Sightings: 2018

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KEITH YATES/ALAN BODDINGTON on Wednesday, 17 October 2018
A fantastic morning of Vismig (Visual Migration) over the reserve early morning:

(50+) Skylark, (5) Brambling, (2) CROSSBILL, (8) Meadow Pipit, (35) Redwing, (13) Siskin, (4) Lesser Redpoll & 10+ Buzzard

A marked increase in Robins & Blackbirds throughout the reserve & plenty of Tit Flocks to explore with (6) Goldcrest, (3) Chiffchaff, Marsh Tit & (4) Treecreeper within.

Also 80+ Wigeon, (2) Snipe East Marsh Pool, 2 Stonechat Jury Hide + Kestrel, Sparrowhawk and 2 Hobbies still performing well (Latest record of Hobby thus far for both of us!

PVB on Wednesday, 17 October 2018
09:10 - 12:15

Lovely autumnal morning on the reserve. 37 species including stonechat (pr) and hobby hawking (both from Ted Jury); goldcrest, treecreeper and nuthatch (New Hare Covert); kingfisher x2 and sparrowhawk from Teal Hide; snipe on East Marsh.
GARY HOBBS on Sunday, 14 October 2018
No sign of the YBW 16.30-1830, by myself and Steve Nikols. Possibly due to time of day plus poor light, did connect with a tit flock near the Carlton Hide that included Blue, Great, Willow& LT, Bullfinch & several Gold-crest plus a pair of Egyptian Geese on EM
ROY WOOLLEY on Sunday, 14 October 2018
Sunday 14th October. 2 X Egyptian Goose [East Marsh] @ 5pm.
STEVEN NICHOLS on Sunday, 14 October 2018
Yellow-browed Warbler heard and seen for 3 mins at 1500h. 20yds passed East Marsh hide in bushes and trees from track.. Moved off with Tits towards Teal hide. Shown to 2 other lucky visiting birders.
BOB LEE on Saturday, 13 October 2018
Of note today. East Marsh Hide, 2 x Little Egret, 2 x Hobby, Common Snipe, Kingfisher, 5 x Common, 4 x LBB, 2 x Herring Gulls, Otter, Carlton Hide, Water Rail, Ted Jury Hide, Chiffchaff, 5 x Redwing, and in gorse by entrance gate 2 x Stonechat (pair), Green Woodpecker.
JIM RUSHFORTH on Friday, 12 October 2018
Here are ringing details for Gary Hobbs' sighting of Black-headed Gull (Yellow 2PXA) on Sunday 7th October.
KEITH YATES on Wednesday, 10 October 2018
09:30 ~ 13:00

Some visible Migration over the reserve today: (25) Skylark, (5) Siskin, (11) Meadow Pipit, (4) Redwing & (2) Song Thrush

House Sparrow ( A rarity across the reserve but (4) seen today on the roof of the house on Brandon Lane opposite the Farm Bungalow!)

Around the reserve: (2) Stonechat on the bank opposite the coach parking, (3) Treecreeper, (2) Goldcrest, (1) Grey Wagtail, (6) Pied Wagtail, (2) Cetti's Warbler heard, (1) Blackcap, (1) Chiffchaff & (2) Nuthatch

Short time in East Marsh Hide: (1) Hobby, (4) Buzzard & (32) Wigeon
JOHN COAKLEY on Wednesday, 10 October 2018
Todays Highlights 08:45 - 14:45

East Marsh Pool
12 x Common Gull
1 x Hobby
1 x Green Sandpiper reported early morning

Carlton Hide
c 150 Wood Pigeon 100 + 50 over due south west
4 x Redwing
1 x Fieldfare

Around The Reserve
Singing Chiffchaff

c 20 Common Darter inc pairs in tandem
1 x Brown Hawker

2 x Comma
3 x Brimstone
7 x Small Copper
5 x Common Blue
3 x Speckled Wood
1 x Brown Argus . Photo taken
GARY HOBBS on Monday, 08 October 2018
Missed off yesterday’s report - Stonechat & Blackcap - both ♂s from Ted Dury Hide