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Thursday 22nd February 2018

Again the drake Green-winged teal was on the Island Lake, with the Ruff on the Village Lake.
17 Oystercatchers were present, with Marsh harrier & Kingfisher (Carp Lake) being  seen.
2 Barn owls were seen at dusk.

Posted By: Barry on 2/21/2018 9:59:47 PM

Wednesday 21st February 2018

The drake Green-winged teal was on the Island Lake.
2 Great crested grebes on Cell 'A', with the drake Mandarin on Cell 'C'
A Lesser redpoll was seen outside the Turret hide
2 Barn owls were hunting at dusk
An adult Mediterranean gull was on the Reed-bed, with 67 Pink-footed geese seen flying north

Posted By: Barry on 2/20/2018 9:41:13 PM

Tuesday 20th February 2018

The drake Green-winged teal was on the Village Lake today, the Ruff was also there.
18 Oystercatchers were on Cell 'A', with 5 Goosander at dusk
There was 3 Curlew on the North field
On the West path, there was Treecreeper & Lesser redpoll, with the drake Mandarin on the Carp Lake.
Tawny owl was heard from the Butterfly walk

Posted By: Barry on 2/19/2018 10:00:31 PM

Sunday 18th February 2018

The drake Green-winged teal was again on the Island Lake in the morning
At the same time there was a Coal tit along the East path
Treecreeper along the West path, with a Lesser redpoll & Stonechat on Dryham Ings
Also seen was Marsh harrier, 2 Red kites, 9 Oystercatchers, 70+ Fieldfares & 4 singing Yellowhammers just past the Silt pond

Drake Teal on the Reed-bed

Great crested grebe on Cell 'A'

Posted By: Barry on 2/17/2018 12:55:45 PM

Saturday 17th February 2018

The drake Green-winged teal (Island Lake), Ruff (Village Lake), drake Mandarin (Carp Lake), were in their normal spots
A Treecreeper was with a Long-tailed tit flock in the Far Corner
3 skeins of Pink-footed geese were seen flying west in the morning
In late morning a flock of 7 Whooper swans flew north high over the reserve
In the afternoon, an adult Mediterranean gull was on the North field
A Curlew briefly dropped onto the Island Lake

Drake Green-winged teal on the Island Lake

Song thrush on Cell 'C'

Posted By: Barry on 2/17/2018 12:55:25 PM

Friday 16th February 2018

The drake Green-winged teal was still on the Island Lake.
Peregrine, Red kite & Marsh harrier were seen
The Ruff was on the Village Lake & the drake Mandarin still on the Carp Lake, along with a Kingfisher.
On the North field, there was 2 separate groups of Stock doves (17 & 6), 2 Curlew, plus a flock of 60 Skylark.
At least 13 Oystercatchers were present today. A Great crested grebe was on the Silt pond.
The Treecreeper was seen by the Viewing platform
At least 100 Shelduck were counted, plus Barn owl at dusk

Posted By: Barry on 2/16/2018 9:07:21 PM

Thursday 15th February 2018

17+ Goosander were on Cell 'A' at dusk.
Again the drake Green-winged teal was on the Island Lake
The Barn owl was hunting at dusk, with a Tawny owl calling as well, & 2 Water rails calling at the same time
The drake Mandarin was on the Carp Lake, with the Ruff on the Village Lake.
Marsh harrier, Kingfisher (Carp Lake) & 8 Oystercatcher on Cell 'A' were also seen

Posted By: Barry on 2/14/2018 10:28:19 PM