Sunday, 24 November 2013

Short-eared Owl seen several times today, also Barn Owl, Peregrine, male and female Ruddy Duck, Green Sandpiper, Redshank and 4 Dunlin.

Saturday, 23 November 2013

Drake Ruddy Duck at north end of complex, also Little Egret, adult and juvenile Egyptian Goose still, 6 Dunlin & a single Snipe. 2 Cetti's Warblers singing around Meadow Trail in morning, plus 4 Lesser Redpolls in trees at the start of the Heron Trail and groups of Siskin over during the morning totalling 23 birds.

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Drake Goosander on Island Pit late afternoon. 20+ Goldeneye around southern end of complex, plus small group of Redpoll over (heard only). Kingfisher along the river at Washout Pit.

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Single male with 2 female Mandarins in front of the Kingfisher hide briefly in morning. Also today a metal ringed adult Yellow-legged Gull, 5-6 probable Grey Partridges seen briefly in flight, Curlew, Redshank, 2 Snipe, Mistle Thrush, Grey Wagtail & a group of 25 Meadow Pipits. Weasel seen near A1 South Pit.

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Adult (probably female) Caspian Gull late afternoon, plus male and female Pintail, 2 female Goldeneye, 2 Little Egrets, 5 Redshank, Dunlin, 2 Green Sandpipers, 2 Kingfishers, c.20 Skylarks, 12+ Meadow Pipits, c.15 Fieldfare and a single Siskin over. Still a good number of Common Darters and 2 Peacock butterflies enjoying the late autumn sunshine.

Saturday, 9 November 2013

Today's highlights:

Adult and juvenile Egyptian Goose still, 250+ Golden Plover over, Green Sandpiper, Snipe, Red Kite, adult male Sparrowhawk around Great Meadow, 2 Yellow-legged Gulls, 2 Grey Wagtails, Rock Pipit, Brambling, plus 2 Siskins and 2 Redpolls over. Also 2 Otters briefly from Kingfisher hide at 09:20.

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Cetti's Warbler singing from the reedbed at Washout Pit, plus 10 Golden Plover south over Island Pit; also 2 Yellow-legged Gulls, Little Egret and Snipe. Small Copper and Common Darter noted around Island Pit.

Saturday, 2 November 2013

Adult Mediterranean Gull, plus the adult Caspian Gull both around again today. Otherwise fairly quiet, with Little Egret, 9 Golden Plover, c.600 Lapwing, Green Sandpiper, 2 Snipe, Chiffchaff, Grey Wagtail and 3 flyover Siskins being the only other noteable birds. Butterflies and Dragonflies just hanging on with singles each of Peacock and Common Darter noted when the sun came out.

Mediterranean Gull (with Black-headed Gull), Paxton Pits.