Saturday, 14 January 2017

Bird News - Saturday 14th January 2017

Lagoon 4 - 2 Caspian Gulls roosted this evening

Lagoon 3 - 2 Bitterns, 15 Red-crested Pochards still, 3 Great White Egrets still and 7 Smew

Lagoon 2 - 2 Smew still

Lagoon 1 - 2 Stonechats still

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

South Arm 3 - 1 Red-necked Grebe still, 1 Ruddy Duck still, 1 Scaup (drake) still, 2 Smew still and 60+ Dunlin still

Friday, 13 January 2017

Bird News - Friday 13th January 2017

Lagoon 3 - 16 Red-crested Pochards, 3 Smew still and 1 Bittern still

Lagoon 2 - 2 Smew (redheads) still and 1 Great White Egret still

Lagoon 1 - 1 Great White Egret still and 2 Stonechats still

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

South Arm 3 - 2 Red-crested Pochards, 3 Smew still, 30+ Dunlin still, 1 Great White Egret still, 1 Scaup (drake) still and 1 Ruddy Duck (after not being seen for over 1 month)

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Bird News - Tuesday 10th January 2017

Lagoon 3 - 20 Red-crested Pochards, 10 Smew and 1 Great White Egret

Lagoon 2 - 3 Smew still

Lagoon 1 - 1 Stonechat still

South Arm 3 - 2 Smew, 4 Red-crested Pochards, 1 Slavonian Grebe still, 1 Red-necked Grebe still, 1 Common Scoter still also 1 Mediterranean Gull (1st winter) this evening

North Arm - 1 Surf Scoter still, 3 Black-necked Grebes still, 1 Slavonian Grebe still, 1 Green-winged Teal still, 40 Dunlin still, 1 Whimbrel still

Burley Fishponds - 2 Smew and 4 Great White Egrets still

Also 96 Pink-footed Geeese flew over heading South-east

Monday, 9 January 2017

Bird News - Monday 9th January 2017

North Arm - 4 Great White Egrets still, 1 Slavonian Grebe still and 1 Black-necked Grebe still

Sunday, 8 January 2017

Bird News - Sunday 8th January 2017

Dam - 1 Surf Scoter still

North Arm - 1 Green-winged Teal still, 1 Great White Egret still, 1 Slavonian Grebe still and 2 Black-necked Grebes still

South Arm 3 - 1 Red-necked Grebe still and 3 Scaup

Saturday, 7 January 2017

Bird News - Saturday 7th January 2017

Dam - 1 Surf Scoter still

North Arm - 1 Green-winged Teal still, 1 Slavonian Grebe still, 3 Black-necked Grebes still, 2 Great white Egrets still and 2 Smew (drakes)

South Arm 3 - 1 Red-necked Grebe still and 3 Scaup still

Friday, 6 January 2017

Bird News - Friday 6th January 2017

Dam - 1 Surf Scoter still

North Arm - 1 Green-winged Teal still, 5 Great White Egrets still, 1 Smew, 1 Slavonian Grebe still and 3 Black-necked Grebes still

Thursday, 5 January 2017

Bird News - Thursday 5th January 2017

Lagoon 3 - 2 Great White Egrets still also 1 Cattle Egret first seen at 14:10, then flew south and was then later relocated on Lagoon 1 until 15:45 when if flew back north and seemed to continue over Lagoon 3 and towards Burley Fishponds

North Arm - 1 Green-winged Teal still, 3 Black-necked Grebes still, 1 Slavonian Grebe still, 30+ Dunlin, 2 Great White Egrets still and 1 Green Sandpiper

South Arm 3 - 1 Red-necked Grebe still, 3 Red-crested Pochards still, 16 Dunlin and 1 Whimbrel still

Dam - 1 Surf Scoter still

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Bird News - Tuesday 3rd January 2017

Dam - 1 Surf Scoter still

South Arm 3 - 1 Red-necked Grebe still, 12 Red-crested Pochards, 4 Scaup, 2 Smew (drakes) and 1 Whimbrel still

North Arm - 3 Black-necked Grebe still

Burley Fishponds - 2 Smew (1 drake) and 1 Great White Egrets still

Monday, 2 January 2017

Bird News - Monday 2nd January 2017

Lagoon 2 - 3 Smew (redheads) still

Dam - 1 Surf Scoter still

South Arm 3 - 6 Smew (3 drakes), 1 Slavonian Grebe still and 1 Common Scoter still

North Arm - 2 Great White Egrets still

Sunday, 1 January 2017

Bird News - Sunday 1st January 2017

Lagoon 3 - 1 Bittern still and 2 Great White Egrets still

Lagoon 2 - 3 Smew still

Lagoon 1 - 2 Stonechats still

South Arm 3 - 1 Slavonian Grebe still, 2 Smew (drakes), 10+ Dunlin still, 11 Red-crested Pochards and 1 Common Scoter still

South Arm 2 - 1 Smew (redhead)

North Arm - 1 Green-winged Teal still, 1 Slavonian Grebe still, 3 Black-necked Grebes still also 4 Red-crested Pochards (also on Lagoon 3)

Burley Fishponds - 1 Great White Egret still

Goldeneye Spit - 2 Black-tailed Godwits

Barnsdale - 1 Brambling

Dam - 1 Surf Scoter still

Saturday, 31 December 2016

Bird News - Sunday 31st December 2016

Lagoon 3 - 2 Great White Egrets still

North Arm - 1 Green-winged Teal still also 2 Black-necked Grebes still and 1 Slavonian Grebe still

Dam - 1 Surf Scoter still

Hambelton Peninsular - 7 Dunlin

Friday, 30 December 2016

Bird News - Friday 30th December 2016

North Arm - 1 Slavonian Grebe still and 3 Great White Egrets still also 1 Brent Goose (in Dickinsons Bay)

Burley Fishponds - 1 Green-winged Teal still

South Arm 3 - 1 Red-necked Grebe still and 1 Slavonian Grebe still

Dam - 1 Surf Scoter still

Thursday, 29 December 2016

Bird News - Thursday 29th December 2016

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

Burley Fishponds - 3 Great White Egrets still

Dam - 1 Surf Scoter still

Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Bird News - Wednesday 28th December 2016

Lagoon 4 - 34 White-fronted Geese flew over heading towards the North Arm late morning

North Arm - 3 Black-necked Grebes still, 1 Slavonian Grebe still, 1 Red-necked Grebe still and 3 Great White Egrets still

Dam - 1 Surf Scoter still till 12:48 at least

Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Bird News - Tuesday 27th December 2016

Lagoon 3 - 1 Green Sandpiper

Lagoon 2 - 4 Smew (redheads) still

Lagoon 1 - 1 Stonechat (male) still (also on Lagoon 2)

North Arm - 1 White-fronted Goose this morning (also on Lagoon 3), 3 Black-necked Grebes still, 1 Slavonian Grebe still, 1 Pink-footed Goose still, 1 Whimbrel still, 2 Great White Egrets still and 20+ Dunlin still

South Arm 3 - 1 Red-necked Grebe still, 1 Slavonian Grebe still (different to North Arm bird), 1 Scaup (drake) and 1 Common Scoter (female) still

Dam - 1 Surf Scoter from 14:02 onwards, mainly between the South End and 1 middle. 1ST RECORD FOR THE COUNTY


Photo by Rod Baker

Monday, 26 December 2016

Bird News - Monday 26th December 2016

North Arm - 1 Great White Egret still and 7+ Dunlin still

Burley Fishponds - 1 Green Sandpiper

South Arm 3 - 2 Red-crested Pochards still

Sunday, 25 December 2016

Bird News - Sunday 25th December 2016

North Arm - 4 Great White Egrets still, 1 Black-necked Grebe still, 1 Smew (redhead) still, 21 Dunlin still and 1 Whimbrel still

Saturday, 24 December 2016

Friday, 23 December 2016

Bird News - Friday 23rd December 2016

North Arm - 2 Black-necked Grebes still and 1 Slavonian Grebe still

Burley Fishponds - 5 Great White Egrets roosted this evening

Thursday, 22 December 2016

Bird News - Thursday 22nd December 2016

Lagoon 5 - 1 Black-tailed Godwit

Lagoon 2 - 6 Smew this evening

North Arm - 1 Green-winged Teal still, 1 Black-necked Grebe still also 4 Great White Egrets still

South Arm 3 - 1 Slavonian Grebe still, 6 Red-crested Pochards and 1 Scaup (female)

Goldeneye Spit - 1 Green Sandpiper

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Bird News - Tuesday 20th December 2016

North Arm - 1 Green-winged Teal still also 1 Slavonian Grebe still, 3 Black-necked Grebes still, 85 Dunlin and 3 Great White Egrets still

South Arm - 1 Long-tailed Duck still and 1 Scaup

Monday, 19 December 2016

Bird News - Monday 19th December 2016

North Arm - 1 Green-winged Teal still (on the north shore) also 20+ Dunlin still, 1 Long-tailed Duck still and 1 Pink-footed Goose still

Burley Fishponds - 2 Great White Egrets still

Sunday, 18 December 2016

Bird News - Sunday 18th December 2016

Lagoon 2 - 2 Smew still

North Arm - 1 Green-winged Teal still (on the north shore), 2 Great White Egrets still, 1 Black-necked Grebe still and 1 Long-tailed Duck still

Saturday, 17 December 2016

Bird News - Saturday 17th December 2016

North Arm - 1 Green-winged Teal on the north shore (seen at midday and then again at 13:50) also 3 Black-necked Grebes still and 3 Great White Egrets still

South Arm 3 - 2 Slavonian Grebes (from Gadwall Hide)