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Latest Sightings Of Note: updated 26th May 2022

26th May 2022 - Common Tern, 15 broods of Black-necked Grebe, 5 broods Pochard

24th May 2022 - 12 broods of Black-necked Grebe, 2 new broods Pochard, 150 Swift, Hobby, Marsh Harrier, Garden Warbler, 2 Cetti’s Warbler, numbers of Whitethroat. Blackcap, Wilow Warbler, Chiffchaff

22nd May 2022 - 2 Wigeon

21st May 2022 - 7 pair Black-necked Grebe with young

19th May 2022 - 4 Dunlin, Common Tern, Peregrine, Hobby, Cuckoo plus Black-tailed Skimmer dragonfly and Blue-tailed, Azure & Common Blue Damselflies & Painted Lady butterfly

18th May 2022 - Wigeon

17th May 2022 - Mandarin Duck, 4 Dunlin, third calendar year Yellow-legged Gull, Hobby, Marsh Harrier, Wheatear

15th May 2022 - Yellow Wagtail, Greenshank, Ringed Plover

14th May 2022 - 2 Dunlin, Sanderling, 3 Common Sandpipers, 5 Little Ringed Plover, 5 Ringed Plover, 2 Oystercatchers, Hobby, 4 Common Tern, 3 Wheatear, 220 Swift. Also 15 Broad-bodied Chaser Dragonfly, 3 Azure Damselfly, 2 Blue-tailed Damsefly

13th May 2022 - 2 Common Sandpiper, Ringed Plover

12th May 2022 - 34 Dunlin, 5 Ringed Plover, 2 Common Sandpiper, 4 Oystercatcher, 2 Hobby, 450 Swift, 200 House Martin, 150 Sand Martin, Common Tern, Garganey

10th May 2022 - 2 Wheatear, Common Sandpiper, 52 Swift, Hobby, 2 Marsh Harrier, Oystercatcher, 2 Garganey, 2 Ringed Plover

09th May 2022 - Wheatear, Garganey, Little Ringed Plover, Little Egret

07th May 2022 - 5 Common Tern, Ringed Plover, Little Ringed Plover, Snipe, Oystercatcher, 21 Swift, Marsh Harrier, Hobby, Peregrine

06th May 2022 - Garganey, Wheatear, Little Ringed Plover, Ringed Plover, 3 Artic Tern

05th May 2022 - 2 Common Sandpiper, Hobby, Yellow Wagtail, Dunlin, Little Ringed Plover, Ringed Plover, Snipe, 8 Swift, 2 Marsh Harrier and Butterflies, Holly Blue, Brimstone, Orange-tip, Speckled Wood, Peacock, Small Tortoiseshell, Green-veined White and Azure Damselfly

04th May 2022 - Cuckoo, 9 Artic Tern, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 5 Swift, Whimbrel, 2 Yellow Wagtail, Dunlin

03rd May 2022 - Cuckoo, 2 poss 5 Artic Tern, Whimbrel, Dunlin, 2 Yellow Wagtail, Hobby

02nd May 2022 - Cuckoo, 6 Swift, 9 House Martin

01st May 2022 - No sign of Ferruginous Duck from dawn to 09:00am though people still searching, Marsh Harrier, 4 Mediterranean Gull, Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Grey Wagtail, Peregrine

30th Apr 2022 - 2 Mediterranean Gull, Common Sandpiper, Dunlin, Ringed Plovers, Little Ringed Plovers, 4 Swifts, 5 Yellow Wagtail, female Ferruginous Duck,

29th Apr 2022 - 7 Brambling, Dunlin, Wheatear, Yellow Wagtail

28th Apr 2022 - Today’s No4 bed sightings - Temminck’s Stint, Dunlin, Common Sandpiper, 40+ Sand Martin, Green Sandpiper, Little Ringed Plover, Ringed Plover, Oystercatcher, Snipe, Lapwing Click here… for a map and footpath on No4 bed

27th Apr 2022 - Swift

26th Apr 2022 - Garden Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, 50 Brambling, Hobby, 21 Black-necked Grebe, Yellow Wagtail, Sedge Warbler, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 32 Sand Martin, 23 Swallow, 3 Snipe, 2 Kingfisher, Peregrine, Grey Wagtail, Little Ringed Plover and a Holly Blue Butterfly.

25th Apr 2022 - Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper

24th Apr 2022 - Wigeon, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Marsh Harrier, Kingfisher

23rd Apr 2022 - 2 Glossy Ibis flyover, 4 Little Ringed Plover, 3 Oystercatchers, Snipe, 57 House Martin, 18 Swallow, 26 Sand Martin, Sedge Warbler, Raven, 65 Brambling, Marsh Harrier, Siskin

21st Apr 2022 - Little Egret, Common Sandpiper, 6 Little Ringed Plover, Oystercatcher, Wigeon, 16 Swallow, 40 Sand Martin, Yellow Wagtail, 21 Black-necked Grebe, 40 Brambling

20th Apr 2022 - 3 Common Sandpiper, 2 Ringed Plover, 6 Little Ringed Plover, Wheatear, Common Tern

19th Apr 2022 - 6 Little Ringed Plover, 18 Lapwing, Wood Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Curlew, Wheatear, White Wagtail, 10 Cetti’s Warbler, 5 Mediterranean Gull

18th Apr 2022 - Ringed Plover, 5 Little Ringed Plover, 3 Oystercatcher, Common Sandpiper, Redstart, Whinchat

17th Apr 2022 - Marsh Harrier, 4 Cetti’s Warbler, 15 Black-necked Grebe, 2 Brambling, 15 Pochard, Hobby

16th Apr 2022 - 5 Whimbrel, Common Sandpiper, 200 Sand Martin, Common Tern, 15 Black-necked Grebe, 4 Kingfisher, Snipe, 4 Little Ringed Plover, 3 Water Rail, 8 Pochard, Garganey, Pintail. On the butterfly front today’s records were; 4 Brimstone, 14 Orange Tip, 3 Speckled Wood, 7 Small Tortoiseshell, 5 Peacock

15th Apr 2022 - 2 Black Tern, Sandwich Tern, Water Pipit, Wheatear, Marsh Harrier, 16 Black-necked Grebe

14th Apr 2022 - 29 Black-necked Grebe, 150 Brambling, 3 Curlew, Yellow Wagtail, 5 Whitethroat, 5 Reed Warbler, Swallow, Little Ringed Plover, Redshank, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Marsh Harrier

13th Apr 2022 - Osprey, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Marsh Harrier, 5 Buzzard, Whitethroat, Yellow Wagtail

12th Apr 2022 - Little Egret, 3 Reed Warbler, 33 Willow Warbler, 63 Blackcap, 87 Chiffchaff, Common Sandpiper, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 44 Sand Martin, 3 House Martin, Sedge Warbler, Kittiwake, 9 Swallow, 150 Brambling, 5 poss 6 Wheatear, White Wagtail

11th Apr 2022 - 2 Green Sandpiper, Harris Hawk again

10th Apr 2022 - 12 Pheasant, 16 Blackcap, 44 Chiffchaff, 6 Cetti’s Warbler, 2 Nuthatch, Peregrine, 34 Brambling, Pintail, 2 marsh Harrier, 15 Pochard, 11 Black-necked Grebe

09th Apr 2022 - 2 Swallow, 6 Sand Martin, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 14 Black-necked Grebe, 150 Brambling, 2 Marsh Harrier, 4 Water Rail, 5 Willow Warbler, 10 Blackcap, 27 Chiffchaff, 8 Cetti’s Warbler

08th Apr 2022 - 12 Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, 2 Marsh Harrier

07th Apr 2022 - Osprey, 2 Swallow, 17 Sand Martin, 11 Black-necked Grebe,2 Marsh Harrier, 200 Brambling, 2 Water Rail, Willow Warbler, 7 Blackcap

05th Apr 2022 - 6 Curlew, Marsh Harrier, Harris Hawk, 200 Brambling, 2 Mediterranean Gull, Pintail, 40 Redwing, Swallow, Peregrine

04th Apr 2022 - 14 Pochard

03rd Apr 2022 - 28 Brambling, Mediterranean Gull, Nuthatch, 2 Oystercatcher, 12 Pochard, 10 Sand Martin, Swallow, 12 Black-necked Grebe

02nd Apr 2022 - 2 poss. 3 Mediterranean Gull, poss. Siberian Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, 13 Blackcap, Curlew, Little Egret, c. 200 Brambling, Pintail, 2 Garganey, count 28 Black-necked Grebe, 108 Chiffchaff, Swallow, 6 Sand Martins, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 3 Marsh Harrier, Peregrine, 4 Willow Tit, 10 Snipe, 32 Teal, Mink

01st Apr 2022 - 2 Garganey

31st Mar 2022 - 23 Black-necked Grebe, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Blackcap, 46 Chiffchaff, Swallow, Sand Martin

30th Mar 2022 - 2 Garganey, 21 Wigeon, Raven

29th Mar 2022 - 24 Black-necked Grebe, Green Sandpiper, 4 Willow Warbler, 8 Blackcap, 88 Chiffchaff, 150 Brambling, 5 Marsh Harrier, 2 Sand Martin, Mediterranean Gull, Pintail, 5 Willow Tit, 2 Garganey

28th Mar 2022 - Raven, 12 Redwing, 2 Wigeon, 2 Garganey

27th Mar 2022 - 2 Garganey

26th Mar 2022 - 4 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Garganey, 2 Willow Warbler, 4 Blackcap, 48 Chiffchaff, Common Sandpiper, 24 Snipe, Green Sandpiper, 25 Black-necked Grebe, 3 Little Ringed Plover, Redshank, 2 Pintail, 100+ Pink-footed Goose

25th Mar 2022 - 14 Black-necked Grebe, Mediterranean Gull, 6 Blackcap, 42 Chiffchaff, 2 Garganey, Willow Warbler, 2 Marsh Harrier, Snipe also on Reserve, 4 Redwing, Raven, Lesser Redpoll, Peregrine, 51 Small Tortoiseshell, 11 Peacock, 2 Comma, Brimstone

24th Mar 2022 - 21 Black-necked Grebe, Wheatear, Redshank, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Pintail, Goosander, 3 Blackcap, c170 Brambling, 87 Chiffchaff, 2 Sand Martin, 3 Curlew, 3 Marsh Harrier

22nd Mar 2022 - 18 Black-necked Grebe, 2 Mediterranean Gull, Marsh Harrier, Sand Martin, Garganey, Little Egret, 3 Pintail, 8 Cetti’s Warbler

21st Mar 2022 - 4 Pintail, 9 Black-necked Grebe on No4 bed & 4 on No3 bed, 2 fly-over Mediterranean Gull & a Little Ringed Plover

20th Mar 2022 - 9 Black-necked Grebe, Redshank, Little Ringed Plover, 2 Pintail

19th Mar 2022 - 12 Black-necked Grebe, 35 Little Grebe, 21 Great Crested Grebe, 21 Mute Swan, 3 Grey Heron, 16 Shelduck, 16 Greylag Goose, 76 Canada Goose, 87 Gadwall, 53 Teal, 80 Mallard, 17 Shoveler, 31 Pochard, 295 Tufted Duck, 11Moorhen, 110 Coot, 2 Oystercatcher, 7 Lapwing, 3 Little Ringed Plover, Curlew, 2 Redshank, 2 Snipe, 510 Black-headed Gull, 4 Common Gull, 100 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 4 Herring Gull, 3 Cormorant, 69 Chiffchaff, 6 Cetti’s Warbler, 12 Brambling, Nuthatch, Sparrowhawk, 4Buzzard, Little Egret

17th Mar 2022 - 13 Black-necked Grebe, 46 Chiffchaff, 9 Sand Martin, 2 Marsh Harrier

16th Mar 2022 - Peregrine, Lesser Redpoll, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Kestrel, Brambling

15th Mar 2022 - 3 Common Gull, 54 Chiffchaff, 12 Black-necked Grebe, 2 Peregrine, 362 Tufted Duck, 57 Gadwall, 45 Pochard, 40 Shoveler, 18 Shelduck, 2 Goldeneye, 3 pair Oystercatcher, 4 Cetti’s Warbler, Sand Martin, 29 Little Grebe, c100 Brambling, Redwing flock, light passage Lesser Redpoll & Meadow Pipit

14th Mar 2022 - Brambling, Yellowhammer, Buzzard

13th Mar 2022 - Nuthatch, 4 Brambling, 42 Shoveler, 3 Oystercatcher, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 6 Buzzard, Marsh Harrier, Pintail, 6 Black-necked Grebe

12th Mar 2022 - 7 Black-necked Grebe, 8 Curlew, Lesser Redpoll, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 11 Chiffchaff, 10+ Brambling, 4 Pintail

11th Mar 2022 - 2 Black-necked Grebe, 2 Little Ringed Plover, Marsh Harrier

10th Mar 2022 - 5 Black-necked Grebe, 20 Great Crested Grebe, 11 Little Grebe, 56 Gadwall, 326 Tufted Duck, 22 Pochard, 66 Shoveler, 11 Shelduck, 4 Pintail, 2 Goldeneye, 400 Black-headed Gull, Peregrine, 9 Chiffchaff, 4 Cetti’s Warbler, Mediterranean Gull, 7 Oystercatcher and first Sand Martin of the year

9th Mar 2022 - 2 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Black-necked Grebe, 9 singing Chiffchaff, 6 Brambling, Woodcock, Jack Snipe, Siskin, 13 Shelduck, 3 Pintail, 58 Shoveler, 26 Gadwall, 6 Pochard

8th Mar 2022 - 5, possibly 6 Black-necked Grebe across No3 & 4 beds, 18 Little Grebe, Chiffchaff, 2 Raven, Mediterranean Gull, Marsh Harrier, 100 Brambling, 4 Grey Wagtail, 6 Redwing, 6 Water Rail

7th Mar 2022- 3 Black-necked Grebe, male Pintail, Marsh Harrier, singing Lesser Redpoll & Chiffchaff

06th Mar 2022 - 1st Cowslips flowering

5th Mar 2022 - 6 Black-necked Grebe, Red Kite, 2 Buzzard, Marsh Harrier, Curlew, 250 Black-headed Gull, 54 Pochard, 2 Pintail, 2 Wigeon,

4th Mar 2022 - 3 Cetti’s Warbler in song, 6 Buzzard, 335 Tufted Duck, 60 Pochard, 2 Goldeneye, Peregrine, Grey Wagtail, 70+ Brambling, 780 Black-headed Gull, 250 Lapwing, Raven, Buzzard, Peregrine & Roe Deer

3rd Mar 2022 - Mediterranean Gull, Marsh Harrier, displaying Lapwing, 20 Siskin

1st Mar 2022 - 6 Willow Tit, a Chiffchaff and 5 Cetti’s Warbler in song, 20 Redwing, a few hundred Brambling, Barn Owl, Oystercatcher, 6 Lapwing pair displaying

27th Feb 2022 - 34 Shoveler, 3 Shelduck, Sparrowhawk, Little Grebe, 230 black-headed Gull, 43 Pochard

26th Feb 2022 - Peregrine, 4 Raven, 22 Siskin, Skylark, Meadow Pipit, Stoat, 160 Brambling, Goldcrest, Willow Tit, Coal Tit

24th Feb 2022 - Primroses starting to flower, Elf Cup fungi, Curlew, Marsh Harrier, 50 Pochard, Siskin, Skylark, Redwing, 240 Black-headed Gull, 2 Oystercatcher, 50 Lapwing, 30 Linnet

23rd Feb 2022 - 330 Tufted Duck, 37 Pochard, 4 Pintail, 2 Goldeneye, 2 Cetti’s Warbler, 35 Lapwing, 3 Raven,

22nd Feb 2022 - Marsh Harrier, 230 displaying Black-headed Gull, 440 Brambling, 2 Oystercatcher,

20th Feb 2022 - 110 Teal, Sparrowhawk, 8 Pochard, Goldcrest

19th Feb 2022 - WeBS Count, 14 Little Grebe, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 22 Cormorant, 33 Mute Swan, 2 Heron, 17 Shelduck, 104 Greylag Goose, 39 Canada Goose, 276 Teal, 84 Gadwall, 121 Mallard, 167 Shoveler, 15 Pochard, 432 Tufted Duck, Goldeneye, Water Rail, 21 Moorhen, 131 Coot, 32 Lapwing, Snipe, Kingfisher, 155 Black-headed Gull, 13 Lesser Black-backed Gull, Herring Gull, 7 Great Black-backed Gull - other records included Marsh Harrier, 200 Brambling

17th Feb 2022 - 420 Brambling,

15th Feb 2022 - Glossy Ibis, Marsh Harrier, 420 Brambling, 200 Teal, 132 Shoveler, 106 Gadwall, 23 Shelduck, 10 Pochard, 200 Lapwing, 350 Black-headed Gull, 3 Common Gull, 2 Willow Tit, 514 Tufted Duck, 11 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Goldeneye, Peregrine, 3 pair Oystercatcher

12th Feb 2022 - 400 Brambling, Marsh Harrier, 2 Oystercatcher, 135 Shoveler, 250 Teal, 7 Shelduck, 12 Pochard, 80 Tufted Duck, 38 Gadwall, 21 Mallard, Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe

11th Feb 2022 - 170+ Brambling, 2 Oystercatcher, singing Willow Tit

10th Feb 2022 - 2 Glossy Ibis

9th Feb 2022 - 2 Glossy Ibis, 50 Brambling

8th Feb 2022 - 2 Glossy Ibis, 817 Tufted Duck, 102 Mallard, 99 Coot, 20 Shelduck, 53 Pochard, 2 Goldeneye, Snipe, 10 Song Thrush, 10 Siskin, Nuthatch

7th Feb 2022 - Barn Owl, 3 Jack Snipe, Marsh Harrier, 200+ Fieldfare

6th Feb 2022 - 2 Glossy Ibis, 40-50 Goldfinch

2nd Feb 2022 - 783 Tufted Duck, 32 Pochard, 23 Shelduck, 101 Shoveler, 550 Lapwing, 2 Pintail, 100 Brambling, 50 Greenfinch, 50 Chaffinch, 3 Stock Dove

31st Jan 2022 - Woodcock, 2 Jack Snipe, Golden Plover

30th Jan 2022 - 13 Shelduck, 3 Stock Dove, Nuthatch, Coal Tit, Lesser Redpoll, 2 Pintail, 62 Pochard, 93 Brambling

29th Jan 2022 - 20 Brambling, 12 pochard, 90 Shoveler, 500 Teal, 100 Gadwall, 5 Jack Snipe, 7 Snipe, 500 Lapwing, 375 Black-headed Gull, 35 Mallard, 14 Shelduck, 45 Coot, 70 Tufted Duck

27th Jan 2022 - Marsh Harrier, 2 Pintail, 70 Brambling, 2 Kingfisher, 200 Teal, 55 Shoveler, 18 Shelduck, 220 Black-headed Gull, 61 Herring Gull, 15 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Common Gull, 843 Tufted Duck, 40 Pochard, 86 Gadwall, 96 Canada Goose, 260 Lapwing

25th Jan 2022 - 150 Brambling

22nd Jan 2022 - WeBS Count, 4 Little Grebe, 14 Great Crested Grebe, 51 Mute Swan, 29 Cormorant, 12 Shelduck, 63 Canada Goose, 41 Grey-lag Goose, 96 Gadwall, 466 Teal, 182 Mallard, 2 Pintail, 98 Shoveler, 7 Pochard, 1000+ Tufted Duck, 2 Mandarin Duck, 2 Goldeneye, 2 Water Rail, 31 Moorhen, 117 Coot, 60 Lapwing, 217 Black-headed Gull, 2 Common Gull, 3 Great Black-backed Gull, 11 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Grey Heron, 22 Pink-footed Goose

20th Jan 2022- 730 Tufted Duck, 75 Shoveler, 17 Pochard, Goldeneye

18th Jan 2022 - 8 Mandarin Duck, Goldeneye, 90 Brambling, Pintail, 120 Greenfinch, 40 Chaffinch, 25 Goldfinch, 10 Bullfinch, 12 Wigeon, Goosander, 11 Pochard, 90 Shoveler, 200 Teal, 130 Tufted Duck, 14 Shelduck, 16 Gadwall, 4 Little Grebe, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 30 Redwing, Fieldfare, 10 Lesser Redpoll, 15 Siskin

16th Jan 2022 - 3 Cetti’s Warbler, 116 Lapwing, 60 Grey-lag Goose, 102 Shoveler, 2 Sparrowhawk, 51 Tufted Duck, 36 Gadwall, 15 Pochard, Coal Tit, Willow Tit, 9 Shelduck, 18 Brambling, Marsh Harrier

15th Jan 2022 - Marsh Harrier, 150 Shoveler, 70 Brambling, 300 Teal, 7 Shelduck, 25 Gadwall

13th Jan 2022 - Roe Deer, 413 Tufted Duck, 2 Marsh Harrier, 30 Brambling, Peregrine, 3 Jack Snipe, 16 Snipe, 120 Greenfinch, 60 Chaffinch, 25 Goldfinch, 10 Bullfinch, 2 Lesser Redpoll, 2 Siskin

11th Jan 2022 - Great Crested Grebe, Little Grebe, 10 Shelduck, 300 Teal, 270 Tufted Duck, 30 Pochard, 48 Shoveler, 28 Gadwall, 21 Mallard, 2 Marsh Harrier, 15 Brambling, 20 Reed Bunting, 120 Greenfinch, 40 Chaffinch, 8 Goldfinch, 20 Redwing, 25 Blackbird, 6 Sing Thrush

9th Jan 2022 - 39 Shoveler, 6 Shelduck, 19 Brambling, 14 Herring Gull, Sparrowhawk, Nuthatch, 4 Snipe, Marsh Harrier

8th Jan 2022 - Marsh Harrier, 30 Brambling, 2 Wigeon, 120 Greenfinch, 70 Chaffinch, Willow Tit, Water Rail, Cetti’s Warbler, Redwing, 4 Shelduck, 5 Pochard

6th Jan 2022 - 50 Brambling, Jack Snipe, 2 Woodcock, 5 Snipe, 5 Pochard, 120 Teal, 35 Shoveler, 200 Tufted Duck, 30 Gadwall

5th Jan 2022 - 2 Woodcock, Peregrine, 2 Goosander

3rd Jan 2022 - Red Kite

2nd Jan 2022 - 2 Nuthatch, 250 Teal, 85 Lapwing, 6 Redwing, 3 Stock Dove, Sparrowhawk, Chiffchaff, 8 Brambling, 2 Marsh Harrier