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

Recent Bird Sightings 2018

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Last updated by Gary Hobson at 16:20pm on Thursday 18th January 2018.

Thursday 18th January
Hallcroft Fishery - Two Chiffchaff again near pool by entrance.
Hallcroft Sewage Works - Single Woodcock noted with common birds near feeders. 
(P.Cadman, L&BBS) 

Monday 15th January

Bunker Wood - c100 Siskin noted. 
Hallcroft Fishery - Two Chiffchaff present near pool by entrance. 
(P.Cadman, L&BBS)

Sunday 14th January
Neatholme Scrape - Single 2nd-winter CASPIAN GULL (PH), adult Mediterranean Gull and adult Yellow-legged Gull in roost. 
Water Ski Pit - Six Red-crested Pochard and single Green Woodpecker.
Chainbridge NR Scrape (East) - Single GREAT WHITE EGRET at 15:00pm.
Chainbridge NR Scrape (West) - Two male Pintail present.
Clayworth Common (Conservation Lake) - Three Ruff present. 
Tiln North - Single Snipe and 3 Stonechat present. 
Hayton Common - Single Golden Plover noted. 
Bunker Wood - Single Woodcock noted. 
(P.Hobson, P.Cadman, I.Hunt, R.Scott, L&BBS)

Saturday 13th January
Lound Village - Single HAWFINCH present at 10:15am. 
Chainbridge NR Scrape (East) - Two male Pintail present at 11:00am. 
(D.Housman, I.Hunt, L&BBS)

Friday 12th January
Chainbridge NR Scrape (East) - Three Dunlin present. 
(D.Mannifield, L&BBS)

Thursday 11th January
Lound Village - Single HAWFINCH still south of Crossroads at 11:30am.
Chainbridge NR Scrape (East) - Single Peregrine flew north at 12:15pm.
Clayworth Common - Two Ruff at 13:00pm. 
Hayton Common - Five Whooper Swan on common. 
(D.Housman, P.Cadman, L&BBS)

Wednesday 10th January
Neatholme Scrape - Single adult Mediterranean Gull again at 15:30pm. 
Tiln North - Single Green Sandpiper flew from here over Chainbridge Pit at 12:15pm.
Chainbridge NR Scrape (East) - Single GREAT WHITE EGRET (IC) still.
Walters Farm - Single Brambling in garden near farm.
Lound Village - Two HAWFINCH still near Crossroads.
(D.Housman, I.Cowgill, L&BBS)

Tuesday 9th January
Lound Village - Two HAWFINCH at Crossroads again plus male Brambling at 11:45am. 
Bellmoor Lake - Single adult Mediterranean Gull at 10:40am. 
(T.Tomlinson, D.Housman, P.Freeman, L&BBS)

Monday 8th January
Chainbridge NR Scrape (West) - Single BITTERN (IC) in reeds on East bank at 12.00pm.
(I.Cowgill, L&BBS)

Saturday 6th January - LBC - Winter Bird Walk from Chainbridge Lane to the Rural Learning Centre.
Chainbridge NR Scrape (East) - Two Little Egret, 3 Shelduck and 1 Goldeneye.
Clayworth Common - 6 Egyptian Geese, 2 Pink-footed Geese and 2 Buzzard.
Tiln North - Two Reed Bunting and a Buzzard. 
Chainbridge Pit - 5+ Goldeneye and 20+ Goldfinch.
Tiln Wood - Single Great Spotted Woodpecker calling, Coal Tit, Kestrel and Sparrowhawk.
Bunker Wood - 20+ Siskin and 2 Egyptian Geese on Pig Field. 
Bellmoor Lake - Single male Pintail, adult Yellow-legged Gull, Water Rail, Grey Wagtail, Kestrel and 2 Shelduck.
(D.Housman, G.Hobson, S.Davenport, B. Skelton, A Ollerenshaw, C.Ollerenshaw, T.Scales, P.Kenworthy, C.Smith, P.Harrison, L&BBS) 

Friday 5th January
Bellmoor Lake - First-winter Yellow-legged Gull, adult Herring Gull x Lesser Black-backed Gull hybrid, 250 Pink-footed Geese flew NW at 9:20am, 2 Water Rail calling and 5 Goosander.
(P.Hobson, L&BBS) 

Thursday 4th January
Neatholme Scrape - First-winter CASPIAN GULL (PH) present at 15:45pm plus 14 Goldeneye. 
Chainbridge NR Scrape (East) - Water Rail calling from reeds here at 12:45pm plus 4 Shelduck. 
Clayworth Common - Female Merlin sat on fence posts at 13:30pm. 
Doughty's Fields - Single Little Owl in traditional area again late afternoon. 
(P.Cadman, I.Hunt, P.Hobson, L&BBS)

Tuesday 2nd January
Tiln North - Single Redshank & Ruff present. 
Walters Farm - Single female Brambling with c200 Chaffinch feeding on spilt grain.
(D.Housman, L&BBS)

Monday 1st January 2018
Linghurst Wood - Five Bullfinch and 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers.
Parish Park - 12 Lesser Redpoll and a Sparrowhawk.
Lound Sewage Works - Single Treecreeper in a tit flock.
Neatholme Fen - Single Treecreeper in tit flock plus 3 Ruff late afternoon. 
Neatholme Pit - Single GREAT WHITE EGRET (PCa) present at 10:05am.
Neatholme Scrape - Single adult Mediterranean Gull present at 3:45pm. 
Chainbridge NR Scrape (East) - Single GREAT WHITE EGRET (PCa) present at 1:00pm.
Bellmoor Pits - Single Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker and 2 Bullfinch
Bellmoor Lake - 20+ Lapwing, 2 Shelduck, 1 Kestrel and 4 Goosander. 
(P.Cadman, P.Hobson, G.Hobson, L&BBS)

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