Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Bird News - Wednesday 31st August 2016

Lagoon 3 - 1 Red-crested Pochard

Lagoon 1 - 1 Great White Egret still

Normanton - 11 Shags now from the tower (5 of which were still at the south end of the dam this afternoon)

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Bird News - Tuesday 30th August 2016

Lagoon 4 - 1 Common Sandpiper and 1 Dunlin

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

Lagoon 1 - 1 Whinchat, 1 Redstart (near badger hide), 3 Great White Egrets still and 1 Marsh Harrier (female)

Dam - 6 Shags

North Arm - 2 Garganey, 5 Ruff, 4 Greenshanks and 2 Green Sandpipers

South Arm 2 - 1 Long-tailed Duck still

Sunday, 28 August 2016

Bird News - Sunday 28th August 2016

Lagoon 4 - 3 Green Sandpipers, 2 Common Sandpipers still and 2 Greenshanks

Lagoon 3 - 1 Black-tailed Godwit still, 2 Green Sandpipers still and 4 Ruff

Lagoon 1 - 1 Great White Egret still and 1 Greenshank

South Arm 2 - 1 Long-tailed Duck still (from Teal Hide)

North Arm - 3 Green Sandpipers, 4 Greenshanks, 9 Ruff1 Black Tern also 1 Red-necked Grebe still (from Armley Wood)

Saturday, 27 August 2016

Bird News - Saturday 27th August 2016

Lagoon 4 - 2 Greenshanks

Lagoon 3 - 9 Ruff, 6 Green Sandpipers, 3 Red-crested Pochards (2 drakes) and 4 Black-tailed Godwits

Lagoon 1 - 3 Great White Egrets still, 2 Greenshanks and 1 Green Sandpiper

Manton Bay - 1 Ruff, 2 Green Sandpipers and 1 Greenshank

South Arm 2 - 1 Long-tailed Duck still (from Teal Hide)

North Arm - 6 Ruff, 2 Green Sandpipers and 2 Greenshanks


Friday, 26 August 2016

Bird News - Friday 26th August 2016

Lagoon 4 - 1 Caspian Gull (juvenile) this evening

Lagoon 3 - 16 Black-tailed Godwits this morning also 3 Great White Egrets (flew over) still this evening

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Bird News - Wednesday 24th August 2016

Lagoon 3 - 1 Wood Sandpiper still, 8 Ruff still, 6 Green Sandpipers still and 3 Black-tailed Godwits still

Lagoon 1 - 2 Great White Egrets still and 3 Greenshanks

South Arm 2 - 1 Long-tailed Duck still, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank and 1 Black Tern still

North Arm - 3 Green Sandpipers, 1 Common Sandpiper still, 3 Greenshanks, 7 Ruff and 1 Whimbrel

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Bird News - Tuesday 23rd August 2016

Lagoon 4 - 5 Dunlin still, 2 Common Sandpipers still, 1 Green Sandpiper and 1 Greenshank still

Lagoon 3 - 1 Wood Sandpiper still, 7 Red-crested Pochards still, 7 Ruff, 4 Black-tailed Godwits, 9 Green Sandpipers, 5 Greenshanks, 2 Garganey and 1 Whimbrel

Lagoon 1 - 2 Great White Egrets and 1 Marsh Harrier (also on Lagoon 3)

South Arm 3 - 2 Black Terns and 1 Arctic Tern

South Arm 2 - 1 Long-tailed Duck (from Teal Hide) still

North Arm - 1 Red-necked Grebe (summer plumage), 8 Ruff, 3 Green Sandpipers and 2 Greenshanks

Burley Fishponds - 1 Whimbrel

Manton Bay - 1 Ruff and 1 Green Sandpiper

Monday, 22 August 2016

Bird News - Monday 22nd August 2016

Lagoon 4 - 3 Greenshanks this evening

Lagoon 3 - 7 Ruff still, 10 Black-tailed Godwits, 3 Green Sandpipers still and 1 Wood Sandpiper still

South Arm 2 - 1 Long-tailed Duck (from Teal Hide) still

South Arm - 2 Black Terns still

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Bird News - Sunday 21st August 2016

Lagoon 1 - 2 Great White Egrets still, 1 Greenshank and 1 Dunlin

South Arm 2 - 1 Long-tailed Duck still and 3 Black Terns

Manton  Bay - 2 Curlew Sandpipers, 1 Greenshank and 1 Ruff

Saturday, 20 August 2016

Bird News - Saturday 20th August 2016

Lagoon 4 - 1 Common Sandpiper still, 1 Dunlin and 1 Green Sandpiper

Lagoon 3 - 10 Green Sandpipers still, 3 Black-tailed Godwits still, 4 Greenshank still, 9 Ruff, 3 Garganey still and 7 Red-crested Pochards this evening

Lagoon 1 - 3 Great White Egrets still

Wet Meadow - 1 Green Sandpiper

South Arm 3 - 1 Black Tern still and 1 Arctic Tern

South Arm 2 - 1 Long-tailed Duck still

Friday, 19 August 2016

Bird News - Friday 19th August 2016

Lagoon 4 - 1 Common Sandpiper still, 1 Greenshnk still and 1 Caspian Gull (roosted)

Lagoon 3 - 3 Great White Egrets still (flew over this evening - also 2 still on Lagoon 1) also 4 Red-crested Pochards, 3 Garganey, 1 Wood Sandpiper still, 5 Greenshank, 12 Ruff, 3 Black-tailed Godwits still, 14 Green Sandpipers and 1 Marsh Harrier still

Lagoon 1 - 1 Marsh Harrier still

South Arm 3 - 2 Black Terns

South Arm 2 - 1 Long-tailed Duck still

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Bird News - Thursday 18th August 2016

Lagoon 4 - 1 Mediterranean Gull (juvenile) roosted and 1 Greenshank

Lagoon 3 - 4 Ruff, 1 Wood Sandpiper still, 11 Green Sandpipers still, 2 Greenshanks and 3 Black-tailed Godwits

Lagoon 1 - 1 Marsh Harrier still

South Arm 2 - 1 Long-tailed Duck still (from Teal Hide) and 3 Green Sandpipers

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Bird News - Tuesday 16th August 2016

Lagoon 6 - 1 Great White Egret still

Lagoon 4 - 2 Turnstones and 3 Grey Plovers flew over

Lagoon 3 - 2 Ruff still, 1 Black-tailed Godwit still, 10+ Green Sandpipers still, 5 Greenshanks, 2 Garganey and 4 Red-crested Pochards (3 drakes)

Lagoon 1 - 2 Great White Egrets still, 1 Marsh Harrier (juvenile)1 Black-tailed Godwit (juvenile - also on Wet Meadow) still, 2 Green Sandpipers, 1 Greenshank and 2 Ruff

Wet Meadow - 2 Green Sandpipers still, 2 Black-tailed Godwits (juveniles) this evening and 1 Whimbrel

North Arm - 1 Wood Sandpiper still and 1 Green Sandpiper also 3 Red-crested Pochards (2 drakes) in Dickinson Bay

South Arm 3 - 1 Common Sandpiper

South Arm 2 - 1 Long-tailed Duck (drake) ranging from the rocky spit to the west of the visitor centre to the east of Teal Hide also 1 Common Sandpiper

Monday, 15 August 2016

Bird News - Monday 15th August 2016

Lagoon 4 - 1 Dunlin still this evening

Lagoon 3 - 16 Green Sandpipers and 1 Black-tailed Godwit (juvenile) still, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Greenshanks (1 of which was in the South Arm 3 earlier) and 1 Whimbrel this evening

Lagoon 13 Great White Egrets still also 2 Marsh Harriers (1 juvenile and 1 adult female)

Wet Meadow - 4 Green Sandpipers (also on Lagoons 6 and 8 this morning) and 1 Black-tailed Godwit (juvenile) this evening

South Arm 3 - 2 Common Sandpipers this evening

Sunday, 14 August 2016

Bird News - Sunday 14th August 2016

Lagoon 4 - 1 Ruff still and 2 Green Sandpipers still

Lagoon 3 - 1 Green Sandpiper still, 2 Black-tailed Godwits and 1 Greenshank

Lagoon 1 -  2 Great White Egrets still

Saturday, 13 August 2016

Friday, 12 August 2016

Bird News - Friday 12th August 2016

Lagoon 5 - 1 Whimbrel still

Lagoon 4 - 3 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper still, 1 Garganey (juvenile female) and 2 Mediterranean Gulls (juveniles) roosted

Lagoon 3 - 2 Black-tailed Godwits (1juvenile), 1 Greenshank still, 12 Green Sandpipers still, 1 Wood Sandpiper (juvenile) and 1 Marsh Harrier (female)

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

Wet Meadow - 1 Black-tailed Godwit (juvenile) still

Thursday, 11 August 2016

Bird News - Thursday 11th August 2016

Lagoon 5 - 1 Whimbrel this evening

Lagoon 4 - 2 Mediterranean Gulls (juveniles) this evening also 2 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper still, 1 Great White Egret still flew over this evening also 1 Marsh Harrier (female) flew over and dropped onto Lagoon 3

Lagoon 3 - 1 Great White Egret still, 11 Green Sandpipers still, 1 Greenshank still and 2 Black-tailed Godwits still

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Bird News - Wednesday 10th August 2016

Lagoon 4 - 1 Mediterranean Gull (juvenile) roosted also 1 Ruff still and 7 Dunlin still

Lagoon 3 - 13 Green Sandpipers, 1 Greenshank still and 1 Black-tailed Godwit still

Also of interest today was a Redwing in moult along the service track behind Mallard Hide this morning (LP)

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Bird News - Tuesday 9th August 2016

Lagoon 6 - 1 Great White Egret still

Lagoon 4 - 10 Dunlin still also 1 Mediterranean Gull (juvenile) roosted

Lagoon 3 - 12 Green Sandpipers

Lagoon 1 - 1 Marsh Harrier still (female), 1 Black-tailed Godwit also 2 Great White Egrets still

Manton Bay - 1 Garganey

Monday, 8 August 2016

Bird News - Monday 8th August 2016

Lagoon 4 - 7 Dunlin still and 1 Ruff still

Lagoon 1 - 5 Black-tailed Godwits and 2 Marsh Harriers still

Sunday, 7 August 2016

Bird News - Sunday 7th August 2016

Lagoon 4 - 7+ Dunlin still and 1 Ruff still

Lagoon 1 - 2 Marsh Harriers still

Saturday, 6 August 2016

Bird News - Saturday 6th August 2016

Lagoon 4 - 1 Little Stint (JW) this evening also 9 Dunlin, 2 Green Sandpipers and 2 Black-tailed Godwits (juveniles - also on Lagoon 3)

Lagoon 3 - 3 Green Sandpipers still

Friday, 5 August 2016

Bird News - Friday 5th August 2016

Lagoon 4 - 18 Dunlin, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Black-tailed Godwit1 Ruff still, 2 Garganey still also 2 Great White Egrets still (flew over in the evening)

Lagoon 3 - 1 Black-tailed Godwit (juvenile)

Thursday, 4 August 2016

Bird News - Thursday 4th August 2016

Lagoon 4 - 7 Dunlin, 2 Garganey still and 1 Ruff

Lagoon 3 - 1 Green Sandpiper still

Lagoon 1 - 1 Great White Egret still

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Bird News - Tuesday 2nd August 2016

Lagoon 4 - 1 Turnstone, 2 Garganey still, 1 Whimbrel, 4 Dunlin and 8 Black-tailed Godwits

Lagoon 3 - 1 Marsh Harrier

Lagoon 1 - 1 Marsh Harrier still, 1 Green Sandpiper and 1 Great White Egret (also 2nd one still around the reserve)

Monday, 1 August 2016

Bird News - Monday 1st August 2016

Lagoon 8 - 2 Dunlin and 1 Green Sandpiper

Lagoon 6 - 1 Great White Egret still

Lagoon 5 - 1 Green Sandpiper

Lagoon 3 - 1 Marsh Harrier still

Wet Meadow - 1 Green Sandpiper