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Sightings: 2016

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BOB LEE on Friday, 30 December 2016
Of note today. c40+ mixed flock Redpol/Siskin r/o Wright Hide, River Pool Hide, Rook, 3 x Goldcrest, 2 x Willow Tit, Treecreeper, East Marsh Hide, 8 x Gadwal, 9 x Wigeon, 19 x Cormorant(over), Carlton Hide, Water Rail, 3 x Rats!!, 4 x Reed Bunting,Ted Jury Hide, Chiffchaff, 2 x Buzzard, 2 x Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker,3 x Mistle Thrush, Sparrowhawk.
ALLY B on Friday, 30 December 2016
Pochard, wigeon and teal spotted from Jon Baldwin Hide
Brief view of Little Egret flying over
2x goldcrest en route to Steetley Hide
Water rail- Steetley Hide
ELEANOR SUTTON on Wednesday, 28 December 2016
Tuesday 27th December 2016.
It was cold, so I wasn't recording properly!
However: lots of wrens, robins, blackbirds, rabbits, squirrels, tits - blue, long-tailed and great. Two or three fieldfares and redwings along the Brandon Lane edge of the reedbeds. Heard at least three separate song thrushes bashing snails on "anvils". Good view of a water-rail quietly pecking in the shallows just north of Wright Hide, only a few feet from me. Dead swan in the Carlton Hide pool. Chiffchaff in brambles between here and the new hide. Harrier circling over Newlands Reedbeds. Probably Marsh Harrier ... but ... it was very grey. All over. Rather narrow wings, quite a big bird. He just did the one circuit, then flew off towards Brandon village, and there seemed to be a similar-shaped bird in the distance. I know Hen Harrier is unlikely, and I'm not claiming it - but if someone else does, use this to back them up.
Best definite sighting: roe deer, in the reedbed just the other side of the raised track from the Old Tip to the Farm. Deer "slots" also found alongside the Drive - going in both directions - and on the raised track between Top Pools and the lower reedbed. These are also roe deer. Looked it up in "Animal Tracks and Signs", Bang and Dahlstrom, OUP 2001 edition. Also my source for a couple of pellets found in the open grass just beyond the tree-fringe of Brandon Lane. These were rather degraded, but pale grey and seemed to be mostly fur and a bit of bone. These would seem to be from a short-eared owl, unless B&D are wrong, or other animals pick up owl-pellets and move them.
BOB LEE - ALAN BODDINGTON on Friday, 23 December 2016
Of note today.Grebe Pool, Kingfisher, Baldwin Hide, Goldeneye(drake), Teal Pool Hide, Little Egret, Common Snipe, East Marsh Hide, 11 x Cormorant, Shelduck, 4 x Pochard (2 x pair), 2 x Common Snipe, 2 x Pheasant (pair), Gulls, 11 x LBB, 4 x Herring, 7 x Common, Caspian, Central Marsh Track, 12 x Siskin, Swallow Pool, 2 x Gadwal (pair),Ted Jury Hide,Chiffchaff (calling) Buzzard, Hope wood, 5 x Redpol.
BOB LEE on Friday, 16 December 2016
Today of note through the fog!.River Pool Hide(rear of in elders) Mixed flock Redpol,Siskin,Goldfinch, East Marsh Hide, 6 x Common Snipe, Shelduck(fem), Water Rail, Gulls, 2 x GBB, 13 x LBB, 6 x Common, 4 x Herring, 5 x Pochard(3 x fem), Ted Jury Hide, 3 x GS Woodpecker, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Cettis Warbler, Carlton Hide 2 x Reed Bunting, Goose Pool, Kingfisher.
KIM OLIVER on Saturday, 10 December 2016
Sat Dec 10th. 1-3pm. Weather Dull, Cool + Raining. Goldcrest. Chaffinch. Goldfinch. Dunnock. On EMP. 3 Snipe. 9 Cormorant. 100ish Lapwing. 150ish B H Gull. Great Black-backed Gull Adult and younger. Lesser Black-backed Gull. Herring Gull. Common Gull. Teal. Mallard. Shoveler. Wigeon. Gadwall. Tufted Duck. 1 ♂ Pochard. 2 ♂ Goldeneye. Heron. and the Pool Behind the Wright Hide 20+ Coot.
KEITH YATES on Thursday, 08 December 2016
14:00 - 15:30............
Peregrine (Great views of 1 hunting over EMP in the glorious sunshine), Only other notables: Grey Wagtail, Goldcrest (4), Chiffchaff, Siskin (6), ♂ Goldeneye, Pochard & Adult Great Blacked-Backed Gull!
JOHN OSBORNE on Wednesday, 07 December 2016
Stoat (one hunting in Horse Tail Glade by path); other notables: shoveler; goldeneye; teal; cormorant; lapwing; Little Egret (East Marsh); heron; Green Sandpiper (Teal Pool); black-headed, lesser black-backed, herring & common gulls; green woodpecker; slightly disappointing starling murmuration, just 5 individuals!
ANDY MARSHALL on Saturday, 03 December 2016
East Marsh Pochard, Shoveler, Great Black Backed Gull, Yellow Legged Gull, Goosander, Goldeneye
Teal Hide Snipe
Near Newlands Redpoll, Siskin
PETER JONES on Monday, 28 November 2016
28th Nov,2016. Early pm.
East Marsh Pool, 2 Snipe, Heron, Cormorants, Lapwings, Pochard, Gadwall, Shovelers, Black-headed Gulls, Bullfinch.
Ted Jury Hide, Kingfisher, Greylag Geese, Mute Swan, Juv Sparrowhawk.

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