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Sunday 20th January 2019

Today, 84 Pink-footed geese flew north over the reserve,
18 Curlew were counted, along with the female Goldeneye still on the Far Lake & the Ruff on the Village Lake/Cell 'A',
The male Stonechat re-appeared on Cell 'B',
Also seen was Marsh harrier, Peregrine (New workings), 2 Water rails, 100+ Linnets & at least 16 Yellowhammers

Drake Teal on the Main Lake

Female Goldeneye on the Far Lake

Posted By: Barry on 1/20/2019 12:08:14 PM

Saturday 19th January 2019

The Water pipit turned up again on the eastern shore of Cell 'A' in the early afternoon,
5 Pink-footed geese were seen today (1 with Greylags on the Main lake & 4 flying north),
The Coal tit was on the Maize field feeders, with 3 Bullfinches around & 6+ Yellowhammers in the North field,
The female Goldeneye was still on the Far Lake, with tht drake Mandarin on the Carp Lake & Ruff on the Village Lake,
Aloss een was 2+ marsh harrier, Peregrine (New workings), Barn owl (dusk) & 2 Water rails.

Snipe on Cell 'A'

Ruff on the Village Lake

Posted By: Barry on 1/19/2019 8:47:42 PM

Friday 18th January 2018

300+ Pink-footed geese flew north west, 
The female Goldeneye was on the Far Lake, a male Pintail flew west, with 3 males & a female Goosander west & the Ruff on the Village Lake,
A Grey wagtail was over the reserve, with 300+ Fieldfare about & a male Bullfinch by the Viewing platform,
There was also, 2 Marsh harriers, Peregrine (New workings), Barn owl ( in the evening), Treecreeper (West path), 14+ Curlew in the North field, Oystercatcher (Cell 'A'/Silt pond), 50+ Siskin & 200+ Linnet (New workings).

Posted By: Barry on 1/18/2019 8:58:07 PM

Thursday 17th January 2019

A Water pipit was briefly on Cell 'A' at midday,
The first Oystercatcher of the year was on the Silt pond,
Also seen was 2 Pink-footed geese, Ruff (seen flying to Cell 'A'), 2 males & 4 female Goosander (Island Lake at dusk), drake Mandarin (Village Lake), Barn owl (at dusk), & 50+ Linnet along Dryham Lane

Posted By: Barry on 1/17/2019 9:19:48 PM

Wednesday 16th January 2019

A pair of Goosander were on the Island Lake in the late afternoon,
Also seen at that time was the Barn owl in the East field & 17 Curlew in the Entrance field

Posted By: Barry on 1/16/2019 9:51:25 PM