Sightings: 2011

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BIRDGUIDES on Monday, 10 January 2011
Bittern, still flew to reeds at West Marsh Pool (10:20)
GARY HOBBS on Sunday, 09 January 2011
Bittern seen 4 times between 1330-1615 (twice in flight) from East Marsh Hide, other birds of note- 4 Goldeneye, 12+ Pochard, 9 Snipe, 3 Common Gulls, 2 LBB Gulls,1 GBB Gull, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, also the escapee New Zealand Scaup showed well in front of East Marsh
G ROWE on Sunday, 09 January 2011
A Bittern from main hide this morning at 0830. Around the reserve: marsh tit(1), willow tit(1),nuthatch(1), lesser redpoll (6), siskin (20+)& a raven over top reed bed.
KEITH BARNSLEY on Sunday, 09 January 2011
Classic Winter Morning. Sunny Frostyand quicly warmed by a Bittern in front of East Marsh hide approx 8.30am. Loads saw it. I was actually in Disabled Hide but still had great views looking across the water.Also Goosander was a good sight before I trundled past Golf course (redwings and Fieldfares feeding under trees next to the green) then on to Hare Covert where I saw Tree Creeper and Marsh Tit (not willow)No 'bull head' look and no apparent wing panel and song was Marsh tit.Any way hope thats confirmed.Keith Barnsley.
R.HOPKINS on Saturday, 08 January 2011
Late afternoon visit. Bittern reported as seen in channel from East Marsh Hide at 4pm by some photographers. It did not reappear and did not fly but then one flew in at 4.30pm and perched on reeds and another one at the same time flew over the back towards Newlands - This could suggest that there are possibly 3. Goldeneye still present as well as 3 Snipe on Willow Island.
IAIN BROWN on Saturday, 08 January 2011
Nice to see clear water. Goldeneye 4 two of each sex, 2 female pochard, 26 gadwal, 22 shoveler, 84 teal, 8 tufted, 67 grey lag and 7 canada, 100 bhg, 3 common gull, 2 lesser black backs and about 10 herring flying over. One bittern flew into the reeds in front of east marsh hide at about 9am
ROBERT WAKELAM on Friday, 07 January 2011
Friday 7th January 2011.
Damp,cold, pools part iced over.
Path from Nature Centre - robin, goldfinch, blackbird.
Goose Pool - Grey heron.
East Marsh - lapwing(c20), bl hd gull(12), pheasant,goldeneye(F), shoveler(c15, T.duck, teal(c60), mallard(c25), coot, gadwall(c30), crow.
Carlton Hide - bullfinch, W.pigeon, mallard, moorhen.
New Hare Covert - fieldfare, jay, wren.
Feeders - blue & great tit, nuthatch, robin, bullfinch, dunnock, F.pigeon, chaffinch, greenfinch.
GARETH BLOCKLEY on Wednesday, 05 January 2011
I went and had a good search for the Meally redpoll this afternoon but could find and redpolls or siskins. 125-150 Siskins reported in the East hide log book! Sat in Carlton Hide for the Bittern/s and had a good showing of one at 15:30 for c.10 mins. Most of the water still iced over but a good variety of ducks in the open water and 2 Common snipe on east marsh.

BIRDGUIDES on Wednesday, 05 January 2011
Mealy Redpoll, in Hope Wood near bottom pond dipping pools with 15 Lesser Redpolls
R.HOPKINS on Monday, 03 January 2011
Siskin (100c + feeding in alders) with several Goldfinch, Buzzard, Kestrel, Treecreeper.

East Marsh Pool: Lapwing, Teal, Canada Goose, Gadwall, Mallard and 2 Snipe on Willow Island.

Willow Tit appeared briefly on feeders.