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Sightings archive

February 2020

February 29th
Lea Farm GP – 3 Stonechat on far edge of long grass right of left hand raft (FJC)

February 26th
Lea Farm GP – 3 Stonechat on the landfill, 2 Oystercatcher (Richard March with Nick Kightley); Skylark over the landfill (Nick Kightley)
Lavell’s Lake – Coal Tit, Nuthatch calling over lane near Car Park,
3 Oystercatchers chasing and calling loudly (Nick Kightley)
Sandford Lake – 9 Snipe (Nick Kightley)
Black Swan Lake – Grey Wagtail by the pontoon at the Activity Centre (Richard Marsh)

February 21st
Lavell’s Lake – 5 Linnet over car park calling heading towards Winnersh (Nick Kightley)

February 19th
Lea Farm GP – Wigeon, Skylark heard over the landfill (Peter Scudamore)
Black Swan Lake – Pied Wagtail near play area (Les Blundell)

February 18th
Lavell’s Lake – 8 Little Egret, 20+ Meadow Pipit, 3 Skylark, 6 Fieldfare, 2 Little Grebe on Balancing pool (FJC)
Black Swan Lake – 2 Oystercatcher on blue raft seen from Activity Centre side (Jenny Vaughan)
The Moors – 2 Little Grebe actually in the flooded part of the meadow (Andrew Merrick)

Little Grebe on The Balancing Pool – Caroline Moore

February 16th
Lea Farm GP – 20+ Meadow Pipits over the landfill (FJC)

February 15th
Sandford Lake – 40 Pochard (Renton Righelato)

February 14th
Lea Farm GP – Stonechat female on landfill, Common Gull on raft, Cetti’s Warbler in reeds near hide, 2 Oystercatcher flew in and landed on east shore (Richard Marsh); Little Egret, Sparrowhawk male, 2 Buzzard (Nick Kightley); 33 Teal, 21 Wigeon, 4 Gadwall, 4 Mallard, 8 Tufted Duck, Pochard (Renton Righelato)
Black Swan Lake – 6 Gadwall, 46 Mallard, 3 Wigeon, 13 Teal, 13 Shoveler, 90 Tufted Duck, 40 Pochard (Renton Righelato)
White Swan Lake – Chiffchaff foraging both sides of River Loddon 50 metres from footbridge (Richard Marsh)

February 13th
Lavell’s Lake – Tawny Owl male calling and showing in trees just south of the Green Bridge (Brian Bennett)
Sandford Lake – 23 Pochard (Richard Marsh)
Black Swan Lake – Oystercatcher on Goat island (Richard Marsh)
White Swan Lake – 3 Chiffchaff fly catching over the River Loddon seen initially from footbridge, 3 Bullfinch 2 males and a female (Richard Marsh)
Mortimer’s Meadow – Sparrowhawk, 20 Fieldfare at least (Richard Marsh)

Chiffchaff at White Swan Lake – Richard Marsh

February 12th
Lea Farm GP – 2 Oystercatcher on far shore (Peter Scudamore)
The Moors – Blackcap male near northern pylon (Andrew Merrick)

February 11th
Lea Farm GP – 2 Raven flew east over lake then over landfill, Stonechat female on landfill (Richard Marsh); Wigeon, Greenfinch on feeders, Great Spotted Woodpecker on feeder, Reed Bunting on feeder (John Kearns)
Lavell’s Lake – Kingfisher flew through feeder area (Richard Marsh); 4 Gadwall 2 drakes and 2 females, 10 Teal 6 drakes and 4 females, Kingfisher seen from Teal hide (John Kearns)
Black Swan Lake – Oystercatcher on raft (Richard Marsh)

February 9th
Lavell’s Lake – Snipe on the bund at start of the reeds, Teal, Wigeon, Shoveler, Gadwall, Lapwing (Peter Scudamore)
Sandford Lake – Oystercatcher on the island (Tim James)

February 8th
Lea Farm GP – Cetti’s Warbler in front of the hide (Brian Bennett)
Lavell’s Lake – Buzzard on fence post in the Car Park field (Anne Cronin); 3 Snipe, Goldcrest, Kingfisher seen from Teal hide (Steve Robertson)
Sandford Lake – 2 Oystercatcher on the island nearest the hide, Cetti’s Warbler singing (Anne Cronin)
Black Swan Lake – 2 Oystercatcher on Goat island near the Activity Centre (Trevor Guyatt)

February 7th
Black Swan Lake – 2 Oystercatcher on the raft (Brian Bennett)
Sandford Lake – Sinensis Cormorant (Geoff Emmett)

Sinensis Cormorant at Sandford Lake – Geoff Emmett

February 5th
Lea Farm GP – Water Rail under feeders, Reed Bunting female on the feeders, Wigeon (Geoff Emmett); Stonechat female on the landfill (Richard Marsh)
Lavell’s Lake – 2 Little Grebe on the Balancing Pool, Kingfisher flew over the scrape (Richard Marsh)
Black Swan Lake – Oystercatcher on the island nearest the Activity Centre, Mediterranean Gull adult winter 120m right with Black-headed Gulls (FJC)

Wigeon at Lea Farm – Geoff Emmett

Water Rail at Lea Farm – Geoff Emmett

February 4th
Lea Farm GP – Goldcrest in tree on footpath outside hide, Reed Bunting male on feeder, Nuthatch, 3 Wigeon 2 drakes and a female (John Kearns)
Lavell’s Lake – 2 Shoveler drake and female, 6 Teal 3 drakes and 3 females, 4 Gadwall 2 drake and 2 female, Kingfisher male, Buzzard, Bullfinch female along footpath from Bittern to Teal Hide, 3 Ring-necked Parakeet at hide bird feeders, Green Woodpecker in car Park Field (John Kearns)

February 3rd
Lea Farm GP – Water Rail under feeders, Nuthatch on the feeders, Green Woodpecker, Common Gull first winter (Geoff Emmett); Stonechat female on landfill, 5 Herring Gull on right hand raft, Pochard, Cetti’s Warbler singing in trees on far bank of Loddon 100 metres north of Green Bridge (Richard Marsh)
Lavell’s Lake – 2 Raven over the landfill heading east seen from the top of the Car Park field (Tim James)

February 2nd
Lavell’s Lake – Kingfisher from Teal hide (Caroline Moore); Grey Wagtail in puddles of car park flew off North (FJC)
Black Swan Lake – 55+ Fieldfare, 30+ Redwing, 2 Mistle Thrush came in from the east and 1 flew up the golf course strip joining the main Thrush flock (FJC)

February 1st
Lea Farm GP – Water Rail under feeders (Finley Hutchinson)
Lavell’s Lake – 3 Snipe seen from Bittern hide (Caroline Moore)