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Sunday 11th April 2021

A Bittern was seen on the small Reed-bed on the Silt pond from mid-day onwards,
On Cell 'A', the drake Green-winged teal was still around, along with 2 Ruffs & Little ringed plovers,
The North field had 3 Whooper swans in the Mute swan heard, plus the Eygptian goose,
Also seen was 3 Corn buntings, Peregrine, 3 Yellow wagtail, 71 Curlew, & 2 Little owls

Little ringed plover over the Silt pond

Posted By: Barry on 4/11/2021 3:20:11 PM

Saturday 10th April 2021

A Whimbrel flew south calling,
The 3 Whooper swans are commuting between Cell 'A', the Silt pond & Hotham Carrs,
The drake Green-winged teal was on Cell 'A', along with 2 Ruffs,
Also seen was Willow warbler (East path), adult Mediterranean gull (over the Carp lake), 30+ Curlew (North field), 6+ Fieldfares (New workings), 2 Little owls, , & 2 Corn bunting (New workings)

Drake Green-winged teal on Cell 'A'

Posted By: Barry on 4/10/2021 5:57:26 PM

Friday 9th April 2021

The drake Green-winged teal was on Cell 'A' today, along with the 2 Ruff,
13 Whooper swans roosted on the Silt pond,
Also seen was Eygptian goose (North field), 20+ Curlew (North field), 5+ Little ringed plover,  10+ Fieldfare, Greenfinch (Maize field feeders), Grey partridge (New workings), Little & Tawny owl, Marsh harrier (Dryham Ings), Red kite, Sedge warbler (Village lake), Yellow wagtail & singing Corn bunting (New workings)

Female Chaffinch on the New workings

Posted By: Barry on 4/9/2021 11:56:03 AM

Thursday 8th April 2021

10 Whooper swans roosted on the Silt pond, with a Yellow wagtail & Little ringed plover being seen there also,
In the New workings, the Wheatear was still present, along with a Green sandpiper, an adult Mediterranean gull, 15 Fieldfares, 2 Grey partridges, 4 Little ringed plovers & singing Corn bunting,
The drake Green winged teal was still on Cell 'A', along with 2 Ruffs,
The Eygptian goose was in the North field, where there were at least 75 Curlews
Also seen was a pair of Bullfinches, 2 Little owls, a total of 8+ Little ringed plovers, Red kite & 3+ Snipe.

Flowering Cowslip on the reserve

Posted By: Barry on 4/8/2021 3:44:25 PM

Wednesday 7th April 2021

In the New workings this morning, there was a Wheatear (first for the year), 15+ Fieldfares & a Whooper swan with a small herd of Mute swans & a Green sandpiper,
13 Whooper swans roosted on the Silt pond,
2 Black-tailed godwits spent some time today on Cell 'A',
The drake Green-winged teal was still on Cell 'A', along with 2 Ruff,
The Eygptian goose made a re-appearance on the North field, where there were at least 20 Curlew feeding on a newly ploughed patch, with a count of 76 roosting by the Reed-bed in the late afternoon
Also seen was a singing Corn bunting, 2 Little owls, 3+ Little ringed plover & Marsh harrier

Green sandpiper on the New workings

Posted By: Barry on 4/7/2021 1:11:57 PM

Tuesday 6th April 2021

The Green-winged teal was on Cell 'A', along with a female Goldeneye, 9 brief Whooper swans & 3 Ruffs,
Also seen was Green sandpiper (New workings), 62+ Curlew (North field), 12+ Cormorant, 150+ Gadwall (Reed-bed), 10+ Herring gull (Cell 'A'), Green sandpiper (New workings), singing Corn bunting & 3 Little owl

Female Goldeneye on Cell 'A'

Posted By: Barry on 4/6/2021 4:06:22 PM

Monday 5th April 2021

The drake Green-winged teal is still on Cell 'A', but not always easy to see. Also on Cell 'A', was a 1st winter Mediterranean gull, Curlew & 3 Ruffs,
On the North field, the Eygptian goose was still with the Greylags,
A Peregrine flew west over the Silt pond, where 10 Whooper swans that have been feeding on Hotham Carrs dropped in the late morning
Also seen was 25+ Avocet, pair of Bullfinch, 45+ Curlew (Reed-bed), 3 Greenfinches (Maize filed feeders), 2 Little owls & Marsh harrier

Wren on the North hedge

Posted By: Barry on 4/5/2021 4:00:13 PM