Monday, 11 December 2017

Saturday, 9 December 2017

Bird news - Saturday 9th December 2017

Lagoon 2 - 1 American Wigeon (drake) still

Hambelton Peninsular - 1 Great Northern Diver still

Friday, 8 December 2017

Bird News - Friday 8th December 2017

Hambelton Peninsular - 1 Great Northern Diver still, 8 Whooper Swans (2 Juveniles), 1 Rock Pipit and 1 Common Sandpiper (Spotted Sandpiper not excluded)

South Arm 3 - 1 American Wigeon (drake) still, 1 Red-necked Grebe still, 2 Great White Egrets still, 5 Black-tailed Godwits still and 1 Common Scoter

Lagoon 2 - 2 Smew (pair) and 1 American Wigeon (drake) still

Lagoon 1 - 2 Stonechats still, 2 Great White Egrets and 1 Marsh Harrier (female) still

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Bird News - Thursday 7th December 2017

Barnhill Creek - 1 Great Northern Diver still

South Arm 3 - 1 Red-necked Grebe still

North Arm - 2 Scaup and 1 Common Scoter (female)

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Bird News - Tuesday 5th December 2017

Lagoon 3 - 20 Red-crested Pochards still

Lagoon 2 - 1 American Wigeon (drake) still, 1 Smew (redhead) still and 2 Stonechats still

Lagoon 1 - 1 Marsh Harrier still

Filterbeds - 2 Stonechats still

Barnhill Creek - 1 Great Northern Diver still

North Arm - 1 Common Scoter (female) still

South Arm 3 - 1 Red-necked Grebe still, 14 Dunlin still and 2 Scaup (females)

South Arm 2 - 5 Black-tailed Godwits still

4/5 Great White Egrets about now

Monday, 4 December 2017

Bird News - Monday 4th December 2017

Lagoon 3 - 2 Marsh Harriers (juveniles)

Lagoon 2 - 1 American Wigeon (drake) still1 Smew (redhead)

Lagoon 1 - 2 Great White Egrets

Heron Bay - 25 Dunlin

Goldeneye Spit - 1 Spotted Redshank and 17 Dunlin

North Arm - 13 Dunlin

South Arm 3 - 17 Red-crested Pochards and 5 Black-tailed Godwits

Sunday, 3 December 2017

Bird News - Sunday 3rd December 2017

Lagoon 2 - 1 American Wigeon (drake) still

Barnhill Creek - 1 Great Northern Diver still

Dam - 1 Great Northern Diver at the north end still

Saturday, 2 December 2017

Bird News - Saturday 2nd December 2017

Lagoon 4 2 Dunlin

Lagoon 3 14 Red-crested Pochards and 1 Marsh Harrier

Lagoon 2 - 1 American Wigeon (drake) still

Lagoon 1 - 1 Smew (redhead) this morning and 2 Stonechats still

South Arm 3 - 1 Red-necked Grebe still

North Arm - 1 Common Scoter (female) and 1 Scaup (drake)

Whitwell - 1 Great Northern Diver still

South Arm 2 - 1 Great White Egret still

Manton Bay - 2 Great White Egrets

Goldeneye Spit - 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Great White Egrets and 22 Dunlin

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Bird News - Wednesday 29th November 2017

Egelton Reserve - 1 American Wigeon (drake) still, 2 Smew (redheads) and 1 Great White Egret still

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Bird News - Tuesday 28th November 2017

Lagoon 2 - 1 American Wigeon (drake) still (also in South Arm 3)

Lagoon 1 - 2 Stonechats still

Filterbeds - 2 Stonechats

North Arm - 2 Common Scoters (females) and 5 Great White Egrets

South Arm 3 - 1 Red-necked Grebe still, 8 Great White Egrets, 39 Red-crested Pochards and 2 Smew now

Goldeneye Spit - 5 Black-tailed Godwits and 14 Dunlin

Dam - 1 Great Northern Diver still

Sunday, 26 November 2017

Bird News - Sunday 26th November 2017

Lagoon 2 - 1 American Wigeon (drake) still

Dam - 3 Red-breasted Merganser (females) still

Saturday, 25 November 2017

Bird News - Saturday 25th November 2017

Lagoon 4 - 5 Dunlin

Lagoon 3 - 1 Marsh Harrier still

Manton Bay - 1 Curlew Sandpiper again and 28 Dunlin

Dam - 3 Red-breasted Mergansers (females) still

South Arm 2 - 1 Green Sandpiper and 2 Great White Egrets

South Arm 3 - 4 Great White Egrets

North Arm - 2 Common Scoters (females) and 4 Great White Egrets

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Bird News - Thursday 23rd November 2017

Manton Bay - 1 Curlew Sandpiper still

Dam - 3 Red-breasted Mergansers (females) still at the south end also 1 Great Northern Diver off the north end

South Arm 3 - 1 Red-necked Grebe still


Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Bird News - Wednesday 22nd November 2017

Dam - 1 Great Northern Diver still and 3 Red-breasted Mergansers (females) still

Manton Bay - 1 Curlew Sandpiper still also 47 Dunlin

Lyndon Reserve - 1 Merlin (male) just south-west of visitor centre

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Bird News - Tuesday 21st November 2017

Lagoon 4 - 1 Mediterranean Gull (adult)

Lagoon 3 - 1 Marsh Harrier

Lagoon 2 - 1 American Wigeon (drake) still

Dam - 1 Great Northern Diver still and 3 Red-breasted Mergansers still

Hambelton Peninsular - 1 Common Scoter (female) off the end also 1 Caspian Gull

South Arm 3 - 1 Red-necked Grebe still

North Arm - 1 Curlew Sandpiper this morning also 5 Great White Egrets

Manton Bay - 56 Dunlin

Monday, 20 November 2017

Bird News - Monday 20th November 2017

Lagoon 2 - 1 American Wigeon (drake) still

Lagoon 1 - 2 Stonechats and 1 Marsh Harrier (juvenile) (also on Lagoon 3)

South Arm 3 - 10+ Red-crested Pochards

Goldeneye Spit - 1 Knot, 44 Dunlin and 5 Black-tailed Godwits

Also 15 Great White Egrets still about

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Bird News - Sunday 19th November 2017

Lagoon 3 - 4 Red-crested Pochards

Dam - 2 Great Northern Divers now also 3 Red-breasted Mergansers (females) still at the south end

South Arm 3 - 1 American Wigeon (drake) still, 1 Great White Egret1 Red-necked Grebe still and 36 Red-crested Pochards

Normanton - C120 Pink-footed Geese flew north-west mid-morning

Saturday, 18 November 2017

Bird News - Saturday 18th November 2017

Lagoon 1 2 Stonechats

Dam - 1 Great Northern Diver still and 3 Red-breasted Mergnasers still

Goldeneye Spit - 4 Black-tailed Godwits and 75 Dunlin

Heron Bay - 2 Great White Egrets

Manton Bay - 1 Green Sandpiper

North Arm - 2 Great White Egrets and 1 Scaup (drake)

South Arm 3 - 1 American Wigeon (drake) still, 8 Great White Egrets still, 1 Red-necked Grebe still also 1 Black-necked Grebe

Friday, 17 November 2017

Bird News - Friday 17th November 2017

Dam - 1 Great Northern Diver still, at least 2 Red-breasted Mergansers still and 1 Caspian Gull (3rd winter)

Burley Fishponds - 15 Great White Egrets roosted this evening

Manton Bay - 26 Dunlin

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Bird News - Thursday 16th November 2017

Dam - 1 Great Northern Diver still and 3 Red-breasted Mergansers still

North Arm - 1 Great White Egret still

Goldeneye Spit - 18 Dunlin and 4 Black-tailed Godwits

South Arm 2 - 1 Green Sandpiper

South Arm 3 - 5 Red-crested Pochards still

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Bird News - Tuesday 14th November 2017

Dam - 1 Great Northern Diver still and 3 Red-breasted Mergansers (females) off the north end

South Arm 3 - 28 Red-crested Pochards still, 1 Smew (redhead) still and 1 American Wigeon (drake) still also 1 Red-necked Grebe still (off the Old Hall)

North Arm - 1 Scaup (juvenile) and 13 Dunlin

Also 13 Great White Egrets about still

Monday, 13 November 2017

Bird News - Monday 13th November 2017

Lagoon 2 - 1 Smew (redhead) still

Dam - 1 Great Northern Diver and 3 Red-breasted Mergansers this afternoon

South Arm 3 - 1 American Wigeon (drake) still and 38 Red-crested Pochards (4 leucistic birds) still

North Arm - 2 Scaup

Also 9 Whooper Swans somewhere on the reserve/reservoir