Sightings updated 16th April

 

2021 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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April
April 16th

Mealy Redpoll, 3 Redpoll, Curlew, Little Egret and Snipe. (K Barnsley B Hazell)
Mealy Redpoll---Bob Hazell---

April 15th

Mealy Redpoll and 3 Redpoll, 7 Yellow Wagtail, Nuthatch, Snipe, Willow Warbler and Goldeneye. (J Coakley B Hazell)
Lesser Black-backed Gull---Bob Hazell---

April 14th

Black Redstart, Mealy Redpoll, 3 Redpoll, 2 Yellow Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, Common Sandpiper and Raven. (P Anastasi P Cashmore D Cox B Hazell N Jarvis J Judge T Marlow)
Black Redstart and Mealy Redpoll---John Judge---
Black Redstart---Tim Marlow---
Yellow and Grey Wagtails---Neil Jarvis---

April 13th

Shag, 5 Yellow Wagtail, Dunlin, 3+ Common Sandpiper, Wheatear, 3 Grey Wagtail and 2 Shelduck.
Dunlin---Bob Hazell---

April 12th

Shag, 6 Yellow Wagtail, Mealy Redpoll, Nuthatch, Little Egret and Sparrowhawk. (B Hazell T Marlow)
Sand Martin---Bob Hazell---

April 11th

Juv Shag still. In the roost juv Glaucous Gull and second winter Caspian Gull. (J Judge T Marlow)

April 10th

Wheatear. (Seri)
Wheatear---Seri---

April 9th

Shag, 4 Common Sandpiper, 2 Yellow Wagtail, Jay and Treecreeper. (B Hazell)
Meadow Pipit---Bob Hazell---

April 8th

Great White Egret, drake Common Scoter, Shag, Little Ringed Plover, 2 Red Kite, 3 Common Sandpiper, Mealy Redpoll, 7 Redpoll, 4 Shoveler, 2 Goosander and c15 Goldeneye. (T Clermont D Cox B Hazell C & J Timms S Wright)
Great White Egret, Shag and Goldeneye---Theo de Clermont---
Pied Wagtail---Steven Wright---

April 7th

No records for today.

April 6th

Rock Pipit, 3 Shag, Common Sandpiper, Yellow Wagtail, White Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail, c700 Sand Martin, c250 Swallow, c12 House Martin, 15 Goldeneye and Mallard with 14 young. In the roost juv Glaucous Gull (possibly a new bird) (T Clermont D Cox B Hazell T Marlow)
Common Sandpiper---Bob Hazell---
Yellow Wagtail, Swallow and House Martin---Theo de Clermont---

April 5th

Osprey, 3 Shag and 3 Yellow Wagtail. In the roost juv Glaucous Gull and first winter Caspian Gull. (E Betteridge A Johnson)
Glaucous Gull and Shag---Ed Betteridge---

April 4th

Redshank, 2 Oystercatcher and Yellow Wagtail. (D Cox M Doughty)

April 3rd

3 Shag.

April 2nd

Second winter Iceland Gull, juv Glaucous Gull, 2 first winter Caspian Gull and 3 Yellow-legged Gull. (T Clermont T Marlow)
Iceland Gull---Video---Theo de Clermont---

April 1st
3 Shag, 2 Common Tern, and Snipe. (B Hazell)

January

**** Sightings suspended until further notice ****

January 4th

Great Northern Diver, Red-necked Grebe, 3 Slavonian Grebe, Shag, 5 Whooper Swan, 3 Shoveler and 54 Wigeon. In the roost adult Glaucous Gull and first winter Yellow-legged Gull. (T Clermont M Doughty J Judge T Marlow C Matthews P Worthy)
Slavonian Grebes and Whooper Swans---Mike Doughty---
Slavonian Grebe---Chris Matthews---
Slavonian Grebe---video---The de Clermont---
Whooper Swans---Nas33---

January 3rd

2 Great Northern Diver, Red-necked Grebe and 20 Wigeon. In the roost adult Glaucous Gull, adult and second winter Caspian Gull, 3+ Yellow-legged Gull and c1348 Great Black-backed Gull. (T Clermont T Marlow)
Caspian Gull---video---Theo de Clermont---

January 2nd

Great Northern DiverRed-necked Grebe, 3 ShagKingfisher, Barnacle GooseGrey Wagtail, Pochard, 87 Wigeon and Golden Plover. In the roost second winter and first winter Caspian Gull. (A Boddington T Clermont M Phillips Nas33 T Marlow)
Great Northern Divers, Goosanders and Goldeneye---Nas33---


January 1st

2 Great Northern Diver, Red-necked Grebe, 3 Shag, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 34 Goosander, 2 Pochard, 4 Shoveler, 47 Wigeon and 5+ Chiffchaff. In the roost adult Glaucous Gull, adult and first winter Caspian Gull and 917 Great Black-backed Gull. (K Barnsley P Cashmore T Clermont D Cox J Judge M Phillips S Roper C & J Timms D Woodward)
Great Northern Diver, Wigeon and Tufted Duck---Theo de Clermont---
Great Black-backed Gull---James Timms---

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