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November 2017

Wednesday 1st November 2017
The Whooper swan was on the Reed-bed, before departing north.
The drake Mandarin was on the Carp Lake, with the female Goldeneye on the Main Lake.
A skein of 33 Pink-footed geese flew west over the reserve.
3 Dunlins were on the Silt pond
Bullfinch & Siskin were seen along the West path
Thursday 2nd November 2017
Today, 3 Pink-footed geese were with the goose flock on the Main Lake.
The drake Mandarin was on the Carp Lake.
A Marsh harrier was hunting Dryham Ings
Friday 3rd November 2017
Today, there was an adult & 7 young Grey partridges on the North field in the morning
A juvenile Scaup was on the Island Lake, with the female Goldeneye on the Main Lake, the drake Mandarin being on the Carp Lake
6 Dunlin were on the Silt pond
2 Whooper swans flew south over the reserve, with a further 8 seen separately in the same direction
500+ Pink-footed geese flew south over the reserve in the morning
3 Marsh harriers were hunting the reserve
A Water rail was heard on the Main Lake
A Brambling was on the East path, with 10+ Lesser redpolls also seen
8 Golden plovers flew over, with a Green sandpiper also seen
Bullfinch, Kingfisher, Great & Green woodpeckers were also seen
Saturday 4th November 2017
The juvenile Scaup was again on the Island Lake, although it did wander to the other lakes
Again the female Goldeneye & drake Mandarin were on their respective lakes
A Pink-footed goose was on the Main Lake with the Greylags
A Marsh harrier was seen, as well as a Peregrine above the North field
10 Lesser redpolls & some Linnets were feeding on the islands of the flooding Cell 'C', as well as 5 Ruff.
Only 2 Dunlin were on the Silt pond
Bullfinch (West path), Water rail (Main Lake), Kingfisher, plus Barn & Tawny owl were also seen
Sunday 5th November 2017
On the Main Lake, the female Goldeneye was joined by a drake
The juvenile Scaup was still on the Island Lake
10 Whooper swans in 2 parties flew south over the reserve (these included 6 juveniles)
A few parties of Pink-footed geese flying north were seen in the morning, along with the single bird that is with the Greylags
A pair of Bearded tits was seen by the west end of the Reed-bed.
Lesser redpoll, male Stonechat (by the Silt pond), Coal tit (by the Maize field feeders), 4+ Yellowhammer & Kingfisher were seen
A Treecreeper was in the Far Corner, with the drake Mandarin also seen on the Carp Lake.
Also 2 Marsh harriers, Red kite & a Barn owl over the Carp Lake in the morning
Monday 6th November 2017
Today, the juvenile Scaup was still on the Island Lake, with the drake Mandarin on the Carp Lake
5 Golden plovers were on the Silt pond, along with a Dunlin
The single Pink-footed goose was with the Greylags on the Main Lake
Along the East path, a Woodcock was flushed, with a Coal tit & Brambling by the Maize field feeders, another Coal tit was along Dryham Lane
The Stonechat pair were seen in Cells 'B' & 'C'
A Water rail was in Black dyke by the Dragonfly ponds.
Also seen was Marsh harrier, both woodpeckers, Mistle thrush & Kingfisher
Tuesday 7th November 2017
A good day for Whooper swans, with 3 on The Main Lake later flying west, along with a group of 8 flying in the same direction & then 17 (13 adults & 4 juveniles) that landed on the Main Lake in the evening
3 Dunlin on the Silt pond, with the pair of Stonechat there also
500+ Pink-footed geese flew south, with another stopping on the Main Lake, before flying in the same direction
6 Curlews flew south, with a Bullfinch seen
Thursday 9th November 2017
A Green sandpiper & 2 Shelduck were on the Silt pond, with the pair of Stonechat nearby.
3 Bullfinches were along Dryham Lane, with a Marsh tit on the Maize field feeder.
A Peregrine was carrying prey over the New Workings,
The drake Mandarin was present on the Carp Lake.
9 Curlew were present in the North field, with a Ruff on the Village Lake.
Friday 10th November 2017
The drake Mandarin was still on the Carp Lake
18+ Redshanks were on the reserve, along with a mobile Ruff
4 adults & 2 juvenile Whooper swans flew south
6+ Shelducks were seen along with a Stonechat.
Also seen was Coal tit, Pink-footed goose, Kingfisher & Curlew
Saturday 11th November 2017
The juvenile Scaup was on the Island Lake, with the drake Mandarin on the Carp Lake
4 Whooper swans flew north in the morning
5 Dunlins were on the Silt pond & Cell 'A', with 15+ Redshank seen around the reserve
3 Corn buntings were in the North field
At least 2 Bramblings were by the Maize field feeders, with at least 3+ Bullfinches on the West path
Also seen was Marsh harrier, 4+ Lesser redpoll, Stonechat (pair by the Silt pond) & Pink-footed goose
Sunday 12th November 2017
23  Whooper swans (including 4 juveniles), were on the Main Lake this afternoon, with also 13 Shelduck seen at the same time.
3,000 Pink-footed geese flew north in the morning, with the semi-resident bird with the Greylags on the Reed-bed.
The juvenile Scaup was seen on the Island Lake, where 2 female Goldeneyes also were, before they relocated tot he Reed-bed.
The drake Mandarin was still on the Carp Lake, with a Water rail seen around it's edges.
By the Maize field feeder, there was a male Brambling, as well as a Coal tit.
A Dunlin was on the Silt pond.
Marsh harrier, Bullfinch, Grey wagtail, Kingfisher, Stonechat & Lesser redpoll were also seen.
Monday 13th November 2017
Today, 13+ Shelduck were on the reserve, with the drake Mandarin still on the Carp Lake & the female Goldeneye on the Main Lake
In the late evening 21 Whoopers (17 adults & 4 juveniles) landed on the Reed-bed
The 4 Dunlin were still present on the Silt pond, with the pair of Stonechat nearby, whilst Cell 'A' had 150+ Wigeon on it.
A flock of 15+ Black-tailed godwits flew south over Cell 'A'.
The Marsh & Coal tits were at the Maize field feeders.
Also seen, was Pink-footed goose, Marsh harrier, Red kite, Mistle thrush, Curlew & Bullfinch

Posted By: Barry on 2/11/2018 9:26:56 PM

October 2017

Sunday 1st October 2017
The juvenile Little stint was initially on the Silt pond & moved to the Reed-bed in the evening
In the morning, a Ruff was on the Village Lake, with Redwing & Fieldfare also seen
2 Goldcrests were on the East path, with Chiffchaff & Siskin on the West path
9 Curlew were on the Island Lake
Marsh harrier, Kingfisher & a single Golden plover were also seen
5 Swallows were over the Main Lake
Monday 2nd October 2017
On Cell 'A' today, there was a Green sandpiper & a Dunlin
The Main Lake, had 17 Cormorant, a Peregrine & 66 Pink-footed geese flying north
Tuesday 3rd October 2017
50+ House martins were seen to the South west
3 Redshank were on the Silt pond & Village Lake, where a Kingfisher was also present
3 Curlews were about the Island Lake, with a Water rail also heard there
Wednesday 4th October 2017
The juvenile Little stint was on the Silt pond with 2 Dunlin, but could be elusive
A Great white egret was on Cell 'C' in the late afternoon
Several Pink-footed geese were seen (50 south over the Reed-bed)
A juvenile Peregrine was present
Thursday 5th October 2017
The great white egret was seen all day on either Dryham Ings or the Island Lake
Again, the juvenile |Little stint was present on the Silt pond, along with a Redshank, Green sandpiper & Dunlin
40 Golden plover flew to the west, with a Curlew to the north
50+ House martins were south west, with several Chiffchaffs & 3+ Goldcrests along the West path & Dryham Lane
40+ Pink-footed geese flew east, with a single on the Reed-bed
Peregrine & Kingfisher were on Cell 'C'
Finally, 2 Barn owls hunted the reserve at dusk
Friday 6th October 2017
The juvenile Little stint was still on the Silt pond, with a Wheatear in the morning on the mounds nearby
Ruffs were on the Village Lake, with a Stonechat by the Dragonfly ponds
An immature male & 2 female Goldeneyes were on the Village Lake in the evening
250 Pink-footed geese flew north east in the morning
229 Canada geese were counted on the Silt pond
4+ Lesser redpoll were seen, as well as a Goldcrest on the East & West paths
Kingfisher, Marsh harrier & Peregrine were seen
A Shelduck was on the Island Lake
Finally 4 adults & 5 juvenile Whooper swans were present on the Reed-bed
A late Reed warbler was sen from the Turret hide
Saturday 7th October 2017
3 Ruffs, the Little stint & a Green sandpiper were on the Silt pond
Over 300 Pink-footed geese flew south & north over the reserve
Up to 3 Marsh harriers were on the reserve
A Shelduck was on the Island Lake, with a drake Mandarin on the Carp Lake
Golden plover flying south were seen from Crossland's hide
Goldcrest were seen on both East & West paths, with Coal tit also
3 Bullfinches were along Dryham Lane, with 2 Kingfishers on the Main Lake
Sunday 8th October 2017
The Great white egret re-appeared on Dryham Ings & was intermittently seen during the day
Again the juvenile Little stint was on the Silt pond, with a Pair of Stonechats nearby
3 Lesser redpolls were seen by the North path in the dyke
Goldcrests were present in both Dryham Lane & the East path
A cream crown Marsh harrier hunted the Island Lake & Reed-bed in the morning
The Shelduck was on the Island Lake, with a skein of 14 Pink-footed geese flying north
A Goldeneye, plus 2 Kingfisher, Chiffchaff, 40 Fieldfare flying west & a male Bullfinch on the West path were also seen
1500 Pink-footed geese flew north, with 500 flying south separatly
89 Wigeon were counted
Monday 9th October 2017
The Great white egret was still about
Also seen was 3 Curlews & 2 Kingfishers
A Pink-footed goose was with the Greylags on the Main Lake
2 Stonechats were by the Maize field
Tuesday 10th October 2017
3+ Stonechat's were seen from Crossland's hide & the Maize field
A female Goldeneye was on the Main Lake, with a drake Mandarin on the Carp Lake
2 Green sandpipers were on Cell 'A', with 11 Curlews present on the reserve & 7 Golden plovers flying west
2 Swallows were over the Main Lake
Also seen, was Kingfisher, Marsh harrier, Red kite & Pink-footed goose (700 north & 200 south)
Wednesday 11th October 2017
The Great white egret was back on Cell 'C' today & roosted by the Far Lake
2 Green sandpipers on Cell 'A' & the Ruff on the Village Lake
2 juvenile Stonechats were on the Maize field, with a male by the Silt p;ond
A flock of 80+ Linnets & 70+ Tree sparrows were on the New Workings
Also seen was Marsh harrier, Kingfisher, drake Mandarin, Pink-footed goose & Mistle thrush
Thursday 12th October 2017
The Great white egret was again on Cell 'C'
Also Green sandpiper, Goldcrest, 3+ Lesser redpoll & Tawny owl (Butterfly walk)
Friday 13th October
The Great white egret was on Cells 'A' & 'B' today
18 Curlew were in the North field, with a Pink-footed goose on the Reed-bed & 1,000's flighting south
A pair of Stonechat were by the Silt pond, with a Swallow seen over the Main Lake, as well as 21 Cormorants also
Jay & 3+ Lesser redpolls were seen, with a male Bullfinch on the West path
At least 2 Marsh harriers were present, as well as Kingfisher & 2 Redshanks on the Silt pond
Saturday 14th October 2017
There were many flocks of Pink-footed geese flying north & south over the reserve
A Marsh harrier was hunting the Reed-bed & Island Lake
Siskin & Great spotted woodpecker were in the Far Corner, with a Lesser redpoll flying over the Turret hide & 13 seen in the Far Corner
In the evening, 6 Bearded tits were in the North hedge
The Great white egret was in Cell 'C', opposite the 'Wild Bird' cafe
Up to 3 Stonechat's were by the Silt pond kale field, along with 60+ Tree sparrows & 2 Redshanks & Green sandpipers seen nearby
Kingfisher & Water rail were also seen
Sunday 15th October 2017
A pair of Bearded tits showed from the Turret hide by the grit tray
The Great white egret was commuting between the 3 Dryham Ings cells
A Marsh harrier was over Dryham Ings & the Village Lake
30+ Lesser redpoll were by the East hide in the morning, with a Tawny owl there in the evening
Water rail was seen by the Village Lake
The pair of Stonechat were by the Silt pond, with a Green sandpiper on Cell 'A'
25 Pink-footed geese dropped onto the eastern bank of the Main Lake
Also seen was 50 Golden plovers flying south, 10 Great black-backed gulls, Bullfinch & Kingfisher
Monday 16th October 2017
A female Goldeneye was on the Main Lake
3,000 Pink-footed geese flew north over the reserve
6 Swallows flew south
20+ Lesser redpolls were seen, along with 2 Green sandpipers, 2 Marsh harriers, a male & 2 female Stonechats, 3 Bullfinches, Kingfisher & Water rail
Tuesday 17th October 2017
60 Pink-footed geese were on the Reed-bed
The male & 2 female Stonechats were by the Silt pond
Bearded tit was heard from the Turret hide
The Great white egret was again on Dryham Ings
Also seen was an eclipse male Goldeneye, 2 Goldcrests, Marsh harrier Great & Green woodpeckers, Green sandpiper, Grey wagtail & Lesser redpoll
Wednesday 18th October 2017
A Rock pipit was seen at the western edge of the New Workings, with 3 Stonechats nearby at the Silt pond
The eclipse darke Goldeneye was still present, with the drake Mandarin on Dryham Ings reservoir & 6,000 Pink-footed geese south
About 2,000 Starlings flew south-east in the late evening
The Great white egret was again present, with 2 Marsh harriers also seen
Thursday 19th October 2017
7 Whooper swans were present, with 2 Pink-footed geese on the Main Lake
A Green sandpiper was on Cell 'A'
3 Goldcrests were along Dryham Lane, with both Green & Great spotted woodpeckers being seen
13 Little egrets & 5 Grey herons were on the reserve
Friday 20th October 2017
A female Pintail was on the Reed-bed, with a female Goldeneye on the Main Lake & 5 Whooper swans also seen
The Stonechats were by the Silt pond again
10+ Lesser redpoll were by the Carp Lake
Also seen today, was Green woodpecker, 2 Green sandpiper, Bullfinch, Chiffchaff, Grey wagtail, Goldcrest & 100+ Redwing
Hundreds of Pink-footed geese were flying above the reserve, with 13 Golden plover seen flying south
Saturday 21st October 2017
The female Goldeneye was on the Main Lake, with the drake Mandarin on the Carp Lake
2 Marsh harriers were hunting Dryham Ings
As well as birds flying overhead (7,500 south in the afternoon), a single Pink-footed goose was with the Greylags in the North field
The pair of Stonechats was by the Silt pond
The Great white egret was seen briefly on Cell 'C', in the pool opposite the cafe in the late afternoon
21+ Cormorant were on the Main Lake
A Mediterranean gull flew south in the late afternoon, with an adult Yellow-legged gull seen on the Silt pond
Also seen, Curlew, Golden plover, Green sandpiper, 2 Lesser redpoll
5,000+ Starlings flew east late in the afternoon
Sunday 22nd October 2017
3 Whooper swans were on the Main/Village Lake
The female Goldeneye was still on the Main Lake, along with 2 Shelduck
5 Pink-footed geese were on the Reed-bed
3 Redshank were on the Village Lake
Also seen was 2 Marsh harriers, Kingfisher, Goldcrest & Grey wagtail
Monday 23rd October 2017
The female Goldeneye was still on the Main Lake, with the drake Mandarin re-appearing on the Carp Lake
On the Reed-bed, there was a Whooper swan, with 3 brief Eygptian geese
The East path had 3 male Bullfinch, with a Treecreeper seen on the West path, as well as 2 Great spotted woodpeckers on the reserve
6+ Yellowhammers were on the New workings, with the pair of Stonechats nearby on the Silt pond
Over 2,000 Pink-footed geese flew over, with 1,000+ Greylags seen
Also seen was 2 Grey wagtails, 2 Shelducks, 6+ Curlews, Kingfisher, 6+ Lesser redpolls, Marsh harrier & 6+ Redshanks
Tuesday 24th October 2017
The Treecreeper was seen again on the West path
On the Main Lake, the female Goldeneye was still present, with 3 Dunlins on the Silt pond also.
6+ Lesser redpoll were along Dryham Lane, along with 2 males & a female Bullfinch
Also seen, was 2 Shelducks, 6+ Redshank, Marsh harrier, Red kite, 500 Pink-footed geese flying over & finally 10 Snipe on the Village Lake
Wednesday 25th October 2017
A Jay was on the North path, with Lesser redpoll in the Far Corner. A Peregrine was present
Thursday 26th October 2017
The female Goldeneye was again on the Main Lake.
Also present, was Lesser redpoll, Siskin, Shelduck & Kingfisher
Friday 27th October 2017
On & by the Carp Lake, was the drake Mandarin, Kingfisher, Treecreeper, 4+ Lesser redpoll, with a Tawny owl nearby at the Butterfly walk
A Green sandpiper was on Dryham Ings reservoir, with Bullfinch & Goldcrest along Dryham Lane
2 Bearded tits were seen below the Turret hide, along with a Water rail
The female Goldeneye was still on the Main Lake
4+ Yellowhammer were on the New workings, with a Corn bunting singing in the North hedge
Also seen, was Great spotted woodpecker, 6+ Redshank & Pink-footed goose
Saturday 28th October 2017
The female Goldeneye was still on the Main Lake
35 Golden plover flew south over the reserve
The drake Mandarin was again on the Carp Lake, with 15,000 Pink-footed geese flying north
A juvenile Marsh harrier was hunting Dryham Ings
200+ Redwing & 50+ Fieldfare were present, as were 2 Green woodpeckers & 10+ Lesser redpolls
Sunday 29th October 2017
8,000 Pink-footed geese flew north over the reserve
The female Goldeneye was still on the Main Lake, with the drake Mandarin on the Carp Lake
A Whooper swan flew over the Turret hide & was later seen on the Main Lake in the afternoon
Yellowhammer & Corn bunting were by the North  hedge & field
A Marsh harrier was hunting Dryham Ings & the Village Lake
11 Curlew flew south, with a Red kite along the East ridge
A Green sandpiper was on the Silt pond, with 100+ Redwing on the reserve.
Kingfisher was present on the reserve.
Monday 30th October 2017
A pair of Bearded tits was on the Reed-bed in the morning, later being seen to fly off to the west
2 Corn buntings were in the North hedge
27 Whooper swans were on the Main Lake in the early morning
Tuesday 31st October 2017
A Whooper swan & Pink-footed goose on the Main Lake, with Bullfinch & Green woodpecker also

Posted By: Barry on 1/11/2018 8:00:05 PM

September 2017

Friday 1st September 2017
2 Green & a Common sandpiper, a Redshank, plus 30 Golden plover & 3+ Curlew were on Cell 'A' today
There was a mobile Great spotted woodpecker, plus 2 Grey wagtails
A Spotted flycatcher & Garden warbler were present on the West path
A Water rail was seen on the Island Lake
The Barn owl was sighted at dusk
Saturday 2nd September 2017
In the morning mist, 2 Yellow wagtails were on the North field (25+ were later seen about the reserve)
A Green sandpiper was on Cell 'A', with small groups of warblers (including Lesser whitethroat & Garden warbler along Dryham Lane)
Sunday 3rd September 2017
A juvenile Marsh harrier was hunting the reserve
100+ Canada geese were on Cell 'A', plus 3 Green sandpiper & a Common sandpiper
10+ Yellow wagtails were still on the North field
Several Curlews were seen around the reserve
A Shelduck was on the Island Lake, with 3 Ruff & a Kingfisher (also seen on the Main Lake)
4 Green woodpeckers & a Great spotted woodpecker were seen
Finally 7 Swifts were hawking over the Far Lake in the evening
Monday 4th September 2017
Kingfisher on the Carp Lake, with a Common & Green sandpiper on Cell 'A', with a Black tern seen in the afternoon
2 Hobbies were over the Reed-bed, with 15+ Yellow wagtails on the nearby North field
There was 6+ Curlews sen along the East ridge
Tuesday 5th September 2017
On Cell 'A', there was a Common & Green sandpiper, plus a Wigeon
A Garden warbler was seen along Dryham Lane
10 Swifts were about the reserve
Wednesday 6th September 2017
2 Green & a Common sandpiper were on Cell 'A'
2 Goldcrests were seen on the West path, along with a Great spotted woodpecker
50+ Swifts & House martins, plus 200+ Sand martins were above the reserve
Tawny owl was heard by the Carp Lake
Kingfisher & Whitethroat were also seen
Thursday 7th September 2017
2 Green & a Common sandpiper were on Cell 'A'
35 Golden plover flew over the North field with a further 5 flying south over Cell 'A'
8 Curlew were on the Island Lake, with 2 Ruff over the Reed-bed, plus a Kingfisher
A juvenile female Marsh harrier was hunting Cell 'C'
Lastly 4+ Swift & 80+ House martins were seen
Friday 8th September 2017
2 Green & a Common sandpiper were on Cell 'A', with a Dunlin on the Silt pond
3 Wigeon were also here, along with a drake Mandarin
7 Curlew flew south, with 4 on the North field & 1 on the Island Lake
A drake Wigeon was on the Village Lake
A Hobby was over the Main Lake, with a Lesser whitethroat along Dryham Lane
Lastly, a Tawny owl was heard by the reserve entrance
Saturday 9th September 2017
On Cell 'A' today, there was a Common & a Green sandpiper, 3 Wigeon, plus 2 Dunlins on the Silt pond
3 Ruffs circled the reserve
A Marsh harrier was hunting Dryham Ings
20+ Swift were over the reserve
Along Dryham Lane, there was a Spotted flycatcher, Garden warbler & Goldcrest
Kingfisher & Grey wagtail were seen in the New workings
Sunday 10th September 2017
4 Ruff flew south over the reserve
2 Green sandpipers, plus a Common sandpiper were on Cell 'A'
2 Dunlin were on the Silt pond, with 4 Curlew on the Island Lake & 8 flying south
A Hobby flew north east over the New Workings, with Grey wagtail also there
15 Golden plover flew north
4+ Swift & 60+ House martins were present over the reserve
Monday 11th September 2017
On Cell 'A' today, was 2 Green & a Common sandpiper, plus a Yellow wagtail
2 Curlew flew south, with another on the East ridge
A male juvenile Marsh harrier was hunting the reserve
9 Swifts were over the East ridge
4 Wigeon were on the Village Lake
Tuesday 12th September 2017
Today on Cell 'A' & the Silt pond, were 2 Green & a Common sandpipers, plus 3 Wigeon
A Hobby & Whinchat were seen by the Reed-bed
A Curlew was on the Island Lake in the evening
Also seen, was a Kingfisher & 3 Swifts
A Tawny owl was on the East path in the evening
Wednesday 13th September 2017
A Greenshank was briefly on Cell 'A', before flying off west
A Curlew flew north, with another 4 on the North field
Kingfisher seen on the Main Lake
20+ Sand & 30+ House martins seen
A Garden warbler & Lesser whitethroat were along Dryham Lane
Thursday 14th September 2017
On the Silt pond in the afternoon, there were 2 juvenile Curlew sandpipers, along with a Dunlin
On Cell 'A', was a Green sandpiper, Green woodpecker & 119 Canada geese
2 Red kites were over the Village Lake
Friday 15th September 2017
On Cell 'A', was a Common & Green sandpiper & a juvenile Ringed plover
400 Golden plover flew west, with a Curlew on the Island Lake & 2 Dunlin on the Silt pond
8 Pink-footed geese flew south over the reserve, with at least 7 Wigeon being present
Also seen was 2 Grey wagtails, Kingfisher, Goldcrest (on the Butterfly walk), 8+ Swifts, Yellow wagtail & Chiffchaff
Saturday 16th September 2017
2 Greenshank were about Cell 'A', along with a Common & Green sandpiper
5 Dunlin were on the Silt pond
400+ Golden plover flew west, with 7+ Curlews on the reserve
A Pink-footed goose was on the Village Lake
Marsh harrier over Dryham Ings
Marsh tit on the East path
Also seen was Kingfisher, Green & Great spotted woodpeckers, Goldcrest (west path), 2 Yellow wagtails, Willow warbler, 2 Bullfinches, several Swifts, Grey wagtail (Carp Lake) & 30+ House martins
Sunday 17th September 2017
On Dryham Lane & the West path, there was a Chiffchaff & Goldcrest
A Grey wagtail was by the Dragonfly ponds, with a Coal tit by the Far Lake
A Swift was over Cell 'A' in the afternoon, with a Kingfisher being seen around the reserve
The Marsh tit was seen on the West path
A Greenshank was on Cell 'A', along with a Common sandpiper
166+ Canada geese were on the Silt pond
Monday 18th September 2017
9 Curlews on the North field flew south, with 6 on the Island Lake
11 Wigeon & 2 Reed warblers were seen on the Village Lake
A Marsh harrier was hunting the reserve
A Swift was over Dryham Lane, with 2 Goldcrests seen here also
A Common sandpiper was on Cell 'A', with a Green sandpiper on Cell 'B'
45 Golden plovers were mobile about the reserve, with Kingfisher also seen
Tuesday 19th September 2017
A Kingfisher was seen
Wednesday 20th September 2017
A Bar-tailed godwit was with the Curlews, flying north & then possibly landing in the North field, before flying off south
There was a Ruff on the Reed-bed, with Dunlin & Curlew on the Island Lake
A Pink-footed goose flew to the East ridge
The Green woodpecker showed well by the Maize field
Kingfisher & Goldcrest were seen
A Green sandpiper was on Cell 'C', with 9 Wigeon on the Village Lake
Thursday 21st September 2017
10 Pink-footed geese were on the Village Lake, along with a mobile flock of 70+ Golden plovers
Friday 22nd September 2017
14 Pink-footed geese were on the Island Lake, later flying off south
A Dunlin was also on the Island Lake, with a Green sandpiper on the Main Lake, where a Grey wagtail flew over
10+ Buzzards were seen today
Still 10+  each of House martins & Swallows were over the reserve
A Treecreeper, Goldcrest & Blackcap were seen by the Butterfly walk
Also seen was 6+ Chiffchaffs, a Willow warbler, Green & Great spotted woodpeckers & 3 Curlews
A Marsh harrier was seen
Saturday 23rd September 2017
The day's highlight was a Great white egret on the Village Lake at midday, later flying off south
A Wheatear was by the Dragonfly ponds in the morning
At about the same time a Pink-footed goose flew onto the Village Lake with 2 Greylag geese
A Barnacle goose was also seen today
Sunday 24th September 2017
Today's highlight was the Great white egret seen firstly on the Reed-bed & subsequently on the Main Lake, it was seen to fly south in the evening
25+ Golden plover flew over the reserve, with a Dunlin, Green sandpiper (on the Main Lake) & 6+ Curlew being seen
2 Kingfishers were on the Main Lake
At least 4 Coal tits & Goldcrests were on the reserve, with Spotted flycatcher on the West path & 4 Redwings on Dryham Lane
A Grey wagtail flew over the Island Lake
A Marsh tit was calling, along with a Great spotted woodpecker on the West path, a Tawny owl was on Dryham Lane, with a late Swift about
Marsh harrier was hunting the reserve, with 36 Wigeon on Cell 'A'
Monday 25th September 2017
A Green sandpiper was on Cell 'A', Kingfisher on the Carp Lake & both woodpeckers seen
A Hobby flew over the Island Lake, where 8+ Curlews flew south
Swallows & Sand martins were present
A male Bullfinch & 2 Goldcrests were on Dryham Lane
Lastly 40 + Wigeon were present on the reserve
Tuesday 26th September 2017
4 Ruffs were on the Reed-bed, with 9 Curlew on the Island Lake
Along Dryham Lane, a Reed warbler & Brambling were seen
A Dunlin & female Marsh harrier were present
A mobile Green sandpiper was seen, along with 80+ Wigeon
A Grey wagtail flew south over Cell 'A'
Wednesday 27th September 2017
6 Ruff on the Reed-bed in the morning, plus Kingfisher & Great spotted woodpecker on the West path
A Curlew was on the Island Lake
2 Marsh harriers (a female & juvenile male) flew south
The drake Mandarin returned onto Dryham Ings reservoir & the Main Lake
A Goldcrest was on Dryham Lane
Green sandpiper was on Cell 'A'
Thursday 28th September 2017
2 Black terns were seen on both the Main Lake & the Reed-bed
The Kingfisher was present
On the Silt pond, there was 13 Ringed plover, 3 Ruff, a Redshank, Dunlin & Green sandpiper
A Tawny owl was on the East path
Friday 29th September 2017
Kingfisher on the Main Lake
The Green sandpiper was seen on Cell 'A'
Along the East path, there was a Blackcap & a Goldcrest
2 Curlew flew over the Island Lake
Saturday 30th September 2017
A Little stint was on the Island Lake in the morning, with a Water rail heard here, as well an overhead Grey wagtail
A Kingfisher was on the Village Lake
2 Siskins on Dryham Lane
Also seen today, was 200 Golden plovers flying west, Green sandpiper, Marsh harrier, Goldcrest, 30+ House martin & 20+ Swallow

Posted By: Barry on 12/12/2017 10:00:02 PM

August 2017

Tuesday 1st August 2017
A Marsh tit was seen on the West path
A Dunlin & Common sandpiper were on the Silt pond
Both the juvenile & female Marsh harrier were seen
Wednesday 2nd August 2017
A juvenile Peregrine was seen from the Crossland's hide, while 2 Ringed plovers were on the Reed-bed
Thursday 3rd August 2017
5 Black-tailed godwits were briefly seen on the Reed-bed, along with a Ringed & Little ringed plover
A Dunlin, 4 Common sandpipers & 40+ Redshank were on the Silt pond
Juvenile Marsh harrier was hunting Dryham Ings, whilst a Hobby flew west over the reserve, with Peregrine also seen
2 Kingfishers were seen on the Main Lake perches, with a Common sandpiper also present here
Grey wagtail was on the New Workings
9 Little egrets were on the reserve
Friday 4th August 2017
Hobby, Marsh harrier & Red kite were seen today
2 Common sandpiper, juvenile Little ringed plover & a Dunlin were on the Silt pond
A Green sandpiper was on Cell 'C'
A Kingfisher was on the Reed-bed
Saturday 5th August 2017
A Dunlin & Common sandpiper were on the Silt pond, Green sandpiper on Cell 'C', plus Water rail in the North west corner of the Reed-bed
Kingfisher seen on the Carp Lake
A Little owl was in the New workings, with Barn owl & Marsh harrier also seen
The Bittern was seen on the Village Lake in the afternoon
Sunday 6th August 2017
A male Redstart was in the North hedge, dropping into the North field by the eastern Dargonfly pond
448 Lapwings were counted today
There was a Marsh harrier, plus 3 Yellowhammers at the end of Dryham Lane
A Spotted flycatcher was on the West path in the afternoon
Monday 7th August 2017
The male Redstart was still at the east end of the North hedge
Little owl & Barn owl were about the New Workings
2 Bullfinches were along the East path
A Kingfisher by the Carp Lake
The first returning Wigeon was on the Island Lake
A Green sandpiper was on Cell 'C;, with 14 Snipe also seen
A Tawny owl was seen along the East path
Wednesday 9th August 2017
11 Common sandpiper & Marsh harrier were on the Village Lake
Thursday 10th August 2017
The male Redstart was still at the east end of the North hedge
A Kingfisher was seen on the Village Lake
On the Island Lake, there was a Greenshank, with Marsh harrier, Red kite, Curlew also seen
Friday 11th August 2017
The Bittern was seen on the Village Lake in the afternoon
Again the Redstart was in the east end of the North hedge
A Kingfisher was seen on both the Main Lake & Reed-bed
5 Yellow wagtails flew west over the Reed-bed, with another seen on the North field, a Grey wagtail & Peregrine were also seen
A Common sandpiper was on the Reed-bed, with 2 Dunlin on the Silt pond
4 Green sandpipers were seen, with 2 Whimbrel south
20 Little egrets were counted at the roost
A Barn owl was seen in the afternoon
Saturday 12th August 2017
The North hedge by the Far Lake was alive with passerines this morning
2 Spotted flycatcher, Goldcrest, Treecreeper & 2 Great spotted woodpeckers were notable in amongst the Reed warblers, Blackcaps, Lesser whitethroats, Chiffchaffs & Willow warblers
In the afternoon, there was a Whinchat by the Dragonfly ponds
A pair of Bullfinches was along the West path
A Common sandpiper was on Cell 'A'
Also seen, was Kingfisher, Marsh harrier, Hobby & a Water rail on the Reed-bed
The male Redstart was still at the eastern end of the North hedge
25+ Yellow wagtails were by the Dragonfly ponds
Also seen was a Greenshank, juvenile Peregrine, Grey wagtail & 3 Dunlins on the Silt pond
Sunday 13th August 2017
The male Redstart was still in the eastern part of the North hedge
2 Greenshanks were seen at various parts of the reserve
Yellow wagtails were around the Reed-bed & North field
A Spotted flycatcher was in a mixed feeding flock about the Butterfly walk, with Garden warbler & Goldcrest also seen
A Kingfisher was about the reserve
Monday 14th August 2017
The Redstart was still in the east end of the North hedge, with Yellow wagtails in the North field
There was a mobile Green sandpiper, with a Curlew on Cell 'A' & 4 Oystercatcher on the Silt pond
Also seen was Spotted flycatcher, Peregrine, Kingfisher & Goldcrest
A Grey wagtail flew over Crossland's hide, with Barn owl also seen there
Tuesday 15th August 2017
The male Redstart was still at the eastern end of the North hegde
7 Black-tailed godwits were on the Reed-bed in the morning
7 Canada geese were on Cell 'A', along with 2 Curlews, a Common & 2 Green sandpipers
4 Curlew were in the North filed, along with 10 + Yellow wagtails
A Barn owl was hunting the New workings
The Bittern was seen in the Dryham Ings reservoir reeds in the evening
Wednesday 16th August 2017
By the Main Lake today, there was an overhead Red kite, Hobby, 2 Kingfisher, Spotted flycatcher & Grey wagtail
Thursday 17th August 2017
The male Redstart was still in the eastern end of the North hedge
19 Black-tailed godwits were on Cell 'A' in the afternoon, with a Common sandpiper & 4 Oystercatchers
Green sandpiper was on Cell 'C'
2 Barn owls & a Juvenile Marsh harrier were seen
Friday 18th August 2017
The male Redstart was still at the eastern end of the North hedge
An eclipse drake Mandarin was on the Village Lake (the returning bird?)
2 Hobbies flew over the reserve
A Green sandpiper was on Cell 'C'
2 Common & Green sandpipers were also on Cell 'A', where a juvenile Marsh harrier was also seen
A Kingfisher was on the Reed-bed, with 3 Curlew nearby
A few Yellow wagtails were about, with a Grey wagtail in the New workings
3 Barn owls were hunting the reserve at dusk
Saturday 19th August 2017
The eclipse drake Mandarin was again on the Village Lake
At the east end of the North hedge, the male Redstart was showing, with Yellow wagtails also in the North field
On Cell 'A', as well as the 4 Oystercatchers, there were 2 Common & Green sandpipers, plus a Golden plover in the afternoon
A juvenile Marsh harrier was hunting Cell 'C', with 2 Barn owls at dusk
A Water rail was seen well on the Reed-bed in the morning
A Goldcrest was by the Far Corner
There were between 1 & 2 Hobbies over the North field
Sunday 20th August 2017
3+ Green & 2 + Common sandpipers, plus 2 Oystercatchers were on Cell 'A' this morning
Also 6+ Curlew were seen about the reserve & a Greenshank was heard
The male Redstart was still in the eastern end of the North hedge, with 10+ Yellow wagtails in the North field
A Spotted flycatcher was along the Butterfly walk (another was in the North hedge), with a female Wheatear on the middle gate of Dryham Lane
2 Barn owls were seen, along with a Marsh harrier & juvenile Kingfisher
Monday 21st August 2017
The drake Mandarin was on the Village Lake this evening
2 Green & Common sandpipers were on Cell 'A'
Barn & Tawny owl were seen tonight
A family of 5 Bullfinches were on the West path
The Bittern was on Cell 'B' in the afternoon
Tuesday 22nd August 2017
A good day for waders on Cell 'A', with 2 Greenshanks, 3 Green & 2 Common sandpipers, Ringed plover & Dunlin
Also 8 Snipe on the Reed-bed, with 2 Curlew flying south
2 Wheatrears, plus a Spotted flycatcher by the Carp Lake entrance off Dryham Lane
The male Redstart was still in the eastern end of the North hedge
Wednesday 23rd August 2017
A Curlew was on the Island Lake
2 Common & 5 + Green sandpiper were on the Village Lake
A Garden warbler was seen along Dryham Lane
Thursday 24th August 2017
A Marsh tit was seen along the Butterfly walk
2 Green sandpipers were mobile around the reserve
5 Curlews were seen along with a Barn owl
25+ Swifts were hawking over the reserve
A Kingfisher was on the Main Lake & Reed-bed
A Bullfinch was along Cliffe road, 6+ Yellow wagtails in the North field
17 Little egrets came to roost
Friday 25th August 2017
In the morning, there was 3 Greenshank on the Reed-bed, with 5 Curlew also seen
Elsewhere, there was 5 Green & 2 Common sandpipers
Red kite, Marsh harrier, Barn owl, Hobby & 20+ Buzzard over the East ridge were seen
2 Kingfishers were on the Main Lake
The Marsh tit was  again on the butterfly walk, with a Garden warbler nearby on Dryham Lane
2 Grey wagtails were seen, with 40+ yellow wagtails on the North field
A Yellowhammer was in the North hedge
Saturday 26th August 2017
Waders today on Cell 'A', included Greenshank, 3 Green & a Common sandpipers
2 Ruff were later on the Silt pond. Also seen was 6+ Curlew & 80+ Golden plover
Yellow wagtail was on the North field, with Kingfisher on the Reed-bed
The Garden warbler was still on Dryham Lane by the Carp Lake apple tree, along with a Goldcrest
2 Hobbies were over the North field, with a Tawny owl heard by the Carp Lake in the evening
Sunday 27th August 2017
2 jays were in the oaks along Dryham Lane before flying south
3 Green sandpipers were on Cell 'A', with Greenshank, 2 Common sandpiper, Redshank & Curlew also seen
A Whimbrel flew south over the reserve
A Garden warbler was seen on the East path
A Kingfisher was on the Reed-bed
The Barn owl was hunting at dusk
Monday 28th August 2017
Today, there was a Common & Green sandpiper in Cell 'A', with Kingfisher on the Carp Lake & 5 Curlew on the Island Lake in the late morning
4 Bullfinches (including 3 juveniles), were on the West path, with a Grey wagtail on the New workings
The Barn owl was seen at dusk
Tuesday 29th August 2017
2 Green sandpipers were on Cell 'A', with a Common sandpiper on the Main Lake tern raft
A Bullfinch was seen on the West path, with a Grey wagtail again on the New workings
At least 5 Swifts were still hawking over the reserve
Wednesday 30th August 2017
A Marsh harrier was seen about the reserve
There was a Wigeon on the Village Lake, with 41 Canada geese on the Main Lake
3 Grey wagtails were on the site, with Kingfisher also seen
2 Common & Green sandpipers were on Cell 'A'
Thursday 31st August 2017
3 Green & a Common sandpiper were on Cell 'A', with a Kingfisher on the Main Lake

Posted By: Barry on 11/24/2017 9:42:35 PM

July 2017

Saturday 1st July 2017
The 2nd summer Mediterranean gull was seen today
Marsh harrier, Red kite & Peregrine were all present in the morning
A Green sandpiper was seen on the Silt pond
A pair of Little grebe, with 2 young were in the channels of Cell 'C'
7 Avocet chicks were seen (2 Village Lake, 3 Red-bed & 2 Cell 'C'), giving a fledging total of 5 so far
A colour ringed Little egret on the Reed-bed is from Besthorpe, Nottinghamshire
In the evening, a Barn owl, plus 2 Little owls were by the North field barn
Sunday 2nd July 2017
There were new families of 8 Tufted duck & Gadwall ducklings on the Island Lake
A second pair of Little grebes has 2 young on the Village Lake
4 Avocet chicks (1 Village Lake, 2 Reed-bed & 1 Cell 'A') were seen, meaning at least 6 have fledged & left the reserve
2 Curlew flew north & 30 Redshank were seen
Also present was a Red kite & dusk flying Barn owl
Monday 3rd July 2017
A Marsh harrier was seen on Cell 'A', with Red kite & Little owl also seen
Tuesday 4th July 2017
A Dunlin was on the Village Lake in the afternoon
New families of 10 (Reed-bed) & 5 (Main Lake) Gadwall ducklings were seen
The Corn bunting was singing in the North field
3 Avocet chicks are still present (1 each on the Reed-bed, Village Lake & Cell 'A'), meaning 7 have fledged & left the area
A juvenile Mediterranean gull was on the Silt pond, along with a 2nd summer & Green sandpiper
The Barn owl was seen in the morning, with a female Marsh harrier on Cell 'B'
A new family of 8 Shoveller ducklings was on Cell 'A' in the evening
Wednesday 5th July 2017
2 moulting male Ruffs were on the Reed-bed, a Common sandpiper on the Main Lake, with an adult Mediterranean gull on Cell 'A'
Thursday 6th July 2017
3 Mediterranean gulls (2 adults & a 1st summer) on the Silt pond
A Little owl was by the New Workings & a Barn owl was seen
Friday 7th July 2017
2 Avocet chicks remain (Village Lake & Cell 'A', giving a total of 8 fledged so far
The 3 Mediterranean gulls as yesterday were on the Silt pond & Cell 'A'
Marsh harrier & 2 Peregrines over the New Workings
The Little owl was in the New workings, with a Corn bunting in the North field
In the dusk, a Barn owl was hunting
Kingfisher was seen on the Main Lake
A new family of 7 Tufted ducklings was on the Reed-bed
Saturday 8th July 2017
In the early morning, there were 3 Green sandpipers on Cell 'C' seen from the reserve entrance, with 2 Snipe flushed from the Bus-stop pool
6 Little ringed plovers were on Cell 'A' in the evening, including 2 juveniles with a Curlew on the Silt pond
2 adult Mediterranean gulls & a 1st summer were on the Silt pond
The final Avocet chick was on Cell 'A', with the Village Lake chick unfortunately dying overnight, giving a total of 9 chicks fledged this year
A Marsh harrier was hunting Cell 'C' in the morning, with Tawny owl & Barn owl seen.
Red kite & Hobby were over the New Workings
The Little grebes on Cell 'A' have 2 chicks, making it so far 3 pairs with 6 chicks this year
A Kingfisher was seen
Corn bunting singing in the North field, with a new family of 8 Tufted ducklings on the Reed-bed
Sunday 9th July 2017
The Barn owl was hunting the reserve in the early morning
3 Green sandpipers were on Cell 'C', with 2 Redshank & a adult Mediterranean gull on Cell 'A'
A new Tufted duck family of 9 ducklings was on the Island Lake
A family of Avcoets with 2 well grown chicks was on the Silt pond, they are probably the Reed-bed family, with 1 bird still sitting on Cell 'A'
The Corn bunting was in the North field, with a Red kite also seen
Kingfisher was on the Village Lake
Monday 10th July 2017
On the New Workings tonight, there was 2 Peregrines & a Little owl
Also seen was Barn owl, Marsh harrier & Yellowhammer
Tuesday 11th July 2017
The highlight of the day, was a Bittern that flew onto the Village Lake, before flying to the centre of the reserve
Waders today, included Common sandpiper (Cell 'C' & the Main Lake), 3 Green sandpiper (Cell 'C'), 2 moulting male Ruffs (Island Lake & reed-bed), these were later joined by another bird on Cell 'A' & 4 Little ringed plovers (including a juvenile), with a juvenile Grey wagtail also
2 adult Mediterranean gulls were seen
A Kingfisher was seen on the Reed-bed posts, with Corn bunting on the North hedge
A Hobby flew north, with the Barn owl being seen
A new family of 6 Tufted ducklings was on the Reed-bed
Up to 16 Little egrets were present, including a new colour ringed bird
Thursday 13th July 2017
The Barn owl was seen at dusk
Friday 14th July 2017
3 Green sandpipers were seen on both Cell 'C' & the Main Lake
On Cell 'A', there was 26 Black-tailed godwits, 2 each of Ruff & Redshank, an adult & 3 juvenile Little ringed plover, plus a newly hatched Avocet chick
2 adult Mediterranean gulls were on the Silt pond
2 Hobbys flew over the reserve at midday, with 1 seen in the evening
A new family of 7 Tufted ducklings was on the Reed-bed
Marsh harrier was seen in Cell 'B', with the Barn owl out at dusk
Saturday 15th July 2017
A Common sandpiper & 2 Ruffs were on Cell 'A', along with 3 Black-tailed godwits, 2 Redshank & 4 Little ringed plovers this morning
The Avocet chick & parent were on the Silt pond, along with a 1st year Mediterranean gull
3 Green sandpipers were on Cell 'C', along with a hunting Marsh harrier
Feeding parties of Lesser & Common whitethroat are starting to appear in the North hedge
2 Bullfinches were along the West path, one of them being a juvenile, indicating breeding on the reserve
Sunday 16th July 2017
The pair of Avocets & the single chick were still on the Silt pond
The Bittern was seen on the Main Lake & Reed-bed
A male & juvenile Bullfinch were seen
A Corn bunting was singing in the North hedge
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