Thursday, 17 January 2019

Bird News - Thursday 17th January 2019

Lagoon 3 - 2 Smew (pair) still

South Arm 3 - 1 Red-necked Grebe still also 2 Great Northern Divers still

North Arm - 2 Slavonian Grebes still

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Bird News - Wednesday 16th January 2019

Crake Hide - 1 Jack Snipe still

Dam - 1 Shag still

North Arm - 3 Slavonin Grebes still also 2 Black-necked Grebes still

South Arm 2 - 2 Smew (drakes)

Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Bird News - Tuesday 15th January 2019

Lagoon 3 - 2 Marsh Harrier still and 1 Smew (drake) still

Lagoon 1 - 1 Stonechats still

North Arm - 2 Black-necked Grebes still, 3 Slavonian Grebes still, 1 Green Sandpiper and 1 Brambling flew over

South Arm 3 - 2 Red-necked Grebes still and 2 Great Northern Diver still

South Arm 2 - 8 Red-crested Pochards still also 3 Pink-footed Geese grazing between Goldeneye Hide and Wigeon Hide

South Arm 3 Island - 1 Ruff still

Monday, 14 January 2019

Bird News - Monday 14th January 2019

Lagoon 3 - 1 Smew (drake) still

Crake Hide - 1 Jack Snipe still

Dam - 1 Shag still

North Arm - 3 Slavonion Grebes still also 2 Black-necked Grebes still

South Arm 3 - 2 Great Northern Divers still, 2 Red-necked Grebes still and 3+ Scaup still

Sunday, 13 January 2019

Bird News - Sunday 13th January 2019

Lagoon 3 - 1 Smew (drake)

Crake Hide - 1 Jack Snipe still

Goldeneye Spit - 1 Mediterranean Gull roosted again this evening

North Arm - 2 Black-necked Grebes still also 3 Slavonian Grebes still

South Arm 3 - 1 Great Northern Diver still, 2 Red-necked Grebes still also 3 Red-crested Pochards still

Saturday, 12 January 2019

Bird News - Saturday 12th January 2019

Crake Hide - 1 Jack Snipe still

South Arm 3 - 2 Red-necked Grebes still and 2 Great Northern Divers still

North Arm - 3 Slavonian Grebes still and 2 Black-necked Grebes still

Friday, 11 January 2019

Bird News - Friday 11th January 2019

Lagoon 3/South Arm 3 - 9 Scaup

North Arm - 3 Slavonian Grebes now and 2 Black-necked Grebes still

South Arm 3 - 1 Red-necked Grebe still also 2 Great Northern Divers still

South Arm 2 - 1 American Wigeon (drake) still (from Tufted Duck Hide)

Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Tuesday, 8 January 2019

Bird News - Tuesday 8th January 2019

Lagoon 4 - 4 Smew (2 drakes) still

Lagoon 3 - 1 Scaup (female) still

Crake Hide - 1 Jack Snipe still

North Arm - 2 Slavonain Grebes still also 2 Black-necked Grebes still

South Arm - 2 Great Northern Divers still

South Arm 3 - 1 Red-necked Grebe still

South Arm 2 - 1 American Wigeon (drake) still (from Tufted Duck Hide)

Dam - 1 Shag still

Monday, 7 January 2019

Bird News - Monday 7th January 2019

South Arm 2 - 1 American Wigeon (drake) still (from Tufted Duck Hide)

South Arm 3 - 2 Red-necked Grebes still (to east of Old Hall)

Dam - 2 Shags still

Sunday, 6 January 2019

Bird News - Sunday 6th January 2019

Lagoon 4 - 4 Smew still (1 drake)

Lagoon 3 - 1 Scaup (female) still and 1 Smew (drake) still

Lagoon 1 - 1 Stonechat still

Crake Hide - 1 Jack Snipe still

Manton Bay - 1 Mediterranean Gull (2nd winter)

South Arm - 2 Great Northern Divers still, 4 Smew (1 drake), 1 Red-necked Grebe still, 3 Scaup (2 drakes) still also 2 Ruff on the Island still

South Arm 2 - 1 American Wigeon (drake) still, 63 Red-crested Pochards and 1 Scaup (female)

North Arm - 2 Slavonian Grebes still, 2 Black-necked Grebes still, 1 Marsh Harrier and 1 Pink-footed Goose

Dam - 1 Shag still

Saturday, 5 January 2019

Bird News - Saturday 5th January 2019

Lagoon 4 - 2 Smew (drakes)

Lagoon 3 - 1 Smew (drake)

South Arm - 2 Great Northern Divers, 20+ Red-crested Pochards still, 1 Marsh Harrier and 1 Smew (drake)

South Arm 3 - 1 American Wigeon (drake) still, 1 Red-necked Grebe still, 2 Scaup and 2 Smew (pair)

Friday, 4 January 2019

Bird News - Friday 4th January 2019

Lagoon 4 - 2 Smew (pair)

Lagoon 3 - 1 Bittern in flight

Lagoon 2 - 2 Stonechats still

Lagoon 1 - 1 Green Sandpiper and 1 Marsh Harrier still

South Arm 3 - 2 Red-necked Grebes still, 2 Great Northern Divers still also 2 Scaup still and 1 Marsh Harrier still

South Arm 2 - 1 American Wigeon (drake) still (from Tufted Duck Hide)

North Arm - 2 Slavonian Grebe still

Thursday, 3 January 2019

Bird News - Thursday 3rd January 2019

Lagoon 5 - 3 Pink-footed Geese in the field behind the lagoon

Lagoon 4 - 4 Smew (2 drakes)

Lagoon 3 - 2 Marsh Harriers still

Lagoon 1 - 1 Marsh Harrier still and 1 Stonechat

South Arm 3 - 8 Scaup now also 29 Red-crested Pochards still, 2 Great Northern Divers still and 1 Red-necked Grebe still

Crake Hide - 1 Jack Snipe still

North Arm - 2 Black-necked Grebes still also 1 Slavonain Grebe still

Wednesday, 2 January 2019

Bird News - Wednesday 2nd January 2019

South Arm 3 - 2 Red-necked Grebes (off Old Hall), 4 Scaup still, 51 Red-created Pochards still also 2 Ruff (on the island) again

South Arm 2 - 1 American Wigeon (drake) still

North Arm - 2 Black-necked Grebes and 2 Slavonian Grebes still

Dam - 1 Brent Goose (then in Burley Fishponds this afornoon) also 1 Snow Bunting still also 2 Shags still

Goldeneye Spit - 1 Oystercatcher

Crake Hide - 1 Jack Snipe again

Tuesday, 1 January 2019

Bird News - Tuesday 1st January 2019

Lagoon 4 - 5 Smew (1 drake)

Lagoon 3 - 2 Smew (drakes) and 1 Marsh Harrier still

Lagoon 2 - 2 Smew (pair)

Lagoon 1 - 2 Stonechats still

Crake Hide1 Jack Snipe

North Arm - 2 Slavonian Grebes still also 2 Black-necked Grebes still

South Arm 3 - 1 American Wigeon (drake) still, 2 Great Northern Divers still, 1 Red-necked Grebe still, 51 Red-crested Pochards also 6 Scaup (3 drakes) still

South Arm 2 - 2 Pink-footed Geese still

Dam - 1 Snow Bunting still also 2 Shags still

Monday, 31 December 2018

Bird News - Monday 31st December 2018

Lagoon 4 - 1 Pink-footed Goose

Lagoon 3 - 1 Marsh Harrier

Lagoon 1 - 2 Stonechat still

Dam - 1 Snow Bunting still also 1 Shag still

South Arm 3 - 1 Ruddy Duck again (from Fieldfare Hide)

Sunday, 30 December 2018

Bird News - Sunday 30th December 2018


Lagoon 3 - 1 Smew (drake) still

Dam - 1 Snow Bunting still also 1 Shag still

North Arm - 2 Slavonian Grebes still also 2 Black-necked Grebes still

South Arm 3 - 31 Red-crested Pochards still also 2 Scaup (drakes) still

South Arm 2 - 1 American Wigeon (drake) still

South Arm - 1 Red-necked Grebe still also 2 Great Northern Divers still

Saturday, 29 December 2018

Bird News - Saturday 29th December 2018

Lagoon 3 - 1 Marsh Harrier still

Lagoon 2 - 2 Stonechats still

Lagoon 1 - 4 Smew (1 drake)

Dam - 1 Snow Bunting still also 2 Shags still

North Arm - 2 Slavonian Grebes still also 2 Black-necked Grebes still

South Arm 3 - 1 Great Northern Diver still also 20 Red-crested Pochards still

Friday, 28 December 2018

Bird News - Friday 28th December 2018

Lagoon 4 - 2 Bewick’s Swans also 2 Smew

Lagoon 3 - 1 Smew (drake)

Lagoon 1 - 1 Smew (redhead)

Dam - 1 Snow Bunting still also 1 Shag still

North Arm - 2 Slavonain Grebes still also 2 Black-necked Grebes still

South Arm 3 - 1 Great Northern Diver still, 1 Red-necked Grebe still also 22 Red-crested Pochards still

Goldeneye Spit - 5 Bewick’s Swans (presumably the same birds on Lagoon 1 early morning)

Thursday, 27 December 2018

Bird News - Thursday 27th December 2018

Dam - 1 Snow Bunting still also 1 Shag still

North Arm - 2 Slavonian Grebes still also 2 Slavonian Grebes still

Wednesday, 26 December 2018

Bird News - Wednesday 26th December 2018

Lagoon 4 - 3 Smew (redheads)

Lagoon 3 - 1 Smew (drake)

Lagoon 2 - 1 Smew (redhead)

Lagoon 1 - 5 Bewick’s Swans still

Dam - 1 Snow Bunting still also 1 Shag still

North Arm - 2 Black-necked Grebes still, 2 Slavonian Grebes still and 4 Dunlin

South Arm 3 - 2 Great Northern Divers still, 1 Red-necked Grebe still, 29 Red-crested Pochards, 6 Scaup (3 drakes) still also 2 Ruff on the Island

Tuesday, 25 December 2018

Bird News - Tuesday 25th December 2018

Lagoon 1 - 6 Bewick’s Swans now also 3 Smew (redheads) still

Dam - 1 Snow Bunting still (at about midway)

South Arm 3 - 2 Great Northern Divers still, 4 Scaup still, 29 Red-crested Pochards still and 1 Ruddy Duck (female)

North Arm - 1 Slavonian Grebe still

Monday, 24 December 2018

Bird News - Monday 24th December 2018

Lagoon 3 - 1 Scaup (immature drake)

Lagoon 2 - 2 Smew

Dam - 1 Snow Bunting still also 1 Shag still

South Arm 3 - 2 Great Northern Divers1 Scaup (drake) also 27 Red-crested Pochards

North Arm - 2 Black-necked Grebes still

Sunday, 23 December 2018

Bird News - Sunday 23rd December 2018

Dam - 1 Snow Bunting still also 3 Shags still

South Arm 3 - 1 Great Northern Diver still also 21 Red-crested Pochards still

Saturday, 22 December 2018

Bird News - Saturday 22nd December 2018

Lagoon 2 - 3 Smew (2 drakes)

Lagoon 1 - 5 Bewick’s Swans still, 1 Black-tailed Godwit still also 1 Stonechat still

Manton Bay - 16 Dunlin still

Dam - 1 Snow Bunting still, 2 Great Northern Divers still also 2 Shags still

North Arm - 2 Black-necked Grebes still, 3 Pink-footed Geese still and 1 Slavonian Grebe still

South Arm 3 - 1 Red-necked Grebe still


Friday, 21 December 2018

Bird News - Friday 21st December 2018

Lagoon 1 - 5 Bewick’s Swans still and 2 Smew

Dam - 1 Snow Bunting still also 2 Shags still

North Arm - 2 Black-necked Grebes still

South Arm 3 - 1 Red-necked Grebe still also 1 Great Northern Diver still

Thursday, 20 December 2018

Bird News - Thursday 20th December 2018

Lagoon 1 - 5 Bewick’s Swans still

Dam - 1 Snow Bunting still

North Arm - 1 Slavonain Grebe still also 2 Black-necked Grebes still

South Arm 3 - 1 Red-necked Grebe still also 1 Great Northern Diver still

South Arm 2 - 1 American Wigeon (drake) still

Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Bird News - Wednesday 19th December 2018

Dam - 1 Snow Bunting still (between the North end and the middle of the dam) also 1 Shag still

North Arm - 1 Black-necked Grebe still also 1 Slavonian Grebe still

South Arm 3 - 1 Red-necked Grebe still also 1 Great Northern Diver still

South Arm 2 - 1 American Wigeon (drake) still