Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Visitors' Centre: Coal Tit on the bird table several times.

Diddington & Pumphouse Pit: 3 Little Egrets, Egyptian Goose, Ruddy Shelduck (seen in flight again -presumably this species and not one of the other similar exotic escapees!), c.50 Lapwing, Ringed Plover, 2 Redshank, 2+ Greenshank, 1+ Kingfishers.

Monday, 27 September 2010

Heron Trail: c6 Chiffchaffs, 3 Song Thrushes, 3 Redwings, quite a few Blackcaps on elderberries, Treecreeper, Spotted Flycatcher near classroom. Marsh Tit at the Hayden Hide, c 20 House Martins, 6 Swallows a few Sand Martins. LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER near Kingfisher hide (JAS).

Diddington Pit: 2 Little Egrets, c.20 Teal, 5 Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlin, Redshank, Greenshank, Snipe, Kestrel, Kingfisher, 2 Swallows.

Sunday, 26 September 2010

Diddington & Pumphouse Pits: 11 Ringed Plover, juvenile Little Stint, 4 Dunlin, 2 Greenshanks.

Juvenile Little Stint, Diddington Pit © Martin Davis.

Saturday, 25 September 2010

Pumphouse & Diddington Pits: Ruddy Shelduck (or possibly Cape Shelduck) flew north mid morning, 3 Ringed Plovers, 2 Dunlin, 2+ Snipe, 4 Greenshank, 2 ARCTIC SKUA'S (dark phase and adult pale phase) circling to north of Pumphouse Pit at 17:50, then flew low SW towards Diddington Pit; c.10 Yellow-legged Gulls, sub-adult Caspian Gull, juvenile Black Tern south at 09:20, Yellow Wagtail, Grey Wagtail.

Friday, 24 September 2010

Diddington Pit/Island Pit: 2 juvenile ARCTIC SKUA'S circling high and to the SE of Diddington Pit/Island Pit at c.17:25. Also Greenshank.

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Diddington & Pumphouse Pits: Egyptian Goose, female Pochard with blue nasal saddle, 19 Ringed Plover, juvenile Curlew Sandpiper, 16 Dunlin, 5 Snipe, 2 Whimbrel, 2 Curlew, 29 Redshank (inc. flock of 26 south mid morning), 3 Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 6 Common Terns & juvenile Black Tern briefly mid morning, female-type Wheatear.

Island Pit: Cetti's Warbler.

Saturday, 18 September 2010

Diddington & Pumphouse Pits: 5 Hobbies, female Peregrine, Little Ringed Plover, 4 Ringed Plovers, 2 juvenile PECTORAL SANDPIPERS, 2 juvenile Curlew Sandpipers, 4+ Dunlin, 5 Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpipers, 17 Yellow-legged Gulls, sub-adult Caspian Gull, Kingfisher, 3 Yellow Wagtails.

2 juvenile Pectoral Sandpipers, Diddington Pit, Paxton Pits © Neal Parkin.

Diddington & Pumphouse Pits: 16 Little Egrets, Egyptian Goose, Bar-headed Goose, 7 Dunlin, 2 juvenile PECTORAL SANDPIPERS still (showing very well at times), 13 Curlew Sandpipers, 2 Greenshank, 2 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper.

1 of 2 Pectoral Sandpipers showing well on Diddington Pit today © Mark Hawkes.

Friday, 17 September 2010

Diddington & Pumphouse Pits: 2 Buzzards, Greenshank, Kingfisher, Whinchat.

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Heronry Lakes: Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, 2 Hobbies, Kestrel; many Sand Martins, House Martins and a few Swallows; juv Chiffchaff with Long-tailed Tits.

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Diddington & Pumphouse Pits: 3 Little Egrets, 5 Ringed Plover, 2 Greenshank, Spotted Redshank, Swift. No sign of yesterday's Pectoral Sandpiper between 12:00-14:00.

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Diddington Pit: juvenile PECTORAL SANDPIPER from 18:40 - 19:35 at least on small shingle island in middle of pit. Also juvenile female Peregrine, 3 Ringed Plovers (at one point being chased by the Peregrine) and Greenshank.

Please remember to only use car park at north end of Diddington village and then walk back south to view pit from public footpath at SE end of village.

Monday, 13 September 2010

Diddington & Pumphouse Pits: 2 Ringed Plover, Sanderling, 2 Dunlin, 3+ Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Kingfisher.

Sunday, 12 September 2010

Diddington & Pumphouse Pits: 4+ Little Egrets, 4+ Buzzards, 1+ Hobbies, 6 Ringed Plovers, 3 Dunlin, juv Ruff, 1+ Greenshank, 2+ Green Sandpipers, 2 Common Sandpipers, Kingfisher, c.80 Swallows, Grey Wagtail, Whinchat, Lesser Whitethroat.

Farm Pit: Kingfisher.

Island Pit: Little Egret, Cetti's Warbler singing briefly.

Saturday, 11 September 2010

Diddington & Pumphouse Pits: Egyptian Goose, Pintail, male Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzards, adult Hobby, juvenile female Peregrine, juvenile Little Ringed Plover, 4 Ringed Plovers, Curlew Sandpiper (on Diddington Pit again briefly, then flew high ENE), 3 Dunlin flew SE, 3 Ruff, Snipe, juvenile Spotted Redshank (dropped in to Diddington Pit briefly at c.19:10, then flew high NE), c.7 Greenshank, 3 Common Sandpipers, Swift flew south.

Island Pit: 13 Little Grebes, good numbers of Wigeon (many arriving from the north during morning).

Friday, 10 September 2010

Diddington & Pumphouse Pits: Hobby, juvenile Curlew Sandpiper, 2 juvenile Ruff, 3+ Greenshank, Common Sandpiper.

Little Paxton village: Hobby over Anchor pub.

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Diddington & Pumphouse Pits: Egyptian Goose, male Sparrowhawk, 1+ Buzzards, 3 Hobbies, 3+ Little Ringed Plovers, 3+ Ringed Plovers, juvenile Little Stint, juvenile Curlew Sandpiper (for 10 mins early evening, before flying north), 3 Dunlin, 8+ Greenshank, 1+ Green Sandpipers, juvenile Wood Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 3 Common Terns flew south, 2+ Kingfishers, Lesser Whitethroat, 3+ Goldcrests, Spotted Flycatcher (along Anglian Water road), c.100 Goldfinches.

Island Pit: 2 Red-crested Pochards (inc. leucistic bird), 1+ Cetti's Warblers, 3+ Lesser Whitethroats.

Spotted Flycatcher, Pumphouse Pit.

Thursday, 2 September 2010

Diddington & Pumphouse Pits: Egyptian Goose, 8 Little Ringed Plovers, 2 Ringed Plovers, Dunlin, Ruff, 3+ Greenshanks, 5 Green Sandpipers, 1+ Common Sandpipers, 3 Common Terns, 2 Kingfishers.