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Wednesday 15th January 2020

The Tundra bean goose re-appeared, firstly on the Main Lake with the Greylags & then on Cell 'C', by the 'Bus-stop' pool,
The Bittern was seen in the morning, on the Village Lake from the Turret hide,
A Green sandpiper was on the New workings,
4 males & 2 female Goosander were on Cell 'A' at first light in the morning,
Also seen was Treecreeper, pair of Stonechats (Cell 'B'), Water rail, Cetti's warbler, 22 Shelduck & 59 Redshank (Island Lake)

Green woodpecker by the Viewing area

Tundra bean goose on Cell 'C'

Posted By: Barry on 1/15/2020 6:10:18 PM

Wednesday 14th January 2020

A pair of Goosanders flew west over the East path in the early morning,
63 Redshanks were counted today,
51 Tree sparrows were counted at the Maize field feeder,
Also seen was Treecreeper & 2 female Bullfinches (Carp Lake), plus female Stonechat (Cell 'B')

Male Siskin by the Far Lake

Great spotted woodpecker by the Far Lake

Posted By: Barry on 1/14/2020 6:36:51 PM

Monday 13th January 2020

2 Goosanders were on Cell 'A', early in the morning,
The pair of Stonechats was outside the East hide on the Village Lake banks,
Also seen or heard was Coal tit (Maize field feeder), 2 pairs of Bullfinch (East path & Carp Lake), 59 Redshank (Island Lake), Marsh harrier & Water rail (Reed-bed),

Drake Teal on the Main Lake

Posted By: Barry on 1/13/2020 6:42:15 PM

Sunday 12th January 2020

The first 2 Great crested grebes of the year were on the Main Lake,
On the Village Lake side from the Turret hide, the Bittern showed in the morning & late afternoon, with a pair of Bearded tits also showing,
On the Central part of the reserve, there was 4 Pink-footed geese,
There were 3 males & 3 female Goosanders on Cell 'A' in the late afternoon,
Also seen was 2 Barn owls, Coal tit, 456 Greylag geese, 3 Marsh harriers, 6 Curlew (North field), 54 Redshank, 302 Wigeon, 3 Water rails & 10+ Yellowhammers (New workings)

Posted By: Barry on 1/12/2020 6:17:07 PM

Saturday 11th January 2020

3 Canada geese dropped onto the Reed-bed, with 90 Pink-footed geese also seen,
In the early morning, 4 males & a female Goosander were on Cell'A',
Also seen were 3+ Marsh harrier, 2 Red kites (East ridge), Peregrine (East ridge), Little egret (8 left the roost in the morning), Marsh tit (Maize field feeder), 20 Shelduck (Main Lake), Water rail (Village Lake) & 61 Redshanks (Island Lake)

Drake Wigeon on the Main Lake

Posted By: Barry on 1/11/2020 7:47:43 PM

Friday 10th January 2020

The Tundra bean goose was on the Main Lake again, with the Greylags,
The 2 White-fronted geese were seen on the North field,
Cell 'B' had the pair of wintering Stonechats on it,
At dusk, the Bittern was seen roosting,
Also seen was Bearded tit (6+ on Village Lake, Reed-bed & Cell 'B'), Kingfisher (New workings), 2+ Curlew, 3+ Marsh harrier, 55+ Redshank, 3+ Water rail, Marsh tit (Maize field feeder) & Cetti's warbler



Tundra bean goose on the Main Lake, with thanks to Mike Ashforth

Male Stonechat on Cell 'B'

Posted By: Barry on 1/10/2020 6:29:31 PM