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Saturday 25th March 2017

Today, a Marsh harrier & the Ruff were on Cell 'A' of Dryham Ings
4 Mediterranean gulls were present
There were 12 Bramblings by the Maize field feeder, with a Marsh tit also. Another Marsh tit was by the reserve entrance
Also by the East path, there was a pair of Bullfinch & the Green woodpecker
Yellowhammers were seen at the end of Dryham Lane & Cliffe road
A Corn bunting & Chiffchaff were singing by the Far Corner

Lapwing on the North field

Corn bunting by the Far Lake

Posted By: Barry on 3/25/2017 5:54:03 PM

Friday 24th March 2017

There were 9+ Brambling at the Maize field feeder, with 10 Buzzards seen over the East ridge
5+ Chiffchaffs were singing at various spots on the reserve, with a pair of Bullfinch on the East path
The pair of Ringed plover, plus a Ruff were on Cell 'A' of Dryham Ings
3 adult Mediterranean gulls, plus the 2nd summer bird were seen today
A Curlew was on the Island Lake, with a Kingfisher seen by the Carp Lake
6+ Corn buntings were on the North field
On the West path, Treecreeper & Lesser redpoll were seen
Brimstone, Peacock, Small tortoiseshell & Buff-tailed bumblebee were out today


Little egret on Cell 'C' of Dryham Ings

Blue tit on Dryham Lane

Posted By: Barry on 3/24/2017 10:23:29 PM

Thursday 23rd March 2017

At least 4 Bramblings were under the Maize field feeders
A Grey wagtail was on Cell 'A' of Dryham Ings
The pair of Mediterranean gulls, the 2nd summer bird & Avocet were present
2 Chiffchaffs were singing along Dryham Lane
On Cell 'A' of Dryham Ings, there was the pair of Ringed plovers, plus the 2 Ruff
60+ Fieldfares were seen at dusk

Posted By: Barry on 3/23/2017 8:13:11 PM

Wednesday 22nd March 2017

6+ Sand martins were over the Main Lake, with 3 adult Mediterranean gulls seen
2 Chiffchaffs were singing along Dryham Lane
In the evening, a male & 2 female Goosander briefly alighted on Cell 'A' of Dryham Ings
9 Avocets were seen today
By the Maize field feeder, there were 5 Brambling, plus the Marsh tit

Posted By: Barry on 3/22/2017 9:35:00 PM

Tuesday 21st March 2017

There was a Bar-tailed godwit briefly on Cell 'A' of Dryham Ings in the morning. Also seen here was the year's first Little ringed plover & the pair of Ringed plover
10 Avocets were seen on the reserve, as well as 31 Golden plover that flew south, plus small parties of Curlew (11,8,3) & 2 Ruff
12 Waxwings were by the reserve entrance & later moved on to near the Maize field feeders
Also seen was a Marsh harrier, 4 Mediterranean gulls (3 adults & a 2nd summer), Kingfisher & Grey wagtail on Cell 'A' of Dryham Ings
There was 150+ Fieldfare in the North field
Finally 9 Little egrets roosted on the reserve tonight

Posted By: Barry on 3/21/2017 9:57:53 PM

Monday 20th March 2017

7 Little egrets roosted on the reserve tonight
There were 2 adult Mediterranean gulls on the Main Lake & a 2nd summer bird on the Village Lake

Posted By: Barry on 3/20/2017 10:01:25 PM

Sunday 19th March 2017

In the morning, there was 11 Avocets, the Ruff, 2 Dunlin & the adult Mediterranean gull on the Village Lake
A Chiffchaff was singing on the East path
12 Bramblings (9 females & 3 males) were seen under the Maize field feeder, along with the Marsh tit
The Little owl was outside the North field barn, where the Barn owl was also seen
6 Siskins, plus a Yellowhammer were in the Far Corner
3 Sand martins were feeding above the Carp Lake, with the day's total coming to 6
On Cell 'A' of Dryham Ings, there was 2 Avocets, the same Ruff as earlier & a Dunlin
Another 2 adult Mediterranean gulls were on the Main Lake
Also a 2nd year & 1st year Mediterranean gulls were seen, as well as the pair of Ringed plovers & Red kite
Buff-tailed bumblebees were seen along the West path

Bramblings under the Maize field feeder

Posted By: Barry on 3/19/2017 4:28:38 PM

Saturday 18th March 2017

There were 2 Sand martins over the Far Lake in the morning
A Jack snipe was flushed from the North path, with a Corn bunting in the North hedge
7 Avocets & a Dunlin were either on the Silt pond or Cell 'A' of Dryham Ings, where 1 of the 2 pairs of Ringed plover were seen (the other pair were on the North field flood pond)
By the Maize field feeder, were 4+ Brambling, plus the Marsh tit
2 Chiffchaffs were singing by the Carp lake & along Dryham Lane
At least 3 Red kites were over the reserve
3 adult & a 2nd year Mediterranean gulls were present on the reserve
Finally, Buff-tailed bumblebees were seen along the West path


Brambling by the Maize field feeder

Adult Mediterranean gull on the Village Lake

Posted By: Barry on 3/18/2017 8:55:46 PM