Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Bird News - Tuesday 11th December 2018

Lagoon 3 - 1 Marsh Harrier still

Lagoon 1 - 5 Smew (1 drake), 5 Bewick’s Swans still, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Black-tailed Godwit and 2 Stonechats still

South Arm 3 - 25 Red-crested Pochards still, 1 Red-necked Grebe still, 2 Great Northern Divers still and 1 Scaup (female)

South Arm 2 - 1 American Wigeon (drake) again (from Waderscrape Hide)

Dam - 1 Shag (juvenile) this afternoon (found by Chris Hubbard)

North Arm - 4 Scaup, 2 Black-necked Grebes still, 1 Slavonian Grebe still and 4 Pink-footed Geese still

Monday, 10 December 2018

Bird News - Monday 10th December 2018

Lagoon 3 - 1 Marsh Harrier still

Lagoon 1 - 3 Smew (redheads), 2 Stonechats still and 5 Bewick’s Swans still

Sunday, 9 December 2018

Bird News - Sunday 9th December 2018

Lagoon 1 - 5 Bewick’s Swans still, 2 Smew (redheads) still also 2 Stonechats

Manton Bay - 80 Dunlin and 2 Green Sandpipers

South Arm 3 - 2 Great Northern Divers still, 2 Scaup (1 female and 1 drake), 1 Red-necked Grebe still also 31 Red-crested Pochards still

North Arm - 2 Black-necked Grebes still, 1 Slavonian Grebe still, 4 Pink-footed Geese and 2 Scaup (drakes)

Burley Fishponds - 1 Green Sandpiper

Dam - 1 Green Sandpiper

Saturday, 8 December 2018

Bird News - Saturday 8th December 2018

Lagoon 1 - 5 Bewick’s Swans still also 2 Smew (redheads) still

Manton Bay - 1 American Wigeon (darke) still

North Arm - 2 Black-necked Grebes still

South Arm 3 - 1 Great Northern Diver still

Friday, 7 December 2018

Bird News - Friday 7th December 2018

Manton Bay - 1 American Wigeon (drake) still also 1 Green Sandpiper and 1 Ruff

North Arm - 1 Slavonian Grebe still

Thursday, 6 December 2018

Bird News - Thursday 6th December 2018

Lagoon 1 - 5 Bewick’s Swans still also 2 Smew (redheads) still

Manton Bay - 1 American Wigeon (drake)

Old Hall - 1 Red-necked Grebe still also 1 Great Northern Diver still

North Arm - 2 Black-necked Grebes and 1 Smew (redhead)

Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Bird News - Tuesday 4th December 2018

Lagoon 1 - 5 Bewick’s Swans still

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

Sunday, 2 December 2018

Saturday, 1 December 2018

Bird News - Saturday 1st December 2018

Lagoon 1 - 5 Bewick’s Swans still, 1 Black-tailed Godwit and 3 Smew (redheads) still

South Arm 3 - 30+ Red-crested Pochards still

Friday, 30 November 2018

Bird News - Friday 30th November 2018

Lagoon 4 - 1 Smew (redhead)

Lagoon 1 - 5 Bewick’s Swans still

South Arm 3 - 16 Red-crested Pochards still

Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Sunday, 25 November 2018

Bird News - Sunday 25th November 2018

Lagoon 1 - 5 Bewick’s Swans still also 1 Whooper Swan, 1 Black-tailed Godwit still, 1 Smew (redhead) and 1 Stonechat

Whitwell - 1 Red-throated Diver (juvenile) between Whitwell Point and the Dam also 1 Slavonian Grebe still

Hambelton Peninsular - 1 Slavonian Grebe still on the north side of the peninsular

South Arm 3 - 1 Great Northern Diver still, 1 Red-necked Grebe still also 6 Whooper Swans flew over the Old Hall


Saturday, 24 November 2018

Bird News - Saturday 24th November 2018

Lagoon 4 - 2 Dunlin

Lagoon 2 - 1 Marsh Harrier still

Lagoon 1 - 5 Bewick’s Swans still, 1 Black-tailed Godwit still, 3 Smew (redheads), 1 Dunlin and 1 Marsh Harrier still

South Arm 3 - 1 Red-necked Grebe still

South Arm 3 Island - 2 Ruff, 25 Dunlin, 22 Red-crested Pochards still

Whitwell - 1 Great Northern Diver still, 1 Common Scoter (female) also 1 White-fronted Goose (from the A606 roadside between Whitwell and Barnsdale feeding in the large field)






































Friday, 23 November 2018

Bird News - Friday 23rd November 2018

Lagoon 4 - 2 Dunlin and 1 Marsh Harrier

Lagoon 3 - 1 Bearded Tit this morning

Lagoon 1 - 5 Bewick’s Swans still this morning also 1 Marsh Harrier

North Arm - 2 Scaup still (1 female and immature male)

South Arm 3 - 1 Great Northern Diver and 1 Red-necked Grebe still (off Old Hall)

Hambelton Peninsular - 1 Slavonian Grebe off the north side

Whitwell Point - 1 Slavonian Grebe

Dam - 1 Green Sandpiper also 1 Slavonian Grebe (either one of the same two or another bird)

Heron Bay - 25 Dunlin


Thursday, 22 November 2018

Bird News - Thursday 22nd November 2018

Lagoon 3 - 1 Marsh Harrier still

Lagoon 1 - 5 Bewick’s Swans (3 juveniles) also 1 Black-tailed Godwit

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


Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Bird News - Wednesday 21st November 2018

Old Hall - 1 Great Northern Diver still this morning

Hambelton Peninsular - 1 White-fronted Goose still at midday

Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Bird News - Tuesday 20th November 2018

Dam - 2 Slavonian Grebes off the North End

Hambelton Peninsular - 1 White-fronted Goose

Old Hall - 1 Red-necked Grebe still

North Arm - 7 Red-crested Pochards and 5 Dunlin

Monday, 19 November 2018

Bird News - Monday 19th November 2018

Lagoon 3 - 1 Marsh Harrier still

South Arm 3 - 2 Bewick Swans this afternoon (from about 2:00 then flew east roughly an hour later and then seen in the North Arm early evening

Saturday, 17 November 2018

Bird News - Saturday 17th November 2018

North Arm - 8 Whooper Swans

South Arm 3 - 1 Great Northern Diver still

Manton Bay - 2 Black-tailed Godwits



Thursday, 15 November 2018

Bird News - Thursday 15th November 2018

Lagoon 3 - 1 Bearded Tit this morning

South Arm 3 - 1 Red-necked Grebe still

South Arm 2 - 62 Red-crested Pochards still

Goldeneye Spit - 1  Greenshank

North Arm - 1 Scaup, 2 Red-crested Pochards and 10 Dunlin

Monday, 12 November 2018

Bird News - Monday 12th November 2018

North Arm - 1 Scaup and 2 Black-tailed Godwits

South Arm 31 Red-necked Grebe still also 1 Great Northern Diver

Sunday, 11 November 2018

Bird News - Sunday 11th November 2018

Manton Bay - 3 Green Sandpipers

South Arm 2 - 62 Red-crested Pochards

Dam - 1 Green Sandpiper and 2 Red-crested Pochards

Also 16 Great White Egrets still about the reserve

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Bird News - Tuesday 6th November 2018

Lagoon 3 - 1 Shorelark flew over heading North at 11:49

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

Monday, 5 November 2018

Sunday, 4 November 2018

Bird News - Sunday 4th November 2018

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

South Arm 2 - 28 Red-crested Pochards

North Arm - 1 Bar-tailed Godwit and 4 Red-crested Pochards

Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Bird News - Tuesday 30th October 2018

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

South Arm 2 - 1 Whooper Swan, 1 Rock Pipit and 1 Marsh Harrier (from Teal Hide)

Saturday, 27 October 2018

Bird News - Saturday 27th October 2018

Lagoon 3 - 3 Bearded Tits still

South Arm 3 - 7 Whooper Swans flew over the water low (from Lapwing Hide)

Friday, 26 October 2018

Bird News - Friday 26th October 2018

Lagoon 3 - 4 Bearded Tits (between Shoveler Hide and Buzzard Hide)

South Arm 2 - 2 Whooper Swans (from Teal Hide)

Monday, 22 October 2018

Sunday, 21 October 2018

Bird News - Sunday 21st October 2018

Lagoon 4 - 1 Rock Pipit

Lagoon 3 - 1 Scaup (female)

Goldeneye Spit - 4 Whooper Swans (then flew off early afternoon)

South Arm 2 - 23 Red-crested Pochards

Also a report of a ringtail harrier species over Egelton Lagoons this afternoon

Saturday, 20 October 2018

Bird News - Saturday 20th October 2018

Lagoon 3 - 1 Scaup (1st winter drake)

Manton Bay - 1 Hawfinch flew over with Redwings

Friday, 19 October 2018

Bird News - Friday 19th October 2018

Lagoon 4 - 3 Whooper Swans this afternoon

Lagoon 1 - 10 Great White Egrets this morning

Dam - 1 Rock Pipit

North Arm - 1 Rock Pipit

Thursday, 18 October 2018

Bird News - Thursday 18th October 2018

Lagoon 2 - 2 Marsh Harriers flew over this morning

Crake Hide - 1 Jack Snipe again

North Arm - 1 American Wigeon (drake) again

South Arm 1 - 1 Red-necked Grebe still from Teal Hide heading West

Monday, 15 October 2018

Bird News - Monday 15th October 2018

Lagoon 1 - 1 Glossy Ibis still

Normanton Church - 2 Great Skuas flew west past Normanton Church at 10:53 heading down the South Arm

South Arm 3 - 1 Jack Snipe again (right infront of Crake Hide)

Sunday, 14 October 2018

Bird News - Sunday 14th October 2018

Lagoon 1 - 1 Glossy Ibis still

Burley Fishponds - 1 Red-necked Grebe by the bund this morning

Also 19 Great White Egrets about

Friday, 12 October 2018

Bird News - Friday 12th October 2018

Lagoon 1 - 1 Glossy Ibis still

Also 10 Great White Egrets about the reserve today

Thursday, 11 October 2018

Bird News - Thursday 11th October 2018

Lagoon 1 - 1 Glossy Ibis still

South Arm 3 - 7 Great White Egrets (from Crake Hide)

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Bird News - Tuesday 9th October 2018

Lagoon 1 - 1 Glossy Ibis still also 2 Grey Plovers

Burley Fishponds - 2 Brambling flew over

Crake Hide - 1 Jack Snipe

Monday, 8 October 2018

Bird News - Monday 8th October 2018

Lagoon 1 - 1 Glossy Ibis still

Manton Bay - 1 American Wigeon (drake) still (from Waderscrape Hide)

Sunday, 7 October 2018

Bird News - Sunday 7th October 2018

Lagoon 1 - 1 Glossy Ibis now on here

Manton Bay - 1 American Wigeon (drake) still (from Waderscrape Hide)

Saturday, 6 October 2018

Bird News - Saturday 6th October 2018

Burley Fishpnds - 1 Glossy Ibis still

North Arm - 5 Whooper Swans now, 5 Rock Pipits and 2 Arctic Terns (juveniles) (this evening)

Friday, 5 October 2018

Bird News - Friday 5th October 2018

North Arm - 1 Glossy Ibis also 3 Whooper Swans

South Arm 3 - 3 Red-crested Pochards

Manton Bay - 1 American Wigeon (drake) again

Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Bird News - Wednesday 3rd October 2018

Dam - 2 Purple Sandpipers about half way along, then both flew off at about 18:15 and headed towards Hambelton Peninsular then in the direction of the North Arm. Then at 18:25 one flew back and landed half way along the Dam wall. Found by Chris Hubbard

Tuesday, 2 October 2018

Bird News - Tuesday 2nd October 2018

Manton Bay - 1 American Wigeon (eclipse drake) still this morning

North Arm - 4 Great White Egrets

South Arm 2 - 2 Great White Egrets

Monday, 1 October 2018

Bird News - Monday 1st October 2018

South Arm 3 - 7 Red-crested Pochards

South Arm 2 - 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Red-crested Pochards (pair) and 1 Ringed Plover

Sunday, 30 September 2018

Bird News - Sunday 30th September 2018

Lagoon 3 - 1 Marsh Harrier still

Manton Bay - 1 American Wigeon again (from Waderscrape Hide)

South Arm 3 - 7 Red-crested Pochards

South Arm 2 - 1 Red-necked Grebe still

Thursday, 27 September 2018

Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Bird News - Tuesday 25th September 2018

North Arm - 1 Red-necked Grebe still (opposite Barnsdale mowing West) this morning

Saturday, 22 September 2018

Bird News - Saturday 22nd September 2018

South Arm 3 - 1 Grey Phalarope (adult) still also 1 Arctic Tern (juvenile) still

South Arm 1 -  1 Great Skua between South Arm 3 island and Goldeneye Hide from about 12:05-13:15 then flew off high west

Manton Bay - 1 Grey Phalarope (1st winter) this morning

North Arm - 4 Great White Egrets, 2 Red-crested Pochards, 20 Dunlin and 10 Ringed Plovers

Friday, 21 September 2018

Bird News - Friday 21st September 2018

Lagoon 3 - 1 Bittern again

South Arm 3 - 1 Grey Phalarope still (from Teal Hide) also 2+ Arctic Terns (juveniles)

Goldeneye Spit - 1 Sanderling

North Arm - 1 Merlin (female/immature) this afternoon

Thursday, 20 September 2018

Bird News - Thursday 20th September 2018

South Arm 3 - 1 Grey Phalarope (between the fisherman’s car park at the Old Hall and Lapwing Hide on the water)

Old Hall - 1 Glossy Ibis (found at 13:40) then flew off at 13:58 heading south-east with cormorants over Hambleton Wood then lost to view also 9 Dunlin and 5 Ringed Plovers

North Arm - 14 Dunlin, 2 Great White Egrets and 16 Ringed Plovers


Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Bird news - Tuesday 18th September 2018

Manton Bay - 1 American Wigeon again

Burley Fishponds - 1 Pectoral Sandpiper this evening then flew high east at 18:10 also 1 Garganey

Monday, 17 September 2018

Sunday, 16 September 2018

Bird News - Sunday 16th September 2018

Lagoon 1 - 1 Stonechat still

Goldeneye Spit - 16 Dunlin and 13 Ringed Plovers

South Arm 3 - 1 Garganey (drake) (from Fieldfare Hide)

Saturday, 15 September 2018

Bird News - Saturday 15th September 2018

Lagoon 4 - 12 Dunlin and 5 Ringed Plovers

Lagoon 3 - 3 Ruff, 3 Green Sandpipers and 2 Black-tailed Godwits

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

Manton Bay - 1 Green Sandpiper

North Arm - 1 Red-necked Grebe still

Sunday, 9 September 2018

Bird News - Sunday 9th September 2018

Lagoon 3 - 4 Black-tailed Godwits and 7 Ruff

Lagoon 1 - 2+ Marsh Harriers and 1 Garganey

North Arm - 1 Common Scoter (female) still

South Arm - 6 Red-crested Pochards

Saturday, 8 September 2018

Bird News - Saturday 8th September 2018

Lagoon 3 - 1 Black-tailed Godwit still, 1 Bittern still and 1 Marsh Harrier still

Lagoon 1 - 2 Ruff

North Arm - 1 Common Scoter (female) still

Also 8 Green Sandpipers, 2 Greenshank, 3 Dunlin, 3 Common Sandpipers and 13 Ringed Plovers around the reserve

Friday, 7 September 2018

Bird News - Friday 7th September 2018

Lagoon 3 - 6 Ruff, 4 Black-tailed Godwits, 1 Green Sandpiper and 2 Marsh Harriers still

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

North Arm - 1 Red-necked Grebe still

Wednesday, 5 September 2018

Bird News - Wednesday 5th September 2018

Lagoon 3 - 6 Ruff, 4 Black-tailed Godwits, 1 Green Sandpiper and 2 Marsh Harriers

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

North Arm - 1 Red-necked Grebe still

Sunday, 2 September 2018

Bird News - Sunday 2nd September 2018

Lagoon 3 - 3 Black-tailed Godwits, 2 Green Sandpipers and 1 Ruff

North Arm - 1 Great Northern Diver still

Hambelton Peninsular - 1 Turnstone (just north of Barnhill Creek)

Dam - 1 Turnstone also 1 Wheatear

Saturday, 1 September 2018

Friday, 31 August 2018

Bird News - Friday 31st August 2018

Fieldfare Hide - 1 Barred Warbler trapped and ringed at 13:29 then flew off into the plantation beyond Fieldfare Hide and not seen since

Thursday, 30 August 2018

Tuesday, 28 August 2018

Bird News - Tuesday 28th August 2018

Lagoon 1 - 2 Greenshank, 4 Black-tailed Godwits, 2 Common Sandpipers and 1 Garganey

North Arm - 1 Common Scoter (female) still also 1 Great Northern Diver still, 10 Ringed Plovers and 1 Dunlin

Monday, 27 August 2018

Bird News - Monday 27th August 2018

Lagoon 1 - 3 Marsh Harriers, 3 Black-tailed Godwits, 2 Ruff and 1 Common Sandpiper

South Arm 3 - 1 Black Tern

North Arm - 1 Red-necked Grebe still

Sunday, 26 August 2018

Bird News - Sunday 26th August 2018

Lagoon 1 - 1 Greenshank, 1 Garganey, 3 Ruff, 2 Great White Egrets, 1 Common Sandpiper and 3 Black-tailed Godwits

North Arm - 1 Red-necked Grebe still and 1 Great Northern Diver still

South Arm 3 - 1 Black Tern

Saturday, 25 August 2018

Friday, 24 August 2018

Bird News - Friday 24th August 2018

Lagoon 1 - 7 Garganey and 1 Marsh Harrier still

Manton Bay - 2 Black-tailed Godwits still

North Arm - 1 Great Northern Diver still and 1 Red-necked Grebe still (off Fisherman’s Car Park) also 2 Red-crested Pochards (drakes)

Dam - 1 Sanderling just west on the shoreline

Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Bird News - Wednesday 22nd August 2018

Lagoon 3 - 2 Great White Egrets still

Burley Fishponds - 1 Purple Heron again

North Arm - 1 Common Scoter still, 1 Red-necked Grebe still, 1 Great Northern Diver still also 3 Black Terns

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Bird News - Tuesday 21st August 2018

South Arm 3 - 1 Black Tern

Burley Fishponds - 1 Purple Heron again after going missing for about 1 week

Sunday, 19 August 2018

Bird News - Sunday 19th August 2018

Lagoon 3 - 1 Bittern seen in flight again also 1 Ruff

Lagoon 1 - 1 Greenshank and 1 Common Sandpiper also 1 Little Stint this evening

North Arm - 1 Great Northern Diver still

Manton Bay - 4 Black-tailed Godwits, 4 Dunlin and 6 Green Sandpipers

Goldeneye Spit - 1 Red-necked Phalarope still

BTO Ringing Stand - 1 Grasshopper Warbler ringed this morning

Saturday, 18 August 2018

Bird News - Saturday 18th August 2018

Lagoon 4 - 1 Spotted Redshank this evening

Lagoon 3 - 1 Bittern, 1 Garganey and 2 Marsh Harriers still

Lagoon 2 - 1 Green Sandpiper

Lagoon 1 - 2 Ruff still and 1 Greenshank

North Arm - 1 Common Scoter still also 1 Red-necked Grebe still

Burley Fishponds - 2 Green Sandpipers

South Arm 3 - 1 Great Northern Diver still

Goldeneye Spit - 1 Red-necked Phalarope still (from Goldeneye Hide)

Manton Bay - 8 Green Sandpipers, 1 Greenshank and 4 Black-tailed Godwits

Friday, 17 August 2018

Bird News - Friday 17th August 2018

Lagoon 4 - 2 Caspian Gulls this afternoon

Lagoon 3 - 3 Dunlin

Lagoon 2 - 1 Great White Egret still

Lagoon 1 - 1 Great White Egret still, 2 Ruff also 2 Marsh Harriers (also over Lagoon 3)

Manton Bay - 1 Wood Sandpiper still, 10 Black-tailed Godwits, 3 Green Sandpipers and 1 Garganey

North Arm - 1 Great Northern Diver still, 1 Red-necked Grebe still, 1 Common Scoter and 1 Common Sandpiper

Goldeneye Spit - 1 Red-necked Phalarope still

Thursday, 16 August 2018

Bird News - Thursday 16th August 2018

Goldeneye Spit - 1 Red-necked Phalarope still (from Godleneye Hide)

Manton Bay - 1 Wood Sandpiper still

Heron Bay - 2 Great White Egrets still

North Arm - 1 Great Northern Diver still, 1 Red-necked Grebe still and 1 Common Scoter still

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Bird News - Wednesday 15th August 2018

Lagoon 3 - 1 Bittern again in flight

Goldeneye Spit - 1 Red-necked Phalarope (from Goldeneye Hide)

North Arm - 1 Red-necked Grebe (from Barnsdale) also 1 Great Northern Diver still

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Bird News - Tuesday 14th August 2018

Lagoon 3 - 1 Bittern flying around this morning

South Arm 3 - 6 Garganey also 2 Black-necked Grebes now (from Gadwall Hide)

Goldeneye Spit - 1 Red-necked Phalarope still (from Goldeneye Hide)

North Arm - 1 Great Northern Diver still

Monday, 13 August 2018

Bird News - Monday 13th August 2018

Lagoon 1 - 1 Great White Egret still

Goldeneye Spit - 1 Red-necked Phalarope still (from Goldeneye Hide) also 2 Sanderling this afternoon

North Arm - 1 Great Northern Diver still

Burley Fishponds - 1 Purple Heron (juvenile) still this morning

South Arm 3 - 1 Black-necked Grebe (from Firldfare Hide)

Sunday, 12 August 2018

Bird News - Sunday 12th August 2018

Lagoon 1 - 1 Great White Egret still

Goldeneye Spit - 1 Red-necked Phalarope (juvenile) first seen at 11:45 showing well from Goldeneye Hide

Saturday, 11 August 2018

Bird News - Saturday 11th August 2018

Lagoon 3 - 1 Green Sandpiper and 1 Dunlin

Lagoon 1 - 6 Dunlin

Manton Bay - 1 Wood Sandpiper still, 7 Black-tailed Godwits and 3 Green Sandpipers

Heron Bay - 1 Great White Egret still

Burley Fishponds - 1 Purple Heron (juvenile) still

Thursday, 9 August 2018

Bird News - Thursday 9th August 2018

Lagoon 3 - 2 Green Sandpipers8 Black-tailed Godwits and 1 Ruff

Lagoon 1 - 1 Great White Egret still, 1 Marsh Harrier and 6 Dunlin also 1 Curlew Sandpiper (reported)

North Arm - 1 Great Northern Diver still also 1 Green Sandpiper and 1 Common Scoter (female) still

Burley Fishponds - 1 Purple Heron (juvenile) still at 16:15

Manton Bay - 2 Wood Sandpipers still also 6 Black-tailed Godwits and 3 Green Sandpipers

Egelton Reserve - 3 Common Sandpipers around

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Bird News - Wednesday 8th August 2018

Manton Bay - 2 Wod Sandpipers still

Burley Fishponds - 1 Purple Heron (juvenile) still

Heron Bay - 2 Great White Egrets still

Monday, 6 August 2018

Sunday, 5 August 2018

Bird News - Sunday 5th August 2018

Lagoon 1 - 4 Garganey

North Arm - 1 Great Northern Diver still also 1 Common Scoter (female) still

Burley Fishponds - 1 Purple Heron still (flew in this morning at 7:30)

Manton Bay - 2 Wood Sandpipers still, 1 Great White Egret still, 1 Greenshank and 8 Black-tailed Godwits

Saturday, 4 August 2018

Bird News - Saturday 4th August 2018

Lagoon 4 - 1 Garganey

Lagoon 3 - 1 Ruff and 2 Black-tailed Godiwts

Lagoon 2 - 1 Spotted Redskank (from Grebe Hide) also 1 Garganey and 1 Great White Egret still

Lagoon 1 - 2 Garganey and 1 Marsh Harrier (juvenile)

Manton Bay - 2 Wood Sandpipers still, 8 Black-tailed Godwits and 3 Dunlin

North Arm - 1 Great Northern Diver still also 1 Common Scoter (female) still

Burley Fishponds - 1 Purple Heron still

Friday, 3 August 2018

Bird News - Friday 3rd August 2018

Lagoon 3 - 2 Green Sandpipers still

Lagoon 1 - 1 Garganey and 3 Greenshanks

Manton Bay - 2 Wood Sandpipers still, 33 Black-tailed Godwits and 6 Green Sandpipers

North Arm - 1 Common Scoter (female)

Thursday, 2 August 2018

Bird News - Thursday 2nd August 2018

Manton Bay - 1 Wood Sandpiper still, 5 Black-tailed Godwits and 5 Green Sandpipers this evening

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Bird News - Wednesday 1st August 2018

Lagoon 1 - 1 Garganey

Burley Fishponds - 1 Purple Heron again

North Arm - 1 Great Northern Diver still

Manton Bay - 2 Wood Sandpipers still


Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Bird News - Tuesday 31st July 2018

Manton Bay - 1 Glossy Ibis still, 1 Great White Egret still also 2 Wood Sandpipers

Burley Fishponds - 1 Purple Heron again briefly this afternoon

Monday, 30 July 2018

Bird News - Monday 30th July 2018

Manton Bay - 1 Glossy Ibis still also 2 Wood Sandpipers, 4 Green Sandpipers and 5 Common Sandpipers this evening

Burley Fishponds - 1 Purple Heron still this afternoon (but illusive)

Sunday, 29 July 2018

Bird News - Sunday 29th July 2018

Lagoon 3 - 1 Ruff

Lagoon 1 - 2 Great White Egrets still, 4 Garganey and 1 Marsh Harrier

North Arm - 1 Great Northern Diver still

Burley Fishponds - 1 Purple Heron (juvenile) early morning only

Manton Bay - 1 Glossy Ibis still also 1 Wood Sandpiper

Saturday, 28 July 2018

Bird News - Saturday 28th July 2018

Lagoon 4 - 2 Common Sandpipers

Lagoon 3 - 2 Common Sandpipers, 3 Green Sandpipers, 1 Ruff and 1 Black-tailed Godwit

Lagoon 1 - 1 Marsh Harrier still

Heron Bay - 2 Great White Egrets still also unconfirmed report of Glossy Ibis on the opposite bank

South Arm 2 - 2 Common Sandpipers (from Teal Hide)

Burley Fishponds - 1 Purple Heron still this morning

Friday, 27 July 2018

Bird News - Friday 27th July 2018

Lagoon 3 - 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank, 7 Green Sandpipers, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Ruff, 1 Great White Egret and 1 Black Tern

North Arm - 1 Great Northern Diver still (near the water tower)

Burley Fishponds - 1 Purple Heron this morning

Thursday, 26 July 2018

Bird News - Thursday 26th July 2018

Lagoon 4 - 1 Green Sandpiper

Lagoon 3 - 1 Purple Heron (juvenile) again briefly this morning also 6 Green Sandpipers

Lagoon 2 - 1 Great White Egret still

Monday, 23 July 2018

Bird News - Monday 23rd July 2018

Lagoon 3 - 1 Glossy Ibis still also 2 Black-tailed Godwits

Lagoon 1 - 1 Marsh Harrier (juvenile) this evening

Sunday, 22 July 2018

Bird News - Sunday 22nd July 2018

Lagoon 6 - 1 Great White Egret still

Lagoon 4 - 5 Dunlin

Lagoon 3 - 1 Glossy Ibis still also 1 Common Sandpiper

Burley Fishponds - 1 Purple Heron (juvenile) first seen on Lagoon 3 hthis mroning then seen flying towards Lagoon 4, but then seen in the Fishponds at 14:23 where it spent the rest of the day spending the majority of the time on the north shore

North Arm - 1 Common Sandpiper

Saturday, 21 July 2018

Bird News - Saturday 21st July 2018

Lagoon 3 - 1 Glossy Ibis still, 1 Green Sandpiper and 1 Ruff

Lagoon 1 - 1 Great White Egret still

North Arm - 1 Common Sandpiper

Thursday, 19 July 2018

Bird News - Thursday 19th July 2018

Lagoon 4 - 6 Dunlin and 1 Common Sandpiper this evening

Lagoon 3 - 1 Glossy Ibis still, 1 Garganey still, 1 Ruff, 2 Green Sandpipers, 1 Greenshank and 3 Black-tailed Godwits

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Bird News - Tuesday 17th July 2018

Lagoon 3 - 1 Glossy Ibis still, 1 Garganey still, 1 Ruff and 24 Black-tailed Godwits

Lagoon 1 - 1 Great White Egret again, 1 Knot also 62+ Black-tailed Godwits (possibly same as birds on Lagoon 3 earlier)

Monday, 16 July 2018

Bird News - Monday 16th July 2018

Lagoon 3 - 1 Glossy Ibis (first seen at 11:00) been a bit flighty and sometimes illusive. Also 1 Graganey, 1 Ruff, 1 Green Sandpiper and 5 Black-tailed Godwits

Sunday, 15 July 2018

Bird News - Sunday 15th July 2018

Lagoon 4 - 1 Common Sandpiper

Lagoon 3 - 1 Green Sandpiper and 1 Black-tailed Godwit

Saturday, 14 July 2018

Bird News - Saturday 14th July 2018

Lagoon 4 - 1 Mediterranean Gull (juvenile)

Lagoon 1 - 54 Black-tailed Godwits also 1 Great White Egret still (also in North Arm)

Thursday, 12 July 2018

Bird News - Thursday 12th July 2018

Lagoon 3 - 1 Black-tailed Godwit and 4 Green Sandpipers

North Arm - 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Common Scoter (drake) and 2 Green Sandpipers

Monday, 9 July 2018

Bird News - Monday 9th July 2018

Lagoon 4 - 1 Dunlin

Lagoon 3 - 1 Red-crested Pochard and 5 Green Sandpipers

Lagoon 1 - 6 Black-tailed Godwits

Saturday, 7 July 2018

Bird News - Saturday 7th July 2018

Lagoon 4 - 1 Common Sandpiper and 1 Marsh Harrier

Lagoon 3 - 3 Green Sandpipers

Lagoon 1 - 1 Dunlin

Wet Meadow - 2 Black-tailed Godwits

Thursday, 5 July 2018

Bird News - Thursday 5th July 2018

Lagoon 4 - 27 Black-tailed Godwits and 1 Common Sandpiper

Lagoon 1 - 58 Black-tailed Godwits this afternoon, but no sign this evening

Wet Meadow - 4 Black-tailed Godwits

Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Bird News - Tuesday 3rd July 2018

Lagoon 4 - 1 Little Tern and 1 Ruff

Egelton Reserve - 4 Black-tailed Godwits and 1 Greenshank

Monday, 2 July 2018

Bird News - Monday 2nd July 2018

Lagoon 3 - 1 Marsh Harrier, 2 Black-tailed Godwits, 1 Ruff and 1 Red-crested Pochard (female)

Lagoon 1 - 1 Turtle Dove again as it flew into the trees between the visitor centre and Mallard Hide

Sunday, 1 July 2018

Saturday, 30 June 2018

Bird News - Saturday 30th June 2018

Lagoon 4 - 4 Black Terns, 3 Greenshank and 1 Whimbrel

South Arm 3 - 1 Red-crested Pochards (female) (Crake Hide)

Lyndon Visitor Centre - 1 Woodcock flew past at 15:10

Friday, 29 June 2018

Bird News - Friday 29th June 2018

Lagoon 4 - 1 Knot (also on Lagoon 1) also 1 Black-tailed Godwit

Lagoon 2 - 1 Bittern flew from here to Lagoon 3

Lagoon 1 - 1 Turtle Dove flew over also 1 Black-tailed Godwit and 1 Marsh Harrier

Thursday, 28 June 2018

Bird news - Thursday 28th June 2018

Lagoon 4 - 1 Garganey (drake)

Lagoon 1 - 10 Black-tailed Godwits and 4 Green Sandpipers

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Saturday, 9 June 2018

Bird News - Saturday 9th June 2018

Lagoon 4 - 7 Dunlin

Lagoon 2 - 1 Green Sandpiper flew over Lapwing Hide

Wet Meadow - 2 Garganey (pair) (then on Lagoon 1 this afternoon)

South Arm 3 - 1 Great Northern Diver still (from Teal Hide)

Sunday, 3 June 2018

Saturday, 2 June 2018

Bird News - Saturday 2nd June 2018

Lagoon 4 - 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 15 Dunlin, 11 Sanderlings also 2 Garganey (pair) still

South Arm - 2 Great Northern Divers still (from Teal Hide)

Thursday, 31 May 2018

Monday, 28 May 2018

Bird news - Monday 28th May 2018

Lagoon 4 - 2 Garganey (pair) also 35 Ringed Plovers still

South Arm 3 - 2 Great Northern Divers (off Teal Hide)

Sunday, 27 May 2018

Bird News - Sunday 27th May 2018

Lagoon 4 - 1 Black-winged Stilt back for another weekend again also, 1 Little Stint (first thing only), 1 Greenshank (heard only), 3 Grey Plovers (different to yesterdays birds), 4+ Sanderlings, 10+ Dunlin, 37 Ringed Plovers also 1 Little Tern still

South Arm 3 - 1 Great Northern Diver still, 1 Arctic Tern also 1 Grey Plover (summer plumage) flew over

Saturday, 26 May 2018

Bird News - Saturday 26th May 2018

Lagoon 4 - 2 Little Terns, 4 Black Terns, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Little Stint still, 4 Grey Plovers, 15 Sanderlings, 1 Turnstone also 1 Greenshank

Friday, 25 May 2018

Bird News - Friday 25th May 2018

Lagoon 4 - 3 Little Terns, 2 Black Terns, 1 Curlew Sandpiper still, 1 Turnstone, 10 Sanderling also 1 Little Stint

Lagoon 3 - 6 Arctic Terns

Lagoon 1 - 1 Greenshank

South Arm 3 - 1 Great Northern Diver still

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Bird News - Wednesday 23rd May 2018

Lagoon 4 - 1 Little Tern still, 1 Curlew Sandpiper still and 1 Grey Plover still

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Saturday, 19 May 2018

Bird News - Saturday 19th May 2018

Lagoon 4 - 1 Black-winged Stilt still

Lagoon 3 - 1 Marsh Harrier this morning

South Arm 3 - 1 Great Northern Diver still

Friday, 18 May 2018

Bird News - Friday 18th May 2018

Lagoon 4 - 1 Black-winged Stilt first seen at about 8:30 thought to have been the same bird from before also 1 Ruff, 1 Greenshank, 1 Sanderling and 1 Dunlin

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Sunday, 13 May 2018

Bird News - Sunday 13th May 2018

Lagoon 4 - 1 Grey Plover still, 2 Common Sandpipers, 1 Turnstone and 6 Dunlin

South Arm 3 - 1 Great Northern Diver still also 6 Common Scoters (4 drakes)

Saturday, 12 May 2018