Sightings: 2010

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DAVID HILL on Friday, 31 December 2010
31/12 10.45am Steetley Hide Bittern flying and landing in reeds.
D AND B HUNT on Tuesday, 28 December 2010
Bittern- briefly in flight along Avon in reeds on right hand side of path by bench on way to Carlton Hide.
6 Wigeon- EMP, 9 Shoveler over Central Marsh, Bullfinch in Car Park, 6 Siskin- Mouse Maze
IAIN BROWN on Monday, 27 December 2010
3 coal tits, 1 willow tit, 6 siskin, 40 redpoll, 2 mallard, sparrowhawk, 2 song thrush, 1 goldcrest, 4 common gull, 4 bh gull, 1 lesser bb gull, 5 reed buntings, 2 gs wood peckers,
R.HOPKINS on Saturday, 25 December 2010
Visit from yesterday: Two Waterrails and Bittern were seen from Carlton Hide. Another Bittern was seen from River Pool. 15 Siskins on way to Carlton Hide and many Redwings and Fieldfare. Apparantly a Marsh Tit was also reported as being near the centre
IAIN BROWN on Saturday, 18 December 2010
2 willow tit, 10 song thrush, 40 fieldfare
too numerous redwings, 12 bullfinch, 10 redpoll, cormorant,heron, new Zealand scaup, wigeon, pochard,gadwall. 3 buzzards 70 greylag 5 Canada geese.
ALAN ANSCOMB on Wednesday, 15 December 2010
2 Barn Owls sitting outside nestbox at Newlands at dusk (4pm)
KEITH YATES on Tuesday, 14 December 2010
Short Eared Owl between Newlands and Golf Course at 8.15am
2 Bitterns showing on West Marsh @ 10:40am
ROBERT WAKELAM on Monday, 13 December 2010
Monday 13th December 2010.
Milder, damp, pools iced over.
Robin, blue tit,blackbird,dunnock,mallard,coot,buzzard (2 @ close quarters),tufted duck,bl hd gull,greylag goose,great tit,magpie,crow,gadwall,moorhen,shoveler,mute swan,teal,pheasant,kestrel,treecreeper (2),snipe,long tailed tit,greenfinch,jay,bullfinch (6),goldfinch,redwing,wren,chaffinch,reed bunting,feral pigeon.
STEVE MCAUSLAND on Sunday, 12 December 2010
Took my other half to Brandon for a few hours today and said on route that she might see a Bittern, we both saw a Bittern fly in to West Marsh Pool and wade in to the reeds, possible second Bittern flew off a few minutes later from 250 metres further up?
KEITH YATES on Sunday, 12 December 2010
Early frosty visit (7am - 11.30am)

Horstail Glade - Tawny Owl (1)
East Marsh Pool - White Fronted Goose (1), Barnacle Goose (1), Goosander (1F), Snipe (2) and Escapee New Zealand Scaup was also showing along with possible Lesser Scaup, general consensus is Tufted/Pochard Hybrid!

Bittern from West Marsh as per Paul's report below plus 2 Bittern on River Pool for around 5 minutes @ 11am (sorry Paul, should have stayed :)