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Sightings 2017

 Posted by on January 1, 2018

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2017-12-31 00:00:00GNDiver 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. 2Simon Roddis
2017-12-31 00:00:002 Buzzards flying over, 11.30 hours 15 plus Snipe on shore of Shiningford Creek, 12.00 1 female Goldeneye, off Hall Wood, 14.00 2 Pochard, male and female, Upperfields Bay, 15.00 3 Gooseanders, 2 male and 1 redhead, Millfields, 15.30john le corney
2017-12-31 00:00:00A 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.Clive Ashton
2017-12-30 00:00:00The 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. Simon Roddis
2017-12-27 00:00:00The 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 settlSimon Roddis
2017-12-25 00:00:00The 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 KingfishSimon Roddis
2017-12-24 00:00:00GNDiver 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, anSimon Roddis
2017-12-23 00:00:00GNDiver 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.Simon Roddis
2017-12-22 00:00:00The 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 GBbSimon Roddis
2017-12-21 00:00:00This 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 SSimon Roddis
2017-12-20 00:00:00Afternoon 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. AtSimon Roddis
2017-12-19 00:00:00The adult GN Diver off Stones, 7 Redshank, 3 Ruff, 1 Dunlin, 6 Skylark over Millfields.Clive Ashton/Roger Carrington
2017-12-18 00:00:00GNDiver 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 LapwinSimon Roddis
2017-12-17 00:00:00I 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.Simon Roddis
2017-12-16 00:00:00Two 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 gSimon Roddis
2017-12-16 00:00:00Monthly 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 RSimon Roddis, John Bradley
2017-12-15 00:00:00The 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 Simon Roddis
2017-12-15 00:00:00The 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 SheSimon Roddis
2017-12-13 00:00:00The 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 BrowSimon Roddis
2017-12-11 00:00:00The 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, includiSimon Roddis, Roger Carrington
2017-12-10 00:00:00Millfields 5/6 Redpoll, Treecreeper, Mistle Thrush, Willow Tit, 4/5 RedshankMr ERIC DEWHURST
2017-12-08 00:00:00GN 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.Clive Ashton
2017-12-07 00:00:00On 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: oneSimon Roddis
2017-12-06 00:00:00Just 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.Simon Roddis
2017-12-05 00:00:00Hopton 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 Redshank Sheepwash: 2 Dunlin, 50+ Redwing and 3 Mistle Thrush.Clive Ashton
2017-12-05 00:00:00The 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 Simon Roddis
2017-12-03 00:00:00In 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 wGary Atkins
2017-12-03 00:00:00Following 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, TGary Atkins
2017-12-02 00:00:00The 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 GSimon Roddis
2017-12-02 00:00:00Little Egret in Shiningford Creek this morning.Eric Dewhurst
2017-12-01 00:00:0001-12-2017 - 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..Simon Roddis
2017-12-01 00:00:0030-11-2017 - 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, 2Simon Roddis
2017-11-29 00:00:00The 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 SoSimon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
2017-11-28 00:00:00The 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 DunSimon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
2017-11-27 00:00:00The 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. FemalSimon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
2017-11-26 00:00:00The 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 SailSimon Roddis
2017-11-25 00:00:00Brief 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.Clive Ashton
2017-11-24 00:00:00It 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, Simon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
2017-11-23 00:00:00At 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. Simon Roddis
2017-11-22 00:00:001 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 fielSimon Roddis
2017-11-21 00:00:005 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.SJR, AHS, CA
2017-11-20 00:00:001st-winter Kittiwake flew south at 1140, otherwise much the same.Simon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
2017-11-20 00:00:001 Hawfinch again at Millfields this morning.Clive Ashton
2017-11-19 00:00:00John 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-fooSimon Roddis, John Bradley
2017-11-18 00:00:003 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. Simon Roddis
2017-11-18 00:00:00At 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 earlieSimon Roddis
2017-11-16 00:00:001 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 GoldeneSimon Roddis, Clive Ashton
2017-11-15 00:00:00Female 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 hawthornsSimon Roddis, Clive Ashton
2017-11-13 00:00:00A 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.Simon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
2017-11-12 00:00:00A 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.SJR, CA, RC
2017-11-11 00:00:00174 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 RedDavid Armitt
2017-11-11 00:00:00At 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 StonesSJR, CA, JB
2017-11-10 00:00:00This morning from Stones Island late am 1 Black tailed godwit,5 Redshank, 15 Dunlin, 3 Golden Plovers and 5 Lessser redpoll. RC, AHS.
2017-11-09 00:00:00Another 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 atSimon Roddis
2017-11-08 00:00:00From 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 BSimon Roddis
2017-11-08 00:00:001 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 dSimon Roddis
2017-11-06 00:00:003 ruff, 3 dunlin, 1 ringed plover around stones island also singles of redshank, dunlin and ringed plover at Sheepwash Clive Ashton
2017-11-06 00:00:006 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. Simon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
2017-11-05 00:00:00A 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 SheepwaSimon Roddis
2017-11-03 00:00:001 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.Simon Roddis
2017-11-02 00:00:00A 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 Simon Roddis, Clive Ashton
2017-11-01 00:00:00A 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).Simon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
2017-10-31 00:00:00401 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 MillfieldSimon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
2017-10-30 00:00:00This morning from Stones Island and WLC, 4 Ruff, 4 Redshank, 2 Dunlin, 3 Common Snipe and 5 Red poll. Alan Stewardson
2017-10-30 00:00:00This 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.Simon Roddis
2017-10-28 00:00:0024 Hawfinch flew Southwest over Millfields between 08:15hrs and 09:52hrs, including a group of 15 at 09:25hrs. JB,CA,AHS
2017-10-28 00:00:00Hawfinch over Millfields car park at 10:25am plus another over Penn Carr at 10:35am.JB, AHS
2017-10-26 00:00:008 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 MallardDavid Armitt
2017-10-25 00:00:00On 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 Gary Atkins
2017-10-24 00:00:004 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 Roger Carrington
2017-10-22 00:00:0052 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 hideDavid Armitt
2017-10-21 00:00:00The 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 GaDave Newcombe
2017-10-21 00:00:004 Hawfinch south west over Millfields car park, 1 at 8:40am and 3 at 8:50am. 4 Goldeneye in Millfields Bay.John Bradley
2017-10-21 00:00:00From 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. A H STEWARDSON
2017-10-20 00:00:00This 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. A H STEWARDSON
2017-10-19 00:00:005 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.Clive Ashton
2017-10-18 00:00:00A 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).Simon Roddis
2017-10-17 00:00:00A 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, Simon Roddis
2017-10-16 00:00:00The 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 BramblingSimon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
2017-10-15 00:00:00The 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 RailSimon Roddis
2017-10-14 00:00:00Monthly 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 ShoSimon Roddis, John Bradley
2017-10-13 00:00:005 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 GreylaSimon Roddis
2017-10-12 00:00:00The results of todays Tree Sparrow survey are 17 Tree Sparrows within the survey area.A H Stewardson
2017-10-11 00:00:00The 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 sDave Newcombe
2017-10-11 00:00:00Sheepwash: 16 Pintail, Green Winged Teal, 2 Ruff, 9 Ringed Plover, 7 Dunlin. Gull roost: 5 Yellow legged Gulls.Clive Ashton
2017-10-09 00:00:00At least 15 Shoveler and 11 Pintail around site, 6+ Little Egret, 6 Dunlin, 6 Ringed Plover and 3 Mistle Thrush at Sheepwash. Clive Ashton/Keith Bunting
2017-10-07 00:00:002 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 SparrowhDave Newcombe/Chris Brown
2017-10-04 00:00:00Green-winged Teal again from Sheepwash Hide at 12:30.Roger Carrington
2017-10-04 00:00:00Green 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 buDave Newcombe/Chris Brown
2017-10-01 00:00:00This 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.R Carrington A H Stewardson
2017-10-01 00:00:00Species 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+), CarrionGary Atkins
2017-09-30 00:00:005 Little Egret, 151 Greylag Geese, 14 Pintail, 6 Shoveler, 7 Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlin, Peregrine, Sparrowhawk and 1 Swallow.Clive Ashton/Alan Stewardson
2017-09-28 00:00:00Whole 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, Dave Newcombe
2017-09-26 00:00:009 Little Egret, 12 Ringed Plover, 5 Dunlin, a Stonechat in WLC Creek, Siskin and Lesser Redpoll over.Clive Ashton
2017-09-26 00:00:00Afternoon visit to Sheepwash, 18 Ringed Plover, 8 Dunlin, 1 Ruff, 1 Golden Plover, 1 Redshank and 2 Yellow legged Gulls.Clive Ashton
2017-09-26 00:00:00Tree Sparrow survey. 19 Tree Sparrows, mainly around Wildlife centre.Alan Stewardson
2017-09-25 00:00:00Plenty 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 daSJR, AHS, RC, CA
2017-09-24 00:00:00At 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 SkylarSJR, RC, AHS, JB
2017-09-24 00:00:0011 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 SparrDavid Armitt
2017-09-23 00:00:00This 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. A H STEWARDSON
2017-09-22 00:00:002 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 PocSimon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
2017-09-22 00:00:001st/2nd winter Caspian Gull in roost off Stones Island.John Bradley
2017-09-21 00:00:002 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 PintaSimon Roddis, Clive Ashton
2017-09-20 00:00:003 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 PocSimon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
2017-09-19 00:00:003 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 PeregrSimon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
2017-09-18 00:00:00Highlight 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 SSimon Roddis, Alan Stewardson, Keith Bunting
2017-09-18 00:00:005 Little Egrets at wlc bay most of SundayPat
2017-09-17 00:00:00c200 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. ASJR, CA, JB, AHS
2017-09-16 00:00:007 Pintail, 6 Shoveler, 90 Pink-footed Geese East at 08:35hr and another 12 at 08:45hr 8 Ringed Plover, 4+ Dunlin.CA,JB
2017-09-15 00:00:0006:30-08:30hr : 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. Clive Ashton
2017-09-15 00:00:00On 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 oSimon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
2017-09-14 00:00:00Other 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 Dave Newcombe
2017-09-14 00:00:0029 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 oSimon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
2017-09-14 00:00:00Looked 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.Simon Roddis
2017-09-14 00:00:00Alan 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 c1Dave Newcombe/ Alan Stewardson
2017-09-12 00:00:00Manx Shearwater still present this morning,viewable from the dam wall at time of this report.SJR,ST,CA
2017-09-12 00:00:00In 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 JackdSimon Roddis
2017-09-11 00:00:0025 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.SJR, AHS, CA
2017-09-11 00:00:00Manx Shearwater sat on the water off the end of Stones Island at 7:55pm, 5 Yellow-legged Gulls in roost.John Bradley
2017-09-10 00:00:002 Greenshank at Sheepwash till 11:00am then flew east, plus 3 Redshank.John Bradley
2017-09-10 00:00:00Monthly 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, 15Simon Roddis, John Bradley
2017-09-09 00:00:001 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. CoSimon Roddis
2017-09-08 00:00:0036 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 paSimon Roddis
2017-09-07 00:00:00Also 100 Swallow around the dam wall, Yellow Wagtail on the dam and 6 Ringed Plover.Clive Ashton
2017-09-07 00:00:007 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 IslandClive Ashton
2017-09-06 00:00:00The 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 MeadoSimon Roddis
2017-09-06 00:00:00In 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 MartinsDave Newcombe
2017-09-05 00:00:00Little 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 12David Armitt
2017-09-05 00:00:00Duck 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. 4SJR, AHS, RC
2017-09-04 00:00:00The 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 Simon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
2017-09-03 00:00:00A 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 HoSJR, CA, JB
2017-09-03 00:00:00Species 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 GoGary Atkins
2017-09-03 00:00:002 Sandwich Terns perched on buoys this evening in rain.Roger Carrington
2017-09-02 00:00:002 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. Clive Ashton
2017-09-02 00:00:001100 -- 20 Buzzards high over Wildlife Centre creek, some being mobbed by one or two RavensGary Atkins
2017-09-01 00:00:005 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 juSJR, AHS, CA
2017-08-31 00:00:00Juv 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 Simon Roddis
2017-08-31 00:00:00This 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).Roger Carrington
2017-08-30 00:00:00Juv Spotted Redshank still from Sheepwash Hide at 12:20hrs.Roger Carrington
2017-08-30 00:00:00On 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 GBSimon Roddis
2017-08-29 00:00:00Juv 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.John Bradley
2017-08-28 00:00:00Similar 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.Simon Roddis
2017-08-27 00:00:0045 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.Simon Roddis
2017-08-26 00:00:003 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 nonetheSimon Roddis
2017-08-25 00:00:0050 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.Simon Roddis, Roger Carrington
2017-08-24 00:00:0044 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 SClive Ashton
2017-08-23 00:00:004 wheatear on dam wall 3 pm ishPhil Davies
2017-08-23 00:00:00A 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 RedshankSJR, CA, RC
2017-08-22 00:00:001 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 WarblersSimon Roddis
2017-08-21 00:00:00At 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. Simon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
2017-08-21 00:00:00Should 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.Simon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
2017-08-18 00:00:0010 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.Clive Ashton
2017-08-17 00:00:0050 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 inclSimon Roddis
2017-08-16 00:00:0050 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 BuzzarSimon Roddis
2017-08-15 00:00:00An 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 SSimon Roddis
2017-08-14 00:00:0049 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 5Simon Roddis, Clive Ashton
2017-08-13 00:00:00Monthly 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 MoorSimon Roddis, Jon Bradley
2017-08-11 00:00:0010 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-summeSimon Roddis
2017-08-10 00:00:00The 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 RClive Ashton/Roger Carrington
2017-08-09 00:00:0018 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 birdSimon Roddis
2017-08-08 00:00:0014 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. Simon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
2017-08-07 00:00:00A 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 SaSimon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
2017-08-07 00:00:00Species 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-headedGary Atkins
2017-08-06 00:00:00An 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 Simon Roddis
2017-08-05 00:00:00Brief 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. Clive Ashton
2017-08-04 00:00:00At 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 tSJR, CA, RC
2017-08-04 00:00:00Should also have mentioned a probable Bar-tailed Godwit over, moving north.CA, RC
2017-08-03 00:00:00At 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 Simon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
2017-08-03 00:00:002 Common Sandpiper in Brown Ale Bay at 13.30 hrs.Neil Moulden
2017-08-02 00:00:006 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.Simon Roddis, Clive Ashton
2017-08-01 00:00:006 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 aClive Ashton/Roger Carrington
2017-07-29 00:00:00At 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!Simon Roddis
2017-07-28 00:00:00The 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 recordSimon Roddis
2017-07-28 00:00:003 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+ SwiftClive Ashton/Roger Carrington
2017-07-27 00:00:00Highlight 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 TeSimon Roddis
2017-07-26 00:00:006 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, RCA,RC,SJR
2017-07-25 00:00:0048 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-lSJR, AHS, CA
2017-07-25 00:00:00In addition today a Wheatear on Millfields Island mid morning also 2 adult Yellow legged Gulls.Clive Ashton
2017-07-24 00:00:004 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. Clive Ashton/Roger Carrington
2017-07-24 00:00:00On 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 SwSimon Roddis
2017-07-23 00:00:00Monthly 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 MoorheSJR, JB, CA
2017-07-21 00:00:005 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 ShiningforSimon Roddis
2017-07-20 00:00:0047 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 aSimon Roddis
2017-07-18 00:00:003 Barnacle Geese, 4 Little ringed Plover, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Treecreeper, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Willow Tit, 10+ Tree Sparrow, 1 Kestrel, 3 ChaffinchAlex Collins-Smith
2017-07-18 00:00:0049 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, Clive Ashton
2017-07-18 00:00:00In addition from WLC: 1 Hobby high over Carsington Pastures, 1 Teal, 40+ Tree Sparrow, 2 eclipse Gadwall. And 1 Oystercatcher at Lane End.James Owen
2017-07-16 00:00:00Lapwing 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,David Armitt
2017-07-16 00:00:0048 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 andSimon Roddis, Roger Carrington
2017-07-15 00:00:0050 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 StoSimon Roddis
2017-07-13 00:00:003 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 siSJR, CA, RC
2017-07-11 00:00:00Female 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 aSimon Roddis
2017-07-10 00:00:0010 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 plusSimon Roddis
2017-07-09 00:00:00Adult 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 sitClive Ashton
2017-07-08 00:00:003 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 DoSimon Roddis
2017-07-07 00:00:0046 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 abaSimon Roddis
2017-07-05 00:00:001 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 GadwSimon Roddis
2017-07-03 00:00:00450 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 SJR, CA, AHS
2017-07-03 00:00:00Red 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 David Armitt
2017-07-02 00:00:0029 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.Simon Roddis
2017-06-30 00:00:00The 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, pSimon Roddis
2017-06-29 00:00:00Decent 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 nSimon Roddis, Clive Ashton
2017-06-28 00:00:001 Black-tailed Godwit at Wildlife Centre 1615hrs, 2 Sanderling on Sail Club Island 1700hrs in wet windy conditions.Roger Carrington
2017-06-27 00:00:00New brood of 2 young Barnacle Geese at Millfields. Male Pochard flew past Stones. Otherwise, mostly the usual suspects.Simon Roddis, Ken Rome
2017-06-26 00:00:00I 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 atDave Newcombe
2017-06-26 00:00:0042 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 drakeSimon Roddis
2017-06-25 00:00:00I 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.Jennifer Cauchemet
2017-06-24 00:00:0031 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 ShSimon Roddis
2017-06-23 00:00:0031 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. CA,AHS,SJR
2017-06-22 00:00:0027 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 Simon Roddis
2017-06-20 00:00:00Pair 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. 18Simon Roddis
2017-06-19 00:00:00Drake 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 WarbClive Ashton
2017-06-19 00:00:00Pair of Red-crested Pochard at the Wildlife Centre with 6 young.Dave Newcombe
2017-06-16 00:00:00Grey 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 Dave Newcombe
2017-06-15 00:00:00Sedge 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.Clive Ashton
2017-06-13 00:00:00Drake 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.Simon Roddis
2017-06-12 00:00:00Just 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.Simon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
2017-06-11 00:00:00Monthly 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 PloSimon Roddis, Clive Ashton
2017-06-10 00:00:001 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 risSimon Roddis
2017-06-09 00:00:00Sheepwash: 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 WClive Ashton
2017-06-09 00:00:00A 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 GSimon Roddis
2017-06-08 00:00:001 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. PaiSimon Roddis
2017-06-07 00:00:00At 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 HerriSimon Roddis
2017-06-06 00:00:006 Common Scoter mobile between Sheepwash and dam. 7 Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlin, 1 LRP from Janet Ede Hide early morning in poor weather conditions.Roger Carrington
2017-06-06 00:00:00This 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 tSimon Roddis
2017-06-05 00:00:00A 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.Simon Roddis
2017-06-04 00:00:00List 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, GreylGary Atkins
2017-06-02 00:00:0015 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 StarliSimon Roddis
2017-05-28 00:00:00A 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 overSimon Roddis
2017-05-27 00:00:0013 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 DoveClive Ashton/Jon Bradley
2017-05-26 00:00:00A 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 northSimon Roddis
2017-05-26 00:00:00Redshank 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 Clive Ashton
2017-05-25 00:00:00Information 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. James Owen
2017-05-24 00:00:00Not 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 BiSimon Roddis
2017-05-23 00:00:00WLC: 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 ('James Owen
2017-05-22 00:00:002 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 CSimon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
2017-05-20 00:00:001 Whimbrel on end of Stones Island at 17.00. Had moved to shore in front of Sailing Club by 17.30Paul Bennett
2017-05-19 00:00:00The 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 NSimon Roddis
2017-05-18 00:00:00Hopton 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 CreClive Ashton
2017-05-18 00:00:00In 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 RedDave Newcombe
2017-05-17 00:00:000830-1200 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. Simon Roddis
2017-05-16 00:00:00Pair 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.Simon Roddis
2017-05-16 00:00:000600-1100: 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 PochardSimon Roddis
2017-05-12 00:00:00Drake 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 SpoClive Ashton
2017-05-11 00:00:00In 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 probabDave Newcombe
2017-05-10 00:00:000545-1245: 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 PPSimon Roddis
2017-05-09 00:00:00Grey 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 taCA,AHS,SJR
2017-05-09 00:00:00In 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. James Owen
2017-05-08 00:00:00Adult 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 specSJR, CA, AHS
2017-05-07 00:00:001Hobby flew north over Wildlife Centre mid morning veering off quickly west into the wood and out of sight.Leo Galante
2017-05-07 00:00:002 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.John Bradley
2017-05-06 00:00:00Quite 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, heaSimon Roddis, Jon Bradley
2017-05-05 00:00:004 Turnstones, 1 Grey Plover, 3 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plovers, 2 Curlew and Common Sandpiper on Stones Island.John Bradley
2017-05-04 00:00:00Pair 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.CA,RC,AHS
2017-05-03 00:00:0014 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. CouldSimon Roddis, Clive Ashton
2017-05-03 00:00:00The 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.Simon Roddis
2017-05-03 00:00:00Brood of 11 small Mallard ducklings on Stones island in the evening, still there on 01/05.Simon Roddis
2017-05-03 00:00:00Black swan at sheep wash hide,5 Blackbird,8 pheasant,5 oystercatcher,2 c.crow,20 Canada goose 15 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 David Armitt
2017-05-03 00:00:001 winter plumage Knot on Sailing Club Island this evening.Roger Carrington
2017-05-01 00:00:00Another 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 inSJR, AHS, RC, JB, CB
2017-04-30 00:00:00Grey Plover at Millfields 12:15pmJohn Bradley
2017-04-30 00:00:00GN 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 PloJB,RC,CA
2017-04-30 00:00:001700-2000: 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 WagSimon Roddis, Jon Bradley
2017-04-29 00:00:000600-1130: 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, YSJR, CA,JB, AHS
2017-04-26 00:00:000800-1200, 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 WrSimon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
2017-04-26 00:00:00Wagtail 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 BlackGary Atkins
2017-04-25 00:00:00GN 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. CA, SJR, AHS
2017-04-24 00:00:00GN 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.Clive Ashton/Alan Stewardson
2017-04-23 00:00:00Great 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 (JBRoger Carrington
2017-04-21 00:00:00GN 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 attackCA,RC,AHS
2017-04-20 00:00:00Sedge warbler singing on Sailing club island.Clive Ashton
2017-04-20 00:00:00From 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 cClive Ashton
2017-04-19 00:00:00This 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.CA,RC,AHS.
2017-04-18 00:00:00Hopton 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. WCA,JB,AHS
2017-04-17 00:00:00 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. CA,JB,RC,AHS
2017-04-16 00:00:00Hopton 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 flyiCA,RC,JB,AHS
2017-04-15 00:00:00GN 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 MediteClive Ashton/Jon Bradley
2017-04-14 00:00:00WeBS 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, CJB, SJR
2017-04-14 00:00:00morning 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.Pam Harwood
2017-04-14 00:00:00Arctic 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.JB, AHS
2017-04-14 00:00:00Osprey at Carsington water 13:00 made a failed attempt dive near shiningford creek then circled high and drifted north at 13:17.Adrian Siddall
2017-04-13 00:00:00GN 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. Clive Ashton
2017-04-10 00:00:00This 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. Alan Stewardson
2017-04-09 00:00:00Sandwich 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.JB, CA
2017-04-09 00:00:00Yellow Wagtail on Horseshoe Island this evening. Turnstone still on Stones Island plus 2 Willow Warblers.Dave Newcombe
2017-04-08 00:00:00Green Woodpecker, Tawny Owl, Stock Dove & Blackcap at Tailbay. Also fox around Tailbay ponds.John, Matkin
2017-04-07 00:00:00An 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 ShSJR, CA, AHS, KR
2017-04-06 00:00:001 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.Simon Roddis
2017-04-05 00:00:00This 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. Alan Stewardson
2017-04-04 00:00:00A 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.SJR, CA, AHS
2017-04-01 00:00:00Common Sandpiper - Millfields 12.10A and G Hattersley
2017-04-01 00:00:00The GNDiver still. 8 Swallows and 50 Sand Martins on Stones. Whooper Swan briefly. 2 Wigeon. 2 LRP and 1 Ringed Plover.SJR, JB, AHS
2017-03-31 00:00:00A 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.SHR, RC, AHS
2017-03-30 00:00:000620-1125: 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 outSimon Roddis
2017-03-29 00:00:00The 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 Simon Roddis, Clive Ashton
2017-03-28 00:00:00Very 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.Alan Stewardson
2017-03-28 00:00:00Misty AM, 2 Curlew, 2 Goldeneye, 3 Lapwing, 6 Snipe at Sheepwash, also 2 Shoveler and 1 Grey Wagtail at Lane End WLC: 8 Snipe, 8 Sand Martin through, Great Northern Diver, 10 Barnacle Geese, 1 Greylag, 8 Tree Sparrow, 2 Willow Tit, 4 Oystercatcher, 2 RedJames Owen
2017-03-27 00:00:000800-1100: 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 DunnoSimon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
2017-03-27 00:00:00Stones 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 Simon Roddis
2017-03-26 00:00:000615-1000: 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.SJR, CA, RC
2017-03-24 00:00:00Yesterday'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 inSJR, AHS, CA
2017-03-24 00:00:00Black-necked Grebe off Dam Wall at 6:00pm, 2 1st winter Yellow-legged Gull in roost.John Bradley
2017-03-23 00:00:001 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 KingfisheSimon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
2017-03-23 00:00:00I 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 Paul Bennett
2017-03-22 00:00:00The 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 hSimon Roddis
2017-03-21 00:00:00Afternoon 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 duChris brown
2017-03-21 00:00:00The 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 paSimon Roddis
2017-03-20 00:00:001130-1630: 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 BuzzardSimon Roddis, Roger Carrington
2017-03-17 00:00:000550-1140: 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 SisSimon Roddis
2017-03-16 00:00:00The 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. Simon Roddis
2017-03-16 00:00:00Greylag Goose with red neck ring Hopton end island. Unable to read the numberIan Scrimshaw
2017-03-15 00:00:00The 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 earlSJR, AHS, CA
2017-03-15 00:00:00Highlights 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'sGary Atkins
2017-03-14 00:00:00This 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 Simon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
2017-03-13 00:00:00This 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)SJR, AHS, RC
2017-03-13 00:00:00Afternoon 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 oystercChris brown/dave newcombe
2017-03-12 00:00:00This 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.SJR, CA, AHS
2017-03-11 00:00:00March 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, GoldeJB, SJR, AHS
2017-03-10 00:00:00The 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. AlSJR, CA, RC
2017-03-09 00:00:00This 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 Simon Roddis
2017-03-07 00:00:00Very 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 cSimon Roddis
2017-03-06 00:00:000900-0935 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 spit 1115-1200 WLC: 30+ Common Snipe on shore of Horseshoe Island (though quGary Atkins
2017-03-06 00:00:00GNDiver 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 biSJR, RC, AHS
2017-03-05 00:00:00Before 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.Simon Roddis
2017-03-04 00:00:000600-1200: 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 stillSimon Roddis
2017-03-02 00:00:00The 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.Simon Roddis
2017-03-01 00:00:00This 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. FemSimon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
2017-02-28 00:00:00This 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 StoSJR, AHS, RC
2017-02-27 00:00:000820-1045: 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.Simon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
2017-02-26 00:00:00The 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): Simon Roddis
2017-02-25 00:00:0008:00-10:00 between Visitor Centre and Sheepwash.2 Kestrel, 2 Oystercatchers' 6-8 Curlew, Treecreeper, Willow Tit and 2 NuthatchesEric Dewhurst
2017-02-25 00:00:00GNDiver 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.Simon Roddis
2017-02-24 00:00:00The 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.SJR, AHS, RC
2017-02-23 00:00:00The 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!Simon Roddis
2017-02-21 00:00:000830-1230, 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,Simon Roddis
2017-02-21 00:00:00This mornings Tree Sparrow count was 23.A H STEWARDSON
2017-02-20 00:00:00Adult 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 atSJR, AHS, CA
2017-02-19 00:00:00This 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.A H STEWARDSON
2017-02-16 00:00:000650-1210: 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 BuzzardSJR, AHS, RC
2017-02-14 00:00:000830-1200: 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.Simon Roddis
2017-02-13 00:00:00No 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.Simon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
2017-02-13 00:00:00February 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, OystercJB, SJR
2017-02-09 00:00:000830-1300. 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 PocharDave Newcombe/Chris Brown
2017-02-08 00:00:0009:00 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 baA H STEWARDSON
2017-02-07 00:00:00This 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. A H STEWARDSON
2017-02-06 00:00:00Very 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 A H STEWARDSON
2017-02-06 00:00:0010:oo Lane end hide 1 Skylark flying south west, 1 Curlew calling, 11:00 from Stones Island, 2 Skylarks flying south west.A H STEWARDSON
2017-02-05 00:00:00Species 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,Gary Atkins
2017-02-03 00:00:00This 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 SnipeA H STEWARDSON
2017-02-02 00:00:00In 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. Clive Ashton
2017-02-01 00:00:00This 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 eventuA H STEWARDSON
2017-01-29 00:00:00This 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. A H STEWARDSON
2017-01-24 00:00:00Hopton 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. Clive Ashton /Alan Stewardson
2017-01-24 00:00:00This 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.A H STEWARDSON
2017-01-22 00:00:00Hopton 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,Roger Carrington
2017-01-21 00:00:00This morning from Stone's island,3 Redshank,5 Dunlin,1 Ruff,1 Oystercatcher from WLC and 4 Common Snipe.A H STEWARDSON
2017-01-20 00:00:00This 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 flyiA H STEWARDSON
2017-01-19 00:00:00From 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. Clive Ashton
2017-01-18 00:00:00Morning 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. A H STEWARDSON
2017-01-15 00:00:00January 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,JB, SJR
2017-01-15 00:00:001300-1700: 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 PSimon Roddis
2017-01-12 00:00:000730-1140: 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 BrownaSimon Roddis, Roger Carrington
2017-01-10 00:00:000715-1145: 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 KSimon Roddis
2017-01-08 00:00:000730-1230: 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 recSimon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
2017-01-06 00:00:000730-1200: 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 TitSimon Roddis
2017-01-05 00:00:00Adult GN Diver, 25 Snipe, 6 Dunlin, 3 Redshank, Ruff, 3 Goosander over and Cetti's Warbler.Clive Ashton
2017-01-05 00:00:00Tawny 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)Simon Roddis
2017-01-04 00:00:000800-1230: 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 BrownSimon Roddis
2017-01-03 00:00:00GN Diver, Ruff and Cetti's Warbler all still present around/off Stones. 2 drake Pintail also off Stones.Simon Roddis, Alan Stewardson
2017-01-01 00:00:00Birdwatching 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, DGary Atkins
2017-01-01 00:00:00Afternoon 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.Simon Roddis

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