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Monday 15th October 2018

Today, the Dunlin was on the Reed-bed, with 3 Curlew also seen,
A Brambling flew west & a Grey wagtail was on the Far Lake,
Cell 'A' had a Pintail, with about 150 Redwings flying thro' the reserve,
On the West path 2 Sand martins & 3 Swallows were seen,
500 Pink-footed geese flew north over the reserve,
Finally a pair of Stonechats were on the North path, with 2 Water rails heard

Posted By: Barry on 10/15/2018 8:40:12 PM

Sunday 14th October 2018

About 600 Pink-footed geese roosted overnight on the Reed-bed, with half of that total spending the morning on the North field,
A Dunlin was seen on the Silt pond, with 3 Curlew & 2 Water rails about,
A Sand martin & 2 Swallows were seen also

Kestrel, with thanks

Robin, with thanks

Pink-footed geese on the North field

Shaggy Inkpen on the West path

Posted By: Barry on 10/14/2018 7:44:42 PM

Saturday 13th October 2018

The drake Pintail was still on the Main Lake,
A Greenshank was seen briefly over the Main Lake & then seen to go down onto Cell 'A',
Also seen was Dunlin (Silt pond), Pink-footed goose, 2 Marsh harriers, Kingfisher (Main Lake), Treecreeper, Goldcrest (Carp Lake), 6 Curlew (North field).

Posted By: Barry on 10/13/2018 7:22:23 PM

Friday 12th October 2018

An eclipse drake Pintail spent the day on the Main Lake,
Over 65 Wigeon were present on the reserve (including 60+ on Cell 'A'),
On the North field, there was the resident Pink-footed goose & 9 Curlew,
A Redshank was on the Reed-bed,
Also seen was Marsh harrier, 3 Shelducks (an adult & 2 juveniles), plus 2000+ Starlings east at dusk,
Migrant hawker was seen today

Eclipse drake Pintail on the Main Lake

Shaggy Inkpen on the West path

Posted By: Barry on 10/12/2018 8:19:09 PM

Thursday 11th October 2018

The Pink-footed goose was on the Main lake, with 4 Curlew on the Island Lake,
6 Swallows flew south,
Insect wise, Migrant hawker, Common darter, Small copper & White, Red admiral & Speckled wood were seen

Posted By: Barry on 10/11/2018 8:05:28 PM

Wednesday 10th October 2018

A Marsh harrier was over Cell 'A', with the drake Mandarin on the Carp Lake & Siskin nearby,
About 125 Pink-footed geese flew over the reserve of which about 60 spent 30 minutes on the North field,
Migrant hawker, Common darter, Common carder bumblebee & Small white were in flight today

Great spotted woodpecker on Dryham Lane, with thanks to Mike Ashforth

Pair of Wigeon on Cell 'A'

Common darter on Dryham Lane

Posted By: Barry on 10/10/2018 9:10:55 PM