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Sunday 24th October 2021

24 Whooper swans roosted on the Reed-bed & departed west in the early morning, 27 came back at dusk
About 30 Pink-footed geese also roosted on the Reed-bed as well,
The drake Green-winged teal was seen on the Island lake from mid morning onwards,
Also seen was 2 Marsh harriers (New workings), 7 Black-tailed godwits, Peregrine (Island lake), male Blackcap, 3 female Goldeneyes, Kingfisher (Main lake), Little owl, Mandarin (Village lake), 5000 Pink footed geese north in the morning, 2 Water rails, 3 Ruff & 4 Redshanks (Reed-bed)

Ruff on the Reed-bed

Posted By: Barry on 10/24/2021 5:06:59 PM

Saturday 23rd October 2021

A Whooper swan day, with at least 91 seen, including 57 roosting on the Silt pond & the Reed-bed,
The drake Green-winged teal was seen on the Island lake from mid morning onwards,
The Bittern re-appeared on the Island lake at midday,
10 Black-tailed godwits dropped onto the Village lake in the mid morning, making a total of 13 birds today, Other waders included the 3 Ruffs on the Reed-bed & a mobile Green sandpiper,
Also seen was female Goldeneye on the Main lake, Redshanks (Island lake & Silt pond), 23 Curlew (North field), pair of Bullfinches (West path), Lesser redpoll, Stonechat (Island lake), Marsh harrier, Mistle thrush (south), 5000+ Pink-footed geese north in the morning, Water rail (heard in Reed-bed) & about 15 Siskins (Far lake)

Tree sparrow by Dryham farm

Posted By: Barry on 10/23/2021 4:58:37 PM

Friday 22nd October 2021

A moulting drake Green-winged teal was seen on the Island lake in the late afternoon,
In the early morning 7 Whooper swans flew north west over the Silt pond,
2 Ruffs (Island lake & Reed-bed) & 2 Black-tailed godwits (Village lake) were present,
Also seen were several large skeins of Pink-footed geese, 3 Shelduck & female Goldeneye (Reed-bed), 9 Curlew (Island lake), Water rail (heard Reed-bed), 5 Redshank (Silt pond), Kingfisher (Far lake) & 2 Lesser redpolls overflew the reserve

Pink-footed geese over Dryham lane

Posted By: Barry on 10/22/2021 4:37:10 PM

Thursday 21st October 2021

A total of 24 Whooper swans were seen today, consisting of 7 that roosted on the Silt pond, 5 that flew to the Silt pond in the early morning & 12 that flew south over the reserve entrance. The 12 on the Silt pond were seen to fly off in a westerly direction,
Also seen was female Goldeneye & Ruff (both Reed-bed), 2 Black-tailed godwits (Village lake & Reed-bed), Jack snipe (briefly on the Main lake), Marsh harrier, male Stonechat & Kingfisher (Far lake)

Female Goldeneye on the Reed-bed

Posted By: Barry on 10/21/2021 3:54:44 PM

Wednesday 20th October 2021

This morning, there was 33 Whooper swans (including 5 juveniles) on the Village lake & 14 on the Silt pond. Both groups left early morning flying south,
Waders seen today, included 39 Snipe, 2 Black-tailed godwits (Village lake & Reed-bed), Ruff (Reed-bed), Bearded tit (heard on both the Silt pond & Reed-bed), male Bullfinch (West path), Kingfisher (Village lake) & 2 Redshank (Silt pond),
Also seen was about 10,000 Pink-footed geese flying north & Marsh harrier

Whooper swans on the Village lake

Posted By: Barry on 10/20/2021 1:28:32 PM

Tuesday 19th October 2021

An immature male Goldeneye was briefly on the Village lake this morning, with a female also seen,
A Black-tailed godwit, commuted between the Island lake & Reed-bed,
Also seen was Redshank (Cell 'A'), Bearded tit (heard on Cell 'C'), Mandarin (Village lake), 2 Ruffs, thousands of Pink-footed geese over the reserve in the afternoon & 20 Golden plover (south over the Main lake)

Ringing Demonstration on the reserve on Sunday 24th October

Posted By: Barry on 10/19/2021 7:14:50 PM

Monday 18th October 2021

There was a 2 Ruff on the Reed-bed, with 2 Green sandpipers (New workings), 2 Redshank (Cell 'A') & a Black-tailed godwit (Village lake),
A female Goldeneye was on the Reed-bed,
Also seen was 7 Siskins (North hedge), male Bullfinch (West path), Grey wagtail (Carp lake), 25 Golden plover (flying south) & a few small skeins of Pink-footed geese

Female Teal on the Main lake

Posted By: Barry on 10/18/2021 3:28:30 PM