Monday, 16 January 2017

Catch up.

Happy New Year!
This page hasn't been updated since October as the editor has moved on to other things.
We are extremely grateful for all the years that Jamie has put in, both in the field and at the computer. For the time being Senior Ranger Jim Stevenson will try to update the page regularly from the logbook in the Visitor Centre. Please send any interesting sightings of birds and other wildlife to
Bittern photographed by Mike Anderson Brown on December 29th at Washout Pit.

Saturday, 8 October 2016

Northern Pits: YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER late morning on north east side of Pumphouse Pit, but no sign thereafter. Also 8+ White-fronted Geese flew north late afternoon, 2-3 Rock Pipits, GREAT WHITE EGRET still, 3+ Ruff, Green Sandpiper, Marsh and Coal Tits, plus single Lesser Redpoll. Small movement of Redwing throughout the morning.

Saturday, 1 October 2016

Northern Pits: GREAT WHITE EGRET on Pumphouse Pit mid-afternoon, then flew south; also adult Caspian Gull on new workings, 2 Pintail, 7 Little Egrets, juv Ruff, 3 juv Dunlin, juv Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, 7+ Snipe, 2 Rock Pipits, Marsh Tit, 1+ Redpoll over.

Sunday, 18 September 2016

Northern Pits: juvenile Marsh Harrier, 9 Dunlin, 3 Common Sandpipers, 3+ Snipe, 3 Little Egrets, 13 Yellow-legged Gulls.

Saturday, 17 September 2016

Northern Pits: 2 Hobbies, juvenile Ruff, Common Sandpiper, Snipe, Barnacle Goose and Wheatear.

Friday, 16 September 2016

Northern Pits: juvenile Whinchat, 7 Black-tailed Godwits, 8 Dunlin and Hobby.

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Little Paxton village: Green Sandpiper heard calling overhead at 8:30pm.

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Heronry South: GREAT WHITE EGRET again today and showing well.

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Northern Pits: 2 juvenile Black Terns, c.12 Yellow-legged Gulls, 3 juvenile Ruff, Common Sandpiper and 3 Little Grebes on new workings; 9 Common Terns flew high east & 44 Yellow Wagtails flew north in one flock.

Monday, 12 September 2016

Northern Pits: juvenile Black Tern this evening; also Egyptian Goose, adult Hobby, 2 Greenshank, 4 Common Sandpipers, 3+ Little Egrets, 2 Kingfishers, single Swift, c.60 Yellow Wagtails over & 2 Cetti's Warblers.

Juvenile Black Tern at the new workings
  this evening © Martin Davis

Sunday, 11 September 2016

Little Paxton village: Hobby flew low west in evening.

Hayling Pit: Water Rail calling.

Friday, 9 September 2016

Heronry South: GREAT WHITE EGRET with 4 Little Egrets this evening, viewable from the Kingfisher hide.

Great White (right) and Little Egrets feeding
 at Heronry South Pit © John Cheney.

Thursday, 8 September 2016

Heronry South: GREAT WHITE EGRET at 19:35.

Great White Egret, Heronry South © Stuart Elsom

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Northern Pits: Little Stint with 4+ Common Sandpipers in evening, plus Greenshank, 3 Snipe, female Pintail, 2 Kingfishers, 3 juvenile Little Grebes and 12+ Yellow Wagtails.

Great Meadow: juvenile Hobby in evening, then flew east.

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Heronry South: 2 Spotted Flycatchers in dead trees near the dragonfly pond.