Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Bird News - Wednesday 31st December 2014

Lagoon 3 - 3 Bitterns today also 4 Smew (redheads)

South Arm 3 - 2 Smew (drakes)

South Arm 1 - 2 Smew (1 Drake)

Dam - Great Northern Diver still this afternoon and another (possibly different bird) in the South Arm this morning

North Arm - 1 Black-necked Grebe still

Here it is. The video that sums up the year. Happy New Year to You All.


Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Bird News - Tuesday 30th December 2014

Lagoon 3 - 1 Marsh Harrier still

North Arm - 1 Black-necked Grebe still also Red-necked Grebe still off Armley Wood

South Arm 3 - 5 Smew (1 drake)

Dam - 1 Great Northern Diver still

Monday, 29 December 2014

Bird News - Monday 29th December 2014

Lagoon 3 - 1 Black-tailed Godwit still, 2 Smew (redheads) still and Bittern showed well today

North Arm - 2 Great White Egrets still and 1 Black-necked Grebe still

Sunday, 28 December 2014

Bird News - Sunday 28th December 2014

Lagoon 3 - 4 Smew (redheads)

North Arm - 1 Black-necked Grebe still, 2 Great White Egrets still, 1 Scaup (female), 2 Whooper Swans3 Dunlin and Red-breasted Merganser still

Dam - 1 Great Northern Diver still

Hambelton Peninsular - White-fronted Goose juvenile (Greenland) relocated today on the North side

Saturday, 27 December 2014

Friday, 26 December 2014

Bird News - Friday 26th December 2014

Lagoon 3 - 3 Green Sandpipers and 1 Smew (redhead) still

Lagoon 2 - 2 Black-tailed Godwits still (including usual colour ringed one)

North Arm - Red-breasted Merganser (found) initially near Barnsdale, but then flew over to the end of Tims road and was very close (if it was any closer it would be on the bank) also 1 Black-necked Grebe still, 1 Common Scoter (female) and 2 Great White Egrets still

Whitwell Point - 1 Great Northern Diver still

Hambelton Peninsular - 2 White-fronted Geese adults (European) still and 1 Pink-footed Goose

South Arm 3 - 1 Common Scoter (female) still and 1 Scaup (female) still

Goldeneye Spit - 2 Mediterrranean Gulls roosted (1 different bird from previous weeks) also 6 Dunlin

Thursday, 25 December 2014

Bird News - Thursday 25th December 2014

North Arm - 1 Great White Egret still, Black-necked Grebe still, 1 Common Scoter (female), 1 Pink-footed Goose also Red-necked Grebe still from Armley Wood

Burley Fishponds - 1 Smew (drake) again (after not being seen for some time)

Whitwell Point - 1 Great Northern Diver still

A video of a round-up of the year will be on the blog on New Years Day

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Bird News - Wednesday 24th December 2014

Lagoon 3 - 1 Smew (redhead) still, 1 Dunlin and 1 Green Sandpiper

Please check out my latest colour ring readings with recoveries: Colour Ring Readings

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Bird News - Tuesday 23rd December 2014

NNorth Arm - 2 Great White Egrets still (also 1 in Manton Bay and on Lagoon 1), 1 Common Scoter (female) still, 1 Pink-footed Goose still also Red-necked Grebe still from Hambelton Peninsular

South Arm 3 - 1 Common Scoter (female), 1 Smew (redhead) still and 1 Scaup (female)

Hambelton Peninsular - 2 White-fronted Geese adults (European) still

Goldeneye Spit - 3 Mediterranean Gulls roosted (2 adults and 1 1st winter) also 10 Dunlin

Whitwell Point - 2 Great Northern Divers still (adults)

Monday, 22 December 2014

Bird News - Monday 22nd December 2014

North Arm - Great Northern Diver still also 1 Common Scoter (female) still and 1 Pink-footed Goose still

Sunday, 21 December 2014

Bird News - Sunday 21st December 2014

North Arm - 1 Common Scoter still, 12 Dunlin1 Black-necked Grebe still and 1 Pink-footed Goose

Saturday, 20 December 2014

Bird News - Saturday 20th December 2014

Lagoon 4 - 1 Caspian Gull roosted

Lagoon 3 - 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Marsh Harrier still (green wing tagged bird) and 1 Smew (redhead) still

Lagoon 2 - 1 Green Sandpiper

Lagoon 1 - 1 Dunlin

North Arm - 2 Great White Egrets still (then one was on Lagoon 2), 1 Common Scoter still and 11+ Dunlin

Dam - 1 Great Northern Diver still

Friday, 19 December 2014

Bird News - Friday 19th December 2014

Lagoon 3 - 1 Marsh Harrier (green wing tagged bird from September) also 2 Green Sandpipers

North Arm - 2 Great White Egrets still (then one was on Lagoon 3), 1 Black-necked Grebe still and 1 Common Scoter (female)

Dam - 2 Great Northern Divers (1 adult)

Sailing Club Bay - 2 White-fronted Geese adults (European) (also in Dickinsons Bay)

Goldeneye Spit - 1 Mediterranean Gull roosted (unringed - different to usual bird)

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Bird News - Thursday 18th December 2014

North Arm - 2 Great White Egrets still, 1 Common Scoter still and 1 Black-necked Grebe still

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Bird News - Wednesday 17th December 2014

North Arm - 2 Great White Egrets still, 1 Black-necked Grebe still, 1 Smew (drake) and 1 Common Scoter (female) still

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Bird News - Tuesday 16th December 2014

Lagoon 3 - 2 Dunlin, 1 Smew (redhead) still and 1 Marsh Harrier

North Arm - 1 Great White Egret still, 1 Common Scoter still, 1 Black-necked Grebe still and 1 Red-necked Grebe still

Dam - Great Northern Diver still

South Arm 2 - 1 Common Scoter

Monday, 15 December 2014

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Bird News - Sunday 14th December 2014

Goldeneye Spit - 1 Mediterranean Gull roosted

North Arm - 2 Great White Egrets still, 4 Common Scoters (females) still, 1 Black-necked Grebe still and 2 Scaup (females) also Red-necked Grebe still from Armly Wood

Burley Fishponds - Smew (drake) still

Dam - Great Northern Diver still (between Dam and Whitwell)

Hambelton Peninsular - 2 White-fronted Geese adults (European) still in field to the North side of the Peninsular, but no sign of the juvenile Greenland White-fronted Goose though




Saturday, 13 December 2014

Bird News - Saturday 13th December 2014

Hambelton Peninsular - 2 White-fronted Geese adults (European) still and 2 Pink-footed Geese still in the last field on the right of the road at the end also White-fronted Goose juvenile (Greenland) still on the North side

North Arm - 2 Great White Egrets still, 3 Common Scoters still and 1 Black-necked Grebe still also Red-necked Grebe still (near Armly Wood)

Lagoon 3 - 2 Green Sandpipers still and Smew (redhead) still

Lagoon 2 - 1 Black-tailed Godwit still

Lagoon 1 - 2 Stonechats still

Dam - Great Northern Diver still

Friday, 12 December 2014

Bird News - Friday 12th December 2014

Lagoon 2 - 2 Black-tailed Godwits still

North Arm - 1 Black-necked Grebe still, 2 Great White Egrets still and 3 Common Scoters still also Red-necked Grebe still also this bird is an adult and is different to the previous one

Goldeneye Spit - Caspian Gull 1st winter roosted also Mediterranean Gull 1st winter also roosted

Bird News - Thursday 11th December 2014

Burley Fishponds - 2 Great White Egrets and Smew (drake) still

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Bird News - Wednesday 10th December 2014

North Arm - 2 Great White Egrets still then flew to the fishponds to roost also 1 Black-necked Grebe still and 3 Common Scoters still

Burley Fishponds - Smew (drake) still

Rutland Water Volunteers Thanks Video:

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Bird News - Tuesday 9th December 2014

Lagoon 3 - Bittern still this evening

North Arm - 1 Black-necked Grebe still, 4 Common Scoters (females) still also 1 Red-necked Grebe (Armley)

Burley Fishponds - Smew (drake) still

Hambelton Peninsular - 2 White-fronted Geese adults (European) still

Dam - 1 Common Scoter (female) still

Manton Bay - 1 White-fronted Goose juvenile (Greenland) still also 2 Pink-footed Geese

Monday, 8 December 2014

Bird News - Monday 8th December 2014

Lagoon 2 - 2 Black-tailed Godwits still

North Arm - 4 Common Scoters still and 1 Black-necked Grebe

Burley Fishponds - Smew (drake) still

South Arm 1 - Long-tailed Duck still

Manton Bay - 2 White-fronted Geese adults (European) still

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Bird News - Sunday 7th December 2014

Lagoon 1 - 1 Green Sandpiper (behind Browns Island)

North Arm - 2 Great White Egrets still (Dickinsons Bay) also 5 Common Scoters still, 2 Scaup (1 female and 1 drake) but no sign of the Black-necked Grebes

Burley Fishponds - 1 Smew (drake) still

South Arm 3 - Long-tailed Duck still, 2 Red-crested Pochards (females) and Smew (redhead) still

Heron Bay - 1 White-fronted Goose juvenile (Greenland)

Sailing Club Bay - Great Northern Diver (juvenile) in the bay to the east of Sailing Club

Whitwell Creek - Great Northern Diver (juvenile) in the Creek showing very well (but then drifted to the main water and the was presumably the same bird viewable from the Sailing Club)

Lax Hill - 2 White-fronted Geese adults still (European) also flew over Lagoon 4 at 11:00 and headed back to Lax Hill

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Bird News - Saturday 6th December 2014

Lagoon 2 - 1 Green Sandpiper flew from Crake Hide area

Lagoon 1 - 3 Stonechats

North Arm - 2 Great White Egrets still, 3 Common Scoters still and 6 Dunlin

Burley Fishponds - Smew (drake) still

South Arm 3 - Smew (redhead) again from the Old Hall and 2 Whooper Swans

Dam - No sign of Red-throated Diver

Friday, 5 December 2014

Bird News - Friday 5th December 2014

Lagoon 3 - Bittern still this evening

Lagoon 2 - 2 Black-tailed Godwits still (colour ringed bird still)

North Arm - 2 Great White Egrets still, 3 Common Scoters (females) still and 2 Black-necked Grebes still

Burley Fishponds - Smew (drake) still

South Arm 3 - Long-tailed Duck (female) still

Dam - Whooper Swan also a Red-throated Diver in the afternoon only

Lax Hill - 2 White-fronted Geese adults flew over (European)

Heron Bay - White-fronted Goose juvenile still (Greenland)

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Bird News - Thursday 4th December 2014

Lagoon 3 - Smew still (redhead)

Lagoon 2 - 2 Black-tailed Godwits (one usual colour ringed bird)

North Arm - 2 Black-necked Grebes still and 3 Common Scoters still also 2 Great White Egrets still (in Dickinsons Bay)

Burley Fishponds - Smew still (drake)

South Arm 3 - 6 Dunlin flew over and headed to the North Arm

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Bird News - Tuesday 2nd December 2014

Lagoon 4 - Hen Harrier (male) (Terry Sherwood) flew over South late afternoon

North Arm - 2 Great White Egrets still, 2 Black-necked Grebes still, 1 Green Sandpiper and 3 Common Scoters

Burley Fishponds - Smew (drake)

South Arm 3 - Scaup (redhead), 2 Green Sandpipers and 2 Pink-footed Geese

Field Behind Lagoon 5 - 3 White-fronted Geese still (2 European adults and 1 Greenland juvenile) then flew to Manton Bay, but the 2 European White-fronted Geese were then seen from Heron Bay

Monday, 1 December 2014

Bird News - Monday 1st December 2014

Lagoon 3 - Red-necked Grebe still

Lagoon 1 - 2 Black-tailed Godwits still

Field Behind Lagoon 5 - 2 White-fronted Geese adults still (European)

North Arm - 2 Great White Egrets still, 3 Common Scoters still, 2 Black-necked Grebes still, 6 Red-crested Pochards and 9 Dunlin still

Sailing Club Bay - White-fronted Goose juvenile still (Greenland)

South Arm 3 - Scaup (female)

Sunday, 30 November 2014

Bird News - Sunday 30th November 2014

North Arm - 2 Great White Egrets still, 6 Common Scoters, 2 Black-necked Grebes, 3 White-fronted Geese 2 adults and 1 juvenile (2 Europeans and 1 Greenland) then the Greenland flew to Manton Bay

Saturday, 29 November 2014

Friday, 28 November 2014

Bird News - Friday 28th November 2014

North Arm - 1 Great White Egret still

Field Behind Lagoon 7 - White-fronted Goose juvenile (Greenland) still

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Bird News - Tuesday 25th November 2014

Lagoon 3 - Red-necked Grebe still

North Arm - 2 Great White Egrets still and 1 Black-necked Grebe still

South Arm 3 - Long-tailed Duck still

South Arm 2 - 14 Dunlin

South Arm 1 - 1 Black-necked Grebe still and 1 Mediterranean Gull roosted

Sailing Club - 2 Scaup

Monday, 24 November 2014

Bird News - Monday 24th November 2014

Lagoon 3 - Red-necked Grebe still

North Arm - 2 Great White Egrets still, 2 Black-necked Grebes still and 1 Slavonian Grebe still

Burley Fishponds - 1 Green Sandpiper

South Arm 3 - 1 Black-necked Grebe

Manton Bay - White-fronted Goose juvenile (Greenland) still

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Bird News - Sunday 23rd November 2014

Lagoon 3 - Red-necked Grebe still also Ferruginous Duck hybrid (different from last one)

Lagoon 2 - 2 Black-tailed Godwits still

North Arm - 18 Dunlin still, 2 Black-necked Grebes still, 1 Slavonian Grebe still and 2 Great White Egrets still

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Bird News - Saturday 22nd November 2014

Lagoon 3 - Red-necked Grebe still

North Arm - 2 Great White Egrets still, 2 Black-necked Grebes still, 1 Slavonian Grebe still, 9 Red-crested Pochards and 10 Dunlin

Friday, 21 November 2014

Bird News - Friday 21st November 2014

Lagoon 3 - Red-necked Grebe still and 2 Red-crested Pochards

North Arm - 2 Great White Egrets still, 1 Slavonian Grebe still, 2 Black-necked Grebes still and 5 Red-crested Pochards

Manton Bay - White-fronted Goose juvenile (Greenland) still

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Bird News - Thursday 20th November 2014

Lagoon 3 - Red-necked Grebe still

North Arm - 2 Great White Egrets still, 1 Slavonian Grebe and 1 Black-necked Grebe still

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Bird News - Wednesday 19th November 2014

Lagoon 3 - 1 Red-necked Grebe still

North Arm - 2 Great White Egrets still, 1 Slavonian Grebe still and 1 Black-necked Grebe still

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Bird News - Tuesday 18th November 2014

Lagoon 3 - Red-necked Grebe still

North Arm - 2 Great White Egrets still, 1 Slavonian Grebe still, 2 Black-necked Grebes, 2 Red-crested Pochards and White-fronted Goose juvenile (Greenland) still with Greylags this morning

South Arm 3 - 3 Scaup (1 Drake and 2 Females)

Monday, 17 November 2014

Bird News - Monday 17th November 2014

Lagoon 3 - Red-necked Grebe still

Lagoon 2 - 2 Great White Egrets still

North Arm - 1 Slavonian Grebe still

South Arm 3 - Long-tailed Duck still (closer to Lapwing Hide today)

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Bird News - Sunday 16th November 2014

Lagoon 3 - Red-necked Grebe still

North Arm - 2 Great White Egrets still, 2 Black-necked Grebes and 1 Slavonian Grebe still

South Arm 3 - 1 Scaup (drake)

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Bird News - Saturday 15th November 2014

Lagoon 3 - Red-necked Grebe still also 2 Black-tailed Godwits

North Arm - 2 Great White Egrets still and 1 Slavonian Grebe still showing well close in

Friday, 14 November 2014

Bird News - Friday 14th November 2014

Lagoon 3 - Red-necked Grebe still

North Arm - 1 Great White Egret, 1 Slavonian Grebe still and 3 Black-necked Grebes now

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Bird News - Thursday 13th November 2014

Lagoon 3 - Red-necked Grebe still (now re-identified as a 1st Winter and is different to the bird at the Dam)

North Arm - 1 White Fronted Goose juvenile (Greenland) this morning with the Greylags also, 2 Great White Egrets, 1 Slavonian Grebe and 2 Black-necked Grebes still

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Bird News - Wednesday 12th November 2014

North Arm - 1 Long-tailed Duck still, Slavonian Grebe still, 2 Black-necked Grebes and 1 Great White Egret still

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Bird News - Tuesday 11th November 2014

Lagoon 1 - 1 Great White Egret still

North Arm - 1 Great White Egret still, 8 Red-crested Pochards, Long-tailed Duck still, 2 Black-necked Grebes and 1 Slavonian Grebe this afternoon onwards

Gibbets Gorse - 4 Scaup (drakes)

Sailing Club Bay - 1 Scaup (juvenile)

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Bird News - Sunday 9th November 2014

Lagoon 1 - 1 Great White Egret still also 3 Black-tailed Godwits (also on Lagoon 3)

North Arm - 2 Black-necked Grebes still, 1 Scaup27 Red-crested Pochards (second largest flock for reservoir), but no sign of the Great Northern Diver also very late Common Tern flew over (latest ever Rutland Record)

Burley Fishponds - 1 Great White Egret still 

Heron Bay - 1 Dunlin

Saturday, 8 November 2014

Bird News - Saturday 8th November 2014

North Arm - 1 Great Northern Diver off the end of the Fishponds Cottage Road to the right near the Fishermen's Car park area

Burley Fishponds - 1 Great White Egrets still

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Bird News - Wednesday 5th November 2014

North Arm - 5 Red-crested Pochards still and 2 Black-necked Grebes still

Burley Fishponds - 1 Great White Egret still and 1 Green Sandpiper still

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Monday, 3 November 2014

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Bird News - Sunday 2nd November 2014

Lagoon 3 - Ring-necked Duck still this afternoon (then flew to South Arm 3) and 3 Black-tailed Godwits still

Lagoon 1 - 1 Great White Egret still and 2 Stonechats

North Arm - 2 Black-necked Grebes, 3 Green Sandpipers and 9 Red-crested Pochards still

Dam - Red-necked Grebe still

Friday, 31 October 2014

Bird News - Friday 31st October 2014

Lagoon 3 - Ring-necked Duck still and 3 Black-tailed Godwits still also Ferruginous Duck hybrid

Lagoon 1 - 1 Great White Egret still (also on Lagoon 3)

North Arm - 2 Green Sandpipers still, 2 Black-necked Grebes and 1 Red-crested Pochard still

South Arm 3 - 1 Scaup (female) still

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Bird News - Thursday 30th October 2014

Lagoon 3 - Bittern still, 1 Black-tailed Godwit still and 1 Marsh Harrier still

Lagoon 1 - 1 Great-white Egret still

North Arm - 2 Red-crested Pochards still this morning

South Arm 3 - 1 Scaup (juvenile)

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Bird News - Wednesday 29th 2014

Lagoon 4 - 1 Caspian Gull this afternoon/evening and 6 Black-tailed Godwits

Lagoon 3 - 5 Black-tailed Godwits still and 2 Whooper Swans but then flew South

Lagoon 1 - 1 Great White Egret still

South Arm 3 - 1 Scaup (juvenile)

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Bird News - Tuesday 28th October 2014

Lagoon 4 - 2 Dunlin also 1 Mediterranean Gull and 1 Caspian Gull roosted this evening

Lagoon 3 - Ring-necked Duck still, 2 Scaup1 Marsh Harrier still, 1 Green Sandpiper and 5 Black-tailed Godwits still

Lagoon 2 - 1 Stonechat still

Lagoon 1 - 1 Great White Egret still

Monday, 27 October 2014

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Bird News - Sunday 26th October 2014

Lagoon 3 - Water Pipit at 8:50 then flew off also 1 Jack Snipe still

Lagoon 1 - 1 Great White Egret still

Saturday, 25 October 2014

Bird News - Saturday 25th October 2014

Lagoon 3 - Ring-necked Duck still

Lagoon 1 - 1 Great White Egrets still also 1 Marsh Harrier and 1 Stonechat

North Arm - 2 Black-necked Grebes still

Friday, 24 October 2014

Bird News - Friday 24th October 2014

Lagoon 3 - Bittern still, 3 Black-tailed Godwits still, 3 Green Sandpipers and 2 Jack Snipe

Lagoon 2 - 1 Great White Egret still

North Arm - 3 Red-crested Pochards and 2 Black-necked Grebes still

South Arm 3 - 2 Scaup (1 female and 1 juvenile)

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Bird News - Thursday 23rd October 2014

Lagoon 3 - Ring-necked Duck still also 1 Scaup (drake), 3 Black-tailed Godwits and 2 Green Sandpipers

Lagoon 1 - 1 Great White Egret still

North Arm - 1 Great White Egret (second bird) also 2 Black-necked Grebes and 2 Dunlin

Manton Bay - 2 Dunlin

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Bird News - Tuesday 21st October 2014

Lagoon 2 - 1 Great White Egret still

North Arm - 1 Arctic Skua (Lloyd Park) then flew to South Arm 3 and not seen since

Friday, 17 October 2014

Bird News - Friday 17th October 2014

Lagoon 1 - 1 Great White Egret still

Dam - Red-necked Grebe still

North Arm - 2 Black-necked Grebes still and Ring-necked Duck still

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Bird News - Thursday 16th October 2014

Lagoon 4 - 1 Mediterranean Gull again

Dam - Red-necked Grebe still

North Arm - Ring-necked Duck still, 2 Black-necked Grebes, 2 Red-crested Pochards, 1 Scaup, 1 Wheatear, 4 Dunlin and 4 Ringed Plovers

Manton Bay - 1 Green Sandpiper

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Bird News - Tuesday 14th October 2014

Lagoon 4 - 1 Mediterranean Gull today

Lagoon 1 - 9 Dunlin this morning also 1 Great White Egret still (also on Lagoon 2)

North Arm - Ring-necked Duck still in Dickinson's Bay also 1 Great Skua (Dave Scott) still till 7:45 when it flew off also 4 Dunlin, 1 Greenshank and 5 Red-crested Pochards

Monday, 13 October 2014

Bird News - Monday 13th October 2014

North Arm - 2 Great Skuas (Colin Towe and Chris Lythall) this afternoon from 15:55 till this evening

South Arm 3 - Fulmar (Colin Towe and Chris Lythall) at 14:55 from Teal Hide then lost to mist

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Bird News - Sunday 12th October 2014

Lagoon 1 - 1 Great White Egret

North Arm - 2 Black-necked Grebes still, 1 Ring-necked Duck, 1 Little Stint still, 1 Ruff, 5 Ringed Plovers, 1 Dunlin and 2 Scaup

Dam - Red-necked Grebe still

South Arm 3 - 1 Ruff

Saturday, 11 October 2014

Bird News - Saturday 11th October 2014

Lagoon 1 - 1 Great White Egret still

North Arm - 2 Black-necked Grebes still and Ring-necked Duck still

Friday, 10 October 2014

Bird News - Friday 10th October 2014

Lagoon 4 - 1 Little Stint (then joined the one in the North Arm)

Lagoon 1 - 1 Great White Egrets still

North Arm - 1 Little Stint still and Ring-necked Duck still

Dam - 3 Rock Pipits at the North End

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Bird News - Thursday 9th October 2014

Lagoon 5 - 1 Great White Egret still about today

North Arm - Ring-necked Duck still, Little Stint still, 2 Black-necked Grebes still and 5 Red-crested Pochards

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Bird News - Wednesday 8th October 2014

Lagoon 1 - 2 Great White Egrets still

North Arm - 2 Black-necked Grebes still, 1 Greenshank, 1 Little Stint still, 2 Dunlin and 2 Ringed Plovers

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Bird News - Tuesday 7th October 2014

Lagoon 4 - 1 Curlew Sandpiper today briefly also 2 Dunlin and 1 Caspian Gull roosted

Lagoon 1 - 1 Great White Egret still

North Arm - 2 Black-necked Grebes still, 5 Red-crested Pochards, 8 Dunlin, 1 Greenshank, 12 Ringed Plovers also Ring-necked Duck still

Monday, 6 October 2014

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Bird News - Sunday 5th October 2014

Lagoon 4 - 1 Ruff

Lagoon 3 - 2 Great White Egrets still (also on Lagoon 1 and Wet Meadow)

Lagoon 1 1 Green sandpiper still

North Arm - 1 Little Stint, 13 Ringed Plovers, 6 Dunlin, 2 Ruff, 1 Greenshank, 2 Black-necked Grebes and Ring-necked Duck still

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Bird News - Saturday 4th October 2014

Lagoon 4 - 2 Ruff

Lagoon 1 - 2 Great White Egrets still (also been on Lagoon 2 and in Heron Bay), 1 Ruff, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Black-tailed Godwit and 2 Marsh Harriers (1 with green wing tags still then flew over South Arm)

North Arm - 2 Black-necked Grebes still

Friday, 3 October 2014

Bird News - Friday 3rd October 2014

Lagoon 1 - 2 Great White Egrets still this morning, but then one flew to Lagoon 2

North Arm - 2 Black-necked Grebes still in Dickinson's Bay

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Bird News - Thursday 2nd October 2014

Lagoon 4 - 3 Dunlin and 1 Ruff

Lagoon 3 - 2 Green Sandpipers and 1 Black-tailed Godwit

Lagoon 1 - 2 Great White Egrets still this morning then both flew to Lagoon 2 and then 1 reappeared on Lagoon 1 this afternoon

North Arm - 2 Black-necked Grebes still in Dickinsons Bay

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Bird News - Wednesday 1st October 2014

Lagoon 1 - 2 Great White Egrets now moved here from Lagoon 2

North Arm - 2 Black-necked Grebes from Dickinson's Bay

Dam - Red-necked Grebe still at the South End

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Bird News - Tuesday 30th September 2014

Lagoon 4 - Mediterranean Gull (1st Winter) roosted, 2 Ruff also 7 Ringed Plovers and 7 Dunlin (also in the North Arm)

Lagoon 3 - 2 Green Sandpipers still and Marsh Harrier still

Lagoon 2 - 2 Great-white Egrets still (also on Lagoon 4, Lagoon 1 and in the North Arm) also 1 Greenshank

Monday, 29 September 2014

Bird News - Monday 29th September 2014

Lagoon 4 - 1 Ruff and 1 Greenshank

Lagoon 3 - 3 Green Sandpipers, 1 Greenshank, 1 Marsh Harrier and 2 Great-white Egrets (found) to the left of Shoveler Hide between the small reed island and the main reedbed near Bittern Hide

Sunday, 28 September 2014

Bird News - Sunday 28th September 2014

North Arm - Ring-necked Duck drake still this morning briefly then flew out to main water also 2 Ruff and 1 Greenshank

Dam - Red-necked Grebe still

Friday, 26 September 2014

Bird News - Friday 26th September 2014

Lagoon 4 - 1 Ruff, 2 Greenshanks, 3 Dunlin and 8 Ringed Plovers

Lagoon 3 - 1 Stonechat still, 1 Greenshank and 2 Green Sandpipers

North Arm - 2 Black-necked Grebes still from Dickinson's Bay also Ring-necked Duck still in Burley Fishponds this morning

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Bird News - Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Lagoon 4 - 1 Dunlin also 7 Grey Plovers flew over (remarkable flock)

Lagoon 1 - Stonechat from Mallard Hide

North Arm - 2 Black-necked Grebes from Dickinson's Bay

Dam - Red-necked Grebe still from the South End

Manton Bay - Great White Egret flew over West this morning

Monday, 22 September 2014

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Bird News - Sunday 21st September 2014

Lagoon 4 - 4 Ruff and 1 Greenshank  

Lagoon 3 - 4 Green Sandpipers

Lagoon 2 - 1 Green Sandpiper and 1 Black-tailed Godwit (also over Lagoon 1 and Lagoon 4)

Lagoon 1 - 1 Common Sandpiper and 2 Ruff

North Arm - 1 Scaup (female), 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Ruff and Little Gull

Friday, 19 September 2014

Bird News - Friday 19th November 2014

Lagoon 4 - 1 Little Stint still, 5 Ruff, 2 Greenshanks and 1 Mediterranean Gull roosted (orange ringed bird)

North Arm - 2 Red-crested Pochards and 1 Little Gull

Dam - Red-necked Grebe still and 8 Common Scoters then lost due to fog

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Bird News - Thursday 18th September 2014

Lagoon 4 - 6 Ruff and 5 Greenshanks

Lagoon 3 - 1 Bittern and 5 Green Sandpipers

Lagoon 1 - 3 Black-tailed Godwits

North Arm - 1 Little Gull this morning

Manton Bay - 1 Common Sandpiper still

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Bird News - Tuesday 16th September 2014

Lagoon 4 - 1 Little Stint this evening, 3 Greenshank and 2 ruff

Lagoon 1 - 1 Curlew Sandpiper (Rod Baker) this morning then no sign

Dam - Red-necked Grebe still

Manton Bay - 2 Red-crested Pochards

North Arm - 1 Red-crested Pochard (Dickinson's Bay)

Monday, 15 September 2014

Bird News - Monday 15th September 2014

Manton Bay - 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin, 2 Green Sandpipers and 1 Common Sandpiper

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Bird News - Sunday 14th September 2014

Lagoon 4 - 2 Greenshanks and 2 Ruff

Lagoon 3 - 1 Marsh Harrier, 2 Green Sandpipers, 1 Greenshanks, 1 Ruff and 8 Red-crested Pochards still

Lagoon 2 - 1 Green Sandpiper

Lagoon 1 - 3 Ruff, 2 Green Sandpipers, 2 Black-tailed Godwits and 1 Marsh Harrier

Manton Bay - 1 Dunlin, 4 Green Sandpipers and 1 Common Sandpiper

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Bird News - Saturday 13th September 2014

Lagoon 4 - 2 Turnstones and 1 Greenshank

Lagoon 3 - 4 Red-crested Pochards, 3 Green Sandpipers and 1 Greenshank

Lagoon 1 - 1 Ruff and 1 Black-tailed Godwit

Manton Bay - Little Stint still though illusive, 1 Greenshank and 1 Green Sandpiper

Dam - Red-necked Grebe still

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Bird News - Wednesday 10th September 2014

Lagoon 3 - 8 Red-crested Pochards, 1 Dunlin, 2 Greenshanks, 1 Green Sandpiper and 1 Ruff

Lagoon 2 - 1 Green Sandpiper

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Bird News - Tueday 9th September 2014

Lagoon 3 - 3 Red-crested Pochards (2 drakes) 

North Arm - 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Ruff and 1 Wheatear

Monday, 8 September 2014

Bird News - Monday 8th September 2014

Lagoon 4 - 2 Ruff and 2 Greenshanks

Lagoon 3 - Bittern today also Marsh Harrier also over Lag 1 and Lag 2 (green wing-tagged SI)

Lagoon 2 - Wryneck today from Grebe Hide above the kingfisher bank first seen this morning and showed well till this evening also 2 Green Sandpipers and 1 Greenshank

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Bird News - Sunday 7th September 2014

Lag 4 - 1 Whinchat today

Lag 3 - 1 Ruff, 1 Greenshank, 1 Green Sandpiper and 1 Red-crested Pochard

Lag 1 - 1 Garganey, 3 Green Sandpipers and 6 Ruff

South Arm 3 - 1 Wood Sandpiper still (Fieldfare Hide)

South Arm - 1 Common Sandpiper

Dam - Red-necked Grebe still

Saturday, 6 September 2014

Bird News - Saturday 6th September 2014

Lagoon 4 - 2 Dunlin, 1 Green Sandpiper and 1 Greenshank

Lagoon 3 - 1 Green Sandpiper and 1 Greenshank

Lagoon 2 - 2 Green Sandpipers

Lagoon 1 - 9 Ruff, 1 Wood Sandpiper still, 2 Black-tailed Godwits and 3 Green Sandpipers

Manton Bay - 3 Common Sandpipers