Monday, 15 January 2018

Bird News - Monday 15th January 2018

Dam - 1 Red-breasted Merganser (drake) still 200m west of the south end and 1 Great Northern Diver still

Barnhill Creek - 1 Great Northern Diver still also 1 Common Sandpiper still

Hambelton Peninsular - 1 Brent Goose still at the end

Sunday, 14 January 2018

Bird News - Sunday 14th January 2018

Dam - 1 Great Northern Diver still also 1 Red-breasted Merganser (drake) still

North Arm - 1 Black-necked Grebe still (off Fisherman’s Car Park)

Hambelton Peninsular - 1 Brent Goose still at the end

Saturday, 13 January 2018

Bird News - Saturday 13th January 2018

Lagoon 4 - 11 Smew (2 drakes) still

Lagoon 2 - 1 Glossy Ibis (probable) flew over heading towards Manton Bay at about 10:20

North Arm - 1 Black-necked Grebe still

South Arm 3 - 6 Scaup still (off old Hall)

Dam - 1 Red-breasted Merganser (drake) still and 1 Great Northern Diver still

Hambelton Peninsular - 1 Brent Goose on field between car park and Barnhill Creek

Friday, 12 January 2018

Bird News - Friday 12th January 2018

Lagoon 4 - 11 Smew (2 drakes) still and 1 Great White Egret still

Dam - 1 Red-breasted Merganser (drake) and 2 Great Northern Divers still

South Arm 3 - 1 Red-necked Grebe still and 4 Scaup still (off Old Hall)

North Arm - 1 Black-necked Grebe still


Thursday, 11 January 2018

Bird News - Thursday 11th January 2018

Lagoon 4 - 6 Smew still

North Arm - 1 Black-necked Grebe still

South Arm 3 - 1 Red-necked Grebe still and 2 Scaup still

Barnhill Creek - 1 Great Northern Diver still

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Bird News - Wednesday 10th January 2018

Lagoon 2 - 1 American Wigeon (drake) still also 2 Smew (redheads) still

South Arm 3 - 1 Red-necked Grebe still and 2 Scaup (females) still

North Arm - 1 Black-necked Grebe still

Also 10 Smew still and 1 Great White Egret still around

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Bird News - Tuesday 9th January 2018

Lagoon 4 - 10 Smew (this evening)

Lagoon 3 - 1 Smew

Lagoon 2 - 1 American Wigeon (drake) still and 4 Smew

Lagoon 1 - 1 Smew

North Arm - 1 Black-necked Grebe still

South Arm 3 - 1 Red-necked Grebe still

Hambelton Peninsular - 1 Common Sandpiper still

Barnhill Creek - 1 Great Northern Diver still

2 Great White Egrets still about

Monday, 8 January 2018

Bird News - Monday 8th January 2018

South Arm 3 - 1 Red-necked Grebe still also 3 Scaup (2 females, 1 1st winter drake) still (off Old Hall)

North Arm - 1 Black-necked Grebe still

Barnhill Creek - 1 Great Northern Diver still

Hambelton Peninsular - 1 Common Sandpiper still

Sunday, 7 January 2018

Bird News - Sunday 7th January 2018

Lagoon 4 - 10 Smew

South Arm 3 - 1 Red-necked Grebe still (off Old Hall)

North Arm - 1 Black-necked Grebe still

Hambelton Peninsular - 3 Great Northern Divers still

Lyndon Reserve - 1 Scaup and 1 Great White Egret still

Saturday, 6 January 2018

Bird News - Saturday 6th January 2018

Lagoon 4 - Approximately 500 Pink-footed Geese flew over at 11:12 heading west

Barnhill Creek - 1 Great Northern Diver still

South Arm 3 - 1 Red-necked Grebe still and 2 Scaup (females)

North Arm - 1 Black-necked Grebe still

Hambelton Peninsular - 1 Common Sandpiper still

Friday, 5 January 2018

Bird News - Friday 5th January 2018

Lagoon 2 - 4 Scaup (2 drakes)

South Arm 3 - 1 Red-necked Grebe still and 1 Scaup (1st winter drake) (off Old Hall)

Barnhill Creek - 1 Great Northern Diver still

Lagoon 4 - approximately 270 Pink-footed Geese flew over in two separate flocks. The first being of roughly 70 at 15:20 and the second consisting of roughly 200 at 15:24 both heading North-west. 

Thursday, 4 January 2018

Bird News - Thursday 4th January 2018

Lagoon 2 - 2 Smew (pair) and 1 Great White Egret still

North Arm - 1 Black-necked Grebe still

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Bird News - Wednesday 3rd January 2018

Lagoon 2 - 1 American Wigeon (drake) still also 5 Smew (2 drakes)

South Arm 3 - 5 Scaup (off Old Hall)

Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Bird News - Tuesday 2nd January 2018

Lagoon 2 - 1 American Wigeon (drake) still also 1 Great White Egret still

South Arm 3 - 1 Red-necked Grebe still also 2 Scaup

South Arm - 1 Great Northern Diver (off Teal Hide)

Barnhill Creek - 2 Great Northern Divers still

Also 8 Smew in total

Monday, 1 January 2018

Bird News - Monday 1st January 2018

Lagoon 4 - 1 American Wigeon (drake) still

Lagoon 3 - 1 Bittern still

Lagoon 1 - 1 Great White Egret still also 1 Smew (redhead) still (also 5 Redheads reported, but no detailed of exectly where)

Hambelton Peninsular - 4 Great Northern Divers still and 1 Common Sandpiper still

North Arm - 1 Black-necked Grebe still (off Barnsdale)

South Arm 3 - 1 Red-necked Grebe still (off Old Hall)

Sunday, 31 December 2017

Bird News - Sunday 31st December 2017

Lagoon 2 - 1 American Wigeon (drake) still

Lagoon 1 - 1 Great White Egret still

Friday, 29 December 2017

Bird News - Friday 29th December 2017

Lagoon 2 - 2 Smew (redheads) still

South Arm 3 - 1 Smew (drake) also 1 Red-necked Grebe still (off Old Hall)

Thursday, 28 December 2017

Bird News - Thursday 28th December 2017

Lagoon 3 - 1 Great White Egret still

Lagoon 2 - 1 American Wigeon (drake) still

South Arm 3 - 1 Red-necked Grebe still (off Old Hall)

Hambelton Peninsular - 1 Great Northern Diver still

Tuesday, 26 December 2017

Bird News - Tuesday 26th December 2017

Lagoon 3 - 1 Marsh Harrier still

Lagoon 2 - 1 American Wigeon (drake) still also 2 Smew still

Barnhill Creek - 2 Great Northern Divers still

Hambelton Peninsular - 1 Common Sandpiper still

North Arm - 1 Black-necked Grebe still

South Arm 3 - 1 Red-necked Grebe still

Monday, 25 December 2017

Bird News - Monday 25th December 2017

Lagoon 4 - 1 Smew (1st winter drake) still

Lagoon 3 - 22 Red-crested Pochards still

Goldeneye Spit - 35 Dunlin and 1 Ruff

North Arm - 1 Black-necked Grebe still

Barnhill Creek - 2 Great Northern Divers still

Sunday, 24 December 2017

Bird News - Sunday 24th December 2017

North Arm - 1 Black-necked Grebe still

Barnhill Creek - 2 Great Northern Divers still

Whitwell - 1 Great Northern Diver still

Saturday, 23 December 2017

Bird News - Saturday 23rd December 2017

Lagoon 4 1 Smew (1st winter darke)


Lagoon 3 21 Red-crested Pochards still

Lagoon 2 - 1 American Wigeon (drake) still and 4 Smew (2 drakes) still

Lagoon 1 - 1 Marsh Harrier (female) still and 1 Great White Egret still

South Arm 3 - 1 Red-necked Grebe still

North Arm - 1 Black-necked Grebe still

Hambelton Peninsular - 2 Great Northern Diver still

Whitwell Creek - 1 Great Northern Diver still

Friday, 22 December 2017

Bird News - Friday 22nd December 2017

Lagoon 3 - 4 Smew (2 drakes), 6 Red-crested Pochards still and 1 Marsh Harrier still

Goldeneye Spit - 95 Dunlin

Whitwell - 3 Great Northern Divers now in the Harbour this morning

North Arm - 1 Black-necked Grebe still

South Arm 3 - 4 Scaup (Teal Hide)

3 Great White Egrets still about

Thursday, 21 December 2017

Bird News - Thursday 21st December 2017

North Arm - 1 Black-necked Grebe still and 2 Dunlin

Lagoon 1 - 2 Stonechats still and 2 Great White Egrets still

South Arm 3 - 1 Scaup (female/immature) and 9 Red-crested Pochards

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Bird News - Tuesday 19th December 2017

North Arm - 1 Black-necked Grebe still also 4 Whooper Swans (adults) this afternoon only

South Arm 3 - 3 Scaup (1 drake and 2 female/immature), 1 Great White Egret still, 17 Red-crested Pochards and 1 Red-necked Grebe still

Goldeneye Spit - 15 Dunlin


Monday, 18 December 2017

Bird News - Monday 18th December 2017

North Arm - 1 Black-necked Grebe

Hambelton Peninsular - 2 Great Northern Divers still