Saturday, 30 May 2015

Northern Pits: 10 Hobbies over Pumphouse Pit, 2 Red Kites, 3 Sparrohawks, several Buzzards, Redshank, Little Egret.

Thursday, 28 May 2015

Northern Pits: 3-4 Sanderling, 5 Dunlin, 7 Ringed Plover, 3 Little Ringed Plover, 3 Little Egrets and Hobby in evening.

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Northern Pits: no sign of White-winged Black Tern between 07:15-08:15 this morning. 2nd summer Yellow-legged Gull, pair of Egyptian Geese with 3 goslings and 3 Ringed Plover.

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Northern Pits: adult WHITE-WINGED BLACK TERN from 1pm until at 7pm at least, mostly frequenting the north end of Island Pit (hawking insects), but fairly mobile and occasionally moving to Diddington Pit and nearby Pumphouse Pits. Also 2 Avocets and Greenshank.

Adult White-winged Black Tern resting & preening
on Diddington Pit island

Monday, 25 May 2015

Northern Pits: pair of Mandarins on Diddington Pit, also 1st summer Little Gull again briefly, 2nd summer Yellow-legged Gull, 7 Tundra Ringed Plovers, 2+ Hobbies, 3 Little Egrets and a Painted Lady.

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Northern Pits: Corn Bunting along north side of Island Pit early morning; also 4 Little Ringed Plovers, 1+ Little Egrets.

Monday, 18 May 2015

Northern Pits: Sanderling, Turnstone, Dunlin, 2 Tundra Ringed Plovers, 3 Little Egrets, drake Wigeon, singing Nightingale. No sign of the Great Northern Diver since Thursday.

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Northern Pits: 1st summer Little Gull, 3 Turnstones, Sanderling briefly (flew off north with 7 Dunlin at 08:40am), 12 Dunlin, 2 Redshanks, Ringed Plover and Little Ringed Plover in morning. GREAT NORTHERN DIVER still present.

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Northern Pits: GREAT NORTHERN DIVER, pair of Red-crested Pochards, two 1st summer Little Gulls (including an all dark-winged varient), Black Tern, Turnstone, Dunlin, 3 Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper,

Monday, 11 May 2015

Northern Pits: 4 Black Terns, GREAT NORTHERN DIVER still.

Sunday, 10 May 2015

Sailing Lake: Turtle Dove singing along west side of lake in morning.

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Northern Pits: LITTLE TERN in evening, present until 20:30 at least, also 120+ Common Terns, 1st summer Little GullGREAT NORTHERN DIVER, male Bar-tailed Godwit, Whimbrel and 2 Greenshank still, 5 Dunlin, 2 Little Ringed Plovers, 2 drake Wigeon, 3 drake Shoveler, c.6 Yellow Wagtails and a single Wheatear.

Monday, 4 May 2015

A1 Pits: female Wheatear, Grey Wagtail over, plus Hobby.

Meadow Trail: male Wheatear at Little Meadow in morning, plus Yellow Wagtail over Great Meadow.

Heron Trail: Spotted Flycatcher around Wray House Garden throughout the day; pair of Marsh Tits near the Hayden Hide.

Island Pit: drake Pochard still, Hobby over

Northern Pits: GREAT NORTHERN DIVER, Whimbrel, Bar-tailed Godwit and 1st summer Little Gull all still present, plus 2-3 Dunlin, 2 Little Ringed Plovers, Ringed Plover, 2-3 Hobbies and c.80 Common Terns.

Little Paxton village: Red Kite, Hobby, Coal Tit & Grey Wagtail.

Sunday, 3 May 2015

Northern Pits: adult and 1st summer Little Gull, plus Whimbrel, male Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Greenshank, 2 Dunlin and GREAT NORTHERN DIVER still.