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

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Bird News - Saturday 22nd April 2017

Lagoon 4 - 234 Black-tailed Godwits (125+ flew over and kept going towards Oakham and then 28 flew over and circled and then headed back towards Lagoon 1. Then the 28 came back towards Lagoon 4 and were joined by 142 birds, which are presumably the flock of 125+ from earlier, which may have flown back. Then the flock joined together and then they landed on Lagoon 4 and roosted on Island 7. Then 64 more dropped in and landed in front of Sandpiper Hide. Also 1 Ruff (no sing this evening) and 4 Whimbrel (this evening)

Friday, 21 April 2017

Bird News - Friday 21st April 2017

Lagoon 4 - 7 Dunlin still

Lagoon 2 - 1 Garden Warbler behind Osprey Hide

Lagoon 1 - 3 Arctic Terns (also in North Arm)

South Arm 3 - 1 Scaup (female) still also 2 Black-tailed Godwits flew over heading north and possibly came from Goldeneye Spit

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Bird News - Thursday 20th April 2017

Lagoon 4 - 2 Black-tailed Godwits still this morning (then flew off), 2 Greenshanks (NM) (between 10:30 and 10:45), 8 Dunlin still, 1 Common Sandpiper and 3 Whimbrel (this evening)

Lagoon 3 - 1 Bar-tailed Godwit still

Lagoon 2 - 1 Ruddy Duck still

Lagoon 1 - 9 Black-tailed Godwits (also on Lagoon 4)

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Bird News - Wednesday 19th April 2017

Lagoon 4 - 258+ Black-tailed Godwits this evening (SML, CH, EA). 175+ flew over and 39 of which dropped in onto the lagoon. Then 42 flew over and dropped in and joined the 39. Then the whole flock took off and then came back a few minutes later and were there were a further 41 birds in the flock. 1 Common Whitethroat, 5 Dunlin, 2 Whimbrel, 1 Common Sandpiper and 2 Green Sandpipers

Lagoon 3 - 1 Bar-tailed Godwit (also on Lagoon 4)

Lagoon 2 - 1 Common Swift

Lagoon 1 - 1 Scaup (female) still

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Bird News - Tuesday 18th April 2017

Lagoon 5 - 1 Green Sandpiper

Lagoon 4 - 4 Black-tailed Godwits (2 of which might have been the same birds from Lagoon 5 and the Wet Meadow) also 1 Common Sandpiper still, 2 Whimbrel (this afternoon only) and 4 Dunlin still

Lagoon 3 - 1 Reed Warbler and 1 Marsh Harrier still

Wet Meadow - 2 Black-tailed Godwits (also on Lagoon 5)

Goldeneye Spit - 2 Black-tailed Godwits still

Filterbeds - 1 Stonechat (male) still

Monday, 17 April 2017

Bird News - Monday 17th April 2017

Lagoon 4 - 557+ Black-tailed Godwits this evening (365+ flew over at about 19:00 and 73 of the 365 dropped onto the lagoon, but then flew off 17 minutes later and the rest of the flock continued heading north-west. 1 remained from the 73. Then at about 19:48 192 flew over and 95 of which dropped onto the lagoon and remained until 18:00 at least. The rest of the flock continued heading off north-west.) also 1 Whimbrel, 7 Dunlin and 1 Common Sandpiper

North Arm - 1 Cuckoo flew over

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Bird News - Sunday 16th April 2017

Lagoon 4 - 13 Dunlin still, 1 Wheatear and 1 Whimbrel (not wintering bird) this evening

Friday, 14 April 2017

Bird News - Friday 14th April 2017

Lagoon 5 - 2 Garganey still

Lagoon 4 - 12 Dunlin and 1 Sandwich Tern (briefly this afternoon)

Lagoon 3 - 1 Arctic Tern

Lagoon 2 - 1 Ruddy Duck still

Filterbeds - 2 Stonechats still

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Bird News - Thursday 13th April 2017

Lagoon 4 - 1 Turnstone also 3 Dunlin

Lagoon 3 - 1 Marsh Harrier dropped in this evening

Monday, 10 April 2017

Bird News - Monday 10th April 2017

Lagoon 8 2 Garganey

Lagoon 4 - 1 Whimbrel (not the wintering bird) also 4 Dunlin this evening also 1 Bar-tailed Godwit this morning

Filterbeds - 1 Stonechat (male) still

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Bird News - Sunday 9th April 2017

Lagoon 4 - 1 Little Gull (adult) (also on Lagoon 1), 4 Sandwitch Terns (also on Lagoon 3 and South Arm 3), 1 Grey Plover this afternoon, 3 Common Terns, 2 Wheatears also 1 White Stork still until 8:45 at least

Lagoon 1 - 1 Scaup (female), 1 Ruddy Duck still and 1 Common Tern

Browns Island - 1 Wheatear (male)

Saturday, 8 April 2017

Bird News - Saturday 8th April 2017

Lagoon 5 - 2 Garganey (pair)

Lagoon 4 - 1 Lesser Whitethroat

Lagoon 2 - 1 Ruddy Duck this afternoon after not being see since 8th February

Lax Hill - 1 White Stork flew over and drifted around and then drifted off to the west and seemed to head towards the visitor centre. Then it headed towards Lagoon 5 and then didn't reappear for at least an hour later when it was seen circling miles away over near Oakham. Then about 20 minutes later it came from the north over 360 hide. Then it seemed to do a loop and head back towards the north where it came from towards Church Lane and then it flew over towards the sewerage works over the other side of the A606. Then it came back along the Church Land heading south and then landed on Lagoon 4 on the west bank of the lagoon where it remained until 18:30. Thought to be one of the rehabilitated birds roaming the country unfortunately.




Friday, 7 April 2017

Bird News - Friday 7th April 2017

Lagoon 4 - 1 Yellow Wagtail

Filterbeds - 1 Stonechat (male) still

Dam - 1 Yellow Wagtail still

South Arm 3 - 1 Scaup (female) still

North Arm - 3 House Martins (over Barndale)

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Bird News - Tuesday 4th April 2017

Lagoon 4 - 1 Little Gull (1st winter) (also on Lagoon 3)

Lagoon 2 - 2 Garganey (1 drake)

South Arm 3 - 1 Scaup (female) still

Goldeneye Spit - 2 Black-tailed Godwits still and 1 Common Sandpiper

Dam - 1 Yellow Wagtail

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Saturday, 1 April 2017

Bird News - Saturday 1st April 2017

Lagoon 3 - 1 Sedge Warbler

North Arm - 2 Slavonian Grebes still

South Arm 3 - 1 Red-necked Grebe still

Friday, 31 March 2017

Bird News - Friday 31st March 2017

Lagoon 4 - 1 Dunlin still also 1 Mediterranean Gull (2nd summer) and 2 Caspian Gulls roosted

Lagoon 3 - 1 Marsh Harrier (male) this evening

Lagoon 1 - 2 Willow Warblers

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Bird News - Thursday 30th March 2017

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

South Arm 3 - 3 Scaup (2 drakes) still

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Bird News - Tuesday 28th March 2017

Lagoon 4 - 13 Dunlin still and 1 Black-tailed Godwit

Lagoon 1 - 2 Black-tailed Godwits

Goldeneye Spit - 1 Black-tailed Godwit

North Arm - 2 Slavonian Grebes still, 1 Black-necked Grebe still and 2 Little Gulls (adults)

Dam - 12 Whooper Swans (11 adults) this morning

South Arm 3 - 2 Scaup still and 2 Smew still

Monday, 27 March 2017

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Bird News - Saturday 25th March 2017

Lagoon 1 - 2 Garganey (1 drake) from Harrier Hide also 1 Great White Egret still and 1 Whimbrel still

South Arm 3 - 2 Smew still and 2 Scaup still

Friday, 24 March 2017

Bird News - Friday 24th March 2017

Lagoon 4 - 1 Grey Plover (this morning) also 1 Mediterranean Gull (1st winter) and 1 Caspian Gull (roosted)

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Bird News - Thursday 23rd March 2017

Lagoon 4 - 5 Whooper Swans (also flew over the North Arm), 5 Dunlin still also 1 Caspian Gull (2nd winter)

Lagoon 2 - 1 Black-tailed Godwit still

Lagoon 1 - 1 Swallow

North Arm - 1 Slavonian Grebe still

South Arm 3 - 2 Scaup (1 drake) still and 2 Red-crested Pochards still

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Bird News - Tuesday 21st March 2017

Lagoon 4 - 10 Dunlin still and 1 Wheatear still

Lagoon 2 - 1 Black-tailed Godwit

Lagoon 1 - 2 Stonechats still

South Arm 3 - 3 Scaup (1 drake) still, 5 Red-crested Pochards (3 drakes) and 2 Smew (1 drake)

Saturday, 18 March 2017

Bird News - Saturday 18th March 2017

Lagoon 4 - 1 Mediterranean Gull (adult) and 3 Dunlin

Wet Meadow - 1 Great White Egret still

South Arm 3 - 4 Red-crested Pochards still, 2 Scaup still (1 drake) and 2 Smew still (1 drake)

North Arm - 1 Slavonian Grebe still

Friday, 17 March 2017

Bird News - Friday 17th March 2017

Lagoon 4 - 1 Little Ringed Plover still also 1 Mediterranean Gull

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

Burley Fishponds - 1 Osprey this morning

South Arm 3 - 2 Red-crested Pochards still and 2 Smew

South Arm 2 - 1 Great White Egret still

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Bird News - Wednesday 15th March 2017

Lagoon 4 - 10 Dunlin still

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

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Bird News - Tuesday 14th March 2017

Lagoon 5 - 4 Red-crested Pochards still

Lagoon 4 - 3 Smew (redheads) still, 1 Wheatear, 5 Dunlin still, 10 Black-tailed Godwits this evening also 1 Mediterranean Gull (1st winter) roosted

Lagoon 1 - 1 Whimbrel still

Wet Meadow - 2 Avocets this morning (then on Lagoon 4 for the rest of the day)

North Arm - 3 Black-necked Grebes still and 2 Slavonian Grebes still

South Arm 3 - 1 Red-necked Grebe still (also in the North Arm)

Monday, 13 March 2017

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Bird News - Sunday 12th March 2017

North Arm - 1 Red-breasted Merganser still (drake) also 2 Black-necked Grebes still and 2 Slavonian Grebes still

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Bird News - Saturday 11th March 2017

North Arm - 2 Slavonian Grebes still, 3 Black-necked Grebes still, 3 Red-crested Pochards also 1 Red-breasted Merganser (drake) this evening

South Arm 3 - 1 Red-necked Grebe still

Friday, 10 March 2017

Bird News - Friday 10th March 2017

Lagoon 4 - 5 Smew (redheads) and 18 Black-tailed Godwits this evening

South Arm 3 - 1 Scaup (drake) still

North Arm - 2 Slavonian Grebes still, 2 Black-necked Grebes still and 1 White-fronted Goose

Burley Fishponds - 2 Smew (1 drake) still

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Bird News - Wednesday 8th March 2017

Lagoon 2 - 2 Stonechats still

Lagoon 1 - 14 Dunlin still and 1 Whimbrel still

North Arm - 3 Black-necked Grebes still and 2 Slavonian Grebes still

South Arm 3 - 6 Red-crested Pochards still and 2 Scaup (1 drake) still

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Bird News - Tuesday 7th March 2017

Lagoon 5 - 6 Red-crested Pochards (3 drakes)

Lagoon 4 - 6 Smew (1 drake) and 2 Dunlin

Wet Meadow - 1 Whimbrel still

South Arm 3 - 1 Smew (redhead), 6 Red-crested Pochards (3 drakes) and 8 Scaup (3 drakes) still

North Arm - 3 Black-necked Grebes still and 2 Slavonain Grebes still

Burley Fishponds - 2 Smew (1 drake)

Monday, 6 March 2017

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Friday, 3 March 2017

Bird News - Friday 3rd March 2017

Lagoon 4 - 7 Smew still

Lagoon 3 - 1 Smew (redhead)

North Arm - 2 Slavonian Grebes still and 4 Black-necked Grebes still

South Arm 3 - 8 Red-crested Pochards still and 2 Scaup

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Bird News - Thursday 2nd March 2017

Lagoon 4 2 Dunlin and 5 Smew (1 drake) still

Lagoon 3 1 Bittern still

Lagoon 1 - 4 Stonechats and 20 Dunlin

Heron Bay - 2 Great White Egrets still

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

South Arm 3 - 1 Scaup (drake) still, 8 Red-crested Pochards (4 drakes) and 1 Red-necked Grebe still

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Bird News - Wednesday 1st March 2017

Lagoon 4 - 7 Smew still (1 drake)

Lagoon 2 - 1 Sand Martin

South Arm 3 - 1 Great Northern Diver still

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Bird News - Tuesday 28th February 2017

Lagoon 4 - 7 Smew (1 drake) and 10+ Dunlin

Lagoon 1 - 2 Stonechats still

North Arm - 2 Slavonian Grebes still and 4 Black-necked Grebes still

South Arm 3 - 1 Great Northern Diver still, 1 Scaup (drake) and 8 Red-crested Pochards still

Heron Bay - 2 Great White Egrets still

Goldeneye Spit - 1 Sand Martin this morning (then over Heron Bay and then Manton Bay)

Monday, 27 February 2017

Sunday, 26 February 2017

Saturday, 25 February 2017

Friday, 24 February 2017

Bird News - Friday 24th February 2017

North Arm - 2 Slavonian Grebes still, 4 Black-necked Grebes still also 1 Kittiwake flew east (then on water off Whitwell)

South Arm - 1 Great White Egret still and 1 Great Northern Diver still