Tuesday, 19 November 2019 Login Register


Monday 18th November 2019

10 Whooper swans were briefly on Cell 'A' in the early morning, before departing northwards,
The Bittern was seen on the Village Lake from the Turret hide in the morning,
About 20 Pink-footed geese were in the North field,
Also seen was Marsh harrier, 2 Bullfinches (West path), Great crested grebe (Main Lake), 2 Shelduck (Silt pond), Bearded tit & Stonechat (Cell 'B'), Water rail (Village Lake) & 31 Redshank (Island Lake)

Whooper swan over Cell 'B'

Long-tailed tit by the Far Lake

Posted By: Barry on 11/18/2019 6:33:39 PM

Sunday 17th November 2019

The Bittern was on the Village Lake & showed well from the Turret hide,
18 Whooper swans circled the reserve & then flew south, as did 5 others,
About 150 Pink-footed geese were feeding in the North field,
Marsh & Coal tits, plus Great spotted woodpecker were at the Maize field feeder,
Also seen was a pair of Stonechats on Cell 'C', 4 Marsh harriers, Water rail & Bearded tit (Reed-bed & Cell 'B'), Great crested grebe, 5 Curlew (North field), 45+ Snipe over Cell 'B',  2 Bullfinch, Grey wagtail, Siskin & Treecreeper (North path)

Posted By: Barry on 11/17/2019 8:13:32 PM

Saturday 16th November 2019

The Bittern was seen in the afternoon on the Village Lake (from the Turret hide),
13 Whooper swans flew north with 9 making a circuit over the reserve in the morning,
2 Ravens flew over the Main Lake in the mid morning,
A Marsh & Coal tit were at the Maize field feeders,
Also seen was Bearded tit (Cell 'B'), 9 Curlew (North field), Barn owl (dusk), Kingfisher, Marsh harrier, Mistle thrush (Dryam Lane), Pink-footed goose (about 150 south), Red kite, Ruff (1 flew north over Cell 'A'), Treecreeper (West path) & Stonechat (Cell 'B').

Marsh tit, below the Maize field feeder

Whooper swans over the Reed-bed

Posted By: Barry on 11/16/2019 6:57:11 PM

Friday 15th November 2019

The drake Green-winged teal was on the Village Lake, along with a female Pintail,
2 Green sandpipers were on the North field,
8+ Bullfinch & a Lesser redpoll were in the North hedge,
13 Pink-footed geese were on the Main Lake, with about 160 flying south over the reserve,
Also seen was 8+ Curlew, 7 Jack snipe, Grey wagtail (flew east), 2 Red kite (over the East ridge), 32 Redshank (Island Lake) & 6 Shelduck (5 on the Silt pond & 1 on the Island Lake)

Male Bullfinch on the North hedge

Lesser redpoll on the North hedge

Pink-footed geese on the Main Lake

Posted By: Barry on 11/15/2019 8:11:13 PM

Thursday 14th November 2019

The drake Green-winged teal was on the Village Lake, along with a female Pintail,
35 Redshanks were on the Island Lake,
Siskins were seen in the Far Corner & Dryham Lane,
On the Carp Lake, the drake Mandarin made a re-appearance

Green woodpecker by the Viewing platform

Posted By: Barry on 11/14/2019 5:44:15 PM

Wednesday 13th November 2019

The drake Green-winged teal was on the Village Lake today,
15 Bearded tits (in parties of 6 & 9) were on Cell 'B', along with a male Stonechat,
Also seen was another male Stonechat on the North path, 5 Shelduck (Silt pond), a Curlew (North field), Treecreeper & a pair of Bullfinch (North hedge), Water rail (Island & Village Lakes), plus 28 Redshank (22 on the Island lake)

Bearded tit in Cell 'B', with thanks to Mike Ashforth

Little egret on the Island Lake

Posted By: Barry on 11/13/2019 8:27:24 PM