Sunday, 31 December 2017

Bird News - Sunday 31st December 2017

Lagoon 2 - 1 American Wigeon (drake) still

Lagoon 1 - 1 Great White Egret still

Friday, 29 December 2017

Bird News - Friday 29th December 2017

Lagoon 2 - 2 Smew (redheads) still

South Arm 3 - 1 Smew (drake) also 1 Red-necked Grebe still (off Old Hall)

Thursday, 28 December 2017

Bird News - Thursday 28th December 2017

Lagoon 3 - 1 Great White Egret still

Lagoon 2 - 1 American Wigeon (drake) still

South Arm 3 - 1 Red-necked Grebe still (off Old Hall)

Hambelton Peninsular - 1 Great Northern Diver still

Tuesday, 26 December 2017

Bird News - Tuesday 26th December 2017

Lagoon 3 - 1 Marsh Harrier still

Lagoon 2 - 1 American Wigeon (drake) still also 2 Smew still

Barnhill Creek - 2 Great Northern Divers still

Hambelton Peninsular - 1 Common Sandpiper still

North Arm - 1 Black-necked Grebe still

South Arm 3 - 1 Red-necked Grebe still

Monday, 25 December 2017

Bird News - Monday 25th December 2017

Lagoon 4 - 1 Smew (1st winter drake) still

Lagoon 3 - 22 Red-crested Pochards still

Goldeneye Spit - 35 Dunlin and 1 Ruff

North Arm - 1 Black-necked Grebe still

Barnhill Creek - 2 Great Northern Divers still

Sunday, 24 December 2017

Bird News - Sunday 24th December 2017

North Arm - 1 Black-necked Grebe still

Barnhill Creek - 2 Great Northern Divers still

Whitwell - 1 Great Northern Diver still

Saturday, 23 December 2017

Bird News - Saturday 23rd December 2017

Lagoon 4 1 Smew (1st winter darke)


Lagoon 3 21 Red-crested Pochards still

Lagoon 2 - 1 American Wigeon (drake) still and 4 Smew (2 drakes) still

Lagoon 1 - 1 Marsh Harrier (female) still and 1 Great White Egret still

South Arm 3 - 1 Red-necked Grebe still

North Arm - 1 Black-necked Grebe still

Hambelton Peninsular - 2 Great Northern Diver still

Whitwell Creek - 1 Great Northern Diver still

Friday, 22 December 2017

Bird News - Friday 22nd December 2017

Lagoon 3 - 4 Smew (2 drakes), 6 Red-crested Pochards still and 1 Marsh Harrier still

Goldeneye Spit - 95 Dunlin

Whitwell - 3 Great Northern Divers now in the Harbour this morning

North Arm - 1 Black-necked Grebe still

South Arm 3 - 4 Scaup (Teal Hide)

3 Great White Egrets still about

Thursday, 21 December 2017

Bird News - Thursday 21st December 2017

North Arm - 1 Black-necked Grebe still and 2 Dunlin

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

South Arm 3 - 1 Scaup (female/immature) and 9 Red-crested Pochards

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Bird News - Tuesday 19th December 2017

North Arm - 1 Black-necked Grebe still also 4 Whooper Swans (adults) this afternoon only

South Arm 3 - 3 Scaup (1 drake and 2 female/immature), 1 Great White Egret still, 17 Red-crested Pochards and 1 Red-necked Grebe still

Goldeneye Spit - 15 Dunlin


Monday, 18 December 2017

Saturday, 16 December 2017

Bird News - Saturday 16th December 2017

Hambelton Peninsular - 1 Rock Pipit still and 1 Common Sandpiper still

Main Water - 2 Great Northern Divers still

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Bird News - Thursday 14th December 2017

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

Lagoon 2 - 1 Smew (redhead) still

Hambelton Peninsular - 2 Great Northern Divers still also 1 Rock Pipit still

North Arm - 1 Smew (redhead), 1 Scaup (female) and 3 Dunlin

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Bird News - Tuesday 12th December 2017

Hambelton Peninsular - 1 Rock Pipit still and 1 Common Sandpiper still

Whitwell - 1 Great Northern Diver still

North Arm - 1 American Wigeon (drake) still

Saturday, 9 December 2017

Bird news - Saturday 9th December 2017

Lagoon 3 - 20+ Red-crested Pochards still

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

Hambelton Peninsular - 1 Great Northern Diver still

North Arm - 1 Common Scoter (female) and 1 Scaup

Friday, 8 December 2017

Bird News - Friday 8th December 2017

Hambelton Peninsular - 1 Great Northern Diver still, 8 Whooper Swans (2 Juveniles), 1 Rock Pipit and 1 Common Sandpiper

South Arm 3 - 1 American Wigeon (drake) still, 1 Red-necked Grebe still, 2 Great White Egrets still, 5 Black-tailed Godwits still and 1 Common Scoter

Lagoon 2 - 2 Smew (pair) and 1 American Wigeon (drake) still

Lagoon 1 - 2 Stonechats still, 2 Great White Egrets and 1 Marsh Harrier (female) still

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Bird News - Thursday 7th December 2017

Barnhill Creek - 1 Great Northern Diver still

South Arm 3 - 1 Red-necked Grebe still

North Arm - 2 Scaup and 1 Common Scoter (female)

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Bird News - Tuesday 5th December 2017

Lagoon 3 - 20 Red-crested Pochards still

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

Lagoon 1 - 1 Marsh Harrier still

Filterbeds - 2 Stonechats still

Barnhill Creek - 1 Great Northern Diver still

North Arm - 1 Common Scoter (female) still

South Arm 3 - 1 Red-necked Grebe still, 14 Dunlin still and 2 Scaup (females)

South Arm 2 - 5 Black-tailed Godwits still

4/5 Great White Egrets about now

Monday, 4 December 2017

Bird News - Monday 4th December 2017

Lagoon 3 - 2 Marsh Harriers (juveniles)

Lagoon 2 - 1 American Wigeon (drake) still1 Smew (redhead)

Lagoon 1 - 2 Great White Egrets

Heron Bay - 25 Dunlin

Goldeneye Spit - 1 Spotted Redshank and 17 Dunlin

North Arm - 13 Dunlin

South Arm 3 - 17 Red-crested Pochards and 5 Black-tailed Godwits

Sunday, 3 December 2017

Bird News - Sunday 3rd December 2017

Lagoon 2 - 1 American Wigeon (drake) still

Barnhill Creek - 1 Great Northern Diver still

Dam - 1 Great Northern Diver at the north end still

Saturday, 2 December 2017

Bird News - Saturday 2nd December 2017

Lagoon 4 2 Dunlin

Lagoon 3 14 Red-crested Pochards and 1 Marsh Harrier

Lagoon 2 - 1 American Wigeon (drake) still

Lagoon 1 - 1 Smew (redhead) this morning and 2 Stonechats still

South Arm 3 - 1 Red-necked Grebe still

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

Whitwell - 1 Great Northern Diver still

South Arm 2 - 1 Great White Egret still

Manton Bay - 2 Great White Egrets

Goldeneye Spit - 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Great White Egrets and 22 Dunlin