Friday, 30 April 2010

Diddington & Pumphouse Pits: GREAT WHITE EGRET, 1 flew east over New Workings at 20:11 and then over Pumphouse Pit, before heading north and landing in Willow, just east of main Anglian Water building, then dropped out of view; also Little Egret, Red Kite, 2 Hobbies, 2+ Little Ringed Plover, 5+ Tundra Ringed Plover, 11 Dunlin, 2 Black-tailed Godwits, Common Sandpiper, 62 Common Terns, 2 Arctic Terns reported, male Wheatear.

Island Pit: drake Red-crested Pochard, 1-2 Cetti's Warblers.

Thursday, 29 April 2010

Diddington & Pumphouse Pit: Little Egret, Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Common Sandpipers, Black Tern.

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Diddington Pit: Whimbrel, 2 Black-tailed Godwits still, Whinchat in rape field and around double pilon, SW of the pit.

Island Pit: Cetti's Warbler still in NW corner.

Pumphouse Pit: 8+ Little Egrets, Hobby, 3 Dunlin, 3 Little Ringed Plovers, 3 Common Sandpipers, 2 Greenshank, c.8 Yellow-legged Gulls, 64 Common Terns, 3 Black Terns, c.50 Swifts, male Blue-headed Wagtail with 31 Yellow Wagtails, male Greenland Wheatear, Nightingale, Grasshopper Warbler.

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Diddington & Pumphouse Pits: 2+ Little Egrets, 2 drake Teal, Peregrine, 4 Dunlin, 2 Black-tailed Godwits, 46 Common Terns, 5+ Yellow Wagtails.

Island Pit: drake Red-crested Pochards still, 3 Goldeneye, singing Cetti's Warbler still.

Monday, 26 April 2010

Diddington & Pumphouse Pits: 2 Sandwich Terns arrived at 18:10 and rested on New Workings (Pumphouse Pit West) before heading off north; Goldeneye, Whimbrel, 6 Dunlin, adult Yellow-legged Gull, male Blue-headed type Wagtail, Greenland Wheatear.

Sunday, 25 April 2010

Heronry South: female PIED FLYCATCHER in conservation area between the Hayden & Kingfisher Hides late afternoon and early evening; female Marsh Harrier high north at 19:20,plus Red Kite and a singing Garden Warbler.












Pied Flycatcher, Heronry South © Mark Hawkes



Heronry North: 2 adult Little Gulls.

Island Pit: Drake Red-crested Pochard, Grasshopper Warbler, Cetti's Warbler.

A1 North Pit: Grasshopper Warbler.

Diddington & Pumphouse Pits: female GOSHAWK again, showing between 14:35 & c.15:45 occasionally with Common Buzzards, before heading southwards; 2 Little Egrets, Red Kite, 7+ Buzzards, Hobby, male Peregrine, Tundra Ringed Plover, 3 Whimbrel, 2 Common Sandpipers, c.60 Common Terns, 2 Arctic Terns, 2 Cuckoos, 2 Greenland Wheatears

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Video of Goshawk over Diddington Pit © Jamie Wells

Saturday, 24 April 2010

Diddington & Pumphouse Pits: 2 Dunlin, 3 Black-tailed Godwits still, 2 Common Sandpipers, Turnstone, 12 Little Gulls (9 adults late morning, 3 in evening), Blue-headed Wagtail, 2 Wheatears (inc. 1 Greenland), Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, Common Whitethroat, Garden Warbler.

Heronry South: pair Red-crested Pochards, 2 Sparrowhawks, Hobby, 2 Cuckoos, 10 singing Nightingales, 2+ Lesser Whitethroats.

Island Pit: drake Red-crested Pochard.

Friday, 23 April 2010

Heronry Pits: 3 Red-crested Pochards (2 drakes), 4 Common Terns, 2 Cuckoos, 6 Yellow Wagtails, Grey Wagtail, 3 Nightingales, Lesser Whitethroat, Garden Warbler.

Diddington & Pumphouse Pits: drake Wigeon, c.5 Goldeneye, 5 Little Ringed Plover, 9 Ringed Plover, 3 Dunlin, 3 Black-tailed Godwits, Common Sandpiper, adult Yellow-legged Gull, 21 Common Terns, Arctic Tern, 19+ Yellow Wagtails (inc. female Flava-type).

Boughton Lodge Farm/Farm Pit: 2 Buzzards, Lesser Whitethroat.














2 of 3 islandica Black-tailed Godwits at Diddington Pit.

Thursday, 22 April 2010

Diddington & Pumphouse Pits: male Sparrohawk, 2 Shelduck, 3 Oystercatchers, 2 Avocets, 10 Ringed Plover, 2 Little Ringed Plover, Black-tailed Godwit, Whimbrel, 2 Sanderling, 14+ Dunlin, Greenshank, 4+ Redshank, 5+ Common Terns, Blue-headed Wagtail, male and female Wheatear, singing Grasshopper Warbler.

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Pumphouse Pit: male Sparrowhawk, 2 Knot, 9 Dunlin, 2 Black-tailed Godwits, 5 Ringed Plover, 4+ Little Ringed Plover, 5+ Redshank, 5+ Common Terns, 4 Wheatears (2 males), 7 Yellow Wagtails.

Rudd Pit: Cetti's Warbler singing.

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Diddington & Pumphouse Pits: 3 Oystercatchers, 2 Little Ringed Plovers, 3 Ringed Plovers, 5 Dunlin, Snipe, Black-tailed Godwit, 1+ Green Sandpiper, 6-8 Common Terns, 1 Arctic Tern, 40+ Sand Martins, 10+ Swallows.

Great Meadow: Grasshopper Warbler nr river.

Monday, 19 April 2010

Diddington & Pumphouse Pits: female GOSHAWK again, seen thermaling high over Pumphouse Pit (being mobbed by single Buzzard) between 11:37 & 11:51; also pair Shelduck, 10 Goldeneye, 4 Buzzards, 5 Whimbrel over at 17:20, 4 Little Ringed Plovers, 6 Ringed Plovers, 9 Dunlin, Snipe heard drumming, 9 Redshank, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, 3 adult Little Gulls, adult Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Common Terns, 8 Swallows, 6 Sand Martins, 14 Yellow Wagtails, 3 Wheatears (2 males), 2 Whitethroats, Lesser Whitethroat

Heronry South: 3 Red-crested Pochards (2 drakes), Kingfisher.

Island Pit: 2 drake Red-crested Pochards.

Meadow Trail: 2+ Cetti's Warblers.

Little Paxton village: 2 House Martins.

Saturday, 17 April 2010

Washout Pit: female GOSHAWK flew north at 13:15, mobbed by Rooks.

Pumphouse Pit: Red Kite, 4 Black-tailed Godwits, Greenshank.

Friday, 16 April 2010

Heronry Pits: 2 Nightingales, Swallow.

Diddington & Pumphouse Pits: Little Egret, pair Red-crested Pochards, Buzzard, 3 Oystercatchers, 2 Little Ringed Plovers, 3 Ringed Plovers, 2 Snipe, 8 Redshank, Greenshank, 2 Yellow-legged Gulls, Common Tern.

Washout Pit: Sedge Warbler.

Thursday, 15 April 2010

Diddington & Pumphouse Pits: 33 Goldeneye, 3 Oystercatchers, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 4 Ringed Plover, 8 Redshank, Greenshank, Snipe, Yellow-legged Gull, Yellow Wagtail, White Wagtail.

Heronry Pits: pair Red-crested Pochards, 2 Buzzards, Cuckoo.

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Diddington & Pumphouse Pits: 2 Oystercatchers, Little Ringed Plover, 6 Ringed Plovers, 5 Redshank, Greenshank, Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Yellow Wagtails, 5 White Wagtails, 12 Pied Wagtails.

Heronry Trail: Two Nightingales still singing, Kingfisher, Stock Dove, Yellowhammer. Young Herons on nest.

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Diddington & Pumphouse Pits: Oystercatcher, Little Ringed Plover, 3 Ringed Plover, 6 Redshank, 131 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, adult Yellow-legged Gull, 21 Sand Martins, Yellow Wagtail.

A1 Pits: Little Egret flew north in evening.

Sailing Lake: 2 Oystercatchers, 2 Redshank, Common Tern, Cuckoo.

Sunday, 11 April 2010

Heronry Pits: 2 Red-crested Pochards, 2 Nightingales singing: 1 in Wray House Garden, 1 along the moorings.

Diddington & Pumphouse Pits: 3+ Buzzards, Sparrowhawk, Bar-tailed Godwit, Little Ringed Plover, adult Yellow-legged Gull, Common Tern.

Meadow Trail: 4 Buzzards, Sparrowhawk, 2 singing Cetti's Warblers.

Several Sedge Warblers now singing around complex.

Saturday, 10 April 2010

Diddington and Pumphouse Pits: Spotted Redshank at c.09:20, but later flew north with 2 Common Redshank; 2 Oystercatchers, 4 Little Ringed Plovers, 3 Ringed Plovers, 3 Little Gulls (early evening; 2 adults and a 1w), c.20 Sand Martins, 14+ Yellow Wagtails, White Wagtail, 2 Willow Warblers.

Cloudy Pit: Cetti's Warbler singing.

Rudd Lake: a second singing Cetti's Warbler.

Meadow: Cuckoo heard to the south of meadow.

Friday, 9 April 2010

Island Pit: Common Tern.