snipe, Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlin, c300 Lapwings, 4 Yellow-legged Gulls, 4 Skylarks, 21 Meadow Pipits, Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail, 125 Starlings. .Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
208322/10/2013Drake Green-winged Teal from Sheepwash Hide this morning, also juv Garganey there still but distant with Teal flock. Male Stonechat still in Wildlife Centre Creek on fence posts.All this morning.Roger Carrington
208221/10/2013Drake Green-winged Teal still at the Wildlife Centre today. 280 Canada Geese flew in from the south near dusk along with 4 presumed Canada/Greylag hybrids. Male Stonechat on Wildlife Centre Creek. Also of note on site today: 2 Grey Herons, 5 Gadwall, 3 Shoveler, 2 Goldeneye, 74 Pochard, Buzzard, Kestrel, 2 Ringed Plovers, Yellow-legged Gull, Grey Wagtail, Kingfisher, Chiffchaff, c40 Redwings, c35 Goldfinches, c250 Starlings near Visitor Centre at dusk. The Wildlife Centre is currently having a refurbishment and is scheduled to be closed today (21st) and tomorrow (22nd). The Green-winged Teal could easily be seen today from the path on Wildlife Centre Creek.Dave Newcombe
208120/10/201319-10-2013 - Green Winged Teal, found it at c12.40pm sleeping in a group of Eurasian teal and wigeon, on the left side of the island viewed from the wildlife centre hide..John Fermer
207819/10/2013Two superb finds today: a Grey Phalarope towards the far bank from Lane End and Sheepwash Hides and a drake Green-winged Teal from the Wildlife Centre. Both birds were seen and enjoyed by other birders, including myself, and the birds were still present late afternoon.Also 1 Whooper Swan from Sheepwash and 2 Ringed Plover plus 2 Dunlin on Stones Island.The Phalarope and Teal are Derbyshire Rarities so can the finders (currently not known) please contact either The Derbyshire Ornithological Society or Carsington Bird Club through the appropriate websites. Confirmed that observer John Fermer discovered the GW Teal.Roger Carrington
207718/10/2013Immature Gannet on the water near Horseshoe Island this morning at c09.00hrs. We never saw it after this time but a pager message at 12.30hrs reported it still present and in flight from Stones Island.The Garganey is still present and was near Sailing Club Island this morning. Other notable sightings include 15 Gadwall, 60 Lapwings, 2 Ringed Plovers, 3 Snipe, 2 Yellow-legged Gulls, 2 Herring Gulls, Kingfisher, 17 Fieldfares, Redpoll, c15 Meadow Pipits, c150 Jackdaws, Raven. .Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
207615/10/2013To help out Peter I was on site today and can add 4 Shoveler and the long staying Garganey to your records. Myself and James Owen had 8 Yellow legged Gulls in the roost of c5000 Gulls.Also present Kingfisher and Sparrowhawk.2 Ringed Plover also reported by birders..Clive Ashton
207515/10/2013Oct WeBS count (07.15 to 11.50)27 Mute Swan,1 Greylag Goose,55 Canada Goose,266 Wigeon,14 Gadwall,462 Teal,100 Mallard,176 Pochard,448 Tufted Duck,6 Cormorant,2 Grey Heron,21 Little Grebe,34 Great Crested Grebe,2 Moorhen,1184 Coot,61 Lapwing,1 Common Sandpiper,42 Black-headed Gull,3 Lesser Black-backed Gull,1 Yellow-legged Gull,5 Common Gull and 2 Kingfisher.Also 3 Buzzard as raptors are now recorded for WeBS. Also at Millfields a Stoat got to within 15 foot of me, looked me up and down and then proceeded to run past me about five foot away from my tripod's leg.Peter Gibbon
207414/10/2013An Arctic Tern flew through late afternoon. This is the latest at Carsington by a week. At least 2 Crossbills flew over Sheepwash Hide mid-afternoon. Also of note: 2 Grey Herons, 15 Cormorants, 4 Greylag Geese, 3 Pheasants, 4 Buzzards, Sparrowhawk, 2 Dunlin, 2 Snipe, Yellow-legged Gull, 75+ Common Gulls, 2 Kingfishers, Grey Wagtail. .Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
207313/10/2013Another Great Skua on site today. It flew in just after 10.00 and stayed on site until just before 12.00 when it flew NE. All sightings seen from Sheepwash throughout the day. 3 Grey Herons, 17 Cormorants, Whooper Swan, 2 Shoveler, Pintail, Goldeneye, 6 Red-breasted Mergansers, 3 Buzzards, Sparrowhawk, 2 Dunlin, Common Sandpiper, 1st winter Little Gull, 4 Yellow-legged Gulls, Herring Gull, 2 GBB Gulls, Stock Dove, Kingfisher, 3 Ravens. Other observers include RMRJ, SJR, KB, DCM, RTT, DD. Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
207212/10/2013A first winter Gannet was on the water and also flying around from Sheepwash hide between 10:50 and 11:10 this morning. At one point it was seen to plunge dive when being mobbed by a LBBG.1 drake Common Scoter also from Sheepwash.1 Common Sandpiper, Kingfisher, YL Gull, 19 Redwing and 3 Chiffchaff, one of which was singing..Clive Ashton
207111/10/20132 Great Skuas flew in and landed mid water at c11.20 this morning. They remained on the water for about 15 minutes until they flew towards Sheepwash and circled around in front of the hide for several minutes giving myself and 2 other birders superb views. After upsetting the c50 LBB Gulls that were happily loafing about at Sheepwash they left in a SW direction. Also of note: 27 Mute Swans, 18 Cormorants, 19 Little Grebes, 14 Greylag Geese, 3 Grey Herons, 324 Wigeon, Pintail, 19 Gadwall, Yellow-legged Gull, 1stW GBB Gull. .Dave Newcombe
207003/10/201319 Cormorants, 30 Mute Swans, 4 Grey Herons, 300+ Canada Geese, 2 Greylag Geese, Pink-footed Goose. Garganey still by Watersports Island. 4 Pintail and 9 Gadwall from Sheepwash, 69 Pochard just at Sheepwash/P.Stanley Hides. Oystercatcher, 2 Ringed Plovers and 3 Golden Plover on Stones Island this morning. 2 Yellow-legged Gulls, 2 Chiffchaffs, Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail, 18 Goldfinches, 2 Ravens. 15+ Meadow Pipits and 8 Linnets on Dam Wall. .Dave Newcombe
206902/10/2013The Garganey still present near Watersports Island today. Pink-footed Goose at Wildlife Centre. 4 Pintail at Sheepwash. 10+ Gadwall, 30 Mute Swans, 23 Cormorants, 2 Ringed Plovers, Dunlin, Common Sandpiper, 2 Yellow-legged Gulls, Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail, 3 Redwings. .Dave Newcombe
206830/09/20135 Grey Herons, 14+ Little Grebes, 3 Pintail (Sheepwash), 9 Gadwall, Shoveler, 302 Wigeon, Garganey still near Watersports Island, 107 Pochard. Redshank, 2 Dunlin, 4 Ringed Plovers. 2 Rock Pipits commuting between Watersports Island and Stones Island this evening. 6 Yellow-legged Gulls (5 in the roost and the usual one), 4+ Chiffchaffs, Kingfisher. .Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton/Chris Brown
206727/09/2013c100 Pink-footed Geese over at 08:50 heading west.John Matkin
206625/09/20134+ Pintail, 2 Shoveler and 10 Gadwall around Sheepwash/Paul Stanley area. 164 Wigeon and 32 Pochard scattered across site. Garganey still near Watersports Island. Grey Plover heard from Stones Island at 16.24hrs but not seen. 24 Ringed Plover, a Little Ringed Plover and 9 Dunlin around Stones Island this evening. Common Sandpiper at P.S Hide. Also of note on site today: Juvenile male Sparrowhawk, 57 Pied Wagtails, Yellow Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, 30+ Meadow Pipits, Kingfisher, 2 Yellow-legged Gulls, 19 Siskins, 3 Linnets, several Chiffchaffs, and a Blackcap in sub song near Brown Ale Bay. .Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
206523/09/201320 Little Grebes, 5 Grey Herons, 27 Cormorants, 29 Mute Swans, 400+ Canada Geese, 11 Greylag Geese, 9 Gadwall, 180 Wigeon, Garganey on Watersports Island. 3 Pintail and a Shoveler at Sheepwash. 38 Pochard, 10 Ringed Plover, 7 Dunlin, Common Sandpiper, 2 Snipe, 52 Lapwings, 3 Buzzards, Sparrowhawk, 4+ Yellow-legged Gulls inc several in the roost, 2 Herring Gulls, 2 Kingfishers, Grey Wagtail, 4 Chiffchaffs, Blackcap, 11 Meadow Pipits, Raven. .Dave Newcombe
206423/09/2013Sept. WeBS count.29 Mute Swan,2 Greylag Goose,473 Canada Goose,74 Wigeon,17 Gadwall,286 Teal,246 Mallard,1 Garganey,67 Pochard,408 Tufted Duck,24 Cormorant,1 Grey Heron,15 Little Grebe,36 Great Crested Grebe,4 Moorhen,1057 Coot,11 Ringed Plover,49 Lapwing,12 Dunlin,2 Yellow-legged Gull,36 Lesser Black-backed Gull,2 Kingfisher,2 Peregrine(Seen by Clive Ashton) and 3 Yellow Wagtail. Total birds 2879 and 25 SpeciesVery warm, still morning.Peter Gibbon & John Bradley
206320/09/201313 Little Grebes, 4 Grey Herons, 33 Mute Swans, 25 Cormorants, 16 Barnacle Geese, 22 Greylag Geese, 450+ Canada Geese, escaped Cackling Goose, 29 Pink-footed Geese East at 10.00hrs, 156 Wigeon, juv Garganey at Wildlife Centre, 10 Gadwall, 29 Pochard, 4 Buzzards, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel. 47 Lapwings. 14 Ringed Plovers, Little Ringed Plover and 7 Dunlin from Stones Island, Snipe, Common Sandpiper. 4 Yellow-legged Gulls ( 3 in the roost plus the usual one), 100+ Swallows, 50+ House Martins, Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail, 28 Meadow Pipits, several Chiffchaffs, Blackcap, Linnet, 2 Ravens, Yellowhammer over Millfields early morning. .Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
206219/09/201322 Little Grebes, 25 Cormorants, 33 Mute Swans, 2 Grey Herons, 9 Gadwall, 134 Wigeon, 43 Pochard, Shoveler, 10 Dunlin, 6 Ringed Plovers, Common Sandpiper, Yellow-legged Gull, Grey Wagtail, Sand Martin, Stoat at Millfields. Female Tufted Duck with bill saddle AAS also at Millfields. .Dave Newcombe/Chris Brown
206118/09/201323 Mute Swans, 30 Cormorants, 2 Grey Herons, 11 Little Grebes, 450+ Canada Geese, 19 Greylag Geese, Pink-footed Goose, 124 Wigeon, 283 Teal, 9 Gadwall, 33 Pochard, 3 Buzzards, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel. Black-tailed Godwit, Common Sandpiper and Ruff at Paul Stanley Hide. 8 Dunlin and 7 Ringed Plover on Stones Island. 33 Meadow Pipits, 2 Kingfishers, c50 Goldfinch, 8 Chiffchaffs inc 5 in song, c50 House Martins, c75 Swallows, Sand Martin, Yellow Wagtail over Stones Island, 2 Grey Wagtails, 2 Ravens..Dave Newcombe
206016/09/201338 Cormorants, 19 Little Grebes, 2 Grey Herons, c25 Barnacle Geese, 3 Shoveler, 14 Gadwall, 122 Wigeon, 29 Pochard, Goosander. Juvenile Garganey around Stones Island/Sailing Club Island from early afternoon and still present near dusk. Ruff and Common Sandpiper at Paul Stanley. 10 Ringed Plover and 6 Dunlin mostly around Stones Island area though mobile. Yellow-legged Gull, Wheatear on Dam Wall, Yellow Wagtail flew south past Sheepwash Hide. The Garganey was found by SJR and KR but seen by several more birders throughout the afternoon.Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
205915/09/2013527 Canada Geese, 7 Greylag Geese, Pink-footed Goose, 15 Little Grebes, 31 Cormorants, 29 Mute Swans, 3 Grey Herons, 118 Wigeon, 16 Gadwall, 22 Pochard, Buzzard, Ruff, 8 Ringed Plovers, 4 Dunlin, Common Sandpiper, 2 Snipe, Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Ravens. .Dave Newcombe/Chris Brown
205813/09/2013A minimum of 590 Canada Geese. 7 Greylag Geese, 26 Barnacle Geese, 12 Little Grebes, 33 Cormorants, 26+ Mute Swans, 6 Grey Herons, 4 Shoveler, 4 Gadwall, 298 Teal, 90 Wigeon, 9 Pochard, Red-crested Pochard. 11 Ringed Plover, 4 Dunlin and a Ruff on Stones Island this morning. 2 Common Sandpipers at Sheepwash. 2 Hobbies south over Tail Bay this morning. 7 Buzzards, Yellow-legged Gull, Kingfisher, 70 Swallows south, 15 Chiffchaffs inc 8 in song, 9 Meadow Pipits on Dam Wall, 2 Grey Wagtails, 2 Ravens, 90+ Goldfinches on Stones Island, 4 Willow Tits, Wheatear on Dam Wall and one at Sheepwash but maybe same bird. .Dave Newcombe
205713/09/20137 Ringed Plovers, 5 Dunlin Stones Island late afternoon. Tree Pipit flew over Stones Calling..Steph' Hicking
205612/09/20136 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover, juv Ruff, juv Redshank with damaged leg, all on Stones Island early morning.Tree Pipit, 4 Linnet and Crossbill flew over calling.Yellow Wagtail on dam wall.Sightings 0630-0900hrs.No sign of yesterday evening's curlew sandpipers this morning.Roger Carrington
205511/09/20132 juvenile Curlew Sandpipers on Stones Island this evening. They had earlier flown past Sheepwash Hide with 9 other Waders comprising of Ringed Plovers and Dunlin. Then later on Stones along with the Curlew Sands we counted 8 Dunlin and 4 Ringed Plovers. Also on site today was 7 Greylag Geese, 33 Cormorants, 10 Gadwall, 252 Teal, 73 Wigeon, Red-crested Pochard, 17 Pochard, 3 Buzzards, Sparrowhawk, Greenshank on Stones Island early morning only, 2 Common Sandpipers, Redshank, 2 Yellow-legged Gulls, 3 Yellow Wagtails, Grey Wagtail, Wheatear, 100+ Swallows, 100+ House Martins, 17+ Chiffchaffs, 2 Blackcaps, 2 Kingfishers, 30+ Meadow Pipits on the Dam Wall, 2 Sand Martins and 2 Ravens. .Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
205410/09/20131 Female Scaup from Wildlife Center11.30am time of sightingPaul Highman
205309/09/201315 Little Grebes, although Brutus the Yellow-legged Gull was doing his best to reduce that number....luckily without success. 34 Cormorants, 33 Mute Swans, c400 Canada Geese, Greylag Goose, 8 Grey Herons, 206 Teal, 98 Wigeon, 5 Gadwall, 11 Pochard, Red-crested Pochard, 5 Buzzards, Peregrine, juv male Sparrowhawk having a drink from the waters edge at Sheepwash, 3 Ringed Plovers, 5 Dunlin and a Ruff on Stones Island, juv Redshank, Common Sandpiper, Snipe, 2 Grey Wagtails, Yellow Wagtail, 5 singing Chiffchaffs, Blackcap, juv Song Thrush, 3 Meadow Pipits, 4 Sand Martins, 50+ House Martins, several Swallows, 5 Willow Tits, 3 Linnets. .Dave Newcombe
205209/09/20135 Dunlin, 3 Ringed Plovers 1 Ruff (all on Stones mid pm).Steph Hicking
205109/09/20132 Common Sandpipers from Paul Stanley hide at 14.30 hrs..Neil Moulden
205006/09/2013Brilliant day today as could be expected with the adverse weather conditions.Bird of the day was an adult Great Skua that flew in from the right of Sheepwash hide before moving over to the dam wall and lost to sight at the south end of the res.Other good birds of note were, a juvenile Black Tern all day,an adult Kittiwake through north.Ducks are building up with 59 Wigeon, 13 Pochard, 100 Teal and a Red crested Pochard.Waders of note were 7 Ringed Plover, 4 Dunlin, 2 Ruff, 2 Redshank, 2 Snipe and 5 Curlew.Add to that Raven,Kingfisher, Hobby, 2 Yellow legged Gulls,80 House Martins, 6 Sand martins, 80 Jackdaws over Stones Island and the first Meadow Pipits of the autumn (2) all in all not a bad day!Sightings are from myself, Roger Carrington and Mark Pass.Clive Ashton
204905/09/20133 Dulin at Wildlife Centre, 1 Red-crested Pochard, 1 Sedge Warbler, c60 Goldfinch Stones Island..Neil Moulden
204803/09/2013Early AM, 1 Greenshank at Sheepwash, 1 Common Sandpiper at Paul Stanley, 1 Spotted Flycatcher in Shiningford Creek.WLC: Osprey over at 15:00 (circled than left over Millfields), also 1 Redshank, 4 Dunlin, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Red-crested Pochard, 3 Little Grebe, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Peregrine..James Owen
204729/08/201310am Greenshank Stones Island12:30 Kingfisher New Reesbeds12:35 Kingfisher Brown Ale Bay.Dave Oulsnam
204628/08/201311 Little Grebes scattered across site. 34 Mute Swans, 5 Grey Herons, 45 Cormorants, 90 Teal, 27 Wigeon, 4 Gadwall, 10 Pochard, 2 drake Red-crested Pochards, 4 Snipe, 2 juv Little Ringed Plovers at Paul Stanley hide, 2 Greenshank briefly this evening from Stones Island, Ringed Plover heard, 2 Buzzards, 2 Peregrines, Kestrel, Yellow-legged Gull, Grey Wagtail, Wheatear on Flat Island, 2 Yellow Wagtails. .Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
204525/08/2013August WeBS count - Mute swan 31,Canada Goose 152,Wigeon 8,Gadwall 10,Teal 94,Mallard 221,Red-crested Pochard 2,Pochard 12,Tufted Duck 382,Cormorant 28,Grey Heron 5,Little Grebe 8,Great Crested Grebe 27,Moorhen 3,Coot 640,Lapwing 21,Black-headed Gull 50,Yellow-legged Gull 1,Arctic Tern 1,Kingfisher 1,Sparrowhawk 1,Peregrine 2.With help from Roger Carrington and Richard James.Thank you.Peter Gibbon
204424/08/20136 Black Terns, 1 Arctic Tern, Whimbrel, Dunlin,15 Snipe, Common Sandpiper, 1 Common Scoter, 8 Goosander, 6 Wigeon, 6 Pochard, 6 Gadwall, 5 Shoveler, 2 Red crested Pochard, Kingfisher, Yellow legged Gull.5 Black terns and Common Scoter had left site mid morning.Clive Ashton
204323/08/2013Drake Mandarin and Drake Red-crested Pochard on Sailing Club shore at 0730hrs.31 Curlew through heading WSW in 2 flocks 16+15 before 0900hrs.2 Turnstone flew over Millfields at 0920hrs and may be on site, also 1 Common Sandpiper and juv Redshank with damaged leg at Millfields..Roger Carrington
204214/08/20136 Little Grebes, 5 Grey Herons, 41 Cormorants, 32 Mute Swans, escaped Cackling Goose, 12 Teal, 2 Gadwall, drake Pochard, 7 Buzzards, 2 Sparrowhawks, Peregrine, Kestrel, 4 Common Sandpipers, Dunlin, Whimbrel heard early morning, Yellow-legged Gull, 3 Common Gulls, Kingfisher, 7 Spotted Flycatchers- 4 inc two juvs at Millfields and 3 inc one juv in WLC Creek, 2 Redstarts, 3 Swifts, 3 Lesser Whitethroats. 20+ Blue Tits with c15 Chiffchaffs and c8 Willow Warblers on Stones Island. There was a steady flow of Swallows and House Martins moving south throughout the day. .Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
204110/08/2013Little Egret at Sheepwash. 25 Cormorants, 9 Grey Herons, 4 Little Grebes, 6 Teal, 2 Pochard, 4 Common Sandpipers, 3 Redshank, 2 Buzzards, male Sparrowhawk. Some counts done during a circular walk: Garden Warbler, 2 Whitethroats, 22 Chiffchaffs, 4 Willow Warblers, 14 Bullfinch, 3 Willow Tits, Redstart, 3 Nuthatch. 24 Linnets in field on Shiningford Creek. Lesser Redpoll near Fishtail Creek. .Dave Newcombe/Harry Newcombe
204009/08/2013Whimbrel flew through and 1 Greenshank at Wildlife Centre early morning.1 Black-tailed Godwit on Millfields Island, also 21 young/juv Black-headed Gulls still there.At least 11 Grey Herons on site.28 adult + 4 young Mute Swans.58 House Sparrows feeding around the outdoor café at the Visitor Centre at 0700hrs.40plus Tree Sparrows on Wildlife Centre Feeders.Adult + Juv Spotted Flycatcher in Wildlife Centre Creek and 2 Redstart there.Also 4 Common Sandpipers, Redshank and Oystercatcher seen.All this morning 0600-1100hrs.Note that water levels are still dropping providing a wide mud margin (just need more waders to frequent it).Roger Carrington
203909/08/201325 Cormorants, 6 Grey Herons, 34 Mute Swans, 138 Canada Geese, 3 Gadwall, Redshank, Juv Ringed Plover, Dunlin, 54 LBB Gull. Evening visit only.Dave Newcombe/Chris Brown
203807/08/20138+ Grey Herons, 23 Cormorants, 4 Little Grebes, 174 Canada Geese, 32 Mute Swans, 10 Teal, 3 Gadwall, Whimbrel south at 11.20hrs, 3 Oystercatchers, Turnstone, 6+ Common Sandpipers, Redshank, Snipe, juv Ringed Plover, 2 Buzzards, Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Common Terns, Kingfisher. .Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
203705/08/20134 Common Sandpipers,2 Oystercatchers,Redshank,2 Sedge Warblers,4+ Linnets,11 Teal, Tufted Duck broods of 4+5 (fresh) on Stones Island, immature Peregrine. Yellow legged Gull attempting to eat a large dead Pike..Clive Ashton
203603/08/20135 Common Sandpipers, 6+ Grey Heron, 3 Teal, Yellow legged gull, Common Gull, 3 Buzzard and a Kestrel took a vole and ate it in the dead tree at Sheepwash hide..Clive Ashton
203502/08/201318 Cormorants, 6 Grey Herons, Yellow-legged Gull and 2 Common Sandpipers all at Sheepwash. Peregrine over Sheepwash car park. Redstart on Shiningford Creek. 5 Oystercatchers from Stones Island. .Dave Newcombe
203402/08/20136 Teal, 1 Common Gull, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Kestrel, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Whitethroat, c5 Linnet with Goldfinches..Neil Moulden
203330/07/201331 Mute Swans inc pair with 4 cygnets. 16 Cormorants, 211 Canada Geese, 5 Grey Herons, Little Grebe, Little Egret, female Mallard with 10 young, plus another female with 5 fresh young at WLC, 4 Teal, 2 Pochard, pairs of Coots with 2 & 4 yng at Millfields and a pair with 1 at Sailing Club. 4 Common Sandpipers, 3 Oystercatchers, adult and fully flighted juvenile Little Ringed Plover, Yellow-legged Gull, 1st summer Common Gull, Whitethroat, 7 Linnets, 14 Goldfinch, 2 Swifts, 6 Swallows, 2 Grey Wagtails, 6 Willow Tits. .Dave Newcombe
203228/07/201322 Cormorants including a colour ringed bird. 33 Mute Swans, 2 Little Egrets, 6 Grey Herons, 212 Canada Geese, Cackling Goose, Common Sandpiper, 4 Oystercatchers, 2 Yellow-legged Gulls, 32 LBB Gulls, 2 Common Gulls. Evening visit 19.30hrs-21.00hrs.Dave Newcombe/Chris Brown
203125/07/2013WeBS count 06.45 to 12.00.31 Mute Swan,2 Greylag Goose,348 Canada Goose,14 Barnacle Goose,2 Shelduck,3 Teal,140 Mallard,3 Pochard,111 Tufted Duck,10 Cormorant,9 Grey Heron,4 Little Grebe,51 Great Crested Grebe (22 together at one time),6 Moorhen,379 Coot,3 Oystercatcher,1 Little Ringed Plover,3 Ringled Plover,58 Lapwing,2 Black-tailed Godwit,1 Whimbrel,2 Common Sandpiper,2 Redshank,2 Turnstone,7 Common Gull,1 Yellow-legged Gull,1 Common Tern. Roger Carrington gave me many of these records as we crossed paths on the morning,especially waders and records for Fishtail Creek.Peter Gibbon
203024/07/201331 Mute Swans inc pair with 4 cygnets. 17 Cormorants at Sheepwash. 7 Grey Herons. 3 Little Grebes at WLC. 18 Barnacle Geese, 2 Greylag Geese, Cackling Goose, 2 female type Ruddy Shelduck. 3 Teal, female Mallard with 10 fresh young. 3 drake Pochard. Tufted Duck broods of 4, 4, 9, 6, 10, 2, 7, 4, 13, 9, 6 and 11. 6 Oystercatchers, Common Sandpiper, 65 Lapwings. Turnstone on Sheepwash Spit at 17.00hrs. Black-tailed Godwit on Stones Island at 19.10hrs. 2 Peregrines over Dam Wall. 2 Yellow-legged Gulls, 4 Common Gulls, 4 Common Terns flew east at 13.30hrs. 2 Linnets inc 1 juv. 10 Swallows, 10 House Martins, 2 Swifts and 20 Goldfinches. .Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
202920/07/2013360 Canada Geese, 5 Greylag Geese, 18 Barnacle Geese, Cackling Goose, 8 Cormorants, 5 Grey Herons, 30 Mute Swans inc pair with 4 cygnets, 12 Tufted Duck broods of 6, 4, 7, 7, 2, 5, 7, 15, 6, 13, 7 & 3. Drake Pochard, 69 Lapwings, Redshank, 3 Oystercatchers, Kingfisher at Millfields, Spotted Flycatcher in WLC creek, 3 Grey Wagtails in Hopton End. And a Crossbill flew over Brown Ale Bay. .Dave Newcombe/Chris Brown
202817/07/20139 fresh broods of Tufted Duck this morning including 1 brood which came across the road from Hopton Pond.Total of 7 broods of Great Crested Grebe on site.2 Grey Heron and 7 more flew in at 0700hrs.5 Pochard, 4 Teal, 69 Lapwing, Yellow-legged Gull.Reed Warbler family plus pair feeding nestlings in Hopton Reedbed, also male Kingfisher and 2 Linnet there.Sedge and Reed Warbler on Stones Island.Swift in/out of Visitor Centre eaves.26 Black-headed young visible on Millfields Island.All records this morning.Water levels are now dropping.Butterflies - Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Small Skipper and Gatekeeper at PSHide plus Brown Hawker dragonfly and blue Damselflies.Roger Carrington
202705/07/20134 drake Common Scoters present all day in mid water. 361 adult and 51 young Canada Geese. Female Tufted Duck with 7 young, 9 Greylag Geese including a BTO ringed bird, 22 Barnacle Geese, Grey Heron, 20 Mute Swans, 4 Buzzards, 2 Common Sandpipers, 5+ Oystercatchers, pair of Coots with 3 young at Sheepwash and another pair with 5 young at P.Stanley. Common Tern, 6 Redstarts-male and 3 juveniles in field behind WLC, and a pair feeding young in nest box nearby. 2 Spotted Flycatchers in WLC creek, Raven, 6 Reed Buntings. .Dave Newcombe
202630/06/2013Reed Warbler singing near P S Hide.Tufted Duck with 1 young in Brown Ale Bay.1 Green Sandpiper flew past P S Hide at 1000hrs towards Sheepwash.Coot with 4yg from P S Hide, Coot with 3yg from Sheepwash.8 Greylag, 2 Heron, 1 adult Common Gull.21 House Sparrow, including begging juvs, feeding on ground together at Visitor Centre.Willow Tit family at Millfields, dam end.Swallow pair taking food in under draw-off tower.All 0700-1100hrs this morning.Roger Carrington
202529/06/2013WeBS count - 12 Mute Swan,7 Greylag Goose,289 Canada Goose,14 Barnacle Goose,4 Teal,67 Mallard,1 Pochard,60 Tufted Duck,2 Cormorant,31 Great Crested Grebe,1 Moorhen,68 Coot,8 Oystercatcher,5 Lapwing,1 Redshank,60+ Black-headed Gull,1 male Hobby amongst 100s Swift around Stone's Island.All these figures are for adults only for WeBS purposes.Peter Gibbon
202412/06/2013Great Crested Grebes with 1 large young in Brown Ale Bay, 8 Cormorants, Grey Heron, 7 Mute Swans, 215 adult and 69 young Canada Geese, 6 Greylag Geese, 19 Barnacle Geese including 2 pairs with 1 young each, 3 Mallard broods of 6/7 and 11, 4 Buzzards, male Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 2 Little Ringed Plovers, 2 Redshank, 5+ Oystercatchers, 2nd summer Yellow-legged Gull, 20 LBB Gulls, 17 BH Gull chicks at the WLC, 2 Lesser Whitethroats (1 on WLC Creek and 1 by the brick tower), Sedge Warbler, 2 pairs of Redstarts ( 1 pair in field behind WLC and another pair at the end of WLC creek, 60 Swifts, Great Spotted Woodpeckers feeding young in nest hole in Brown Ale Bay. .Dave Newcombe
202311/06/2013Osprey on Lane End post at 16:15. The bird sat/preened for 30 minutes, then made several aborted hunting attempts before being mobbed by BH gulls and flying off high over Hall Wood.Bird had light grey ring on left leg, possible dark blue ring on the right.James Owen
202210/06/2013Marsh Warbler still behind toilet block on entrance to Stones at 5pm Osprey caught fish mid pm and landed to feed on post outside Lane EndsWell done to Clive A for finding the Marsh Warbler this am!Steph' Hicking
202106/06/2013Spotted Flycatcher still in WLC Creek.Redshank pair & 3yg on Millfields Island, also 15 black-hdd gull nests on there. Oystercatcher pair with 2 big young around Millfields c.p. Swallow pair repairing last years nest in Stone Barn. 2 drake Teal at WLC.Count of 178 adult Canadas plus 88yg this morning..Roger Carrington
202005/06/2013Counts done during a circular walk. 47 Chiffchaffs, 49 Blackcaps, 35 Willow Warblers, 24 Whitethroats, 11 Garden Warblers, 2 Reed Warblers, Sedge Warbler, 13 Long-tailed Tits, 22 Blue Tits, 24 Great Tits, 38 Wrens, 32 Robins, 11 Dunnocks, 23 Song Thrush, 6 Mistle Thrush, 8 Pied Wagtails, 59 Blackbirds, 45 Chaffinch, 19 Goldfinch, 5 Redstarts (pair in field behind WLC and a pair plus another male between Middle Wood and Warrington Knob), 24 Magpies, 10 Reed Buntings. Also of note was 148 Canada Geese inc 37 young, Greylag Goose, 2 pairs of Barnacle Geese each with 1 young, Great Crested Grebes with 1 young in Brown Ale Bay, 3 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, Spotted Flycatcher in WLC Creek, 10+ BH Gull young on raft at WLC, 2nd summer Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Common Terns. .Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
201902/06/2013The 4 Common Scoters were still present in front of Sheepwash Hide at 17.25hrs. Also 5 Greylag Geese there and a Grey Heron. Lots of Warblers in song. Mainly Chiffchaffs, Willow Warblers, Blackcaps and Garden Warblers. But also a couple of Whitethroats. Several Oystercatchers and Redshanks. Nuthatch feeding young in nestbox just past Shiningford Creek. At least 8 BH Gull chicks on raft at WLC. Also male Redstart singing by bend on WLC Creek. c55 Lesser Black Backed Gulls mid water this afternoon. .Dave Newcombe
201802/06/2013Spotted Flycatcher in Wildlife centre creek.Also Swift seen going under then eaves of the visitor centre.Sedge warbler singing on Stones island, and House Sparrows feeding young on the ground by the visitor centre..Clive Ashton/ Roger Carrington
201702/06/20134 Common Scoter, 5 Shelduck off Stones Island 0800hrs. .Roger Carrington
201631/05/2013Osprey westward over dam wall at 1340hrs..Roger Carrington
201530/05/2013Little Egret mobile around Stones Island and Sheepwash this morning.First summer Common Gull at Wildlife Centre. 2 Reed Warbler singing in Hopton Reedbed. Lapwing with 2 young still on Big Island and a drake Pochard there..Roger Carrington
201426/05/2013Grey Heron, 2 Greylag Geese, 8 Mute Swans, 6 Cormorants, Curlew, Common Sandpiper, 2 LRP, Hobby at Sheepwash at 09.28hrs, Buzzard, 100's of Swallows and House Martins, 6 Sand Martins, 1 young BH Gull on raft at Wildlife Centre. .Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
201321/05/2013Sedge Warbler, Common Sandpiper, Bullfinch, Good number of Swifts, Redshank, Oystercatcher, Goldfinches, Blackcap, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Long Tailed Tit, Grey Heron. Seen on round trip this morningEric Dewhurst
201221/05/2013Paxton Pits bird club trip.63 species recorded including Nightingale(there are 23 singing males on the Paxton Pits Reserve),Cetti's Warbler,Cuckoo(2)and Hobby(3).Complete list and report in the next NewsletterPeter Gibbon
201118/05/2013A much quieter day than Wednesday. 2 Ruddy/Cape Shelducks at the Wildlife Centre this morning. One was probably a Cape but the other looked good for a Ruddy. Either way, most probably escapes anyway. Also a Cackling Goose at the WLC which may have came in with the Shelducks but didn't leave with them as it was still present in the evening. At least 9 broods of Canada Geese and 3 of Mallard. 10 Mute Swans, Grey Heron, 3 Buzzards, Hobby, 2 Dunlin, 10 Oystercatchers (RC had 13), 7 Redshank, 2 LRP, 2 Sedge Warblers, Lesser Whitethroat, 50+ Swifts, Redstart and 2 Linnets. .Dave Newcombe/Chris Brown
201015/05/2013It turned out to be quite an incredible day today. Earlier on at 10.20hrs whilst Roger and I were in Sheepwash Hide Roger picked out a distant Black Tern . It remained until just after lunch. There was also a single Arctic Tern and 4 Common Terns.This morning Roger had 17 Dunlin go through. Then a little later I had a flock of 27 go through followed by a further 2. A few more Dunlin later on made a total of 55. Then this evening Sailing Club Island was crawling with Turnstones. We counted 34 with a further 2 birds dropping in later on. 36 is certainly a site record and most probably a county record. The majority of these left site with only 7 remaining at dusk. There was also at least 8 Sanderling. 3 flew off high and 5 remained on Sailing Club shore. Also of note was a Whimbrel, 2 Common Sandpipers, 2 Ringed Plovers, 2 Little Ringed Plovers, Peregrine, Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, adult Common Gull, 8 Mute Swans and 5 Greylag Geese. .Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton/Roger Carrington
200914/05/2013WeBS addendum a single Turnstone at 07.00 on Stones Island.Peter Gibbon
200814/05/2013WeBS count 06.00 to 11.40. Mute Swan 8,Greylag Goose 4,Barnacle Goose 6,Canada Goose 41 adults,Mallard 48,Tufted Duck 75,Cormorant 5,Grey Heron 2,Great Crested Grebe 46,Moorhen 3,Coot 53,Oystercatcher 8,Little ringed Plover 2,Lapwing 9,Common sandpiper 2,Redshank 4,Black-headed Gull 60. .Peter Gibbon
200713/05/201310 broods of Canada Geese: Pair with 6 young at Millfields, 4 pairs with 2/5/5 and 6 young on Stones Island. 3 pairs at the Wildlife Centre with 4/5 and 6 young. 2 pairs at P.Stanley/Sheepwash with 4 and 7 young. 4 Greylag Geese and a Grey Heron at Sheepwash. 76 Tufted Ducks including 44 on Big Island. 8 Mute Swans including 6 having a scrap at the Wildlife Centre. A Turnstone and a Sanderling on the Dam Wall this morning, then a further 2 Turnstones joined the other one and all 3 were together this evening. 3 Common Sandpipers, 2 Little Ringed Plovers, pair of Lapwings with 2 young on Big Island. 6 Redshank, 8 Oystercatchers. 16 Dunlin this evening. 15 dropped on to Horseshoe Island at 16.50hrs during a hailstorm...and another bird on Stones Island. Hobby from Sheepwash at 11.26hrs, immature female Peregrine also from Sheepwash at 13.45hrs. 6 Buzzards, Sparrowhawk, 2 singing male Redstarts. 1 at the bend of WLC Creek and 1 c100 yards north of the brick tower. 50+ Swifts, 100's of Swallows and House Martins, 6 Linnets on the dam. Warblers counted between Millfields and Hopton include 11 Garden Warblers, 16 Blackcaps, 19 Willow Warblers, 8 Whitethroats, 13 Chiffchaffs and 2 Sedge Warblers. Also a Stoat in the main car park. .Dave Newcombe
200612/05/2013turnstone on left of island opposite Wildlife Centre15.15around 15.15Also 2 little ringed plovers and two dunlinsIan Weatherley
200509/05/2013Water Pipit on Horseshoe Island this morning just after 09.45hrs and present until just after 10.00hrs when it flew. However, the bird must have came back as somebody else reported it in the log book. No sign of any G.N.Divers today. 3 Cormorants, Grey Heron, 2 broods of Canada Geese (6 & 5), Mallard with 7 young at Sheepwash, 4 Greylag Geese, male Peregrine, Buzzard, male Sparrowhawk, Ringed Plover, Curlew, 2 Common Sandpipers, 4 Dunlin, 3 Little Ringed Plovers, 5 Redshank, 4+ Oystercatchers, 1st summer Herring Gull, 6 Common Terns, White Wagtail on Sheepwash Spit, 8 Garden Warblers, 5 Whitethroats, Lesser Whitethroat, 15 Willow Warblers, 12 Blackcaps, 9 Chiffchaffs (not many Warblers singing due to the wet and windy weather), 2 Stock Doves over Sheepwash, 9 Linnets on Dam Wall. This evening there were Hirundines everywhere all across the water. Maybe over a 1000 in total. Mostly Swallows with good numbers of House Martins and a few Sand Martins. Also 29+ Swifts. .Dave Newcombe
200409/05/2013Adult Great Northern Diver calling at 06:15am. Juv diver flying around the site at 08:00, 1 Little Gull, 4 Mute Swans, Grey Heron. 4 Jays & a Sparrowhawk in Hall Wood, Swift, pair of Redstarts at edge of big covert (female with nesting material), 2 Buzzards in Middle Wood and 2 at Fishtail Creek & Moorhen at Fishtail Creek.Grey Wagtail at Tailbay on 03/05, pair of Gadwall off Watersports Island early am 02/05, 3 Linnets at Fishtail Creek on 01/05 and again on 04/05, 1 Whimbrel briefly in field by Fishtail Creek at 14:00 on 05/05 before flying over Fishtail Creek towards Millfields. Comma & several Peacock butterflies at Fishtail Creek 05/05.John Matkin
200307/05/2013Still 2 Great Northern Divers (adult and imm both seen having a short fly around today). 6 Greylag Geese, Little Grebe, 3 Grey Herons, 3 Turnstones on Sailing Club Island this evening, 5 Oystercatchers, 7 Redshank, 4 Common Sandpipers, Dunlin, 5 Little Ringed Plovers, 3 Buzzards, Sparrowhawk, 2 Common Terns, 2nd summer Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Yellow Wagtails, 9 Whitethroats, 11 Garden Warblers, 4 Sedge Warblers, Lesser Whitethroat, 6 Linnets. .Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
200207/05/2013I heard a cuckoo about 9-45 am on 1st May whilst doing a path survey in Millington Green. I thought this might be of interest to members of the bird club and possibly help to confirm other reports..Dave Williams
200103/05/20132 Great Northern Divers (adult and imm)), 2 Greylag Geese, Grey Heron, 3 Cormorants, 2 Mute Swans, 5 Gadwall, drake Shoveler, Dunlin, 5+ Oystercatchers, 5+ Redshank, 3 Curlew, Whimbrel, 5+ Little Ringed Plovers, 6 Buzzards, 2 Arctic Terns, 1st summer Little Gull.Warblers counted between Millfields and Warrington Knob (via Sheepwash) include: 36 Blackcaps, 10 Garden Warblers, 28 Willow Warblers, 27 Chiffchaffs, 15 Whitethroats and 2 Lesser Whitethroats. 2 Grey Wagtails at Millfields, 3 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 50+ Swallows, 4 Sand Martins, 2 Redstarts, 7 Reed Buntings, 10 Lesser Redpoll on Stones Island, 2 Linnets on Dam Wall. .Dave Newcombe
200001/05/2013A magnificent sight of 3 Red Kites together at c14.00hrs today. We were in Sheepwash Hide when Clive picked up a Raptor flying over Blackwall Plantation towards the dam wall. We eventually realised that it was a Red Kite. As it got around the mid dam area we noticed a 2nd and 3rd bird with it. All 3 birds were soaring over the dam for a short while before drifting west. Also today was 3 Great Northern Divers, Mallard with 8 young at Sheepwash, Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Little Ringed Plovers, Common Sandpiper, 8 Redshank, 4 Curlew, 1st summer Little Gull, Arctic Tern, Common Tern, White Wagtail, Yellow Wagtail and 2 Ravens. Also a Wood Warbler on Stones Island this evening (JB). .Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
199901/05/2013Fishtail Creek: Garden Warbler, 3 Mistle Thrush, Mallard with 5 ducklings. Pair of Redstarts between Middle Wood & Warrington Knob. Sparrowhawk, Goldcrest & 2 Jays in Middle Wood. Pairs of Treecreepers in Middle Wood & Hall Wood. 1 Reed Warbler & Lesser Whitethroat singing at Hopton.1 Peacock butterfly at Fishtail Creek, Bank Vole at Sitch Plantation and Water Vole at Hopton. John Matkin
199830/04/2013Just to add a few things on to what James has already posted. All 3 G.N.Divers were close together near dusk. The 2 1st summer Little Gulls in Sailing Club Bay. Also a 2nd summer Yellow-legged Gull..Dave Newcombe/Chris Brown
199730/04/20132 Whimbrel on Stones Island then Dam Wall early morning. Also 2 Great Northern Diver (ad + juv), 6 Yellow Wagtail, 2 imm Little Gull, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 6 Swift, 2 Greylag Goose, 3 Buzzard, 4 Shelduck, 3 Garden Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler..James Owen
199629/04/2013Male Blue-headed Wagtail on Stones Island for the majority of the day. The 3 Great Northern Divers still present. 2 1st summer Little Gulls, 45 Great Crested Grebes, 4 Greylag Geese, Grey Heron, 5 Buzzards, 4 Dunlin, 2 Little Ringed Plovers, 2 Common Sandpipers, 6+ Redshank, 8+ Oystercatchers, 18 Yellow Wagtails, Sedge Warbler and Garden Warbler on Stones Island, 2 Lesser Whitethroats, 3 Meadow Pipits, 300+ Hirundines mostly Swallows, 10+ Swifts, 2 Ravens, 8 Lesser Redpolls, 7 Siskins. .Dave Newcombe
199528/04/20133 Great Northern Divers, 5+ Redshank, Little Ringed Plover, Dunlin, Common Sandpiper, Arctic Tern, 11 Yellow Wagtails, 100's of Swallows. All seen from Stones Island between 18.00hrs-20.00hrs.Dave Newcombe/Chris Brown
199427/04/2013Early am- walk around the reservoir: 61 Blue Tit, 49 Willow Warbler, 47 Blackbird, 42 Great Tit, 41 Chiffchaff, 40 Wren, 30 Chaffinch, 29 Tree Sparrow, 25 Blackcap, 24 Robin, 18 House Sparrow, 17 Song Thrush, 15 Dunnock, 13 Goldfinch, 11 Long-tailed Tit (pair building nest in Hall Wood), 11 Pied Wagtail, 10 Willow Tit, 9 Whitethroat, 8 Reed Bunting, 7 Bullfinch, 7 Lesser Redpoll, 5 Coal Tit, 3 Treecreeper, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Nuthatch, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Wheatear, 2 Siskin, 2 White Wagtail, 1 Mistle Thrush & 1 Redstart (singing behind the Wildlife Centre). Also of note: 2 Sparrowhawks: Male at Wildlife Centre, Female in Hall Wood and another female (assumed to be the same bird) over the new reed bed, several hundred hirundines, a flock of c20 waders high overhead at 08:45 heading northwest. Shape, size, flight & colouring suggested Whimbrel but too distant for positive id.58 species recorded: Jay, Little Grebe & Moorhen not found.John Matkin
199326/04/20133 Great Northern Divers. 4 Little Gulls (adult and 3 first summers. 7 Black-tailed Godwits on Horseshoe Island at 19.00hrs until at least 20.00hrs. 6 Buzzards, 2 Sparrowhawks, Peregrine, Whimbrel, Curlew, 4 Common Sandpipers, 8+ Redshank, 2 Ringed Plover, 3 Little Ringed Plovers, Dunlin, Grey Wagtail, 4 Yellow Wagtails, 3 White Wagtails, 9+ Swifts, 2 female Wheatear on Dam Wall, Redstart singing in field behind Wildlife Centre, Warblers counted between Millfields and Hopton End: 26 Blackcaps, 21 Chiffchaffs, 20 Willow Warblers, 3 Whitethroats, 2 Lesser Whitethroats, 7 Lesser Redpoll, 5 Siskins. .Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
199225/04/20132 Great Northern Divers (3 reported by AHS), 8 Redshank, 11+ Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpipers, Whimbrel, 2 1st summer Little Gulls, 100's of Swallows, 13 Yellow Wagtails. .Dave Newcombe/Chris Brown
199124/04/2013A Whiskered Tern seen early this morning by Mark Pass. It was seen in Sailing Club Bay before being lost to view. Unfortunately It had left before I arrived. This is the first record of this species at Carsington. Also today was the 2 Great Northern Divers still (adult in summer plumage and 1st summer). 5 Cormorants, 3 Mute Swans, 2 Wigeon.4 Little Ringed Plovers (2 on Horseshoe Island and 2 in front of Sailing Club). 14 Dunlin (2 around Horseshoe Island/Stones Island and 3 flew past Sheepwash followed by a further 9). 5 Common Sandpipers, 7+ Redshank, Curlew and Whimbrel. 12+ Oystercatchers including 6 birds that came in high over Hall Wood, had a fly around and left high Northeast. 4 Buzzards, Sparrowhawk, Swift, Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Common Whitethroats, 15 Willow Warblers, 10 Chiffchaffs, 7 Blackcaps (all Warblers counted between visitor centre and Sheepwash). 7 Yellow Wagtails and 3 White Wagtails on Stones Island this evening. Male Redstart singing in field behind Wildlife Centre this morning. This afternoon there was no sign but there was a singing male c100 yards north of the brick tower so it could have been the same bird that had moved on. Leucistic Coal Tit at Lane End feeders. 3 Lesser Redpolls on Stones Island. Also 5 Lesser Redpolls and 4 Siskins at Millfields RMRJ. .Dave Newcombe
199024/04/2013highlights. 3 Little Gull (1st winters/summers), 3 Dunlin (1 WLC, 2 flew through), 2 GNDivers. 12+ Yellow Wagtails on Stones/ Sailing Club Island, 6+ White Wagatails on Stones/Sailing Club Island)..Steph' Hicking
198922/04/2013Adult and immature Great Northern Divers. Adult in very smart summer plumage now. Little Grebe, 7 Greylag Geese, 2 Mute Swans, 2 Shoveler, 7+ Oystercatchers, 2 Little Ringed Plovers, 2 Dunlin, Whimbrel, Curlew, 5+ Redshank, 2 Sparrowhawks, 2 Buzzards including a very pale bird in Tail Bay, c100 Lesser Black Backed Gulls, 1st winter GBB Gull, 2 Arctic Terns, 27 Yellow Wagtails on Stones Island this evening, 7 White Wagtails, 200+ Swallows, Lesser Whitethroat singing just up from the Wildlife Centre, 23 Willow Warblers, 15 Chiffchaffs, 17 Blackcaps, 5 Treecreepers, 5 Siskins, Raven, 3 Reed Buntings. Also a Water Vole in Hopton Reedbed. Also of note was quite an extraordinary sight of c10 Great Tits acting very aggressive towards each other in an almost free for all scrap! .Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
198822/04/2013Highlights from evening visit, 2 GNDiver (1st summers), 5 Shelduck, 3 Arctic Terns, 150 Swallows, Sand Martin 2..Steph' Hicking
198722/04/2013Highlights, Shelduck 7, GNDiver 2 (ad+1st summer), Arctic Tern 1Dubentons Bat feeding over the water near the Fisheries well before dusk, afforded fantastic views.Steph' Hicking
198619/04/2013Water Pipit on Sheepwash Spit this afternoon. Showed well for most of the afternoon before being flushed by a male Sparrowhawk. Also seen by Mark Pass. Then this evening on Stones Island there was a phenomenal amount of Wagtails. We counted at least 40 White Wagtails and that was being conservative. There was probably well over 50. Also a male Blue-headed Wagtail and c15 Yellow Wagtails. DN/MAP/JB/AHS.Also on site today: 3 Great Northern Divers, 2 Mute Swans, 8+ Common Sandpipers (probably double figures), 12 Oystercatchers, 2 Dunlin, 6 Redshank, 6 Arctic Terns, 150+ Swallows, 2 Common Whitethroats, 4 Blackcaps, 19 Willow Warblers, 15 Chiffchaffs and a Raven. .Dave Newcombe
198517/04/20133 Great Northern Divers (adult and 2 juveniles), 3 Greylag Geese, drake Wigeon, 2 Teal, 7+ Redshank, 4 Common Sandpipers (2 at Sheepwash and 2 on Millfields Island), 3 Little Ringed Plovers, 2 Curlews, Snipe, 2 Buzzards, Sparrowhawk, 2nd winter Yellow-legged Gull, 130+ Swallows this morning, 3 House Martins, 3 Sand Martins, 5 Yellow Wagtails, 5 White Wagtails, 25 Starlings on Horseshoe Island, 10 Siskins at Millfields, 3 Ravens. .Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
198415/04/2013WeBS count:Canada Goose 34,Barnacle Goose 14,Great Northern Diver 2,Great Crested Grebe 58,Cormorant 4,Wigeon 4,Teal 4,Mallard 38,Tufted Duck 64,Goldeneye 9,Coot 113,Oystercatcher 10,Lapwing 8,Redshank 4,Dunlin 1,Little Ringed Plover 2,Snipe 2. 07.20 to 11.20. Strong winds and choppy water.Peter Gibbon + Roger Carrington
198315/04/20134 Great Northern Divers still. 1 juvenile having a fly around this morning. 35 Great Crested Grebes although counting accurately was difficult due to the very choppy water. Little Grebe in Brown Ale Bay. 25 Barnacle Geese, 3 Wigeon, 1 Teal, 6 Redshank, 7 Oystercatchers, 2 Curlew, 3 Little Ringed Plovers (2 in front of Sailing Club and 1 over Stones Island), 3 Common Sandpipers (2 at Sheepwash and 1 on Watersports Island), 9 Dunlin (2 on Horseshoe Island a.m and 7 on Sailing Club Island p.m), 2 Snipe, 3 Buzzards, male Sparrowhawk, 2nd winter Yellow-legged Gull, Arctic Tern, 8+ White Wagtails on Stones Island this evening, they were very flighty so difficult to get an exact figure but there could have been well into double figures, 2 Yellow Wagtails, 18 Pied Wagtails, Skylark over the Dam, 7 Meadow Pipits, 12 Willow Warblers, 14 Chiffchaffs, 3 Blackcaps ( 2 females and a non singing male), 5 Song Thrush, 8 Redwings, 2 Treecreepers including 1 singing on Shiningford Creek, and 1 Linnet. .Dave Newcombe
198214/04/2013Blackbirds, Blue Tits, Buzzards, Carrion Crows, Chaffinches, Chiffchaffs, Cormorants, Dunnocks, Great Crested Grebes, Great Tits, House Sparrows, Magpies, Oystercatchers, Pied Wagtails, a Redshank, Robins, a Song Thrush, a Swallow and Woodpigeons.Walked anti-clockwise from Millfields carpark. 12:00-16:30 hrs. Very nice walk, weather overcast but dry until about 16:00 hrs when light drizzle started.Richard Parry
198110/04/20133 Great Northern Divers including the adult now moulting into summer plumage. Little Grebe in Brown Ale Bay. 58 Great Crested Grebes, 4 Cormorants, Grey Heron, 7 Wigeon, 6 Teal, 5 Goldeneye, Buzzard, 8+ Oystercatcher, 4 Redshank, Little Ringed Plover, male Wheatear on Dam Wall, 3 Swallows, 2 Sand Martins, 14 Chiffchaffs between Millfields and Hopton End, Grey Wagtail in Tail Bay, 70 Lesser Black Backed Gulls, 70 Redwing in field near Lane End, Skylark over, 3 Mistle Thrush, 3 Reed Buntings, 2 Ravens. .Dave Newcombe
198009/04/20134pm Sheepwash hide - 1 Sand Martin feeding.4.30 Field edge behind the Sheepwash hide - 1 Brambling (good views), several more small birds with white rumps also flew away (presumably this species too).5pm Sheepwash carpark feeder - 1 Willow Tit.4 GN Divers present. Good views from Lane End..Paul Mollatt
197908/04/20134 Great Northern Divers still. All seen from either Sheepwash Hide or Stones Island. 22 Barnacle Geese, 11 Teal, 5 Wigeon, 6 Goldeneye, 2 Little Ringed Plovers, 7+ Redshank, 4+ Oystercatchers, 2 Buzzards, male Sparrowhawk, 600+ Common Gulls, Kingfisher, 6 Chiffchaffs in song, Raven. This morning there was 24 Meadow Pipits on the Dam Wall and 70+ in fields behind the Wildlife Centre. We suspected that the 24 were part of the flock of 70. .Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
197807/04/2013Walking between WLC and Sheepwash - 15:00hr to 16:30hr - Redshank 1, Reed bunting 5, Barnacle Goose 19+, Oyster Catcher 4, Chiffchaff 3, Little Grebe 1, Collar Dove 1.David Edmonds
197707/04/2013The Birdwatching for Beginners walk group had 2 Little Ringed Plovers and 3 Snipe on Horseshoe island (and a total of 28 species)..Gary Atkins
197607/04/20134 Great Northern Divers together early morning.3 Sandwich Terns SE over dam/Millfields at 0635hrs seen by Mark Pass.1 Ringed Plover briefly on Stones Island early morning, 1 LRP, 1 Curlew over, 5+ Redshank, 8+ Oystercatcher. Kingfisher at Wildlife Centre, 16 Barnacle Geese, 1 Skylark over, 2 Lesser Redpoll.All this morning 0630-1100hrs. The water was more than 50% ice covered.Roger Carrington
197506/04/2013Counted during a walk around the reservoir 7:00-11:00: 128 Woodpigeon, 80 Starling, 52 Blue Tit, 46 Jackdaw, 41 Fieldfare, 39 Great Tit, 34 Blackbird, 25 Chaffinch, 22 Robin, 22 Carrion Crow, 19 Tree Sparrow, 17 Bullfinch, 17 Wren, 13 Long-tailed Tit, 12 Pied Wagtail, 11 Song Thrush, 9 Willow Tit, 8 Dunnock, 7 Reed Bunting, 7 Pheasant, 7 Chiffchaff (all singing), 6 Goldfinch, 6 Magpie, 5 House Sparrow, 4 Meadow Pipit, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker (1 drumming), 3 Mistle Thrush, 2 Nuthatch, 2 Redwing (1 with Fieldfares,1 on Stones Island), 1 Raven, 1 Goldcrest. Also of note: 5 Goldeneye, 2 Pochard, 2 Great Northern Diver, c60 Wigeon over at 10:30, Kingfisher, Buzzard, Fox sleeping on shoreline at Shiningford Creek. Horseshoe Island, 18:00: 3 Redshank, 6 Curlew and a Black-headed Gull with leg ring.John Matkin
197405/04/20134 Great Northern Divers visable simultaneously from Stones Island (3 juvs, 1 moulting adult), 2 Willow Tits coming to Wildlife Centre feeders, 25 Barnacle Geese, 5+ Redshank, 5+ Oystercatcher, 1 Snipe14:00-16:30Paul Thomas
197304/04/2013In very windy choppy conditions only 2 juv Great Northern Divers seen this morning.Kingfisher at Wildlife Centre.19 Wigeon, 11 Teal, 22 Pochard, 6 Goldeneye.6 Cormorant, 1 Heron.At least 8 Oystercatcher, 4 Redshank.2W Herring Gull, 9 Meadow Pipits north.2 Siskin, 1 singing. A few silent Chiffchaff..Roger Carrington
197202/04/20133 Whooper Swan off dam wall early morning only.James Owen
197128/03/20134 Great Northern Divers. drake Red-breasted Merganser seen from Stones Island this morning. A couple of other birders saw it this afternoon. 46 Great Crested Grebes, Grey Heron, Greylag Goose, 59 Canada Geese, 23 Wigeon, 14 Teal, 2 Pochard, 13 Goldeneye, Buzzard, 8+ Oystercatchers, 4 Redshank, 40 Curlew, 2 probably 3 adult Kittiwakes, Grey Wagtail, 4 Skylarks over, 14 Blackbirds, 2 Song Thrush, 3 Fieldfares, 2 Lesser Redpoll, 2 Ravens, .Dave Newcombe
197026/03/20133 Great Northern Divers. 9 Whooper Swans in front of Sheepwash for most of the day. We then watched them finally leave North at 17.02hrs. 2 adult Kittiwakes through this morning. 41 Curlews into roost. 70 Canada Geese, 6 Cormorants, 20 Wigeon, 9 Teal, 6 Goldeneye, 9+ Oystercatchers, 4 Redshank, Buzzard and a Kestrel. .Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
196924/03/20134 Great Northern Divers all seen together from Sheepwash Hide this afternoon. 77 Canada Geese, 39 Wigeon, 8 Goldeneye, 10+ Oystercatchers, 4 Redshank, 8 Snipe. Kingfisher in Brown Ale Bay. Barn Owl hunting around Sheepwash at 16.05hrs. Kestrel near the Wildlife Centre with prey which looked like a Blackbird. 56 Curlew roosted on Stones Island this evening. .Dave Newcombe/Chris Brown
196820/03/20134 Great Northern Divers still. Whooper Swan, 51 Great Crested Grebes, 26 Barnacle Geese, 5 Cormorants, 17 Wigeon, drake Gadwall, 12 Goldeneye, 10+ Oystercatchers, Dunlin, 4+ Redshank, pair of Peregrines at Hopton End, Buzzard, Kestrel, Kingfisher, male Stonechat at Hopton End, 3 Meadow Pipits, Chiff Chaff, 17 Redwings, 2 Ravens. .Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
196720/03/2013Three Great Northern Divers(1 adult)off Stones Island at 18.15 plus 18 Curlew,11+ Oystercatchers and 4 Meadow Pipit,3 Goldeneye,2 Redshank, 2 Barnacle Goose and the Whooper Swan.Very cold wind N.E.Peter Gibbon
196618/03/20134 Great Northern Divers (3 immatures and an adult) seen together. Whooper Swan still at Millfields. 26 Barnacle Geese, 40 Canada Geese and 2 Greylag Geese. Grey Heron, 5 Cormorants, female Pintail, drake Gadwall, 42 Wigeon, 18 Teal, 14 Goldeneye, 4 Goosanders. 16 Snipe at the WLC early evening, 8+ Oystercatchers, 21 Curlew over near dusk, 4 Redshank, 5 Buzzards, Sparrowhawk, 4 Herring Gulls, Grey Wagtail, 4 Meadow Pipits, 120 Starlings, Raven and 6+ Reed Buntings. .Dave Newcombe
196515/03/20134 Great Northern Divers seen from Stones Island late afternoon early evening. The Whooper Swan still at Millfields. Greylag Goose, 6 Pintail, 90 Tufted Ducks, 9 Goldeneye, 4 Pochard, Little Grebe at P.Stanley hide, 29 Curlew at dusk, 7+ Oystercatchers, 2+ Redshank, adult Kittiwake in the roost, 3 Meadow Pipits, 4 Skylarks over west early morning, 9 Reed Buntings spread around Stones Island and various feeding stations. Clive Ashton and Roger Carrington also helped with some of the sightings.Dave Newcombe/Chris Brown
196414/03/20133 GN divers from Stones Island pmWhooper Swan still at Millfields..John Babb
196313/03/2013Female Brambling on Ranger Base feeder. Good numbers of Curlew arrived late afternoon, were scattered and very mobile. 6 on Horseshoe Island & 31 on back of Stones Island/Sailing Club Island at 18:00.12/03: Barn Owl hunting around Sheepwash car park for approximately half an hour from 14:45. Frogspawn in ditch by path to Wildlife Centre.John Matkin
196212/03/2013Additional to DN/CA sightings today; Barn Owl hunting over Sheepwash Spit and hide area around 15.00 hours..Stuart Maclean
196112/03/2013Some good birds on site today. Before I arrived Clive and Roger had a Red Kite that came over from the west and heading up the res and north. 4 Great Northern Divers seen from Sheepwash and Stones Island. An adult Kittiwake present all day. A single Whooper Swan at Millfields. 24 Barnacle Geese on Stones Island. 43 Wigeon, 16 Goldeneye, 9 Curlew, 8+ Oystercatchers, Redshank, c80 Lapwings, 3 Buzzards, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Stock Dove, 7 Redwings, Goldcrest, 4 Greenfinches on feeders outside visitor centre, 3 Ravens, and a Lesser Redpoll over Stones Island. Female Stonechat briefly at Sheepwash. A visiting birder also reported what he believed was a Stonechat on Stones Island earlier in the day. .Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
196010/03/2013WeBS count 07.30 to 10.30- 4 Canada Goose;14 Wigeon,4 Teal,59 Mallard,1 Pochard,74 Tufted Duck,11 Goldeneye,2 Great Northern Diver,2 Little Grebe,46 Great Crested Grebe,6 Cormorant,1 Moorhen,202 Coot,10 Oystercatcher,64 lapwing,4 Snipe,1 Redshank,2 Kittiwake (1 early on and 1 at 10.10 by JB),1 Sparrowhawk,2 Buzzard,5 Skylark,1 Meadow Pipit and 1 Rock Pipit(JB)..Peter Gibbon and John Bradley
195907/03/20133 Great Northern Divers near Stones Island 0800hrs3 Curlew heading north. 1 Shelduck mobile. 2 Barnacle Geese on Millfields Island.Tree Sparrows - 32 at Wildlife Centre, 2 at Ranger Base, 17 on Sheepwash car park feeder..Roger Carrington
195805/03/20132 Great Northern Divers (RC had 3), Little Grebe, 26 Barnacle Geese, 7 Cormorants, 5 Shoveler, 8 Pochard, 11 Goldeneye, Kestrel, Buzzard, 8+ Oystercatchers, 7 Curlew, 5 Snipe, 2 Redshank, 3 Reed Buntings in song. .Dave Newcombe
195703/03/20134 Great Northern Divers from Stones Island.8 Magpie and 10 Redwing on Stones Island and 3 Curlew and 5 Greylags past.First Winter Herring Gull. Grey Wagtail in Brown Ale Bay.Counts: 86 Tufted Duck, 35 Wigeon,14 Teal, 93 Mallard, 2 Gadwall, 1 Pochard and 19 Goldeneye.All this morning and including sightings/counts by Clive Ashton, Rodney Key and Richard James.Roger Carrington
195601/03/20134 Great Northern Divers all visible from Sheepwash Hide, although distant. 26 Barnacle Geese on Stones Island. 28 Wigeon, 13 Pochard, 14+ Goldeneye. 5 Curlew over Stones Island early evening. 4 Dunlin in flight with Lapwing (136) around Horseshoe Island. 9+ Oystercatchers spread around various islands, 2 Redshank, 1 Snipe. 3 Buzzards over Hall Wood, also a male Sparrowhawk at Sheepwash. Gull roost held an impressive and site record 1'500 Common Gulls. Also 5'000 Black-headed Gulls, an adult Mediterranean Gull, 2 Herring Gulls, 1st winter Great Black Backed Gull and a 2nd winter Yellow-legged Gull. .Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
195528/02/20134 Great Northern Divers all visible from Stones Island this afternoon. 3 towards Fishtail Creek and the 4th between Stones and Horseshoe Island. 26 Barnacle Geese at the WLC, also 165 Lapwings and 6 Snipe there. 7 Oystercatchers ( 2 at Millfields, 2 at Sheepwash and 3 at the WLC), 2 Redshank, 17 Wigeon, 13 Teal, Little Grebe, and 18 Goldeneye spread around the reservoir. .Dave Newcombe/Chris Brown
195426/02/20132 Great Northern Divers. Juvenile between Stones and Horseshoe Islands, and an adult at Sheepwash. 10 Cormorants, 25 Barnacle Geese in field off Shiningford Creek, 11+ Goldeneye, 6+ Oystercatchers, 120 Lapwings at the WLC, also 5 Snipe there. 180 Common Gulls mid afternoon, male Sparrowhawk in Paul Stanley woods. c40 Redwings and 3 Mistle Thrush over. .Dave Newcombe
195320/02/2013Adult Mediterranean Gull at Sheepwash at dawn with roosting BHGulls, then flew east at 0720hrs.2 (or 3) Great Northern Divers off Stones Island plus another in Millfields Bay at 0900hrs.1 Shelduck and 2 Whooper Swans mobile about the site. At least 7 Oystercatchers around. 2 Redpoll Stones Island.All 0700-1030hrs.Roger Carrington
195219/02/20133 GN Divers , Watched between 2.00pm and 5.00pm , hanging about together at the mouth of Fishtail Creek and the shore south of that, where the water was not frozen ( many bays and open water covered in ice ).John Babb
195115/02/2013Small groups of skylarks were moving north all morning, 24 counted in total. 1 Brambling flew east over Sheepwash.7 Oystercatchers have returned, including the one with barcode ring for what is at least the 6th breeding season.4 GN Divers visible from Sheepwash for much of the afternoon, though for best views Stones Island was the place to be.Kingfisher and Grey Wagtail in Brown Ale bay.6 Buzzard over the woods on the east bank, also 2 Raven and 2 Sparrowhawk.An adult Mediterranean gull in the roost from Sheepwash from 15:00hr..Clive Ashton/ Roger Carrington
195013/02/20133 GN Divers at dusk, with one bird heard calling.800+ Common Gulls in the roost..Clive Ashton
194911/02/2013WeBS count for February - Mute Swan 2,Canada Goose 72,Wigeon 12,Teal 60,Mallard 83,Pochard 17,Tufted Duck 93,Goldeneye 18,Goosander 1(m),Great Northern Diver 3(although another juvenile at Brown Ale Bay an hour later than other three counted in southern part of reservoir),Great Crested Grebe 51,Cormorant 10,Lapwing 95,Curlew 2,Redshank 4,Black-headed Gull 1600,Common Gull 300,Lesser Black-backed Gull 35,Yellow-legged Gull 2Count started at 07.30 and usually most gulls have gone or are wheeling around by dawn so not added to count. This time all these gulls were on the water and showing no sign of moving.A dim morning of poor visibility and snow may have been the reason.Peter Gibbon & John bradley
194808/02/20133 (probably 4) Great Northern Divers, Ad+juv off Stones and juv at Millfields at 0900hrs and juv near Flat Island at 1015hrs.Little Gull at Millfields at 0900hrs.F Goosander, 9 Rooks on dam.2 Oystercatcher and 2 Redshank at Wildlife Centre.Woodcock, Tawny Owl, 2 Raven and 15 Siskin in Hall Wood.All 0800-1200hrs.Roger Carrington
194702/02/2013Little Gull from Sheepwash @ 15-15.I Scrimshaw
194601/02/2013First winter Little Gull still from Sheepwash Hide this morning.3 Great Northern Divers around Stones Island.4 (2 drakes) Red-crested Pochard at Millfields.5 Fieldfare, 7 Siskin, 2 Mistle Thrush in Sheepwash car park and 3 Skylark and 1 Stock dove over.1 Yellow-legged Gull, 48 Great-crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Oystercatcher on Shiningford Island.All 0730-1200hrs.Roger Carrington
194529/01/20133 GN Divers,1st winter Little Gull,Yellow legged Gull,191 Pochard,12 Goldeneye,1 Goosander,2 Redshank,5 Skylark over..Clive Ashton/ Roger Carrington
194428/01/2013The 1st winter Little Gull was still present at 15:25hr today. Also 2 Yellow legged Gulls,3 Herring Gulls and a 1st winter Great black backed Gull..clive ashton
194327/01/2013First winter Little Gull briefly in gull roost at Sheepwash at 1600hrs.Ad+juv Great Northern Divers off Stones Island still.Female Pintail at Wildlife Centre.8 Greylag and pair Goosander at Sheepwash early morning and 16 Cormorant.7 Tree Sparrow and 8 Pheasants around Sheepwash car park feeder.3 Reed Bunting, 7 Chaffinch, 4 Robin and Great Spotted Woodpecker on PSHide feeder..Roger Carrington
194225/01/2013Flock of Brambling mobile over and around Fishtail Creek for most of the day, highest count of 14. Flock of 13 Herring Gulls high over at 13:15.John Matkin
194123/01/20132 Great Northern Divers, Grey Heron, 15 Cormorants, 9 Gadwall, 228 Pochard, Sanderling on Horseshoe Island, 2 Redshank, Dunlin, 2 Buzzards, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 2 Ravens. .Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
194022/01/20133 Great Northern Divers seen from Stones Island mid-afternoon (looked like an adult and 2 juvs), 13 Cormorants, Grey Heron, female Shoveler, 9 Gadwall, 167 Pochards, 17 Goldeneye, 2 Redshank, Snipe, Yellow-legged Gull. Also a Barn Owl hunting over Sheepwash Spit at 15.50hrs. .Dave Newcombe/Chris Brown
193920/01/2013Walk around site 9:00 onwards. 2 Grey Herons, 12 Cormorants, 3 Moorhens, Goosander, Redshank, 211 Pochard, 2 Yellow-Legged Gulls. 74 Blackbirds, 8 Song Thrush, 16 Robins, 16 Dunnocks, 18 Wrens, 31 Blue Tits, 22 Great Tits, 10 Willow Tits, 3 Coal Tits, 7 Long-tailed Tits, 12 Carrion Crows, 49 Jackdaws, 11 Magpies, 7 Jays, 21 Woodpigeons, 4 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 5 Nuthatch, 47 Tree Sparrows, 7 House Sparrows, 15 Chaffinch, 17 Bullfinch, 9 Goldfinch, 46 Siskin, 3 Reed Buntings, 1 male Sparrowhawk in Middle Wood another in Hall Wood (may have been same bird), Tawny Owl calling in Hall Wood. 48 species.2nd Yellow-Legged Gull left site and was later scouring nearby farmland.John Matkin
193817/01/20132 Great Northern Divers Adult+Juv.Barn Owl hunting around Sheepwash car park at dawn and Tawny Owl calling.2 Whooper Swans from 1145hrs.35 Tree Sparrow and 20 Chaffinch around Wildlife Centre feeders.1 Redshank and 2 Fieldfare on Stones Island.6 Redwing at Millfields.All this morning 0720-1200hrs.Roger Carrington
193716/01/2013WeBS count for January - Mute Swan 9,Pink-footed Goose 1,Canada Goose 129,Wigeon 34,Gadwall 2,Teal 73,Mallard 155,Pochard 187,Tufted Duck 251,Goldeneye 18,Great Northern Diver 2,Cormorant 13,Grey Heron 2,Great Crested Grebe 35,Moorhen 4,Coot 613,Lapwing 192,Redshank 2.Done with John BradleyPeter Gibbon
193615/01/20132 Great Northern Divers seen from Stones Island. Dark-bellied Brent Goose from Stones Island looking towards Millfields. Grey Heron, 2 Pink-footed Geese with 113 Canada Geese. 124 Pochard, 9 Gadwall, 15 Goldeneye, Redshank, Dunlin, 4 Snipe, male Peregrine, male Sparrowhawk, 2 Yellow-legged Gulls. .Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
193514/01/2013Fishtail Creek (early am): flock of c30 Siskin, 22 Redwing over, Woodcock across path.Late morning: Little Owl briefly calling from Sitch fields on north side of Fishtail Creek (offsite)John Matkin
193411/01/20132 G N Divers by Watersports at 0915hrs.165 Pochard, 13 Goldeneye, pair Gadwall, 1 Shoveler, 11 Redwing on Stones Island.2 Yellow-legged Gulls, 1 GBBGull from Sheepwash.5 Moorhen, 1 Little Grebe, 1 'aylesbury' duck at Wildlife Centre.All 0800-1130hrs.Roger Carrington
193310/01/2013Just a flying visit to Sheepwash this afternoon. 2 distant Great Northern Divers, Grey Heron, several Goldeneye, Redshank, male Sparrowhawk, 3 Yellow-legged Gulls pre roost. .Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
193209/01/20133 Great Northern Divers. 16 Cormorant. 21 Barnacle Geese. 1 Oystercatcher on dam wall early morning. 1 Dunlin at Wildlife Centre. 3 Snipe. 1 Redshank. 2 Yellow-legged Gull. 17 Woodpigeon. 1 Tawny Owl. 12 Meadow Pipit. 20 Wren. 12 Dunnock. 67 Robin most singing. 32 Blackbird. 3 Song Thrush. 19 Redwing. 13 Long-tailed Tit. 5 Coal Tit. 3 Willow Tit. 28 Blue Tit. 39 Great Tit. 3 Treecreeper including 1 singing. 16 Magpie. 25 Carrion Crow. 18 Chaffinch. 15 Goldfinch. 16 Siskin. 18 Lesser Redpoll. 23 Bullfinch58 Species noted during a steady circular walk around the water in the sunshine today.Roger Carrington
193104/01/20133 Great northern Divers (2 Juvs near Sailing Club, adult mid water)300+ Lapwing,2Redshank,5 Shelduck,2Kingfisher,3 Yellow legged Gulls,10+ Herring Gulls..clive ashton
193002/01/2013Great Northern Diver 1, Great Crested Grebe, Cormorant, Grey Heron, Mute Swan, Canada Goose, Wigeon, Teal, Mallard, Pochard, Tufted Duck, Goldeneye, Goosander 1, Kestrel 1, Pheasant 2, Moorhen, Coot, Lapwing, Snipe 2, Black-headed Gull, Common Gull, Lesser-Black Backed Gull, Great Black Backed Gull, Herring Gull, Yellow-legged Gull 2, Woodpigeon, Collared Dove, Pied Wagtail, Wren, Dunnock, Robin, Blackbird, Willow Tit 2, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Magpie, Jackdaw, Carrion Crow, House Sparrow, Tree Sparrow c20, CHaffinch, Greenfinch 2+, Goldfinch, Siskin c60Arrived 13:00 - Departed 15:05T.D.Goddard
192901/01/2013Adult plus Juvenile Great Northern Divers from Stones Island this morning.1 Pink-footed Goose and 26 feral Barnacle Geese from Wilflife Centre.3 Redshank, Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gulls and 12 Lesser Redpoll on/from Stones Island.47 species noted this morning.Roger Carrington
192801/01/20132 x Great Northern Divers from Stones island @ 1140h..Richard pittam
192727/12/2012Juvenile Great Northern Diver at Sailing Club, attempting to swallow a large fish.Adult GN Diver at Millfields.6+ Goldeneye, 2 Redshank..Clive Ashton
192627/12/2012Two Great Northern Divers close in at Millfields at 10.30 hrs..Neil Moulden
192518/12/2012Adult Great Northern Diver from Sheepwash Hide although mostly distant. Slavonian Grebe at the Wildlife Centre. 49 Greylag Geese circled around Sheepwash and then flew West. 100+ Canada Geese, 12 Goldeneye, 140 Pochard, Redshank, 110 Lapwings, Kestrel, Buzzard, male Sparrowhawk caught a Pied Wagtail near the shoreline at Sheepwash..Dave Newcombe
192417/12/2012WeBS count for December- Mute Swan 16, Canada Goose 65,Wigeon 44,Gadwall 5,Teal 109,Mallard 137,Pochard 192,Tufted Duck 220,Goldeneye 21,Great Northern Diver 1,Cormorant 17,Little Grebe 1,Great Crested Grebe 44,Slavonian Grebe 1,Moorhen 4,Coot 784,Lapwing 142,Snipe 1,Redshank 2,Black-headed Gull 30,Common Gull 1,Lesser Black-backed Gull 17,Herring Gull 4,Yellow-legged Gull 1,Sparrowhawk 1, Kestrel 1.26 Species and 1861 individuals..Peter Gibbon and Roger Carrington
192313/12/20122 Great Northern Divers, juv in Millfields Bay, adult in next bay towards Oldfield Lane at 1000hrs.Slav Grebe still at Wildlife Centre..Roger Carrington
192211/12/2012Slavonian Grebe still from Wildlife Centre. Adult Great Northern Diver showing very well from Millfields Car Park in fading light this evening -mostly feeding less than 10m from shore!13:50 - 16:00Paul Thomas
192109/12/20121 Slav Grebe, 1 Dunlin from Wildlife Centre.1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Redshank and 4 Waxwing[seen by MAP] briefly from Stones Island.Roger Carrington
192009/12/2012Local news - Ashbourne : 36 WaxwingThe flock has been present for 4 days and swelled in numbers from 11 to 36 today. The birds can be seen from Belper Road near the phone box and letter box.Rosie Hamilton
191908/12/2012Slavonian Grebe from WLC. Juv. Great Northern Diver from Stones Island at 1300h..Richard Pittam
191806/12/2012Adult and Juvenile Great Northern Divers this morning. Slavonian Grebe near Lane End.150 Jackdaw + 40 Crow over Sheepwash at Dawn.2 Redshank on Stones Island.Counts of 167 Mallard and 115 Teal..Roger Carrington
191704/12/2012Both Great Northern Divers present today although both quite distant from Sheepwash Hide. Slavonian Grebe from Wildlife Centre.18 Cormorants, Grey Heron, 121 Canada Geese, Pink-footed Goose, Barnacle Goose, 49 Wigeon, 150+ Pochard, 9 Goldeneye, 2 Redshank, Dunlin, Yellow-legged Gull, 44 Common Gulls, Kingfisher, Meadow Pipit, Chiff Chaff, c15 Goldfinch, 3 Bullfinch. .Dave Newcombe
191604/12/2012Slavonian Grebe - From wildlife centre at 10.30am. Good views..Richard Pittam
191503/12/201210am-12noon (regular 'Birdwatching for Beginners' walk, taking in Stones Island, Wildlife Centre and areas in between): Siskin, House Sparrow, Carrion Crow, Blackbird, Canada Goose, Great Crested Grebe, Tufted Duck, Coot, Mallard, Slavonian Grebe, Mute Swan, Black-headed Gull, Magpie, Robin, Teal, Lapwing, Goldeneye, Redshank, Blue Tit, Reed Bunting, Wren, Kestrel, Dunlin, Pied Wagtail, Little Grebe, Jackdaw, Collared Dove, Great Tit, Chaffinch, Buzzard, Tree Sparrow, Willow Tit, Dunnock, Gt Northern Diver, Pochard, Wigeon No counts undertaken, so this is just a list of species seen chronologically by 10-strong group; views of Slavonian Grebe superb, just off Stones Island around 10.20; Diver spotted in centre of reservoir, viewed from the wildlife centre at some distanceGary Atkins
191402/12/2012redshank in front of lane end hide at midday, great northern diver from lane end hide at about 2pm right across in fish tail creek, slavionion grebe showing well from wildlife centre.colin penny
191301/12/20122 kingfishers at sheepwash. Yellow legged gull at both sheepwash and wildlife centre. Redshank at wildlife centre. At least 5 raven around the reserve. 3 shelduck between sheppwash and lane end hide. Great northern diver from lane end hide. Partial albino lapwing near wildlife centre showing a white crest and white spots on its back. 26 barnacle geese sticking with canadas near wildlife centre. Pink footed goose with canadas. Upto 10 goldeneye at sheepwash. Sparrowhawk, kestrel and buzzard also seen..scott linacre
191230/11/20124 adult Whooper Swans from Sheepwash, late afternoon, then flew south at 1610hrs.Only 1 Great Northern Diver seen at dusk..Roger Carrington
191130/11/2012Bullfinch 10+ spread around. Kinfisher near Hopton, Kestrel pair over Sheepwash Carpark, Nuthatch 2 on Lane End Feeder, Gadwall Wildlife Center Creek, Redshank from Wildlife Center, Goldeneye 5 (3M 2F) with Tufted Ducks off the Dam Wall Seen on a round trip this morning.Eric Dewhurst
191030/11/201215 Shoveler,in 2 flocks of 4 and 11, consisting of 5 drakes and 10 females.Slavonian Grebe still at the Wildlife Centre.Great northern Diver, Fishtail creek.Redshank on Watersports Island..Clive Ashton
190929/11/2012Slavonian Grebe still from Wildlife Centre all day.I could only find 1 Great Northern Diver today.Female Common Scoter early morning, 2 female type Red-breasted Merganser, 111 Pochard and 5 Goldeneye all found by RMRJ. Mergansers still present from PSHide 1500hrs.1 Dunlin on Flat Island. Kingfisher and 1 Redshank from WLC.Gull roost: 600 Common Gull, 3000 LBBG, at least 4000 BHG..Roger Carrington
190827/11/2012The adult Great Northern Diver still present today was joined by a 2nd bird. We first spotted it at 14.10 and shortly after both birds could be seen together. It was too distant to age with any certainty but could be the immature that was briefly at Ogston and seemingly left.Also of note was a Slavonian Grebe at the Wildlife Centre, 3 Scaup at Sheepwash, 28 Pink-footed Geese South East at 11.45hrs. 20 Cormorants, 14 Mute Swans, Grey Heron, 167 Pochard, drake Red-crested Pochard, 3 Goldeneye, 3 Goosander, Oystercatcher, Dunlin, Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Herring Gulls, and 6+ Raven over Blackwall Plantation. .Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton/Chris Brown
190727/11/2012A Slavonian Grebe was found at the Wildlife centre,this morning,by Mark Pass and Roger Carrington.3 Scaup were found by James Owen at Sheepwash,and were present all day.shortly after 2pm a second Great northern Diver was found,from Sheepwash,and whilst too distant to age is almost certainly the juvenile reported at Ogston reservoir earlier in the day, which left around 13:30hr.At least 6 Ravens were over Blackwall plantation..Clive Ashton
190627/11/2012Further to Roger's sightings,C280 Lapwing,30 Blackbird,c30 Chaffinch,c20 Siskin,Peregrine,Sparrowhawk,Kingfisher,2 Yellow legged Gull,5 Herring Gull,Great black backed Gull.Roger also had 67 Pink footed Geese west at 12:15hrClive Ashton
190526/11/2012Great Northern Diver off Stones Island this morning. Red-crested Pochard in Hopton Arm. 1 Chiffchaff PSHide. 1 Dunlin flying with Lapwing.151 Teal. 168 Mallard..Roger Carrington
190323/11/2012Great Northern Diver mobile but mainly between Sheepwash and Stones Island.Drake Red-crested Pochard at Wildlife Centre.245 Lapwing in front of Sailing Club at 0900hrs.12 Lesser Redpoll on Stones Island. 5 Reed Bunting in Wildlife Centre Creek. 2 Willow Tit, 2 Nuthatch and Great Spotted Woodpecker on Paul Stanley Hide feeders.All 0730-1130hrs.Roger Carrington
190221/11/2012WLC: 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Red-crested Pochard, 1 Willow Tit, 1 Linnet, 1 Yellow-legged Gull.James Owen (STW vol ranger)
190119/11/20125 Woodcock noted during a short Woodland Survey in Hall Wood this morning.Great Northern Diver at dusk, found by RJL checking the gull roost from Lane Ends Hide..Roger Carrington
190019/11/2012WeBS count for November - 07.30 to 10.30Mute Swan 28,Canada Goose 36,Wigeon 41,Gadwall 9,Teal 116,Mallard 146,Red-crested Pochard 1,Pochard 143,Tufted Duck 168,Goldeneye 4,Great Crested Grebe 53,Cormorant 18,Moorhen 6,Coot 633,Lapwing 80,Redshank 2,Kingfisher 1..Peter Gibbon and John Bradley
189918/11/201237 Waxwing feeding on red berries between Wildlife Centre and main car park 0845-0915hrs.120 Jackdaw and 2 Raven over Sheepwash at Dawn.2 Redshank and 11 Meadow Pipit on Stones Island..Roger Carrington
189813/11/20122 Redshank and 1 Red-crested Pochard at Wildlife Centre. 22 Collared Dove in Visitor Centre car park. Drake Goosander at Sailing Club.81 Pochard total count.142 Lapwing and a female Pintail at Sheepwash.20 Fieldfare over Sheepwash car park and 7 Tree Sparrow, 5 Bullfinch, Willow Tit, Nuthatch on car park feeder.All 0730-1200hrs.Roger Carrington
189710/11/2012WLC: 5 Dunlin, 2 Redshank, 2 Snipe, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Willow TitAlso early morning, female Pintail, adult GBB Gull on Sheepwash Spit, and a stoat all day on Horseshoe Island.Water level 87.4%James Owen (STW vol ranger)
189301/11/201222 Mute Swans, Grey Heron, 200 Teal, female Pintail, 113 Wigeon, 13 Gadwall, 271 Pochard, Redshank, female Sparrowhawk, 15 Meadow Pipits, Kingfisher, 2 Raven. 2 Yellow-legged Gulls in the roost. Barn Owl hunting around Sheepwash car park at dusk. Also 2 Tawny Owls calling from Sheepwash Woods. .Dave Newcombe
189229/10/201233 Cormorants, Grey Heron, 49 Wigeon, 2 Pintail, Shoveler, 213 Teal, 204 Pochard, 7 Goldeneye, redhead Goosander, 2 Buzzards, Kestrel, 2 Dunlin, Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail, 10 Meadow Pipits, 9 Skylarks, 35 Siskin, c350 Starlings, c100 Redwing, 2 Raven. 220 Common Gulls, 6 Herring Gulls, 2 GBB Gulls, 2 Yellow-legged Gulls. .Dave Newcombe
189128/10/2012Pair + 1 juv Whooper Swans 0945-1015 then flew east.4 Shelduck, 1 Shoveler,1 Pintail, 62 Pochard, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit at Sheepwash.70 Pochard at Millfields.Kingfisher, 15 Meadow Pipit and 1 Dunlin flying around Stones Island.Fly-over Redpoll, Brambling, Yellowhammer.1700 Starlings thru west in 14 flocks this morning.180 Wood Pigeon thru west in 5 flocks. Records this morning 0700-1200hrs by RC,JB,MAP, NJM.Slav Grebe yesterday but no sign today.Roger Carrington
189026/10/20124 Whooper Swans present at Sheepwash all day. 54 Great Crested Grebes, 29 Cormorants, female Pintail, 170 Teal, 87 Wigeon, 134 Pochard, 9 Goldeneye, Dunlin, 2 Buzzards, Kestrel, Grey Wagtail, 2 Skylarks, Kingfisher, 9 Meadow Pipits, 220 Fieldfare, 64 Redwings, Yellow-legged Gull, 3 Herring Gulls (adult and 2 1st winters), 1st winter GBB Gull, 65 Common Gulls, 2 Ravens, 120 Jackdaws. .Dave Newcombe
188925/10/20123 Gadwall, 3 Pintail, Scaup, 162 Pochard, Curlew, Kingfisher, 2 Skylarks, c100 Redwings, 6 Goldcrests, 3 Yellow-legged Gulls. .Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton/Chris Brown
188822/10/2012Drake Scaup still at the Wildlife Centre. A little later in the day two other birders had the drake and 3 more Scaup. 2 Grey Herons, 8 Little Grebes, 45 Great Crested Grebes, 25 Cormorants, 28 Mute Swans, 95 Wigeon, 9 Gadwall, 174 Teal, female Pintail, 85 Pochards, Yellow-legged Gull, 29 Common Gulls, 2 Herring Gulls. First thing this morning I had a probable Sanderling at Millfields. I only saw the bird briefly. .Dave Newcombe
188721/10/2012We was on site from just after light until 12.15pm and there wasn't any sign of the Grey Phalarope. The drake Scaup is still at the Wildlife Centre. 41 Pochard, 4 Gadwall, 112 Lapwings, 2 Grey Herons, Yellow-legged Gull, Kingfisher, c20 Meadow Pipits, 26 Cormorants, 22 Mute Swans. Female Pintail and 3 Shoveler at Sheepwash. .Dave Newcombe/Chris Brown
188620/10/2012I'm not on site today but for anybody interested the Grey Phalarope is still present as of 14.00hrs for its 4th day (per Bird Guides). It still sounds very mobile and is commuting between Sheepwash Hide and Lane End Hide..Dave Newcombe
188519/10/2012The probable Baltic Gull - (larus fuscus fuscus) first reported on Sat. 13th October, seen and videoed subsequently, is now considered by expert opinion to be more likely an 'intermedius' based on primary moult, despite showing many other typical features. This bird, however, is still striking and its close resemblance to 'fucus' is undeniable, highlighting the difficulty of positively identifying adult Baltic Gull out of range without a ring. This is now the second 'probable' Baltic Gull in recent years at Carsington - let's hope the next one has a readable ring!.Richard Lowe
188419/10/2012The 1st winter Grey Phalarope is still present and being seen mostly from Sheepwash Hide. It's very mobile and at times distant and spent some considerable time down towards Lane End Hide. It was still present this evening at 18.00 opposite Sheepwash Hide near the far bank. Also on site was a drake Scaup at the Wildlife Centre. 2 Red-breasted Mergansers seen from both Sheepwash and Lane End Hides, though distant. 10 Goosander at Millfields early morning (9 female types and a drake), 32 Cormorants, Grey Heron, female Pintail, Shoveler, Yellow-legged Gull, Rock Pipit on Dam Wall, c20 Meadow Pipits, 50+ Pied Wagtails, Kingfisher, c40 Lesser Redpoll on Stones Island, a Brambling in Sheepwash Car Park, and 2 Raven. .Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
188317/10/20121st winter Grey Phalarope first seen from Sheepwash Hide at 15.45. I lost it for around 25 minutes when it suddenly reappeared behind the spit only for it to get mobbed by a Lesser Black Backed Gull and disappear again. By this time a few more birders turned up and we refound it in Brown Ale Bay and had good views for around 40 minutes. We last saw it from Sheepwash Hide at c17.45 as it once again flew past the spit and towards Brown Ale Bay. Also seen by CB, RJL, MAP, JB.Also of note was 65 Great Crested Grebes, 11 Little Grebes, 32 Cormorants, 11 Gadwall, 45 Wigeon, 155 Teal, female Pintail, 80 Pochard, Yellow-legged Gull, 78 Lapwings, 2 Kestrel, c20 Meadow Pipits, 6 Skylarks, Kingfisher, 8 Lesser Redpoll and 6 Siskins. .Dave Newcombe
188216/10/2012WeBS count for Oct.08.00 to 11.00.Mute Swan 32,Canada Goose 2,Wigeon 119,Gadwall 9,Teal 116,Pochard 79,Tufted Duck 136,Little Grebe 15,Great Crested Grebe 54,Cormorant 39,Moorhen 4,Coot 631,Lapwing 52,Common Sandpiper 1,Kingfisher 1. Sparrowhawk.Peter Gibbon + John Bradley
188115/10/2012Gull in the roost tonight showing many characteristics of Baltic Gull (Larus Fuscus). Dark back, long winged, all black wing tips, small clean head. Also in the roost was a 3rd winter Caspian Gull, 4+ Yellow-legged Gulls, 6 Herring Gulls and 38 Common Gulls. Also of note was 31 Cormorants, 70 Great Crested Grebes, 14 Little Grebes, 70 Wigeon, 133 Teal, 5 Gadwall, female Wheatear, 3 Reed Buntings, 3 Greenfinch, 8 Bullfinch and 28 Lesser Redpoll. .Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
188015/10/2012Fishtail Creek, early am: c50 Redwing over heading southwest, 14 pheasants from roost in trees, 2 Tree Sparrows with 11 Chaffinches, 7 Linnet, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 5 Lesser Redpoll over.200+ Jackdaws over early am in the space of half an hour (06/10). Sparrowhawk took Collared Dove from Rangerbase (09/10). c10 Redwing at Fishtail Creek on 12/10, Redwing on other days but very mobile and in small numbers. c65 Pink-footed Geese high over heading west (14/10)John Matkin
187913/10/2012Possible baltic gull: an adult with LBBGs at sheepwash after dinner then flew off, it was a little smaller than the LBBGs and had a pure white head with a dark back and black wingtipsscaup: 1 drake at sheepwash with a tufted duck around 11-12 in the morningraven: 2 flew together and 1 calling over wildlife centre areajay: 7 seen in flight together at sheepwash in the morningyellow legged gull: adult around sheepwash area all morning.scott linacre
187812/10/2012Some good birds on site today, perhaps brought in with yesterday's wind and rain. 4 Scaup (2 drakes and 2 fem/imm) were present all day, either in front of Sheepwash Hide or in the bay to the right of the hide. There was 5 fem/imm Common Scoter towards Millfields early morning. The 5 then increased to 7 and then later in the day there was 11 (9 fem/imm and 2 drakes). A Grey Plover flew past Stones Island at 09.40 and probably flew straight through. 2 Dunlin flying around Stones Island and a further 5 on the back of Horseshoe Island.Also of note was 29 Mute Swans, 32 Cormorants, Grey Heron, 21 Little Grebes, 48 Great Crested Grebes, 124 Teal, 125 Wigeon, 8 Gadwall, 5 female Pintail, 3 Shoveler, 69 Pochard, Common Sandpiper, 105 Lapwings, Grey Wagtail, Buzzard, Kestrel, male Sparrowhawk, Skylark, 16 Redwing and 9 Lesser Redpoll..Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
187710/10/2012A Rock Pipit flew over Stones Island just after 18.15 this evening. c350 Pink-footed Geese flew west this morning at 09.40. 17 Little Grebes, 4 Grey Herons, female Pintail, 90+ Teal, 59 Wigeon, 2 Gadwall, 38 Pochard, Common Sandpiper, 2 Yellow-legged Gulls including the resident one which killed and ate a Little Grebe at the Wildlife Centre, 3 Herring Gulls, 11 Common Gulls, 2 Skylarks, Kingfisher, 7 Chiff Chaffs, Blackcap, 3 Lesser Redpoll, 2 Linnets. .Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
187610/10/20121 Common Sandpiper on Stones Island at 18.00 hrs..Neil Moulden
187508/10/201225 Mute Swans, 30 Cormorants, 2 Grey Herons, 15 Little Grebes, Pink-footed Goose with Canadas, Barnacle Goose, 41 Greylag Geese, female Pintail, 53 Wigeon, 113 Teal, 8 Gadwall, 28 Pochard, Tufted Duck with bill saddle AAS, 2 Sparrowhawks, Buzzard, c75 Lapwings, 26 Golden Plover over Stones Island this morning, 7 Swallows, Grey Wagtail, Kingfisher, Skylark, 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 6 Goldcrests (4 with tit flock at Millfields and 2 at P.Stanley), 2 Linnets, 2 Lesser Redpoll, 4 Chiff Chaffs and c100 Jackdaws.Gull roost: c5'000 Lesser Black Backed Gulls, c2'000 Black-headed Gulls, 2 Yellow-legged Gulls, 5 Herring Gulls and 5 Common Gulls. Also a Water Vole in Brown Ale Bay. .Dave Newcombe
187408/10/20121 first winter Little Gull from Sheepwash Hide at 14.30hrs. Flew off with Black-headed Gulls towards the Dam after a few minutes..Neil Moulden and Alf Moulden
187307/10/20122 Grey Heron in the trees at Hopton Hall + 1 in Wildlife Center creek. 8/10 Widgeon east side near Hopton. 2 Nuthatch on the Lane End feeder. Chiffchaff calling in Sitch Plantation..Eric Dewhurst
187206/10/2012Wheatear on dam wall early morning.Also Grey Wagtail over dam..Clive Ashton
187105/10/2012A few sightings for today that I forgot to add. 1 Dunlin commuting between the Wildlife Centre and Stones Island, 6 Golden Plover in front of Sailing Club. Also 19 Little Grebe. .Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
187005/10/2012Grey Heron, 18 Greylag Geese, Barnacle Goose, female type Pintail, 3 Shoveler, 103 Teal, 34 Wigeon, 31 Pochard, 3 Buzzards, 2 Kestrels, Sparrowhawk, c30 Meadow Pipits, 3 Skylarks, 9 Lesser Redpoll, Kingfisher, 3 Mistle Thrush, Greenfinch, 7+ Chiff Chaffs, 2 Ravens, several 1000 Lesser Black Backed Gulls, 2 Yellow-legged Gulls, 2 Common Gulls, Herring Gull, 1'700 Black-headed Gulls. .Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
186903/10/20122 presumed escaped Cape Shelduck types at Millfields, 4 Grey Herons, 63 Great Crested Grebes, 17 Little Grebes, 11 Buzzards all in the air from Sheepwash Hide, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 79 Teal, 28 Wigeon, 23 Pochard, 60 Lapwings, Yellow-legged Gull, Herring Gull, Common Gull, 20 Meadow Pipits, 2 Skylarks, 28 Robins, 11 Siskin, 9 Chiff Chaffs, 5 Bullfinch. 4'500 Lesser Black Backed Gulls in the roost, also 530 Bh Gulls. .Dave Newcombe
186802/10/20123 Swallow through, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Sparrowhawk (juv male), 2 Kestrel, 7 Little Grebe, 5 Grey Heron2 foxes by WLC Creek..James Owen (STW vol ranger)
186701/10/201225 Barnacle Geese, 3 Greylag Geese, Grey Heron, 18 Pochard, 12 Little Grebe, Peregrine, 2 Buzzards, 90 Lapwings, 2 Common Sandpipers, Snipe, Yellow-legged Gull, several 1000 LBB Gulls, c400 Bh Gulls, 10 Swallows, 11 Chiff Chaffs, 4 Goldcrests, c30 Meadow Pipits. 2 foxes at the wildlife centre. .Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
186601/10/2012Stones Island: 11 Pochard, 20 Mute Swans, 40 Teal, c80 Starlings, 2 Chiffchaff singing and 8 Siskins. Wildlife Centre: 4 Little Grebe, Grey Heron, 28 Lapwing, Reed Bunting. Fox along shoreline in Wildlife Centre Creek29/09(Stones Island): 5 Chiffchaffs with Long-tailed Tit flock, 10 Barnacle Geese, 87 Pied Wagtails gathered on Visitor Centre roof before roosting in bushes on Stones Island causeway.John Matkin
186529/09/20126 GoosanderNear the little island in Millfields Bay at around 8am.Eric Dewhurst
186425/09/2012WLC: 1 Hobby through, 1 juv Common Tern (a single bird appeared to stay all day), 1 Snipe, 2 Grey Heron, at least 1 Sand Martin among c.50 Swallow and c.10 House Martin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Yellow-legged Gull devoured a Little Grebe leaving 4 remaining around Horseshoe Island. Male Sparrowhawk, female Kestrel, 1 Buzzard..James Owen (STW vol ranger)
186324/09/20121 Juv Arctic Tern from early morning to 1530hrs.At least 1 (possibly 4) Juv Common Tern early evening. 2 Sand Martin.Drake Common Scoter near Fishtail at 1900hrs.1 Dunlin + 1 Little Stint mobile around Stones Island at dusk..Roger Carrington
186224/09/20121 Common Scoter, 1 Little Egret, 1 Common Sandpiper all around Sheepwash. Brief Visit between 14.30 - 15.30.Neil Moulden and Alf Moulden
186121/09/2012At around 18.00 this evening whilst Roger and myself were standing on Stones Island we picked out 4 adult dark phase Arctic Skuas that had just put the gulls up. Light primary patches and a short pointed tail projection around half the tail length was evident. They didn't stay long and within minutes were heading off in a Northwesterly direction. Unfortunately, Clive had left site and missed them. Also of note was 47 Cormorants, 348 Canada Geese, Pink-footed Goose, female/juvenile Pintail, 11 Gadwall, 9 Wigeon, Snipe, Yellow-legged Gull, Herring Gull, Common Gull, juvenile Common Tern, Kingfisher, 4 Sand Martins, 12 Siskins and 2 Ravens. .Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton/Roger Carrington
186018/09/20125 Grey Herons, 42 Cormorants, 66 Teal, 9 Wigeon, 8 Gadwall, 7 Pochards, 48 Lapwing, 5 Golden Plover through west this morning, 2 Common Sandpipers, adult Yellow-legged Gull, Kingfisher, Sand Martin, 290 Swallows through south-most between 10.30-11.30, Grey Wagtail, 79 Pied Wagtails, 2 Raven .Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
185917/09/201216.30 to 17.30 today after 'low turn out of geese for WeBS count yesterday' there were 111 Canada Geese and 1 Barnacle Goose. Also 28 Lapwing and 50 Cormorant..Peter Gibbon
185817/09/2012WeBS count done on Sunday 16th September between 06.45 and 10.45.Mute Swan 19,Canada Goose 12,Grey Heron 3,Great White Egret 1, Cormorant 36,Great Crested Grebe 35,Little Grebe 19,Mallard 207,Teal 42,Gadwall 9,Wigeon 12, Tufted Duck 120,Pochard 6,Goosander 3,Moorhen 2,Coot 606,Lapwing 1,Common Sandpiper 1,Yellow-legged Gull 1.During the day Dave Newcombe had 47 Cormorant,13 Wigeon and 3 Common Sandpiper.One Mute Swan has yellow leg-band on with JCA written on. Peter Gibbon
185716/09/2012A Great White Egret was found by Roger this morning at 08.50 from Sheepwash Hide. It was then seen on and off at several locations until around 10.00. I was lucky enough to see it in flight at 10.10 from Sheepwash car park. Unfortunately it was never seen again. 47 Cormorants, 3 Grey Herons, 13 Wigeon, 3 Common Sandpipers, Yellow-legged Gull. .Dave Newcombe
185613/09/2012Little Egret at Millfields, Barnacle Goose, Greylag Goose, 14 Wigeon, 6 Pochard, 2 Buzzards, Sparrowhawk, Common Sandpiper, Yellow-legged Gull, c70 Goldfinch, 10+ Meadow Pipit and a Wheatear on Dam Wall, 2 Kingfishers at Sheepwash, 6 Sand Martins off Stones Island. .Dave Newcomeb/Clive Ashton
185511/09/2012WLC: Hobby over, 2 Common Sandpiper, 3 Gadwall, 2 Pochard.James Owen (STW vol ranger)
185410/09/201245 Cormorants, 4 Grey Heron, 301 Canada Geese, 2 Greylag Geese, Barnacle Goose, 7 Shoveler, 29 Teal, 14 Wigeon, 6 Gadwall, 8 Pochard, 2 Common Sandpipers, 55 Lapwings, 2 Yellow-legged Gulls, 225 Black-headed Gulls, 130 Swallows, 60 House Martins, Wheatear, Green Woodpecker, 8 Linnets, c25 Goldfinch, Meadow Pipit, 7 Chiff Chaffs, Blackcap, 5 Raven flew south at 08.35. .Dave Newcombe
185308/09/2012Osprey flew north along the east side just after 8am. Also 2 Wheatear on the Dam Wall..Eric Dewhurst
185208/09/2012A Red Kite flew south over Stones Island at 17.51hrs. 47 Cormorants, 13 Little Grebes, several Grey Herons, 26 Teal, 9 Wigeon, 6 Gadwall, 6 Pochard, 75 Lapwing, Common Sandpiper, Yellow-legged Gull, Kingfisher, 50+ House Martins, Meadow Pipit, 2 Mistle Thrushes, 2 Ravens. 5 Yellow-legged Gulls and c4'000 LBB Gulls in the roost (RC and JB). .Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
185107/09/20122 Tawny Owls in Sitch Plantation (1 calling and being mobbed by a Jay, 2nd on opposite side of the track was being hassled by Blackbird & Wrens before flying off), 1 Common Sandpiper, 7 Grey Heron, 16 Mute Swans, 3 Greylag Geese, 8 Little Grebes, 2 Kestrels, 4 Buzzards (1 chased off by Yellow-Legged Gull), 11 Willow Tits, 4 Coal Tits, 10 Nuthatch, 4 Goldcrest, 2 Blackcap, 3 Willow Warblers, 5 Chiffchaff (2 singing), Spotted Flycatcher at Warrington Knob, 17 Blackbirds feeding on Rowan berries at Fishtail Creek and c150 hirundines feeding over Shiningford Creek.John Matkin
185005/09/2012Ringed Plover north over Stones Island at c1715hrs..Jonathan Bradley, Mark Pass.
184904/09/201248 Cormorants in front of Sheepwash. 10 Grey Herons (8 at Sheepwash, 1 at Millfields and 1 on Watersports Island), 28 Mute Swans, 5 Wigeon, 4 Gadwall, 23 Teal, 2 Shoveler, 7 Pochard, 4 Buzzards, Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrels, Common Sandpiper, 70 Swallows, 3 Meadow Pipits on Dam Wall, Willow Warbler in song, 3 Raven, c300 Starling on Stones Island, 6 Linnets.3'000+ Lesser Black Backed Gulls in the roost, also 3 Yellow-legged Gulls (usual resident one plus 2 in the roost), 2 Herring Gulls and 70 Black-headed Gulls. .Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
184801/09/2012Juv. Marsh Harrier at 16:45 heading southwest past Fishtail Creek towards Millfields.Swift over Visitor Centre (22/08), Fishtail Creek: 9 Magpies, 2 Redstarts, & 2 Kestrels mobbing another bird of prey poss Hobby (28/08), 4 Mistle Thrush, 16 Goldfinch (31/08)John Matkin
184728/08/2012WLC: Osprey over heading south at 10:10 and possibly a second bird but too distant to confirm.Plus, 1 Greenshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 6 Gadwall, 8 Teal, 1 Wigeon, 4 Great Crested Grebe (and still one large chick), 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Little Grebe (with one large chick), 1 Raven, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel (male), 1 juv Sparrowhawk, 1 Pied/possible juv White Wagtail still.Also, single Common Sandpipers at Sheepwash and Lane End, and a Spotted Flycatcher photographed by a visitor in Hall Wood..James Owen (STW vol ranger)
184628/08/2012An Osprey flew south this morning between 10.10 and 10.15. 43 Cormorants in front of Sheepwash. 28 Mute Swans, 4 Grey Heron, 8 Teal, 6 Gadwall, drake Wigeon, 3 Pochard, Greenshank, 3 Snipe, 2 Common Sandpiper, Hobby south at 13.18, 3 Buzzards, 25+ Swallows, adult Yellow-legged Gull, 3 Linnets, 2 Raven.1'300 Lesser Black Backed Gulls at 19.30 with more birds still coming in. Also 55 BH Gulls in front of Sailing Club. .Dave Newcombe
184527/08/2012Webs count for August - Mute Swan 23, Canada Goose 306, Barnacle Goose 9, Cormorant 15, Grey Heron 4, Little Egret 1, Great Crested Grebe 31, Little Grebe 3, Moorhen 2, Coot 263, Mallard 124, Teal 2, Tufted Duck 143, Lapwing 37, Curlew 1, Common Sandpiper 2, Black-headed Gull 67, Lesser Black- backed Gull 16, Yellow-legged Gull 1 plus 1 Kestrel and 3 Common Buzzards..Jonathan Bradley
184423/08/2012Yellow-legged Gull killed and ate Dabchick in front of WLC. 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Whitethroat and c8 Linnet Stones Island. Sightings between 08.30 and 09.30 hrs.Neil Moulden
184321/08/2012In addition to James' sightings. 4 Grey Herons, 6 Barnacle Geese, Wigeon, Shoveler, 4 Gadwall, 3 Teal, Pochard, 3 Whitethroats, c35 Goldfinch. .Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
184221/08/2012WLC: 1 Greenshank, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Snipe, 2 Raven, 3 Teal, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, Little Grebe pair with 2 large chicks, Great Crested Grebe pair with two large chicks, and another pair still nesting, juv Grey Heron.Also, Kingfisher by Sheepwash early AM.Water level 96%James Owen (STW vol ranger)
184121/08/201221 Cormorant from Sheepwash.Greenshank, 2 Snipe on Horseshoe Island.Osprey through low past Stones Island at 1920hrs, flushing the gathering gull roost, then high south. Hobby flushed the starling roost on Stones Island then chased hirrundines at 2000hrs. 1 Redshank and 1 Common sandpiper.Gull roost at dusk: 2400 Lesser Black-backed, 3 Yellow-legged and 1 Herring Gull.All from 1600hrs to dusk.The starling roost has been regular over the past few weeks, holding up to 400 birds.Water levels have now dropped a little leaving a narrow mud margin in places to attract passage waders.Roger Carrington
184020/08/20121 Little Egret,1 Ringed Plover,2 Common Sandpiper,1 Greenshank,4 Snipe,5 Teal,1 Pochard,c400 Starling and 1 Green Woodpecker.Stones Island and Wildlife centre early morning.Clive Ashton
183919/08/2012Kingfisher around Millfields.Eclipse male Red-crested Pochard, 1 Greylag, female Tufted with bill saddle 'AAS' still near Sailing Club.1 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Whitethroat in WLC Creek.8 Heron, 2 Teal, 1 Common Sandpiper from Sheepwash.All 0700-1100hrs.Also 50+ Tree Sparrows regularly around Wildlife Centre feeders and a Little Egret was reported yesterday in Brown Ale Bay.Roger Carrington
183816/08/20121 Greenshank,2 Common Sandpiper,3 Grey Heron,3 Linnet,Sparrowhawk..Clive Ashton
183728/07/20124 Grey Heron, 9 Barnacle Geese, 18 Cormorants, 3 Buzzards, Peregrine, Sparrowhawk, 9 Black-tailed Godwits late evening, Redshank, 2 Common Sandpipers, Yellow-legged Gull, Herring Gull, 43 LBB Gulls, juv Common Gull, 5 Common Terns, c350 Starlings on Stones Island late evening..Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton/Roger Carrington
183624/07/2012Several pairs of Great Crested Grebes with young. 9 Barnacle Geese, 5 Grey Heron, female type Shoveler, 3 Oystercatchers, 3 Common Sandpipers, Redstart on WLC Creek, adult Yellow-legged Gull eating a Bh Gull in front of Sailing Club, 50+ LBB Gulls, 2 Common Gulls, 5 Common Terns, 15 Pied Wagtails, 4 Sand Martins, 300 Starlings around Stones Island late evening. .Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
183524/07/2012Juv Redstart near Shiningford Creek, and a Yellow Wagtail over mid-morning. 4 or 5 Common Tern around Sailing Club Island.WLC: 1 Common Sandpiper on Horseshoe Island, Great Crested Grebe pair with two chicks, Little Grebe pair with two chicks.Yellow-legged Gull on raft. .James Owen (STW vol ranger)
183423/07/2012WeBS count for July:Mute Swan 25,Canada Goose 282,Barnacle Goose 9,Cormorant 6,Mallard 133,Gadwall 2,Tufted Duck 116(four broods of 6,7,2 and 5),Great Crested Grebe 32(eleven broods of 1,3,2,2,2,2,1,1,4,2 and 3),Little Grebe 5,Coot 212,Moorhen 1,Common Tern 5,Black-headed Gull 42,Yellow-legged Gull 1,Lapwing 28,Oystercatcher 1,Redshank 1.Thanks to Roger Carrington for some of these figures.Peter Gibbon
183322/07/2012Sheepwash hide: Tufted Duck with 4 fresh young, Stock Dove, group of 5 Jays. New Reedbed: 2 broods of x4 Tufted Ducks, 2 Reed Warblers singing. Great Crested Grebes with young chicks at Brownale Bay, New Reedbed & Big Island (2, 2 & at least 1). Yellow-Legged Gull on Watersports raft, 2 Common Terns. Tufted Duck with large brood of fresh chicks on Watersports Island. Grey Wagtail on Stones IslandHobby over the dam & 2 Meadow Pipits on Stones Island (18/07). Siskin at Fishtail Creek (20/07). Rabbit on Watersports Island (22/07).John Matkin
183220/07/201224 Common Scoter (13 drakes) at 1630hrs then flew high SW at 1815hrs.At least 6 Common Terns including a pair displaying on Watersports raft.Tree Sparrow feeding young in box 0304 WLC Creek.7 Oystercatcher flying around together.1 Turnstone, Dunlin, Common Sandpiper on Sailing Club Island and a Greenshank mobile at 1930hrs.4 Cormorants roosting on Lane Ends osprey platform/perch..Roger Carrington
183119/07/20124 drake Common Scoter present all day off Stones Island. Grey Heron, 9 Barnacle Geese. 3 Common Sandpipers and 4 Oystercatchers.A male Sparrowhawk inside the Wildlife Centre was released unharmed. The adult Yellow-legged Gull. 6 Common Terns (5 adults and a juvenile) and 1 Arctic Tern. Spotted Flycatcher on WLC Creek. Following on from the 9 broods of Great-crested Grebe I had last week, Roger has noted a further 3 separate broods which constitutes an exceptional year! Tufted Duck broods are now starting to appear. We had a female with 6 young near the Sailing Club and several other broods have been noted. .Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
183017/07/2012WLC: 1 Peregrine, 1 Kestrel, 1 Yellow-legged Gull on raft, Coot pair with 2 chicks, Great Crested Grebe pair with 3 chicks, 8 LapwingAlso, 1 female Redstart with at least one fledged young near Shiningford Creek, 1 Common Sandpiper and 1 Raven at Sheepwash mid-morning, Tufted Duck brood with 10 chicks at Paul Stanley..James Owen (STW vol. ranger)
182912/07/2012An Osprey on site this evening. First seen from Stones Island at 18.20 flying south. Both myself and Roger watched it seemingly disappear over Blackwall Plantation. Then just before 19.00 as we were standing on the causeway to Stones Island the Osprey re-appeared over Horseshoe Island carrying a fish. It then flew approx west and was lost to view.Also of note was 9 broods of Great Crested Grebes totalling 17 young. Also 3 Grey Herons, 321 Canada Geese, 10 Barnacle Geese, 4 Greylag Geese, 3 Gadwall, Teal, 3 Buzzards, Kestrel, adult and flighted juvenile Little Ringed Plover, 2 Common Sandpipers, adult Yellow-legged Gull, Green Woodpecker, Spotted Flycatchers feeding young still on WLC Creek, 5 Whitethroats, 2 Raven and a Linnet. .Dave Newcome
182810/07/20123 Greylag Geese, 1 Greylag/Canada hybrid, Great crested Grebes still feeding 3 young at Sheepwash, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Grey Heron, 2 Raven, 4 Buzzard, adult Yellow legged Gull..Clive Ashton
182709/07/2012Wildlife Centre: Mallard with 5. Hall Wood: Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff & Blackcap all feeding fledged young. Goldcrest with at least 3 fledged chicks. 2 Buzzards over. Fishtail Creek: 2 family groups of Willow Tits (total of 8 counted around the reservoir). Millfields: 10 Barnacle Geese, 3 Jays (also single birds at Fishtail Creek & Tail Bay). Also of note: 2 Kestrels, Swallow feeding young on tower, juv Bullfinch at Shinigford Creek & 127 Coots countedTawny Owl calling at Fishtail Creek (pm)John Matkin
182609/07/2012A total of 11 drake Common Scoters. 9 were present early morning, but by mid morning only 1 remained. Then by mid afternoon the 1 that was left was joined by 2 more. Also of note: Grey Heron, 10 Barnacle Geese, 4 Greylag Geese, drake Pochard, Great Crested Grebes with 3 fresh young at Sheepwash, 2 Kestrel, adult Yellow-legged Gull, 1st summer Common Gull, 3 juvenile Redstarts on WLC creek, Spotted Flycatchers still feeding young on WLC creek, 2 Grey Wagtails on Stones Island, 4 Reed Warblers (2 at the WLC, and 2 in Hopton Reedbed..Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
182507/07/2012Sheepwash: group of 6 Long-tailed Tits, 5 Goldfinch, drake Pochard, pair of Great Crested Grebes with 2 young chicks. Whitethroat feeding a juv by Brownale Bay. A pair of Chaffinches with 3 young & a further 3 juv Whitethroats by new reedbed. A group of 11 Long-tailed Tits overhead between Middle Wood & Warrington Knob. Fishtail Creek: another group of 7 Long-tailed Tits, 2 juv Chiffchaffs calling to an adult bird & 10+ Sand Martins over.Water Vole at new reedbed. A Brown Hare in wildflower meadow at Fishtail Creek.John Matkin
182405/07/201211 Barnacle Geese including 6 young around Stones Island/Wildlife Centre area. 3 Greylag Geese on Stones Island.3 Common Sandpipers-1 at Sheepwash, 1 on Sailing Club Island and 1 in front of Sailing Club. Adult Redshank and 2 small young to the left of Sheepwash Hide. Pair of Great Crested Grebes with 2 young in Fishtail Creek, pair with 1 young opposite WLC, and a pair with 1 young by Sailing Club. Female Mallard with 8 fresh young at WLC, and a female with 4 young off Stones Island.4 Teal.Coots with 2 small young at WLC.Pair of Spotted Flycatchers tending to a nest with at least 3 young on WLC creek.2 juvenile Goldcrests on WLC creek.3 juvenile Whitethroats on Stones Island.Grey Wagtail on Stones Island.c200 Lesser-black Backed Gulls.adult Yellow-legged Gull.Common Gull. .Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
182304/07/20123 Coot broods from Wildlife Centre of 3+1+1.2 Reed Warbler still singing at WLC.Spotted Flycatcher still in WLC Creek.3 pairs of Swallow feeding young around Millfields.3 pairs of Great Crested Grebe with 2+2+3 young in Millfields Bay.2 Whitethroat singing at Millfields and 1 Curlew over.1 Common Sandpiper on Stones Island.1 adult Yellow-legged Gull yesterday afternoon but no sign today.All between 1300-1800hrs.Also butterflies between showers: Ringlet, Meadow Browns, Speckled Wood and a Chimney Sweep Moth.Roger Carrington
182201/07/2012Osprey with fish perched on telegraph pole in Callow (by Fishtail Creek). Took off carrying fish, flew towards Carsington Water then arced around and flew northeast..John Matkin
182127/06/2012Coot with 1 chick at Brownale Bay. New Reedbed: 3 Reed Warblers, Moorhen with 4 chicks. Hall Wood: 3 Nuthatches, 3 GS Woodpeckers, 5 Song Thrushes, Willow Warbler carrying food. Middle Wood: Nuthatch, 2 GS Woodpeckers, 4 Jays (at least 2 were newly-fledged young). Warrington Knob: Redstart, GS Woodpecker, 2 family groups of Great Tits. Sitch Plantation: GS Woodpecker.Hall Wood: 7 Grey Squirrels, 2 Red Admiral Butterflies. Fishtail Creek: Meadow Brown Butterfly.John Matkin
182026/06/2012WeBS count for June:Mute Swan 13, Barnacle Goose 9(with 3+4 juv)Greylag 4,Canada Goose 311(4 juv),Cormorant 6,Great Crested Grebe 25(2 pairs seen with young and 4 still on nest),Mallard 42,Tufted Duck 67,Coot 97,Moorhen 4,Lapwing 3,Oystercatcher 4,Little Ringed Plover 2,Redshank 2,Black-headed Gull 61.07.00-11.00 - Very cold and strong wind creating waves at the beginning.Peter Gibbon
181926/06/20121 Osprey flew north up the reservior at 17.40 hrs..Neil Moulden
181820/06/2012Stones Island (early am): 169 Canada Geese, 12 Mute Swans, juv Robin, Carrion Crow with 4 young on Watersports Island, 2 family groups of Blue Tits, 3 Whitethroat.19/06: Fishtail Creek (pm): Blue Tit with 5 chicks, pair of Long-tailed Tits with 6 chicks, Nuthatch with 2, Carrion Crows with 2, Great Crested Grebes with 2 and Coots with 1. Great Spotted Woodpecker, Sparrowhawk.John Matkin
181719/06/2012Fishtail Creek: Linnet, group of 4 Bullfinch and another group of 7 overhead. Sitch Plantation: 2 Garden Warblers, Nuthatch. Warrington Knob: Treecreeper, Goldcrest and male Redstart. Hall Wood: Jay, Spotted FlycatcherWeasel across the path through Sitch Plantation. 19/06: Pair of Great Crested Grebe by Millfields Island with one chick.John Matkin
181612/06/2012Early am: 3 Reed Warblers (2 singing) in the new reedbed, 1 Reed Warbler singing in Brownale Bay. 3 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 2 Reed Buntings & 2 family groups of Blue Tits along new track. 1 family of Great Tits at Sheepwash. Millfields: Green Woodpecker, Lesser Whitethroat, 1 family of Robins, 1 juv Carrion Crow & 50+ Swifts over..John Matkin
181511/06/20121 Peregrine near Millfields Car Park at 14.40 hrs.Neil Moulden
181405/06/2012Breeding Signs. Dam Wall 06:30hr; Pied Wagtail - 2 single adults each feeding 1 young, Barnacle Geese 2 pairs with 3 and 5 goslings, Pair of Jackdaws carrying food. Mallard with 4 young, B H Gulls with 6 chicks now. Correcting earlier postingDavid Edmonds
181305/06/2012We thought we saw an Osprey over the lake at Kedleston Hall being mobbed by gulls and an Oystercatcher. It's not far away so may be the same one seen at Carsington..B @ G
181204/06/20121 Black Tern off Lane End 1000hrs..Roger Carrington
181129/05/2012WLC: 5 BH Gull chicks on the raft, and 1 on Horseshoe Island. Also, 3 Redshank, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Curlew bathed mid-afternoon, the single Rook again on the bird tables, 2 Sand Martin.2 Oystercatcher chicks on Sheepwash Spit.Adding to today's Osprey report, the bird circled above Lane End at 15:50 and was first mobbed by a Carrion Crow, then a Black-headed Gull, it then headed east towards Fishtail Creek where it probably landed in a tree.James Owen (STW vol ranger)
181029/05/2012Osprey over Millfields Bay at 16:14. Flew off east-north eastI took a poor photograph, but it's easily identifiable as an ospreyJames Brooke
180927/05/2012Pair of Barnacle Geese with 5 very young goslings swam past Wildlife Centre at about 11.00..Don Newing
180826/05/2012Fishtail Creek: Treecreeper, Nuthatch, 2 Willow Tits, Reed Bunting, Jay, Raven, Spotted Flycatcher, 2 juv Great Tits. Blue Tits, Great Tit, Chaffinch, Bullfinch and Chiffchaff all carrying food. 11 Starling and 5 Rooks over. Little Owl calling (early am).4 Starlings fledged from Visitor Centre (17 & 18/05). 2 Green Woodpeckers over track at Tailbay (21/05). Weasel at Sheepwash carpark (22/05). Speckled Wood Butterflies at Fishtail Creek (25/05).John Matkin
180723/05/2012WeBS count for May:Mute Swan 7,Greylag Goose 2,Canada Goose 94,Barnacle Goose 8,Mallard 72,Tufted Duck 85,Cormorant 4,Little Grebe 2,Great Crested Grebe 38,Moorhen 5,Coot 41,Oystercatcher 10,Lapwing 7,Redshank 4,Black-headed Gull 70. Also male Sparrowhawk and Kestrel plus 2 Buzzard. Female Mallard with 2 very young ducklings between Brown Ale Bay and Flat Island.Peter Gibbon
180620/05/2012Osprey on Lane End Platform until 0800hrs then flew towards Hall Wood.3 Turnstone, 1 Sanderling, 4 Dunlin and 1 Common Sandpiper on Sailing Club Island at 0830hrs.For the past 2 evenings and early mornings osprey has been seen on this platform and may well be repeated this evening. The leg ring is dark blue suggesting it is a Scottish bird still travelling north.Roger Carrington
180517/05/20122 Whimbrel and 2 Bar-tailed Godwit on Sailing Club Island early morning then saw them flying north over Visitor centre at 0745hrs.Redstart singing in Shiningford Creek.Pair Common Scoter mid-water 1030hrs..Roger Carrington
180416/05/20121st summer Med Gull briefly at Shinningford Creek at 1940hrs then flew off south also Arctic Tern present.Red Kite at Middleton Top by the bridge over the road 1800hrs..Jonathan bradley
180316/05/2012Everything counted during a circular walk. Tail Bay also included. 73 Blackbirds, 17 Song Thrush, 60 Blue Tits, 41 Great Tits, 6 Coal Tits, 21 Dunnock, 59 Robins including 2 juveniles, 66 Wrens, 75 Blackcaps, 70 Chiff Chaff, 39 Willow Warbler, 17 Garden Warblers, 11 Common Whitethroats, 3 Lesser Whitethroats, 2 Sedge Warblers, 2 Reed Warblers in Hopton reed bed (possibly 3 or even 4 birds present), 65 Chaffinch, 19 Goldfinch, 1 Greenfinch, 16 Bullfinch, 2 Goldcrest, 5 Treecreeper, 2 Jays, 2 Sparrowhawk, 4 Mistle Thrush, 13 Magpie, 6 Linnets, 3 Nuthatch, 6 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, Green Woodpecker in Tail Bay, 2 male Redstarts, 3 Willow Tits, 4 Reed Buntings, Hobby over Fishtail Creek, female Wheatear on Dam Wall, male Yellow Wagtail on Stones Island, Pied Flycatcher c200 yards west of Lane End Hide. 9+ Redshank including 2 young on Horseshoe Island and 2 young on Big Island, c10 Oystercatcher including 2 young on Millfields Island, 3 Shelduck, Common Sandpiper and 4 Curlew. .Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
180215/05/20121 Dunlin on Sheepwash Spit at 4.15 pm..Neil Moulden
180113/05/2012Redshank pair with 4 tiny young on an island in the Hopton Arm.Reed Warbler singing - Hopton Arm reedbed.Raven - 2 pairs displaying independently at Hopton arm end, but at times only a few hundred yards apart. No aggression shown between the pairs (Strange!!!).11amHobby - one bird holding in the wind above Hall Wood, then gained height before plunging over the back of the hill. 11.10 amDoes anyone have any idea why two pairs of Ravens should be displaying at this time of year? (they all had partially moulted wing feathers, presumably adults).Paul Mollatt/Derek Brownlee
180012/05/2012Bright morning. - Stones Island 07:10 to 07:30hr 10nr Arctic Tern sitting on raft. 1nr Sandwich Tern, to 08:30hr - 1nr Common Sandpiper, 1nr Kestrel, 5nr Oyster Catcher, mixed flock appx 20+ Swallows + H Martins, 1nr Swift. 2nr Raven, plus Black Cap, Wren, Blackbirds, Chiff Chaff, Pied Wagtail, and usual Ducks & GC Grebe.Terns - see with Mark Pass. Sandwich Tern showed clear dark primaries.David Edmonds
179911/05/2012Treecreeper 2, Blackcap pair, Willow Warbler several, Willow Tit 2, Chiffchaff, Bullfinch, Oystercatcher, Grey Heron, Buzzard 3, Mute Swan 5. .Eric Dewhurst
179810/05/20122 Greylag Geese, Grey Heron, 7 Cormorants, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 2 Buzzards. Bar-tailed Godwit still on Sailing Club Island. 2 Dunlin on Horseshoe Island. 2 Common Terns. 3 female Wheatear on Dam Wall, 6 Garden Warblers, 3 Whitethroats and a Sedge Warbler. .Dave Newcombe
179709/05/2012Red Kite low over Visitor Centre at 1305hrs then high north.Reed Warbler singing in Hopton Arm reedbed..Roger Carrington
179608/05/2012An Osprey appeared over the Dam Wall c10.30 and flew past Sheepwash heading North 5 minutes later. Another bird appeared at Millfields at 18.20 and eventually headed North East at 18.40. Neither birds attempted to take a fish.Also today was 2 Bar-tailed Godwits flitting between Sailing Club, Shiningford and Horseshoe Islands. 4+ Common Sandpipers, Ringed Plover in front of Sailing Club, Oystercatchers still with 2 young at Millfields. 4 Linnets, 3 Yellow Wagtails and a female Wheatear on the Dam. Peregrine, c5 Buzzards, 5+ Garden Warblers, 3 Common Whitethroats, Lesser Whitethroat, Sedge Warbler, White Wagtail and an Arctic Tern. A male and a female Common Redstart between Middle Wood and Warrington Knob. .Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
179507/05/2012Birdwatching for beginners walk (10am-noon - Stones Island-Wildlife Centre): House Sparrow, House Martin, Canada Goose, Mute Swan, Swallow, Tree Sparrow, Tufted Duck, Cormorant, Mallard, Coot, Black-headed Gull, Common Gull, Willow Warbler, Woodpigeon, Magpie, Wren, Blue Tit, Carrion Crow, Reed Bunting, Garden Warbler, Whitethroat, Chaffinch, Buzzard, Oystercatcher, Barnacle Goose, Redshank, Lesser Whitethroat, Dunnock, Pied Wagtail, Robin, Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Lapwing, Gt Crested Grebe, Moorhen, Rook, Collared DoveSpecies counted, but not quantitiesGary Atkins
179407/05/2012Bar tailed Godwit on Sailing Club Island.2 Little ringed Plover.2 Shelduck on Horseshoe Island.3 Yellow Wagtails over Stones Island.Several Garden Warblers and Whitethroat singing, also a Lesser Whitethroat in Wildlife centre creek..Clive Ashton
179305/05/2012Pair of Willow Tits by Hopton Reedbed. Hall Wood: Tawny Owl calling, 3 Treecreepers, 2 Jays, c10 Lesser Redpoll mobile over & Redstart singing between Hall & Middle Woods. Fishtail Creek: Garden Warbler, 10 Goldfinch, 4 Greenfinch & c150 Fieldfare over.2 Foxes and Brown Hare at Fishtail Creek. Diver heard calling at c0545John Matkin
179205/05/2012Pink-footed Goose, 3 Shelduck, 3 Wigeon, Mallard with 2 young, 5 Buzzards, Kestrel. Oystercatchers with 2 young on Millfields Island. 2 Bar-tailed Godwits on Sailing Club Island. 2 Whimbrel (1 on Sailing Club Island and 1 flew North), Curlew on Stones Island, 6 Common Sandpipers (4 on Sailing Club Island, 1 near Watersports and 1 at Sheepwash). Little Ringed Plover in front of Sailing Club. 31 Arctic Terns through Northeast between 10.10-10.15. 1 Common Tern. Yellow Wagtail on Stones Island. Female Wheatear on Dam Wall. Several hundred Swallows, 85 House Martins, 50+ Swift, Lesser Whitethroat on Stones Island. 2 Garden Warblers. 32 Common Gulls. No sign of the Great Northern Diver. .Dave Newcombe
179104/05/20122 Bar-tailed Godwit on Sailing Club Island 0845hrs.2 Lesser Redpoll Hall Wood and 5 in Middle Wood.Redstart singing between Middle Wood and Warrington Knob.2 female Goldeneye still at Millfields, latest spring record at Carsington.2 female Yellow Wagtails on Horseshoe Island.55 Arctic Terns thru 0845-1300hrsArctic Terns at:6 NE@0845hrs, 2 NE@1105, 5 NE@1130, 1 NE@1210, 25 NE@1225, 14 N@1240, 2 lingering@1300hrs.Roger Carrington
179003/05/201223 Arctic Tern + 1 Black Tern in front of Sheepwash then flew NE at 0600hrs.1 Arctic Tern past Stones Island 0710hrs.9 distant 'commic' terns thru 0800hrs.2 Common Sandpiper on Stones Island and 1 at Millfields.2 female Wheatear at Millfields end of dam.1 Lesser Whitethroat singing at Millfields + another in WLC Creek.On site 0545-1000hrs. Only a few warblers singing on this cold windy early morning.Roger Carrington
178902/05/2012Dam Wall - 1 Weatear(female)Stones Island - 1 GN Diver (showing well!), 12 Whimbrel (same group seen 4 times in flight and calling), 2 Garden Warbler,Blackcap,Willow Warbler,Chiffchaff and Lesser Whitethroat (all singing), 8+ Barnacle Goose(feral), 1 Redshank, House and Tree Sparrow singing a top same hedge, Sparrowhawk(male)Sheepwash - 1 Pink-footed Goose, 1 Actic Tern, 30+ Common Gull, 1 GBB Gull(juv), 1 Kestrel, 3 Common BuzzardDam Wall - 11:30-12:15Stones Island - 13:00-16:00Sheepwash - 16:30-17:30Paul Thomas
178802/05/2012Bar-tailed Godwit Sailing Club Island (also at dusk yesterday).1 female Wheatear, 1 Common Sandpiper, 5 Oystercatcher and 14 Rooks on dam.2 female Goldeneye still at Millfields.Oystercatcher pair with at least 2 chicks on Millfields Island.2 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Pinkfoot, 1 Great Northern Diver.1 Arctic Tern at 1020hrs.All 0600-1100hrs on a calm clear morning for change.Roger Carrington
178702/05/2012Oldfield Lane to Hopton Arm (early am).23 Blackcap, 21 Chiffchaff, 14 Willow Warblers, 4 Whitethroat, 3 Garden Warblers. Fishtail Creek: Kestrel, 8 Linnets, Curlew, Great Spotted Woodpecker & 9 Swifts over. In Middle Wood: Jay, Treecreeper & male Sparrowhawk overhead. Hall Wood: Jay, 2 Treecreepers, Nuthatch, 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, Mistle Thrush & assumed family group of 4 Song Thrush.Fox in Middle Wood. 1 adult & 2 juv Grey Squirrels near drey in Hall Wood. Great Northern Diver heard calling at 0620John Matkin
178601/05/20122 Black Tern still present at 18:30. 11 of 12 Mallard eggs hatched in the VC courtyard.Litle Gull seen from back of Stones Island (29/04) at c0920John Matkin
178530/04/2012Bar-tailed Godwit on Sailing Club Island 1800hrs..Roger Carrington
178430/04/20122 Black Terns from 1000hrs off Stones Island.1 Sedge and 2 Garden Warblers singing on Stones Island 0700hrs.Great Northern Diver in superb breeding plumage off Stones Island.2 Whitethroats singing near Stone Barn and Swallows in the barn.1 Lesser Whitethroat singing between Sheepwash and Lanes End.Oystercatchers lost nests on Big Island and Sailing Club Island in yesterdays atrocious weather.Roger Carrington
178328/04/201215 Fieldfare in trees at Fishtail Creek at 12:30. Later found feeding with c20 Starlings in fields by Fishtail Creek.Great Northern Diver present on 26/04. Also 1 Curlew on Horseshoe Island & Stoat at Shiningford Creek.John Matkin
178227/04/2012Adult Great Northern Diver in stunning summer plumage, 2 Greylag Geese, 2 female Goldeneye, Hobby from Sheepwash at 15.02, then over the woods opposite the hide several minutes later, male Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzards, Kestrel, 2 Dunlin, 3 Whimbrel flew North at 11.35, 3 Common Sandpipers late evening (1 near Watersports and 2 on Sailing Club island), 6 Curlew dropped in on Horseshoe Island c19.30, 4 Arctic Terns, Yellow Wagtail, Meadow Pipit in full song on the Dam Wal, c500 Swallows and 17+ Swift. .Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
178127/04/201207.15-09.45 - Black-tailed Godwit flying low over Sheepwash Island. 5 Swifts.No sign of Great Northern Diver in this period..Peter Gibbon
178025/04/2012Heavy and persistant rain nearly all day meant good weather for a bit of passage. 2 Black Terns were present early morning and remained until early afternoon. The first Arctic Terns didn't arrive until 12.50, but it was a flock of over 60. Then over the next few hours other smaller flocks moved through totalling over 130 birds. There was also 13 Little Gulls (7 adults and 6 1st summers). The Great Northern Diver still present, c500 Swallows and a Swift. .Dave Newcombe
177925/04/2012Arctic Tern still c.60 at 13:50; also 2 Black Terns and 4 Little Gulls (13:50).per Birdguides
177825/04/201215:00 - Little Gull, 13 mid-afternoon, then 6 flew off and 7 still present..per Birdguides
177725/04/201212.55h - Black Tern and c.60 Arctic Ternsnoneper Birdguides
177525/04/20121 Marsh Tit seen and heard calling near Millfields car park at 8.00 am. Also redhead Goldeneye at Millfields and 1 Common Sandpiper on Stones Island. At 5.30 pm 4 Whimbrel were on Sailing Club Island.The Marsh Tit was my first ever at Carsington.Neil Moulden
177425/04/20124 Whimbrel on Stones Island at 5.25 pm, but flew off NW after a couple of minutes..Neil Moulden
177324/04/2012Mandarin DuckPair arrived in Millfield Bay at around 9am, stayed about 10 minutes before flying off towards Kirk IretonEric Dewhurst
177224/04/2012Great northern Diver off Stones Island.1 Common Sandpiper,1 Yellow Wagtail,1 Curlew,1 Swift..Clive Ashton
177123/04/20122 female Goldeneye, Pied Flycatcher, 3 pairs of Nuthatch between Millfields and Oldfield Lane, Green Woodpecker over Millfields, Common Sandpiper on Watersports Island. On the dam: 28 Pied Wagtail, 5 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Linnet, 14 Meadow Pipits..John Matkin
177023/04/2012Adult Great Northern Diver almost in full summer plumage. 1 Little Gull seen from Sheepwash Hide for most of the day. Later from Stones Island it was joined by a 2nd bird. Arctic Tern east at 11.15. A 'commic' Tern east at 16.30. Garden Warbler singing in Sheepwash Woods. Drake Gadwall, Yellow Wagtail, White Wagtail, 11 Meadow Pipits, 4 Linnets and c200 Swallows. A Common Sandpiper on Watersports Island. Black-tailed Godwit on Sailing Club Island p.m only. 3 Buzzards and a Kestrel. .Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
176923/04/2012Great Northern Diver.1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Pinkfooted Goose on Stones Island. Pied Flycatcher singing.Lapwing with 4 chicks at Wildlife Centre.1 Whimbrel and 2 Curlew over..roger Carrington
176820/04/2012Adult Great Northern Diver still present. Roger saw a Whooper Swan fly in with 2 Mute Swans at 07.30. I saw it at around 08.45 but no further sign after that. Pink-footed Goose at the Wildlife Centre, Mallard with 2 young near Big Island, 2 female Goldeneye, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 3 Buzzards, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Yellow Wagtail, 50+ Swallow, 33 Blackcap, 26 Willow Warbler and 2 Raven.I witnessed something quite incredible this evening whilst on Stones Island. At 19.10 I saw an unidentified Bat flying around just off the causeway. A Black-headed Gull and a Magpie srarted chasing it. The Magpie then caught the Bat mid-air before flying to the bank with it. It then pecked it a few times before flying off into the undergrowth with it.Dave Newcombe
176719/04/20129 Yellow Wagtails on Stones Island.GN Diver almost in summer plumage..Clive Ashton
176618/04/2012Lots of Arctic Terns throughout the country today and Carsington didn't miss out. Roger had 1 fly straight through just before 09.30. Shortly after, there was 7 birds which over the course of the day built up to 28. 7 of these flew North at 15.15. The remaining 21 were present until around tea time before leaving. Also today was an adult Little Gull which was around all day feeding with the Terns. The adult Great Northern Diver is still present. 2 Goldeneye, 4 Little Ringed Plovers, 150+ Swallow, 100+ Sand Martin, 2 White Wagtails and a Yellow Wagtail. .Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton/Keith Bunting
176517/04/2012WLC: 2 Redshank, 4 Oystercatcher, 1 Curlew, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 16 Barnacle Geese, 2 Teal (pair), 6 Tufted Duck, 2 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Raven, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Willow Tit, Mallard still with 2 ducklings.Also, 1 male Cape Shelduck.Water level 94.9%James Owen
176416/04/2012Bird sightings adequately covered by others. Plant life in flower: Red Campion, Opposite-leaved Golden Saxifrage (yellow), Gorse (yellow), Cowslip (yellow), Dandelion, Daisy, Lesser Celandine (yellow), Coltsfoot (yellow), Red Dead Nettle, Blackthorn (white), Bluebell, Ground Ivy (blue/maroon)and Common Mouse-ear (white). .Ray and Margaret Perry
176316/04/2012Adult Great Northern Diver, Pink-footed Goose, 20+ feral Barnacle Geese, female Mallard with 2 young at WLC, also a female with 7 young off S'ford Creek, female Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Kestrel, female Redstart on S'ford Creek, 4 Linnets (2 on Stones Island and 2 on Big Island), Siskin in Hall Wood, Grey Heron, Raven and 50+ Swallows with smaller numbers of Sand Martins. A walk from Millfields to Fishtail Creek via Sheepwash produced 49 Chiff Chaff, 33 Blackcap and 21 Willow Warbler. 2 White Wagtails and a Yellow Wagtail on Stones Island p.m. Also 2 Curlew over. .Dave Newcombe
176215/04/2012Great Northern Diver still.7 Pheasants at Sheepwash. 3 Linnet on Stones Island. 1 Wheatear in WLC Creek. 1 Yellow Wagtail flew past Sheepwash and Pink-footed Goose there. 30 Sand Martin. 2 Shelduck mobile..Roger Carrington
176114/04/2012pink footed goose, scaup and great northern diver all from sheepwash.scott linacre
176014/04/20122 Yellow Wagtails & pair of Redshank on Millfields Island, 2 Curlew, c30 Fieldfare briefly in ash tree at Millfields then headed north, 15 Carrion Crow on dam, Nuthatch with nesting material over Oldfield Lane, c15 Swallows & Sand Martins, 20+ Willow Warblers singing around Tailbay & southern end of reservoir..John Matkin
175913/04/2012Great Northern Diver, 22 Barnacle Geese, Pink-footed Goose of unknown origin, female Mallard with 12 young, female Goldeneye, 2 Little Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, Wheatear, 2 Skylark, 2 White Wagtails, c150 Swallow, 2 Raven .Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
175813/04/2012Fishtail Creek to Visitor Centre via Sheepwash (early am): 43 Chiffchaff, 31 Blackcap (including 4 males pursuing 1 female by Lane End hide), 11 Willow Warbler. 1 Jay, male Sparrowhawk carrying prey through Hall Wood, 4 Willow Tit, 1 female Goldeneye, Mallard with 4 ducklings in Wildlife Centre Creek, Common Sandpiper on Stones Island and Greenfinch singing & displaying in the VC car park.Warbler numbers up considerably from same walk yesterday (17 Blackcap & 5 Willow Warblers). Also on 12/04: Buzzard feeding on ground in front of Paul Stanley hide, 5 Greylag geese on Horseshoe Island, 3 Mistle Thrush between Sheepwash & Shiningford Creek and 2 Brown Hares across path at Fishtail Creek.John Matkin
175712/04/20121 Great Northern Diver (adult still distant towards Millfields/Dam Wall), 1 Raven, 2 Sparrowhawk (pair), 8+ Common Buzzard, 6 Black-tailed Godwit (circled and flew towards Wildlife Centre), 1 Redshank, 3 Oystercatcher, 2 Goldeneye, 2 Willow Warbler (singing), 2 House Martin with 30+ Swallow and 20+ Sand Martin, 60+ Common Gulls (all in together at 15:45), 6 LBB Gull, 1 GBB GullAll from Sheepwash Hide 13:30-17:00No sign of any Osprey, though another birder said apparently one of the staff had seen one from Paul Stanley early morning.Paul Thomas
175612/04/20121 Common Sandpiper in front of Wildlife Centre at 6.00 pm.Neil Moulden
175511/04/2012Adult Great Northern Diver still. Also 15 Barnacle Geese, Greylag Goose, 2 Common Scoter, 2 Shelduck, 2 Goldeneye, 6 Redshank, Curlew, 13 Swallow, 10 Sand Martin, 2 House Martin, 5 White Wagtails on Stones Island, 110 Black-headed Gull, 90 Common Gull, 26 Lesser-black Backed Gulls. Also a very young Blackbird at the bottom of the entrance road to the main car park. .Dave Newcombe/Chris Brown
175410/04/2012Osprey again at 17:00hr over the dam wall, then at 17:15hr caught large fish in the same spot as this morning. Flew over Blackwall plantation pursued by Gulls at 17:25hr.4 White Wagtail on Stones Island.Curlew at Sheepwash, LRP sailing club..Clive Ashton
175310/04/2012Sacred Ibis flew from Carsington Pastures over the edge of the reservoir but quite high then left towards the Knockerdown pub but unable to relocate.Over the reservior around 11-45.Ian Scrimshaw
175210/04/2012Osprey at 0655 over water along side of Hall Wood. Small numbers of hirundines: 5 Swallow, 2 House Martin & 1 Sand Martin. 1 Goldcrest singing behind Lane End hide. 2 Linnet on Stones Island, 3 Fieldfare at Fishtail Creek (34 over on 09/04).Fishtail Creek to Visitor Centre: 72 Woodpigeon, 1 Stock Dove, 6 Collared Dove. 50 Jackdaw (7 active nests), 16 Carrion Crow (3 active nests), 2 Raven (1 active nest), 2 Rook, 13 Magpie (1 active nest) and 1 Jay.John Matkin
175110/04/2012 07:05hr Osprey caught fish, on east side of resevoir, and flew north pursued by BH Gulls. Presumably the same bird was seen 10 minutes earlier,on the east bank, by John Matkin.Clive Ashton
175008/04/20122 Ospreys possibly 3; PeregrineVolunteers and the public, in the WLC from 10.30 to 12.00(when I left)had regular sightings of Ospreys. The first single bird (10.30) headed over Hall Wood, in thick mist; 2 birds seen at 10.45 over Fishtail Creek area drifted north and away over Hall Wood. Single birds where then seen on at least 3 occasions,drifting around within view of WLC, but with the poor visibility and distance away, unsure whether there were more than 2 birds.David Bennett
174908/04/2012WeBS count (0700-1030hrs) Great Northern Diver 1, Little Grebe 1, Great Crested Grebe 41, Cormorant 4, Grey Heron 1, Mute Swan 3, Greylag Goose 9, Canada Goose 88, Barnacle Goose 18, Teal 19, Mallard 98, Tufted Duck 68, Goldeneye 1, Mandarin 1, Moorhen 3, Coot 72, Oystercatcher 10, Lapwing 14, Ruff 2, Snipe 1, Redshank 4, Lesser Black-backed Gull 4, Black-headed Gull 80 also 11 Common Buzzards, 1 Sparrowhawk and White Wagtail..John Bradley
174807/04/2012Notes today - 12:30hr to 13:30hr flock of mixed hirundines low over Sailing club boats and Stones Island - When briefly settled counted 21nr Swallow, 17nr House Martin (appx), 2 or 4nr Sand Martin. 3nr Common Scoter [2 drake female or juv], GN Diver, Wheatear, 3nr Meadow Pipit. David Edmonds
174707/04/2012Osprey10:50 in trees at Hopton end ,before flying over reservoir towards Sheepwash Hide and out of sightPaul Highman
174606/04/2012All from Sheepwash Hide, unless stated. The adult Great Northern Diver is now moulting into summer plumage and is looking quite smart. 19 Barnacle Geese (Stones Island), 2 Grey Heron, Ruff (Stones Island), Little Ringed Plover in front of Watersports, Curlew, 3 Swallows, 8+ Buzzard, Peregrine, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 2 Raven. 21 Meadow Pipit and a Wheatear on the Dam Wall, 19 Chiff Chaff and 5 Blackcap between Millfields and Sheepwash, 2 Skylark over Dam Wall, and 5 Linnet. .Dave Newcombe
174506/04/2012Birds seen or heard between Fishtail Creek & Visitor Centre (via Sheepwash): 50 Tree Sparrow (inc. 28 at Wildlife Centre & 7 on Stones Island), 49 Blackbird, 44 Blue Tit, 43 Wren, 42 Great Tit, 34 Chiffchaff, 30 Dunnock, 24 Robin, 22 Bullfinch, 18 Chaffinch, 13 Song Thrush, 12 Linnet (flocks of 8 & 4), 10 Goldfinch, 10 House Sparrow, 9 Blackcap, 7 Long-tailed Tit, 7 Reed Bunting, 4 Willow Warbler, 4 Treecreeper, 3 Goldcrest (2 in Shiningford Creek & 1 singing behind Lane End Hide), 3 Willow Tit, 3 Greenfinch (1 singing at Visitor Centre), 2 Mistle Thrush, 2 Meadow Pipit. Osprey at Fishtail Creek (0620) then by Hall Wood (0650). Also 2 Buzzard, 3 Raven, 3 Jay, 1 Stock Dove, 12 Pheasant, 1 Skylark over new track, 1 Grey Wagtail over Stones Island. 45 Fieldfare (2 at Fishtail Creek, flocks of 26 over Hopton Pond & 17 over Shiningford Creek).John Matkin
174406/04/2012Nuthatch on bird table near Shiningford approx 2.30pmFirst time for us but it might be a regular sighting for othersJOHN & BETTY WINNARD
174306/04/2012Osprey, at height, approx 3pm observed from Stones Island flying in direction of Tail Bay from distance over Fishtail Creek..JOHN WINNARD
174205/04/2012Osprey again at 1920hrs flying around Hopton Arm then went to roost in a tree close to the osprey platform at Lane Ends at 1940hrs.Also Great Northern Diver and 2 Ruff around Stones Island.This osprey is different to the bird present 2 days ago (Tuesday).Roger Carrington
174105/04/2012Osprey flew between Stones Island & Watersports Island at 16:20, was carrying a fish and being mobbed by 2 Black-headed Gulls, an Oystercatcher & a Carrion Crow. It then headed over the water towards Millfields. Also on Stones Island; 1 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 19 Barnacle Geese, 1 Kestrel, 1 Swallow in Watersports bay.Single Fieldfare & a Treecreeper was singing at Fishtail Creek (03/03), 1 Red-Legged Partridge, 7 Pheasants & a Jay at Fishtail Creek (04/03).John Matkin
174003/04/2012Willow Warbler singing near Visitor Centre 0800hrs. 2 Ruff mobile around Stones Island.Great Northern Diver off Stones Island early a.m.Osprey from Sheepwash car park 0935-1015hrs, then flew high north.Drake Red-breasted Merganser off Lane End at 1430hrs..Roger Carrington
173902/04/2012Following is a list (no note taken of numbers, sorry!) of the birds seen during the monthly Birdwatching for Beginners walk, led by David Bennett: Curlew, Canada Goose, Moorhen, Lapwing, Redshank, Coot, Tufted Duck, Ruff, Black-hd Gull, Greylag Goose, Barnacle Goose, Little Ringed Plover, Little Grebe, Gt Crested Grebe, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Mute Swan, Starling, Reed Bunting, Oystercatcher, Carrion Crow, Buzzard, Pied Wagtail, Tree Sparrow, House Sparrow, Magpie, Wren, Gt Tit, Jackdaw, Blackbird, Greenfinch, Dunnock, ChaffinchWalk takes place 10am-12noon, and this month's 20-strong group were a little disappointed to dip on the diver!Gary Atkins
173802/04/2012Dam wall- 1 Wheatear,30 Pied wagtail,1 Grey Wagtail,15+ Meadow Pipit,1 Linnet,1 Skylark (grounded).Stones Island- 2 Ruff,1 Little ringed Plover.Sheepwash- GN Diver towards Millfields,2 Greylag,Shoveler,Curlew,Raven.Also on the dam wall a Bunting sp.flushed by bikes and not refound. Can't rule out Reed Bunting but would have liked a closer look!Clive Ashton
173702/04/2012Fishtail Creek to Visitor Centre (via Millfields)birds in song: 22 Chiffchaff, 19 Wren, 11 Blackbirds, 11 Dunnock, 10 Robin, 3 Chaffinch, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Goldfinch, 2 Blackcap, 1 Starling (Oldfield Lane) and 1 Greenfinch (VC car park). Other sightings inc. Treecreeper, Grey Heron, 6 pairs of Bullfinch, c35 Meadow Pipits & 1 Wheatear on dam (Sailing Club end). 9 pairs of Great Crested Grebe; 1 pair seem to have begun nesting on Millfields Island & a single bird in Fishtail Creek probably part of nesting pairJackdaws nesting at Fishtail Creek, a Woodpigeon nesting off Oldfield Lane and a Chiffchaff with nesting material near Stone shelter.John Matkin
173631/03/2012Wren 4, Bullfinch 12+, Goldfinch, Nuthatch, Song Thrush 3, Blackcap, Chifchaff, Buzzard, G S Woodpecker, Grey Heron, Teal, Redshank, Meadow Pipit, Raven. Round trip AM. Also Red Kite low over Duffield Thursday eveningEric Dewhurst
173530/03/2012First Little Ringed Plover of the year, on sailing club island today..Clive Ashton/Dave Newcombe
173428/03/2012All seen from Sheepwash Hide, unless stated. Great Northern Diver, 2 Grey Herons, 19 Barnacle Geese (Dam Wall), 4 Shoveler, Goldeneye, 6 Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 7 Meadow Pipits (Dam Wall), and 2 Raven. 16 Chiff Chaff and 6 Blackcap between Millfields and Hopton End. 5 Redshank between Wildlife Centre and Stones Island. A further 3 Redshank and 4 Ruff flew in at Sheepwash shortly after 14.00hrs. The 4 Ruff then left North at c16.00hrs. .Dave Newcombe
173327/03/2012Black tailed Godwit still at Sheepwash.Blackcap singing Sheepwash car park.1 Shelduck off Stones Island..Clive Ashton
173226/03/2012Black tailed Godwit at Sheepwash.GN Diver,5 Shoveler..Clive Ashton
173124/03/20126 Whooper Swans at 1730hrs off Stones Island, then flushed by boat at 1750hrs and flew north..Roger Carrington
173024/03/2012Fishtail Creek to Visitor Centre: 16 Chiffchaff, 6 Linnet, Jay, 2 Reed Bunting. 23 Pied Wagtail & 16 Meadow Pipits on the damc50 Fieldfare overhead (23/03), Little Owl in field by Fishtail Creek and 2 Tawny Owls calling from Fishtail Creek at dusk (21/03)John Matkin
172923/03/2012Adult Great Northern Diver, 11 Cormorants, Grey Heron, 2 female Pintail at Wildlife Centre, 2 Goldeneye, 6 Pheasants, 10+ Oystercatchers, 4+ Redshank, 2 Buzzards, GBB Gull, 19 Chiff Chaff in song between Millfields and Hopton End, 8 Redwing, 20+ Meadow Pipit, 2 Raven and 4 Reed Buntings. .Dave Newcombe
172822/03/2012Bullfinch 2 pairs, Treecreeper 4, Greylag 1, Curlew 7, Heron 1, Oystercatcher 10+, Buzzard 1, Chiffchaff at regular intervals all the way round.Seen on round trip this morning. Curlews flew past Lane end 11:15Eric Dewhurst
172721/03/20122 Sand Martin thru' early morning. 2 female Pintail at Wildlife Centre. 24 Meadow Pipit and 24 Pied Wagtail on dam early morning. Great Northern Diver off Stones Island.1 Red-legged Partridge, 4 Curlew, 1 Linnet on Stones Island late afternoon.Also Dave Newcombe saw 2 Red Kite drifting south over Hall Wood at 1704hrs and 2 Shelduck from Sheepwash..Roger Carrington
172620/03/2012WLC: 2 female Pintail, 1 drake Shoveller, 1 Curlew over, 2 Redshank, 4 Oystercatcher.Elsewhere, 4 Redwing near Sheepwash hide early morning, 1 Greylag Goose, 2 Shelduck flew West over Shiningford Creek, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Curlew on Sheepwash Spit late evening.Water level 91%James Owen (STW vol.)
172519/03/2012Adult Great Northern Diver, 20 Barnacle Geese, Greylag Goose, Shelduck, 69 Teal (Sheepwash), 2 female Pintail at Wildflife Centre, 4 Goldeneye, 11 Buzzard all seen from Sheepwash though well spread out, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, c12 Oystercatchers, 4 Redshank, 13 Curlew seen by Roger, 325 Common Gull, 125 LBB Gull, Herring Gull, 2 male Wheatear found by Roger near Sailing Club first thing, still there when I walked past at c09.00, 6 Chiff Chaff in song between Millfields and Sheepwash. .Dave Newcombe
172417/03/2012First Wheatear of the year at Millfields.Great Northern Diver,Pintail,8 Curlew,22 Meadow Pipits,c10 Redwing.No further sign of Garganey.Clive Ashton
172317/03/2012Fishtail Creek to Hopton Arm early am:5 Fieldfare, 4 Curlew, Redwing in Middle Wood, Raven, Jay, and 4 Chiffchaff. Pair of Garganey flew from Fishtail Creek at 07:35 headed North over Sitch Farm. Fox across path in Middle Wood. Also 7 Buzzards on 02/03 and c120 Fieldfares over on 03/03John Matkin
172216/03/2012Great Northern Diver off Lane Ends Hide.2 Chiffchaff, 1 singing in Fishtail Creek, 1 near Stone shelter only calling. 1 Crossbill mobile around Middle Wood.3 Little Grebe, 6 Moorhen, 1 drake Pochard at Millfields, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Skylark over, 14 Meadow Pipit, 42 Wren, 26 Dunnock, 38 Robin, 30 Blackbird, 3 Fieldfare, 12 Song Thrush, 32 Redwing, 2 Mistle Thrush, 7 Long-tailed Tit, 6 Willow Tit including a pair excavating a nest hole, 5 Nuthatch, 14 Magpie, 120 Jackdaw on Flat Island early morning, 32 Carrion Crow, 53 Chaffinch, 22 Goldfinch, 9 Siskin, 8 Linnet, 10 Bullfinch, 5 Reed Bunting.Counted on a walk around the reservior this morning. Chiffchaffs are probably wintering birds, but after no records all winter here, then 2 on my walk (1 singing) and another report of 1 in Sheepwash car park today, coincidence!!Roger Carrington
172116/03/20121 Chiff Chaff. Sheepwash carpark..B & G
172015/03/2012Great Northern Diver, Grey Heron, 23 Barnacle Geese, 2 Greylag Geese, 4 Gadwall, Pochard, 5 Goldeneye, 10+ Oystercatchers, 4 Curlew, 4 Redshank, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 210 Common Gull, 51 LBB Gull, 4 GBB Gull, 2 Herring Gulls, 17 Meadow Pipits, 3 Reed Buntings and 3 Lesser Redpoll. .Dave Newcombe
171912/03/2012Great Northern Diver and 4 Shelduck off Stones Island this afternoon.1 Drake Shoveler at Millfields.20 feral Barnacle Geese at WLC + Stones Island.Gull roost: 400 Common, 2000 Black-headed, 40 Lesser Black-backed,3 Great Black-backed Gulls.11 Pheasants around Sheepwash car park feeder at dusk..Roger Carrington
171812/03/2012WeBS count for March done by Peter Gibbon and John Bradley.Peter Gibbon and John Bradley
171712/03/2012WeBS count for March (0700-1000hrs)Mute Swan 3,Canada Goose 89,Barnacle Goose 16, Wigeon 148,Gadwall 7,Teal 357,Mallard 136,Tufted Duck 78,Goldeneye 6,Great Northern Diver 1,Little Grebe 1,Great Crested Grebe 26,Cormorant 14,Moorhen 5,Coot 67,Oystercatcher 10,Lapwing 49,Curlew 13,Redshank 4,Black-headed Gull 300,Common Gull 57,Yellow-legged Gull 1,Sparrowhawk 1,Buzzard 1..No name given
171609/03/2012Great Northern Diver off the Dam Wall, 23 Cormorants, 3 Greylag Geese, Shelduck, 23 Curlew, 10 Oystercatchers, 3 Redshank, 2 GBB Gull, 19 Meadow Pipits and 2 Raven. .Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton/Keith Bunting
171507/03/2012Adult summer plumage Mediterranean Gull.15 Curlew.Med Gull briefly at 10:00hr, but no further sign at 12:00hrClive Ashton
171406/03/2012WLC: 2 Curlew through, 2 Oystercatcher (mated), 2 Redshank, 3 Buzzard, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Meadow Pipit, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Willow TitAlso, Great Northern Diver off Dam Wall.James Owen (STW vol)
171304/03/2012Great Northern Diver off the Dam Wall. 108 Canada Geese, 21 Barnacle Geese, 8 Goldeneye, 8+ Oystercatcher, 3 Redshank, 30 Linnet, Raven, 3 Mistle Thrush. .Dave Newcombe/Chris Brown
171201/03/2012Great Northern Diver - Off Dam wall.10:00 amMatthew Birkin
171128/02/2012Great Northern Diver off the dam wall. 4 Pintail, 10 Goldeneye, Ringed Plover, Dunlin, 10 Curlew, 115 Lapwing, 3 Redshank, 8+ Oystercatcher, 4 GBB Gull, 3 Herring Gull, 50+ Linnet and 2 Raven. .Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
171028/02/2012WLC: 1 Dunlin, 1 Snipe, 2 Oystercatcher, 4 Gadwall, 2 Little Grebe, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Meadow Pipit, c.25 Linnet, 1 Redshank, 2 Reed Bunting, 2 Willow Tit, 14 Barnacle GooseAlso, 1 plover sp., probable Grey Plover, and 3 unidentified small waders flew toward Sheepwash mid-afternoon, very distant.Sheepwash: 4 Pintail, 4 Goldeneye, 1 Yellow-legged Gull early morning.Visitor reported a Red Kite over Idridgehay.Water level 85.4%James Owen (STW vol.)
170927/02/2012Great Northern Diver from Dam/Millfields.Pair Shelduck, 4 Pintail, returning Oystercatcher with barcode leg ring and 7 Curlew from Sheepwash.Gull roost from Lane Ends Hide: 250 Common G, 60 LBBG, 1 GBBG, 3000 BHG and Curlew numbered 11 and mobile at dusk. NB sightings date 27th..Roger Carrington
170823/02/2012G N Diver off Stones Island and 2 Redshank and 2 Greylag Geese there.9 Oystercatchers between Big Island and Millfields.5 Skylark and 1 Grey Wagtail over.3 Pintail and 2 Curlew at Sheepwash.26 Siskin and Willow Tit at P S Hide. 180 Lapwing.0730-1200hrs this morning.Roger Carrington
170723/02/2012Fishtail Creek to Hall Wood. Good numbers of gulls around inc. Lesser Black-backed Gulls and a Common Gull, 3 Buzzards, Oystercatcher, Raven, Peregrine, flocks of 8 and c25 Lesser Redpoll, 5 Siskin, Nuthatch with nesting material in Middle Wood, flock of c70 Fieldfare, 1 Skylark over and a further 2 in fields by Fishtail Creek including one in song.Black-headed Gull in Summer plumage (17/02), c200 winter thrushes (mostly Fieldfares) overhead and moving North (18/02), Stoat by VC car park (22/02)John Matkin
170622/02/201211 Pheasants, 13 Barnacle Geese, 3 Pintail, 8 Goldeneye, Curlew, 3 Oystercatchers, 2 Redshank, 4 Snipe, Buzzard, 6 Herring Gull, 2 GBB Gull, c25 Linnets. 4 Great Spotted Woodpeckers at P Stanley hide. A pair near feeders saw a 2nd pair off. .Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
170521/02/2012WLC: 2 Oystercatcher, c.30 Linnet, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Kestrel, 3 Gadwall, 2 Reed Bunting, 2 Willow Tit, 3 Goldeneye, 4+ Meadow Pipit, 2 Barnacle Goose, 35+ Redwing over Shiningford Farm.Also early morning, 3 Greylag Geese on Stones Island, and 2 Pintail still at Sheepwash.Slight disturbance at WLC due to work beginning on the Sand Martin bank, which will continue over the next few Tuesdays and Thursdays. It is aimed to be completed just before the birds arrive back!James Owen (STW vol.)
170416/02/2012Around Stones Island early morning: 2 Sanderling, 3 Oystercatcher, 1 Redshank, Great Northern Diver, 6 Greylag, 23 feral Barnacle geese, 25 Linnet, 2 Skylark over NE.1 Oystercatcher on Millfields Island.4 Pintail at Sheepwash and 3 Skylark over.Water levels still rising, now over 80% full.Roger Carrington
170315/02/2012Adult Great Northern Diver, 9 Cormorants, Grey Heron, 22 Barnacle Geese, 4 Pintail, 21 Gadwall, 10 Goldeneye, 8 Pochard, 2 Peregrine, 5 Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Sanderling, 2 Redshank, 2 Oystercatcher, Dunlin, 2 Yellow-legged Gull, 9 Herring Gull, 3 GBB Gull, 25 Linnets, 2 Raven. .Dave Newcombe
170214/02/2012WLC: 2 Pintail, 1 Oystercatcher, c.30 Linnet, 2 Lesser Redpoll, 2 Willow Tit, 3 Gadwall, 1 Pink-footed Goose, 1 Redshank, 1 Great Northern Diver, 3 Goldeneye, 1 Little Grebe.James Owen (STW vol.)
170114/02/2012Adult Great Northern Diver gave good close views from Lane End hide. Also 3 Oystercatchers, c20 Gadwall, c12 Goldeneye, 2 Buzzards, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 2 Raven, 2 Skylark over west at 13.20. No sign p.m of this mornings Grey Plover. .Dave Newcombe/Chris Brown
170014/02/2012Very quick visit whilst doing nest box work, Great Northern Diver still, 1 Ringed Plover (Stones) and Willow Tit at the WLC were highlights..Steph Hicking
169914/02/2012WeBS count for February (07.30-10.30)Mute Swan 2,Pinkfoot Goose 1,Canada Goose 322,Cormorant 8, Wigeon 170,Gadwall 37,Teal 488,Mallard 249,Pintail 2,Pochard 8,Tufted Duck 197,Goldeneye 14, Great Northern Diver 1,Great Crested Grebe 40,Moorhen 5,Coot 143,Lapwing 2,Sanderling 1,Dunlin 2,Redshank 3,Buzzard 1, Peregrine 1,Kestrel 2..Peter Gibbon and John Bradley
169813/02/2012Walked all round reservoir (0730-1120), seeing: Carrion Crow, Gt Tit, Jackdaw, Black-hd Gull, Bullfinch, Canada Goose, Blackbird, Pied Wagtail, Coot, Tufted Duck, Gt Crested Grebe, Goldeneye, Rook, Meadow Pipit, Coal Tit, Long-tail Tit, Blue Tit, Dunnock, Teal, Mallard, Wigeon, Robin, Pheasant, Nuthatch, Raven, Chaffinch, Goldcrest, Siskin, Woodpigeon, Buzzard, Cormorant, Grey Heron, Pochard, Gadwall, Gt Spotted Woodpecker, Jay, MagpieI don't actively count, but got the impression that there were between 100-200 Teal around the site, plus 100+ Mallard and Wigeon, and certainly 15-20 Goldeneye in three or four locations. Surprisingly few gulls; no diver (just my luck), and no Moorhens.Gary Atkins
169713/02/201220 Fieldfares on Stones Island, 3 juv Great Black-backed Gulls among B.H. Gulls off Stones Island, Snipe in ditch by path to Wildlife Centre, Peregrine, Barn Owl hunting at Sheepwash car park at dusk.1 Woodcock at Fishtail Creek on 11/02John Matkin
169611/02/2012Great N. Diver, 2 X Sanderling, Redshank, Peregrine, 2 x Pintail (male & female),Goldeneye, Willow Tit etc..John & Fay Follett
169508/02/2012Adult Great Northern Diver, Pink-footed Goose, 257 Canada Geese, 4 Pintail, 17 Gadwall, 14 Pochard, 7 Goldeneye, 3 Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, 6 Dunlin, 2 Sanderling, 3 Redshank, 2 Raven. Gull roost very poor due to the weather. With the fields covered in snow and ice most Gulls move further afield. Only c1'000 noted. No large Gulls, only BH and Common Gulls. .Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
169407/02/201211 Dunlin, 2 Sanderling and 1 Redshank mobile around Stones Island, Sailing Club and Wildlife Centre.Great Northern Diver off Lane End.Willow Tits - 2@Millfields, 2@Lane End, 1@Sheepwash.Counts of 28 Great Crested Grebe, 16 Pochard, 14 Gadwall.Tawny Owl calling near Millields entrance at 1000hrs.Still 2 inch of snow this morning but all car parks open.Roger Carrington
169307/02/2012From Visitor and Wildlife Centers.G N Diver, Redshank, Snipe, Wigeon, Cormorant, Teal, Willow Tit, GC and Little Grebe, Tree Sparrow, Dunnock. Fieldfare..Eric Dewhurst
169204/02/2012GN Diver.2 Sanderling at sailing club and later Sheepwash.11 Dunlin at Sheepwash, with others around site.3 Redshank.2 Peregrine, hunting waders.2 Pintail.1 Goosander.c60 Linnet..Clive Ashton
169102/02/20126 Sanderling (3 at Millfields, 2 on Stones Island, 1 at Sheepwash).58 Dunlin in small flocks around the site.Adult Great Northern Diver.2 Goosander at Millfields. 2 Pintail at Sheepwash. 30 Meadow Pipit on Stones Island.On site 0800hrs - 1200hrs.Roger Carrington
169031/01/20121 Pinkfooted + 23 feral Barnacle with Canada Geese flock from Wildlife Centre this afternoon.A flock of 21 Dunlin at Sheepwash from 1500hrs and at 1630hrs a Sanderling flew in with 2 more Dunlin.Also Great Northern Diver still, 700 Common Gulls in roost and pair of Pintail all from Sheepwash..Roger Carrington
168931/01/2012from the Dam Wall c20 Teal, 10 Meadow Pipit, c10 Dunlin with 1 Redshank, 1 male Goldeneye, 1 Gadwall, 2 Mute Swanfrom Wildlife Center female Bullfinch, Gadwall, Little Grebe, c15 Wigeon, Cold Grey morningEric Dewhurst
168825/01/2012Adult Great Northern Diver, Pink-footed Goose, 2 Pintail, 5 Goldeneye, 600 Lapwing, 7 Dunlin, Snipe, adult Yellow-legged Gull, c300 Common Gull, 2 Herring Gull, c40 Meadow Pipit, 2 Grey Heron, 3 Reed Bunting. .Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
168721/01/2012Great Northern Diver, just north of Fishtail Creek , seen from Lane End.4 drake pochard + 1 female Millfields.Willow Tit and several Bullfinch ( mixture male and female) at Sheepwash feeders. .john babb
168617/01/2012WLC: Great Northern Diver, 3 Redshank, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Gadwall, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Kestrel, 2 Willow Tit, c.20 Siskin, c.50 Lapwing over.At least 1 Pink-footed Goose still in fields with Canada Geese.Also, 5 Dunlin at Lane End early morning. Reed Bunting and Willow Tit on Sheepwash car park bird table.Water level now at 67.1%.James Owen (ST vol)
168516/01/2012WeBS count for January - Mute Swan 2,Pink-footed Goose 1,Greylag 2,Canada Goose 100,Wigeon 128,Gadwall 10,Teal 242,Mallard 212,Pintail 2,Pochard 11,Tufted Duck 117,Goldeneye 12,Great Northern Diver 1,Little Grebe 2,Great Crested Grebe 20,Cormorant 6,Grey Heron 1,Moorhen 3,Coot 104,Lapwing 119,Redshank 3..Peter Gibbon and John Bradley
168413/01/2012Sparrowhawk, 9 Bullfinch at Fishtail Creek. Oystercatcher, c30 Pied Wagtails from Sheepwash hide. c20 Meadow Pipits from Lane End hide. 2x Redshanks with c40 Lapwings on Horseshoe Island. 5x Dunlin on front of the Sailing Club. c200 Pink-footed Geese over at 11:00- flying west.House Sparrows collecting nesting materials on 10/01. Also counts of 13 Collared Dove and 46 Tree Sparrows on 10/01. Unidentified gull sp among Black-headed Gulls at Sheepwash Hide (13/01)JohnMatkin
168310/01/2012Great Northern Diver in front of Sheepwash Hide this morning, plus 1 Shelduck and pair of Pintail.18 Barnacle Geese and 1 Redshank on Stones Island.1 Oystercatcher and 40 Linnet from WLC.Will photographer (initials DR) of Snow Bunting on Sunday please email me a copy or take a photo in to Wldlife Centre for STW volunteers on a Sunday or Tuesday please.Roger Carrington
168208/01/2012SNOW BUNTING on ground near feeding table outside wildlife centre then in flight over bayapprox 12.30 pm. Inflight appeared to be mobbed by wagtails.JOHN WINNARD
168106/01/2012Great Northern Diver between Millfields and Fishtail.1 Redshank, 60 Meadow Pipit and 7 Lsr Redpoll on Stones Island.1 Oystercatcher on Shiningford Island.5 Dunlin between Sailing Club and dam.Pair Pintail at Sheepwash. 132 Wigeon.Sightings this morning 0800-1200hrs.Roger Carrington
168001/01/2012Great Northern Diver off Stones Island, also 1 Redshank and 4 Dunlin.1 White-fronted Goose in WLC Creek fields with Canadas.Pair of Pintail at Sheepwash plus 3x1W and 1 adult GBBGulls.All this afternoon.Roger Carrington
167923/12/20111 Adult Grear Northern Diver from Sheepwash.1 White-fronted Goose with Canadas in fields at WLC Creek.93 Pied Wagtail and 60 Meadow Pipit in front of Sheepwash Hide.Continuous rain all morning.Roger Carrington
167822/12/2011Great Northern Diver12 Goosander13 Pochard6+ Goldeneye2 Pintail7 Dunlin1 Redshank..Clive Ashton
167720/12/2011Adult Great Northern Diver, White-fronted Goose with 125 Canada Geese. 2 Pintail, 4 Goldeneye, 2 Redshank opposite the Wildlife Centre, 43 Lapwing, 3 Dunlin, Sparrowhawk, Yellow-legged Gull and 30+ Siskin. .Dave Newcombe/Chris Brown
167620/12/2011WLC: 1 each of Peregrine (f), Kestrel (f), Sparrowhawk (m), Willow Tit, Lapwing, Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Little Grebe, 3 Lesser Redpoll Also, White-fronted Goose and Greylag still with Canada Geese in fields below Shiningford Farm.Great Northern Diver from Lane End, and 2 Pintail at Sheepwash.Water is now being pumped into the reservoir, current level approx 57%.James Owen (STW vol.)
167520/12/2011WeBS count for December:Mute Swan 5,White-fronted Goose 1,Greylag Goose 1,Canada Goose 109,Shelduck 4,Wigeon 56,Gadwall 9,Teal 351,Mallard 190,Pintail 2,Shoveler 2,Pochard 15,Tufted Duck 324,Goldeneye 5,Goosander 2,Great Northern Diver 1,Little Grebe 2,Great Crested Grebe 36,Cormorant 6,Grey Heron 1,Moorhen 3,Coot 278,Lapwing 37,Dunlin 11,Snipe 1,Redshank 1 and 1 Yellow-legged Gull amongst the other gulls.Also i each of Sparrowhawk,Buzzard and Kestrel.Not big numbers (even with some lingering gulls waiting for snow to stop) of 1613 but good variety of 35 species, which includes the raptors.Happy Christmas everybody from John and I.Peter Gibbon and John Bradley
167417/12/2011Great Northern Diver - from Stones' Island - it was near to buoy number 3 at approx. 11.40h..Richard Pittam
167317/12/2011Red throated Diver, found by Mark Pass this morning. Still present off Stones Island at 09:45 hr..Clive Ashton
167215/12/2011Adult Great Northern Diver, 84 Canada Geese, 10 Pintail (the usual 2 at Sheepwash plus another 8 in Brown Ale Bay, 5 female and 5 drake in total), 3 Shoveler, 6 Goldeneye, 9 Snipe, 10 Dunlin, Redshank, 2 Sparrowhawks and Yellow-legged Gull. .Dave Newcombe/Chris Brown
167114/12/2011White-fronted Goose and Greylag still at Wildlife Centre among flock of c60 Canada Geese.John Matkin
167013/12/20111 White-fronted Goose from Wildlife Centre at lunchtime (euroasian race), plus 15 feral Barnacle and 1 Greylag Goose.11 Snipe at Paul Stanley Hide. Adult Great Northern Diver Off Stones IslandCounts of 45 Pied Wagtail, 55 Meadow Pipits, 31 Great Crested Grebe, 55 Wigeon.White-fronted goose was last recorded in Jan 1999.Roger Carrington
166912/12/2011Great Northern Diver6 Goosander21 DunlinMediterranean Gull (adult)3 Yellow legged Gull20+ Herring Gull5 Great black backed Gull..Clive Ashton
166808/12/2011Great Northern Diver, 155 Golden Plover, c25 Dunlin, 4 Snipe, 2 Pintail, 2 Goldeneye, 1 Greylag, Peregrine, 2 Raven, Sparrowhawk, c50 Linnet, c50 Meadow Pipit, c10 Siskin, 10 Bullfinch, 10 Redwing, 3 Lesser Redpoll, Skylark, Yellow legged Gull..Clive Ashton
166705/12/2011Adult Great Northern Diver, 6 Grey Heron, 60 Canada Geese, 10 Gadwall, 2 Pintail, 2 Peregrine, 20 Dunlin, 87 Golden Plover, Redshank, 3 Yellow-legged Gulls, 5 Herring Gulls, 1st winter GBB Gull, 35 Meadow Pipit, 2 Skylark, 9 Bullfinch, 8 Lesser Redpoll, Brambling and a Raven. At least 500 Jackdaw flew over Sheepwash near dusk. .Dave Newcombe
166603/12/2011GN diver from Lane End Hide pm , 2 goosander (drake + redhead) at Millfields..john babb
166503/12/2011GN Diver still present this afternoon. The drake Pintail at Sheepwash. Gull roost contained 2 adult Mediterranean Gulls,3 Yellow legged Gulls,3 Herring Gulls and a 1st winter Great black backed Gull.Forgot a few sightings from yesterday.Roger had 9 Crossbills over Penn Carr.Also 2 Stock Doves and a Grey Wagtail by the sailing club.Clive Ashton
166402/12/2011c30x Linnets on Sheepwash Spit. 2x Stock Doves over Hopton Reedbed. Siskin, Goldcrest and a flock of 16x Long Tailed Tits in Hall Wood. Fishtail Creek: Large flock of c100x winter thrushes (mostly Fieldfares), flock of c40 Goldfinches (also included 3x Lesser Redpolls and Chaffinch), and 2x Crossbills overhead. Noticable influx of Blackbirds on eastern side of reservoir- mostly with darker bills.John Matkin
166301/12/20111 Great Northern Diverc150 Golden Plover15 Dunlin2 PintailAdult Mediterranean GullPeregrine male.3 Herring Gull2 Yellow legged Gull.Clive Ashton/Roger Carrington
166230/11/20115 Grey Heron, drake Pintail, 6 Goldeneye, 18 Dunlin, 2 Peregrine, 2 Kestrel, 2 Yellow-legged Gulls, Raven, 10 Siskin, 10 Lesser Redpoll. .Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
166129/11/2011Popped up this morning where there was little of note. Returned at 12:30 when the adult Med Gull was present. Later a 1st Winter Little Gull dropped in at Sheepwash, and was then relocated by Roger at Lane End, in a downpour..Clive Ashton
166028/11/20112 Pintail, 9 Gadwall, 5 Goldeneye, drake Goosander, 2 Buzzards. Female Kestrel caught and stashed 2 Bank Voles on the 'new' Sheepwash Spit. 22 Dunlin, 21 Golden Plover, c50 Meadow Pipits, 2 Yellow-legged Gulls, 2 Mediterranean Gulls (adult and 1st winter), 1st winter GBB Gull, 4 Herring Gulls, 8 Fieldfare and 7 Bullfinch. .Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
165928/11/2011WeBS count for November: Mute Swan 27,Canada Goose 90,Wigeon 75(320 in October),Gadwall 6,Teal 247,Mallard 158,Pintail 2,Pochard 4,Tufted Duck 307(578 on 14/11/10),Goldeneye 7,Little Grebe 6,Great Crested Grebe 28,Cormorant 17,Grey Heron 5,Moorhen 3,Coot 319(1330 on 14/11/10 and 1016 this October),Golden Plover 46,Lapwing 290,Dunlin 6,Greenshank 1. .Peter Gibbon and John Bradley
165827/11/2011All from Sheepwash Hide, 9 Pheasants, 13 Cormorants, 83 Canada Geese, 3 Grey Heron, 2 Pintail, 5 Goldeneye, 2 adult Yellow-legged Gulls, adult Mediterranean Gull, 5 Herring Gulls and c100 Linnets. .Dave Newcombe/Chris Brown
165724/11/20112 Red crested Pochard at Millfields. From the dam wall,5 Goldeneye, a Peregrine causing mass panic amongst the wader flock (Lapwing,Golden Plover and Dunlin)From Sheepwash,2 Pintail,c25 Dunlin,c100 Linnet,c30 Pied Wagtail,Raven and the late Greenshank still present..Clive Ashton
165623/11/20112 Pintail, 8 Goldeneye, 50+ Golden Plover, 6 Snipe, Greenshank, male Peregrine, Buzzard, Kestrel, c30 Meadow Pipit, adult Mediterranean Gull, 2 adult Yellow-legged Gulls and 2 Raven. .Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
165523/11/201115 Dunlin flying with flock of Lapwings, landed near Dam Wall. 5 Redpoll with Gold and Bullfinches Millfield end of Fishtale Creek. 30 Lesser Blackback Gulls near Dam Wall. Nuthatch on feeder between Sheepwash and Visitor CentreRedpolls late morning, remainder early afternoon.Eric Dewhurst
165423/11/2011c30x Golden Plover over Fishtail Creek (early am), 63x Tree Sparrows counted on and around Ranger Base feeders, Female Sparrowhawk took a Collared Dove at Ranger Base(second time this month) this bird is frequently seen hunting around Visitor Centre car park, Tawny Owl calling from Shiningford Creek.John Matkin
165322/11/2011The Black Redstart was still present until around 15.30 at least. It was quite mobile and was often moving further up the Dam past the draw off tower. Also seen from the Dam Wall was 6 Gadwall, 6 Goldeneye, 112 Golden Plover, 7 Dunlin, 6 Snipe, 2 Yellow-legged Gulls and 3 Herring Gulls. .Dave Newcombe/Chris Brown
165222/11/2011Black Redstart at Millfields by draw-off tower at 1325hrs.14 Dunlin, 1 Greenshank and pair Pintail at Sheepwash.Note that a black redstart was present at the same location last year 18-22nd Nov.Roger Carrington
165121/11/20115 Grey Heron, 72 Canada Geese, 7 Pheasants, 2 Pintail, 3 Goldeneye, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, c250 Golden Plover, 26 Dunlin, 530 Lapwing, Greenshank, Redshank, 6 Snipe, adult Mediterranean Gull, 2 adult Yellow-legged Gulls, 120+ Common Gulls, Herring Gull, 15 Fieldfare and 2 Raven. .Dave Newcombe
165019/11/201124 Dunlin1 Greenshank100+ Golden Plover2 Pintail4 Goldeneye1160 Wood Pigeon over north east7 Skylark over10+ Lesser RedpollPeregrine..Clive Ashton
164917/11/2011Mediterranean Gull 1 adultYellow-legged Gull 1 adultGreenshank 1Dunlin 203.15 to 4.15. Most gulls far away and into the sun tonight.Paul Mollatt
164816/11/20112 Pintail, 2 Buzzards, Sparrowhawk, Grey Partridge on Stones Island, 51 Golden Plover, 20 Dunlin, Greenshank, 2 Snipe, 160 Common Gull, c5'500 Lesser Black-Backed Gulls, 4 Herring Gulls, 5 Yellow-legged Gulls, 2 Skylark, c30 Meadow Pipit, 24 Blackbirds, 3 Song Thrush, 2 Raven, 9 Bullfinch and c80 Linnet. .Dave Newcombe
164715/11/2011Early morning, at Sheepwash 1 Greenshank, 3 Dunlin, 2 Goldeneye, c.80 Linnet. 1 Bar-tailed Godwit at Lane end.Sailing Club: 14 Dunlin, c.90 Golden Plover.WLC: c.80 Pink-footed Goose over heading NE, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 4 Gadwall. 1 Peregrine - appeared to upset vast flocks of Lapwing, and smaller flocks of Golden Plover and Dunlin in the distance at Sheepwash.Also, 1 juv Grey Partridge moulting into adult plumage photographed near Stones Island by a regular visitor.Our volunteer range team worked all day around the WLC, causing some disturbance. Hopefully good news on this soon.James Owen (STW vol)
164614/11/20113 Whooper Swans flew North East at 10:30, 361 Golden Plover, 300+ Lapwing, 27 Dunlin, 7 Snipe, 1 Greenshank. Wildfowl included 3 Pintail (2 drakes),6 Goldeneye, 1 Common Scoter and 32 Pochard. Large flock of 92 Linnet at Sheepwash,12 Lesser Redpoll, Skylark.Gull roost included adult Mediterranean, 2 Yellow legged and Herring.Adult male Peregrine scattered the waders on several occassions. .Clive Ashton/Dave Newcombe
164513/11/2011Female Pintail, 350+ Golden Plover, 21 Dunlin, Oystercatcher, 4 Snipe, adult Mediterranean Gull, 2 adult Yellow-legged Gulls, 8 Herring Gulls, GBB Gull, male Sparrowhawk, Raven. We didn't see the 11 Bewick's Swans on site, although we did luckily see them flying over nearby Matlock after they had left. .Dave Newcombe/Chris Brown
164410/11/20113 Little Egret,3 Goldeneye,284 Golden Plover,19 Dunlin,7 Snipe,3 YL Gull,100+ Linnet, Peregrine..Clive Ashton
164309/11/20115 Grey Herons, 2 Greylag Geese, 2 Shoveler, 276 Golden Plover (202 in front of Sheepwash and 74 in front of Sailing Club), 16 Dunlin, Redshank, 2 Yellow-legged Gulls, 3 Herring Gulls, 115 Common Gulls, 56 Pied Wagtails, Kingfisher, 2 Skylark, 2 Reed Buntings, c50 Redwings, 25 Fieldfare, 3 Song Thrush and 2 Raven. .Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
164208/11/2011Grey Plover in front of Sheepwash Hide from 1530hrs, still there at dusk..Roger Carrington
164108/11/2011Female Pintail, Goldeneye, 4 Snipe, Raven, 55 Linnet, Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Herring Gull, 4 Snipe, 148 Golden Plover (MAP had 151), Mark also had 17 Dunlin. Most of the Golden Plover are in front of Sheepwash Hide. .Dave Newcombe/Chris Brown
164007/11/201117 Little Grebe, 3 Grey Heron, 4 Goldeneye( 3 females and a 1st winter male), 25 Golden Plover, 7 Dunlin, 4 Snipe, 3 Redshank, 90 Common Gulls, 11 Herring Gulls, 2 Yellow-legged Gulls, 3 Great-black Backed Gulls on Dam Wall early a.m, 65 Pied Wagtails, 50+ Redwing, 6 Willow Tits, Raven and c50 Linnet. .Dave Newcombe
163905/11/2011Small flock of circa 20 SiskinSeen near Brownale Bay at noon todayDavid Naylor
163802/11/20113 Grey Heron, drake Shoveler, 20 Pochard, 210 Lapwing, 7 Dunlin, 9 Golden Plover, Buzzard, Sparrohawk, Kestrel, 2 adult Yellow-legged Gulls, adult Mediterranean Gull, 84 Common Gulls, 100+ Meadow Pipits, 7 Skylark, 105 Wood Pigeon south, 90 Redwing, 10 Fieldfare and 2 Ravens. .Dave Newcombe
163701/11/2011WLC: 1 Redshank, 1 Peregrine (f), 1 Kestrel (f) took prey - vole species, 1 redhead Goosander over.Sailing Club: 8 Golden Plover, 5 Dunlin, among many Lapwings..James Owen (STW vol.)
163631/10/2011187 Lapwing, 10 Dunlin, 7 Golden Plover, 2 Yellow-legged Gulls, Buzzard, Kestrel, 4 Skylark, 11 Greylag Geese, c20 Meadow Pipits, 2 Raven. .Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
163531/10/2011Great Black-backed Gull 1 first winterHerring Gull 6 adult and 1 first winter.One bird with a noticeable dark band round the end of the bill, which on checking when I got home equated to a 3rd winter Herring Gull.Yellow-legged Gull 2 first winter and 1 adult.A good evening for gull watching as the light was good. There were many loafing and washing in front of Sheepwash between 4-5pm.Paul Mollatt
163427/10/2011No messageThat should of course, read ringed Mute Swans.Clive Ashton
163326/10/2011Dear Clive, Many thanks for your email regarding the colour ringed Mute Swans at Carsington.You have two very remarkable birds - good to know they are well and alive.Here are the ringing details:Yellow JCA - metal ring W00590. The bird was ringed as a young male (age code 5) on 22.07.00 at Burton on Trent. This means he was hatched in 1999 making him in his 12th year. Yellow 5XY - metal ring W03247. The bird was ringed as a young female (age code 5) on 18.11.00 also at Burton on Trent. This also means she was hatched in 1999 making her the same age as her mate. Hope this is of some use. Best wishes. Bert Coleman.Here are the details on the pair of ringrd Mute Smans at Carsington.Clive Ashton
163225/10/2011Exceptionally quiet day at the WLC, on 32 species all day. Included 1 Redshank, 1 Gadwall, 22 Lapwing, flocks of c25 Redwing and c35 Fieldfare over, 2 Raven.Visitor reported a flock 50 Golden Plover landing midday at Sheepwash which was immediately flushed by a Peregrine and left site. Details in hide logbook.James Owen (STW vol)
163124/10/201116 Gadwall, 22 Pochard, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Ruff, Redshank, 10 Dunlin, 2 adult Yellow-legged Gulls, adult Mediterranean Gull, 47 Common Gulls, 5 Herring Gulls, Grey Wagtail, Wheatear, 90 Redwing, Raven and c100 Starlings. .Dave Newcombe
163021/10/201111 Dunlin, Ruff, Redshank, Kingfisher, Peregrine, 2 Yellowhammers over the Dam Wall, also 8 Skylark over, c55 Linnet at Sheepwash, 8 Pheasant, 27 Redwings and 3 Lesser Redpoll. .Dave Newcombe/Chris Brown/Clive Ashton
162921/10/2011Oystercatcher, 10 Dunlin, Ruff, 2 Yellow legged Gulls, 2 Mediterranean Gulls (adult and 1st winter). .Dave Newcombe/Chris Brown
162819/10/20116 Grey Herons, 140 Greylag Geese, 3 adult Whooper Swans arrived on site around 08.30 and was still present until around 12.15 at least. Pintail, 10 Dunlin, Ruff, Ringed Plover, Yellow legged Gull, 31 Common Gulls, 2nd winter GBB Gull, 3 Herring Gulls, 4 Skylarks over, 2 Raven, 30 Siskin, Crossbils were heard over the Dam but not seen. At around 17.30 tonight a juvenile Arctic Skua was seen by MAP, it was seen to fly past Lane End hide and towards the Dam but wasn't seen again. .Dave Newcombe
162718/10/2011WeBS count for October. Water level 57.1%.Mute Swan 19,Greylag Goose 220,Canada Goose also 220,Ruddy Shelduck 1,Wigeon 320,Gadwall 30,Teal 282,Mallard 141,Pintail 1,Red-crested Pochard 2,Pochard 33,Tufted Duck 265,Little Grebe 11,Great Crested Grebe 37,Cormorant 30,Grey Heron 5,Peregrine 1,Moorhen 2,Coot 1016,Ringed Plover 1,Lapwing 34,Dunlin 9,Ruff 1,Snipe 1,Blac-headed Gull 58,Lesser Black-backed Gull 12,Yellow-legged Gull 1, Total Species 27 Total Birds 2763..Peter Gibbon
162517/10/2011An adult Great Northern Diver was seen from Sheepwash Hide at around 10.30hrs. We watched it for a while before we left site. When we returned there was no further sign. Also of note today was c160 Greylag Geese, Pintail, 2 Yellow-legged Gulls, Ruff, 10 Dunlin, Rock Pipit, 3 Lesser Redpoll and a Raven. .Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
162416/10/2011Red Kite, sheepwash hide. Was being mobbed by two lapwings and a grey heron.Saw it approx 9am. Had been busy watching a kestral and didn't see which direction kite come in, but saw it in front of hide, relatively close to waters edge and flying low to the ground. Looked like it was searching / scavenging but the lapwings and heron didn't want it there and were mobbing it. It seemed determined to hang around though and flew up and around for quite a while,followed by the lapwings and heron. Eventually the kite got higher and then flew off over the water away from the hide - over the water and towards the woods opposite the hide and out of sight. Got lovely views of it before it went.Claire Simpson
162313/10/2011A massive 395 Greylag Geese,23 Barnacle Geese,5 Whooper Swans north at 09:25,21+Dunlin,2 Ringed Plover,8 Shoveler,c560 Redwing,c50 Fieldfare,and another birder reported c45 Skylarks over..Clive Ashton
162213/10/2011Stones Island 10.45 to 12.15meadow pipits 15.goldfinches 20.greenfinchs5.long-tailed tits about 10.coal tits 2.wilow tits2.dunlin 2.lessar bkack back gulls 2. kestrel 1..Maurice Tilford
162113/10/2011Redwings passing over all day: flocks of c150 at 11:10 and 11:30, flocks of c200 at 12:00 and 18:00, another further flock of c100 feeding at Fishtail Creek. Flocks of x12 Siskin, 7x Bullfinch and 15x Tree Sparrows also feeding at Fishtail Creek. 1x Skylark and 6x Meadow Pipits passing over. .John Matkin
162013/10/2011Redwings passing over all day: flocks of c150 at 11:10 and 11:30, flocks of c200 at 12:00 and 18:00, another further flock of c100 feeding at Fishtail Creek. Flocks of x12 Siskin, 7x Bullfinch and 15x Tree Sparrows also feeding at Fishtail Creek. 1x Skylark and 6x Meadow Pipits passing over. .John Matkin
161912/10/201142 Cormorants, 7 Grey Heron, 750 Canada Geese, 265 Greylag Geese, 23 Barnacle Geese, 2 Pintail, 8 Shoveler, 2 drake Red Crested Pochards, Peregrine, 4 Buzzard, Kestrel, Curlew Sandpiper in front of Sailing Club still, 32 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover, Yellow-legged Gull, Herring Gull, 14 Skylark, Wheatear, 4 Chiff Chaffs including 3 in song, and 2 Raven. .Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
161811/10/20117 Grey Heron, Pink footed Goose, 5 Shoveler, Pintail, 2 Red crested Pochards, 31 Dunlin, Ringed Plover and Yellow-legged Gull. .Dave Newcombe/Chris Brown
161710/10/20118 Grey Heron, 230+ Greylag Geese, 5 Pintail, 4 Shoveler, 29 Pochard, female Peregrine caught and devoured a Teal in front of Sheepwash Hide, Sparrowhawk, 34 Dunlin, Grey Plover at Sheepwash, Curlew Sandpiper in front of Sailing Club with the majority of the Dunlin, 2 Yellow-legged Gulls, 150+ Meadow Pipits, 19 Linnets and 15 Redwing. .Dave Newcombe
161609/10/2011The massive numbers of Geese continues with:236 Greylag802 Canada13 BarnacleThese birds continue to come in from the south west early morning and leave late afternoon.Waders still about in good numbers:29 Dunlin2 Ruff, west1 Grey Plover1 Ringed Plover1 Curlew Sandpiper7 ShovelerMany Teal including a bill saddled bird (KPHKP)2 Red crested Pochard2 Pintailc170 Meadow Pipits with a Rock Pipit also present on the dam wall.65 Redwing s/w, c40 Siskin, Lesser Redpoll.2 Yellow legged gulls and 12 Common gulls.These sightings are a mix of my own and those of Richard James, Rodney Key and Tony Davison..Clive Ashton
161507/10/20114 Little Egrets at Millfields at 1835hrs, then flew towards Stones Island and lost from view as they headed up to the north end..Jonathan Bradley
161405/10/20112 Rock Pipits and a Yellow Wagtail on the Dam Wall near Sailing Club at c1830hrs, then flew off west with Meadow Pipits..Jonathan Bradley
161304/10/2011On Sailing Club shore viewed from dam wall this morning: 1 juv little stint, 8 curlew sandpiper, 14 dunlin, 5 ringed plover, 2 snipe.Stones Island: 60 meadow pipit, 9 linnet, 2 chiffchaff.Sheepwash: 335 wigeon, 5 snipe 46 greylag, 45 cormorant.Elsewhere: 6 skylark over, 3 redpoll over, 24 pochard..Roger Carrington
161204/10/20111 juv Little Stint, 4 juv Curlew Sandpipers and a juv Ruff with the Dunlin flock in rocks near the Sailing Club at dusk..Jonathan Bradley
161101/10/2011Sheepwash: 2 Curlew Sandpiper,12 Dunlin,3 Snipe.Sailing Club/Dam Wall: 2 Curlew Sandpiper,12 Dunlin(likely same birds seen earlier),4 Ruff, 1 Wheatear, 2 White Wagtail and 1 Yellow Wagtail with 60+ Pied Wagtail, probable Merlin (small falcon flew low over Dam wall flushing waders but not teal.2.00-5.30pmPaul Thomas
161030/09/2011Sheepwash: 2 Curlew Sandpiper,12 Dunlin,3 Snipe.Sailing Club/Dam Wall: 2 Curlew Sandpiper,12 Dunlin(likely same birds seen earlier),4 Ruff, 1 Wheatear, 2 White Wagtail and 1 Yellow Wagtail with 60+ Pied Wagtail, probable Merlin (small falcon flew low over Dam wall flushing waders but not teal)2.00-5.30pmPaul Thomas
160930/09/2011A group of 4x Raven over Fishtail Creek early am heading southeast a 5th seen shortly after heading in the same direction. A furter 2x Raven seen later over Sheepwash. 1x male Blackcap by gate for Paul Stanley Hide, 1x Goldcrest at Shiningford Creek, 6x Coal Tits (seen individually), 27x Long-Tailed Tits over VC car park..John Matkin
160829/09/2011700 Canada Geese,146 Greylag Geese,22 Barnacle Geese,25 Dunlin,8 Ringed Plover,7 Snipe,4 Ruff,6 Skylark over,1 Wheatear,8Goosander,8 Yellow legged Gulls,4+Common Tern and 1 Black Tern.The numbers of Geese recently is far beyond the normal resident birds. Yesterday c1000 birds flew in from the south west at 08:00hr and are probably feeding on fields somewhere in that direction.Clive Ashton
160727/09/2011Common Sandpiper12:00 noon Millfield end of dam wallJohn Eaton
160626/09/2011c10 Grey Heron, 5 Greylag Geese, 9 Shoveler (poss 11), 3 Buzzards, Peregrine, 2 Sparrowhawks, 24 Dunlin, 14 Ringed Plover, 3 Ruff, 4 Yellow-legged Gulls, c5'000 LBB Gulls, 45 Swallows, 7 Skylark, 2 Wheatear, Green Woodpecker and 2 Raven. .Dave Newcombe
160526/09/2011A juvenile Arctic Skua was found by Jon Bradley late Saturday evening. It was watched by Jon and myself, scattering the gull roost, until dark.The Skua was seen again early this morning ,by Roger Carrington,before it flew to the north east at 06:45hr.Also present today were 8 Shoveler,9 Goosander,29 Dunlin,16 Ringed Plover,4 Ruff,Peregrine, Wheatear and Yellow Wagtail. The juv. Black Tern was still also present on Sunday evening..Clive Ashton
160422/09/2011The Waders that Roger mentioned were still there late afternoon, also 3 Turnstone flew in but flew off South shortly after. A Little Egret dropped in onto Sheepwash Spit and 4 Jays were in Brown Ale Bay. .Dave Newcombe/Chris Brown
160322/09/2011Dam wall 0700hrs; 177 Pied Wagtail, 4 Yellow Wag, 1 White Wag, 1 Wheatear. Millfields; 1 Redshank, 1 Ringed Plover, 2 Shoveler, 3 Goldcrest. Sailing Club Shore; 3 Ruff, 22 Ringed Plover, 11 Dunlin. Sheepwash; juv Black Tern still this morning, 111 Wigeon, 2 Redpoll..Roger Carrington
160221/09/2011c10 Grey Heron, 2 Greylag Geese, 45 Cormorants, 140 Wigeon, 63 Gadwall, 5 Shoveler, 18 Pochard, 2 Buzzard, Kestrel, 21 Ringed Plover, 4 Ruff, 10 Dunlin, Redshank, juvenile Black Tern, 3 Yellow-legged Gulls, 2 Wheatear, Yellow Wagtail, 170+ Meadow Pipits and 2 Raven. .Dave Newcombe
160120/09/20112 juvenile Black Tern18 Ringed Plover 10 Dunlin2 Ruff1 Redshank5 Yellow legged Gull4 Shoveler103 Meadow Pipit2 Yellow Wagtail.Clive Ashton
160019/09/2011WeBS count for September 07.30 to 11.30.As well as the birds mentioned by Dave and Clive the following were counted: Mute Swan 25,Canada Goose 470,Wigeon 167,Gadwall 43,Teal 357,Mallard 236, Shoveler 4,Pochard 24, Tufted Duck 394,Little Grebe 31,Great Crested Grebe 30,Cormorant 43,Grey Heron 10,Moorhen 4,Coot 1095,Lapwing 38,Common Tern 1.Also 1 Wheatear. Thank you to Dave, Clive and Roger for their input and figures.Peter Gibbon
159919/09/201143 Cormorants, 10 Grey Heron, 2 Greylag Geese, Pink-footed Goose, 3 Shoveler, 130 Wigeon, Peregrine, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard and Kestrel. The Sailing Club area is still pulling in the Waders. The Curlew Sandpipers have now gone but today there was 23 Ringed Plover, 12 Dunlin, Snipe, 3 Ruff and a Redshank. Meadow Pipits seem to be everywhere and we managed a count of 135 although there are probably many more than that. 2 Yellow Wagtails, Grey Wagtail, 55 Swallows, 2 Lesser Redpoll, 3 Yellow-legged Gulls, 2 Herring Gulls and a Common Gull. .Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
159816/09/20111 Curlew Sand, 3 Ruff, 1 Dunlin, 4 Ringed Plover at Sailing Club early morning. No sign of Curlew Sand at 1200hrs, but 2 juv LRP there.1 Golden Plover over Stones Island calling, also 4 Linnets.440 Canada Geese including a large flock in from south.1 Pinkfoot and 85 Wigeon at Sheepwash.1 Common Tern south past Millfields at 1230hrs.1 Little Egret landed on Sheepwash Spit at 1345hrs..Roger Carrigton
159716/09/2011Hobby over Millfields/Hays Lane at about 18:45.John Matkin
159616/09/2011Further to Roger's records:2 Green sandpipers at Sheepwash this afternoon.Large number of Swallows moving through, including a count of 100 in a 15 minute period,attracting the attention of a Hobby.Waders still near sailing club this evening were, 5 Ruff,1 Knot,1 Curlew Sandpiper and 4 Ringed Plover.Later on Stones Island an early Rock Pipit amongst the large Meadow Pipit flock..Clive Ashton
159515/09/2011Waders still on Sailing Shore this morning: 4 Ruff, 3 Curlew Sands, 1 Knot, 1 Dunlin and 9 Ringed Plover.Dam Wall 0645-0715hrs: 160 Pied Wagtails, 6 Yellow Wags, 1 Grey Wag, 1 Wheatear and 1 adult Arctic Tern fishing along the wall then went south with a flock of swallows, but at 1100hrs a distant comic tern near Fishtail.1 Little Egret low southwards over Visitor Centre 0800hrs.15 Siskin and 2 Skylark over Millfields.Lesser Whitethroat in WLC Creek..Roger Carrington
159414/09/20114 Curlew Sandpiper, 5 Ruff, 1 Knot,1 Greenshank, 1 Dunlin in front of Sailing Club.12 Ringed Plover on Stones Island.A Gannet was found by Steph Hicking flying past Sheepwash, seen by me and others, then on the water behind the spit, then flew off NE mobbed by an ambitious juvenile Peregrine at 1615hrs.10 Barnacle Geese, 2 Skylark, 1 Redpoll.18 Chiffchaff between Millfields and Wildlife Centre Creek, 1 Whitethroat and 4 Blackcap in WLC Creek and a Blackcap singing early evening.Also Yellow Wagtail, Wheeatear.Many birders on site today, so I have included their records but will have missed some.Roger Carrington
159313/09/2011I'll start with the stand out highlight. A near adult Gannet was found by Steph and Roger from P Stanley hide shortly after 15.30hrs. We managed to catch up with it from Stones Island and then on the new path near Hopton End where it had a brief altercation with the immature female Pergrine. Shortly after this the Gannet flew off high North East. Also of note today was 4 Curlew Sandpipers, 5 Ruff, Knot, 12 Ringed Plover and 2 Dunlin present all day around Sailing Club/Stones Island area. A Greenshank and Green Sandpiper was in Brownale Bay. .Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton/Chris Brown
159213/09/2011Short visit around midday. Of note: Grey Heron (2), Sparrowhawk (1), Curlew Sandpiper (1) - on the dried out area by the Stones Island causeway - opposite the Sailing Club, Swallow (30), Goldcrest (1), Long-tailed Tit (2) and Willow Tit (2).Butterflies: Common Blue, Red Admiral, Speckled Wood, Small Tortoiseshell and Small White.Plants: Spindle Tree - part of the hedge near the Watersports Centre - now bears orange berries. Not previously reported - Scentless Mayweed (white). Most flowers are over but there are still a few specimens to be found of some species e.g. Meadow Crane's-bill, Selfheal, Water Forget-me-not, Silverweed and Redshank..Ray and Margaret Perry
159113/09/20113 peregrines just north west of Carsington village (around Old Knoll). Two adults and a younger bird. Also one briefly above Carsington village.Watched from around 9.30 - 10.30. Easily visible from the path to Brassington. Seen interacting with Kestrel and later with three Buzzards.Adam Summerhayes
159012/09/20114 Curlew Sandpipers, 5 Ruff and a Knot all in front of Sailing Club. At least 11 Ringed PLover and several Dunlin flitting between Sailing Club and Stones Island. Greenshank, Green Sand and Common Sand in Brownale Bay. 65 Meadow Pipits scatterd across site. 5 Yellow Wagtails and a Wheatear on the Dam Wall. .Dave Newcombe
158911/09/2011Waders in front of Sailing Club this evening: 4 Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Ruff, 2 Dunlin, 11 Ringed Plover, 1 Knot.Also drake Mandarin and 2 Red Crested Pochard in front of Sheepwash, 44 Wigeon, 203 Teal, 3 Ruff past Stones Island heading towards Sailing Club and at least 7 Yellow-legged Gull in roost..Roger Carrington
158810/09/2011An observation about the osprey seen by Dave Newcombe on 7th at 3pm - this was certainly Rothiemurchus, one of Roy Dennis' Scottish satellite tagged ospreys which was reported flying S over Ladybower Res at 1pm and then south over Carsington at 2.50pm. Google 'roydennis' and look under ospreys/Rothiemurchus autumn migration 2011.nick brown
158708/09/2011Sailing Club shore: 2 Ruff, 1 Curlew sandpiper.Stones Island: 3 Ringed Plover, 1 Wheatear, 16 Meadow Pipit.WLC Creek: 1 male Redstart.Sheepwash: 2 adult Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Pintail.Brown Ale Bay: 4 Greenshank, 1 Green Sandpiper.All 0630-1000hrs.Roger Carrington
158608/09/2011An Osprey flew south mid-afternoon. It came over Hall Wood and flew straight through. Hobby at Millfields early morning. 6 Grey Heron, 29 Wigeon, 195 Teal, Pintail, Shoveler, Red Crested Pochard, Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Ruff, Turnstone, 3 Greenshank, 2 Ringed Plover, Dunlin, Redshank, Yellow-legged Gull, 26 Meadow Pipits, 5 Yellow Wagtails, Wheatear, 4 Sand Martins, lots of Swallows and House Martins heading south, 9 Chiff Chaff, Whitethroat, Blackcap,2 Buzzard and 2 Raven. .Dave Newcombe
158506/09/20115 Greylag Geese, Pintail, 24 Wigeon, 47 Gadwall, 4 Pochard, Red Crested Pochard, 2 Peregrine, 4 Greenshank (1 at Millfields and 3 in Brownale Bay), Black-tailed Godwit in Brownale Bay, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Common Sandpiper. 2 Ruff and the Curlew Sandpiper in front of Sailing Club late afternoon, Yellow-legged Gull, Stock Dove, c20 Meadow Pipit, c5 Yellow Wagtails, 157 Pied Wagtails, Sand Martin, 2 Wheatear, 7 Siskin and 2 Raven. .Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
158406/09/2011Curlew Sandpiper with Ruff still, mid-afternoon on Stones Island facing the sailing club/dam.WLC: 1 Whinchat, 2 Raven, 1 Buzzard, 1 Peregrine, 5 Meadow Pipit, 1 Kestrel, 1 Red Crested Pochard, 2 Gadwall, a single Lapwing was the only wader seen from here all day.Also, 3 Greenshank and 1 Common Sandpiper in Brown Ale Bay, 3 Ringed Plover, 2 Pochard and 1 Yellow-legged Gull from Sheepwash..James Owen(STW vol)
158305/09/20119 Grey Heron, 160 Teal, 21 Wigeon, 4 Pochard, Peregrine, Hobby, 3 Greenshank. Ruff and Curlew Sandpiper still present near Sailing Club late evening, Ringed Plover, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Common Sandpiper, Yellow-legged Gull, 6+ Yellow Wagtails, 10+ Meadow Pipit, 2 Wheatear, Siskin, Linnet, Whitethroat, Stock Dove and 3 Raven. .Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
158205/09/20111 curlew sandpiper, 1 ruff adjacent to causeway near sailing club..Richard pittam
158103/09/2011The 2 juvenile Curlew Sandpipers were still present this morning in Hopton Bay. Also present today was 37 Cormorants, 8 Grey Heron, 19 Wigeon, 142 Teal, 2 Pintail, 2 Pochards, 2 Red Crested Pochards, 2 Kestrel, 4 Greenshank, 8 Little Ringed Plover, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Ruff, Yellow-legged Gull, 4 Meadow Pipits, 4 Siskin, 2 Yellow Wagtails, Grey Wagtail, 45 Swallows and 2 Raven. .Dave Newcombe/Chris Brown
158003/09/2011For those that don't know already, there were 2 Curlew Sandpipers at the Hopton end Friday night.Also present in that area 2 Greenshank and Ruff.Bar tailed Godwit near sailing club..Clive Ashton
157931/08/2011A female/immature Marsh Harrier flew over Stones Island heading North East at 17.45 this evening. This was the only Raptor seen today but don't come much better. Also of note today was 34 Cormorants, 6 Grey Heron, 11 Wigeon, Shoveler, 2 Pochard, 3 Greenshank, 3 Redshank, 4 Little Ringed Plover, Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlin, Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpipers, 3 Yellow-legged Gulls, Yellow Wagtail, 3 Meadow Pipits, 15 Long-tailed Tits, Raven, 2 Siskin and a Blackcap. .Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
157830/08/2011The highlight today was an Osprey that flew South at 12.15hrs. Other birds of note were 33 Cormorants, 7 Grey Heron, 5 Greylag Geese, 3 Greenshank, 2 Dulin, Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, 6 Buzzards, Peregrine, Wheatear, Yellow Wagtail, Yellow Legged Gull, Meadow Pipit and 2 Raven. Lots of Swallows and Housemartins moving South. .Dave Newcombe
157729/08/201130 Cormorants, 7 Grey Heron, 5 Greylag Geese, 114 Teal, 9 Wigeon, 2 Shoveler, 26 Gadwall, 2 Pochard, Red Crested Pochard, 4 Buzzards, 3 Greenshank, juvenile Knot, Ringed Plover, 4 Little Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, Yellow-legged Gull, Yellow Wagtail and 2 Raven. .Dave Newcombe
157628/08/2011Fishtail Creek: several species taking advantage of large number of flying insects in sheltered spot. Several Willow Warblers, 2x Spotted Flycatcher and a Wood Warbler at 12:30. Also Hobby flew over heading southwest and 2x Raven..John Matkin
157528/08/2011Just a quick visit this afternoon;3 Greenshank,1 Green Sandpiper and 3 Common Sandpipers in Brown Ale Bay.At Sheepwash Wigeon numbers are slowly rising, with 9 present.On the way back to the car park at Sheepwash, a Hobby flew over..Clive Ashton
157427/08/20118 Grey Heron, 30 Cormorants, 7 Wigeon, Pochard, Red Crested Pochard, Greenshank (another birder saw 3), Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover, 5 Little Ringed Plover, Yellow-legged Gull, Arctic Tern, 2 Wheatear, 5+ Yellow Wagtail, Meadow Pipit and 2 Raven. Goldfinch numbers on Stones Island have been steadily increasing and today we estimated around 150 birds. A lot of these were juveniles. .Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
157326/08/2011A good afternoon. Started at Sheepwash where there were 5 Shoveler, 23 Gadwall, 1 Pochard and 7 Wigeon.Went onto Stones, in the rain, and had 3 LRP,3 Turnstone, 2 Ringed Plover and a Dunlin.The wildlife centre held a Snipe and the Red crested Pochard.Back to Brown ale bay, where a Greenshank, 3 Common Sandpipers, 3+LRP and 1 Ringed Plover were present. (Roger also had 2 Greenshank at Millfields)Into Sheepwash again, where Roger picked a group of waders, which turned out to be 17 Knot. We watched 7 fly high to the north east, then the other 10 made another atempt to land, but eventually flew towards Stones.Later a Yellow Wagtail on Stones and 2 Yellow legged Gulls from Stones..Clive Ashton
157225/08/201111 Grey Heron all at Sheepwash, 6 Wigeon, c90 Teal, drake Red Crested Pochard, drake Common Pochard, 2 Buzzards, 2 Kestrel.5 Turnstone flew past Sheepwash and towards Stones Island. Unfortunately they couldn't be re-located. 2 Greenshank at Sheepwash. Green Sandpiper and Common Sandpiper in Brown Ale Bay.Yellow-legged Gull, Yellow Wagtail, 13 Chiff Chaff including several in song, 4 Willow Warblers, 2 Lesser Whitethroats, Whitethroat and 2 Raven. .Dave Newcombe
157125/08/2011Dam Wall:3 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Sand Martin, 7 Rook, 1 Golden Plover flying low north, 1 Greenshank.WLCentre: 1 Red Crested Pochard, 1 Yellow-legged Gull.Stones Island: 1 Yellow Wagtail. 1 Whitethroat.Sheepwash: 1 Greenshank, 2 Peregrine together, 4 Wigeon, 14 Gadwall.Brown Ale Bay: 1 Green Sandpiper.0600-0930hrs following heavy overnight rain.Roger Carrington
157024/08/20118+ Grey Heron, 5 Wigeon, 71 Teal, drake Red Crested Pochard, Pochard, 5 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Greenshank, 3 Ruff briefly at Sheepwash but couldn't be re-located, Green Sandpiper, 8 Common Sandpiper, 4 Buzzards, Sparrowhawk, Yellow-legged Gull, 91 Pied Wagtails, several Yellow Wagtails. .Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
156922/08/2011Short stay around midday. Only common bird species noted.Butterflies: Peacock, Small White, Large White, Common Blue, Small Tortoiseshell, Gatekeeper and Small Copper.Plants in bloom: Red Goosefoot & Brooklime (blue) not previously reported. Berries: A sign of autumn approaching. The following red berries were seen:- Guelder Rose, Woody Nightshade, Dog Rose (Hips) and Hawthorn (Haws). .Ray and Margaret Perry
156822/08/2011The main highlight today was seeing 19 Yellow Wagtails on Stones Island around teatime. We could hear some calling and then had a flock of 17 fly in front of us and then over our heads. We then picked out another 2 in flight. Also seen today was 11 Grey Heron, 8 Greylag Geese, 4 Wigeon, drake Red Crested Pochard, 4 Buzzards, Peregrine (twice), Hobby, 2 Ringed Plover, 6 Little Ringed Plover, 5+ Common Sandpipers, Yellow Legged Gull, 100+ Swallow and 5 Linnets. .Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
156721/08/2011A couple of hours on site this evening. Green Sandpiper, 5 Common Sandpiper. A total of 10 Plovers, one of these was a Ringed Plover and the other 9 all looked like Little Ringed but viewed from distance. A total of 38 Gadwall, 4 Wigeon and drake Red Crested Pochard. 2 Yellow Wagtails, Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Greylag Geese, Buzzard and Kestrel. .Dave Newcombe/Chris Brown
156620/08/20118 LRP mainly juvs, 1 adult Ringed Plover, 2 Common Sandpiper all at Paul Stanley Hide.403 Canada Geese total count, 6 Greylag at Millfields.1 Juv Ruff with Lapwings around WLC.All this evening.Roger Carrington
156520/08/2011Only a few hours on site today. 78 Teal, 4 Wigeon, Pochard, Red Crested Pochard, 6 Greylag Geese, 2 Kestrel, 8 Common Sandpipers, 5 Little Ringed Plovers, 5 Yellow Wagtails, 2 Grey Wagtails, and the Yellow Legged Gull. .Dave Newcombe/Chris Brown
156319/08/2011No sign of yesterdays spotted redshank.1 Wheatear on dam wall 0700hrs. 1 Yellow Wagtail over WLC Creek and Redstart there.1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 4 Little Ringed Plover from Paul Stanley Hide.Osprey from Sheepwash Hide at 0950hrs mobbed by Peregrine and 2 Buzzards, later mobbed by 3 Herons with their necks outstretched, last seen at 1030hrs. .Roger Carrington
156219/08/2011Juvenile Spotted Redshank first found in Brown Ale Bay, the Paul Stanley side of Sheepwash Spit. This area is best viewed from the new path and is currently pulling in a few Waders. Also seen there was 6 Little Ringed Plover, 3 Ringed Plover, 6 Common Sandpipers and a Green Sandpiper. The Spot Red then flew and was re-located at the Wildlife Centre and a little later it was seen from Sheepwash Hide.Also seen today was a Little Egret, 12 Grey Heron, 4 Wigeon, 5 Shoveler, Red Crested Pochard, 2 Peregrines, 2 Buzzards, Dunlin, Yellow-legged Gull, Common Tern, 2 Wheatear, Stock Dove, Whitethroat, 85 Pied Wagtails and a singing Reed Warbler at the Wildlife Centre..Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
156117/08/2011Little Egret, 9 Grey Heron, 2 Greylag Geese, 5 juvenile Shelduck flew in just before lunch, Wigeon, c25 Gadwall, Red Crested Pochard, 2 Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 3 Little Ringed Plover, 4 Ringed Plover, 4 Dunlin, Ruff flew in late evening, Curlew, Greenshank, 7 Common Sandpiper, Common Gull, Yellow-Legged Gull, lots of Swallows moving south, 3 Yellow Wagtails, female Wheatear, 7 Song Thrush in woods near Sheepwash Hide, Whitethroat, Raven, c100 Goldfinch on Stones Island and 2 Linnets. .Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
156016/08/2011Sheepwash: 2 Little Egret, 6 Grey Heron, 2 Buzzard, 3 Raven, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Kestrel, 2 Stock Dove.WLC: 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Red-crested Pochard, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Linnet.Also, 1 Redstart near Shiningford Creek..James Owen (STW vol)
155916/08/2011WeBS count for August:Mute Swan 13(adults and excluding 6 cygnets),Canada Goose 247,Gadwall 15,Teal 25,Mallard 319,Red-crested Pochard 1,Tufted Duck 277,Little Grebe 19,Great Crested Grebe 42,Cormorant 23, Little Egret 2, Grey Heron 4,Moorhen 7,Coot 664,Oystercatcher 1,Little Ringed Plover 4,Ringed Plover 1,Common Sandpiper 7,Redshank 1,Black-headed Gull 19,Yellow-legged Gull 2.Done between 06.45 and 10.30.Thanks to Dave Newcombe being on site some additional records have been added to BTO records.Extremely helpful Dave. Thank you.Peter Gibbon
155815/08/2011Comprehensive bird reports already submitted for today by others but it's worth mentioning Chiffchaff singing on Stones Island plus a Willow Warbler seen. Very few birds seem to be singing. Also seen: 7-spot Ladybird and Common Blue Damselfly.Many butterflies seen in the sunshine. Species identified: Brimstone, Gatekeeper, Small Tortoiseshell, Small White, Large White, Peacock and Small Copper.Many flowering plants are now past their best. However, the following species have not previously been reported and are around in profusion: Hedge Bindweed (white), Autumn Hawkbit (yellow) and Cat's-ear (yellow)..Ray and Margaret Perry
155715/08/201154 species seen. Including: Yellow Wagtail and Yellow-Legged Gull at Sheepwash, Spotted Flycatcher between Sheepwash carpark and bombing tower, Redstarts showing well (x1 Shiningford Creek, x2 WLC Creek),x2 Grey Wagtail on far bank of Shiningford Creek, x27 Goldfinches on Stones Island, Green Woodpecker over Ranger Base at 12:45, 6x Little Grebes and Red-Crested Pochard at WLC (pm)..John Matkin
155615/08/201132 Cormorants, 2 Little Egrets, 12 Grey Heron, Wigeon, 25 Teal, 15+ Gadwall, eclipse drake Red Crested Pochard, 5 Buzzard, juvenile Peregrine, Oystercatcher, Redshank, 4 Little Ringed Plover, 3 Ringed Plover, 3 Dunlin, 3 Snipe, 3 Whimbrel flew in late evening, 8 Common Sandpipers, 2 adult Yellow-Legged Gulls, 800 Lesser Black Backed Gulls, juvenile Mediterranean Gull, 2 Stock Doves, Skylark on Dam Wall, Yellow Wagtail and 2 Linnets. .Dave Newcombe
155514/08/20112 calling curlews over visitor centre at 12.00noon, heading south..David Bennett
155414/08/2011Dam wall 0700hrs: 70 Pied Wagtail, 1 Yellow Wagtail. Stones Island: 8 Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlin, 2 Redshank, 1 Yellow Wagtail. Shiningford Creek: 1 Greensandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper. Millfields: 1 Drake Wigeon, 1 Common Sandpiper. Sheepwash: 1 Greenshank. Paul Stanley Hide: 2 Common Sandpiper, LRP family. Other sightings (by RMRJ) 2 Whimbrel over SW, 4 Little Egret at Sheepwash plus 1 Sanderling briefly 0900hrs..Roger Carrington
155314/08/2011The juvenile Little Stint that was found by Clive on Friday evening was still present early on Saturday morning but then more than likely left site. Some sightings for Friday include 11 Grey Heron, 2 Greenshank, 3 Turnstone, 12 Ringed Plover, 4 Dunlin, Curlew, 8 Little Ringed Plover, Oystercatcher, Redshank and Yellow Wagtail. Some sightings for Saturday include 27 Cormorants, 29 Mute Swans, Little Egret, 10+ Gadwall, Red Crested Pochard, 14 Teal, 3 Buzzard, 8 Common Sandpiper, 7 Ringed Plover (16 recorded earlier), 4 Dunlin, Whimbrel, Ruff, 2 adult Sandwich Terns, Yellow Legged Gull, Yellow Wagtail, 2 Raven, 2 Swift, c50 Goldfinch, 2 Linnets, and 3 Crosssbil flew over Hopton End..Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
155210/08/201125 Cormorants, 10 Grey Heron, Little Egret, 29 Mute Swans including the pair with 6 young, 261 Canada Geese, 11 Gadwall, 6 Teal, 2 Wigeon, female Tufted Duck with 2 young (was 5 on Monday), 2 Buzzards, juvenile Peregrine. Green Sandpiper at Millfields. 7 Common Sandpiper, 3 Dunlin, 5 Ringed Plover, 4 Little Ringed Plover. A juvenile Knot on Stones Island this evening. 2 adult Yellow-Legged Gulls, c50 Lesser Black Backed Gulls, 3 Redstarts and 5 Swift. .Dave Newcombe
155109/08/2011Of note: Grey Heron (1), Tufted Ducks including a female with 5 tiny ducklings, Little Ringed Plover (3) - adult & 2 juvs, edge of Stones Island; Black-tailed Godwit (1) - in small bay between the Wildlife Centre [WLC] & Watersports Centre; Common Sandpiper (2) - just outside main window of WLC; Willow Warbler (4); Tree Sparrow (60+) - WLC feeding station. Gatekeeper butterfly. Plants in bloom not previously mentioned: Great Mullein (or Aaron's Rod) [yellow] and Rough Hawkbit [yellow]..Ray and Margaret Perry
155008/08/20118+ Grey Heron, Wigeon, 4 Gadwall, Teal, Pochard, Shoveler, female Tufted Duck with 5 fresh young and female Mallard with 6 fresh young. 3 Peregrines together from Sheepwash. Also 3 Buzzards, Sparrowhawk and Kestrel. At least 6 Ringed Plover. 4 of these were with 4 Turnstone near the Sailing Club this evening. 6+ Little Ringed Plover including an adult with 3 young. 3 Dunlin, Black-Tailed Godwit present all day on Horseshoe Island, and 6+ Common Sandpipers. Adult Yellow-legged Gull, 7 Collared Dove including a juvenile, 3 Swift. 5 Redstart in field behind Wildlife Centre, 2 Wheatear and 2 Raven. Finally c70 Tree Sparrows at the Wildlife Centre. .Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
154903/08/20119 Little Grebe, Little Egret, 27 Mute Swan including the pair with 6 young, 16 Teal, 7 Gadwall, female Peregrine, 2 Buzzard, Greenshank, c5 Common Sandpipers, Oystercatcher, adult Yellow-Legged Gull, 3 Common Tern, Kingfisher, c75 Housemartin,, 7 Willow Tits, Lesser Whitethroat and 2 Raven. .Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
154802/08/2011Of note: A Great Crested Grebe on a nest at the edge of Wildlife Centre Creek (northern side). Two female Mallards with 2 young & four young respectively. Lapwing (~20) - Horseshoe Island [HI]. Common Sandpiper (2) - HI. Common Tern (1) - fishing by the Stones Island causeway. House Martin (~30) around the visitor centre. Pied Wagtail (2 juvs). Yellowhammer (1 male) just off site. Common Blue damselflies. Butterflies: Red Admiral, Gatekeeper, Meadow Brown, Large White, Small White and Small Copper (many). Plants in bloom but not previously reported: Redshank (pink flower & red stem), Zigzag Clover (very dark red) - a first for us; Water Mint (pale blue) and Gipsywort (white).A Tittesworth Snippet: The latest edition of the Tittesworth Bird News newsletter is now available on this website. The bird sightings cover the months of April - June.Ray and Margaret Perry
154701/08/20117 Little Grebe, 10 Grey Heron, 11 Gadwall, 2 Teal, Sparrowhawk with prey, 3 Oystercatchers, 4+ Common Sandpipers, 4+ Little Ringed Plovers, Black-Tailed Godwit, Greenshank, Yellow-legged Gull, 3 Common Tern (adult and 2 juveniles straight through South), 100+ Swallows, 50+ House Martin, 3 Redstart and 2 Linnets. A Marsh Tit was heard calling near to Sheepwah Hide morning only. .Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
154631/07/20111 Greenshank1 Black tailed Godwit3+ Common Sandpiper2 Common Scoter1 Teal YL GullRoger saw the Little Egret early morning.Another birder recorded Green Sandpiper.Clive Ashton
154530/07/2011Sheepwash hide at 18:00hr-2 Greenshank1 Little Egret4 Common ScoterA mole crawling on the dry bank was attacked and killed by 3 Magpies.A Southern Hawker dragonfly was taken by a Blackbird..Clive Ashton
154430/07/20112 ravens soaring high over visitor centre. 2 greenshanks were feeding at sheepwash hide.ravens were seen about 4 p.m. greenshanks were seen about 3 p.m.Alex Barnett
154329/07/20112 Greenshank at Sheepwash1 Little Egret at Sheepwash3 Common Sandpiper1 Dunlinc8 Little ringed Plover24 Cormorant8+ HeronWigeon,Gadwall,Yellow legged Gull..Clive Ashton /Dave Newcombe/Chris Brown
154229/07/20112x Red Kites over Fishtail Creek at 18:45. Observed for about half an hour then drifted northeast..John Matkin
154128/07/2011Little Egret on Horseshoe Island 0800hrs.9 linnet on Stones Island.2 Green Sandpiper in flight then settled at Millfields.1 Wheatear on dam wall.Young Common Buzzards calling from Hall Wood.11 Great Tit on Paul Stanley feeders and pair of Moorhen with 2 chicks on pond there.Counts: 263 Canada Geese, 21 Cormorant, 19 Mute Swan plus pair with 6 cygnets, 9 Heron, 3 Common Sandpiper.Butterflies: small tortoiseshell, gatekeepers, meadow browns and a small skipper in WLC Creek..Roger Carrington
154028/07/2011We were only on site for a couple of hours yesterday. 12 Grey Heron, 21 Cormorants, 3 Common Sandpipers at Sheepwash. Dunlin, Yellow-legged Gull and 2 Common Tern. .Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
153928/07/20111 Little Egret flew N over the Hopton Reedbed at @7.45pm (seemed to be flushed by a Hot Air Ballon Launched from behing Carsington Village) 2 Common Scoters in centre of reservoir.1 Common Sandpiper Hopton Arm. 8 'red head' Goosander.Steph and Paul Hicking
153825/07/2011Short visit: Species worth a mention: Little Grebe (1), Swallow (1), House Martin (12), Grey Wagtail (1), Pied Wagtail (10) - mostly juveniles, Willow Warbler (2), Rook (2) and Reed Bunting (1). Dave and Clive : Re: juvenile Little Ringed Plovers comment. Good points but ours was not a juvenile bird; it was definitely an adult Ringed. Just passing through I guess.Common Blue damselfly. Red & White-tailed Bumblebees.Butterflies: Small White, Large White, Green-veined White, Small Tortoiseshell (many), Red Admiral, Meadow Brown & Small Copper.Plants in bloom: 63 species identified. Not previously reported: Harebell (blue), Large-flowered Hemp-nettle (2 shades of yellow + mauve), Greater Knapweed (mauve), Good-King-Henry (off white), Purple Loosestrife and Ball Mustard (yellow). Ray and Margaret Perry
153725/07/20115 Little Grebe, 19 Cormorants, 25 Mute Swan including 6 juveniles, 2 Teal, 2 Pochard, 2 Kestrel, Sparrowhawk with prey at Millfields, 2 Oystercatchers, 10+ Little Ringed Plover including an adult with 4 small young, 5 Common Sandpipers, Yellow-legged Gull, c50 Housemartins, 65 Pied Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail, Yellow Wagtail on Sheepwash Spit, Grasshopper Warbler reeling near to Millfields Island, 5 Linnet and a Raven. .Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
153624/07/2011I know nothing about this eagle report! I do not know why it has been sent to our Website as the record was so far away from Carsington. It will be removed when possible..Roger Carrington
153524/07/2011White Tailed Eagle flying not at great height towards Castleton area away from Hope/Bradwell. Looked like a mature bird certainly not a juvenile bird. Having watched these birds in the North West Highlands for 12 plus years I was amazed to see this bird over this part of the country. I nearly crashed the car as it flew overhead! Once seen never mistaken for anything else. I note that a similar bird was seen in Lincolnshire at the end of June. Hope someone else sees it, was heading Westerly direction.Time was 2.50pm and bird not at great height, clearly seen from the ground. Wonderful!Ryan
153321/07/20114 Pochard, 5+ Little Ringed Plover, 4 Common Sandpipers, 2 Dunlin, 3 Oystercatchers, Curlew, 2 Buzzards, Sparrowhawk, Yellow-legged Gull, 270 Black-headed Gulls including 55 juveniles, 180 Lesser-black Backed Gulls, 4 Common Gulls, Common Tern, 2 adult and at least 2 juvenile Reed Warblers at Hopton End, also one singing at the Wildlife Centre along with a Sedge Warbler. Spotted Flycatcher in Hall Wood, 3 Siskin, 2 Greenfinch and a Raven. .Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
153219/07/2011Still several Common Sandpipers on site, but nowhere near yesterdays count of 18.6 Dunlin,1 Sanderling,3+ Little Ringed Plover,2 Oystercatcher,Several sightings of Peregrine,Adult Yellow legged Gull,Juvenille Mediterranean Gull,Common Tern.Thanks to Richard Lowe for putting us on the Med Gull, we eventually clinched the id when it woke up!Clive Ashton
153119/07/2011The water levels at Carsington are dropping fast and providing ideal conditions for Waders. Yesterday we had at least 18 Common Sandpipers. 14 together at Sheepwash including 2 juveniles and 4 at the Wildlife Centre. We believe this to be a site record after 17 were recorded in July 1993. Also yesterday was 7 Dunlin at the Wildlife Centre including a juvenile, 6+ Little Ringed Plover, c50 Lapwing, a Redshank and an Oystercatcher. Mark Pass had another 4 Redshank on Stones Island in the evening. Other sightings include adult Yellow-legged Gull, Common Tern, c50 Tree Sparrows at the WLC, and c20 Long-tailed Tits and c20 Goldfinch on Stones Island.Just a note for Ray and Margaret. Most of the Little Ringed Plovers on site at the moment are juvenile birds and are lacking the eye ring, and can look quite plumpish. In fact, Roger and I had 2 plumpish plovers lacking eye rings on Horseshoe Island last week which turned out to be Little Ringed. Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
153018/07/2011On site for a short time in the early afternoon. Of note:Mallard including a female with 3 tiny ducklings. Moorhen (1) - on Wildlife Centre (WLC) feeding station! Where have all the Moorhens gone? Oystercatcher (1). Ringed Plover (1) - just outside WLC main window. No eye ring. A very plump bird. Lapwing (20). Dunlin (3) - Horseshoe Island (HI). Strong summer plumage. Redshank (1) - HI. Common Sandpiper (2) - outside WLC main window. Pied Wagtail - including 2 juveniles. Long-tailed Tits (3) - Stones Island (SI). Goldfinch (12) - an active flock on SI.Meadow Brown butterfly.Plants: The following were new species into bloom this week:-Poppy (red). Nipplewort (yellow). Common Mallow (mauve and white varieties) and Great Reedmace or Bulrush (brown). Well over 50 species noted.Ray and Margaret Perry
152918/07/2011WeBS count for July:Great Crested Grebe 32,Little Grebe 4,Cormorant 9,Grey Heron 5,Mute Swan 25,Canada Goose 359,Mallard 228,Tufted Duck 182,Pochard 2,Moorhen 7,Coot 408,Dunlin 7,Common Sandpiper 11,Redshank 1,Little Ringed Plover 3,Lapwing 16,Black-headed Gull 38,Common Gull 1,Common Tern 1,Peregrine 1,Sparrowhawk 1.Done 18th between 07.30 and 11.00 hrs. Weather 'atrocious'. Very wet and windy.Peter Gibbon
152817/07/2011Pair of Dunlin, in bay between water sports centre and Stones Island, at midday.Neil Venables
152515/07/20111 Green Sandpiper flying and calling around Stones Island 0830hrs.1 Black-tailed Godwit at Wildlife Centre.110 Black-headed Gulls on Horseshoe Island, 2 Common Tern past Stones Island, 1 adult Yellow-legged Gull on Sheepwash Spit, 326 Canada Geese..Roger Carrington
152414/07/201113 Cormorants, 7 Grey Heron, drake Wigeon, 2 Teal, 2 drake Pochard, 7 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpipers, 3 Oystercatchers, Yellow-legged Gull, 3 Common Terns. Spotted Flycatcher family still at Millfields. .Dave Newcombe/Chris Brown
152313/07/201112 Cormorants, 8 Grey Heron, Mute Swans with 6 young, 4 Teal, 2 Gadwall, 6 Buzzards, female Sparrowhawk, 3 Oystercatcher, 7 Little Ringed Plovers, 3 Dunlin, 4 Common Sandpipers, 1st summer Herring Gull, adult Yellow Legged Gull, juv Great Spotted Woodpecker, c50 Swift. Pair of Spotted Flycatchers feeding 3 recently fledged juveniles at Millfields. At around 19.20hrs 5 Greenshank were spotted to the right of Sheepwash Hide. They were looking jittery and soon took flight towards the Wildlife Centre. .Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
152211/07/2011Of note: Common Pochard (1 male), Common Buzzard (1), Oystercatcher (1); Common Sandpiper (2) - immediately in front of the main Wildlife Centre window. They were very lively! Sand Martin (1), Pied Wagtail (2). Only 28 species identified around midday.Butterflies: Meadow Brown, Red Admiral, Large White, Small Tortoiseshell and Painted Lady. Common Blue damselfly.Plants in bloom: 55 species identified. Newly discovered today: Evening Primrose (yellow), Lady's Bedstraw (tiny yellow flowers) - new to us! Corncockle (dark pink), Perforate St John's-wort (yellow) and Common Hemp Nettle (pink). Ray and Margaret Perry
152111/07/20118 Grey Heron, 2 Gadwall, 2 Teal, drake Pochard, female Tufted Duck with 3 young, Mallard with fresh brood of 10 young, 2 Buzzards, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Peregrine, 5 Oystercatchers, 4 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Common Sandpipers, Yellow Legged Gull, Green Woodpecker and 2 Spotted Flycatchers. Roger found 3 Black-Tailed Godwits late afternoon at the Wildlife Centre. I had a look and they were still present at 19.00hrs..Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
151906/07/201128 Mute Swans, 4 Grey Heron, 347 Canada Geese, 5 Gadwall, 4 Teal, female Tufted Duck with 4 young, 2 Peregrines, 2 Buzzards, Sparrowhawk seen on 3 occasions including one with prey, Kestrel, 6 Little Ringed Plover, 2 juvenile Ringed Plover, 5 Oystercatcher, adult Yellow Legged Gull, Common Tern, adult and juvenile Redstart, family of 5 Dunnocks, and a Raven. .Dave Newcombe
151804/07/2011Of note: Little Grebe (1), Little Egret (1) - by the causeway to Stones Island, Moorhen (1), Oystercatcher (4), Little Ringed Plover (1) - Horseshoe Island, Lapwing (30), Redshank (1), Warblers - Sedge Warbler, Whitethroat, Blackcap & Chiffchaff, and also Reed Bunting (2).Butterflies (many): Small Tortoiseshell, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Small White, Large White and Small Copper.Common Blue Damselfly. Red and White - tailed Bumblebees.Plants in bloom: 57 species identified. Fragrent Orchid still in flower. New this week: Common Bird's-foot trefoil (yellow), Tufted Vetch (bluish), Greater Plantain (like Ribwort but with rounded leaves), Great Burnet (maroon), and Great Willowherb (pink-mauve)). Ray and Margaret Perry
151730/06/2011Not a bad day today considering it's late June. c30 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Little Grebe. Little Egret still present around Stones Island area. 7 Grey Heron, Mute Swans still with 6 young. 3 Gadwall, 3 Teal. 5 drake Common Scoter for most of the day then another 2 drakes flew in mid afternoon, although it looked like the 2 flew off again. Female Tufted Duck still with 4 young at Sheepwash. A further 7 young were at Hopton End, but, no sign of a female. 2 Buzzards, male Sparrowahwk. 7 Oystercatcher, 2 Curlew, 2+ Common Sandpiper. Difficult to count Little Ringed Plovers exactly but there was at least 6 adults, although I think there could well be double figures.120 Lesser Black Backed Gull, 2nd Summer Yellow Legged Gull and 2 Common Tern. Sedge Warbler at Wildlife Centre, Reed Warbler at Hopton End and finally 6 Raven over. .Dave Newcombe
151628/06/2011Little Egret present around Horseshoe Island/Stones Island. Grey Heron, 19 Mute Swan, Shelduck hybrid, c5 Little Ringed Plover including a flighted juvenile at Sheepwash, 276 Canada Geese, 2 Common Sandpiper and 2 Redshank at Sheepwash. 2 Common Tern, 29 LBB Gull, 3 Buzzard, female Peregrine, male Sparrowhawk. Tufted Duck with 4 chicks, and 3 Little Grebe. .Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
151527/06/2011A very hot day. Of note: Cormorant (4 inc. a juvenile) - Horseshoe Island; Oystercatcher (3); Little Ringed Plover (1); Lapwing (6); Redshank (2); Sand Martin (1); Whitethroat (2) - Stones Island; Reed Bunting (1).Butterflies present: Meadow Brown; Common Blue (f); Brimstone; Small Tortoiseshell; Painted Lady.Common Blue Damselfly.Plants in bloom but not previously reported: Fragrent Orchid (pale blue); Comfrey (pale pink); Greater Bird's-foot-trefoil (yellow); Smooth Sow-thistle (yellow); Ragwort (yellow); Hedge Woundwort (maroon); Meadowsweet (off-white). 48 species of plant in bloom were identified.A Tittesworth Snippet: The latest Tittesworth site bird report is now available from the Tittesworth visitor centre reception. The next quarterly Tittesworth newsletter - covering sightings for April-June, and other news, will be available in about mid July.Ray and Margaret Perry
151426/06/2011Little Egret on causeway to Stones Island at 0800hrs. Fifth day on site.Reed Warblers breeding in Hopton Arm Reedbed, first confirmed RW breeding for this newish reedbed.1 Dunlin on Sheepwash Spit.Female Mallard + 13 fresh chicks on bank below Middle Wood.Female Tufted Duck + 4 small chicks (5 Yesterday) at Sheepwash. First tufted brood out this year.Butterflies: 3 Ringlet, 2 Meadow Brown..Roger Carrington
151322/06/2011Little Egret flew north at 09.25. 3 Grey Heron, 15 Mute Swans (not including the pair with 6 young), 211 Canada Geese, 2 Sparrowhawks, female Peregrine, 2 Buzzards, Kestrel, 3 Little Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, 4+ Oystercatchers, Common Tern, 2 Sedge Warblers, c5 Redstarts including at least 3 juveniles, 29 House Martins. .Dave Newcombe
151221/06/2011WLC: 3 Little Ringed Plover, 3 Redshank, 1 Curlew, 4 Oystercatcher, 3 Little Grebe, male Kestrel (successfully hunted), 1 Common Tern. 10 Black-headed Gull chicks (7 on raft, 3 on Horseshoe Island). 1 presumed Shelduck x Mallard hybrid, 2 Lapwing chicks toward WLC creek.Also, Near WLC creek 2 juv and one female Redstart feeding on path, Sedge Warbler singing in WLC reed bed.Buzzard on Flat Island mid-morning mobbed by BH Gulls and pair of Common Terns for over ten minutes before flying off..James Owen (STW vol)
151121/06/2011The June Club walk took place today when we started at Hopton at 9.15 and went along the eastern side of the reservoir to Millfields Car Park arriving at 12.15. We recorded 48 species after aiming for 50.Highlights included a close view of a preening female Sparrowhawk, a Willow Tit family, an Oystercatcher on a nest and two families of Moorhen. Full list :Great Crested Grebe,Cormorant,Mallard,Tufted Duck, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Moorhen, Coot, Oystercatcher, Lapwing, Black-headed Gull, Common Tern, Woodpigeon, Collared Dove, Greater Spotted Woodpecker,Swallow,House Martin,Pied Wagtail,Wren,Dunnock,Robin,Blackbird,Song Thrush, Whitethroat, Garden Warbler, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Reed Warbler, Goldcrest, Willow Tit, Coal Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit,Nuthatch,Treecreeper,Jay,Magpie,Jackdaw,Carrion Crow,House Sparrow, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Bullfinch and Reed Bunting..Roger Carrington and Peter Gibbon.
151021/06/2011Red-rumped swallow 3.30pmConfirmation of sighting as requested by James from RSPBNo name given
150921/06/20115 Grey Heron (RC had 6 at Hopton End), Mute Swans with 6 young, Shelduck hybrid at Wildlife Centre, 3 Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, several Oystercatchers and Redshank, 3 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Common Tern, 10 LBB Gull, Sedge Warbler singing behind WLC, and a family of 4+ Redstart on Wildlife Centre creek including at least 2 juveniles. .Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
150820/06/2011Of Note: Mute Swan (13), Sparrowhawk (1), Oystercatcher (2), Redshank (1), Common Tern (1) - fishing by Stones Island, Sedge Warbler (1), Whitethroat (3) and Reed Bunting (1).Common Blue damselfly, Large White and Gatekeeper butterflies.Plants in flower but not previously recorded: Meadow Vetchling (yellow), Broad-leaved Willowherb (pink), Rape (yellow) and Rosebay Willowherb (pink). Ray and Margaret Perry
150716/06/2011Little Grebe and 1 young at Wildlife Centre, 3 Grey Heron, 5 Little Ringed Plover, 9 Dunlin at Sheepwash, 2 Common Tern, 5 Buzzard, and 8+ Black Headed Gull young at the Wildlife Centre. .Dave Newcombe/Chris Brown
150616/06/2011WeBS count for June: Mute Swan 14, Canada Goose 207, Gadwall 2, Mallard 98, Tufted Duck 171, Little Grebe 1, Great Crested Grebe 47, Cormorant 11, Grey Heron 1, Moorhen 8, Coot 142, Oystercatcher 3, Little Ringed Plover 2, Lapwing 9, Redshank 4, Black-headed Gull 71, Common Tern 2.These figures are only adults and this year's young are not counted.Peter Gibbon
150514/06/2011Tonight at around 7.30 there was an arctic tern feeding at the wirksworth end of the reservoir..Ruth
150413/06/201135 species logged around midday. Area covered - Stones Island to end of Wildlife Centre Creek (WCC). Adult Little Grebe + 1 chick; Gadwall (2 males and 1 female); Moorhen (1); Oystercatcher (4); Ringed Plover (1); Lapwing (5); Redshank (pr) - one seemed to be crouching on a nest on the northern side of WCC. Goldfinch (4) and Reed Bunting (1 male).Butterflies: Speckled Wood, Small White.Plants in flower: 44 species identified. Species not previously noted: Foxglove, Welted Thistle, Field Thistle, Cleavers, Woody Nightshade, Prickly Sow-thistle and Honeysuckle.Ray and Margaret Perry
150309/06/2011Immature Black-throated Diver at Sheepwash. Juvenile Grey Heron, Little Ringed Plover also at Sheepwash, 5 Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 50+ Swift, adult and 2 juvenile Pied Wagtails on the new mud at Sheepwash, Common Tern and Raven. .Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
150208/06/2011Of note: Gadwall (1 male), Common Pochard (2), Buzzard (just off southern end of site), Moorhen (1), Oystercatcher (2), Little Ringed Plover (1) - Stones Island; Ringed Plover (1) - Horseshoe Island; Lapwing juveniles (3), Redshank (2) plus 2 chicks; Swift (1), Sand Martin (1), Song Thrush (1), Sedge Warbler (1) - in reeds nr Wildlife Centre; and Reed Bunting (2 males).Plants in bloom: 33 species seen. Not previously recorded this year: Common Knapweed (purple), Cat's-ear (yellow), Elderflower (off white), Sweet Briar (pink centre & red edge), Upright Hedge-parsley (white or pink, umbrella shaped) and Meadow Crane's-bill (bluey mauve).Ray and Margaret Perry
150107/06/2011Juv Black-throated Diver mid-morning from Sheepwash, later 1 juv Heron, 1 Garden Warbler singing by the first gate.WLC: Male Pintail, 2 Red-crested Pochard, 1 Wigeon, 2 Pochard, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Curlew. 1 Little Grebe with chick plus another adult that was chased away by the parent, 2 Gadwall, and aSedge Warbler singing in the reedbed.The 3 large Lapwing chicks swam across the channel from Horseshoe Island to the WLC, and had later made their way to the other side of WLC Creek. 1 large Redshank chick remained on the island.Lane End: 1 Mallard with 9 small ducklings.Also, 2 Buzzard and 1 male Kestrel over Millfields..James Owen
150007/06/2011just seen a black ibis sat on a barn roof at arbour low.the farm just below the site. not sure if its escaped from some where as it wasnt to fussed about us taking pictures but it had not i.d rings in its legs.chris
149907/06/2011Black-throated Diver seen from Sheepwash. Great Crested Grebe with one juvenile at the Wildlife Centre. Drake Pintail, drake Wigeon, pair of Red-crested Pochard, 3 Little Ringed Plover, Curlew, several Buzzards and 2 Raven. .Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
149803/06/201152 species. Of note: Curlew, Little Grebe and 1x chick, Pintail drake, Pochard drakes (x2) and Wigeon drake, from Fishtail Creek to Hall Wood family groups of Blue Tit (x3 groups), Great Tit (x2 groups) and Willow Tit (x1 group)- another Willow Tit group (4 young)at Shiningford Creek, Reed Warbler at new reedbed,61x Black-headed Gulls roosting on and around Flat Island. .John Matkin
149702/06/2011Swifts nesting at Visitor Centre once again. Cuckoo heard calling just offsite by Fishtail Creek..John Matkin
149601/06/2011OF NOTE: Barnacle Goose (3), Wigeon (male), Red-crested Pochard (male), Common Pochard (2 males), Oystercatcher (2), Little Ringed Plover (1), Lapwing - on nest, Horseshoe Island; Redshank (1), Reed bunting (1) - Stones Island. Small and Large White butterflies.PLANTS: 38 species seen Stones Island - wildlife centre. Species not previously reported: Black Medick (yellow), White and Red clovers, Spear Thistle (purple), Bramble (white), Dog Rose (pale pink with red edges) and Ragged Robin (deep pink).Ray and Margaret Perry
149531/05/2011Black-throated Diver still present. Adult Little Grebe with 1 young. 11 Cormorants. Grey Heron, drake Wigeon, 4 drake Gadwall, pair of Red-Crested Pochards, 2 drake Pochard, Sparrowhawk, 3 Buzzards, Kestrel, Peregrine, pair of Oystercatchers with 1 young, 3 Little Ringed Plovers, 3 Dunlin, 5+ Redshank and 2 Turnstone. Common Tern. Good numbers of Swifts and House Martins. Several juvenile Pied Wagtails, plenty of young Blue and Great Tits. Adult Carrion Crow feeding 2 young on Stones Island. 2 Linnets at Sheepwash. .Dave Newcombe
149427/05/2011Reed Warbler singing in Hopton Arm Reedbed, another on causeway to Stones Island.2 family parties of Long-tailed Tit. Pair of Swallows in Stone Barn and another pair under draw-off tower.Big Island has 3 well grown Redshank young and at least 1 near adult size Lapwing young. A very young lapwing chick appeared to the left of Sheepwash Hide with an adult..Roger Carrington
149326/05/2011Black-throated Diver first seen near Flat Island early afternoon. It then drifted past Sheepwash and was later seen in front of the Wildlife Centre. Also seen today was 2 Shelduck, drake Wigeon, pair of Red-crested Pochards. 7+ Little Ringed Plover, 2 Ringed Plovers, 4+ Dunlin, Ruff, Curlew, Oystercatcher with 1 young on S'ford Island, 2 Redshank and 3 Lapwing young on Horseshoe Island. 2 Common Terns, 2 Buzzards, Kestrel, male Sparrowhawk. 3 juvenile Pied Wagtails at Millfields, also 2 juv Robins there. .Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
149225/05/201136 species of bird identified on a short visit. OF NOTE: Black-throated Diver (1) - seen from Stones Island and was roughly opposite Lane End's hide. Mallard - inc, a female with 4 well developed young. Red-crested Pochard (pr) - seen from the wildlife centre (WLC). Common Pochard (1 male) - seen from the WLC in WLC Creek. Oystercatcher (2). Lapwing (2). Redshank (1). Yellowhammer (1 male) - just off the southern end of the site.Small White butterfly and White-tailed bumblebee.PLANTS in bloom: 31 species identified. Species not previously reported: Lesser Stitchwort (white), Self-heal (blue-purple), Yellow Rattle, Broad-leaved Dock (browny orange), Groundsel (yellow), Lady's Mantle (yellow), Yarrow (white), White Dead Nettle, Stinging Nettle (maroon/beige), Hogweed (white), Oxeye Daisy (white) and Wood Avens (yellow) - new to us at Carsington.Ray and Margaret Perry
149124/05/2011The Black throated diver was refound,and was close to the sailing club all afternoon.8 species of wader,with Sandeling,Ruff,Ringed Plover and 5+Dunlin being the pick..Clive Ashton
149024/05/2011No sign of Black-throated Diver by midday.Ruff and pair Red-crested Pochard still at Wildlife Centre.Spotted Flycatcher in Hall Wood.1 Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlin, 4 Common Tern, 12 Black-headed Gull all in front of Sheepwash Hide and a female Peregrine selected a Common Tern among much turmoil..Roger Carrington
148923/05/2011An Osprey first seen by Roger over Stones Island and then Millfields at around 08.00hrs was then seen by Roger, Clive and myself over the Dam Wall around 09.00hrs. The Black-throated Diver was seen near the Dam Wall. Also seen today was a pair of Little Grebes with 2 young. Drake Wigeon, pair of Red-crested Pochards, Hobby, Sparrowhawk and Buzzard. 10 species of Wader were seen. Oystercatcher, Little Ringed Plover, Ringed Plover at Sheepwash, Lapwing, Sanderling flew past Stones Island late evening, 2 Dunlin at Sheepwash, Ruff on Horseshoe Island, Curlew, Redshank and Common Sandpiper. Herring Gull, 2 Common Terns, probable Reed Warbler near Sheepwash Hide. Willow Tit family with 2 to 3 young also near Sheepwash Hide. A juvenile Tree Sparrow was attacked and killed by a Jackdaw at the feeding station at the Wildlife Centre. .Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
148822/05/2011One Whimbrel landed and preened twice at Horseshoe Island, between 3pm and 4.30pma good number of members of the public enjoyed the opportunities to see the distinctive head stripesDavid Bennett (Vol Rgr)
148722/05/2011Immature Black-throated Diver spent most of the day in Hopton Arm then flew to Lane End this evening. Peregrine also over Hopton End.At Sheepwash 3 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 4 Common Tern.At Wildlife Centre a female Ruff, 1 Curlew, pair Red-crested Pochard, pair Gadwall.A Jay with a full crop flew into Penn Carr.A photo by John Bradley of the BTD in flight shows it is moulting flight feathers. A similar bird in 2003 resulted in it staying and moulting throughout the summer, finally leaving in September. Can we hope for a repeat?Roger Carrington
148622/05/2011The Black-throated Diver was still present but quite mobile. At first it was to the right of Sheepwash Hide before drifting past the P.Stanley hide into Hopton Arm and then back out again. 8 Cormorants, 2 Grey Heron. Pair of Red-crested Pochards still at the Wildlife Centre. A Dunlin on Sailing Club Island. At least 4 Little Ringed Plover at carious locations. Sanderling at Sheepwash on the new muddy islands. 2 Common Terns, 3 LBB Gulls and a Common Gull. At around tea time at Sheepwash a 3rd Tern appeared and after a brief fly around it landed on the mud in front of the hide. I thought it looked good for a 1st summer Arctic Tern but know that 1st summers tend to stay in their wintering grounds and are quite rare in Europe never mind Derbyshire. I managed to get some photos and after several other birders seeing them it does indeed look like a 1st summer Arctic Tern..Dave Newcombe
148519/05/2011Black-throated Diver still, 1 Common Tern, 2 Raven, 2 Common Buzzard, 1 Whimbrel (flew off NE at 14:25), 1 Common Sandpiper, pair Red-crested Pochard, pair Redshank with 4 chicks and pair Lapwing with 2 chicks from Wildlife Centre. No sign of Adult GND.Black-throated Diver hugging Western shoreline. At times about 12ft from Lane End Hide!Paul Thomas
148419/05/2011The Black-throated Diver was still present today and couldn't have been much closer in front of Sheepwash Hide. No sign of the adult Great Northern Diver though. Also seen was the pair Red-crested Pochards, 4+ Little Ringed Plover and 4 Dunlin. .Dave Newcombe/Chris Brown
148318/05/2011Immature Black-throated Diver first seen from Sheepwash Hide around 10.30. It then spent several hours in Brown Ale Bay to the left of Paul Stanley hide before swimming back past Sheepwash. It could still be seen from Stones Island at 19.00hrs. The adult Great Northern Diver still present. Also seen today was a pair of Red Crested Pochards, drake Wigeon, 4+ Little Ringed Plover, Ringed Plover, 2 Sanderling, 9+ Dunlin, 2 Curlew and 2 Common Terns. .Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
148218/05/2011highlights Great Northern Diver (1x ad summer) Black-throated Diver (1x 1st summer)Sanderling 2 (1 summer 1 winter).Of interest a Hornet came in PSHide briefly and a single Orange Hawkweed (fox-and-cubs) is in flower on the track to PSHideThe Black-throated Diver was hugging the bank sides around Brown ALe Bay viewed from either the new track or Paul Stanley Hide.Steph Hicking
148118/05/2011Great Northern Diver.dan taberner
148018/05/2011No messageA red kite sighted at Cross o'th' Hands (between Turnditch and Hulland Ward) at 09.45 flying west.Neil Venables
147917/05/2011In addition to those already reported...From WLC: 3 Redshank chicks and 2 Lapwing chicks on Horseshoe Island, 1 Wigeon, Sparrowhawk, 4 Dunlin, 2 Little Ringed Plover.3 Curlew - following a pattern developed in recent weeks of bathing individually within the same half hour or so during mid-afternoon.Also, Great Northern Diver still late in the afternoon. The early Whimbrel at Sheepwash flew off high to the West before 10am..James Owen
147817/05/2011WeBS count for May: Mute Swan 5,Canada Goose 61,Barnacle Goose 14,Mallard 66,Red-Crested Pochard 2,Tufted Duck 80,Great Northern Diver 1,Little Grebe 4,Great Crested Grebe 41,Cormorant 4,Grey Heron 2,Moorhen 3,Coot 68,Oystercatcher 11,Little Ringed Plover 3,Lapwing 13,Dunlin 3,Whimbrel 1,Redshank 5,Black-headed Gull 43,Common Tern 2.Between 06.45 and 11.452 Oystercatcher young on Millfields Island. 2 Lapwing young on Horseshoe Island and 1 on Big Island. Also 2 Redshank young on Big Island.Peter Gibbon
147716/05/2011Adult Great Northern Diver still. Grey Heron. Pair of Red Crested Pochards at the Wildlife Centre. 3+ Buzzard, Sparrowhawk with prey, Kestrel. Dunlin, 4+ Little Ringed Plover, Whimbrel, 2 Lapwing chicks on Horseshoe Island. 4 Arctic Terns through early morning, 2 Common Terns. 50+ Black Headed Gulls, 10 LBB Gulls. 200+ Swallows, 100+ Housemartin. 100+ Swift. 6 Sandmartin. Both the Great Crested Grebes and Moorhens have both failed on Horseshoe Island. .Dave Newcombe
147616/05/2011A pair of Mandarin to the right of Sheepwash Hide at 15.45 hrs.1 Curlew at Wildlife Centre.Neil Moulden
147515/05/2011A Red Kite drifted over Sheepwash car park at 1430hrs heading SE.Adult Great Northern Diver still. 1 Ringed Plover on Stones Island.27 Common Tern high North (may have been 1 or 2 Arctics among them).2 Common Tern on Flat Island. Peregrine over. 2 Red Crested Pochard Sheepwash/WLC mobile. Redstart singing in field between Visitor Center car park and WLC..Roger Carrington
147414/05/2011Adult summer plumage Great Northern Diver.2 Red Crested Pochard from Wildlife Centre.1 Sanderling, 1 Dunlin and 2 Common Tern from Sheepwash..Roger Carrington
147312/05/2011Adult summer plumage Great Northern Diver flying around early morning, then calling from the water.Sedge Warbler and Linnet singing on Stones Island.Tree Sparrow multi nest box on Stones showing 10 units being fed.Black-headed Gulls have returned to the Wildlife Centre.50 Swifts over the water..Roger Carrington
147211/05/2011Adult Great Northern Diver giving great views from Stones Island this morning. 2 Greylag Geese, Grey Heron, 2 Teal, Sanderling, 4 Little Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, 2 Common Terns, 10 Housemartins, 4 Common Whitethroats, 2 Lesser Whitethroats. .Dave Newcombe
147111/05/2011Highlights from the WLC: Adult Great Northern Diver, 3 Curlew, 2 Common Tern, Lapwing with at least 3 chicks, male Sparrohawk, 2 Buzzard.Also, 1 Common Sandpiper at Sheepwash..James Owen
147009/05/2011Adult Great Northern Diver. 4 Greylag Geese, Osprey over Sheepwash at 13.30hrs, Hobby, 5 Buzzards, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Turnstone, Whimbrel, Curlew, Lapwing chick on Horseshoe Island, Common Sandpiper, 3 Little Ringed Plovers, several Redshanks and Oystercatchers, 5 LBB Gulls, Herring Gull, female Wheatear, c40 Swallow, c20 Swift, 2 Sand Martin, Linnet singing near Middle Wood, and 2 Raven. .Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
146909/05/201144 species seen Sheepwash to VC including: adult Great Northern Diver, 2x Common Tern, Little Grebe (carrying nesting material in first arm of Shiningford Creek), Lesser Whitethroat (singing at Sheepwash and in the dip just after Shinigford Creek) and 3x Song Thrush fledglings by Paul Stanley Hide..John Matkin
146808/05/2011Adult and 1 juvenile GN diver together in middle of water between Lane End hide and Fishtail Creek, watched for an hour(late afternoon) until the juvenile flew off. Adult produced ritualised aggression display to the juvenile which lasted several minutes and included wailing..John Babb
146707/05/2011Osprey sitting on nest platform for two hours from 07.00 despite mobbing by Jackdaws and Black-headed Gulls. Also 2 divers, 1 Whimbrel and 4 Common Tern..Peter Gibbon
146606/05/2011No sign of Osprey this evening, but 4 Little ringed Plovers,4 Common sandpipers and 7 Mute Swans..Clive Ashton
146506/05/2011Osprey still on Lane End perch early morning, flew from perch about 0900hrs and was fishing near Millfields at 1010hrs when disturbed by helicopter, no sign by 1100hrs.Adult and juv Great Northern Diver also..Roger Carrington
146406/05/2011As Roger has already mentioned an Osprey was found yesterday evening on the new perch at Lane End. Although I didn't see it catch a fish it was seen flying around the wildlife centre with a fish being chased by an Oystercatcher. Also seen yesterday was the adult and juvenile Great Northern Divers. A pair of Gadwall, 3 Dunlin, c5 Little Ringed Plovers, 2 Common Sandpipers, Greenshank, 5 Common Gulls, 2 Common Terns, Arctic Tern (C Brown). .Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
146305/05/2011Osprey found at 1840hrs on Lane End Osprey perch by John Bradley. Still there at 2000hrs eating a fish. White ring on left leg marked KR..Roger Carrington
146204/05/2011Barnacle Goose (14), Little Ringed Plover (2) - Horseshoe Island (HI), Lapwing (8), Black-tailed Godwit (1) - Stones Island (SI), Dunlin (2) - SI, Redshank (1) - HI, and Song Thrush (2).Butterflies: Small White & Orange Tip.Plants not previously recorded: Greater Stitchwort (white), Ribwort Plantain (the green head has a ring of fluffy buff flowers), Water Avens (maroon), Bugle (blue), Bush Vetch (purple-blue), Sorrel (brown), Ground Ivy (blue), Guelder Rose (white), Meadow Buttercup, Yellow Rocket, Silverweed (yellow), Red Campion and Herb Robert (red).Ray and Margaret Perry
146104/05/2011Both the adult and juvenile Great Northern Divers still present. The wild Barnacle Goose (ADZ) with the feral flock. 6 Mute Swan, Shelduck, 4 Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 5+ Little Ringed Plover, 3 Dunlin, Curlew, 2 Bar Tailed Godwits, 3+ Common Sandpipers, 2 Common Terns, Yellow Wagtail, 40+ Swift, 2 Sedge Warblers, 2 Lesser Whitethroats and 2 Raven. .Dave Newcombe
146003/05/20112 Great Northern Divers (adult and juvenile). Grey Heron, 3+ Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, female Peregrine, 5 Little Ringed Plovers, Lapwing chick on Horseshoe Island, Dunlin, Snipe, 2 Bar Tailed Godwits, Black Tailed Godwit, 2 Whimbrel, 4 Common Sandpipers, Black Tern, 2 Common Terns, 31+ Swift, 2 Sedge Warblers and 2 Raven. .Dave Newcombe
145902/05/2011During the monthly 'birdwatching for beginners' walk (1st Sunday of month, 10am-noon), led by STW volunteer ranger David Bennett, the following were recorded ...Highlights: Adult Gt Northern Diver was giving great and close views in front of the watersports centre, two Swifts flew over Stones Island, several warblers, notably Garden Warblers, were singing well on Stones Island; also (no specific quantities, sorry!) Canada and Barnacle Geese, Dunlin, Redshank, Oystercatcher, Little Ringed Plover (seen 'coupling' - so at least two!), Lapwing, Coot, Moorhen, Mallard, Tufted Duck, Gt Crested Grebe, Reed Bunting, House Martin, Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, Carrion Crow, Jackdaw, Magpie, Wren, Chaffinch, Dunnock, Tree Sparrow, House Sparrow, Blackbird, Robin and Starling..Gary Atkins
145801/05/20111 Waxwing perched and calling at entrance to Sheepwash car park 0600hrs.2 Stock Doves under Sheepwash feeders.7 Swift and 1 Yellow Wagtail over Stones Island.2 Snipe at Wildlife Centre.3 Great Northern Divers including summer plumage adult.1 Common and 6 Arctic Terns thru..Roger Carrington
145729/04/20111 Artic Tern on Sheepwash Island early morning only. 4 common sandpiper and 2 LRP later.2 juv + 1 summer plumage adult great northern diver.Wild Barnacle with leg ring ADZ still on Stones Island with feral flock..Roger Carrington
145629/04/20112 Greenshank, 1 Whimbrel past, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Common Sandpiper all at Sheepwash.46 Arctic Terns thru North at 1920hrs.2 Common Terns thru North at 1950hrs..Roger Carrington
145527/04/2011The following were of particular interest on our short visit to the site:Great Northern Diver (adult) - off Horseshoe Island (HI), a Great Crested Grebe sitting on a nest just off HI near the wildlife centre, Barnacle Goose (3), a Moorhen standing by a nest on the edge of HI (this is a different nest to the one mentioned on the 18th April), Lapwing (5), Little Ringed Plover (1) - HI, Redshank - a pair mating on HI and Swallow (3).Butterflies: Small White and Orange Tip.Mammal: Weasel.Tadpoles are still present in the pool described on the 18th April.Plants newly into flower in the last nine days: Garlic Mustard or Jack-by-the-hedge (white), Cow Parsley (white), Water Forget-me-not (blue), Hawthorn (white), Bluebell (blue)Ray and Margaret Perry
145427/04/20113 Great Northern Divers still present. Both juveniles were seen flying around several times. And with the adult also being seen in flight over the last few days it looks like all three will soon be leaving us. The adult in breeding plumage really is worth a look before it goes. The 'wild' Barnacle Goose (ADZ) is still present with the regular feral flock. Also of note today was a Grey Heron, 2 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpipers, Snipe, 3 Little Ringed Plovers, 5 Redshank, 3 Buzzards, 2 LBB Gulls, a 1st summer Common Gull, 3 Common Terns and 2 Raven. A walk between Millfields and Hopton End produced 28 Blackcap, 19 Willow Warbler, 7 Garden Warbler, 5 Lesser Whitethroat and 4 Common Whitethroat. .Dave Newcombe
145326/04/2011A Green Woodpecker flew over towards the visitor centre at 08:30hr, an Arctic Tern flew north between 10:10 and 10:25hr. Still 3 GN Divers with the adult now looking very smart,2 Common Sandpipers and 4 LR Plovers.Barnacle Goose ADZ still present..Clive Ashton
145225/04/2011Sacred Ibis seen on Horseshoe Island. First reported 15:30(some missing wing feathers)John Matkin
145124/04/2011WeBS count for April: Mute Swan 4, Canada Goose 59, Greylag 1,Barnacle Goose 15, Mallard 55, Tufted Duck 126, Great Northern Diver 3,Little Grebe 2,Great Crested Grebe 46, Cormorant 3, Moorhen 4, Coot 67, Oystercatcher 9, Little Ringed Plover 6, Lapwing 12,Snipe 1, Common Sandpiper 1, Redshank 3, Black-headed Gull 20..Peter Gibbon
145022/04/20111 Yellow Wagtail, 32 Carrion Crow and 12 Rooks on dam wall and fields.Pied Flycatcher and 2 Goldcrest singing in Hall Wood. 2 Lesser Whitethroat, at top of Sheepwash car park and Hopton End. 2 Common Whitethroat, at Wildlife Centre and Hopton End. 2 Common Terns on Flat Island.1 Common Sandpiper on the small new Sheepwash Island. 2 juvenile Great Northern Divers close in to Sheepwash Hide at 10:00hrs.All this morning 0600-1130hrs.Watch out for wasp nests in the hides, 7 small ones dealt with in recent days. Please inform Visitor Centre or Rangers if you find any.Roger Carrington
144921/04/2011Much the same as yesterday but with 5 Shellduck coming into land just in front of the Paul Stanley hide this morning. Whitethroat this afternoon around the reed beds..Adam Jones
144821/04/20111 Ringed Plover flying around Stones Island with 3 Little Ringed Plover at 07.45 hrs..Neil Moulden
144720/04/20112 Wheatear and 3 Meadow Pipits on the Dam Wall and a female Sparrowhawk over. Sedge Warbler singing on Stones Island. Lesser Whitethroat singing at the back of Sheepwash Car Park. 3 Great Northern Divers from Sheepwash (2 juvs and adult). Pair of Goldeneye, Common Sandpiper, 4+ Little Ringed Plover, 5+ Redshank, Yellow Wagtail on Sheepwash Spit and 4+ Garden Warbler. Shortly after 18.00 I was standing near the Watersports Centre and looked out on to the water and saw 3 Black Terns. By the time I had walked on to Stones Island there were 5 Black Terns. Whilst on Stones a Ringed Plover flew over and then a little later on a Whimbrel flew past. .Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
144620/04/2011Sheepwash car park feeders:2 Willow Tit,6 Bullfinch,3 Tree Sparrow, Paul Stanley Hide:1 Great Northern Diver (juv),1 Redshank, 2 Oystercatcher,4 Lapwing, 1 Greater Spotted Woodpecker on feeder, Reed Beds: 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Reed Warbler.Adam Jones
144520/04/2011Sheepwash car park feeders:2 Willow Tit,6 Bullfinch,3 Tree Sparrow, Paul Stanley Hide:1 Great Northern Diver (juv),1 Redshank, 2 Oystercatcher,4 Lapwing, 1 Greater Spotted Woodpecker on feeder, Reed Beds: 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Reed Warbler.Adam Jones
144420/04/201108:45 - 11:30 Millfieds and Penn Carr. - (4+)nr Swallow, 4nr Black Cap in 2 pairs M/F, 10 pairs G.C Grebe courting / nest building & sitting. 1nr Oystercatcher near possible nest site on island, 2nr Little Grebe possible pair in Penn Carr, 1nr Mute Swan near sailing club..David Edmonds
144319/04/2011Of note: Barnacle Goose (8), a female Mallard with 10 ducklings, a nesting Moorhen on very small island next to Horseshoe Island, Oystercatcher (2), Lapwing (2) plus Blackcap, Chiffchaff and Willow Warbler. Tadpoles seen in ditch to the left of path between main carpark and wildlife centre. The small pool is at the carpark end. Butterflies: Orange Tip and Small White.Plants newly into flower: Cuckooflower (white or v.pale pink), Germander Speedwell (blue), Bogbean (white) and Forget-me-not.A Tittesworth Snippet: The Spring edition of the Titteworth Bird News newsletter is now available from Tittesworth's visitor centre. The sightings cover the months January, February and March. Ray and Margaret Perry
144219/04/20111 Black-tailed Godwit on Horseshoe Island until 08.25 hrs at least. Wild Barnacle Goose on Stones Island. 2 Little Ringed Plover at Sailing Club.Neil Moulden
144119/04/2011Paul Stanley Hide:1 Great Northern Diver (Adult) towards dam wall, 2 Redshank, 2 G C Grebe, 2 Mute Swan, 3 Lapwing, GSW (drumming)Sheepwash feeders: 6 Bullfinch, 3 Tree Sparrow, 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Willow Tit, Stones Island: 2 Barnacle Geese.Adam Jones
144019/04/20111 Garden warbler and 1 Sedge Warbler singing on Stones island. 1 Redstart singing in the field behind the Wildlife Centre. 2 Great Northern Divers with the adult coming into summer plumage..Clive Ashton
143918/04/2011Visitor Centre:1 Great Northern Diver (juvenile)4 Barnacle GeesePaul Stanley Hide:4 Great Crested Grebe1 OystercatcherLapwings3 Cormorants2 Nuthatch1 Reed Bunting1 TreecreeperSheepwash Car park feeders:6 Bullfinch3 Tree SparrowsMany Chaffinch1 Green Woodpecker.Adam Jones
143817/04/2011In addition to Roger's sightings, there was a Green Sandpiper on Sheepwash spit(now Island!)early afternoon, and still present at 17:00hr..Clive Ashton
143717/04/20111 lesser whitethroat top of Sheepwash car park 0630hrs.5 greylag south over dam.drake shoveler, pair gadwall and wild barnacle ADZ all on stones island.4 broods of mallard; 11+7@WLC and 6+7@sheepwash.1 common sandpiper at sheepwash.7 common buzzards together in a thermal.1 adult + 2 juvenile great northern divers..Roger Carrington
143615/04/2011Still 3 Great Northern Divers, with the adult bird coming into summer plumage. 5+ Little ringed Plover,2 Dunlin,4 Curlew,3 Goosander over west and another north later. .Clive Ashton
143514/04/20112 G N Divers displaying, initially the two faced each other flapping wings before one, using its feet reared upright with its wings forming a crucifix shape but not flapping. This occurred over a 10 minute period around 11-30 just off of buoy 9 on the dam wall..Ian Scrimshaw
143414/04/2011Bullfinch (at least 3 pairs). Redstart (1male) SFCreek area. Plenty of Chiffchaffs etc. Buzzard several in area showing very well, one in particular being mobbed by corvids over SFCreek..Steph Hicking
143313/04/20113 Great Northern Divers, 6 Little Ringed Plover, 100+ Swallow, 50+ Sandmartin, 2 Yellow Wagtails, White Wagtail and 11 Linnet. Also a male Redstart on Shiningford Creek found by RC..Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
143212/04/20113 Great Northern Divers between Tower Bank and Stones Island, viewed from Paul Stanley and Sheepwash hides.Jim Clarke
143111/04/2011Of note: Great Northern Diver (1), Barnacle Goose (17), Shoveler (pr)-Horseshoe Island, Oystercatcher (4), Lapwing (4), Redshank (3), Swallow (over 80), Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Bullfinch (pr), Read Bunting (a female).Small Tortoiseshell butterfly. Marsh Marigold (yellow) - back of pond next to Wildlife Centre.Ray and Margaret Perry
143011/04/20113 Great Northern Divers all seen from Stones Island. c30 Barnacle Geese, 4 Greylag Geese, 2 Shoveler, Mallard with 13 ducklings, 3 Little Ringed Plover, Dunlin, Snipe, Curlew, numerous Redshank and Oystercatcher, 5 Buzzard, male Peregrine, female Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 65 Swallow, 30 Sandmartin, 19 Blackcap, 13 Willow Warbler, 2 Wheatear, 2 Raven, 15+ Linnet on Horseshoe Island. .Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
142906/04/2011Warm today. Only viewed from wildlife centre and Stones Island for about an hour. 32 species identified. Of note: Barnacle Goose (28), Oystercatcher (3), Lapwing (4), Redshank (1), Blackcap (1), Chiffchaff (4)and Reed Bunting (1 male)A Brimstone butterfly was seen.Ray and Margaret Perry
142806/04/20112 Great Northern Divers from the Dam Wall early morning then both seen from Stones Island later on. A Red Kite drifted over the Dam Wall and then disappeared behind Sailing Club. A Little Ringed Plover in front of Sailing Club. Common Sandpiper on Horseshoe Island. 2 Greylag Geese, 30+ Barnacle Geese including colour ringed bird (ADZ), Wheatear on Dam Wall, Skylark, Linnet, numerous Buzzards, Sparrowhawk, Grey Heron, Grey Wagtail, Curlew, Raven. Lots of Chiff Chaffs and Blackcaps in song, also several Willow Warblers. .Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
142704/04/20113 Great Northern Divers, 32 Barnacle Geese including (ADZ), Curlew, Little Ringed Plover, 2 Snipe, c10 Oystercatchers, several Redshank, 19 Swallow, 9 Sand Martins, 2 Housemartins, 22 Chiff Chaff, 6 Blackcap, 5 Willow Warbler, 2 Wheatear, 120+ Lesser-black Backed Gulls. .Dave Newcombe
142602/04/2011An Osprey first seen by Jon Bradley at 08:30, later put on a good show between 10:25 and 10:45 from the Wildlife centre. A total of 4 Wheatear seen..Clive Ashton
142502/04/2011Early am Fishtail Creek to VC- 46 species. Highlights: Red-Legged Partridge (x2) flew from path to adjacent fields at Fishtail Creek, Little Owl (heard but not seen) calling from overgrown hedge in fields by Fishtail Creek, Willow Warbler, 2x Great Northern Divers, 20+ Sand Martins, Wheatear on Dam wall stones at 9:00..John Matkin
142402/04/20113 GN Divers. Willow Warbler singing by sailing club. 2 Blackcaps singing, Stones Island/Wildlife centre. 3 Snipe, Wildlife centre. ADZ Barnacle Goose still present as was the marked Tufted Duck AAS. A Common Tern was reported, though not seen by me as I left site for a couple of hours.No sign of the Black Redstart.Clive Ashton
142330/03/2011The Black Redstart was still present at 15.00 in Wildlife Centre Creek. 2 Great Northern Divers, 3 Pink-Footed Geese, c30 Barnacle Geese including the colour ringed bird (ADZ), 2 Greylag Geese, 1 Wigeon, 2 Teal, 2 Goldeneye, c10 Oystercatchers, 6+ Redshank, 2 Curlew, 25 Sand Martins, 6 Swallows, 20+ Meadow Pipits, 21 Chiff Chaff between Millfields and Sheepwash, Willow Warbler again singing briefly near Black Redstart, Blackcap, 2 Raven, 25 Tree Sparrows, female Brambling at Millfields and a Linnet over Stones Island. .Dave Newcombe
142230/03/2011Little Egret at Brownale Bay then flew down Hopton End and then back to land on far side below Hall WoodLate News!! Site was unavailable on Monday night!Steph and Paul Hicking
142130/03/2011Female Black Redstart still between Wldlife Centre and Creek mid morning. Also Willow Warbler nearby and blackcap singing near Sailing Club early morning [DN]..Roger Carrington
142029/03/2011Female type Black Redstart, half way between the Wildlife Centre and the bend on Wildlife centre creek. Viewed from the gap in the hedge where the reeds are. The bird was perching in Hawthorn bushes and dropping down to feed on the grass. Still present at 18:00hr though it went to ground when the rain came.This morning 2 Swallows and c20 Sand Martins.3 GN Divers still present..Clive Ashton
141929/03/2011Still 3 Great Northern Divers on site including an adult and 2 juveniles. One of the Divers was seen catching and eating a Crayfish near the Dam Wall in the morning. 32 Barnacle Geese including the colour ringed bird (ADZ). 3 female Goldeneye, 3 female Goosander. At least 6 Oystercatchers, several Redshank, 2 Curlew and a Snipe. c900 BH Gulls including many 1st winters, 63 LBB Gull and 1 imm GBB Gull. 1 Sand Martin. 23 Meadow Pipits on the Dam Wall mid-afternoon. 100+ Fieldfare over the Wildlife Centre. 2 Raven. A Linnet over Stones Island. .Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
141828/03/201131 species identified early pm. Of note: Barnacle Goose (35), Oystercatcher (2), Lapwing (4), Chiffchaff (6) and Reed Bunting (1 female).Plants, shrubs and trees in flower: Coltsfoot (yellow), Lesser Celandine (yellow), Daisy, Dandelion, Opposite-leaved Golden Saxifrage (yellow) - near post 5F, Common Mouse-ear (white), Cowslip (yellow), Gorse (yellow) and Plum Cherry (white). Ray and Margaret Perry
141728/03/2011Redstart - male09.15 in shrubs at end of Wildlife Centre CreekNeil Venables
141625/03/20111 Curlew --WLC22 Barnacle geese --WLC2 -Gt. Nortern Divers -- From Stones Island1 - Redshank --Stones Island2 - Oystercatcher -- From stones Island.Paul Highman
141524/03/2011Great Northern Diver, at Sheepwash/Lane End Hide end of reservoir, Carsington Water. Also Raven, Chiffchaff, 2 Goosanders, 2 Oystercatchers, 2 Goldeneyes.I thought I'd send report as you are missing one for 22nd at present.Alan Hobson
141423/03/20113 Great Northern Divers off Stones Island. All together in scope and one displaying to two others..Peter Gibbon
141321/03/20112 juv Great Northern Divers, 3 Little Grebe, 6 Greylag Geese, 29 Barnacle Geese including the colour ringed bird. pr Mandarin, 24 Wigeon, 4+ Buzzard, male Sparrowhawk, pr Peregrine, 12 Oystercatcher, 6 Snipe, 6 Redshank, 4 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 5 Meadow Pipit, 3 Fieldfare, 19 Chiff Chaff counted on the circular walk, Goldcrest, Treecreeper, 2 Raven, 40 Starling, 2 Brambling with Chaffinch flock near Fishtail Creek and 2 Lesser Redpoll. .Dave Newcombe
141220/03/20113 GN Divers 2 Shelduck 5 Snipe 5+ Chiffchaff The colour ringed barnacle Goose still present.Please be aware that extensive habitat improvement is now underway on the base of sheepwash spit. This work includes the use of heavy machinery, and will be on going for the next week or so.Clive Ashton / Roger Carrington
141118/03/20113 swallows circling around stone shelter Millfields Snipe on Millfields island..Bob and Gill Smith
141018/03/2011Regarding the colour ringed Barnalce Goose that has been seen with the regular feral flock of Barnacle Geese. Orange ADZ was ringed on 8/2/99 at Caerlaverock WWT in Dumfriesshire, Scotland as a male first year bird hatched in summer 1998. It was last seen on the reserve on 27/1/10 and is seen on the Solway in most winters. It has not been reported from Svalbard..Dave Newcombe
140917/03/20112 Great Northern Divers, 2 Grey Heron, 20 Barnacle Geese, 21 Wigeon, 2 Gadwall, 9 Goldeneye, female Goosander, 5 Redshank, 2 Snipe, 2 Curlew, several Oystercatchers, 2 Chiff Chaff, 12 Meadow Pipits, 4 Lesser Redpoll, 4+ Reed Bunting and 55 Redwing. Several thousand Gulls in the roost but could only see BH, LBB and Common but viewing was difficult due to fog which lingered for most of the day. .Dave Newcombe
140814/03/20113 Great Northern Divers and a probable 4th Diver seen entering bay near holiday cottages. c8 Goldeneye, drake Pochard, drake Gadwall, 18 Wigeon, female Goosander, 4 Snipe, 6 Curlew, 3+ Redshank, male Sparrowhawk, 2 Lesser Redpoll, Raven, and the Barn Owl near Sheepwash Hide at 17.55. .Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
140613/03/2011WeBS count for March:2 Mute Swan,2 Greylag,51 Canada and 2 Barnacle Goose,1 Wigeon,81 Teal,81 Mallard,2 Pintail,3 Shoveller,270 Tufted Duck,8 Goldeneye,2 Great Northern Diver,1 Little Grebe,38 Great Crested Grebe(one pair building nest),7 Cormorant,8 Moorhen,116 Coot,10 Oystercatcher,8 Lapwing,5 Snipe,5 Curlew,4 Redshank,1 Buzzard. Also 2 Ravens.Last year on 14th March there were 25 Little Grebe but in March 1997 there was also only 1.This shows the fluctuations in numbers of this species.Peter Gibbon and John Bradley
140513/03/2011ChiffchaffOne singing on Stones Island in the afternoon.Alein Shreeve
140412/03/20111x Greylag goose, 3x Lesser redpoll, 2x Reed bunting, 23x Pied wagtails in and around VC courtyard at 17:30, 1x Tawny owl at Fishtail Creek c20:00..John Matkin
140310/03/20112 GN Divers off the dam wall. 2 Pintail Sheepwash, Redwing, c30 Sailing Club, c25 Sheepwash, 5 Stones island, 1 WLC. Curlew flock c40 seen briefly flying to fields by brick tower. The colour ringed Barnacle Goose on the dam wall, and then later on Stones Island (Orange ring black letters AOZ) The female Tufted Duck with the blue bill saddle AAS again from the dam wall.Locally 9 Waxwings at Middleton Top, flying towards the reservoir at 07:50hrClive Ashton
140209/03/20112 Great Northern Divers, 32 Barnacle Geese including a colour ringed bird which I'm currently persuing. Greylag Goose, pr Pintail, drake Shoveler, 18 Goldeneye, pr Goosander, 17 Wigeon, c50 Curlew near dusk landed on Millfields Island, 3 Dunlin, 3+ Redshank, c10 Oystercatcher, 2 Buzzard, Kestrel, adult Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Raven. The Gull roost consisted mostly BH Gulls and Common Gulls with c50 LBB Gulls and 2 Herring Gulls. .Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
140109/03/2011Flock of c. 20 Curlew circling opposite Watchtower 12.50; Bean Goose with group of Canada Geese 2.45, close in at left side of path towards Stones Island.G.S. Woodpecker and two Nuthatches on feeder at Paul Stanley, 11.00I got several good shots of the Bean Goose and can send copies as attachments if needed. Conforms exactly with illustration in Hume's RSPB Birds.John Bell
140008/03/2011A male Snow Bunting on the tip Sheepwash Spit at 0650hrs this morning. Its calls attracted me to it, after taking a very distant record photo I could not re-find it, also checked Stones Islands, no sign by 0930hrs..Roger Carrington
139907/03/201110.45am. viewed from the tip of Stones Island and looking towards Fishtail creek, 2 Great Northern Divers swimming together , and a third opposite Lane End Hide. Seen by all 21 people on Beginners Bird Watch.David Bennett ( S/T VR)
139807/03/2011Birding only at wildlife centre and Stones Island. Of note: Barnacle Goose (21) - by Stones Island, Oystercatcher (3), Redshank (2), Wren (1) - the first found by us since the harsh December weather, Raven (1) and Tree Sparrows & Moorhens displaying.Plants: Coltsfoot - several clumps, Snowdrops - one patch, a few specimens of Lesser Celandine, Daisy, Dandelion and Red Dead Nettle.Ray and Margaret Perry
139707/03/2011A Rock Pipit on Sheepwash Spit today. Also on site 2 Great Northern Divers, 30+ Barnacle Geese, drake Pintail, 104 Teal, 20 Wigeon, 15 Goldeneye, 2 Goosander, 5 Buzzards, 7 Curlew, c8 Oystercatchers, 4+ Redshank, adult Mediterranean Gull, 6 Bullfinch, 3 Reed Buntings and 2 Raven. .Dave Newcombe
139607/03/201125 curlewA flock of some 25 Curlew flying South across Fishtail Creek.No name given
139506/03/2011A flock of 36 Curlew flew around Sheepwash spit,then lost to sight over Fishtail creek.The pair of Pintail still close in from Sheepwash.2 GN Divers,4 Buzzards,2 Kestrels,Raven,13+Goldeneye.A pair of Oystercatchers mating on Sheepwash spit (bar code ringed bird)C200 Common Gulls on the water this afternoon, with many more passing through..Clive Ashton
139403/03/20112 Whooper Swan on Stones Island at dawn, then circled and flew north at 0740hrs.12 Redwing on Stones Is.2 Gadwall, 1 Dunlin and 5 Curlew at Wildlife Centre.2 Great Northern Divers distant.3 first winter GBBGulls on Flat Island.Pair Pintail at Sheepwash.24 Woodpigeon in field near Sheepwash car park and 5 Tree Sparrow on feeder there.Counts of 18 Wigeon and 68 Teal.All recorded this morning.Water levels are now high.Roger Carrington
139302/03/2011No sign of yesterday's 22 Whooper Swans so I guess they must have departed early this morning. The 2 Great Northern Divers still remain, as does the pair of Pintail. Also 32 Barnacle Geese, 12+ Goldeneye, 17 Wigeon, 6 Pochard, Grey Heron, Buzzard, Dunlin, c10 Oystercatchers, several Redshank, adult Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Lesser Redpoll, Raven and a Barn Owl near Sheepwash Car Park at 17.30. Also a Water Vole at Hopton End and a Fox behind the Wildlife Centre. .Dave Newcombe
139202/03/2011Viewed from Wildlife Centre and nearby area. Of note: Barnacle Goose (20), Goldeneye (pr), Oystercatcher (2), Curlew (1), Pied Wagtail (6), Willow Tit (2) and Bullfinch (1 male)..Ray and Margaret Perry
139101/03/2011As well as flock of 15 whooper swans reported already, a further group of 6 (2 adults, 4 cygnets) in Shiningford Creek..Neil Venables
139001/03/201115 Whooper swans between Millfields and lake centreFlock of Curlew (Approx 2 dozen) in cattle field South of Fishtail creek..Bob and Gill Smith
138901/03/2011Still 2 Great Northern Divers present, 2 Grey Heron, pair of Pintail, 16 Goldeneye, 5 Curlew, 5+ Oystercatchers, c5 Redshank, Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, 525 Common Gull, 3 GBB Gull, 10 Redwing and a Raven. A Fox was near the Wildlife Centre early morning. .Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
138826/02/20111 GN Diver off dam wall flying north-west 11am1 Sparrowhawk~25 Barnacle Geese.Chris Johnstone
138725/02/2011From Sheepwash at 10.00 - 11.00 a.m. 2 G N Divers, Juv G B B gull, lots of LBB and BH gulls, 10 goldeneye, teal, tufted D.Behind hide - buzzard, 4 Mistle thrush, sev red wing.Martin Kaye
138624/02/2011From sheepwash this afternoon,1 GN Diver12 Curlew2 Pintail (m+f)2 Shoveller (m+f)10+ Goldeneye3 Buzzard.1000+ Gulls present at 13:00hrs,mainly Black headed,Common and LBBG.Clive Ashton
138521/02/2011Very misty/foggy on site today. Of note: Great Northern Diver (1) - off Watersports Island, Little Grebe (1) - by the Sailimg Club, Goldeneye (3, 2 males & a female), Oystercatcher (2) - on top of the dam wall, Lapwing (~300) - Horseshoe Island, Song Thrush (1) - singing loudly near the Wildlife Centre and a male Bullfinch - eating at the Wildlife Centre feeding station..Ray and Margaret Perry
138417/02/201143 Great Black-backed Gulls on Sheepwash Spit 0730hrs.7 Oystercatchers, 3 Little Grebe, 5 Lesser Redpoll.3 Shelduck very mobile.3 Great Northern Divers.Pair Pintail at Sheepwash.Pair Goosander at Millfields..Roger Carrington
138316/02/20113 Great Northern Divers, 32 Barnacle Geese, 2 Pintail, c20 Goldeneye, 5 Oystercatchers, Curlew, 2 Redshank, Buzzard, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, Yellow-legged Gull, 8 GBB Gull, 2 Herring Gull and 260 Common Gull. The Gull roost was c6000 birds but most were well scattered and distant. A Barn Owl again flew in front of Sheepwash Hide at 17.10 and I then saw it in the car park at 17.30. .Dave Newcombe
138215/02/201110:30hr - Millfields: Tufted Duck 2 rafts of [60+ each], G.C.Grebe[5]; 11:15hr - WLC, Lapwing [120], Drake Shoveler [1], Teal [22], Oystercatcher [3], Wigeon [14], Usual Birds on Feeder - Chaffinch, Tree Sparrow, Pheasant, Mallard, Robin, plus nearby Dunnock, Thrush(not sure which), Blackbird, ; 12:00hr Sheepwash - Goldeneye [7], Cormorant [9], GN Diver [2], Oystercatcher [2], Snowdrops near path to Sheepwash Hide.David Edmonds
138114/02/2011WeBS count for February 07.45 to 10.30- 12 Cormorant,2 Mute Swan,51 Canada Goose,33 Barnacle Goose,2 Great Northern Diver,2 Little Grebe,23 Great Crested Grebe,55 Wigeon,102 Teal,106 Mallard,2 Pintail,285 Tufted Duck,6 Pochard,18 Goldeneye,2 Moorhen,171 Coot,201 Lapwing,5 Oystercatcher,1 Redshank,1 Kestrel,1 Sparrowhawk,1 Buzzard. .Peter Gibbon and John Bradley
138014/02/20112 Great Northern Divers, 31 Barnacle Geese, 15+ Goldeneye, pair of Pintail, 5 Oystercatchers, 3 Redshank, Curlew, 3 Buzzard, male Sparrowhawk, Yellow-legged Gull and 2 Skylark. At 16.40 a Barn Owl flew in front of Sheepwash Hide to the delight of several birders. .Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
137914/02/201133 species of bird observed around midday. Of note: Great Northern Diver (1) - off Stones Island (SI), Barnacle Goose (30+) - flew north away from SI, Gadwall (pr), Goldeneye (1 male) - seen from the Wildlife Centre (WLC), Oystercatcher (1) - on raft near water sports centre, Lapwing (~250) - ~150 on Horseshoe Island & ~100 by Sailing Club, Redshank (2) - either side of SI causeway, Willow Tit (2) - WLC feeding station, and Rook & Crow - a combined flock of about 40 birds on the dam wall grassy area.Snowdrops seen close to the visitor centre.Ray and Margaret Perry
137813/02/20113 oystercatchers - stone island, shore furthest from the visitors centre 12am-ish.No name given
137712/02/2011From Sheepwash 14:00-17:00Probable 3rd winter Caspian Gull at 15:30 for 30mins before flying off towards wildlife centre and out of view1 Adult Yellow-legged Gull on end of spit2 Great Northern Divers together, distantly towards Millfields5 Goldeneye (1 drake)1 Pintail (drake)1 Barn Owl first seen at 16:39, absolutely superb views with several fly pasts right by the hide .Paul Thomas
137609/02/2011Of note: Barnacle Goose (25), Gadwall (1 male), Kestrel (1 male), Lapwing (140) - mainly on Horseshoe Island, Redshank (1), Pied Wagtail (2), Robin - many singing, Willow Tit (2) - Wildlife Centre (WLC) feeding station and Reed Bunting (1 male) - behind the WLC feeding station. Daffodil shoots seen near the visitor centre. Bright yellow lichen observed on some trees. It is Xanthoria parietina.A Tittesworth Water Snippet: The latest Tittesworth Bird News newsletter is now on sale at the Tittesworth visitor centre shop. Birding highlights are given for the months October - December.Ray and Margaret Perry
137509/02/20112 Great Northern Divers, 31 Barnacle Geese, 2 Shelduck, 2 Pintail, c20 Goldeneye, Oystercatcher, Yellow-legged Gull, 15 Redwing, Fieldfare, 40 Rook, 2 Raven and a Linnet. Also a Stoat near the Sailing Club. .Dave Newcombe/Clive Ashton
137408/02/2011A Dark Bellied Brent Goose at Sheepwash today. The bird was on the spit in the morning and was still present to the right of the hide near dusk. Also seen today was 2 Great Northern Divers, 28 Barnacle Geese, 18+ Goldeneye, pair of Pintail, 4 Redshank, 235 Lapwing, Dunlin, 5 Skylark over, 15 Redwing, 2 Buzzard, Raven and c180 Jackdaw. The adult Yellow-legged Gull was there as usual and the Gull roost consisted of around 3000 birds and apart from 1 Herring Gull I only saw BH, Lesser and Common Gulls. I didn't see the Smew myself but it was reported near Millfields.Dave Newcombe
137306/02/2011from Sheepwash at 2.00 - 3.30 p.m.- teal, tufted d, 21 goldeneye, wigeon, mallard, pair pintail, herring, lesser black, black headed and 1 Y legged gull. Lapwing, coot, pied wagtailfrom dam wall 4.00 - 5.00 p.m. pair goosander and female smew..Martin Kaye
137105/02/2011Snipe at paul stanley memorial hide, feeding in runnoff to left of hide at mid-day on Thursday, 3rd Feb..jane burgess
136903/02/20113 Great Northern Divers, female Smew near the Draw Off Tower then briefly at Sheepwash. Pair of Pintail, c35 Goldeneye, female Goosander, 207 Lapwing, 3 Redshank and Yellow-legged Gull. .Dave Newcombe
136802/02/20113 Great Northern Divers,pair of Pintail(Sheepwash),3 Pink footed Geese(Stones Island)30+Goldeneye,c15 Redwing also on Stones Island. Gull roost very spread and mainly Common and Black headed, though the Yellow legged Gull was present as usual.The Smew eluded me, but was reported by others.Clive Ashton
136731/01/2011Very misty on site. Of note: Wigeon (80+) - Horseshoe Island, Lapwing (6) - dam wall area, Snipe - one flew past the Wildlife Centre (WC) window, Fieldfare (1) - dam wall area and Willow Tit (1) - WC feeding station..Ray and Margaret Perry