Big news today was that both the Lapwings and the Little Ringeds on the island have hatched chicks – at least three of each. They look so vulnerable, it’s a wonder any survive at all. Fingers crossed. Also 4 Mute Swans, 143 Greylags, 128 Canada Geese, Ffour Mandarin broods of 8,8,6&2, 2 Gadwall, an increase to 29 Tufteds and with them the drake Tufted/Pochard hybrid that has been present on & off for quite a few years now, 3 Oystercatchers (pair plus chick, seems the family of four have now left), 42 Lapwings, 13 LRPlovers, Common Sand, 50+ Swifts and a Lesser Whitethroat.
- Thurs 9 July 2020
2 Egyptian Geese, 3 Mandarins, 8 Common Scoters (3 drakes) in the morning with just a pair left later in the day, 1 Little Egret, 48 Cormorants, 2 broods of three GCGrebes, 4+ Oystercatchers, 11 LRPlovers (one juv), 1 Dunlin, 1 Common Sand, 4 Curlews NW, 17 vocal Black-tailed Godwits at 1720 dropped in onto […]
- Wed 8 July 2020
2 Egyptian Geese, 10 Mandarins including a new brood of five, 74 Tufteds Ducks, a Goosander, a Little Egret, a Sparrowhawk, 4+ Oystercatchers, 9 LRPlovers (one juv), 2 Common Sands, 3 Curlews, ad Common Gull, 8 Common Terns (2 juvs on the raft still), Kingfisher, Willow Tit, 6 Siskins.
- 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. […]