Monday, 26 September 2016

Bird news - Monday 26th September 2016

Lagoon 4 - 1 Greenshank and 8 Dunlin

Lagoon 3 - 1 Great White Egret still and 1 Black-tailed Godwit

Lagoon 1 - 1 Great White Egret still

North Arm - 2 Black-necked Grebes still, 3 Ruff, 2 Greenshanks and 1 Garganey

Sunday, 25 September 2016

Saturday, 24 September 2016

Friday, 23 September 2016

Bird News - Friday 23rd September 2016

Lagoon 4 - 1 Dunlin

Lagoon 3 - 1 Greenshank, 6 Green Sandpipers and 1 Whimbrel this evening

North Arm - 2 Red-crested Pochards (Dickinsons Bay) also 2 Ruff and 2 Black-necked Grebes still

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Bird News - Thursday 22nd September 2016

North Arm - 2 Black-necked Grebes still, 1 Whimbrel still, 1 Garganey still, 1 Green Sandpiper and 1 Greenshank

Manton Bay - 2 Turnstones (on bund)

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Bird news - Wednesday 21st September 2016

Lagoon 3 - 1 Bittern still and 1 Marsh Harrier still

North Arm - 2 Black-necked Grebes still

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Bird News - Tuesday 20th September 2016

Lagoon 4 - 21 Grey Plovers flew over this afternoon

Lagoon 3 - 2 Green Sandpipers still, 1 Marsh Harrier1 Whimbrel still and 3 Great White Egrets still

North Arm - 2 Red-crested Pochards (Dickinson Bay), 1 Shag still also 2 Black-necked Grebes still

Dam - 1 Common Scoter (female)

Lyndon - 1 Stonechat

Monday, 19 September 2016

Sunday, 18 September 2016

Bird News - Sunday 18th September 2016

Lagoon 3 - 2 Black-tailed Godwits still and 1 Green Sandpiper still

Lagoon 1 - 1 Great White Egret still

Saturday, 17 September 2016

Bird News - Saturday 17th September 2016

Lagoon 4 - 1 Dunlin still

Lagoon 3 - 1 Black-tailed Godwit still

North Arm - 1 Shag still, 1 Little Stint, 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpipers, 12 Dunlin, 5 Ruff still, 4 Greenshanks still, 2 Black-tailed Godwits still, 1 Whimbrel still and 2 Black-necked Grebes still

South Arm 3 - 2 Red-crested Pochards

Friday, 16 September 2016

Bird News - Friday 16th September 2016

Lagoon 4 - 17 Ringed Plovers still and 4 Dunlin still

Lagoon 3 - 2 Great White Egrets still, 2 Red-crested Pochards still, 3 Black-tailed Godwits still (also in the North Arm) and 1 Green Sandpiper still

South Arm 3 - 1 Commom Sandpiper (Old Hall)

North Arm - 1 Curlew Sandpiper1 Whimbrel still, 6 Greenshanks still, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit still, 5 Ruff still and 2 Black-necked Grebes still

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Bird News - Thursday 15 September 2016

Lagoon 4 - 1 Curlew Sandpiper this afternoon then flew off

North Arm - 1 Bar-tailed Godwit still and 1 Whimbrel still

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Bird News - Wednesday 14th September 2016

Lagoon 4 - 25 Ringed Plovers still, 6 Dunlin still, 1 Greenshank and 11 Turnstones (at 10:35 only), but no sigh of the Pectoral Sandpiper

Lagoon 3 - 1 Greenshank and 2 Green Sandpipers

Lagoon 1 - 1 Ruff and 1 Green Sandpiper

North Arm - 6 Ruff, 4 Greenshanks, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Black-tailed Godwit and 2 Red-crested Pochards

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Bird News - Tuesday 13th September 2016

Lagoon 4 - 1 Pectoral Sandpiper still (staying around island 1) also 2 Greenshanks18 Dunlin, 29 Ringed Plovers, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Garganey also 2 Spotted Redshanks (at about 15:30)

Lagoon 3 - 1 Great White Egret still, 1 Marsh Harrier still and 10 Green Sandpipers this evening

North Arm - 1 Spotted Redshank still (possibly different to one from Lagoon 4) also 6 Ruff, 8 Greenshanks still, 2 Black-tailed Godwits still, 2 Green Sandpipers still, 1 Whimbrel (also on Lagoon 3 this evening), 1 Bar-tailed Godwit still (this morning only) also 2 Black-necked Grebes still

Monday, 12 September 2016

Bird News - Monday 12th September 2016

Lagoon 4 - 1 Pectoral Sandpiper (from 16:45 till this evening)

Lagoon 1 - 3 Whinchats this morning

North Arm - 1 Bar-tailed Godwit (this morning only) also 1 Spotted Redshank, 4 Knot, 3 Greenshanks, 2 Green Sandpipers, 5 Ruff, 2 Black-necked Grebes now and 5 Turnstones (flew in at dusk)

Sunday, 11 September 2016

Bird News - Sunday 11th September 2016

Lagoon 4 - 44 Ringed Plovers still also 10 Dunlin and 1 Greenshank

Lagoon 3 - 6 Green Sandpieprs, Greenshank and 1 Marsh Harrier this evening


Saturday, 10 September 2016

Bird News - Saturday 10th September 2016

Lagoon 4 - 1 Bar-tailed Godwit this morning (also on Lagoon 1), but no sign this evening also 44 Ringed Plovers, 12 Dunlin, 2 Curlew Sandpipers, 3 Greenshanks and 1 Ruff

Lagoon 3 - 3 Ruff, 2 Greenshanks, 10 Green Sandpipers, 3 Red-crested Pochards and 3 Great White Egrets still

Lagoon 1 - 2 Marsh Harriers still

South Arm 3 - 3 Common Sandpipers

North Arm - 3 Knot still and 1 Black-necked Grebe still

Friday, 9 September 2016

Bird News - Friday 9th September 2016

Lagoon 4 - 32 Ringed Plovers still, 10 Dunlin still and 1 Greenshank this morning

Lagoon 3 - 2 Great White Egrets still, 7 Green Sandpipers, 2 Black-tailed Godwits and 1 Bittern again (flew across the lagoon this evening)

South Arm 3 - 2 Common Sandpipers

North Arm - 5 Ruff, 4 Greenshanks, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Green Sandpipers, 3 Knot still and 1 Black-necked Grebe still

Dam - 1 Shag still


Thursday, 8 September 2016

Bird News - Thursday 8th September 2016

Lagoon 4 - 11 Knot (this morning and at midday only - also 3 Knot late afternoon and evening in the North Arm, but not sure if they are different) and 1 Mediterranean Gull also 20+ Dunlin, 30+ Ringed Plovers, 1 Curlew Sandpiper and 1 Little Stint (late afternoon/evening)

Lagoon 3 - 3 Great White Egrets still, 8 Green Sandpipers3 Black-tailed Godwits and 1 Marsh Harrier this evening also 1 Bittern (this afternoon)

Lagoon 1 - 1 Ruff, 2 Green Sandpipers and 2 Dunlin

North Arm - 1 Black-necked Grebe still and 1 Red-necked Grebe still (this morning) also 8 Greenshanks, 3 Green Sandpipers and 1 Black-tailed Godwit (this evening)

Dam - 3 Shags still this afternoon (also 1 this morning on the tower)

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Bird News - Wednesday 7th September 2016

Lagoon 4 - 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 15 Dunlin, 2 Greenshanks, 1 Green Sandpiper and 1 Little Gull (juvenile) this morning

Dam - 7 Shags still (from the tower)

Hambelton Peninsular - 2 Common Sandpipers



Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Bird News - Tuesday 6th September 2016

Lagoon 4 - 5 Dunlin, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper still and 4 Greenshanks

Lagoon 3 - 3 Great White Egrets still

North Arm - 1 Red-necked Grebe still (in Dickinsons Bay) also 2 Greenshanks and 1 Ruff

Burley Fishponds - 1 Common Sandpiper still

Monday, 5 September 2016

Bird News - Monday 5th September 2016

Lagoon 4 - 10 Turnstones (throughout the day), 3 Curlew Sandpipers, 4 Greenshanks, 16 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper and 2 Knot

Lagoon 3 - 1 Great White Egret still, 3 Green Sandpipers and 1 Bittern

Lagoon 1 - 1 Marsh Harrier still, 1 Greenshank, 3 Green Sandpipers, 1 Black-tailed Godwit and 1 Great White Egret still

North Arm - 1 Shag, 1 Garganey, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Black-necked Grebe and 1 Ruff

Dam - 4 Shags still

South Arm 2 - 1 Long-tailed Duck (from Teal Hide) still

Sunday, 4 September 2016

Saturday, 3 September 2016

Bird News - Saturday 3rd September 2016

Lagoon 4 - 3 Greenshanks, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 4 Dunlin and 1 Mediterranean Gull

Lagoon 3 - 1 Great White Egret still, 2 Green Sandpipers and 1 Greenshank

Lagoon 1 - 1 Great White Egret still

North Arm - 4 Ruff, 3 Greenshanks, 5 Dunlin and 1 Green Sandpiper

South Arm 2 - 1 Long-tailed Duck (from Teal Hide) still

Dam - 3 Shags


Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Bird News - Wednesday 31st August 2016

Lagoon 3 - 1 Red-crested Pochard

Lagoon 1 - 1 Great White Egret still

Normanton - 11 Shags now from the tower (5 of which were still at the south end of the dam this afternoon

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Bird News - Tuesday 30th August 2016

Lagoon 4 - 1 Common Sandpiper and 1 Dunlin

Lagoon 3 - 1 Black-tailed Godwit and 2 Green Sandpipers

Lagoon 1 - 1 Whinchat, 1 Redstart (near badger hide), 3 Great White Egrets still and 1 Marsh Harrier (female)

Dam - 6 Shags

North Arm - 2 Garganey, 5 Ruff, 4 Greenshanks and 2 Green Sandpipers

South Arm 2 - 1 Long-tailed Duck still

Sunday, 28 August 2016

Bird News - Sunday 28th August 2016

Lagoon 4 - 3 Green Sandpipers, 2 Common Sandpipers still and 2 Greenshanks

Lagoon 3 - 1 Black-tailed Godwit still, 2 Green Sandpipers still and 4 Ruff

Lagoon 1 - 1 Great White Egret still and 1 Greenshank

South Arm 2 - 1 Long-tailed Duck still (from Teal Hide)

North Arm - 3 Green Sandpipers, 4 Greenshanks, 9 Ruff1 Black Tern also 1 Red-necked Grebe still (from Armley Wood)