Monday, 31 August 2015

Bird News - Monday 31st August 2015

Lagoon 4 - 180 Ringed Plovers this morning (but no sign from 10:40, but 25+ this afternoon) also 1 Common Sandpiper still

Lagoon 3 - 1 Black-tailed Godwit also 3 Green Sandpipers still

Lagoon 2 - 2 Green Sandpipers still also 2 Greenshanks

Lagoon 1 - 1 Greenshank still, 2 Black-tailed Godwits also 1 Marsh Harrier still

North Arm - 60 Ringed Plovers this morning, but up to 80 (84 if your Brian Moore) this afternoon also 12 Dunlin, 8 Ruff, 3 Common Sandpipers still also 1 Turnstone (also on Lagoon 4)

South Arm 3 - 1 Ruff still, 1 Common Sandpiper (from Greenbank), 1 Great White Egret still (from Fieldfare Hide) also 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 1 Arctic Tern (juvenile) and 1 Little Gull (2nd winter) this afternoon

Wader Total = 300

Sunday, 30 August 2015

Bird News - Sunday 30th August 2015

Lagoon 4 - 14 Dunlin still also 1 Common Sandpiper still

Lagoon 3 - 1 Greenshank

North Arm - 4+ Common Sandpipers still

South Arm 3 - 1 Turnstone flying around this mroning

Saturday, 29 August 2015

Bird News - Saturday 29th August 2015

Lagoon 4 - 2 Little Stints still

Lagoon 1 - 1 Great White Egret still, 1 Greenshank also 2 Garganey still

South Arm 3 - 5+ Black Terns still

North Arm - 1 Black-necked Grebe (thats the Red-necked Grebe that came up on Birdguides) still also 9 Ruff still

Friday, 28 August 2015

Bird News - Friday 28th August 2015

Lagoon 4 - 2 Little Stints still, 13 Dunlin still, 2 Common Sandpipers still also 1 Greenshank

North Arm - 1 Black-necked Grebe (in Dickinson's Bay) also 1 Knot still

South Arm 3 - 1 Great White Egret still also 10 Black Terns still

Manton Bay - 2 Wood Sandpipers still also 1 Spotted Redshank

Thursday, 27 August 2015

Bird News - Thursday 27th August 2015

Lagoon 5 - 1 Common Sandpiper

Lagoon 4 - 37 Ringed Plovers, 11 Dunlin, 2 Little Stints still, 1 Common Sandpiper also 4 Black-tailed Godwits

Lagoon 3 - 7 Green Sandpipers and 1 Wood Sandpiper still

Lagoon 2 - 3 Green Sandpipers and 1 Greenshank still

Lagoon 1 - 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank also 5 Black-tailed Godwits and 1 Spotted Redshank (briefly this afternoon)

North Arm - 12 Ruff, 5 Dunlin, 5 Ringed Plovers also 5 Common Sandpipers

Manton Bay - 18 Ruff, 7 Common Sandpipers, 2 Wood Sandpipers, 5 Green Sandpipers also 1 Greenshank

Heron Bay - 3 Common Sandpipers and 1 Green Sandpiper

Goldeneye Spit - 3 Ruff also 1 Little Gull (this morning only)

South Arm 3 - 1 Green Sandpiper (Fieldfare Hide) also 16 Ruff and 6 Common Sandpipers (from Greenbank)

South Arm - 5+ Black Terns still



Total number of waders (notable - so not including Curlew, Redshank, Snipe or Lapwing) = 174 individuals, but I only saw 169 and I didn't even do the shoreline or the peninsular or main water, which would have added at least another 20 or so Common Sandpipers

Quick Summary:

Dunlin - 16 individuals

Ringed Plovers - 42 individuals

Green Sandpipers - 17 individuals

Common Sandpipers - 24 individuals

Ruff - 49 individuals

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Bird News - Wednesday 26th August 2015

Lagoon 4 - 30+ Ringed Plovers, 2 Little Stints still, 1 Ruff, 24 Dunlin and 2 Common Sandpipers still

Lagoon 3 - 1 Wood Sandpiper still also 1 Common Sandpiper and 6 Green Sandpipers

Lagoon 2 - 2 Green Sandpipers still also 1 Greenshank

Lagoon 1 - 1 Greenshank still, 1 Common Sandpiper also 4 Garganey and 4 Red-crested Pochards now

North Arm - 16 Ruff, 6 Common Sandpipers still also 1 Black Tern this morning

South Arm - 8+ Black Terns still

South Arm 3 - 2 Common Sandpipers still also 1 Ruff

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Bird News - Tuesday 25th August 2015

Lagoon 4 - 2 Little Stints still also 20 Ringed Plovers and 4 Dunlin

Lagoon 3 - 1 Wood Sandpiper still also 1 Green Sandpiper and 1 Common Sandpiper

Lagoon 2 - 7 Green Sandpipers also 1 Greenshank

Lagoon 1 - 1 Great White Egret still also 1 Greenshank, 1 Dunlin1 Marsh Harrier (juvenile) also 3 Red-crested Pochards (1 drake) still and 2 Garganey

North Arm - 6 Common Sandpipers, 24 Ringed Plovers, 20 Dunlin, 13 Ruff, 1 Little Stint1 Knot (this afternoon only) also 1 Red-crested Pochard (female)

South Arm 3 - 6 Common Sandpipers (on the Greenbank) also 4 Greenshanks and 2 Ruff (Fieldfare Hide)

South Arm - 12+ Black Terns still

Manton Bay - 2 Wood Sandpipers

Sailing Club Bay - 2 Common Sandpipers also  5 Ruff, but flew west (likely to be part of the others about the reserve)

Monday, 24 August 2015

Sunday, 23 August 2015

Bird News - Sunday 23rd August 2015

Lagoon 3 - 1 Wood Sandpiper still

Lagoon 1 - 1 Great White Egret still also 3 Garganey

South Arm 3 - 2+ Black Terns still

Saturday, 22 August 2015

Bird News - Saturday 22nd August 2015

Lagoon 4 -  2 Little Stints

Lagoon 3 - 1 Wood Sandpiper still

Lagoon 1 - 1 Great White Egret still

South Arm 3 - 27 Black Terns this afternoon

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Bird News - Thursday 20th August 2015

Lagoon 3 - 1 Wood Sandpiper still, 6 Green Sandpipers, 8 Ruff,

North Arm - 5 Common Sandpiper still, 23 Ringed Plovers, 16 Dunlin, 12 Ruff and 1 Red-crested Pochard (female)

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Bird News - Tuesday 18th August 2015

Lagoon 4 - 1 Common Sandpiper, 13 Dunlin also 1 Little Gull (adult)

Lagoon 3 - 3 Green Sandpipers, 1 Greenshank also 1 Wood Sandpiper still

Lagoon 1 - 1 Great White Egret still, 1 Red-crested Pochard (drake), 1 Dunlin also 1 Arctic Tern (juvenile)

South Arm 3 - 1 Black Tern

North Arm - 3 Red-crested Pochards

Monday, 17 August 2015

Bird News - Monday 17th August 2015

Wet Meadow - 1 Great White Egret still

South Arm 3 - 3 Green Sandpipers still (from Fieldfare Hide) also 1 Ruff (from Gadwall Hide)

Heron Bay - 2 Green Sandpipers

Goldeneye Spit - 2 Common Sandpipers

Saturday, 15 August 2015

Bird News - Saturday 15th August 2015

North Arm - 1 Wood Sandpiper still also 3 Common Sandpipers still also 7 Dunlin

Friday, 14 August 2015

Bird News - Friday 14th August 2015

Lagoon 2 - 1 Great White Egret still

Manton Bay - 1 Garganey (juvenile) this afternoon

Dam - 1 Redstart at Sykes Lane Car Park

North Arm - 1 Black Tern, 1 Little Gull, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Turnstone1 Common Scoter (drake) this morning also 1 Knot this evening

South Arm 3 - 5 Black Terns3 Green Sandpipers still also 1 Ruff (Fieldfare Hide) also 1 Ruff (Gadwall Hide)

Goldeneye Spit - 1 Ruff

Heron Bay - 1 Greenshank


Thursday, 13 August 2015

Bird News - Thursday 13th August 2015

Lagoon 4 - 5 Dunlin also 1 Little Stint

Lagoon 3 - 2 Ruff, 6 Green Sandpipers, 2 Greenshank, 1 Wood Sandpiper still also 1 Black Tern

Lagoon 2 - 1 Great White Egret still

Lagoon 1 - 2 Dunlin

North Arm - 9 Dunlin also 4 Common Sandpipers still

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Bird News - Wednesday 12th August 2015

Lagoon 3 - 1 Wood Sandpiper

Lagoon 1 - 1 Great White Egret still (also on Lagoon 2)

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Bird News - Tuesday 11th August 2015

Lagoon 5 - 1 Mediterranean Gull midday (usual metal ringed bird)

Lagoon 4 - 1 Mediterranean Gull this evening (2nd summer)

Lagoon 1 - 3 Red-crested Pochards (1 drake), 1 Greenshank still also 2 Marsh Harriers

North Arm - 9 Black-tailed Godwits this morning but no further sign, 1 Wood Sandpiper still (on and off), 2 Dunlin also 4 Common Sandpipers still

Manton Bay - 1 Pied Flycatcher in between the Visitor Center and Deep Water Hide (female - briefly midday found by Rod Baker, but unfortunately I didn't get onto it although I was stood next to him when he found it)

South Arm 3 - 1 Ruff also 3 Green Sandpipers still (from Fieldfare Hide)

Monday, 10 August 2015

Bird News - Monday 10th August 2015

Lagoon 1 - 2 Red-crested Pochards still

North Arm - 2 Green Sandpipers, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Ruff4 Common Sandpipers still, 11 Little Ringed Plovers still also 3 Red-crested Pochards (1 drake and 2 females - could be the same females from Lagoon 1)

Burley Fishponds - 2 Green Sandpipers still also 2 Common Sandpipers still

Sunday, 9 August 2015

Bird News - Sunday 9th August 2015

North Arm - 1 Black-tailed Godwit still

Burley Fishponds - 2 Common Sandpipers still also 2 Green Sandpipers still

Saturday, 8 August 2015

Bird News - Saturday 8th August 2015

Lagoon 4 - 7 Dunlin still also 1 Common Sandpiper still

Lagoon 3 - 1 Dunlin, 1 Black-tailed Godwit also 3 Green Sandpipers

Lagoon 2 - 1 Great White Egret still (also on Lagoon 1) also 1 Marsh Harrier (juvenile - also on Lagoon 3 earlier)

Lagoon 1 - 1 Greenshank also 2 Red-crested Pochards still

North Arm - 1 Common Scoter (female) also 2 Common Sandpipers still

Friday, 7 August 2015

Bird News - Friday 7th August 2015

Lagoon 4 - 8+ Dunlin still, 1 Common Sandpiper still also 1 Mediterranean Gull still this afternoon

Lagoon 3 - 4 Green Sandpipers still

Lagoon 2 - 1 Great White Egret still

Lagoon 1 - 1 Black-tailed Godwit

North Arm - 4 Dunlin, 1 Black-tailed Godwit also 2 Common Sandpipers still

Burley Fishponds - 2 Green Sandpipers also 2 Common Sandpipers

Heron Bay - 1 Green Sandpiper still

Manton Bay - 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Common Sandpipers still also 5 Green Sandpipers

Thursday, 6 August 2015

Bird News - Thursday 6th August 2015

Wet Meadow - 1 Great White Egret still also 3 Green Sandpipers

South Arm 3 - 2+ Black Terns still

Manton Bay - 2 Ruff, 1 Common Sandpiper also 1 Green Sandpiper

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Bird News - Wednesday 5th August 2015

Lagoon 4 - 6 Dunlin still also 3 Common Sandpipers still

Lagoon 3 - 1 Green Sandpiper

North Arm - 6 Common Sandpipers also 11 Little Ringed Plovers still

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Bird News - Tuesday 4th August 2015

Lagoon 4 - 7 Dunlin still, 1 Greenshank, 3 Common Sandpipers still also 1 Wheatear (juvenile)

Lagoon 1 - 1 Great White Egret still also 2 Red-crested Pochards still

North Arm - 1 Greenshank still, 2 Green Sandpipers still, 3 Common Sandpipers still also 1 Dunlin still

Manton Bay - 1 Red-crested Pochard (drake) still

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Monday, 3 August 2015

Bird News - Monday 3rd August 2015

Lagoon 4 - 7 Dunlin, 3 Common Sandpipers still also 1 Caspian Gull

Lagoon 3 - 1 Common Sandpiper

North Arm - 1 Dunlin still, 1 Common Sandpiper still also 17 Little Ringed Plovers still

South Arm 3 - 2 Green Sandpipers still (from Fieldfare Hide)

South Arm 2 - 3 Black Terns

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Sunday, 2 August 2015

Bird News - Sunday 2nd August 2015

Wet Meadow - 1 Great White Egret still this morning

North Arm - 2 Common Sandpipers still, 1 Dunlin, 1 Avocet also 17 Little Ringed Plovers still

South Arm 3 - 3 Common Sandpipers

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Saturday, 1 August 2015

Bird News - Saturday 1st August 2015

Lagoon 4 - 4 Dunlin still also 1 Caspian Gull still

Lagoon 1 - 1 Greenshank also 2 Red-crested Pochards still

North Arm - 4 Common Sandpipers still also 21+ Little Ringed Plovers

Manton Bay - 1 Greenshank still also 1 Red-crested Pochard (drake)

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