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Wednesday 29th January 2020

The Bittern showed well in the Village Lake reeds from the Turret hide,
Also seen was Marsh harrier, 13 Curlew (Island Lake), Kingfisher (North dyke) & Coal tit (Maize field feeders)

Redwing on the East path

Curlew on the Island Lake

Posted By: Barry on 1/29/2020 5:53:50 PM

Tuesday 28th January 2020

The Marsh tit was at the Maize field feeders,
Also seen or heard was Barn owl (over the East hide), Treecreeper (East path), 2 Bullfinches (Dryham Lane). Water rail (Village Lake), 33 Shelduck & 11 Curlew (Island Lake)

Treecreeper on the East path

Bullfinch on Dryham Lane

Posted By: Barry on 1/28/2020 5:32:38 PM

Monday 27th January 2020

A Willow tit was seen & heard briefly on the East path in the morning, also seen here was a Treecreeper,
A Barn owl was over the Maize field in the late afternoon,
The Bittern showed briefly in the Village Lake reeds from the Turret hide in the morning,
On the North field the Pink-footed goose was with the Greylags

Long-tailed tit along Dryham Lane

Tree sparrow by the Dryham Lane feeders

Posted By: Barry on 1/27/2020 7:05:25 PM

Sunday 26th January 2020

The Barn owl was hunting the Maize field in the morning,
The Pink-footed goose roosted on the Island Lake today,
Again, the Bittern showed in the Village Lake reeds from the Turret hide in the morning,
A Grey wagtail was by the Viewing platform,
also seen was a male Bearded tit, Coal & Marsh tit, Kingfisher, Marsh harrier, Red kite, at least 2 Curlew, 36+ Redshank, pair of Stonechat (Top scrape), Treecreeper & Water rail

Barn owl in the Maize field

Song thrush in the Far Corner

Posted By: Barry on 1/26/2020 8:41:08 PM

Saturday 25th January 2020

The Pink-footed goose was on the Island Lake at dawn,
A Green sandpiper was in the New workings,
The Bittern was seen from  mid morning in the Village Lake reeds from the Turret hide,
Also seen was Marsh harrier, Kingfisher, 16 Curlew (Island Lake), Yellowhammer (New workings), Coal & Marsh tits (Maize field feeder), Barn owl (dawn),  & Treecreeper (East path)
A ringed Greylag goose seen on 15th December had been ringed as an adult on the Lower Derwent on 30th June in the same year

Curlews on the Island Lake

Shelduck on the Island Lake

Posted By: Barry on 1/25/2020 8:11:39 PM

Friday 24th January 2020

A Pink-footed goose was on the North field,
The Bittern was seen going to roost,
Also seen was Kingfisher (Reed-bed), Treecreeper (East path), 13 Little egrets (roosting on the Main Lake), 25 Curlew (Island Lake), Water rail, pair of Stonechat in the reserve centre, Marsh harrier, Goosander (male flying west in the late afternoon, Cetti's warbler & the pair of Bearded tits in the Village Lake reeds

Pink-footed goose on the North field

Details of our next event on the reserve

Posted By: Barry on 1/24/2020 6:28:02 PM

Thursday 23rd January 2020

A Pink-footed goose was with the Greylags on the Main Lake,
The Barn owl was seen both in the morning & evening,
Also seen 11 Curlew (Island Lake), 2 Water rails, Coal & Marsh tit (Maize field feeder)

Green woodpecker from the East hide

Curlew on the Island Lake

Posted By: Barry on 1/23/2020 8:48:47 PM

Wednesday 22nd January 2020

The Bittern showed in the morning on the Village Lake, from the Turret hide,
A Kingfisher was on the Village Lake, as well as a Great crested grebe,
Also seen was 2 Bearded tits (Village Lake), pair of Goosander (Island Lake), 2 Marsh tit & 2 Greenfinch (Maize field feeders), 2 Mistle thrushes, Water rail (Village Lake & Reed-bed) & Barn owl (on the Maize field in the morning)

Song thrush on the North hedge

Tree sparrows on Dryham Lane

Posted By: Barry on 1/22/2020 7:34:53 PM

Tuesday 21st January 2020

The Bittern was again seen on the Village Lake, from the Turret hide in the morning,
5 Pink-footed geese flew west over the North field,
A drake Goosander circled the Main Lake in the morning, before flying east,
Also seen was 2 Coal tits (Maize field feeders), the pair of Stonechats (Cell 'C'),  Red kite (Over Cell 'B'), Water rail (Main Lake), 9 Curlew (North field) & 2 Bearded tits (Cell 'B')

Shelduck on the Island Lake

The pair of Coal tits on the Maize field feeders

Posted By: Barry on 1/21/2020 7:40:45 PM

Monday 20th January 2020

The Bittern showed again in the Village Lake reeds, from the Turret hide,
Also seen was Treecreeper

Posted By: Barry on 1/20/2020 11:30:32 PM