Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Bird News - Tuesday 21st November 2017

Lagoon 4 - 1 Mediterranean Gull (adult)

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

South Arm 3 - 1 Red-necked Grebe still

North Arm - 1 Curlew Sandpiper also 40+ 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 Red-necked Grebe still and 32 Red-crested Pochards

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

Saturday, 18 November 2017

Bird News - Saturday 18th November 2017

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

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

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)

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

Saturday, 11 November 2017

Bird News - Saturday 11th November 2017

South Arm 3 - 1 American Wigeon (drake) still

Burley Fishponds - 16 Great White Egrets roosted the evening

Friday, 10 November 2017

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Bird News - Wednesday 8th November 2017

South Arm 3 - 1 American Wigeon (drake) still

Manton Bay - 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Green Sandpipers and 7 Dunlin

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Bird News - Tuesday 7th November 2017

Lagoon 4 - 4 Dunlin

South Arm 3 - 1 American Wigeon (drake) still, 1 Scaup (female) also 36 Red-crested Pochards, but no sign of the Ferruginous Duck

9 Great White Egrets about

Monday, 6 November 2017

Bird News - Monday 6th November 2017

South Arm 3 - 1 Ferruginous Duck (drake) late afternoon and still present this evening (from Lapwing Hide)

Saturday, 4 November 2017

Bird News - Saturday 4th November 2017

Lagoon 2 - 1 American Wigeon (drake) still and 1 Marsh Harrier

Burley Fishponds - 12 Great White Egrets roosted this evening

Lyndon Reserve - 20 Whooper Swans flew low over the water heading east

Manton Bay - 3 Dunlin, 1 Green Sandpiper and 1 Whimbrel

South Arm 3 - 4 Red-crested Pochards (3 drakes)

Also of interest the Cory’s Shearwater seen on Thursday was seen at Pitsford Reservoir this morning

Friday, 3 November 2017

Bird News - Friday 3rd October 2017

Lagoon 2 - 1 American Wigeon (drake) still also 1 Jack Snipe this afternoon

South Arm 3 - 6 Whooper Swans still also 1 Red-necked Grebe still

Burley Fishponds - 12 Great White Egrets roosted this evening

No sign of the Cory’s Shearwater

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Bird News - Thursday 2nd November 2017

North Arm - 1 CORY’S SHEARWATER first found at about 12:00 by Andy Mackay. First it was off the end of Tims Road until 13:40 when it flew a long way done the North Arm then at 14:00 it flew out of sight around the peninsular. Then at 14:24 if was relocated on the water between Normanton Church and Sailing Club Bay. Then by 15:24 it was in South Arm 3 viewable from Teal Hide or the Old Hall where it remained until 17:02.

South Arm 3 - 6 Whooper Swans (2 adults)

Also 10 Great White Egrets about still

Monday, 30 October 2017

Bird News - Monday 30th October 2017

Lagoon 3 - 4 Red-crested Pochards (3 drakes)

Lagoon 1 - 2 Stonechats and 1 Marsh Harrier (also this bird or a different bird on Lagoon 3 this afternoon)

Goldeneye Spit - 3 Black-tailed Godwits

North Arm - 3 Whooper Swans and 1 Dunlin

Sunday, 29 October 2017

Bird News - Sunday 29th October 2017

Lagoon 1 - 1 Great White Egret

Manton Bay - 6 Great White Egrets

North Arm - 4 Great White Egrets

Saturday, 28 October 2017

Bird News - Saturday 28th October 2017

Lagoon 4 - 1 Mediterranean Gull

Lagoon 2 - 1 American Wigeon (drake) still

Manton Bay - 6 Great White Egrets still also 1 Whimbrel still and 2 Green Sandpipers

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Bird News - Thursday 26th October 2017

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

North Arm - 5 Great White Egrets

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Bird News - Tuesday 24th October 2017

Lagoon 3 - 1 Marsh Harrier (female)

Lagoon 2 - 1 American Wigeon (drake) still

Manton Bay - 7 Dunlin, 4 Ruff, 1 Green Sandpiper and 1 Great White Egret

Heron Bay - 1 Great White Egret

North Arm - 4 Great White Egrets

Sunday, 22 October 2017

Bird News - Sunday 22nd October 2017

Lagoon 2 - 1 American Wigeon (drake) still

Egelton Reserve - 3 Great White Egrets still

South Arm 3 - 1 Scuap (female)

North Arm - 2 Red-crested Pochards

Saturday, 21 October 2017

Bird News - Saturday 21st October 2017

Lagoon 2 - 1 American Wigeon (drake) still

Lagoon 1 - 1 Ruff

South Arm - 2 Great White Egrets still

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Bird News - Tuesday 17th October 2017

Lagoon 4 - 1 Little Stint still and 3 Dunlin

Lagoon 2 - 1 American Wigeon (drake) still

Lagoon 1 - 2 Stonechats still

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Bird News - Saturday 14th October 2017

Lagoon 4 - 1 Little Stint still

Lagoon 2 - 1 American Wigeon (drake) still

North Arm - 1 Greenshank still

Burley Fishponds - 8 Great White Egrets roosted this evening

Friday, 13 October 2017

Bird News - Friday 13th October 2017

Burley Fishponds - 8 Great White Egrets roosted this evening

North Arm - 1 Greenshank still

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Bird News - Thursday 12th October 2017

Lagoon 4 - 1 Little Stint

Lagoon 3 - 1 Marsh Harrier still

Lagoon 2 - 1 American Wigeon (drake) still

Manton Bay - 2 Little Stints still

North Arm - 1 Cattle Egret still mid afternoon on the wall of Burley Fishponds then flew to the sheep field behind also 1 Greenshank still

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Bird News - Wednesday 11th October 2017

Lagoon 2 - 1 American Wigeon (drake) still

Manton Bay - 2 Little Stints still

Burley Fishponds - 1 Cattle Egret again flew to roost this evening

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Bird News - Tuesday 10th October 2017

Lagoon 3 - 1 Marsh Harrier still

Lagoon 2 - 1 American Wigeon (drake) still

Lagoon 1 - 2 Stonechats (pair) from Mallard Hide

Heron Bay - 2 Great White Egrets still

Goldeneye Spit - 1 Great White Egret still

North Arm - 1 Greenshank

Manton Bay - 2 Little Stints, 9 Ruff, 1 Green Sandpiper and 1 Dunlin

Monday, 9 October 2017

Bird News - Monday 9th October 2017

Lagoon 3 - 1 Cattle Egret this afternoon and 1 American Wigeon (drake) still

Burley Fishponds - 8 Great White Egrets roosted this evening

Sunday, 8 October 2017

Bird News - Sunday 8th October 2017

Lagoon 3 - 1 Marsh Harrier still and 2 Great White Egrets still

Lagoon 2 - 1 American Wigeon (drake) still this morning

South Arm 3 - 1 Great White Egret still

Saturday, 7 October 2017

Bird News - Saturday 7th October 2017

Lagoon 3 - 1 Green Sandpiper1 Black-tailed Godwit and 1 Marsh Harrier still

Lagoon 2 - 1 American Wigeon (drake) still (now in full breeding plumage) also 1 Great White Egret still

Lagoon 1 - 1 Great White Egret still

North Arm - 1 Greenshank

Friday, 6 October 2017

Bird News - Friday 6th October 2017

Lagoon 4 - 1 American Wigeon (drake) still also 1 White-fronted Goose this afternoon

Lagoon 3 - 3 Bitterns now and 3 Great White Egrets still

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Bird News - Thursday 5th October 2017

Lagoon 4 - 1 Greenshank and 1 Ruff

Lagoon 2 - 1 Black-tailed Godwit

North Arm - 2 Little Stints still, 1 Greenshank and 1 Marsh Harrier

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Bird News - Tuesday 3rd October 2017

Lagoon 4 - 1 American Wigeon (drake) still, 1 Ruff, 4 Dunlin, 1 Greenshank and 4 Little Stints this afternoon

Lagoon 3 - 1 Green Sandpiper still, 1 Garganey and 1 Marsh Harrier still

Lagoon 1 - 1 Whimbrel still

North Arm - 1 Great White Egret still, 1 Greenshank, 1 Dunlin also 1 Red-necked Grebe (from Fisherman’s Car Park)

Heron Bay - 3 Great White Egrets still

Monday, 2 October 2017

Bird News - Monday 2nd October 2017

Lagoon 4 - 1 American Wigeon (drake) still

Burley Fishponds - 7 Great White Egrets roosted again this evening

Saturday, 30 September 2017

Bird News - Saturday 30th September 2017

Lagoon 4 - 1 American Wigeon (drake) still

Lagoon 3 - 3 Green Sandpipers still, but no sign of Spotted Crake

North Arm - 1 Little Stint still

Burley Fishponds - 7 Great White Egrets roosted again this evening

Friday, 29 September 2017

Bird News - Friday 29th September 2017

Lagoon 4 - 1 American Wigeon (different to the long staying eclipse bird on Lagoon 2) also 1 Greenshank

Lagoon 3 - 1 Spotted Crake (juvenile) (from Shoveler Hide) also 3 Green Sandpipers, 2 Dunlin and 2 Marsh Harriers still

Lagoon 2 - 1 American Wigeon (drake) still

North Arm - 2 Little Stints still and 1 Little Gull (adult)

Burley Fishponds - 7 Great White Egrets roosted this evening

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Bird News - Thursday 28th September 2017

Lagoon 3 - 1 Bittern still this afternoon

Lagoon 2 - 1 American Wigeon (drake) still also 1 Great White Egret still

North Arm - 2 Little Stints, 3 Ruff, 6 Dunlin and 1 Great White Egret

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Bird News - Tuesday 26th September 2017

Lagoon 4 - 3 Ruff and 3 Greenshanks

Lagoon 3 - 3 Green Sandpipers and 1 Marsh Harrier still

Lagoon 2 - 1 American Wigeon (drake) still

Burley Fishponds - 2 Great White Egrets this evening

Manton Bay - 2 Dunlin and 3 Ruff

North Arm - 1 Ruddy Duck (from Barnsdale), 1 Greenshank, 5 Dunlin, 3 Ruff and 1 Black-necked Grebe still

Monday, 25 September 2017

Bird News - Monday 25th September 2017

Lagoon 7 - 1 Ruff

Lagoon 4 - 2 Greenshank still

Lagoon 3 - 3 Green Sandpipers and 1 Ruff

Lagoon 2 - 1 American Wigeon (drake) still

Heron Bay - 1 Great White Egret

South Arm 3 - 6 Great White Egrets (Fieldfare Hide)

North Arm - 5 Ruff and 3 Dunlin

Sunday, 24 September 2017

Bird News - Sunday 24th September 2017

Lagoon 4 - 1 Greenshank still

Lagoon 3 - 4 Green Sandpipers still and 1 Marsh Harrier still

Lagoon 2 - 1 American Wigeon (drake) still

North Arm - 1 Little Stint still, 1 Red-necked Grebe still, 7 Dunlin and 1 Ruff

Saturday, 23 September 2017

Friday, 22 September 2017

Bird News - Friday 22nd September 2017

Lagoon 3 - 1 American Wigeon still

North Arm - 1 Little Stint still and 1 Red-necked Grebe still

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Bird News - Thursday 21st September 2017

Lagoon 4 - 2 Greenshanks, 1 Ruff and 1 Dunlin

Lagoon 3 - 4 Green Sandpipers, 1 Greenshank and 1 Marsh Harrier

Lagoon 1 - 1 Great White Egret still

South Arm 3 - 1 Black Tern, 2 Great White Egrets and 1 Marsh Harrier

North Arm - 1 Little Stint, 1 Greenshank, 2 Ruff and 4 Dunlin

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Bird News - Tuesday 19th September 2017

Lagoon 4 - 2 Greenshanks, 3 Ruff and 9 Dunlin still

Lagoon 3 - 2 Bitterns still, 2 Marsh Harriers still, 4 Green Sandpipers and 1 Garganey

Lagoon 2 - 1 American Wigeon (drake) still also 1 Bar-tailed Godwit and 1 Red-crested Pochard

North Arm - 1 Black-necked Grebe still, 1 Black Tern, 1 Little Stint and 1 Curlew Sandpiper

South Arm - 1 Black Tern and 2 Common Sandpipers

South Arm 3 - 1 Common Sandpiper

Manton Bay - 1 Ruff

Monday, 18 September 2017

Bird News - Monday 18th September 2017

Lagoon 4 - 2 Greenshanks still, 1 Ruff still also 1 Great White Egret flew over

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Bird News - Sunday 17th September 2017

Lagoon 4 - 5 Little Stints this evening also 10 Dunlin, 3 Greenshanks, 7 Ruff and 1 Common Sandpiper

Lagoon 3 - 1 Jack Snipe this evening

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Bird News - Saturday 16th August 2017

Lagoon 4 - 2 Knot, 4 Dunlin, 6 Ruff, 2 Greenshanks also 1 Little Stint (this evening only)

Lagoon 3 - 2 Green Sandpipers, 2 Marsh Harriers, 3 Dunlin and 1 Bittern

Lagoon 2 - 1 American Wigeon (drake) still

Lagoon 1 - 2 Great White Egrets

South Arm 3 - 2 Black Terns (juveniles) still

Manton Bay - 1 Green Sandpiper and 2 Dunlin

North Arm - 1 Greenshank

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Bird News - Thursday 14th September 2017

Lagoon 4 - 3 Dunlin, 2 Greenshanks and 1 Ruff this evening

Lagoon 2 - 1 American Wigeon still

Lagoon 1 - 1 Great White Egret still

North Arm - 1 Black-necked Grebe still

South Arm 3 - 4 Black Terns (juvs)

South Arm 2 - 1 Little Gull (adult) this morning

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Bird News - Tuesday 12th September 2017

Lagoon 5 - 4 Greenshanks

Lagoon 4 - 1 Greenshank, 6 Dunlin and 4 Ruff

Lagoon 3 - 1 Greenshank, 4 Green Sandpiper, 1 Marsh Harrier and 2 Bitterns

Lagoon 2 - 1 American Wigeon (drake) still

Lagoon 1 - 3 Great White Egrets still

South Arm 3 - 3 Black Terns

South Arm 2 - 1 Green Sandpiper

North Arm - 1 Greenshank

Sunday, 10 September 2017

Bird News - Sunday 10th September 2017

Lagoon 4 - 7 Ruff, 4 Dunlin and 2 Greenshanks

Lagoon 2 - 1 American Wigeon still

Lagoon 1 - 3 Great White Egrets still, 2 Ruff and 1 Greenshank

South Arm 3 - 2 Black Terns, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper and 1 Great White Egret this morning

North Arm - 2 Greenshanks, 1 Red-necked Grebe still, 1 Black Tern and 2 Black-necked Grebes still

Saturday, 9 September 2017

Bird News - Saturday 9th September 2017

Lagoon 4 - 1 Greenshank, 1 Green Sandpiper and 1 Ruff

North Arm - 2 Gannets (juveniles) flew through west this morning at 11:35 also 1 Greenshank, 2 Green Sandpipers, 2 Black-necked Grebes still, 1 Black Tern and 1 Garganey

Friday, 8 September 2017

Bird News - Friday 8th September 2017

Lagoon 2 - 1 American Wigeon still

North Arm - 2 Black-necked Grebes still, 1 Black Tern and 1 Garganey

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Bird News - Wednesday 6th September 2017

Lagoon 4 - 2 Greenshanks, 2 Ruff also 1 Mediterranean gull (adult) roosted this evening also 2 Great White Egrets flew over

Lagoon 3 - 1 Bittern1 Greenshank1 Green Sandpiper and 1 Common Sandpiper

North Arm - 1 Black Tern still and 1 Greenshank

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Bird News - Tuesday 5th September 2017

Lagoon 4 - 2 Greenshanks still, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper and 2 Ruff

Lagoon 2 - 1 American Wigeon still

Lagoon 1 - 4 Great White Egrets still and 1 Green Sandpipers

North Arm - 1 Black Tern and 1 Whimbrel still

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Bird News - Sunday 3rd September 2017

Lagoon 4 - 1 Spotted Redshank still, 6 Dunlin still, 1 Green Sandpiper, 3 Greenshanks and 1 Great White Egret still

Lagoon 3 - 2 Bitterns now

Lagoon 2 - 1 American Wigeon still

Wet Meadow - 1 Green Sandpiper still this evening

Saturday, 2 September 2017

Bird News - Saturday 2nd September 2017

Lagoon 4 - 2 Great White Egrets still, 1 Spotted Redshank (not sure if this is one of the 2 from the North Arm or another individual) 2 Greenshanks, 3 Dunlin and 1 Green Sandpiper

Lagoon 3 - 2 Marsh Harriers, 3 Green Sandpipers and 1 Common Sandpiper

Lagoon 2 - 1 American Wigeon still and 1 Greenshank

Lagoon 1 - 1 Greenshank and 1 Marsh Harrier

North Arm - 2 Red-crested Pochards, 1 Ruff1 Little Gull, 2 Spotted Redshanks, 1 Whinchat, 1 Wheatear, 1 Whimbrel also 1 Red-necked Grebe still (off Barnsdale)

Friday, 1 September 2017

Bird News - Friday 1st September 2017

Lagoon 4 - 5 Dunlin

Lagoon 2 - 1 American Wigeon still and 1 Great White Egret still

North Arm - 2 Greenshanks, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Whimbrel, 2 Dunlin, 1 Ruff, 1 Garganey and 1 Wheatear

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Bird News - Thursday 31st August 2017

Lagoon 4 - 1 Marsh Harrier (flew over), 3 Greenshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Ruff, 8 Dunlin, 1 Sanderling still, 1 Little Gull and 2 Great White Egrets still

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

Lagoon 2 - 1 American Wigeon still

Wet Meadow - 1 Greenshank and 1 Green Sandpiper

North Arm - 1 Wood Sandpiper still, 3 Dunlin and 1 Whimbrel

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Bird News - Wednesday 30th August 2017

Lagoon 4 - 1 Sanderling

Lagoon 2 - 1 American Wigeon still

Lagoon 1 - 1 Great White Egret still

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Bird News - Tuesday 29th August 20171

Lagoon 4 - 1 Great White Egret1 Arctic Tern (juvenile), 1 Green Sandpiper and 1 Greenshank

Lagoon 3 - 1 Common Sandpiper and 1 Bittern

Lagoon 2 - 1 American Wigeon (eclipse drake) from Grebe Hide (found mid afternoon)

Lagoon 1 - 1 Marsh Harrier and 2 Great White Egrets

North Arm - 1 Shag (juvenile on tern raft from 10:35-10:40 then flew low into the fishponds) also 1 Marsh Harrier, 6 Dunlin1 Wood Sandpiper still, 2 Ruff, 2 Green Sandpipers, 1 Whimbrel and 1 Red-necked Grebe still

Monday, 28 August 2017

Sunday, 27 August 2017

Saturday, 26 August 2017

Bird News - Saturday 26th August 2017

Lagoon 4 1 Green Sandpiper1 Greenshank and 2 Black-tailed Godwits

Lagoon 3 - 1 Bittern still, 1 Great White Egret and 1 Marsh Harrier

North Arm - 2 Ruff, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Whimbrel and 12 Dunlin

Friday, 25 August 2017

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Bird News - Thursday 24th August 2017

Lagoon 4 - 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Greenshanks, 4 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper also 1 Redstart (male) along the track west of Dunlin Hide

Lagoon 3 - 1 Garganey

North Arm - 1 Red-necked Grebe (summer plumage), 1 Wood Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpipers, 2 Greenshanks, 2 Ruff, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Common Sandpiper and 5 Dunlin

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Bird News - Tuesday 22nd August 2017

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

Barnsdale - 1 Corn Bunting flew over (SML)

Monday, 21 August 2017

Bird News - Monday 21st August 2017

Lagoon 2 - 1 Greenshank and 1 Green Sandpiper

North Arm - 1 Wood Sandpiper still

Sunday, 20 August 2017

Bird News - Sunday 20th August 2017

Lagoon 4 - 2 Greenshanks, 1 Great White Egret still, 14 Dunlin and 1 Mediterranean Gull (usual adult) this evening

Lagoon 3 - 1 Black Tern still and 1 Bittern

Lagoon 2 - 1 Red-crested Pochard still

North Arm - 5 Green Sandpiper and 2 Common Sandpipers

Saturday, 19 August 2017

Bird News - Saturday 19th August 2017

Lagoon 4 - 8 Dunlin, 2 Mediterranean Gulls (usual adult and 1 juvenile) and 1 Little Gull

Lagoon 3 - 1 Black Tern still

Wet Meadow - 12 Green Sandpipers and 1 Wood Sandpiper this evening

Heron Bay - 2 Great White Egrets still

Friday, 18 August 2017

Bird News - Friday 18th August 2017

Lagoon 4 - 1 Wheatear, 4 Black-tailed Godwits, 1 Whinchat, 5 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper and 1 Greenshank flew over

Lagoon 3 - 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Black Tern and 1 Graganey still

Lagoon 2 - 1 Red-crested Pochard (drake)

Lagoon 1 - 1 Great White Egret still

Wet Meadow - 2 Green Sandpipers still

North Arm - 6 Green Sandpipers, 1 Wood Sandpiper and 3 Common Sandpipers

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Bird News - Thursday 17th August 2017

Lagoon 4 - 2 Green Sandpipers, 1 Greenshank, 8 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Ruff and 1 Garganey

Lagoon 3 - 1 Black Tern and 1 Great White Egret

Wet Meadow - 5 Green Sandpipers still thi evening

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Bird News - Wednesday 16th August 2017

Lagoon 4 - 4 Green Sandpipers, 8 Dunlin, 2 Greenshanks and 1 Black-tailed Godwit (juvenile) still

Lagoon 1 - 1 Great White Egret still flew over this evening

Wet Meadow - 1 Wood Sandpiper still also 8 Green Sandpipers

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Bird News - Tuesday 15th August 2017

Lagoon 4 - 1 Greenshank, 3 Ruff, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Common Sandpiper and 10 Dunlin

Lagoon 3 - 1 Scaup and 2 Great White Egrets still

Lagoon 1 - 1 Marsh Harrier

Wet Meadow - 1 Green Sandpiper and 1 Greenshank

South Arm 3 - 1 Great White Egret still

Monday, 14 August 2017

Bird News - Monday 14th August 2017

Lagoon 4 - 1 Greenshank, 6 Dunlin and 1 Black-tailed Godwit

Lagoon 3 - 1 Marsh Harrier and 1 Garganey still

Lagoon 1 - 2 Great White Egrets still

North Arm - 5 Common Sandpipers, 4 Green Sandpipers and 6 Dunlin

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Bird News - Sunday 13th August 2017

Lagoon 6 - 1 Whinchat (from Pintail Hide)

Lagoon 4 - 6 Black-tailed Godwits, 1 Greenshank and 1 Dunlin this evening

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Bird News - Saturday 12th August 2017

Lagoon 4 - 3 Black-tailed Godwits, 5 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank and 1 Marsh Harrier (3-4 different birds been about today)

Lagoon 1 - 1 Great White Egret still and 1 Green Sandpiper

North Arm - 1 Wood Sandpiper still (then flew off towards Lagoon 4 this evening) also 3 Green Sandpipers, 1 Dunlin and 2 Common Sandpipers

Friday, 11 August 2017

Bird News - Friday 11th August 2017

Lagoon 4 - 7 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Little Gull (adult this evening) and 2 Mediterranean Gulls (1 usual adult and 1 juvenile)

North Arm - 4 Common Sandpipers (Dickinsons Bay) also 1 Green Sandpiper

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Bird News - Thursday 10th August 2017

Lagoon 4 - 11 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Ruff, 1 Mediterranean Gull and 19 Black-tailed Godwits (12 juveniles)

Lagoon 3 - 1 White-winged Black Tern still, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Great White Egret still and 1 Garganey

Lagoon 1 - 2 Greenshanks

North Arm - 1 Little Gull and 1 Green Sandpiper

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Bird News - Wednesday 9th August 2017

North Arm - 1 White-winged Black Tern (found by Nigel Messenger)

South Arm 1 - 1 Sandwitch Tern

Goldeneye Spit - 1 Grey Plover (adult), 2 Turnstones, 5 Dunlin and 1 Common Sandpiper

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Bird News - Tuesday 8th August 2017

Lagoon 4 - 11 Dunlin and 2 Common Sandpipers

Lagoon 3 - 1 Garganey and 1 Marsh Harrier (juvenile)

North Arm - 1 Green Sandpiper

Monday, 7 August 2017

Bird News - Monday 7th August 2017

Lagoon 4 - 2 Great White Egrets, 8 Dunlin and 2 Mediterranean Gulls (1 usual adult and 1 juvenile) this evening

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Bird News - Sunday 6th August 2017

Lagoon 4 - 1 Whimbrel still also 1 Mediterranean Gull (juvenile) this evening

Lagoon 3 - 1 Marsh Harrier still

Lagoon 1 - 1 Black-tailed Godwit

South Arm 3 - 1 Black-necked Grebe (juvenile) this morning (from Lapwing Hide)

Saturday, 5 August 2017

Bird News - Saturday 5th August 2017

Lagoon 5 - 1 Garganey

Lagoon 4 - 19 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper also 1 Little Gull this evening and 1 Marsh Harrier still

Lagoon 3 - 2 Great White Egrets still

Lagoon 1 - 1 Great White Egret still

Wet Meadow - 9 Green Sandpipers (7 this evening)

North Arm - 1 Wood Sandpiper still and 1 Common Sandpiper

Friday, 4 August 2017

Bird News - Friday 4th August 2017

Lagoon 5 - 1 Garganey

Lagoon 4 - 1 Sanderling, 21 Dunlin, 1 Caspian Gull and 1 Mediterranean Gull (usual adult)

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Bird News - Thursday 3rd August 2017

Lagoon 4 - 17 Dunlin, 3 Common Sandpipers and 1 Mediterranean Gull (juvenile) this evening

Lagoon 1 - 1 Greenshank

North Arm - 1 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper and 1 Whimbrel

Wet Meadow - 5 Green Sandpipers this evening

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Bird News - Wednesday 2nd August 2017

Lagoon 4 - 1 Mediterranean Gull (juvenile), 1 Common Sandpiper and 10 Dunlin this evening

Wet Meadow - 6 Green Sandpipers this evening


Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Bird News - Tuesday 1st August 2017

Lagoon 4 - 11 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Great White Egrets and 1 Mediterranean Gull (usual adult) this evening

Lagoon 1 - 1 Great White Egret flew over this evening

Wet Meadow - 9 Green Sandpipers this evening

Manton Bay - 1 Arctic Tern

Monday, 31 July 2017

Bird News - Monday 31st July 2017

Lagoon 8 - 1 Green Sandpiper this evening

Lagoon 4 - 3 Black-tailed Godwits this morning only, 15 Dunlin (9 juveniles), 2 Common Sandpipers and 1 Mediterranean Gull (usual adult)

Lagoon 3 - 1 Great White Egret

Lagoon 1 - 1 Great White Egret flew over

Wet Meadow - 6 Green Sandpipers this evening

Sunday, 30 July 2017

Bird News - Sunday 30th July 2017

Lagoon 4 - 4 Dunlin, 2 Black-tailed Godwits, 1 Whimbrel and 2 Common Sandpipers

Wet Meadow - 6 Green Sandpipers this evening

South Arm 3 - 1 Red-crested Pochard (drake)

Saturday, 29 July 2017

Bird News - Saturday 29th July 2017

Lagoon 4 - 2 Common Sandpipers still

Wet Meadow - 1 Green Sandpiper still

North Arm - 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Little Gull (adult) and 1 Red-crested Pochard (female)

Friday, 28 July 2017

Bird News - Friday 28th July 2017

Lagoon 4 - 2 Dunlin also 1 Mediterranean Gull (juvenile) this evening

Heron Bay - 3 Great White Egrets still this morning

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Bird News - Thursday 27th July 2017

Lagoon 4 - 1 Dunlin (juvenile)

Wet Meadow - 8 Green Sandpipers this evening

South Arm 3 - 2 Common Sandpipers

North Arm - 2 Common Sandpipers (Dickinson's Bay)

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Bird News - Wednesday 26th July 2017

Lagoon 4 - 1 Common Sandpiper still

Lagoon 1 - 2 Great White Egrets still

Wet Meadow - 5 Green Sandpipers still

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Bird News - Tuesday 25th July 2017

Lagoon 4 - 1 Common Sandpiper still, 1 Black-tailed Godwit and 1 Dunlin still

Monday, 24 July 2017

Bird News - Monday 24th July 2017

Lagoon 4 - 2 Sanderling, 1 Knot and 1 Mediterranean Gull (adult)

Lagoon 3 - 1 Great White Egret still

Lagoon 2 - 1 Great White Egret still

North Arm - 1 Common Sandpiper

South Arm 3 - 1 Red-crested Pochard (female)

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Bird News - Sunday 23rd July 2017

Lagoon 4 - 2 Common Sandpipers, 1 Great White Egret still and 4 Dunlin

Wet Meadow - 9 Green Sandpipers and 1 Black-tailed Godwit (juvenile) still

North Arm - 1 Common Sandpiper and 1 Little Gull (adult) this evening

South Arm 3 - 1 Common Sandpiper

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Bird News - Thursday 20th July 2017

Lagoon 4 - 3 Dunlin still, 1 Common Sandpiper still also 2 Mediterranean Gulls (1 usual adult and 1 juvenile) this evening

Wet Meadow - 10 Green Sandpipers also 1 Black-tailed Godwit (juvenile), 1 Whimbrel and 3 Great White Egrets flew over

North Arm - 6 Common Sandpipers

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Bird News - Tuesday 18th July 2017

South Arm - 1 Common Scoter still, 1 Red-crested Pochard still and 1 Black Tern

Monday, 17 July 2017

Bird News - Monday 17th July 2017

Lagoon 4 - 3 Dunlin, 31 Black-tailed Godwits (also on Lagoon 1) and 1 Great White Egret still

Lagoon 2 - 1 Great White Egret still

Wet Meadow - 4 Green Sandpipers still and 1 Garganey still

South Arm 3 - 1 Red-crested Pochard (drake) still and 3 Common Scoters (2 drakes) still

North Arm - 4 Common Sandpipers (Dickinsons Bay) this morning

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Bird News - Sunday 16th July 2017

Lagoon 4 - 1 Mediterranean Gull (adult), 1 Whimbrel, 3 Dunlin and 4 Common Sandpipers

Lagoon 3 - 1 Great White Egret still

Lagoon 1 - 1 Garganey and 1 Marsh Harrier

Wet Meadow - 4 Green Sandpipers

South Arm 3 - 3 Common Scoters (2 drakes) and 1 Red-crested Pochard (drake)

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Bird News - Thursday 13th July 2017

Lagoon 4 - 1 Dunlin

Lagoon 2 - 1 Green Sandpiper

Lagoon 1 - 2 Great White Egrets still and 1 Marsh Harrier

Wet Meadow - 1 Green Sandpiper

North Arm - 1 Ruff

South Arm 3 - 1 Great White Egret still

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Monday, 10 July 2017

Bird News - Monday 10th July 2017

Lagoon 4 - 2 Dunlin still, 1 Common Sandpiper and 1 Black-tailed Godwit

Wet Meadow - 1 Marsh Harrier still and 7 Green Sandpipers

Saturday, 8 July 2017

Bird News - Saturday 8th July 2017

Lagoon 4 - 1 Little Tern and 1 Great White Egret still

Lagoon 1 - 1 Great White Egret still also 19 Black-tailed Godwits dropped in late afternoon

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Bird News - Thursday 6th July 2017

Lagoon 4 - 2 Dunlin and 5 Black-tailed Godwits

Lagoon 3 - 2 Black-tailed Godwits

Lagoon 1 - 1 Great White Egret still

North Arm - 14 Little Ringed Plovers this evening

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Friday, 30 June 2017

Saturday, 24 June 2017

Bird News - Saturday 24th June 2017

Lagoon 4 - 18 Black-tailed Godwits early morning (with 1 still later on in the day) also 2 Common Sandpipers

Lagoon 3 - 1 Marsh Harrier still

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Bird News - Tuesday 20th June 2017

Lagoon 8 - 1 Great White Egret still

Lagoon 4 - 1 Sanderling

Lagoon 3 - 2 Mediterranean Gulls (adults) flew over

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Friday, 16 June 2017

Bird News - Friday 16th June 2017

Lagoon 8 - 1 Great White Egret still

Lagoon 4 - 1 Dunlin and 12 Ringed Plovers

Wet Meadow - 1 Green Sandpiper

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Bird News - Thursday 15th June 2017

Lagoon 4 - 1 Dunlin also 14 Ringed Plovers

Lagoon 3 - 1 Great White Egret (flew off heading South-west at 12:05)

Monday, 12 June 2017

Saturday, 10 June 2017

Bird News - Saturday 10th June 2017

Lagooon 4 - 1 Garganey (drake) still also 1 Little Tern this afternoon (also in South Arm 3)

South Arm 3 - 1 Arctic Tern (1st summer)

Friday, 9 June 2017

Bird News - Friday 9th June 2017

Lagoon 4 - 6 Dunlin and 1 Garganey (drake)

South Arm 3 - 1 Arctic Tern (1st summer)

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Bird News - Wednesday 7th June 2017

Lagoon 4 - 10 Dunlin and 12 Ringed Plovers

South Arm 1 - 1 Common Scoter (female)

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Friday, 26 May 2017

Bird News - Friday 26th May 2017

Lagoon 4 - 1 White-winged Black Tern (first identified as a Black Tern) also 2 Little Stints, 1 Dunlin, 20 Ringed Plovers, 1 Greenshank and 1 Common Sandpiper

South Arm 3 - 1 Arctic Tern

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Bird News - Tuesday 23rd May 2017

Lagoon 4 - 1 little Stint, 3 Dunlin and 1 Common Sandpiper

Lagoon 3 - 1 Marsh Harrier (female)

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Bird News - Saturday 20th May 2017

Lagoon 4 - 1 Dunlin still

Egelton Car Park - 2 Spotted Flychatchers near the entrance top the car park

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Bird News - Thursday 18th May 2017

Lagoon 4 - 5 Sanderling still, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit still, 10 Dunlin still and 15 Ringed Plovers still

Lagoon 3 - 1 Ruff still

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Bird News - Wednesday 17th May 2017

Lagoon 4 - 21 Sanderling, 26 Dunlin and 14 Ringed Plovers

Lagoon 3 - 1 Ruff (male) still

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Bird News - Tuesday 16th May 2017

Lagoon 4 - 1 Sanderling, 12 Dunlin, 23 Ringed Plovers, 1 Ruff still and 1 Bar-tailed Godwit still

Sunday, 14 May 2017

Bird News - Sunday 14th May 2017

Lagoon 4 - 2 Whimbrel, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 5 Dunlin, 4 Sanderling, 1 ruff (male) and 1 Turnstone

Lagoon 2 - 1 Ruddy Duck still

Saturday, 13 May 2017

Bird News - Saturday 13th May 2017

Lagoon 4 - 1 Whimbrel, 2 Sanderling, 1 Turnstone, 5 Dunlin and 1 Common Sandpiper

Lagoon 2 - 1 Ruddy Duck still

Lagoon 1 - 1 Great White Egret still

South Arm 2 - 1 Black Tern

South Arm 3 - 1 Arctic Tern

Berrybuts Spinney - 1 Spotted Flycatcher

Friday, 12 May 2017

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Bird News - Thursday 11th May 2017

Lagoon 4 - 2 Grey Plovers, 2 Bar-tailed Godwits, 1 Greenshank and 1 Little Gull

South Arm 3 - 3 Black Terns and 1 Common Sandpiper

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Bird News - Tuesday 9th May 2017

Lagoon 4 - 1 Knot still, 1 Turnstone, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit still, 1 Sanderling, 1 Grey Plover, 7 Dunlin2 Black Terns and 2 Little Gulls

Lagoon 3 - 2 Black Terns and 2 Little Gulls

North Arm - 1 Great White Egret

Monday, 8 May 2017

Bird News - Monday 8th May 2017

Lagoon 4 - 1 Sanderling, 14 Dunlin, 15 Ringed Plovers, 1 Knot still and 3 Bar-tailed Godwits still

Private Site - 1 Hoopoe present for its 3rd day and was last seen this afternoon

Sunday, 7 May 2017

Bird News - Sunday 7th May 2017

Lagoon 5 - 1 Greenshank this evening

Lagoon 4 - 3 Bar-tailed Godwits this morning, 1 Knot still, 1 Common Sandpiper still, 8 Dunlin still, 1 Grey Plover still, 1 Arctic Tern, 2 Little Gulls also 1 Bar-tailed Godwit this evening (different to this mornings birds)

Lagoon 3 - 1 Black Tern this morning

Lagoon 1 - 1 Black-tailed Godwit this evening

Saturday, 6 May 2017

Bird News - Saturday 6th May 2017

Lagoon 4 - 1 Temmincks Stint, 1 Knot, 2 Curlew Sandpipers, 3 Sanderling, 2 Grey Plover, 4 Little Gulls (1 3rd year bird and 3 1st summers), 11 Dunlin and 2 Common Sandpipers still

Lagoon 3 - 4 Little Gulls (1 3rd year bird and 3 1st summers)

Friday, 5 May 2017

Bird News - Friday 5th April 2017

Lagoon 5 - 2 Greenshank (also on Lagoon 4)

Lagoon 4 - 11 Dunlin, 8 Bar-tailed Godwits, 10 Ruff and 1 Common Sandpiper

Lagoon 1 - 1 Bar-tailed Godwit

Goldeneye Spit - 1 Bar-tailed Godwit

South Arm 1 - 1 Whimbrel flew over

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Bird News - Wednesday 3rd May 2017

Lagoon 6 - 2 Bar-tailed Godwits (also 1 on Lagoon 1, which may be one of the 2)

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Bird News - Tuesday 2nd May 2017

Lagoon 4 - 20 Dunlin still, 2 Common Sandpipers still, 2 Turnstones, 1 Grey Plover still and 1 Whimbrel still

Lagoon 3 - 23 Black Terns still

Lagoon 2 - 1 Ruddy Duck still

Lagoon 1 - 1 Marsh Harrier

South Arm 3 - 1 Scaup (female) still

Egelton Car Park - 1 Spoonbill (flew over the car park at 17:59 and appeared to come from Lagoon 1 and drifted off towards the north-west and lost to view)



Monday, 1 May 2017

Bird News - Monday 1st May 2017

Lagoon 5 - 1 Bar-tailed Godwit

Lagoon 4 - 1 Curlew Sandpiper (winter plumage) this morning only, also 4 Grey Plovers (only 1 this evening), 2 Turnstone, 60+ Dunlin this morning (then only 40+ for the rest of the day), 5 Sanderlings (1 this morning and 4 this afternoon/evening), 2 Bar-tailed Godwits (this morning), 22 Ringed Plovers still, 1 Wheatear still, 1 Short-eared Owl still also 1 Whimbrel this evening

Lagoon 3 - 16 Black Terns this morning still also 2 Little Terns (early morning only)

Lagoon 1 - 2 Red-crested Pochards (drakes)

North Arm - 12 Black Terns and 1 Arctic Tern

North Shore - 1 Ring Ouzel (photographed somewhere long the north shore)

Sunday, 30 April 2017

Bird News - Sunday 30th April 2017

Lagoon 4 - 9 Bar-tailed Godwits (this morning only), 5 Grey Plovers, 3 Turnstones, 7 Whimbrel (4 this morning and 3 this evening), 1 Greenshank, 2 Common Sandpipers still, 1 Wheatear, 1 Short-eared Owl still, 97 Dunlin this evening (only 17 this morning), 35 Ringed Plovers this evening (only 16 this morning), 1 Curlew Sandpiper (summer plumage) this evening, 1 Ruff this evening also 2 Sandwich Terns mid afternoon

Lagoon 3 - 21 Black Terns, 2 Arctic Terns and 2 Little Gulls (1 1st winter this morning , also in the North Arm this afternoon and 1 adult this evening)

North Arm - 1 Little Tern, 2 Black Terns and 1 Bar-tailed Godwit this afternoon

Saturday, 29 April 2017

Bird News - Saturday 29th April 2017

Lagoon 3 - 1 Little Gull (adult)

Lagoon 4 - 11 Dunlin, 2 Black-tailed Godwits still and 1 Common Sandpiper still

South Arm 3 - 3 Arctic Terns and 1 Common Sandpiper

Friday, 28 April 2017

Bird News - Friday 28th April 2017

Lagoon 4 - 147 Black-tailed Godwits this evening. Then they flew off late evening and 4 remained and 31 flew back and they roosted. Also 5 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpipers4 Whimbrel, 1 Short-eared Owl and 1 Arctic Tern

Lagoon 3 - 2 Arctic Terns

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Bird News - Thursday 27th April 2017

Lagoon 4 - 3 Dunlin still also 1 Short-eared Owl (flew over high at 11:45 and seen this evening along Church Lane) and 2 Whimbrel this evening

Lagoon 3 - 50+ Arctic Terns this evening also 1 Hobby

South Arm 3 - 1 Scaup (female) still and 2 Arctic Terns

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Bird News - Tuesday 25th April 2017

Lagoon 4 - 4 Dunlin

Lagoon 2 - 1 Black Tern (also over South Arm 2)

Dam - 2 Wheatears

Volunteer Training Centre - 1 Redstart still (in the hedge along the entrance)

South Arm 3 - 1 Scaup (female) still

Monday, 24 April 2017

Bird News - Monday 24th April 2017

Lagoon 4 - 3 Dunlin

South Arm 2 - 2 Black Terns

Volunteer Training Centre - 1 Redstart in the hedge by the entrance

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Bird News - Sunday 23rd April 2017

Lagoon 4 - 1 Little Gull (adult) also 1 Common Sandpiper still this evening

Fieldfare Hide - 1 Grasshopper Warbler