Sightings: 2009

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ADRIAN JOHNSON on Saturday, 13 June 2009
Friday Evening
Three adult Barn Owls foraging and finding plenty of food, One Tawny Owl, Cuckoo still calling at 10pm
KEITH YATES on Tuesday, 09 June 2009
Little Egret on River Pool @ 8am
Green Sandpiper, Teal Pool
Adult Fox with 2 cubs seen on Farm Field, no Butterflies, Damsel or Dragonflies due to the weather, although a Small Magpie Moth was sheltering in the main-hide!!
PVB on Friday, 05 June 2009
17.00-19.00
Common tern, grey heron, tufted ducks, oystercatcher, ringed plover, little ringed plover, redshank, coot, swift, lapwing, goldfinch, canada goose, cuckoo, sparrowhawk, kingfisher
CAROLINE IRWIN on Thursday, 04 June 2009
Swallow, great tit, magpie, blackbird, robin, swift, reed warbler, coot (2 young seen), wren, blue tit, common tern, redshank, lapwing (including 2 young), teal, mallard (including 2 young), greenfinch, wood pigeon, moorhen, hobby ( in dead tree seen from Carlton Hide), reed bunting, pheasant, long tailed tit(family party), feral pigeon, canada geese (3 family parties including 11 goslings), black headed gull, grey heron, oystercatcher, tufted duck, great crested grebe (including one young hitching a ride on adult's back), green woodpecker and whitethroat plus a couple of rabbits. Only one butterfly seen - a brimstone by visitor centre.
KEITH YATES on Tuesday, 02 June 2009
Greenshank still showing on River/Teal Pool.
BIRDGUIDES on Monday, 01 June 2009
Greenshank on River Pool
STEPHEN TRINDER on Sunday, 31 May 2009

Saturday, May 30th, 1:00-5:30

Good Brandon breeding year(?).

No sign of the Woodchat Shrike.
Little Egret, Lapwing, juvenile and mature Grey Heron, 2 Mallards with broods, Redshank, Oystercatcher, Mute Swan pair with 5 cygnets on River Pool.

Brief Grasshopper Warbler song on Newlands. Numerous Reed Bunting males singing and showing. 2 Buzzards.

Redshank valiantly defending 3 young against Oystercatchers at one point. Oystercatchers busy all day, with breeding pair with 2 maturing young joined by (non-breeding?) pair at one point so 4 together. Other Oystercatchers audible at same time and seen shortly before, so there may be 5-7(?) at Brandon. Redshank vocal and busy all day. Sand Martin using the old bank (but not the new one!). Several Willow Warblers still singing in scrub by Sheep Field. RPs and LRPs seen near young, but unable to identify whose. Numerous Painted Ladies, 1 Peacock, 1 Comma, several Large Whites. Rabbit population recovering well. Cuckoo calling.
KEVIN G on Saturday, 30 May 2009
Cuckoo; Robin; Pheasant; Carrion Crow; Blackbird; Song Thrush; Wood Pigeon; Green Woodpecker; Canada Goose; Great Spotted Woodpecker; Chiffchaff; Cettis Warbler; Magpie; Reed Warbler; Mallard; Coot; Wren; Great Tit; Reed Bunting; Water Rail; Redshank; Common Tern; Oystercatcher; Lapwing; Sedge Warbler;
0500 / 0800

Heron; Shoveler; Common Whitethroat; Cormorant; LBB Gull; Swallow; Kestrel; Swift; Dunnock; Greenfinch; Willow Warbler; House Martin; Sparrowhawk; Moorhen; Barn Owl; Stock Dove; Goldfinch; Blue Tit; Blackcap; Great Crested Grebe; Grey Lag Goose; Tufted Duck; Rook; Garden Warbler.
JEFF on Friday, 29 May 2009
Woodchat Shrike (on Newlands viewed from Carlton Hide), Cuckoo, Many Painted Lady Butterflies
R.HOPKINS on Thursday, 28 May 2009
An evening away from listening to next door's TV brought me the following highlights:-

1 Hobby, 2 (maybe 3) Cuckoos; 2 Little Ringed Plovers; Barn Owl and the hooting Tawny Owl (heard, not seen)