Monday, 20 November 2017

Bird News - Monday 20th November 2017

Lagoon 2 - 1 American Wigeon (drake) still

Lagoon 1 - 2 Stonechats and 1 Marsh Harrier (juvenile) (also on Lagoon 3)

South Arm 3 - 10+ Red-crested Pochards

Goldeneye Spit - 1 Knot, 44 Dunlin and 5 Black-tailed Godwits

Also 15 Great White Egrets still about

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Bird News - Sunday 19th November 2017

Lagoon 3 - 4 Red-crested Pochards

Dam - 2 Great Northern Divers now also 3 Red-breasted Mergansers (females) still at the south end

South Arm 3 - 1 American Wigeon (drake) still, 1 Red-necked Grebe still and 32 Red-crested Pochards

Normanton - C120 Pink-footed Geese flew north-west mid-morning

Saturday, 18 November 2017

Bird News - Saturday 18th November 2017

Dam - 1 Great Northern Diver still and 3 Red-breasted Mergnasers still

South Arm 3 - 1 American Wigeon (drake) still, 8 Great White Egrets still, 1 Red-necked Grebe still also 1 Black-necked Grebe

Friday, 17 November 2017

Bird News - Friday 17th November 2017

Dam - 1 Great Northern Diver still, at least 2 Red-breasted Mergansers still and 1 Caspian Gull (3rd winter)

Burley Fishponds - 15 Great White Egrets roosted this evening

Manton Bay - 26 Dunlin

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Bird News - Tuesday 14th November 2017

Dam - 1 Great Northern Diver still and 3 Red-breasted Mergansers (females) off the north end

South Arm 3 - 28 Red-crested Pochards still, 1 Smew (redhead) still and 1 American Wigeon (drake) still also 1 Red-necked Grebe still (off the Old Hall)

Also 13 Great White Egrets about still

Monday, 13 November 2017

Bird News - Monday 13th November 2017

Lagoon 2 - 1 Smew (redhead) still

Dam - 1 Great Northern Diver and 3 Red-breasted Mergansers this afternoon

South Arm 3 - 1 American Wigeon (drake) still and 38 Red-crested Pochards (4 leucistic birds) still

North Arm - 2 Scaup

Also 9 Whooper Swans somewhere on the reserve/reservoir

Saturday, 11 November 2017

Bird News - Saturday 11th November 2017

South Arm 3 - 1 American Wigeon (drake) still

Burley Fishponds - 16 Great White Egrets roosted the evening

Friday, 10 November 2017

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Bird News - Wednesday 8th November 2017

South Arm 3 - 1 American Wigeon (drake) still

Manton Bay - 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Green Sandpipers and 7 Dunlin

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Bird News - Tuesday 7th November 2017

Lagoon 4 - 4 Dunlin

South Arm 3 - 1 American Wigeon (drake) still, 1 Scaup (female) also 36 Red-crested Pochards, but no sign of the Ferruginous Duck

9 Great White Egrets about

Monday, 6 November 2017

Bird News - Monday 6th November 2017

South Arm 3 - 1 Ferruginous Duck (drake) late afternoon and still present this evening (from Lapwing Hide)

Saturday, 4 November 2017

Bird News - Saturday 4th November 2017

Lagoon 2 - 1 American Wigeon (drake) still and 1 Marsh Harrier

Burley Fishponds - 12 Great White Egrets roosted this evening

Lyndon Reserve - 20 Whooper Swans flew low over the water heading east

Manton Bay - 3 Dunlin, 1 Green Sandpiper and 1 Whimbrel

South Arm 3 - 4 Red-crested Pochards (3 drakes)

Also of interest the Cory’s Shearwater seen on Thursday was seen at Pitsford Reservoir this morning

Friday, 3 November 2017

Bird News - Friday 3rd October 2017

Lagoon 2 - 1 American Wigeon (drake) still also 1 Jack Snipe this afternoon

South Arm 3 - 6 Whooper Swans still also 1 Red-necked Grebe still

Burley Fishponds - 12 Great White Egrets roosted this evening

No sign of the Cory’s Shearwater

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Bird News - Thursday 2nd November 2017

North Arm - 1 CORY’S SHEARWATER first found at about 12:00 by Andy Mackay. First it was off the end of Tims Road until 13:40 when it flew a long way done the North Arm then at 14:00 it flew out of sight around the peninsular. Then at 14:24 if was relocated on the water between Normanton Church and Sailing Club Bay. Then by 15:24 it was in South Arm 3 viewable from Teal Hide or the Old Hall where it remained until 17:02.

South Arm 3 - 6 Whooper Swans (2 adults)

Also 10 Great White Egrets about still

Monday, 30 October 2017

Bird News - Monday 30th October 2017

Lagoon 3 - 4 Red-crested Pochards (3 drakes)

Lagoon 1 - 2 Stonechats and 1 Marsh Harrier (also this bird or a different bird on Lagoon 3 this afternoon)

Goldeneye Spit - 3 Black-tailed Godwits

North Arm - 3 Whooper Swans and 1 Dunlin

Sunday, 29 October 2017

Bird News - Sunday 29th October 2017

Lagoon 1 - 1 Great White Egret

Manton Bay - 6 Great White Egrets

North Arm - 4 Great White Egrets

Saturday, 28 October 2017

Bird News - Saturday 28th October 2017

Lagoon 4 - 1 Mediterranean Gull

Lagoon 2 - 1 American Wigeon (drake) still

Manton Bay - 6 Great White Egrets still also 1 Whimbrel still and 2 Green Sandpipers

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Bird News - Thursday 26th October 2017

Lagoon 2 - 1 American Wigeon (drake) still and 2 Stonechats

North Arm - 5 Great White Egrets

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Bird News - Tuesday 24th October 2017

Lagoon 3 - 1 Marsh Harrier (female)

Lagoon 2 - 1 American Wigeon (drake) still

Manton Bay - 7 Dunlin, 4 Ruff, 1 Green Sandpiper and 1 Great White Egret

Heron Bay - 1 Great White Egret

North Arm - 4 Great White Egrets

Sunday, 22 October 2017

Bird News - Sunday 22nd October 2017

Lagoon 2 - 1 American Wigeon (drake) still

Egelton Reserve - 3 Great White Egrets still

South Arm 3 - 1 Scuap (female)

North Arm - 2 Red-crested Pochards