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.
- 7 September 2018
4 Gadwall, Little Egret, juvenile Merlin again and four Hobbies, 500+ House & 2 Sand Martins, 2 Ravens, Yellow Wagtail, good numbers of Chiffchaffs still and a few Blackcaps.
- 6 September 2018
3 Gadwall, Little Egret, a juvenile Merlin, a Swift, a Dipper high south over the res. and dropped down behind the dam wall, Kingfisher, c800 House Martins, a juv Wheatear ( the first this year), a Yellow Wagtail, a Skylark over plus 12+ Meadow Pipits SW.
- News 24/9/18
Thanks to Rod Key for the following:- CARSINGTON WATER A juv/1st winter Grey Phalarope was found by Alan Stewardson at Sheepwash Hide about 09.15 a.m. on 21st Sept. It remained here all day and was still present, although mobile, up to about 09.50.a.m. on 22nd Sept when it flew towards the Paul Stanley Hide. Dan […]