Friday, 27 June 2014

Northern Pits: eclipse drake Garganey around Willows on east side of Diddington Pit, plus a drake Scaup amongst 308 Tufted Ducks and 53 Pochard at south-east end of same pit.

Saturday, 14 June 2014

Visitors' Centre: 2 Bee Orchids around car park entrance.

Heron Trail: Turtle Dove still singing in general area around Education Centre, often showing well on nearby telegraph wires.

Friday, 13 June 2014

Heron Trail: Turtle Dove still 'purring' from dead trees beyond Education Centre, plus singing Nightingale and Cuckoo. 2+ Coal Tits in Rory's Wood.

Visitors' Centre area: Turtle Dove singing in Fisherman's car park area.

Turtle Dove nr Education Centre along the Heron Trail.

Thursday, 12 June 2014

Heron Trail: 2 singing Turtle Doves (1 by Fisherman's car park; 1 in dead trees nr education centre); 4 Nightingales, Hobby. The pair of Common Terns nesting on the new tern raft now have two chicks (viewable from the Kingfisher hide).

Northern Pits: 4th summer Yellow-legged Gull, 3 Red-crested Pochards still, 3 Egyptian Geese, Red Kite, Hobby, 3 Little Ringed Plovers, Yellow Wagtail and Grey Wagtail over.

Island Pit: Green Sandpiper (the first of autumn!), also Painted Lady.

Washout Pit: Cetti's Warbler singing.

Egyptian Goose, Paxton Pits.

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Rudd Pit: Grass Snake swimming.

Monday, 9 June 2014

Heronry South: Turtle Dove in trees opposite track leading to Hayden Hide early afternoon.

North end: 2 Barnacle Geese, 3 Red-crested Pochards, Tufted Duck female with brood of 7, 4 Little Egrets, Ringed Plover, Little Ringed Plover.

Male and female Red-crested Pochard, Paxton Pits.

Sunday, 8 June 2014

Northern Pits: Hobby, Red Kite, 3+ Cuckoo's, 2 Ringed Plover, 2 Little Ringed Plover, drake Red-crested Pochard, drake Teal and drake Shoveler.

Meadow Trail: GREAT WHITE EGRET flew south in morning.

Farm Pit: Turtle Dove singing at south end.

Friday, 6 June 2014

Northern Pits: drake Garganey around island at Diddington Pit this evening, also 3 Red-crested Pochards still, Tundra Ringed Plover, 2 Little Ringed Plovers and a hunting Barn Owl over fields west of Diddington Pit at 10pm.

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Northern Pits: drumming Snipe, 5 Dunlin, 3-4 Ringed Plovers, 6 Oystercatchers, c150 Swifts and c.60 House Martins in evening.

Sunday, 1 June 2014

Heron Trail: Turtle Dove on wires nearby to dragonfly pond/eduction centre.

Northern Pits: Curlew, 3 Ringed Plover, Little Ringed Plover, Dunlin, 2 Hobbies, 3 Red-crested Pochards still, 2 Egyptian Geese and a Yellow Wagtail over.