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Sunday 5th February 2023

The Bittern was seen on the Village lake from the Turret hide in the morning, showing especially well just after mid-day,
A Barn owl was hunting the Village lake margins in the early morning,
2 Treecreepers were on the West path, along with about 50 Siskins,
A Green sandpiper & 2 Ruffs were in the New workings, with a Grey wagtail being seen close to Cell 2a,
Also seen was 18 Curlews (entrance field), Stonechats (Maize field) & Tawny owl (Far Corner)

Lapwing over the Main lake

Posted By: BarryJ on 2/5/2023 5:07:37 PM

Saturday 4th February 2023

In the late afternoon, a Bittern was seen from the Turret hide,
In the early morning, a Great white egret flew north over the Main lake & Cell 'A',
At least 500 Pink-footed geese in several skeins flew north in the morning, with the juvenile Whooper swan roosting on Crossland's lake & then seen flying north in the early morning,
10 Barnacle geese, including 3 neck collared birds were on Cell 2a in the late morning,
23 Curlew were in the entrance field, with 9 Little egrets & 18 Cormorants counted at their roosts,
4 Black-tailed godwits (Cell 'A') & 2 mobile Ruffs & Green sandpiper (Cell 2a) were seen,
Also seen was 3 Marsh harrier, about 50 Siskins & a Lesser redpoll (Carp lake), Stonechats (Maize field & Cell 'C') , Barn owl (morning in Cell 'C'), 20+ Greenfinches (feeders), Grey wagtail (New workings), Little owl (Lesser redpoll (Carp lake), Red kite, Peregrine plus Tawny owl (Far Corner)

Male Stonechat on the Maize field

Posted By: BarryJ on 2/4/2023 6:31:08 PM

Friday 3rd February 2023

A Ruff was on the Silt pond, with a Green sandpiper in the New workings,
8 Curlews were on the Island lake, later flying north,
A Pink-footed goose was with the Greylags in the North field,
About 30 Redwings, 10 Fieldfares & 15 Yellowhammers were seen in the New workings,
The female Stonechat was seen on the Maize field

Grey heron on the Village lake

Posted By: BarryJ on 2/3/2023 5:45:02 PM

Thursday 2nd February 2023

A drake Goldeneye was on Cell 2a,
There was the 4 Black-tailed godwits & 2 Ruffs on Cell 'A', with 17+ Curlews on the Island lake & a Green sandpiper in the New workings,
Also seen was 100+ Siskins (Butterfly walk), Marsh harrier, 9 roosting Little egrets, Lesser redpoll south, 100+ Linnet plus male Merlin (New workings), Marsh harrier, Little owl, 50+ Tree sparrows (both feeders) & 2 pairs of Stonechats (Maize field & Dryham Ings)

Male Bullfinch along Dryham lane

Posted By: BarryJ on 2/2/2023 5:59:01 PM

Wednesday 1st February 2023

7 Canada geese were with over 200 Greylag geese on the North field, later alighting on the Main lake,
3 Black-tailed godwits & 2 Ruffs were on Cell 'A',
About 20 Curlews dropped onto the Island lake in the morning, with the Stonechats being seen on the Maize field

Water rail on the Village lake

Posted By: BarryJ on 2/1/2023 5:32:37 PM

Tuesday 31st January 2023

4 Black-tailed godwits & 2 Ruffs were seen on Cell 'A',
9 Little egrets were at the Main lake roost, with Marsh harrier over the Reed-bed & the pair of Stonechats by the Dragonfly ponds

Male Stonechat by the Dragonfly ponds

Posted By: BarryJ on 1/31/2023 9:19:45 PM

Monday 30th January 2023

A Woodcock was seen to fly over the Main lake, with 4 Black-tailed godwits & 2 Ruffs on Cell 'A', 15 Curlews on the Island lake & 3 Oystercatchers seen,
Red kite, Marsh harrier & Peregrine was all seen at times of the day,
Also seen was the pair of Stonechats by the Dragonfly ponds & Tawny owl (Far Corner)

Oystercatchers on the Silt pond

Posted By: BarryJ on 1/30/2023 6:13:03 PM