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Thursday 19th October 2017

7 Whooper swans were present, with 2 Pink-footed geese on the Main Lake
A Green sandpiper was on Cell 'A'
3 Goldcrests were along Dryham Lane, with both Green & Great spotted woodpeckers being seen
13 Little egrets & 5 Grey herons were on the reserve

Posted By: Barry on 10/19/2017 8:20:57 PM

Wednesday 18th October 2017

A Rock pipit was seen at the western edge of the New Workings, with the 3 Stonechats nearby at the Silt pond
The eclipse drake Goldeneye was still present, with a drake Mandarin on the Dryham Ings reservoir & 6,000 Pink-footed geese south 
About 2,000 Starlings flew south east in the late evening
The Great white egret was again present, with 2 Marsh harriers seen

Posted By: Barry on 10/18/2017 9:38:32 PM

Tuesday 17th October 2017

60 Pink-footed geese were on the Reed-bed
The male & 2 female Stonechats were by the Silt pond
Bearded tit was heard from the Turret hide
The Great white egret was again on Dryham Ings
Also seen was an eclipse male Goldeneye, 2 Goldcrest, Marsh harrier, Great spotted & Green woodpeckers, Green sandpiper, Grey wagtail & Lesser redpoll

Posted By: Barry on 10/17/2017 7:29:15 PM

Monday 16th October 2017

A female Goldeneye was on the Main Lake
3,000 Pink-footed geese flew north over the reserve
6 Swallows flew south
20+ Lesser redpolls were seen, along with 2 Green sandpiper, 2 Marsh harriers, a male & 2 female Stonechats, 3 Bullfinches, Kingfisher & Water rail

Posted By: Barry on 10/16/2017 8:54:23 PM

Sunday 15th October 2017

A pair of Bearded tits was showing from the Turret hide, around the grit tray
The Great white egret was commuting between the 3 Dryham Ings cells
A Marsh harrier was over the Village Lake & Dryham Ings
30+ Lesser redpoll were by the East hide in the morning, with a Tawny owl there in the evening
Water rail seen by the Village Lake
The pair of Stonechat were by the Silt pond, with a Green sandpiper on Cell 'A'
25 Pink-footed geese dropped in on the eastern bank of the Main Lake
Also seen was 50 Golden plovers flying south, 10 Great black backed gulls, Bullfinch & Kingfisher 
Migrant hawker & Common darter was seen

Drake Teal on Cell 'A'

Posted By: Barry on 10/15/2017 2:56:15 PM

Saturday 14th October 2017

There were many flocks of Pink-footed geese flying north & south over the reserve
A Marsh harrier was hunting the Reed-bed & Island Lake
Siskin & a Great spotted woodpecker were in the Far Corner, with a Lesser redpoll flying over the Turret hide path & 13 seen in the Far Corner
In the evening, 6 Bearded tits were in the North hedge
The Great white egret was in Cell 'C', opposite the 'Wild bird' cafe
Up to 3 Stonechats were by the Silt pond kale field, along with 60+ Tree sparrows & 2 Redshank & Green sandpiper seen nearby
Kingfisher & water rail were also seen
Migrant hawker, Common & Red -veined darter were seen, as well as Small white & Red admiral during the sunny intervals

Stonechat, by the Silt pond

Pair of Gadwall on the Main Lake

Common darter, by the West path

Posted By: Barry on 10/14/2017 6:50:56 PM

Friday 13th October 2017

The Great white egret was on Cell 'B' & 'A' today
18 Curlew were in the North field, with a single Pink-footed goose in the Reed-bed & 1000's south
A pair of Stonechat were by the Silt pond with a Swallow seen over the Main Lake, with also 21 Cormorants there
Jay & 3 + Lesser redpoll were seen, with a male Bullfinch on the West path
At least 2 Marsh harriers were present, as well Kingfisher & 2 Red shanks on the Silt pond
Speckled wood & Common darter were on the West path

Drake Wigeon on the Far Lake

Posted By: Barry on 10/13/2017 8:37:53 PM

Thursday 12th October 2017

The Great white egret was again on Cell 'C'
Also Green sandpiper, Goldcrest, 3+ Lesser redpoll & Tawny owl (Butterfly walk) seen

Posted By: Barry on 10/12/2017 6:57:23 PM

Wednesday 11th October 2017

The Great white egret was back on Cell 'C' today & was seen to roost by the Far Lake
2 Green sandpipers on Cell 'A' & a Ruff on the Village Lake
2 juvenile Stonechats were on the Maize field, with a male by the Silt pond
A flock of 80+ Linnets & 70+ Tree sparrows was on the New Workings
Also seen was Marsh harrier Kingfisher, drake Mandarin, Pink-footed goose & Mistle thrush





Great white egret on Cell C' of Dryham Ings, with thanks to Mike Ashforth

Posted By: Barry on 10/11/2017 8:21:42 PM

Tuesday 10th October 2017

3+ Stonechats were seen from Crossland's hide & the Maize field. A female Goldeneye was on the Main Lake, with the drake Mandarin on the Carp Lake
2 Green sandpipers were on Cell 'A', with 11 Curlews present on the reserve & 7 Golden plovers west
2 Swallows were over the Main Lake
Also seen was Kingfisher, Marsh harrier, Red kite & Pink-footed geese (700 north & 200 south)

Pochard on Cell 'A'

Posted By: Barry on 10/10/2017 8:40:43 PM

Monday 9th October 2017

The Great white egret was still about
Also seen were 3 Curlews & 2 Kingfishers
A Pink-footed goose was with the Greylags on the Main Lake
2 Stonechats were by the Maize field







Little egret, with thanks to Mike Ashforth

Posted By: Barry on 10/9/2017 5:38:13 PM

Sunday 8th October 2017

The Great white egret re-appeared on Dryham Ings & was intermittently seen during the day
Again the juvenile Little stint was on the Silt pond, with a pair of Stonechat also seen here
3 Lesser redpolls were seen along the North path in the dyke
Goldcrests were present both along Dryham Lane & the East path
A Cream crown Marsh harrier hunted the Island Lake & Reed-bed in the morning
The Shelduck was on the Island Lake, with a skein of 14 Pink-footed geese seen flying north over the reserve
A Goldeneye, plus 2 Kingfisher, Chiffchaff, 40 Fieldfare flying west & a male Bullfinch on the West path were also seen
1500 Pink-footed geese flew north over the reserve, with 500 flying south
89 Wigeon were counted
An Otter was seen on the Carp Lake
Migrant hawker, Common darter, Red admiral, Comma & Small tortoiseshell butterfly were present

Little grebe on the Main Lake

Little egrets taking advantage of a feeding Cormorant chasing fish into the shallows on Cell 'A'

Posted By: Barry on 10/8/2017 4:04:30 PM