Sightings: 2009

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CAROLINE IRWIN on Monday, 02 March 2009
Spent two hours at Bradon Marsh this afternoon - also saw the bittern fly in front of East Marsh Hide towards Newlands - best view I have ever had of this species.
Also saw, Goldeneye, Chaffinch, Robin, Great Tit, Blackbird, Coot, Mallard, Tufted Duck, Shoveler, Mute Swan, Shelduck, Cormorant, Lapwing, Black Headed Gull, Grey Heron, Great Crested Grebe, Teal, Pheasant, Magpie, Canada Goose, Buzzard, Greylag Goose, Moorhen, Oystercatcher, Pied Wagtail, Snipe, Coal Tit, Long Tailed Tit, Blue Tit, Hybrid Canada Goose, plus usual high numbers of rabbits
KEITH YATES (BMVCT) on Monday, 02 March 2009
Popped in for a couple of hours this afternoon!

Shellduck (4)
Oystercatcher (2)
Snipe (5)
Goldeneye (4) 2M + 2F - both pairs were diplaying very close to the main hide.
Bittern flew from reeds in front of the main hide across to Newlands @ 15.15 much to the delight of other visitors.
KEITH YATES (BMVCT) on Sunday, 01 March 2009
Ringed Plover (2)
Oystercatcher (3)
Goldeneye 2M + 2F
Great Black Backed
Lesser Black Backed
Water Rail (5) Heard at various spots.
Cetti's Warbler (4) Heard at various spots.
Reed Bunting
Bullfinch M+F
Shelduck (3)
Lapwing 100+
At around 12.30 a Peregrine was seen flying over the reserve by 4 other birders. I watched it myself for a good 5 mins but it was much too high for any good views.
BOB LEE on Sunday, 01 March 2009
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker 10.30am today
West of reserve.
JEFF on Sunday, 01 March 2009
Bittern (Carlton hide, flew to right hand reed bed in front of East Marsh hide), Nuthatch (2), Siskin (3), Goldeneye (2m 2f), LBB Gull (1), Buzzard (5), Little Grebe (1), GC Grebe (2), Pochard, Teal (40+), Shoveler (30+), Tufted Duck, Grey Heron (4), Cetti's (1), Oystercatcher (2), Shelduck (4)
DSTEELEY on Saturday, 28 February 2009
1200-13.30 Usual suspects plus Buzzard (1), Oystercatcher(1), Ringed Plover(1), Goldeneye(2m&2f), Common Snipe(8) all on EMP. Also several Coal Tits in different locations. Water Rail (1) Carlton & Cettis Warbler (1 heard) Teal Pool.
ADMIN on Saturday, 28 February 2009
Bittern, EMP (J.Rankin)
AKB on Friday, 27 February 2009
Buzzard 2
Oystercatcher 3
Shelduck 4
White-fronted Goose
Bittern 12.34pm over EM Pool flew into Reed Bed, LHS EM Hide

Two(escaped)Hybrid ducks resembling Ruddy Shelduck, but darker.
Suggestion X with Cape or Paradise Shelduck ? On EM Pool this morning.
KEITH YATES (BMVCT) on Thursday, 26 February 2009
Usual suspects plus!

Bittern (Flew in from behind Carlton Hide @ 07.40)
Barn Owl (2)
Song Thrush (5)
Cettis Warbler
Oystercatcher (2)
Wigeon 1 male 1 female EMP
4 Shellduck
Buzzrd (2)
Ringed Plover (2) (Flew onto EMP @ around 15.45)
Snipe (11)
Cape Shelduck** - female and hybrid Cape/Australian flew onto EMP mid-morning. After much deliberation this is the best guess but I'm sure there's more to come on these two!!)
ALAN ANSCOMB on Wednesday, 25 February 2009
Bittern in flight from East Marsh hide at 12:15 and 12:35