Friday, 14 December 2018 Login Register


Friday 14th December 2018

The Barn owl was seen at dusk, with the drake Mandarin still on the Carp Lake,
16 Curlew were in the entrance field, the Ruff was on the Village Lake,
A pair of Bullfinch were on the East path, with a returning female Brambling by the feeders,
200+Fieldfare & Redwing were on the reserve, along with 15+ Yellowhammers in the North hedge,
Marsh harrier & Peregrine were present on the reserve

Posted By: Barry on 12/14/2018 5:36:09 PM

Thursday 13th December 2018

Today, there was a pair of Goosander on the Island Lake, along with 13 Curlew also,
A Pink-footed goose was on the Main Lake, with 16 Golden plovers over the New workings,
Several Marsh harriers were hunting the reserve, along with 2 Peregrines,
The drake Mandarin was on the Carp Lake, with numerous Fieldfares & Redwings about

Posted By: Barry on 12/13/2018 9:36:05 PM

Wednesday 12th December 2018

Seen today was 7 Curlew, 2 Marsh harriers & Yellowhammer
Posted By: Barry on 12/12/2018 9:31:31 PM

Tuesday 11th December 2018

The Ruff was on the Village Lake, with Curlew seen also
Posted By: Barry on 12/11/2018 8:23:41 PM

Monday 10th December 2018

Today, the Ruff was on the Village Lake,
Also seen was Barn & Tawny owls, Marsh harrier, 12 Curlews (south) & Kingfisher

Posted By: Barry on 12/10/2018 9:04:02 PM

Sunday 9th December 2018

The highlight of today was a Ring-tailed Hen harrier briefly over the Village Lake interacting with a Marsh harrier,
A Brent goose was on the Village/ Main Lakes until late morning, when it flew over the East ridge with some Greylag geese,
Also seen was the Barn owl (at dusk), Tawny owl, 8 Curlews, a Goosander, Kingfisher, Treecreeper, the drake Mandarin duck, Peregrine, 5 Pink-footed geese, Water rail & Yellowhammer

Marsh & Hen harrier over the Village Lake

Flying Brent & Pink-footed geese

Brent goose on the Main Lake, all photos with thanks to MIke Ashforth

Posted By: Barry on 12/9/2018 8:12:37 PM

Saturday 8th December 2018

In the afternoon, there was 2 adult & 5 juvenile Whooper swans on the Village Lake,
A pair of Pintail were on the Main & Carp Lakes, with 3+ Pink-footed geese also seen,
Also present today was an afternoon Barn owl, a Tawny owl on the East path in the evening, an hunting Marsh harrier, 12+ Curlew, 4 Dunlin (Island Lake), 30+ Skylark on the North field & Yellowhammer

Posted By: Barry on 12/8/2018 7:41:36 PM