A Twite at the south end of the west bank at midday (which was almost certainly heard yesterday) was a good find and was still present late afternoon associating with a small flock of Linnets & Goldfinches and showing well at times. Formerly described as a ‘scarce but regular autumn migrant and winter visitor’ here up to the end of the seventies this is only the twelfth record since 1979. Also a drake Goosander, 3 Goldeneye at least while the gull roost produced 3 Caspian (ad, 1st & 3rdW) and 2 Yellow-l-Gulls (ad & 1stW).
- Mon 23 March 2020
7 Shoveler, 2 Water Rails, 12 Curlews late afternoon, 3 Snipe, 4+ Sand Martins.
- Sun 22 March 2020
10 Mandarins, 3 Shoveler, 6 Goldeneye, 3 Goosander, two pair of Sparrowhawks displaying, 4 Oystercatchers, 4 Curlews , 61 Snipe ( again, flushed by a Sparrowhawk), 60 Common Gulls through including a leucistic 1stW, single Brambling.
- 27/12/19 News
MAM TOR The Snow Bunting still present on Dec 25th. CHURCH WILNE WATER SKI PIT The Black Necked Grebe still present on Dec 26th. On Dec 24th 2 Little Grebes, 5 Great Crested Grebes, 2 Cormorants, 8 Wigeon, 7 Gadwall, 20 Pochard, 104 Tufted Duck, 2 Goldeneye, 250 Coot and single Common and Herring Gulls. […]