Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Heron Trail: RING OUZEL still along track immediately south from SE end of Washout Pit in morning; also Marsh Tit again at Hayden Hide.

A1 North Pit: 3 Wheatears (2 males) still on east side of northern end of pit.

Northern Pits: GREAT NORTHERN DIVER still, male Bar-tailed Godwit still, Black-tailed Godwit, Whimbrel, 2 Greenshank, 3 Common Sandpipers, 7 Dunlin, Snipe, 2 Arctic Terns.

Island Pit: drake Pochard still.

The Great Northern Diver continues to
 show well at times, particuarly in the evening

Monday, 27 April 2015

A1 North Pit: 3 Wheatears (2 males) on east side of northern section of pit, Cuckoo.

Heron Trail: female RING OUZEL still present in same area today, Cukoo singing.

Northern Pits: GREAT NORTHERN DIVER, Turnstone, Whimbrel, male and female Bar-tailed Godwit still, Greenshank, 3 Common Sandpipers, several Dunlin, 1-2 Hobbies, 2 Red Kites, singing Cuckoo.

Sunday, 26 April 2015

Heron Trail: female RING OUZEL along grassy track running south from SE corner of Washout Pit (post 12) in morning and showing well on and off. Also Marsh Harrier over, 4 Hobbies and a Marsh Tit from the Hayden Hide.

Island Pit: drake Pochard still, 3 singing Cetti's Warblers.

Meadow Trail: singing Cetti's Warbler.

Northern Pits: OSPREY seen from Pumphouse Pit, distantly to west of northern pits, plus c.10 Arctic Terns briefly early morning. Also GREAT NORTHERN DIVER still, 2 Bar-tailed Godwits, Greenshank and 2 Common Sandpipers still. 26 Dunlin in evening.

Ring Ouzel nr to post 12 of the Heron Trail

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Northern Pits: 2 Arctic Terns in evening (c.10 also reported late afternoon per bird news services), along with c.50 Common Terns. Also GREAT NORTHERN DIVER, Grey Plover, Bar-tailed Godwit and Greenshank still, Snipe, Little Egret and single Common Gull.

Sunday, 19 April 2015

Northern Pits: GREAT NORTHERN DIVER, Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Grey Plovers, 2 Dunlin, 2 Greenshank, 2-3 Egyptian Geese, Red Kite, singing Reed Warbler.

Boughton Lodge Farm: 2 singing Lesser Whitethroats.

Heron Trail: Cuckoo heard.

Meadow Trail: Grasshopper Warbler still and Cetti's Warbler.

Saturday, 18 April 2015

Meadow Trail: adult Mediterranean Gull in flight and calling over river, south of Hayling Pit; also singing Grasshopper Warbler at south west end of Cloudy Pit, singing Whitethroat and Cetti's Warbler, plus Lesser Whitethroat singing by the Visitors Centre.

Northern Pits: GREAT NORTHERN DIVER, 2 Grey Plovers, 5 Bar-tailed Godwits, Greenshank, 2 Dunlin.

Friday, 17 April 2015

Northern Pits: GREAT NORTHERN DIVER again on New Workings this afternoon; also Grey Plover, 2 Bar-tailed Godwits, Common Sandpiper, 3 Dunlin, 2 Little Ringed Plovers, 30+ Common Terns and drake Pintail on Pumphouse Pit.

Monday, 13 April 2015

Northern Pits: GREAT NORTHERN DIVER still present, plus drake Pintail, Ruff & Turnstone still, 3 Little Ringed Plovers, 6 Ringed Plovers, 10 Redshank, Green Sandpiper, 5 Dunlin, 5 Oystercatchers, 5 Common Terns, Kingfisher, 4 Yellow Wagtails, 5 White Wagtails, 14 Swallows, 3 House Martins, Sedge Warbler.

Sunday, 12 April 2015

Heron Trail: singing male Whitethroat half way along moorings; Nightingale singing from hedgerow opposite Peter's Field. Good numbers of Blackcaps and Willow Warblers around trail.

Northern Pits: GREAT NORTHERN DIVER still, 2 Red Kites, drake Pintail, 9 Dunlin, Ruff, Green Sandpiper, 1+ Common Tern, 2 White Wagtails, 1+ Yellow Wagtail.

Island Pit: Sedge Warbler singing at far SW end of pit.

Washout Pit: Cetti's Warbler.

Saturday, 11 April 2015

Northern Pits: GREAT NORTHERN DIVER, Turnstone still, Ruff, 2 Dunlin, Little Ringed Plover, 5 Ringed Plover, 5 Common Terns, 2 Egyptian Geese, Rock Pipit, 2  Yellow Wagtails, singing Sedge Warbler, 8 Swallows, Sand Martin. A Stoat showed very well late morning also.

Heron Trail and Meadow Trail: Up to 4 singing Nightingales now in.

Little Paxton village: single House Martin at NW end of village.

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Heronry Trail: pair of Garganey on Heronry North (viewable from Kingfisher Hide) mid afternoon. 2 Lesser Redpolls along Haul Road, plus 6+ Blackcaps, 2+ Willow Warblers, Treecreeper nest building.

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Heron Trail: Nightingale heard singing briefly along concrete road briefly in evening.

Northern Pits: GREAT NORTHERN DIVER still, pair of Red-crested Pochards, Turnstone still, Rock Pipit still, Swallow and Red Kite.

Red-crested Pochards currently around Northern Pits.

Monday, 6 April 2015

Northern Pits: GREAT NORTHERN DIVER, 2cy Mediterranean Gull, Turnstone still, 2 Black-tailed Godwits, Little Egret, Rock Pipit.

A1 Pits: Red Kite, Sand Martin over.

Heron Trail: Little Ringed Plover by puddles just beyond weighbridge nr quarry offices.

2cy Med Gull with Black-headed Gulls