Sightings: 2009

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KEITH YATES on Friday, 14 August 2009
Short visit this afternoon 3-6pm
Greenshank 3(2 on Teal Pool, 1 on Carlton), Green Sandpiper 2, Snipe 3, Oystercatcher 1
R.HOPKINS on Saturday, 08 August 2009
Difficult to see much from East Marsh 07/08/09 19:00 - 21:00 Difficult to see much at East Marsh Hide as the vegetation on the islands is quite high - The flock of Lapwing remain. At Carlton Hide, 3 Kingfishers showing off for hours and a Green Sandpiper.

Admin Comment: There is a working party on 27th August. They will be clearing the vegetation from the islands on East Marsh Pool.
KEITH YATES on Tuesday, 04 August 2009
Excellent days birding with 59 Species, even in the rain!
Snipe (2), Green Sandpiper (2), Oystercatcher (3), Redshank (2), Water Rail, Little Grebe, Common Tern (2), Shoveler, Kingfisher, Sparrowhawk, Cettis Warbler, Blackcap, Garden Warbler, Willow Warbler, Whitethroat, Chiffchaff, Reed Warbler, Bullfinch, Willow Tit, Gadwall with 3 young still on River/Teal Pool.
JEFF on Sunday, 02 August 2009
Black-tailed Godwit (EMP), Green Sanpiper (1 Carlton Pool), Good numbers of lapwing, Kingfisher (flyby @ carlton), Buzzard, Sedge Warbler, Oystercatcher (2)

Good numbers of butterflies throughout the reserve, to name a few Brimstone (1), Painted Lady (20+), Peacock, Gatekeeper, Comma

Also Black-tailed skimmer, Southern Hawker, Migrant Hawker and Brown Hawker dragonflies.
KEITH YATES on Sunday, 02 August 2009
Black Tailed Godwit, East Marsh Pool. (Well hidden in vegetation on Willow Island but comes up when spooked with Lapwing flock circa 600!!)
AKB on Wednesday, 29 July 2009
An item of news from yesterday (28th).
A Little Egret dropped in on East Marsh Pool for a few minutes, it then flew over to Carlton Pool where it was driven off by a Coot.
ANDY BARNSLEY on Friday, 24 July 2009
Friday 24th July 06:30/ 09:30 52 species

Mallard,Teal,Tufted Duck,Mute Swan,Canada Goose,Greylag Goose
Moorhen,Coot,Great Crested Grebe,Little Grebe,Lapwing,Ringed Plover,Oystercatcher,Redshank,Dunlin,Grey Heron,Little Egret,Black Headed Gull,Common Tern,Cormorant,Pheasant,
Carrion Crow,Jay,Magpie,Wood Pigeon,Collared Dove,Blackbird,Song Thrush,Robin,Starling
Great Tit,Blue Tit,Greenfinch,Bullfinch,Goldfinch,House Sparrow,Pied Wagtail,Wren,Kingfisher
Reed Bunting,Chiff Chaff,Whitethroat, Reed Warbler,Sedge Warbler,Swift,Sand Martin,Swallow,Sparrowhawk,Buzzard,Kestrel,Green Woodpecker,Great Spotted Woodpecker
JEFF on Sunday, 19 July 2009
Colour Ringed Reed Warbler (Black/Dark Blue/Dark Blue) in front of East Marsh Pool

(Blk/Dk Blue/Dk Blue is BTO metal ring X054723 and it was originally ringed as an adult at Brandon on 5.5.08. Details provided by J.Rushforth BMVCT)
KEITH YATES on Sunday, 19 July 2009
Morning Highlights
Hobby, Little Egret (Carlton Hide), Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Kingfisher, Sparrowhawk, Water Rail (2) plus 2 chicks, Teal with 3 chicks!
STEPHEN TRINDER on Sunday, 12 July 2009
Sat, 11th July

Hobby - Teal Pool, and later Carlton dead tree.
Cuckoo heard briefly very early in morning.
Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Little Ringed Plover, Redshank and juvenile Lapwing on Teal Pool.
Group of five or six blackbirds flushed from ground near edge of Sheep Field. Interesting, as didn't seem to include juveniles, so not a family party.

Many hundreds of cinnabar moth caterpillars on Ragwort, especially at edge of Sheep Field.