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September 2017

Friday 1st September 2017
2 Green & a Common sandpiper, a Redshank, plus 30 Golden plover & 3+ Curlew were on Cell 'A' today
There was a mobile Great spotted woodpecker, plus 2 Grey wagtails
A Spotted flycatcher & Garden warbler were present on the West path
A Water rail was seen on the Island Lake
The Barn owl was sighted at dusk
Saturday 2nd September 2017
In the morning mist, 2 Yellow wagtails were on the North field (25+ were later seen about the reserve)
A Green sandpiper was on Cell 'A', with small groups of warblers (including Lesser whitethroat & Garden warbler along Dryham Lane)
Sunday 3rd September 2017
A juvenile Marsh harrier was hunting the reserve
100+ Canada geese were on Cell 'A', plus 3 Green sandpiper & a Common sandpiper
10+ Yellow wagtails were still on the North field
Several Curlews were seen around the reserve
A Shelduck was on the Island Lake, with 3 Ruff & a Kingfisher (also seen on the Main Lake)
4 Green woodpeckers & a Great spotted woodpecker were seen
Finally 7 Swifts were hawking over the Far Lake in the evening
Monday 4th September 2017
Kingfisher on the Carp Lake, with a Common & Green sandpiper on Cell 'A', with a Black tern seen in the afternoon
2 Hobbies were over the Reed-bed, with 15+ Yellow wagtails on the nearby North field
There was 6+ Curlews sen along the East ridge
Tuesday 5th September 2017
On Cell 'A', there was a Common & Green sandpiper, plus a Wigeon
A Garden warbler was seen along Dryham Lane
10 Swifts were about the reserve

Posted By: Barry on 12/12/2017 10:00:02 PM

August 2017

Tuesday 1st August 2017
A Marsh tit was seen on the West path
A Dunlin & Common sandpiper were on the Silt pond
Both the juvenile & female Marsh harrier were seen
Wednesday 2nd August 2017
A juvenile Peregrine was seen from the Crossland's hide, while 2 Ringed plovers were on the Reed-bed
Thursday 3rd August 2017
5 Black-tailed godwits were briefly seen on the Reed-bed, along with a Ringed & Little ringed plover
A Dunlin, 4 Common sandpipers & 40+ Redshank were on the Silt pond
Juvenile Marsh harrier was hunting Dryham Ings, whilst a Hobby flew west over the reserve, with Peregrine also seen
2 Kingfishers were seen on the Main Lake perches, with a Common sandpiper also present here
Grey wagtail was on the New Workings
9 Little egrets were on the reserve
Friday 4th August 2017
Hobby, Marsh harrier & Red kite were seen today
2 Common sandpiper, juvenile Little ringed plover & a Dunlin were on the Silt pond
A Green sandpiper was on Cell 'C'
A Kingfisher was on the Reed-bed
Saturday 5th August 2017
A Dunlin & Common sandpiper were on the Silt pond, Green sandpiper on Cell 'C', plus Water rail in the North west corner of the Reed-bed
Kingfisher seen on the Carp Lake
A Little owl was in the New workings, with Barn owl & Marsh harrier also seen
The Bittern was seen on the Village Lake in the afternoon
Sunday 6th August 2017
A male Redstart was in the North hedge, dropping into the North field by the eastern Dargonfly pond
448 Lapwings were counted today
There was a Marsh harrier, plus 3 Yellowhammers at the end of Dryham Lane
A Spotted flycatcher was on the West path in the afternoon
Monday 7th August 2017
The male Redstart was still at the east end of the North hedge
Little owl & Barn owl were about the New Workings
2 Bullfinches were along the East path
A Kingfisher by the Carp Lake
The first returning Wigeon was on the Island Lake
A Green sandpiper was on Cell 'C;, with 14 Snipe also seen
A Tawny owl was seen along the East path
Wednesday 9th August 2017
11 Common sandpiper & Marsh harrier were on the Village Lake
Thursday 10th August 2017
The male Redstart was still at the east end of the North hedge
A Kingfisher was seen on the Village Lake
On the Island Lake, there was a Greenshank, with Marsh harrier, Red kite, Curlew also seen
Friday 11th August 2017
The Bittern was seen on the Village Lake in the afternoon
Again the Redstart was in the east end of the North hedge
A Kingfisher was seen on both the Main Lake & Reed-bed
5 Yellow wagtails flew west over the Reed-bed, with another seen on the North field, a Grey wagtail & Peregrine were also seen
A Common sandpiper was on the Reed-bed, with 2 Dunlin on the Silt pond
4 Green sandpipers were seen, with 2 Whimbrel south
20 Little egrets were counted at the roost
A Barn owl was seen in the afternoon
Saturday 12th August 2017
The North hedge by the Far Lake was alive with passerines this morning
2 Spotted flycatcher, Goldcrest, Treecreeper & 2 Great spotted woodpeckers were notable in amongst the Reed warblers, Blackcaps, Lesser whitethroats, Chiffchaffs & Willow warblers
In the afternoon, there was a Whinchat by the Dragonfly ponds
A pair of Bullfinches was along the West path
A Common sandpiper was on Cell 'A'
Also seen, was Kingfisher, Marsh harrier, Hobby & a Water rail on the Reed-bed
The male Redstart was still at the eastern end of the North hedge
25+ Yellow wagtails were by the Dragonfly ponds
Also seen was a Greenshank, juvenile Peregrine, Grey wagtail & 3 Dunlins on the Silt pond
Sunday 13th August 2017
The male Redstart was still in the eastern part of the North hedge
2 Greenshanks were seen at various parts of the reserve
Yellow wagtails were around the Reed-bed & North field
A Spotted flycatcher was in a mixed feeding flock about the Butterfly walk, with Garden warbler & Goldcrest also seen
A Kingfisher was about the reserve
Monday 14th August 2017
The Redstart was still in the east end of the North hedge, with Yellow wagtails in the North field
There was a mobile Green sandpiper, with a Curlew on Cell 'A' & 4 Oystercatcher on the Silt pond
Also seen was Spotted flycatcher, Peregrine, Kingfisher & Goldcrest
A Grey wagtail flew over Crossland's hide, with Barn owl also seen there
Tuesday 15th August 2017
The male Redstart was still at the eastern end of the North hegde
7 Black-tailed godwits were on the Reed-bed in the morning
7 Canada geese were on Cell 'A', along with 2 Curlews, a Common & 2 Green sandpipers
4 Curlew were in the North filed, along with 10 + Yellow wagtails
A Barn owl was hunting the New workings
The Bittern was seen in the Dryham Ings reservoir reeds in the evening
Wednesday 16th August 2017
By the Main Lake today, there was an overhead Red kite, Hobby, 2 Kingfisher, Spotted flycatcher & Grey wagtail
Thursday 17th August 2017
The male Redstart was still in the eastern end of the North hedge
19 Black-tailed godwits were on Cell 'A' in the afternoon, with a Common sandpiper & 4 Oystercatchers
Green sandpiper was on Cell 'C'
2 Barn owls & a Juvenile Marsh harrier were seen
Friday 18th August 2017
The male Redstart was still at the eastern end of the North hedge
An eclipse drake Mandarin was on the Village Lake (the returning bird?)
2 Hobbies flew over the reserve
A Green sandpiper was on Cell 'C'
2 Common & Green sandpipers were also on Cell 'A', where a juvenile Marsh harrier was also seen
A Kingfisher was on the Reed-bed, with 3 Curlew nearby
A few Yellow wagtails were about, with a Grey wagtail in the New workings
3 Barn owls were hunting the reserve at dusk
Saturday 19th August 2017
The eclipse drake Mandarin was again on the Village Lake
At the east end of the North hedge, the male Redstart was showing, with Yellow wagtails also in the North field
On Cell 'A', as well as the 4 Oystercatchers, there were 2 Common & Green sandpipers, plus a Golden plover in the afternoon
A juvenile Marsh harrier was hunting Cell 'C', with 2 Barn owls at dusk
A Water rail was seen well on the Reed-bed in the morning
A Goldcrest was by the Far Corner
There were between 1 & 2 Hobbies over the North field
Sunday 20th August 2017
3+ Green & 2 + Common sandpipers, plus 2 Oystercatchers were on Cell 'A' this morning
Also 6+ Curlew were seen about the reserve & a Greenshank was heard
The male Redstart was still in the eastern end of the North hedge, with 10+ Yellow wagtails in the North field
A Spotted flycatcher was along the Butterfly walk (another was in the North hedge), with a female Wheatear on the middle gate of Dryham Lane
2 Barn owls were seen, along with a Marsh harrier & juvenile Kingfisher
Monday 21st August 2017
The drake Mandarin was on the Village Lake this evening
2 Green & Common sandpipers were on Cell 'A'
Barn & Tawny owl were seen tonight
A family of 5 Bullfinches were on the West path
The Bittern was on Cell 'B' in the afternoon
Tuesday 22nd August 2017
A good day for waders on Cell 'A', with 2 Greenshanks, 3 Green & 2 Common sandpipers, Ringed plover & Dunlin
Also 8 Snipe on the Reed-bed, with 2 Curlew flying south
2 Wheatrears, plus a Spotted flycatcher by the Carp Lake entrance off Dryham Lane
The male Redstart was still in the eastern end of the North hedge
Wednesday 23rd August 2017
A Curlew was on the Island Lake
2 Common & 5 + Green sandpiper were on the Village Lake
A Garden warbler was seen along Dryham Lane
Thursday 24th August 2017
A Marsh tit was seen along the Butterfly walk
2 Green sandpipers were mobile around the reserve
5 Curlews were seen along with a Barn owl
25+ Swifts were hawking over the reserve
A Kingfisher was on the Main Lake & Reed-bed
A Bullfinch was along Cliffe road, 6+ Yellow wagtails in the North field
17 Little egrets came to roost
Friday 25th August 2017
In the morning, there was 3 Greenshank on the Reed-bed, with 5 Curlew also seen
Elsewhere, there was 5 Green & 2 Common sandpipers
Red kite, Marsh harrier, Barn owl, Hobby & 20+ Buzzard over the East ridge were seen
2 Kingfishers were on the Main Lake
The Marsh tit was  again on the butterfly walk, with a Garden warbler nearby on Dryham Lane
2 Grey wagtails were seen, with 40+ yellow wagtails on the North field
A Yellowhammer was in the North hedge
Saturday 26th August 2017
Waders today on Cell 'A', included Greenshank, 3 Green & a Common sandpipers
2 Ruff were later on the Silt pond. Also seen was 6+ Curlew & 80+ Golden plover
Yellow wagtail was on the North field, with Kingfisher on the Reed-bed
The Garden warbler was still on Dryham Lane by the Carp Lake apple tree, along with a Goldcrest
2 Hobbies were over the North field, with a Tawny owl heard by the Carp Lake in the evening
Sunday 27th August 2017
2 jays were in the oaks along Dryham Lane before flying south
3 Green sandpipers were on Cell 'A', with Greenshank, 2 Common sandpiper, Redshank & Curlew also seen
A Whimbrel flew south over the reserve
A Garden warbler was seen on the East path
A Kingfisher was on the Reed-bed
The Barn owl was hunting at dusk
Monday 28th August 2017
Today, there was a Common & Green sandpiper in Cell 'A', with Kingfisher on the Carp Lake & 5 Curlew on the Island Lake in the late morning
4 Bullfinches (including 3 juveniles), were on the West path, with a Grey wagtail on the New workings
The Barn owl was seen at dusk
Tuesday 29th August 2017
2 Green sandpipers were on Cell 'A', with a Common sandpiper on the Main Lake tern raft
A Bullfinch was seen on the West path, with a Grey wagtail again on the New workings
At least 5 Swifts were still hawking over the reserve
Wednesday 30th August 2017
A Marsh harrier was seen about the reserve
There was a Wigeon on the Village Lake, with 41 Canad geese on the Main Lake
3 Grey wagtails were on the site, with Kingfisher also seen
2 Common & Green sandpipers were on Cell 'A'
Thursday 31st August 2017
3 Green & a Common sandpiper were on Cell 'A', with a Kingfisher on the Main Lake

Posted By: Barry on 11/24/2017 9:42:35 PM

July 2017

Saturday 1st July 2017
The 2nd summer Mediterranean gull was seen today
Marsh harrier, Red kite & Peregrine were all present in the morning
A Green sandpiper was seen on the Silt pond
A pair of Little grebe, with 2 young were in the channels of Cell 'C'
7 Avocet chicks were seen (2 Village Lake, 3 Red-bed & 2 Cell 'C'), giving a fledging total of 5 so far
A colour ringed Little egret on the Reed-bed is from Besthorpe, Nottinghamshire
In the evening, a Barn owl, plus 2 Little owls were by the North field barn
Sunday 2nd July 2017
There were new families of 8 Tufted duck & Gadwall ducklings on the Island Lake
A second pair of Little grebes has 2 young on the Village Lake
4 Avocet chicks (1 Village Lake, 2 Reed-bed & 1 Cell 'A') were seen, meaning at least 6 have fledged & left the reserve
2 Curlew flew north & 30 Redshank were seen
Also present was a Red kite & dusk flying Barn owl
Monday 3rd July 2017
A Marsh harrier was seen on Cell 'A', with Red kite & Little owl also seen
Tuesday 4th July 2017
A Dunlin was on the Village Lake in the afternoon
New families of 10 (Reed-bed) & 5 (Main Lake) Gadwall ducklings were seen
The Corn bunting was singing in the North field
3 Avocet chicks are still present (1 each on the Reed-bed, Village Lake & Cell 'A'), meaning 7 have fledged & left the area
A juvenile Mediterranean gull was on the Silt pond, along with a 2nd summer & Green sandpiper
The Barn owl was seen in the morning, with a female Marsh harrier on Cell 'B'
A new family of 8 Shoveller ducklings was on Cell 'A' in the evening
Wednesday 5th July 2017
2 moulting male Ruffs were on the Reed-bed, a Common sandpiper on the Main Lake, with an adult Mediterranean gull on Cell 'A'
Thursday 6th July 2017
3 Mediterranean gulls (2 adults & a 1st summer) on the Silt pond
A Little owl was by the New Workings & a Barn owl was seen
Friday 7th July 2017
2 Avocet chicks remain (Village Lake & Cell 'A', giving a total of 8 fledged so far
The 3 Mediterranean gulls as yesterday were on the Silt pond & Cell 'A'
Marsh harrier & 2 Peregrines over the New Workings
The Little owl was in the New workings, with a Corn bunting in the North field
In the dusk, a Barn owl was hunting
Kingfisher was seen on the Main Lake
A new family of 7 Tufted ducklings was on the Reed-bed
Saturday 8th July 2017
In the early morning, there were 3 Green sandpipers on Cell 'C' seen from the reserve entrance, with 2 Snipe flushed from the Bus-stop pool
6 Little ringed plovers were on Cell 'A' in the evening, including 2 juveniles with a Curlew on the Silt pond
2 adult Mediterranean gulls & a 1st summer were on the Silt pond
The final Avocet chick was on Cell 'A', with the Village Lake chick unfortunately dying overnight, giving a total of 9 chicks fledged this year
A Marsh harrier was hunting Cell 'C' in the morning, with Tawny owl & Barn owl seen.
Red kite & Hobby were over the New Workings
The Little grebes on Cell 'A' have 2 chicks, making it so far 3 pairs with 6 chicks this year
A Kingfisher was seen
Corn bunting singing in the North field, with a new family of 8 Tufted ducklings on the Reed-bed
Sunday 9th July 2017
The Barn owl was hunting the reserve in the early morning
3 Green sandpipers were on Cell 'C', with 2 Redshank & a adult Mediterranean gull on Cell 'A'
A new Tufted duck family of 9 ducklings was on the Island Lake
A family of Avcoets with 2 well grown chicks was on the Silt pond, they are probably the Reed-bed family, with 1 bird still sitting on Cell 'A'
The Corn bunting was in the North field, with a Red kite also seen
Kingfisher was on the Village Lake
Monday 10th July 2017
On the New Workings tonight, there was 2 Peregrines & a Little owl
Also seen was Barn owl, Marsh harrier & Yellowhammer
Tuesday 11th July 2017
The highlight of the day, was a Bittern that flew onto the Village Lake, before flying to the centre of the reserve
Waders today, included Common sandpiper (Cell 'C' & the Main Lake), 3 Green sandpiper (Cell 'C'), 2 moulting male Ruffs (Island Lake & reed-bed), these were later joined by another bird on Cell 'A' & 4 Little ringed plovers (including a juvenile), with a juvenile Grey wagtail also
2 adult Mediterranean gulls were seen
A Kingfisher was seen on the Reed-bed posts, with Corn bunting on the North hedge
A Hobby flew north, with the Barn owl being seen
A new family of 6 Tufted ducklings was on the Reed-bed
Up to 16 Little egrets were present, including a new colour ringed bird
Thursday 13th July 2017
The Barn owl was seen at dusk
Friday 14th July 2017
3 Green sandpipers were seen on both Cell 'C' & the Main Lake
On Cell 'A', there was 26 Black-tailed godwits, 2 each of Ruff & Redshank, an adult & 3 juvenile Little ringed plover, plus a newly hatched Avocet chick
2 adult Mediterranean gulls were on the Silt pond
2 Hobbys flew over the reserve at midday, with 1 seen in the evening
A new family of 7 Tufted ducklings was on the Reed-bed
Marsh harrier was seen in Cell 'B', with the Barn owl out at dusk
Saturday 15th July 2017
A Common sandpiper & 2 Ruffs were on Cell 'A', along with 3 Black-tailed godwits, 2 Redshank & 4 Little ringed plovers this morning
The Avocet chick & parent were on the Silt pond, along with a 1st year Mediterranean gull
3 Green sandpipers were on Cell 'C', along with a hunting Marsh harrier
Feeding parties of Lesser & Common whitethroat are starting to appear in the North hedge
2 Bullfinches were along the West path, one of them being a juvenile, indicating breeding on the reserve
Sunday 16th July 2017
The pair of Avocets & the single chick were still on the Silt pond
The Bittern was seen on the Main Lake & Reed-bed
A male & juvenile Bullfinch were seen
A Corn bunting was singing in the North hedge
Great spotted & Green woodpeckers were seen
A Green sandpiper was on Cell 'C'
Little owl, Red kite, plus male & immature Marsh harriers were seen
The adult & 3 juvenile Little ringed plovers & a Ruff were on Cell 'A'
Monday 17th July 2017
4 Bullfinches (3 males & a juvenile), by the Maize field
A single Ruff & Dunlin on the Reed-bed, with Green sandpiper & Snipe on Cell 'C'
The juvenile Marsh harrier was hunting Cells 'A' & 'B', with Barn owl also seen
The Bittern was on the Reed-bed in the late evening
Tuesday 18th July 2017
The Bittern was again on the Reed-bed in the evening
Wednesday 19th July 2017
There were 7 Common sandpipers on the Village Lake, with a Hobby flying south
Thursday 20th July 2017
A Marsh harrier, the Green woodpecker & a Common sandpiper were seen in the vicinity of Cell 'A'
Friday 21st July 2017
A Pacific golden plover was on Cell 'A' for a few hours before flying off high west
An adult Yellow-legged & Caspian gulls were on the Silt pond at the same time
15+ Canada geese were about, as well as 2 Common sandpipers
4 Green sandpipers were on Cell 'A', as well as a Ruff on the Reed-bed
Saturday 22nd July 2017
In the late afternoon, the Bittern showed itself by the Village Lake
On the Silt pond, there was 2 first summer & juvenile Mediterranean gulls, plus an adult Yellow-legged gull at midday, with the adult Caspian gull being see later on
There was a Wood sandpiper at the same place, with Ruff & Greenshank on the Reed-bed & Common sandpipers on the Far Lake
A Peregrine was by the New Workings, with 2 Hobbies over the Reed-bed
Sunday 23rd July 2017
On the Silt pond today, was 3 Black-tailed godwits, a Wood & 4 Common sandpipers, plus a juvenile Little ringed plover
A Green sandpiper was on Cell 'C'
Kingfisher was on the Main Lake, with 2 separate Hobbies seen
A Cuckoo flew over the Silt pond from the west, where a Yellow wagtail was also seen, as well as a brief Greenshank
Peregrine, Barn & Little owl were seen on the New Workings
A Marsh harrier was over the East ridge
A Water rail was in the south west corner of the Reed-bed, with Corn bunting in the North hedge
Great spotted & Green woodpeckers were seen, with a pair of Bullfinch along Dryham Lane
Finally 8 Canada geese flew north west over the reserve
Tuesday 25th July 2017
Redshank, Common sandpiper & Red kite were seen
Wednesday 26th July 2017
The Main Lake had a Green sandpiper, whilst a Hobby flew south east
Both an adult female & juvenile Marsh harrier, were hunting Cells 'B' & 'C'
Green sandpipers (3 in total) were on Cells 'B' & 'C', with a Snipe also on the latter
Common sandpiper & Kingfisher were on the Main Lake
A Ringed plover, plus 2 Common sandpipers was on the Silt pond
Thursday 27th July 2017
4 Dunlin & a Green sandpiper were on the Reed-bed
On the Silt pond, there was another Dunlin, 4 Common sandpiper, plus an adult Mediterranean gull
Friday 28th July 2017
4 Common sandpipers & a Dunlin were on the Silt pond
Saturday 29th July 2017
A Ruff was on the Village Lake
There were 5 Common sandpipers on the Silt pond, with a further 2 on Cell 'A'
The Dunlin was still on the Silt pond
The first Golden plover of the autumn was on Cell 'A'
A Hobby was present again, as well as Curlew & Barn owl
Kingfisher was seen by the Carp Lake
Sunday 30th July 2017
A Green sandpiper was on Cell 'A'
The Silt pond had 4 Common sandpiper, a Dunlin & juvenile Mediterranean gull
The Barn owl was hunting at dusk
Monday 31st July 2017
There was a Green sandpiper on Cell 'C'
188 Coots & 28 Little grebes were counted on the reserve

Posted By: Barry on 10/24/2017 9:13:45 PM

June 2017

Thursday 1st June 2017
The Greenshank & Green sandpiper were on Cell 'A', with a Yellow wagtail on the Reed-bed. A Marsh harrier flew south
Friday 2nd June 2017
The Greenshank & drake Mandarin were on Cell 'A'
A female & immature male Marsh harrier hunted Dryham Ings during the day
30 Avocet chicks were counted (2 on Cell 'A', 8 on the Reed-bed, 1 on the Island Lake & the rest on the Village Lake)
The 10 Shelduck ducklings on the Silt pond are now down to 8
A Barnacle goose was on the Village Lake
The failed pair of Mediterranean gulls spent the day on the Village Lake
Saturday 3rd June 2017
The Greenshank was on Cell 'A'
Red kite & Marsh harrier were about the reserve
2 Corn buntings were singing in the North hedge
A Barn owl was hunting the Reed-bed/Island Lake at dusk, with a Tawny owl on the East path
10 Avocet chicks were on the Reed-bed (3 families of 4,4,2), 2 were on Cell 'A', with 10 on the Village Lake
Sunday 4th June 2017
Today, there were 3 Avocet chicks on Cell 'A', 8 on the Reed-bed (of 3 families) & 10 on the Village Lake. There was a Canada goose on the Main Lake.
The Red kite & Marsh harrier were over the reserve in the morning, with a Hobby seen from the Turret hide in the afternoon
Tuesday 6th June 2017
The 3 Pochard ducklings were in front of Crossland's hide today
Wednesday 7th June 2017
The 1st summer Mediterranean gull was on the Island Lake
Thursday 8th June 2017
Marsh harrier, Red kite & a distant Hobby were seen
The Barn owl was hunting the New Workings at dusk
Saturday 10th June 2017
2nd & 1st summer Mediterranean gulls were on the Village Lake
The first Shoveller brood of the year was on Cell 'A' (8 ducklings)
The female Marsh harrier was hunting Cell 'C' on the morning, with a Barn owl being seen at dusk
7 Little egrets were counted today
Sunday 11th June 2017
About 30 Canada geese flew north over the reserve in the morning
30 Avocet chicks were counted (1 on Cell 'A', 9 on the Reed-bed & 20 on the Village Lake), they range in age from newly hatched to 4 weeks old. There are still 5 birds sitting.
The Little owl was seen by the North barn
Monday 12th June
The Re kite & Little owl were present. 3 adults & a 1st summer Mediterranean gulls were on the Village Lake
Tuesday 13th June
Marsh harrier, Red kite & the Little owl were again seen
A Water rail was heard on the Reed-bed
32 Avocet chicks were counted (3 on Cell 'A', 5 on Reed-bed & 24 on the Village Lake)
Both the Shoveller & Shelduck families (of 8 ducklings each) were on Cell 'A', whilst 4 well grown Shelduck ducklings were on the Reed-bed
The first Gadwall family of the year (9 ducklings) was on the Main Lake
Wednesday 14th June 2017
A new family of 7 Pochard ducklings have appeared on Cell 'A', the 3rd pair this year
3 Mediterranean gulls (adult, 2nd & 1st summer) were on the Village Lake
The Red kite was seen again
The Barn owl was hunting at dusk
Thursday 15th June 2017
24 Avocet chicks were counted today (3 on Cell 'A', 7 on Reed-bed & 14 on the Village Lake)
1st & 2nd summer Mediterranean gulls on the Village Lake
3 Eygptian geese were on the Silt pond in the evening
A female Marsh harrier was seen
2 Barn owls were seen at dusk
Friday 16th June 2017
Today 21 Avocet chicks were seen (11 on Village Lake, 7 on Red-bed & 3 on Cell 'A')
A Gadwall brood of 4 ducklings was on Cell 'C'
A Peregrine was seen
Saturday 17th June 2017
Male & female Marsh harrier were on the reserve today
16 Avocet chicks (8 Village Lake, 5 Reed-bed & 3 on Cell 'A')
Barn owl & Ringed plover also seen
Sunday 18th June 2017
An adult Little gull was on the Main Lake
2 Red kites & a Peregrine were present
A 2nd summer Mediterranean gull was on the Silt pond
2 Green woodpeckers & a male Bullfinch by the reserve entrance
The Barn owl was hunting the New Workings at dusk
Monday 19th June 2017
On the Village Lake, there was an adult & 2nd year Mediterranean gull
The juvenile Marsh harrier was over
Tuesday 20th June 2017
A male Marsh harrier was over the West fields, with a juvenile by the Silt pond
The Barn owl was hunting the New workings at dusk
Wednesday 21st June 2017
4 Mediterranean gulls (an adult, 2nd & 2 x 1st summer birds), were on the Village Lake
A Marsh harrier was hunting Cell 'C'
Thursday 22nd June 2017
A Hobby was catching Dragonflies over the New Workings & the Carp Lake
The 4th Pochard family of 4 ducklings was on the Main Lake, where a Gadwall family of 5 was also present
A Marsh harrier & Barn owl were seen today
The first Common tern chick on the Village Lake was seen today
Friday 23rd June 2017
4 Mediterranean gulls (an adult, 2nd & 2 x 1st summer birds), were seen today
Green sandpiper & a Snipe were on Cell 'A', with a Common sandpiper on the Main Lake in the morning
2 Marsh harriers & a Red kite were present
The Great crested grebes on Cell 'A' have hatched 2 young
14 Avocet chicks today (2 Cell 'A', 1 Silt pond, 7 Reed-bed, 4 Village Lake
Saturday 24th June 2017
12 Avocets were seen today (2 on Cell 'A', 3 Village Lake, 7 on Reed-bed)
Red kite, 2 Marsh harriers, Bullfinch & Green woodpecker were all on the reserve
The Barn owl was about again at dusk
A Cuckoo was calling from the North field in the evening
Sunday 25th June 2017
Today, there was 2 Green sandpipers, Curlew & a Water rail on Cell 'C'
A Hobby was over the Main Lake
The 2nd year Mediterranean gull was on the Village Lake
2 Marsh harriers, Red kite & Little owl by the North barn
15 Avocet chicks (3 Village Lake, 7 Reed-bed, 1 Silt pond, 1 Cell 'A') some of the chicks can now fly
A Tufted duck duckling was on the Main Lake & Village Lake
Tuesday 27th June 2017
A Kingfisher & Marsh harrier were over the Main Lake
There were 2 Mediterranean gulls (adult & 2nd summer) on Cell 'C', the latter being seen later on the Village Lake
A Common sandpiper was on the Silt pond
10 Avocet chicks today( 1 Silt pond, 1 Cell 'A', 5 Reed-bed, 3 Village Lake), meaning that 2 have fledged & left the reserve
A family of 6 Gadwall ducklings was on Cell 'C', with a further family of 10 on the Reed-bed
There were 2 Tufted duck families of 10 & 9 on the Island Lake
A pair of Bullfinches were in the Far Corner
The Great crested grebes on the Village Lake have hatched 2 young
9 Little egrets were seen today
Wednesday 28th June 2017
7 Black-tailed godwits flew west over Dryham Lane. A Hobby was attempting to catch Sand martins over the Main Lake
Thursday 29th June 2017
Adult Mediterranean gulls were on the Village Lake & Silt pond
A Hobby was over the Main Lake, with a Common sandpiper along it's shore
The Barn owl was hunting at dusk
Friday 30th June 2017
The 2nd year Mediterranean gull was on the Village Lake in the morning
8 Avocet chicks were counted (3 Village Lake, 4 Reed-bed, 1 Cell 'A'), meaning 4 have fledged & left the reserve
A new family of 8 Tufted ducklings was on the Reed-bed
Corn bunting was singing in the North hedge
Marsh harrier, Barn owl & 6+ Curlew were also seen

Posted By: Barry on 10/3/2017 7:28:07 PM

May 2017

Monday 1st May 2017
After yesterday, just 2 Black terns were left, that spent the day on the Village Lake
In the early morning a Sanderling (that stayed the day) was joined by 2 Dunlin, that later increased to 10 on Cell 'A'. Also seen was a Common sandpiper, Snipe & 2 Ringed plover.
The Black-tailed godwit was on the Reed-bed, with the 4 Ruffs commuting around various spots
A Bar-tailed godwit was on the Silt pond in the afternoon
2 Corn buntings were in the Far Corner, along with a Garden warbler
At the Reed-bed roost in the evening were 2 Whimbrel & a Curlew
Barn owl & Red kite were also seen
Tuesday 2nd May 2017
2 Whimbrels were on Cell 'A', as well as 5 Ruff, 2 Dunlin, Black-tailed godwit, Common sandpiper & the drake Mandarin
Another Whimbrel was on the Reed-bed
17 Teal are still on the reserve, as well as a drake Wigeon
A Red kite was over the reserve
Wednesday 3rd May 2017
There were 3 Bar-tailed godwits, plus a Black-tailed godwit on Dryham Ings. Also 2 Dunlin & 2 + Ruff
A Whimbrel was on the Reed-bed
The first Swift of the year was seen
Also a Great spotted woodpecker was present
Thursday 4th May 2017
One of yesterday's Bar-tailed & Black-tailed godwits were on Cell 'A' & the Village Lake
Other waders seen, included at least 2 Common & a Green sandpiper, pair of Ringed plover, 3+Ruff & a Whimbrel
A Grey & a Yellow wagtail were seen from Crossland's hide
3+ Corn bunting were on the North field, & 13+ Common terns were present
Finally Marsh harrier & Red kite were seen, with Barn owl hunting at dusk
Friday 5th May 2017
Waders on Cell 'A', included the Bar-tailed godwit, 3 Greenshanks, 2 Common sandpipers, the pair of Ringed plovers & 3+ Ruffs
There was 9 Snipe on Cell 'C' in the evening
The Corn bunting was singing in the North field, with Common sandpiper, Redshank & Little ringed plover on the Reed-bed
The drake Mandarin showed well in Cell 'A', with Marsh harrier, Red kite & Barn owl being seen
Green woodpecker & a male Bullfinch were seen on the East path
The Little owl was by the North field barn
At the end of the day, THE BIG BIRD COUNT WAS 86 SPECIES
Saturday 6th May 2017
There was a Wood sandpiper in Cell 'A', later joined by 2 Grey plovers. Also here was 2 Dunlins & a Ruff.
A Common sandpiper was seen, as well as 2 Whimbrel north, 4 Ringed plovers & a total of 3 Ruff
At the end of the day, THE BIG BIRD COUNT WAS 93 SPECIES
Sunday 7th May 2017
A Hobby was hunting over the Reed-bed in the evening
3+ Common sandpipers & a Ruff were on the reserve, as well as the drake Mandarin
A pair of Ringed plover & 2 Snipe were seen on Dryham Ings
Water rail was heard on the Reed-bed
At the end of the day, THE BIG BIRD COUNT WAS 96 SPECIES
Monday 8th May 2017
A female Common scoter was on the Village Lake
Just Common sandpiper & 2 Whimbrel were the only waders seen
A Peregrine & Barn owl were seen today
Tuesday 9th May 2017
A Brent goose was on the Silt pond all day
The female Common scoter was still on the Village Lake
A Canada goose was on the Far Lake, with a group of Greylags
Thursday 11th May 2017
The female Common scoter & Brent goose, were still on the Silt pond & Village Lake respectively
A good day for waders, with Wood sandpiper, Sanderling, 4 Dunlins, a Common sandpiper & Curlew on Cell 'A'
Cell 'C' had 2 Ruffs, as well as a Redshank
Lastly 2 Black terns were over the Silt pond in the late evening
Friday 12th May 2017
2 Wood sandpipers were on Cell 'A', as well as a White wagtail
The female Common scoter was still on the Village Lake, alogn with the Brent goose on the Silt pond
2 Whinbrel were on the Reed-bed in the evening, with 3 more seen later
The first Shelduck family of the year were on the Island Lake, with 4 ducklings
Saturday 13th May 2017
The female Common scoter & Brent goose were in their normal places
The 2 Wood sandpipers from yesterday relocated to the Reed-bed, where they were joined by a Black-tailed godwit
On Cell 'A', there was 2 Ruff, a Common sandpiper, 2 Ringed plovers & a Green woodpecker
The drake Mandarin was seen on Dryham Ings reservoir
Red kite, Bullfinch & Yellow wagtail seen
Sunday 14th May 2017
The first Avocet chicks of the year, were 3 on The Village Lake in the afternoon
The Common scoter was only seen in the morning, but the Brent goose was present on the Silt pond all day
A Wood sandpiper was on the Reed-bed, with another on Cell 'A' (also Ruff, Ringed plover & Common sandpiper there)
The Corn bunting was singing in the North hedge
A Yellow wagtail flew over the Far Corner, with a male Bullfinch seen on the East path
Red kite was over Dryham Lane, with the Green woodpecker also being seen
Whimbrel was on the Reed-bed in the evening, with 2 Kingfishers on the Far Lake
Monday 15th May 2017
3 broods of Avocets have hatched on the Village Lake, with at least 8 chicks
A Wood sandpiper was on Cell 'A', with a Ringed plover & westerly flying Black-tailed godwit
The Brent goose was still on the Silt pond
A Red kite was seen well over the reserve entrance in the evening, along with the Barn owl
Tuesday 16th May 2017
The day's highlight was the discovery of 4 Pochard ducklings on Cell 'A', where there was also Wood sandpiper, 4 Ringed plovers, a Common sandpiper (also on the Island Lake), Curlew & the drake Mandarin on the reservoir
The Brent goose was again on the Silt pond
A Whimbrel was on the Island Lake
5 Avocet chicks (2,2,1) were on the Village Lake
Wednesday 17th May 2017
2 Black-tailed godwits in Cell 'A', with the first Cuckoo of the year being heard here, with Curlew & Yellow wagtail also
Thursday 18th May 2017
3 Black-tailed godwits in Cell 'A', with the Pochard family
19 Avocet chicks on the Village Lake
Friday 19th May 2017
A female Garganey was on the Island Lake in the evening
On the Silt pond, there was a Common sandpiper, with the Pochard family of 3 ducklings being seen on Cell 'A'
5 Ringed plovers of the 'Tundrae' race were on the Red-bed in the morning
The Green woodpecker was seen by the Carp Lake
Lastly 10 Avocet chicks were counted on the Village Lake, with others being brooded by their parents
Saturday 20th May 2017
Today's highlight was a Glossy ibis that circled the reserve & flew off high to the eats in the evening
The female Garganey showed on the Reed-bed in the afternoon
In the morning, there was a 2nd year Little gull on the Reed-bed
23 Avocet chicks were counted on the Village Lake
A Whimbrel was on Cell 'A', along with the Pochard family of 3
15 Canada geese flew over the East path, with the Barn owl being seen at dusk
A Corn bunting was singing in the Far Corner
Red kite was seen over Dryham Ings
Sunday 21st May 2017
In the morning, a pair of Garganey & the 2nd year Little gull were on the Reed-bed
A flock of 10 Barnacle geese circled the reserve
A 1st summer Mediterranean gull was on the Island Lake
A pair of Grey wagtails was below Crossland's hide
23 Avocet chicks were counted, as well as 3 Pochard ducklings
2 Whimbrels & 3 Curlews were on the Reed-bed in the evening
A male Bullfinch was on the East path, with Barn owl seen again at dusk
Monday 22nd May 2017
A Turnstone was seen firstly on the Silt pond & then the Reed-bed in the evening, before flying off north west at dusk
The 2nd year Little gull again visited the Reed-bed in the evening to roost
The drake Mandarin was seen today
24+ Avocet chicks were on the Village Lake
3 Little egrets were seen
Tuesday 23rd May 2017
A Hobby flew north over the New Workings by the Far Corner
On the Reed-bed, the 2nd summer Little gull, plus a female Garganey was present
The 1st summer Mediterranean gull was on the Island Lake
17 Avocet chicks were counted on the Village Lake
2 Corn buntings were singing in the North field
Wednesday 24th May 2017
The Green woodpecker was by the Island Lake, with 21+ Avocet chicks on the Main Lake
Thursday 25th May 2017
The 1st year Mediterranean gull on the Island Lake, was joined in the early morning by a 1st summer Little gull
A Corn bunting was singing in the North field, with an Oystercatcher pair & 3 chicks on the New workings
21 Avocet chicks were counted on the Village Lake in the morning
Friday 26th May 2017
The 1st summer Little & Mediterranean gulls were on the Island Lake
A Marsh harrier flew north, with a female Yellow wagtail also being seen
The drake Mandarin was on Cell 'B', with 2 Ringed plovers on Cell 'A'
The Corn bunting was singing in the North field
16 Avocet chicks were counted today, with 2 of them being on the Island Lake
Saturday 27th May 2017
A Raven flew north over Cliffe road
The 1st summer Mediterranean gull was still on the Island Lake
A Turtle dove was briefly on Dryham Lane, before flying off south
Our usual Red kite flew to Dryham Ings & met it's usual reception
Avocet families are starting to disperse, with a chick on the Island Lake & another 2 on Cell 'A', leaving 16 on the Village Lake, with 18 still sitting
A Hobby flew over the reserve in the evening, with a Grass snake also seen
The Little owl was seen by the North field barn
Sunday 28th May 2017
A Greenshank was on Cell 'A' in the morning
The Corn bunting was singing in the North hedge
On the Island Lake, there was the 1st summer Mediterranean gull, plus a single Avocet chick
Another 2 Avocet chicks were on Cell 'A', leaving 21 on the Village Lake
The Barn owl was hunting the New Workings at dusk
Monday 29th May 2017
The Greenshank was on Cell A', with the 1st summer Mediterranean gull on the Island Lake
On the Reed-bed, the resident Little ringed plovers were joined by a pair of Ringed plovers
A male Bullfinch was by the Maize field feeders
The regular Red kite was over in the morning, with a female Marsh harrier also seen
143 Sand martin holes were counted in the colony
There were 3 Avocet chicks on the Island Lake, 2 on Cell 'A', with 14 on the Village Lake, with 19 birds still sitting
A Lapwing chick was seen on Cell 'A' in the morning
2 Green woodpeckers were seen today, pointing to 2 pairs breeding nearby
Tuesday 30th May 2017
7 Common scoter (5 males & 2 females) spent the day on the Main Lake
Red kite & Marsh harrier were seen over Cell 'B'
The Greenshank was still on Cell 'A'
18 Avocet chicks were counted today (14 on the Village Lake, with 2 each on the Island Lake & Cell 'A') ranging in age from newly hatched to 16 days old
The 3 Pochard ducklings were on Cell 'A'. opposite Crossland's hide, but mum was nowhere to be seen (see has not been seen with her brood for a week)
10 Shelduck ducklings were on the Silt pond in the evening
Wednesday 31st May 2017
The 3 Pochard ducklings were on Cell 'A', along with the Greenshank

Posted By: Barry on 8/30/2017 9:00:44 PM

April 2017

Saturday 1st April 2017
Over 55 Avocets were on the reserve today, along with 4 Little & 2 Ringed plovers
There was also 2 Ruffs & over 30 Oystercatchers as well
A single & flock of 11 Black-tailed godwits circled the reserve, but did not land
4 Mediterranean gulls were present, along with 9 roosting Little egrets
Red kite, 3 Redwings south, Green sandpiper & a dusk Barn owl were also seen
Sunday 2nd April
Avocet numbers continued to increase with over 60 seen, as well as 30+ Oystercatchers
On Dryham Ings, there was 3 Ruffs, with 6 Little & the pair of Ringed plovers, plus Green sandpiper
The North field had parties of 7 & 2 Curlew on it
2 Red kites, the Barn owl & over 10 Buzzards were seen
Over 6 Chiffchaffs were singing, with Kingfisher & Corn bunting present
4 Mediterranean gulls were seen today
Monday 3rd April 2017
A Green sandpiper was on Cell 'B', with 2 Ruff on Cell 'C' & another on the Silt pond
Also on Dryham Ings, was 3 Grey herons, plus 3 Little ringed plovers
2 Black-tailed godwits were seen on the reserve, along with 4 Curlews in the North field
The Barn owl was seen at dusk, with the Little owl by the North field barn
A female Merlin was sighted
There was still 30+ Tree sparrows at the Maize field feeders
Tuesday 4th April 2017
Again the Green sandpiper was on Dryham Ings
3 Ruff were on Cell 'C', with another 3 on the Village Lake
A pair of Little ringed plover & 2 Curlew were also present
Again the Little owl was by the North field barn, along with a hunting female Marsh harrier nearby
There were at least 4 Grey herons on the reserve
Corn bunting was seen along the North hedge
Wednesday 5th April 2017
In Cell 'A', there was a Green sandpiper, 6 Ruffs plus the drake Mandarin
The first Sedge warbler of the year was by the Reed-bed
2 Corn buntings were by the North hedge
Thursday 6th April 2017
Green sandpiper, Little ringed plover & Ruff were on Cell 'A'
6 Canada geese were an unusual record for this time of the year
Also seen were Corn bunting & Chiffchaff
Friday 7th April 2017
The first Willow warblers of the year were singing along the West path
A Green sandpiper, 3 Ruff & a Little ringed plover were on Dryham Ings
The first House martin of the year was seen, along with 2 Swallows & over 50 Sand martins
A Corn bunting was singing in the North hedge, with 2 Little owls nearby in the North field barn
Finally, a Green woodpecker was still present on the reserve
Saturday 8th April 2017
In the evening, a Great white egret was briefly on Cell 'B', before flying off in the direction of the village
At dusk, the Barn owl was seen, with also the Little owl by the North field barn
Marsh harrier & Red kite were also seen
Waders included, the Green sandpiper, 3 Little ringed plovers, 6 Ruffs (plus 11 briefly) & 2 Curlew
Over 10 Corn buntings were in the North field, with 2 Fieldfares & 3 Chiffchaffs also being seen
Yellowhammers were seen at the end of Dryham Lane, with the drake Mandarin nearby
The year's first Mallard brood of 13 ducklings was seen 
Sunday 9th April 2017
In the early morning a Sandwich flew from the south west over the Main Lake, before flying high to the north
A Black-tailed godwit, Green sandpiper, 4 Little ringed plovers, 3 Ruff & the drake Mandarin were on Dryham Ings
Marsh harrier & Red kite were present over the reserve
Finally, there were over 500 Sand martins present today
Monday 10th April 2017
The highlight on the day, was a drake Garganey that was seen on the Reed-bed in the evening
The first Yellow wagtail of the year was present today
On Dryham Ings, there was a Black-tailed godwit, 5 Ruff (2 on Cell 'A' & 2 on Cell 'C') , plus the drake Mandarin
Marsh harrier & Red kite were also seen
Wednesday 12th April 2017
Waders today, included 18+ Curlew, Green sandpiper, 5+ Ruff & Little ringed plovers. 
The drake Mandarin was seen, as well as an immature Marsh harrier & a Red kite
Over 8 Little egrets were on the reserve
Finally, a Tawny owl was by the reserve entrance
Thursday 13th April 2017
A Wheatear was in the North field in the morning
The drake Mandarin was on the Carp Lake
Over 40 Curlews were in the North field, with Little owl being seen in the barn
Dryham Ings, had a Ruff & Ringed plover, plus 2 Yellow wagtails
Marsh harrier & Red kite were seen
Friday 14th April 2017
The Wheatear was again on the North field again
There was 40+ Curlew seen, with a Dunlin on Cell 'A', Green sandpiper on the Silt pond & also 5 Little ringed plover & 7 Ruff
The Little owl was in it's spot by the North field barn
Over 200 Sand martins were present, with 3 Blackcaps & willow warblers on the reserve
Saturday 15th April 2017
44 Avocets were counted, along with 6 Ruffs (2 each on Village Lake & Cells 'B' & 'C'), plus 9 Little ringed plovers
The drake Mandarin was seen
A Peregrine flew north over the East ridge
2 Chiffchaffs were singing on both the East & West paths
The first Greylag family of the year (3), were on Cell 'B'
Barn, Little & Tawny owls were seen in the evening, as well as a Marsh harrier
Sunday 16th April 2017
Today's highlight, was a Spoonbill seen in the evening on the Village Lake & Cell 'C'
Also seen, was 35 Avocets, plus 5 Ruffs (Village Lake & Cell 'C'), Little ringed plover on Cell 'C', with 10 Curlew on the North fileds
The drake Mandarin was on the Carp Lake
A Peregrine flew south over the Reed-bed, with Red kite also seen
Corn bunting was on the North hedge, with a female Wheatear in the North field
96 Gadwall & 22 Shoveller were present today
6 pairs of Lapwing were present on Dyham Ings
Monday 17th April 2017
There was a winter plumaged Curlew sandpiper on Cell 'A'
Also about was the year's first Common sandpiper on the Silt pond, plus Little ringed plover, a Ringed plover, Redshank & 7 Ruffs
8 Curlew were on the North field (with 44 seen today) & a Yellow wagtail (7+ seen today)
The first Whimbrel of the year was seen, with a Jack snipe on the Island Lake
The drake Mandarin was on the Carp lake
In addition to the usual Mediterranean gulls, there was a 1st year bird present
A Reed warbler was singing in the Reed-bed reeds & a Great spotted woodpecker was seen at the end of Dryham Lane
Tuesday 18th April 2017
Today, there was an adult Little gull on both the Island & Village Lakes
The Curlew sandpiper was still present on Cell 'A', with 2 Ruff, 18 Redshank, a Grey wagtail & over 20 Teal
A Whitethroat was seen along Dryham Lane
8 Curlew were feeding on the North field
2 Canada geese were on the Village Lake in the late evening
A female Garganey was seen on the Reed-bed
Wednesday 19th April 2017
The Curlew sandpiper was on Cell 'A', with the drake Mandarin on the Carp Lake
Thursday 20th April 2017
The Curlew sandpiper, was with 5+ Ruffs & a Green sandpiper on Cell 'A'
12 Curlew roosted on the Reed-bed
4 young Lapwings were seen in the North field
2 Water rails were seen in the Reed-bed
Friday 21st April 2017
The first Lesser whitethroats of the year were by the Carp Lake
The Curlew sandpiper was still on Cell 'A', where it was joined by a Common sandpiper & a brief Greenshank
6+ Little ringed plover were present, including 1 on the Reed-bed
6+ Ruff were seen on Cell 'A', the Village Lake & the Reed-bed
The Little owl was on the North field barn, whilst a Tawny owl was seen on the North path
An immature Marsh harrier was hunting in the morning, with a Pink-footed goose being seen briefly in Cell 'B'
Also seen was Yellowhammer & Yellow wagtail
Saturday 22nd April 2017
The highlight of the day was 2 adult Kittiwakes on Cell 'A'in the morning
Also here was 6+ Ruffs, Common & the Curlew sandpiper
A male & female Marsh harrier were seen
2 Collared doves were over the reserve, with a male Bullfinch also seen
The Barn owl was seen at dusk, with a Little owl in the North field barn
In the evening in the Reed-bed, 3 Yellow wagtails were seen, as well as 13 Whimbrels & 10+ Curlews
Sunday 23rd April 2017
The 1st Common tern of the year was seen in the afternoon on Cell 'A'. Also there, was 6+ Ruff, a Common sandpiper, 2 Curlew & the drake Mandarin (also seen on the Far Lake)
A Whimbrel flew south & at least 1 Water rail was seen on the Reed-bed
A Red kite caught a Lapwing chick over the North field
Monday 24th April 2017
On Cell 'A', there was a Black-tailed godwit, plus the drake Mandarin
Tuesday 25th April 2017
On Cell 'A', there was Black-tailed godwit, 3 Ruff, Common sandpiper & 3 Yellow wagtails
Wednesday 26th April 2017
On Cell 'A', there were 2 Black-tailed godwits, Common sandpiper, 5 Ruff (alos on Cell 'C') & 2 Yellow wagtails
10+ Whimbrel came into the Reed-bed roost, with a Common tern, Barn owl & Corn bunting
Thursday 27th April 2017
2 Black-tailed godwits were on Cells 'A' & 'B'
At the same time, 2 Canada geese were on Cell 'B', along with 2 Ruff on Cell 'A' & 1 on the Village Lake. There was also a Yellow wagtail on Cell 'A'
A Common sandpiper was on the Main Lake, with the Little owl being seen by the North field barn
2 Whimbrels roosted tonight, along with 3 Common terns seen on the Reed-bed
Finally, the Tawny owl was seen on the East path
Friday 28th April 2017
A bar-tailed godwit was in the North field, with 3 Black-tailed godwits in Cell 'C'
2 Common sandpipers were seen, as well as 4 Ruff, at least 4 Curlew & 4 Common terns
Also seen was a Red kite & the drake Mandarin
Finally, there was 6+ Whimbrel on the Reed-bed roost tonight
Saturday 29th April 2017
8 Arctic terns flew North east over the reserve in the morning, with also 3 Common terns & a 1st summer Mediterranean gull
On Dryham Ings, there was 3 Black-tailed godwits, 4 Ruff, with Common sandpiper & Dunlin on the Silt pond
The drake Mandarin duck was seen on both Dryham Ings reservoir & the Carp Lake
2 Corn buntings were singing in the Far Corner
7 Greylag goose families were present on the reserve
A Green woodpecker was on the East path, indicating local breeding
Sunday 30th April 2017
A good day for terns with 10 Arctic terns thro' the reserve east in the morning
The highlight was Black terns that built up during the day, from an initial 7 on the Village Lake to at least 23, with 3 of these being on the Reed-bed. 11+ Common terns were also present
Also briefly seen were 2 second year Little gulls above the Reed-bed
Waders, included 2 winter plumaged Grey plovers on the Reed-bed that later flew south. Also a Black-tailed godwit was on the 'Bus-stop' pool of Cell 'C', with at least 2 Ruffs commuting between the Dryham Ings cells. 2 Ringed plovers, 8 Dunlins & 2 Common sandpipers (on the Far Lake) were also seen.
The drake Mandarin was also seen.

Posted By: Barry on 8/4/2017 9:02:56 PM

March 2017

Wednesday 1st March 2017
There was a male & 2 female Goosander on Cell 'A'
2 adult Mediterranean gulls were present, as well as 100+ Linnets at dusk
Thursday 2nd March 2017
The first Ringed plover of the year was on the North field flood pond
Along Dryham Lane, there was a Goldcrest & Chiffchaff, with another one in the North hedge
3 Bramblings were underneath the Maize field feeder
The usual 2 Ruff were on the Village Lake, along with 28 Redshank
A female Marsh harrier was hunting Cell 'C', where the male Stonechat was also present
2 adult & 2 1st winter Mediterranean gulls were also present
Friday 3rd March 2017
The Barn owl was spotted roosting in the North field barn
A male Brambling was at the Maize field feeders, along with a Marsh tit & 60+ Tree sparrow
A Dunlin was with the 2 Ruff on the Village Lake
A male Marsh harrier was seen, as well as a Red kite that flew south
2 adults & a 1st winter Mediterranean gull were on the Main Lake
A Corn bunting was seen in the Far Corner
Saturday 4th March 2017
The 2 Ruff were on the Village Lake
There was 2 pairs of Bramblings by the Maize field feeder
A flock of 20 Siskin were in the Far Corner, along with a Chiffchaff & female Yellowhammer
A pair of Mediterranean gulls were on the Main Lake
Red kite was seen as well as 28 Pink-footed geese flying north west
The male Stonechat was seen on Cell 'B'
In the evening, a male & 4 female Goosanders were seen
Sunday 5th March 2017
The first Avocets (a pair) of the year were on the Silt pond & Cell 'A'
Later on a pair of Ringed plovers was seen at the latter place
On the Village Lake, the 2 Ruffs & the Dunlin were present
Under the Maize field feeder, there was 2 males & 4 females Brambling
The Siskin flock was at least 30 strong between the Far & Carp Lakes
A Kingfisher was seen on the Main Lake, with the female Marsh harrier in the morning
2 adults & a 1st summer Mediterranean gull were on the Main Lake
A Red kite was seen over the reserve
Monday 6th March 2017
The Barn owl was seen at dusk
On the Village Lake, 2 Ruff & a Dunlin were seen
20+ Oystercatchers were seen
Tuesday 7th March 2017
Again the 2 Ruff were on the Village Lake, along with a 1st summer Mediterranean gull
A Marsh harrier flew south over the reserve, as did a Peregrine. There were 4 Red kites over the East ridge
The drake Mandarin returned to the Dryham Ings reservoir
A Chiffchaff was on the West path
The Little owl was by the North field barn
7 Bramblings & a Goldcrest were seen on the East path
Wednesday 8th March 2017
8 Whooper swans flew north over the reserve in the afternoon
2 adults & a 1st Year Mediterranean gulls were on the Main Lake
2 Avocets were seen on Cell 'A'
There was a male & female Brambling under the Maize field feeder
The 2 Ruff & a Kingfisher were also seen
Thursday 9th March 2017
2 Chiffchaffs were along Dryham Lane
A Kingfisher was by the Main Lake
The 2 Ruffs & Dunlin were on the Village Lake
A Green sandpiper was on the Far Lake
2 Bramblings by the Maize field feeder
21+ Oystercatchers were counted
Friday 10th March 2017
A record count of 111 Whooper swans flew north over the reserve in the morning
2 Eygptian geese were seen in Cell 'A'
A Merlin was seen to fly south
At the Maize field feeder, 5 Brambling, Marsh tit & 50+ Tree sparrows
The 2 Ruffs & Dunlin were again on the Main Lake
2 Corn buntings were in the North hedge
2 adult Mediterranean gulls, Kingfisher & Green sandpiper (Far Lake) were seen today
Saturday 11th March 2017
2 Ringed plovers were on the Silt pond today, with a Red kite seen
The long staying Ruffs were still on the Village Lake
There were 13+ Bramblings, plus 50+ Tree sparrows at the Maize field feeders
There were up to 3 Chiffchaffs singing on the reserve, with a Corn bunting seen in the North hedge
A Little owl was by the North field barn
A Pink-footed goose was with the Greylags by the reserve entrance
2 Adult Mediterranean gulls were on the Main Lake
A pair of Bullfinches were seen today
Sunday 12th March 2017
At least 6 Bramblings & 2 Marsh tits were by the Maize field feeders, with one of the Marsh tits being seen along Dryham Lane
The Barn owl was roosting in the North field barn in the morning
5 Ruff were present between the Village Lake & Cell 'A', along with Dunlin & Ringed plover at the latter
The Pink-footed goose from yesterday was still at the reserve entrance, along with a pair of Bullfinches nearby
A 2nd year Mediterranean gull was seen today
Finally Chiffchaff was singing by the Far Corner, with a Goldcrest by the reserve entrance
Monday 13th March 2017
40 Avocets were on Cell 'A', with 31 Ruff between the Village & Main Lakes
Also seen was 6 Dunlin, 2 Green sandpiper & a Ringed plover
The Pink-footed goose was showing well at the reserve entrance
A Chiffchaff was by the South hide
2 Mediterranean gulls were by the Main Lake
Tuesday 14th March 2017
The Barn owl was hunting the Silt pond at dusk
A male Merlin flew south
2 Sand martins were seen in the late afternoon by the reserve entrance
The Pink-footed goose was with the Greylags in Cell 'C'
45 Redshank plus 6 Ruff (5 on Cell 'A' & 1 on the Village Lake) were seen
A Chiffchaff was singing along Dryham Lane
Finally a single Mediterranean gull was on the reserve
Wednesday 15th March 2017
A male Brambling was by the reserve entrance, with a further 4 under the Maize field feeder, along with a Marsh tit
On the Silt pond, there was 4 Ruff, along with a further 2 on the Village Lake
There was a single White wagtail on Cell 'A'
Chiffchaffs were singing along Dryham Lane & the Carp Lake
The adult Mediterranean gull was present
80+ Fieldfares flew south, with 11 Little egrets roosting today
Thursday 16th March 2017
16 Avocets were present on the Silt pond
14 Bramblings, plus the Marsh tit were present by the Maize field feeders, along with a pair of Bullfinches nearby
A Dunlin & a Ruff were on Cells 'A' & 'B' of Dryham Ings
A new site record of 194 Gadwall was established today
A Chiffchaff was singing along Dryham Lane
2 adult Mediterranean gulls were present. along with 24+ Oystercatchers
Friday 17th March 2017
A Marsh harrier & Peregrine were seen today
By the Maize field feeder, there were 2 Bramblings, plus Marsh tit
120 Redwings flew north in the morning
The Little owl was seen outside the North field barn
3 Sand martins were over the Main Lake, along with the 2 Mediterranean gulls
8 Avocets were on the Silt pond
Cell 'A', had a pair of Ringed plovers, plus a Dunlin
The Ruff was on the Village Lake
26 Oystercatchers were on the reserve, with a Chiffchaff singing along Dryham Lane
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 on the Silt pond & Cell 'A', wher 1 of the 2 pairs of Ringed plovers were seen (the other pair were on the North field flood pond)
By the Maize field feeder, there was 4+ Brambling, plus the Marsh tit
2 Chiffchaffs were singing by the Carp lake & along Dryham Lane
3 adults & a 2nd Year Mediterranean gulls were on the reserve
Sunday 19th March 2017
In the morning, there was 11 Avocets, the Ruff, 2 Dunlin & an adult Mediterranean gull on the Village Lake
A Chiffchaff was singing on the East path
12 Bramblings (3 males & 9 females) were by the Maize field feeders, along with the Marsh tit
The Little & barn owls were seen by the North field barn
6 Siskins, plus a Yellowhammer were in the Far Corner
3 Sand martins were feeding above the Carp Lake, giving a day's total of 6
Cell 'A', had 2 Avocets, the same Ruff as earlier &a Dunlin
Another 2 adult Mediterranean gulls were on the Main Lake
2nd & 1st year Mediterranean gulls were seen, as well as Red kite & a pair of Ringed plover
Monday 20th March 2017
7 Little egrets roosted on the reserve tonight
There were 2 adult Mediterranean gulls on the Main Lake & a 2nd year bird on the Village Lake
Tuesday 21st March 2017
There was a Bar-tailed godwit briefly on Cell 'A' in the morning, with the pair of Ringed plovers & the year's first Little ringed plover
10 Avocets were on the reserve, along with 31 Golden plovers that flew south. plus small parties of Curlew (11,8,3) & the 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 (3 adults & a 2nd year) Mediterranean gulls, plus Kingfisher & Grey wagtail on Cell 'A'
There was 150+ Fieldfare in the North field
Finally 9 Little egrets roosted on the reserve tonight
Wednesday 22nd March 2017
6+ Sand martins over the Main Lake, with 3 adult Mediterranean gulls
2 Chiffcahffs were singing along Dryham Lane
In the evening, a male & 2 female Goosanders briefly alighted on Cell 'A'
9 Avocets were seen today
By the Maize field feeder, there were 5 Bramblings, plus the Marsh tit
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, with a 2nd tear bird & Avocet were present
2 Chiffchaffs were singing along Dryham Lane
Cell 'A' had a pair of Ringed plovers, plus 2 Ruffs
A Kingfisher was seen by the Far Lake
60+ Fieldfares were seen at dusk
Friday 24th March 2017
There was 9+ Bramblings at the Maize field feeders, with 10+ Buzzards over the East ridge
5+ Chiffchaffs were singing at various spots on the reserve, with a pair of Bullfinches on the East path
The pair of Ringed plover, plus a Ruff were on Cell 'A'
3 adults, plus a 2nd summer Mediterranean gulls were present today
A Curlew was on the Island Lake, with a Kingfisher by the Carp Lake
6+ Corn buntings were on the North field
On the West path, Treecreeper & Lesser redpoll were present
The Barn owl was hunting at dusk
Saturday 25th March 2017
Today, a Marsh harrier & the Ruff were seen on Cell 'A'
The usual Mediterranean gulls were present
There were 12 Bramblings by the Maize field feeder, with a Marsh tit also, second Marsh tit was by the reserve entrance
The East path also had a pair of Bullfinch & the Green woodpecker
2 Little owls, plus the Barn owl were by the North field barn
Yellowhammers were seen at the end of Dryham Lane & Cliffe road
A Corn bunting & Chiffchaff were singing by the Far Corner
A Kingfisher was seen on the Main Lake
Sunday 26th March 2017
The Barn owl was again hunting at dusk
4 Canada geese were on the North field, with a further 9 flying east
A Kingfisher was on the Main Lake
5+ Corn buntings were singing in the Far Corner
16 Bramblings & the Marsh tit were by the Maize field feeders
Waders seen, included 2 Ruff, & Ringed plover, 20 Avocet & 23 Curlew that roosted on the reserve
At least 6 Chiffchaffs were singing on the reserve
A Red kite was seen
2 adults & a 2nd summer Mediterranean gulls were on the reserve
100+ Fieldfare were seen
Monday 27th March 2017
7+ Brambling were by the Maize field feeder
A Marsh harrier & Red kite were hunting the reserve, with the Barn owl seen at dusk
5+ Chiffchaff were singing around the reserve
2 Goldcrests were along the East path
4+ Corn buntings were in the Far Corner
3 adultrs & the 2nd year Mediterranean gulls were present, as well as the pair of Ringed plover on Cell 'A'
Tuesday 28th March 2017
The first Swallow of the year was seen, along with a flock of 40+ Sand martins late in the afternoon
The drake Mandarin was on Cell 'A', with a Green sandpiper & 2 Ruffs on Cell 'C'
A Yellowhammer & 3 plus Corn buntings were in the Far Corner
2 adult Mediterranean gulls were also present
Thursday 30th March 2017
The Barn owl was hunting at dusk
Avocet numbers are building up, with 32 seen today, along with 2 of each of Little ringed plover & Ruff on Cell 'A'
At least 5 Bramblings were present, along with Corn bunting & 30 Fieldfares
2 Red kites, a Marsh harrier & Tawny owl were seen
3 adults & a 2nd year Mediterranean gulls were present
Friday 31st March 2017
The 1st Blackcap of the year was singing on the West path
At least 2 Bramblings were at their usual spot by the Maize field feeder
A Corn bunting was by the North hedge, with the Little owl being seen by the North field barns
Over 6 Chiffchaffs were singing on the reserve
A pair of Little & Ringed plover, plus 2 Ruff were on Cell 'A'
Also seen was 4 Mediterranean gulls, Kingfisher, drake Mandarin & 2 Swallows

Posted By: Barry on 7/3/2017 9:04:48 PM

February 2017

Wednesday 1st February
The male Stonechat was again in the gorse bushes of Cell 'C', with the drake Mandarin on the reservoir
A Red kite was seen to drift past the East ridge
A Bullfinch was seen along Dryham Lane, along with a Goldcrest on the West path
3 drakes & 2 duck Goosanders were on the Island Lake
The 2 Ruff were seen in the company of 20 Redshank on the Village Lake
Thursday 2nd February 2017
The 2 Ruff were on the Village Lake, whilst 5 Little egrets roosted in the Far Lake
Friday 3rd February 2017
On the Island Lake today, up to 9 Goosanders (3 males & 6 females) were seen
The 2 Ruff were on the Village Lake
A pair of Bullfinches were near & 4 Brambling were underneath the Maize field feeder
The Little owl was briefly seen for the first time this year around the North field barn
The male Stonechat was on Cell 'C's gorse bushes
560 Lapwings, plus 3 Oystercatchers were on the Silt pond
Also seen was a Marsh harrier & Grey wagtail
Saturday 4th February 2017
The 2 Ruff were on the Village Lake
A female Goosander was on the Island Lake in the early morning, but was disturbed by the hunting 'Cream-crown' Marsh harrier
In the afternoon, there was a drake Pintail on the reservoir, as well as 4 Goosanders on Cell 'A'
On the Maize field feeders, there was a Marsh tit, as well as a male & female Brambling
A Goldcrest was seen in the Far Corner
The male Stonechat was again in Cell 'C'
A flock of 30 Golden plover flew over
The drake Mandarin was on the Carp Lake
Finally a Curlew roosted on the Island Lake
Sunday 5th February 2017
A drake Pintail was on the Carp Lake in the morning
The male Stonechat was again in Cell 'C', along with a hunting Marsh harrier
The 2 Ruff are still about the Village Lake
A Curlew was on the Island Lake, along with a couple on the East ridge
6 Oystercatchers were counted today
The drake Mandarin moved to the Dryham Ings reservoir
A Goldcrest was with the Siskins by the Carp Lake
A Coal tit was seen along Dryham Lane, with 2 Marsh tits, plus a male & 3 female Bramblings by the Maize field feeder
In the evening, a duck Goosander was on the Island Lake, with the Barn owl being seen at dusk hunting
Monday 6th February 2017
Again, the Barn owl was seen at dusk. A duck Goosander was on the Island Lake
A Ruff was on the Village Lake islands
Tuesday 7th February 2017
Again a Barn owl was seen at dusk
2 Ruff were on the Village Lake, with 4 Little egrets also seen
During the day, a male & female Marsh harrier were separately present
By the Maize field feeder, both Coal & Marsh tit were seen
Lastly in the evening, a Tawny owl was by the reserve entrance
Wednesday 8th February 2017
In the late afternoon, a Barn owl, plus a murmentation of about 2,000 Starlings were seen
Again a female Marsh harrier was present
On the Island Lake, there was a Curlew, Little egret & female Goosander
Thursday 9th February 2017
The male Stonechat was again on Cell 'C'
A Marsh harrier was hunting in the same place
5 Little egrets & 6 Oystercatchers were present
The drake Mandarin was on the Carp Lake, with 2 Ruffs on the Village Lake
Around the Maize field feeders, there were 4 Bramblings, 2 Marsh tits & a Great spotted woodpecker
Friday 10th February 2017
A Woodcock was seen to fly over the Maize field feeders
In the Far Corner, a Chiffchaff was seen
6 Bullfinches were seen along Dryham Lane
A Jack snipe was on Cell 'B'
By the Maize field feeders there was Coal & Marsh tits, plus 3 female Bramblings
7 Oystercatchers were counted
Finally the male Stonechat was on Cell 'C'
Saturday 11th February 2017
2 Ruffs were on the Village Lake
A female Marsh harrier was hunting the Reed-bed
Coal & Marsh tits, 6 Bramblings were by the Maize field feeders
A pair of Bullfinches along Dryham Lane
Sunday 12th February 2017
Today, there was a single Ruff on the Village Lake
A female Brambling was underneath the Maize field feeders
A pair of Bullfinch was along Dryham Lane
In the morning, the female Marsh harrier was hunting Cell 'C'
A pair of Bullfinches was on the West path
2 males & 3 female Goosanders were seen, along with a Peregrine
Lastly a Tawny owl was by the reserve entrance
Monday 13th February 2017
Under the Maize field feeder, there was a male & 2 female Bramblings
On the Island Lake, there was 3 males & 4 female Goosander, plus a Curlew
The male Stonechat was in Cell 'C'
Marsh harrier & a Peregrine were also present
Tuesday 14th February 2017
The female Marsh harrier was hunting the reserve
There was a pair of Brambling under the Maize field feeder
On the Island Lake, there was the Curlew from yesterday, plus a male & 2 female Goosander
5 Oystercatchers were seen, as well as the 2 Ruffs on the Village Lake
The male Stonechat was in Cell 'A'
Finally a Tawny owl was by the reserve entrance
Wednesday 15th February 2017
The male Stonechat was again in the gorse bushes of Cell 'C'
At least 9 Oystercatchers were on the reserve
At the Maize field feeders, there was a pair of Brambling, plus 2 Marsh tits
Shelduck numbers were over 100 today
A Curlew was roosting on the Island Lake
The 2 Ruff were on the central island of the Village Lake
There was a Brambling at the Viewing point feeders
A female Goosander was on Cell 'A'
20 Golden plover flew over
Thursday 16th February 2017
Red kite over the North field
A Peregrine was over Dryham Lane
3 drakes & 4 female Goosanders were on the Island Lake in the evening
Friday 17th February 2017
A Brambling was under the Maize field feeder
The pair of Bullfinch were again along Dryham Lane
The drake Mandarin re-appeared, whilst the Marsh harrier was seen again
During survey work, a Jack snipe was noticed, as well as 10 Oystercatchers & a Water rail
The 2 Ruff were still on the Village Lake, whilst the male Stonechat was in Cell 'C'
Finally, 5 pairs of Goosander were on the Island Lake, along with a Curlew
Saturday 18th February 2017
At least 5 Bramblings were underneath the Maize field feeders
A 'Cream-crown' Marsh harrier was hunting the reserve
The male Stonechat was in Cell 'A', whilst the drake Mandarin was on Dryham Ings reservoir
Again, the 2 Ruffs were on the Village Lake
A Green sandpiper was on the Silt pond, with a Corn bunting in the North hedge
A pair of Great crested grebes were displaying on the Main Lake
Sunday 19th February 2017
20 Buzzards were soaring in the morning, with 2 Peregrines & Red kite also seen
By the Maize field feeders, there was a Coal & 2 Marsh tits, plus 3 males & 4 female Bramblings
Again the 2 Ruff were on the Village Lake & the male Stonechat on Cell 'C'
A pair of Bullfinch were along Dryham Lane, whilst 31 Pink-footed geese flew over in the morning
A Tawny owl was heard by the reserve entrance
Monday 20th February 2017
The highlight of today, was a drake Goldeneye seen on both the Carp & Far Lakes
In the Far Corner, there was a Goldcrest
The Little owl showed well by the North field barn
Again 2 Ruff were on the Village Lake
There was a Kingfisher seen on the Main Lake, with the male Stonechat in Cell 'C'
Tuesday 21st February 2017
Today, the 2 Ruff were again on the Village Lake, with a Jack snipe there in the afternoon
In the morning a 1st winter Mediterranean gull was here, with an adult on the Main Lake in the afternoon
45 Pink-footed geese flew north over the reserve
A female Pintail was on the Reed-bed, with the drake Mandarin on the Far Lake
2 males & 4 female Goosander were seen on the Island Lake in the evening
17 Oystercatchers were present, with 129 Gadwall being counted on the Reed-bed
3 males & 4 female Bramblings were under the Maize field feeders
The male Stonechat was in the gorse bushes of Cell 'A'
Wednesday 22nd February 2017
At mid-day, a female Smew was on the Main Lake, with an adult Mediterranean gull there later as well
A record count of 148 Gadwall was made today
A Marsh harrier was recorded
2 Ruff were on the Island Lake, with a Water rail heard from the Turret hide
Thursday 23rd February 2017
The 'Cream-crown Marsh harrier was hunting the Moorhens again today
Friday 24th February 2017
The highlight of the day, was 2 Whooper swans that spent the day on the Village Lake along with the 2 Ruffs
The Maize field feeder had 3 Bramblings, plus a Coal tit
A Goldcrest was in the Far Corner
3 Red kites were seen above the reserve
Barn & Little owl were by the North field barn
An adult & 1st winter Mediterranean gull were seen on the reserve
Again the female Marsh harrier was hunting the reserve in the morning
The male Stonechat was still around Cell 'C'
A flock of about 140 Linnets were seen as well as a Chiffchaff
Saturday 25th February 2017
The 2 Ruffs on the Village Lake were joined by a Dunlin
3 male Bramblings were by the Maize field feeder, with a Marsh tit also seen
A Chiffchaff was seen & calling by the South hide
A female Goosander flew east in the morning
3 Different Marsh harriers were seen in the morning
Sunday 26th February 2017
The Dunlin was still with the 2 Ruffs on the Village Lake
2 adults & a 1st year Mediterranean gulls were about the reserve
A pair of Brambling were under the Maize field feeders
The male Stonechat was on the gorse bushes in Cell 'C'
A Chiffchaff was briefly singing by the Carp Lake & then was seen along Dryham Lane
2 Marsh tits were on the East path, with Goldcrest in the Far Corner
2 Red kites were along the East ridge, with one later over the reserve
An immature male Marsh harrier was present
Monday 27th February 2017
Red kite over the reserve
Tuesday 28th February 2017
Today, a Barn owl was seen as well as Little owl by the North barn
There were 3 Bramblings by the Maize field feeders
A male & female Marsh harrier, Peregrine & Red kite were hunting the reserve
22+ Oystercatchers were counted as well as 37 Redshank & the 2 Ruffs on the Village Lake
A Green sandpiper & Kingfisher were seen

Posted By: Barry on 6/8/2017 7:56:19 PM

January 2017

Sunday 1st January 2017
The 2 Ruffs were still on the Village Lake margins
About the Maize field feeder, was both Coal & Marsh tit, 3 males & a female Bramblings, with a Lesser redpoll seen nearby
The Green woodpecker was seen at several spots on the reserve
The drake Mandarin was again on the Carp Lake
Lastly, Kingfisher was seen on the Main Lake, along with 23 Shelduck
Monday 2nd January 2017
Today, the 2 Ruff were still about the Village Lake, with 2 Dunlin seen on the Silt pond
4 Whooper swans flew south in the early morning
A Water rail was seen from the Turret hide<