Thursday, 29 February 2024 Login Register

News

Thursday 29th February 2024

The immature drake Goldeneye was still on Cell 2a, with a pair of Lesser black-backed gulls loafing on Cell 1a,
On the Silt pond, there was a Black-tailed godwit sleeping, with 10 Curlews seen over the reserve,
About 30 Bramblings were along the West oath, with most of the birds being seen by the Far lake,
In the morning a Barn owl was hunting the Village lake margins


Sleeping Black-tailed godwit on the Silt pond

Posted By: BarryJ on 2/29/2024 5:33:56 PM

Wednesday 28th February 2024

The immature drake Goldeneye was still on Cell 2a,
There were 2 Green sandpipers on the Silt pond, with a Black-tailed godwit seen on Cell 'A',
About 30 Bramblings were seen, mainly along the West path at either the Carp or Far lakes,
Also seen was 12 Curlews, Barn owl (early morning, hunting the Village lake margins) & a male Marsh harrier (north)


Wren singing on the West path

Posted By: BarryJ on 2/28/2024 6:19:49 PM

Tuesday 27th February 2024

A Black-tailed godwit & 2 Dunlin were on Cell 'A'/Silt pond,
Also on the Silt pond, there were 42 Redshaks & 16 Oystercatchers, with 10 Curlews over the Village lake,
The immature drake Goldeneye was still present on Cell 2a,
About 20 Bramblings were mainly on the West path, along with a Chiffchaff,
A Peregrine was over Crossland's lake & a Barn owl was hunting at mid-day


Drake Wigeon on the Main lake

Posted By: BarryJ on 2/27/2024 7:48:24 AM

Monday 26th February 2024

The immature drake Goldeneye was again on Cell 2a,
About 40 Bramblings were present with most being along the West path, by the Far lake,
Also seen was Peregrine (Crossland's lake), Marsh harrier, Red kite & Tawny owl (Crossland's lake),
A Buff-tailed bumblebee was seen today


Immature drake Goldeneye on Cell 2a

Posted By: BarryJ on 2/26/2024 4:26:08 PM

Sunday 25th February 2024

Skeins of 400 & 80 Pink-footed geese flew north over the reserve in the early morning,
A Dunlin was on Cell 'A', with a Green sandpiper in the New workings,
Cell 2a had the pair of PIntail, as well as an immature male Goldeneye,
There were about 40 Bramblings along the West path,
A Barn owl was hunting in the late afternoon, with Tawny owl showing at Crossland's, Little owl & a Stonechat seen


Male Reed bunting along Dryham lane

Posted By: BarryJ on 2/25/2024 10:44:41 PM

Saturday 24th February 2024

The pair of Pintails are still present on the Main lake,
About 20 Bramblings & 30 Siskins could be seen along the West path,
3 Whooper swans were seen on the North field flood,
46 Redshanks were counted on Cell 'A',
Also seen was Barn owl, 15+ Buzzards, 10+ Curlews (circling middle grounds), 20+ Fieldfares (West End), Green sandpiper (New workings), pair of Lesser black-backed gulls (Silt pond), Peregrine (over Crossland's lake), Treecreeper (West path) & 2 Water rails (below Turret hide)


Little egret on Cell 2a

Posted By: BarryJ on 2/24/2024 7:36:59 PM

Friday 23rd February 2024

The pair of Pintails were still on the Main lake,
About 40 Bramblings were along the West path & by the Far lake,
Snipe were seen on the Island lake & in Cell 'C',
The Barn owl was hunting in the early afternoon,
Also seen were 20+ Buzzards (at various spots), 9 Curlew (over the Reed-bed), 100+ Fieldfares & 50+ Redwings (both north of the reserve), 2 Green sandpipers (New workings), 3+ Marsh harriers, 4+ Red kites, 40+ Redshanks (Cell'A'), pair of Stonechats (from Viewing platform) & tawny owl,
An Otter was seen in the Village lake in the afternoon


Male Brambling by the Far lake

Posted By: BarryJ on 2/23/2024 7:29:38 PM

Thursday 22nd February 2024

Heavy rain for most of the morning,
The pair of Pintail were still present on the Main lake at the northern end of the lake,
A Treecreeper was seen on the East path,
About 60 Bramblings were present, with most of them being on the West path by the Far lake, with other under the Maize field & Dryham lane feeders & the Carp lake,
A Barn owl was about the reserve in the late morning & evening,
7 Great crested grebes were seen (5 on Crossland's lake, plus singles on Cell 1a & the Silt pond),
2 Curlews were on the North field


Great crested grebe on Crossland's lake

Posted By: BarryJ on 2/22/2024 5:36:06 PM

Wednesday 21st February 2024

Th epair of Pintails were still present on the Main lake,
There were at least 70 Bramblings today, with at least 30 under the Maize field feeders,
Also there were 40+ Siskins by the Far lake, with 4 Curlews on the flooded North field,
Buff-tailed bumblebee was seen.


A pair of Gadwall on the Island lake

Posted By: BarryJ on 2/21/2024 5:19:28 PM