Sightings: 2017

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JOHN OSBORNE on Friday, 27 October 2017
Of note: fieldfare (approx 80 in nearest dead tree to Ted Jury Hide); redwing (about half a dozen in different places); goldcrest (a couple or so in 3 different locations); snipe (Wigeon Bank); muntjac (Horsetail Glade)

Also: wren; great, blue, long-tailed & coal tits; jay; carrion crow; robin; siskin; goldfinch; blackbird; teal; mallard; gadwall; grey heron; moorhen; mute swan; redwing; black-headed & lesser black-backed gulls; treecreeper; cormorant; woodpigeon; magpie; wigeon; coot; shoveler; lapwing; greylag goose

And enjoying the sun between Central Marsh and the River: migrant hawker; hornet; red admiral; comma; green-veined white (my latest ever record!)
JOHN C on Friday, 27 October 2017
Todays Highlights 07:45 - 13:45

Special Note
2 x HAWFINCH @ 11:00 . Flew into the large willow at the rear of River Pool Hide . Stayed for about 1 min then headed off fast in direction of Teal Pool

East Marsh Pool
1 x Snipe

Carlton Hide
1 x Little Grebe
Willow Tit calling

Teal Pool
1 x Little Egret
1 x ♀ Sparrowhawk in dead tree to the right

Around The Reserve
14 x Lesser Redpoll 10 + 4
17 x Siskin 7 + 10
1 x Redwing
7 x Goldcrest 2 + 1 + 2 + 2
3 x Treecreeper

On The Wing
5 x Red Admiral
2 x Common Darter
1 x Southern Hawker
2 x Migrant Hawker

Over The Reserve
c 50 Fieldfare
1 x Raven
KEITH YATES on Friday, 27 October 2017
HAWFINCH (single bird over Grebe Pool calling & seen heading east at 10:50) Also Red Kite ( one drifted high over Central Marsh at 13:30)
KEVIN AND SERI on Thursday, 26 October 2017
Grey wagtail on Baldwin Island (25/10)
PHIL ROBBINS on Wednesday, 25 October 2017
Marsh or Willow Tit on corner of paths near wind pump area. Young (?) Peregrine in tree beyond Teal Pool, seen from TP hide. 1x Green Sandpiper on Teal Pool. 1x Common Gull on EMP. Darters on near edge of Newlands.
JOHN C on Wednesday, 25 October 2017
Todays Highlights 07:10 - 12:00

East Marsh Pool
300 + Greylag . Gone by 07:45
1 x Kingfisher
1 x Common Gull
1 x Snipe

Around The Reserve
16 x Redwing
2 x Lesser Redpoll
4 x Cetti's Warbler heard
3 x Water Rail heard
4 x Common Darter
8 x Red Admiral


Over Head
c 770 Wood Pigeon all heading south or south west . 250 + 80 + 100 + 100 + 100 + 100 + 40 . This is a conservative estimate
14 x Redwing
JOHN C on Monday, 23 October 2017
Todays Highlights 07:40 - 12:00

Main Path To Wright Hide
4 x Lesser Redpoll

Bench By Carlton Hide
2 x Willow Tit

Ted Jury Hide
31 x Stock Dove
1 x Kestrel
1 x Green Woodpecker
1 x GS Woodpecker
10 x Linnet

Around The Reserve
1 x Sparrowhawk
Redwing in various parts of the reserve c 50
2 x Goldcrest
1 x Treecreeper
20 + Chaffinch
2 x Fieldfare
20 + Blackbird
c 40 Goldfinch
12 x Greenfinch

Over The Reserve
c 400 Wood Pigeon inc 1 flock of c 200
6 x Fieldfare
c 100 Redwing
STEVE NIKOLS on Monday, 23 October 2017
Sunday 22/10. Otter from Baldwin Hide 12.45pm.
NOEL & ANN HAND on Monday, 23 October 2017
Additional sightings from Sunday 22nd. Visit 8am - 12.15pm, 52 species in total. Redwing (5) feeding on Hawthorn near Wind pump. Also nearby Marsh/Willow Tit (too fast for positive id!) , Goldcrest, Red Admiral & Common Darter (4).
Path to EMP Peregrine (f) sat in a tree then joined by a Sparrowhawk (m) before they both flew off.
Stonechat from Ted Jury hide & Mistle Thrush seen as we left there.
Otter seen from EMH with 1 or 2 young heard in the reeds. Cetti's heard twice.
GARY HOBBS on Sunday, 22 October 2017
7.45-11.30 - Birds of note juv Caspian Gull, Ruff, Snipe, 2 Common Gull, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gulls,2 Herring Gull, Water Rail, Buzzard,Kestrel, 2 Pied Wagtail, Siskin, 15 Greenfinch and several Goldfinch. Wigeon, Teal, Gadwall and Shoveler numbers are building. Also noted Otter on EM pool