|Badger gate in Peter's Field.|
|Otter spraint at the River Viewpoint.|
3rd: First Sand Martin of the year at the quarry (JW); green sandpiper x 2 on
the Heronry Lakes. (MD)also singing
Chiffchaff near Peter's Field. (still there on the 13th); 2 Oystercatchers.
5th: Chiffchaff x 2, green sandpiper x 2, buzzard x 2, sparrowhawk, gadwall x10,
teal x 21, shoveller x 11, wigeon x 90, pochard x 82, goldeneye x14,
tufted duck x 245, g-c grebe x 13, b-h gull x 360, common gull x 14,
linnet x 120, yellowhammer x 13, lapwing, reed bunting x 17, oystercatcher x 2
7th: Treecreeper x 2, great tit, blue tit, robin (pr), reed bunting, g-s woodpecker,
dunnock, tufted duck, shoveller, cormorant, grey heron, white fronted goose (!),
common gull, b-h gull, wood pigeon, magpie, Canada goose, g-c grebe at the
Hayden Hide. Plus muntjac and black squirrel at the Kingfisher Hide.
(WP and WP)
|Rooks, why does no-one ever report them?|
They nest by the sailing lake.
mute swan, tufted duck, cormorant, g-c grebe, teal on Heronry Lakes.
reed bunting at the Visitor Centre .
9th: Pheasant, blue tit, great tit, green woodpecker, gadwall, cormorant, tufted duck,
l-t tit, grey heron, mute swan, g-c grebe, reed bunting, dunnock, collared dove.
(Gill and Addy)
10th: Chiffchaff x 2, sand martin, green sandpiper, pochard x 86, goldeneye x 13,
widgeon x 90, reed bunting x 17, oystercatcher x 2, tufted duck x 175,
teal x 37, yellowhammer x 8, shoveller x 13. (Terry Brown)
Fox on the bank, heronry South. (PD JD)
Blue tit, house sparrow, great tit x 3, g-s woodpecker. (PS/JS)
|Now is the time to see grebes courting.|
goldeneye x 13, oystercatcher x 2, g-c grebe x 14,green sandpiper x 2,
yellowhammer x 30, linnet x 50, common gull x 70, b-h gull x 570, redwing x 2,
jay, Cettis's warbler, chiffchaff. (Terry Brown)
17th: Green sandpiper x 6, treecreeper x 2.
Smew x 2, little owl, woodcock in the quarry and A1 Pit. (GR)
Goosander on the river PC.
18th: Common sandpiper and green sandpiper at the Kingfisher Hide (RS)
19th: Chiffchaff x 7, green sandpiper x 6, g-c grebe x 22, teal x 27, pochard x9,
shoveller x 15, goldeneye x 15, tufted duck x 220, wigeon x 24,
oystercatcher x 2, b-h gull x 850, common gull x 30, gadwall x 19,
Cetti's warbler, yellowhammer x 13, linnet x 80. (Terry Brown)
|Moorhens are also not reported much |
but they are common here.
B-h gull, blue tit, buzzard, chaffinch, chiffchaff, common gull, cormorant,
dunnock, gadwall, goldcrest,g-c grebe, great tit, green sandpiper,
green woodpecker, grey heron, jackdaw, l-t tit, magpie, mallard, moorhen,
mute swan, pheasant, pochard, reed bunting, robin, rook, collared dove,
tree creeper, shoveller, song thrush, sparrowhawk, teal, tufted duck,
wood pigeon, Canada goose, goldeneye.
(36 spp plus Mink at the river viewpoint). (D. Wilson)
23rd: Chiffchaff x 11, green sandpiper x 4, blackcap, b-h gull x 470,
common gull x 6, tufted duck x 155, teal x 7, shoveller x 5,
pochard x 11, gadwall x 6, yellowhammer x 25, buzzard, kestrel,
Cetti's warbler, goldcrest, bullfinch, oystercatcher x 2, g-c grebe x 13.
24th: Blackcap near Washout Pit. (PC)
Red-head smew and Egyptian goose (MD)
Note MD has a permit to record birds in the quarry which is
closed to the public.
26th: L-r plover x 3, smew, scaup pair, shelduck x 3, redshank (colour ringed)
chiffchaff x 2, redwing x 21, fieldfare x 6. (MD) (in the Quarry)
27th: Avocet, l-r plover x 3, ringed plover x 2, dunlin, redshank x 4,
oystercatcher x 4, lt egret x 3, lt grebe x 2, sand martin x 3,
shelduck x 3. (MD) (in the Quarry)
28th: Black-t godwit, ruff, spotted redshank, dunlin, ringed plover x 2,
l-r plover x 3, redshank x 5, green sandpiper x 4, oystercatcher x 4,
jack snipe, common snipe x 2, lapwing x 10.
Sand martins x 13 already excavating burrows. (MD) (in the Quarry)
29th: Spotted redshank, rock pipit, ruff, blackcap x 6, Cetti's warbler,
L-r plover x 2, dunlin, snipe (74 spp!!!) (MD) (in the Quarry)
Gadwall duckings x 3 in Cloudy Pit, r-c pochard in Weedy Pit,
Buzzard (TG et al)
c 50+ Cormorant nests active (TG)
30th: R-c pochards x 2 Weedy Pit (TG)