Saturday, 31 March 2012

Heronry South: Willow Warbler singing behind basin.

Island Pit: 14 Sand Martins.

Thursday, 29 March 2012

Little Paxton village: wing-tagged Red Kite low over west end of village early afternoon.

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

A1 Pits: pair of Lapwings displaying; Kingfisher.

Heron Trail: Blackcap singing by path between the two hides early evening.

Island Pit: male and female Goosander.

Moorings: 3 Lapwings displaying over fields on opposite side of the river; 2 Redshanks.

Washout Pit: female Goosander and Green Sandpiper briefly.

Female Goosander at Washout Pit © Jamie Wells.

Sunday, 25 March 2012

Island Pit: Osprey flew low west at c.13:50, before circling to height and eventually drifting off west.

Meadow Trail: Cetti's Warbler singing.

Saturday, 24 March 2012

Washout Pit: Blackcap singing.

Boughton Lodge Farm: 19 Fieldfares.

Sunday, 18 March 2012

A1 North Pit: Rock Pipit flew north.

Saturday, 17 March 2012

A1 North Pit: Male Wheatear in arrable fields adjacent to pit.

Boughton Lodge Farm: 68 Fieldfares, 9+ Redwings and 2 Mistle Thrushes.

Island Pit: Kingfisher.

Washout Pit: Goosander.

Friday, 16 March 2012

Cloudy Pit: Cetti's Warbler.

Visitors' Centre: 2 Grey Wagtails feeding by old Lafarge quarry site; 3 Redpolls around Visitors' Centre.

Monday, 12 March 2012

Meadow Trail: 2 Cetti's Warblers singing sporadically.

Boughton Lodge Farm: 5 Siskins feeding in Alders.

Heron trail: 3 singing Chiffchaffs.

Cloudy Pit: 4 Goosander (1 drake) on river opposite the pit; Siskin flew southeast.

Washout Pit: 5 Goosander (2 drakes).

Little Paxton village: Little Egret flew east towards Paxton Pits.

Sunday, 11 March 2012

Boughton Lodge Farm: Barn Owl and Little Owl around southern end of cowfields late morning.

Island Pit: 5 Buzzards together, busily 'mewing' and displaying; 1-2 Kingfishers.

Washout Pit: 10 Goosander (2 drakes); Chiffchaff singing.

Friday, 9 March 2012

Meadow: male Peregrine circling over Visitors' Centre at c.09:50, then drifted north.

Washout Pit: female Goosander, Chiffchaff flycatching.

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Sailing Lake: 3 Smew (1 drake), 4 Redshanks, 2 Oystercatchers, Buzzard over, pair Lesser Black-backed Gulls. Black-headed Gull colony slowly building.

Monday, 5 March 2012

Little Paxton village: Red Kite over today.

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Island Pit: Woodcock flushed on SW side of pit, 5 Golden Plovers over.

River viewpoint: Buzzard.

Saturday, 3 March 2012

Island Pit: male and female Red-crested Pochard.

Washout Pit: 17 Goosanders.

Friday, 2 March 2012

Cloudy Pit: Little Egret flew over.

Heronry South: 2 Weasels chasing each other across path by Education Centre.

River viewpoint: female Goosander.