Sightings: 2011

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STEVE MCAUSLAND on Saturday, 23 April 2011
Friday Afternoon’s Visit.

Notables: Ruff, Cuckoo, Kingfisher, Common Tern, Grasshopper Warbler, Redshank, Little Ringed Plover, Lesser Whitethroat, Ringed Plover, Oystercatcher, Whitethroat.

Others, Blackbird, B.B.Gull, Blackcap, Blue Tit, Bullfinch, Buzzard, Canada Geese, Carrion, Cetti’s Warbler, Chaffinch, Chiffchaff, Collared Dove, Cormorant, Coot, Dunnock, Feral Pigeon, Gadwall, Goldfinch, G.C.Grebe, Great Tit, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Grey Heron, Greylag, House Martin, Jay, Kestrel, Lapwing, Lesser B.B. Gull, Long Tailed Tit, Magpie, Mallard, Moorhen, Mute Swan, Pheasant, Pied Wagtail, Reed Bunting, Reed Warbler, Robin, Sand Martin, Sandpiper, Sedge Warbler, Shoveler, Snipe, Starling, Teal, Tree Sparrow, Tufted Duck, Wigeon, Wood Pigeon, Wren.

Also, thanks to the gentleman who showed us the GS Woodpecker entering its nesting hole.
KEITH BARNSLEY on Friday, 22 April 2011
Cuckoo x2 around bluebell wood and on dead tree by carlton hide.Grasshopper Warbler reeling Newlands. Pleasing amounts of whitethroats all over our walk plus Cetti's Willow and Sedge warblers . Super evening walk to get the weekend off to a lovely start.
MARTIN SMYTH on Friday, 22 April 2011
3 common terns high over eastmarsh 19.30 then flew south,Grasshopper warbler calling on path to new hare covert from newlands
IAIN BROWN on Friday, 22 April 2011
ruff in morning, 4 grasshopper warbler 'reeling'
KYLE SMITH on Thursday, 21 April 2011
great tit, mallard, great-spotted woodpecker, blue tit , chaffinch, bullfinch, swallow, reed bunting, robin, magpie, pied wagtail, greylag goose, carrion crow, canada goose, coot, mute swan, cormorant, great crested grebe, lapwing, common tern, teal, gadwall, wigeon, ringed plover, tufted duck, black headed gull, common gull, oystercatcher, common sandpiper, little ringed plover, sedge warbler, cetti's warbler, blackbird, feral pigeon, greenfinch, goldfinch, whitethroat, moorhen
CAROLINE IRWIN on Thursday, 21 April 2011
Swallow, Robin, Chaffinch, Canada Goose, Mute Swan, Blackbird, Coot, Mallard, Greylag Goose, Great Crested Grebe, Great, Blue and Long-tailed tits, Cormorant, Lapwing, Tufted Duck, Common Tern (2), Kingfisher, Cuckoo (heard), Whitethroat (several), Willow Warbler, Wood and Feral Pigeon, Dunnock, Carrion Crow, Magpie, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Greenfinch.
Butterflies - Brimstone 4, Peacock 4, Orange Tip 1, Speckled Wood 2
Mammals - Rabbits 2
COLIN POTTER on Wednesday, 20 April 2011
12 singing Grasshopper Warblers on site.
There may be one at the far corner of sheep field , brief snatch of song at 07.15 would make 13. Most active song period 05.45 to 07.30
KEITH YATES on Tuesday, 19 April 2011
Visit Highlights 05:30 – 13:30Hrs

Hobby (1 over Newlands @ 06:15), Wheatear (2♂ on Farm Field @ midday), Cuckoo (1 @ Carlton Hide), Gropper (1 Sheepfield – 1 Newlands & 1 Top Reedbed), Garden Warbler (3), Lesser Whitethroat (1 near Sheepfield), Chiffchaff (5), Blackcap (numerous), Whitethroat (numerous), Linnet (2), Reed Warbler (2), Sedge Warbler (5), Willow Warbler (numerous), Cetti’s Warbler (6), Bullfinch (4)


Common Tern (2), Snipe (2), LR Plover (6), Ringed Plover (2), Redshank (3), Oystercatcher (3), Pink-footed Goose (1), Sand Martin (numerous), Swallow (20+)

Also today

500+ Starlings on Top Reedbed @ first light, Goldcrest (1), Barnacle Goose (1), Buzzard (numerous, best was 8 @ 1 time), Kestrel (2), Sparrowhawk (1), Grass Snake (3)


Comma (2), Common Blue (1), Peacock (4), Speckled Wood (6), Green-vein White (6), Small White (8), Orange Tip (numerous)
GARY HOBBS on Sunday, 17 April 2011
1 Common Tern (15.30), 3 Swallow's, 6 L.R.P's, 2 Ringed Plovers, 2 Oystercatchers, 2 Redshank, 1 Common Sandpipier, Reed and Cetti's Warbler, Sand Martins all East Marsh. Cuckoo seen from East Marsh but over Newlands in dead tree. Lesser Whitethroat by Sheep Field, Whitethroat seen by Golf Course and left of Charlton Hide. Several pairs of Blackcaps plus numberous Willow Warblers and Chiffchaff seen or heard around resevre.
BIRDGUIDES on Sunday, 17 April 2011
Marsh Harrier, female over Newlands Marsh this afternoon