Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Bird News - Tuesday 31st March 2015

South Arm 3 - 1 Slavonain Grebe still (moulting)

Monday, 30 March 2015

Bird News - Monday 30th March 2015

Lagoon 4 - 6 Ringed Plovers still also 1 Med Gull this morning

South Arm 3 - 1 Slavonain Grebe still, 1 Great Northern Diver (moulting) still and 1 Scaup (drake) still

Saturday, 28 March 2015

Bird News - Saturday 28th March 2015

Lagoon 4 - 5 Ringed Plovers still and 2 Dunlin

Lagoon 3 - 1 Black-tailed Godwit still

North Arm - Red-necked Grebe still off Armley Wood

Fields behind Lagoon 5 - 1 White-fronted Goose (Greenland) still

Friday, 27 March 2015

Bird News - Friday 27th March 2015

Hambelton Peninsular - Red-necked Grebe still on the North side

South Arm 3 - 1 Slavonian Grebe still also 2 Scaup still

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Bird News - Thursday 26th March 2015

Lagoon 7 - 3 Ringed Plovers and 6 Dunlin

Lagoon 4 - 4 Ringed Plovers still and 1 Dunlin

Lagoon 3 - 1 Black-tailed Godwit

Lagoon 1 - 1 Dunlin

North Arm - 1 Ruff and 1 Pink-footed Goose still

Hambelton Peninsular - 1 Red-necked Grebe still at the end

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Bird News - Wednesday 25th March 2015

Lagoon 8 - 1 Ringed Plover

South Arm 3 - 1 Slavonain Grebe still, 2 Scaup still, 1 Great Northern Diver also 2 Med Gulls roosted

Hambelton Peninsular - Red-necked Grebe still at the end

Wet Meadow - 1 Great White Egret still

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Bird News - Tuesday 24th March 2015

Lagoon 5 - 1 White-fronted Goose (Greenland) still

Lagoon 4 - 1 Dunlin still and 5 Ringed Plovers still

Lagoon 1 - 6 Dunlin still also 1 Marsh Harrier flew over

South Arm 3 - 3 Scaup still, 1 Smew (redhead) still and 1 Slavonian Grebe still

South Arm - 2 Great Northern Divers still

Hambelton Peninsular - 1 Red-necked Grebe back today at the end now in summer plumage

North Arm - 2 Pink-footed Geese still in Dickinsons Bay

Monday, 23 March 2015

Bird News - Monday 23rd March 2015

South Arm 3 - 1 Great Northern Diver still, 1 Slavonian Grebe still and 3 Scaup (2 drakes)

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

Heron Bay - 1 Great White Egret still

Sunday, 22 March 2015

Bird News - Sunday 22nd March 2015

Lagoon 4 - 1 Dunlin still and 4 Ringed Plovers still

Lagoon 1 - 1 Ruff still

Burley Fishponds - 47 Whooper Swans this morning

Manton Bay - 1 Red-crested Pochard (drake)

Saturday, 21 March 2015

Bird News - Saturday 21st March 2015

Lagoon 4 - 3 Dunlin and 2 Ringed Plovers still

Lagoon 3 - 1 Scaup (drake)

Lagoon 1 - 5 Dunlin still and 1 Ruff still

South Arm 3 - 4 Scaup (2 drakes), 1 Slavonian Grebe still, 1 Smew (redhead), 1 Red-crested Pochard still, 2 Great Northern Divers still also 1 Kittiwake this morning then flew towards Lagoon 2 and no sign since

North Arm - 1 Little Ringed Plover and 6 Kittiwakes throughout this afternoon

Heron Bay - 1 Great White Egret still

Burley Fishponds - 1 Smew (drake)

Friday, 20 March 2015

Bird News - Friday 20th March 2015

Lagoon 4 - 4 Smew (1 drake) still, 2 Dunlin, 5 Ringed Plovers still and 1 Mediterranean Gull (2nd winter) roosted

Lagoon 3 - 1 Great White Egret still

North Arm - 2 Black-necked Grebes still

South Arm 3 - 2 Great Northern Divers still, 2 Scaup and 1 Slavonian Grebe still

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Bird News - Thursday 19th March 2015

Lagoon 4 - 5 Smew (1 drake)

Lagoon 1 - 11 Dunlin still and 4 Ringed Plovers

South Arm 3 - 1 Slavonian Grebe still also 1 Scaup (female) and 1 Great Northern Diver still

North Arm - 2 Black-necked Grebes still and Scaup (female) still


Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Bird News - Wednesday 18th March 2015

Lagoon 5 - 1 Sand Martin this afternoon

Lagoon 4 - 12 Dunlin still, 7 Ringed Plovers still and 3 Smew still (1 drake)

Lagoon 1 - 1 Ruff this afternoon only also 2 Ringed Plovers sill and 1 Dunlin

South Arm 3 - 1 Slavonian Grebe still also 1 Scaup (female) still

South Arm 1 - 2 Great Northern Divers still

North Arm - 2 Black-necked Grebes still

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Bird News - Tuesday 17th March 2015

Lagoon 6 - 4 Dunlin and 2 Ringed Plovers

Lagoon 4 - 4 Dunlin still, Ringed Plovers still and 1 Smew (redhead) still

Lagoon 1 - 4 Dunlin still and 1 White-fronted Goose (Greenland) still also 1 Marsh Harrier flew North towards Lagoon 3

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

Also first Osprey back at Site B. 03(97) the 18 year old AKA Mr Rutland also seen flying over near Bransdale

Monday, 16 March 2015

Bird News - Monday 16th March 2015

Lagoon 1 - 1 White-fronted Goose (Greenland) still

South Arm 1 - 1 Great Northern Diver still

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Bird News - Sunday 15th March 2015

Lagoon 1 - 14 Dunlin still

North Arm - 1 Scaup (female) and 1 Black-necked Grebe still

South Arm 3 - 2 Great Northern Divers still

Saturday, 14 March 2015

Bird News - Saturday 14th March 2015

Lagoon 4 - 7 Ringed Plovers still, 14 Dunlin, 1 Avocet still and 4 Smew (1 drake) still

Lagoon 1 - 2 Ringed Plovers still and 1 Dunlin still

North Arm - 2 Black-necked Grebes still

South Arm 1 - 2 Great Northern Divers still

South Arm 3 - 2 Scaup (drakes)

Friday, 13 March 2015

Bird News - Friday 13th March 2015

Lagoon 7 - 1 Green Sandpiper still

Lagoon 1 - 12 Dunlin still

South Arm 1 - 1 Great Northern Diver still also 1 Slavonian Grebe

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Bird News - Thursday 12th March 2015

Lagoon 7 - 1 Ringed Plover still and 1 Green Sandpiper still also 1 White-fronted Goose (Greenland) still flew over with Greylags towards Manton Bay

Lagoon 4 - 3 Smew (1 drake) still, 2 Avocets, 6 Dunlin and 3 Ringed Plovers still

Lagoon 1 - 7 Dunlin still and 1 Ringed Plover

South Arm 1 - 1 Great Northern Diver still

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Bird News - Wednesday 11th March 2015

Lagoon 4 - 3 Whooper Swans still (this morning only), 4 Smew (1 drake) still, 5 Ringed Plovers still and 3 Dunlin also 6 Common Cranes flew over heading East at 10:30 then flew back East after circling over the lagoon

Lagoon 1 - 1 Avocet and 7 Dunlin still

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Bird News - Tuesday 10th March 2015

Lagoon 7 - 2 Ringed Plovers still

Lagoon 4 - 7 Ringed Plovers, 5 Dunlin4 Smew (1 drake) still also 10 Whooper Swans (1 juvenile) from mid afternoon till dusk

Lagoon 1 - 8 Dunlin still

North Arm - 1 White-fronted Goose (Greenland) still

Hambelton Peninsular - 2 Pink-footed Geese still

South Arm - 1 Great Northern Diver still and 2 Scaup (drakes) still

South Arm 3 - 1 Scaup (female) still

Sunday, 8 March 2015

Bird News - Sunday 8th March 2015

Lagoon 7 - 3 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plovers still and 3 Green Sandpipers

Lagoon 6 - 1 Dunlin

Lagoon 5 - 1 Ringed Plover

Lagoon 4 - 1 Dunlin and 1 Ringed Plover

Lagoon 1 - 9 Dunlin still

Hambelton peninsular - 1 Pink-footed Goose still

South Arm - 1 Great Northern Diver still and 4 Scaup (2 drakes, 1 1st winter drake and 1 female)

Heron Bay - 1 Great White Egret still

Egelton  Meadows - Woodlark still today from late morning onwards after not being seen early morning (but generally quite illusive and flighty)

Saturday, 7 March 2015

Bird News - Saturday 7th March 2015

Lagoon 4 - 1 Dunlin still, 4 Ringed Plovers still and 4 Smew (1 drake)

Lagoon 1 - 8 Dunlin also Avocet flew over and landed on the Wet Meadow

Egelton Meadows - Woodlark this afternoon in the field behind Lagoon 2 between Osprey and Grebe hides from 13:00 till 17:10 when it flew over Lagoon 2 (possibly to roost), but not seen since. Found by Rod Baker.




North Arm - 1 White-fronted Goose (Greenland) still and 2 Black-necked Grebes still

Heron Bay - 1 Great White Egret still

Friday, 6 March 2015

Bird News - Friday 6th March 2015

Lagoon 4 - 1 Avocet still, 1 Ringed Plover still and 3 Smew (1 drake) still

Lagoon 1 - 1 Dunlin still

North Arm - 2 Black-necked Grebes still also 1 White-fronted Goose (Greenland) still  and 2 Pink-footed Geese still

Normanton Church - 1 Scaup (female) still

Manton Bay - 1 Great White Egret still

South Arm - 3 Scaup

Thursday, 5 March 2015

Bird News - Thursday 5th March 2015

Lagoon 4 - 1 Avocet today also 4 Ringed Plovers still and 1 Smew (drake) still

Lagoon 1 - 11 Dunlin

Hambelton Peninsular - 1 Dunlin

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Bird News - Wednesday 4th March 2015

Lagoon 4 - 4 Ringed Plovers still also 1 White-fronted Goose (Greenland) still and 2 Smew (1 drake)

Lagoon 3 - 1 Pink-footed Goose still

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Bird News - Tuesday 3rd March 2015

Lagoon 4 - 2 Ringed Plovers still and 1 Dunlin

Sailing Club Bay - 1 Pink-footed Goose still

Monday, 2 March 2015

Bird News - Monday 2nd March 2015

Lagoon 4 - 4 Smew still

Berrybut Spinney - 1 Scaup (drake)

Sailing Club Bay - 1 Pink-footed Goose still

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Bird News - Sunday 1st March 2015

Lagoon 4 - 2 Ringed Plovers still

Lagoon 1 - 1 Dunlin still

Sailing Club Bay - 1 Pink-footed Goose still