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Tuesday 12th November 2019

The Green-winged teal was on the Village Lake today,
6 Bullfinches were in the North hedge, with a Brambling by the Far Lake,
Also seen was 3 Shelduck (2 on the Silt pond & 1 on Cell 'A'), plus 2 Little egrets

Song thrush by the Far Lake

Posted By: Barry on 11/12/2019 5:49:23 PM

Monday 11th November 2019

The Green-winged teal returned to the Island Lake,
2 Bullfinches were by the Maize field feeders & 2 more were in the North hedge,
The drake Mandarin was on the Carp Lake, with 2 Shelduck on the Silt pond,
Also seen today, was 19 Redshanks, Marsh harrier, Water rail & Bearded tits (Reed-bed), 12 Pink-footed geese flying south, male Siskin on the Dryham Lane feeders & Treecreeper (West path)

Fieldfare on the North path

Goldfinch on Dryham Lane, with thanks to Mike Ashforth

Posted By: Barry on 11/11/2019 5:41:47 PM

Sunday 10th November 2019

The drake Green-winged teal moved to the Village Lake today,
9 Bearded tits were in Cell 'C',
About 20 Pink-footed geese flew west, with one coming down onto the Reed-bed,
There were at least 8 Bullfinches in the North hedge, 
Both pairs of Stonechats were seen on the North path & Cell 'B',
Also seen was Marsh harrier, Kingfisher (Island Lake), Marsh tit (Maize filed feeder), Treecreeper (West path), Barn owl (dusk), 14 Redshanks (on the Island Lake) & Tawny owl heard on the Butterfly walk,
Common darter was flying at midday

Treecreeper on the West path

Tree sparrow on Dryham Lane, with thanks to Mike Ashforth

Posted By: Barry on 11/10/2019 9:24:33 PM

Saturday 9th November 2019

The drake Green-winged teal was still on the Island Lake, where there was also 2 Shelducks & 4 Curlews,
2 Marsh tits were by the Maize field feeders,
The Bittern was seen on the Village Lake in the afternoon,
Also seen was 6 Bearded tits (on the Island & Village Lakes),4+ Bullfinch, 7 Golden plovers south, Kingfisher, drake Mandarin(Carp Lake), 300 Pink-footed geese north, 250 Redwings west, Treecreeper (North path) & 2+ Water rails

Goldfinch on the Maize field

Shelducks on the Island Lake

Posted By: Barry on 11/9/2019 9:11:06 PM

Friday 8th November 2019

7+ Jack snipe were on the reserve,
2 Goosanders were briefly on the Main Lake,
The drake Green-winged teal is still on the Island Lake,
A female Goldeneye is on the Reed-bed, with another female & immature male on the Carp Lake,
There was a Woodcock by the Far Lake,
4 Bearded tits were seen on the Island Lake' & the Reed-bed,
A Dunlin flew north over the Reed-bed,
2 Shelducks were on Cell 'A', with another on the Reed-bed,
Also seen was Marsh harrier, 9 Redshank (Island Lake), 7 Curlew (North field) & Mandarin duck

Drake Green-winged teal on the Island Lake

Cormorant on the Main Lake

Posted By: Barry on 11/8/2019 4:45:08 PM

Thursday 7th November 2019

The drake Green-winged teal was still on the Island Lake,
A Woodcock was flushed along the West & North paths,
There were 3 Goldeneyes on the site (singles on the Reed-bed/Cell 'A', plus 2 on the Carp Lake),
A Great crested grebe was still on the Main Lake

Little grebe on the Reed-bed

Posted By: Barry on 11/7/2019 6:22:47 PM