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2020 Records

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February
February 23rd

Black-necked Grebe, 3 Scaup, 17+ Goosander, Kingfisher and 30+ Goldeneye. In the roost adult Iceland Gull, adult Med Gull and Yellow-legged Gull. (T Clermont D Cox A Horsley J Judge R Strong)

February 22nd

No records for today.

February 21st

Black-necked Grebe, Great Northern Diver, 2 Scaup, 12 Goosander, 3 Grey Wagtail and 2+ Chiffchaff. In the roost 3 first winter Caspian Gull. (R Broadbent T Clermont J Judge T Marlow)

February 20th

2 Buzzard, Treecreeper and Siskin. In the roost adult Iceland Gull, first winter Caspian Gull and 4 Yellow-legged Gull. (N Jarvis T Marlow)
Siskin and Treecreeper---Neil Jarvis---
February 19th

Black-necked Grebe, Great Northern Diver, 2 Scaup, c20 Goosander, Tree Sparrow, 2 Shoveler, 2 Grey Wagtail, 3 Raven and 3 Chiffchaff. In the roost adult Glaucous Gull, 3 adult Med Gull and 2 Yellow-legged Gull. (T Clermont D Davies B Hazell G Stratford T Marlow)
Black-necked Grebe, Great Northern Diver and Scaup---Dylan Parry-Davies---
Mediterranean Gull---Theo de Clermont---
February 18th

Black-necked Grebe, Great Northern Diver, 2 Scaup, 17+ Goosander, Little Egret, 4+ Raven, Chiffchaff, 14 Lapwing and Sparrowhawk. (J Coakley B Hazell Jack)
Black-necked Grebe and Scaup---John Coakley---
Black-necked Grebe---Bob Hazell---
Black-necked Grebe, Scaup and Kestrel---Jack---
Lesser Black-backed Gull---Bob Hazell---
February 17th

Black-necked Grebe, Great Northern Diver, 2 Scaup, drake Red-crested Pochard, c30 Goosander, 25+ Gadwall, 3 Wigeon, 18 Goldeneye, 7 Golden Plover, 4+ Raven, Grey Wagtail, c50 Linnet and Chiffchaff. In the roost third winter Kumlien’s Gull, adult Glaucous Gull, adult Caspian Gull, adult Med Gull and 3 Yellow-legged Gull. (Bucksbirder T Clermont P Harvey B Hazell J Kenny)
Red-crested Pochard---Bob Hazell---
Scaup---James Kenny---
Kumlien’s Gull---video---Theo de Clermont---
February 16th

Small flock of probable Twite. (T Marlow)

February 15th

Black-necked Grebe, 2 Scaup, drake Red-crested Pochard and 10+ Goosander. In the roost just 1+ Med Gull. (J Judge T Marlow N Truby)
Black-necked Grebe---Nick Truby---
February 14th

Great Northern Diver, 2 Scaup, 20+ Goosander and 2 Raven. In the roost third winter Kumlien’s Gull, adult Glaucous Gull, 3+ adult Med Gull and Yellow-legged Gull. (T Clermont T Crawford D Edwards J Judge T Marlow)

February 13th

Black-necked Grebe, Great Northern Diver, 2 Scaup, 7 Goosander, 2 Tree Sparrow, c30 Yellowhammer and c100 Linnet. (B Hazell P Woodham)
Scaup---Bob Hazell---
February 12th

Black-necked Grebe, Great Northern Diver, 2 Scaup, 10+ Goosander, 2 Tree Sparrow, Kingfisher, 36 Raven, 2 Chiffchaff and Sparrowhawk. (B Hazell G Giles)

February 11th

Black-necked Grebe, Great Northern Diver, 2 Scaup, 6 Goosander, Little Egret, Kingfisher, Raven and 2 Jay. (B Hazell C Waring)
Great Northern Diver---Bob Hazell---

February 10th

Black-necked Grebe, 2 Scaup, 8 Goosander, Little Egret, 4+ Raven and 2 Chiffchaff. (B Hazell)
Scaup---Bob Hazell---
February 9th

Scaup and 18 Goosander. (T Crawford J Judge)
February 8th

Black-necked Grebe, Great Northern Diver and Kingfisher. In the roost third winter Kumlien’s Gull 2 adult and third winter Glaucous Gull and adult Med Gull. (V Garvey J Judge T Marlow J Toogood)
Black-necked Grebe---Vince Garvey---
Goldeneye---Josh Toogood---

February 7th

Great Northern Diver, 14+ Goosander, Little Egret, Common Sandpiper, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Pochard c85 Wigeon, 2 Shoveler and c60 Linnet. Nothing of note in the roost. (P Forbes B Hazell J Judge T Marlow)
Great Northern Diver and Little Egret---Bob Hazell---
February 6th

Black-necked Grebe, Great Northern Diver, 3 Scaup, 11+ Goosander, 3 Little Egret, Shelduck, Common Sandpiper, 67 Wigeon, Pochard, 4 Shoveler and 2 Chiffchaff. In the roost third winter Glaucous Gull, first winter Caspian Gull, adult Med Gull and 2 Yellow-legged Gull. (T Clermont F Cooper M Gower A & B Hazell R Labbett M Taylor)
Glaucous Gull---video---Theo de Clermont---
Scaup---Mike Gower---
Cormorant---Matt Taylor---

February 5th

Black-necked Grebe, Great Northern Diver, 3 Scaup, 14+ Goosander, Little Egret, 4 Pintail, Kingfisher, 2 Grey Wagtail, 3 Raven, 4 Chiffchaff and c180 Linnet. In the roost adult Glaucous Gull, sub-adult Iceland Gull, 2 adult Caspian Gull and 2 Yellow-legged Gull. (S Allen T Clermont B Hazell T Marlow)
Black-necked Grebe---Bob Hazell---
Iceland Gull---video---Theo de Clermont---
February 4th

Black-necked Grebe, Great Northern Diver, 3 Scaup, 14 Goosander, Little Egret and Lapwing. (B Hazell)
Lapwing---Bob Hazell---
February 3rd

Black-necked Grebe, Great Northern Diver, 3 Scaup, 13+ Goosander, Oystercatcher, Little Egret, Raven, c12 Siskin, c110 Lapwing, Chiffchaff, 3 Mistle Thrush, 30 Meadow Pipit and Sparrowhawk. (D Dedman B Hazell A Long P Sofley)
Oystercatcher---Bob Hazell---
February 2nd

Great Northern Diver, 2 Scaup, 24+ Goosander and Chiffchaff. In the roost adult Glaucous Gull, 2+ Yellow-legged Gull and first winter Caspian X Herring Gull. (T Clermont)

February 1st

Black-necked Grebe, 3 Scaup, 24+ Goosander and 4 Little Egret. In the roost third winter Kumlien’s Gull and adult Glaucous Gull. (P Cox J Judge N Truby)
Black-necked Grebe and Glaucous Gull---John Judge---
Magpie ---Nick Truby---

January

January 31st

Black-necked Grebe, Great Northern Diver, 3 Scaup, 20+ Goosander, Little Egret, Kingfisher, 11 Raven, 2 Chiffchaff, and c60 Linnet. In the roost third winter Kumlien’s Gull, second winter Iceland Gull, first winter Caspian Gull, adult Med Gull and 3+ Yellow-legged Gull. (T Clermont D Edwards B Hazell N Jarvis D Warner)
Black-necked Grebe and Scaup---Bob Hazell---
Mediterranean Gull---(video)---Theo de Clermont---
January 30th

Black-necked Grebe, Great Northern Diver, 3 Scaup, 31 Goosander, 9 Little Egret, Pintail, 2 Tree Sparrow (unringed) Kingfisher, 2 Raven, 2 Chiffchaff, c40 Goldeneye, 16 Wigeon and Grey Wagtail. In the roost second winter Iceland Gull, adult and first winter Med Gull and Yellow-legged Gull. (S Allen T Clermont G Giles B Hazell P Hyde)
Black-necked Grebe and Scaup---Bob Hazell---
Black-necked Grebe, Scaup and Chiffchaff---Theo de Clermont---
January 29th

Black-necked Grebe, Great Northern Diver, 3 Scaup, c14 Goosander, Little Egret, Kingfisher, 3+ Raven, 3 Chiffchaff and 50+ Linnet. In the roost adult Glaucous Gull and adult Med Gull. (J Coakley J Day B Hazell T Marlow)
Black-necked Grebe---Bob Hazell---
Black-necked Grebe and Scaup---John Coakley---
Scaup---Bob Hazell---
January 28th

Great Northern Diver, 3 Scaup, 14+ Goosander, Common Sandpiper, 3+ Raven, 2+ Redpoll and 7+ Siskin, 2 Chiffchaff and 40+ Goldeneye. (B Hazell G & T Porter)
Scaup, Redpoll, and Siskin---Bob Hazell---

January 27th

Great Northern Diver, 2 Scaup, Red Kite, 22 Goosander, 2 Little Egret, 3 Raven, Grey Wagtail, Kingfisher, 3 Chiffchaff, 30 Goldeneye, 20 Gadwall, 10 Teal, Wigeon and Sparrowhawk. In the roost adult Glaucous Gull, possible adult Iceland Gull, second winter Caspian Gull and 2+ Yellow-legged Gull. (T Clermont T Crawford P Harvey B Hazell J Kenny)
Scaup---Bob Hazell---
Scaup, Chiffchaff and Bullfinch---James Kenny---
Goosanders---video---Theo de Clermont---
January 26th

3 Scaup. In the roost adult Glaucous Gull. (T Marlow)
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

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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