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Monday 26th September 2022

The Spotted redshank was still frequenting the Reed-bed & Island lake,
4 Ruffs were seen (Island & Crossland's lakes, Reed-bed & Silt pond), 2 Black-tailed godwits Cell 'A'), plus single Redshank (Silt pond) & Curlew (North field) were also present,
Also seen was several skeins of Pink-footed geese north, 2 Eygptian geese (Crossland's lake), 4 Canada geese (Village lake), Kingfisher (Reed-bed) & Grey wagtail (Main lake),
Migrant hawker was seen flying today

Grey wagtail from the South hide

Posted By: Barry on 9/26/2022 5:38:43 PM

Sunday 25th September 2022

The Spotted redshank was still on the Island lake,
2 Black-tailed godwits were on Cell 'A', with 3 Ruffs (Island lake & Silt pond), 2 Redshanks (Reed-bed & Silt pond), plus a juvenile Little ringed plover on the Silt pond,
Also seen was a Swallow (Dryham farm), 2 Goldcrests (West path) & a pair of Stonechats (Island lake)

Fox on Cell 'A'

Posted By: Barry on 9/25/2022 4:32:00 PM

Saturday 24th September 2022

The 2 Ruddy shelduck & Eygptian geese were in the New workings, with a pair of Eygptian geese on Crossland's lake as usual,
The long staying Spotted redshank visited both the Reed-bed & Island lake today,
Other waders seen, included 4 Black-tailed godwits (Island lake & Cell 'A') & Ruffs (singles on the Island lake & Reed-bed, with 3 on the Silt pond),
About 100 Pink-footed geese flew north , with a Goosander fling over west in the early morning,
On the Main lake, the Bittern was seen in the early morning
Also seen was Peregrine (Reed-bed), Marsh harrier (over Cell 'B'), Tawny owl (West path), 6 Swallows (Dryham farm) & Grey wagtail (Main lake)

Female Shoveler on Cell 'A'

Posted By: Barry on 9/24/2022 4:53:43 PM

Friday 23rd September 2022

The Spotted redshank completed a month o the reserve, being seen on both the Island lake & Reed-bed,
Other waders seen, included 4 Ruffs (Island & Crossland's lakes, Reed-bed & Silt pond), 3 Black-tailed godwits (Cell 'A'), Redshank (Silt pond & Reed-bed), Green sandpiper (Island lake) & 2 Dunlin (Reed-bed),
A reserve record of 19 Eygptian geese was seen (17 in the New workings & 2 on Crossland' lake), with 9 Canada geese & 2 Ruddy shelducks (both New workings),
Also seen was the Bittern (in the afternoon on the Main lake), Treecreeper (West path), Jay (New workings), Whitethroat (North hedge), 2 Stonechats (Fence line between Cells 'B' & 'C', Marsh harrier (over Dryham Ings), Kingfisher, 800+ Pink-footed geese north & Grey wagtail (Cell 'A'),
Red admiral, Painted lady & large white butterflies were seen,
Migrant hawker, Common darter & Willow emerald damselfly were also flying

Jay in the New workings

Posted By: Barry on 9/23/2022 6:17:59 PM

Thursday 22nd September 2022

A Hobby was on one of the Butterfly walk trees, viewable from the South hide,
The Spotted redshank was seen on both the Island lake & Reed-bed,
On the Silt pond today, there was 5 Dunlins, 2 Ruff & a Common sandpiper,
Other waders seen included, a total of 5 Ruffs, 3 Black-tailed godwits (Cell 'A'), Redshank (Cell 2a), Green sandpiper & juvenile Ringed plover (both Island lake),
In the evening the Bittern was seen in the south eastern corner of the Main lake,
Also seen was Peregrine (over the Island lake), 2 Eygptian geese (Crossland's lake), plus several skeins of Pink-footed geese flying south,
Migrant hawker, Common darter & Willow emerald damselfly were out today

Eygptian geese on Crossland's lake

Posted By: Barry on 9/22/2022 4:44:51 PM

Wednesday 21st September 2022

The Bittern again showed on the Main lake in the south eastern corner,
Waders today, included Spotted redshank (Island lake & Reed-bed), 6+ Ruff (Island lake & Silt pond), 2 Black-tailed godwits (Island & Village lakes & Cell 'A'), Dunlin, Curlew & Green sandpiper (all Island lake) plus a Redshank (Silt pond),
There were many skeins of Pink-footed geese flying either south or north east in the morning,
Also seen was 2 Ruddy shelducks & 16 Eygptian geese (New workings), 2 Eygptian geese (Crossland's lake), 2 Canada geese (New workings), a Golden plover (New workings), Kingfisher, 2 Marsh harriers, 2 Peregrines (New workings) & Grey wagtail (Island lake),
Migrant hawker, Willow emerald damselfly & Common darter were seen this morning

Black-tailed godwit on the Island lake

Posted By: Barry on 9/21/2022 4:15:43 PM

Tuesday 23rd September 2022

The Bittern was again on the east shore of the Main lake in the afternoon,
On the Island lake, the Spotted redshank is nearing a month of residence,
6 Ruffs were on the reserve (Island & Crossland's lake & Reed-bed),
Also seen was 2 Black-tailed godwits (Cell 'A'), Juvenile Little ringed plover (Reed-bed), few skeins of Pink-footed geese south, 2 Eygptian geese (Crossland's lake), female Stonechat (Dragonfly ponds), (Far & Main lakes), a Herring gull (Island lake), plus a Yellow wagtail (Dryham farm),
Also Green-veined white, Migrant hawker & Common carder bumblebees were seen

Spotted redshank on the Island lake

Posted By: Barry on 9/20/2022 6:54:02 PM