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Monday 23rd March 2020

The drake Scaup was still on the Silt pond, with the Pink-footed goose on the North field,
On the New workings, there was the female Goldeneye, 3 Little ringed plovers, a Grey partridge, Grey wagtail & Corn bunting,
Also seen was Water rail (Reed-bed), 2+ Red kite, 3 Sand martins & 2 Blackcaps
3 Buff-tailed bumblebees were seen today

Posted By: Barry on 3/23/2020 5:37:26 PM

Sunday 22nd March 2020

The drake Scaup was still on the Silt pond, with the female Goldeneye in the New workings,
A Coal tit was on the East path,
At least 2 Bearded tits were in the Reed-bed,
A Marsh harrier was over Dryham Ings,
Also seen was Kingfisher, Red kite, Water rail & Pink-footed goose (North field)

Posted By: Barry on 3/22/2020 5:59:56 PM

Saturday 21st March 2020

The first 2 Little ringed plovers of the year were on Cell 'A',
The drake Scaup is still on the Silt pond, with 2 Green sandpipers, a female Goldeneye & pair of Grey partridge on the New workings,
Also seen was Pink-footed goose (North field), Marsh tit (West path), 7 Avocets, Coal tit (East path) & 5 Bullfinches (Dryham lane),
Buff-tailed bumblebee was flying

Posted By: Barry on 3/21/2020 5:54:02 PM

Friday 20th March 2020

The drake Scaup was still on  the Silt pond,
On the New workings, there was 2 Green sandpipers, female Goldeneye & 4+ Yellowhammers,
Also seen was 11 Avocets, 4 Curlews (North field), Red kite, 10+ Greenfinch, 3 Bullfinch, 9 Little egrets (roosting), Peregrine, 2 Kingfishers, 2 Marsh tit (Maize field feeder), Grey wagtail (New workings), Pink-footed goose (North field) & 2 Mediterranean gulls,
Buff-tailed bumblebee was flying today

Posted By: Barry on 3/20/2020 7:34:21 PM

Thursday 19th March 2020

The drake Scaup was still on the Silt pond, with the female Goldeneye on the New workings,
Also on the New workings, there was 2 Green sandpipers, Kingfisher, Grey wagtail, Corn bunting & 2 Yellowhammers,
Also seen, Peregrine (Reed-bed), Pink-footed goose (Reed-bed), Raven (North field), Water rail (Island lake), 11 Avocets & 2 Mediterranean gulls,
Buff-tailed bumblebee was flying today

Posted By: Barry on 3/19/2020 2:19:36 PM

Wednesday 18th March 2020

The Pink-footed goose was in the North field, along with 2 Curlews
In the New workings today, there was 2 Avocets, a female Goldeneye, 2 Green sandpipers & 2 Yellowhammers,
The drake Scaup was still on the Silt pond,
Also seen was male Blackcap (Butterfly path), 2 Kingfishers, Marsh tit (East path), Water rail (Reed-bed), Yellowhammer (Cliffe road), Marsh harrier (Main lake), 2 Mediterranean gulls, 7 Avocets (5 on the Island lake) & a pair of Bullfinches (Dryham lane),
Buff-tailed bumblebee was flying today

Posted By: Barry on 3/18/2020 4:49:06 PM

Tuesday 17th March 2020

In the early morning 3 separate herds of 38, 48 & 24 Whooper swans flew north over the reserve,
The drake Scaup was still on the Silt pond,
Just 2 Green sandpipers, plus Corn bunting in the New workings,
The Pink-footed goose was on the North field,
Also seen was 7 Avocets (Island lake), Marsh harrier, 7 Curlew (North field), 2 Kingfisher, 7 Little egrets (roosting), 4+ Yellowhammers (New workings), Mediterranean gull & 43 Shovellers on the reserve

Posted By: Barry on 3/17/2020 6:05:40 PM

Monday 16th March 2020

2 herds of 60+ & 40+ Whooper swans flew north over the reserve in the early morning,
2 Green sandpipers & a  female Goldeneye were on the New workings,
The drake Scaup was still on the Silt pond,
Also seen was Mediterranean gull (Main lake), Pink-footed goose (North field), Barn owl (dawn), 3 Chiffchaffs,  Red kite, 2 Lesser redpoll (Reed-bed), Water rail (Village lake) & 2 Avocets (Island lake),
Buff-tailed bumblebee was flying today

Posted By: Barry on 3/16/2020 5:45:12 PM

Sunday 15th March 2020

A herd of 8 Whooper swans flew north over the reserve in the early morning, followed by 3 that circled the New workings, before flying off north,
The drake Scaup is still on the Silt pond,
Also seen was 2 pairs of Goosander (Reed-bed), Canada goose (reed-bed), Marsh harrier, 2 Avocets (Island lake), Green sandpiper (New workings), Red kite, 2 Kingfishers, Barn owl (dawn & dusk), plus 50+ Redshank on Cell 'A',
Buff-tailed bumblebee was flying today

Posted By: Barry on 3/15/2020 9:12:41 PM