Sightings: 2017

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KEVIN AND SERI on Wednesday, 29 March 2017
Baldwin Hide - 5 GC Grebes. Dominant pair defending territory around island.

Heidi the Canada Goose checking out her usual nest site. Lots of Sandmartin and a couple of Swallows.

Rightmost pontoon island missing presumed sunk??
ROY WOOLLEY on Wednesday, 29 March 2017
Black-tailed godwit, Ringed plover, 2x Little ringed plover, 3x Redshank
ROY WOOLLEY on Monday, 27 March 2017
Little Gull on East Marsh still, at 6.30pm, plus several SandMartin.
KEITH YATES on Monday, 27 March 2017
Visit 10:30hrs ~ 15:30hrs....

Marsh Harrier (1 over Newlands @ 12:25), Little Gull (2 East Marsh Pool), Black-tailed Godwit (1), Dunlin (1), Little-ringed Plover (1), Ringed Plover (1), Snipe (4), Redshank (3), Oystercatcher (4), Shelduck (5), GC Grebe (5).....

Numerous Chiffchaff & Sand Martin + Buzzard (2), Kestrel (2), Cetti's Warbler (1 heard ~ 1 seen)
STEVE NIKOLS on Sunday, 26 March 2017
Saturday, March 25, 10am-4pm: Of note - East Marsh: 4 Oystercatcher, 2 Redshank in front of hide, 5 Great Crested Grebe (briefly displaying at times), 2 Snipe, Dunlin. Swallow Pool: Drake Goosander. Lots of Chiffchaff and Goldcrest around the reserve. Usual other suspects!
KEVIN AND SERI on Thursday, 23 March 2017
Baldwin Hide - 3* GC Grebes including the entangled ♂, pair Oystercatchers checking out nest sites on small island.

Goldcrest end of Baldwin bridge.

East Marsh - Pair of Mute Swans with 5 grown young. Adults starting to chase them off....

Great to see pair of Treecreepers taking materials into a nest site.

Same place they've used previously, and several times.
KIM OLIVER on Wednesday, 22 March 2017
Wed March 22nd. 2-4.00pm Weather Cool, bit windy, cloudy, previously heavy rain. Bird song everywhere, Spring has Sprung. Lots of species today, too many to list. But kicking off. Redwing. Song Thrush. Bullfinch in several places. Nuthatch. Goldcrest. Chiffchaff's Calling. Cettis. Both Woodpeckers. Kestrel. Stock Doves. Coot making nest. EMP. Goldeneye. Pr GC Grebes 'Dancing' + one other. Lots of Shoveler. Yellow Legged Gull. Pr Redshank. Pr Snipe. And a small wader I couldn't see clearly possibly Little Ringed Plover but its head markings and beak were not obvious so a bit strange, smaller than the Snipe. Little Egret right in front of EM Hide! Oystercatcher. Sand Martins. Good Day Again!
KEITH YATES/ALAN BODDINGTON on Wednesday, 22 March 2017
A Rainy Visit 09:30 ~ 14:00.......

Little-ringed Plover (2), Ringed Plover (1), Dunlin (1), Redshank (2), Green Sandpiper (1), Oystercatcher (4), Snipe (8), Little Egret (2).....

Shelduck (2), Goldeneye (1 ♂), Goosander (1 ♂), GC Grebe (3).....

Sand Martin (20+), Siskin (Flock Circa 20), Redpoll (6), Redwing (5), Chiffchaff (2), Cetti's Warbler (2 heard), Water Rail (1)
KEVIN AND SERI on Tuesday, 21 March 2017
Oly visited Baldwin Hide - Usual stuff + GC Grebe "Weed Dance" quite a few Sandmartins, mixed flock of LT Tits, Redpoll and Goldfinch.
STEVE NIKOLS on Sunday, 19 March 2017
Of note, 19.3.17: 1st Winter MEDITERRANEAN GULL (briefly for five minutes at 15.50 - quick wash and brush-up then gone!), one Dunlin, three Redshank, four Oystercatcher, four Snipe, drake Pintail, drake Goldeneye, lots of Chiffchaff singing around reserve.