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Latest Sightings Of Note:

09 May 2021 - Cuckoo Calling

08 May 2021 - 11 Yellow Wagtails, 2 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 White Wagtails in a flock of 30 Alba, Wheatear, unidentified Pipit which didn’t call.

07 May 2021 - Red Rumped Swallow over nearby Little Wooden Moss heading south towards Woolston

06 May 2021 - Grasshopper Warbler, Jack Snipe, 2 Common Sandpiper, 9 Lapwing pairs, Hobby, 140 Swift, Marsh Harrier, Little Ringed Plover

05 May 2021 - Marsh Harrier pair, Little Ringed Plover

04 May 2021 - Artic Tern, 4 Mediterranean Gull, Greenshank, Whimbrel, 3 Jack Snipe, Common Sandpiper, Hobby

01 May 2021 - Singing males of Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Garden Warbler, 4 Grasshopper Warbler, 10 Sedge Warbler, 8 Reed Warbler, also Hobby, Peregrine, 70 Swallow, Sand & House Martin

29 Apr 2021 - Lesser Whitethroat arrival completes our standard 10 Warbler species, Hobby, 220 House Martin’s, Common Sandpiper, 10 Swift, 200 Sand Martin, 90 Swallow, 2 Snipe, Cetti’s Warbler

28 Apr 2021 -:Hobby, 5 Swift, Artic Tern, Mediterranean Gull“

27 Apr 2021 - Cuckoo, 4 Swift, 15 House Martin, 110 Sand Martin, 150 Swallow, Mediterranean Gull, Common Sandpiper, Hobby

26 Apr 2021 - Marsh Harrier, Water Rail

25 Apr 2021 - 2 Raven, 2 Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Snipe, 3 Oystercatcher, 11 Black Necked Grebe

24 Apr 2021 - 3 Mediterranean Gull, 4 Grasshopper Warbler, 22 Black Necked Grebe, 700 roosting Sand Martin

23 Apr 2021 - Little Egret, Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 4 Snipe, singing Brambling, Green Sandpiper

22 Apr 2021 - Redstart, 4 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Marsh Harrier, Garden Warbler, Goosander, Sedge Warbler, Jack Snipe, 6 other Warbler species including Grasshopper Warbler, Little Egret, 6 Snipe

21 Apr 2021 - Marsh Harrier

20 Apr 2021 - Jack Snipe, 4 Mediterranean Gull, Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Grey Wagtail

19 Apr 2021 - Bittern, 5 Mediterranean Gull, Artic Tern, Marsh Harrier, Pintail, 14 Black Necked Grebe visible, 700 Sand Martin roost, broods of Mallard, Grey-lag Goose, Coot, Sparrowhawk, Peregrine

18 Apr 2021 - Bittern No3 bed, 2 Marsh Harrier, 2 Common Sandpiper,, 2 Mediterranean Gull, Little Gull

`17Apr 2021 - 3 Marsh Harrier, Ringed Plover, Little Ringed Plover, Jack Snipe, Yellow Wagtail, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 26 Black Necked Grebe, Snipe, Whitethroat, 2 Peregrine, Reed Warbler

16 Apr 2021 Marsh Harriet, Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler, Whitethroat, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Blackcap, 20 Cetti’s Warbler

15 Apr 2021 - 3 Marsh Harrier, 2 Common Sandpipers, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Whitethroat, 5 Reed Warbler, 4 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Tree Sparrow, 21 Black Necked Grebe, 15 Cetti’s Warbler, 4 Snipe, Osprey late afternoon

13 Apr 2021 - 2 Mediterranean Gull, Brent Goose (Dark-bellied), Wheatear, Whitethroat, Nuthatch, 2 Brambling, Marsh Harriet, Reed Warbler, 4 Snipe, 10 Swallows, 100 Sand Martin’s, House Martin, 23 Black Necked Grebe

11Apr 2021 - Common Sandpiper, Peregrine, 15 Swallows, 17 Black Necked Grebe

10 Apr 2021 - Reed Warbler, 8 Willow Warbler, 35 Chiffchaff, 22 Blackcap, 54 Robin, 26 Wren, 10 Dunnock, 10 Blackbird, 6 Song Thrush, Curlew, Lesser Redpoll, House Martin, 35 Sand Martin, 11 Swallow, 12 Lapwing, 21 Black Necked Grebe, Red Kite, Buzzard, 2 Mediterranean Gull on a morning breeding bird survey count of No3 & 4 beds

08 Apr 2021 - 2 Little Ringed Plover, Jack Snipe, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Snipe, Wgeon, 21 Black Necked Grebe, 15 Willow Warblers, 27 Blackcap, 42 Chiffchaff, 10 Cetti’s Warbler, 300 Sand Martin, 15 Swallow, House Martin, 3 Water Rail, Kingfisher, recorded this morning along with 2 Orange Tip, 5 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Comma butterflies

06 Apr 2021 - 870 Sand Martin, 500 probably from roost, 25 Swallow, 11 Black Necked Grebe, Marsh Harriet, Blackcaps, Chiffchaffs, 1000+ Black Headed Gull

05 Apr 2021 - 2000+ Sand Martin roosted, 2 Mediterranean Gull, Blackcap, Stoat

04 Apr 2021 - Scaup, 2 Mediterranean Gull, counts of 14 and 20 Black Necked Grebe, 2 Oystercatacher, Little Grebe

03 Apr 2021 - 19 Black Necked Grebe, 1500+ Sand Martins 700 from roost early morning, 45 Swallow, 3 House Martin, 2 Bramblings, 2 Mediterranean Gull, Hobby, 2 Siskin, Redshank, 7 Cetti’s Warbler, 1150 Black-headed Gulls breeding. Butterflies - Orange Tip, 11 Small Tortoiseshell

02 Apr 2021 - 19 Black Necked Grebe. Butterflies - 5 Peacock, 4 Small Tortoiseshell

01 Apr 2021 - 9400 Sand Martin, 155 Swallow, 5 House Martin, Common Sandpiper, Redshank, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 87 Chiffchaff, 10 Willow Warbler, 28 Blackcap, 2 Oystercatcher, 11 Black Necked Grebe, Brambling

31 Mar 2021 - Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Dunlin, 75 Chiffchaff, 25 Blackcap, 2 Willow Warbler, Brambling, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 4 Little Ringed Plover, Ringed Plover

30 Mar 2021 - Greenshank, 3 Redshank, 4 Oystercatchers, 10 Black Necked Grebe, 3 Willow Warbler, 5 Blackcap, 20 Chiffchaff, 3 Brambling, Osprey, 2 Little Ringed Plover, Green Woodpecker, Goldcrest, Cetti’s Warbler, Kingfisher, 4 Sand Martin, 5 Meadow Pipit, 7 Lesser Redpoll, 8 Buzzard, Raven, Sparrowhawk, 4 Grey Heron, 3 Water Rail,
3 Linnet, Brimstone, Peacocks, Small Tortoiseshell, White species

29 Mar 2021 - 2 Wheatear, Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Crossbill, 2 Blackcap, 41 Chiffchaff singing

27 Mar 2021 - Brambling, 3 Sand Martin, 15 Black Necked Grebe, Shelduck, Ringed Plover, 2 Jack Snipe, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 5 Skylark

26 Mar 2021 - Mistle Thrush, Raven

25 Mar 2021 - Redshank, 85 Pink-footed Geese, 7 Black Necked Grebe, Sand Martin, Peregrine, 3 Pintail, 7 Lesser Redpoll, 12 Lapwing, 2 Ringed Plover. Butterflies - Brimstone, 5 Peacock, 2 Small Tortoiseshell

23 Mar 2021 - Goosander, 11 Black Necked Grebe, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Brambling, 420 Sand Martins through, 4 Willow Tit, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, Marsh Harrier, 2 Oystercatcher, Swallow, 7 Cetti’s Warbler,18 Chiffchaff, Buzzard

22 Mar 2021 - Raven, Common Redpoll, Water Rail

20 Mar 2021 - 9 Black Necked Grebe, 2 Mediterranean Gull, Sand Martin, 2 Curlew, Raven, 2 Kingfisher, Water Rail, 5 Cetti’s Warbler, 51 Jackdaw, 3 Small Tortoiseshell butterflies

19 Mar 2021 - 4 Meadow Pipit, Green Woodpecker, Kingfisher, Skylark, Jackdaw, presumed escape immature male Yellow-crowned Bishop and on the butterfly front a Brimstone

18 Mar 2021 - Stonechat, 13 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Pintail, 4 Black Necked Grebe, Scauo, Brambling, 13 Chiffchaff, 3 Siskin, 11 Lesser Redpoll, 5 Cetti’s Warbler, Water Rail,

17 Mar 2021 - Single Pink-footed Goose

16 Mar 2021 - 6 Black Necked Grebe, 22 Common Gull, Water Rail, Sand Martin, Jack Snipe, 150 Linnets, 15 Pied Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail

13 Mar 2021 - 4 Black Necked Grebe, 2 Mediterranean Gull, Jack Snipe, 33 Snipe, Water Rail, 80 Linnets, 95 Redwing,2 Goosander, 2 Sand Martin, 5 Lesser Redpoll, Kittwake, Scaup, 3 Goldeneye, 2 Mandarin Duck, 8 Shelduck, 14 Great Crested Grebe, Little Grebe, 67 Shoveler, 81 Pochard, 251 Tufted Duck, 68 Gadwall

11 Mar 2021 - 3 Black Necked Grebe, Scaup, Stonechat, 6 Lapwing, Redshank, 46 pochard

09 Mar 2021 - 10 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Curlew, 2 Med Gulls, 3 Black Necked Grebe, 6 Chiffchaff, 2 Goosanders, 135 Redwings, Fieldfare, 2 Ringed Plover, 2 Oystercatchers, Scaup, 2 Ketsrels, 3 Sparrowhawks, 9 Buzzards, Peregrine

08 Mar 2021 - 4 Black Necked Grebe, 50 Pochard, 4 Pintail, 2 Mediterranean Gulls, 22 Snipe, 2 Chiffchaff, Scaup, Curlew, Mandarin Duck

07 Mar 2021 - Raven, Oystercatcher, Black Necked Grebe, Scaup

06 Mar 2021 - Woodcock, 15 Redwing, 2 Wigeon, Redshank, Lesser Redpoll, 15 Snipe, 2 Black Necked Grebe, 55 Pink-footed Geese, Coal Tit, Goldcrest

04 Mar 2021 - 3 Black Necked Grebes, Sand Martin, Pintail, Wigeon and female Scaup

02 Mar 2021 - Peregrine, Yellowhammer, 2 Chiffchaffs, 2 Ravens, 6 Pink-footed Geese, 2 Goldeneye, Oystercatcher, 2 Treecreepers, female Scaup, 2 Wigeon, Little Egret and Little Ringed Plover

27 Feb 2021 - Mediterranean Gull, Peregrine, Brambling

25 Feb 2021 - 4 Cetti’s Warbler, 45 Pochard, 2 Green Sanpipers, 35 Lapwings, 30 Linnets, 200 Pink-footed Geese

24 Feb 2021 - Drake Garganey, 9 Curlew

22 Feb 2021 - Drake garganey, Mediterranean Gull,

18 Feb 2021 - Pintail, Goldeneye, Marsh Harrier, 3 Sparrowhawks, 60 Pochard, 120 Tufted Duck

16 Feb 2021 - Female Scaup, 306 Tufted Duck, 54 Pochard, Wigeon, Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Marsh Harrier, female Merlin, 67 Pochard, 170 Tufted Duck, Green Sandpiper, 55 Gadwall, 45 Shoveler, 80 Redwings, 15 Linnets

13 Feb 2021 - Female Marsh Harrier, 2 Ravens

10 Feb 2021 - 50 Teal, 2 Woodcock, Brambling, 2 Lesser Redpolls

06 Feb 2021 - Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe,