Saturday, 28 May 2011

Heronry South: Hobby, Kingfisher, Turtle Dove, c.40 House Martins, 4 Nightingales singing, family party of Marsh Tits.

Cloudy Pit: Nightingale singing.

  Marsh Tit recently fledged around basin area, Heronry South.

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Hayling Pit: drake Mandarin Duck on the river, opposite Hayling Pit this morning.

Friday, 13 May 2011

Heronry South: drake Red-crested Pochard.

Great Meadow: 2+ Hobbies.

Meadow Trail: male and female Cuckoo, Cetti's Warbler.

Sailing Lake: Red Kite over.

   Drake Red-crested Pochard, Paxton Pits.

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Island Pit: single Black Tern at the south end of Island Pit this morning.

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Cloudy Pit: 3 Cuckoo's together.

Saturday, 7 May 2011

Heronry South: 1st summer male RED-FOOTED FALCON feeding over Heronry North at 13:15, but then flew towards moorings and not relocated. Female Marsh Harrier over, heading NE at 15:30. Also 2 Hobbies and 4 Cuckoos.

Island Pit: 1st summer Little Gull in evening. Also 3 Grasshopper Warblers and Cetti's Warbler all still singing.

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Great Meadow: Whinchat around NW end.

Monday, 2 May 2011

Island Pit: female Whinchat along east side of pit in evening.

Sunday, 1 May 2011

Again, another excellent day for passage waders (many passing straight through north or northeast). Some totals for today:

Tundra Ringed Plover, 4+
Grey Plover, up to 7
Knot, 6
Dunlin, 8
Ruff, 1
Snipe, 1
Bar-tailed Godwit, 50
Greenshank, 15+
Wood Sandpiper, up to 6 birds
Common Sandpiper, 2
Turnstone, 4+

Other birds around today include 3 Little Egrets, drake Red-crested Pochard, 2 Goldeneye, 2 Hobbies, Turtle Dove, 5 Swifts, 2 Yellow Wagtails and male Wheatear.