A surprise in the form of a first-summer male Black Redstart that appeared in front of the Member’s Hide at 1015 and showed well for a few minutes on rocks, posts etc. before continuing on south down the west bank. Only the sixth record here and the first in mid-summer, not a traditional time for ‘Black Reds’ in the UK. Also 2 Mute Swans, 108 Canada & 72 Greylag Geese, 1 Teal, 1 Mandarin, at least 3 Little Egrets, 2 different Ospreys in the morning; the first caught fish at 0955 and the second ( the new arrival without a blue colour-ring but with a BTO ring and probably a female) from just before midday onwards, a Goshawk, 2 Oystercatchers, 1 Common Sand and a light passage of Sand Martins to the south-west.
- Fri 23 October 2020
Probably the highlight of the autumn so far; Ogston’s third ever Woodlark flew down the reservoir at 1001 before flying east at 1004. Pretty quiet otherwise with a fem Pochard, imm drake Goosander and a fem Blackcap.
- Thurs 22 October 2020
Vis-mig at Highoredish produced 34 Pinkfeet E, 109 Redwings, 24 Chaffinches & 8 Crossbills (2+8).
- 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. […]