Sightings: 2017

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KEVIN AND SERI on Wednesday, 24 May 2017
Usual stuff + pair Little Egrets on River Pool - heard but didn't spot min 3 Cuckoos.

Well known GS Woodpecker and Whitethroat nest sites still showing lots of feeding activity, with both parents very busy on both sites.
DICK JONES on Tuesday, 23 May 2017
Hobby. Kesterel . Buzzard. Whitethroat. Willow Warbler. Chiffchaff. Blackcap. Cetti's Warbler. Sedge Warbler. Reed Warbler. Little Ringed Plover. Oystercatcher. Cuckoo. Little Grebe ( 3 Chicks but berating one constantly ) Jay Garden warbler. Tree Creepers . GS Woodpecker. Stock Dove. Gadwall.
KEITH BARNSLEY on Sunday, 21 May 2017
Sun 5:30am to 7:30am. Cold bright morning. Got my target bird Garden Warbler, but on a warbler front added: Blackcap. Willow Warbler. Whitethroat. Chiffchaff. Cettis Warbler. Sedge & Reed warbler.
However, visit HIGHLIGHT was Kingfisher (literally Bird in the hand thanks to Pro Ringers Jim& Walter) One of life's memorable moments. Cheers!
JOHN C on Saturday, 20 May 2017
1 x wigeon , 7 x oystercatchers , 6 x tufted duck , 2 x mute swans , 4 x gadwall , 1 x little ringed plover , 3 x ringed plover , 8 x common terns , 1 x sandpiper , 1 x grey heron . 1 x g s woodpecker , 1 x dunnock . 10 x sand martins , 2 x house martins , plenty of swifts and swallows , 6 x greylag geese , 6 x lesser blacked back gulls , 4 x black headed gulls .
Seen from East Marsh hide 1 dead gull floating just off the main island
Also seen around the reserve whitethroat , blackcap , garden warbler , jay , reed warbler heard , sedge warbler , song thrush , wren , blue tit , great tit , blackbird , robin , chiffchaff , reed bunting ,
Also 1 x common toad on path to steetley hide
ALAN BODDINGTON on Friday, 19 May 2017
East marsh; Common Sandpiper, Ringed Plover, L.R.Plover (4), Redshank,Wigeon(♂),Cuckoo, Oystercatcher (2 pair with broods of 2 + 3 chicks).Carlton hide; Little Grebe with 3 chicks. Alban's Reedbed; Hobby (2 hunting over yesterday).
JOHN C on Thursday, 18 May 2017
Teal Pool PM . Juv Marsh Harrier flew low over pool . South to north and entered trees behind the small building to the right side of hide
Water rail heard in central marsh
1 Mayfly dancing over hawthorn bush central marsh
Plenty of warblers in full voice
Only 1 sand martin spotted on east marsh pool although plenty of swallows around the reserve and swifts along entrance road
SIMON COOK on Monday, 15 May 2017
MONDAY 15.5.2017 p.m. 2 Redshank, 1 Little Ringed Plover, heard Grasshopper Warbler, Little Grebe with 3 chicks, 1 ♂ Wigeon, heard Water Rail, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Buzzard, Oystercatchers, Lapwings, 2 Black headed Gulls, 3+ Herring Gulls, 50+ Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 5 Common Terns, pair of Linnets, Reed Bunting, Cettis Warblers, Reed Warblers, Whitethroats, Garden Warblers, Blackcaps, Willow Warblers, Chiffchaffs, House and Sand Martins, Swifts and Swallows, 2 GS Woodpeckers, Jay, 2+Grey Herons, 3+ Stock Doves, Song Thrush, c6Gadwall, c6 Tufted Duck, Mallards, 1 GC Grebe, 2 Cormorants, 2 Mute Swans, Greylag and Canada Geese, Coots and Moorhens, Pheasant, Blue Great and LT Tits, Robins Dunnocks Wrens, Blackbirds, Woodpigeons, Goldfinches, Magpies, Carrion Crows.
AL H on Monday, 15 May 2017
sunday 14th may, ♀ cuckoo perched on hawthorn to right of carlton hide, Little Egret at river pool, redshank on teal pool, small copper butterfly at river meadow
GARY HOBBS on Sunday, 14 May 2017
Quiet day with only 61 species - highlights 2 Goosander ( m&f), Water Rail, 2 LRP's, 1 Ringed Plover, Redshank, 3 Oystercather, 70+ Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2+ Herring Gull, 2 Kestrel (m&f), Great Spot & Green Woodpeckers, Spotted Flycatcher, Willow, Sedge, Garden and Reed Warblers, Blackcap, Whitethoart, Treecreeper, Linnet. Butterflies - Small blue, Comma, Brimstone, Peacock, Small White, Tortoiseshell and Orangetip. Also noted was a Common Newt being eaten by a Water Rail.
MARK PHILLIPS on Saturday, 13 May 2017
Red Kite NW over Newlands at 13.50