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Sunday 15th October 2017

A pair of Bearded tits was showing from the Turret hide, around the grit tray
The Great white egret was commuting between the 3 Dryham Ings cells
A Marsh harrier was over the Village Lake & Dryham Ings
30+ Lesser redpoll were by the East hide in the morning, with a Tawny owl there in the evening
Water rail seen by the Village Lake
The pair of Stonechat were by the Silt pond, with a Green sandpiper on Cell 'A'
25 Pink-footed geese dropped in on the eastern bank of the Main Lake
Also seen was 50 Golden plovers flying south, 10 Great black backed gulls, Bullfinch & Kingfisher 
Migrant hawker & Common darter was seen

Drake Teal on Cell 'A'

Posted By: Barry on 10/15/2017 2:56:15 PM

Saturday 14th October 2017

There were many flocks of Pink-footed geese flying north & south over the reserve
A Marsh harrier was hunting the Reed-bed & Island Lake
Siskin & a Great spotted woodpecker were in the Far Corner, with a Lesser redpoll flying over the Turret hide path & 13 seen in the Far Corner
In the evening, 6 Bearded tits were in the North hedge
The Great white egret was in Cell 'C', opposite the 'Wild bird' cafe
Up to 3 Stonechats were by the Silt pond kale field, along with 60+ Tree sparrows & 2 Redshank & Green sandpiper seen nearby
Kingfisher & water rail were also seen
Migrant hawker, Common & Red -veined darter were seen, as well as Small white & Red admiral during the sunny intervals

Stonechat, by the Silt pond

Pair of Gadwall on the Main Lake

Common darter, by the West path

Posted By: Barry on 10/14/2017 6:50:56 PM

Friday 13th October 2017

The Great white egret was on Cell 'B' & 'A' today
18 Curlew were in the North field, with a single Pink-footed goose in the Reed-bed & 1000's south
A pair of Stonechat were by the Silt pond with a Swallow seen over the Main Lake, with also 21 Cormorants there
Jay & 3 + Lesser redpoll were seen, with a male Bullfinch on the West path
At least 2 Marsh harriers were present, as well Kingfisher & 2 Red shanks on the Silt pond
Speckled wood & Common darter were on the West path

Drake Wigeon on the Far Lake

Posted By: Barry on 10/13/2017 8:37:53 PM

Thursday 12th October 2017

The Great white egret was again on Cell 'C'
Also Green sandpiper, Goldcrest, 3+ Lesser redpoll & Tawny owl (Butterfly walk) seen

Posted By: Barry on 10/12/2017 6:57:23 PM

Wednesday 11th October 2017

The Great white egret was back on Cell 'C' today & was seen to roost by the Far Lake
2 Green sandpipers on Cell 'A' & a Ruff on the Village Lake
2 juvenile Stonechats were on the Maize field, with a male by the Silt pond
A flock of 80+ Linnets & 70+ Tree sparrows was on the New Workings
Also seen was Marsh harrier Kingfisher, drake Mandarin, Pink-footed goose & Mistle thrush





Great white egret on Cell C' of Dryham Ings, with thanks to Mike Ashforth

Posted By: Barry on 10/11/2017 8:21:42 PM

Tuesday 10th October 2017

3+ Stonechats were seen from Crossland's hide & the Maize field. A female Goldeneye was on the Main Lake, with the drake Mandarin on the Carp Lake
2 Green sandpipers were on Cell 'A', with 11 Curlews present on the reserve & 7 Golden plovers west
2 Swallows were over the Main Lake
Also seen was Kingfisher, Marsh harrier, Red kite & Pink-footed geese (700 north & 200 south)

Pochard on Cell 'A'

Posted By: Barry on 10/10/2017 8:40:43 PM

Monday 9th October 2017

The Great white egret was still about
Also seen were 3 Curlews & 2 Kingfishers
A Pink-footed goose was with the Greylags on the Main Lake
2 Stonechats were by the Maize field







Little egret, with thanks to Mike Ashforth

Posted By: Barry on 10/9/2017 5:38:13 PM

Sunday 8th October 2017

The Great white egret re-appeared on Dryham Ings & was intermittently seen during the day
Again the juvenile Little stint was on the Silt pond, with a pair of Stonechat also seen here
3 Lesser redpolls were seen along the North path in the dyke
Goldcrests were present both along Dryham Lane & the East path
A Cream crown Marsh harrier hunted the Island Lake & Reed-bed in the morning
The Shelduck was on the Island Lake, with a skein of 14 Pink-footed geese seen flying north over the reserve
A Goldeneye, plus 2 Kingfisher, Chiffchaff, 40 Fieldfare flying west & a male Bullfinch on the West path were also seen
1500 Pink-footed geese flew north over the reserve, with 500 flying south
89 Wigeon were counted
An Otter was seen on the Carp Lake
Migrant hawker, Common darter, Red admiral, Comma & Small tortoiseshell butterfly were present

Little grebe on the Main Lake

Little egrets taking advantage of a feeding Cormorant chasing fish into the shallows on Cell 'A'

Posted By: Barry on 10/8/2017 4:04:30 PM

Saturday 7th October 2017

3 Ruffs, the Little stint & a Green sandpiper were on the Silt pond
Over 300 Pink-footed geese flew south & north over the reserve
Up to 3 Marsh harriers were on the reserve
A Shelduck was on the Island Lake, with a drake Mandarin on the Carp Lake
Golden plover flying south seen from Crossland's hide
Goldcrest were on both East & West paths, with Coal tit also
3 Bullfinches were along Dryham Lane, with 2 Kingfishers on the Main Lake
Migrant hawker was seen

Lapwing on the Reed-bed

Wren by the Far Lake

Posted By: Barry on 10/7/2017 5:14:16 PM