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Sightings archive

December 2018

December 31st
Lea Farm GP – 4 Goldeneye 2 pairs one mating!, Little Grebe near hide (Richard Marsh)
Lavell’s Lake – Little Egret, Peregrine perched in tree north side of lake then flew off across landfill (Richard Marsh)
Sandford Lake – Chiffchaff on tree beside Loddon near the weir (Tim James)

Male Goldeneye at Lea Farm – Richard Marsh

Reflective Little Egret at Lavell’s Lake – Richard Marsh

Male Goldeneye at Lea Farm – David Dolan

December 30th
Lea Farm GP – 4 Goldeneye 2 pairs, Kingfisher, 2 Little Grebe (Peter Scudamore)
Lavell’s Lake – Kingfisher, Little Egret, 2 Cetti’s Warbler one seen and the other heard (Alan Rymer); Barnacle Goose, Bar-headed Goose among 150+ Canada geese on landfill at the back of the car park field (Anne Cronin); 2 Woodcock right to left low towards Lea Farm (FJC)
Sandford Lake – 2 Little Egret (FJC); Kingfisher (Finley Hutchinson)
White Swan Lake – 3 Little Egret over heading north (Finley Hutchinson); Bittern in flight for 2-3 seconds middle left side looking West, 3 Little Grebe (FJC)

Heron with large Pike at Lavell’s Lake – Grant Evans

Cetti’s Warbler at Lavell’s Lake – Alan Rymer

December 29th
Lavell’s Lake – 3 Snipe, Little Egret at Bittern hide, Bullfinch male near yellow barrier (Richard Marsh)
Sandford Lake – 8+ Snipe (Richard Marsh)
White Swan Lake – 8 Little Egret in trees at the southern end of the lake, Goldeneye male, Chiffchaff near River Loddon (Brian Bennett)

December 28th
Lea Farm GP – Peregrine dive bombed Lapwing then off north at speed, 35+ Wigeon, 24 Teal, 3 Shoveler, 28 Greylag flew in and landed on far landfill, 2 Little Grebe, 40+ Redwing and Fieldfare around trees beyond far landfill (FJC)
Lavell’s Lake – Water Rail on the Teal Scrape (FJC)
Sandford Lake – Kingfisher on the west side of the lake, 35+ Pochard (FJC)

December 27th
Lea Farm GP – Kingfisher on river near hide, Little Grebe in front of hide, 2 Reed Bunting male and female (Finley Hutchinson)
Lavell’s Lake – 3 Little Egret, Goldcrest, Barnacle Goose, Bar-headed Goose both with Canada Geese on the water meadow (Finley Hutchinson); Little Grebe on the Balancing Poll (FJC)
Sandford Lake – 2 Goldcrest with a Tit flock (Finley Hutchinson)

December 26th
Lea Farm GP – Goldeneye female (Nick Kightley)
Lavell’s Lake – Little Egret seen from Bittern hide (Nick Kightley)

December 24th
Sandford Lake – Siskin small group on west side near the stream (Steven Day)

December 23rd
Lea Farm GP – 64+ Wigeon, Green Sandpiper over heading south west (FJC); Little Grebe in front of hide (Peter Scudamore)
Lavell’s Lake – Kingfisher flew past hide, Cetti’s Warbler heard only, Reed Bunting female on the path to Bittern hide (Finlay Hutchinson); Mistle Thrush heard calling around Sandford Mill, 5 Goldcrest with Tit flock, Siskin over (FJC)
Sandford Lake – 76 Pochard, 30 Shoveler (FJC)

December 22nd
Lea Farm GP – Green Woodpecker (John Warren)
Lavell’s Lake – Kingfisher (John Warren); 50+ Teal, Nuthatch calling east side (FJC)
Sandford Lake – 142+ Pochard (FJC)

December 21st
Lavell’s Lake – 2 Snipe on reed pile at Bittern hide (Peter Scudamore)

December 20th
Lea Farm GP – Common Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Herring Gull, 30+ Wigeon, 2 Reed Bunting male and female, Greater Spotted Woodpecker on feeders (Bob Bennett); Goldcrest, Song Thrush both in dense bushes on the Loddon, Fieldfare over (David Williams-Jones)
Lavell’s Lake – Goldcrest near ‘Betty’s bench, 4 Bullfinch (David Williams-Jones); 30+ Pied Wagtail, Skylark, 5 Meadow Pipit all seen on the landfill from the style, Peregrine sitting on bank on the landfill (Nick Kightley)
Sandford Lake – 2 Sparrowhawk both males possibly immatures over the Loddon (Bob Bennett)

December 19th
Sandford Lake – 10 Snipe, Kingfisher (Richard Marsh)

December 18th
Lavell’s Lake – Kingfisher (Richard Marsh)
Sandford Lake – 8 Snipe (Richard Marsh)
White Swan Lake – 4 Little Egret (Richard Marsh)

December 17th
Lea Farm GP – 4 Common Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Herring Gull, Goldeneye female (Richard Marsh)
Lavell’s Lake – Sparrowhawk flew across lake, 3 Bullfinch (Richard Marsh); Snipe, Kingfisher (Geoff Emmett)
Sandford Lake – 13 Snipe, 2 Water Rail one seen in front of hide the second heard only (Richard Marsh)

Sparrowhawk amongst the Gulls at Lavell’s Lake – Alan Travers

December 16th
Lea Farm GP – 2 Nuthatch, Kingfisher, 5 Reed Bunting (Richard Marsh)
Lavell’s Lake – Peregrine immature failed in attempt to take a Teal, Sparrowhawk with small prey, 3 Snipe (Richard Marsh); Woodcock seen by Sue and Jane with the work party near Teal Hide (Sue Charnley and Jane Campbell)

December 15th
Lavell’s Lake – Grey Wagtail flushed from Emm Brook as I walked over bridge from Lavell’s car park (Richard Marsh)

December 14th
Lea Farm GP – Nuthatch, Goldeneye female (Geoff Emmett)

Nuthatch on the feeders at Lea Farm – Geoff Emmett

Female Goldeneye at Lea Farm – Geoff Emmett

December 13th
Lea Farm GP – Green Woodpecker, Kingfisher flew from the Emmbrook then down the
Loddon, Nuthatch, 2 Reed Bunting (Richard Marsh)
Lavell’s Lake – 3 Little Grebe on the Balancing Pool (Richard Marsh); Water Rail under feeder area (Nick Kightley)
Sandford Lake – 7 Snipe (Richard Marsh); Chiffchaff near notice board (Rick Dawson)

December 12th
Redwood Lake – 2 Common Gull, Herring Gull (Richard Marsh)

December 11th
Lea Farm GP – 7 Common Gull (Peter Scudamore); 7 Meadow Pipits up from rough grass during pre purchase survey (FJC)
Lavell’s Lake – 2 Little Grebe on the Balancing Pool (Richard Marsh); Fieldfare, 5 Reed Bunting, 3 Goldcrest, Cetti’s Warbler on the Teal Scrape, 15 Redwing (Tim Alexander); 6 Bullfinch 2 males and 4 females feeding near Jerry’s bench (Peter Scudamore)
Sandford Lake – 11 Snipe, Kingfisher, Chiffchaff along the Loddon foraging in a tree above the sluice (Richard Marsh)
White Swan Lake – 3 Little Egret (Richard Marsh)

Fieldfare at Lavell’s Lake – Geoff Emmett

December 10th
Lea Farm GP – Reed Bunting (Alan Travers); Little Grebe (Geoff Emmett)
Lavell’s Lake – Peregrine (Alan Travers)
Sandford Lake – Water Rail in the south west corner, Kingfisher, 6 Snipe, Goldeneye female (Richard Marsh)
Black Swan Lake – Goldeneye female between islands (Tim James)
White Swan Lake – 3 Little Egret perched in the trees in the south west corner (Richard Marsh)

Peregrine doing what they do best at Lavell’s Lake – Alan Travers

Little Grebe at Lea Farm – Geoff Emmett

December 9th
Lea Farm GP – Goldeneye female, Little Egret heading towards Dinton, Kingfisher (FJC); 11 Herring Gull mostly on the rafts, 7 Common Gull whom replaced the Herring Gulls (Peter Scudamore)
Lavell’s Lake – 4 Snipe (Peter Scudamore)
Sandford Lake – 4 Snipe on island, 79 Pochard counted by Jack (Peter Scudamore)
White Swan Lake – 2 Little Egret perched in the trees, Little Grebe, Kingfisher (Peter Scudamore)

December 8th
Lavell’s Lake – 450+ Redwing in groups of 30-70 (FJC); 4 Snipe, Kingfisher seen at Bittern hide (Richard Marsh)
Sandford Lake – Goldeneye (Renton Righelato)
Dinton General – 82 Wigeon, 115 Gadwall, 72 Mallard, 23 Teal, 17 Shoveler, 109 Pochard, 161 Tufted Duck, Water Rail, 3 Snipe, 2 Common Gull, 830 Black-headed Gull, 112 Lapwing, 11 Cormorant, 10 Great Crested Grebe, 162 Coot, 12 Moorhen (Renton Righelato)

December 7th
Lea Farm GP – Peregrine seen attacking a Lapwing (Ida Groot-Attias)

Peregrine at Lea Farm – Ida Groot-Attias

December 6th
Lavell’s Lake – 2 Goldcrest, Little Grebe on the Balancing Pool, 5 Redwing over car park field, Bullfinch female seen in the car park field, Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail flushed as I entered the car park (Richard Marsh); 2 Ring-necked Parakeet (Geoff Emmett)
Sandford Lake – 2 Snipe (Richard Marsh); Goldeneye female (Steven Day); 2 Chiffchaff in bush near north west corner, Kingfisher flew over the lake, Cetti’s Warbler in reeds on western side (Bob Bennett)

2 Ring-necked Parakeets on the feeders at Lavell’s Lake – Geoff Emmett

Female Goldeneye on Sandford Lake – Geoff Emmett

December 5th
Lea Farm GP – Green Sandpiper flushed by the work party (Peter Scudamore)

December 4th
Lea Farm GP – Chiffchaff, 2 Little Grebe, 3 Common Gull, 2 Herring Gull (Richard Marsh)
Lavell’s Lake – 2 Bullfinch, Cetti’s Warbler heard from the Teal scrape, 2 Reed Bunting from Teal scrape, 12 Fieldfare, 70 Redwing leaving roost (Tim Alexander); Snipe, Kingfisher both seen from the Bittern hide (Richard Marsh)

December 3rd
Lea Farm GP – Great Spotted Woodpecker in tree near hide, Teal, Bar-headed Goose with Greylags and Canada Geese (Araba McMillan)
Lavell’s Lake – 13 Ring-necked Parakeet seen from the Bittern hide, Wigeon, Great Spotted Woodpecker seen from path to Bittern hide (Araba McMillan); Snipe, Coal Tit on feeders, Kingfisher juvenile other’s also seen (Richard Marsh)
Sandford Lake – 5 Snipe (Richard Marsh)

Juvenile Kingfisher in the rain at Lavell’s Lake – Alan Travers

December 2nd
Lavell’s Lake – 2 Nuthatch, 3 Bullfinch, 4 Goldcrest, 2 Little Grebe on the Balancing Pool, Sparrowhawk male flew through Bittern hide feeder area, 2 Kingfisher (Richard Marsh); 16+ Ring-necked Parakeet landed in large Oak on west side of car park field, Siskin over (FJC)
Sandford Lake – 8 Snipe (Joseph Taylor)

December 1st
Lavell’s Lake – Kingfisher female, Little Egret, Nuthatch, Sparrowhawk, 6 Teal, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Water Rail, Ring-necked Parakeet (Steve Rogers)

Lapwing at Lavell’s Lake – Steve Rogers

Ring-necked Parakeet at Lavell’s Lake – Steve Rogers

Little Egret at Lavell’s Lake – Steve Rogers