Monday, 29 November 2010

Little Paxton village: 8 WAXWINGS visiting a rowan tree at the west end of Gordon road (approx TL186622) on two occasions around 10am this morning.

Sunday, 28 November 2010

A1 North Pit: Little Egret over, 5 Red-crested Pochards (3 drakes), 18+ Skylarks in feeding in stubble fields.

Heronry Pits: 3 Red-crested Pochards (1 drake), c.120 Teal, 2 Kingfishers, 5 Siskins.

Island Pit: 4 Red-crested Pochards (1 drake).

Pumphouse Pit: 2 drake Pintail, drake Ruddy Duck, plus 2 Siskins and 6 Redpolls over.

Sailing Lake: c.10 Siskins.

Saturday, 27 November 2010

Diddington & Pumphouse Pits: Little Egret, eclipse/1w drake Smew, 3+ Buzzards, Dunlin, 3+ Redshanks, Green Sandpiper.

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Diddington & Pumphouse Pits: 6 Little Egrets, pair Shelduck, drake Ruddy Duck, Dunlin, Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Redshank.

Heronry Pits: Marsh Tit in Wray House Garden

Island Pit: pair Red-crested Pochards, Green Sandpiper (swimming in middle of lake!), 154 Fieldfare.

Sailing Lake: c.10 Siskins.

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Diddington & Pumphouse Pits: 7 Little Egrets, Shelduck, drake Ruddy Duck, Dunlin, Redshank; Water Pipit flew from SW corner of Pumphouse Pit and flew towards Diddington Pit.

Monday, 22 November 2010

Diddington & Pumphouse Pits: 3 Whooper Swans (2 adults), flew north at 09:50; 8 Little Egrets, drake Ruddy Duck, Buzzard, female Peregrine, 25 Golden Plovers, 9+ Dunlin, Ruff, 6 Redshank, 3 Snipe, Kingfisher.

Island Pit: Siskin over.

Visitors' Centre: Grey Wagtail.

Saturday, 20 November 2010

A1 North Pit & Sailing Lake: Grey Wagtail (probably the same bird at both pits), 4+ Bullfinches.

Diddington & Pumphouse Pits: 3-4 Little Egrets, 9+ Dunlin, Ruff, 12 Redshank, 2-3 Green Sandpipers, 5 Snipe, Kingfisher.

Heronry North: drake Goosander.

Island Pit: drake Red-crested Pochard, Water Rail.

Friday, 19 November 2010

Diddington Pit: 4 Little Egrets, 2 Shelduck, 2 drake Pintail, c.40 Red-legged Partridges, 49 Golden Plovers, 13 Dunlin, Ruff, 5 Redshank, 2 Green Sandpipers, 11 Siskins.

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Diddington & Pumphouse Pits: 4+ Little Egrets, Bar-headed Goose, female Shelduck, drake Pintail, Buzzard, c.300 Lapwings, Ruff, 7+ Redshank, Green Sandpiper.

Island Pit: drake Red-crested Pochard.

Sailing Lake: Siskin.

Visitors' Centre: Coal Tit at the feeding station again.

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Diddington & Pumphouse Pits: 6 Little Egrets, drake Pintail, Buzzard, Ruff, 5 Redshank, Green Sandpiper.

Island Pit: drake Red-crested Pochard.

Little Paxton village: 2 Grey Wagtails over.

Sunday, 14 November 2010

Diddington Pit & Pumphouse Pits: 5 Little Egrets, drake Red-crested Pochard, drake Ruddy Duck, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, 5 Golden Plovers, c.250 Lapwings, 5 Dunlin, Ruff, 5 Snipe, 7 Redshank, 2 Green Sandpipers, 3 adult Yellow-legged Gulls, Kingfisher, 12 Siskins over (groups of 5, 6 & a single).

Island Pit: 75 Goldeneyes, Sparrowhawk, Kingfisher, c.150 Redwings, 1+ Siskins over.

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Diddington & Pumphouse Pits: redhead Goosander, Golden Plover, 3 Dunlin, 2 Redshank, Green Sandpiper, two 1st winter Little Gulls, 6+ Siskins.

Heronry Pits: Marsh Tit at north end of Haul Road.

Sunday, 7 November 2010

Northern Pits: 2 adult Whooper Swans flew in from the south late morning (also seen flying over Cainhoe in Bedfordshire shortly beforehand), 4+ Little Egrets, redhead Goosander, 3 female Pintail, 2 Dunlin, 2 Green Sandpipers, Greenshank over, 5 Redshank, Snipe, Kingfisher, Rock/Water Pipit (heard only), Marsh tit, Brambling, 3+ Siskins.

A1 North Pit: Short-eared Owl, male Grey Wagtail and male Stonechat.

Heron Trail: Coal Tit & Marsh tit (also both seen at visitors' centre bird table), Siskins.

Whooper Swans at Diddington Pit.