Sightings: 2011

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R.HOPKINS on Thursday, 28 April 2011
Cool stiff breeze tonight making things a bit quieter for this evening on the warbler front. East Marsh had 2 Dunlin, 2 Redshank, the Ruff and the LR Plovers and Ringed Plovers. Also 2 Cuckoos around as well as 6 Common Terns.
KEITH YATES on Thursday, 28 April 2011
Visit Highlights 06:00 – 10:30Hrs

Pools:-

Common Tern (4), Dunlin (2 in summer plumage), LR Plover (7), Ringed Plover (1), Redshank (3), Oystercatcher (2), Ruff (1), Teal (22), Gadwall (4), Shoveler (2), Shelduck (2 briefly @ 08:45), Lapwing (still 4 chicks on Tern Island), Sand Martin (numerous), Swallow (numerous), House Martin (8), Cuckoo (1 in dead tree @ Carlton), Sparrowhawk (1), Kestrel (1), Buzzard (4), Red Kite (1 seen over West Marsh when driving away from the reserve @ 10:30hrs)
KEVIN GROOCOCK on Wednesday, 27 April 2011
0615 -1230 62 bird species

Of note:

Cuckoo (2); Common Tern (3); Grasshopper Warbler (4); Little Ringed Plover (4); Redshank (4); Ringed Plover (1); Snipe (7); Kingfisher (2); Garden Warbler (4); Barnacle Goose (1); Oystercatcher (4); Ruff (f 1); Common Sandpiper (1); Yellow Wagtail (2); Mistle Thrush (1); Sand Martin (c30); House Martin (10); Swallow (c20); Sedge Warbler; Reed Warbler; Willow Warbler; Chiffchaff; Goldcrest;
GARY HOBBS on Tuesday, 26 April 2011
1 common Sandpiper,1 Ruff(f),2 Ringed Plovers,5 LRP's,4 Redshank,2 Oystercathers,1 Snipe,Kingfisher,50+ House Martins,100+ Sand Martins, 30+ Swallows,Sedge,Reed,Willow,Garden and Cetti's Warblers,Blackcap,Chiffchaff, Whitethroat,Buzzard,Kestral,Jay,Green and GS Woodpeckers,3 LBB Gulls and a female Mallard with ten ducklings
KEITH YATES on Tuesday, 26 April 2011
Visit Highlights 06:30 – 13:30Hrs (Cold N-Easterly Breeze)

Song Thrush (3), Nuthatch (1), Cuckoo (1), Gropper (4), Garden Warbler (2), Lesser Whitethroat (1 near Sheepfield), Chiffchaff (6), Blackcap (numerous), Whitethroat (numerous), Linnet (1), Reed Bunting (11), Reed Warbler (4), Sedge Warbler (5), Willow Warbler (numerous), Cetti’s Warbler (4), Goldcrest (1), Buzzard (4), Collared Dove (1), Skylark (1)

Pools

Kingfisher (1), Lapwing (4 Chicks on Tern Island), LBB Gull (4), Barnacle Goose (1), Gadwall (6), Teal (22), Common Tern (2), Snipe (2), Ruff (1), LR Plover (5), Ringed Plover (1), Redshank (3), Oystercatcher (3), Common Sandpiper (1), Sand Martin (numerous), House Martin (4), Swallow (Numerous), Swift (1)

Butterflies/Odonata/Reptiles (very few today due to temperature)

Speckled Wood (1), Green-vein White (2), Banded Demoiselle Damselfly (1♂), Grass Snake (1)
KEN BIRD on Monday, 25 April 2011
Otter from carlton hide on right hand bank at 20.30
BILL HUNT on Sunday, 24 April 2011
6 - 7.30 pm

Common Tern 1, Ruff, Little Ringed Plover, Redshank 3, Lapwing, LBBG 2, Cetti's Warbler 3, Whitethroat, Blackcap, Reed Warbler, Jay, Gadwall, Shoveler, Teal, Cuckoo 1, Stock Dove 6, plus the usual
NATALIEB on Sunday, 24 April 2011
Friday 12 - 4.30pm
Hobby mobbing Buzzard, Reed Willow and Cettis Warbler, otter print in mud, queen hornet (mustard yellow with an orange band around bottom) size of humming bird by the Dave and Celia bench (it was huuuuggge). Reed bunting,
JEFF on Sunday, 24 April 2011
Greenshank (1), Ruff (1), Cuckoo (2), Buzzard (3), Sparrowhawk (1), Goldcrest (1), Lesser Whitethroat (1), Grasshopper Warbler (5 reeling around the reserve)
Large Red Damselfly (3, a pair in tandem on West Marsh pool)
GARY HOBBS on Saturday, 23 April 2011
Birds of note seen from East Marsh hide- Hobby (15.27),female Ruff, Cuckoo,6 LRP's,2 Ringed Plovers,2 Redshank,2 Oystercatchers,4 Common Terns,Reed, Sedge and Cetti's Warblers,2 LBB gulls, 4 Snipe,2 Pied Wags. Carlton Hide- Kingfisher (14.04),5 Buzzards,Kestrel. Steetley Hide- reeling Grasshopper Warbler, Whitethroat, Blackcap, Reed and Sedge Warblers. Lesser Whitethroat seen by path leading to East Marsh/River Hides. Willow Warblers and Chiffchaff singing and seen around reserve. Swallow numbers reaching double figures by late afternoon on East Marsh.