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Thursday 1st October 2020

2 Whooper swans flew north west over the Main lake in the evening
Posted By: Barry on 10/1/2020 7:17:04 PM

Wednesday 30th September 2020

Seen today was the Eygptian geese & a Marsh harrier
Posted By: Barry on 9/30/2020 8:30:06 PM

Tuesday 29th September 2020

A Great white egret was seen to fly north over the reserve in the early morning,
Also seen was the 3 Eygptian geese, the Pink-footed goose, 2 Green sandpipers & a Curlew on the Island lake,
Also seen was Grey wagtail, Reed warbler (Reed-bed), drake Mandarin, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Kingfisher & 3+ Stonechats in Cell 'B',
A Small copper, Speckled wood & Comma butterflies, plus Migrant hawker & Common darter were out flying today.

Posted By: Barry on 9/29/2020 6:09:39 PM

Monday 28th September 2020

The female Scaup was still on the Main lake,
On the Island lake, there was the 3 Eygptian geese, plus 4 Curlews,
A Jay was seen by the reserve entrance in the morning,
Brown argus butterfly was flying today

Posted By: Barry on 9/28/2020 7:13:11 PM

Sunday 27th September 2020

The female Scaup was still on the Main lake, with 3 Eygptian geese on the Island lake,
2 Dunlins were on the Reed-bed & a Redshank was on the Silt pond,
Also seen was a single Green sandpiper, Grey wagtail. Kingfisher, 5+ Lesser redpoll, at least 2 Marsh harriers, 2 Mistle thrushes flying east, Little owl, Pintail, 60 Pink-footed geese flying south, Hobby (over the New workings), 7 Stonechat, 15+ Swallow & Water rail (Reed-bed),
The first Redwings of the autumn were seen, with 5 birds briefly in the Dryham lane hedge, before flying off west.
Comma, Speckled wood & Migrant hawker were flying today

Posted By: Barry on 9/27/2020 6:42:25 PM

Saturday 26th September 2020

The female Scaup on the Main lake, was briefly joined by a second female,
2 Eygptian geese, 2 Dunlin (Island lake), Green sandpiper & 2 Ruff (Village lake) were also present,
Up to 5 Marsh harriers, a Peregrine (over the Village lake), 4+ Swallow (New workings), Stonechat, plus a Grey wagtail flying west past the South hide were seen

Posted By: Barry on 9/26/2020 12:13:29 PM

Friday 25th September 2020

A female Scaup was on the Main lake today,
5 Green sandpipers, 2 juvenile Ruff & 3 Eygptian geese were present today,
Also seen was 35 Pink-footed geese south, Chiffchaff, 10+ Swallows by the New workings, 10+ Siskins (Carp lake), a Mute swan family with 6 juveniles, pair of Stonechat on Cell 'B' & 75+ Linnet on the New workings

Posted By: Barry on 9/25/2020 5:39:57 PM

Thursday 24th September 2020

A Kingfisher was on the Main lake posts outside the South hide,
A Green sandpiper was on the Island lake, with a Water rail on Cell 'C'.
The Pink-footed goose was on the Reed-bed, with Marsh harrier south & a brief Pintail on the Far lake,
Common darter was flying

Posted By: Barry on 9/24/2020 3:58:24 PM

Tuesday 22nd September 2020

A Golden plover was on Cell 'A', along with a pair of Stonechats,
The drake Mandarin was on the Village lake, with 2 juvenile Little ringed plovers & Green sandpiper on the Island lake, with 8 Curlews flying south
Migrant hawker was seen today,

Posted By: Barry on 9/22/2020 6:19:28 PM

Monday 21st September 2020

A Golden plover & the 2 juvenile Little ringed plovers were on the Island lake,
At least 6 Yellow wagtails, along with 2 pairs of Stonechats on the Cell 'C' fence posts,
10 Curlews flew south, with the drake Mandarin on the Main lake,
A Little owl was seen along Dryham lane, with Corn bunting also present,
Migrant hawker & Common darter were flying today,

Posted By: Barry on 9/22/2020 6:18:18 PM

Sunday 20th September 2020

Waders today, Common sandpiper (Cell 'A'), Green sandpiper, 2 juvenile Little ringed plovers & Curlew all on the Island lake,
3 Canada geese & the Eygptian & Pink-footed goose were on the Village lake,
There was still up to 6 Stonechats on the reserve,
12+ swallows were over the New workings,
There was a good passage of Meadow pipits, with at least 30 seen,
Common darter & Migrant hawker were flying today

Posted By: Barry on 9/4/2020 1:44:47 PM

Saturday 19th September 2020

Waders today, included a Common sandpiper, 2 Green sandpipers, single Dunlin, plus the 2 Juvenile Little ringed plovers, 6 Curlews & 3 Ruff all on the Island lake,
Also seen was the 3 Eygptian geese, single Pink-footed goose, Marsh harrier, heard Bearded tit (Reed-bed) & 7 Stonechats,
Common darter was flying today

Posted By: Barry on 9/4/2020 1:44:27 PM

Friday 18th September 2020

5 Canada geese & a Single Eygptian goose (Village lake) were on the reserve,
Waders included, 2 Dunlin (Silt pond), 3 Green sandpipers, 2 juvenile Little ringed plovers (Island lake) & an adult & 2 juveniles Ruff (Island lake),
5 Lesser redpolls were seen along Dryham Lane
Also seen was a drake Mandarin, juvenile Marsh harrier east, Treecreeper (Dryham lane) & the pair of Stonechats on the fence posts between Cells 'B' & 'C'

Posted By: Barry on 9/4/2020 1:44:08 PM

Thursday 17th September 2020

The pair of Stonechats were on the fence posts between Cells 'B' & 'C',
Small copper butterfly was seen

Posted By: Barry on 9/4/2020 1:43:51 PM

Wednesday 16th September 2020

The pair of Stonechats were on the fence posts between Cells 'B' & 'C'
Posted By: Barry on 9/4/2020 1:43:32 PM

Tuesday 15th September 2020

3 Eygptian geese were on the Reed-bed today,
Migrant hawker was flying today

Posted By: Barry on 9/4/2020 1:41:00 PM

Monday 14th September 2020

Today, on the Island lake, there was the 3 Eygptian geese, 4 Green sandpipers, 2 juvenile Little ringed plover & a Ruff,
Another Ruff was on the Reed-bed, with a Dunlin & Common & Green sandpipers on the New workings,
On the the fence posts between Cell 'B' & 'C', was both a Whinchat & Stonechat.
A Red kite flew over,
Migrant hawker seen today

Posted By: Barry on 9/4/2020 1:40:42 PM

Sunday 13th September 2020

Today's highlight, was an Osprey that flew over the reserve,
With the lowering of the Island lake water levels, there was an increased number & variety of waders, with 6 Curlews, 9+ Green sandpiper, 2 juvenile Little ringed plover & 3 Ruffs (an adult & 2 juveniles),
Also a Common sandpipers was seen in the New workings,
Also seen was a Peregrine, Little ow, Bearded tit (heard in the Reed-bed) & 3 adults plus a juvenile Coal tit on the East path,
Migrant hawker & Small copper butterflies were flying today.

Posted By: Barry on 9/4/2020 1:40:25 PM

Saturday 12th September 2020

A Wheatear was in the New workings today,
The Pink-footed goose was present, with about 40 Canada geese flying over & the 3 Eygptian geese on the reserve as well,
3 Common & 2 Green sandpipers were the only waders seen today,
Also seen or heard, included Bearded tit (Reed-bed), a Grey wagtail north & Peregrine (1 flying north),
Migrant hawker was flying out today.

Posted By: Barry on 9/4/2020 1:39:13 PM

Friday 11th September 2020

3 Egyptian geese were seen today (Village & Island lakes, plus the Reed-bed), 24 Canada & 3 Pink-footed geese,
A Ruff (Reed-bed),with single Common & Green sandpipers & a juvenile Little ringed plover
Also seen was Pintail, 2 Kingfishers, Little owl & the male Stonechat from yesterday.

Posted By: Barry on 9/4/2020 1:38:58 PM

Thursday 10th September 2020

The 2 Egyptian geese were were on the Island lake.
Also seen was a Pintail (Island lake), male Stonechat & Marsh tit (East path).

Posted By: Barry on 9/4/2020 1:38:40 PM

Wednesday 9th September 2020

Today, 3 Pintail were on the Reed-bed, before departing north,.
Green sandpiper & a Ruff were on the Island lake.
Common & Ruddy darter we’re flying today.

Posted By: Barry on 9/4/2020 1:38:20 PM

Monday 7th September 2020

Waders today, 11 Golden plover flying south,
2 Green sandpipers & a single Ruff on the Island lake, with a Dunlin,
Also seen was a Little owl, juvenile Common tern & at least 8 Wigeon on the Reed-bed.

Posted By: Barry on 9/4/2020 1:37:44 PM