LOUND BIRD CLUB

Striving to record, monitor and conserve birds & wildlife found on the Sutton & Lound GP's SSSI (Idle Valley NR) since 1990.

Bird Sightings April 2012

Monday 30th April

The better weather brought the first Whinchat of the year today, a Whimbrel through late afternoon, a Marsh Harrier flew north late evening, an adult Little Gull today and several more Wheatears and summer migrants.

Blaco - Single first-summer male WHEATEAR (TT,KW) (see image below), 4 Oystercatcher, 4 Buzzard and 1 Sparrowhawk. Wildgoose Farm - Two Buzzard. Neatholme Lane - Two Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Song Thrush and 1 Garden Warbler. Neatholme Scrape - Single adult LITTLE GULL (TT et al) from 13.30pm-17.45pm at least, 1 WHIMBREL (IC) flew NE at 17.50pm, 1 MARSH HARRIER (IC) flew north at 19.00pm, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, up to 4 Common Tern, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Kestrel and 2 Ruff. Neatholme Pit - Single male WHEATEAR (TT,KW) on posts. The Willows - Single Lesser Whitethroat in hawthorn. Tiln North (Restoration Area) - Single PEREGRINE (TT) sat on deck at 6.45am and 2 Ringed Plover.  Hayton Common - Single WHINCHAT (JS et al) from 14.45pm at least and 6 Reed Bunting in rape field next to Tiln North (Restoration Area). Clayworth Common - Two WHEATEAR (DM,AB,PB) and 3 Yellow Wagtail in field adjacent to Cross Lane plus 1 WHEATEAR (DM), 4 Linnet and 2 Yellow Wagtail on spoil heaps. Clayworth Common (Conservation Lake) - Two Little Ringed Plover and two pairs of Lapwing with two and one chicks each. Also single Barn Owl in usual area and up to 5 Yellow Wagtail were noted here today. Cross Lane Marsh - Single Cuckoo heard. Water Ski Pit - Four Willow Warbler, 1 Cuckoo, 6 Blackcap and 15 Swifts. Cross Lane Fishery - Single Jay and Song Thrush. Chainbridge Lane - Single Lesser Whitethroat in hawthorn and 1 Reed Warbler in dyke. Chainbridge Wood NR - Single Garden Warbler calling in SW corner at 8.30am, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Treecreeper, 1 Cuckoo, a pair Long-tailed Tit and a pair of Blackcap. Chainbridge Pit - Single Grasshopper Warbler 'reeling' and 1 Sedge Warbler also calling near here today. Chainbridge NR Scrape (West) - Three Lesser Whitethroat calling around scrape from three locations, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Shelduck, 1 male Pintail, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Ringed Plover and 3 Redshank. Chainbridge NR Scrape (East) - Single Greenshank, 1 male Pintail, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Redshank displaying, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Cuckoo calling and 2 Wigeon. Windsurf Pool - Single Reed Warbler calling from northern edge.  Tiln Wood - A single Cuckoo calling here then seen flying. (D.Mannifield,J.Simpson,T.Tomlinson,K.Wilson,P.Bradford,A.Bradford,I.Cowgill,P.Cadman,I.Hunt,N.Braund,
S.Moakes,D.Evans,J.Wilkins,C.Marshall,A.Nicholson)
 
 
(Above) WHEATEAR Oenanthe oenanthe - First-summer male, Blaco, 30th April 2012. ©Tony Tomlinson 

Sunday 29th April

Hallcroft - Single Kingfisher. (I.Cowgill)


Saturday 28th April

Clayworth Common - Three WHEATEAR (DM) still present in field by Neatholme Scrape and a Barn Owl was noted again. Tiln North (Restoration Area) - Single Little Ringed Plover, 2 Redshank and a Ruff. Chainbridge Wood NR - Single Blackcap, a pair of Long-tailed Tit and 1 Chiffchaff. Chainbridge Lane (Short Crop Rotation) - Three WHEATEAR (DE) noted here today. Chainbridge NR Scrape (East) - Single male Pintail, 2 Wigeon, 1 Redshank, 1 Herring Gull, 2 Ringed Plover and 2 Oystercatcher. Chainbridge NR Scrape (West) - Single 'feral' Bar-headed Goose again, a pair of Oystercatcher and 1 Redshank. Lound (Horse Paddocks) - Two Yellow Wagtail. Parish Park (Linghurst Lakes) - Several male Red-crested Pochard noted here today. Neatholme Fen - Single (2nd cal year) YELLOW-LEGGED GULL (DN) present and photographed with c150 Great Black-backed Gulls and c20 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 2 Little Ringed Plover and 1 Hobby. Neatholme Pit - Single colour-ringed Mute Swan (Red 252) was noted here today. Neatholme Scrape -Two Ruff, 1 Common Tern, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Redshank, 4 Goldeneye, 2 Whooper Swans with c20 Mute's and 3 Oystercatcher. Water Ski Pit - Single male Red-crested Pochard and 1 Cuckoo heard. Cross Lane - Single Cuckoo calling from Cross Lane Fen area, also single Chiffchaff and 1 Willow Warbler. Windsurf Pool - Single Green Woodpecker. Hawthorne Lane - Two Chiffchaff, pair Long-tailed-Tit, 2 Blackcap, single Green Woodpecker, 2 Willow Warbler. Two Garden Warblers also noted today. (D.Evans,A.Bradford,P.Bradford,D.Nicholson,D.Mannifield,P.Harrison)


Friday 27th April

Chainbridge Pit - c20 Swifts early evening and 1 Grasshopper Warbler 'reeling' at 20.30pm in same area. Chainbridge Wood NR - 1-2 Song Thrush singing including the very vocal bird that continually mimics wading and woodland birds. Chainbridge Lane - Single Garden Warbler singing on east side by Chainbridge Pit, also nearby, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Whitethroat and 5+ Reed Bunting. Chainbridge NR Scrape (East) - Single first-summer (2nd cal year) YELLOW-LEGGED GULL (GH et al) present here in the roost with many larger gulls late evening, a pair of Wigeon, up to 3 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Grey Partridge, Greylag pair with 6 young and 3 Redshank. Clayworth Common - Single WHIMBREL (AB,PB) flew North at 12.55pm, 2 Yellow Wagtail flew east, 1 Barn Owl late evening, 1 Kestrel, 6 Swallow, 1 Reed Bunting, 2 Whooper Swans still with 12 Mute's, 6 WHEATEAR (DM,MW et al) on rough field opposite Neatholme Scrape until 16.15pm with just 2 present late evening, 1 Cuckoo heard and seen flying North towards Neatholme Lane then later seen flying back South towards Claywoth Common. Claywoth Common (Conservation Lake) - A pair of Oystercatcher. Tiln North (Restoration Area) - Two Curlew again early evening, 1 Golden Plover over, a pair Oystercatcher and 1 male Blackcap. Hayton Common - Single Cuckoo calling from eastern edged of Common early to late evening.  River Idle - Single Sedge Warbler. Neatholme Pit - Single Cuckoo heard calling. Neatholme Scrape - Pair Black-tailed Godwits, 1 Cuckoo flew from here to Cross Lane Marsh, 5 Goldeneye still, 1 Redshank, Greylag pair with several young, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 7 House Martin, approx 60 Swift, approx 80 Swallow, up to 6 Arctic Tern (2-3 still present late evening), 1 Common Tern, 1 Sedge Warbler and 3 Dunlin. Neatholme Fen - Two Arctic Tern, 1 Cuckoo here today and 2 Dunlin. Neatholme Lane - Single Whitethroat, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Kestrel, 2 Blackcap, 1 Green Woodpecker and 1 Curlew called.(K.Wilson,A.Bradford,P.Bradford,D.Evans,G.Hobson,M.Warne)


Thursday 26th April

Black Terns arrived as expected this morning as well as the first Hobby's of the year. Also three further Little Gulls and up to 5 Arctic Terns were noted. Two late Whooper Swans were with Mute's on Clayworth Common.

Neatholme Pit - Two Hobby west over here then south over the Water Ski Pit. Neatholme Scrape - Two BLACK TERN (MW,KR et al) present at 10.35am, had increased to 3 birds by 11.00am (Several Observers), 2 were still present at 14.45pm and a single bird still remained at 19.00pm, 3 LITTLE GULLS (PH,RSt,IC,MW,IH,PCa) (two adults and 1 first-summer) were noted at 11.00am but flew east, 2 Common Tern, up to 5 Arctic Tern were present from 11.00am until 14.45pm at least, 2 Black-tailed Godwit were present this afternoon, 2 Buzzard, 1 Curlew over, 1 Redshank, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Whitethroat, c40-100 Swifts, up to 50 House Martins, 30 Swallow and just 5 Sand Martin. Also, 3 Goldeneye still present this morning. Neatholme Lane - Single Sedge Warbler. Cross Lane Marsh - Single Cuckoo heard calling here at various times throughout the day. Clayworth Common - Two Hobby were noted flying in from the east together at 12.10pm and headed off west following Neatholme Lane, 2 late Whooper Swans on field with the Mute Swan herd, 1 Buzzard, 2 Grey Partridge, 2 Kestrel and 1 Yellow Wagtail. Clayworth Common (Conservation Lake) - Two Oystercatcher, 2 Pied Wagtail and 8 Stock Dove. Water Ski Pit - Two south Hobby over here at 12.15pm and a male Red-crested Pochard. Chainbridge Pit - Six Swifts this morning and 1 Green Woodpecker. Chainbridge Lane - Single Fieldfare noted. Chainbridge NR Scrape (West) - Two Great Crested Grebe.  Chainbridge Scrape (East) - Single BLACK TERN (MW) today, 1 male Red-crested Pochard flew over north this morning, 2 Redshank, 2 Little Ringed PLover, 1 Ringed Plover, 2 Oystercatcher, a pair of Wigeon, 1 male Pintail, 5 Bullfinch and 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. Windsurf Pit - Single Reed Warbler on west side Bellmoor Lake - 30+ Swifts and 2 Common Tern. (P.Hobson,M.Warne,D.Mannifield,R.Stevens,K.Roberts,A.Bradford,P.Bradford,P.Cadman,I.Hunt)


Wednesday 25th April

The poor weather today dumping five Little Gulls and a selection of migrant terns. The first Swift and Lesser Whitethroat were noted today.

Neatholme Scrape - Four LITTLE GULLS (IC,DHu) (3 adult & 1 first-summer) were noted here at 9.40am but all flew east at 11.00am. A single LITTLE GULL (IC) was then present at 18.45pm and at 19.00pm a large flock of migrant terns dropped in with 6 Common Terns and 12 Arctic Terns being counted noted. Water Ski Pit - Two Swifts over here today. Hawthorn Lane - Single Lesser Whitethroat noted today. (I.Cowgill)


Tuesday 24th April

Lots of common summer migrants and a Barn Owl noted. 

Hawthorne Lane - Four Blackcap included a pair, 1 Chiffchaff and 1 Green Woodpecker. Water Ski Pit - Single Sedge Warbler and Whitethroat. Bittern Pools - Single Reed Warbler singing in reeds here. Chainbridge NR Scrape (West) - Three Oystercatcher, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 1 male Pintail, a pair of Wigeon, 6 Stock Dove, 1 Reed Warbler in north end. Chainbridge NR Scrape (East) - Single Whitethroat and Blackcap. Chainbridge Lane - Two Jays, 1 male Bullfinch and 1 male Kestrel. Chainbridge Pit - Single Grasshopper Warbler in same araa as yesterday. Clayworth Common - Single Barn Owl watched for 10 minutes hunting along the ditch, a pair of Grey Partridge, 1 Skylark, 2 Meadow Pipit, a pair of Buzzard and 1 Kestrel. Chainbridge Wood NR - Single Song Thrush, 2 Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff and 1 Green Woodpecker. Clayworth Common (Conservation Lake) - Single Pied Wagtail and a pair of Oystercatcher. Tiln North (Restoration area) - Two Curlew. Neatholme Scrape - Single Swallow, 2 Ruff showing 'ruff' feathering, 3 Redshank, a pair of Oystercatchers, 5 Goldeneye and 1 Buzzard. Neatholme Pit - A pair of Oystercatchers and 1 Great Crested Grebe. Wildgoose Farm - Single Willow Tit, 2 Grey Partridge and 1 Tawny Owl in usual area. Neatholme Fen - Three Little Ringed Plover, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Willow Warbler, 2 Blackcap and a pair of Greylag with four goslings. Neatholme Lane - Single Grasshopper Warbler heard, Neatholme Pit side of path, also 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 male Reed Bunting, 1 Willow Warbler and a pair of Red-legged Partridge. Linghurst Wood - Single Treecreeper and Jay. Up to 20 Buzzard in skies over reserve today. (A.Bradford,P.Bradford.M.Warne.D.Mannifield)


Monday 23rd April

Chainbridge Pit - Single OSPREY (DM) over here at 14.05pm heading west toward the Tarmac buildings, then seen again at 16.05pm (DE) fishing in pit before heading south towards Tiln. Also here, single Grasshopper Warbler note 'reeling' in scrub south of bridge from 11.15am and 1 Sedge Warbler singing. Windsurf Pit - Single OSPREY (MW,PCa,SM) heading NW over here at 14.00pm (same siting as above). Water Ski Pit - Single Jay. Chainbridge NR Scrape (East) - Two summer plumage Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 male Pintail, 4 Redshank, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Blackcap, 1 Whitethroat and 2 Willow Warbler around entrance to viewpoint. Clayworth Common - Two Curlew on rough spoil ground near conservation lake. Neatholme Scrape - Two Ruff, 1 Common Tern, 2 Dunlin, 2 Redshank and 1 Oystercatcher. Neatholme Fen - Single Ringed Plover, 2 Little Ringed Plover and 1 Dunlin. Bellmoor Lake - Four Red-crested Pochard (inc 3 males) flying around lake. River Idle (Bellmoor) - A pair of Mallards with 8 ducklings were on the river here. Tiln Fishery - A single Kingfisher was noted here at 10.45am.(D.Mannifield,S.Moakes,P.Cadman,M.Warne,M.Vickers)

Sunday 22nd April

Bellmoor Lake - Two Arctic Tern on eastern island at 16.00pm. Chainbridge Lane - A group of 32 Fieldfare in tree opposite Hawthorn Lane gate. Chainbridge NR Scrape (East) - Two Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Ringed Plover, 2 Whitethroat in nearby Hawthorn, 1 Wigeon, 4 Redshank and 2 Oystercatcher. Tiln North (Restoration Area) - Two Curlew this evening. The Willows - Two Buzzard and 2 Kestrel. Neatholme Pit - Two Buzzard hunting over pit. Neatholme Scrape - Single female WHEATEAR (MW) on main island, 2 Whitethroat on wire fence, 3-5 Ruff including 3 moulting 'black' males, 3 Dunlin, 1 Curlew over north, 2 Redshank, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 3 Swallows and 1 Sedge Warbler singing in hedgerow. (M.Warne,P.Hobson,S.Davenport)


Saturday 21st April

First records of Turnstone, Greenshank and Common Sandpiper today.

Chainbridge Lane - Two PEREGRINE (KR) noted over here at 10.30am, 1 Whitethroat near viewpoint, 1 Willow Warbler near Chainbridge Pit and up to 4 Buzzards over. Chainbridge NR Scrape (East) - Two Ruff, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Little Ringed Plover seen copulating, 3 Ringed Plover, 2 Redshank, 1 male Pintail and a pair Oystercatcher. Chainbridge NR Scrape (West) - Single Common Sandpiper on western shorline at 6.45am, 1 TURNSTONE (PCa,IH) flew north at 11.25am, 1 Dunlin and 1 Reed Warbler singing from reedbed at north end. Windsurf Pool - Single Willow Warbler. Tiln - A single Greenshank was noted here this morning and a 'feral' Bar-headed Goose was photographed at Tiln Fishery before it flew with Greylags to a nearby field so is presumed still in the area. Tiln North (Restoration Area) - A single Curlew flew in early evening. Clayworth Common (Conservation Lake) - Three Stock Dove. Clayworth Common - Two WHEATEAR (DM) and 1 Yellow Wagtail in field opposite Neatholme Scrape. Chainbridge Wood NR - Two Blackcap and 2 Chiffchaff. Neatholme Scrape - Single Whitethroat, a pair of Goldeneye, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Ruff, 1 Redshank, 2 White Wagtail, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Whitethroat, c70 Swallow and 10 Sand Martin. Neatholme Fen - Single WHEATEAR (MD,SM,PCa,IH,PL) flew south over here this morning, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 12 Swallow and 4 House Martin. Water Ski Pit - Pair of Red-crested Pochard. Blaco - Seven Sand Martin and 1 Yellow Wagtail flew north. (S.Moakes,K.Roberts,A.Bradford,P.Bradford,D.Mannifield,P.Cadman,I.Hunt,M.Dawson,P.Lee,G.Richardson)

 Bar-headed Goose Anser indicus - 'Feral' bird at Tiln Fishery, 21st April 2012. ©Geoff Richardson


Friday 20th April

Bellmoor Lake - Two Arctic Tern present at 18.55pm this evening. Chainbridge Wood NR - Single MERLIN (AB,PB) seen harrassing a pair of Kestrel over the wood, a pair of Grey Partridge, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap and 1 Willow Warbler. River Idle - Two pair of Reed Bunting and 2 Blackcap. Clayworth Common - Two Skylark, 2 Buzzard, 5 Sand Martin, 7 Linnet and 1 Pied Wagtail. Clayworth Common (Conservation Lake) - Two Oystercatcher. Neatholme Scrape - One or two Whitethroat, up to 3 Ruff, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Redshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 6 Swallow and 1 Kestrel. Chainbridge NR Scrape (East) - Up to 9 Black-tailed Godwit at times, feeding on grass banks in front of the viewing screen, 1 Pied Wagtail, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Blackcap and two pair of Oystercatcher. Chainbridge Lane - Single Song Thrush and 1 Whitethroat. Windsurf Pool - A pair of Great Crested Grebe. Hawthorne Lane - Single Chiffchaff. Poplar Walk - Single Song Thrush. Parish Park - A pair of Buzzards circling and 1 Green Woodpecker. Neatholme Lane - Two Blackcap and 2 Chiffchaff. (A.Bradford,P.Bradford,D.Mannifield,I.Cowgill,K.Wilson)
 
 Black-tailed Godwits Limosa limosa - Nine birds, Chainbridge NR Scrape (East), 20th April 2012 ©Ken Wilson

Thursday 19th April

Two fantastic birds in the space of an hour. The Osprey 

Bellmoor Lake - Single OSPREY (IC) noted heading north over here at 8.40am, 1 Sedge Warbler singing from Willow scrub on southern edge, 1 Kingfisher and 3 Red-crested Pochard (inc 2 males). Sheep Fields (Lower) - Up to 6 Oystercatcher. Walters Lane - Single Tree Sparrow. Walters Lane Pit - Two Oystercatcher. Chainbridge Lane (Viewpoint) - At 9.40am a single COMMON CRANE (IC) was then observed over the area looking south from the viewpoint. The bird headed in a general westerly direction circling as it moved over the site in a line roughly over the Tiln area. Chainbridge NR Scrape (West) - Two Black-tailed Godwit at 14.05pm and 2 Redshank. Chainbridge NR Scrape (East) - Two Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Ruff, 18 Fieldfare in a tree near Chainbridge Lane viewpoint and 1 Willow Warbler. Water Ski Pit - Single Red-crested Pochard. Neatholme Fen - Two Redshank and 1 Little Ringed Plover. Neatholme Scrape - Two Ruff, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Redshank and a pair of Red-crested Pochard. River Idle - Two Kestrels. (I.Cowgill,D.Housman,D.Mannifield,P.Cadman,I.Hunt,D.Roberts)


Wednesday 18th April

Two Little Terns were noted very early in the morning with a trickle of Arctic Terns following throughout the day. First reports of Whitethroat and Sedge Warbler today.

Neatholme Footbridge - Single Whitethroat singing nearby. Neatholme Scrape - Two LITTLE TERN (IC) were present at 6.30am but soon cleared off. Also here today were 1 Arctic Tern through south at 6.50am, 3 Arctic Tern present from 15.41pm until 16.00pm at least, 4 Ruff (thought to be newly arrived birds) and up to 9 Black-tailed Godwit from 16.10pm until 16.15pm at least, 2 Goldeneye and c30 Swallows. Bellmoor Lake - A single Arctic Tern present for just 4 minutes at at 16.24pm then quickly departed north east plus 2 Red-crested Pochard. Chainbridge NR Scrape (West) - Two Reed Warbler singing in northern reedbed and 1 Ringed Plover. Hawthorn Lane - Single Sedge Warbler singing from west side of track. Walters Farm Pool - Single 'Anus' type hybrid probably Pintail x Wigeon was noted here today. Bluebell Fishery - Single Yellow Wagtail. Cross Lane - Single Song Thrush and 2 Bullfinch. (I.Cowgill,P.Hobson,D.Mannifield,A.Shooter,D.Housman)


Tuesday 17th April

Clayworth Common (Conservation Lake) - Single male Mute Swan was found dead here today. The bird had apparently been shot overnight by what was probably a low calibre rifle (not a pellet gun). This incident has been reported to both the local Police and to James Simpson so please be vigilant and report anyone using any firearm around the reserve. Chainbridge NR Scrape (East) - Single Redshank, 1 male Pintail, 10 Swallows, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Willow Warbler and 1 Blackcap. Chainbridge NR Scrape (West) - Four Oystercatcher. Hayton Common - A large un-identified 'accipiter' type bird of prey which also had possible jesses was seen distantly for 10 minutes over here today before it flew towards Tiln. Clayworth Common - A small flock of 8 Linnet. The Willows - Single Buzzard.  Neatholme Pit - Two Oystercatcher and 1 Great Crested Grebe. Neatholme Scrape - Two Ruff, 4 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Redshank, 7 Goldeneye, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 15 Swallows and 1 Curlew heard calling. Linghurst Pool - Single Green Sandpiper. Parish Park - Two Little Grebe, 1 Sparrowhawk and 2 Bullfinch. Walters Lane Pit - Two Oystercatcher. (M.Warne,D.Mannifield)


Monday 16th April

Two White Wagtail and a just a few more migrants on what was a generally poor day for birding.

Windsurf Pool - Single Great Crested Grebe. Chainbridge NR Scrape (West) - Pair of Little Ringed Plover, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Green Sandpiper, 4 Oystercatcher, 3 Redshank, 2 Buzzard over, 2 Sparrowhawk over, 1 Green Woodpecker and 1 Grey Heron. Chainbridge NR Scrape (East) - Two male Pintail, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 5 Oystercatcher, 1 Redshank, 1 Willow Warbler, 2 Blackcap and 2 Swallows. Chainbridge Pit - Up to 10 Goldeneye this evening and 1 Great Crested Grebe. Clayworth Common - Single male WHEATEAR (DM) on spoil heaps again, 1 Yellow Wagtail over this evening, 1 male Kestrel, 20 Linnet, 1 Skylark and 3 Buzzard. Neatholme Pit - Single Sparrowhawk south. Neatholme Scrape - Two White Wagtail present, 3 Ruff, 3 Redshank, 4 Oystercatcher, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 first-winter Common Gull, 60 Lesser Black-backed Gulls and 25 Great Black-backed Gulls into roost late evening, a pair of Red-crested Pochard, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 2 House Martin, 6 Swallows, 1 Goldeneye, 2 Little Ringed Plover and 2 Meadow Pipit. Water Ski Pit - Up to 4 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Willow Warbler and 40+ Sand Martin. Neatholme Fen - Two Ringed Plover, 1 Redshank, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Red-legged Partridge, 2 Buzzard and 2 Swallows. Blaco - Single Fieldfare, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Buzzard, 4 Oystercatcher, 2 Redshank, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 25 Swallows and 12 Sand Martins. Tiln North (Restoration Area) - Two Curlew still present. Chainbridge Wood NR - Single Blackcap and Willow Warbler. Lound - Single Chiffchaff, 1 Mistle Thrush and 1 Blackcap in gardens along main street.(A.Bradford,P.Bradford,D.Mannifield,T.Tomlinson,K.Wilson,M.Warne,P.Cadman,G.Hobson)

Sunday 15th April

A single adult male Peregrine put in a couple of appearances this evening. The first Reed Warbler & White Wagtail reports and up to four Yellow Wagtail today.

Clayworth Common - Single male PEREGRINE (GH) at 19.00pm flew north along river, up to 2 WHEATEAR (PCo,PH,DM) still present, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Grey Partridge, 1 Common Gull, 2 Buzzard, 1 female Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 1 Skylark, 4 Linnet. Tiln North (Restoration Area) - Single Ringed Plover, 1 Little Ringed Plover and 2 Curlew. River Idle - Single Kingfisher flew upstream here this evening. Chainbridge Wood NR - Single Song Thrush again doing a very varied number of wader/woodland bird mimics this evening, 1 Green Woodpecker, 3 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap (one male with nesting material), a pair of Long-tailed-Tit and 1 Willow WarblerChainbridge Pit - Up to 9 Goldeneye this evening, c30 Swallows and a pair Oystercatcher. Chainbridge NR Scrape (West) - Single (possibly two) Reed Warbler in song from northern reed bed at 18.10pm, 2 Redshank, 1 male Pintail, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Ringed Plover, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 10 Shelduck and 50+ Swallows late afternoon. Chainbridge NR Scrape (East) - Single Little Ringed Plover. Neatholme Scrape - Single adult male PEREGRINE (GH) flew in low at 18.00pm this evening, 1 Green Sandpiper, 12 Goldeneye, 3 Little Ringed Plover, 3 Ruff, 2 Redshank, 3 Yellow Wagtail (inc 2 this morning and 1 north at 5.45pm), 1 White Wagtail, 10 Reed Bunting, 20 Chaffinch up to 30  Swallow, c20 House Martin, 1 Pied Wagtail, 4 Meadow Pipit, 3 Red-crested Pochard, 2 Grey Pertridge, 6 Red-legged Partridge, 3 Siskin flew into willows and 1 Kestrel. Neatholme Pit - Two Redshank, 1 Little Ringed Plover and a pair of Reed Bunting. Neatholme Lane - Three Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap and 1 Robin noted twice carrying food in the area just east of the Parish Park. Neatholme Fen - Single Buzzard, 1 'feral' Pink-footed Goose, 4 Oystercatcher, 1 Kestrel, 1 female Sparrowhawk late afternoon, 50 Sand Martin and c25 House Martin. Wildgoose Farm - Two Buzzard. Water Ski Pit - Single male Reds-crested Pochard.  Hawthorn Lane - Two Jays and 2 Green Woodpecker.  Windsurf Pool - Single Green Sandpiper this evening.  Walters Pit - Eight Grey Heron. Lound (Horse Paddocks) - Up to 30 Yellowhammer feeding on ground near to show jumping circuit. Parish Park - Two Red-crested Pochard and 1 female Sparrowhawk. Linghurst Wood - Six Siskin. Neatholme Lane/Cross Lane/Hawthorne Lane - c20 Willow Warbler, 10+ Chiffchaff, c20 Blackcap and c30 Chaffinch were noted late this afternoon. Bellmoor - Single Goldcrest noted singing near wooden footbridge just north of Bellmoor Lake. (A.Bradford,P.Bradford,M.Warne,J.King,C.King,G.Hobson,T.Harris,J.Tupling,P.Cottam,P.Hobson,P.Cadman,

R.Revill,I.Cowgill,D.Mannifield,S.Davenport)

 


Saturday 14th April

Newly arrived summer visitors were single Ring Ouzel passing through this morning and single Cuckoo at Neatholme Fen and two Yellow Wagtails by Chainbridge Pit.

Neatholme Lane - Single RING OUZEL (DHu) noted in flight briefly this morning by Neatholme Fen before it quickly flew north, also 2 Blackcap and 1 Chiffchaff. Neatholme Pit - Up to 14 Swallow, 2 Sand Martin and 12 Meadow Pipit. Neatholme Fen - Single Cuckoo noted this morning. Neatholme Scrape - Two Ruff, 3 Redshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Pied Wagtail and feeding together over the scrape were approx up to 50 Swallow, 15 House Martin and 10 Sand Martin. Clayworth Common - Single Kestrel. Chainbridge Wood NR  - Three Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 1 Willow Warbler and 1 Green Woodpecker. Chainbridge Pit - Two Yellow Wagtail, up to c200 Swallow today with up to 4 House Martin and 1 Goldeneye. Chainbridge NR Scrape (West) - Four Oystercatcher. Hawthorn Lane - Single Blackcap and Chiffchaff. Chainbridge N R Scrape (East) - Two Redshank. Walters Pit -  Two Oystercatcher. Walters Lane - Two Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker and 1 Buzzard. (M.Speck,D.Hursthouse,A.Bradford,P.Bradford,D.Mannifield)


Friday 13th April

At least one pair of Common Tern arrived on site today and a few Wheatears have hung around.

Hallcroft Fishery - Two Common Tern this evening. Chainbridge NR Scrape (West) - Two male Pintail, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 3 Redshank and 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. Chainbridge Pit - A total of c15 Swallow feeding over here this evening. Chainbridge Lane - Up to 15 Fieldfare in Oak tree along lane. Clayworth Common - Three WHEATEAR (TT,KW,DM) in ploughed field at 14.15pm today but none this evening, a total of 120 Mute Swans this evening and 1 male Kestrel. Clayworth Common (Conservation Lake) - Two Oystercatcher. Tiln North (Restoration Area) - Three Curlew this evening, 1 Ringed Plover and 2 Little Ringed Plover. Chainbridge Wood NR - The very vocal Song Thrush was in full 'waders' and 'woodland birds' mimic this evening. Windsurf Pool - A pair of Red-crested Pochard. Neatholme Scrape - Two Ruff present all day and evening, 1 Dunlin, 6 Goldeneye, c10 Swallow all day, 1 House Martin, 20 Sand Martin, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Common Tern briefly at 13.00pm then south, 3 Redshank and 2 Oystercatcher. Neatholme Fen - Two Ringed Plover, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 3 Redshank and 2 Oystercatcher. Blaco - Two WHEATEAR (TT,KW) in fields this morning, 11 Swallow, 2 Sand Martin, 2 Redshank, 4 Oystercatcher and 1 female Sparrowhawk. (T.Tomlinson,K.Wilson,G.Hobson,D.Housman,D.Mannifield)


Thursday 12th April

Single Osprey briefly passing over, a winter plumage Spotted Redshank with four Black-tailed Godwit and three Ruff. The rain has started to produce waders and has brought down a few migrant Wheatears. Expect more of the same in the coming days.

Neatholme Scrape - Single winter plumage SPOTTED REDSHANK (PCa,IH) and 4 summer plumage Black-tailed Godwit on eastern bank at 11.15am and still present at 13.45pm at least alongside 3 Ruff, 3 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Buzzard, 1 Swallow north and up to 4 Redshank. Clayworth Common - Three WHEATEAR present on fields at 15.00pm with 2 still present here this evening. Two further birds were present on spoil heaps near the Conservation Lake at 15.40pm and again at 18.30pm. Tiln North (Restoration Area) - Two WHEATEAR (DM) were here late evening. Chainbridge NR Scrape - Single male Pintail and 3 Redshank. Windsurf Pool - A pair of Red-crested Pochard. Linghurst Wood - Single Treecreeper. A single OSPREY (DHo) was recorded today though it was at some distance from the observer. (P.Cadman,D.Mannifield,R.Revill,I.Cowgill,D.Housman,S.Davenport)


Wednesday 11th April

Walters Pit - Single Pied Wagtail. Walters Sheep Fields (Lower) - Three Oystercatcher. Walters Lane - Single Mistle Thrush. Hawthorn Lane - Two Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff and a pair Long-tailed-Tit. Windsurf Pool - Single Redshank, 4 Shelduck, 4 Gadwall, 2 Oystercatcher and a pair of Great Crested Grebe. Chainbridge NR Scrape (West) - Four Oystercatcher, 1 Ringed Plover, 4 Shoveler, 4 Teal, 1 Buzzard, 3 Sand Martin, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Kestrel, 1 Redshank and 14 Fieldfare. Cross Lane - Pair of Red-legged Partridge, 1 Kestel and 1 Chiffchaff. Chainbridge NR Scrape (East) - Single Redshank and 4 Oystercatcher. Chainbridge Wood NR - Three Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap and a pair of Sparrowhawk. Neatholme Pit - Two Oystercatcher, 2 Meadow Pipit and 2 Kestrel. Neatholme Scrape - Single Redshank, 2 Ruff, 1 House Martin and 2 Little Ringed Plover. Neatholme Lane - Three Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 2 Jays, 1 Kestrel and 4 Reed Bunting. Neatholme Fen - Four Oysterctcher, a pair Great Crested Grebe, 2 Red-crested Pochard, 2 Teal, 1 Pochard and 1 Redshank. Parish Park - Two Blackcap and 1 Chiffchaff. Blaco - Three Buzzard over. The Willows - Single Green Woodpecker. (A.Bradford,P.Bradford,G.Foster,A.Nicholson)


Tuesday 10th April

Clayworth Common - Two Buzzard and 25 Linnet. Windsurf Pool - Single Buzzard. Chainbridge NR Scrape (West) - Three Redshank, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Willow Warbler and 3 Blackcap. Chainbridge NR Scrape (East) - Four Redshank and 1 Little Ringed Plover. Neatholme Scrape - Three Great Crested Grebe, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Ruff, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Pied Wagtail and 4 Redshank. Neatholme Pit - Two Redshank. Neatholme Fen -A pair of Red-crested Pochard, 3 Redshank, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Green Woodpecker and 5 Goldeneye. Wildgoose Farm - Single Buzzard and 2 Red-legged Partridge. Blaco - Fifty Fieldfare, 20+ Sand Martin, 1 House Martin, 4 Oystercatcher and 3 Buzzard. Water Ski Pit - Up to 15 Sand Martin and a pair of Red-crested Pochard. (M.Warne,P.Cadman,T.Tomlinson,K.Wilson)

 Chiffchaff Philloscopus collybita - Linghurst Wood, 10th April 2012. ©Martin Warne


Monday 9th April

Chainbridge NR Scrape - Three Redshanks, 3 Sand Martin over, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker over and 1 Buzzard. Chainbridge Wood NR - Single Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Treecreeper and 1 Swallow over. Neatholme Scrape - Two Redshank and 1 Grey Heron. (D.Mannifield)


Sunday 8th April - WeBS/Bird Count

A single Raven again over the Bellmoor area.

Blaco -  Single Goldeneye, 45 Wigeon, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Teal, 6 Oystercatcher and 1 Green Sandpiper. Parish Park - Two Little Grebe. Linghurst Pool - Two Shelduck. Neatholme Fen - Two Little Ringed Plover, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Redshank, 20 Great Black-backed Gulls, 2 Great Crested Grebe and 5 Goldeneye. Neatholme Pit - Single Redshank, 2 Oystercatcher, 7 Goldeneye, 1 Treecreeper, 4 Willow Warbler and 10 Linnet on grassland area. Neatholme Lane - Two Chiffchaff, 1 Reed Bunting, 2 Blackcap and 2 Wren. Neatholme Scrape - Three Oystercatcher 1 Green Sandpiper and 1 Redshank. Water Ski Pit -Pair of Red-crested Pochard. Hawthorn Lane - 34 Fieldfare, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 male Reed Bunting. Windsurf Pit - Two Green Sandpiper, 2 Redshank, 1 Oystercatcher and a pair of Great Crested Grebe. Chainbridge NR Scrape (West) - Single Little Ringed Plover, 2 Redshank, 4 Oystercatcher and 1 male Pintail. Chainbridge NR Scrape (East) - Three Redshank, up to 4 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Great Crested Grebe and 2 Oystercatcher. Chainbridge Wood NR - Single Green Woodpecker, 2 Treecreeper, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap and 1 Willow Warbler. River Idle - Single Willow Warbler, 2 Blackcap and 1 Green Woodpecker. Clayworth Common - 74 Mute Swan. Tiln North (Restoration Area) - Two Little Ringed Plover, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Goosander, 3 Skylark, 1 Kestrel and 1 Grey Partridge. Tiln Wood - Single Buzzard and 1 Sparrowhawk over. Chainbridge Pit - Three Sand Martin, 6 female Goosander and 2 Goldeneye. Chainbridge Lane - 2 Jay. Bellmoor - Single RAVEN (RSt,PCo) over at 12.15pm. An estimate of 5 Willow Warbler, 8 Chiffchaff and 6 Blackcap was provided for all areas north of Chainbridge Lane. (P.Cadman,I.Hunt,K.Wilson,R.Stevens,P.Cottam,A.Bradford,P.Bradford,P.Tutalo,D.Mannifield)

 Chiffchaff Philloscopus collybita - A bird thought to be already nest prospecting, 8th April 2012. ©Phil Cadman


Saturday 7th April - LBC Bird Walk at Bellmoor

Chainbridge NR Scrape (East) - Single Snipe flew over, 3 Sand Martin flew north, 3 Oystercatcher, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 6 Shelduck, 6 Fieldfare, 2 Blackcap near viewpoint,1 Willow Warbler, 2 Dunnock, 20 Lapwing and 2 Redshank. Tiln North (Restoration Area) - A pair of Pintail flew east with a few Wigeon, 2 Ringed Plover and 2 Little Ringed Plover. Windsurf Pool - Two Oystercatcher and 3 House Martin feeding over pool. Chainbridge Wood NR - Single Treecreeper. Chainbridge Pit - Single male Sparrowhawk. Water Ski Pit - Single Willow Warbler. Neatholme Scrape - Single Willow Warbler. Neatholme Pit - Single Willow Warbler. Neatholme Fen - Single Little Ringed Plover, 4 Goldeneye, 1 Great Crested Grebe and 2 Bullfinch. Linghurst Wood - Two Bullfinch. Walters Lane Pit - Two Oystercatcher and 1 Redshank. Sheep Fields (High Level) - Two Oystercatcher. Tiln Wood - Up to 7 Grey Heron and 1 Buzzard. Tiln Fishery - c100 Sand Martin, c10 Swallow and 1 House Martin feeding over lake, 2 pair of Wigeon, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Meadow Pipit and 6 Skylark in nearby fields, 1 Kingfisher flew over lake and 1 Kestrel.  Tiln Pits - Single Little Grebe noted. Bellmoor - Up yo 19 Chiffchaff including non-singing birds noted, 5 Blackcap, 2 Willow Warbler, 4 Goldcrest, 1 Coal Tit, 2 Treecreeper including a bird carrying nest material, 2 Linnet, 2 Bullfinch, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker and 1 male Sparrowhawk. Bellmoor Lake - A pair of Red-crested Pochard, 3 Swallow over, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Kestrel, 6 Lesser-Black-backed Gulls, 6 Great Tit on feeders and 1 Pied Wagtail. (G.Hobson,M.Warne,P.Cadman,S.Davenport,J.Nyland,A.Nicholson,D.Askew,T.Carter,R.Revill,M.Revill)

Chiffchaff Philloscopus collybita - One of many, Bellmoor, 7th April 2012. ©Janet Nyland


Friday 6th April

Single Iceland Gull dropped in this morning and a few more summer visitors were now on site.

Chainbridge Pit - Four female Goosander, 4 Swallow and 1 House Martin. Chainbridge NR Scrape (West) - Four Oystercatcher, 2 Ringed Plover, 2 Little Ringed Plover and 1 Redshank. Chainbridge NR Scrape (East) - Six Oystercatcher, 1 Little Ringed Plover and 1 Redshank. Hawthorne Lane - Three Reed Bunting, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Chiffchaff and 1 Willow Warbler. Clayworth Common (Conservation Lake) - Pair of Oystercatcher. Clayworth Common - 60 Linnet and 1 Buzzard. Neatholme Scrape - Pair of Goldeneye. Neatholme Pit - Five Sand Martin over, pair Goldeneye. Neatholme Fen - Single 'very pale' first-summer (or second-summer) ICELAND GULL (TT,VG,KW) was noted here for ten minutes at 10.30am before flying to Neatholme Pit, also 1 Little Ringed Plover. Blaco - Five Sand Martin. (P.Freeman,A.Bradford,P.Bradford,T.Tomlinson,V.Giles,K.Wilson)

(Above and Below) Iceland Gull Larus glaucoides - Neatholme Fen,6th April 2012. ©Tony Tomlinson


Thursday 5th April

Clayworth Common - Single WHEATEAR (DM) again on spoil heaps and 2 Buzzard. Tiln North (Restoration Area) - Two Little Ringed Plover and 2 Ringed Plover. Chainbridge Wood NR - Single Great Spotted Woodpecker and 1 Blackcap. Chainbridge NR Scrape - Single Little Ringed Plover, 1 male Pintail and 3 Redshank.  Short Crop Rotation (Willow Plantation) - Two Grey Partridge. Windsurf Pool - Single Redshank. Water Ski Pit - Four Red-crested Pochard. Neatholme Scrape - Single Little Ringed Plover, 3 Redshank and 2 Goldeneye. A single Swallow was also reported today. (D.Mannifield,P.Cadman,I.Hunt,D.Housman)

Tuesday 3rd April

A Peregrine again and freshly arrived female Marsh Harrier, Willow Warbler and House Martin.

Chainbridge NR Scrape - Three Redshank and 1 male Pintail. Tiln - Single female  MARSH HARRIER (IC) flew north over here and over Chainbridge Pit. Chainbridge Pit - Single female MARSH HARRIER (RSt) low over southern end. Tiln North (Rstoration Area) - Two Little Ringed PloverBittern Pools (Cross Lane SSSI) - Single Willow Warbler singing. Neathome Scrape - 3 Redshank. Wildgoose Farm - Single Treecreeper and 1 Red-legged Partridge. Blaco - Single PEREGRINE (PCa,IH) flew west over farm at 12.30pm, 1 Snipe flew from Juncus and a pair of Red-crested Pochard. Willow Warbler and House Martin also noted today by Ian Cowgill. (I.Cowgill,R.Stevens,P.Cadman,I.Hunt)
 

Monday 2nd April
 
Walters Lane Pit - Pair of Great Crested Grebe, 2 Redshank and 1 male Sparrowhawk. Hawthorne Lane - Single Chiffchaff and a pair Long-tailed Tit. Windsurf Pool - Two Grey Heron and 2 Shelduck. Water Ski Pit - Three Sand Martin, 4 Blackcap and 3 Chiffchaff. Cross Lane Fishery - Single female Goosander. Chainbridge NR Scrape (West) - Up to 4 Oystercatcher, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 1 male Sparrowhawk, 8 Shelduck and up to 5 Redshank. Chainbridge NR Scrape (East) - Single 'Leucistic' Lapwing still, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 1 male Pintail, 1 Wigeon, 4 Redshank and 1 female Goosander. Chainbridge Wood NR - Two Chiffchaff, 1 Green Woodpecker and 2 male Reed Buntings. Clayworth Common - Up to c100+ Golden Plover looking for a place to roost, 2 Buzzard and 2 Red-legged Partridge. Chainbridge Pit (Grassland) - Two Meadow Pipit and 2 Kestrel, also male Sparrowhawk on prey item in the evening. Tiln North (Restoration Area) - Two Ringed Plover and 3 Buzzard. Neatholme Scrape - Four Redshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 6 Goldeneye, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Wigeon, 1 male Sparrowhawk and 1 Buzzard. Neatholme Fen - Single CASPIAN GULL (PH) (probably 4th summer) present from 7.45pm until 8.00pm then flew towards Neatholme Scrape, also 1 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Redshank, 1 Snipe, 3 Goldeneye and 1 Great Crested Grebe. Wildgoose Farm - Single Tawny Owl and c60 Linnet. Blaco - Pair of Red-crested Pochard, 2 Snipe and 4 Oystercatcher. Total of 41 Goldeneye still present today.
(A.Bradford,P.Bradford,P.Hobson,T.Tomlinson,K.Wilson,M.Warne,D.Mannifield)
 

Sunday 1st April

The fine weather giving observers ample opportunity to study the sky for raptors and amongst the many Buzzard and Kestrels present there were sightings of a Hen Harrier over Neatholme Scrape and a Peregrine over Blaco Hill. Not many hirundines noted today despite the good weather?

Windsurf Pool - Single Redshank and 1 Great Crested Grebe. Hawthorn Lane - Pair Long-tailed Tit and 1 Yellowhammer. Chainbridge NR Scrape (West) - Four Oystercatcher and 2 Redshank. Chainbridge NR Scrape (East) - Single Little Ringed Plover, 2 Redshank, 1 male Pintail, 1 Buzzard, a pair of Great Crested Grebe, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 'Leucistic' Lapwing. Chainbridge Wood NR - Two Chiffchaff, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Treecreeper, 1 Tawny Owl and 1 Song Thrush. Clayworth Common - Two Kestrel, 35 Golden Plover, 1 Buzzard and 2 Reed Bunting. Clayworth Common (Conservation Lake) - Two Little Ringed Plover. Chainbridge Pit (Grassland) - Single Meadow Pipit and 1 Kestrel. Chainbridge Pit - Single Redshank. Neatholme Lane - Two Sand Martin flew North, 3 Blackcap, 6 Reed Bunting, 1 Bullfinch and up to 5 Chiffchaff. Neatholme Pit - Up to 13 Goldeneye present on here and scrape, 2 Grey Heron flew north and c20 Lapwing present. Neatholme Scrape - Single 'ringtail' HEN HARRIER (DM) through heading north over Neatholme Lane towards the Fen mid afternoon, 1 Red-crested Pochard, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Redshank, 1 Pied Wagtail and 1 Green Woodpecker. Neatholme Fen - Single Little Ringed Plover and 1 Redshank. Water Ski Pit - Single Curlew flew north this morning. Wildgoose Farm - Up to 30 Fieldfare north over here mid afternoon and 1 Treecreeper near farm buildings. Blaco - Single PEREGRINE (GH,SM), 1 Curlew early morning, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Kestrel, 20 Lapwing and up to 4 Buzzard. Tiln Wood (Area) - Four Buzzard and 1 female Sparrowhawk. Sheep Fields (Low Level) - Four Oystercatcher and 1 Grey Heron over. Sheep Fields (High Level) - Single Meadow Pipit and 10+ Linnet. Bellmoor Lake - Up to 6 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 1 Goldeneye, 2 Oystercatcher and 1 Red-legged Partridge.

(A.Bradford,P.Bradford,G.Hobson,S.Moakes,I.Cowgill,M.Warne,P.Cadman,D.Parmenter,P.Hobson,D.Tinker)

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