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.
- 21 March 2019
5 Gadwall, 8 Tufteds, 7 Goldeneye, 2 Goosander, 4 Oystercatchers, 2 different Red Kites at 1000 and 1700, 8 Sand Martins, 2 Bramblings.
- 20 March 2019
3 Mandarins, 11 Gadwall, 5 Tufteds, 6 Goldeneye, Little Egret, 6 Buzzards, 3 Sparrowhawks, 4 Oystercatchers, Redshank, 4 Curlews, Raven, 5 singing Chiffchaffs.
- news 13/3/19
Thanks to Rod Key for the following:- OGSTON RESERVOIR A near adult Glaucous Gull roosted on Mar 2/5th . Up to 4 different Iceland Gulls- an adult, a 2nd winter and 2 1st winters-used the roost here from Mar 2-12th along with 2 different Caspian Gulls, 3 different Yellow Legged Gulls and the adult Viking” […]