Click here for 2020 Records updated January 25th

2020 Records

The Sightings Page features records of any interesting sightings, scarce & rare visitors, migrant arrivals and high counts etc. It does not attempt to include every species present.
All records subject to acceptance.

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January

January 25th

Great Northern Diver, 2 Scaup, 18+ Goosander, Little Egret, Pintail, 2 Tree Sparrow, Grey Wagtail, Kingfisher, 2 Chiffchaff and c20 Goldeneye. In the roost adult Glaucous Gull (new bird) and 2 adult Med Gull. (S Allen T Clermont J Judge T Marlow Rob)

January 24th

Great Northern Diver, 2 Scaup, Peregrine, Grey Wagtail and 153 Lapwing. In the roost adult Glaucous Gull, 1+ first winter Caspian Gull and adult Med Gull. (T Clermont R Harbird)
Leucistic Lesser Black-backed Gull---video---Theo de Clermont---
January 23rd

Great Northern Diver, 2 Scaup, 11+ Goosander, 2 Little Egret, Tree Sparrow, 2 Raven, 2 Pochard, 33 Wigeon, Chiffchaff and Jay. In the roost adult and juv Glaucous Gull and first winter Caspian Gull. (G Corfield T Crawford B Hazell T Marlow)
Great Northern Diver---Gert Corfield---
Little Egret---Bob Hazell---
January 22nd

Great Northern Diver, 2 Scaup, 12+ Goosander, 2 Little Egret, 2+ Raven, Kingfisher, 5 Chiffchaff, c160 Great Crested Grebe and Jay. In the roost juv Glaucous Gull, probable adult and second winter Caspian Gull, adult Med Gull (new bird) 3+ Yellow-legged Gull and Peregrine through the roost taking a Black-headed Gull. (T Clermont B Hazell R Wakelam)
Great Crested Grebes---Bob Hazell---
Peregrine with Black-headed Gull prey---Theo de Clermont---
January 21st

Great Northern Diver, 2 Scaup, Little Egret, 2 Pintail, 10+ Goosander, Common Sandpiper, PeregrineRaven, 5+ Chiffchaff, 5 Pochard and 9 Wigeon. (B Hazell G Logue)
Wigeon---Bob Hazell---
January 20th

Great Northern Diver, 2 Scaup, 10+ Goosander, 2 Raven, 7 Chiffchaff, Kingfisher, 201 Tufted Duck, c120 Great Crested Grebe and c180 Linnet. In the roost adult and juv Glaucous Gull, first winter Caspian Gull, adult Med Gull, 5 Yellow-legged Gull and leucistic Lesser Black-backed Gull. (T Clermont D Cox T Crawford P Forbes B Hazell)
Glaucous Gull---video---Theo de Clermont---
Tufted Ducks---Bob Hazell---
January 19th

Great Northern Diver and 2 Scaup. In the roost adult Med Gull. (G Ariss T Clermont F Cooper D Cox Tim Marlow)
Mediterranean Gull---video---Theo de Clermont---

January 18th

Great Northern Diver, 2 Scaup and Raven. In the roost juv Glaucous Gull, 2+ adult, second winter and 3+ first winter Caspian Gulls, adult Med Gull, 3+ Yellow-legged Gull, 2+ Caspian X Herring Gulls and a Lesser Black-backed X Herring Gull. (T Clermont J Judge T Marlow)
Scaup---John Judge---
Caspian X Herring Gull---Theo de Clermont---
January 17th

Great Northern Diver, 2 Scaup, 17+ Goosander, Little Egret, Tree Sparrow, Chiffchaff, Grey Wagtail, Raven and 43 Lapwing. In the roost just 3+ Yellow-legged Gull. (T Clermont G Corfield B Hazell A Marshall)

January 16th

Great Northern Diver, 2 Scaup, 14+ Goosander, Red Kite, 3+ Raven and Grey Wagtail. (B Hazell N Jarvis)
Black-headed Gull---Bob Hazell---
January 15th

Great Northern Diver, 2 Scaup, 15+ Goosander, Barnacle Goose, 3 Raven, Kingfisher, Sparrowhawk, 7 Shoveler, 3 Wigeon, 10 Gadwall, Chiffchaff and Jay. In the roost juv Glaucous Gull, first winter Caspian Gull, 2 Yellow-legged Gull and 331+ Great Black-backed Gull. (T Clermont J Coakley B Hazell N Jarvis S Wright)
Barnacle Goose---Bob Hazell---
Scaup, Barnacle Goose and Goosander---John Coakley---
Barnacle Goose and Coot---Theo de Clermont---
Barnacle Goose---Steven Wright---
January 14th

Great Northern Diver, 2 Scaup, 7 Goosander, Little Egret, 2 Tree Sparrow, Raven and 35 Goldeneye. (E Betteridge C Matthews)
Scaup, Great Crested Grebe and Cormorant---Edward Betteridge---
Gulls---(video)---Chris Matthews---
January 13th

Great Northern Diver, 2 Scaup, Red Kite, 8 Goosander, Little Egret, 3 Raven and Grey Wagtail. (D Edwards B Hazell)
Great Northern Diver and Scaup---Bob Hazell---
January 12th

Great Northern Diver, 2 Scaup and 14 Goosander. In the roost juv Glaucous Gull, adult and first winter Caspian Gull, second winter Caspian X Herring Gull and 2+ Yellow-legged Gull. (S Allen T Clermont R Hopkins J Judge T Marlow)

January 11th

No records for today.

January 10th

Great Northern Diver, 2 Scaup, Little Egret, Red Kite, 7 Goosander, Raven, Kingfisher, Chiffchaff, Jay and c250 Lapwing. (B Hazell C Matthews S Nikols)
Great Northern Diver---Steve Nikols---
Jackdaw---Bob Hazell---
January 9th

Great Northern Diver, 4 Scaup, Little Egret, 6 Goosander, Grey Wagtail, Kingfisher, 6 Wigeon and c100 Lapwing. (D Cox B Hazell)
Kingfisher---Bob Hazell---
January 8th

Great Northern Diver, 4 Scaup, 2 Little Egret, 20+ Goosander, 2 Tree Sparrow, Common Sandpiper, Chiffchaff, Grey Wagtail, Kingfisher, 19 Gadwall, 33 Goldeneye, 160 Canada Goose, 24 Little Grebe, c350 Lapwing and c2500 Starling. In the roost adult Glaucous Gull, 1+ adult Caspian Gull, and 5+ Yellow-legged Gull. (T Clermont B Hazell S Valentine)
Kingfisher---Bob Hazell---
Glaucous Gull---Theo de Clermont---
Glaucous Gull---(video)---Theo de Clermont---
January 7th

Great Northern Diver, 2 Scaup, 2 Little Egret, 2 Goosander, Common Sandpiper, 2 Raven, Chiffchaff, Grey Wagtail and Jay. In the roost third winter Kumlien’s Gull, adult/sub adult Iceland Gull (new bird) and adult Med Gull. (T Clermont B Hazell T Marlow K Yates)
Scaup---Bob Hazell---
January 6th

Great Northern Diver, 2 Scaup, 3 Little Egret, 9 Goosander, Kingfisher, 2 Grey Wagtail, 3 Chiffchaff, 2+ Raven, 4 Pochard, 2 Wigeon, 2 Siskin, c18 Yellowhammer, 100+ Chaffinch and Jay.(R Downes B Hazell C Walker)
Great Northern Diver and Scaup---Bob Hazell---

January 5th

Great Northern Diver, 2 Scaup, 22+ Goosander, Common SandpiperKingfisher and 3 Shoveler. In the roost adult Glaucous Gull, adult and 2 first winter Caspian Gull and 2+ Yellow-legged Gull. (D Cox R Davis J Judge T Marlow S Nichols)

January 4th

Great Northern Diver, 2 Scaup, Little Egret, 16+ Goosander, Kingfisher and Chiffchaff. In the roost new adult Glaucous Gull, adult/sub-adult Iceland/Kumlien’s, 2+ adult, third winter and 3+first winter Caspian Gull, Yellow-legged Gull and adult Med Gull. (J & S Allen F Cooper J Judge T Marlow I Moore K Smith)
Great Northern Diver and Scaup---Kyle Smith---
Little Egret and Lapwings---Kyle Smith---
Bullfinch---Kyle Smith---
Goldcrest---Kyle Smith---
January 3rd

Great Northern Diver, 3 Scaup, 2 Little Egret, 18 Goosander, 3 Tree Sparrow, Common SandpiperKingfisher, 2 Raven, 4+ Chiffchaff, 150+ Golden Plover and c100 Lapwing. In the roost first and second winter Caspian Gull and 2 Yellow-legged Gull. (M Brewer T Clermont F Cooper T Crawford B Hazell J Judge)

January 2nd

Great Northern Diver, 3 Scaup, Merlin, Little Egret, 4 Shelduck, Peregrine, 45 Goosander, 3 Raven, 10 Pochard, 9 Wigeon, c290 Golden Plover and c350 Lapwing. In the roost third winter Kumlien’s Gull, juv Iceland Gull, first winter Caspian Gull and Yellow-legged Gull. (J & S Allen K Barnsley T Clermont P Cox J Judge J Oates C & J Timms N Truby)
Merlin and Scaup---Theo de Clermont---
Great Northern Diver and Scaup---Nick Truby---
Great Northern Diver and Scaup---John Judge---
January 1st

Great Northern Diver, 3+ Scaup, Little Egret, 2 Pintail, Kingfisher, 20+ Wigeon, 4 Pochard, 3 Shoveler and 200+ Golden Plover. In the roost adult Glaucous Gull, 2 adult and first winter Caspian Gull and 2+ Yellow-legged Gull. (A Archer N Barlow T Barter P Cashmore D Cox K Donaghy P Hyde J Judge I & R Sansom T Southgate D Woodward)
Great Northern Diver and Westland helicopter---Ivan Sansom---

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