Sightings: 2014

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GARY HOBBS on Wednesday, 31 December 2014
Birds of note - 30 Wigeon, 40+ Teal, 36 Mallard, 38 Shoveler, 11 Gadwall, 19 Tuftex Duck, 3 Water Rail, 3 Snipe, 24+ Common Gull, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 250+ Black-headed Gull, 2 Sparrowhawk ( ♂ and ♀ seen), Kestrel, Buzzard, 4+ Jay, 2 Jackdaw, Treecreeper, 14+ Long-tailed Tit, 3+ Goldcrest, Chiffchaff (Teal Hide),4+ Wren, 3 Bullfinch, Reed Bunting. Also Cetti's Warbler heard over Newlands plus Tawny Owls were calling from Horse-tail Glade as we walked off the reserve. Happy new year to all
ALAN BODDINGTON on Wednesday, 31 December 2014
10am-2pm. Ted Jury Hide; Stonechat (♂), Snipe, Kestrel, Buzzard,Sparrowhawk, Fox. East Marsh Hide; Snipe (2), Wigeon (30). Muntjac and 2 Foxes (one with injured back leg) on wigeon bank. Others; Lesser Redpoll, Goldcrest, Redwing (6)
KEITH YATES/MARTIN DURKIN on Sunday, 28 December 2014
Bittern (in flight from Teal Pool across to Newlands 10:55), Shelduck (1), Wigeon (20+), Redpoll/Siskin flock (40+), Pochard (1 ♂ + 3 ♀), Otter (2 on East Marsh Pool early morning)....*** Central Marsh Path water rising passable with wellies!!
KEVIN AND SERI on Saturday, 20 December 2014
Little Egret and Otter from East Marsh.
GARY HOBBS on Sunday, 14 December 2014
Birds of note - Pochard (♀), 120+ Lapwing, 200+ Black-headed Gulls, 24+ Common Gulls, 52+ Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 9+ Herring Gulls, 2 Yellow-legged Gulls, 2 Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, 3 Buzzards, 3+ Green Woodpecker, GS Woodpecker, several Goldcrest, 3+ Treecreeper, 2 Coal Tit, 2 Marsh Tits, 20+ mixed flocked Siskin, Lesser Redpoll and Goldfinch, Greenfinch, 3+ Bullfinch, 3+ Jay, 2 Nuthatch, 5 Starlings, 10+ Fieldfare, 4+ Redwing, Song Thrush. Note there was no Wigeon today after last weeks count of 62. Also seen Fox on Wigeon Bank and Muntjac from Carlton hide (lefthand bund).
MARTIN DURKIN on Sunday, 14 December 2014
Bittern on newlands this morning at 7.14am
MARTIN DURKIN on Thursday, 11 December 2014
Bittern coming in to newlands at 7.14am
MARTIN DURKIN on Tuesday, 09 December 2014
Bittern over newlands this morning at 7.18am
GARY HOBBS on Sunday, 07 December 2014
Quiet day around the reserve - Goldeneye (♂), 1 Snipe, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, Herring Gull, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 3 Buzzard, Barn Owl (in front of Carlton hide), Tawny Owl (heard only calling from Horse-tail Glade), Great-spotted Woodpecker, Goldcrest, 40+ mixed flock of Siskin, Lesser Redpoll and Goldfinch, 3 Bullfinch (2 ♂ and 1 ♀). There were only 4 Starlings tonight over Newlands. 2 Bank Voles - volunteers car park.
GARY HOBBS on Sunday, 23 November 2014
Birds of note - 5 Little Grebe (4 Carlton Pool & 1 on EM) , 2 Goldeneye (m&f), 41 Wigeon, 23 Mallard, 2 Dunlin (Willow Island), 12 Snipe, 2 Water Rail, 5 Common Gull, 3+Lesser Black-backed Gulls, Kingfisher, Cetti's Warbler, 4+Jay, 7 Carrion Crow, Kestrel, 2 Sparrowhawk, Tawny Owl (heard only), 5+ Bullfinch, 2 Goldcrest. The Starling murmuration consisted of around 800-900 birds with 1 of the Sparrowhawks having several attempts to grab a meal before the Starlings went to roost over Newlands. Last weeks Black-headed Gull ring should have read 2831 on a red ring on it's right leg.