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June 2017

Thursday 1st June 2017
The Greenshank & Green sandpiper were on Cell 'A', with a Yellow wagtail on the Reed-bed. A Marsh harrier flew south
Friday 2nd June 2017
The Greenshank & drake Mandarin were on Cell 'A'
A female & immature male Marsh harrier hunted Dryham Ings during the day
30 Avocet chicks were counted (2 on Cell 'A', 8 on the Reed-bed, 1 on the Island Lake & the rest on the Village Lake)
The 10 Shelduck ducklings on the Silt pond are now down to 8
A Barnacle goose was on the Village Lake
The failed pair of Mediterranean gulls spent the day on the Village Lake
Saturday 3rd June 2017
The Greenshank was on Cell 'A'
Red kite & Marsh harrier were about the reserve
2 Corn buntings were singing in the North hedge
A Barn owl was hunting the Reed-bed/Island Lake at dusk, with a Tawny owl on the East path
10 Avocet chicks were on the Reed-bed (3 families of 4,4,2), 2 were on Cell 'A', with 10 on the Village Lake
Sunday 4th June 2017
Today, there were 3 Avocet chicks on Cell 'A', 8 on the Reed-bed (of 3 families) & 10 on the Village Lake. There was a Canada goose on the Main Lake.
The Red kite & Marsh harrier were over the reserve in the morning, with a Hobby seen from the Turret hide in the afternoon
Tuesday 6th June 2017
The 3 Pochard ducklings were in front of Crossland's hide today
Wednesday 7th June 2017
The 1st summer Mediterranean gull was on the Island Lake
Thursday 8th June 2017
Marsh harrier, Red kite & a distant Hobby were seen
The Barn owl was hunting the New Workings at dusk
Saturday 10th June 2017
2nd & 1st summer Mediterranean gulls were on the Village Lake
The first Shoveller brood of the year was on Cell 'A' (8 ducklings)
The female Marsh harrier was hunting Cell 'C' on the morning, with a Barn owl being seen at dusk
7 Little egrets were counted today
Sunday 11th June 2017
About 30 Canada geese flew north over the reserve in the morning
30 Avocet chicks were counted (1 on Cell 'A', 9 on the Reed-bed & 20 on the Village Lake), they range in age from newly hatched to 4 weeks old. There are still 5 birds sitting.
The Little owl was seen by the North barn
Monday 12th June
The Re kite & Little owl were present. 3 adults & a 1st summer Mediterranean gulls were on the Village Lake
Tuesday 13th June
Marsh harrier, Red kite & the Little owl were again seen
A Water rail was heard on the Reed-bed
32 Avocet chicks were counted (3 on Cell 'A', 5 on Reed-bed & 24 on the Village Lake)
Both the Shoveller & Shelduck families (of 8 ducklings each) were on Cell 'A', whilst 4 well grown Shelduck ducklings were on the Reed-bed
The first Gadwall family of the year (9 ducklings) was on the Main Lake
Wednesday 14th June 2017
A new family of 7 Pochard ducklings have appeared on Cell 'A', the 3rd pair this year
3 Mediterranean gulls (adult, 2nd & 1st summer) were on the Village Lake
The Red kite was seen again
The Barn owl was hunting at dusk
Thursday 15th June 2017
24 Avocet chicks were counted today (3 on Cell 'A', 7 on Reed-bed & 14 on the Village Lake)
1st & 2nd summer Mediterranean gulls on the Village Lake
3 Eygptian geese were on the Silt pond in the evening
A female Marsh harrier was seen
2 Barn owls were seen at dusk
Friday 16th June 2017
Today 21 Avocet chicks were seen (11 on Village Lake, 7 on Red-bed & 3 on Cell 'A')
A Gadwall brood of 4 ducklings was on Cell 'C'
A Peregrine was seen
Saturday 17th June 2017
Male & female Marsh harrier were on the reserve today
16 Avocet chicks (8 Village Lake, 5 Reed-bed & 3 on Cell 'A')
Barn owl & Ringed plover also seen
Sunday 18th June 2017
An adult Little gull was on the Main Lake
2 Red kites & a Peregrine were present
A 2nd summer Mediterranean gull was on the Silt pond
2 Green woodpeckers & a male Bullfinch by the reserve entrance
The Barn owl was hunting the New Workings at dusk
Monday 19th June 2017
On the Village Lake, there was an adult & 2nd year Mediterranean gull
The juvenile Marsh harrier was over
Tuesday 20th June 2017
A male Marsh harrier was over the West fields, with a juvenile by the Silt pond
The Barn owl was hunting the New workings at dusk
Wednesday 21st June 2017
4 Mediterranean gulls (an adult, 2nd & 2 x 1st summer birds), were on the Village Lake
A Marsh harrier was hunting Cell 'C'
Thursday 22nd June 2017
A Hobby was catching Dragonflies over the New Workings & the Carp Lake
The 4th Pochard family of 4 ducklings was on the Main Lake, where a Gadwall family of 5 was also present
A Marsh harrier & Barn owl were seen today
The first Common tern chick on the Village Lake was seen today
Friday 23rd June 2017
4 Mediterranean gulls (an adult, 2nd & 2 x 1st summer birds), were seen today
Green sandpiper & a Snipe were on Cell 'A', with a Common sandpiper on the Main Lake in the morning
2 Marsh harriers & a Red kite were present
The Great crested grebes on Cell 'A' have hatched 2 young
14 Avocet chicks today (2 Cell 'A', 1 Silt pond, 7 Reed-bed, 4 Village Lake
Saturday 24th June 2017
12 Avocets were seen today (2 on Cell 'A', 3 Village Lake, 7 on Reed-bed)
Red kite, 2 Marsh harriers, Bullfinch & Green woodpecker were all on the reserve
The Barn owl was about again at dusk
A Cuckoo was calling from the North field in the evening

Posted By: Barry on 10/3/2017 7:28:07 PM

May 2017

Monday 1st May 2017
After yesterday, just 2 Black terns were left, that spent the day on the Village Lake
In the early morning a Sanderling (that stayed the day) was joined by 2 Dunlin, that later increased to 10 on Cell 'A'. Also seen was a Common sandpiper, Snipe & 2 Ringed plover.
The Black-tailed godwit was on the Reed-bed, with the 4 Ruffs commuting around various spots
A Bar-tailed godwit was on the Silt pond in the afternoon
2 Corn buntings were in the Far Corner, along with a Garden warbler
At the Reed-bed roost in the evening were 2 Whimbrel & a Curlew
Barn owl & Red kite were also seen
Tuesday 2nd May 2017
2 Whimbrels were on Cell 'A', as well as 5 Ruff, 2 Dunlin, Black-tailed godwit, Common sandpiper & the drake Mandarin
Another Whimbrel was on the Reed-bed
17 Teal are still on the reserve, as well as a drake Wigeon
A Red kite was over the reserve
Wednesday 3rd May 2017
There were 3 Bar-tailed godwits, plus a Black-tailed godwit on Dryham Ings. Also 2 Dunlin & 2 + Ruff
A Whimbrel was on the Reed-bed
The first Swift of the year was seen
Also a Great spotted woodpecker was present
Thursday 4th May 2017
One of yesterday's Bar-tailed & Black-tailed godwits were on Cell 'A' & the Village Lake
Other waders seen, included at least 2 Common & a Green sandpiper, pair of Ringed plover, 3+Ruff & a Whimbrel
A Grey & a Yellow wagtail were seen from Crossland's hide
3+ Corn bunting were on the North field, & 13+ Common terns were present
Finally Marsh harrier & Red kite were seen, with Barn owl hunting at dusk
Friday 5th May 2017
Waders on Cell 'A', included the Bar-tailed godwit, 3 Greenshanks, 2 Common sandpipers, the pair of Ringed plovers & 3+ Ruffs
There was 9 Snipe on Cell 'C' in the evening
The Corn bunting was singing in the North field, with Common sandpiper, Redshank & Little ringed plover on the Reed-bed
The drake Mandarin showed well in Cell 'A', with Marsh harrier, Red kite & Barn owl being seen
Green woodpecker & a male Bullfinch were seen on the East path
The Little owl was by the North field barn
At the end of the day, THE BIG BIRD COUNT WAS 86 SPECIES
Saturday 6th May 2017
There was a Wood sandpiper in Cell 'A', later joined by 2 Grey plovers. Also here was 2 Dunlins & a Ruff.
A Common sandpiper was seen, as well as 2 Whimbrel north, 4 Ringed plovers & a total of 3 Ruff
At the end of the day, THE BIG BIRD COUNT WAS 93 SPECIES
Sunday 7th May 2017
A Hobby was hunting over the Reed-bed in the evening
3+ Common sandpipers & a Ruff were on the reserve, as well as the drake Mandarin
A pair of Ringed plover & 2 Snipe were seen on Dryham Ings
Water rail was heard on the Reed-bed
At the end of the day, THE BIG BIRD COUNT WAS 96 SPECIES
Monday 8th May 2017
A female Common scoter was on the Village Lake
Just Common sandpiper & 2 Whimbrel were the only waders seen
A Peregrine & Barn owl were seen today
Tuesday 9th May 2017
A Brent goose was on the Silt pond all day
The female Common scoter was still on the Village Lake
A Canada goose was on the Far Lake, with a group of Greylags
Thursday 11th May 2017
The female Common scoter & Brent goose, were still on the Silt pond & Village Lake respectively
A good day for waders, with Wood sandpiper, Sanderling, 4 Dunlins, a Common sandpiper & Curlew on Cell 'A'
Cell 'C' had 2 Ruffs, as well as a Redshank
Lastly 2 Black terns were over the Silt pond in the late evening
Friday 12th May 2017
2 Wood sandpipers were on Cell 'A', as well as a White wagtail
The female Common scoter was still on the Village Lake, alogn with the Brent goose on the Silt pond
2 Whinbrel were on the Reed-bed in the evening, with 3 more seen later
The first Shelduck family of the year were on the Island Lake, with 4 ducklings
Saturday 13th May 2017
The female Common scoter & Brent goose were in their normal places
The 2 Wood sandpipers from yesterday relocated to the Reed-bed, where they were joined by a Black-tailed godwit
On Cell 'A', there was 2 Ruff, a Common sandpiper, 2 Ringed plovers & a Green woodpecker
The drake Mandarin was seen on Dryham Ings reservoir
Red kite, Bullfinch & Yellow wagtail seen
Sunday 14th May 2017
The first Avocet chicks of the year, were 3 on The Village Lake in the afternoon
The Common scoter was only seen in the morning, but the Brent goose was present on the Silt pond all day
A Wood sandpiper was on the Reed-bed, with another on Cell 'A' (also Ruff, Ringed plover & Common sandpiper there)
The Corn bunting was singing in the North hedge
A Yellow wagtail flew over the Far Corner, with a male Bullfinch seen on the East path
Red kite was over Dryham Lane, with the Green woodpecker also being seen
Whimbrel was on the Reed-bed in the evening, with 2 Kingfishers on the Far Lake
Monday 15th May 2017
3 broods of Avocets have hatched on the Village Lake, with at least 8 chicks
A Wood sandpiper was on Cell 'A', with a Ringed plover & westerly flying Black-tailed godwit
The Brent goose was still on the Silt pond
A Red kite was seen well over the reserve entrance in the evening, along with the Barn owl
Tuesday 16th May 2017
The day's highlight was the discovery of 4 Pochard ducklings on Cell 'A', where there was also Wood sandpiper, 4 Ringed plovers, a Common sandpiper (also on the Island Lake), Curlew & the drake Mandarin on the reservoir
The Brent goose was again on the Silt pond
A Whimbrel was on the Island Lake
5 Avocet chicks (2,2,1) were on the Village Lake
Wednesday 17th May 2017
2 Black-tailed godwits in Cell 'A', with the first Cuckoo of the year being heard here, with Curlew & Yellow wagtail also
Thursday 18th May 2017
3 Black-tailed godwits in Cell 'A', with the Pochard family
19 Avocet chicks on the Village Lake
Friday 19th May 2017
A female Garganey was on the Island Lake in the evening
On the Silt pond, there was a Common sandpiper, with the Pochard family of 3 ducklings being seen on Cell 'A'
5 Ringed plovers of the 'Tundrae' race were on the Red-bed in the morning
The Green woodpecker was seen by the Carp Lake
Lastly 10 Avocet chicks were counted on the Village Lake, with others being brooded by their parents
Saturday 20th May 2017
Today's highlight was a Glossy ibis that circled the reserve & flew off high to the eats in the evening
The female Garganey showed on the Reed-bed in the afternoon
In the morning, there was a 2nd year Little gull on the Reed-bed
23 Avocet chicks were counted on the Village Lake
A Whimbrel was on Cell 'A', along with the Pochard family of 3
15 Canada geese flew over the East path, with the Barn owl being seen at dusk
A Corn bunting was singing in the Far Corner
Red kite was seen over Dryham Ings
Sunday 21st May 2017
In the morning, a pair of Garganey & the 2nd year Little gull were on the Reed-bed
A flock of 10 Barnacle geese circled the reserve
A 1st summer Mediterranean gull was on the Island Lake
A pair of Grey wagtails was below Crossland's hide
23 Avocet chicks were counted, as well as 3 Pochard ducklings
2 Whimbrels & 3 Curlews were on the Reed-bed in the evening
A male Bullfinch was on the East path, with Barn owl seen again at dusk
Monday 22nd May 2017
A Turnstone was seen firstly on the Silt pond & then the Reed-bed in the evening, before flying off north west at dusk
The 2nd year Little gull again visited the Reed-bed in the evening to roost
The drake Mandarin was seen today
24+ Avocet chicks were on the Village Lake
3 Little egrets were seen
Tuesday 23rd May 2017
A Hobby flew north over the New Workings by the Far Corner
On the Reed-bed, the 2nd summer Little gull, plus a female Garganey was present
The 1st summer Mediterranean gull was on the Island Lake
17 Avocet chicks were counted on the Village Lake
2 Corn buntings were singing in the North field
Wednesday 24th May 2017
The Green woodpecker was by the Island Lake, with 21+ Avocet chicks on the Main Lake
Thursday 25th May 2017
The 1st year Mediterranean gull on the Island Lake, was joined in the early morning by a 1st summer Little gull
A Corn bunting was singing in the North field, with an Oystercatcher pair & 3 chicks on the New workings
21 Avocet chicks were counted on the Village Lake in the morning
Friday 26th May 2017
The 1st summer Little & Mediterranean gulls were on the Island Lake
A Marsh harrier flew north, with a female Yellow wagtail also being seen
The drake Mandarin was on Cell 'B', with 2 Ringed plovers on Cell 'A'
The Corn bunting was singing in the North field
16 Avocet chicks were counted today, with 2 of them being on the Island Lake
Saturday 27th May 2017
A Raven flew north over Cliffe road
The 1st summer Mediterranean gull was still on the Island Lake
A Turtle dove was briefly on Dryham Lane, before flying off south
Our usual Red kite flew to Dryham Ings & met it's usual reception
Avocet families are starting to disperse, with a chick on the Island Lake & another 2 on Cell 'A', leaving 16 on the Village Lake, with 18 still sitting
A Hobby flew over the reserve in the evening, with a Grass snake also seen
The Little owl was seen by the North field barn
Sunday 28th May 2017
A Greenshank was on Cell 'A' in the morning
The Corn bunting was singing in the North hedge
On the Island Lake, there was the 1st summer Mediterranean gull, plus a single Avocet chick
Another 2 Avocet chicks were on Cell 'A', leaving 21 on the Village Lake
The Barn owl was hunting the New Workings at dusk
Monday 29th May 2017
The Greenshank was on Cell A', with the 1st summer Mediterranean gull on the Island Lake
On the Reed-bed, the resident Little ringed plovers were joined by a pair of Ringed plovers
A male Bullfinch was by the Maize field feeders
The regular Red kite was over in the morning, with a female Marsh harrier also seen
143 Sand martin holes were counted in the colony
There were 3 Avocet chicks on the Island Lake, 2 on Cell 'A', with 14 on the Village Lake, with 19 birds still sitting
A Lapwing chick was seen on Cell 'A' in the morning
2 Green woodpeckers were seen today, pointing to 2 pairs breeding nearby
Tuesday 30th May 2017
7 Common scoter (5 males & 2 females) spent the day on the Main Lake
Red kite & Marsh harrier were seen over Cell 'B'
The Greenshank was still on Cell 'A'
18 Avocet chicks were counted today (14 on the Village Lake, with 2 each on the Island Lake & Cell 'A') ranging in age from newly hatched to 16 days old
The 3 Pochard ducklings were on Cell 'A'. opposite Crossland's hide, but mum was nowhere to be seen (see has not been seen with her brood for a week)
10 Shelduck ducklings were on the Silt pond in the evening
Wednesday 31st May 2017
The 3 Pochard ducklings were on Cell 'A', along with the Greenshank

Posted By: Barry on 8/30/2017 9:00:44 PM

April 2017

Saturday 1st April 2017
Over 55 Avocets were on the reserve today, along with 4 Little & 2 Ringed plovers
There was also 2 Ruffs & over 30 Oystercatchers as well
A single & flock of 11 Black-tailed godwits circled the reserve, but did not land
4 Mediterranean gulls were present, along with 9 roosting Little egrets
Red kite, 3 Redwings south, Green sandpiper & a dusk Barn owl were also seen
Sunday 2nd April
Avocet numbers continued to increase with over 60 seen, as well as 30+ Oystercatchers
On Dryham Ings, there was 3 Ruffs, with 6 Little & the pair of Ringed plovers, plus Green sandpiper
The North field had parties of 7 & 2 Curlew on it
2 Red kites, the Barn owl & over 10 Buzzards were seen
Over 6 Chiffchaffs were singing, with Kingfisher & Corn bunting present
4 Mediterranean gulls were seen today
Monday 3rd April 2017
A Green sandpiper was on Cell 'B', with 2 Ruff on Cell 'C' & another on the Silt pond
Also on Dryham Ings, was 3 Grey herons, plus 3 Little ringed plovers
2 Black-tailed godwits were seen on the reserve, along with 4 Curlews in the North field
The Barn owl was seen at dusk, with the Little owl by the North field barn
A female Merlin was sighted
There was still 30+ Tree sparrows at the Maize field feeders
Tuesday 4th April 2017
Again the Green sandpiper was on Dryham Ings
3 Ruff were on Cell 'C', with another 3 on the Village Lake
A pair of Little ringed plover & 2 Curlew were also present
Again the Little owl was by the North field barn, along with a hunting female Marsh harrier nearby
There were at least 4 Grey herons on the reserve
Corn bunting was seen along the North hedge
Wednesday 5th April 2017
In Cell 'A', there was a Green sandpiper, 6 Ruffs plus the drake Mandarin
The first Sedge warbler of the year was by the Reed-bed
2 Corn buntings were by the North hedge
Thursday 6th April 2017
Green sandpiper, Little ringed plover & Ruff were on Cell 'A'
6 Canada geese were an unusual record for this time of the year
Also seen were Corn bunting & Chiffchaff
Friday 7th April 2017
The first Willow warblers of the year were singing along the West path
A Green sandpiper, 3 Ruff & a Little ringed plover were on Dryham Ings
The first House martin of the year was seen, along with 2 Swallows & over 50 Sand martins
A Corn bunting was singing in the North hedge, with 2 Little owls nearby in the North field barn
Finally, a Green woodpecker was still present on the reserve
Saturday 8th April 2017
In the evening, a Great white egret was briefly on Cell 'B', before flying off in the direction of the village
At dusk, the Barn owl was seen, with also the Little owl by the North field barn
Marsh harrier & Red kite were also seen
Waders included, the Green sandpiper, 3 Little ringed plovers, 6 Ruffs (plus 11 briefly) & 2 Curlew
Over 10 Corn buntings were in the North field, with 2 Fieldfares & 3 Chiffchaffs also being seen
Yellowhammers were seen at the end of Dryham Lane, with the drake Mandarin nearby
The year's first Mallard brood of 13 ducklings was seen 
Sunday 9th April 2017
In the early morning a Sandwich flew from the south west over the Main Lake, before flying high to the north
A Black-tailed godwit, Green sandpiper, 4 Little ringed plovers, 3 Ruff & the drake Mandarin were on Dryham Ings
Marsh harrier & Red kite were present over the reserve
Finally, there were over 500 Sand martins present today
Monday 10th April 2017
The highlight on the day, was a drake Garganey that was seen on the Reed-bed in the evening
The first Yellow wagtail of the year was present today
On Dryham Ings, there was a Black-tailed godwit, 5 Ruff (2 on Cell 'A' & 2 on Cell 'C') , plus the drake Mandarin
Marsh harrier & Red kite were also seen
Wednesday 12th April 2017
Waders today, included 18+ Curlew, Green sandpiper, 5+ Ruff & Little ringed plovers. 
The drake Mandarin was seen, as well as an immature Marsh harrier & a Red kite
Over 8 Little egrets were on the reserve
Finally, a Tawny owl was by the reserve entrance
Thursday 13th April 2017
A Wheatear was in the North field in the morning
The drake Mandarin was on the Carp Lake
Over 40 Curlews were in the North field, with Little owl being seen in the barn
Dryham Ings, had a Ruff & Ringed plover, plus 2 Yellow wagtails
Marsh harrier & Red kite were seen
Friday 14th April 2017
The Wheatear was again on the North field again
There was 40+ Curlew seen, with a Dunlin on Cell 'A', Green sandpiper on the Silt pond & also 5 Little ringed plover & 7 Ruff
The Little owl was in it's spot by the North field barn
Over 200 Sand martins were present, with 3 Blackcaps & willow warblers on the reserve
Saturday 15th April 2017
44 Avocets were counted, along with 6 Ruffs (2 each on Village Lake & Cells 'B' & 'C'), plus 9 Little ringed plovers
The drake Mandarin was seen
A Peregrine flew north over the East ridge
2 Chiffchaffs were singing on both the East & West paths
The first Greylag family of the year (3), were on Cell 'B'
Barn, Little & Tawny owls were seen in the evening, as well as a Marsh harrier
Sunday 16th April 2017
Today's highlight, was a Spoonbill seen in the evening on the Village Lake & Cell 'C'
Also seen, was 35 Avocets, plus 5 Ruffs (Village Lake & Cell 'C'), Little ringed plover on Cell 'C', with 10 Curlew on the North fileds
The drake Mandarin was on the Carp Lake
A Peregrine flew south over the Reed-bed, with Red kite also seen
Corn bunting was on the North hedge, with a female Wheatear in the North field
96 Gadwall & 22 Shoveller were present today
6 pairs of Lapwing were present on Dyham Ings
Monday 17th April 2017
There was a winter plumaged Curlew sandpiper on Cell 'A'
Also about was the year's first Common sandpiper on the Silt pond, plus Little ringed plover, a Ringed plover, Redshank & 7 Ruffs
8 Curlew were on the North field (with 44 seen today) & a Yellow wagtail (7+ seen today)
The first Whimbrel of the year was seen, with a Jack snipe on the Island Lake
The drake Mandarin was on the Carp lake
In addition to the usual Mediterranean gulls, there was a 1st year bird present
A Reed warbler was singing in the Reed-bed reeds & a Great spotted woodpecker was seen at the end of Dryham Lane
Tuesday 18th April 2017
Today, there was an adult Little gull on both the Island & Village Lakes
The Curlew sandpiper was still present on Cell 'A', with 2 Ruff, 18 Redshank, a Grey wagtail & over 20 Teal
A Whitethroat was seen along Dryham Lane
8 Curlew were feeding on the North field
2 Canada geese were on the Village Lake in the late evening
A female Garganey was seen on the Reed-bed
Wednesday 19th April 2017
The Curlew sandpiper was on Cell 'A', with the drake Mandarin on the Carp Lake
Thursday 20th April 2017
The Curlew sandpiper, was with 5+ Ruffs & a Green sandpiper on Cell 'A'
12 Curlew roosted on the Reed-bed
4 young Lapwings were seen in the North field
2 Water rails were seen in the Reed-bed
Friday 21st April 2017
The first Lesser whitethroats of the year were by the Carp Lake
The Curlew sandpiper was still on Cell 'A', where it was joined by a Common sandpiper & a brief Greenshank
6+ Little ringed plover were present, including 1 on the Reed-bed
6+ Ruff were seen on Cell 'A', the Village Lake & the Reed-bed
The Little owl was on the North field barn, whilst a Tawny owl was seen on the North path
An immature Marsh harrier was hunting in the morning, with a Pink-footed goose being seen briefly in Cell 'B'
Also seen was Yellowhammer & Yellow wagtail
Saturday 22nd April 2017
The highlight of the day was 2 adult Kittiwakes on Cell 'A'in the morning
Also here was 6+ Ruffs, Common & the Curlew sandpiper
A male & female Marsh harrier were seen
2 Collared doves were over the reserve, with a male Bullfinch also seen
The Barn owl was seen at dusk, with a Little owl in the North field barn
In the evening in the Reed-bed, 3 Yellow wagtails were seen, as well as 13 Whimbrels & 10+ Curlews
Sunday 23rd April 2017
The 1st Common tern of the year was seen in the afternoon on Cell 'A'. Also there, was 6+ Ruff, a Common sandpiper, 2 Curlew & the drake Mandarin (also seen on the Far Lake)
A Whimbrel flew south & at least 1 Water rail was seen on the Reed-bed
A Red kite caught a Lapwing chick over the North field
Monday 24th April 2017
On Cell 'A', there was a Black-tailed godwit, plus the drake Mandarin
Tuesday 25th April 2017
On Cell 'A', there was Black-tailed godwit, 3 Ruff, Common sandpiper & 3 Yellow wagtails
Wednesday 26th April 2017
On Cell 'A', there were 2 Black-tailed godwits, Common sandpiper, 5 Ruff (alos on Cell 'C') & 2 Yellow wagtails
10+ Whimbrel came into the Reed-bed roost, with a Common tern, Barn owl & Corn bunting
Thursday 27th April 2017
2 Black-tailed godwits were on Cells 'A' & 'B'
At the same time, 2 Canada geese were on Cell 'B', along with 2 Ruff on Cell 'A' & 1 on the Village Lake. There was also a Yellow wagtail on Cell 'A'
A Common sandpiper was on the Main Lake, with the Little owl being seen by the North field barn
2 Whimbrels roosted tonight, along with 3 Common terns seen on the Reed-bed
Finally, the Tawny owl was seen on the East path
Friday 28th April 2017
A bar-tailed godwit was in the North field, with 3 Black-tailed godwits in Cell 'C'
2 Common sandpipers were seen, as well as 4 Ruff, at least 4 Curlew & 4 Common terns
Also seen was a Red kite & the drake Mandarin
Finally, there was 6+ Whimbrel on the Reed-bed roost tonight
Saturday 29th April 2017
8 Arctic terns flew North east over the reserve in the morning, with also 3 Common terns & a 1st summer Mediterranean gull
On Dryham Ings, there was 3 Black-tailed godwits, 4 Ruff, with Common sandpiper & Dunlin on the Silt pond
The drake Mandarin duck was seen on both Dryham Ings reservoir & the Carp Lake
2 Corn buntings were singing in the Far Corner
7 Greylag goose families were present on the reserve
A Green woodpecker was on the East path, indicating local breeding
Sunday 30th April 2017
A good day for terns with 10 Arctic terns thro' the reserve east in the morning
The highlight was Black terns that built up during the day, from an initial 7 on the Village Lake to at least 23, with 3 of these being on the Reed-bed. 11+ Common terns were also present
Also briefly seen were 2 second year Little gulls above the Reed-bed
Waders, included 2 winter plumaged Grey plovers on the Reed-bed that later flew south. Also a Black-tailed godwit was on the 'Bus-stop' pool of Cell 'C', with at least 2 Ruffs commuting between the Dryham Ings cells. 2 Ringed plovers, 8 Dunlins & 2 Common sandpipers (on the Far Lake) were also seen.
The drake Mandarin was also seen.

Posted By: Barry on 8/4/2017 9:02:56 PM

March 2017

Wednesday 1st March 2017
There was a male & 2 female Goosander on Cell 'A'
2 adult Mediterranean gulls were present, as well as 100+ Linnets at dusk
Thursday 2nd March 2017
The first Ringed plover of the year was on the North field flood pond
Along Dryham Lane, there was a Goldcrest & Chiffchaff, with another one in the North hedge
3 Bramblings were underneath the Maize field feeder
The usual 2 Ruff were on the Village Lake, along with 28 Redshank
A female Marsh harrier was hunting Cell 'C', where the male Stonechat was also present
2 adult & 2 1st winter Mediterranean gulls were also present
Friday 3rd March 2017
The Barn owl was spotted roosting in the North field barn
A male Brambling was at the Maize field feeders, along with a Marsh tit & 60+ Tree sparrow
A Dunlin was with the 2 Ruff on the Village Lake
A male Marsh harrier was seen, as well as a Red kite that flew south
2 adults & a 1st winter Mediterranean gull were on the Main Lake
A Corn bunting was seen in the Far Corner
Saturday 4th March 2017
The 2 Ruff were on the Village Lake
There was 2 pairs of Bramblings by the Maize field feeder
A flock of 20 Siskin were in the Far Corner, along with a Chiffchaff & female Yellowhammer
A pair of Mediterranean gulls were on the Main Lake
Red kite was seen as well as 28 Pink-footed geese flying north west
The male Stonechat was seen on Cell 'B'
In the evening, a male & 4 female Goosanders were seen
Sunday 5th March 2017
The first Avocets (a pair) of the year were on the Silt pond & Cell 'A'
Later on a pair of Ringed plovers was seen at the latter place
On the Village Lake, the 2 Ruffs & the Dunlin were present
Under the Maize field feeder, there was 2 males & 4 females Brambling
The Siskin flock was at least 30 strong between the Far & Carp Lakes
A Kingfisher was seen on the Main Lake, with the female Marsh harrier in the morning
2 adults & a 1st summer Mediterranean gull were on the Main Lake
A Red kite was seen over the reserve
Monday 6th March 2017
The Barn owl was seen at dusk
On the Village Lake, 2 Ruff & a Dunlin were seen
20+ Oystercatchers were seen
Tuesday 7th March 2017
Again the 2 Ruff were on the Village Lake, along with a 1st summer Mediterranean gull
A Marsh harrier flew south over the reserve, as did a Peregrine. There were 4 Red kites over the East ridge
The drake Mandarin returned to the Dryham Ings reservoir
A Chiffchaff was on the West path
The Little owl was by the North field barn
7 Bramblings & a Goldcrest were seen on the East path
Wednesday 8th March 2017
8 Whooper swans flew north over the reserve in the afternoon
2 adults & a 1st Year Mediterranean gulls were on the Main Lake
2 Avocets were seen on Cell 'A'
There was a male & female Brambling under the Maize field feeder
The 2 Ruff & a Kingfisher were also seen
Thursday 9th March 2017
2 Chiffchaffs were along Dryham Lane
A Kingfisher was by the Main Lake
The 2 Ruffs & Dunlin were on the Village Lake
A Green sandpiper was on the Far Lake
2 Bramblings by the Maize field feeder
21+ Oystercatchers were counted
Friday 10th March 2017
A record count of 111 Whooper swans flew north over the reserve in the morning
2 Eygptian geese were seen in Cell 'A'
A Merlin was seen to fly south
At the Maize field feeder, 5 Brambling, Marsh tit & 50+ Tree sparrows
The 2 Ruffs & Dunlin were again on the Main Lake
2 Corn buntings were in the North hedge
2 adult Mediterranean gulls, Kingfisher & Green sandpiper (Far Lake) were seen today
Saturday 11th March 2017
2 Ringed plovers were on the Silt pond today, with a Red kite seen
The long staying Ruffs were still on the Village Lake
There were 13+ Bramblings, plus 50+ Tree sparrows at the Maize field feeders
There were up to 3 Chiffchaffs singing on the reserve, with a Corn bunting seen in the North hedge
A Little owl was by the North field barn
A Pink-footed goose was with the Greylags by the reserve entrance
2 Adult Mediterranean gulls were on the Main Lake
A pair of Bullfinches were seen today
Sunday 12th March 2017
At least 6 Bramblings & 2 Marsh tits were by the Maize field feeders, with one of the Marsh tits being seen along Dryham Lane
The Barn owl was roosting in the North field barn in the morning
5 Ruff were present between the Village Lake & Cell 'A', along with Dunlin & Ringed plover at the latter
The Pink-footed goose from yesterday was still at the reserve entrance, along with a pair of Bullfinches nearby
A 2nd year Mediterranean gull was seen today
Finally Chiffchaff was singing by the Far Corner, with a Goldcrest by the reserve entrance
Monday 13th March 2017
40 Avocets were on Cell 'A', with 31 Ruff between the Village & Main Lakes
Also seen was 6 Dunlin, 2 Green sandpiper & a Ringed plover
The Pink-footed goose was showing well at the reserve entrance
A Chiffchaff was by the South hide
2 Mediterranean gulls were by the Main Lake
Tuesday 14th March 2017
The Barn owl was hunting the Silt pond at dusk
A male Merlin flew south
2 Sand martins were seen in the late afternoon by the reserve entrance
The Pink-footed goose was with the Greylags in Cell 'C'
45 Redshank plus 6 Ruff (5 on Cell 'A' & 1 on the Village Lake) were seen
A Chiffchaff was singing along Dryham Lane
Finally a single Mediterranean gull was on the reserve
Wednesday 15th March 2017
A male Brambling was by the reserve entrance, with a further 4 under the Maize field feeder, along with a Marsh tit
On the Silt pond, there was 4 Ruff, along with a further 2 on the Village Lake
There was a single White wagtail on Cell 'A'
Chiffchaffs were singing along Dryham Lane & the Carp Lake
The adult Mediterranean gull was present
80+ Fieldfares flew south, with 11 Little egrets roosting today
Thursday 16th March 2017
16 Avocets were present on the Silt pond
14 Bramblings, plus the Marsh tit were present by the Maize field feeders, along with a pair of Bullfinches nearby
A Dunlin & a Ruff were on Cells 'A' & 'B' of Dryham Ings
A new site record of 194 Gadwall was established today
A Chiffchaff was singing along Dryham Lane
2 adult Mediterranean gulls were present. along with 24+ Oystercatchers
Friday 17th March 2017
A Marsh harrier & Peregrine were seen today
By the Maize field feeder, there were 2 Bramblings, plus Marsh tit
120 Redwings flew north in the morning
The Little owl was seen outside the North field barn
3 Sand martins were over the Main Lake, along with the 2 Mediterranean gulls
8 Avocets were on the Silt pond
Cell 'A', had a pair of Ringed plovers, plus a Dunlin
The Ruff was on the Village Lake
26 Oystercatchers were on the reserve, with a Chiffchaff singing along Dryham Lane
Saturday 18th March 2017
There were 2 Sand martins over the Far Lake in the morning
A Jack snipe was flushed from the North path, with a Corn bunting in the North hedge
7 Avocets & a Dunlin were on the Silt pond & Cell 'A', wher 1 of the 2 pairs of Ringed plovers were seen (the other pair were on the North field flood pond)
By the Maize field feeder, there was 4+ Brambling, plus the Marsh tit
2 Chiffchaffs were singing by the Carp lake & along Dryham Lane
3 adults & a 2nd Year Mediterranean gulls were on the reserve
Sunday 19th March 2017
In the morning, there was 11 Avocets, the Ruff, 2 Dunlin & an adult Mediterranean gull on the Village Lake
A Chiffchaff was singing on the East path
12 Bramblings (3 males & 9 females) were by the Maize field feeders, along with the Marsh tit
The Little & barn owls were seen by the North field barn
6 Siskins, plus a Yellowhammer were in the Far Corner
3 Sand martins were feeding above the Carp Lake, giving a day's total of 6
Cell 'A', had 2 Avocets, the same Ruff as earlier &a Dunlin
Another 2 adult Mediterranean gulls were on the Main Lake
2nd & 1st year Mediterranean gulls were seen, as well as Red kite & a pair of Ringed plover
Monday 20th March 2017
7 Little egrets roosted on the reserve tonight
There were 2 adult Mediterranean gulls on the Main Lake & a 2nd year bird on the Village Lake
Tuesday 21st March 2017
There was a Bar-tailed godwit briefly on Cell 'A' in the morning, with the pair of Ringed plovers & the year's first Little ringed plover
10 Avocets were on the reserve, along with 31 Golden plovers that flew south. plus small parties of Curlew (11,8,3) & the 2 Ruff
12 Waxwings were by the reserve entrance & later moved on to near the Maize field feeders
Also seen, was a Marsh harrier, 4 (3 adults & a 2nd year) Mediterranean gulls, plus Kingfisher & Grey wagtail on Cell 'A'
There was 150+ Fieldfare in the North field
Finally 9 Little egrets roosted on the reserve tonight
Wednesday 22nd March 2017
6+ Sand martins over the Main Lake, with 3 adult Mediterranean gulls
2 Chiffcahffs were singing along Dryham Lane
In the evening, a male & 2 female Goosanders briefly alighted on Cell 'A'
9 Avocets were seen today
By the Maize field feeder, there were 5 Bramblings, plus the Marsh tit
Thursday 23rd March 2017
At least 4 Bramblings were under the Maize field feeders
A Grey wagtail was on Cell 'A' of DRyham Ings
The pair of Mediterranean gulls, with a 2nd tear bird & Avocet were present
2 Chiffchaffs were singing along Dryham Lane
Cell 'A' had a pair of Ringed plovers, plus 2 Ruffs
A Kingfisher was seen by the Far Lake
60+ Fieldfares were seen at dusk
Friday 24th March 2017
There was 9+ Bramblings at the Maize field feeders, with 10+ Buzzards over the East ridge
5+ Chiffchaffs were singing at various spots on the reserve, with a pair of Bullfinches on the East path
The pair of Ringed plover, plus a Ruff were on Cell 'A'
3 adults, plus a 2nd summer Mediterranean gulls were present today
A Curlew was on the Island Lake, with a Kingfisher by the Carp Lake
6+ Corn buntings were on the North field
On the West path, Treecreeper & Lesser redpoll were present
The Barn owl was hunting at dusk
Saturday 25th March 2017
Today, a Marsh harrier & the Ruff were seen on Cell 'A'
The usual Mediterranean gulls were present
There were 12 Bramblings by the Maize field feeder, with a Marsh tit also, second Marsh tit was by the reserve entrance
The East path also had a pair of Bullfinch & the Green woodpecker
2 Little owls, plus the Barn owl were by the North field barn
Yellowhammers were seen at the end of Dryham Lane & Cliffe road
A Corn bunting & Chiffchaff were singing by the Far Corner
A Kingfisher was seen on the Main Lake
Sunday 26th March 2017
The Barn owl was again hunting at dusk
4 Canada geese were on the North field, with a further 9 flying east
A Kingfisher was on the Main Lake
5+ Corn buntings were singing in the Far Corner
16 Bramblings & the Marsh tit were by the Maize field feeders
Waders seen, included 2 Ruff, & Ringed plover, 20 Avocet & 23 Curlew that roosted on the reserve
At least 6 Chiffchaffs were singing on the reserve
A Red kite was seen
2 adults & a 2nd summer Mediterranean gulls were on the reserve
100+ Fieldfare were seen
Monday 27th March 2017
7+ Brambling were by the Maize field feeder
A Marsh harrier & Red kite were hunting the reserve, with the Barn owl seen at dusk
5+ Chiffchaff were singing around the reserve
2 Goldcrests were along the East path
4+ Corn buntings were in the Far Corner
3 adultrs & the 2nd year Mediterranean gulls were present, as well as the pair of Ringed plover on Cell 'A'
Tuesday 28th March 2017
The first Swallow of the year was seen, along with a flock of 40+ Sand martins late in the afternoon
The drake Mandarin was on Cell 'A', with a Green sandpiper & 2 Ruffs on Cell 'C'
A Yellowhammer & 3 plus Corn buntings were in the Far Corner
2 adult Mediterranean gulls were also present
Thursday 30th March 2017
The Barn owl was hunting at dusk
Avocet numbers are building up, with 32 seen today, along with 2 of each of Little ringed plover & Ruff on Cell 'A'
At least 5 Bramblings were present, along with Corn bunting & 30 Fieldfares
2 Red kites, a Marsh harrier & Tawny owl were seen
3 adults & a 2nd year Mediterranean gulls were present
Friday 31st March 2017
The 1st Blackcap of the year was singing on the West path
At least 2 Bramblings were at their usual spot by the Maize field feeder
A Corn bunting was by the North hedge, with the Little owl being seen by the North field barns
Over 6 Chiffchaffs were singing on the reserve
A pair of Little & Ringed plover, plus 2 Ruff were on Cell 'A'
Also seen was 4 Mediterranean gulls, Kingfisher, drake Mandarin & 2 Swallows

Posted By: Barry on 7/3/2017 9:04:48 PM

February 2017

Wednesday 1st February
The male Stonechat was again in the gorse bushes of Cell 'C', with the drake Mandarin on the reservoir
A Red kite was seen to drift past the East ridge
A Bullfinch was seen along Dryham Lane, along with a Goldcrest on the West path
3 drakes & 2 duck Goosanders were on the Island Lake
The 2 Ruff were seen in the company of 20 Redshank on the Village Lake
Thursday 2nd February 2017
The 2 Ruff were on the Village Lake, whilst 5 Little egrets roosted in the Far Lake
Friday 3rd February 2017
On the Island Lake today, up to 9 Goosanders (3 males & 6 females) were seen
The 2 Ruff were on the Village Lake
A pair of Bullfinches were near & 4 Brambling were underneath the Maize field feeder
The Little owl was briefly seen for the first time this year around the North field barn
The male Stonechat was on Cell 'C's gorse bushes
560 Lapwings, plus 3 Oystercatchers were on the Silt pond
Also seen was a Marsh harrier & Grey wagtail
Saturday 4th February 2017
The 2 Ruff were on the Village Lake
A female Goosander was on the Island Lake in the early morning, but was disturbed by the hunting 'Cream-crown' Marsh harrier
In the afternoon, there was a drake Pintail on the reservoir, as well as 4 Goosanders on Cell 'A'
On the Maize field feeders, there was a Marsh tit, as well as a male & female Brambling
A Goldcrest was seen in the Far Corner
The male Stonechat was again in Cell 'C'
A flock of 30 Golden plover flew over
The drake Mandarin was on the Carp Lake
Finally a Curlew roosted on the Island Lake
Sunday 5th February 2017
A drake Pintail was on the Carp Lake in the morning
The male Stonechat was again in Cell 'C', along with a hunting Marsh harrier
The 2 Ruff are still about the Village Lake
A Curlew was on the Island Lake, along with a couple on the East ridge
6 Oystercatchers were counted today
The drake Mandarin moved to the Dryham Ings reservoir
A Goldcrest was with the Siskins by the Carp Lake
A Coal tit was seen along Dryham Lane, with 2 Marsh tits, plus a male & 3 female Bramblings by the Maize field feeder
In the evening, a duck Goosander was on the Island Lake, with the Barn owl being seen at dusk hunting
Monday 6th February 2017
Again, the Barn owl was seen at dusk. A duck Goosander was on the Island Lake
A Ruff was on the Village Lake islands
Tuesday 7th February 2017
Again a Barn owl was seen at dusk
2 Ruff were on the Village Lake, with 4 Little egrets also seen
During the day, a male & female Marsh harrier were separately present
By the Maize field feeder, both Coal & Marsh tit were seen
Lastly in the evening, a Tawny owl was by the reserve entrance
Wednesday 8th February 2017
In the late afternoon, a Barn owl, plus a murmentation of about 2,000 Starlings were seen
Again a female Marsh harrier was present
On the Island Lake, there was a Curlew, Little egret & female Goosander
Thursday 9th February 2017
The male Stonechat was again on Cell 'C'
A Marsh harrier was hunting in the same place
5 Little egrets & 6 Oystercatchers were present
The drake Mandarin was on the Carp Lake, with 2 Ruffs on the Village Lake
Around the Maize field feeders, there were 4 Bramblings, 2 Marsh tits & a Great spotted woodpecker
Friday 10th February 2017
A Woodcock was seen to fly over the Maize field feeders
In the Far Corner, a Chiffchaff was seen
6 Bullfinches were seen along Dryham Lane
A Jack snipe was on Cell 'B'
By the Maize field feeders there was Coal & Marsh tits, plus 3 female Bramblings
7 Oystercatchers were counted
Finally the male Stonechat was on Cell 'C'
Saturday 11th February 2017
2 Ruffs were on the Village Lake
A female Marsh harrier was hunting the Reed-bed
Coal & Marsh tits, 6 Bramblings were by the Maize field feeders
A pair of Bullfinches along Dryham Lane
Sunday 12th February 2017
Today, there was a single Ruff on the Village Lake
A female Brambling was underneath the Maize field feeders
A pair of Bullfinch was along Dryham Lane
In the morning, the female Marsh harrier was hunting Cell 'C'
A pair of Bullfinches was on the West path
2 males & 3 female Goosanders were seen, along with a Peregrine
Lastly a Tawny owl was by the reserve entrance
Monday 13th February 2017
Under the Maize field feeder, there was a male & 2 female Bramblings
On the Island Lake, there was 3 males & 4 female Goosander, plus a Curlew
The male Stonechat was in Cell 'C'
Marsh harrier & a Peregrine were also present
Tuesday 14th February 2017
The female Marsh harrier was hunting the reserve
There was a pair of Brambling under the Maize field feeder
On the Island Lake, there was the Curlew from yesterday, plus a male & 2 female Goosander
5 Oystercatchers were seen, as well as the 2 Ruffs on the Village Lake
The male Stonechat was in Cell 'A'
Finally a Tawny owl was by the reserve entrance
Wednesday 15th February 2017
The male Stonechat was again in the gorse bushes of Cell 'C'
At least 9 Oystercatchers were on the reserve
At the Maize field feeders, there was a pair of Brambling, plus 2 Marsh tits
Shelduck numbers were over 100 today
A Curlew was roosting on the Island Lake
The 2 Ruff were on the central island of the Village Lake
There was a Brambling at the Viewing point feeders
A female Goosander was on Cell 'A'
20 Golden plover flew over
Thursday 16th February 2017
Red kite over the North field
A Peregrine was over Dryham Lane
3 drakes & 4 female Goosanders were on the Island Lake in the evening
Friday 17th February 2017
A Brambling was under the Maize field feeder
The pair of Bullfinch were again along Dryham Lane
The drake Mandarin re-appeared, whilst the Marsh harrier was seen again
During survey work, a Jack snipe was noticed, as well as 10 Oystercatchers & a Water rail
The 2 Ruff were still on the Village Lake, whilst the male Stonechat was in Cell 'C'
Finally, 5 pairs of Goosander were on the Island Lake, along with a Curlew
Saturday 18th February 2017
At least 5 Bramblings were underneath the Maize field feeders
A 'Cream-crown' Marsh harrier was hunting the reserve
The male Stonechat was in Cell 'A', whilst the drake Mandarin was on Dryham Ings reservoir
Again, the 2 Ruffs were on the Village Lake
A Green sandpiper was on the Silt pond, with a Corn bunting in the North hedge
A pair of Great crested grebes were displaying on the Main Lake
Sunday 19th February 2017
20 Buzzards were soaring in the morning, with 2 Peregrines & Red kite also seen
By the Maize field feeders, there was a Coal & 2 Marsh tits, plus 3 males & 4 female Bramblings
Again the 2 Ruff were on the Village Lake & the male Stonechat on Cell 'C'
A pair of Bullfinch were along Dryham Lane, whilst 31 Pink-footed geese flew over in the morning
A Tawny owl was heard by the reserve entrance
Monday 20th February 2017
The highlight of today, was a drake Goldeneye seen on both the Carp & Far Lakes
In the Far Corner, there was a Goldcrest
The Little owl showed well by the North field barn
Again 2 Ruff were on the Village Lake
There was a Kingfisher seen on the Main Lake, with the male Stonechat in Cell 'C'
Tuesday 21st February 2017
Today, the 2 Ruff were again on the Village Lake, with a Jack snipe there in the afternoon
In the morning a 1st winter Mediterranean gull was here, with an adult on the Main Lake in the afternoon
45 Pink-footed geese flew north over the reserve
A female Pintail was on the Reed-bed, with the drake Mandarin on the Far Lake
2 males & 4 female Goosander were seen on the Island Lake in the evening
17 Oystercatchers were present, with 129 Gadwall being counted on the Reed-bed
3 males & 4 female Bramblings were under the Maize field feeders
The male Stonechat was in the gorse bushes of Cell 'A'
Wednesday 22nd February 2017
At mid-day, a female Smew was on the Main Lake, with an adult Mediterranean gull there later as well
A record count of 148 Gadwall was made today
A Marsh harrier was recorded
2 Ruff were on the Island Lake, with a Water rail heard from the Turret hide
Thursday 23rd February 2017
The 'Cream-crown Marsh harrier was hunting the Moorhens again today
Friday 24th February 2017
The highlight of the day, was 2 Whooper swans that spent the day on the Village Lake along with the 2 Ruffs
The Maize field feeder had 3 Bramblings, plus a Coal tit
A Goldcrest was in the Far Corner
3 Red kites were seen above the reserve
Barn & Little owl were by the North field barn
An adult & 1st winter Mediterranean gull were seen on the reserve
Again the female Marsh harrier was hunting the reserve in the morning
The male Stonechat was still around Cell 'C'
A flock of about 140 Linnets were seen as well as a Chiffchaff
Saturday 25th February 2017
The 2 Ruffs on the Village Lake were joined by a Dunlin
3 male Bramblings were by the Maize field feeder, with a Marsh tit also seen
A Chiffchaff was seen & calling by the South hide
A female Goosander flew east in the morning
3 Different Marsh harriers were seen in the morning
Sunday 26th February 2017
The Dunlin was still with the 2 Ruffs on the Village Lake
2 adults & a 1st year Mediterranean gulls were about the reserve
A pair of Brambling were under the Maize field feeders
The male Stonechat was on the gorse bushes in Cell 'C'
A Chiffchaff was briefly singing by the Carp Lake & then was seen along Dryham Lane
2 Marsh tits were on the East path, with Goldcrest in the Far Corner
2 Red kites were along the East ridge, with one later over the reserve
An immature male Marsh harrier was present
Monday 27th February 2017
Red kite over the reserve
Tuesday 28th February 2017
Today, a Barn owl was seen as well as Little owl by the North barn
There were 3 Bramblings by the Maize field feeders
A male & female Marsh harrier, Peregrine & Red kite were hunting the reserve
22+ Oystercatchers were counted as well as 37 Redshank & the 2 Ruffs on the Village Lake
A Green sandpiper & Kingfisher were seen

Posted By: Barry on 6/8/2017 7:56:19 PM

January 2017

Sunday 1st January 2017
The 2 Ruffs were still on the Village Lake margins
About the Maize field feeder, was both Coal & Marsh tit, 3 males & a female Bramblings, with a Lesser redpoll seen nearby
The Green woodpecker was seen at several spots on the reserve
The drake Mandarin was again on the Carp Lake
Lastly, Kingfisher was seen on the Main Lake, along with 23 Shelduck
Monday 2nd January 2017
Today, the 2 Ruff were still about the Village Lake, with 2 Dunlin seen on the Silt pond
4 Whooper swans flew south in the early morning
A Water rail was seen from the Turret hide
By the Maize field feeder, there was again Coal & Marsh tits, plus 5+ Brambling
An Oystercatcher was present on the Village Lake, with Marsh harrier & Peregrine also being sighted
A Stonechat was on Dryham Ings
Also seen was Goldcrest & Green woodpecker, with a Tawny owl being seen at dusk on the East path
Tuesday 3rd January 2017
Joining the Oystercatcher, & 2 Ruffs, was 4 Dunlin
20+ Golden plover were on the East ridge field
At the Maize field feeder, was the Coal & Marsh tit, plus 3 (male & 2 female) Bramblings
A female Marsh harrier was hunting the reserve, with the drake Mandarin still on the Carp Lake
There were 19 Shelduck on the Main Lake, with 15 Little egrets roosting
Finally, a Great spotted woodpecker was seen along Dryham Lane
Wednesday 4th January 2017
10 Golden plover flew east in the early morning
2 Ruff were with the Oystercatcher on the Village Lake. A Golden plover was there in the afternoon
The same number of Bramblings as yesterday, plus 2 Marsh tits were by the Maize field feeder
The Green woodpecker was on the North path
A Siskin was by the Far Lake
3 Dunlin were on the Silt pond (later on 4 were on the Village Lake), with the drake Mandarin being on the Dryham reservoir
Finally 33 Shelduck were counted on the Main Lake
Thursday 5th January 2017
The 2 Ruff were still around the Village Lake, with a Dunlin being seen on the Main Lake
There were 40 Shelduck counted on the reserve today
At the Maize field feeder, there was a Marsh tit, plus 3 males & a female Brambling
Friday 6th January 2017
5 Dunlin were seen on the Village Lake in the morning
150 Pink-footed geese flew over the reserve
The male Stonechat was in the gorse bushes of Cell 'C'
A Whooper swan flew west over the Main Lake, where 48 Shelduck were counted
The drake Mandarin re-appeared on the Carp Lake
There was 2 males & a female Bullfinch on the West path, with anither female on the East path
The Maize field feeder had Coal & Marsh tits, plus 4 Bramblings
A Woodcock was sen near the East path
The Green woodpecker was seen from the Viewing platform & along Dryham Lane
Saturday 7th January 2017
5 Dunlin were on the Silt pond in the morning
2 males & a female Bullfinch were seen from the Crossland's hide, with a female along Dryham Lane
One of the Ruff's re-appeared on the Village Lake, with 47 Shelducks counted on the reserve
There was a flock of 40+ Linnets along Dryham Lane
A Tawny owl was on the East path in the early morning
The male Stonechat was on Cell 'C'
2 Water rails were heard from the Turret hide
Coal & Marsh tit, plus 2 Bramblings were at the Maize field feeder
Sunday 8th January 2017
2 Dunlin were on the Silt pond, with the Ruff on the Village Lake
Great spotted woodpecker & a flock of about 30 Siskins were along Dryham Lane
2 Bramblings, plus Coal & Marsh tits were at the Maize field feeder
Lastly, Stonechat on Cell 'C', Marsh harrier, Green sandpiper, a 2nd winter Mediterranean gull (Cell 'A'), Water rail & Kingfisher were also seen
Tuesday 10th January 2017
56 Shelduck & a Kingfisher (also seen on the Village Lake) were by the Main Lake
A Goldcrest was on the West path, by the Carp Lake
Also on the Village Lake, there was the 2 Ruffs, plus a Dunlin
Thursday 12th January 2017
On the Village Lake, there was an Oystercatcher & a Ruff
The male Stonechat was seen along Dryham Lane
Under the Maize field feeder, there was a male & 3 female Bramblings
Finally. 7 Little egrets roosted tonight
Friday 13th January 2017
A drake Pintail & the drake Mandarin were on the Carp Lake, with the former also being seen on Cell 'A'
There was a Dunlin on the Silt pond
A male & female Brambling were by the Maize field feeder
Saturday 14th January 2017
The star bird today, was a drake Green-winged teal seen on the Main Lake (last year's bird?)
At least 66 Shelduck were counted around the reserve
The drake Mandarin was on the Carp Lake, with 2 Dunlin & a Ruff on the Village Lake
A pair of Bullfinches were along the West path
The same 2 Bramblings as yesterday were by the Maize field feeder, along with a Marsh tit
2 Lesser redpolls were with the Siskin flock
A 'Cream-crown' Marsh harrier was hunting the Reed-bed
Sunday 15th January 2017
The drake Green-winged teal was again on the Main Lake, but could be elusive at times
2 Ruff were on the Village Lake
The drake Mandarin was on the Carp Lake
A Goldcrest was seen from the North path
A Peregrine was seen by Crosslands hide
By the Maize field feeders, there was the 2 Bramblings, plus a Marsh tit
Monday 16th January 2017
The drake Green-winged teal was again on the west bank of the Main Lake
2 Ruff, plus a Dunlin were on the Village Lake
The male Stonechat was seen on Cell 'C'
Tuesday 17th January 2017
The drake Green-winged teal was again on the West bank of the Main Lake
Wednesday 18th January 2017
2 Ruffs were again seen on the Village Lake
Thursday 19th January 2017
The 2 Ruffs returned to the Village Lake
The drake Mandarin was seen on the Carp Lake
Also 2 Marsh harrier, Green woodpecker & a Bullfinch were seen along Dryham Lane
2 drake Goosanders were on the Main Lake
The Marsh tit & a Brambling were seen by the Maize field feeders
Friday 20th January 2017
The 2 Ruffs & 2 Dunlin were on the Village Lake again
3 Bramblings were underneath the Maize field feeders
A Stonechat was seen in Cell 'A' 
A Marsh harrier was over the North field
The drake Mandarin was still on the Carp Lake
Saturday 21st January 2017
About 120 Pink-footed geese flew north over the reserve
A male & 3 female Goosanders flew from Dryham Ings
A Marsh harrier was hunting over Dryham Ings, along with a Peregrine
The drake Mandarin was on the Dryham Ings reservoir
A Goldcrest was in the Far Corner
Marsh tit & 2 Bramblings were by the Maize field feeders, along with a male & 2 female Bullfinches by the Carp Lake
The 2 Ruff were still on the Village Lake, later on joined by an adult winter Mediterranean gull
The male Stonechat was on the gorse of Cell 'C'
Sunday 22nd January 2017
A Barnacle goose circled the reserve several times in the morning
The 2 Ruff were very mobile about the reserve today, being later joined by a Dunlin on the Village Lake
A 'Cream-crown' Marsh harrier was hunting the Island Lake & Reed-bed in the morning
Again the male Stonechat was in Cell 'C'
At the Maize field feeder, Coal & Marsh tit were present, as was a male & 2 female Bramblings
Tuesday 24th January 2017
A 'Cream-crown' Marsh Harrier was hunting the Reed-bed & Main Lake, with a juvenile also seen
The male Stonechat was on Cell 'C'
The drake Mandarin was on the Carp Lake
By the far Lake, there was a flock of Siskin, pair of Bullfinch & a Goldcrest
2 Ruff were on the Village Lake
The Coal & Marsh tit, plus a male & 2 female Bramblings were seen by the Maize field feeders, with a female Bullfinch seen nearby
Another male Brambling was by the Viewing platform feeders
Wednesday 25th January 2017
About the Main Lake, a female Marsh harrier, plus a female Hen harrier were seen at separate times
A Kingfisher was seen at this same lake
Thursday 26th January 2017
4 female Bramblings, plus 2 Marsh tits were by the Maize field feeders
Friday 27th January 2017
Just a single male Brambling was with the Marsh tit by the Maize field feeder
The drake Mandarin was again by the Carp Lake
3 Dunlin were on the Silt pond
A Marsh harrier was again hunting the reserve
Two skeins of 21 & 23 Pink-footed geese flew north east over the reserve
A Grey wagtail flew past Crossland's hide
Good numbers of Redwing & Fieldfare were present today
Saturday 28th January 2017
A Jack snipe flew over the Viewing point, in the early morning & was seen to land in the reserve
2 Marsh harriers were present today
In the afternoon, there were 2 Pink-footed geese present on the North field
On the Island Lake, there was 2 Little egrets, plus a Water rail
A male Brambling, Coal & Marsh tit frequented the Maize field feeders
The drake Mandarin was on the Carp Lake, with Goldcrest & a flock of 20 Siskin nearby
2 Ruff were on the Village Lake. with a Dunlin on the Silt pond & an Oystercatcher also seen
A pair of Goosander roosted on Cell 'A'
Lastly, the male Stonechat was seen on Cell 'C'
Sunday 29th January 2017
The 2 Ruff were seen on the Village Lake
The Maize field feeder had the Marsh tit, plus 2 Brambling
In the North field, the 2 Pink-footed geese from yesterday were still present
2 pairs of Goosander flew over the reserve
The drake Mandarin duck was again on the Carp Lake
Finally the male Stonechat was still on Cell 'C'
Monday 30th January 2017
A male Brambling was under the Maize field feeder today
On the Island Lake, a pair of Goosander were seen all day
The drake Mandarin was still on the Carp Lake, with a Goldcrest in the North hedge
A female Marsh harrier was hunting the Island Lake
Again the male Stonechat was seen in Cell 'C', along with a Water rail
A Ruff was on the Village Lake, with 2 Lesser redpoll in a Siskin flock by the Viewing platform
Tuesday 31st January 2017
A male & 2 female Goosander were on the Island Lake
The male Stonechat was again in Cell 'C'
By the Maize field feeder, there were 2 males & 3 female Bramblings, Coal tit & a female Bullfinch

Posted By: Barry on 5/14/2017 8:29:42 PM

December 2016

Thursday 1st December 2016
A Peregrine was seen to take a Woodcock, by observers from the Turret hide
A Marsh harrier was hunting the Reed-bed
The Green woodpecker was by the North hedge
Friday 2nd December 2016
On the Main Lake today, there was a Kingfisher, 3 Grey herons, 11 Little egrets & 21 Cormorants
A Bullfinch was seen along Dryham Lane
A Dunlin was on the Silt pond, with the drake Mandarin still on the Carp Lake
A Marsh tit was feeding from the Maize field feeders
A pair of Stonechat were in Cell 'B', with another individual on the fence post between the Village & Island Lakes
Saturday 3rd December 2016
A pair of Stonechats on Cell 'B', in the morning, with a Kingfisher nearby
13 Little egrets were on the reserve today, with a Marsh harrier also being seen
On the Maize field feeders, Coal & Marsh tit were seen
Sunday 4th December 2016
The Marsh tit & a Brambling were at the Maize field feeder
2 Pink-footed geese visited the Main Lake, where there was also 12 Little egrets
The Green woodpecker was seen along Dryham Lane
The pair of Stonechats were seen in Cell 'C'
Monday 5th December 2016
The Brambling was still by the Maize field feeder
4 Dunlin were on the Silt pond
Wednesday 7th December 2016
A Marsh harrier was hunting the Reed-bed & Island Lake
11 Little egrets were seen today, as well as a Grey wagtail
A total of 8 Pink-footed geese were seen on the reserve today
The Green woodpecker was by the Carp Lake
25 Mute swans were counted on the Island Lake
Thursday 8th December 2016
Again, a Marsh harrier was hunting the Reed-bed & Island Lake
On the Main Lake, a Kingfisher & 12 Little egrets were seen
The drake Mandarin was on the Village Lake
A Stonechat was by the Reed-bed
Friday 9th December 2016
Today on the Main Lake, there was a Kingfisher, 4 Grey herons & 16 Little egrets
A 'Cream-crown' Marsh harrier was seen
2 Green woodpeckers were present
The drake Mandarin was back on the Carp lake, along with a Ruff on the Silt pond
Saturday 10th December 2016
11 Little egret, a Kingfisher & 35 Pink-footed geese flying south were seen around the Main Lake
The drake Mandarin was again on the Carp Lake
2 male Stonechats were in the Snipe field
2 Marsh tits were feeding off the Maize field feeders
Sunday 11th December 2016
An adult & 2 juvenile Whooper swans were on the Island Lake, before flying south over Dryham Ings
Also 15 Little egret, 12 Cormorant & 3 Grey herons were on the Main Lake
A Peregrine & Marsh harrier were separately hunting the reserve
A Water rail was calling from the Reed-bed
29 Pink-footed geese were seen flying over the reserve
A Ruff was on the Village Lake margins
The Green woodpecker was along Dryham Lane
The Marsh tit was again feeding from the Maize field feeder
Monday 12th December 2016
On a misty day, a female Brambling, as well a Marsh tit was by the Maize field feeders
There was at least 1 Stonechat seen from the Turret hide
A Yellow-legged gull was seen from the Silt pond
2 Ruffs were on the Village Lake, with the drake Mandarin on the Carp Lake
2 Water rails were heard calling from the Turret hide
Finally 14 Little egrets were seen today
Wednesday 14th December 2016
On the Main Lake, there was 14 Little egrets. plus 8 Great crested grebes
2 Ruff were on the Village Lake margins
A Marsh harrier was seen over the reserve
A pair of Goosander were on the Island Lake in the afternoon
About 3,000 Starlings were seen to roost in the reeds below the Turret hide this evenng
Finally, there were 2 Bramblings underneath the Maize field feeder
Thursday 15th December 2016
A Dunlin was with the Lapwings on the Main Lake
Friday 16th December 2016
17 Little egrets were on the Main Lake
2 Marsh harriers were seen today
A Ruff was on the Village Lake margins
A Water rail was heard from the pond just below the Viewing platform
Saturday 17th December 2016
A pair of Shelducks was on the Main Lake, where 17 Little egrets were counted
2 Marsh & a Coal tit were feeding from the Maize field feeder, whilst a Great spotted woodpecker was seen along Dryham Lane
A Brambling was heard from the reserve entrance
There was a Ruff on the Reed-bed
The Silt pond had a Ruff & Green sandpiper
2 Marsh harriers were seen over the reserve
Finally a Stonechat was on Dryham Lane, by Cell 'B'
Sunday 18th December 2016
A female Goosander flew north over Dryham Ings in the morning
A Ruff was on the Village Lake margins
Kingfisher on the Main Lake, Green woodpecker & male Bullfinch along Dryham Lane
Just a single Marsh tit at the Maize field feeders today
There was a Chiffchaff by the reserve entrance
4 Shelduck were on the reserve
2 Goldcrests were seen on the West path, by the Carp Lake
Monday 19th December 2016
2 Goldeneye were briefly on the Far Lake
Tuesday 20th December 2016
250 Pink-footed geese were seen to fly north over the reserve
4 Shelduck were on the Main Lake
At various times, 2 'Cream-crowned' Marsh harrier were about the reserve
7 Goosanders flew east over the reserve
2 Ruff were on the Village Lake
A Peregrine was seen
Wednesday 21st December 2016
A White-fronted goose was with the Greylags in the afternoon
At the same time, there were 3 Pink-footed geese in the reserve entrance field
A Black-tailed godwit was on the Village Lake
On the Main Lake, there was a Kingfisher & 19 Little egrets in the evening
Thursday 22nd December 2016
The White-fronted goose was on the North field in the afternoon, along with the 3 Pink-footed geese from yesterday
2 Ruffs & the Black-tailed godwit were on the Village Lake, with the drake Mandarin being seen again on the Carp Lake
A male & female Brambling were by the Maize field feeders, along with 2 Marsh tits & a Coal tit
Stonechat was seen in Cell 'C' 
A Marsh harrier was present, along with a roosting Curlew on the Island Lake
Also seen were Kingfisher, 18 Little egrets on the Main Lake, plus male Bullfinch & Green woodpecker on Dryham Lane
Finally a Tawny owl was seen along the East path in the evening
Friday 23rd December 2016
The White-fronted goose was seen on the North field in the morning
2 female Marsh harriers were seen today
On the Main Lake, there was a Kingfisher & 13 Little egrets
2 Ruff were still being seen on the Village Lake
Tuesday 24th December 2016
A 'Cream-crown' Marsh harrier was hunting the Reed-bed & Main Lake, with a juvenile also seen
The male Stonechat was on Cell 'C'
The drake Mandarin was on the Carp Lake
By the Far Lake, there was a flock of Siskin, a Bullfinch & Goldcrest
2 Ruff were on the Village Lake
The Coal & a Marsh tit, plus a male & 2 female Bramblings were seen by the Maize field feeders with a female Bullfinch seen nearby
A male Brambling was also by the Viewing platform feeders
Wednesday 25th December 2016
About the Main Lake a female Marsh & a female Hen harrier were seen at different times
A Kingfisher was seen at the same lake
Thursday 26th December 2016
4 female Bramblings, plus 2 Marsh tits were by the Maize field feeders
Friday 27th December 2016
Just a single male Brambling was with the Marsh tit on the Maize field feeder
The drake Mandarin was again on the Carp Lake
3 Dunlin were on the Silt pond
A Marsh harrier was again hunting the reserve
Two skeins of 21 & 23 Pink-footed geese flew north east over the reserve
A Grey wagtail flew past Crossland's hide
Good numbers of Redwing & Fieldfare were present
Saturday 28th December 2016
A Jack snipe flew over the Viewing platform & was seen to land on the reserve
2 Marsh harriers were on the reserve
2 Pink-footed geese were present in the afternoon on the North field
On the Island Lake, there was 2 Little egrets, plus a Water rail
A male Brambling, Coal & Marsh tit fed off the Maize field feeders
The drake Mandarin was on the Carp Lake, with Goldcrest & a flock of 20 Siskin nearby
2 Ruff were on the Village Lake, with a Dunlin on the Silt pond, as well as an Oystercatcher being seen
A pair of Goosander roosted on Cell 'A'
Lastly, a male Stonechat was seen again on Cell 'C'
Thursday 29th December 2016
52 Pink-footed geese flew north over the reserve
The pair of Stonechat were again by the Silt pond
On the Carp Lake, the drake Mandarin was about
2 Ruff were again on the Village Lake margins
A Marsh harrier was hunting the reserve
Along the North path, a male Bullfinch was seen
Marsh tit & Brambling were on the Maize field feeder
A Green woodpecker was seen along Dryham Lane
Friday 30th December 2016
The Eurasian white-fronted goose, made an appearance in the North field, along with 2 Pink-footed geese
A Great spotted woodpecker was seen along Dryham Lane
The Maize field feeder had both Coal & Marsh tit
A Water rail was seen on the Reed-bed
2 Dunlin were on the Silt pond edges
Saturday 31st December 2016
Just a single Dunlin on the Silt pond this morning
2 Water rails were seen just below the Turret hide
Both Great spotted & Green woodpeckers were seen today
The 2 Ruffs were on the Village Lake, with the Marsh tit being seen by the Maize field feeders & the drake Mandarin on the Carp Lake
The Kingfisher was seen from the South hide
19 Little egrets roosted tonight

Posted By: Barry on 4/23/2017 8:47:43 PM

November 2016

Tuesday 1st November 2016
8 Whooper swans (including 4 juveniles) dropped briefly onto the the Reed-bed in the late afternoon from the north, before flying back in that direction
The usual Whooper swan was on the North field stubble
On the Island lake, there were 2 Pink-footed geese with the Greylags, as well as several skeins flying over the reserve going back to the Humber to roost
A Black-tailed godwit was on the Village Lake
3 Eygptian geese were on the Silt pond, with a Curlew on the Island Lake
Also seen were 2 Goldcrests, Grey wagtail & the Green woodpecker
Wednesday 2nd November 2016
The Whooper swan was on the North field, with the Black-tailed godwit being seen on the Village Lake
Thursday 3rd November 2016
Just the single Whooper swan in the North field
Friday 4th November 2016
The Whooper swan was still in the North field
Likewise the Black-tailed godwit was on the Village Lake
2 Green woodpeckers were by the Dragonfly ponds, with a Great spotted woodpecker along Dryham Lane
6 Pink-footed geerse were with the Greylags on the Main Lake
There was 2 Ruffs & a Kingfisher were seen in Cell 'A' of Dryham |Ings
Saturday 5th November 2016
Today, there were many skeins of Pink-footed geese flying north over the reserve in the morning
2 Ruffs were on Cell 'A' of Dryham Ings in the morning, with a Peregrine hunting over the reserve at the same time
The Whooper swan was still in the North stubble field
2 Dunlin &  Gray wagtail were on the Main Lake, whilst the Black-tailed godwit was on Cell 'C'
Sunday 6th November 2016
A female Goldeneye was on the Island Lake
The Green woodpecker was along the North path, with Fieldfare & Redwing also being seen
There were a few skeins of Pink-footed geese flying north in the morning
Our Whooper swan was still on the North field stubbles
Grey wagtail, Kingfisher, 4 Little egrets, 2 Grey herons & 2 Shelducks were on the Main Lake
Goldcrests were along Dryham Lane
Finally the Black-tailed godwit was on the Cell 'C' pond opposite the 'Bus-stop' hide
Monday 7th November 2016
The Whooper swan was again in the North field
4 Eygptian geese flew along the East ridge
Tuesday 8th November 2016
A Tawny owl was seen from the East path
There was a Marsh harrier on Dryham Ings
A male Bullfinch was seen along Dryham Lane
4 Eygptian geese were on the Silt pond
A Curlew flew south east
Little egret was on the Main Lake, with a Goldcrest by the Carp Lake
Wednesday 9th November 2016
A Peregrine & Marsh harrier were seen
The Whooper swan was on the North field stubble
On the Main Lake, there was 5 Pink-footed geese, 17 Cormorant & a female Goldeneye
Friday 11th November 2016
A Woodcock was disturbed from the West path in the morning
There was 2 Goldeneyes on the Main Lake, with a drake Mandarin on the Carp Lake
The 4 Eygptian geese were present today
The Whooper swan was on the Island Lake
A Coal tit was on the Maize field feeders
A Marsh harrier was hunting Dryham Ings
A Corn bunting was in the North hedge
The male Stonechat was on the electric fence between Cells 'B' & 'C'
Saturday 12th November 2016
2 Whooper swans  on Cell 'A', with a further 3 on the Island Lake
2 Green woodpeckers & a Grey wagtail seen today
A male Bullfinch was along Dryham Ings
Sunday 13th November 2016
The 'resident Whooper swan was on the Island Lake in the morning, before returning to the North field
The 6 Eygptian geese flew north in the morning
A Goldcrest was by the Far Lake
2 Green sandpipers were on Cell 'A'
Again, the drake Mandarin was seen on the Carp Lake in the company of a female Mallard
The 2 female Goldeneyes were still on the Main Lake
The male Bullfinch was again on Dryham Lane, where a Chiffchaff was calling
Finally, a Coal tit was feeding from the Viewing platform feeders
Monday 14th November 2016
A female Goldeneye was on the Main Lake, where there was also 2 Little egrets
The Whooper swan was still on the North field stubble, with the Green woodpecker being seen nearby
The drake Mandarin was on the Carp Lake
Goldcrests were seen along Dryham Lane & the Far Lake
Tuesday 15th November 2016
The Whooper swan was still on the North filed, 3 Eygptian geese were on the Silt pond, with a Great spotted woodpecker being seen along Dryham Lane
Also a Marsh harrier was seen over the Reed-bed, with the drake Mandarin still being present on the Reed-bed
The Green woodpecker was seen today
Wednesday 16th November 2016
The regulars of the female Goldeneye (Main Lake), drake Mandarin (Carp Lake) & Whooper swan (North field) were all present today
Also seen were 4 Eygptian geese, Marsh harrier & the Green woodpecker
Friday 18th November 2016
The Whooper swan was on the North field again, with the drake Mandarin still present on the Carp Lake
4 Eygptian geese were seen today
The green woodpecker showed well outside the East hide
Saturday 19th November 2016
The female Goldeneye was still on the Main Lake, along with a Kingfisher, meanwhile the drake Mandarin was again on the Main Lake
Along Dryham Lane, there was the Green woodpecker, a Goldcrest, male Bullfinch, plus many Redwings
The Whooper swan was in the North field
In the verges of the rain-water pond in the North field, there was a feeding party of 10+ Corn bunting
The Marsh tit returned to the Maize field feeder, where there was also a Coal tit seen
2 Peregrines were squabbling over the Village Lake
Lastly, the Eygptian geese were seen
Sunday 20th November 2016
On the Main Lake today, there was the female Goldeneye, plus a Kingfisher
The drake Mandarin was still on the Carp Lake, with the Whooper swan on the North field
23 Mute swans were counted on the Island Lake
Also seen, were 2 Marsh harriers, 8 Little egrets, 2 Corn buntings, a Dunlin & a Water rail
Monday 21st November 2016
7 adult Whooper swans were on Cell 'A'
The Green woodpecker was also seen
Tuesday 22nd November 2016
A Peregrine was seen over the Main Lake, where 4 Little egrets were along the shores.
A Woodcock was flushed from Cell 'B' in the morning
Wednesday 23rd November 2016
About 300 Pink-footed geese flew north
6 Whooper swans spent some time on the reserve
As well as the drake Mandarin on the Carp Lake, there were 2 drake Pintails & a Merlin flew over
Thursday 24th November 2016
On the Main Lake today, was a drake Goldeneye, 6 Little egrets & a Kingfisher
Friday 25th November 2016
Today, 2 Marsh harriers were hunting Dryham Ings
A pair of Stonechats were in Cell 'B'
The drake Mandarin was on the Dryham Ings reservior
4 Eygptian geese & 2 Ruff were on the Silt pond
22 Cormorant were counted on the Main Lake
2 Pink-footed geese & 7 Little egrets were also seen
Saturday 26th November 2016
The pair of Stonechats were again on Cell 'B'
The 2 Ruffs were still present on the Silt pond
Along Dryham Lane, there were many thrushes, Goldcrest, Green woodpecker & Siskin
2 Shelducks were on the Red-bed along with 2 'Cream-crown' Marsh harriers that flew north in morning
The Marsh tit was again on the Maize field feeder, along with a nearby Coal tit
The drake Mandarin was on the Carp Lake
Sunday 27th November 2016
The pair of Stonechats were still on Cell 'B'
36 Pink-footed geese flew north over the reserve
On the Main Lake, 2 Ruff & 6 Little egrets were still present
The drake Mandarin was on the Carp Lake
A Marsh tit was feeding on the Maize field feeders, with 2 Green woodpeckers present on the reserve also
Monday 28th Noverber 2016
A Green woodpecker was seen by the North hedge
Tuesday 29th November 2016
The drake Mandarin was on the Carp Lake
Wednesday 30th November 206
There were 6 Shelduck on the reserve
The drake Mandarin was on the Carp Lake
Also seen was a Peregrine flying west, as well as a Grey wagtail & Green woodpecker

Posted By: Barry on 3/28/2017 9:08:10 PM

October 2016

Saturday 1st October 2016
The Wheatear was still present on the New workings from the West path, opposite the Far Lake
A Water rail was on Cell 'C' of Dryham Ings
Again the Little owl could be seen in the North barn
The Grene & a Great spotted woodpecker, plus Kingfisher were seen from the Far Lake
8 Swallows & 2 House martins flew south over the Carp Lake
Sunday 2nd October 2016
4 Bean geese flew over the reserve towards Howden in the morning
A Chiffchaff, plus a pair of Bullfinches were at the end of Dryham Lane
2 Sand martins flew over the Carp Lake
A Green sandpiper & Grey wagtail were on the New workings opposite the Far Lake
In the Far Corner, there was 8 Siskin
2 Redwings flew over the North field & 2 Curlew were seen along the East ridge
A Water rail was again in Cell 'C'
The Little owl was seen again by the North field barn
Monday 3rd October 2016
Waders today, included Dunlin on the Village Lake & reed-bed, 2 Ruff on the Village Lake, Common sandpiper on Cell 'A', with a Green sandpiper on Cell 'C'
12 Bearded tits were seen just north of the Turret hide, with a single seen flying west from the Village Lake
The Little owl was again in the North field barn
A Great spotted woodpecker was seen along Dryham Lane
Tuesday 4th October 2016
About 100 Golden plover flew over the North filed, where there was a Ruff in amongst the Lapwings
A Green sandpiper was on Cell 'C', whilst a Common sandpiper on Cell 'A'
Kingfisher was seen on the Carp Lake
54 Wigeon were on the reserve today
4 Little egrets & a Cormorant roosted in the trees between the Far & Carp Lake in the evening
Wednesday 5th October 2016
6 Eygptian geese were on the Silt pond, with a Common sandpiper also
A Grey wagtail was by the Far Lake, with a Green woodpecker also seen
Thursday 6th October 2016
By the Far Lake, there was a Grey wagtail & a Goldcrest
The 6 Eygptian geese were still on the Silt pond
Green woodpecker was by the Village Lake
Friday 7th October 2016
The 6 Eygptian geese were still about today, along with 58 Pink-footed geese flying north & 2 flocks totalling 59 Golden plover flying over
A Common sandpiper was still on Cell 'A'
25 Redwings flew over
There was a Bullfinch & Green woodpecker in the North hedge
Finally a female Merlin flew over the North field in the evening
Saturday 8th October 2016
A male Stonechat was seen on the Snipe filed today
There were only 5 Eygptian geese seen on the Island Lake
The Common sandpiper was on the Silt pond
2 Grey wagtails were by the Far Lake
10 Redwings were seen in the Far Corner
A Chiffchaff was in the North hedge
Sunday 9th October 2016
There was 53 Pink-footed geese flying north over the reserve
2 Grey wagtails were by the Far Lake
Kingfisher was on the main Lake, with a Fieldfare also seen
Monday 10th October
The 6 Eygptian geese were seen to fly west, but still roosted on the Silt pond, with 300 Pink-footed geese seen to fly south
There was Green woodpecker, Bullfinch on Dryham Lane, with Redwing in the Far Corner, along with 5 Siskin
Along the West path, there was at least 2 Goldcrest, with a Great spotted woodpecker also
Chiffchaff on the North path & 2 Yellowhammer in the North hedge
A Little egret was on Cell 'A'
2 Jays flew west over the reserve
Tuesday 11th October 2016
A Marsh harrier was hunting the Far Lake, Reed-bed & Island Lake
100+ Redwing were seen
Both Green & Great spotted woodpeckers were present today
A Water rail was seen in the east side of the Reed-bed
Wednesday 12th October 2016
3 Bearded tits were seen from the Turret hide
A Pink-footed goose was with the Greylags on the Village Lake
A male Bullfinch was at the end of Dryham Lane
80+ Redwings were by the Carp Lake
2 Little egrets were on Cell 'A'
Thursday 13th October 2016
Grey wagtails were seen on the Far Lake & Silt pond
There was a Goldcrest in the Far Corner
2 Curlew flew north
On the Silt pond, there was 3 Eygptian & 174 Canada geese
A female Marsh harrier was hunting Cells 'B' & 'C', with a juvenile also seen
The 6 Eygprian geese were seen to fly west
250 Redwing were along Dryham Lane, with 300 Fieldfare seen flying south east
3 Redshank were in Cells 'B' & 'C', the same number of Pink-footed geese were on the Village Lake, where 2 Kingfishers were also present
Friday 14th October 2016
At least 8 Bearded tits were seen from the Turret hide
Two skeins of 140 & 60 Pink-footed geese flew north east over the reserve, with an individual spending the day with the Greylags on the Main Lake
A Kingfisher was seen on the Main Lake
A Marsh harrier was over the Carp Lake
The first returning Shelduck were on the Silt pond, where 263 Canada geese were counted, along with at least 2 Eygptian geese
A Chiffchaff was by the reserve entrance
Saturday 15th October 2016
Very much a 'Goose' day, with 3 Tundra bean & 3 European white-fronted geese with the Greylags on the Village Lake, from about 11 am onwards (although the Bean geese could not be found in the afternoon). There was also a Pink-footed goose on the lakeside
In the morning, 2 skeins of 2,200 & 2,600 Pink-footed geese flew south over the reserve. 237 Canada geese were counted & the 6 Eygptian geese were about the reserve
60 Shoveller were counted on the Main Lake
In the afternoon, a Bearded tit was seen from the Turret hide
Green & Great spotted woodpeckers were about
In the Far Corner & North hedge, there were many Redwings & Fieldfares, 2 Coal tits (1 being later seen on the West path), 5 or so Goldcrests, 10+ Siskin, Chiffchaff, Corn bunting, Yellowhammer, plus a small fall of Dunnocks (with 12 being seen together)
2 Grey wagtails were on the reserve, with 2 Redshanks & a Green sandpiper on Cell 'A'
Finally a Marsh harrier was seen several times during the day
Sunday 16th October 2016
No Bean geese today, but a large movement of Pink-footed geese flying north west, with several skeins giving a total of 1,500+ birds
9 Eurasian white-fronted geese (7 adults & 2 juveniles), were on the Village Lake in the evening
At least 2 Bearded tits were seen from the Turret hide in the Village Lake reeds. A Peregrine was also seen from here
A Swallow was over the Village Lake in the morning
A Lesser redpoll was seen on the West path, with a Grey wagtail by the Far Lake
The 6 Eygptian geese were still on the reserve
There were 5 to 6 Goldcrests along Dryham Lane
108 Wigeon were counted, along with 64 Shoveller on the Main Lake
There were numerous flocks of Redwing & Fieldfare throughout the reserve
Monday 17th October 2016
2 Tundra Bean geese were on the Main Lake in the afternoon
22 Jack snipe were counted today during survey work on Dryham Ings
13 Curlew & 21 Golden plovers were seen
A Kingfisher was on the Main Lake
Thursday 18th October 2016
The 2 Eurasian white-fronted geese were on the Village Lake this afternoon, along with 26 Pink-footed & the 6 Eygptian geese
A male Bearded tit was seen from the Turret hide
A Kingfisher was on the Main Lake
Wednesday 19th October 2016
The 3 Eygptian geese, 11 Pink-footed geese & 2 Curlew were seen today
A Grey wagtail was by the far lake, with a Green woodpecker on the North path
A Little egret was on Cell 'A', with a single Shelduck on the Silt pond. There was also 2 Redshank there
About 750 Pink-footed geese flew south over the reserve in the afternoon
2 Green sandpipers were on Cell 'A'
Thursday 20th October 2016
A Whooper swan day, with 16 on the Village Lake, which flew south. Then there were 4 on the Silt pond that stayed all day. 9 birds on the Island Lake, were seen to later fly north, with a single bird on the main Lake in the afternoon
A few hundred Pink-footed geese were seen flying south, with 4 Eygptian geese on the Silt pond
From the Turret hide, in the Village Lake reeds, 3 Bearded tits were seen. A female Stonechat was present outside Crossland's hide
A Grey wagtail, about 20 Siskin & 2 Goldcrests were seen
A Marsh harrier was hunting Cell 'B'
A Kingfisher was seen in Cell 'A'
Friday 21st October 2016
A Kingfisher was seen from the South hide
3 Stonechats were on Cell 'A' in the afternoon
Saturday 22nd October 2016
Up to 10,000 Pink-footed geese flew north over the reserve in the morning, with 2 of these spending the day on the Main Lake
An adult Whooper swan spent the day in the North field & Main Lake, whilst an immature flew south across the Silt pond & landed nearby
The 4 Eygptian geese were still on the Silt pond
An adult Mediterranean gull was on the Island Lake in the early morning
On the Far Lake, there was a Green sandpiper & 2 Grey wagtails, whilst a Lesser redpoll was with the Siskins there
The Green woodpecker was along Dryham Lane
Sunday 23rd October 2016
Again, numerous skeins of Pink-footed geese flew north or north west over the reserve in the morning
The Green woodpecker was seen on the North path
A Bearded tit was seen in the Village Lake reeds from the Turret hide
5 Little egrets, 6 Cormorants & a Grey heron roosted on the reserve
On the Far Lake, there was a Green sandpiper, with 20+ Siskin & 3 Goldcrests in the alders
The adult Whooper swan was feeding in the North filed stubble again
All 4 Eygptian geese were on the Silt pond, where 5 Grey wagtails flew past
2 Stonechats & a Eurasian white-fronted goose were seen in the afternoon
A Marsh harrier was also seen
A Water rail was in the North west corner of the Reed-bed
Monday 24th October 2016
As well as the Redwings, there was a flock of 20+ Fieldfare & 2 Siskins along Dryham Lane
At the same place, Green & Great spotted woodpecker were seen
A Grey wagtail was about the New Workings, with a female & juvenile Marsh harrier being seen about the reserve
On the West path, there was a Treecreeper amongst a flock of feeding Long-tailed tits
Tuesday 25th October 2016
Today 2 Marsh harriers were seen
The lone Whooper swan was still on the North field
The 4 Eygptian geese were also seen, along with 2 Grey wagtails & a Green woodpecker
Wednesday 26th October 2016
A site record of 33 Cormorants was seen today (27 on the Main Lake & 6 on the Carp Lake)
The Whooper swan remained on the North field, with the 4 Eygptian geese still on the Silt pond
With the Greylags on the Main Lake, there was also an Eurasian white-fronted & a Pink-footed goose, with the Green woodpecker & a Kingfisher also being seen
500 Pink-footed geese flew northerly over the reserve
Thousands of Starlings were seen prior to going to their roosting site near Brough
5+ Goldcrest were seen in the Far Corner
Thursday 27th October 2016
The Eurasian white-fronted goose was on the Main Lake, with the Greylags in the afternoon
Also, the Whooper swan was still in the North field stubble
Friday 28th October 2016
The White-fronted goose was again on the Main Lake, with the Whooper swan still on the North field stubble
3+ Eygptian geese were seen on the Silt pond & Main Lake
80 Shoveller were on the Main Lake in the evening
The Green woodpecker was on the Snipe field, with a Goldcrest & Tawny owl from the East path
6 Curlew flew south over the reserve
Finally a Bearded tit was seen in the Village Lake reeds, from the Turret hide
Saturday 29th October 2016
A good day for Whooper swans, with 3 on the Main Lake, the long staying individual. plus other groups of 3, 9 & 7 birds)
The White-fronted goose was still with the Greylags on the Main Lake
There were 100s of Pink-footed geese passing over in various directions, possibly dis-orientated by the misty conditions
Peregrine & Marsh harrier were seen
 Also seen, was a Brambling (flying over Dryham Lane) & Lesser redpoll, with a minimum of 83 Snipe counted
On the Island Lake, there was an adult winter Mediterranean gull
Kingfisher on the Main Lake from the South hide
A male Stonechat was fly-catching from Telegraph poles at the back of Cell 'C' in the late afternoon
Sunday 30th October 2016
Perhaps 10,000+ Pink-footed geese flew over the reserve in the morning on their way to their feeding grounds
In the mid-morning, the White-fronted goose flew onto the Main Lake, with the Greylags, where there was also a Grey wagtail
The 4 Eygptian geese were on the Silt pond, along with a Dunlin that was there & also on Cell 'A'
A Black-tailed godwit was on the Village Lake, along with 75 Wigeon
The solitary Whooper swan was still on the North field stubble
An impresive flock of 100 Tree sparrows was on the reserve
A 2nd year Mediterranean gull was on the Island Lake, with a Marsh harrier hunting Dryham Ings
A Bearded tit was in the Village Lake reeds, with a Kingfisher seen from the Turret hide also
A Peregrine was over the Village Lake, with a Stonechat being seen in Cell 'C' in the afternoon
Monday 31st October 2016
The Whooper swan was still on the North field, with the White-fronted goose being seen on the Main Lake again, where there was also a Kingfisher
2 Black-tailed godwits were on the Village Lake
A Marsh harrier was about, with the Green woodpecker being seen along Dryham Lane
Goldcrest on the West path, with Grey wagtail on the Silt pond
The Bar-headed goose made an appearance with the Greylags today

Posted By: Barry on 2/26/2017 12:29:25 PM

September 2016

Thursday 1st September 2016
The juvenile Spotted crake was still being seen on the Reed-bed
2 Dunlin & a Ruff were on the Silt pond
Friday 2nd September 2016
The Spotted crake was again on the Reed-bed, along with a Water rail
A juvenile Marsh harrier was hunting Cell 'C', with a Red kite being seen flying east & a Peregrine also being seen
Waders seen on Dryham Ings, were, 3 Green sandpipers on Cell 'C' plus 1 on Cell 'B', 2 Common sandpipers on Cell 'A', along with a Greenshank
Greenshanks were also seen on the Reed-bed & Village Lake, with 4+ being seen today
123 Canada geese were counted on Dryham Ings this evening
Corn bunting & Yellow wagtail were also seen
Saturday 3rd September 2016
Again, the Spotted crake was seen on the Reed-bed
A Dunlin was on the Silt pond
There were 2 Greenshank on the Far Lake, with a single on the Reed-bed
2 Common sandpipers were present, as well as 3 Green sandpipers on Cell 'C'
A juvenile Peregrine was seen on Cell 'A'
12+ Corn buntings were in the North hedge
A Kingfisher was present on the Far Lake today
Sunday 4th September 2016
The Spotted crake was again on the North west side of the Reed-bed, with a Water rail seen there also
On the Reed-bed, there was also 2 Common sandpipers, 2 juvenile Ringed plovers & at least 20 Yellow wagtails
Greenshanks were on the Cell 'A' & the Far & Village Lakes
A Dunlin was on the Village Lake
3 Green sandpipers were on Cell 'C', with a Common sandpiper there also
6 Green sandpipers briefly landed on Cell 'A', before flying off in a south east direction
74 Canada geese were counted on Dryham Ings this morning
A Garganey was seen from the Turret hide
In the afternoon, a Whinchat was in the Snipe field at the back of the Dragonfly ponds
Monday 5th September 2016
The Spotted crake was still on the Reed-bed, but by the fences, where there was also 2 Kingfishers
The Garganey was sen again from the Turret hide
There was a flock of 16+ Corn buntings about the North hedge
A Ringed plover & a Greenshank were on the Reed-bed
Tuesday 6th September 2016
The Spotted crake was seen on the Reed-bed today
Green sandpiper & Kingfisher were on Cell 'A'
Wednesday 7th September 2016
In the morning, an Osprey circled the Island Lake, before flying off to the south east
A little later a Raven flew south over the reserve mobbed by other corvids
The juvenile Spotted crake was again showing on the Reed-bed, along with a Water rail
Also on the Reed-bed, were 3 juvenile ringed plover & a Common sandpiper
3 Kingfishers were together on the Far lake, with up to 3 Greenshanks
On the North path, there were at least 25 Corn buntings
3 Curlew were on the Village Lake
A Common & Green sandpiper were on Cell 'A'
3 Wigeon were counted today
A juvenile Marsh harrier flew high north east, & a Hobby flew south along the East ridge
Thursday 8th September 2016
The Garganey was seen on the Island Lake
On the Reed-bed, there was a Common sandpiper & juvenile Ringed plover
2 Kingfishers, plus a Curlew were on the Island Lake
3 Wigeon were on the Village Lake
The Green woodpecker was seen again 
Friday 9th September 2016
The Garganey was still on the Island Lake
A female Merlin flew past the East hide
2 Grey wagtails & a Common sandpiper were on the Main Lake
On the Reed-bed, there was 2 juvenile Ringed plovers & 5 Yellow wagtails, with a Greenshank on the Far Lake
A Green sandpiper was on the Silt pond
A Marsh harrier was seen & 3 Wigeon were on the Village Lake
A Tawny owl was seen on the West path by the Carp Lake
Saturday 10th September 2016
Today, a juvenile Curlew sandpiper was briefly on Cell 'A' from about 10 am to 11:40, when it flew south
Also at the same spot, was a Ruff & 2 Dunlin
3 Greenshanks, 2 Common & a Green sandpiper were seen about the reserve
The Garganey was still on the Island Lake, seen from the Turret hide
A Water rail showed well on the Reed-bed, with a Marsh harrier also being seen
Garden warbler was along Dryham Lane
124 Canada geese were counted today
A Kingfisher was seen at several points on the reserve
5 Curlew were seen from Crossland's hide
A Pintail circled Cell 'A', then briefly alighted on the Silt pond, before flying off North west. A Hobby was also seen from this hide in the evening
The Green woodpecker was seen today
Sunday 11th September 2016
The Garganey was showing well on the Island Lake
Greenshank on the Village Lake, Green sandpiper on Cell 'C', Common sandpiper on the Main Lake
A juvenile Marsh harrier was seen over the reserve
Again a Water rail was seen on the Reed-bed, along with a Yellow wagtail
Monday 12th September 2016
The Garganey was on the Island Lake
3 Greenshank, 3 Green & 2 Common sandpipers were seen, along with a Curlew
A Kingfisher was mobile around the reserve
Yellow wagtail by the Reed-bed
Tuesday 13th September 2016
A Hobby was over the Main Lake in the morning, as well as a Peregrine being seen
3 Greenshank, 4 Green & 2 Common sandpipers were present
A Curlew was on the Island Lake
Kingfisher & Green woodpecker were seen
Wednesday 14th September 2016
A Ruff was on Cell 'A' of Dryham Ings
2 Wigeon were on Island Lake
Also seen were Greenshank, 2 Green sandpiper & Kingfisher
Thursday 15th September 2016
The Garganey was showing on the Island Lake
A Spotted flycatcher was in the Far Corner, with a Garden warbler eating elderberries along Dryham Lane
Waders seen today, included 2 Ruff & 5 Knot on Cell 'A', 3 Culew, Greenshank & a Common sandpiper
13 Wigeon were counted today
A Marsh harrier flew over the reserve
A Kingfisher was seen at several points of the reserve
A Yellow wagtail was on the Reed-bed
Friday 16th September 2016
A Wood sandpiper was on the Village Lake in the early afternoon, before flying off
20 Dunlin were on the Silt pond, but only 4 were left in the late afternoon
A Ruff was on Cell 'A', with Greenshank & Common sandpiper on the Far Lake
The Garganey was again on the Far Lake
A Whinchat was on the East side of the Reed-bed
Great spotted & Green woodpeckers were present today
Saturday 17th September 2016
The Garganey was again on the Island Lake
Again, yesterday's Whinchat was seen in the Willow-herb by the Dragonfly ponds
A Hobby flew high east over the reserve
On the Reed-bed, there was a brief female Pintail
The usual Greenshank was on the Far Lake
A Great spotted woodpecker & Goldcrest were seen along Dryham Lane
2 Green sandpipers were in Cell 'C'., with 2 Ruffs on the Village Lake
A Kingfisher was seen at several points of the reserve
5 Curlew flew over & the Green woodpecker was seen
103 Canada geese were counted today
Sunday 18th September 2016
On the Silt pond this morning, was 4 Dunlin & 2 Ringed plover
A Greenshank was on the Far Lake (with also 2 Grey wagtails), & Green sandpiper on Cell 'C'
4 Mistle thrushes flew over Dryham Lane, with Blackcap, Garden & Reed warbler in the bushes along the lane
A Chiffchaff was singing by the reserve entrance
14 Wigeon were counted today
Monday 19th September 2016
The Green woodpecker was seen by the Maize field
Tuesday 20th September 2016
31 Wigeon were counted today
Wednesday 21st September 2016
A Common crane flew est over the New Workings in the evening
2 Wheatears were in the North field
2 Pink-footed geese were on the reserve, 2 Grenshank, 2 Green sandpiper, 31 Wigeon & a Kingfisher
A Common sandpiper was seen at several points of the reserve, as was a Grey wagtail
Also seen, was a Peregrine in a tree by the New Workings & Green woodpecker by the Maize field
10 Little egrets were roosting tonight, there was also a Tawny owl heard by the Carp Lake
Thursday 22nd September 2016
The 2 Wheatears were again in the North field
14 Little egrets were at the Main Lake roost this evening
Friday 23rd September 2016
Today, there was a Common sandpiper on Cell 'A', with a Green sandpiper on Cell 'C'
On the Far Lake, there was a Greenshank, Grey wagtail & Kingfisher
The first 2 Redwings of the season were along Dryham Lnae, along with a Great spotted woodpecker, 3 Bullfinches & 3 Chiffchaffs
124 Canada geese were counted today
Saturday 24th September 2016
There was a strong passage of Skylarks & Meadow pipits through this reserve this morning
The same waders were present today, as yesterday, with 2 Greenshank (Far Lake), Common sandpiper (Silt pond) & Green sandpiper (Cell 'C')
The Kingfisher was seen on the Main Lake, along with a Pink-footed goose 
The Green woodpecker was by the Maize field, with a Grey wagtail on the Far Lake & a pair of Bullfinch along Dryham Lane
A Marsh harrier flew over the reserve
There was about 100 Golden plover flying over the reserve
5 Curlew were seen today, including 1 that roosted on the Village Lake
A Wheatear was in the North field
Sunday 25th September 2016
The first Pink-footed geese of the season were seen today, with 25 flying south west
The same waders as yesterday were about, with Greenshank (Village Lake), Common sandpiper (Silt pond), Green sandpiper (Cell 'C')
Grey wagtail on the Far Lake, Goldcrest by the Turret hide & Kingfisher seen on the Village Lake posts
Blackcap & Chiffchaff were along the West path
A Peregrine was present on the reserve in the afternoon
Monday 26th September 2016
The Pink-footed goose was among the Greylags & a Kingfisher was on the Main Lake
Tuesday 27th September 2016
Today, there was a Greenshank & Common sandpiper on the Far Lake, plus 2 Green sandpipers (Cells 'A' & 'C') & a Dunlin on the Silt pond, with 7 Golden plover flying south west over the reserve
Also on the Far Lake, the Kingfisher & Grey wagtail were seen, with 8 Siskin in the Far Corner
A Marsh harrier was over the reserve
28 Wigeon were counted today
Wednesday 28th September 2016
A Marsh harrier headed south over the Main Lake, where 176 Canada geese were counted
3 Golden plovers were in the North field, with Goldcrest in the North hedge
A Pink-footed goose was on the Main Lake
A Curlew was on the Island Lake
On the Far Lake, there were 2 Greenshanks, a Common sandpiper & 2 Grey wagtails
A Green sandpiper was on Cell 'A'
Thursday 29th September 2016
2 Greenshank were on the Far Lake, along with a Common sandpiper & Grey wagtail
A female Marsh harrier flew over the reserve
47 Wigeon were counted on the Village Lake
4+ House martin & 10+ Swallows flew south over the East path
A Little owl was seen in the North barn, with a Pink-footed goose on the Reed-bed
Friday 30th September 2016
At least 200 Pink-footed geese in several skeins flew over the reserve, with the biggest skein of 76 peeling off to join the Greylags on the Main Lake
A Wheatear was on the New Workings, opposite the Far Lake
2 Dunlins were on the Silt pond, with a Common sandpiper on the Far Lake & a Green sandpiper on Cell 'A' & 'C'
Also on Cell 'A' was a Kingfisher, with 4 Bullfinches nearby on Dryham Lane
A Grey wagtail was by the Far Lake, with the Little owl re-appearing in the North field barn
50+ Wigeon were counted today
A Water rail was seen in the North west corner of the Village Lake

Posted By: Barry on 1/30/2017 9:14:56 PM

August 2016

Monday 1st August 2016
A Green sandpiper was on Cell 'C' of Dryham Ings, with a Greenshank on the Village Lake
2 adult Yellow-legged gulls were on the Silt Lake in the afternoon
16 Little egrets were seen to roost by the Main Lake this evening
Tuesday 2nd August 2016
On the Reed-bed today, there was 2 Green sandpipers & a Little ringed plover, with Corn bunting nearby & Yellow wagtail in the North field
Cell 'A' had a Dunlin, plus there was also 8 Whimbrel that flew south west in the afternoon over the New Workings
A juvenile Marsh harrier hunted the reserve
Gulls on the Silt Lake this evening, included an adult Yellow-legged & a 1st summer Mediterranean gull
Wednesday 3rd August 2016
The Reed-bed today, had Greenshank, Green sandpiper & a Yellow wagtail, whilst nearby there were 2 Corn buntings