Sightings: 2020

Thanks to all observers for their records, especially Stanford Ringing Group (SRG), Steve Nichols (SCN), George Burton (GB), Fritz Graves (FG), Dan March (DM), Matt Jackson (MJ), Chris Begley (CB), Peter Dillon-Hooper (PDH), Chris Hubbard (CMH)

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IMPORTANT MESSAGE TO VISITORS - IF YOU ARE CROSSING THE DAM IT WOULD BE APPRECIATED IF YOU WALK THE ALONG THE LOWER PART RATHER THAN THE TOP. THIS IS BECAUSE WE HAVE A GOOD SELECTION OF WADERS, GEESE AND PASSERINES FREQUENTING THE DAM AND WE WOULD LIKE TO KEEP DISTURBANCE TO A MINIMUM. THANKYOU

Access to Stanford Reservoir requires a Permit which can be obtained from Draycote Water rangers office, Kites Hardwick, Rugby, CV23 8AB 

November 

23rd*BEARDED TIT* 2 again this morning for their 10th day (CMH), JACK SNIPE 2 (PDH), STONECHAT 4, GREAT EGRET 1, Little Egret 1, Shelduck 2, Goldeneye 8, Snipe 12, BRAMBLING 1 (PDH), Chiffchaff 2                                                                  
22nd*BEARDED TIT* 2 still this morning (CMH / I&V Merrill), WHOOPER SWAN 5 over east , late morning the 160th species at the site in 2020 (SRG), PINK-FOOTED GOOSE 3 early AM (CMH), BARNACLE GOOSE 1 (CMH), WOODCOCK 3 this AM (SRG), Chiffchaff 2, Goosander 6 briefly (K Reeves), Little Grebe 1, STONECHAT 2 (DM)
Bearded Tit (Chris Hubbard)
Bearded Tit (Ian Merrill)

Bearded Tit (Ian Merrill)

Bearded Tit (Ian Merrill)

Brambling (Theo de Clermont)

Stonechat (Dan March)
                                                                                                                                  
21stPINK-FOOTED GOOSE 3 with Greylags (CMH), BARNACLE GOOSE 1 (CMH), STONECHAT 4 (CMH/CB), Goldeneye 7, Green Sandpiper 1, Goosander 3, Tree Sparrow 15, Kingfisher 2, Nuthatch 1, Lesser Redpoll 2, Jay 2, Water Rail 3
Pink-footed Geese and Barnacle Goose (M Jackson)
                                                                                                                      
14th*BEARDED TIT* 2 this AM but very elusive (CMH), BARNACLE GOOSE 1 (CMH), Goosander, BRAMBLING 2 ringed this AM, the first since 2013 and the 69th species to be ringed at the site in 2020 (SRG), Goldeneye 8, Barn Owl (CB), Lesser Redpoll 4, Shoveler 6, Snipe 6, GREAT EGRET 1 (PDH), Chiffchaff 1, Lapwing 41, Meadow Pipit 21, Green Sandpiper 1, Water Rail 2

Brambling (SRG / Chris Hubbard)

                                                                                                                               
Brambling (SRG / Chris Hubbard)
19thGREAT EGRET 1, BARNACLE GOOSE 1 (MJ), Willow Tit 1, the first report since August (MJ), Water Rail 2, STONECHAT 2 (S&M WYATT), GREAT EGRET 1 (S&M WYATT), Meadow Pipit 6, Chiffchaff 1, Lesser Redpoll 2, Kingfisher 1, Red Kite 1, Treecreeper 2, Siskin 3

Barnacle Goose ( M Jackson)
18thWOODCOCK 1 over the Leics reedbed this evening (CMH), BARNACLE GOOSE 1 (CMH / M Townsend), Little Egret 2, Water Rail 2, Lesser Redpoll 3, Raven 2, Goosander 1, GREAT EGRET 1 (N Jarvis), STONECHAT 2 (N Jarvis)                                                                                                                           
17th*BEARDED TIT* 2 still this AM, heard calling and seen briefly but the strong wind hampered viewing (CMH), BARNACLE GOOSE 1 (CMH), STONECHAT 2, BRAMBLING 2 (CMH), Water Rail 2, Goldeneye 4, Goosander 1
                                                                                                                                              
Another image of the male Bearded Tit from yesterday (Chris Hubbard)
16th*BEARDED TIT* male and female this AM, ringed in the Leicestershire reedbed, the first ever to be ringed at the site (CMH/SRG)



Bearded Tits, the first ever to be ringed at the site by SRG (Chris Hubbard)

BARNACLE GOOSE 2 (CMH), BRAMBLING 2 over (CMH) and 1 at the top of the drive to the dam (PDH), Water Rail 2, Lesser Redpoll c20, Raven 2, Meadow Pipit c20, STONECHAT 2, Goldeneye 3, GREAT EGRET 1(PDH), Teal 8                                                                                                                           
15thBARNACLE GOOSE 2 (CMH), BRAMBLING 1 with Chaffinches at the top of the drive to the dam (CMH), Little Egret 3, STONECHAT 2, Goldeneye 1, Kingfisher 2, Goosander 1, Greylag Goose 190, Coot 367, Mute Swan 50, Tufted Duck 275, Gadwall 22, Wigeon 67, Moorhen 5, Water Rail 2, Canada Goose 22, Chiffchaff 2, Raven 1, Goldcrest 4, Snipe 1, Sparrowhawk 1                                                                                                                              
14thGREAT EGRET 1, BARNACLE GOOSE 2 still this AM (CMH), Little Egret 3, Chiffchaff 2, Snipe 5, Green Sandpiper 1, Goldeneye 5, Lesser Redpoll 2, Teal 7, Meadow Pipit 20, Water Rail 2                                                                                                                                                   
13th*BEARDED TIT* 2, a male and female present in the Leicestershire reedbed until 09.15 when they flew high east. The first record at the site since 1980 (CMH), Water Rail 2, STONECHAT 2, GREAT EGRET 1, Goosander 1 female (CMH), Green Sandpiper 2, Kingfisher 1, Red Kite 1, Raven 2, Goldeneye 4, Peregrine 1, Chiffchaff 2, BARNACLE GOOSE 2 (F Graves), Coot 362 (F Graves), Fieldfare / Redwing c350, Cetti's Warbler 1, Lapwing 22      

Bearded Tit, the first at the site for 40 years (Chris Hubbard)

Bearded Tit montage (Chris Hubbard)
                                                                                                                                                       
12thBARNACLE GOOSE 2 (M&S Wyatt), STONECHAT 2 (J Lambert & S Daniel), YELLOW-LEGGED GULL 1 adult in Keepers Lodge Bay this PM (CMH), Snipe 1, Goldeneye 2, Lesser Redpoll 1, Siskin 1, Little Egret 5                                                                                                                         
11thGREAT EGRET 1 (CMH), Goldeneye 2, STONECHAT 2 (CMH), Water Rail 1, Snipe 1, Lesser Redpoll 1, Siskin 1, Little Egret 1                                                                                                                                            
10thCROSSBILL 2 over this AM (SRG), Water Rail 1, STONECHAT 1, Snipe 7, Raven 6, Goldeneye 2 females, Lapwing c50, Shoveler 7, Golden Plover 3                                                                                                                   
9thBARNACLE GOOSE 2 this AM the first at the site since 2013 (PDH), Cetti's Warbler 2, Green Sandpiper 1, Shoveler 14, Tree Sparrow 8, Lesser Redpoll 2, Lapwing 17

A Blackcap ringed at Stanford Reservoir on the 22/09/2020 has been re-caught at Kartong Bird Observatory in The Gambia on the 07/11/2020 (46 days) having covered 4591KM


1 of 2 Barnacle Geese (Chris Hubbard)
                                                                                                                                            
8thSTONECHAT 1, Goldeneye 2, Teal 17, Shoveler 11, Chiffchaff 1, Coal Tit 2, Meadow Pipit 3, Goldfinch 20, Snipe 6, Kingfisher 1, Water Rail 1, Green Sandpiper 1, Lapwing 7, Redwing / Fieldfare c200, Starling 7000+ in the roost this evening (CMH)                                                                                                                               
7thGoldeneye 2, STONECHAT 1, Water Rail 2, YELLOW-LEGGED GULL 1 in the roost, Starling c6000 in the roost this evening, Green Sandpiper, REDSHANK 1 over calling this AM (SRG), Snipe 5, Kingfisher 2, Little Egret 1, Chiffchaff 1, Shoveler 8                                                                                                                                                  
6thSTONECHAT 1, PINTAIL 1 drake (PDH), GREAT EGRET 1, Goosander 1 female (M&S Wyatt), Little Egret 2, Green Sandpiper 1, Nuthatch 2, Raven 1, Lesser Redpoll 10, Starling c4000, Shoveler 5, Snipe 1, Teal 21, Goldeneye 2, Water Rail, Lapwing 2, Pochard 77, Little Grebe 2, Kingfisher 2, Chaffinch c40, Goldfinch c20, Linnet 15                                                                                                                                
5thGoldeneye 2, STONECHAT 1                                                                                                                                                      
4th *FIRECREST* 1 ringed this AM (SRG), STONECHAT 1, BRAMBLING 1 over calling this AM (CMH), Little Egret 2, Peregrine 1
Firecrest (SRG)
                                                                                                                                                          
3rd*SHAG* 1 this AM (CMH), STONECHAT 1, Lesser Redpoll 3, Fieldfare c100, Teal c18, Nuthatch 1, Coal Tit 2, Starling c6000 in the roost (CMH), Jackdaw c500 went to roost
Shag, the 3rd record of 2020 (Chris Hubbard)

                                                                                                                                                     
2nd*SHAG* 1 identified from images, the 3rd record of 2020 (S Wright), STONECHAT 2, Shoveler 3, Teal c80                                                                                                                                                                       
1stSTONECHAT 1, Green Sandpiper 1, Little Egret 1, Goldeneye 2 drakes, Shoveler 3, Chiffchaff 4, Fieldfare c60                                                                                                                                                   

October
31stGreen Sandpiper 1, Peregrine 1, Siskin 2, Chiffchaff 2, Wigeon 151, Teal 114                                                                                                                                                                                   
30thSTONECHAT 1, Teal 119, Green Sandpiper 1, Siskin 1, Snipe 1, Golden Plover 35, Starling c5000 roosted this evening (CMH)                                                                                                                                
29thGreen Sandpiper 1, Teal 92, Shoveler 8, Sparrowhawk 1, Jay 1                                                                                                                                                        
28thSTONECHAT 2 this AM (CMH), Lesser Redpoll 3, Meadow Pipit 10, Chiffchaff 2, Green Sandpiper 1, Teal 127
Stonechat, settling pond (Chris Hubbard)

Stonechat, dam (Steven Wright)
                                                                                                                         
27thSTONECHAT 1, SWALLOW 1, a very late bird this AM (CMH), Lesser Redpoll 1, Siskin 1, Chiffchaff 1, Goldcrest 8, Meadow Pipit 15                                                                                                                                                       
26thSTONECHAT 1, BRAMBLING 4, over this AM (CMH/PDH), Water Rail 1, Goldcrest 12, Little Egret 2, Sparrowhawk 1, Green Sandpiper 1, Kingfisher 1, Fieldfare c100, Siskin 1, Buzzard 4,,  Raven 3, Blackcap 1, Chiffchaff 2, Golden Plover 14, Lapwing 3, Green Woodpecker 2, Jay 2, Teal 135 this evening (CMH), YELLOW-LEGGED GULL 1 in the roost this evening (CMH)
Stonechat (Chris Hubbard)
                                                   
                                                                                
25thBRAMBLING 1 this evening (CMH), Cetti's Warbler 1, Chiffchaff 1, Kingfisher 1, Meadow Pipit c50, Little Egret 4, Yellowhammer 4 ringed this AM, the 66th species to be ringed at the site in 2020                                                                                                                                                                                   
24thSTONECHAT 1, Meadow Pipit 7, Golden Plover 15, Little Egret 4, Snipe 2, Wigeon 141, Sparrowhawk 1                                                                                                                             
23rd*LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER* 1 this AM (CB), Blackcap 1, Water Rail 1, PINTAIL 1, Siskin 1, Lesser Redpoll 1, Little Egret 2, Lapwing 25, Snipe 3, Goldcrest 6, Raven 1, Sparrowhawk 1, Teal 79                                                                                                                                                        
22ndTeal 79 (CMH/SCN), Shoveler 2, Coal Tit 1, Little Egret 5, Raven 2, Starling c2000 roosted this evening (CMH)

Starling murmuration (Chris Hubbard)

                                                                                                                 
21stSTONECHAT 2 (CMH/SCN), PINTAIL 4, Green Sandpiper 1, Little Egret 5, SWALLOW 2 over the settling pond this evening, late record (CMH), Starling c1000 roosted this evening (CMH)                                                                                                                                                                              
20thSTONECHAT 1, Little Egret 7, PINTAIL 2
                                                                                                                                    
19thGREAT EGRET 2, Redpoll 1, Kingfisher 1, GOLDENEYE 1, the first of the Autumn (PDH), Siskin 1, PINTAIL 1, Little Egret 2, Sparrowhawk 2, Starling c1000 came into roost (CMH), Redwing c50, Yellowhammer 2, Raven 3, Red-legged Partridge 4, Buzzard 2, Fieldfare good numbers round nd 1 ringed by the SRG, the first of 2020                                                                                                                                                                                  
17thSTONECHAT 1, EGYPTIAN GOOSE 3 (SCN), Little Egret 1, Lesser Redpoll 2, Little Grebe 1, Kingfisher 1, Raven 1, Teal 2, Redwing c400, Snipe 12 (A Homer)
                                                                                                                                      
16thPINTAIL 11 (PDH), Snipe 2, Lapwing c50, GREAT EGRET 1, STONECHAT 1, Red Kite 1                                                                                                                                                                                   
15thGREAT EGRET 1, BRAMBLING 2 over rail track towards South Kilworth, with Chaffinch (CMH), Peregrine 1 (CMH), Swallow 1 (CMH), Little Egret 6, Little Grebe 2
                                                                                                                                        
14thGREAT EGRET 1, PINTAIL 5, Jay 1, Teal 11, Wigeon c140                                                                                                                                                                                     
13thGREAT EGRET 1, YELLOW-LEGGED GULL 1, STONECHAT 1, Swallow 1, Little Egret 4, Little Grebe 2, PINTAIL 6, Redwing c100, Fieldfare 25
                                                                                                                                         
12thCOMMON REDPOLL 1 ringed this AM (SRG), GREAT EGRET 1, PINTAIL at least 12 (CMH/PDH), STONECHAT 1, Pochard 27, Redwing 300+ this AM, Fieldfare 10, Green Sandpiper 1, Cetti's Warbler 1, Little Egret 3, Kingfisher 1, Snipe 2, Swallow 4                                                                                                                                                                                          
11thBRAMBLING 1 male this AM (M&S Wyatt), GREAT EGRET 1, Fieldfare c120, Swallow 16, Golden Plover 1, Chiffchaff 1, Yellowhammer 1, Lesser Redpoll 10, Little Grebe 2, Little Egret 8, PINTAIL 13, Shoveler 3, Raven 1, Coal Tit 1   
                                                                                                                                         
10thCOMMON REDPOLL 1 this morning with c50 Lesser Redpoll, the first since 2017 (M Townsend), GREAT EGRET 2 (CMH), Little Egret 16, Swallow 15, House Martin 8, Skylark c20, Kingfisher 1, Teal 3                                                                                                                             
9thBLACK-TAILED GODWIT 5 briefly this AM, the first since 2018 (PDH), Lesser Redpoll 8, Skylark c20, Blackcap 2, Chiffchaff 1, STONECHAT 1, Little Egret 12, GREAT EGRET 1 (PDH), Green Sandpiper 1, Lapwing c120, Raven 2, Swallow 12, Teal 3                                                                                                                                                                                      
8thSTONECHAT 1, PINTAIL 15 (CMH), YELLOW-LEGGED GULL 1 adult (CMH), House Martin 10, Swallow 1, Peregrine 1, Kingfisher 2, Lesser Redpoll 6, Little Egret 2, Golden Plover c25, Pied Wagtail 29 (SCN), Little Egret 16 (DM)                                                                                                                                
7thPINTAIL 15, House Martin 10, Lesser Redpoll 5, Swallow 1, Peregrine 1, STONECHAT 1, Golden Plover c25, YELLOW-LEGGED GULL 1, Kingfisher 2                                                                                                                                                                                           
6thPINTAIL 4 late morning with a further 15 arriving at c18.00 (CMH/SCN), Lesser Redpoll c35 (M Townsend), Redwing 40, Greenfinch 4, STONECHAT 1
Some of the 19 Pintail present this evening (Chris Hubbard)

                                                                                                                                                                                                  
5thMEDITERRANEAN GULL 1 adult in the roost this evening (CMH), YELLOW-LEGGED GULL 1 in the roost this evening (CMH), WHEATEAR 1 (CMH), STONECHAT 1, Little Grebe 1, Wigeon 161, Teal 12, PINTAIL 8, Blackcap 1, Marsh Tit 1, House Martin 13, Sand Martin 6, Swallow 1, Sedge Warbler 1, Lapwing 38, Siskin 3    
Mediterranean Gull (Chris Hubbard)

    
                                                                                                                             
4thOSPREY 1 over the dam (DM), STONECHAT 1, GREAT EGRET 1, Little Egret 2, Little Grebe 4. Meadow Pipit 6, Teal 14, Wigeon c100, Shoveler c40, Raven 2, Chiffchaff 4, Snipe 1, House Martin 5                                                                                                                               
3rdSTONECHAT 1, Teal 2, Lesser Redpoll 3, Little Grebe 2, House Martin 28, Wigeon 147                                                                                                                                                                                                  
2ndLittle Grebe 4, Wigeon 57, Little Egret 1, Shoveler 16                                                                                                                                           
1stGREAT EGRET 1, Little Egret 3, Little Grebe 3, STONECHAT 1, Red-legged Partridge 5, Chiffchaff 3, Goldcrest 1, Chaffinch 2, Goldfinch 4, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Raven 1, Jay 1, Treecreeper 2, Kingfisher 1, House Martin 3                                                                                                                                  

September 

30thROCK PIPIT 1 briefly this AM, the first since 2016 (CMH/MJ), GREAT EGRET 1, STONECHAT 1 (CMH/MJ), House Martin c75, Water Rail 1, Little Egret 2
VISMIG early AM - Meadow Pipit 113, Raven 2, Siskin 6, Swallow 16, Redwing 1, Starling 2, Redpoll 1, Pied Wagtail 5, Skylark 2, Chaffinch 4                                                                                                                               
29thWigeon 97, Snipe 3, Cetti's Warbler 1, Pied Wagtail 14, Lesser Redpoll c20                                                                                                                                      
28thSTONECHAT 2 (CMH), Raven 2, Lesser Redpoll c40, Little Egret 1

223 new birds ringed this AM including: REDSTART 1, the 29th of 2020, Blackcap 108, Chiffchaff 57, Redpoll 13, Goldcrest 8, Robin 9, Whitethroat 1, Cetti's Warbler 1, Sedge Warbler 1, Skylark 24 over, House Martin c10   
Stonechat, 1 of 2 on site (Chris Hubbard)

Cetti's Warbler (SRG)

Redstart (SRG)

                                                                                                                                                                      
27thGREAT EGRET 1 (CMH), STONECHAT 1 (CMH), Little Grebe 2, PINTAIL 1, House Martin c100, Greylag Goose 344, Green Sandpiper 1, Snipe 6, Little Egret 2, Lesser Redpoll 1                                                                                                                                      
26thGREAT EGRET 1 (DM), STONECHAT 1 (MJ), YELLOW-LEGGED GULL 1 (CMH), Little Grebe 4, PINTAIL 1, Common Sandpiper 1, Meadow Pipit 4, House Martin c100, Sand Martin 3, Mute Swan 62, Water Rail 1, Moorhen 15 on the settling pond, Snipe 1, Little Egret 2, Lesser Black-backed Gull 156, Mallard 28

47 new birds ringed this AM including: Sparrowhawk 1, Grey Wagtail 1, Lesser Redpoll 6  

Stonechat (M Jackson)

                                                                                                                                                                                
25thGREAT EGRET 1 (CMH), Common Sandpiper 1, Pochard 19, Barn Owl 2, Little Grebe 4, Swallow 3, Sand Martin 1, House Martin c30                                                                                                                            
24thPochard 13, Shoveler 32, Barn Owl 2, Common Sandpiper 2, Siskin 7, House Martin c100 this evening (CMH), Little Egret 3, Kingfisher 1                                                                                                                                         
23rdLesser Redpoll 10, Cetti's Warbler 2, Little Egret 1, Kingfisher 1, Sparrowhawk 1, Jay 1      

Otter 1 (MJ)                                                                                                                                                                               
22nd*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER* 1 ringed this AM, the 5th to be ringed at the site and the 6th overall record (SRG), Common Sandpiper 2, PINTAIL 3, Raven 7, Red Kite 1   

210 new birds ringed today including: YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER 1, Blackcap 151, Chiffchaff 31, Goldcrest 3, Lesser Redpoll 3, Reed Warbler 6                                                                                                                                
21stPINTAIL 6 (PDH), Lesser Redpoll 4, Siskin c20, Common Sandpiper 2, Meadow Pipit 7, Grey Wagtail 9, Sparrowhawk 1, Wigeon c20, Greylag Goose c200, Shoveler 10, Little Grebe 4, Yellow Wagtail 1                                                                                                                                            
20thCommon Sandpiper 1, Shoveler 23, YELLOW-LEGGED GULL 1 adult (SCN), Raven 4, Cetti's Warbler 1, Meadow Pipit c30, Siskin several                                                                                                                              
19thCommon Sandpiper 1, Water Rail 1, Shoveler 23, Canada goose 145, Greylag Goose c250, Teal 2, Little Grebe 4, Kingfisher 2, Tufted Duck 133, Wigeon 14, Pochard 12, Gadwall 9, Moorhen 14, Lesser Redpoll 4, Sparrowhawk 1, Hobby 1                                                                                                                                           
18thGREAT EGRET 1 (PDH), Peregrine 1, Teal 11 (CMH), Little Grebe 3, Little Egret 4, Buzzard 6, Red Kite 2, Kestrel 1, Sparrowhawk 1, Cetti's Warbler 1, Raven 2, Common Sandpiper 1                                                                                                                                  
17th*LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER* 1 seen briefly this AM (CMH) and this evening (DM/MJ), Common Sandpiper 3, Hobby 1, Snipe 1, Lapwing c70, Shoveler 19, Teal 2, Wigeon 10, Sand Martin 2, Swallow 10, Raven 1, Kingfisher 1, Lesser Redpoll 4, Siskin c10, Little Grebe 2, Cetti's Warbler 1                                                                                                                                             
16th*LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER* 1 male briefly this morning and then again early evening (CMH), Lesser Redpoll 4, Shoveler 10, Pochard 11, Little Grebe 1, Cetti's Warbler 3, Common Sandpiper 2, Peregrine 1, Canada goose 149, Greylag Goose c250                                                                                                                            
15thCommon Sandpiper 1, Wigeon 9, Shoveler 6, Lesser Redpoll c40, Siskin c20, Raven 2

349 new birds ringed today including: Meadow Pipit 17, Lesser Redpoll 7, Chiffchaff 46, Common Whitethroat 4, Lesser Whitethroat 4, Willow Warbler 1, Garden Warbler 1, Blackcap 244, Sedge Warbler 3, GRASSHOPPER WARBLER 1 the 40th of 2020                                                                                                                                                 
14th*WRYNECK* 1 ringed this AM, amazingly the 2nd of 2020 (SRG), WHEATEAR 1 probably of the Greenland race leucorhoa this AM (CMH), Common Sandpiper 2, Shoveler 5, Peregrine 1, Red Kite 2, Siskin c35, Little Grebe 1

302 new birds ringed today including: WRYNECK 1, Meadow Pipit 28, Robin 6, Reed Warbler 10, Lesser Whitethroat 3, Whitethroat 1, Blackcap 197, Chiffchaff 30, Goldcrest 2, Blue Tit 7, Goldfinch 4, Siskin 2, Lesser Redpoll 10, Reed Bunting 1




Wryneck (SRG)

                                                                                                                             
13thGREAT EGRET 1, the first of the autumn (CMH), Common Sandpiper 1, Moorhen 12, Little Grebe 1, Hobby 1, Shoveler 3
Great Egret (Chris Hubbard)
              
                                                                                                                 
12thREDSTART 1 re-trapped this morning (SRG), WHEATEAR 1 which was also ringed this AM (B Lee / SRG), Common Sandpiper 2, Yellow Wagtail 3, Siskin 10, Grey Wagtail 11, Meadow Pipit c60, Red Kite 4, Hobby 1 


Wheatear (Bob Lee)

Wheatear, trapped and ringed (SRG)

                                                                 
11thMARSH HARRIER 1 flew through at 07.07, the 6th record in 2020 (CMH), SHAG 1 still (CMH), WHEATEAR 1 (CMH), Siskin 52 (CMH), Shoveler 3, Wigeon 5, Common Sandpiper 1, Hobby 1                                                                                                                              
10th*MARSH WARBLER* 1 ringed this AM, the 4th for the site and the 6th ever for Northants (SRG), SHAG 1 still (CMH), REDSTART 5 ringed this AM taking the 2020 total to 28 ringed (SRG), Common Sandpiper 1, Siskin c15, Redpoll 2, Shoveler 2, Hobby 1, Kingfisher 1

404 new birds ringed this AM including: MARSH WARBLER 1, REDSTART 5, Siskin 1, Reed Warbler 7, Sedge Warbler 2, Garden Warbler 2, Blackcap 269, Whitethroat 5, Willow Warbler 3, Chiffchaff 82, Robin 7, Blue Tit 1, Long-tailed Tit 1, Treecreeper 1, Wren 1, Goldcrest 2, Meadow Pipit 13
  
Marsh Warbler (SRG)

Marsh Warbler (SRG)

Siskin (SRG)

  


                                                                                                                                          
9thMERLIN 1 imm / female, the 2nd record of 2020 (CMH), Siskin c20, SHAG 1 still (CMH), Cetti's Warbler 2, Pochard 6, Raven 1, Common Sandpiper 1
Merlin records images (Chris Hubbard)

                                                                                                                               
8thCommon Sandpiper 1, Meadow Pipit 25 over, Siskin 2, Kingfisher 1                                                                                                                               
7th*SHAG* 1 and unfortunately 1 other found dead on the tern raft (CMH), WHEATEAR 2 (CMH / PDH), LESSER REDPOLL 1 over (CMH) and 2 others (T de Clermont), Meadow Pipit c60, Grey Wagtail 10, Cetti's Warbler 1, Siskin several around the site, Yellow Wagtail 1, Wigeon 18, Raven 8, Red Kite 2, Shoveler 3, Peregrine 1 (MJ)

total of 207 birds ringed today including: REDSTART 1, Blackcap 129, Chiffchaff 52, Lesser Whitethroat 3, Goldcrest 4, Reed Warbler 6, Whitethroat 5, Willow Warbler 3 (SRG)                                                                                                                              
6th*SHAG* 2 still (SCN), WHEATEAR 1 (CB), WHINCHAT 1 (CB), RAVEN 17 (SCN), Common Sandpiper 1, Cetti's warbler 1, Siskin 1, Meadow Pipit c30, Kingfisher 1, Yellow Wagtail 2, Shoveler 1, Hobby 3 (I Bartlett)                                                                                                                                  
5th*SHAG* 1 still (CMH), WHINCHAT 3 including 1 caught and ringed (CMH/SRG), SPOTTED FLYCATCHER 1 ringed this AM, OSPREY 1 over (MJT), Yellow Wagtail 1, Wigeon 5, Common Sandpiper 1, Swift 1, SISKIN 2 ringed this AM (SRG) 

Whinchat, the first to be ringed at the site in 2020 (SRG)

                                         
Siskin (SRG)

Spotted Flycatcher (SRG)

                                                                                       
4th*SHAG* 2 still (CMH), WHINCHAT 2 (CMH), Siskin 53 (minimum) this AM (CMH), Swift 1, Wigeon 4, Meadow Pipit 12, WHEATEAR 1 (PDH), RAVEN 23 (PDH), Little Egret 1, Bullfinch 1 juvenile, 
                                                                                                                                            
3rd *SHAG* 2 juveniles still early AM (CMH), WHINCHAT 1 (CMH), Raven 4, Green Sandpiper 1, Tufted Duck 65, Shoveler 3, Common Tern 1, Wigeon 6, Pochard 6

Whinchat (Chris Hubbard)

                                                                                                                                       
2nd*SHAG* 2 juveniles still (CMH), REDSTART 2 ringed and possibly another 2 on site (SRG/CB), Wigeon 22, Common Sandpiper 3, Raven 5 (CMH / MJT), Cetti's Warbler 1, Shoveler 4, Teal 1, Pochard 5, Kingfisher 1, Little Egret 4, Red Kite 10, Common Buzzard c10

Total of 105 birds ringed today including: COMMON BUZZARD 1 the first to be ringed at the site, REDSTART 2, Wren 1, Robin 1, GRASSHOPPER WARBLER 2, Reed Warbler 2, Sedge Warbler 3, Lesser Whitethroat 3, Whitethroat 7, Blackcap 55, Chiffchaff 10, Willow Warbler 10, Goldcrest 1, Chaffinch 1, Goldfinch 1, Blue Tit 1


Common Buzzard, the first ever ringed at the site (SRG)


                                     

The two Redstarts ringed today (SRG)

                                                                                                        
1st*SHAG* now 2 juveniles (CMH), Pochard 5, Shoveler 4, SPOTTED FLYCATCHER 1 (CMH), Cetti"s Warbler 2, Red Kite 4, Kingfisher 1, Little Egret 3, Yellow Wagtail 1                                                                                                                           

August

31st*SHAG* 1 juvenile still for its 5th day, WHINCHAT 4 (CMH), Yellow Wagtail 2, Siskin c20 over (PDH), Meadow Pipit 4, Wigeon 4, Red Kite 3, Little Egret 5

468 birds
ringed today including: LESSER REDPOLL 1, the first at the site in 2020 and the 150th species of the year, REDSTART 4, GRASSHOPPER WARBLER 4, Sparrowhawk 1, SPOTTED FLYCATCHER 1, Sand Martin 1, Swallow 6,  Lesser Whitethroat 7, Garden Warbler 4, Blackcap 183, Chiffchaff 35, Reed Warbler 23, Sedge Warbler 26 Willow Warbler 55, Whitethroat 101

Lesser Redpoll, the first at the site in 2020 (SRG)


 
                                                                                                                             
30thREDSTART 2, 1 ringed (SRG), 1 (M Durkin), *SHAG* 1 juvenile still (CMH), Yellow Wagtail 6 (I Bartlett), Hobby 2, SPOTTED FLYCATCHER 1 ringed (SRG), Lesser Whitethroat 3, Teal 1, Little Egret 1, Pochard 4, Common Sandpiper 1, GRASSHOPPER WARBLER 2 ringed (SRG)

139 new birds ringed today.


Juvenile Shag (Chris Hubbard)

                                                                                                                                     
29th*SHAG* 1 juvenile still (PDH), BAR-TAILED GODWIT 2 flew west (PDH), Sparrowhawk 1, Swift 2, Shoveler 3, Cetti's Warbler 1, Pochard 7                                                                                                                              
28th*SHAG* 1 juvenile still present on the dam early AM (CMH), Common Sandpiper 2, Common Tern 4, Little Egret 2

Shag (Chris Hubbard)

                                                                                                                                
27th*WRYNECK* 1 ringed this AM, the second ever to be ringed at the site (SRG), REDSTART 8 ringed this AM, GRASSHOPPER WARBLER 5 ringed, SPOTTED FLYCATCHER 1 ringed, Common Sandpiper 1, Redshank 1 heard, Kingfisher 1, Yellow Wagtail 1

Evening: *SHAG* 1 juvenile on the dam late evening, the first at the site since 1984 (CMH), TREE PIPIT 1 over calling (CMH), REDSTART 1 female (CMH), Raven 2, SPOTTED FLYCATCHER 2 (CMH / DM / MJ), WHEATEAR 2 (CMH)

639 new birds ringed today (a new site record) including: Wryneck 1, Grasshopper Warbler 5, Spotted Flycatcher 1, Redstart 8, Reed Warbler 37, Sedge Warbler 36, Lesser Whitethroat 11, Whitethroat 172, Garden Warbler 11, Blackcap 216, Chiffchaff 19, Willow Warbler 106. Absolutely incredible total for an inland site. 
                                  
 

Wryneck (SRG)


Shag (Chris Hubbard)



                                                                                                 
26thRINGED PLOVER 1 on the dam late PM, only the second record for 2020 (CMH), Hobby 1, Red Kite 1, Little Egret 3, Pochard 5, Kingfisher 1, Common Tern 2


Ringed Plover (Chris Hubbard)

                                                                                                                                            
25thOSPREY 1 (CMH), WHEATEAR 2 (CB), Green Sandpiper 1, Common Sandpiper 2, Pochard 6                                                                                                                                
24thWHINCHAT 1 this AM (CMH),  REDSTART 1 ringed this AM (SRG), SKYLARK 1 ringed this AM, only the sixth ever ringed at the site (SRG), SPOTTED FLYCATCHER 1 (CMH), Swift 2, Common Sandpiper 2, Pochard 3 drakes, Yellow Wagtail 4, Grey Wagtail 4   

206 new birds ringed today including:
Sedge Warbler 11, Reed Warbler 14, Garden Warbler 9, Blackcap 76, Lesser Whitethroat 7, Whitethroat 69, Chiffchaff 1, Willow Warbler 11

Redstart (SRG, image Chris Hubbard)

Whinchat (Chris Hubbard)

Whinchat (Chris Hubbard)
                                                                                                                                    
23rdTREE PIPIT 1 ringed this AM, the 2nd record of 2020 and the first to be ringed (SRG), REDSTART 3 with 2 ringed (CMH / SRG), WHINCHAT 2 (CMH), SPOTTED FLYCATCHER 1 ringed this AM (SRG), Lesser Whitethroat 2, Common Sandpiper 3, Yellow Wagtail 4, Green Sandpiper 1

338 new birds ringed today          

Tree Pipit (SRG, image Theo de Clermont)

Spotted Flycatcher (SRG, image Theo de Clermont0

Whinchat (Chris Hubbard)

Tree Pipit (SRG, image Chris Hubbard)

Tree Pipit (SRG, image Chris Hubbard)

Redstart (SRG, image Chris Hubbard)
                                                                                                                
22ndWHINCHAT 1 this AM (CMH), RED-CRESTED POCHARD 1 female this AM, the first of 2020 (CMH), Common Sandpiper 3, Pochard 2, Shoveler 2, Common Tern 4
Red-crested Pochard (Chris Hubbard)
                                             
                                                                                                        
21st Common Sandpiper 3, Great Crested Grebe 33, Teal 3, Shoveler 5, Common Tern 2, Little Egret 2, Yellow Wagtail 3                                                                                                                                             
20thMARSH HARRIER 1 (M&S Wyatt), Green Sandpiper 1, Common Sandpiper 5, Pochard 5, Grey Wagtail 14, Yellow Wagtail 1                                                                                                                                           
19thCommon Sandpiper 3, Common Tern 6, Yellow Wagtail 3, Little Grebe 1                                                                                                                              
18thCommon Sandpiper 4, Common Tern 6, Shoveler 5, Teal 1, Yellow Wagtail 3.

187 birds ringed today including: Whitethroat 56, Blackcap 37, Willow Warbler 32, Reed Warbler 17, Sedge Warbler 16, Garden Warbler 7, Lesser Whitethroat 6, Robin 6. Also, a Sedge Warbler with a Belgium ring.                                                                                                                              
17thBLACK TERN 1 very briefly this AM, the first of 2020 (PDH), Common Sandpiper 6, Green Sandpiper 1, Kingfisher 1, Teal 3, Shoveler 2, Grey Wagtail 10                                                                                                                                             
16thRINGED PLOVER 1 flew through this AM calling, the first for 2020 (CMH), Common Sandpiper 8, Green Sandpiper 3, Yellow Wagtail 3, Shoveler 5                                                                                                                                
15th*PIED FLYCATCHER* 1 ringed this AM, only the second ever caught at the site (SRG), REDSTART 1 ringed this AM, the 4th of 2020 (SRG), Common Sandpiper 3, Yellow Wagtail 5, Wigeon 1, Kingfisher 1, Shoveler 1, Common Tern 5, Green Sandpiper 1, Little Grebe 2 
Redstart (SRG, image Chris Hubbard)



Pied Flycatcher (SRG, image Chris Hubbard)
                                                                                                                                
14thCommon Sandpiper 3, Hobby 1, Yellow Wagtail 18, Grey Wagtail 9                                                                                                                                 
13th132 new birds ringed today including GRASSHOPPER WARBLER 1, Whitethroat 38, Sedge Warbler 34, Willow Warbler 23, Lesser Whitethroat 2, Reed Warbler 9.

Common Sandpiper 3, SPOTTED FLYCATCHER 4 at the top of the road from the dam (CMH), Yellow Wagtail 1, Siskin 2, Teal 1, Green Sandpiper 1

Brown Long Eared Bat (SRG) 

Brown Long Eared Bat (Theo de Clermont)
                                                                                                                                
12thCommon Sandpiper 6, SPOTTED FLYCATCHER 1 (CMH), Grey Wagtail 10                                                                                                                               
11thGREENSHANK 1 this evening the 2nd of 2020 (CMH), Common Sandpiper 3, Yellow Wagtail 10, Lapwing 10, SPOTTED FLYCATCHER 1 (CMH), Little Grebe 4                                                                                                              
10thMARSH HARRIER 1 juvenile this evening, the 4th of 2020 (CMH), GOLDEN PLOVER 1 in summer plumage flying high around the Point, calling, this evening (CMH), Common Sandpiper 5, Green Sandpiper 1, Yellow Wagtail 10, Common Tern 6, Pochard 3, Red Kite 2, Buzzard 3, Lapwing 2


Marsh Harrier (Chris Hubbard)
 
                                                                                                                                                      
9th*WOOD WARBLER* 1 briefly this PM, the first since 1999 (CB / SCN), OSPREY 1 (SCN), Common Sandpiper 2, Green Sandpiper 1, Red Kite 3, Cetti's Warbler 1, Common Tern 6, Pochard 3, Hobby 1, Little Egret 8, Kingfisher 1

Roe Deer - 1 this morning (CMH)                                                                                                                
8thREDSTART 2 ringed this AM and another female type seen (SRG / CMH), Willow Warbler 1 'northern' type ringed this AM (SRG), RING-NECKED PARAKEET 1, the first since 2016 (Jack Berry), OSPREY 1 (CMH), Common Sandpiper 1, Snipe 1 (CMH), GRASSHOPPER WARBLER 3 ringed (SRG), Sparrowhawk 1 ringed (SRG), Yellow Wagtail c15, Cetti's Warbler 1 ringed (SRG)
northern type Willow Warbler (SRG, image Chris Hubbard) 

northern type Willow Warbler

Redstart (SRG, image Chris Hubbard)

Redstart (SRG, image Chris Hubbard)

Sparrowhawk (SRG, image Chris Hubbard)
       
                                                                                                                        
7thOSPREY 1 this PM (CMH), Little Egret 5 (CMH/SCN), Hobby 2, Kingfisher 1, Common Sandpiper 1, Lesser Whitethroat 5, Sparrowhawk 2
Osprey (Chris Hubbard)
Osprey (Chris Hubbard)
                                                                                                                        
6thOSPREY 1 through this AM (CMH), GRASSHOPPER WARBLER 1 ringed (SRG), Cetti's Warbler 1 ringed (SRG), Common Sandpiper 3, Shelduck 4, Hobby 1                                                                                                                                
5thCommon Sandpiper 3, Green Sandpiper 1, Lesser Whitethroat 5, Tufted Duck 71, Shoveler 1, Pochard 4, Common Gull 1, Yellow Wagtail 2, Little Egret 2, Sparrowhawk 1                                                                                                                            
4thREDSTART 1 ringed this AM, the first of 2020 (SRG), Common Sandpiper 2, Little Egret 1, Pochard 6, Swift 7, Yellow Wagtail 8, Stock Dove 8, Sedge Warbler 80 ringed, Whitethroat 74 ringed Willow Warbler 47 ringed, GRASSHOPPER WARBLER 3 ringed (all SRG) - in total 267 new birds ringed this AM


Redstart (SRG, image Chris Hubbard)
                                                                                                                           
3rdCommon Sandpiper 1, Kingfisher 1, Pochard 6, Hobby 1, Common Tern 8, Cetti's Warbler 1, Yellow Wagtail 8                                                                                                                      
2ndCommon Sandpiper 2 ringed this AM (SRG), YELLOW-LEGGED GULL 1 juvenile flew through, the first for 2020 (Theo de Clermont), Green Sandpiper 1, GRASSHOPPER WARBLER 2 ringed this AM (SRG), Garden Warbler 20 ringed this AM (SRG), Reed Warbler 16 ringed (SRG), Sedge Warbler 54 ringed (SRG), Willow Tit 1 (CB)
          
Common Sandpiper (SRG)
                                                                                                                            
1stCommon Sandpiper 3, Little Egret 1, SPOTTED FLYCATCHER 2 (CMH), Shoveler 1, Yellow Wagtail 5, Common Tern 6 including a colour-ringed bird, C32 yellow (SCN), Sparrowhawk 1
Colour-ringed Common Tern (S Nichols)

                                                                                                                            


July

31st OSPREY 1 flew through at 07.40 (CMH) and again at 09.54 (PDH), Common Sandpiper 1, Common Tern 6, Kingfisher 1, Yellow Wagtail c30 (PDH), Mistle Thrush 1, Red Kite 5, Grey Wagtail c10, Lapwing 4, Great Spotted Woodpecker 2, Cetti's Warbler 1, Sparrowhawk 2, Kestrel 5, Meadow Pipit 1


Osprey (Chris Hubbard)
                                                                                                                                       
30th**NIGHTJAR** 1 briefly along the rail track this AM (M Townsend, SRG), Cetti's Warbler 4 ringed this AM, GRASSHOPPER WARBLER 1 ringed this AM, Yellow Wagtail 6, Pochard 1, Little Grebe 1, Kingfisher 1 ringed this AM (SRG), Common Whitethroat 40 ringed (SRG), Sedge Warbler 20 ringed (SRG), Willow Warbler 19 ringed (SRG)                                                                                                                            
29thDUNLIN 1 this evening, the first of 2020 (CMH), Common Sandpiper 1, Yellow Wagtail 22, Common Tern 6
Dunlin (Chris Hubbard)
                                                                 
28thGrey Wagtail 14, Yellow Wagtail c10, Common Tern 6                                                                                                                             
27thCommon Sandpiper 1, Yellow Wagtail 8, Little Egret 2, Sparrowhawk 1                                                                                                                            
26th**CASPIAN TERN** 1 flew west to east through the reservoir at 07.50 this morning. Likely to be the same bird that was at Slimbridge yesterday afternoon (and possibly Frampton Marsh over the past 2 weeks) and now following the Severn to Ouse Washes flyway (which takes the bird broadly through the reservoir). Third record for the site following the bird in May 2020 and June 1968 (CMH, M Townsend, D Sheffield, J Alderton). This is the 9th record for Leicestershire & Rutland and the 7th record for Northants. 

*LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER* 1 early AM (CMH), Common Sandpiper 4, Shelduck 4 juveniles (CMH), Yellow Wagtail c10
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (Chris Hubbard)
                                                                                                                        
25thLittle Egret 2, Common Tern 6, Kingfisher 1, Lesser Whitethroat 4, Gadwall 1 with 2 young, Tufted Duck 1 with 2 young, Great Crested Grebe 1 with 2 young, Pochard 3, Red Kite 1, Yellow Wagtail 7                                                                                                                               
24thCommon Sandpiper 3, Yellow Wagtail c14, Kingfisher 1                                                                                                                             
23rd*LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER* 1 re trapped this morning, the same bird as a week ago (M Townsend, SRG), Pochard 1, SPOTTED FLYCATCHER 1, the first of 2020 (CMH), WHIMBREL 2 flew west calling at 16.10 but no further sign (P Norrie), Yellow Wagtail 6


Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (SRG, images Chris Hubbard)
                                                                                                                              
22ndLittle Egret 2, Yellow Wagtail 6                                                                                                                                      
21stCetti's Warbler 1, Pochard 1, Yellow Wagtail 6, Common Tern 6                                                                                                                          
20thWHINCHAT 1 juvenile the first of 2020 (CMH), STONECHAT 1 juvenile (CMH), Shoveler 2, Red Kite 1                                                                                                                             
19th*WOOD SANDPIPER* 1 briefly on the dam this AM before flying SW, the first at the site since 2017 (CMH, G Hood, J Raven), MARSH HARRIER 1 this evening, the 2nd of the year (CMH), Common Sandpiper 1, Hobby 1, Great Crested Grebe 1 with 3 young, Tufted Duck 1 with 3 young, Teal 1, Yellow Wagtail c6, Red Kite 1, Kingfisher 1, Little Egret 5 on the dam this evening                                                                                                                               
18thCommon Sandpiper 2, Oystercatcher 2, Hobby 1, Yellow Wagtail 2, Magpie 1 the 2nd ringed this year (SRG), Great Crested Grebe 1 with 3 young, Gadwall 1 with 2 young, Tufted Duck 1 with 2 young, Pochard 1, Common Tern 6

Magpie (SRG, image Chris Hubbard)
                                                                                                                                   
17thCommon Sandpiper 4, Kingfisher 2, Grey Wagtail 15, Pied Wagtail 10, Yellow Wagtail 8, Oystercatcher 1, Little Egret 1, Hobby 1, Lapwing 1, Barn Owl 1
Kingfisher (Matt Jackson)
                                                                                                                                
16th*LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER* 1 adult male ringed this AM. The first at the site since 2012, the third every ringed with previous records in 1986 and 2000 (P Norrie / M Townsend SRG), GREAT EGRET 2, Little Egret 2, Red Kite 1, Swift c50




Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (SRG, image Chris Hubbard)

                                                                                                                                 
15thCommon Sandpiper 1, Little Egret 4, Tufted Duck 1 with 2 young, Great Crested Grebe 1 with 3 young still, Pochard 1, Cetti's Warbler 1, Common Tern 5                                                                                                                        
14thSTONECHAT 1 juvenile briefly this AM (CMH), Common Sandpiper 1, Green Sandpiper 1, Oystercatcher 2, Red Kite 1, Little Egret 4, Yellow Wagtail 3, Pochard 1, Kingfisher 1, Buzzard 4, Common Tern 5, Bullfinch 2                                                                                                                               
13thGrey Wagtail c10, Yellow Wagtail 2, Kingfisher 1, Little Egret 4, Lapwing 2, Pochard 6 (CMH), Hobby 1, Tufted Duck 1 with a blue nasal saddle - awaiting history of the bird (CMH), Tufted Duck 1 with 2 young still
Tufted Duck with young (Chris Hubbard)

Tufted Duck with blue nasal saddle - "FDZ" (Chris Hubbard)

Tufted Duck with blue nasal saddle - "FDZ" (Chris Hubbard)

                                                                                                                                  
12thREDSHANK 2, the first of 2020 (CMH), Curlew 1 (M Townsend), Oystercatcher 1, GRASSHOPPER WARBLER 3 (CMH / M Townsend), GREAT EGRET 1 (Theo de Clermont), Yellow Wagtail 3

Redshank, the first of 2020 (Chris Hubbard)

Great Crested Grebe (Dan March)

Redshank (Dan March)

Great Crested Grebe with young (Dan March)

                                                                                                                              
11thGRASSHOPPER WARBLER 3 reeling birds this AM (CMH), Little Egret 1, Common Sandpiper 1, Lesser Whitethroat 1, Yellow Wagtail 3, Tufted Duck 1 with 2 young, Gadwall 1 with 2 young, Great Crested Grebe 1 with 3 young, Kingfisher 1, Pochard 1, MANDARIN 1 heard flyover at 23.24, the first of 2020 (Theo de Clermont), Hobby 1 (I Bartlett)

Gatekeeper and Large Marsh Horsefly, possibly the first for the site (SCN)
Gatekeeper (S Nichols)

Large Marsh Horsefly (S Nichols)
                                                                                                                          
10thWHIMBREL 5 flew SW at 07.22, the first of 2020 (CMH), Shelduck 6, the family party from nearby Shawell, Tufted Duck 1 with 2 young (CMH), Yellow Wagtail 3, Shoveler 5 on the dam, Kingfisher 1, GRASSHOPPER WARBLER 1 (CMH)                  
Shelduck (Chris Hubbard) 

                                                                                                                           
9thLittle Egret 2, GREAT EGRET 1, GRASSHOPPER WARBLER 2 reeling (CMH), Yellow Wagtail 2, Common Sandpiper 2, Common Tern 6, Lesser Whitethroat 3, Pochard 1, Great Crested Grebe 2 with 3 chicks, Cuckoo 1 juvenile (SCN), Gadwall 1 with 3 young (SCN)                                                                                                                      
8thCommon Sandpiper 4, GRASSHOPPER WARBLER 1 (CB), Common Tern 5, Yellow Wagtail 3, Oystercatcher 2, Meadow Pipit 1, Lesser Whitethroat 2, Cetti's Warbler 1                                                                                                                                
7thLittle Egret 6, Common Sandpiper 9, Cetti's Warbler 2, Common Tern 5, GRASSHOPPER WARBLER 2 (SRG / CMH), Wigeon 2 (GB / CMH), Siskin 2 (CMH), Cuckoo 1, Green Sandpiper 1, Yellow Wagtail 3

Grasshopper Warbler (Chris Hubbard / SRG)
                                                                                                                           
6th*LITTLE TERN* 1 flew west, not stopping with two Common Terns at 08.08, the first at the site since 2017 (CMH), MEDITERRANEAN GULL 1 adult briefly on the dam (PDH), Oystercatcher 2, Common Sandpiper 10 on the dam (CMH), Little Egret 1, Red Kite 2, Common Tern 9, Hobby 1                                                                                                                                
5thLittle Egret 2, Oystercatcher 2, Red Kite 2, Common Tern 6, Raven 1 (DM)
'Incoming' Oystercatchers (Chris Hubbard)
                                                                                                                              
4th Oystercatcher 5 (MJ), Cetti's Warbler 2, Little Egret 3, Lesser Whitethroat 2, Yellow Wagtail 4                                                                                                                                 
3rd Little Egret 6, Common Sandpiper 1, Yellow Wagtail 1, Cetti's Warbler 1, Kingfisher 1, GRASSHOPPER WARBLER 1 (J Cook), Hobby 1, Long-tailed Tit 40 (SCN)
Grasshopper Warbler (J Cook)
                                                                                                                                      
2nd*CROSSBILL* 4 early morning, the first site record since 2013 (M Townsend), Common Sandpiper 2, Red Kite 1, Little Egret 1, Common Tern 8 (including the colour-ringed bird - U28)
Hornet Moth (M Townsend)
                                                                                                                                  
1stCommon Sandpiper 4, Little Egret 2, GRASSHOPPER WARBLER 1 (MJ), Oystercatcher 2, Red Kite 1, CURLEW 1 (GB), GREAT EGRET 1 (GB)

SCARLET TIGER MOTH 2, the first known record for the site (D Sheffield)    
Scarlet Tiger Moth (D Sheffield) 
                                                                                                 


June 


So at the half year point our total species list stands at 128 (compared to 139 at the same time last year). That said, we have lived through unprecedented times with the lockdown caused by COVID-19. The 2020 birding highlights so far include: 13 Little Gulls, Marsh Harrier, Osprey, 'Channel' Wagtail, Merlin, Jack Snipe, BitternTree Pipit, over 70 Arctic Terns, 8 Bar-tailed Godwits, 3 Wheatears, Greenshank, Kumlien's Gull, Iceland Gull, Glaucous Gull, 4 Mediterranean Gulls, Caspian Gull, 9 Pink-footed Geese, Short-eared Owl and the star bird of 2020 (so far) a Caspian Tern.                                                                 
30thCommon Sandpiper went from 6 to 13 and then to 15 by the evening (CMH / MJ / SCN), GRASSHOPPER WARBLER 1 (CMH), Oystercatcher 3, Yellow Wagtail 1, Common Tern 14 including another colour ringed bird. 'Lime U28' ringed as a pullus on 23th June 2014 at Watermead Country Park. Also seen at Boddington Reservoir and Earls Barton GP in 2020 (CMH), GREAT EGRET 1 (SCN).
Common Sandpipers (M Jackson)

Common Sandpipers ( S Nichols)
                                                                                                                                  
29thGRASSHOPPER WARBLER 1 reeling c150 yds east of the feeders on the Leicestershire side (CMH), Common Tern 8, Hobby 1, Sparrowhawk 1, Red Kite 3, Buzzard 5                                                                                                                                    
28thLittle Egret 3, Hobby 1, Oystercatcher 2, Common Sandpiper 1, Common Tern 6, Cetti's Warbler 1, Kingfisher 1, Sparrowhawk 1, Swift c100, Mute Swan 63, Red Kite 1, GRASSHOPPER WARBLER 1 (CB / GB), of interest a 'dark-billed' Common Tern seen late PM / early evening (CMH)
Common Tern (Chris Hubbard)

                                                                                                                                 
27thCommon Sandpiper 1, Yellow Wagtail 1, Hobby 1, Pochard 1 GREAT EGRET 1 (GB)                                                                                                                                
26thLittle Egret 2, Common Sandpiper 1, Cetti's Warbler 2 Common Tern 9, Lapwing 1 , Buzzard 4, Green Woodpecker 1                                                                                                                               
25thLittle Egret 3, Oystercatcher 3, Cetti's Warbler 1, Common Tern 6 including a colour ringed bird. 'Green 19' ringed as a chick in 2016 at Brandon Marsh. Also seen at Draycote Water, Rutland Water and Pitsford Reservoir over the past 4 years. Ring detail - Green 19 on left leg, red over metal on right leg (CMH).
Colour-ringed Common Tern, 'green 19' (Chris Hubbard)
                                                                                                                             
24thLittle Egret 3, Oystercatcher 3, Common Tern 6, Cuckoo 1, Common Sandpiper 1, Curlew 1 (CMH), Lapwing 52 (west), Hobby 1, Cetti's Warbler 1, Black-headed Gull c35, Yellow Wagtail 3, Starling 56 (west), Raven 2 (I Bartlett), Grey Wagtail 4, Red Kite 2, Peregrine 1 (I Bartlett)                                                                                                                                   
23rdCommon Tern 8, Kingfisher 1, Cuckoo 1, Lesser Whitethroat 1, Cetti's Warbler 2, Little Egret 1                                                                                                                     
22ndOSPREY 1 (PDH), Cuckoo 2, Common Tern 7, Red Kite 3, Buzzard 4, Kestrel 1, Cetti's Warbler 3, Little Egret 2, Grey Heron 2                                                                                                                                          
21stKingfisher 2, Little Egret 1, MARSH TIT 1 (SCN), Mute Swan 60 (SCN), Shoveler 1                                                                                                                                  
20thCetti's Warbler 2, Hobby 1, Little Egret 1, Cuckoo 2, Raven 2, Red Kite 1                                                                                                                               
19thLittle Egret 2, Yellowhammer 1, Oystercatcher 1, Common Tern 8, Cuckoo 1                                                                                                                                   
18thGrey Wagtail 8, Swift c30, Little Egret 2, Barn Owl 1                                                                                                                               
17thEgyptian Goose 1 (CMH), Cuckoo 2, Oystercatcher 1, Common Tern 6, Little Egret 1, Shoveler 1                                                                                                                                   
16thGRASSHOPPER WARBLER 2 ringed (SRG), Cuckoo 2, Little Egret 2, Cetti's Warbler 3, Shoveler 1, Common Tern 4, GREAT EGRET 1 (CMH), Garden Warbler 3, Kingfisher 1, Raven 5 (GB)                                                                                                                                 
15thCuckoo 3, Kingfisher 1, GREAT EGRET 1 (CMH), Little Egret 1, Lapwing 7, Red Kite 1, Nuthatch 1, Cetti's Warbler 2, Common Tern 8

Large Skipper (S Nichols)
                                                                                                                                     
14thCuckoo 1, Little Egret 2, GRASSHOPPER WARBLER 2 ringed this AM (SRG), Common Tern 10, Little Grebe 1, Cetti's Warbler 4 including 2 ringed (SRG), Lapwing 10, Oystercatcher 2, Kingfisher 1, Sparrowhawk 1
Cetti's Warbler (Chris Hubbard)
 Emperor Dragonfly, Black-tailed Skimmer, Common blue Damselfly, Banded Demosielle, Small Tortoiseshell, Large Skipper (GB)                                                       
13thOystercatcher 1, Cetti's Warbler 1, Little Egret 1, Kingfisher 1, Jay 1, Red Kite 1                                                                                                                                      
12thCuckoo 1, Sparrowhawk 1, Gadwall 5, Little Egret 2, Cetti's Warbler 2, Shoveler 4, Common Tern 4, Swift c40                                                                                                                                  
11thLITTLE GULL 1 first summer (CMH) the 13th of 2020, Oystercatcher 2, Cuckoo 1, Shoveler 1


1st summer Little Gull (Chris Hubbard)

                                                                                                                        
10thCuckoo 1, Kingfisher 1, OSPREY 1 (GB), Hobby 1, Little Egret 1,Common Tern 5                                                                                                                                     
9thOystercatcher 3, Common Sandpiper 1, Common Tern 4, Pochard 1 drake, Kingfisher 1, Cetti's Warbler 1, Cuckoo 3, Yellow Wagtail 1, Red Kite 1, Shoveler 1
Great Spotted Woodpecker (M Jackson)

Cuckoo (Matt Jackson)
                                                                                                                                 
8thCommon Sandpiper 1, Little Egret 1, Shoveler 1, Gadwall 3, Common Tern 4, Cuckoo 1, Mute Swan 56, Hobby 1, Kingfisher 1

Reed Bunting (Bob Lee)

Common Sandpiper (Bob Lee)
                                                                                                                                  
7thOSPREY 1 (GB), Nuthatch 1, Grey Wagtail 6, Common Sandpiper 1 (CMH), GRASSHOPPER WARBLER 1 (SRG), Garden Warbler 11 (SRG), Cuckoo 3, Red Kite 1, Cetti's Warbler, Great Spotted Woodpecker 3 juveniles, Swift 2 ringed this AM, the first for 19 years (SRG), Common Tern 5, Grey Heron 2, Shoveler 2

Swift (Theo de Clermont)
                                                           
6thCuckoo 2, Swift c50, Shoveler 2, Cetti's Warbler 1, Common Tern 7, Little Egret 3 (CB), Swift c100 (GB)                                                                                                                         
5thCuckoo 3, Shelduck 1, Common Tern 9, Lapwing 2, Little Egret 1, Hobby 1, Sparrowhawk 1                                                                                                                                  
4thCuckoo 3, Swift c50, Red Kite 1, Shoveler 2,                                                                                                                             
3rdGREAT EGRET 1 (MJ), Shoveler 3, Little Egret 1, Yellow Wagtail 2, Cuckoo 3, Common Tern 4, Shoveler 3                                                                                                                            
2ndOSPREY 2 (GB), Little Egret 2, Mute Swan c24, Canada goose c20, Greylag Goose c10, Gadwall 3, Common Tern 3, Swift 12, Cuckoo 1, Garden Warbler 1,

Osprey (G Burton)
                                                                                                                             
Grass Snake, Southern Hawker, Black-tailed Skimmer, Common Blue Damselfly, Red-eyed Damselfly, Banded Demoiselle (GB) 

1stOSPREY 1 (GB), Oystercatcher 3 (MJ), Cuckoo 2, Shelduck 1, Little Egret 1, Cetti's Warbler 2 (PDH), MEDITERRANEAN GULL 1 probable adult "fly through' this evening (GB)                                                                                                                                  

May



31st **CASPIAN TERN** 1 very briefly early morning (CMH). This is only the 2nd ever record at the site, the first being found by Robert Ratcliffe on 3rd June 1968. It is a very rare bird inland and this record is the 6th ever for Northants and the 8th ever for Leicestershire and Rutland. This is a BBRC rarity with only around 5 records nationally per annum.





CASPIAN TERN, the first at the site for 52 years (Chris Hubbard)

                                                                                      
OSPREY 1 (K Reeves), Cuckoo 1, Yellow Wagtail several around the site (FG)                                        
30thHobby 2, Lapwing 2, Little Egret 2


Little Egret (Matt Jackson)
                                                                                                                                  
29thRed Kite 3, Shoveler 1, Lapwing 3, Cuckoo 1, Willow Tit 1 (GB), Sparrowhawk 1, Linnet c20, Little Egret 1                                                                                                                                
28thTawny Owl 1 (CB)                                                                                                                                
27thCuckoo 1, Little Egret 1, Common Tern 2, Cetti's Warbler 3                                                                                                                                
26thCuckoo 1, OSPREY 1 flew towards the dam, the first of 2020 (CMH), Little Egret 1, Sparrowhawk 1, Egyptian Goose 1

Osprey (Chris Hubbard)
                                                                                                                                
25thTawny Owl 1, Common Tern 3, Oystercatcher 2, Shoveler 2, Egyptian Goose 2, Cuckoo 2, Red Kite 1, Little Egret 1, Yellow Wagtail 1                                                                                                                                   
24thGRASSHOPPER WARBLER 2 (DM), Raven 1, Little Grebe 1, Yellow Wagtail 2, Shoveler 1, Egyptian Goose 1, Cuckoo 2, LITTLE RINGED PLOVER 1 (DM / MJ)

Little Ringed Plover (M Jackson)
                                                                                                                              
23rdShelduck 2, Hobby 1, Cuckoo 3, Yellow Wagtail 1, Common Tern 2, GRASSHOPPER WARBLER 1, LITTLE RINGED PLOVER 1 (CMH), Common Sandpiper 1, Little Egret 1, Grey Wagtail 1, GREAT EGRET 1 (SCN)

Cuckoo (Theo de Clermont)

Shelduck (Theo de Clermont)


1 Small Copper and a Four-Spotted Chaser (Theo de Clermont)                                                                                                                         
22ndCommon Sandpiper 1, Egyptian Goose 1, Sparrowhawk 1, Common Tern 3, Shoveler 2, Little Grebe 1, Cuckoo 1 , Raven 1, Little Egret 1, Green Woodpecker 1 juvenile                                                                                                                                       
21stCuckoo 2 (GB), Egyptian Goose 1,                                                                                                                                
19thLapwing 4, Shelduck 2, Shoveler 2,                                                                                                                                   
18thLITTLE RINGED PLOVER 1, the first of 2020 (CMH), Egyptian Goose 1, Oystercatcher 1, Little Egret 1, Raven 1, Cuckoo 1, GRASSHOPPER WARBLER 1 (PDH), Shoveler 1, Treecreeper 1                                                                                                                          
17thLapwing 4 ringed this AM                                                                                                                               
16thShoveler 1, Lapwing 5, Little Egret 3 (DM), Raven 1 (DM), Hobby 2, Shelduck 2 (SCN), Red Kite 1                                                                                                                                
15thEgyptian Goose 1, Shoveler 1, Treecreeper 1, Cuckoo 1, ARCTIC TERN 4 (PDH), Hobby 1, Oystercatcher 2, Common Tern 2 Lapwing 2, Hobby 1                                                                                                                                  
14thCuckoo 1, Common Sandpiper 1, Common Tern 2, Yellow Wagtail 4, Swift c20, Garden Warbler 2, Shelduck 2, Egyptian Goose 2, Oystercatcher 1 (GB)                                                                                                                             
13thHobby 3, Common Tern 2, Common Sandpiper 1, Yellow Wagtail 1                                                                                                                                                           
11thHobby 3, Common Sandpiper 2, Common Tern 2, Yellow Wagtail 1,                                                                                                                                         
10thHouse Martin c500 (SCN), Swift c30, Hobby 1,                                                                                                                                         
9thCommon Sandpiper 9 (CB)                                                                                                                          
7thWHEATEAR 1 (CMH), Common Sandpiper 2, Cuckoo 1, Common Tern 5, Little Egret 1, GREAT EGRET 1, ARCTIC TERN 10 (SCN), Shelduck 2                                                                                                                                  
6thCommon Sandpiper 4 (MJ), GREAT EGRET 1, Hobby 1, GRASSHOPPER WARBLER 2 (M Townsend), Grey Wagtail 2                                                                                                                               
3rdCurlew 1 (CB), Garden Warbler 1,                                                                                                                     
2ndGREAT EGRET 1 (CMH), Grasshopper Warbler 1, Lesser Whitethroat 4, Common Sandpiper 1, Common Tern 2, Wigeon 1, Cuckoo 1, ARCTIC TERN 1 (SCN), Hobby 2, MARSH HARRIER 1 (M TOWNSEND)                                                                                                                                
1st'CHANNEL' WAGTAIL 1 still (SCN), Common Tern 1, Common Sandpiper 1,                                                                                                                      


April 


16th-30thCOMMON SANDPIPER 2 (first of the year on 16th until month end - CMH), GRASSHOPPER WARBLER max 3 (16th until month end - CMH / CB), CUCKOO 2 (first of the year on 16th - CMH), HOBBY 2 (first of the year on 16th - CMH), Lesser Whitethroat upto 5 (from 17th to month end), LITTLE GULL 4 (17th - CMH), 'CHANNEL' WAGTAIL 1 with upto 22 Yellow Wagtails (17th to month end), GREENSHANK 1 (18th - CMH), CURLEW 1 (18th - CMH), WHEATEAR 1 (18th - CMH), ARCTIC TERN 9 (20th - CMH, SCN), LITTLE GULL 4 (20th - CMH), Garden Warbler 1 (22nd - SCN), Wigeon 2 (22nd to month end - CMH / SCN), BAR-TAILED GODWIT 8 flew through, the first since 2017 (23rd - CMH), LITTLE GULL 3 (23rd - CMH), TREE PIPIT 1 (23rd - M Townsend), Egyptian Goose 2 (23rd - SCN), MARSH HARRIER 1 flew NE (25th - CMH), Willow Tit 1 (27th - CMH), *ARCTIC TERN 65* (28th - CMH), WHEATEAR 1 (29th - SCN), ARCTIC TERN 6 (29th - SCN), WHITE WAGTAIL 1 (29th - SCN)
Little Gull (Chris Hubbard)

Little Gull (Chris Hubbard)

Arctic Tern (Chris Hubbard)

Little Gull (Chris Hubbard)

Arctic Tern (Chris Hubbard)

Arctic Tern (Chris Hubbard)

Marsh Harrier record shot (Chris Hubbard)

Wheatear (Chris Hubbard)
Cormorant (Chris Hubbard)
'Channel' Wagtail (Chris Hubbard)


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
1st-15thPINK-FOOTED GOOSE 9 (until 7th - CMH), Blackcap 1 (4th - CB), Sand Martin 10, House Martin 1, Yellow Wagtail 2 and Willow Warbler 1 (6th - CMH), Sedge Warbler 1, Oystercatcher 2 (8th - MT / CMH), Common Whitethroat 2, GRASSHOPPER WARBLER 1 (9th - CB), LITTLE GULL 1 adult (10th - CMH), GRASSHOPPER WARBLER 2 (11th - CB), Yellow Wagtail 15, Swallow c180 (13th - CMH), 'CHANNEL' WAGTAIL 1 with c10 Yellow Wagtails (14th - CMH), Reed Warbler 1, Common Tern 2, 'CHANNEL' WAGTAIL 1, Green Sandpiper 1 (15th - CMH)



'Channel' Wagtail (Chris Hubbard)
                                                                                                                       



March


24th-
31st
During the last few days of March birding remained fairly quiet. The highlights were: Green Sandpiper 1, Fieldfare 108, Redwing 50, GREAT EGRET 1, Wigeon 55, Goosander 1, Teal 2, Shoveler 2, Goldeneye 12                                                                                                                           
23rdPINK-FOOTED GOOSE 9 this AM (PDH), Oystercatcher 2, Little Egret 2, Chiffchaff 10, Willow Tit 2, Goosander 2, Sparrowhawk 1, Kingfisher 1, Lapwing 2, Buzzard 7, Green Woodpecker 1, Grey Wagtail 5, Green Sandpiper 1                                                                                                                      
22ndGoosander 3, Green Sandpiper 1, Kingfisher 1, Little Egret 3, Teal 4, Chiffchaff 5, Barn Owl 1, Willow Tit 1, Goldeneye 8, Meadow Pipit 12 (CMH), Snipe 7, Grey Wagtail 4                                                                                                                                  
21st*BITTERN* 1 this AM the first since 2015 (CB), Goosander 1, PINK-FOOTED GOOSE 9 (CMH), Cetti's Warbler 2, Water Rail 1, WHEATEAR 1 this AM, there first of 2020 (M Townsend), Snipe 31, Red Kite 2, Grey Wagtail 4                                                                                                                      
20thMERLIN 1 female type early AM (CMH), Goosander 2, Little Egret 1                                                                                                                                 
19thPINK-FOOTED GOOSE 9 this AM (CMH), Goosander 2, Goldeneye 8, Teal 2, Shoveler 1, Swallow 1 the first of 2020 (M Townsend)
Pink-footed Geese (C Hubbard)
                                                                                                                      
18thPINK-FOOTED GOOSE 9 this AM (CMH), Goosander 2, Green Sandpiper 1, Little Egret 1                                                                                                                                 
17thPINK-FOOTED GOOSE 9 this AM (CMH), Oystercatcher 1, Little Egret 1, Chiffchaff 2

SHORT-EARED OWL 1 along the rail track this evening (N Jarvis)                                                                                                                       
15thPINK-FOOTED GOOSE 9 this AM before heading towards Stanford Hall (CMH). Presumably the same 'gaggle' first found by PDH on 7th February, GREAT EGRET 1, Little Egret 1, Goosander 2, Wigeon 154, Snipe 1, Goldeneye 5, Jay 1, Oystercatcher 2  


Pink-footed Geese (C Hubbard)
                                                                                                                               
14thOystercatcher 2, Green Sandpiper 1, Kingfisher 1, Goosander 7 (CMH), Teal 10, Snipe 1, Cetti's Warbler 1, Grey Wagtail c5, Water Rail 1, GREAT EGRET 1, Chiffchaff 2, Goldeneye 8                                                                                                                     
13thGREAT EGRET 1, Red Kite 1, Cetti's Warbler 1, Goosander 6 (PDH), Chiffchaff 2, Little Egret 1, Kestrel 1, Gadwall 14, Wigeon 95, Goldeneye 6, Grey Wagtail 2

SHORT-EARED OWL 1 along the rail track this evening                                                                                                                                 
12thGREAT EGRET 1                                                                                                                                  
11thGREAT EGRET 1, Grey Wagtail 1, Kingfisher 1                                                                                                                                 
10thGREAT EGRET 1, Bullfinch 2, Goldeneye 5, Kingfisher 1                                                                                                                                     
9thGREAT EGRET 1, Teal 1, Gadwall 2, Chiffchaff 1 singing, Little Egret 1                                                                                                                                
8thGREAT EGRET 2, Wigeon 141, Kingfisher 1, Little Egret 2, Shelduck 2, Barn Owl 1, Grey Wagtail 2, Pied Wagtail 3, Lapwing 2, Snipe 2, Red Kite 1

SHORT-EARED OWL 1 (DM) along the railtrack
Short-eared Owl (D March)
                                                                                                                                
7thGREAT EGRET 1, Little Egret 1, Shoveler 5, Red Kite 2, Cetti's Warbler 1, Tufted Duck 141, Little Grebe 1, Coot 12, Teal 8, Goldeneye 4, Snipe 5, Mute Swan 40, Wigeon 20, Pochard 15, Moorhen 10, Goosander 2, Willow Tit 1, Grey Heron 1, Great Crested Grebe 15, Gadwall 11, Mallard 16, Grey Wagtail 1, Chiffchaff 1                                                                                                                                
6thGREAT EGRET 1, Kingfisher 1, Shoveler 2, Goldeneye 2, Willow Tit 1, Cetti's Warbler 3                                                                                                                                   
5thGREAT EGRET 1, Wigeon 195, Shoveler 1, Yellowhammer c30, Kingfisher 1, Cetti's Warbler 1, Willow Tit 1, Little Egret 1, Teal 8, Chiffchaff 1, Grey Wagtail 2, Pied Wagtail 2

SHORT-EARED OWL 1 (CMH) along the railtrack                                                                                                                                
3rdSHORT-EARED OWL 1 (MJ)  and Barn Owl 1 along the rail track                                                                                                                    
2ndLittle Egret 2, Golden Plover c120 over (CMH), STONECHAT 1

SHORT-EARED OWL 1 (CMH) AND STONECHAT 2 (CB) along the rail track                                                                                                                                
1stGREAT EGRET 1, STONECHAT 3 (SCN), Peregrine 1(B Graves), Pied Wagtail 6, Little Egret 3 (GB), Oystercatcher 2 (SCN), Fieldfare c30, Chaffinch c10, Teal 1, Jay 1, Wigeon 57, Goldeneye 1

SHORT-EARED OWL 1 (CMH) AND STONECHAT 2 (CB) along the rail track                                                                                                            

February 

29thGREAT EGRET 1 (GB), STONECHAT 2, Green Sandpiper 1, Grey Wagtail 5, Starling c50 (GB), Cormorant 2, Mistle Thrush 4, Yellowhammer c40 (MJ / DM), Snipe 4, Little Egret 1, Sparrowhawk 2, Green Woodpecker 2, Chiffchaff 1 (MJ / DM)                                                                            
28thGREAT EGRET 2 (CMH), STONECHAT 2 (CMH), CASPIAN GULL 1 first-winter in the evening roost (CMH), Oystercatcher 1, the first of 2020 (CMH), Shelduck 1, Snipe 24, Willow Tit 1, Grey Wagtail 1, Little Egret 1, Cetti's Warbler 2, Kingfisher 1
                                                                                                                                
27thGREAT EGRET 1, Little Egret 1, Red Kite 2, Wigeon 132                                                                                                                    
26thSTONECHAT 2, with 1 caught and ringed by the Ringing Group which is only the second ever (P Norrie, SRG), GREAT EGRET 1, Wigeon 182 (CMH), Cetti's Warbler 1
Stonechat (P Norrie)
                                                
24thWillow Tit 2 (CB), Water Rail 1, Nuthatch 1, Goldcrest 1, Little Egret 4, Goosander 4 (N Jarvis)                                                                                                                        
23rdJACK SNIPE 1 this PM (CMH), Common Snipe 46 (CMH), GREAT EGRET 2 (DM), Peregrine 1 (CMH), Grey Wagtail 5 (DM), Meadow Pipit 2, Skylark 8, Buzzard 5 (CB), Treecreeper 1, Nuthatch 1, Red Kite 1, Little Grebe 1                                                                                                            
22ndGREAT EGRET 2 (CMH), Grey Wagtail 4, STONECHAT 2 (CMH / Theo de Clermont), Teal 4, Green Sandpiper 1, Kingfisher 1, Little Egret 1                                                                                                                                     
21stCASPIAN GULL 1 third-winter in the roost (M Alibone), STONECHAT 1, GREAT EGRET 1, Chiffchaff 1, Grey Wagtail 1                                                                                                                      
20th(Additional news for Monday 17th - a first-winter CASPIAN GULL in the roost - CMH)
                                                                                                                                
19thGREAT EGRET 1, STONECHAT 1, Green Sandpiper 1, Little Egret 2, Grey Wagtail 2, Pied Wagtail 3, Teal 4, Cetti's Warbler 1, Water Rail 1, Greenfinch 2, Nuthatch 1, Coal Tit 1, Raven 1                                                                                                                          
18th*ICELAND GULL 1* adult in the roost this evening (CMH) the 8th ever record for the site, *KUMLIEN'S GULL* 1 third-winter in the roost this evening, the first ever at the site and third record for Northants. (The status of Kumlien's is uncertain, with some authors affording it subspecies status whereas others consider it to be a hybrid between Iceland and Thayer's Gull) (CMH).

GREAT EGRET 1 (GB), Little Egret 2, Kingfisher 2, Barn Owl 1

Stanford Hall - PINK-FOOTED GOOSE 9 still (SCN)

Third-winter Kumlien's Gull (C Hubbard)


Adult Iceland Gull (C Hubbard)
                                                                                                                                   
16thGREAT EGRET 1 (CB), Little Egret 1, Grey Wagtail 2, Goldeneye 12 (SCN), Little Grebe 3, Barn Owl 1

Stanford Hall - PINK-FOOTED GOOSE 9 still (CMH)                                                                                                          
15thGREAT EGRET 1 this am.

Stanford Hall - PINK-FOOTED GOOSE 9 still (CMH)                                    
14thMEDITERRANEAN GULL 1 adult in the roost (CMH), GREAT EGRET 1, Little Egret 1, STONECHAT 1 (FG), Goosander 2 (CMH), Grey Wagtail 1

Stonechat (F Graves)

Adult Mediterranean Gull record shot (C Hubbard)


Stanford Hall  PINK-FOOTED GOOSE 9 still (CMH)
                                                                                                             
13thGREAT EGRET 1, Little Egret 1, Grey Wagtail 1

Stanford Hall - PINK-FOOTED GOOSE 9 still (SCN), circa 1 mile from the reservoir 1 SHORT-EARED OWL this evening                                     
12thGREAT EGRET 1, Little Egret 1, Yellowhammer c6, Chaffinch c40, Reed Bunting 4, Green Woodpecker 1, Pied Wagtail 2, Grey Wagtail 1

Stanford Hall - PINK-FOOTED GOOSE 9 still (SCN)
Great Egret (Neil Jarvis)
                                               
11thSTONECHAT 1, GREAT EGRET 1 (CMH), Little Egret 1, Goldeneye 7

Stanford Hall - PINK-FOOTED GOOSE 9 still (CMH)                                                                                                                
10thCASPIAN GULL 1 adult in the roost this evening (CMH), STONECHAT 1, Goldeneye 10

Stanford Hall - PINK-FOOTED GOOSE 9 still (CMH)                                                                                                                                   
9thLittle Egret 1, Grey Wagtail 1, Goldeneye 10  

Stanford Hall - PINK-FOOTED GOOSE 9 late PM (CMH)                                                                                                                          
8thGLAUCOUS GULL 1 third-winter again this am (CMH), PINK-FOOTED GOOSE 9 before flying off towards Stanford Hall (CMH), CASPIAN GULL 1 fourth-winter in the roost this evening (M Alibone), STONECHAT 1, GREAT EGRET 1, Little Egret 1, Water Rail 1, Cetti's Warbler 2, Goosander 1, Kingfisher 2, Tufted Duck 226, Gadwall 36, Mute Swan 59, Goldeneye 12, Wigeon 53, Red Kite 5, Coot 128

Third-winter Glaucous Gull (C Hubbard)
Third-winter Glaucous Gull ( S Mundy)

                                                                                                                              
7th*GLAUCOUS GULL* 1 third-winter in the roost this evening, the 8th record for Stanford Reservoir (CMH), MEDITERRANEAN GULL 1 (CMH),  PINK-FOOTED GOOSE 9 this AM (PDH), STONECHAT 1, GREAT EGRET 1, Green Sandpiper 1, Grey Wagtail 1

Pink-footed Geese (C Hubbard)

Glaucous Gull record shot (C Hubbard)
                                                                                                                            
5thGREAT EGRET 1 (MJ), Green Sandpiper 1, STONECHAT 1 (MJ), Willow Tit 1, Nuthatch 1, PINTAIL 2 (Neil Jarvis), Kestrel 2, Buzzard 1, Red-legged Partridge 2
Stonechat (M Jackson)

Circa 1 mile from the reservoir an unconfirmed report of 3 Short-eared Owls this evening (at least one present)
Short-eared Owl (M Jackson)
Short-eared Owl (C Hubbard)

                                                                                                                
3rdSTONECHAT 1, PINTAIL 14, 7 drakes and 7 females (CMH, Ron Coleman), Little Egret 3, Goosander 1 drake

Pintail (C Hubbard)
                                                                                             
2ndSTONECHAT 1, Little Egret 1, Kingfisher 1, Goosander 1, Goldeneye 12, Cetti's Warbler 1, Coal Tit 1, Jay 2, Great-spotted Woodpecker 1, Skylark 9, Treecreeper 1, Buzzard 2, Red-legged Partridge 6, Nuthatch 1, Reed Bunting 2                                                                                                                        
1stGREAT EGRET 1, Little Egret 2, STONECHAT 1, Water Rail 1, Cetti's Warbler 1, Green Sandpiper 1, Pied Wagtail 3, Grey Wagtail 1, Willow Tit 1, Kingfisher 1, Snipe 1, Green Woodpecker 1, Grey Heron 1, Buzzard c8

Circa 1 mile from the reservoir, 2 SHORT-EARED OWLS this evening (CMH, DM)                                                                                                                               

January


31stSTONECHAT 1, GREAT EGRET 1, Little Egret 1, Snipe 1, Cetti's Warbler 2, Water Rail 1, Green Sandpiper 1, Goosander 1 drake (SCN)

Circa 1 mile from the reservoir, 2 SHORT-EARED OWLS this evening (CMH)                                                                                                                          
30thLittle Egret 2, Red Kite 1, STONECHAT 1, Goldeneye 6

Circa 1 mile from the reservoir, 1 SHORT-EARED OWL this evening (CMH).                                                                                                                               
29thSTONECHAT 1, Little Egret 2, Goldeneye 19 (CMH), Green Sandpiper 1, Teal 1, Grey Heron 1, Red Kite 1                                                                                                                              
28thSTONECHAT 1, GREAT EGRET 1 (CMH / MJ), Little Egret 1, Goldeneye 7, Golden Plover 2 (MJ)                                                                                                                        
27thSTONECHAT 1 (PDH), Goosander 1 (CMH), Little Egret 2, Green Sandpiper 1, Cetti's Warbler 1, Lapwing c200, Nuthatch 1, Kestrel 2, Redwing c50, Fieldfare c50                                                                                                                          
26thSTONECHAT 1 (DM / MJ), WOODCOCK 1 (DM), Cetti's Warbler 2, Grey Wagtail 1, Green Sandpiper 1, Wigeon 162 (CMH), Goldeneye 6

Goldeneye (D March)
                                                                                                                              
25thSTONECHAT 1 (CMH / R Dandy), GREAT EGRET 1, Little Egret 2, PINTAIL 3 (CMH / R Dandy), Green Sandpiper 1 (AGH), Teal 1, Pochard 72 (CMH), Tufted Duck 338 (CMH), Goldeneye 14, Mute Swan 51, Wigeon 44

Circa 1 mile form the reservoir 1 SHORT-EARED OWL this evening.

Short-eared Owl (C Hubbard)
                                                                                                                        
24thGREAT EGRET 1, Little Egret 1, STONECHAT 1, Goldeneye 8, Green Sandpiper 1, Wigeon c100, Kingfisher 1, Grey Wagtail 1                                                                                                                               
23rdSTONECHAT 1, Little Egret 1, Goosander 1 over                                                                                                                          
21stSTONECHAT 1, Willow Tit 1, Goldeneye 8, Cetti's Warbler 1

Circa 1 mile from the reservoir 2 SHORT-EARED OWLS along the permissive access part of the rail track this evening (CMH).

1 of 2 Short-eared Owls (C Hubbard)
                                                                                                                             
19thGREAT EGRET 1, STONECHAT 1, Little Egret 1, Kingfisher 1, Snipe 2, Barn Owl 1                                                                                                                            
18thGREAT EGRET 1, PINTAIL 5 including 4 drakes (CMH), Little Egret 1, Chiffchaff 2, Kingfisher 1, Little Grebe 1, Snipe 2, Redwing / Fieldfare c150 in mixed flock, Goldeneye c10, STONECHAT 1 (DM / MJ), Water Rail 1, Teal 1, Grey Wagtail 1
3 of 5 Pintail present this AM (C Hubbard)
                                                                                                                                
17thGREAT EGRET 1, Little Egret 1                                                                                                                            
16thGREAT EGRET 1, Little Egret 1                                                                                                                                
15thSTONECHAT 1, GREAT EGRET 1, Kingfisher 1
Stonechat (Matt Jackson)
                                                                                                                               
14thGREAT EGRET 1, Goldeneye 10, Grey Wagtail 1                                                                                                                                
13thGREAT EGRET 1, STONECHAT 1, Little Egret 1, Golden Plover 1, Water Rail 1, Kestrel 2, Kingfisher 1, Grey Wagtail 1, Cetti's Warbler 1, Little Grebe 1, Goldeneye 19                                                                                                                               
12thGREAT EGRET 1, PINTAIL 1 (CMH),  STONECHAT 1, Greylag Goose 269, Little Grebe 1, Gadwall 71, Wigeon 146, Tufted Duck 215, Goldeneye 13, Snipe 6, Little Egret 1, Lapwing c60, Grey Heron 4, Pochard 54, Mute Swan 49, Red Kite 2, Willow Tit 1, Chiffchaff 1 (DM), Cetti's Warbler 1, Green Sandpiper 1, Water Rail 1, Cormorant 10, Teal 6
Stonechat (Dan March)

Great Egret (Dan March)


Just along from the reservoir a SHORT-EARED OWL along the permissive access part of the rail track this evening (CMH)     

Short-eared Owl (C Hubbard)
                                                                                                                      
11thGREAT EGRET 1, Little Egret 1, Red Kite 1, Goosander 1                                                                                                                               
10thGREAT EGRET 1, STONECHAT 1, Goldeneye 6                                                                                                                                           
9thGREAT EGRET 1, Little Egret 2, STONECHAT 1, Goldeneye 6, Lapwing c140                                                                                                                                
8thGreen Woodpecker 1, Bullfinch 6, Kestrel 1, Little Grebe 1                                                                                                                                
7thGoldeneye 10, STONECHAT 1, GREAT EGRET 1, Little Egret 1, Lapwing c120, Grey Wagtail 2, Pied Wagtail 3                                                                                                                                
6thGREAT EGRET 1, STONECHAT 1, Water Rail 1, Little Egret 1, Goldeneye 3                                                                                                                               
5thGREAT EGRET 1, STONECHAT 1, Little Egret 1, Lapwing 10, Cetti's Warbler 1, Water Rail 1                                                                                                                                
4thGREAT EGRET 1, STONECHAT 1, Willow Tit 1, Goldeneye 5, Sparrowhawk 1, Cetti's Warbler, 1, Little Egret 1, Snipe 4, Green Sandpiper 1, Lapwing c100, Fieldfare c150, Starling c50, Kestrel 2                                                                                                                           
3rdGREAT EGRET 1, Green Sandpiper 1, Lapwing c400, Goldeneye 5, Red Kite 1, Willow Tit 1, Little Egret 1                                                                                                                                
2ndGreen Sandpiper 1, GREAT EGRET 1, STONECHAT 1, Shelduck 4                                                                                                                                
1stGREAT EGRET 1, STONECHAT 1, Willow Tit 1, PINTAIL 1 drake, Water Rail 1, Goosander 1 drake, Grey Wagtail 2, Lapwing c250, Golden Plover 1, Teal 8, Goldfinch 12                                                                                                             

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