Thursday, 27 July 2017

Bird News - Thursday 27th July 2017

Lagoon 4 - 1 Dunlin (juvenile)

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

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

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 - 144 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

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Bird News - Wednesday 22nd February 2017

Lagoon 4 - 6 Smew (1 drake) still

Lagoon 3 - 8 Red-crested Pochards still

Lagoon 1 - 1 Stonechat still

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

North Arm - 2 Slavonian Grebes still



Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Bird News - Tuesday 21st February 2017

Lagoon 4 - 9 Smew (1 drake) and 3 Ringed Plovers still

Lagoon 3 - 12 Red-crested Pochards still

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

South Arm 3 - 1 Great Northern Diver still, 1 Scaup (drake) still and 5 Smew (2 drakes) still

Monday, 20 February 2017

Bird News - Monday 20th February 2017

Lagoon 4 - 8 Smew still

South Arm 3 - 1 Great Northern Diver still and 1 Smew (redhead) still

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Bird News - Sunday 19th February 2017

Lagoon 1 - 1 Great White Egret still

Wet Meadow - 1 Whimbrel still

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

South Arm 3 - 1 Great Northern Diver still and 5 Smew still

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Bird News - Saturday 18th February 2017

Lagoon 4 - 2 Ringed Plovers now and 8 Smew (1 drake)

Lagoon 3 - 2 Red-crested Pochards (1 drake) and 1 Smew (redhead)

Lagoon 2 - 1 Stonechat

South Arm 3 - 1 Great Northern Diver still

Wet Meadow - 1 Stonechat (male) still and 1 Whimbrel still

North Arm - 2 Slavonian Grebes still, 3 Black-necked Grebes still and 12 Dunlin still

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Bird News - Thursday 16th February 2017

Lagoon 4 - 5 Smew (2 drakes) and 1 Ringed Plover

Lagoon 3 - 5 Red-crested Pochards

North Arm - 3 Black-necked Grebes still, 1 Great White Egret still and 2 Slavonian Grebes still

South Arm 3 - 2 Smew, 1 Scaup, 10 Red-crested Pochards and 1 Red-necked Grebe still

South Arm 1 - 1 Great Northern Diver still

Dam - 1 Scaup (female)

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Bird News - Wednesday 15th February 2017

South Arm 3 - 6 Scaup (3 drakes) still, 2 Red-crested Pochards still, 1 Red-necked Grebe still and 4 Whooper Swans flew over this morning

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Bird News - Tuesday 14th February 2017

North Arm - 2 Slavonian Grebes still, 2 Black-necked Grebes still and 40+ Dunlin still

Monday, 13 February 2017

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Bird News - Sunday 12th February 2017

Lagoon 4 4 Smew still (1 drake)

Lagoon 3 15 Red-crested Pochards still

Lagoon 1 - 1 Great White Egret still and 4 Dunlin

South Arm 3 - 7 Scaup

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Bird News - Saturday 11th February 2017

Lagoon 4 - 4 Smew (1 drake) still

South Arm 3 - 1 Great Northern Diver still, 1 Red-necked Grebe still and 3 Scaup

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

Friday, 10 February 2017

Bird News - Friday 10th February 2017

Lagoon 4 - 6 Smew (1 drake)

Lagoon 3 - 1 Great White Egret still, 2 Smew (1 drake) and 17 Red-crested Pochards

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

South Arm 3 - 1 Red-necked Grebe still, 1 Great Northern Diver still and 2 Scaup (females) still

North Arm - 1 Great White Egret still, 2 Slavonian Grebes still, 2 Black-necked Grebes still and 31 Dunlin

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Bird News - Thursday 9th January 2017

Lagoon 4 - 1 Smew (drake)

Lagoon 3 - 1 Smew (redhead) 1 Great White Egret still and 17 Red-crested Pochards still

Lagoon 2 - 1 Great White Egret still

Lagoon 1 - 1 Stonechat stil

Wet Meadow - 1 Whimbrel still

South Arm 3 - 1 Smew (redhead), 6 Scaup still and 1 Great Northern Diver

South Arm 1 - 1 Red-necked Grebe still

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

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Bird News - Wednesday 8th February 2017

Lagoon 4 - 3 Smew (1 drake) also 1 Mediterranean Gull (1st winter) roosted

Lagoon 3 - 16 Red-crested Pochards still

South Arm 3 - 1 Ruddy Duck still and 6 Scaup still

North Arm - 2 Slavonian Grebes still, 3 Black-necked Grebes still and 25 Dunlin still

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Bird News - Tuesday 7th February 2017

Lagoon 4 - 1 Glaucous Gull from about 15:00 until dusk

Lagoon 3 - 2 Smew (redheads), 14 Red-crested Pochards, 1 Great White Egret still and 1 Bittern still

Lagoon 1 - 1 Smew (redhead) also 4 Stonechats

South Arm 3 - 6 Scaup (3 drakes) still

Monday, 6 February 2017

Bird News - Monday 6th February 2017

Lagoon 3 - 3 Smew (redheads) and 6 Red-crested Pochards

Lagoon 1 - 4 Great White Egrets still

South Arm 3 - 6 Scaup (3 drakes)

North Arm - 2 Slavonian Grebes still, 2 Black-necked Grebes still and 33 Dunlin

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Saturday, 4 February 2017

Bird News - Saturday 4th February 2017

Lagoon 3 - 26 Red-crested Pochards still

South Arm 3 - 1 Red-necked Grebe still

Friday, 3 February 2017

Bird News - Friday 3rd February 2017

Lagoon 4 - 1 Mediterranean Gull roosted again (1st winter)

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

Thursday, 2 February 2017

Bird News - Thursday 2nd February 2017

Lagoon 3 - 16 Red-crested Pochards and 2 Smew (drakes)

Lagoon 2 - 5 Smew (1 drake)

Lagoon 1 - 1 Great White Egret still

North Arm - 2 Slavonian Grebes still, 2 Black-necked Grebes still and 1 Great White Egret still

South Arm 3 - 3 Smew (2 drakes)

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Bird News - Wednesday 1st February 2017

Lagoon 4 - 2 Smew (1 drake) still

Lagoon 3 - 1 Bittern still, 17 Red-crested Pochards still, 4 Smew (2 drakes) and 1 Slavonian Grebe

North Arm - 3 Black-necked Grebes still, 1 Green-winged Teal still and 10+ Dunlin still

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Bird News - Tuesday 31st January 2017

Lagoon 4 - 1 Mediterranean Gull roosted (1st winter), 2 Smew (1 drake) also 11 Dunlin

Lagoon 3 - 30 Red-crested Pochards and 8 Smew still

North Arm - 1 Slavonian Grebe still, 2 Great White Egrets still, 9 Dunlin still and 3 Black-necked Grebes still

South Arm 3 - 3 Smew, 1 Ruddy Duck still and 1 Red-necked Grebe still

Monday, 30 January 2017

Bird News - Monday 30th January 2017

Lagoon 3 - 1 Green-winged Teal still and 11 Smew still

South Arm 3 - 1 Red-necked Grebe still

Sunday, 29 January 2017

Bird News - Sunday 29th January 2017

North Arm - 1 Green-winged Teal (in the bay on the south shore) still also 1 Slavonain Grebe still

Saturday, 28 January 2017

Bird News - Saturday 28th January 2017

Lagoon 4 1 Iceland Gull (adult) and 1 Mediterranean Gull (1st winter) roosted this evening (JW)

Lagoon 3 - 3 Great White Egrets still, 1 Bittern still and 3 Smew (1 drake)

North Arm - 1 Green-winged Teal still, 1 Whimbrel still and 2 Black-necked Grebes still

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

Friday, 27 January 2017

Bird News - Friday 27th January 2017

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

Thursday, 26 January 2017

Bird News - Thursday 26th January 2017

Lagoon 3 - 3 Great White Egrets still and 1 Smew (redhead)

Lagoon 1 - 1 Great White Egret still

North Arm - 5 Dunlin

South Arm 3 - 1 Ruddy Duck still, 9 Smew (5 Drakes) and 18 Red-crested Pochards

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Bird News - Wednesday 25th January 2017

Lagoon 3 - 4 Dunlin

Lagoon 2 - 1 Stonechat still

Egelton Meadows - 1 Brambling (male) still

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Bird News - Tuesday 24th January 2017

Lagoon 3 - 1 Bittern still

North Arm - 3 Black-necked Grebes still, 1 Slavonian Grebe still, 30+ Dunlin still also 1 Green-winged Teal still (in Dickinsons Bay)

Sunday, 22 January 2017

Bird News - Sunday 22nd January 2017

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

South Arm 3 - 1 Red-necked Grebe still, 1 Scaup (female) still and 1 Red-crested Pochard (drake)

Saturday, 21 January 2017

Bird News - Saturday 21st January 2017

Lagoon 4 - 7 Whooper Swans (also over South Arm 3 earlier)

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

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

Friday, 20 January 2017

Bird News - Friday 20th January 2017

Lagoon 3 26 Red-crested Pochards still

North Arm - 3 Black-necked Grebes still, 1 Slavonian Grebe still, 30+ Dunlin still also 7 Whooper Swans flew over this morning

Burley Fishponds - 4 Great White Egrets roosted this evening

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Bird News - Tuesday 17th January 2017

Lagoon 3 - 23 Red-crested Pochards, 2 Great White Egrets still and 1 Bittern still

North Arm - 3 Black-necked Grebes still, 7 Whooper Swans (flew off mid afternoon) and 2 Slavonian Grebes still

South Arm 3 - 1 Red-necked Grebe still

Monday, 16 January 2017

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Saturday, 14 January 2017

Bird News - Saturday 14th January 2017

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