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Saturday 31st October 2020

The drake Green-winged teal was again on the Village lake in the morning,
11 Whooper swans were briefly on the Reed-bed in the morning, before flying off south,
Also seen was 3 Ruff, 7 Curlew (Island lake), Marsh harrier, 11 Redshank, a few flocks of Golden plover over the reserve & Pink-footed geese (both over the reserve & on the Village lake)

Golden plover over the reserve

Posted By: Barry on 10/31/2020 5:14:16 PM

Friday 30th October 2020

The drake Green-winged teal was on the Village lake, along with a Ruff & Green sandpiper,
A Curlew was on the Island lake, with 2 Ruff & 3 Redshank on the Reed-bed,
Also seen was Stonechat by Dryham farm, 5000+ Starlings in the evening, drake Pintail (Carp lake), 9 Redshank (Reed-bed) & 2,000 Pink-footed geese south in the afternoon.

Ruff on the Reed-bed

Posted By: Barry on 10/30/2020 7:22:44 PM

Thursday 29th October 2020

The drake Green-winged teal was again on the Village lake,
Also seen was Stonechat (Reed-bed), Eygptian goose, Marsh harrier, 3 Ruff, Bearded tit, some Lesser redpolls & 200+ Pink-footed geese flying south

Posted By: Barry on 10/29/2020 8:15:46 PM

Wednesday 28th October 2020

The drake Green-winged teal, Eygptian goose, Ruff & 11 Red legged partridges were seen today
Posted By: Barry on 10/29/2020 8:11:03 PM

Tuesday 27th October 2020

The drake Green-winged teal was on the Reed-bed, with the 'injured' Eygptian goose on the Island lake,
2 Ruff were on the Reed-bed,
A male Bearded tit was calling on the Reed-bed, 7 calling Lesser redpolls flew over & 2 Marsh harriers (including a wing-tagged bird) were seen,

Posted By: Barry on 10/29/2020 8:09:54 PM

Monday 26th October 2020

An European white-fronted goose was on the Village lake with the Greylags, 
In the morning, the drake Green-winged teal was on the Village lake,
A Ruff & 5 Redshanks were on the reserve,
Also seen was 12 Lesser redpolls (New workings), pair of Stonechats, Peregrine (north over Reed-bed) & Marsh harrier

European White-fronted goose on the Village lake

Posted By: Barry on 10/26/2020 5:15:15 PM

Sunday 25th October 2020

The drake Green-winged teal was on the Island lake, along with the pair of Eygptian geese,
Also seen was Little owl, 2 Marsh harriers, Grey wagtail, Lesser redpoll, pair of Stonechats (New workings), Bearded tit (Reed-bed), 22 Curlew (19 on North field & 3 on Island lake), 3 Ruff,  500+ Pink-footed goose, 7 Redshank & Water rail,
Common darter was flying

Posted By: Barry on 10/25/2020 5:06:31 PM

Saturday 24th October 2020

A male Crossbill flew south over the reserve in the morning,
The drake Green-winged teal was on the Reed-bed today,
A Ruff was on the Northfield, with 6 Whooper swans (including 2 juveniles) briefly on the Reed-bed, 5 Golden plover, Green sandpiper (New workings), Bearded tit (Reed-bed), Grey wagtail, Marsh harrier, Pink-footed goose were also seen

Wigeon on Cell 'A'

Posted By: Barry on 10/24/2020 3:51:43 PM

Friday 23rd October 2020

The drake Green-winged teal was again on the Village lake in the morning,
7 Whooper swans were briefly on the Reed-bed in the morning, before flying off south. In the afternoon, 29 flew south east over the reserve,
Marsh harrier (Reed-bed) & Peregrine (Cell 'A') were seen,
2 Ruff, 6 Redshanks & 3 Green sandpipers were present on the reserve, with 18 Curlews flying south,
2 Swallows were seen over the New workings, with 20+ Lesser redpolls along Dryham lane, Little owl, Water rail, Bearded tit (heard on Reed-bed) & Stonechats by the Reed-bed & Dryham farm,
Common darter & Buff-tailed bumblebee were flying this morning

Snipe on the Island lake

Posted By: Barry on 10/23/2020 3:08:33 PM

Thursday 22nd October 2020

The drake Green-winged teal was on the Village lake again,
A Short-eared owl flew west, the Little owl & 2 Stonechats were seen,
On the Island lake, there was 2 each of Curlew & Dunlin,
The Reed-bed had 2 Ruff, the female Goldeneye & a passing Marsh harrier,
A Green sandpiper flew into the New workings from the north, with 3 being seen hear,
Lesser redpoll & Siskin were by the Carp lake,
6,000 Pink-footed geese were seen commuting to their feeding grounds in the morning,
A Greenshank was mobile around the reserve, with Bearded tit & Water rail heard by the Village Lake & Tawny owl on the East path,
Red admiral, 2 Migrant hawkers & 6 Common darters were seen today

Dunlin on the Island lake

Posted By: Barry on 10/22/2020 5:30:33 PM

Wednesday 21st October 2020

An Eygptian goose, plus a Curlew were on the Island lake, with also the drake Mandarin on the Carp lake,
6 Curlew flew north , with a Ruff being seen on the Reed-bed,
There were at least 3 Pink-footed geese with the Greylags
A male Bearded tit was in the Village lake reeds by the Turret hide, with Kingfisher, 2 Stonechats, Goldeneye & Treecreeper also seen.

Pink-footed goose on the North field

Posted By: Barry on 10/21/2020 3:33:06 PM

Tuesday 20th October 2020

The drake Green-winged teal was again on the Village lake in the morning,
A female Goldeneye was on the Main lake, along with 3 brief Pintails,
3 Ruffs were on the reserve (2 on the Village lake) & a single on the Reed-bed,
The drake Mandarin was again on the Carp lake,

Female Goldeneye on the Main lake

Posted By: Barry on 10/20/2020 12:59:39 PM

Monday 19th October 2020

The drake Green-winged teal was on the Village lake in the morning,
There was a Greenshank & 3 Green sandpipers on the New workings, with a Ruff on the Far lake (later on 3 were seen) & 6 Curlew over,
A Peregrine was hunting the Reed-bed & Pink-footed geese were heard with the incoming Greylags, there was a marsh harrier & single Eygptian goose seen,
Migrant hawker & Common darter were flying

Green-winged teal on the Village lake

Posted By: Barry on 10/19/2020 12:22:08 PM

Sunday 18th October 2020

The drake Green-winged teal was on the east shore of the Main lake from the mid-morning,
Also seen was the pair of Eygptian geese on the Island lake, 3 Green sandpipers, a Canada goose, Little owl, Pink-footed goose, 7 Ruff, 6+ Lesser redpoll flew over, 147 Shoveller, Greenshank, pair of Stonechat (New workings), 2 Grey wagtails, Little owl & 2 Water rails

Drake Shoveller on the Main lake

Posted By: Barry on 10/18/2020 4:46:37 PM

Saturday 17th October 2020

There were 10 mobile Ruff about the reserve today,
2 Green sandpipers (Island lake & New workings), plus 3 Curlew were seen,
Over 1,000 Pink-footed geese were seen overhead, with 3 to 4 alighting on the Village lake to join the 2 Eygptian geese that were there,
Also seen was Marsh tit (Crosslands lane) & Grey wagtail

Ruff on the Island lake

Posted By: Barry on 10/17/2020 4:12:16 PM

Friday 16th October 2020

The drake Green-winged teal was seen on Cell 'A' today,
3 Ruff were on the Reed-bed, which later became 10 on the North field, with a Green sandpiper in the New workings,
The pair of Eygptian geese were about the Reed-bed/Island lake,
About 3000 Pink-footed geese were seen flying north east in several skeins,
About 4,000 Starlings flew north over the reserve in the early morning,
Also seen was a pair of Stonechat (Cell 'B'), Bearded tit (Reed-bed), 4 Curlew, Grey wagtail, Lesser redpoll, 3+ Swallow (new workings), 2 Water rail & Bullfinch (Dryham lane)

Green woodpecker, by the Far Corner

Posted By: Barry on 10/16/2020 4:16:01 PM