Friday, 28 April 2017

Bird News - Friday 28th April 2017

Lagoon 4 - 144 Black-tailed Godwits this evening. Then they flew off late evening and 4 remained and 31 flew back and they roosted. Also 5 Dunlin, 4 Whimbrel, 1 Short-eared Owl and 1 Arctic Tern

Lagoon 3 - 2 Arctic Terns

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Bird News - Thursday 27th April 2017

Lagoon 4 - 3 Dunlin still also 1 Short-eared Owl (flew over high at 11:45 and seen this evening along Church Lane) and 2 Whimbrel this evening

Lagoon 3 - 50+ Arctic Terns this evening also 1 Hobby

South Arm 3 - 1 Scaup (female) still and 2 Arctic Terns

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Bird News - Tuesday 25th April 2017

Lagoon 4 - 4 Dunlin

Lagoon 2 - 1 Black Tern (also over South Arm 2)

Dam - 2 Wheatears

Volunteer Training Centre - 1 Redstart still (in the hedge along the entrance)

South Arm 3 - 1 Scaup (female) still

Monday, 24 April 2017

Bird News - Monday 24th April 2017

Lagoon 4 - 3 Dunlin

South Arm 2 - 2 Black Terns

Volunteer Training Centre - 1 Redstart in the hedge by the entrance

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Bird News - Sunday 23rd April 2017

Lagoon 4 - 1 Little Gull (adult) also 1 Common Sandpiper still this evening

Fieldfare Hide - 1 Grasshopper Warbler

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Bird News - Saturday 22nd April 2017

Lagoon 4 - 234 Black-tailed Godwits (125+ flew over and kept going towards Oakham and then 28 flew over and circled and then headed back towards Lagoon 1. Then the 28 came back towards Lagoon 4 and were joined by 142 birds, which are presumably the flock of 125+ from earlier, which may have flown back. Then the flock joined together and then they landed on Lagoon 4 and roosted on Island 7. Then 64 more dropped in and landed in front of Sandpiper Hide. Also 1 Ruff (no sing this evening) and 4 Whimbrel (this evening)

Friday, 21 April 2017

Bird News - Friday 21st April 2017

Lagoon 4 - 7 Dunlin still

Lagoon 2 - 1 Garden Warbler behind Osprey Hide

Lagoon 1 - 3 Arctic Terns (also in North Arm)

South Arm 3 - 1 Scaup (female) still also 2 Black-tailed Godwits flew over heading north and possibly came from Goldeneye Spit

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Bird News - Thursday 20th April 2017

Lagoon 4 - 2 Black-tailed Godwits still this morning (then flew off), 2 Greenshanks (NM) (between 10:30 and 10:45), 8 Dunlin still, 1 Common Sandpiper and 3 Whimbrel (this evening)

Lagoon 3 - 1 Bar-tailed Godwit still

Lagoon 2 - 1 Ruddy Duck still

Lagoon 1 - 9 Black-tailed Godwits (also on Lagoon 4)

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Bird News - Wednesday 19th April 2017

Lagoon 4 - 258+ Black-tailed Godwits this evening (SML, CH, EA). 175+ flew over and 39 of which dropped in onto the lagoon. Then 42 flew over and dropped in and joined the 39. Then the whole flock took off and then came back a few minutes later and were there were a further 41 birds in the flock. 1 Common Whitethroat, 5 Dunlin, 2 Whimbrel, 1 Common Sandpiper and 2 Green Sandpipers

Lagoon 3 - 1 Bar-tailed Godwit (also on Lagoon 4)

Lagoon 2 - 1 Common Swift

Lagoon 1 - 1 Scaup (female) still

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Bird News - Tuesday 18th April 2017

Lagoon 5 - 1 Green Sandpiper

Lagoon 4 - 4 Black-tailed Godwits (2 of which might have been the same birds from Lagoon 5 and the Wet Meadow) also 1 Common Sandpiper still, 2 Whimbrel (this afternoon only) and 4 Dunlin still

Lagoon 3 - 1 Reed Warbler and 1 Marsh Harrier still

Wet Meadow - 2 Black-tailed Godwits (also on Lagoon 5)

Goldeneye Spit - 2 Black-tailed Godwits still

Filterbeds - 1 Stonechat (male) still

Monday, 17 April 2017

Bird News - Monday 17th April 2017

Lagoon 4 - 557+ Black-tailed Godwits this evening (365+ flew over at about 19:00 and 73 of the 365 dropped onto the lagoon, but then flew off 17 minutes later and the rest of the flock continued heading north-west. 1 remained from the 73. Then at about 19:48 192 flew over and 95 of which dropped onto the lagoon and remained until 18:00 at least. The rest of the flock continued heading off north-west.) also 1 Whimbrel, 7 Dunlin and 1 Common Sandpiper

North Arm - 1 Cuckoo flew over

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Bird News - Sunday 16th April 2017

Lagoon 4 - 13 Dunlin still, 1 Wheatear and 1 Whimbrel (not wintering bird) this evening

Friday, 14 April 2017

Bird News - Friday 14th April 2017

Lagoon 5 - 2 Garganey still

Lagoon 4 - 12 Dunlin and 1 Sandwich Tern (briefly this afternoon)

Lagoon 3 - 1 Arctic Tern

Lagoon 2 - 1 Ruddy Duck still

Filterbeds - 2 Stonechats still

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Bird News - Thursday 13th April 2017

Lagoon 4 - 1 Turnstone also 3 Dunlin

Lagoon 3 - 1 Marsh Harrier dropped in this evening

Monday, 10 April 2017

Bird News - Monday 10th April 2017

Lagoon 8 2 Garganey

Lagoon 4 - 1 Whimbrel (not the wintering bird) also 4 Dunlin this evening also 1 Bar-tailed Godwit this morning

Filterbeds - 1 Stonechat (male) still

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Bird News - Sunday 9th April 2017

Lagoon 4 - 1 Little Gull (adult) (also on Lagoon 1), 4 Sandwitch Terns (also on Lagoon 3 and South Arm 3), 1 Grey Plover this afternoon, 3 Common Terns, 2 Wheatears also 1 White Stork still until 8:45 at least

Lagoon 1 - 1 Scaup (female), 1 Ruddy Duck still and 1 Common Tern

Browns Island - 1 Wheatear (male)

Saturday, 8 April 2017

Bird News - Saturday 8th April 2017

Lagoon 5 - 2 Garganey (pair)

Lagoon 4 - 1 Lesser Whitethroat

Lagoon 2 - 1 Ruddy Duck this afternoon after not being see since 8th February

Lax Hill - 1 White Stork flew over and drifted around and then drifted off to the west and seemed to head towards the visitor centre. Then it headed towards Lagoon 5 and then didn't reappear for at least an hour later when it was seen circling miles away over near Oakham. Then about 20 minutes later it came from the north over 360 hide. Then it seemed to do a loop and head back towards the north where it came from towards Church Lane and then it flew over towards the sewerage works over the other side of the A606. Then it came back along the Church Land heading south and then landed on Lagoon 4 on the west bank of the lagoon where it remained until 18:30. Thought to be one of the rehabilitated birds roaming the country unfortunately.




Friday, 7 April 2017

Bird News - Friday 7th April 2017

Lagoon 4 - 1 Yellow Wagtail

Filterbeds - 1 Stonechat (male) still

Dam - 1 Yellow Wagtail still

South Arm 3 - 1 Scaup (female) still

North Arm - 3 House Martins (over Barndale)

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Bird News - Tuesday 4th April 2017

Lagoon 4 - 1 Little Gull (1st winter) (also on Lagoon 3)

Lagoon 2 - 2 Garganey (1 drake)

South Arm 3 - 1 Scaup (female) still

Goldeneye Spit - 2 Black-tailed Godwits still and 1 Common Sandpiper

Dam - 1 Yellow Wagtail

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Saturday, 1 April 2017

Bird News - Saturday 1st April 2017

Lagoon 3 - 1 Sedge Warbler

North Arm - 2 Slavonian Grebes still

South Arm 3 - 1 Red-necked Grebe still