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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

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
By the Maize field feeder, there was again Coal & Marsh tits, plus 5+ Brambling
An Oystercatcher was present on the Village Lake, with Marsh harrier & Peregrine also being sighted
A Stonechat was on Dryham Ings
Also seen was Goldcrest & Green woodpecker, with a Tawny owl being seen at dusk on the East path
Tuesday 3rd January 2017
Joining the Oystercatcher, & 2 Ruffs, was 4 Dunlin
20+ Golden plover were on the East ridge field
At the Maize field feeder, was the Coal & Marsh tit, plus 3 (male & 2 female) Bramblings
A female Marsh harrier was hunting the reserve, with the drake Mandarin still on the Carp Lake
There were 19 Shelduck on the Main Lake, with 15 Little egrets roosting
Finally, a Great spotted woodpecker was seen along Dryham Lane
Wednesday 4th January 2017
10 Golden plover flew east in the early morning
2 Ruff were with the Oystercatcher on the Village Lake. A Golden plover was there in the afternoon
The same number of Bramblings as yesterday, plus 2 Marsh tits were by the Maize field feeder
The Green woodpecker was on the North path
A Siskin was by the Far Lake
3 Dunlin were on the Silt pond (later on 4 were on the Village Lake), with the drake Mandarin being on the Dryham reservoir
Finally 33 Shelduck were counted on the Main Lake
Thursday 5th January 2017
The 2 Ruff were still around the Village Lake, with a Dunlin being seen on the Main Lake
There were 40 Shelduck counted on the reserve today
At the Maize field feeder, there was a Marsh tit, plus 3 males & a female Brambling
Friday 6th January 2017
5 Dunlin were seen on the Village Lake in the morning
150 Pink-footed geese flew over the reserve
The male Stonechat was in the gorse bushes of Cell 'C'
A Whooper swan flew west over the Main Lake, where 48 Shelduck were counted
The drake Mandarin re-appeared on the Carp Lake
There was 2 males & a female Bullfinch on the West path, with anither female on the East path
The Maize field feeder had Coal & Marsh tits, plus 4 Bramblings
A Woodcock was sen near the East path
The Green woodpecker was seen from the Viewing platform & along Dryham Lane
Saturday 7th January 2017
5 Dunlin were on the Silt pond in the morning
2 males & a female Bullfinch were seen from the Crossland's hide, with a female along Dryham Lane
One of the Ruff's re-appeared on the Village Lake, with 47 Shelducks counted on the reserve
There was a flock of 40+ Linnets along Dryham Lane
A Tawny owl was on the East path in the early morning
The male Stonechat was on Cell 'C'
2 Water rails were heard from the Turret hide
Coal & Marsh tit, plus 2 Bramblings were at the Maize field feeder
Sunday 8th January 2017
2 Dunlin were on the Silt pond, with the Ruff on the Village Lake
Great spotted woodpecker & a flock of about 30 Siskins were along Dryham Lane
2 Bramblings, plus Coal & Marsh tits were at the Maize field feeder
Lastly, Stonechat on Cell 'C', Marsh harrier, Green sandpiper, a 2nd winter Mediterranean gull (Cell 'A'), Water rail & Kingfisher were also seen
Tuesday 10th January 2017
56 Shelduck & a Kingfisher (also seen on the Village Lake) were by the Main Lake
A Goldcrest was on the West path, by the Carp Lake
Also on the Village Lake, there was the 2 Ruffs, plus a Dunlin
Thursday 12th January 2017
On the Village Lake, there was an Oystercatcher & a Ruff
The male Stonechat was seen along Dryham Lane
Under the Maize field feeder, there was a male & 3 female Bramblings
Finally. 7 Little egrets roosted tonight
Friday 13th January 2017
A drake Pintail & the drake Mandarin were on the Carp Lake, with the former also being seen on Cell 'A'
There was a Dunlin on the Silt pond
A male & female Brambling were by the Maize field feeder
Saturday 14th January 2017
The star bird today, was a drake Green-winged teal seen on the Main Lake (last year's bird?)
At least 66 Shelduck were counted around the reserve
The drake Mandarin was on the Carp Lake, with 2 Dunlin & a Ruff on the Village Lake
A pair of Bullfinches were along the West path
The same 2 Bramblings as yesterday were by the Maize field feeder, along with a Marsh tit
2 Lesser redpolls were with the Siskin flock
A 'Cream-crown' Marsh harrier was hunting the Reed-bed
Sunday 15th January 2017
The drake Green-winged teal was again on the Main Lake, but could be elusive at times
2 Ruff were on the Village Lake
The drake Mandarin was on the Carp Lake
A Goldcrest was seen from the North path
A Peregrine was seen by Crosslands hide
By the Maize field feeders, there was the 2 Bramblings, plus a Marsh tit
Monday 16th January 2017
The drake Green-winged teal was again on the west bank of the Main Lake
2 Ruff, plus a Dunlin were on the Village Lake
The male Stonechat was seen on Cell 'C'
Tuesday 17th January 2017
The drake Green-winged teal was again on the West bank of the Main Lake
Wednesday 18th January 2017
2 Ruffs were again seen on the Village Lake
Thursday 19th January 2017
The 2 Ruffs returned to the Village Lake
The drake Mandarin was seen on the Carp Lake
Also 2 Marsh harrier, Green woodpecker & a Bullfinch were seen along Dryham Lane
2 drake Goosanders were on the Main Lake
The Marsh tit & a Brambling were seen by the Maize field feeders
Friday 20th January 2017
The 2 Ruffs & 2 Dunlin were on the Village Lake again
3 Bramblings were underneath the Maize field feeders
A Stonechat was seen in Cell 'A' 
A Marsh harrier was over the North field
The drake Mandarin was still on the Carp Lake
Saturday 21st January 2017
About 120 Pink-footed geese flew north over the reserve
A male & 3 female Goosanders flew from Dryham Ings
A Marsh harrier was hunting over Dryham Ings, along with a Peregrine
The drake Mandarin was on the Dryham Ings reservoir
A Goldcrest was in the Far Corner
Marsh tit & 2 Bramblings were by the Maize field feeders, along with a male & 2 female Bullfinches by the Carp Lake
The 2 Ruff were still on the Village Lake, later on joined by an adult winter Mediterranean gull
The male Stonechat was on the gorse of Cell 'C'
Sunday 22nd January 2017
A Barnacle goose circled the reserve several times in the morning
The 2 Ruff were very mobile about the reserve today, being later joined by a Dunlin on the Village Lake
A 'Cream-crown' Marsh harrier was hunting the Island Lake & Reed-bed in the morning
Again the male Stonechat was in Cell 'C'
At the Maize field feeder, Coal & Marsh tit were present, as was a male & 2 female Bramblings
Tuesday 24th January 2017
A 'Cream-crown' Marsh Harrier was hunting the Reed-bed & Main Lake, with a juvenile also seen
The male Stonechat was on Cell 'C'
The drake Mandarin was on the Carp Lake
By the far Lake, there was a flock of Siskin, pair of Bullfinch & a Goldcrest
2 Ruff were on the Village Lake
The Coal & Marsh tit, plus a male & 2 female Bramblings were seen by the Maize field feeders, with a female Bullfinch seen nearby
Another male Brambling was by the Viewing platform feeders
Wednesday 25th January 2017
About the Main Lake, a female Marsh harrier, plus a female Hen harrier were seen at separate times
A Kingfisher was seen at this same lake
Thursday 26th January 2017
4 female Bramblings, plus 2 Marsh tits were by the Maize field feeders
Friday 27th January 2017
Just a single male Brambling was with the Marsh tit by the Maize field feeder
The drake Mandarin was again by the Carp Lake
3 Dunlin were on the Silt pond
A Marsh harrier was again hunting the reserve
Two skeins of 21 & 23 Pink-footed geese flew north east over the reserve
A Grey wagtail flew past Crossland's hide
Good numbers of Redwing & Fieldfare were present today
Saturday 28th January 2017
A Jack snipe flew over the Viewing point, in the early morning & was seen to land in the reserve
2 Marsh harriers were present today
In the afternoon, there were 2 Pink-footed geese present on the North field
On the Island Lake, there was 2 Little egrets, plus a Water rail
A male Brambling, Coal & Marsh tit frequented the Maize field feeders
The drake Mandarin was on the Carp Lake, with Goldcrest & a flock of 20 Siskin nearby
2 Ruff were on the Village Lake. with a Dunlin on the Silt pond & an Oystercatcher also seen
A pair of Goosander roosted on Cell 'A'
Lastly, the male Stonechat was seen on Cell 'C'
Sunday 29th January 2017
The 2 Ruff were seen on the Village Lake
The Maize field feeder had the Marsh tit, plus 2 Brambling
In the North field, the 2 Pink-footed geese from yesterday were still present
2 pairs of Goosander flew over the reserve
The drake Mandarin duck was again on the Carp Lake
Finally the male Stonechat was still on Cell 'C'
Monday 30th January 2017
A male Brambling was under the Maize field feeder today
On the Island Lake, a pair of Goosander were seen all day
The drake Mandarin was still on the Carp Lake, with a Goldcrest in the North hedge
A female Marsh harrier was hunting the Island Lake
Again the male Stonechat was seen in Cell 'C', along with a Water rail
A Ruff was on the Village Lake, with 2 Lesser redpoll in a Siskin flock by the Viewing platform
Tuesday 31st January 2017
A male & 2 female Goosander were on the Island Lake
The male Stonechat was again in Cell 'C'
By the Maize field feeder, there were 2 males & 3 female Bramblings, Coal tit & a female Bullfinch

Posted By: Barry on 5/14/2017 8:29:42 PM

December 2016

Thursday 1st December 2016
A Peregrine was seen to take a Woodcock, by observers from the Turret hide
A Marsh harrier was hunting the Reed-bed
The Green woodpecker was by the North hedge
Friday 2nd December 2016
On the Main Lake today, there was a Kingfisher, 3 Grey herons, 11 Little egrets & 21 Cormorants
A Bullfinch was seen along Dryham Lane
A Dunlin was on the Silt pond, with the drake Mandarin still on the Carp Lake
A Marsh tit was feeding from the Maize field feeders
A pair of Stonechat were in Cell 'B', with another individual on the fence post between the Village & Island Lakes
Saturday 3rd December 2016
A pair of Stonechats on Cell 'B', in the morning, with a Kingfisher nearby
13 Little egrets were on the reserve today, with a Marsh harrier also being seen
On the Maize field feeders, Coal & Marsh tit were seen
Sunday 4th December 2016
The Marsh tit & a Brambling were at the Maize field feeder
2 Pink-footed geese visited the Main Lake, where there was also 12 Little egrets
The Green woodpecker was seen along Dryham Lane
The pair of Stonechats were seen in Cell 'C'
Monday 5th December 2016
The Brambling was still by the Maize field feeder
4 Dunlin were on the Silt pond
Wednesday 7th December 2016
A Marsh harrier was hunting the Reed-bed & Island Lake
11 Little egrets were seen today, as well as a Grey wagtail
A total of 8 Pink-footed geese were seen on the reserve today
The Green woodpecker was by the Carp Lake
25 Mute swans were counted on the Island Lake
Thursday 8th December 2016
Again, a Marsh harrier was hunting the Reed-bed & Island Lake
On the Main Lake, a Kingfisher & 12 Little egrets were seen
The drake Mandarin was on the Village Lake
A Stonechat was by the Reed-bed
Friday 9th December 2016
Today on the Main Lake, there was a Kingfisher, 4 Grey herons & 16 Little egrets
A 'Cream-crown' Marsh harrier was seen
2 Green woodpeckers were present
The drake Mandarin was back on the Carp lake, along with a Ruff on the Silt pond
Saturday 10th December 2016
11 Little egret, a Kingfisher & 35 Pink-footed geese flying south were seen around the Main Lake
The drake Mandarin was again on the Carp Lake
2 male Stonechats were in the Snipe field
2 Marsh tits were feeding off the Maize field feeders
Sunday 11th December 2016
An adult & 2 juvenile Whooper swans were on the Island Lake, before flying south over Dryham Ings
Also 15 Little egret, 12 Cormorant & 3 Grey herons were on the Main Lake
A Peregrine & Marsh harrier were separately hunting the reserve
A Water rail was calling from the Reed-bed
29 Pink-footed geese were seen flying over the reserve
A Ruff was on the Village Lake margins
The Green woodpecker was along Dryham Lane
The Marsh tit was again feeding from the Maize field feeder
Monday 12th December 2016
On a misty day, a female Brambling, as well a Marsh tit was by the Maize field feeders
There was at least 1 Stonechat seen from the Turret hide
A Yellow-legged gull was seen from the Silt pond
2 Ruffs were on the Village Lake, with the drake Mandarin on the Carp Lake
2 Water rails were heard calling from the Turret hide
Finally 14 Little egrets were seen today
Wednesday 14th December 2016
On the Main Lake, there was 14 Little egrets. plus 8 Great crested grebes
2 Ruff were on the Village Lake margins
A Marsh harrier was seen over the reserve
A pair of Goosander were on the Island Lake in the afternoon
About 3,000 Starlings were seen to roost in the reeds below the Turret hide this evenng
Finally, there were 2 Bramblings underneath the Maize field feeder
Thursday 15th December 2016
A Dunlin was with the Lapwings on the Main Lake
Friday 16th December 2016
17 Little egrets were on the Main Lake
2 Marsh harriers were seen today
A Ruff was on the Village Lake margins
A Water rail was heard from the pond just below the Viewing platform
Saturday 17th December 2016
A pair of Shelducks was on the Main Lake, where 17 Little egrets were counted
2 Marsh & a Coal tit were feeding from the Maize field feeder, whilst a Great spotted woodpecker was seen along Dryham Lane
A Brambling was heard from the reserve entrance
There was a Ruff on the Reed-bed
The Silt pond had a Ruff & Green sandpiper
2 Marsh harriers were seen over the reserve
Finally a Stonechat was on Dryham Lane, by Cell 'B'
Sunday 18th December 2016
A female Goosander flew north over Dryham Ings in the morning
A Ruff was on the Village Lake margins
Kingfisher on the Main Lake, Green woodpecker & male Bullfinch along Dryham Lane
Just a single Marsh tit at the Maize field feeders today
There was a Chiffchaff by the reserve entrance
4 Shelduck were on the reserve
2 Goldcrests were seen on the West path, by the Carp Lake
Monday 19th December 2016
2 Goldeneye were briefly on the Far Lake
Tuesday 20th December 2016
250 Pink-footed geese were seen to fly north over the reserve
4 Shelduck were on the Main Lake
At various times, 2 'Cream-crowned' Marsh harrier were about the reserve
7 Goosanders flew east over the reserve
2 Ruff were on the Village Lake
A Peregrine was seen
Wednesday 21st December 2016
A White-fronted goose was with the Greylags in the afternoon
At the same time, there were 3 Pink-footed geese in the reserve entrance field
A Black-tailed godwit was on the Village Lake
On the Main Lake, there was a Kingfisher & 19 Little egrets in the evening
Thursday 22nd December 2016
The White-fronted goose was on the North field in the afternoon, along with the 3 Pink-footed geese from yesterday
2 Ruffs & the Black-tailed godwit were on the Village Lake, with the drake Mandarin being seen again on the Carp Lake
A male & female Brambling were by the Maize field feeders, along with 2 Marsh tits & a Coal tit
Stonechat was seen in Cell 'C' 
A Marsh harrier was present, along with a roosting Curlew on the Island Lake
Also seen were Kingfisher, 18 Little egrets on the Main Lake, plus male Bullfinch & Green woodpecker on Dryham Lane
Finally a Tawny owl was seen along the East path in the evening
Friday 23rd December 2016
The White-fronted goose was seen on the North field in the morning
2 female Marsh harriers were seen today
On the Main Lake, there was a Kingfisher & 13 Little egrets
2 Ruff were still being seen on the Village Lake
Tuesday 24th December 2016
A 'Cream-crown' Marsh harrier was hunting the Reed-bed & Main Lake, with a juvenile also seen
The male Stonechat was on Cell 'C'
The drake Mandarin was on the Carp Lake
By the Far Lake, there was a flock of Siskin, a Bullfinch & Goldcrest
2 Ruff were on the Village Lake
The Coal & a Marsh tit, plus a male & 2 female Bramblings were seen by the Maize field feeders with a female Bullfinch seen nearby
A male Brambling was also by the Viewing platform feeders
Wednesday 25th December 2016
About the Main Lake a female Marsh & a female Hen harrier were seen at different times
A Kingfisher was seen at the same lake
Thursday 26th December 2016
4 female Bramblings, plus 2 Marsh tits were by the Maize field feeders
Friday 27th December 2016
Just a single male Brambling was with the Marsh tit on the Maize field feeder
The drake Mandarin was again on the Carp Lake
3 Dunlin were on the Silt pond
A Marsh harrier was again hunting the reserve
Two skeins of 21 & 23 Pink-footed geese flew north east over the reserve
A Grey wagtail flew past Crossland's hide
Good numbers of Redwing & Fieldfare were present
Saturday 28th December 2016
A Jack snipe flew over the Viewing platform & was seen to land on the reserve
2 Marsh harriers were on the reserve
2 Pink-footed geese were present in the afternoon on the North field
On the Island Lake, there was 2 Little egrets, plus a Water rail
A male Brambling, Coal & Marsh tit fed off the Maize field feeders
The drake Mandarin was on the Carp Lake, with Goldcrest & a flock of 20 Siskin nearby
2 Ruff were on the Village Lake, with a Dunlin on the Silt pond, as well as an Oystercatcher being seen
A pair of Goosander roosted on Cell 'A'
Lastly, a male Stonechat was seen again on Cell 'C'
Thursday 29th December 2016
52 Pink-footed geese flew north over the reserve
The pair of Stonechat were again by the Silt pond
On the Carp Lake, the drake Mandarin was about
2 Ruff were again on the Village Lake margins
A Marsh harrier was hunting the reserve
Along the North path, a male Bullfinch was seen
Marsh tit & Brambling were on the Maize field feeder
A Green woodpecker was seen along Dryham Lane
Friday 30th December 2016
The Eurasian white-fronted goose, made an appearance in the North field, along with 2 Pink-footed geese
A Great spotted woodpecker was seen along Dryham Lane
The Maize field feeder had both Coal & Marsh tit
A Water rail was seen on the Reed-bed
2 Dunlin were on the Silt pond edges
Saturday 31st December 2016
Just a single Dunlin on the Silt pond this morning
2 Water rails were seen just below the Turret hide
Both Great spotted & Green woodpeckers were seen today
The 2 Ruffs were on the Village Lake, with the Marsh tit being seen by the Maize field feeders & the drake Mandarin on the Carp Lake
The Kingfisher was seen from the South hide
19 Little egrets roosted tonight

Posted By: Barry on 4/23/2017 8:47:43 PM

November 2016

Tuesday 1st November 2016
8 Whooper swans (including 4 juveniles) dropped briefly onto the the Reed-bed in the late afternoon from the north, before flying back in that direction
The usual Whooper swan was on the North field stubble
On the Island lake, there were 2 Pink-footed geese with the Greylags, as well as several skeins flying over the reserve going back to the Humber to roost
A Black-tailed godwit was on the Village Lake
3 Eygptian geese were on the Silt pond, with a Curlew on the Island Lake
Also seen were 2 Goldcrests, Grey wagtail & the Green woodpecker
Wednesday 2nd November 2016
The Whooper swan was on the North field, with the Black-tailed godwit being seen on the Village Lake
Thursday 3rd November 2016
Just the single Whooper swan in the North field
Friday 4th November 2016
The Whooper swan was still in the North field
Likewise the Black-tailed godwit was on the Village Lake
2 Green woodpeckers were by the Dragonfly ponds, with a Great spotted woodpecker along Dryham Lane
6 Pink-footed geerse were with the Greylags on the Main Lake
There was 2 Ruffs & a Kingfisher were seen in Cell 'A' of Dryham |Ings
Saturday 5th November 2016
Today, there were many skeins of Pink-footed geese flying north over the reserve in the morning
2 Ruffs were on Cell 'A' of Dryham Ings in the morning, with a Peregrine hunting over the reserve at the same time
The Whooper swan was still in the North stubble field
2 Dunlin &  Gray wagtail were on the Main Lake, whilst the Black-tailed godwit was on Cell 'C'
Sunday 6th November 2016
A female Goldeneye was on the Island Lake
The Green woodpecker was along the North path, with Fieldfare & Redwing also being seen
There were a few skeins of Pink-footed geese flying north in the morning
Our Whooper swan was still on the North field stubbles
Grey wagtail, Kingfisher, 4 Little egrets, 2 Grey herons & 2 Shelducks were on the Main Lake
Goldcrests were along Dryham Lane
Finally the Black-tailed godwit was on the Cell 'C' pond opposite the 'Bus-stop' hide
Monday 7th November 2016
The Whooper swan was again in the North field
4 Eygptian geese flew along the East ridge
Tuesday 8th November 2016
A Tawny owl was seen from the East path
There was a Marsh harrier on Dryham Ings
A male Bullfinch was seen along Dryham Lane
4 Eygptian geese were on the Silt pond
A Curlew flew south east
Little egret was on the Main Lake, with a Goldcrest by the Carp Lake
Wednesday 9th November 2016
A Peregrine & Marsh harrier were seen
The Whooper swan was on the North field stubble
On the Main Lake, there was 5 Pink-footed geese, 17 Cormorant & a female Goldeneye
Friday 11th November 2016
A Woodcock was disturbed from the West path in the morning
There was 2 Goldeneyes on the Main Lake, with a drake Mandarin on the Carp Lake
The 4 Eygptian geese were present today
The Whooper swan was on the Island Lake
A Coal tit was on the Maize field feeders
A Marsh harrier was hunting Dryham Ings
A Corn bunting was in the North hedge
The male Stonechat was on the electric fence between Cells 'B' & 'C'
Saturday 12th November 2016
2 Whooper swans  on Cell 'A', with a further 3 on the Island Lake
2 Green woodpeckers & a Grey wagtail seen today
A male Bullfinch was along Dryham Ings
Sunday 13th November 2016
The 'resident Whooper swan was on the Island Lake in the morning, before returning to the North field
The 6 Eygptian geese flew north in the morning
A Goldcrest was by the Far Lake
2 Green sandpipers were on Cell 'A'
Again, the drake Mandarin was seen on the Carp Lake in the company of a female Mallard
The 2 female Goldeneyes were still on the Main Lake
The male Bullfinch was again on Dryham Lane, where a Chiffchaff was calling
Finally, a Coal tit was feeding from the Viewing platform feeders
Monday 14th November 2016
A female Goldeneye was on the Main Lake, where there was also 2 Little egrets
The Whooper swan was still on the North field stubble, with the Green woodpecker being seen nearby
The drake Mandarin was on the Carp Lake
Goldcrests were seen along Dryham Lane & the Far Lake
Tuesday 15th November 2016
The Whooper swan was still on the North filed, 3 Eygptian geese were on the Silt pond, with a Great spotted woodpecker being seen along Dryham Lane
Also a Marsh harrier was seen over the Reed-bed, with the drake Mandarin still being present on the Reed-bed
The Green woodpecker was seen today
Wednesday 16th November 2016
The regulars of the female Goldeneye (Main Lake), drake Mandarin (Carp Lake) & Whooper swan (North field) were all present today
Also seen were 4 Eygptian geese, Marsh harrier & the Green woodpecker
Friday 18th November 2016
The Whooper swan was on the North field again, with the drake Mandarin still present on the Carp Lake
4 Eygptian geese were seen today
The green woodpecker showed well outside the East hide
Saturday 19th November 2016
The female Goldeneye was still on the Main Lake, along with a Kingfisher, meanwhile the drake Mandarin was again on the Main Lake
Along Dryham Lane, there was the Green woodpecker, a Goldcrest, male Bullfinch, plus many Redwings
The Whooper swan was in the North field
In the verges of the rain-water pond in the North field, there was a feeding party of 10+ Corn bunting
The Marsh tit returned to the Maize field feeder, where there was also a Coal tit seen
2 Peregrines were squabbling over the Village Lake
Lastly, the Eygptian geese were seen
Sunday 20th November 2016
On the Main Lake today, there was the female Goldeneye, plus a Kingfisher
The drake Mandarin was still on the Carp Lake, with the Whooper swan on the North field
23 Mute swans were counted on the Island Lake
Also seen, were 2 Marsh harriers, 8 Little egrets, 2 Corn buntings, a Dunlin & a Water rail
Monday 21st November 2016
7 adult Whooper swans were on Cell 'A'
The Green woodpecker was also seen
Tuesday 22nd November 2016
A Peregrine was seen over the Main Lake, where 4 Little egrets were along the shores.
A Woodcock was flushed from Cell 'B' in the morning
Wednesday 23rd November 2016
About 300 Pink-footed geese flew north
6 Whooper swans spent some time on the reserve
As well as the drake Mandarin on the Carp Lake, there were 2 drake Pintails & a Merlin flew over
Thursday 24th November 2016
On the Main Lake today, was a drake Goldeneye, 6 Little egrets & a Kingfisher
Friday 25th November 2016
Today, 2 Marsh harriers were hunting Dryham Ings
A pair of Stonechats were in Cell 'B'
The drake Mandarin was on the Dryham Ings reservior
4 Eygptian geese & 2 Ruff were on the Silt pond
22 Cormorant were counted on the Main Lake
2 Pink-footed geese & 7 Little egrets were also seen
Saturday 26th November 2016
The pair of Stonechats were again on Cell 'B'
The 2 Ruffs were still present on the Silt pond
Along Dryham Lane, there were many thrushes, Goldcrest, Green woodpecker & Siskin
2 Shelducks were on the Red-bed along with 2 'Cream-crown' Marsh harriers that flew north in morning
The Marsh tit was again on the Maize field feeder, along with a nearby Coal tit
The drake Mandarin was on the Carp Lake
Sunday 27th November 2016
The pair of Stonechats were still on Cell 'B'
36 Pink-footed geese flew north over the reserve
On the Main Lake, 2 Ruff & 6 Little egrets were still present
The drake Mandarin was on the Carp Lake
A Marsh tit was feeding on the Maize field feeders, with 2 Green woodpeckers present on the reserve also
Monday 28th Noverber 2016
A Green woodpecker was seen by the North hedge
Tuesday 29th November 2016
The drake Mandarin was on the Carp Lake
Wednesday 30th November 206
There were 6 Shelduck on the reserve
The drake Mandarin was on the Carp Lake
Also seen was a Peregrine flying west, as well as a Grey wagtail & Green woodpecker

Posted By: Barry on 3/28/2017 9:08:10 PM

October 2016

Saturday 1st October 2016
The Wheatear was still present on the New workings from the West path, opposite the Far Lake
A Water rail was on Cell 'C' of Dryham Ings
Again the Little owl could be seen in the North barn
The Grene & a Great spotted woodpecker, plus Kingfisher were seen from the Far Lake
8 Swallows & 2 House martins flew south over the Carp Lake
Sunday 2nd October 2016
4 Bean geese flew over the reserve towards Howden in the morning
A Chiffchaff, plus a pair of Bullfinches were at the end of Dryham Lane
2 Sand martins flew over the Carp Lake
A Green sandpiper & Grey wagtail were on the New workings opposite the Far Lake
In the Far Corner, there was 8 Siskin
2 Redwings flew over the North field & 2 Curlew were seen along the East ridge
A Water rail was again in Cell 'C'
The Little owl was seen again by the North field barn
Monday 3rd October 2016
Waders today, included Dunlin on the Village Lake & reed-bed, 2 Ruff on the Village Lake, Common sandpiper on Cell 'A', with a Green sandpiper on Cell 'C'
12 Bearded tits were seen just north of the Turret hide, with a single seen flying west from the Village Lake
The Little owl was again in the North field barn
A Great spotted woodpecker was seen along Dryham Lane
Tuesday 4th October 2016
About 100 Golden plover flew over the North filed, where there was a Ruff in amongst the Lapwings
A Green sandpiper was on Cell 'C', whilst a Common sandpiper on Cell 'A'
Kingfisher was seen on the Carp Lake
54 Wigeon were on the reserve today
4 Little egrets & a Cormorant roosted in the trees between the Far & Carp Lake in the evening
Wednesday 5th October 2016
6 Eygptian geese were on the Silt pond, with a Common sandpiper also
A Grey wagtail was by the Far Lake, with a Green woodpecker also seen
Thursday 6th October 2016
By the Far Lake, there was a Grey wagtail & a Goldcrest
The 6 Eygptian geese were still on the Silt pond
Green woodpecker was by the Village Lake
Friday 7th October 2016
The 6 Eygptian geese were still about today, along with 58 Pink-footed geese flying north & 2 flocks totalling 59 Golden plover flying over
A Common sandpiper was still on Cell 'A'
25 Redwings flew over
There was a Bullfinch & Green woodpecker in the North hedge
Finally a female Merlin flew over the North field in the evening
Saturday 8th October 2016
A male Stonechat was seen on the Snipe filed today
There were only 5 Eygptian geese seen on the Island Lake
The Common sandpiper was on the Silt pond
2 Grey wagtails were by the Far Lake
10 Redwings were seen in the Far Corner
A Chiffchaff was in the North hedge
Sunday 9th October 2016
There was 53 Pink-footed geese flying north over the reserve
2 Grey wagtails were by the Far Lake
Kingfisher was on the main Lake, with a Fieldfare also seen
Monday 10th October
The 6 Eygptian geese were seen to fly west, but still roosted on the Silt pond, with 300 Pink-footed geese seen to fly south
There was Green woodpecker, Bullfinch on Dryham Lane, with Redwing in the Far Corner, along with 5 Siskin
Along the West path, there was at least 2 Goldcrest, with a Great spotted woodpecker also
Chiffchaff on the North path & 2 Yellowhammer in the North hedge
A Little egret was on Cell 'A'
2 Jays flew west over the reserve
Tuesday 11th October 2016
A Marsh harrier was hunting the Far Lake, Reed-bed & Island Lake
100+ Redwing were seen
Both Green & Great spotted woodpeckers were present today
A Water rail was seen in the east side of the Reed-bed
Wednesday 12th October 2016
3 Bearded tits were seen from the Turret hide
A Pink-footed goose was with the Greylags on the Village Lake
A male Bullfinch was at the end of Dryham Lane
80+ Redwings were by the Carp Lake
2 Little egrets were on Cell 'A'
Thursday 13th October 2016
Grey wagtails were seen on the Far Lake & Silt pond
There was a Goldcrest in the Far Corner
2 Curlew flew north
On the Silt pond, there was 3 Eygptian & 174 Canada geese
A female Marsh harrier was hunting Cells 'B' & 'C', with a juvenile also seen
The 6 Eygprian geese were seen to fly west
250 Redwing were along Dryham Lane, with 300 Fieldfare seen flying south east
3 Redshank were in Cells 'B' & 'C', the same number of Pink-footed geese were on the Village Lake, where 2 Kingfishers were also present
Friday 14th October 2016
At least 8 Bearded tits were seen from the Turret hide
Two skeins of 140 & 60 Pink-footed geese flew north east over the reserve, with an individual spending the day with the Greylags on the Main Lake
A Kingfisher was seen on the Main Lake
A Marsh harrier was over the Carp Lake
The first returning Shelduck were on the Silt pond, where 263 Canada geese were counted, along with at least 2 Eygptian geese
A Chiffchaff was by the reserve entrance
Saturday 15th October 2016
Very much a 'Goose' day, with 3 Tundra bean & 3 European white-fronted geese with the Greylags on the Village Lake, from about 11 am onwards (although the Bean geese could not be found in the afternoon). There was also a Pink-footed goose on the lakeside
In the morning, 2 skeins of 2,200 & 2,600 Pink-footed geese flew south over the reserve. 237 Canada geese were counted & the 6 Eygptian geese were about the reserve
60 Shoveller were counted on the Main Lake
In the afternoon, a Bearded tit was seen from the Turret hide
Green & Great spotted woodpeckers were about
In the Far Corner & North hedge, there were many Redwings & Fieldfares, 2 Coal tits (1 being later seen on the West path), 5 or so Goldcrests, 10+ Siskin, Chiffchaff, Corn bunting, Yellowhammer, plus a small fall of Dunnocks (with 12 being seen together)
2 Grey wagtails were on the reserve, with 2 Redshanks & a Green sandpiper on Cell 'A'
Finally a Marsh harrier was seen several times during the day
Sunday 16th October 2016
No Bean geese today, but a large movement of Pink-footed geese flying north west, with several skeins giving a total of 1,500+ birds
9 Eurasian white-fronted geese (7 adults & 2 juveniles), were on the Village Lake in the evening
At least 2 Bearded tits were seen from the Turret hide in the Village Lake reeds. A Peregrine was also seen from here
A Swallow was over the Village Lake in the morning
A Lesser redpoll was seen on the West path, with a Grey wagtail by the Far Lake
The 6 Eygptian geese were still on the reserve
There were 5 to 6 Goldcrests along Dryham Lane
108 Wigeon were counted, along with 64 Shoveller on the Main Lake
There were numerous flocks of Redwing & Fieldfare throughout the reserve
Monday 17th October 2016
2 Tundra Bean geese were on the Main Lake in the afternoon
22 Jack snipe were counted today during survey work on Dryham Ings
13 Curlew & 21 Golden plovers were seen
A Kingfisher was on the Main Lake
Thursday 18th October 2016
The 2 Eurasian white-fronted geese were on the Village Lake this afternoon, along with 26 Pink-footed & the 6 Eygptian geese
A male Bearded tit was seen from the Turret hide
A Kingfisher was on the Main Lake
Wednesday 19th October 2016
The 3 Eygptian geese, 11 Pink-footed geese & 2 Curlew were seen today
A Grey wagtail was by the far lake, with a Green woodpecker on the North path
A Little egret was on Cell 'A', with a single Shelduck on the Silt pond. There was also 2 Redshank there
About 750 Pink-footed geese flew south over the reserve in the afternoon
2 Green sandpipers were on Cell 'A'
Thursday 20th October 2016
A Whooper swan day, with 16 on the Village Lake, which flew south. Then there were 4 on the Silt pond that stayed all day. 9 birds on the Island Lake, were seen to later fly north, with a single bird on the main Lake in the afternoon
A few hundred Pink-footed geese were seen flying south, with 4 Eygptian geese on the Silt pond
From the Turret hide, in the Village Lake reeds, 3 Bearded tits were seen. A female Stonechat was present outside Crossland's hide
A Grey wagtail, about 20 Siskin & 2 Goldcrests were seen
A Marsh harrier was hunting Cell 'B'
A Kingfisher was seen in Cell 'A'
Friday 21st October 2016
A Kingfisher was seen from the South hide
3 Stonechats were on Cell 'A' in the afternoon
Saturday 22nd October 2016
Up to 10,000 Pink-footed geese flew north over the reserve in the morning, with 2 of these spending the day on the Main Lake
An adult Whooper swan spent the day in the North field & Main Lake, whilst an immature flew south across the Silt pond & landed nearby
The 4 Eygptian geese were still on the Silt pond
An adult Mediterranean gull was on the Island Lake in the early morning
On the Far Lake, there was a Green sandpiper & 2 Grey wagtails, whilst a Lesser redpoll was with the Siskins there
The Green woodpecker was along Dryham Lane
Sunday 23rd October 2016
Again, numerous skeins of Pink-footed geese flew north or north west over the reserve in the morning
The Green woodpecker was seen on the North path
A Bearded tit was seen in the Village Lake reeds from the Turret hide
5 Little egrets, 6 Cormorants & a Grey heron roosted on the reserve
On the Far Lake, there was a Green sandpiper, with 20+ Siskin & 3 Goldcrests in the alders
The adult Whooper swan was feeding in the North filed stubble again
All 4 Eygptian geese were on the Silt pond, where 5 Grey wagtails flew past
2 Stonechats & a Eurasian white-fronted goose were seen in the afternoon
A Marsh harrier was also seen
A Water rail was in the North west corner of the Reed-bed
Monday 24th October 2016
As well as the Redwings, there was a flock of 20+ Fieldfare & 2 Siskins along Dryham Lane
At the same place, Green & Great spotted woodpecker were seen
A Grey wagtail was about the New Workings, with a female & juvenile Marsh harrier being seen about the reserve
On the West path, there was a Treecreeper amongst a flock of feeding Long-tailed tits
Tuesday 25th October 2016
Today 2 Marsh harriers were seen
The lone Whooper swan was still on the North field
The 4 Eygptian geese were also seen, along with 2 Grey wagtails & a Green woodpecker
Wednesday 26th October 2016
A site record of 33 Cormorants was seen today (27 on the Main Lake & 6 on the Carp Lake)
The Whooper swan remained on the North field, with the 4 Eygptian geese still on the Silt pond
With the Greylags on the Main Lake, there was also an Eurasian white-fronted & a Pink-footed goose, with the Green woodpecker & a Kingfisher also being seen
500 Pink-footed geese flew northerly over the reserve
Thousands of Starlings were seen prior to going to their roosting site near Brough
5+ Goldcrest were seen in the Far Corner
Thursday 27th October 2016
The Eurasian white-fronted goose was on the Main Lake, with the Greylags in the afternoon
Also, the Whooper swan was still in the North field stubble
Friday 28th October 2016
The White-fronted goose was again on the Main Lake, with the Whooper swan still on the North field stubble
3+ Eygptian geese were seen on the Silt pond & Main Lake
80 Shoveller were on the Main Lake in the evening
The Green woodpecker was on the Snipe field, with a Goldcrest & Tawny owl from the East path
6 Curlew flew south over the reserve
Finally a Bearded tit was seen in the Village Lake reeds, from the Turret hide
Saturday 29th October 2016
A good day for Whooper swans, with 3 on the Main Lake, the long staying individual. plus other groups of 3, 9 & 7 birds)
The White-fronted goose was still with the Greylags on the Main Lake
There were 100s of Pink-footed geese passing over in various directions, possibly dis-orientated by the misty conditions
Peregrine & Marsh harrier were seen
 Also seen, was a Brambling (flying over Dryham Lane) & Lesser redpoll, with a minimum of 83 Snipe counted
On the Island Lake, there was an adult winter Mediterranean gull
Kingfisher on the Main Lake from the South hide
A male Stonechat was fly-catching from Telegraph poles at the back of Cell 'C' in the late afternoon
Sunday 30th October 2016
Perhaps 10,000+ Pink-footed geese flew over the reserve in the morning on their way to their feeding grounds
In the mid-morning, the White-fronted goose flew onto the Main Lake, with the Greylags, where there was also a Grey wagtail
The 4 Eygptian geese were on the Silt pond, along with a Dunlin that was there & also on Cell 'A'
A Black-tailed godwit was on the Village Lake, along with 75 Wigeon
The solitary Whooper swan was still on the North field stubble
An impresive flock of 100 Tree sparrows was on the reserve
A 2nd year Mediterranean gull was on the Island Lake, with a Marsh harrier hunting Dryham Ings
A Bearded tit was in the Village Lake reeds, with a Kingfisher seen from the Turret hide also
A Peregrine was over the Village Lake, with a Stonechat being seen in Cell 'C' in the afternoon
Monday 31st October 2016
The Whooper swan was still on the North field, with the White-fronted goose being seen on the Main Lake again, where there was also a Kingfisher
2 Black-tailed godwits were on the Village Lake
A Marsh harrier was about, with the Green woodpecker being seen along Dryham Lane
Goldcrest on the West path, with Grey wagtail on the Silt pond
The Bar-headed goose made an appearance with the Greylags today

Posted By: Barry on 2/26/2017 12:29:25 PM

September 2016

Thursday 1st September 2016
The juvenile Spotted crake was still being seen on the Reed-bed
2 Dunlin & a Ruff were on the Silt pond
Friday 2nd September 2016
The Spotted crake was again on the Reed-bed, along with a Water rail
A juvenile Marsh harrier was hunting Cell 'C', with a Red kite being seen flying east & a Peregrine also being seen
Waders seen on Dryham Ings, were, 3 Green sandpipers on Cell 'C' plus 1 on Cell 'B', 2 Common sandpipers on Cell 'A', along with a Greenshank
Greenshanks were also seen on the Reed-bed & Village Lake, with 4+ being seen today
123 Canada geese were counted on Dryham Ings this evening
Corn bunting & Yellow wagtail were also seen
Saturday 3rd September 2016
Again, the Spotted crake was seen on the Reed-bed
A Dunlin was on the Silt pond
There were 2 Greenshank on the Far Lake, with a single on the Reed-bed
2 Common sandpipers were present, as well as 3 Green sandpipers on Cell 'C'
A juvenile Peregrine was seen on Cell 'A'
12+ Corn buntings were in the North hedge
A Kingfisher was present on the Far Lake today
Sunday 4th September 2016
The Spotted crake was again on the North west side of the Reed-bed, with a Water rail seen there also
On the Reed-bed, there was also 2 Common sandpipers, 2 juvenile Ringed plovers & at least 20 Yellow wagtails
Greenshanks were on the Cell 'A' & the Far & Village Lakes
A Dunlin was on the Village Lake
3 Green sandpipers were on Cell 'C', with a Common sandpiper there also
6 Green sandpipers briefly landed on Cell 'A', before flying off in a south east direction
74 Canada geese were counted on Dryham Ings this morning
A Garganey was seen from the Turret hide
In the afternoon, a Whinchat was in the Snipe field at the back of the Dragonfly ponds
Monday 5th September 2016
The Spotted crake was still on the Reed-bed, but by the fences, where there was also 2 Kingfishers
The Garganey was sen again from the Turret hide
There was a flock of 16+ Corn buntings about the North hedge
A Ringed plover & a Greenshank were on the Reed-bed
Tuesday 6th September 2016
The Spotted crake was seen on the Reed-bed today
Green sandpiper & Kingfisher were on Cell 'A'
Wednesday 7th September 2016
In the morning, an Osprey circled the Island Lake, before flying off to the south east
A little later a Raven flew south over the reserve mobbed by other corvids
The juvenile Spotted crake was again showing on the Reed-bed, along with a Water rail
Also on the Reed-bed, were 3 juvenile ringed plover & a Common sandpiper
3 Kingfishers were together on the Far lake, with up to 3 Greenshanks
On the North path, there were at least 25 Corn buntings
3 Curlew were on the Village Lake
A Common & Green sandpiper were on Cell 'A'
3 Wigeon were counted today
A juvenile Marsh harrier flew high north east, & a Hobby flew south along the East ridge
Thursday 8th September 2016
The Garganey was seen on the Island Lake
On the Reed-bed, there was a Common sandpiper & juvenile Ringed plover
2 Kingfishers, plus a Curlew were on the Island Lake
3 Wigeon were on the Village Lake
The Green woodpecker was seen again 
Friday 9th September 2016
The Garganey was still on the Island Lake
A female Merlin flew past the East hide
2 Grey wagtails & a Common sandpiper were on the Main Lake
On the Reed-bed, there was 2 juvenile Ringed plovers & 5 Yellow wagtails, with a Greenshank on the Far Lake
A Green sandpiper was on the Silt pond
A Marsh harrier was seen & 3 Wigeon were on the Village Lake
A Tawny owl was seen on the West path by the Carp Lake
Saturday 10th September 2016
Today, a juvenile Curlew sandpiper was briefly on Cell 'A' from about 10 am to 11:40, when it flew south
Also at the same spot, was a Ruff & 2 Dunlin
3 Greenshanks, 2 Common & a Green sandpiper were seen about the reserve
The Garganey was still on the Island Lake, seen from the Turret hide
A Water rail showed well on the Reed-bed, with a Marsh harrier also being seen
Garden warbler was along Dryham Lane
124 Canada geese were counted today
A Kingfisher was seen at several points on the reserve
5 Curlew were seen from Crossland's hide
A Pintail circled Cell 'A', then briefly alighted on the Silt pond, before flying off North west. A Hobby was also seen from this hide in the evening
The Green woodpecker was seen today
Sunday 11th September 2016
The Garganey was showing well on the Island Lake
Greenshank on the Village Lake, Green sandpiper on Cell 'C', Common sandpiper on the Main Lake
A juvenile Marsh harrier was seen over the reserve
Again a Water rail was seen on the Reed-bed, along with a Yellow wagtail
Monday 12th September 2016
The Garganey was on the Island Lake
3 Greenshank, 3 Green & 2 Common sandpipers were seen, along with a Curlew
A Kingfisher was mobile around the reserve
Yellow wagtail by the Reed-bed
Tuesday 13th September 2016
A Hobby was over the Main Lake in the morning, as well as a Peregrine being seen
3 Greenshank, 4 Green & 2 Common sandpipers were present
A Curlew was on the Island Lake
Kingfisher & Green woodpecker were seen
Wednesday 14th September 2016
A Ruff was on Cell 'A' of Dryham Ings
2 Wigeon were on Island Lake
Also seen were Greenshank, 2 Green sandpiper & Kingfisher
Thursday 15th September 2016
The Garganey was showing on the Island Lake
A Spotted flycatcher was in the Far Corner, with a Garden warbler eating elderberries along Dryham Lane
Waders seen today, included 2 Ruff & 5 Knot on Cell 'A', 3 Culew, Greenshank & a Common sandpiper
13 Wigeon were counted today
A Marsh harrier flew over the reserve
A Kingfisher was seen at several points of the reserve
A Yellow wagtail was on the Reed-bed
Friday 16th September 2016
A Wood sandpiper was on the Village Lake in the early afternoon, before flying off
20 Dunlin were on the Silt pond, but only 4 were left in the late afternoon
A Ruff was on Cell 'A', with Greenshank & Common sandpiper on the Far Lake
The Garganey was again on the Far Lake
A Whinchat was on the East side of the Reed-bed
Great spotted & Green woodpeckers were present today
Saturday 17th September 2016
The Garganey was again on the Island Lake
Again, yesterday's Whinchat was seen in the Willow-herb by the Dragonfly ponds
A Hobby flew high east over the reserve
On the Reed-bed, there was a brief female Pintail
The usual Greenshank was on the Far Lake
A Great spotted woodpecker & Goldcrest were seen along Dryham Lane
2 Green sandpipers were in Cell 'C'., with 2 Ruffs on the Village Lake
A Kingfisher was seen at several points of the reserve
5 Curlew flew over & the Green woodpecker was seen
103 Canada geese were counted today
Sunday 18th September 2016
On the Silt pond this morning, was 4 Dunlin & 2 Ringed plover
A Greenshank was on the Far Lake (with also 2 Grey wagtails), & Green sandpiper on Cell 'C'
4 Mistle thrushes flew over Dryham Lane, with Blackcap, Garden & Reed warbler in the bushes along the lane
A Chiffchaff was singing by the reserve entrance
14 Wigeon were counted today
Monday 19th September 2016
The Green woodpecker was seen by the Maize field
Tuesday 20th September 2016
31 Wigeon were counted today
Wednesday 21st September 2016
A Common crane flew est over the New Workings in the evening
2 Wheatears were in the North field
2 Pink-footed geese were on the reserve, 2 Grenshank, 2 Green sandpiper, 31 Wigeon & a Kingfisher
A Common sandpiper was seen at several points of the reserve, as was a Grey wagtail
Also seen, was a Peregrine in a tree by the New Workings & Green woodpecker by the Maize field
10 Little egrets were roosting tonight, there was also a Tawny owl heard by the Carp Lake
Thursday 22nd September 2016
The 2 Wheatears were again in the North field
14 Little egrets were at the Main Lake roost this evening
Friday 23rd September 2016
Today, there was a Common sandpiper on Cell 'A', with a Green sandpiper on Cell 'C'
On the Far Lake, there was a Greenshank, Grey wagtail & Kingfisher
The first 2 Redwings of the season were along Dryham Lnae, along with a Great spotted woodpecker, 3 Bullfinches & 3 Chiffchaffs
124 Canada geese were counted today
Saturday 24th September 2016
There was a strong passage of Skylarks & Meadow pipits through this reserve this morning
The same waders were present today, as yesterday, with 2 Greenshank (Far Lake), Common sandpiper (Silt pond) & Green sandpiper (Cell 'C')
The Kingfisher was seen on the Main Lake, along with a Pink-footed goose 
The Green woodpecker was by the Maize field, with a Grey wagtail on the Far Lake & a pair of Bullfinch along Dryham Lane
A Marsh harrier flew over the reserve
There was about 100 Golden plover flying over the reserve
5 Curlew were seen today, including 1 that roosted on the Village Lake
A Wheatear was in the North field
Sunday 25th September 2016
The first Pink-footed geese of the season were seen today, with 25 flying south west
The same waders as yesterday were about, with Greenshank (Village Lake), Common sandpiper (Silt pond), Green sandpiper (Cell 'C')
Grey wagtail on the Far Lake, Goldcrest by the Turret hide & Kingfisher seen on the Village Lake posts
Blackcap & Chiffchaff were along the West path
A Peregrine was present on the reserve in the afternoon
Monday 26th September 2016
The Pink-footed goose was among the Greylags & a Kingfisher was on the Main Lake
Tuesday 27th September 2016
Today, there was a Greenshank & Common sandpiper on the Far Lake, plus 2 Green sandpipers (Cells 'A' & 'C') & a Dunlin on the Silt pond, with 7 Golden plover flying south west over the reserve
Also on the Far Lake, the Kingfisher & Grey wagtail were seen, with 8 Siskin in the Far Corner
A Marsh harrier was over the reserve
28 Wigeon were counted today
Wednesday 28th September 2016
A Marsh harrier headed south over the Main Lake, where 176 Canada geese were counted
3 Golden plovers were in the North field, with Goldcrest in the North hedge
A Pink-footed goose was on the Main Lake
A Curlew was on the Island Lake
On the Far Lake, there were 2 Greenshanks, a Common sandpiper & 2 Grey wagtails
A Green sandpiper was on Cell 'A'
Thursday 29th September 2016
2 Greenshank were on the Far Lake, along with a Common sandpiper & Grey wagtail
A female Marsh harrier flew over the reserve
47 Wigeon were counted on the Village Lake
4+ House martin & 10+ Swallows flew south over the East path
A Little owl was seen in the North barn, with a Pink-footed goose on the Reed-bed
Friday 30th September 2016
At least 200 Pink-footed geese in several skeins flew over the reserve, with the biggest skein of 76 peeling off to join the Greylags on the Main Lake
A Wheatear was on the New Workings, opposite the Far Lake
2 Dunlins were on the Silt pond, with a Common sandpiper on the Far Lake & a Green sandpiper on Cell 'A' & 'C'
Also on Cell 'A' was a Kingfisher, with 4 Bullfinches nearby on Dryham Lane
A Grey wagtail was by the Far Lake, with the Little owl re-appearing in the North field barn
50+ Wigeon were counted today
A Water rail was seen in the North west corner of the Village Lake

Posted By: Barry on 1/30/2017 9:14:56 PM

August 2016

Monday 1st August 2016
A Green sandpiper was on Cell 'C' of Dryham Ings, with a Greenshank on the Village Lake
2 adult Yellow-legged gulls were on the Silt Lake in the afternoon
16 Little egrets were seen to roost by the Main Lake this evening
Tuesday 2nd August 2016
On the Reed-bed today, there was 2 Green sandpipers & a Little ringed plover, with Corn bunting nearby & Yellow wagtail in the North field
Cell 'A' had a Dunlin, plus there was also 8 Whimbrel that flew south west in the afternoon over the New Workings
A juvenile Marsh harrier hunted the reserve
Gulls on the Silt Lake this evening, included an adult Yellow-legged & a 1st summer Mediterranean gull
Wednesday 3rd August 2016
The Reed-bed today, had Greenshank, Green sandpiper & a Yellow wagtail, whilst nearby there were 2 Corn buntings
A Black-tailed godwit was on Cell 'A'
2 adult Yellow-legged gulls were on the Silt Lake in the late afternoon
Friday 5th August 2016
An Eygptian goose was on the Reed-bed, along with a Greenshank & Little ringed plover
The Corn bunting was in the North hedge
On the Silt Lake, there was a Dunlin, plus sub adult Yellow-legged gull
A Bar-headed goose was on Cell 'B'
Saturday 6th August 2016
The Bar-headed goose was on Dryham Ings, with an adult Yellow-legged gull on the Silt Lake
A well grown family of 6 Shoveller ducklings was on the Village Lake
The Green woodpecker was seen today
2 Ruff were on the Reed-bed in the afternoon
A 3rd pair of Little grebes have hatched 2 young on the Carp Lake
Along the North hedge, there were 3 Yellowhammer, 2 Yellow wagtails, a male Bullfinch & the Corn bunting
The Kingfisher was seen outside the South hide & the North path
Sunday 7th August 2016
The Bar-headed goose was on the Reed-bed
A 1st year Yellow-legged gull was on the Silt Lake in the afternoon
A Corn bunting was singing in the North hedge as usual
Monday 8th August 2016
A new site record of 19 roosting Little egrets was set tonight
A Long-eared owl was seen from the Turret hide in the evening
3 Green sandpipers were on Cell 'C'
A Little owl was by the North field barn this evening
Tuesday 9th August 2016
A Greenshank was on the Reed-bed & Main Lake this evening, with a Green sandpiper on Cell 'C'
 The Corn bunting was singing in the North field
A 4th pair of Little grebes is nesting on the Reed-bed
Wednesday 10th August 2016
A Hobby flew over the reserve in the late afternoon
The Greenshank was on the Reed-bed, along with 10+ Yellow & 20+ Pied wagtails
On Cell 'C'. there was 2 Green sandpipers, with a Golden plover on Cell 'A'
The Corn bunting was again singing from the North hedge
Finally, the Bar-headed goose was seen on the Silt pond
Thursday 11th August 2016
A Long-eared owl flew past the East hide in the evening
A Dunlin & 2 Ringed plovers were on the Silt pond
A Hobby flew over the reserve
The Greenshank was on the Reed-bed
Friday 12th August 2016
Seen today, 2 Greenshank & 3 Green sandpipers
Also today, there was 12+ Little egrets, plus a Kingfisher
In the evening, an adult Yellow-legged gull was on the Silt pond, with 19 Little egrets on the Main Lake roost & a Tawny owl seen along the East path
2 Little owls were by the North field barns
Saturday 13th August 2016
In the late evening, a juvenile Spotted crake was seen in the North west corner of the Reed-bed
3 Green sandpipers were on Cell 'C' (1 of these later visited the Reed-bed)
On the Island Lake, there was an eclipse Mandarin duck (perhaps the returning male bird)
23 Canada geese flew over the reserve in the morning
2 Greenshank were on the Reed-bed, with another on the Silt pond
Also on the Reed-bed, were 3 Little ringed plovers, plus 3 Yellow wagtails, as well as the Corn bunting & a pair of Bullfinches in the North hedge & a Little owl by the North field barn
A Hobby was over the reserve in the morning
A Kingfisher was on the Carp lake tern raft, with a Peregrine seen
Sunday 14th August 2016
A juvenile Avocet was on the Village Lake in the morning
4 Green sandpipers were on Cell 'A'
In the morning, a juvenile Spotted crake was seen in the same spot of the Reed-bed as yesterday as well as a juvenile Water rail, with a Common sandpiper also present
The Far Lake had a Greenshank
2 Corn buntings & a Yellow wagtail were in the North hedge
A Little owl was seen on the North barn fence posts
A Garden warbler was by the Carp Lake
A Turtle dove flew past the Crossland's hide
Monday 15th August 2016
A record 21 Little egrets were counted at the roost tonight
A 2nd year Yellow-legged gull was on the Silt pond in the morning
On the Reed-bed, there was 2 Eygptian geese, 2 Greenshanks, plus 2 Little ringed plovers & 6+ Yellow wagtails
A Ruff was on the Silt pond
A Green sandpiper was on the Carp Lake, with 2 more on Cell 'A'
A Kingfisher & 7 plus Corn buntings were seen
Tuesday 16th August 2016
The Spotted crake was seen in the afternoon, on the West side of the Reed-bed
Also on the Reed-bed, there was a Wheatear in the morning, pair of Eygptian geese (they departed a little later) & a Common sandpiper
A Whinchat was on the Snipe field, along with at least 3 Yellow wagtails
Waders seen today, included 6 Greenshanks, 3 Green sandpipers, plus a Ruff
A Treecreeper was seen in the evening
9 Corn buntings were seen by the North hedge
A Marsh harrier was over the Carp Lake
Finally, a Water rail was seen in Cell 'A'
Wednesday 17th August 2016
The star bird, was the Spotted crake, which could be seen from the St. Helen's Farm Viewpoint
The pair of Eygptian geese were on the Silt pond
Waders seen, included 5+ Greenshank, 3 Green sandpipers. Ruff & Common sandpiper, plus a Golden plover flying east
A Water rail was heard in Cell 'A'
Also seen were 3 Corn buntings & 7+ Yellow wagtails
Thursday 18th August 2016
The juvenile Spotted crake was seen on west side of the Reed-bed
On the Snipe field, the Whinchat was seen again, with 5+ Yellow wagtails & 100+ Goldfinch
13 Corn buntings were seen in the North hedge
The pair of Eygptian geese spent the day on the Village Lake
Waders today, included 4 Greenshank, 2 Redshank, 2 Little ringed plovers, Common & Green sandpiper, Ruff & 5 Dunlin on the Silt Lake
A Kingfisher was on the Island Lake 
Friday 19th August 2016
Again the juvenile Spotted crake, was seen on the west side of the Reed-bed
Also here was a juvenile Water rail, 2 Greenshanks (with another on Dryham Ings), 2 Little ringed & a Ringed plover, 3 Yellow wagtails, plus a brief Turnstone that flew north
Other waders included 7 Dunlin on the Silt pond, plus Common & Green sandpipers on Dryham Ings. There was also a small flock of 10-12 Golden plover flying east over the reserve
The Whinchat was seen on the posts by the Turret hide
The 2 Eygptian geese were seen again on the Village Lake
2 juvenile Marsh harriers were over Dryham Ings
A Kingfisher was seen from the South hide, along with a Grey wagtail
Saturday 20th August 2016
The Spotted crake was showing well again on the western fringe of the Reed-bed, along with a juvenile Water rail
Waders present today were, 3 Greenshank (Reed-bed), 2 Ruff & 3 Green sandpiper (Cell 'A'), Common sandpiper & 8 Dunlin (Silt pond), plus a Black-tailed godwit on Dryham Ings
The Whinchat was in the same place as yesterday (on the posts by the Turret hide)
A Hobby was over the reserve
Kingfisher was on the Reed-bed, with at least 3 Yellow wagtails & 8+ Corn buntings in the North hedge
31 Canada geese were counted
Possibly the last Swifts of the year were seen over the Carp Lake
Sunday 21st August 2016
The Spotted crake was still on the West side of the Reed-bed & showing well in the morning, with the juvenile Water rail also seen
A Spotted flycatcher was seen between the Main & Carp lakes
Waders today, included 3 Greenshank (Far Lake & Cell'C'), 2 Ruff (Cell'C'), Black-tailed godwit (Cell'C'), Green & 5 Common sandpiper (Cell'C'), plus 8 Dunlin on the Silt pond
Corn bunting, 5 Yellow & a Grey wagtails were in the North hedge , with a Green woodpecker on Dryham Lane
A Tufted duck family of 6 ducklings was on the Island Lake
Monday 22nd August 2016
The Spotted crake showed well on the west side of the Reed-bed, along with the juvenile Water rail
In the evening, the Whinchat was on the Snipe field fence posts
A Wheatear was on Cell 'A' of Dryham Ings
In addition, 3 Greenshank, 2 Green & a Common sandpiper, plus Kingfisher were seen at the same place
Along the North hedge, there was a good selection of passerines, with Bullfinch, Corn bunting, Common & Lesser whitethroat, Reed & willow warbler, plus Blackcap
Tuesday 23rd August 2016
The Spotted crake was still being seen on the west side of the Reed-bed, along with the Water rail
Around the Reed-bed, there was at least 16 Yellow wagtails
The North hedge had 3 Yellowhammers & 2 Corn buntings
On the Snipe fence posts, the Whinchat was again seen there, with a Green woodpecker seen flying over the Reed-bed
Most of today's waders were in Cell 'C', with a Black-tailed godwit, Greenshank. 3 Green sandpipers & 2 Ruff
4 other Greenshank, plus a Common sandpiper were seen elsewhere
A Kingfisher was on the Carp Lake tern raft collecting grit
A Marsh harrier flew over
Wednesday 24th August 2016
The juvenile Spotted crake was still on the west side of the Reed-bed
Again, the Whinchat was seen on the Snipe field fence posts
Thursday 25th August 2016
The juvenile Spotted crake, was still on the west side of the Reed-bed, along with a juvenile Water rail
20 Little egrets were at the Main Lake roost
Waders seen today, included 2 Greenshank, 2 Common sandpiper on Cell 'A' a Ruff, 4 Dunlin & 2 Green sandpiper on the Silt pond & 3 Greenshank on the Reed-bed
A Tawny owl was heard in between the Carp & Far Lakes
6 Yellow wagtails were on the Reed-bed
Friday 26th August 2016
With the overnight rise in water level, the juvenile Spotted crake could be elusive on the west side of the Reed-bed. 2 Water rails were also seen
At least 15 Yellow wagtails were also there, along with 2 Corn buntings on the North hedge & the Little owl being seen in the North field barn area
Waders seen, were 3 Greenshank, 3 Green sandpiper & 3 Dunlin & 3 Common sandpipers, plus 2 Ruff on the Village Lake
A juvenile Ringed plover was on the Silt pond in the evening
The eclipse drake Mandarin was seen on the Village Lake, with 2 Wigeon on the Main Lake & a Kingfisher also seen
lastly an adult & juvenile Tawny owl were heard between the Carp & Far Lakes, making this possibly the reserve's first breeding record for this species
Saturday 27th August 2016
The juvenile Spotted crake was again present on the Reed-bed & in the morning, allowed close views
Also seen was a juvenile Water rail, plus 5 Yellow wagtails
Waders, included 3 Greenshank, 3 Ruff, 2 Green sandpiper, 2 Dunlin 7 a Common sandpiper on either the Reed-bed, Cell'C', Far lake or the Silt pond
42 Canada geese were counted today
A juvenile Hobby was over the Dragonfly ponds, hawking dragonflies
Also seen, were Kingfisher, Marsh harrier & Green woodpecker
Sunday 28th August 2016
The juvenile Spotted crake was on the west side of the Reed-bed
3 Greenshank (Dryham Ings, Far Lake & Reed-bed), 2 Dunlin (Silt pond), 2 Green & a Common sandpiper (Dryham Ings) were seen today
2 Black-tailed godwits flew onto the Village Lake in the evening
The Green woodpecker was on the East path
On the Island Lake, there was 3 Wigeon, plus the eclipse drake Mandarin
A Spotted flycatcher was seen in the Far Corner
Also seen was a Kingfisher & Wheatear
Possibly the last Swift of the year was over the Island Lake in the afternoon
Monday 29th August 2016
The juvenile Spotted crake was again showing well in the north west end of the Reed-bed
The 2 Black-tailed godwits were amongst the geese on the Village Lake
2 Greenshank were on the Far Lake, a Common sandpiper was on the Reed-bed, & lastly there were 2 Dunlin on the Silt pond
A few Yellow wagtails were again by the North path
The eclipse drake Mandarin was seen about the Village & Main Lakes
37 Shoveller were counted on the Main Lake in the morning
Tuesday 30th August 2016
The juvenile Spotted crake was still showing well in the north west end of the Reed-bed
There were at least 5 Yellow wagtails on the Reed-bed
3 Greenshanks were present (Cell 'A' & 'C', plus the Far Lake) 2 Green & a Common sandpiper, with 2 Dunlin on the Silt pond
The eclipse drake Mandarin was on the Main Lake
54 Canada geese were counted on Dryham Ings this evening
Wednesday 31st August 2016
The juvenile Spotted crake was still showing well in the north west end of the Reed-bed
2 Greenshanks were on Dryham Ings & the Reed-bed, along with 2 Common sandpipers
A Wheatear was seen in the North field
A Curlew was feeding on the Island Lake
A Swift was seen over the Island Lake

Posted By: Barry on 12/31/2016 9:24:25 PM

July 2016

Friday 1st July 2016
The highlight of the day, was a Bittern on the west side of the Main Lake from mid afternoon onwards
The juvenile Black-necked grebe was still on the Main Lake
A new Gadwall family of 6 ducklings was on the Main Lake
Yesterday's Wood sandpiper was on Cell 'B' of Dryham Ings
A 1st summer Mediterranean gull was on Cell 'A' of Dryham Ings
2 Avocet chicks were seen on the Silt Lake
There were 4 Ringed plovers, plus a Common sandpiper on the Reed-bed
A Red kite was seen over Dryham Ings & the Island Lake
Saturday 2nd July 2016
No sign of the Bittern or Wood sandpiper, but the juvenile Black-necked grebe was still on the Main Lake
A Hobby flew over the Carp Lake
2 Avocet chicks were on the Silt Lake
2 Common sandpipers were on the Reed-bed
The Corn bunting was again singing in the North hedge, with a Green woodpecker nearby
Again, the Red kite paid a morning visit to the reserve
In the evening, 2 Black-tailed godwits, plus a hunting Marsh harrier was on Cell 'A' of Dryham Ings
In the evening, 2 Barn owls were seen
Sunday 3rd July 2016
The juvenile Black-necked grebe was still on the Main Lake
In the afternoon, 27 Black-tailed godwits dropped onto the Reed-bed, whilst there was also a Common sandpiper, the 4 Ringed plovers, plus a Little ringed plover there also
The Corn bunting was singing on the North hedge
A Kingfisher was seen on the Far Lake
Again, the Red lite was seen both in the morning & the afternoon
The 2 Avocet chicks were still on the Silt Lake, where Common tern chicks were seen for the 1st time.
A Tufted duck family of 6 ducklings was on the Island Lake
Monday 4th July 2016
A Wood sandpiper was on Cell 'A' of Dryham Ings in the late afternoon
The juvenile Black-necked grebe was still on the Main Lake
A Kingfisher was seen on the Far Lake
Tuesday 5th July 2016
7 Black-tailed godwits spent the day on Cell 'A' of Dryham Ings, where there was also the 3rd Tufted duck brood of 6 ducklings
The juvenile Black-necked grebe was on the Main Lake, with a 1st summer Mediterranean gull
The Kingfisher was again on the Far lake, with the Corn bunting singing in the North hedge
On the Reed-bed in the evening, was a Curlew & Whimbrel, 2 Common sandpipers, plus the 4 Ringed plovers, a Little ringed plover & Yellow wagtail
In the morning, a Barn owl was by the reserve entrance, with Peregrine & Marsh harrier seen later
The 2 Avocet chicks are still on the Silt Lake & Cell 'A' of Dryham Ings
5 Little egrets were on the reserve today
Wednesday 6th July 2016
The juvenile Black-necked grebe was still on the main Lake, where the 2 juvenile Mediterranean gulls were taking their first flights
An adult Little gull was seen on the Reed-bed, along with the Little ringed plover & a Little owl seen by the North filed barn
A reserve record number of 10 Little egrets was seen today
Thursday 7th July 2016
A 3rd year Caspian gull was on the Silt Lake this evening
At least 9 Little egrets were on the reserve, along with 2 Common sandpipers
A 1st summer Mediterranean gull was seen on the Main Lake, in additon to the breeding family
3 Avocet juveniles, that had not fledged on the reserve, were seen in Cell 'A' in the evening
The Corn bunting was singing in the North hedge
Friday 8th July 2016
The Little egret record was broken again, with 10 on the Reed-bed& 3 in the Main Lake trees
A female Peregrine & 2 Red kites were seen over the reserve
A juvenile Little ringed plover was on the Reed-bed, along with 2 Common sandpipers
The Corn bunting was again singing in the North hedge
2 new Tufted duck broods of 11 ducklings were on the Island Lake
A Gadwall brood of 2 ducklings was on the Reed-bed
A Kingfisher was seen on the Far Lake
The 2 Avocet chicks were on Dryham Ings
The Little owls were seen in the North field barn
Saturday 9th July 2016
A Black-tailed godwit was on the Island & Village Lakes
The 2 young Avocets were on Cell 'A' of Dryham Ings
A 2nd summer Mediterranean gull joined the family on the Main Lake
Again the Corn bunting was singing in the North hedge
Peregrine, Marsh harrier & Red kite were seen today
In the afternoon, a Cuckoo was heard from the East path
Sunday 10th July 2016
2 Red kites were over the reserve
14 Black-tailed godwits were on Cell 'A' of Dryham Ings, with 1 on the Village Lake/Reed-bed
A Common sandpiper was on the Reed-bed, along with a Ringed & 2 juvenile Little ringed plovers
The Corn bunting was again singing in the North hedge, with a Yellow wagtail on the Snipe field
Monday 11th July 2016
The 3rd year Caspian gull was again on the Silt Lake in the evening, where 2 Common sandpipers were also seen
6 Little egrets were roosting in the Main Lake trees & the Barn owl was seen hunting
Tuesday 12th July 2016
In the evening, Red kite & a female Marsh harrier were seen, as well as a Barn owl hunting in the North field
A Common sandpiper was seen on both Cell 'A' & the Reed-bed
The Mediterranean gull family had moved to the Reed-bed, where there was a new family of 6 Tufted ducklings
The Corn bunting was again in the North hedge, with a Garden warbler at the end of Dryham Lane
A pair of Bullfinches were feeding outside the Turret hide
A Peregrine was seen over the reserve
A reserve record of 18 Little egrets was counted tonight
Wednesday 13th July 2016
A Common sandpiper was on the Reed-bed, with the Corn bunting in the North hedge
3 Grey herons were in Cell 'B'
The regular Red kite was hunting Dryham Ings in the morning
In the evening, an adult Yellow-legged gull was on the Silt Lake
Thursday 14th July 2016
The adult Yellow-legged gull on the Silt Lake was joined by a 2nd year bird this evening
In the morning a Greenshank & 3 Common sandpipers were on the Reed-bed, with a Whimbrel & 4 Black-tailed godwits there in the evening
2 Barn owls & a Green sandpiper were on Cell 'A'
At least 16 Little egrets were present today
Friday 15th July 2016
In the morning, an Osprey flew south west over the reserve
A Hobby was seen to fly west, with a Marsh harrier also present
The adult Yellow-legged gull was present again
An adult Mediterranean gull was present on the Reed-bed in the afternoon, later on an adult moulting into winter plumage was also seen
A Common sandpiper was seen on both Dryham Ings & the Reed-bed
A Corn bunting was singing in the North hedge, with a Barn owl sat on the North barn hay bales
A Greenshank was briefly on Cell 'A', before flying south
Juvenile Common terns were seen on both the Silt & Village Lakes
Saturday 16th July 2016
The Mediterranean gull family where on the Reed-bed today
4 Common tern juveniles were counted
Again, the Corn bunting was singing in the North hedge
A new family of 10 Tufted ducks were on the Island Lake
A pair of Bullfinches was by the Far Lake
Sunday 17th July 2016
A Ruff was on the Village Lake in the morning
A Hobby flew west over the New Workings
A Grey wagtail was seen on the Far Lake
In the afternoon, an adult Yellow-legged gull was on the Silt Lake, wher a Turtle dove flew over in a southerly direction
2 returning Wigeon were on Cell 'A'
The Corn bunting was singing in the North hedge
A new Gadwall family of 9 ducklings was on the Far Lake
Monday 18th July 2016
The adult & 3rd year Yellow-legged gull were again on the Silt Lake in the afternoon
Tuesday 19th July 2016
A Whimbrel was on the Island Lake in the morning
At the same time, a Hobby flew east over the Reed-bed, with a Marsh harrier also being seen
The Mediterranean gull family was still on the Reed-bed, with an adult & 4 juvenile Ringed plovers, plus Curlew & Green sandpiper in the evening
Nearby, the Corn bunting was singing, with Bullfinch in the Far Corner & a Little owl on the North field barn fence posts
5 juvenile Common terns were seen
The adult Yellow-legged gull, plus a moulting adult Mediterranean gull were on the Silt Lake
On Cell 'A', there were 6 Redshanks & a Wigeon
Wednesday 20th July 2016
The Green sandpiper was on the Reed-bed, with a Ruff, a brief Black-tailed godwit & a Hobby flying over
A Kingfisher & Curlew were seen on the Island Lake
There were 10+ Little egrets on site, with 3 or 4 juveniles & including a ringed bird
Marsh harrier was seen today
Thursday 21st July 2016
There were 5 or 6 Yellow-legged gulls on the Silt Lake this evening, with also a brief Greenshank
A Ruff was on the Reed-bed
12 Little egrets were counted 
2 Green woodpeckers (including a juvenile were seen)
Friday 22nd July 2016
2 adults & a 1st year Yellow-legged, plus an adult Mediterranean gull were on the Silt Lake this evening
A total of 7 juvenile Common terns were counted
2 Green sandpipers were on Cell 'A', with 1 of these being seen on the Reed-bed, along with a Ruff
A Marsh harrier flew south in the morning
In the morning, a Kingfisher was seen at various parts of the reserve
The Corn bunting was singing in the North hedge, with a Green woodpecker being seen on the East path
Another family of 7 Gadwall ducklings was on Cell 'C'
Saturday 23rd July 2016
This evening, there was a Caspian & 4 Yellow-legged gulls on the Silt Lake, with a Wood sandpiper dropping onto Cell 'A'
The 2 Green woodpeckers were on the East path today
The Kingfisher was seen from the South hide
On the Reed-bed, was 3 Little ringed plovers, with the Corn bunting singing from the North hedge. A Whimbrel was briefly there in the evening
A Coal tit was seen from the West path in the Carp Lake pines
8 Common tern chicks were counted, with the Main Lake Great crested grebe pair having hatched a chick
Sunday 24th July 2016
Yesterday's Wood sandpiper, visited the Village Lake briefly before disappearing
A new family of 8 Gadwall ducklings was on the Island Lake
On the Reed-bed, there were 5 Black-tailed godwits, a Whimbrel & Dunlin, all in the evening
The Corn bunting was singing in the North field, whilst a male Marsh harrier flew over, as well as a Yellow wagtail
The Main Lake had a Kingfisher & a Common sandpiper
On the Silt Lake, a Peregrine flew over, as well as a 1st year Yellow-legged gull, with an adult & juvenile Mediterranean gull being present
Monday 25th July 2016
In the evening, the 3rd year Caspian gull, plus a juvenile & 2nd winter Mediterranean gulls were present on the Silt Lake
1- Golden plovers briefly alighted on the Reed-bed in the evening, with a Black-tailed godwit on the Village Lake
The Green woodpecker was seen outside the Turret hide
Tuesday 26th July 2016
A Red kite was seen over the reserve
On the Silt Lake this evening, there was a 1st & 2nd winter Mediterranean gull, along with an adult Yellow-legged gull
A Common sandpiper was on Dryham Ings, along with a new family of 4 Tufted duck ducklings
2 Corn buntings were in the North hedge, with 2 Little ringed plovers & 7 Tufted duck ducklings on the Reed-bed
A Green woodpecker was by the Maize field
Wednesday 27th July 2016
On the Reed-bed today, was a Dunlin, juvenile Little ringed & adult Ringed plover.Later on, there was a Black-tailed godwit & 2 Common sandpipers
8 Black-tailed godwits circled Dryham Ings, before flying off north
Kingfisher, barn & Little owl were also seen
The Corn bunting was singing in the North field
A Grey wagtail was by the Far Lake
The 3rd year Caspian gull was on the Silt Lake, along with a Green sandpiper & adult Yellow-legged gull
Thursday 28th July 2016
5 Common sandpipers were on the reserve today, along with 2 Dunlin, a Green sandpiper & a Black-tailed godwit on the Reed-bed
A Kingfisher was seen at several points of the reserve, as was a Peregrine
The Corn bunting was again singing in the North hedge
Friday 29th July 2016
29 Black-tailed godwits spent most of the day on the Reed-bed, leaving 4 on the evening, with another on the Silt Lake. Also there, was 2 Dunlin, a Little ringed plover & a Greenshank
Again, Corn bunting in the North hedge, with a Kingfisher on the Carp Lake
2 Green sandpipers were on Cell 'C', with the 2nd summer Mediterranean gull on the Silt Lake
A Peregrine was also seen in the morning
Saturday 30th July 2016
The 2 Green sandpipers were still on Cell 'A', with 3 Black-tailed godwits on the Village Lake
On the Reed-bed, there were 4 Dunlin, plus the Greenshank, 7 Little ringed plovers, Common sandpiper & 3 Grey wagtails
2 Corn buntings were by the North path, along with a pair of Bullfinches
The juvenile Avocet is still alone on Cell 'A'
The pair of Little grebes on the Village Lake have a single chick, whilst a pair on Cell 'B' have 3 chicks
Sunday 31st July 2016
2 adult Yellow-legged gulls were on the Silt Lake this afternoon
The Greenshank & juvenile Avocet were on Cell 'A' of Dryham Ings
A new family of 7 Tufted ducklings were on the Reed-bed, as well as a Common sandpiper
The Corn bunting was singing as usual in the North hedge, with a Green woodpecker nearby

Posted By: Barry on 12/14/2016 8:41:06 PM

June 2016

Thursday 2nd June 2016
The Red kite was hunting Dryham Ings in the morning
Friday 3rd June 2016
Today, Peregrine, Red kite & a female Marsh harrier were seen at various times over Dryham Ings
The 1st summer Mediterranean gull was on the Silt Lake
On Dryham Ings, there was an Avocet chick, possibly the survivor from Saturday
The draining Reed-bed had a Little ringed plover, plus a family of 9 Gadwall ducklings
A Yellow wagtail flew north over the Reed-bed
A Green woodpecker was seen
Saturday 4th June 2016
A Dunlin was on the Island Lake in the early morning
There are at least 10 Lapwing chicks in the North field, where a Corn bunting is singing
No signs of the Avocet chick on Dryham Ings today
21 Mute swans were on Cell 'A' of Dryham Ings
3 Grey herons & 2 Little egrets were seen
Sunday 5th June 2016
The 2nd summer Mediterranean gull was on Dryham Ings
The Red kite made it's daily appearance over Dryham Ings
3 Great crested grebe chicks were on the Far Lake, with a single one on the Reed-bed
A total of 7 newly hatched Avocet chicks were seen (4 on Dryham Ings, 1 on the Island & 2 on the Village Lake)
Monday 6th June 2016
The Mediterranean gulls on the Main Lake, have hatched chicks today
The 1st summer Mediterranean gull was on Cell 'A' of Dryham Ings
There were 12 Avocet chicks on this cell, as well as the survivor on the Island Lake
A Marsh harrier visited the reserve on at least 3 occasions today
Tuesday 7th June 2016
A pair of Black-necked grebes spent the day on the Main Lake
The pair of Mediterranean gulls have hatched at least 2 young
13 Avcoet chicks were counted on Dryham Ings (with 2 families of 4)
4 well grown Lapwing chicks were on the Reed-bed, with another on Dryham Ings
4 Canada geese were on the Silt Lake in the evening
The family of 8 Pochards was seen on Dryham Ings
Wednesday 8th June 2016
2 first summer Mediterranean gulls were seen on the reserve today
10+ Avocet chicks were on Cell 'A' of Dryham Ings, where the Pochard family was also seen
A Snipe was seen on Dryham Ings in the evening
The Red kite was seen again
A Great spotted woodpecker flew along Dryham Ings
Friday 10th June 2016
The 1st summer Mediterranean gull was on Dryham Ings in the morning
A new family of 4 Shelduck ducklings was on the Reed-bed
In the same cell 11+ Avocet chicks were seen
3 Barnacle geese flew south over the reserve
Saturday 11th June 2016
A Green woodpecker was sen by the Maize field
The Red kite was over the reserve in the morning
There was a family of 4 Shoveller ducklings on the Island Lake, with a family of 9 Gadwall ducklings on the Reed-bed
On Cell 'A' of Dryham Ings, at least 8 Avocet chicks were counted
Little owl was by the North field barn, with a Corn bunting in the North field
The first of the returning Teal was on Dryham Ings
Sunday 12th June 2016
The highlight of today, was 3 Sandwich terns that initially flew over the Main Lake in mid morning & then alighted on the Silt Lake for about 30 minutes, before being flushed by a Marsh harrier
There were at least 5 Avocet chicks on the Silt Lake this morning
At least 2 Marsh harriers were over the reserve, with a Peregrine & Red kite also seen
The Corn bunting was singing in the North field
A new pair of Mediterranean gulls was on the Village Lake, with the 1st summer being seen on Dryham Ings
Monday 13th June 2016
The new pair of Mediterranean gulls was on the Village Lake
The Green woodpecker was still on the Maize field
Tuesday 14th June 2016
The new pair of Mediterranean gulls was on the Village Lake, with a Green woodpecker on the Maize field
On the Reed-bed, there was a Ringed plover, with a Green sandpiper on the New Workings
5 Avocet chicks were seen (2 of them on the Silt Lake), with 7 pairs sitting
A Marsh harrier was seen over Dryham Ings
Wednesday 15th June 2016
A drake Scaup was on the Reed-bed in the evening
The pair of Mediterranean gulls were still on the Village Lake, with the 1st summer bird being seen on Cell 'A' of Dryham Ings
14 Arctic terns made a brief visit at mid-day, before flying off north
A Little owl was seen by the North field barn
Only 3 Avocet chicks were counted this evening
Thursday 16th June 2016
The Scaup was still on the Reed-bed
A Red kite was seen
Friday 17th June 2016
The Scaup was still on the Reed-bed, where a Little ringed plover was also seen
Only a single Avocet chick was seen today
On the Silt Lake, there were over 100 Lesser black backed gulls, also here was the 4th Shelduck pair to breed this season, with 11 ducklings seen
Saturday 18th June 2016
A female Marsh harrier was over Dryham Ings in the morning
At the same time 3 Avocet chicks were on the Silt Lake
The drake Scaup was still on the Reed-bed, where there was also a family of 4 Tufted duck ducklings
Sunday 19th June 2016
The drake Scaup was still on the Reed-bed
Just a Green sandpiper on Dryham Ings this afternoon
2 Avocet chicks were on the Silt Lake
Tuesday 21st June 2016
A new family of 8 Gadwall ducklings was on Cell 'C'
Only a single Avocet chick was seen on the Silt Lake
The Corn bunting was singing in the North hedge
A Red kite was seen in both the morning & evening, with a pair of Bullfinches also present
Wednesday 22nd June 2016
There were 4 or possibly 5 Avocet chicks on the Silt Lake today
A Red kite was seen today
Thursday 23rd June 2016
A Peregrine flew over the reserve
Friday 24th June 2016
At least 3 Avocet chicks were seen on the Silt Lake
Saturday 25th June 2016
A Green sandpiper was on the Far Lake in the morning
A new family of 8 Gadwall ducklings was on the Main Lake
The Corn bunting was singing in the North hedge
Still 5 Avocet chicks on the Silt Lake
A Red kite was over the Village Lake
A family party of Lesser whitethroats were in the North hedge
Sunday 26th June 2016
A Red kite was again over the Village Lake in the morning
The Green woodpecker was by the Maize field, with the Corn bunting singing in the North hedge
On the Reed-bed, there was a migrating party of 5 Ringed plovers (including 5 juveniles)
Monday 27th June 2016
A juvenile Black-necked grebe was on the Main Lake, from the afternoon onwards
Tuesday 28th June 2016
The juvenile Black-necked grebe was still on the Main Lake
A Red kite was over the Village Lake
6 Ringed plovers were seen on the Reed-bed, with Corn bunting singing in the North hedge
On the Far Lake, 2 Kingfishers were seen
4 Avocet chicks were counted on the Silt Lake
2 Snipe flew north over Dryham Ings
A pair of Bullfinches were by the Maize field
Wednesday 29th June 2016
The juvenile Black-necked grebe was still on the Main Lake, but elusive at times
5 Black-tailed godwits flew on to the Reed-bed, with 13 seen later on Cell 'C'
A Kingfisher was on the Far Lake, with Little owl being seen by the North field barn
A Marsh harrier was over Cell 'C', with the Corn bunting singing in the North hedge
Thursday 30th June 2016
A Wood sandpiper was on Cell 'A' of Dryham Ings, from mid morning onwards
The juvenile Black-necked grebe was still on the Main Lake
A Black-tailed godwit flew onto the Village Lake in the late afternoon

Posted By: Barry on 11/9/2016 9:31:54 PM

May 2016

Sunday 1st May 2016
The Ruff commuted between the Island & Village Lakes
There were 4 Common sandpipers on the reserve
3 Common terns spent some time on the Village Lake, where a Red kite flew over in the afternoon
On the main Lake in the evening, 2 Arctic terns passed thro', with the drake Mandarin being seen
Both Pink-footed geese were present today
A Peregrine was over the reserve
Monday 2nd May 2016
The Ruff was still on the Village Lake, with another bird seen today as well
On the Island Lake, there was a Black-tailed godwit, with a Red kite seen as well
4 Dunlin were on Dryham Ings in the afternoon
The Reed-bed has the Pink-footed goose, with the Little owl being seen in the Far Corner
4+ Common terns were on the reserve, with a Common sandpiper being seen
9 Sedge warblers & 3 Lesser whitethroats were singing today
In the evening, a Whimbrel was seen on the Reed-bed
Tuesday 3rd May 2016
A Little tern was seen over Dryham Ings in the afternoon, before flying off north
The Ruff was still on the Village Lake, along with a Common sandpiper
Again the Black-tailed godwit was on the Island Lake, whilst the Pink-footed goose & a Ringed plover were on the Reed-bed
Dryham Ings had a Yellow wagtail, 3 Dunlin, plus a Whimbrel in the evening
There were 11+ Common terns on the reserve in the evening
A Red kite was seen on the East ridge
A new Greylag family of 5 Goslings was on the Reed-bed, along with a Mallard family of 8 ducklings
Wednesday 4th May 2016
The 2 Pink-footed geese were on the North filed & Reed-bed in the evening
In the late evening, 3 Whimbrel were on the Reed-bed, with the pair of Mute swans hatching off at least 3 cygnets here & a Black-tailed godwit was also present
A Common sandpiper was on Cell 'C', with the drake Mandarin on Cell 'A'
Thursday 5th May 2016
10 Greenshanks were on the Village Lake in the evening
The Mandarin drake was on the Reed-bed, with a Barn owl being seen in the North field
A Common sandpiper was on Dryham Ings
Friday 6th May 2016
2 Barnacle geese were on the Main Lake & then the Reed-bed in the evening, where the drake Mandarin was also present
A Yellow wagtail was on the Snipe Field, a Cuckoo was heard & a Red kite seen
An Arctic tern passed quickly thro' the Main Lake
On Dryham Ings, there was 4 Dunlin, with the Ruff being seen on the Village Lake
A Little owl was on the posts outside the North field barn
Willow warbler was singing on the East & West path, with Chiffchaff doing the same on the West path
At the end of the day, the Big Weekend Count score was 79 Species
Saturday 7th May 2016
A Spotted flycatcher was on the East path in the afternoon
Both Pink-footed geese were on the North field
A Common sandpiper was seen on Dryham Ings
The Ruff was still on the Village Lake, with a Kingfisher seen from the Viewing platform. A Red kite was over the Village Lake in the morning
Whimbrel & Mandarin were also seen today
A Water rail was seen in flight over the Reed-bed in the evening
One of the Oystercatcher pairs had 3 young on the Village Lake
At the end of today, the BIG WEEKEND COUNT score was 88 species
Sunday 8th May 2016
The Ruff was with a Wood sandpiper & a Common sandpiper was on Cell 'B'
In mid-morning, a Grey plover dropped onto Cell 'A' of Dryham Ings
In the evening, a Greenshank was seen on the Island Lake
The 2 Pink-footed geese were again on the North field
A Whimbrel was on the Reed-bed
The pair of Oystercatcher on the Reed-bed, still had 3 young
There were 2 young on the Island Lake & a new family of Mallard ducklings on the Reed-bed
At the end of today, the BIG WEEKEND COUNT score was 94 species
Monday 9th May 2016
Today, 4 Black terns were on the Main Lake in the morning, moving to the Island Lake in the afternoon
Also on the Main Lake, was a 1st summer Little gull
Yesterday's Grey plover returned to Dryham Ings, where there was also a Common sandpiper
The Ruff was still gracing the Village Lake
In the evening, 5 Whimbrel flew north over the reserve
19 pairs of Avocet were counted this evening
Tuesday 10th May 2016
A day for waders,
Firstly 2 Little stints flew onto cell 'A' of Dryham Ings, with 8 Dunlin, they stayed the rest of the day with 3 of the Dunlin
2 Grey plovers were seen on the Reed-bed
In the afternoon, a Greenshank flew north over the reserve
2 Wood sandpipers were seen on the Reed-bed in the afternoon, before relocating onto Cell 'A', which also hosted a Common sandpiper
The Ruff was on the Island Lake today
2 Lesser redpoll flew north over the Snipe field
Wednesday 11th May 2016
In the morning, there was a Wood sandpiper & 2 Dunlin on Cell 'A' of Dryham Ings
A Black-tailed godwit was on the Island Lake
In the late afternoon, there was a Ruff, Greenshank & the 2 Dunlin on the same lake
The usual Ruff was on the Village Lake & 4 Ruff were on the Reed-bed
Thursday 12th May 2016
In the morning, 2 Dunlin & a Common sandpiper were on Cell 'A', at one time 5 birds were seen here
In the late afternoon, a summer plumaged Bar-tailed godwit was on the Snipe Field
Friday 13th May 2016
In the morning, a Common sandpiper was on the Island & Village Lakes
The Ruff was still frequenting the Village Lake
In the late afternoon, a Garden warbler was singing along the East path
A Hobby was seen today
Lastly a Turtle dove was on the West path, by the Far Lake, before flying off west
Saturday 14th May 2016
Today the Ruff was on Cell 'B' of Dryham Ings, with 2 Dunlin on Cell 'A'
The Mandarin drake was seen on the Island Lake
One of the Pink-footed geese was in the North field
2 Bullfinches were by the Carp lake, with Chiffchaff singing nearby
31 pairs of Avocet & 3 more Mallard broods were seen
In the evening, both the Ruff & a Wood sandpiper were on the pool in Cell 'C' & could be seen from the 'Bus-stop' hide
Sunday 15th May 2016
A Wood sandpiper was on Cell 'B' of Dryham Ings, viewable from the 'Bus stop' shelter
The Mandarin drake was on the Reed-bed, with a Pink-footed goose on the North field
A pair of Bullfinches was seen
The first Shelduck family (2 ducklings) was on the Silt Lake
The season's first family party of Long-tailed tits were in the North hedge
On the Village Lake, the 3 Oystercatcher chick family were about
There were 12 pairs of Lapwings sitting on the North field
5 pairs of Greylag geese currently have 25 goslings
2 Coot & a Moorhen family were on Cell 'B' of Dryham Ings
2 Arctic terns were briefly over Dryham Ings
A total of 1961 pairs of Black headed gulls were counted this week, a rise of 142 pairs over last year
Monday 16th May 2016
The Wood sandpiper was on Cell 'C' of Dryham Ings, but could be elusive at times
Tuesday 17th May 2016
The Pink-footed goose was seen on the Village Lake, with a Black-tailed godwit seen to fly south over the lake
Red kite was over the Main Lake
A Yellow wagtail was by the Dragonfly ponds
Wednesday 18th May 2016
The drake Mandarin re-appeared on the Main Lake in the evening
The 'Pink-lag' goose was on the North field
There are 36 pairs of Avocets nesting on the reserve
Thursday 19th May 2016
On the Village Lake today, was the 'Pinklag' & a Little egret. Later on a Red kite flew over & the drake Mandarin popped in 
Friday 20th May 2016
4 Little egrets were on the Island Lake, with 5 seen to roost on the Main Lake
The drake Mandarin was seen on the Reed-bed
Saturday 21st May 2016
11 Barnacle geese flew west over the reserve
The drake Mandarin was on the Reed-bed
Sunday 22nd May 2016
The first Avocet chicks (2) hatched on the Dryham Ings
A Red kite was over the Village Lake
Monday 23rd May 2016
A Wood sandpiper was on the Island Lake & Reed-bed from the afternoon onwards
Tuesday 24th May 2016
The Wood sandpiper was on the Island Lake
In the morning, 2 Little owls were on the North field barn posts
The Corn bunting was singing in the North field
It has been confirmed that Pochard has bred in Cell 'C' of Dryham Ings, with 8 ducklings being hatched
A Red kite was over Dryham Ings, hunting chicks
1 of Sunday's Avocet chicks was seen today
Wednesday 25th May 2016
The drake Mandarin was seen in Cell 'B' of Dryham Ings
A Red kite has begun to hunt Cell 'B' of Dryham Ings, for Black headed gull chicks
On the Island Lake, there was a 3rd summer Mediterranean gull
Thursday 26th May 2016
A Red kite was hunting over Dryham Ings
On the Island Lake, there was a 3rd summer Mediterranean gull
Friday 27th May 2016
The Red kite was again hunting over Dryham Ings
The 3rd year Mediterranean gull was still on the Island Lake
Saturday 28th May 2016
The 3rd year Mediterranean gull was still on the Island Lake
A pair of Avocets hatched 2 young on Cell 'A' & took them to the Silt Lake
On Cell 'C', there was a Shoveller & 3 young
Sunday 29th May 2016
The day's highlight was the 2 Glossy ibis found in Cell 'B' of Dryham Ings in the early morning. They subsequently roosted on the Village Lake islands
Also seen was a female Marsh harrier over Dryham Ings, with the 3rd summer Mediterranean gull still present
4 Oystercatcher chicks have hatched off the New Workings successfully
2 Little owls were outside the North field barns
The first family of 9 Gadwall ducklings was seen on Dryham Ings
In the evening, a Barn Owl & Hobby were over Dryham Ings
Monday 30th May 2016
The 2 Glossy ibis were on Cell 'B' of Dryham Ings, until about 10:30, when they flew off circling in a southerly direction
The 3rd summer Mediterranean gull on the Island Lake, was joined by a 1st summer bird
There was a single Avocet chick on Cell 'A' of Dryham Ings
The Little owls were in front of the North field barn
The drake Mandarin was at the back of the Carp Lake
A Green woodpecker was on Dryham Lane
Tuesday 31st May 2016
A Peregrine flew over the Snipe field in the evening
A little later on, a Hobby was over Dryham Ings
There was a family of 3 newly hatched Avocet chicks on the Village Lake
On the Island Lake, there was a family of 10 Shelduck ducklings
The Red kite was seen making it's daily feeding visit to Dryham Ings

Posted By: Barry on 10/4/2016 8:31:17 PM

April 2016

Friday 1st April 2016
Today's highlight, was an Osprey that flew high north over the reserve
About 120 Fieldfare were in the North field in the morning
A Black-tailed godwit was on the Village Lake, with a Ruff, 3 Little & a Ringed plover on Dryham Ings
The Main Lake had 6 Eygptian geese in the morning, with an adult Little & 3 Mediterranean gulls
The drake Mandarin was back on the Silt Lake
Also around here, there were 3+ Little egrets, plus at least 4 Swallows & many Sand martins
Saturday 2nd April 2016
5 Eygptian geese were seen on the Main Lake, from the mid morning onwards, along with 3 adult Mediterranean gulls
There was a White wagtail in the North field
The Black-tailed godwit was on the Village Lake again, with the Ruff on Dryham Ings
Chiffchaff was singing by the East path & the Carp Lake
The drake Mandarin was seen again
Also seen was Red kite & Peregrine
A pair of Bullfinch were on the East path in the morning
Sunday 3rd April 2016
The first 2 Yellow wagtails of the year were on Dryham Ings this evening. Also the Ruff & Black-tailed godwit, a pair of Ringed & 5 Little ringed plovers, plus 2 White wagtails
The drake Mandarin was on the Silt Lake
The first Blackcap was singing on the West path, by the Carp Lake
4 Mediterranean gulls were present today, the 3 adults being joined by a 1st winter bird
A Kingfisher flew across the Reed-bed
2 Little egrets, plus a Grey heron were on Dryham Ings
2 Red kites were hunting the reserve
Monday 4th April 2016
The Blackcap was singing again on the West path
On Dryham Ings, there was 2 Ruff, the Black-tailed godwit (also seen on the Village Lake & Silt pond), plus a Dunlin & 2 Yellow wagtails. 4 Pintails flew south from here.
The drake Mandarin was again on the Silt pond, where a drake Goosander briefly alighted
100+ Sand martin, 4+ Swallow, & a House martin were seen
Tuesday 5th April 2016
The water levels are currently being lowered on all 3 cells of Dryham Ings
There was only a single Mediterranean gull on the Main Lake, briefly joined by a male Goldeneye that then flew onto the Reed-bed
On Dryham Ings, there was 2 Ruff, the Black-tailed godwit (also seen on the village Lake & Silt Lake), plus 2 Yellow wagtail
The drake Mandarin was again on the Silt Lake
30 Avocets were counted today
Wednesday 6th April 2016
On Dryham Ings today, there were 2 White wagtails, 2 Ruffs, 5+ Little ringed plovers
On the Main Lake, there were many Sand martins, plus a few House martins
The drake Mandarin was again on the Silt Lake
2 Mediterranean gulls were on the Main Lake
A Pink-footed goose was on the Main Lake as well
Thursday 7th April 2016
There were 3 Yellow wagtails on Cell 'A' of Dryham Ings. Also seen were 2 White wagtails & 2 Ruffs
Friday 8th April 2016
2 Whooper swans flew north over the reserve
The first Willow warbler of the year was on Dryham Lane
Joining the Mandarin duck on the Silt Lake, was a Black-tailed godwit
On Dryham Ings, there was 2 Ruff, a Yellow & White wagtail, plus 6 Little ringed plovers
2 Chiffchaffs & a Blackcap were singing along the West path
Also seen was a Red kite over the Village Lake, with 3 others also seen
Saturday 9th April 2016
A Willow warbler was singing on the East path
Chiffchaff was singing on Dryham Lane
On Dryham Ings, there was a White wagtail, plus the 2 Ruff
The first Mallard family of the year was sen today, with 11 ducklings
A Red kite was seen over the reserve in the afternoon
The drake Mandarin was again on the Silt Lake
Sunday 10th April 2016
Waders today, included Black-tailed godwit (Village Lake), 2 Ruffs, 3 Ringed & 8 Little ringed plover, plus 6 brief White wagtails
500 Pink-footed geese in 2 skeins flew north over the reserve in the morning, as did a Whooper swan in the same direction
A Canada goose was briefly on the Main Lake in the morning
A Marsh harrier flew over the Island Lake, whilst a Red kite drifted west over Dryham Ings
2 Corn buntings flew over the Maize field, with a pair of Bullfinches by the Carp Lake
At least 5 Blackcap, 2 Willow warblers & a Chiffchaff on the West path were singing
Monday 11th April 2016
Seen on Dryham Ings today, were the 2 Ruff, 6+ Little & 2 Ringed plovers, 10+ White & 2 Grey wagtails
There was also 6+ White wagtails on the North field in the morning
A Red kite & a Barn owl were seen in the North field in the afternoon
Tuesday 12th April 2016
On Dryham Ings, today, there was 2 Dunlin, plus a White wagtail
A Grey heron, plus 2 Little egrets were on the Main Lake
Wednesday 13th April 2016
3 Eygptian geese were on the Village Lake
On the North field, there was 10+ White & 5 Yellow wagtails
Dryham Ings had a Yellow, plus 3+ White wagtails, 4 Dunlin & 3 Ruff
The first Greylag goslings (6), & Coot chicks (3) of the year were seen today
Thursday 14th April 2016
Dryham Ings today, had 2 Ruff, & a Dunlin. 3 each of White & Yellow wagtails were seen in the afternoon. In the evening, the drake Mandarin duck paid Cell 'A' a visit
A Peregrine paid a brief visit to the reserve
Chiffchaff & Willow warbler were singing at the bottom of Dryham Lane
A pair of Bullfinches were seen along the East path
2 Little egrets & a Grey heron were fishing in Cell 'B' of Dryham Ings
Friday 15th April 2016
A day for summer migrant arrivals, with 3 Sedge warbler, 2 Lesser whitethroats & 2 Wheatears in the North fields
On Dryham Ings & the Silt Lake, there was a Black-tailed godwit, 2 Ruffs, a Dunlin, 2 Yellow & 5+ White wagtails
Also seen was a Marsh harrier & 2 Redkites
In the afternoon, the 3 Eygptian geese were on the Island Lake
Saturday 16th April 2016
Today, there were 3 Wheatears on the North fields (although they were distant), along with a White wagtail
The first Reed warbler was on the Reed-bed, along with a few Sedge warblers
On the East & West paths, there was Lesser whitethroat, Blackcap, Chiffchaff & Willow warbler
Also on the West path, there was a male Brambling
The 2 Eygptian geese, were firstly on the Island Lake, before moving to the Village Lake, where there was also a Black-tailed godwit
On Dryham Ings, there was a Dunlin as well as the 2 Ruff
Sunday 17th April 2016
At least 2 Wheatears were on the west bank of Cell 'A' of Dryham Ings, with another on the North field, along with 2 Fieldfares
6 White & 5 Yellow wagtails were on both Cell 'A' & the North field
2 Ruffs were on Cell 'B', with the Black-tailed godwit on the Village Lake
5 Canada geese briefly dropped onto the Main Lake
At least 43 Avocets were counted today
In the evening, 2 Whimbrel dropped onto the Silt Lake, before flying off west
Marsh harrier & Red kite were also seen
4 Little egrets were seen on the Island Lake
Monday 18th April 2016
On the North filed, there were 3 Wheatears (2 males & a female), plus 2+ Yellow & 6+ White wagtails
The 2 Ruff were on Dryham Ings, with the Black-tailed godwit also there
The male Brambling was still on the West path
On the Main Lake, the drake Mandarin was present
Tuesday 19th April 2016
A male Wheatear was on Cell 'A',with a female on the North field, plus 3 Yellow & 5 White wagtails
Ruff & Black-tailed godwit on the Village Lake, as well as Common sandpiper on Dryham Ings
A Pink-footed goose on the Reed-bed
In the evening, 2 Whimbrel dropped onto the Village Lake, where a Greenshank was also seen
Wednesday 20th April 2016
A Ruff was on the Village Lake
Again the drake Mandarin was on the Main Lake shores
Willow warbler was si