Sightings: 2018

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KEVIN AND SERI on Saturday, 24 March 2018
Great White Egret alternating between Teal and River Pools.
JOHN COAKLEY on Friday, 23 March 2018
Todays Highlights 07:30 - 17:00

Around The Reserve
2 x Great White Egret
Frogs spawning
5 x Cetti's Warbler heard
2 x Linnet
Skylark singing on western boundary
2 x Green Woodpecker getting flushed by a jogger !!!
c 20 Redwing
2 x Marsh Tit
1 x Muntjac
1 x Small Tortoiseshell - JW
Chiffchaff singing across the reserve

East Marsh Pool
4 x Oystercatcher
1 x Kingfisher
1 x GC Grebe
6 x Snipe
1 x ♂ Sparrowhawk
Pair of Goosander

Steetley Hide
Pike spawning
2 x Water Rail

River Pool
2 x Shelduck
1 x Little Egret
KEITH YATES on Friday, 23 March 2018
Today at Brandon: 07:30 ~ 13:30

Red-legged Partridge 1 on bank by coach parking ~ Great White Egret (2 at 08:30 ~ then 1 showing around East Marsh, & River Pool remainder of visit)

East Marsh Pool: Goosander (pair), Shelduck (2), Little Egret (1), Oystercatcher (5), Snipe (6)

Other areas: Muntjac (2), Kingfisher, Buzzard (5), Kestrel (2), Sparrowhawk (2), Lesser Redpoll (5), Meadow Pipit (1), Skylark (1 over), Redwing (20+ over), Raven (1 over), Mistle Thrush (2 feeding on car park bank), Cetti's Warbler (3), Water Rail (2)

Definite increase in Chiffchaff numbers today with 12 recorded (including 4 singing)
KEITH YATES on Thursday, 22 March 2018
Today:

East Marsh Pool: 2 Great White Egret, Dunlin, Oystercatcher (4), Snipe (8), Shelduck (2), Cetti's Warbler (1seen ~ 3 heard)

Other Areas: Willow Tit at Carlton ditch! Redwing 30+ Lesser Redpoll (4), Chiffchaff (2 singing), Muntjac (1 on Wigeon Bank), Raven (2 over)
JOHN COAKLEY on Tuesday, 20 March 2018
Todays Highlights 08:00 - 13:30

Golf Course
2 x Oystercatcher

New Hare Covert
3 x Muntjac . 2 + 1

Grebe Pool
1 x Oystercatcher

East Marsh Pool
Cetti's Warbler singing
2 x Oystercatcher
2 x Wigeon
Lapwing making a scrape & mating

Ted Jury Hide
Cetti's Warbler singing
GS Woodpecker drumming
1 x ♂ Kestrel

Carlton Hide
12 x Snipe over . 4 + 8
2 x Oystercatchers over

Around The Reserve
A total of 12 Buzzard
4 x Mistle Thrush
1 x Chiffchaff
VC Feeders . 1 x Marsh Tit . RE Admin

JOHN COAKLEY on Monday, 19 March 2018
Highlights From Today 13:00 - 16:15

New Hare Covert
1 x Muntjac

East Marsh Pool
2 x Shelduck
3 x Oystercatcher + 1 on the golf course
1 x Yellow Legged Gull . Still present @ 16:00

Ted Jury Hide
♂ Greenfinch singing at rear of hide

Around The Reserve
1 x Buzzard
3 x Treecreeper
2 x Nuthatch
2 x Lesser Redpoll
Frogs still spawning even with ice on the pool
NOEL & ANN on Monday, 19 March 2018
Saturday 17 March 2018.
Highlights from 9am - 12.30pm.
East Marsh Hide - Goosander (pr), Oystercatcher (5), Redshank (2), Teal, Shoveler, Gadwall, Wigeon. Cetti's just along from here.
New Hare Covert - c.20 Redwing & 15 Blackbird sheltering in the woods.
Path near Wright Hide - Lovely mixed flock of Siskin (c15), Lesser Redpoll (c20) as well as LT Tit, Treecreeper (2) & Chiffchaff.
Feeders from cafe - Marsh Tit, Nuthatch & lots of Reed Buntings.
Cold biting wind but a nice morning with a total of 49 species seen.
JOHN COAKLEY on Friday, 16 March 2018
Todays Highlights 12:00 - 17:00

Wright Hide
Munjac to rear of hide
Chiffchaff calling to rear of hide

East Marsh Hide
3 x Goosander . 1 pair & 1 looking like a juv ♂ . Jim R picked up on this . Its was also getting chased by the drake after Jim left
4 x Oystercatcher
1 x GC Grebe
2 x Cetti's Warbler heard
7 x Snipe
Chiffchaff calling
1 x ♂ Brimstone
1 x Pike in shallows in front of hide

New Hare Covert
1 x Muntjac

Around The Reserve
4 x Mistle Thrush
1 x Marsh Tit
2 x Green Woodpecker
1 x GS Woodpecker
6 x Buzzard
Mating Frogs & spawn
KEITH YATES (ADMIN) on Wednesday, 14 March 2018
Visit 10:30hrs ~ 13:45hrs

Water has receded and paths are clear!

East Marsh Pool ~ Red Kite (1 over), Sand Martin (2), Goosander (pair) Goldeneye (♂ and 2 ♀), Oystercatcher (5), Great Crested Grebe (2), Little Grebe (1), Water Rail (1), Snipe (4)

Other Areas ~ Marsh Tit (Horsetail Glade), Fieldfare (Constant passage today with several flocks totalling (48), Kestrel (2), Little Egret (1 on the river along Carlton/Jury hide track)

**Please note the volunteers will be preparing Sand Martin Structure & Islands on East Marsh Pool for forthcoming nesting season tomorrow (Thursday 15th) between 9am ~ 1pm!
ALAN BODDINGTON on Tuesday, 13 March 2018
East Marsh; Redshank, Oystercatcher (4),
Goldeneye (1 ♂,2 ♀), Shelduck,
Goosander (1♂,2 ♀), G.C.Grebe (2)
V.C. feeders; Marsh Tit.